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Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:00 AM

Scarborough Sounds Alarm Over Trump Life Term Comment: If GOP 'Thinks He's Joking They're Fools'

by Rachel Dicker | 7:44 am, March 5th, 2018

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped Republicans who tolerate President Donald Trump’s not-so-funny jokes about becoming president for life.

The “Morning Joe” host and his guests reacted to Trump’s comments about Chinese President Xi Jinping consolidating power to remain in office indefinitely, and he told guests at his Mar-A-Lago club that “maybe we’ll give that a shot some day.”

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“Last week was just stunning thing after stunning thing after stunning thing, but that was one of the most stunning things,” The Washington Post‘s Eugene Robinson said. “The Chinese leader makes a clear play to become leader for life, the heir to Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The president of the United States you would expect to say, ‘this is not a good idea.'”

“There are many people who will say, oh, the president was just joking…But there are statements in the past that Donald Trump has made where he has praised Xi for consolidating power” host Joe Scarborough said. “China has become more and more autocratic over the past six months to a year. He’s made conscious moves to become more and more autocratic.”

“When Republicans ignore the fact that this man is talking about being president for life, if they think that Donald Trump is joking, then they’re fools,” Scarborough added. “And I don’t think they’re fools. I think they know exactly what he’s saying.”

Full article + video:
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/scarborough-sounds-alarm-over-trump-life-term-comment-if-gop-thinks-hes-joking-then-theyre-fools/

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Reply Scarborough Sounds Alarm Over Trump Life Term Comment: If GOP 'Thinks He's Joking They're Fools' (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
Mr. Ected Mar 2018 #1
Cosmocat Mar 2018 #4
Snackshack Mar 2018 #26
imanamerican63 Mar 2018 #2
lark Mar 2018 #6
not fooled Mar 2018 #16
Cosmocat Mar 2018 #3
Stuart G Mar 2018 #5
SamKnause Mar 2018 #7
Liberalagogo Mar 2018 #8
Grammy23 Mar 2018 #10
StevieM Mar 2018 #30
Nitram Mar 2018 #9
magicarpet Mar 2018 #11
C_U_L8R Mar 2018 #12
SWBTATTReg Mar 2018 #13
debsy Mar 2018 #14
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #15
j3161usa Mar 2018 #17
obamanut2012 Mar 2018 #23
j3161usa Mar 2018 #18
7962 Mar 2018 #19
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #20
Jspur Mar 2018 #22
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #24
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #28
Jspur Mar 2018 #21
No-Bozos Mar 2018 #25
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #27
Jspur Mar 2018 #31
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #32
DFW Mar 2018 #33
edhopper Mar 2018 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:05 AM

1. The GOP salivates over the premise of a "Republican for Life"

They consort with Russians as people more favorable than Democrats, so that tells you all you need to know.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:38 AM

4. T H I S

This is why we are where we are at ...

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 02:38 AM

26. Yep

Publicly republicans chastise dictatorial leaders around the world but privately they would toss our democracy right out the window if they could get away with it in order to have the same control of America.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:08 AM

2. I said last week in a thread....

that if the GOP don't stop him, the whole country is in trouble!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:45 AM

6. Radical Russian repugs want to totally change our country and make us like Russia.

NO more free speech, no more women controlling their own bodies, no tolerance for different races or sexualities and no rights for them, no voting for anyone other than straight while males over 50, no real political opposition is allowed to run, no controls on industry so air and water become toxic (rich think they can get their own good stuff and let the workers die - fools), no unions, no public education, no healthcare, just russian repugs in charge forever of a deteriorating place that's no at most third behind Russia and China. A country whose only friends are the other dictatorships in the world, which spurns other true democracies and does everything possible to help destroy them as well.

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Response to lark (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:39 AM

16. Yep

[link:https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a14841457/convention-of-states-campaign-secession/|]

The 1,000 year reich. They want to do what Hitler could not. And, remember, in effect they have already taken over the country, without firing a single shot. Again, what Hitler could not do, they have accomplished. And they are not done yet. lark spells it out, their aims for our country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:37 AM

3. If people haven't figured him out yet ...

This is his MO - he floats shit like this out as a "joke" to soften up the GOP zombie base.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:39 AM

5. k and r...no text.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:46 AM

7. Republicans love dictators.

Quote from president George W. Bush, "If this were a dictatorship it would be a heck

of a lot easier....as long as I'm the dictator. Hehehe."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:47 AM

8. Joe, regardless of what you say now,

 

YOU helped install the shithole.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:58 AM

10. Yep. Months of free advertising and promotion.


Light banter between Joe, Mika and tRump, day after day. Treating him like a serious candidate, instead of the clown he is. All combined to make him seem like a real option.

