Trump Is Dangerously Unstable—and It’s Almost Too Late for an Impeachment – Newsweek

The past couple of weeks have been I think the most disturbing ones of the current administration. Between Sharpie gate and the firing of John Bolton or as the president likes a column Michael Bolton, or the fact that the Trump administration stifled the FBI investigating Brett Kavanaugh this all adds up to a breakdown of government. Today Corey Lewandowski thumbed his nose at the house judiciary committee. It’s getting old to play the what if Obama did game. I was just talking to one of my best friends John and we were half laughing about the fact that Sean Spicer appeared in the same outfit that Rick Perry did on Dancing with the Stars. I asked them how come there have been no former Obama administration officials on Dancing with the Stars and he correctly said they don’t need to be rehabilitated in the eyes of the public. I guess if you dance like a fool on Dancing with the Stars you get to become the person in charge of our nuclear Arsenal.

For a man who doesn’t pay his attorneys Trump sure has a bunch of good ones right now. They have done everything possible to Stonewall investigation from Congress. I am tired of hearing pundits on television complaining about the Democrats and how slow they’ve been on the impeachment front. I know time has lost its meaning chewing this Trump era but let’s not forget that the Democrats have had control of the house only 8 months ! You listen to these people and makes it sound that the Democrats have been around with the subpoena power forever. 9 months ago the head of judiciary committee wasn’t Republican and the head of the intelligence committee who is now suing a fictitious cow, Devin Nunez was the head of the intelligence committee. Let’s not forget that time seems to have lost its way during the Trump era.

Yes he’s dangerous and yes I think the American people know it and I truly believe that they will come out and vote I’m out of office. Whether or not he leaves office it’s something and I fear keeps me up at night, he seems to have the military in his back pocket like most dictators and how he has the justice department and the judges and slowly like a creeping virus he’s been able to embed himself, with the help of Moscow Mitch, into the fabric of our government in a way no other president has been able to do.

I fear for our democracy.

I fear for our country.

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House Retirement Tracker: Who Is Deciding To Leave Congress In 2020 – NPR

It’s hard not being in the majority. you get terrible office space and you have no control over what is happening on the floor of the house. You couple that with the fact that the two parties are so far apart that they can’t find any agreements, it becomes a chore to be in the minority.

5 times more Republicans are resigning from the house as Democrats this time around. there’s a chance, a pretty good chance that recruits will get the House and Senate in 2020. Hopefully even if Trump wins re-election which is very possible, having both houses in the hands of the Democrats will make his last 4 years in office hell. He is putting us through hell each day.

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Nunes campaign drops lawsuit against constituents who accused him of being a ‘fake farmer’ – TheHill

The irony of it all. The Republicans that relish having dark money so they can use it like a trojan horse to confuse the electorate is now crying foul, or in this case crying moo.

The Republicans who have used dark money since the horrendous citizens united supreme Court ruling are now upset because it’s being used against them. if there is one thing that has ruined our body politic its citizens united and it’s unlimited flow of dark money which confuses the electorate into voting for things that are not in their best interest. Devin Nunes loves dark money but now he’s complaining about it.

I remember when the Republican party were against frivolous lawsuits and yet here we have the co-chair of the intelligence committee in the house suing constituents and Powell’s on Twitter. Talk about frivolous lawsuits.

Do your job Devin Nunez and stop suing people left and right, if you did your job right nobody would be suing you.

And by the way you are a fake farmer.

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Juan Williams: McConnell’s Supreme Court hypocrisy – TheHill

When the history of our country is written in 50 years, if there is a country like we know right now, historians will talk about how Mitch McConnell almost destroyed our democracy. In the other scenario, there will be no historians, and for that you can thank Mitch McConnell.

Mitch McConnell doesn’t like being called Moscow match. Mitch McConnell should stop being such a vile creature the kind of politician that everyone despises even those on his own side. I hope the people of Kentucky will select a different Senator but I’m not very hopeful, it is Kentucky.

Mitch McConnell is the kind of politician that makes those who know nothing about politics hate politics. Politics has gotten dirty name in our country and you can thank Mitch McConnell for much of that. His refusal to even bring Merrick Garland supreme Court nomination to vote was despicable. What what is more despicable is the fact that his so-called McConnell Rule doesn’t apply when there’s a republican in the oval Office.

I’ll boil it down to one word, he’s a liar.

He should be ashamed of himself.

