Turning The Ballot Box Against Republicans

Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2017 03:33 pm
I think 4 dead bodies speak louder than her 11 hours of "she can't remember"...
Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2017 08:23 pm
Apparently you can't remember that Benghazi has been discussed over and over and over. And that fact that at least seven official investigations, many of them from Republican Congressional and Senate committees, have found Hillary blameless. And you have read of these Congressional investigations over and over. And been told of their findings clearing Hillary over and over. And yet you keep bringing up Benghazi over and over.

Apparently the people who provide you with the talking points you use have decided it's time to talk about Benghazi again, and you took it as an order.
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2017 09:21 pm
Repeat it enough, and it will become fact.
So, again, here are the facts. http://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/pac-attack-on-clintons-benghazi-record/
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Reply Thu 12 Oct, 2017 12:36 am
12 times Clinton dishes out payback in her tell-all book

House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton

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Reply Thu 12 Oct, 2017 05:58 pm
The tapes I'd like to hear are the ones recorded in between takes on the Apprentice shows. It's been said that his true ugly racist misogynist self can be clearly heard.
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Reply Mon 16 Oct, 2017 05:39 pm

Mississippi Senator’s Health Woes Narrow Republican Majority
WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill’s most anticipated arrival on Monday did not come to pass: Senator Thad Cochran, the aging Republican patrician from Mississippi, stayed at home to continue recovering from a urological issue, his aides said.

Mr. Cochran’s continued absence set off speculation about the severity of the senator’s condition, and it could have immediate ramifications for Republicans. Without his vote, Senate Republican leaders are down to a single-vote majority, 51, as they barrel toward a crucial late-week vote on a budget blueprint that would allow Congress to overhaul the tax code.

On Monday, the chamber’s leaders were confident that they would have the votes they needed, even without Mr. Cochran, but the senator’s absence and the expectation of unified Democratic opposition will narrow an uncomfortably thin margin. At least two Republicans are thought to be uncommitted to voting for the budget plan: Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, who is being treated for brain cancer but is expected to be in Washington this week.

In a statement sent to reporters on Monday morning, Brad White, Mr. Cochran’s chief of staff, said that the senator had developed a urinary tract infection as he underwent treatment for urological issues and did not offer a return date to Washington. Mr. Cochran has been absent from the Senate since late September, and his staff had previously indicated that he would return Monday.

“After a day of monitoring his condition, and on the advice of his physicians and other health care professionals, Senator Cochran has postponed his return to Washington,” Mr. White wrote. “The Senator has expressed his intention to return to the Senate when his health permits, and to fulfill his commitment and duties to the people of his state.”

An aide to Mr. Cochran, 79, said on Monday that it was not yet clear when that would be.

Mr. Cochran is the chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee and a reliable vote for Senate leadership, making his health a source of widespread discussion in Washington, where Republicans fear he could be out of commission for the remainder of the year.

His precise condition has not been made publicly clear.

Late last month, as Senate Republicans’ most recent bid to dismantle the Affordable Care Act was collapsing, President Trump suggested on Twitter that a senator had been hospitalized and was unable to vote on the measure. It was an apparent reference to Mr. Cochran, who wrote in a tweet of his own that he had, in fact, not been hospitalized, but was recovering at home.

The absence — and the possibility that it could stretch on — is particularly concerning to Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, who has struggled to translate Republican control in Washington into a meaningful legislative victory. Mr. McConnell’s majority was already small, and with a special Senate election scheduled next month in Alabama, it could soon become less predictable. One fewer reliable Republican vote would add to that.

In the meantime, Mr. McConnell needs to lock down the support of Mr. McCain and Mr. Paul for a budget blueprint that could come to a vote on Friday or Saturday. Mr. McCain would like to see greater increases to military spending. Mr. Paul is a fiscal hawk who has shown himself willing to buck his party’s leadership.

Republican leaders expect they can muster the votes. The House passed a budget blueprint this month.

Fears that Mr. Cochran may not recover have also fueled conjecture about political chaos breaking out in Mississippi, a Republican stronghold that has become an open front in the battle between the party’s establishment wing and an emerging nationalist wing, backed by Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s former chief strategist.

