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    Quote Originally Posted by Mecegirl View Post
    Also...Why the hell isn't he just attacking her ideas instead? Could it be that he has nothing better to offer?
    It's not as if the criticism of Republicans comes down solely to ideas.

    Quote Originally Posted by aja_christopher View Post
    It's gaslighting plain and simple and the GOP has been doing it for years now.

    Any party that would allow a pathological liar like Trump to rise to their forefront has little right to attack others on the basis of such a relative non-issue -- it's just the "projection" aspect of the "Gaslight, Obstruct, Project" party.

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    The modern GOP are nothing if not predictable -- even now they are trying to turn the immigration issue into the "abolish ICE" issue rather than addressing the fact that they have no real plan to reunite ALL of the children involved with their families within 30 days as legally required.

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    ""Is separating children on the border the Christian thing to do?" one reporter called out.

    Pence ignored the question as he walked among the gathering shaking hands before departing."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ncy/763312002/
    With the Warren thing, her insistence that she's Native American without any evidence (when a genealogist quoted in the fact-checking articles looked into her family going back to the early 1800s and determined that everyone was listed as white) is a bit weird. Trump's done weird stuff as well, but this allows a potential presidential race to be one between two weirdos.

    As for whether 'Abolish ICE' is a distraction, it is more important to consider immigration policy for the 12 million Illegal immigrants in the country (and the millions who will come to the country in the future) than for 3,000.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkspellmaster View Post
    Tendrin, Thank you!

    There is a lot more to this than what Trey or Number 30 is explaining. What people don't understand is that there have been marches in neighborhoods where there was shootings, and in some cases people were shot at while doing memorials and the like. So they decided to take it to a place where it's not just going to get the attention of Chicago, we've been paying attention for a long time now, but on a national level, to maybe get people who are hiding this information to at least see that there are people tired of this.

    Regarding the jobs thing. The issue is that there are some that can leave the area but most people can't. See there are a lot of single parents and in a lot of cases they have to take public transit. Now this wouldn't be a big deal if there was a way for the kids to be taken care of but because of not having daycare in the area or people to watch the kids, Moms and dad's can't go to work far so that they can be home for the kids. Then there are the gangs where they take out people's family if they talk. Just an example, there was a case a few years ago where a kid was killed in retaliation for a situation with another gang member. They killed a little kid as a payback for the father either getting into a fight or something with a rival gang. This is why people are scared to talk. They don't want to be killed.

    Add to that you have issues with the cops, you have the whole split within the community, and the reason why people want the jobs there is to better the community. Closer jobs means parents can be closer to their kids. The kids have their parents, or an opportunity to work so they make money and don't feel the need to get involved in the gangs. There's a whole other level of stuff that I can't really explain because of the history, long and sordided that it is, is a lot to digest and I"m not the best person to go into the more cultural aspect of it.

    So forgive me if I'm a bit pissed that I see people ragging on this. Do you know how nice it was that this went off without some sort of horrible incident.
    Republicans have had a solution for years to the problem of bad violent people.

    From the Onion...


    A serious concern is that there's no clear policy recommendation, which makes the protests counterproductive. How do we keep people safe, and punish the bad people, while protecting everyone's constitutional rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Okay, maybe I’m ignorant (god knows I’ve been called worse things), but I’ve never understood the GOP’s obsession with keeping Trump safe from harm. His numbers in the polls have never seen the high side of 40 percent since the day he was sworn in, so it’s not like there would be a revolt from the public if he’s removed from office, and if that were to happen, Pence would assume the duties of president, so Republicans would still control the Executive Branch. The only scenario where the GOP needs to keep Caramel Caligula around would be if they lose the midterms, Democrats reclaim either the House or Senate and he’d be the last line of defense against Dems obstructing them. Otherwise, Trump’s about as useful as tits on a warthog.
    While Trump's approval rating is in the 40s, this isn't evenly distributed across the political spectrum. Democrats generally hate Trump, while he's doing pretty well with Republican primary voters.

