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Speaker Pelosi 'swatted down' Donald Trump's request to 'work something out' on whistleblower: (Original Post) Gothmog Sep 2019 OP
In other words, Leghorn21 Sep 2019 #1
Meaning, he KNOWS this is really bad. And he's scared. bearsfootball516 Sep 2019 #2
perhaps that explains his shell-shocked speech at UN today EveHammond13 Sep 2019 #14
The nerveless gall of that man: he thinks everyone is as corrupt as he is Hekate Sep 2019 #3
From the Hoarse Whisperer Gothmog Sep 2019 #4
Donny? A question? gratuitous Sep 2019 #5
That reeks of desperation and increases my hopes Flaleftist Sep 2019 #6
Fucking buffoon BeyondGeography Sep 2019 #7
buffoon, yes; the other? those days are gone Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2019 #8
Nah. He can still get some fucking action ... NanceGreggs Sep 2019 #22
our tax dollars at work Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2019 #30
Because, as I was reminded today in a round about way, Nancy doesn't mess around. ffr Sep 2019 #9
Keep coming forward Mr. pResident ffr Sep 2019 #11
That is the best clap the world has ever seen njhoneybadger Sep 2019 #13
That never gets old NastyRiffraff Sep 2019 #34
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Sep 2019 #10
Shart of the Deal Blue Owl Sep 2019 #12
'Yes, you can tell your people to obey the law.' I love this woman. yellowcanine Sep 2019 #15
And there's another thing going on here with her- BumRushDaShow Sep 2019 #16
Post on this... Duppers Sep 2019 #17
The Speaker Wellstone ruled Sep 2019 #18
Tell your people to obey the law Gothmog Sep 2019 #19
NP: "Russian rubles? I got elected w/o them. Sod off, asshat." lindysalsagal Sep 2019 #20
trump-can we work something out? Gothmog Sep 2019 #21
You can tell your people to obey the law Botany Sep 2019 #24
No Deal, Spanky. nolabear Sep 2019 #23
This isn't the first time she put down trump Tennessee Hillbilly Sep 2019 #25
From MSNBC Gothmog Sep 2019 #26
It's the only way he knows how to do anything - it's all transactional. The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2019 #27
"C'mon Nancy, (whiny voice) We can work something out..." kentuck Sep 2019 #28
He just can't stop being a criminal ecstatic Sep 2019 #29
Couldn't Newest Reality Sep 2019 #31
The Shart of the Heel lame54 Sep 2019 #32
Gee maybe Crazy Nancy, MS 13 Nancy, or whatever.. Botany Sep 2019 #33
Absolutely brilliant. Nancy rocks Hekate Sep 2019 #35
Thanks Goth! Cha Sep 2019 #36
The Fart of a Deal malaise Sep 2019 #37
I hope Pelosi is called to testify about this DeminPennswoods Sep 2019 #38
"Hey Crazy Nancy!" Bradical79 Sep 2019 #39
Could that be an impeachable offense too? LiberalFighter Sep 2019 #40

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
5. Donny? A question?
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:33 PM
Sep 2019

Why would anyone anywhere think to take you at your word? We've been watching for the last three years, you know. You aren't to be trusted any farther than I can caber toss the Washington Monument. Speaker Pelosi probably treated you far better than you deserve.

ffr

(22,782 posts)
9. Because, as I was reminded today in a round about way, Nancy doesn't mess around.
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:37 PM
Sep 2019

She's as serious as a heart attack. And if she's stuck her neck out on this historic impeachment inquiry, you have to trust that she's got tRump and anyone else who stands against the law, by the balls.

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

BumRushDaShow

(133,558 posts)
16. And there's another thing going on here with her-
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 06:50 PM
Sep 2019

I.e., I think she (and the entire CA Democratic delegation) have had enough with the bullying shakedowns using federal agencies to target those on an enemy list (her and her state) -

Trump officials threaten to withhold highway funding from California for its ‘chronic air quality problems’

By
Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni
September 24, 2019 at 11:14 a.m. EDT

Trump administration officials threatened this week to withhold federal highway funding from California, arguing that the state has not shown what steps it is taking to improve its air quality. The move by the Environmental Protection Agency escalates the fierce battle between President Trump and the left-leaning state, and could put billions in federal funding in jeopardy.

In a predated letter sent late Monday to the California Air Resources Board, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggested that the state “has failed to carry out its most basic tasks under the Clean Air Act” and needs to either update its plans to tackle air pollution or risk losing federal money.

At stake, the EPA said, are billions of dollars in federal highway funding every year. Federal officials have the right to halt that money if they determine that a state is not taking sufficient steps to show how it aims to cut air pollution such as soot or smog-forming ozone.

In the letter, Wheeler notes that 34 million Californians live in areas that don’t meet federal National Ambient Air Quality Standards, more than twice as many residents as any other state. California has more than 130 “state implementation plans,” which serve as blueprints for how California would tackle these pollutants, awaiting federal approval. “California has the worst air quality in the United States,” he wrote, adding that many of its plans “are inactive and appear to have fundamental issues” that would keep them from getting approved.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/09/24/trump-officials-threaten-withhold-highway-funds-california-its-chronic-air-quality-problems/
 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
18. The Speaker
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:03 PM
Sep 2019

is driving this Impeachment Bus. Watch for others to be brought under investigation for helping the Orange Ass avoid consequences . Barr,Pence,possibly McConnell and other enablers.

25. This isn't the first time she put down trump
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:37 PM
Sep 2019

Does anyone remember when she told trump that he couldn't use the house chamber to give his SOTU speech until the government shutdown ended?

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,388 posts)
27. It's the only way he knows how to do anything - it's all transactional.
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:40 PM
Sep 2019

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. He thought he could make a deal to get off the hook, and I'll bet he was surprised to be told to go pound sand.

kentuck

(111,526 posts)
28. "C'mon Nancy, (whiny voice) We can work something out..."
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:40 PM
Sep 2019

"We don't have to go to any extremes."

"How am I going to get a Nobel Peace Prize under these conditions?"

"C'mon Nancy, give me a break."

Newest Reality

(12,712 posts)
31. Couldn't
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 07:43 PM
Sep 2019

that be added to the list of offenses?

What is the attempt to try to influence a lawmaker to work out something in order to avoid the ramifications when that would then result in obstructing justice?

If you had a court case tomorrow and called the Judge up on the phone: "Hey, I was wondering if we could work something out about my trial tomorrow?" then that is what I am implying.

Botany

(71,088 posts)
33. Gee maybe Crazy Nancy, MS 13 Nancy, or whatever..
Tue Sep 24, 2019, 08:39 PM
Sep 2019

.... nickname Trump has given her was not listening.

Hey Donny she has you by the balls.

DeminPennswoods

(15,509 posts)
38. I hope Pelosi is called to testify about this
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 08:03 AM
Sep 2019

Personally, I'd love to know what Trump said and/or admitted to when he spoke to her.

 

Bradical79

(4,490 posts)
39. "Hey Crazy Nancy!"
Sun Sep 29, 2019, 09:11 AM
Sep 2019

"I call you names and stab everyone in the back first chance I get! Can we make a deal to drop the impeachment talk that could wreck your political opposition?"

I imagine Trump showing such desperation only increased her confidence in the decision.

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