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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:14 PM

Y'all following Ari Melber's rationale?

It's a good one. Seems to be getting some traction

trump says it's an emergency. He's going to schedule or postpone a resolution for now. He may declare at a later time

THAT MAKES IT NOT AN EMERGENCY!!

DUUUUH

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Reply Y'all following Ari Melber's rationale? (Original post)
cilla4progress Jan 11 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #1
2naSalit Jan 11 #2
NastyRiffraff Jan 11 #3
LiberalArkie Jan 11 #16
muntrv Jan 11 #4
Eliot Rosewater Jan 11 #5
erronis Jan 11 #7
erronis Jan 11 #6
BigmanPigman Jan 11 #8
cilla4progress Jan 11 #9
sinkingfeeling Jan 11 #10
brush Jan 11 #11
japple Jan 11 #12
House of Roberts Jan 11 #13
mnmoderatedem Jan 11 #14
EarthFirst Jan 11 #15
summer_in_TX Jan 11 #17
BumRushDaShow Jan 11 #18
czarjak Jan 11 #19
The Wizard Jan 11 #20

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:16 PM

1. A flexible Go-to for when he is cornered.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:16 PM

2. That would make it a cudgel...nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:17 PM

3. Good on Ari

Of course it's not an emergency. The shutdown via the wall is a power grab. Trump doesn't give a shit about border security or a wall; he wants autocratic power.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:57 PM

16. it is a money grab. Anyone remember Halliburton? Anyone remember the emergency to rebuild

Gitmo, so only Halliburton had the expertise to do it.

The question should have been who is going to get the contract to build the wall.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:18 PM

4. Twitler doesn't know the English language.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:20 PM

5. THe emergency is this country has ONE person who supports this filthy fucking traitor

let alone 45 million.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:23 PM

7. You mean the turtle? I'm not sure McTurtle supports the trump traitor but it cares about his own

carapass. [Sorry!]

Too much $s/rubles have been exchanged (and well recorded by the KGB) for the turtle to escape unscathed. Unless the USSR just won WW-III.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:20 PM

6. So the corner that the poboy is in, is really a powerful position of negotiations.

Sorta like when a tantrum-focused child tells the parents, "I'll behave for now, but don't provoke me."

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:31 PM

8. What defines an emergency? You don't PLAN around it!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:35 PM

9. Exactly

Dictionary dot com

"a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action"

IMMEDIATE

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:38 PM

10. It's the great on-again off-again national emergency. Reminds me of Shakespeare's

"To be or not to be? That is the question."

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:38 PM

11. with that dumb ass reasoning, trump just defeated his own court case for an emergency

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, not even close.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:27 PM

12. Flexible emergency? Yeah, I know all about that. It's what he does

every single fucking time anything/anyone threatens his stupid world view.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

13. It ends like this.

"If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed where to tune in your area for news and official information."

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:50 PM

14. and the emergency declaration is his backup plan

if it were truly an emergency, it would be the initial plan.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:54 PM

15. Maybe it's his setup for a M/LIHOP...

Maybe his next temper tantrum is to coordinte an orchestrated stand down of personnel that includes plausible deniability resulting in a tragic event which gives him the immediacy that his current ‘emergency’ lacks...

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:14 PM

17. I particularly loved that Dictionary.com tweeted back to Ari.




Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom)
An emergency, by definition, is sudden and urgent, it’s usually unexpected, and it requires immediate action.

Ari Melber (@AriMelber)
If you can delay it, schedule it, or decide later whether or not it exists ... it’s probably not an emergency.


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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:19 PM

18. The fact that Dictionary.com replied with a tweet is hilarious!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:28 PM

19. It wasn't an emergency before it will be!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:47 PM

20. Pointed out last night

by Lawrence O'Donnell.

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