    There are some other reasons for the lack of pushback...

    He is shameless, so he is not the type to take a hit for the good of the party. If anyone goes after him, he'll try to take them down.

    His entire primary campaign was based on the idea that the system is rigged, and the insiders are responsible. Any effort by Republicans to bring him down would be seen as proof of this, so this would be something where they would need ironclad proof.

    There is the perception that many of the criticisms against him are exaggerated, and that the bad things he has done aren't that terrible in the larger context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    It's not as if the criticism of Republicans comes down solely to ideas.

    With the Warren thing, her insistence that she's Native American without any evidence (when a genealogist quoted in the fact-checking articles looked into her family going back to the early 1800s and determined that everyone was listed as white) is a bit weird. Trump's done weird stuff as well, but this allows a potential presidential race to be one between two weirdos.

    As for whether 'Abolish ICE' is a distraction, it is more important to consider immigration policy for the 12 million Illegal immigrants in the country (and the millions who will come to the country in the future) than for 3,000.
    No sane person would claim that Warren vs. Trump is a race between "two weirdos" on the basis of some non-issue insult that has little to nothing to do with the office of the presidency -- if the argument is that such a claim makes her just as dishonest as Trump then that just goes to show that it's impossible to have an objective discussion on matters like this with a supporter of the Republican party.

    Despite the overt racism behind it, at least with Obama claiming that he was Kenyan challenged his legal validity to the presidency -- with Warren it's nothing but playground name-calling, plain and simple.

    As Warren herself points out -- your Republican President is separating children from their parents without due process while he engages in racist childhood insults in order to damage her credibility: that's not something a "weirdo" does -- those are the actions of a sociopath.

    With regards to the "abolish ICE" issue: the "distraction" is that we are NOT having a discussion on the immigration policy -- Trump is just throwing them into camps in violation of the law and Pence just walks away when asked questions about it.

    Have your Republican party actually follow the law first and then discuss what bipartisan changes need to be made to said laws in the future -- that's how democracy works.

    Edit: Changed "president" to "party" since this is just as much Sessions idea as anyone else's and the majority of the Republican "base" supports Trump's actions.
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    "A federal judge has given the Trump administration 30 days to reunify the thousands of families separated by immigration agents at the U.S.-Mexico border and ruled that U.S. immigration agents can no longer separate children from their parents.

    U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw issued the ruling late Tuesday evening, granting the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed over the family separation policy.

    Sabraw ruled that the government must reunite parents separated from children younger than 5 years old within 14 days of the order, and children 5 years old and older within 30 days.

    The federal judge also issued a ban on any involuntary deportation of parents without their children and ordered that the government put parents who have yet to speak to their children since their separation in "telephonic contact with their children" within 10 days.

    More than 2,300 immigrant children were separated from their parents under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration practice, which was launched in May and ordered the prosecution of all adults caught crossing the border illegally, including parents with children. The parents were taken to federal jails, while their children were taken into the custody of the department of Health and Human Services.

    After facing widespread backlash over the practice, which the United Nations branded a violation of children's rights, President Donald Trump signed an executive order rescinding the policy on June 20, but as many as 2,000 children have yet to be reunited with their families.

    In her ruling, which was published online by the ACLU, Sabraw said the "facts set before the court portray reactive governance responses to address a chaotic circumstance of the government's own making" and warrant "the extraordinary remedy of classwide preliminary injunction."

    "They belie measured and ordered governance, which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution," the judge said, adding: "This is particularly so in the treatment of migrants, many of whom are asylum seekers, and small children."

    http://www.newsweek.com/will-trump-a...l-court-996764
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    Muckraking garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Here's video. If you were headed Southbound, it wasn't even remotely your problem.

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    Tomi Lahren Warns It’d Be A ‘Big Mistake’ Overturning Roe v. Wade
    The Fox News commentator faced backlash from viewers after advising against trying to rescind the landmark decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    It's not as if the criticism of Republicans comes down solely to ideas.
    When's the last time a Republican's heritage come into to question?

