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Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:14 AM

 

Here's the real "pay to play"

All the condemnation from the tRump camp towards Hillary about corruption via "pay to play". All that hot air and here it is...that actual pay to play President.

Where are the questions from the M$M??

This is dangerous for our country.



Further evidence that it could be impossible for the president-elect to disconnect himself from his foreign businesses comes from a key diplomatic appointment that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made days before Trumpís election victory. Duterte announced that Jose E.B. Antonio would be the countryís envoy to Washington, D.C., for trade and investment. Antonio, chairman of Century Properties Group, is Trumpís business partner in the Philippines. His business is currently building the 57-story Trump Tower at Century City in the capital Manila.

For countries and foreign leaders more used to a corrupt government environment, there will be numerous opportunities to curry favor with the incoming president through his businesses. Trumpís business empire is already courting them for profit.

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., hosted an informative session for foreign diplomats this past week explaining how these dignitaries could rent rooms during a Trump presidency, according to The Washington Post. This would, in effect, involve foreign governments putting money directly into the presidentís pocket while diplomats visited Washington, D.C., to conduct official business.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58309ad8e4b058ce7aab78fe

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SHRED Nov 2016 OP
Buzz Clik Nov 2016 #1
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Buzz Clik Nov 2016 #3
Blanks Nov 2016 #5
athena Nov 2016 #4
SHRED Nov 2016 #7
athena Nov 2016 #8
BSdetect Nov 2016 #6

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:17 AM

1. For the right, this was NEVER about pay to play, Benghazi, emails, etc.

 

They despised Bill, and they hate Hillary twice as much for being married to him and for being female. Period.

Trying to call out this band of assholes for bigotry will fall on deaf ears.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:21 AM

2. I wonder if his brain dead followers...

 

...think this is a good idea?

Then again, they are probably sheltered from such truths by the media they ingest.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:23 AM

3. They don't care if it is a bad idea or not. Quite seriously.

 

Their despise of Hillary is so deep that anyone was an acceptable alternative.

Trump will be gone some day, hopefully in four years. And you'll be hard pressed to find anyone willing to confess voting for him.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:35 AM

5. When Nixon resigned...

The complaint among some conservatives was that "he only did what everyone else has done, the only difference is that he got caught".

I can't imagine every other candidate using party funds to hire people to break into the opposing party's headquarters as being just standard campaign strategy, but I think people just don't follow what's going on all that closely.

It's just like Reagan's people being investigated and convicted. They just assume it's one party going after the other. Apparently, since Clinton lied the two parties are equivalent.

They don't quite grasp the concept of magnitude.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:27 AM

4. Wow. Everyone should be talking about this.

The media is so hypocritical. They kept going on and on about the hypothetical problems with the Clinton Foundation for weeks despite the total lack of evidence for any wrongdoing. And we have to read about this in the Huffington Post. This should be all over the MSM. It should have been all over the MSM prior to the election. But the standards are different for Republicans.

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Response to athena (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:57 AM

7. This is big

 

I recall the outcry of "pay to play" leveled at the Clinton Foundation. I recall the media having debates whether or not a President-elect Clinton should dissolve the A-rated foundation to avoid appearances of conflict-of-interest.

Apparently pay-to-play is now acceptable with this incoming administration.

Where is the outcry from the media hypocrites?
Where is the outcry from his supporters who didn't vote for this?
Doesn't anyone see the inherent dangers to our country in what Trump is doing here?

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Response to SHRED (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 12:01 PM

8. When the media stop exposing corruption, then democracy is on its way out.

The democracy of the United States is in peril. The media have allowed a highly incompetent and corrupt person to "win" the presidency. This is what happens when journalists and news organizations begin to care more about ratings and their bottom line than about their time-honored job to inform the public and keep the democracy of their country strong.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Nov 20, 2016, 11:41 AM

6. Tip off the iceberg folks.

He just ignores all critics. Only action by the GOP with the DP can stop this turd. So don't hold your breath.

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