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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:52 AM

. "Spare me. That's what I mean. I don't need phony off-the-record after-the-fact friends."

Dem lawmaker drops hammer on GOPers ‘covering their butts’ by rushing to defend Vindman after Trump fired him
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/dem-lawmaker-drops-hammer-on-gopers-covering-their-butts-by-rushing-to-defend-vindman-after-trump-fired-him/

Saying “spare me,” Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) trashed the anonymous Republican lawmakers who contacted the New York Times to claim they tried to stop Donald Trump from firing EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to make it look like they cared.

Speaking with MSNBC host Kendis Gibson, the New York lawmaker expressed disgust with what he called their “cowardice,” while reacting to a New York Times report noting the alleged concerns of Republicans over the president’s actions.

“I think what you’re seeing there is pretty obvious,” Maloney stated. “You’re seeing vulnerable Republicans, after the fact, try to cover their butts by leaking to the New York Times that they want us all to know they were deeply troubled by this. And even though they took a vote that could have absolutely guaranteed that people like Lt. Col. Vindman would be hurt, would be made to pay the price for their fecklessness, for their cowardice, they want us to know they were troubled by it.”

“They’re going to continue to support this president, but they want the New York Times to know they secretly know it’s wrong,” he continued. “Spare me. That’s what I mean. I don’t need phony off-the-record after-the-fact friends.”

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Reply . "Spare me. That's what I mean. I don't need phony off-the-record after-the-fact friends." (Original post)
dajoki Feb 2020 OP
lark Feb 2020 #1
Scarsdale Feb 2020 #6
irisblue Feb 2020 #2
soldierant Feb 2020 #21
PatSeg Feb 2020 #3
Leghorn21 Feb 2020 #4
GoCubsGo Feb 2020 #5
not_the_one Feb 2020 #16
sarge43 Feb 2020 #7
keithbvadu2 Feb 2020 #8
volstork Feb 2020 #9
brutus smith Feb 2020 #10
hangaleft Feb 2020 #24
Newest Reality Feb 2020 #28
LineLineLineLineNew Reply +
brutus smith Feb 2020 #32
dajoki Feb 2020 #34
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brutus smith Feb 2020 #31
lunatica Feb 2020 #11
SergeStorms Feb 2020 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #13
Evolve Dammit Feb 2020 #14
Skittles Feb 2020 #20
Evolve Dammit Feb 2020 #22
Skittles Feb 2020 #23
SWBTATTReg Feb 2020 #27
struggle4progress Feb 2020 #15
not_the_one Feb 2020 #17
whathehell Feb 2020 #18
democrank Feb 2020 #19
MFGsunny Feb 2020 #25
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #26
The Wizard Feb 2020 #29
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2020 #30
blakstoneranger Feb 2020 #33

Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:55 AM

1. Phoney friends with pretend concerns who are personally responsible for the turmoil

and treachery and criminality they have unleashed. This is just the beginning and they are compllicit and this BS will not save them, not for 1 second. They enabled the destructions of the USA and need to pay the personal price at election time. They are lying and trying to pretend to be on both sides, but that never works and I look forward to all of them getting the pink slip they deserve.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:34 AM

6. I am right there alongside of you.

Their constituents saw them do the wrong thing. Not protecting them, but their orange tinted idol. Shameful. Every last one of them deserves to be driven out of office. They are not representing their people at all. tRump is a total disaster as president, or even as a decent human being and they know it. Vote into office people who will speak up for the working class people of the country, not the millionaires.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:00 AM

2. Dude is righteous.

His Twitter, addy & bio.
Sean Patrick Maloney
@spmaloney
Father of three awesome kids. Accompanying
@RandyFlorke
through life. Representing NY-18 in Congress. Join my campaign ⬇️
Cold Spring, NYbit.ly/35juHGpJoined March 2009


Send him your thanks there, cause some staffer will need to tell him about the thanks he is getting.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 05:47 PM

21. I love Sean

He was in the primary for NY State Atty Gen, but I'm just as happy he's still in Congress. And Tish James is doing jsut fine in the AG job.

No, I'm not from NY, but the NYAG is the closest thing the nation has to a real AG with Barr in that position,

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:00 AM

3. That is so pathetic

Trying to have it both ways, but looking complicit in the process, except now they look two-faced as well.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:04 AM

4. HELL YEAH MALONEY - this guy is *not playing* with this pack of scumbucket LOSER BAYBEES

Remember when he wiped the floor with Gordon Sondland’s lying face??! HELL YEAH

Thanks for posting, dajoki!!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:08 AM

5. I loves me some Sean Maloney.

So happy to see him speaking out. The rest of his party better follow suit every chance they get.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:16 PM

16. Another member of his fan club

 

He seems to be willing to do what needs to be done. A democrat of the future.

Hope his particular virus is catching...

