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#1514264 --- 04/23/18 06:48 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/23/opinions/trumps-tweets-why-is-he-always-shouting-ben-ghiat/index.html


They're an English teacher's nightmare: full of misspellings, typographical and grammatical errors, strange or missing punctuation. Read carefully, they often make no sense. They are full of Weird Capitalizations AND WHY IS HE ALWAYS SHOUTING?

They are tweets from the personal account of President Donald Trump. It's not hard to see why his critics point to his Twitter feed as evidence of instability and unfitness to hold America's highest office: rages, lies, vindictiveness -- it's all there for the world to see, as is dangerous egomania. The tweets cry out: READ ME!

As always with Trump, there is more to the story. We know a lot by now about the content of the President's tweets, thanks to linguists like Jennifer Sclafani and political commentators who analyze them with the care of Cold War-era Kremlinologists.
We know that Trump writes the way he speaks, uses a fourth-grade level of vocabulary and repeats simple phrases that present the world in black and white. People and events are either "great" or "not good," "terrific," or "terrible," depending on how they feel about him and align with his agenda. We know he doesn't bother to correct spelling errors, and often uses the wrong word ("Council" instead of "Counsel" happened -- not for the first time -- this weekend).
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#1514265 --- 04/23/18 07:20 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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History will always repeat itself due to one basic fact, our country from it's inception has been controlled by rich oligarchs who are in many cases, dysfunctional in regard to education and morality, case in point, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. who was very unethical but very rich and powerful. Within the family's rank was much mental deficiencies including the fact that "Dad" forced a lobotomy onto his daughter causing irreparable harm, his male offspring were groomed to be womanizers. More recently, HW Bush was very rich and as usual, very powerful in terms of knowing just the right people to get his son out of a Vietnam conflict while maintaining poor grades in school and college, yet he became a US president. Lastly, our buffoonish current POTUS was born into a lavish lifestyle (No fault of his own) but at an early age, learn to accept the privileges of being rich and never endeavor to make himself a decent human being but taking advantage of people & unethical opportunities. Teachers & professors were "encouraged" to pass him irrespective of his poor grades thus the reason for his poor spelling and lack of education but today's technology at least offers spell check but the fool have not the common sense to make use of it. I said all that to confirm the fact that here in America, the old adage is alive and well "It's not what you know that will get you were you what to be, it's who you know" and they will overlook all your dysfunctions so maybe you'll help them garner their undeserving agendas.

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#1514303 --- 04/25/18 10:29 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: Formermac]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/apos-morning-joe-apos-host-141209102.html

'Morning Joe' Host Says Trump's VA Nominee 'Sounded Like Hitler's Doctor' When Praising President's Health
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#1514309 --- 04/25/18 04:38 PM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/20201cf8-6e68-34e2-afe1-b0c6e2d72857/ss_just-how-big-is-the.html

Just how big is the Democratic wave going to be this fall?
CNN•April 25, 2018

CNN rates 73 Republican seats as potentially competitive. The Cook Report puts 84 Republican districts in that competitive category while Inside Elections, another independent campaign tipsheet, has 58 competitive GOP seats.
What we know is that in a wave, seats get washed away that many people didn't even know were competitive. The larger the number of vulnerable districts, the more that could potentially get washed away.

And, from a more practical standpoint, Republicans and their aligned super PACs have only so much money to spend in 2018. The more of their own seats that come online as competitive, the more hard decisions party committees and super PACs will have to make about who gets money and who doesn't.

Simply stated: Arizona's 8th District results suggests that the coming wave is big -- and getting bigger.
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#1514311 --- 04/26/18 02:10 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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Former FBI Director James Comey: "I hear this term 'deep state' all the time. There's no deep state, but there is a deep culture and a commitment to ... the fundamental values that are at the core of our Constitution, that runs really deep" https://cnn.it/2HRxJK4 #ComeyTownHall
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#1514314 --- 04/26/18 07:56 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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I Love it when Fox News has a poll showing the trouble Trump is in.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrati...trump-committed

Fox News poll: Majority think Mueller will find Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses

By Jacqueline Thomsen - 04/25/18 07:07 PM EDT
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#1514317 --- 04/26/18 09:26 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: Teonan]
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Ironic that a poll released yesterday by McLaughlin & Associates with Dick Morris shows that:

By a margin of 51 percent to 33 percent, voters do not believe Mueller has found “real evidence of corruption by the president.”

