Whistleblower Offers To Answer Written Questions From House Republicans after Trump says the call was {Perfecto} – NPR

For those of us who dislike everything that Trump does I think there comes A negative with that. He is smarter than he looks. every day he got something to distract us whether putting Halloween candy on a little boy’s head or saying profanity today using the word “Perfecto”.

It’s funny that a man who started his campaign by saying that all Mexicans were rapist is using the Spanish word to describe his criminal actions, strong handing the president of Ukraine with denying him the missiles that he needs so badly to defend himself against Putin’s onslaught. By the way the power of the purse lies in Congress and this was fully funded by Congress and Republicans should be up in arms but they’re not.

almost a majority of Americans say they will not vote for this man for president under any circumstances in 2020. He knows that. He said he had internal polls about the swing States but I think the best pole we have is how Democrats did in the swing States in 2018. He looks like he’s got a lot of money behind them but it’s not fair right now. If you put together all the money that the Democrats and we talkin about at one point 22 candidates amassed it’s much larger than what he has. There is an advantage to not having primaries but he’s doing it by stifling candidates who deserve to have a primary against him. I believe at least two of the three Republicans who have declared themselves will run against them and one will run as a libertarian. Hopefully this will siphon off enough votes to make up for the Jill Stein candidate Tulsi Gabbard.

He will distract every day until the election but it’s our patriotic duty to not let him do this go out register to vote if you’re not already registered and make sure that you vote because this time around it’s going to be really important.

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Tillerson: Netanyahu, Israelis ‘played’ Trump – POLITICO

We should have voted in Tony Schwartz as our president in 2016. He actually wrote The art of the deal. The guy we have in office right now doesn’t know how to do a good deal if it hit him in the face. So when former Secretary of State tillerson says that Israel and especially the corrupt Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu played Trump that is as unsurprising as anything one has heard in the last three years.

This is the most corrupt and inept president we’ve ever had in this country. He insists on running the country as if the 38% that voted for him are the only people who live here. He has stepped over every boundary that was set up by our founding fathers. They never ever thought that the American people would be so stupid as to elect a man like Trump. But we did.

On a similar subject that is big news right now it was really unsurprising that Trump did not deny making a phone call to a foreign leader and subsequently making up a promise that alarmed a whistleblower. He just said that he knew that people would be listening but never denied it. we watch him on television during his rallies and his brain, the brain of a stable genius, wanders more than anything I’ve ever seen can a human brain. He can’t stay on one subject for any length of time. it’s almost like there is a laser pointer and he’s a cat.

Do United States of America and its population has one remedy and that’s in 20/20. We have 400 days to pick someone to run against them and hope that the foreign powers that this man has cozied up to don’t interfere and how we elect our president. I am in no way confident of this outcome. He has made it clear that he would happily accept help for his re-election from Russia. his people are blackmailing Ukraine into trying to get information on potential Democratic rivals. The corruption of this man, the corruption in plain sight, is nauseating, depressing and disheartening.

On a side note, Tillerson and Exxon Mobil are responsible for this climate crisis. 10 billion birds have been in North America in The last 5 ears, our planet is crushing in on itself.

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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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Steve King Is Broke And Has Been Abandoned by His Colleagues as He Runs for Re-Election – The Daily Beast

First some positive thoughts about Representative Steve King

Well, after that lively discussion of Steve King’s positive aspects, let’s go on to the negative.

He’s a racist

He is a white supremacist

He thinks that incest and rape created Western Civilization

He does not have positive views towards minorities and immigrants

His last Town Hall had only one person in attendance

Which brings me to why the GOP is running to the exits regarding this man. He’s exactly the kind of guy that on the ticket would help the Democrats in his Congressional district. And I’m talking about the Democrat on the top of the ticket. So don’t think that the Republicans have all found some sort of come to Jesus moment with him. They are far more calculating and this is transactional. He is like a drowning man who will take anyone he can with him as he drowns.

This is not a GOP profile in courage it’s the GOP turning on one of their own with views similar to the man at the top.

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Representative Stephen King, at first glance a man without a political party, but in fact the GOP harbor the same beliefs they just are more politically correct about how they do things.

Facebook bans ads from The Epoch Times after huge pro-Trump buy – NBC News

You gotta love Facebook, they always stop taking advertising from people that spend millions of dollars with them the people have spent millions of dollars with them. Once again a creepy organization lead by conspiracy theorist and a cult block ads on Facebook…

Sound familiar, it should. It’s 2016 all over again. Russians bought ads on Facebook paid in the Russian currency and then it took years for Facebook to disavow any knowledge of their actions. Facebook is a corrupt money-hungry organization that is hell-bent on taking over how we pick our leaders and get our news.

During the last season of the CBS show Elementary the villain was the head of in this case a search engine, the biggest search engine in the world, and he used his knowledge to decide who would be committing a crime and he had them assassinated. I know it sounds like science fiction but in fact when the detectives try to bring him down no one would do it because he controlled who information about politicians and what information they got. Sound familiar…

that’s exactly where Zuckerberg has put us with Facebook. And it’s not just us it’s the whole world now that Facebook has 2.5 billion users. for almost 2 years now I have not been a user of Facebook and I’ve got to say it’s like not having a working phone line. It’s not easy. Organizations rely on Facebook for everything including your rsvping for events and for videos from places like CBS that only show videos about Star Trek-Discovery on Facebook! They have their own channel, CBS All Access, yet they use Facebook.