I think they are just trying to put themselves in a different place in history since it is now very clear they were backing the wrong horse. Now that it is obvious how truly bad he is, they want to re-write history like that has been their position all along. But we know better. Some of us remember what you did to aid and abet his candidacy. Better late than never to try to make amends, but don’t try to pretend that you didn’t give him a free platform day in and day out.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 06:46 PM

30. They even spread the lie that HRC invented birtherism. (eom)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:55 AM

9. Doesn't matter. Not gonna happen.

Just more evidence that the Narcissist-in-Chief is deluded and deranged.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 09:00 AM

11. Attempting to normalize an odd conception of thought...

.... Repeat it often enough and it eventually assumes the prevailing conception of thought. The oddity is dismissed the normalcy is embraced - this is the hallmark of a well practiced and effective propagandist.

Tr-dump is an artist at doing this and successfully carrying it off especially amongst his limited intellect core followers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 09:11 AM

12. Republican Utupia

is a world without erections.... I mean elections.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 09:34 AM

13. Our ancestors made it clear that they didn't want a king or anything like it...

Last edited Wed Mar 7, 2018, 09:43 AM - Edit history (1)

Didn't want anything of the like, and this really pisses me off that tRUMP has made a mockery of our country's esteemed history and why things are as they are today, because our ancestors such as Thomas Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton, Lincoln and numerous others stood up against royalty, taxation w/o representation, slavery, and other issues and said 'No'.

You don't joke about this. Period. Especially when you're the president (not mine by the way).

tRUMP has mocked our judiciary system and legislative process, and yet, he took advantage of these systems in order to keep his wealth longer illegally (tRUMP university, cheated hundreds of contractors, etc.). I suspect that he's flagrantly cheated on his taxes too. He calls it paying as little tax as legally possible, but I guarantee you this that someone like tRUMP has cheated in numerous little ways to cheat on his taxes, e.g., the tax deductions for donations/charities. Can't seem to provide any evidence to the majority of these so called donations.

Anyone who is a republican, anyone who's an independent, as well as us should immediately start impeachment proceedings NOW.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:04 AM

14. Remember that Karl Rove made no secret of the fact the GOP was trying to obtain a permanent majority

I have been telling people since before the election that the Russian Criminal Oligarchical Kleptocracy has been working closely with the Trump Crime Family and the GOP Criminal Enterprise (all my opinion, of course) and that if the Republicans take the WH and congress, they aren't going to give up control. Everyone thought I was crazy and overreacting. "Wait and see..."; "Give him a chance..."; we all are witnessing how that turned out. That is why nobody in the GOP is doing anything - they want a permanent majority and now they have it. Why won't those who profess to be against dumpster switch parties? As Rachel always says, "watch what they do, not what they say." Deflection, distraction, division, devolution into chaos - it is all preplanned and working exactly as they had all hoped.

The only way I see we can have any impact at all is to stop paying taxes and boycott any company, big or small, that supports these megalomaniacal criminals. Of course, it would need to be a coordinated, massive effort because they control so much financial wealth and power, it likely would have no effect unless we came out in full force. The world is watching and waiting. These trial balloons about dictatorship are terrifying. We can't just cower and do nothing. Protests every few months is not going to be enough. We need real organization and a solid show of solidarity. All these other issues - #me too, #never again, etc are more than worthy causes but they mean nothing if we lose our democracy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:12 AM

15. Even when I agree with Joe, his slow-brained morning fog irritates me

I can take him for 10 minutes, that's all

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 03:59 PM

17. It can happen, but not with this idiot!!

 

He's delusional-he thinks everybody likes him. His own party thinks he's an idiot.

