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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:48 PM

'Unusual': Reporters surprised as a large swath of Republicans go missing during Sondland testimon




https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/unusual-reporters-surprised-as-a-large-swath-of-republicans-go-missing-during-sondland-testimony/


ĎUnusualí: Reporters surprised as a large swath of Republicans go missing during Sondland testimony

Published 17 mins ago
on November 20, 2019


Reporters covering the House impeachment inquiry were mystified after most of the Republican lawmakers left the room during EU ambassador Gordon Sondlandís testimony.

Sondland directly implicated President Donald Trump, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the scheme to withhold military aid from Ukraine until its president agreed to announce an investigation of Joe Biden........................



The Republican minority appeared to be caught off guard by Sondlandís decision to turn on senior administration officials................................




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Reply 'Unusual': Reporters surprised as a large swath of Republicans go missing during Sondland testimon (Original post)
riversedge Nov 20 OP
Wellstone ruled Nov 20 #1
SWBTATTReg Nov 20 #10
SWBTATTReg Nov 20 #2
Wellstone ruled Nov 20 #16
TNNurse Nov 20 #43
SWBTATTReg Nov 20 #52
MaryMagdaline Nov 20 #3
Iliyah Nov 20 #4
captain queeg Nov 20 #5
cbdo2007 Nov 20 #6
Delphinus Nov 20 #7
mucifer Nov 20 #8
klook Nov 20 #15
Caliman73 Nov 20 #23
c-rational Nov 20 #47
skypilot Nov 20 #25
RainCaster Nov 20 #9
C_U_L8R Nov 20 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 20 #18
tblue37 Nov 20 #12
Beantighe Nov 20 #13
Chin music Nov 20 #14
babylonsister Nov 20 #17
Pisces Nov 20 #19
Pepsidog Nov 20 #45
LAS14 Nov 20 #20
Mr. Ected Nov 20 #21
torius Nov 20 #22
tanyev Nov 20 #24
NoMoreRepugs Nov 20 #26
Jarqui Nov 20 #27
dem4decades Nov 20 #28
LuckyLib Nov 20 #41
doc03 Nov 20 #29
PatSeg Nov 20 #30
Digger Nov 20 #55
PatSeg Nov 20 #56
jmbar2 Nov 20 #31
lagomorph777 Nov 20 #40
jmbar2 Nov 20 #50
Historic NY Nov 20 #32
Midnight Writer Nov 20 #33
ProgressDiv Nov 20 #34
NBachers Nov 20 #35
LiberalLovinLug Nov 20 #36
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LiberalLovinLug Nov 20 #58
dchill Nov 20 #37
gibraltar72 Nov 20 #38
lagomorph777 Nov 20 #39
FakeNoose Nov 20 #42
dewsgirl Nov 20 #54
Mr. Sparkle Nov 20 #44
mpreorder Nov 20 #46
struggle4progress Nov 20 #48
beachbumbob Nov 20 #51
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. See no evil,hear no evil,smell no evil.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:53 PM

10. Exactly!! I didn't see your remark until after I posted mine, I would have just ditto'ed yours!!

A great and very relevant remark!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:52 PM

2. Cowards.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:57 PM

16. One and all.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:10 PM

43. I was going to go with Chickenshit.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #43)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:02 PM

52. It's a very good name too! nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:52 PM

3. Trying to get some last minute fundraising done in their districts before their constituents check

their news feeds

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:52 PM

4. Like clock work, the trained seals needed to seek out their

treats (shithole).

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:52 PM

5. Rats from a sinking ship

Though no doubt they are trying to cook up some Hail Mary defense.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:52 PM

6. Easier for them to deny it if they didn't see it

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:52 PM

7. That is very odd.

I would think they would want to be present to hear what is being said. Weird.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:53 PM

8. getting their stories straight coming up with talking points

they tend to be much better at messaging than us.

Don't forget that

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Response to mucifer (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:56 PM

15. Most likely answer. (nt)

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Response to mucifer (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:10 PM

23. They aren't necessarily better.

They are just willing to lie, cheat, and steal to get what they want. Their message is also easier to convey. They rely on grievance, fear, hatred, and greed. All of those are strong motivators for certain types of decisive behavior.

I hate to go Star Wars nerd here but like Yoda told Luke when asked if the Dark Side was stronger, "No, quicker, more seductive..."