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    VP Mike Pence vows to protect ICE: “Attacks on ICE by our political leaders must stop.”
    Man working for gigantic ass hypocrite says what now?


    Do I hear an eighth coming in the future?

    A seventh former Ohio State University wrestler came forward Saturday with claims that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) knew about alleged sexual abuse taking place on the wrestling team while he was an assistant coach.

    David Range told The Washington Post that Jordan must have known about the alleged sexual abuse by athletic doctor Richard Strauss because it happened regularly and was often discussed.

    “Jordan definitely knew that these things were happening — yes, most definitely,” Range told the newspaper. “It was there. He knew about it because it was an everyday occurrence.”

    The former wrestler said he did not talk about the alleged abuse with Jordan directly and was unaware of any formal reports made about it. He said the lawmaker was in the locker room during conversations about the topic.

    “We talked about it all the time in the locker room” with Jordan present, Range told the Post. “Everybody joked about it and talked about it all the time.”

    Jordan has denied any knowledge of the alleged abuse since former wrestlers first told NBC News in a report published Tuesday that Jordan was aware of Strauss’s behavior. Strauss killed himself in 2005.

    Jordan told Fox News’s Bret Baier Friday that the allegations are “false” and called the timing of the claims “suspect,” as he makes a bid to become the next Speaker of the House.

    “Conversations in a locker room are a lot different than allegations of abuse or reported abuse,” the lawmaker said Friday, adding that “no one ever reported any abuse to me.”

    Jordan also called into question the character of two of the former wrestlers during the Friday interview, saying one — Mike DiSabato — has a “vendetta” against him and the university.

    The Post reported on Saturday that two former Ohio State wrestlers defended Jordan, saying they believed he was unaware of the allegations.

    “It’s way more likely that [he] didn’t know than did know,” one of the ex-wrestlers told the newspaper. “We were so guarded around these guys. ... I think the only reason he’s being dragged into it is because of his political stature, and I think that’s terrible.”
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    The lead hard-core gang prosecutor in the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office is under investigation for a series of offensive rants on social media, triggering demands for his dismissal.
    Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem, who joined the D.A.’s Office 12 years ago, targeted outspoken U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting in Facebook and Instagram posts labeled by one critic as “hateful rhetoric.”

    Of Waters, Selyem said: “Being a loud-mouthed c#nt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now …”

    In an online argument with someone over the police shooting of a civilian, Selyem wrote, “That s—bag got exactly what he deserved. … You reap what you sow. And by the way go f— yourself you liberal s—bag.”

    It was unclear which police shooting Selyem was referencing, and whether or not it was an open case in San Bernardino County or had occurred elsewhere.

    Selyem also posted a doctored picture of Michelle Obama holding a sign saying, “Trump grabbed my penis.”
    If he's willing to say that in social media, how do you imagine he's conducted himself on the job?

    https://www.sbsun.com/2018/07/06/top...l-media-posts/
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    There's a mountain of evidence that Trump's trade fights will be most harmful to the people who voted for him
    Red states that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 stand more to lose if other countries retaliate against US tariffs, according to economists at Citi.
    The benefits of tariffs to domestic producers will be undermined by retaliation that specifically targets sectors this administration champions, Citi said.


    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-...110000329.html

    In President Donald Trump's trade war, the states he won during the election are the most defenseless.

    That's according to economists at Citi, who last week published a research note on which US states are most exposed to a trade war and what this means for the midterm elections.

    "With several economies now imposing retaliatory trade actions in the wake of the Trump administration’s trade tariffs, the stakes have risen for, and the evidence more compelling against, 'red' states by several measures," Citi's Dana Peterson said in the note. Trade wars may reverse the "hiring bonanza," she added.

    The tariffs — taxes on imports to the US — were sold as a way to level the playing field between US producers and their foreign competition, and grow industry even more. But China, the European Union, Canada, India, and Mexico are set to retaliate.