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Trump Invents Fake Award From Gay Republican Group – OUT Magazine

This might get me in trouble but the way I see it being a log cabin republican is akin to being a Jewish Nazi. The Republican party has been anti-lgbtq from day one. If it were up to them there would be no marriage equality, and right now the lgbtq community is being assaulted by the Trump Department of Justice.

People tell me that gays and lesbians have made great strides in the last 10 years. That is true to a point but many don’t understand that just announcing that we are getting married could get us fired and there’s nothing to protect us in most states against that.

I used to be a club promoter and I heard that the log cabin Republicans no longer had a place to hold their meetings. I gave them that thank you for free. As far as I was concerned, although I thought that what they were doing was basically pissing in the wind, they deserved a place to hold a meeting in congregates.

The Trump administration is anti-gay, and the log cabin Republicans gave him no award.

So one more lie added on to all the lies that this present is said, what are we up to now? I think it’s about 13,000 since he took office. The White House Press corps his kind of relieved because each time he makes one of these weird statements like Melania has gotten to like and know the leader of North Korea, someone she’s never met, he says something else which then puts that story to decide and they don’t have to put out each individual fire just ride the wave I guess.

It’s obvious after this last G7 meeting that the United States is no longer the leader of the Free World. When Trump said he had German ancestry Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany grunt it. That’s not what one does to the leader of the Free World. We are laughing stock and you can thank the tangerine nightmare in the white house for it.

Make America great again? It was always great but he is certainly bringing it down more than a few notches.

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Kellyanne Conway Falsely Claims Antifa Is Short for ‘Anti-First Amendment’ – The Daily Beast

Nobody in the Trump administration better represents the destruction of norms by this administration than Kellyanne Conway. That’s not hyperbole. She is a paid employee of the federal government. Yes, she is meant to give advice and counsel to a man who obviously doesn’t listen to anybody but himself. but she’s not meant to be the propaganda Minister for Trump and yet that’s exactly what she does on a daily basis.

Others in other administrations have had a similar position but none of them have ever taken up the mantle of lies like Kellyanne. Her lies come out as easily as her breath. She distorts truth and outright lies about it all the time. This is an administration that doesn’t have any real laurels to lay on its proverbial head. Sure they’ve got them too supreme Court justices who are most likely going to overturn Roe v Wade and they have brought in a slew of other judges more than prison Obama did in his whole eight years because of Moscow Mich. They gave a big tax cut to the rich and the rich are giving them their support.

It’s funny how Trump said today that the people of the United States are rich because of him. today I went to the grocery store and my checkout lady, Bertha, told me that at night the only thing they do is raise prices on everything because of the tariffs. this is heading home to everyone and if Trump who never has to buy a single thing for his fat body thinks that we are all rich perhaps the same kind of Rich that bankrupted him and all the businesses that he has failed in.

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Who won the first democratic debate of the 2020 presidential campaign?

First I’m going to say who I thought lost. Beto O’Rourke not only look terrible but he seemed off his game. Why did he start off in Spanish? That could have been left to a later question or even his closing statement but it seemed out of place and pushy. Bill de Blasio is a great mare but as far as campaigning for president he was way too pushy and arrogant. Tulsi Gabbard is one of those one issue candidates who kept going on and on about her service which I respect wholeheartedly but it stopped what is the only thing that makes our president. I thought that her answer regarding the lgbtq community was lacking and saying that she was raised in a conservative household doesn’t cut it for me. Tim Ryan what’s also one of those one-issue candidates who kept talking about the fact that he could win in the rust belt.

I loved Jay Inslee’s answer about Trump. It didn’t feel rehearsed and it was accurate. Hunan Castro was very very good and poist and I think he made quite a good impression. Cory Booker was very good and he answered the questions directly. At the end of the day Elizabeth Warren was the one I thought that the best job. She was somewhat quieter in the second half of the debate but came in with a great opening and answer the questions.

When a moderator in a debate asks you a question it seems elusive that you don’t answer it directly. Why did Beto O’Rourke not answer the question about the income tax rate at 70% for the top 1%? Is he expecting to get money from these people? I thought he said he wasn’t going to accept money from these kind of people. As far as the rest of the field they were forgettable as right now I can’t even think about their names or remember their performances.

Chuck Todd was terrible and I’m hoping that the hierarchy NBC News sees that perhaps Rachel maddow should take over as the moderator of meet the Press.

