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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill

    With everybody and their grandparents hating "Trumpcare" and it's passage anything but a done deal, NOW Eddie Munster develops a conscience and wants to help the elderly, clearly a ploy to garner votes. What a slimy, scummy motherfucker.
    I'm wondering if the original rollout of Trumpcare was just the good old "door in the face" strategy: They present a policy that is unbelievable cruel, then they tweak it into something that is actually still horrible, but marginally better and then people accept it as a compromise.

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    Article 50 will be activate it in Britain next Wednesday.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39325561

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojotastic View Post
    Article 50 will be activate it in Britain next Wednesday.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39325561
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanvaljean View Post
    I'm wondering if the original rollout of Trumpcare was just the good old "door in the face" strategy: They present a policy that is unbelievable cruel, then they tweak it into something that is actually still horrible, but marginally better and then people accept it as a compromise.
    Marginally better, eh? That's like going from death by slow torture to death by guillotine. You're still going to die, but the method will be more humane.

    I hope she doesn't actually believe Mango Mussolini will actually provide one, because it's not forthcoming. Beyond the fact there is no explanation to give, Trump is not about to admit he was wrong, even though he is. Contrition is not in his DNA.
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    If this shit isn't like what went down (or goes down, what with an old KGB thug running the show) in the Russian government, I'd love to know what does:

    White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trump’s eyes and ears

    The political appointee charged with keeping watch over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides has offered unsolicited advice so often that after just four weeks on the job, Pruitt has shut him out of many staff meetings, according to two senior administration officials.

    At the Pentagon, they’re privately calling the former Marine officer and fighter pilot who’s supposed to keep his eye on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “the commissar,” according to a high-ranking defense official with knowledge of the situation. It’s a reference to Soviet-era Communist Party officials who were assigned to military units to ensure their commanders remained loyal.

    Most members of President Trump’s Cabinet do not yet have leadership teams in place or even nominees for top deputies. But they do have an influential coterie of senior aides installed by the White House who are charged — above all — with monitoring the secretaries’loyalty, according to eight officials in and outside the administration.

    This shadow government of political appointees with the title of senior White House adviser is embedded at every Cabinet agency, with offices in or just outside the secretary’s suite. The White House has installed at least 16 of the advisers at departments including Energy and Health and Human Services and at some smaller agencies such as NASA, according to records first obtained by ProPublica through a Freedom of Information Act request.

    These aides report not to the secretary, but to Rick Dearborn, the White House deputy chief of staff for policy, according to administration officials. A top Dearborn aide, John Mashburn, leads a weekly conference call with the advisers, who are in constant contact with the White House.

    The aides act as a go-between on policy matters for the agencies and the White House. Behind the scenes, though, they’re on another mission: to monitor Cabinet leaders and their top staffs to make sure they carry out the president’s agenda and don’t stray too far from the White House’s talking points, said several officials with knowledge of the arrangement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Let alone that Trump did not create that line of reasoning, and I certainly heard it said out loud before he ever decided to run.
    What exactly are you talking about here? Seriously, I can't make heads or tails out of what you're saying here.

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    Who is Trey Gowdy and why does he talk like Putin paid him a shitton of rubles?

    I mean, FFS you cannot make this up


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Trapezohedron View Post
    Who is Trey Gowdy and why does he talk like Putin paid him a shitton of rubles?

    I mean, FFS you cannot make this up


    So the guy who spent 5 years trying to find a security breech by Hillary (and finding nothing) just released classified data?
    When does the prosecution of him begin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    So the guy who spent 5 years trying to find a security breech by Hillary (and finding nothing) just released classified data?
    When does the prosecution of him begin?
    Never. Your Republicans are a bunch of traitorous monsters.

    And now Nunes talks about Clinton... WTF?

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    Woah, Comey just confirmed the Russians tried to hurt Hillary and help Trump.

    "Russians had intense hatred for Hillary."


    Edit:


    Wat...

    Conaway: "How can you be sure that the Russians want Trump to win, just because they undermined Clinton?"

    Comey: "Whut?"

    I mean, seriously... this was a two person race.
    If you try to make one lose, you automatically want the other to win... so, what the heck?

    Edit2:

    Ok, wow, Comey has such better rapport with the Democrats and their professional questions.
    It's insane.

    The Republican line of questioning is leaving him utterly befuddled.
    It's like he needs to talk to town idiots, and he doesn't know how to do that.

    Ok, wow, they want to smear Comey, it seems to me.
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    And yet Comey still felt the need to interject himself in the election just days before.

    Heck of a job, Comey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    And yet Comey still felt the need to interject himself in the election just days before.

    Heck of a job, Comey.
    Apparently it wasn't him who leaked that but... *drumroll*... Nunes.

    Who sits, right now, in front of him, asking him inane questions.


    Also, Comey all but confirmed that Flynn is under investigation, with all the questions about him he cannot comment on currently.

    Edit:
    Speak of the Devil, Nunes trying to put words into the Intelligence Community mouths.

    Now Nunes tries to ask why the "Russians would prefer the party of Reagan, ever" which, you know, has nothing to do with the current party.

    Especially, since, half an hour ago, it has already been explained that the Russians hated Hillary.
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    I guess they can't understand why the Russians would want a candidate who may be billions of dollars in debt to them to win.

    Elephant in the room.
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    Aaaand we're back to talking about the "leaks" instead of the Russian infiltration.

    Are we sure the Republicans are at the right hearing?
    Because they sure as hell don't ask any questions about the Russians.

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