    On Friday, the US and China imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of each other's goods, with China's Ministry of Commerce saying in a statement that Trump launched "the largest trade war in economic history."

    Red states, so-called because they're historically Republican or voted for Trump in 2016, stand to lose more because they benefit the most from trade with other countries, Citi's Peterson said. Imports and exports to red states totaled $2.1 trillion last year, compared to $1.7 trillion for Democratic blue states. Texas, Michigan, and Illinois were among the largest contributors to trade nationwide, since they have some of the largest ports.

    After examining the kinds of goods that could be taxed, Citi found that red states ship more to countries that could retaliate US tariffs. These exports include various kinds of food, beverages, luxury goods and medical appliances — all of which are under the purview of tariffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Speaking of the awfulness of ICE:

    Latest ICE Data Details Increasingly Indiscriminate Arrests

    Under Trump, the agency is returning to a pattern abandoned by the Obama administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    There's a mountain of evidence that Trump's trade fights will be most harmful to the people who voted for him
    Red states that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 stand more to lose if other countries retaliate against US tariffs, according to economists at Citi.
    The benefits of tariffs to domestic producers will be undermined by retaliation that specifically targets sectors this administration champions, Citi said.


    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-...110000329.html
    Well, they chose to cast their lot with Caramel Caligula, now they have to deal with the unpleasant aftermath of that decision.

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    Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters Asking: ‘Where Are The Babies?’

    Demonstrators in Kentucky shouted “Vote you out” as he left a restaurant. No babies! No peace! Meanwhile....

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    Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically

    Judge said he was “embarrassed” to ask if the boy understood the proceedings. What the flaming fuck is this shit?

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    Ivanka Trump’s Chinese-Made Products Conveniently Spared From Dad’s Tariffs

    The first daughter doesn’t appear to believe in “made in America.” No shit, Sherlock! Of course Ms. Complicit doesn't! Disgusting!

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    Trump’s Indefinite Family Detention Is Cruel — Just Ask Japanese Americans

    In the last month, many Americans have mobilized and protested, outraged by the Trump administration’s appallingly cruel policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico. This pushback compelled President Donald Trump to rescind the policy, which sacrificed innocent, frightened boys and girls as pawns in an ugly political battle. But his executive order can hardly be considered a humanitarian solution since it calls for maintaining “zero tolerance” and incarcerating entire families indefinitely.

    Indefinite detention is also cruel. It is not, as one Trump supporter airily claimed, like summer camp.

    The Japanese American community knows this. During World War II, all persons of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast ― mostly families with children ― were forced into temporary detention centers, including livestock barns on fairgrounds and horse stalls at racetracks, and then transferred to more permanent camps: Tule Lake, Manzanar, Minidoka, Heart Mountain, Poston, Gila River, Topaz, Amache, Jerome and Rohwer.

    Many Japanese Americans, including members of my family, have worked long and hard to preserve the memory and lessons of the U.S. concentration camps in order to prevent intolerant race-based policies from taking root in our country again.
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    Stephen King Has A ‘Warning’ For Brits Ahead Of Trump’s U.K. Visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mecegirl View Post
    When's the last time a Republican's heritage come into to question?
    We only seem to discover one of them faked, or exaggerated about their military service every few months.
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    It was three years ago we shared our original "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profile of Randy Terrill, a former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives with ties to FAIR, an organization classified as an anti-immigrant hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center who repeatedly submitted unconstitutional legislation to make English the official language of the state, and to end Spanish-language driver's tests in the state, describing it as "slowly rolling down the welcome mat for illegals" because as he told the Wall Street Journal "Latin Americans will not assimilate like previous waves of immigrants". The rest of his legislative record included not just anti-abortion support and stricter Voter ID votes, but also his submission of Oklahoma's legendary attempted (and unnecessary) ban on Sharia Law. Don't lose sleep over a crazy bigot like this being in office, because Terrill was caught trying to bribe a Democratic State Senator to not run for office so an ally could run against her unopposed, and went to prison for it. The prison sentence he got effectively also ended his career, and we’re fine with that.