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:48 AM

7. How noble and courageous of you ... Anonymous.

I'm sure Sondland and Vindman are grateful and Mitt Romney appreciates you having his back.

just in case

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:57 AM

8. When Trump is finally gone, there will be many retroactive epiphanies from republicans.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 12:32 PM

9. Exactly.

"Never supported him." Liars. Milquetoasts. Cowards.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 12:50 PM

10. Repubs are not our friends.

 

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Response to brutus smith (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 06:15 PM

24. Nor are they "the opposition"

 

They are the enemy. We’re in a Cold War and our Democracy is at stake.

What some candidates for the presidency don’t understand is that we cannot and should not “reach across the aisle” to any legislators who supported Trump, including those who supported him by inaction. They are Quislings, and there should be no looking forward without also addressing what happened on their watch.

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Response to hangaleft (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 07:12 PM

28. Good insight...

To me, they have been shifting from a valid, opposition party since around the 80s. They have crafted themselves into something more like an enemy, as you said. This is not longer a yin-yang relationship and so, that contributes to throwing things out of balance in our system.

They are so top heavy that we can clearly see the party being their main devotion rather than the common good of the country, which is what is both expected and demanded from a public servant who as taken the oath to do so. Terms like rogue and renegade party apply better than any now politically archaic ones like conservative and Republican.

Now, we get to see them pull out all the stops in an effort to try to remain in power, relevant and to take their party to an ascendancy in our politics that it does not deserve in any sensible way. We cannot be held accountable for their failure to adapt and move forward as needed in a very dynamic, fast-changing world that requires appropriate responses in order for our country to survive and thrive. Yet, they would like to give the impression that those outside their bunkers are the cause in order to deflect from the GOPs psychological self-destruction in the face of its present obsolescence and future, demographic irrelevance. Their fear, failure and fight is all based on that and so, why not try to take over the country while you can as a last ditch effort?

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:30 AM

32. +

 

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 10:49 AM

34. You are right...

but the seeds were planted in the 60s.

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Response to hangaleft (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:30 AM

31. +

 

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 12:57 PM

11. You can't serve god and the devil at the same time.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 01:26 PM

12. A-freaking-men.

Expose these republican cretins for the cowards they are.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 01:28 PM

13. Spot on

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 01:45 PM

14. Cowards. Nowhere to be seen when it mattered. Go to hell.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 05:40 PM

20. "when it mattered"

that's it, right there - they seem to know what is right, but fail to do it WHEN IT MATTERS

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Response to Skittles (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 05:52 PM

22. Yep. Cowards of un-fathomable bottom. Never would have believed it, were we not living it.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 05:57 PM

23. I have long despised republicans

but they have gone so low now, I cannot them redeeming themselves as a legitimate party in my lifetime

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 07:10 PM

27. Ditto!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:06 PM

15. "While I was driving him to the bank, I tried to discourage him from robbing it

But he did that anyway. And since there was nothing I could do then, I drove him to the airport"

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 02:19 PM

17. Spot On.

 

A more accurate description I have yet to read...

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 03:50 PM

18. Gooo on him! .n/t

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 04:50 PM

19. Sometimes it really is a little too late.

Can’t still have your cake once you swallow it, as the saying goes.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 07:00 PM

25. We are fresh out of effin' pearls for these lily-livered repukes to clutch.

Full stop.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 07:05 PM

26. Now THIS ... this kinda thing is what I want to hear every day from our Dems til November ...

No FREAKING QUARTER.

No mealy-mouthed stuff.

No 'he misspoke' or it was 'contrary to the facts' or whatnot.

Nail this fucker, and his enablers, every chance you get.

BRAVO Congressman!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 07:51 AM

29. Like Susan Collins

They're very concerned.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:17 AM

30. Spare me the bullshit. Maybe that should be our standard mantra.....

when addressing Rethugs. Cut 'em off at the pass.

KY...........

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 08:55 AM

33. IT'S NOT OVER YET FOR LT COL VINDMAN

 

You see, Lt col vindman still gets to keep his rank and he still gets to retire at full rank, time in grade, and time in service. All trump did was transfer him to another job. He might lose some special pay, but that's it. He gets housing allowances and other benefits for his family. And he gets to retire with honors including an honorable discharge. All he did was get transferred. So what you bet somebody tells this to trump. Although it's highly unlikely given that trump knows he's guilty, but for publicity sake and to instill fear in any future whistleblowers, trump may, upon vindman making the slightest mistake, error in judgment, reduce his rank or set him up for a bad discharge like under other than honorable, bad or misconduct discharge. I don't see trump letting this guy get away with just a job transfer. That's not trump's idea of revenge! From what i've been reading about trump, when he gets a thirst for revenge he goes all the way. He crushes you. Even if you only did a minor thing to upset him. So let's keep a look out, because a bad discharge can ruin this vindman's life.

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