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Old 07-06-2020, 03:13 PM   #141
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:16 PM   #142
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Guess figures he’s hurting so bad in the polls might as well push the racist narrative and see!
This guy disagrees with the president's take and wishes he'd get back to fucking work.

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At some point he’s going to tweet the N word and all the GOP and admin will try to make us believe he’s really bringing a conversation to the table, not derogatory
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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...09946085339136

This is his covid response in a nutshell. It MUST happen!!! But I have put no thought, effort or plan forward to actually make that happen.
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Old 07-06-2020, 04:09 PM   #147
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This is his covid response in a nutshell. It MUST happen!!! But I have put no thought, effort or plan forward to actually make that happen.


Meanwhile Trumpster dumpster just had ICE threaten that international students might be forced to go home.

But this must happen!!!!
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I refuse to get overly excited. I'm still scarred by election night 2016.


Related/unrelated - I do still believe that if things continue to spiral that Trump will cut and run.

I think the lynchpin will be funding. Trump has a slight edge on Biden currently. If that starts to slip and the outside donors dry up because they are afraid of supporting a sinking ship, I think the possibilities of him bailing go up.

I know, I know... He's a narcissist. His ego will never let him do it. Blah blah blah.

To think it wouldn't cross his mind shows a complete lack of understanding of the man's entire career.

Cutting out just before the whole shit can collapses, disavowing all responsibility and cutting himself a handsome deal is literally his entire history of, well, everything.
Agreed. Like I've said before, he can easily spin a resignation speech in his favor if he has to go that route. He may not want to resign, his ego would make it hard for him to admit he needs to resign, but if his back's against the wall and he has no other choices, then yeah, I can see him doing it to try and save himself.

And I would be more than fine with doing whatever's possible to hurry along that particular option.
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:57 PM   #149
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So now we know PPP loans went to:

The Daily Caller
The Ayn Rand Institute
Kushner Family
Kanye West
Devin Nunes' winery


This is not from The Onion.
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Was the Faustian Bargain the Republicans Made Worth It?

Many Republicans are secretly disgusted by Donald Trump but think it was worth supporting him to get two conservative Supreme Court justices and almost 200 judges on the lower courts. This is the ultimate Faustian bargain: They sold out all their principles on free markets, rule of law, immigration, international cooperation, and more to stack the federal courts for decades to come. But was it worth it?

Maybe not. Of the Trump judges, 143 are district judges, 53 are appellate judges, and 2 are international trade judges. Another 44 judges are in pipeline, but not all are certain of confirmation this year. Suppose Trump gets all of them. Then he would have filled 242 judge positions of the 851 in the federal judiciary. That is 28%. That may be impressive for a single term, but if all Trump gets is a single term, it is not so impressive. Barack Obama got 327 judges confirmed. George W. Bush got 326 confirmed. Bill Clinton got 376 confirmed.

If Joe Biden wins and the Democrats control the Senate, they are likely to expand the federal judiciary quickly and move to get more judges confirmed than Trump. Judges can't be filibustered. Further, by the end of this year, 77 appellate court judges will be 65 or older. At that point they can take senior status and get a reduced workload while creating a full-time vacancy for a new young judge. Judges appointed by a Democratic president who are eligible for senior status are very likely to take it as soon as there is a Democratic president. Some Republican judges may take it, too, for the lower workload at full pay. So, in one term, Biden may be able to neutralize Trump's impact on the federal courts, in which case some Republicans may be sorry they sold out their principles for nothing.

Here is another factor to consider: It is tough for any party to win three consecutive presidential terms. Since World War II, only Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush pulled this off. But it is widely expected that if Biden wins, he will serve only one term. If his veep (or another Democrat) is elected in 2024, there will be an incumbent running in 2028, greatly increasing the likelihood of the Democrats getting three consecutive terms, with all the judicial nominations that might entail.

If Biden is really concerned about the courts, it is even conceivable that in Jan. 2024 he announces that he is no longer up to the job due to his advanced age and resigns as president. This would not only make his veep president, but it would make it very hard for a Democratic challenger to mount a campaign fast enough, with filing deadlines rapidly approaching. It would also allow his veep to run as an incumbent in 2024 and potentially serve two full terms in addition to his final year. So in 10 years, a lot of Republicans could be wondering whether the Faustian bargain they made was worth it. (V)
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If Biden is really concerned about the courts, it is even conceivable that in Jan. 2024 he announces that he is no longer up to the job due to his advanced age and resigns as president. This would not only make his veep president, but it would make it very hard for a Democratic challenger to mount a campaign fast enough, with filing deadlines rapidly approaching. It would also allow his veep to run as an incumbent in 2024 and potentially serve two full terms in addition to his final year.
That's some admirably... optimistic conjecture on the writer's part.
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So now we know PPP loans went to:

The Daily Caller
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Kushner Family
Kanye West
Devin Nunes' winery


This is not from The Onion.
Add Grover Norquist's institution to the list.
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Add Grover Norquist's institution to the list.
Also looks like at least 7 other members of Congress. And I can’t believe it, but it seems like they are all Republicans. I’m really surprised
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Dem Senate Q2 fundraising so far are all massive, and big increases from past quarters even amid Covid environment w limits in person

Bullock $7.7mil (more than doubled previous quarter)

Gideon $9mil ($2m increase)

Cunningham $7.4mil ($3m increase)

Harrison $13.9mil (nearly double previous)
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So now we know PPP loans went to:

The Daily Caller
The Ayn Rand Institute
Kushner Family
Kanye West
Devin Nunes' winery


This is not from The Onion.
And TB12, Tom Brady's company. Ridiculous, he could singlehandedly keep that company afloat and pay all the employees. Offensive, his company should pay that back.
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CNN obtained a copy of Mary Trump's book. She calls him a sociopath (she is a clinical psychologist) and also alleges that the family paid someone to take Trump's SATs for him. I find both things completely believable.
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In April 2017, the president’s extended family was welcomed to a dinner at the White House to celebrate the birthdays of Maryanne and Elizabeth Trump, the president’s sisters. At the dinner, Mary Trump remembers that her uncle gestured toward Eric Trump’s wife, Lara, saying that he “barely even knew who the fuck she was, honestly, but then she gave a great speech during the campaign in Georgia supporting me.” Eric and Lara Trump had been married for eight years at that point.
100% believe this.
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I can't wait to read this book
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Anyone else seen all the videos of the Q people taking the oath ?

It’s really cheesy but same time kinda sinister as it feels like they’re being programmed to take action whenever Q gives the signal (or Trump). It’s also a weird spectrum of society that’s a part of it. Majority is the MAGA crowd but you’ve got some liberal anti vaxxers that have overlapped. Basically a army of Karen’s
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