More specifically, by a margin of 10 points, 43 percent to 33 percent, voters feel that Mueller has not uncovered any evidence that “President Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.”

A plurality of voters, 43 percent to 35 percent, said that Mueller’s investigation has “overstepped its designated purpose to investigate links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Trump by investigating individuals who had nothing to do with Russia.”

The poll also shows that voters are losing patience with Mueller’s probe.

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#1514318 --- 04/26/18 10:20 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: luckyduck]
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Those polling samples came from what percentage of the American population?
Additionally what percentage of Democrats or Republicans were asked about the investigation?

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#1514319 --- 04/26/18 10:26 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: luckyduck]
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I live in a upscale Democratic district, come here and ask us what do we think of Trump and how guilty we think he is and I'll guarantee you that our 76 to 24 ratio edge will poll that he's a crook. Adversely so, do the same for a Republican favored area.

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#1514320 --- 04/26/18 10:37 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Ironic that a poll released yesterday by McLaughlin & Associates with Dick Morris shows that:

By a margin of 51 percent to 33 percent, voters do not believe Mueller has found “real evidence of corruption by the president.”

More specifically, by a margin of 10 points, 43 percent to 33 percent, voters feel that Mueller has not uncovered any evidence that “President Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.”

A plurality of voters, 43 percent to 35 percent, said that Mueller’s investigation has “overstepped its designated purpose to investigate links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Trump by investigating individuals who had nothing to do with Russia.”

The poll also shows that voters are losing patience with Mueller’s probe.
I provided a link to my poll. Can you provide a link to your poll? I find it ironic that Fox would not provide a poll showing Trump in the best possible light if such a poll exists.
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#1514322 --- 04/26/18 11:36 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Those polling samples came from what percentage of the American population?
Additionally what percentage of Democrats or Republicans were asked about the investigation?


Spot on Macdaddy. With a country as divided as ours every 1000 group polled could produce entirely different results.


For Kyle: http://mclaughlinonline.com/2018/04/25/m...-mueller-probe/

The national poll of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on April 22 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

Thirty-six percent of respondents were Democrats, 33 percent were Republicans, and 31 percent were Independents. Seventy-one percent were White, 12 percent were African-American, 11 percent were Hispanic, and 4 percent were Asian. Fifty-three percent of respondents were female, 47 percent were male.

“This breakdown is modeled after the 2016 presidential election,” McLaughlin told Breitbart News.

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#1514323 --- 04/26/18 11:48 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: luckyduck]
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Yet in your ignorance, you've attempted to get one by Kyle. Why even offer a non existent poll in the first place? I know, it's only natural that Trump supporters do why they do best.... LIE whistle

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#1514328 --- 04/26/18 01:09 PM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: luckyduck
Originally Posted By: Formermac
Those polling samples came from what percentage of the American population?
Additionally what percentage of Democrats or Republicans were asked about the investigation?
Spot on Macdaddy. With a country as divided as ours every 1000 group polled could produce entirely different results.


For Kyle: http://mclaughlinonline.com/2018/04/25/m...-mueller-probe/

From your link:

Fifty-two percent of voters disapprove of President Trump’s job performance, while 46 percent approve, a net disapproval rating of 6 percent.

“But,” Morris cautioned “Trump can’t take it too far. Any attempt to remove Mueller would trigger a likely fatal backlash.”
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#1514377 --- 04/27/18 01:42 PM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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Brian Krassenstein
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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Patrick Meehan just resigned!!

Another one down!!
76 replies 501 retweets 1,620 likes

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Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., resigns effective immediately, will pay back $39,000 settlement of sexual harassment case.

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#1514378 --- 04/27/18 01:45 PM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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So today, the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a closing report about their findings of "no evidence" of collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign.