Mr. Cochran, an establishment figure best known for the federal money he has secured for his state, was nearly knocked off in a primary challenge in 2014 by Chris McDaniel, a firebrand state senator.

Now Mr. McDaniel is weighing a challenge to the state’s other Republican senator, Roger Wicker, a McConnell ally cut from Mr. Cochran’s mold.

Mr. Cochran’s health could determine whether another seat may soon be up for grabs, placating Mr. McDaniel or perhaps laying the groundwork for another intraparty fight.

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Reply Mon 16 Oct, 2017 10:53 pm
Reply Mon 16 Oct, 2017 11:40 pm
snood wrote:

The tapes I'd like to hear are the ones recorded in between takes on the Apprentice shows. It's been said that his true ugly racist misogynist self can be clearly heard.

I would too.
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 12:10 am
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 12:30 am
Hillary Clinton Email Shocker: Maddow Reveals the FBI Official at Center of Hillary Email Scandal was Paid By Michael Flynn
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 02:57 am
There is so little crime in Japan...
Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 03:21 am
There's a lot of suicides though.

Japan’s suicide rate is the sixth highest in the world and the second worst among eight major industrialized nations, according to the latest government white paper on suicide measures released Tuesday.

This year’s report, approved by the Cabinet, shows that the number of people who took their own life declined to 21,897 in 2016, the lowest level in 22 years. But the figures also show that suicide was the top cause of death among people in five age groups from 15 to 39, a trend that stands out amid a decline in other generations.

Japan’s suicide rate (the number of suicides per 100,000 people) stood at 19.5 as of 2014. Russia topped the list of eight major economies at 21.8. Japan’s rate was higher than 15.1 in France, 13.4 in the U.S., 12.6 in Germany, 11.3 in Canada, 7.5 in Britain and 7.2 in Italy. The year of most-recent available statistics varies by country


Not sure what point you're trying to make, but if you want to compare Trump's America unfavourably with another industrialised democracy you should choose somewhere culturally a bit closer.
Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 06:29 am
izzythepush wrote:
Not sure what point you're trying to make,

He was making a factually untrue argument in favor of abolishing freedom and civil rights.

Or rather, he linked to a video that made such an argument.
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 06:31 am

Those freedom haters sound frustrated that Americans refuse to abandon our freedom.
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 06:32 am

Fake news.

Japan's low gun levels have nothing to do with their low crime rates.
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Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 06:46 pm
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Here’s just how weakened Trump has become
Trump spent the entire campaign, and the early days of his presidency, as a bully who preemptively threw punches at anyone who might be about to get in his way.
Since that time, as he’s failed in office on every level, he’s gradually transformed into what all bullies are under the surface: a cowardly weakling.
His latest move (or lack of a move) today serves to underline just how weakened he’s become.
Last night, Senator John McCain used his Liberty Medal acceptance speech to slam Trump for being “half baked” and “unpatriotic.”
These were fighting words, and McCain knew it.
When one of America’s most famous war heroes accuses the President of the United States of being unpatriotic, it’s got to sting.
We’ve all seen Trump attack McCain before, having accused him of not really being a war hero because he was captured.
Yet this time around, Trump’s response to McCain was something along the lines of pathetic.
Here was what Trump said about McCain today:
“Be careful because at some point I fight back.”
That’s it?
That’s all this guy has left?
He’s threatening to maybe say something mean about McCain down the road, but only if McCain keeps condemning him?
This was so weak, it prompted McCain to come right back swinging at him.
John McCain’s response to Trump was:
“It’s fine with me, I’ve faced some fairly significant adversaries in the past.”
This is how weakened Trump has become.
He’s desperate to publicly lash out at McCain, but he’s afraid of him.
Trump is historically unpopular, his own staff is turning against him, the popular discussion among the public is whether his mental incompetence is too severe for him to remain on the job, and world leaders all think he’s a joke.
Now we get to watch McCain eat him for breakfast.
Reply Tue 17 Oct, 2017 06:53 pm
"When you think startin' a fight with an American war hero battlin' brain cancer is a winnin' strategy, your presidency is OVER."
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