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#1537973 --- 01/03/20 04:03 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/astonis...eimani-killing/

‘Astonishingly stupid decision’: Trump slammed for briefing ‘his golf buddy’ but not Congress before Soleimani killing
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#1537974 --- 01/03/20 04:12 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/iran-blew-it-donald-trump-just/24122/

There’s a popular narrative that says all a president has to do to get reelected is to start a war at precisely the right time. The thing is, that narrative simply isn’t true. The reality is that a popular president can become more popular by starting a war, because the people trust that president’s intentions. But an unpopular president can only make things even worse for himself by trying to start a war at a time when the people are already sick of his crap.

This brings us to whatever it is that Donald Trump just did in Iran. After Iranian-backed forces attacked the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the United States had no choice but to carry out a proportional response. Trump had to blow up something, as would any other president in Trump’s position, in order to let Iran know that there are consequences for violently attacking U.S. soil. The thing is, Trump overplayed his hand.

All that Trump had to do was blow up an ammo dump or two in Iran, and call it a day. He’d have been widely praised by the media for carrying out the correct proportional response. Instead, he overplayed his hand by taking out Qasem Soleimani. Trump seemed to think he’d get credit for taking out a notorious monster. But while no American is going to miss Soleimani, the reality is that Trump’s response was not a proportional one, but an escalatory one. It’s so over the top, Iran will now have to respond in some way, in order to save face with its own people.

Donald Trump has consistently shown that he’s afraid of war. It’s been clear all along that he fears a war could finish off what’s left of his teetering presidency. But now that he’s forcing Iran to respond in kind, he’ll soon face a no-win situation where he has to either escalate things further in response, or humiliate himself by not responding. If Trump gets us into a war with Iran, his reelection odds will drop to zero. No matter how many times the media makes the braindead claim that war can somehow magically get an unpopular president reelected, it’s a laugh-out-loud false narrative. Even Trump knows it.
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#1537975 --- 01/03/20 04:26 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: ThomasDecker]
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#1537976 --- 01/03/20 05:07 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/evangel...y-today-editor/

‘Evangelicals have a widespread ignorance of the gravity of Trump’s moral failings’: Christianity Today editor
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#1537977 --- 01/03/20 05:34 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: cwjga]
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#1537978 --- 01/03/20 05:42 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: cwjga]
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https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/trumps-no-stupid-wars-doctrine-faces-bi

Trump’s no ‘stupid’ wars doctrine faces biggest test
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#1537979 --- 01/03/20 06:33 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: cwjga]
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Yet the Trump administration is so dysfunctional they failed to alert not one Democrat, funny how you talk of the disrespect the Liberals give him, this is rhetorical but how in H*ll you expect respect when you care not give it. One great advantage to this illogical move, if it all backfires, at least the Democrats are absolved of any killings over there, foreign or militarily.

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#1537980 --- 01/03/20 07:38 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Formermac]
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live...MP=share_btn_tw

Impeachment: newly unredacted emails a 'devastating blow' to Trump allies, says Schumer – as it happened
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#1537981 --- 01/03/20 07:39 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Formermac]
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/...ite-house-spin/


In our exuberance to trash talk and respond to our enemy's rhetoric for revenge, I pray that cooler heads prevail and the dispatching of 3000 troops won't lead to another all out war and conflict. It's not too long ago that a Republican president had itchy fingers for revenge and the results of revenge ultimately became very costly in more ways than anticipated. Found out later on that the reasoning for retaliation was concocted by Conservative mindsets and gave a false narrative to Democrats who later voted for an attack not knowing the full truth.

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#1537982 --- 01/03/20 07:54 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Formermac]
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Sen. Chuck Schumer says Gang of Eight was not informed ahead of time of U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.

"The need for advance consultation and transparency with Congress was put in the Constitution for a reason." http://abcn.ws/2SOUh3d
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#1537983 --- 01/03/20 07:55 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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12. What will get lost in all this bickering and drama and tragedy and spectacle is the fact that all of this was AVOIDABLE.

That Trump inherited a reigned-in Iran, that he set in motion an escalation to war because he thought it would benefit HIM.
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#1537984 --- 01/03/20 07:58 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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This is what Iraq's leader says. The nation that Bush invaded close to 20 years ago to save it from living under a dictator. VP Cheney said they were laid flowers in our path to show their gratitude.

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BREAKING: Iraqi Prime Minister: Soleimani strike was "a dangerous escalation that will light the fuse of a destructive war in Iraq, the region, and the world."
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#1537985 --- 01/03/20 08:05 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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Trump to court evangelical Latinos at Miami megachurch where many congregants are undocumented

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/trump-t...e-undocumented/

In a brand new outreach effort to evangelicals, President Trump’s reelection campaign is set to launch the Evangelicals for Trump Coalition, which is in part an effort to bolster support among Latino evangelicals who haven’t quite matched their white counterparts’ support for the President.

As The Washington Post points out, Trump will appear at El Rey Jesús church in Miami this Friday, which is led by Guillermo Maldonado, a prominent Hispanic evangelical Trump ally. However, Trump’s hardline immigration policies make for a complicated pitch.

According to the Miami Herald, Maldonado reassured his undocumented Hispanic congregants that don’t have to worry about being deported if they show up to the event.

“I ask you: Do you think I would do something where I would endanger my people?” Maldonado said. “I’m not that dumb.”
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#1537986 --- 01/03/20 08:08 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/201...=mj-newsletters

Here’s What It Would Look Like if Trump Starts a War With Iran


Costly, protracted, and likely leading to an indecisive outcome. Sound familiar?
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#1537987 --- 01/03/20 08:14 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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Thank god for whistleblowers!


BREAKING: A Whistleblower told the FBI that Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans were backed by Russian state-owned bank, VTB Bank. VTB was proposed lender for Trump Tower Moscow and allegedly funded the Rosneft Deal. New docs show deep ties between Deutsche + VTB. https://forensicnews.net/2019/12/30/trum...lower-told-fbi/
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#1537988 --- 01/03/20 08:28 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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"Deutsche Bank had flagged “suspicious activity” on the accounts of both Donald Trump and Jared Kushner in 2016 and 2017, advising that they be reported to a financial-crimes regulator"
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#1537989 --- 01/03/20 08:43 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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Michael O'Grady @mog7546

BREAKING

#Trump’s LOANS from #DeutscheBank were UNDERWRITTEN by a Russian state-owned bank.

That news reportedly comes from a whistleblower with access to documents from both Deutsche Bank and Russia’s state-owned #VTBBank.
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#1537990 --- 01/03/20 08:50 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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Dr. Jack Brown ...... FACT: A political base that does not hold their elected official responsible for anything, that accepts and believes every decision and every action, is, by definition, no longer a political base — it's a cult.
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#1537991 --- 01/03/20 08:53 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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Wes Clark

Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was no stateless outlaw like Bin Laden. This U.S. drone strike that killed him sets us on a dangerous path.

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David Frum @davidfrum

Today’s a day when the most untruthful administration in US history will wish its statements could be believed
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#1537992 --- 01/03/20 09:05 PM Re: Right wing Political cartoons [Re: Ben444]
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Pelosi: “Leader McConnell is doubling down on his violation of his oath, even after the exposure of new, deeply incriminating documents this week which provide further evidence of what we know: President Trump abused the power of his office for personal, political gain.”
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