Tomorrow night’s debate it’s going to be pivotal. This is the one that Joe Biden could fall flat on his face on and I’m looking forward to seeing what senator Kamala Harris can do on a stage the way she handles herself in front of those testifying in front of the Senate.

And as far as the present occupant of the White House, I think he’s the one who orchestrated all those glitches from his perch in Air Force One going over to do his report to his overlord Putin.

At the end of the day the American people are the winners tonight and the NRA is a big loser.

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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Brian Kilmeade Attacks Trump for Saying He Would Take Foreign Intel – The Daily Beast

I’ve been communicating with one of my best friends today telling him that it’s becoming someone disheartening to see this President and his actions. He’s out there in the open, figuratively shooting someone on 5th Avenue.

What is more upsetting to me take the fact of the Republican Party anyway it’s leaders, say they’re okay with it. I keep thinking of this scenario. Let’s say, Norway, comes up to Joe Biden and says “Hey we’ve got information on Donald Trump, want it? All things being equal other than having a body buried somewhere in the White House this President seems to be immune from bad information about him. But in the future, hopefully we’ll have another president whose last name is not Trump, I wonder how the Republicans defending this President and his words yesterday would feel?

I’ve been a lifelong Democrat but there has been Republicans that I have admired. But when Mitch McConnell if his swarthy face says that if one of theSupreme Court justices passes away next year would he replaced at Justice unlike what he did was Merrick Garland, he says yes. So as far as I’m concerned the Republican party or the party of trump is morally bankrupt and yes we need a conservative voice but one that respect the laws of our country and are not blatant hypocrites.

Until I am proven wrong, I feel very pessimistic about the future of our country and especially the democracy our forefathers envisioned us for us. I pray to the universe that I am wrong

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McConnell: Republicans would confirm a justice during 2020 election – Politico

Republicans only win when they cheat and those who support their cheating ways are cheaters themselves.

So the turtle speaks and he says that’s what he said in 2016 was a lie.anyone who knows the man or watched him perform knows that he lies through his teeth and will do anything to win, destroying thesystem our government has worked with for the last 230 years. our government works because there are three branches and the turtle wants to make sure there’s only one branch and that’s the presidency. The turtle will be upset when a Democrat wins the presidency and this time I hope the Democrats don’t play fair but instead use his words against him.

It was fun watching Lindsey Graham get the Chuck Todd message used on him during an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox news this weekend. Chuck Todd loves to play people something they have said in the past And ask them how they feel about it now. That pieocracy of Republicans is beyond the pale. I’m going watch Lindsey Graham on television anymore but I’ve read the reports and he lied through his teeth like all the Republicans in the Senate seem to be doing right now. What a shameful display by a once-great party.

Remember Merrick Garland he deserves to be on Supreme Court but the turtle would not let it be on it because of politics and lies.

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NRA Board Member Allen West Calls for Wayne LaPierre’s Ouster – The Daily Beast

I have yelled at the TV more times than I’d like to think about when Allen West was on spewing his form of conservatism. The NRA must truly be in trouble if this guy comes out and says that both Wayne LaPierre and the new president who replaced Oliver North are lying about access that the board has to financial information. Financial information like the $200,000 in suits that Wayne LaPierre has purchased on the NRA account. What is it with all of these Republicans buying expensive suits, remember Paul Manafort’s?

The NRA started as a gun safety organization and now it’s a purveyor of violence across the country. They claim the second amendment is there right to unlimited arms and yet they seem to forget the first words of the 2nd amendment which say “A well regulated Militia” and yet they negate the word regulated and go for all-out armament of themselves. It’s absurd and it’s even more absurd that courts have upheld this. Look at Australia which had a mass murder in 1998 and also had a strong gun ownership history. They banned guns bought them back and there has been complete drop in gun violence unprecedented in our times. Look at how fast New Zealand acted upon the same issue. It’s funny I’m watching the show called Janet King which is an Australian show that reminds me of Law & order. And season 2 there have been 19 murders over the course of 15 months by gun violence and they have set up a commission to figure out how to stop gun crime. 19 murders! That’s not even an hour in the United States. And by the way the guns were all imported to Australia from the US, any surprises there? It’s making us a hated country.

The United States of America is the number one gun exporter in the world and that’s the legal ones.

When is enough is enough? Sandy Hook, Parkland, Pulse Nightclub, all church, synagogue and mosque shootings or those on army bases? We have become numb to this violence just like we have become numb to the hatred spewing out of this white house and it’s time for a change before we lose our America forever.

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