This report was released by the head of the committee, Devin Nunes, who was on the Trump Campaign.
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#1514389 --- 04/28/18 04:35 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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The bad news is that the judge has delayed the Stormy Daniels case for 90 days. The worse news is that the judge thinks that Michael Cohen will be indicted. Think about this. It appears that the personal lawyer of the President of the United States will be indicted in a criminal investigation. This has never happened before in the history of our country. Our current situation is as least as bad as Watergate, probably worse. Trump should resign before he gets impeached and put this country out of our misery.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/27/politics/stormy-daniels-lawsuit-stay/index.html

A California judge halted Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Michael Cohen for 90 days while the criminal investigation of President Donald Trump's personal attorney moves forward in New York.
Cohen had asked to halt the lawsuit because he would assert his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself while the criminal investigation continues. He said he wouldn't be able to fully respond to questions that arose in Daniels' lawsuit.

In short, the lawsuit put Cohen in the hot seat at the same time he's fending off the criminal probe.

Because Cohen was the "alleged mastermind" behind a hush agreement and settlement payment with Daniels over her alleged affair with Trump, Judge James Otero wrote, he would have to choose whether he would take the Fifth or defend himself on "every major aspect" of the details in the case.

Otero further said he believes Cohen could be indicted.

"[T]he significance of the FBI raid cannot be understated," he wrote, nodding to the proceedings in New York that this week brought in a third-party lawyer to review Cohen's documents for confidential information before prosecutors can use them. "This is no simple criminal investigation; it is an investigation into the personal attorney of a sitting President regarding documents that might be subject to the attorney-client privilege.


"Whether or not an indictment is forthcoming, and the Court thinks it likely based on these facts alone, these unique circumstances counsel in favor of stay."


Edited by kyle585 (04/28/18 06:28 AM)
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#1514395 --- 04/28/18 11:55 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/end-trump-apos-presidency-near-090002234.html

Is the End of Trump's Presidency Near?

The scandals surrounding President Donald Trump are metastasizing rapidly, much more than anyone would have thought just a few months ago.

The investigation by Robert Mueller, now 11 months in duration, has been accumulating evidence of possible Russian collusion, obstruction of justice, abuse of power, violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, and the corruption surrounding many members of the Trump circle, including his own children and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

But then the Stormy Daniels scandal, and other related shameful episodes involving other women became part of the equation, and the business dealings of Donald Trump in New York State were added to the complicated situation. And now, the seizure of materials and records of Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen raises the ante on the troubles and turmoil surrounding Donald Trump. At the same time, Trump is without stable advice from his cabinet or others, due to the chaotic nature of a constantly changing set of advisers, and his tendency to “shoot from the hip” not only in tweets, but in constantly evolving views on domestic and foreign policy challenges.

With the midterm congressional elections now less than seven months away, and with the Republicans running scared about potential massive losses, and with more criticism emerging from not only respectable conservatives, but also from some of his own loyalists, Donald Trump’s time in the Presidency seems rapidly coming toward a sudden end.

While Republican members of Congress look unlikely to abandon him before the midterm elections, it could still happen if Donald Trump fires Robert Muller, Rod Rosenstein, Jeff Sessions, and others, a constant threat. New indictments by Mueller, and the possibility of such action by the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman could be in the offing very soon. And if Trump family members were to be indicted, it could put Trump under such pressure that possible resignation, through some form of arranged “deal,” is not beyond imagination. If the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives in November, impeachment action seems highly likely in 2019, although conviction in the US Senate would be nearly impossible.

However, there is a scheduled meeting of right-wing Evangelical leaders with President Trump on June 19, to consider strategy for the midterm elections, as this group is alarmed at the thought that the Trump scandals could cost them the advancement of their religious agenda. It could be, two months from now, that gloom and doom will set in, and cause these pastors and ministers and their allies to consider Trump’s resignation as preferable, as it would bring a “true believer,” Vice President Mike Pence, to the Presidency.

One would think behind the scenes that many congressional Republicans and conservatives would clearly prefer Pence, who is religiously devout, and does not have the drama and controversy that Donald Trump constantly presents. With Pence, the right-wing would not lose, but instead gain a great deal of comfort. This makes it conceivable that we’ll see a repeat of history. When Richard Nixon proved toxic in July 1974 a delegation of congressional Republicans marched to the White House to let him know his base of support on Capitol Hill had collapsed.

