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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:08 PM

If the blue wave hadn't won the majority in the House in the midterms

Every branch of our government would be controlled by a Trump right now. I have no idea whatís going to happen in the Stone trial. Will Stone just go back to jail and have to wait for another trial? Can anyone sue Barr for breaking some law or other? Will they just get Republican prosecutors to violate their oaths, take over and ask for time served?

At this moment I feel like weíre hanging by one thread. The House of Representatives. I truly didnít think it would go this far this fast.

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Reply If the blue wave hadn't won the majority in the House in the midterms (Original post)
lunatica Tuesday OP
OliverQ Tuesday #1
magicarpet Tuesday #5
Kingofalldems Wednesday #17
OliverQ Wednesday #18
Kingofalldems Wednesday #19
Happyhippychick Tuesday #2
wishstar Tuesday #3
lunatica Tuesday #8
empedocles Tuesday #4
ooky Tuesday #6
FiveGoodMen Wednesday #16
lastlib Thursday #22
greenjar_01 Tuesday #7
lunatica Tuesday #9
greenjar_01 Tuesday #10
lunatica Tuesday #11
UniteFightBack Wednesday #12
geralmar Wednesday #13
Toorich Wednesday #14
lunatica Wednesday #15
live love laugh Thursday #20
Cosmocat Thursday #21
Scarsdale Thursday #23

Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:08 PM

1. Just imagine how much less damage he'd be doing if we won the Senate.

No Barr, no Judges, laws would get passed. Losing Senate seats in 2018 was horrible.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:37 PM

5. 2018 was a very bad year for Dems in the rotating Senate elections.

If we had not won back the House the Ukraine matter would have been buried by a Rethug House.

Thank goodness we got majority control of one house of congress or the public would be totally in the blind.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 06:19 PM

17. Here we go again.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 06:29 PM

18. Do you have something you'd like to say?

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 06:30 PM

19. Same thing every day.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:10 PM

2. Just FYI, we won because Bloomberg financed those 24 campaigns personally

I'm praying he's filling Amy McGraths coffers!!!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:16 PM

3. Stone was convicted and is out on bond awaiting sentencing by the judge

He will not have a new trial and will be going to prison soon once Judge Jackson sentences him. But he might appeal his sentencing hoping for a better deal from a different judge. Just have to hope that the courts hold up to the challenges ahead.


Flynn will also be sentenced this spring to at least a little prison time since Judge Sullivan will almost certainly not permit him to withdraw his guilty plea and not let him off with just probation since Flynn stop cooperating, but Flynn will probably try to appeal also.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:51 PM

8. Thanks!

I didn't realize heíd been convicted already. Iíve really tried staying away from the day to day news because I refuse to be dragged into the daily Trump outrages.

Why doesnít Trump just pardon them instead of going through this crap?

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:19 PM

4. Once again, no magical blue wave won the House. Some 42 red 'flippers'

elected the Dem Speaker Pelosi.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:38 PM

6. I get the feeling Stone will never serve time on this conviction

because I also get the feeling the pardons are about to start flying. Stone's, and maybe more. I don't think Trump can restrain himself much longer, and he is feeling more empowered, invincible, and untouchable every day. Like a comic superhuman who keeps storing up massive amounts of electrical energy until death rays come streaming from his fingers toward his victims, he is becoming intoxicated from the unchecked power his corrupt AG and Republican Senate are handing to him.

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Response to ooky (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 06:16 PM

16. I don't think Tom Delay ever did.

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Response to ooky (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:45 AM

22. "Emperor Palpatine"

He certainly represents the dark side.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:41 PM

7. Uh...

"Will Stone just go back to jail and have to wait for another trial?"

Huh?

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 09:52 PM

9. Is that your answer?

Well, thanks. I guess.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:01 PM

10. It was a question, not an answer

The highlighted portion of your post is confusing.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 10:29 PM

11. A poster above informed me Stone has been convicted

and is waiting to be sentenced. I didnít know that because Iíve stayed away from the day to day news. I was assuming the trial was still going on. My question was what would happen if the prosecution all resigned in the middle of a trial.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:38 AM

12. Like James Carville said the Democrats are the only thing standing between the USA and the abyss.

Remember MODERATE Dems won the house..not socialists.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 11:27 AM

14. .....Remember, during the Revolutionary War .....

.....there were a handful of times when Fate intervened and Washington and the Continental Army
lived to fight another day. On August 29,1776, the war almost ended, but Washington, under cover of
fog, retreated and saved the Army. There were other close calls and miraculous events throughout that
war that eventually led to victory.

Our winning a majority in the House in 2018, I believe, will someday be looked upon as one of those
times when Providence intervened on behalf of Truth and Freedom.

And we remember that 1776 was just the beginning of the fight.

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Response to Toorich (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 01:44 PM

15. Thanks for the reminder

I really try to stay positive because like your account of fate intervening, I actively believe in all those factors. Or better said, I am aware of the fact that disparate factors can, have and will either strengthen or weaken momentum.

It just suddenly hit me, with this seemingly successful interference in our justice system that we really are hanging on by the Houseís actions only. Can they turn this runaway ship to do their Constitutional bidding? I know they want to and have somehow stood up to extraordinary odds.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:43 AM

20. It's not happened fast--three decades of ignored malfeasance

led us to this point.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:08 AM

21. YEP

nm

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:34 AM

23. Stone should have been in prison

years ago. He led the "Brooks Brothers stampede" in Florida, getting Dubya into the WH. He is a slimy little turd. He has a tattoo of Nixon on his back. Maybe he is afraid that will not go over well in prison? He describes himself as a "dirty trickster" and that is exactly what he is. Vile little excuse for a human being. This is why he is so popular with tRump.

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