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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:05 PM

After the last few days, I'm wondering where the "unfit to serve as president" bar is currently set.

The prop baby photo op?

The re-tweeted conspiracy theories about a pedophile and a former president?

I'm not talking about where Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler are at in the process...I've followed it, I understand what's going on.

I'm talking about the shifting sands under the spineless and complicit Republican-led Senate.

Mitch McConnell is currently enjoying an 18 percent approval rate in Kentucky. 37 percent of the people in a Public Policy Polling Survey said they plan to vote for him in 2020, 44 percent said they'd vote for the Democrat.

And yes, I fully understand that what people say in polls and what they actually do in a voting booth can be two very different things.

But his wagon also isn't hitched to a well-loved incumbent president.

Asshole's gonna be on the golf course for the next week and a half.

What we saw today is probably an indication of what we'll see for the rest of his "vacation."

Where is the bar set? What's it going to take? Are we really going to ride this to November 2020?

Is there a snowball's chance in hell that enough members of the Senate, and McConnell himself, will say "Fuck that, I'm not going down with him?"

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Reply After the last few days, I'm wondering where the "unfit to serve as president" bar is currently set. (Original post)
Miles Archer Aug 10 OP
RainCaster Aug 10 #1
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 10 #5
triron Aug 10 #10
BigmanPigman Aug 11 #11
Demovictory9 Aug 11 #15
cilla4progress Aug 10 #2
SharonAnn Aug 10 #3
dweller Aug 11 #12
2naSalit Aug 10 #4
StTimofEdenRoc Aug 10 #6
Arkansas Granny Aug 10 #7
jimlup Aug 10 #8
Nasruddin Aug 11 #13
LastDemocratInSC Aug 11 #14
soryang Aug 10 #9
GoneOffShore Aug 11 #16
canetoad Aug 11 #17
Miles Archer Aug 11 #18
H2O Man Aug 11 #19

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:11 PM

1. For the GOP, the bar is too damn low

They do not expect anything of each other, except to keep taking NRA rubles.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:17 PM

5. There is NO bar.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:58 PM

10. yep.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 12:04 AM

11. The BARR is set

to obstruct as ordered and expected. RIP USA!

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:18 AM

15. yep

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:14 PM

2. Right

on.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:15 PM

3. It is set well below whale dung.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 12:06 AM

12. yeh, i was setting it

at Mariana Trench depth, whale dung settlement site...

✌🏼

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:16 PM

4. Currently it appears to be set

two floors below bargain basement last time I checked.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:22 PM

6. Think "Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho" for President

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:30 PM

7. I keep thinking of the words to the old limbo song: "How low can you go?".

Every time I think the lowest bar has been reached, damn, if they don't find an even lower setting. It seems unbelievable, but there it is.

The baby photo OP was several notches lower than I could have ever imagined, even from Trump. Standing there with a child who has been orphaned because of his hateful rhetoric, grinning like a shit eating possum, giving a cheesy thumbs up with his "I don't care do you" third lady by his side is one of the most despicable things I've seen.

I won't be surprised when we see him posing with a corpse.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:47 PM

8. With all due respect to the founding fathers - this points to a flaw in our system

In a parliamentary system a vote of no-confidence would be all that was needed. In this case I do think it would happen.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 02:05 AM

13. One among many reforms

That need to be part of Constitution 2.0

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Response to jimlup (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 02:10 AM

14. The Founders had confidence that the electoral college would protect the nation.

That the wise men would reject such a person. But the electoral college is composed of party hacks who get their appointments for being donors and party loyalists. They failed in their duty to be a firewall against insanity,

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 11:51 PM

9. In the Hamptons?

Trump cracks jokes about Equinox scandal, kamikaze pilots at Hamptons fundraiser
By Jennifer Gould Keil and Emily Smith

August 9, 2019 | 7:33pm

Among the 500 people at the Joe Farrell event were Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross and wife Hilary Geary Ross, Rory Tahari, Joe Piscopo, Geraldo Rivera, Rudy Giuliani, Andrew Giuliani, Phil Falcone and wife Lisa Maria, Jean Shafiroff and Neal Sroka.

Also at the event were Estee Lauder billionaire and philanthropist Ronald Lauder, financier Leon Wagner, Vornado founder Steve Roth, co-chair of the RNC, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Bob Castellani, CEO of North American Rescue, real estate mogul Richard Le Frak, financier Peter Worth, commercial real estate developer Bill Stern, Rob Godfrey, former First Lady of Florida Carole Crist, Monica Crowley, Cantor Fitzgerald’s Howard Lutnicki, Steve Witkoff, Bill Ford, Joe Thal, Andrea Catsimatidis and Ed Cox.



https://nypost.com/2019/08/09/trump-cracks-jokes-about-rent-control-kamikaze-pilots-at-hamptons-fundraiser/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:33 AM

16. The Overton Window keeps moving. What was unthinkable 6 months ago is now normal to some people

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:39 AM

17. Had to look up

Overton Window and glad I did.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window

Noam Chomsky said in 1998:

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #17)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:07 AM

18. Agreed...thanks to GoneOffShore for sharing that, and thank you for the clarification...

That's a new concept for me, and it certainly reflects where things stand.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:20 AM

19. Recommended.

Interesting. I think that the bar has been buried in the muck of white nationalism.

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