Negative human emotions and attitudes are often more potent and have longer lasting effects on the human brain. It is easier to convince someone that a "dirty Mexican is stealing your job" than it is to explain that corporations will often circumvent laws to lower their employment costs and that it is structured as a result of the charge of corporations to be profitable to their investors and that we have to take on moneyed interests to make changes in the laws.

It is easier to convince people that socialism will take everything from you and give it to some lazy person, than to know that under socialism you will get what you need, maintain your personal property, but that the excessive concentration of wealth, property, and power will not happen because we will all be conscious of not allowing it through democratic and cooperative means.

Republicans are getting their stories together to try to lie their way out of the mess there in. It may work for a bit, until people can catch up to the facts.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:30 PM

47. Well said! nt

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Response to mucifer (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:16 PM

25. Well, the line between messaging and lying...

...is awfully thin with them so let them be better at it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:53 PM

9. Prayer session

Yeah, that's all they have to offer, their religiousity.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:53 PM

11. Looks like a freakout to me.

They'll never learn. If you side with the truth, you don't need to run off and conspire in the back room.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:57 PM

18. Similarly, you don't need urgent meetings to get stories straight. Nor forget which lies you told.nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:53 PM

12. Maybe they're pulling a Lindsey, refusing to hear the testimony. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:55 PM

13. They were probably

They were probably off to get their talking points on whichever conspiracy theory their prez wants them to push today.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:57 PM

17. Shirking their duties, what a surprise. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:58 PM

19. Plausible deniability. I didn't hear that. I wasn't in the room

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Response to Pisces (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:19 PM

45. Yep-absolutely.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:59 PM

20. If anyone hears where they were, please post. I find this absolutely fascinatig. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:01 PM

21. They will say, Ambassador Sondland's testimony was HEARSAY

Since we weren't in the room when he made those claims. We're relying on third parties to relay the information to us.

And the FOX crowd shakes it collective head in approval.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:05 PM

22. Maybe they don't like having their picture taken

With their jaws hanging down and spittle coming out.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:13 PM

24. Frantic line up at the pod for uploads of new talking points.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:20 PM

26. The Male Rethugs, being real men, went out to smoke

cigars, have some Jack Daniel's, talk about guns and women and pontificate on their being Masters of the Universe.

While in other news, grown men in a huddle were observed weeping and squeezing their spchincters.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:22 PM

27. "Oh oh, we need a new set of lies ..." nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:50 PM

28. Could someone photoshop those sign boards to say Oh Shit He's Guilty

And other things?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:09 PM

41. What is with those signs? There should be no signage on display

in congressional hearings. BS!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:21 PM

29. Gonna be a bumpy ride on that bus

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:24 PM

30. Whoa

Couldn't see that watching on TV. Er, maybe they all had to use the washroom at the same time?

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:07 PM

55. Yup.

And there probably was a long line at the sweat-pants vendor in the hall just outside the repug restroom.

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Response to Digger (Reply #55)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:10 PM

56. Ha, ha, ha!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:26 PM

31. Raptured?

nt

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:07 PM

40. Ruptured

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:48 PM

50. LOL...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:27 PM

32. Somebody say pizza

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:34 PM

33. As Pompeo said, associating with Trump hurts your reputation.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:38 PM

34. Calling their travel agents?

Buying one way tickets to Moscow?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:45 PM

35. Where is your pizza invasion now Mr. Gaetz?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:45 PM

36. So they can later honestly say they never heard any incriminating evidence against their Dear Leader

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #36)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:48 PM

49. +

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #49)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:09 PM

58. .

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:50 PM

37. This gives them what I call "implausible undeniability."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:59 PM

38. The average IQ went up appreciably.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:01 PM

39. They were all in the restroom puking and blowing diarrhea.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:09 PM

42. Oh I know! they all wanted to find Joe Biden and wish him a Happy Birthday

Yeah, that's the ticket ...



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:29 PM

54. LOL😆

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:16 PM

44. Their strategy went out the window quite early they didnt know what to do.

with all their prep wasted , they literally walked off the job shaking in their boots.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:30 PM

46. "I never heard him say that" would

technically be the truth. Scumbags.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:48 PM

48. "i sure didn't hear anything Wednesday that made me think the President had done anything wrong"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:59 PM

51. The ones who left can say they didn't hear anything incriminating, right?

Lol

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:15 PM

53. LOL I thought this had to be satire...just can't tell anymore.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:20 PM

57. After all the bleating about closed door hearings

they run for the exits during testimony.

Ok then.

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