    In both 2016, and in 2017, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” presented profiles of the former U.S. House Representative from South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, Mick Mulvaney, who appeared in Washington in the 2010 Tea Party Wave after making a career as a state legislator who would sponsor bills to require medically unnecessary ultrasounds before abortions, define marriage as only existing between a man and a woman, and strict anti-immigration restrictions. Once he found himself in our nation’s capital, Mulvaney joined the House Freedom Caucus, the radical bomb-throwers who thought House Speaker John Boehner, who somehow, inflexible as he was, wasn’t conservative enough, and became one of the more combative members of the GOP House in attempting to oust him. Except of course, for all the times when Mulvaney would develop a split personality and turn around and lecture some of his colleagues for attempting to do the exact same thing. Rep. Mulvaney was not really a person worth noting until right around the time he voted for the 2013 Government Shutdown, when over the course of two weeks, he made headlines with two bizarre quotes that made people wonder if the stress of the job was getting to him. The first being a Newsmax interview where he claimed he eavesdropped on a phone call between Speaker Boehner and President Obama about discussions to negotiate the budget, and to raise the debt ceiling, where he said that Obama was “acting like a girlfriend I had in high school who called me to tell me she was giving me the silent treatment”. Well, Mulvaney followed that up by, after not voting to re-open the government, he made an outrageous claim that money was set aside in the new budget… for Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony and his “Lord’s Resistance Army” rebel group that is infamous for kidnapping children and turning them either into soldiers or sex slaves. Why in the HELL any money would be given to them… in any event, Mulvaney’s communications director took the blame, saying that the statement was because of a “typo” on her part. What slip of the keys made her somehow type out twenty incorrect characters, or what Mulvaney had actually meant, of course, they neglected to say. Now, it would make sense for someone who had such an epic political blunder as the GOP did with the 2013 Government Shutdown to not repeat it. Mick Mulvaney, however, is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and he was so adamant about cutting funding to Planned Parenthood after the “sting” videos released by the Center for Medical that Mulvaney was the leader of the group of 28 Republicans who signed a letter to threaten ANOTHER government shutdown to force the point. It’s amazing that someone could be that much of an extremist that the fact that Mulvaney’s also a climate change denier is and afterthought. After all, he’s much more noteworthy for voting against disaster relief funding for Hurricane Sandy, every attempt the GOP has made to repeal the Affordable Care Act, against raising the debt ceiling, and issued a press release with some revisionist history where he commended Senate Republicans for refusing to hold confirmation hearings for Judge Merrick Garland as a nominee to the Supreme Court, lying in it an saying “the right should fall as it has for 200 years… to the incoming president.” Well, we might not be profiling Mick Mulvaney after this year, as he’s no longer an elected politician… shortly after the 2016 Elections, he was named Donald Trump’s Budget Director. And frankly, that has led to a comedy of errors. Like how Mick came out and tried defending the Trump budget cutting all funding to Meals on Wheels because it was one of those programs “not showing any results” (The lack of people starving because of it would disagree with that, you utter mother***er). He’s also begun making the habit of not just ignoring facts when it comes to climate change, but with anyone presenting any kind of facts, like when he disputed the CBO gave their score to the House GOP’s healthcare bill, and reported it would leave 24 million people without health insurance who are currently covered. That’s earned him the criticism of the previous four directors of the CBO. Remember, this is the White House’s budget director being slammed by past four heads of the Congressional Budget Office. We’re not even warming up, here. Mulvaney is such an ideological twit that as the Trump agenda began failing in the middle of 2017, he already began talking about how Congressional Republicans should stage a government shutdown again. Except this time… THE GOP ARE IN CONTROL OF THE HOUSE, SENATE, AND WHITE HOUSE. Think about that. The Republican Party has forgotten how to govern so much that it’s threatening itself with closing down because it can’t make a decision about what direction to lead the country. We are only hoping that this is the last job in government that Mick Mulvaney ever holds in government, and when the Trump administration reaches its overdue ending, he gets swept out with the rest of the trash, never to be heard from again. we'll move on and start profiling a different wacky Republican on this date instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 684-30, since this was established in July 2014.)
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    Luther Strange

