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Special Counsel investigation
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:28:42 PM »
Was digging around and couldn't find a thread just about the Mueller investigation. Todays big headline is here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-wear-wire-25th-amendment.html

It should be noted that Rosenstein almost NEVER responds to articles that come out against him, but today he felt so compelled and said:

“The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” he said in a statement. “I will not further comment on a story based on anonymous sources who are obviously biased against the department and are advancing their own personal agenda. But let me be clear about this: Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”

My take away is this:  I realize it comes across as a bit conspiracy theory, but it seems pretty obvious this is a hit piece to give the President "cause" for his firing. Even as I am writing this there are articles showing up about who is expected to take over the Special Counsel.

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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 03:28:55 PM »
This is still going on?  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

jk, that's cool to have it's own thread. but I'm pretty sure the adventures in communications thread was had become the primary can-you-believe-this-fucking-bullshit-here thread...

I honestly stopped paying attention to that nonsense about 6 months ago, cause it seems like it's never ending and incredibly slow moving.
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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 06:16:12 PM »
This is still going on?  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

jk, that's cool to have it's own thread. but I'm pretty sure the adventures in communications thread was had become the primary can-you-believe-this-fucking-bullshit-here thread...

I honestly stopped paying attention to that nonsense about 6 months ago, cause it seems like it's never ending and incredibly slow moving.

I haven't so much tuned out as much as I've become numb.  Part of the reason, I believe, that the political threads are so dead around here is that, yes, yes we can believe it.  It doesn't matter what you're about to tell us -- however seemingly shocking, disgusting and/or treasonous -- our response is, "yeah, that sounds about right." Or at least that's my response.  Maybe I shouldn't presume to speak for everyone, but I don't think I have what it takes to be genuinely surprised at this president anymore (excepting certain things like murder or perhaps some kind of hardcore pedophilia).  There's just, simply put, no longer a bar to be lowered, that's how fucking low we are, and it's entirely the Republican Party's fault for not nipping this in the bud.
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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 10:02:41 PM »
Basically, this is all the new normal in Putin's America.

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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 10:07:16 PM »
There's just, simply put, no longer a bar to be lowered, that's how fucking low we are

Yeah, that pretty much sums up how I feel.
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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 09:06:23 AM »
This is still going on?  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

jk, that's cool to have it's own thread. but I'm pretty sure the adventures in communications thread was had become the primary can-you-believe-this-fucking-bullshit-here thread...

I honestly stopped paying attention to that nonsense about 6 months ago, cause it seems like it's never ending and incredibly slow moving.

I haven't so much tuned out as much as I've become numb.  Part of the reason, I believe, that the political threads are so dead around here is that, yes, yes we can believe it.  It doesn't matter what you're about to tell us -- however seemingly shocking, disgusting and/or treasonous -- our response is, "yeah, that sounds about right." Or at least that's my response.  Maybe I shouldn't presume to speak for everyone, but I don't think I have what it takes to be genuinely surprised at this president anymore (excepting certain things like murder or perhaps some kind of hardcore pedophilia).  There's just, simply put, no longer a bar to be lowered, that's how fucking low we are, and it's entirely the Republican Party's fault for not nipping this in the bud.

Democrats stacked the election for the most unlikeable candidate in history and literally the only person who could lose to Trump. And also promoted him during primaries cause it would be such an "easy" victory. So not sure this last bit holds up.

I share your numbness at the sheer stupidity of it all tho. Every day is stupider than the last.

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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 10:15:58 AM »
This is still going on?  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

jk, that's cool to have it's own thread. but I'm pretty sure the adventures in communications thread was had become the primary can-you-believe-this-fucking-bullshit-here thread...

I honestly stopped paying attention to that nonsense about 6 months ago, cause it seems like it's never ending and incredibly slow moving.

I haven't so much tuned out as much as I've become numb.  Part of the reason, I believe, that the political threads are so dead around here is that, yes, yes we can believe it.  It doesn't matter what you're about to tell us -- however seemingly shocking, disgusting and/or treasonous -- our response is, "yeah, that sounds about right." Or at least that's my response.  Maybe I shouldn't presume to speak for everyone, but I don't think I have what it takes to be genuinely surprised at this president anymore (excepting certain things like murder or perhaps some kind of hardcore pedophilia).  There's just, simply put, no longer a bar to be lowered, that's how fucking low we are, and it's entirely the Republican Party's fault for not nipping this in the bud.

Democrats stacked the election for the most unlikeable candidate in history and literally the only person who could lose to Trump. And also promoted him during primaries cause it would be such an "easy" victory. So not sure this last bit holds up.

I share your numbness at the sheer stupidity of it all tho. Every day is stupider than the last.

Well, first, Hillary was infinitely better than Trump and, considering that she actually won the election, the people agreed.  But this isn't about her or the DNC, because Trump is not a Democrat.  It's about how the GOP has had endless opportunities (starting with their convention) to do the right thing but refused each and every time.  They're now the proud owners of Donald J. Trump and all he represents, and they have no one to blame but themselves.
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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 10:18:02 AM »
So unlikeable that she got 3+ million more votes and Russian interference in 3 key states was required to swing the electoral college to Putin's asset.

Your talking points are kinda bullshit and if you believe that shit you're probably part of the problem.

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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2018, 10:21:54 AM »
There's just, simply put, no longer a bar to be lowered, that's how fucking low we are

Yeah, that pretty much sums up how I feel.

yup.

So unlikeable that she got 3+ million more votes and Russian interference in 3 key states was required to swing the electoral college to Putin's asset.

Your talking points are kinda bullshit and if you believe that shit you're probably part of the problem.

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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2018, 10:53:06 AM »
Hillarys performance in the general election is pretty indefensible IMO.

It should have never been that close. 
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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2018, 11:17:31 AM »
^^
agreed, a perfect storm

but yes, GOP leadership hasn't had the balls to stand up to the donald.
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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2018, 11:21:45 AM »
I'm not sure what she did that was so indefensible. Seemed like she ran a smooth campaign to me. Still, she was unlikeable. I have trouble finding baby boomer democrat women who liked her at all.

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Re: Special Counsel investigation
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2018, 11:44:31 AM »
There's no point in rehashing the election and what should have have happened. That's over.

The problem is the stupidity that we have to deal with on a daily basis now, and this:
^^
agreed, a perfect storm

but yes, GOP leadership hasn't had the balls to stand up to the donald.
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