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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:34 PM

Steve Schmidt tweet on hearing is brutal to GOP


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imagine it’s 1000 years from now and video of this hearing is the only surviving artifact of American civilization. Generations would study the idiocy, dishonesty, looniness, loathsomeness and bad faith of this GOP kangaroo court. They are avatars of American decay and decline.

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Reply Steve Schmidt tweet on hearing is brutal to GOP (Original post)
bronxiteforever Jul 12 OP
Hekate Jul 12 #1
bronxiteforever Jul 12 #4
BumRushDaShow Jul 12 #2
bronxiteforever Jul 12 #7
BobTheSubgenius Jul 12 #10
BumRushDaShow Jul 12 #21
flor-de-jasmim Jul 12 #3
Mike Nelson Jul 12 #5
BigmanPigman Jul 12 #9
Caliman73 Jul 12 #15
BigmanPigman Jul 12 #19
RVN VET71 Jul 12 #26
radius777 Jul 13 #36
Caliman73 Jul 13 #37
olegramps Jul 13 #41
BamaRefugee Jul 12 #27
calimary Jul 13 #42
spanone Jul 12 #6
rockfordfile Jul 12 #8
ouija Jul 12 #11
NoMoreRepugs Jul 12 #12
janx Jul 12 #13
NoMoreRepugs Jul 12 #28
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 12 #31
roamer65 Jul 12 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 12 #16
LiberalLovinLug Jul 12 #17
northoftheborder Jul 12 #18
PaulX2 Jul 12 #20
Honeycombe8 Jul 12 #24
Pepsidog Jul 12 #22
Honeycombe8 Jul 12 #23
guss Jul 12 #25
C_U_L8R Jul 12 #29
bronxiteforever Jul 12 #30
Scarsdale Jul 13 #40
Mopar151 Jul 12 #32
Haggis for Breakfast Jul 12 #33
moondust Jul 12 #34
calimary Jul 13 #35
YOHABLO Jul 13 #38
jimlup Jul 13 #39
czarjak Jul 13 #43
Burma Jones Jul 13 #44

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:38 PM

1. KnR. I have been unable to watch more than a minute at a time it's so disgraceful. I hope Rachel...

...just goes straight to commentary.

I spent the afternoon installing new bookcases -- I can just as easily spend the evening putting m books in them.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:41 PM

4. Watching this is stroke inducing. Traitors on parade!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:40 PM

2. This tweet sums up why it was a zoo



TEXT

Amee Vanderpool @girlsreallyrule

Someone needs to send a copy of this book to @RepGoodlatte's office at 2240 Rayburn Hob, Washington, DC 20515. https://www.amazon.com/Roberts-Rules-Dummies-Alan-Jennings/dp/1119241715/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1531415276&sr=8-3&keywords=roberts+rules+of+order+for+dummies
1:08 PM - Jul 12, 2018


As Cicilline blurted out at Goodlatte with frustration - "You're gonna make up rules as you go along?".


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:45 PM

7. Cheeto's rules of disorder! It's literally incredible.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:49 PM

10. Seriously???

That interjection (Cicilline's) would totally be worth watching, but having to sit through the hearing to get to it is too hard on my BP, digestive system and brain.

The GOP is actually injurious to my health, in and of itself, not through any policies or actions. Just their "being."

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:16 PM

21. Try this

https://www.c-span.org/video/?447953-1/fbi-deputy-assistant-director-peter-strzok-testifies-2016-investigations-part-1&start=2593

His remark is at 45:54 (but you have to hear the craziness leading up to and just after).

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:41 PM

3. I hope it won't take 1000 years...

I keep wanting to say: ASKED AND ANSWERED! It would be nice if there were a "no repetition" policy. And it is so.... hypocritical of them to characterize Strzok in an OPEN FORUM in ways they criticize him for characterizing Trump in a closed forum.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:43 PM

5. This entire...

… nightmare did show us which present-day Republicans are true Americans. Steve Schmidt is one.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:46 PM

9. He has gained respect from me, which is rare.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:56 PM

15. I wouldn't be so quick to give it to him.

He is pissed at the extremists, but remember that he brought Palin onto the scene and not even a week ago, he was stoking the divisions between factions of the Democratic Party.

Schmidt has an agenda, which is "Let's get back to the old days where the nastiness of the Republican Party was in its policies not its public presentation.