    Welcome to the 684th original “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profile, where we’re going to discuss the former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Luther Strange, who served seven months as an interim Senator after serving six years as the Attorney General of Alabama. And, a myriad of CSGOPOTD f***-ups from Alabama are linked to both Strange’s rise and fall. Strap in for that saga, containing all the weirdness and Alabama GOP drama that I can’t believe even happened within an eight year window.

    Strange was never supposed to win in the GOP Primary to become Alabama AG, not in 2006 when he lost, but especially when he tried to upset Troy King during the 2010 elections. But the man he faced off against that year, Troy King, was rumored to have been caught by his wife banging a 24 year old college intern. Complicating things for King was that the intern was a homecoming… king. Also, from Troy University, so… Troy King allegedly was cheating on his wife with the king of Troy. That supposed relationship wasn’t exactly the sort of thing you can win an Alabama GOP Primary in, and the fact that King managed to score a $60,000 a year job for his boy-toy so there was talk of corruption with the sex scandal as well…

    Anyway, six years go by, and Luther Strange is trucking along in the seedy world of Alabama politics when Governor Robert Bentley gets busted in his own sex scandal when he was shtupping a top aide, and she definitely was on the state payroll. So Luther Strange was going to serve as the man who would indict Bentley and determine what charges were appropriate for his corruption scandal. So when Senator Jeff Sessions was appointed Attorney General, all of a sudden, Gov. Bentley thought that Luther Strange would make the finest goddamned Senator ever, which in no way made anyone think it seemed like he was bribing the A.G. for some leniency. Even with all the commentary about how incredibly screwed up this arrangement was, Luther Strange became the tallest senator in American history at six-foot-nine, and was around to vote for Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice and to rubber stamp any other Trump appointee.

    So… yes. Luther Strange’s ascendance was due to all sorts of folks trying to slip the salami to underlings they were also the bosses of. Could his downfall get any seedier? Well, his chief fundraiser was being investigated by the feds for a bribery scandal. Just a reminder about how Strange was upset in the special election to hold onto that U.S. Senate seat by Roy Moore, who was known at the time to be an anti-Semitic, terribly homophobic, terribly racist lunatic who was twice kicked off the Alabama Supreme Court and was pulling out revolvers at campaign rallies and riding a horse to the polls (badly). Yes, Luther Strange lost to that guy, and then all the women who Roy Moore hit on as teens and the members of the police department and local community who were aware Moore was a pedophile were like, “Hey, maybe this guy shouldn’t be a Senator, y’know?”

    Luther Strange lost to that guy.

    As far as Strange just being a corrupt tool that fell ass-backwards onto the U.S. Senate, he also used the power he had as Alabama Attorney General to try and block the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling on same sex marriage, and tried protecting ExxonMobil in a lawsuit when it was discovered the oil company did everything it could to conceal investigations into climate change.

    Strange is currently out of office, and at 65, tainted by scandals and humiliated by a loss in an election to an insane, bigoted pedophile, it’s unlikely that he gets a second chance for his political career. We’re fine with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    There's a mountain of evidence that Trump's trade fights will be most harmful to the people who voted for him
    Red states that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 stand more to lose if other countries retaliate against US tariffs, according to economists at Citi.
    The benefits of tariffs to domestic producers will be undermined by retaliation that specifically targets sectors this administration champions, Citi said.


    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-...110000329.html
    Hooray for inflation!

    Actually, the fact that this will make food costs soar mean this is going to end badly for many people.

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    Brexit continues to flounder as Boris Johnson resigns as Foreign Secretary of the UK.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...y-live-updates

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