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Elephants and Jackasses...

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by Nettdata, Oct 14, 2016.

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  1. Aetius

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    The transcripts of the closed door testimonies that have been released publicly (wow, what a radically secret process), which Lindsey Graham has declared he will not read because they actually prove the quid pro quo he had earlier said he needed to see proved. As for the whistleblower, Rand Paul has called for him to be named, Trump Jr has tweeted what he believes the identity to be, and there are other clamoring for it as well. The only purpose of which is to smear him on Fox News and intimidate him with the death threats from the base that they know will follow.
     
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    I hope Trump has two million real dollars to cover the fine for his fake charity. It’s funny: he know simply shows his colours as the scum I knew him as my entire life, and people are currently brushing THIS off. A LOT of people double-fisted the Kool-Aid on this retard.
     
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    You're absolutely right, and I'll give you another one: I pointed you to the whistleblower act of 1989 instead of the 1998 law which is far more applicable to this situation.
    That'll teach me not to do a drive-by scolding.
     
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    Is it going to be Warren?

    Is Medicare for all and her plan to pay for it acceptable to the board members who are economically literate?
     
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    Is it though? Not trying to be glib or continue beating a dead horse as Im legitimately interested here, but the texts states explicitly that it applies to complaints made to the Office of Special Counsel. This complaint was made directly to the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, unless Im mistaken.
     
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    Didn't it end up in the hands of the Inspector General eventually? Now I'm confused and won't have a chance to look again till later - here's the quickest article I could find but I can't follow links and dive further till later: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/06/7764...ower-experts-say-it-would-not-violate-any-law
     
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    Yeah Im not sure either at this point. There are so many moving parts its becoming difficult to who said what, to whom, when and why.
     
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    They put Jim Jordan on the House Intelligence Committee, where he has zero experience or expertise, just to ratfuck the impeachment investigation, on the same day that he was named in another lawsuit that said he covered up sex abuse at Ohio State. This is not a serious political party.
     
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    Most likely. Unless Bloomberg jumps in or Sanders holds out for a contested convention where the establishment goes for a Biden/Buttigieg ticket, though that might spark some backlash if the base sees it as rigging the system again.

    The really messed up thing is that Hillary could probably jump in right now and win the nomination even with everyone knowing what a terrible candidate she would be. This is just not a very good field, and it is probably a direct result of the party clearing the way for Clinton in 2016 which prevented any potential 2020 candidates from establishing themselves.
     
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    I think it was just the utter infatuation the Dems had with Obama. Not too many politicians could give a speech that way. Bill Clinton had charisma an easily bested Dole. Also, times are different. Before social media, we only got to see them on the news and in the paper. Now we are completely inundated with no respite. Every little thing is a thing now.
     
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    I have a feeling that we're probably going to end up with a nominee that looks a lot more like Kerry or Dole than Obama or Clinton or Reagan. When was the last time a Democrat was elected president without being particularly likable? Truman?
     
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    Something, something... Democrats fall in love... Republicans fall in line.
     
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    That's a quippy oversimplification, but it bears out that left-wing ideology tends to appeal to emotion-driven people, while right-wing ideology tends to appeal to reason-driven people. Imagine that two people see a homeless person on the side of the road. One of them empathizes and feels bad for him. The other realizes that the stranger is more likely than the average person to try and rob him. They are both correct, and you could probably pretty accurately place them on the political spectrum based on those reactions. Newt Gingrich's single big accomplishment was bringing a chunk of reliable emotion-driven voters into the Republican fold.
     
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    I have not found this to be true. Both sides are highly emotion driven, but I would argue that right-wing ideology is more fear and hatred driven, which does not require you feel any particular positive feelings toward your own candidate, just to hate and fear the opposition. This is why they show up every time; the "enemy" never changes.
     
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    The sad reality is that faced with these facts, a lot of people are going to blame the courts and say everyone's out to get trump and all these conspiracy theories, rather than face the fact he's being fined a relatively low amount for running his charity as a political slush fund.

    Trump has made people go full-retard.
     
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    Agreed. All you have to do to know this is true is spend 5 minutes browsing /r/the_donald. Actually, an even more clear cut example is to watch Infowars. I've never seen a more rational and logical explanation of policy than when Donald Trump was interviewed by Alex Jones.
     
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    This person is being sarcastic, right? Right, everyone? u/Gravy is a sarcastic and funny fucker and they're taking the piss, they're cracking wise, yes? Please tell me this is a case of the ol' "oops I forgot the /s" here?

    Fuck. I hate living in a world where this could legitimately be a serious comment.
     
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    The board knows I'm being sarcastic, but they wouldn't say I'm funny.
     
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