This Republican party that was on display today, is the logical conclusion of the Republican party from its trajectory started by Goldwater, Nixon, perfected by Reagan, then distilled through GW Bush.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:59 PM

19. Excellent points...especially your last sentence.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:21 PM

26. Yep.

Exactly. Although I cannot condemn GW Bush without also condemning his boss, Dick Cheney.

And I don't condemn folks like Schmidt. But I keep an eye on them -- on all so-called anti-Trump Republicans. Take Trump out of the picture, and they would all be firmly in the GOP corner: attacking Medicare and Social Security, backing the withdrawal from the Iranian peace deal, suppressing votes, etc. They probably would not call for a wall or make it a public policy to kidnap children. But Roe v. Wade would still be under constant attack, taxes would still burden the working class and free up fortunes for the wealthy, that sort of thing. But these "traditional" Republicans, as a minority party, can act as a check on excessive spending by majority Democrats.

But that's the thing: the Dems have to regain the majority, or the "traditional" Republicans will just gut social programs and make Paul Ryan's wet dream of screwing over working class America come true.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:54 AM

36. Politics is tribal and people change

Schmidt, Wallace et al have stated they regret picking Palin, which was basically a hail-mary pass since they knew they were likely to lose as it was a Dem leaning year.

Both of them have left the GOP and have stated more liberal positions on issues like civil rights, abortion, the social safety net, etc.

I view them now more as liberal Eisenhower type Repubs, that basically would vote for moderate Dems.

Americans of all political stripes have to stand against fascism and the existential threat that Trump represents, in a way that no other President ever has.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #36)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:17 AM

37. I agree with what you stated, however, I still don't trust him...

and he is going to have to do way more than simply renouncing Trump and the absolutely disgusting Republicans to earn my respect. I will accept an ally just like the US and England accepted the Russians as allies against the Axis, but we know what happened after WW2 was over.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:58 AM

41. I could not agree more.

Trump is not just an overnight creation. This monstrosity has been in the making for over fifty years. When many of us said that the nation is moving steadily toward fascism, we were greeted with being conspiratorial alarmists who were exaggerating the issue. I posted The 14 Characteristic of Fascism on this board and several others numerous times. Each of the 14 points can be identified with the stated objectives and policies of the Republican Party. It serves as an exact blue print of what continues to the asperations of the Republicans.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:23 PM

27. Steve Schmidt worked tirelessly

For many many years to get these idiots into the high positions they're in now.
Screw him.

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 11:38 AM

42. There is that.

I do appreciate the direction he's taken in the past year-and-a-half, but that doesn't change his basic philosophy that drew him to the CON side in the first place.

He, and Rick Wilson, and Max Boot, and Jennifer Rubin, and the like - are just our friends FOR NOW. Strange bedfellows. They've now realized we, the Democrats they used to revile, now share a common enemy.

Remember when reagan said the one thing that would unite everybody on this planet would be a UFO invasion? trump is now our version of a UFO invasion. He's brought adversaries together on the same side. But I would not count on them staying shoulder-to-shoulder with us after this is over - much as I'd like to. Forgive and forget and all that - well... not so fast. I certainly won't do the "forget" part, under ANY circumstances. I'm WORKING ON the "forgive" part.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:44 PM

6. WOW

K&R...

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:45 PM

8. The Republican traitors.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

11. Unbelievable

This is a rogues gallery of GOP corruption. This is the last spasms of a dying political party.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:52 PM

12. Strzok was tremendous... kept his cool

and I thought negated all the Rethug nonsense and at the same time strengthened the narrative of how the FBI works and that there is no bias.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:53 PM

13. The hearing is still going on, believe it or not. n/t

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Response to janx (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:31 PM

28. Hope he pulls the Hillary and flicks the pretend

lint off his shoulder.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:54 PM

31. what a champ! Held up all day long w relentless stupidity from the gop.

Another Clinton hearing.
Gomerts comment..."You lied to your wife when you looked in her eyes or some shit...then said...He's lost his credibilty. Blind to pussygrabber dt.
The repub later on talking about 50k emails and lectures a counterinteligence agent serving our country about shit they have close to no expertise on. Suddenly the gop turns into the Perry mason Bar. dt spends 100 million on golf....VAST waste in all depts he's touched...but Strzoks emails....
No more room to lecture democrats or anyone about ethics or morals. We haven't forgotten. Bunch of russian sympathizers.
These guys have signed their own arrest warrants after how they behaved today. Hope you guys are squeeky clean bc thats what we expect from our elected officials...all of them. Jim Jordan...we're coming for you tough guy. Trey...get the fuck out man. trey appears to be in a protracted hallucination that anybody gives a shit what he's saying.
This was a show hearing to mine for information to defend dt and to delay and distract. I'm so glad the dam has broken and congresspeople are on record believing dt is a russian manchurian candidate.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:55 PM

