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Old 12-22-2017, 07:29 PM
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Now we know why Republicans are attacking the FBI
Jennifer Rubin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...cking-the-fbi/

Republicans grilling McCabe over the FBI’s handling of Clinton’s emails and their conspiracy theorizing substantiate our suspicions that GOP members of Congress have zero interest in conducting a serious investigation of the president’s possible collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice. “President Trump has called Jim Comey a liar and likewise suggested that Comey committed a crime by lying under oath about their conversations,” Susan Hennessey of the Lawfare blog tells me. “Notably, Comey gave his account under penalty of perjury, while Trump, to date, has not. Comey also substantiated his story with contemporaneous memos.” She continued: “Now we learn that Andrew McCabe can offer further corroboration that what Comey said was true and that he shared the details at the time. That means that, conversely, the deputy FBI director has testified the president is lying to the American people.” She argued, “I don’t think that many serious people genuinely questioned whether the famously, even notoriously forthright former FBI director or the president, who has a habitually tenuous relationship with the truth, was being honest. But to the extent there were any lingering doubts, McCabe’s testimony should put them to rest.”
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:53 PM
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"Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said the crowds at rallies for President Trump and other Republicans reflect "spasms of a dying party," adding that the GOP will have to formulate a governing agenda to reach more voters.
"When you look at some of the audiences cheering for Republicans, sometimes, you look out there and you say, 'those are the spasms of a dying party,' " Flake said on ABC's "This Week."
"When you look at the lack of diversity, sometimes, and it depends on where you are, obviously, but by and large, we're appealing to older white men and there are just a limited number of them, and anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy," he continued." The Hill

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3...-a-dying-party

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Old 01-03-2018, 06:51 AM
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This is a very interesting take on where the impulses behind Trumpism could go, to a turning-inwards period of authoritarianism-driven strife and purges. A lot, when you look at it, like Mao's Cultural Revolution. This article reveals something I handn't heard--we have Republicans openly calling for a purge of the FBI now, yes, using that word.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.ae261040d309

A US Congressman calls for a purge: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-news/watc...-1124032067621
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:46 PM
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A Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives is facing criticism this week after arguing that illicit drugs are illegal in part because of “the African Americans” and their predisposition to drug abuse.

Attempting to explain at a weekend legislative coffee session with constituents why “all drugs” were outlawed in the United States in the 1930s, Rep. Stephen Alford offered the following, according to The Garden City Telegram: “One of the reasons why, I hate to say it, it’s that the African Americans, they were basically users and they basically responded the worst off to those drugs just because their character makeup, their genetics and that.”


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Old 01-08-2018, 09:04 PM
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Sigh. Zero would vote for the guy.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:40 PM
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When they send us their State Representatives, they aren't sending their best....
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:56 AM
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The GOP is becoming the black blob that killed Tasha Yar.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:46 AM
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Another family values Republican gets caught cheating.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admits extramarital affair but denies reports he blackmailed woman with nude photo

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R), responding to media reports, acknowledged Wednesday night that he was unfaithful to his wife “a few years ago” before being elected. But his lawyer denied sensational allegations aired by a local TV station that Greitens threatened to distribute naked photos he took of the woman with whom he was having a relationship if she ever said anything about it.

The woman, who has not been named publicly, was Greitens’s hair stylist, according to media reports confirmed by The Washington Post with a source familiar with the situation.
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Comments posted on Greitens’s Facebook page reflected a mixed reaction to the Wednesday’s revelations.

“This was March of 2015,” wrote one woman, “most likely when your wife was pregnant or had a new baby. There are transcripts. What is so fraudulent is that Eric Greitens ran as a ‘family man.’ ”
There are also the Roy Moore type supporters.
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“There are many in Missouri who stand behind you as governor,” wrote another, “and support your family. . . . Lead on and God Bless!”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.3fb184a7fff3
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Republican "family values" and hypocrisy on full display, yet again.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:40 PM
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Beware Of Soft-Shoe Shufflers....

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...ushpmg00000009

Then Flake votes for all of Trump's legislation.
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