No matter what the future scenario, America is in a constitutional crisis of greater proportions than Watergate, and with the attendant danger of a Great Recession or a third World War, caused by a mentally unstable and highly stressed President. So while it now seems likely that Trump will outlast the 492 days of President Zachary Taylor, to be reached on May 27, 2018, once thought by this scholar to be the end point of the Trump Presidency, it seems evident that Trump will leave office before the 4th shortest Presidency, that of Warren G. Harding from 1921-1923, a total of 881 days. This would be Thursday, June 20, 2019.

So with 15 months down in the Trump Presidency, the chance of his leaving in the next 14 months at the most is on the horizon.
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#1514401 --- 04/28/18 06:39 PM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/04/28/trump-michael-cohen-aide-distance-218111

Week 49: Cohen Took a Bullet and Trump Fired It

The president’s attempt to distance himself from his attorney did his embattled loyal aide no favors.

By JACK SHAFER

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which is investigating Cohen, instantly leaped on Trump’s comment, setting fire to Cohen’s bullet-riddled and crushed body. The U.S. Attorney filed a letter with the judge in the Cohen case noting that if the famed fixer only did a “tiny, tiny, little fraction” of legal work for Trump, then not much of the Trump-related evidence seized by the FBI from Cohen could be privileged under lawyer/client confidentiality. Trump’s TV blabbing was stupid beyond stupid because it will help open to investigators’ eyes not just Cohen’s potentially scuzzy business dealings, both here and in Ukraine, but the president’s scuzziest deals from the past decade. The more the feds learn about Cohen, the more they’ll be able to lean on him in hopes of getting him to flip on the president.

Poor, poor, pitiful Cohen—gun-shot, shattered and smoking—also pleaded the Fifth Amendment this week in the Stormy Daniels lawsuit, which she filed to liberate herself from the non-disclosure agreement she signed over her 2006 one-night stand with Trump. It doesn’t look good, for Cohen, but it’s his right and will save him from saying anything the U.S. Attorney could use against him in a potential criminal case. The week’s final indignities arrived when Bloomberg News reported that Cohen’s taxi business is going down the swirly, his real estate properties are producing only modest income and demand for his professional services has dropped off. He’s not broke by any means, but Bloomberg speculates that mounting legal fees might cause him to flip on Trump. And why not? Everybody is a tough guy until they’re not. How certain are we Cohen will be indicted? Late Friday, U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero granted a 90-day delay in the Stormy Daniels civil case, saying it was “likely” that criminal charges would be filed against Cohen and the overlap of the two cases would “implicate” his Fifth Amendment rights. “This is no simple criminal investigation; it is an investigation into the personal attorney of a sitting President regarding documents that might be subject to the attorney-client privilege,” the judge said.
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#1514402 --- 04/29/18 06:53 AM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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I think Trump is finding out all his grand plans failed to account for reality. And he may not the world's smartest man.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politic...-appeal-n869841

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would let more guest workers into the U.S. to help farmers whom he said may suffer "a little pain for a little while" because of his own efforts to renegotiate trade deals with several foreign partners.

"For the farmers, OK, it's going to get good," he said at a political rally here, about a 45-minute drive north of Detroit. "We're going to let your guest workers come in."

That could come as a shock to the portion of Trump's base that is most ardently critical of the current U.S. immigration system. For months, the president and his top White House advisers have been promoting a rewrite of the nation's immigration laws that would make it harder — not easier — for low-skilled workers to come into the country.

American farmers in Trump-voting states may get hit hardest by a trade war

But Trump essentially contended that bringing in cheap labor under the H2B visa system — which allows only for temporary entry into the country — won't hurt U.S. workers because there aren't enough available hands for farmers now.

"The unemployment picture is so good, it's so strong, that we have to let people come in," he said. "They're going to be guest workers. They're going to come in, they're going to work on your farms ... but then they have to go out."

The plan didn't appear to be a hit with his audience. While they cheered his tough talk on border security — and chanted "build the wall" in reference to the border barrier he wants to erect between the U.S. and Mexico — he got lackluster applause when he asked what the crowd thought of the temporary-worker proposal.
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#1514408 --- 04/29/18 06:14 PM Re: "the mood is ugly" [Re: kyle585]
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BREAKING: Trump's DOJ just removed a section from their manual titled "need for free press".

I think we are now officially a borderline dictatorship.
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