14. We need to hold all POS Repukes responsible for the fall of the American empire.

All of them...including Repuke voters.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:57 PM

16. Schmidt puts it sharply into focus. . . . nt

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:57 PM

17. Its all a show trial for their deplorable base, no one else

I'm sure almost every single Republican in there knows full well that all they have to do is listen to common sense to realize Strzok was just personally venting in his late night tweets. And that he and they also believed at the time that Hillary would win anyways. So if he did try anything, it didn't work. Now his boss raising a stink about a 'new lead' in the Clinton email investigation just before the election, actually DID work.

But what kind of person is it that knowingly foments this kind of conspiracy theory by misrepresenting one man's tweets in order to fool and mislead voters? I can almost accept (but not forgive) all the dotards and deplorables out there that are so brainwashed and frightened by RW media that will fall for these Repub spurious accusations, but these R's that will actively take part in trying to destroy a man's credibility and career knowing he doesn't deserve it, all to stoke more fear and paranoia about a mythical "deep state". All to try and stop an investigation on a President that has already resulted in his campaign manager thrown in jail.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:58 PM

18. I have not watched ANY of this disgusting farce....

...except the contributions here...(thanks)...all I can bear! I am listening to a book about the history of cybersecurity. Makes me wonder what the existing occupant of the White House knows or understands about any of it. It is into Obama's era, but haven't gotten into how far the book goes in time.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:01 PM

20. What Republican Was Stupid Enough To Think Grilling Strzok Was Somehow

Going to turn out good for them?

To call Republicans imbeciles is giving them too much credit.

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Response to PaulX2 (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:41 PM

24. Could be red meat to their base? The base might be eating it up.

They see things....a little differently than sane people, shall we say?

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:19 PM

22. Disgusting republican scum disgrace this country and it's values. We are sliding headfirst into ruin

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:39 PM

23. He has a way with words. Glad he's on the good side this time! nt

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:56 PM

25. deficating

Republicans are like Defecating Spider monkeys yelling and Throwing Turds.
Hoping something will stick on what ever scares them.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:35 PM

29. It was like watching a bad movie

about a kangaroo court in communist East Germany... or Putin's Russia.
The Republicans came across like comic book villains. So obvious and bumbling.
So devious and self serving. So treasonous.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #29)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:38 PM

30. Agree they are comic book villains. Gowdy doesn't even look human!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #30)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 07:12 AM

40. You would think that

Gowdy would have learned his lesson, after Hillary chewed him up and spit him out at that 11 hour meeting. This is his encore performance. Screwy Louie Gomert even looks like a mental patient.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:56 PM

32. Does the Democratic party have enuff $$$$$$

To run nasty snippets from this as Get Out The Vote ads? Not a saturation campaign or an attack ad - more like 25 seconds of the Republiclowns, 5 seconds of "See what happens, when Americans don't get out and vote?" This message brought to you by the Democratic National Committee.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:17 PM

33. What a shitstorm

I thought Louie Gohmert's head was going to explode. What a colossal cabal of hypocrites.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:48 PM

34. Makes me wonder

if the Republican Party isn't now wholly owned and operated by Vladimir Putin and his money, and scared as hell that patriotic investigators like Strzok are going to find out everything they don't already know and nail their treasonous asses to the outhouse wall.

Where they belong.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:33 AM

35. OUCH!

Hah! I was just musing in another thread about fellow disenchanted/dismayed Republican Rick Wilson - and the laceration job his essay on today’s hearing was. I said it’d be a fabulous show watching him and Steve Schmidt in a diss-off! That would be EPIC viewing! Pay per view!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 02:09 AM

38. These Republican Senators surely met beforehand and decided to make it a shit show.

I guess if you're a Republican you'd be licking your chops at their nasty demeanor. Talk about incivility.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 06:58 AM

39. I used to be very skeptical of Steve Schmidt

when he first started appearing on MSNBC as a guest for obvious reasons. Now I've come to love hearing from him. He sees the whole Trump thing for what it is - the downfall of the GOP.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 03:01 PM

43. Arsonist bitching about the smoke from the fire?

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 04:58 PM

44. The Hearings brought Roland Freisler to mind.

Roland Freisler was the Nazi Judge presiding over many show trials.

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