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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:16 PM

The Last Lifeboat Has Now Departed

The Trumptanic, steered into turbulent waters by the madman at the wheel, is now listing to one side and is about to sink. All passengers who ignored the warning signs of its inevitable fate and refused to board the lifeboats are now doomed; all crew members who insisted the ship was unsinkable will be going down with it.

You’ve had many opportunities to save yourselves and your party, GOP. You could have jumped ship when migrant kids were taken from their parents and jailed, or when your captain exploded the deficit to give tax-cuts to the wealthy, or when he started lining his own pockets with taxpayer money.

You could have bailed when your captain sailed away from our allies and towards our enemies, or when he began dismantling the very structures that keep the ship-of-state safely afloat. You could have mutinied when he started dividing the passengers into us and them, when he encouraged those on board to violence, when he demanded the crew follow his insane orders, while tossing those who refused to do so overboard.

The signs were all there – unmistakable signs that you were now on a journey that would end tragically – but still you held on to the ridiculous notion that your rudderless ship would somehow survive.

Well, the last lifeboat has now sailed. It left when you knew your captain was guilty of using bribery and extortion to extract self-serving information from our ally, Ukraine, and withheld congressionally-approved funds until his demands for ‘dirt’ on a political opponent were met. It left when you decided to dismiss what is clearly a high crime and misdemeanour, and instead insisted that your captain is above the law. It left when you chose to put a lying, thieving idiot above your Constitutional duty and above the national security of the country you swore to protect.

The coming weeks will be interesting, as you attempt to defend the indefensible while the nation – and the world – watches. It will be fascinating to see you flail about in iceberg-strewn waters, trying to explain how extortion and bribery for personal political gain is something that all presidents have engaged in, so we should all just get over it. It will be beyond entertaining to see you trying to convince the citizenry that career civil servants with impeccable credentials are lying, while the man who has lied over 13,000 times is the truth-teller.

No doubt you will use your usual tricks to distract from the truth. You will be disruptive; you will rail on endlessly about irrelevancies, insist that due process is not being followed – maybe even order a few dozen pizzas during the hearings. But those tactics will only serve to prove that you find the most solemn and serious undertaking – determining if a “pResident” is guilty and should be removed from office – is something to be scorned, ignored, and ultimately laughed at.

The Trumptanic is going down – and it will take all souls still on board with it. Its sinking was always inevitable, and those who refused to see that inevitability are now facing a watery political grave – and the majority of the populace will cheer as you go under.

As Carl Bernstein once said to a RWer who declared that no one is interested in investigations into Trump: ”There was a time when no one was interested in Watergate – which was followed by the time when everyone was interested in Watergate.”

We are about to enter that time when everyone is interested in Trump’s crimes – and they are about to hear the overwhelming evidence against him 24/7 on all news outlets, blasted in headlines, set out in details that can’t be ignored.

So those of you who chose to go down with the ship – well, you’re fucked. You should have grabbed a seat on that last lifeboat – the one that represented your last chance at getting out while abandoning ship was still an option.

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NanceGreggs Sunday OP
Leith Sunday #1
Baked Potato Sunday #2
SonofDonald Sunday #3
sheshe2 Sunday #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sunday #5
2naSalit Sunday #6
Karadeniz Sunday #7
chillfactor Sunday #8
dchill Monday #9
Grammy23 Monday #10
3catwoman3 Monday #11
DallasNE Monday #12
Garrett78 Monday #14
nitpicker Monday #21
Smith Jack Monday #15
joost5 Monday #37
roamer65 Monday #13
NBachers Monday #16
Lock him up. Monday #17
catbyte Monday #18
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malaise Monday #20
spanone Monday #22
Gothmog Monday #23
Sugar Smack Monday #24
Anon-C Monday #29
Sugar Smack Monday #31
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dhol82 Monday #28
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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:23 PM

1. Though we keep saying it

But THIS is really one of your very best! Excellent analogy.

You're a treasure.



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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:27 PM

2. Thank you for your writing

Very eloquent.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:28 PM

3. Outstanding as usual nt

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:30 PM

4. Kick

Recommend.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:39 PM

5. Superb writing, as always, dear Nance! Thank you.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:39 PM

6. K and R!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:50 PM

7. You keep outdoing yourself, leaving us running out of compliments! Thanks for sharing!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:52 PM

8. well done, Nance!...again......

some posts I just skip simply because they never add to the conversation and some are just ridiculous..…..I NEVER skip yours......you are a treasure to this site!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:03 AM

9. Masterfully done!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:12 AM

10. I am more than ready to see these rats exposed and humiliated for standing by


tRump when they’ve known all along what a snake he is. They have clung to him in some kind of blind hope that all would work out in the end. Even a fool should have known that was pure idiocy. But they held on so now their “time in the barrel” is about to begin.

The best part will be when we (hopefully) find out what Putin has on tRump and what Putin/tRump have on the rest of the crew. The thing that concerns me most is what kind of distraction tRump will pull trying to avoid his fate.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:25 AM

11. As has already been said, this is one of your...

...very best. Your wordsmith skills impress me no end.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:32 AM

12. But Trump Hasn't Stopped Digging

He knows that Republicans in the Senate will not hold him accountable, no matter what.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212672951

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:39 AM

14. And as comforting as the idea is, the Republican Party isn't going away.

With a tyranny of the minority political system that is nearly impossible to reform, a staggering level of ignorance and a highly irresponsible profit-driven media, the Republican Party has plenty of life left.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:47 AM

21. +1

IMO, generally those remaining have constituents and/or circles that value loyalty to Thump and party above just about anything.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:40 AM

15. The GOP will be throwing mud with trump this week!

They are going to go after LTC Vindman!