So it does not surprise me that after the fact Facebook decides that they did wrong and stop taking ads from the Epoch Times, a right-wing organization run by a cult. You would think they would look into who they take ads from but again they are money hungry.

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The Epoch Times has spent more money on pro-Trump Facebook ads than anyone other than the Trump campaign itself in the last six months

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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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Evangelical Taylor U community in uproar over Pence speech: “Deeply at odds with following Christ” – Salon

Presidential candidate and mayor Pete Buttigieg said it best when he called out Mike Pence on his twisted form of Christianity. Look I’m not a Christian I was raised Jewish and right now I’m kind of nothing. I look in religion and I don’t see that it’s done very much good to the world other than cause Wars and ferment hatred. Sure there has been good from religion but it’s always with a secondary motive to bring people into the fold.

Mike Pence is the worst kind of Christian. Mike Pence thinks that people are not equal because he doesn’t want them to be. This is the Mike Pence who was in charge of the Trump transition and did not notice all the Russians running around. Come on Mike Pence knew everything was going on and never said anything because he’s an opportunist. if Christ were back on this Earth he would have Mike Pence excommunicated because Mike Pence is a bad man and he needs to be called out for that.

It’s great seeing an Evangelical college and its professors coming out against his speaking there. we all see Indiana has this homo genius kind of place where everyone hates gays. Peter Buttigieg came out as gay in the middle of an election and one by 80% of the vote.

Mike Pence is not part of the mainstream and Mike Pence is culpable for all of the inhumanity of this Administration. Locking up children in cages, separating parents from their kids, banning transgenders in the military, the lies, sleeping with pornstars, paying off those pornstars and the list goes on and on. I’m not going to say the name of thepresent occupant of the white house because he craves that.

It’s time we all shun him the first ones that should are the msnbc’s of the world because they claim to be a liberal voice and yet each time this man spews out his hatred they are right there trying to get the ratings.

#PenceKnew

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Mike Pence has the right to speak but when he spews hatred one starts wondering

Trump’s impeachment doesn’t have to wait. The Founding Fathers never wanted it to be an insurmountable hurdle – George Conway via NBC Think

I am of two minds about impeachment.

I can see George Conway’s point and yes Donald J Trump has done more than commit high crimes and misdemeanors while in office and deserve to be removed from his role as president of the United States.

I can see Nancy pelosi’s point of view here also. We are only 598 days away from the election. Even if we were to start impeachment proceedings immediately, which as we all know Congress doesn’t work that way, it would be starting very close to the actual campaign and election. And what better argument to Rally his supporters is that the orange nightmare going on TV and saying that he’s being persecuted.

We are at a quandary here. I still believe that what I have liked to call impeachment light which will be a series of high profile testimonies in front of congress with the public looking on. The ratings for the Michael Cohen testimonies should tell you something about how the American people will be glued to their various forms of media.

Hell yes he should be impeached but I think our best move is to get him out of office through the electoral process and then making sure that he is prosecuted for all of the things that he has done including getting in bed with the enemy.

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Pete Buttigieg says he open to packing the Supreme Court – Slate

The more I hear him speak the more I like him. I have made itclear on this blog that I find him an appealing candidate. Look he’s got the chops. Served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, a Rhodes scholar which is a difficult thing to do and was one of Bill Clinton’s achievements, and he’s gay and married to a husband. I’m gay makes me proud to have someone who’s actually being talked about running for president. My friend Fred Kargar ran for president in 2016. He did not get as noticed as mayor Pete is right now.

I’ve donated to this campaign but I’ve also donated to comella Harris his campaign. I think that would make a great ticket. Is America ready for a gay president? was America ready for a black one? And yet he was re-elected twice. I don’t think that’s the issue. He’s young but he runs a city that has a 385 million dollar budget and 1000 employees. How many senators have had that experience over the last 8 years? As a matter of fact does the person that’s currently residing in the White House have this kind of experience, no, and it shows.

Republicans should love him, they are the ones who have been packing the courts for the last 40 years with their activist judges. remember how they used to talk about Democratic activist judges and how they no longer say that word anymore because they’re the ones doing it?

I wish Mayor Pete all of the best luck on his runand look forward to seeing him on the debate stage. If you get a chance go to his sight and donate some money. His site is:

PeteforAmerica.com

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How bold is Pete Buttigieg willing to go?
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Obama World lovefest for O’Rourke is growing – TheHill

if the Democrats are going to win the White House in 2020 they must be pragmatic. I think that Beto O’Rourke would fit the mold for a lot of those people who would be uncomfortable, maybe because of their racism, with a person of color at the top of the ticket. I would love to see Carmela Harris as president but I fear that she would polarize the right into Ville coming out in voting and Rose. I believe the right learned our lesson with President Obama and have now mobilized as a feverish voting Bloc. They don’t seem to have Trump fatigue, which baffles me. So yes, a young man, a Kennedy like like figure would be a great choice.

Very unscientific polls of Democrats on Twitter have him in the lead, they don’t work checks a lot of boxes for voters. He’s fully bilingual, he is an amazing speaker and most importantly he makes you feel good when you hear him. And he also tells the truth which would be such a refreshing difference from what we have right now in the White House.

During 2004 Democratic Convention I had some friends over watching the keynote speech by then Senator Obama. After we finished I said he’s going to be our president and everyone in the room started chuckling and told me I was delusional. For some reason, I get the same feeling from Beto O’Rourke.

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Beto O’Rourke, photo credit Esquire magazine