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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2019 05:33 am
Much of the Trump-Impeachment-Inquiry news seems to be centered around campaign finance. This leads to the question whether investigating campaign finance will become the new bi-partisan tactic for harassing the other party, and if so what kinds of sins will GOP investigators search for in Democrat campaign contributions.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 11 Oct, 2019 05:02 pm
@livinglava,
I would have thought abuse of office, bribery, or extortion would be the issue, but I don't know a lot about congressional procedure.
livinglava
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 08:52 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

I would have thought abuse of office, bribery, or extortion would be the issue, but I don't know a lot about congressional procedure.

I started this thread to think about what future GOP approaches to appropriating this tactic will be. You have to consider that whatever one party does in an effort to attack the other, the attacked party will find a way to do back.

I think this kind of eye-for-an-eye tactical political warfare will continue until they finally decide to work toward consensus policies, whenever that finally happens.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 09:08 am
@livinglava,
Sure.

Republicans can put into place rules for donations to their party. No more than $100 max, with no corporate sponsors, only private citizens who can donate only once.

livinglava
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 01:35 pm
@neptuneblue,
neptuneblue wrote:

Sure.

Republicans can put into place rules for donations to their party. No more than $100 max, with no corporate sponsors, only private citizens who can donate only once.

They are going to start investigating Democrat contributions and mining out veins of money connected to drugs and other (organized) crime.

The next time a Democrat is in office, you can expect all sorts of investigations and impeachments on that basis.

Democracy is degenerating into competitive witch-hunting.

Wouldn't it be nice if they would start cooperating to achieve consensus and commonly-acceptable policy instead?
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 03:20 pm
@livinglava,
Lol! Sure!

Snare every single bastard politician that takes Geritol and un-scripted Viagra!

Go for it.
Real Music
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 03:36 pm
@roger,
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I would have thought abuse of office, bribery, or extortion
would be the issue

AGREED
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 04:18 pm
@livinglava,
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I started this thread to think about what future GOP approaches to appropriating this tactic will be. You have to consider that whatever one party does in an effort to attack the other, the attacked party will find a way to do back.

I think this kind of eye-for-an-eye tactical political warfare will continue until they finally decide to work toward consensus policies, whenever that finally happens.

1. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump is a pathological and habitual liar?

2. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump is divisive, hateful, and racist to his core?

3. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump is a dictator and authoritarian to his core?

4. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump proudly sees himself as a crime boss and a tyrant?

5. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump also admires and adores other tyrants and crime bosses?

6. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump cares nothing about American values?

7. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump cares nothing about poor people?

8. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump cares nothing about the middle class?

9. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump cares nothing about the environment, the EPA, or our planet?

10. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump cares nothing about America's allies?

11. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump cares nothing about America's national security?

12. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump cares nothing about the national security of America's allies?

13. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump has no honor?

14. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump has no empathy?

15. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump has no compassion?

16. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump has no integrity?

17. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump has absolutely no moral values?

18. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump is a scandalous con-artist?

19. You do know the reason they are unable to work toward consensus policies is because Donald Trump has absolutely no respect for the rule of law?
livinglava
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 06:21 pm
@neptuneblue,
neptuneblue wrote:

Lol! Sure!

Snare every single bastard politician that takes Geritol and un-scripted Viagra!

Go for it.

No, I'm talking about investigating campaign contributions from people who make money selling/trafficking illegal drugs, prostitution/porn, etc.
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livinglava
 
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Reply Sat 12 Oct, 2019 06:25 pm
@Real Music,
Those are all excuses to shirk their responsibility, which is to work toward legislating policies that are able to pass a Republican filter of what is acceptable.

There must be policies that people on both sides of the aisle can agree with, and that is what the legislature is supposed to be representing and putting forth in bills to be either vetoed or signed by the president.

When they put forth policies that are widely supported by Republicans and Trump vetoes those, then people will simply vote for someone else because Trump is vetoing bills they don't want vetoed.

What it's looking like currently is that voters are going to try to get better legislators into office who will legislate policies that will resonate across the aisle, regardless of what Trump may think about them one way or the other.
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