The trump/Putin/Klan trolls and the GOP are going to try and smear LTC Vindman

...by using the story from a LTC Hickman who said Vindman talked to Russian
Officers and said disrespectful things about America----

Well HICKMAN is a QAnon conspiracy FREAK!
A review of Hickman's past tweets found more than 100 in which he recirculated or commented on QAnon-related theories, including hoaxes about Satanism and paedophilia, and until recently he had the hashtag #Q in his profile.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-impeachment-alexander-vindman-testimony-ukraine-call-conspiracy-a9192131.html

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Response to Smith Jack (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:20 PM

37. This is disgusting.

Drumpfers should feel shame.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:07 AM

16. This is you at the very tip top of your form, Nance. Thank you for this!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:27 AM

17. Excellent!

Just except for ''overwhelming evidence against him 24/7 on all news outlets'' because faux noise and limbaugh & co will trumpet the rushablikkkan cretins' smears 24/7, but they're not news outlets, granted.

Nonetheless, compared to that crooked criminal, Nixon was a boy scout...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:33 AM

18. ...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:12 AM

19. I truly hope so. We've all been there in our lives when things changed drastically. May this be one.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:02 AM

20. Most Excellent

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:29 AM

22. K&R...👍🏼

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:45 AM

23. Great post Nance

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:53 AM

24. Now, THERE's something you don't see everyday.



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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:25 AM

29. Right?

Should be one hell of a show.

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Response to Anon-C (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:52 AM

31. You ain't lying.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

25. I'll believe it when I see it

America is on the road to being a mafia state. Trump just flat out says he owns America now and using government for his own goals is right and proper. All I know is that once the democratic nominee is chosen I will work and volunteer non stop to get rid of this Trump pimple on the ass of America.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:18 AM

26. I would love to believe that but the Senate

will not remove him. It is very hard to beat a sitting president when the economy is good.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:24 AM

28. Just give it another six months.


I just hope we don’t go into a Great Depression.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:23 AM

27. Well said.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:46 AM

30. Bea-u-ti-ful!!!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:12 AM

32. K&R. n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:45 AM

33. Waste of time trying to make gop

members see the light. They KNOW tRump is a disaster. So they stick with him, proving that they are flotsam in the ocean of life. Not worth trying to save or even argue with. Let them go along with the worthless leader they support. The fact that they are destroying this country they swore to defend does not bother them. I wonder why? They go on TV defending the indefensible, demeaning themselves each time. tRump is not worth this level of loyalty. He is a worldwide joke. No brains, skin tinted orange with white eye sockets, yellow hair. Struts around in that overcoat like a Mafia Don, only without the "smarts". Comical.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:47 AM

34. And they will try to talk about Hillary's emails

While they guy who doesn't wear a coat and protects sex abusers (Gym Jordan) takes on his usual act of lonely-and-angry-cowboy to try to impress the creature and his minions.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:57 AM

35. Priceless OP ..... much obliged for your keen insight and brilliant writing - as usual!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:13 PM

36. And may I be allowed to say:

We won't miss them.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:27 PM

38. Thank you for all that you do.

So those of you who chose to go down with the ship – well, you’re fucked. You should have grabbed a seat on that last lifeboat – the one that represented your last chance at getting out while abandoning ship was still an option.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:50 PM

39. I'll believe it

when I see the last gurgle bubble to the surface over the sunken ship.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:56 PM

40. Love your threads!!

Among the BEST!!! TY so much for being a GREAT Democrat! If only there was a Billion more like you!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:32 PM

41. In most circumstances, radical and reactionary Republicans can be counted on to go too far

They certainly have this time, with Trump.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:14 PM

42. would that it will be so

but i keep asking myself, where is the political power that will thread the needle to get it done?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:06 PM

43. Well done

Wonderful and true

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:13 PM

44. "Trumptanic" is perfect

Some of the rats are jumping off, but those still aboard are doomed.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:55 PM

45. Trumptanic Free ice in every room

n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:06 PM

46. Thanks Nance

great piece.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:10 PM

47. Excellent metaphor. I pray

that you're correct... that we really are nearing the end of this clusterfuck, or at least the part of it where trump is in the WH. It will take a long time to repair the damage, assuming it's even possible.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:21 PM

48. k&r

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:32 PM

49. Nicely done Nance. Thank you!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:07 PM

50. Get 'em, Nance!



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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:42 PM

51. ...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:06 PM

52. Once Trump is gone...however and whenever...

that happens, there needs to be a deTrumpification of our country, much like the denazification of Germany after WWII.

The GOP itself may be too far gone, too rotten to its core with traitorous collaborators, to allow it stand as a legitimate national political party.

There should be a concerted public ad campaign to associate Republicans with their fellow travelers, the nazis and the KKK.

Garbage like that needs to dwell forever in the rancid dumpster of history.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:12 PM

53. Nearer my Vlad to thee... Nearer to thee...

n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:16 PM

54. As with the historical parallel, there will be a few that

have usurped precious spots on the lifeboats by way of disguising their true natures.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:19 PM

55. Another masterpiece, Nance!

Do you mind if I copy and email to "my" two "senators?" (I put "my" in quotes, because alexander and blackburn will never represent me.)

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Response to volstork (Reply #55)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:27 PM

56. Feel free to do so. n/t

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