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Response to j3161usa (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 06:11 AM

23. Yeah, it can never happen, just stop saying that

Why are you agreeing we need a President for life?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 04:07 PM

18. Repeal of the 22nd Amendment for Trump!!! He couldn't even win the Popular vote!!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 08:02 PM

19. Joking my ass. Lord whats it gonna take???

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 01:44 AM

20. Ass Clown Trump won't.....

finish out his term, let alone be "President for life". If Mueller doesn't get him, our newly elected Congressional majority will, and if for some reason they don't get him, a heart attack or stroke will. Any way you cut it, Donald Trump will not be running for re-election in 2020. I hope the country can persevere until then.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 02:09 AM

22. I don't think

Trump enjoys his job but the man has an ego the size of mountain and I can't ever see him quitting the job. He has too much pride and would never live it down if he did quit. Short of getting a heart attack or stroke I do see him running in 2020.

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Response to Jspur (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:51 PM

24. From a prison cell?

Yeah, you're probably right.

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Response to Jspur (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 10:30 AM

28. Yes. He's already campaigning for 2020. He never quits.

That's part of what his ruthless mentor trained him to do/not do. Never quit, always claim you won even when you didn't (fools will believe it), never apologize, destroy someone who goes against you no matter how small they are (a mob rule...you have to send a message), loyalty to you is more important than anything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 02:05 AM

21. I'm sure he would

love to be president forever. I still have faith of our government system and the majority of people in this country that will not ever allow him to be president forever. At worst we are stuck with this clown for 7 more years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 01:33 AM

25. Either Mueller or His Body Will End This Madness

It has been noted combover's vocabulary has been greatly diminished from even 10 year ago. And, he seems to be stuck on the same adjectives.

His love (or rather fear of being poisoned) of fast food is well known.

He's overweight and cannot seem to travel any distance without a golf cart. Swinging a club and driving to the next hole is not exercise. I do not believe we've been given a full description of his physical condition. Not the first time a president's health issues have not been revealed.

I also strongly suspect he is on some sort of mental health medication. Here are some candidates:

* Antidepressants, of which weight gain, insomnia, (and my favorite) acting on dangerous impulses, are just a few of the known side effects.

* Anti-anxiety medications. Possible side effects include confusion, difficulty thinking or remembering, and yellowing of the skin or eyes (does orange count).

* Stimulants - Possible side effect include difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep (5 AM Twitter outbursts) and personality changes, such as appearing “flat” or without emotion. Recall he needs notes to remind him of empathy.

* Antipsychotics - “psychosis” is used to describe conditions that affect the mind, and in which there has been some loss of contact with reality, often including delusions (false, fixed beliefs) or hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that are not really there). Anything here ring a bell?

* Mood stabilizers - Slurred speech

* Anticonvulsants - Possible side effects include mood swings, abnormal thinking, and hair loss.

All of this was cherry picked from the NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health. All of these medications are invaluable to those that need them and this is certainly not a criticism of their use. However, there are explicit warnings stating their side effects. I've listed those I think apply here. If you need these medications, and are exhibiting some of the behaviors above, controlling a nuclear arsenal is the kind of job one should avoid. Just saying.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 10:27 AM

27. Of course he's serious. And there are a few Senators/former Senators who agree with him.

He loves dictators and is an authoritarian. We are following a course of actions that can be compared in some ways to 1930s Germany.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 12:55 AM

31. I think our

demographics protect us from going the Germany route. The US is 60 percent white and around 40 percent non-white. Trump is hated by the non-white Demographic by huge margin and factor in at least 40 percent of white people are not down with him which then adds up to the majority of population that is Anti-Trump. Hitler had over 90 percent of Germans backing him during his time in power which made it easy for him to take over the country.

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Response to Jspur (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 02:40 AM

32. I didn't speak of the masses. I spoke of SENATORS AND REPS. The masses didn't want the tax cut bill.

But they passed it anyway, didn't they?

Times are different, now. It's the oligarchy that counts. They throw money at the masses, and the stupid ones fall for it and vote for whoever they are told to, and whoever lies to them the most egregiously.

But I hope not enough Senators and Reps are in favor of it. I don't think so. But these are not normal times.

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Response to Jspur (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 03:06 AM

33. Where did that 90% figure come from?

He got into power under then-existing parliamentary rules with about 33% of the vote, and quickly made it punishable by death to voice open dissent. A lot more than 10% of the population did not fall for the brainwashing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2018, 10:34 AM

29. I hope Trump is President for life.





I also hope he is no longer President in 2020.

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