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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:37 PM

GOP Senators "Don't Recall" Shithole Comments

Source: The Hill

Two GOP senators said Friday they "do not recall" President Trump's reference to "shithole" countries during an Oval Office meeting on immigration.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) issued a joint statement saying they did not recall the president making the exact comments, and called out Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for confirming the comments.

"In regards to Senator Durbin’s accusation, we do not recall the President saying these comments specifically but what he did call out was the imbalance in our current immigration system, which does not protect American workers and our national interest," the senators wrote.


Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/368745-gop-senators-say-they-do-not-recall-trump-referring-to-shithole

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Reply GOP Senators "Don't Recall" Shithole Comments (Original post)
louis c Jan 12 OP
gopiscrap Jan 12 #1
olegramps Jan 12 #16
Irish_Dem Jan 12 #21
gopiscrap Jan 12 #22
ailsagirl Jan 12 #41
Eliot Rosewater Jan 12 #2
Ohiogal Jan 12 #3
underpants Jan 12 #14
Judi Lynn Jan 12 #15
olegramps Jan 12 #18
awesomerwb1 Jan 12 #27
louis-t Jan 12 #4
lastlib Jan 12 #11
ollie10 Jan 12 #5
louis c Jan 12 #33
ollie10 Jan 12 #34
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 12 #43
Jansen Jan 12 #42
lark Jan 12 #6
bdtrppr6 Jan 12 #7
GP6971 Jan 12 #46
True_Blue Jan 12 #57
RKP5637 Jan 12 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 12 #44
RKP5637 Jan 12 #49
thegoose Jan 12 #9
C_U_L8R Jan 12 #10
PatSeg Jan 12 #12
Gymbo Jan 12 #13
heaven05 Jan 12 #30
More_Cowbell Jan 12 #17
Qutzupalotl Jan 12 #19
Kashkakat v.2.0 Jan 12 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 12 #23
LonePirate Jan 12 #24
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 12 #25
Vilis Veritas Jan 12 #26
unblock Jan 12 #28
bluestarone Jan 12 #29
Vinca Jan 12 #31
jmowreader Jan 12 #32
StevieM Jan 12 #35
GOPricklepants Jan 12 #36
Native Jan 12 #37
RandomAccess Jan 12 #38
spooky3 Jan 12 #51
RandomAccess Jan 12 #55
spooky3 Jan 12 #58
nwduke Jan 12 #39
Paladin Jan 12 #40
derick38 Jan 12 #45
malthaussen Jan 12 #47
YOHABLO Jan 12 #48
BaronChocula Jan 12 #50
democratisphere Jan 12 #52
shenmue Jan 12 #53
The_Casual_Observer Jan 12 #54
CentralMass Jan 12 #56
Algernon Moncrieff Jan 13 #59
StevieM Jan 13 #60

Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:38 PM

1. yeah, bullshit

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:00 PM

16. This is proof of the peril that our nation faces.

The Republican over the last forty years have undermined our democracy to the extent that a significant portion of our citizens have absolutely no faith in our government, and especially in the freedom of the press. These institutions have under constant attack by Republican politicians and the powerful extreme right-wing press twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

They have created a monster which they don't dare challenge. They are in a position that they must agree, or at least never challenge the extremism simply because it will cost them their position in congress. They are compelled to place their party before the very welfare of the nation. It is just that damnably simple.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:07 PM

21. They lie and distort so easily, it is second nature to them. nt

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Response to olegramps (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:22 PM

22. I totally agree

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:12 PM

41. UTTER AND ABSOLUTE BS

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:38 PM

2. Filthy fucking lying pieces of filthy fucking shit

I wonder if anybody is getting mad yet

I have asked multiple friends and coworkers NONE Of them know that this even happened

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:39 PM

3. Cotton and Perdue

Golly gosh, what a surprise. Two of the biggest bootlickers in Congress.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:58 PM

14. Exactly.

Not surprised at all

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:59 PM

15. They value him above the trust of their voters. Hope the voters will remember.



Cotton, left, Perdue, right. Nothing in the middle.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:01 PM

18. Cotton is a Nazi fascist bastard of the first class.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:59 PM

27. He is.

And I don't think he cares that we know. He reminds me of Stephen Miller.....they're probably best friends.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:41 PM

4. Told you. They are either defending him or saying nothing.

"Didn't hear it. But if he did say it, it was brilliant. And true. And presidential."
Buncha fuckheads.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:54 PM

11. Those who protect tRump are as despicable as he is.

Ryan called the remarks "unfortunate and unhelpful." Lame. Just. F&ucking. Lame.

Those who do not condemn it, own it.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:41 PM

5. Lying like that diminishes themselves even further

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Response to ollie10 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:36 PM

33. How can you not recall something that was said yesterday?

If they can't recall what was said, how can they be making a deal?

Maybe they should all be tested for dementia

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Response to louis c (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:48 PM

34. They remember alright....they just lack even an ounce of courage or morality

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Response to ollie10 (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:31 PM

43. If they confirm IQ45 said "sh*thole," he's one step closer to toast in the public's eyes

and they need him to sign whatever bullshit bill they put in front of him. Hence, they say they "don't recall" tRump saying those specific words, falling in line with the official WH line. Hmmm, which other Republican didn't recall anything?



Oh, year...him.

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Response to louis c (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:20 PM

42. If they can't recall that "detail" why are they in the job?

I would expect a U.S. senator to be more capable than a mid-level manager in [random] corporation. I mean, at least use OneNote! haha.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:43 PM

6. Racist liars.

There's a reason these particular rw racist asshats where chosen for the meeting.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:43 PM

7. probably a common conversation theme.

it didn't stand out from their everyday "discussions" of evil.

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Response to bdtrppr6 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 07:00 PM

46. That!! n/t

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Response to bdtrppr6 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:01 PM

57. +1000

Racist slurs and comments are probably such a normal part of their everyday conversations that they didn't even notice it.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:46 PM

8. Just like WWII and those that defended the Nazi regime! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:34 PM

44. Like Sergeant Schultz?

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 08:11 PM

49. Yep! Schultz was great!!! n/t

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:49 PM

9. Lying traitors

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

—Nikita Kruschev

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:51 PM

10. Racist Trumpsuckers

They have zero integrity

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:54 PM

12. What a load of crap!

Just like Trump, these assholes will lie about anything and everything.

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Response to Gymbo (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:16 PM

30. I wish

All the repthugliKKKan HN'S just would go sit in the corner with their thumbs...I can't stand a black republican traitor/bootlicker/HN.And for anyone's info, I am a AA in the correct Party....

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:00 PM

17. "Don't recall" is not "He didn't say it."

Jerks.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:04 PM

19. He said it, they just didnt find it memorable.

Par for the course.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:05 PM

20. SO-what we can conclude from this is it took them 24 hrs to determine that there were no recordings

and it was safe to go to the tactic of DENY-DENY-DENY.

Otherwise, they would have denied it yesterday. And the whitehouse staff would not have confirmed the accuracy of the quote.

I am beyond disgusted.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:48 PM

24. Graham's statement that he offered pushback pretty much proves Cotton and Perdue are liars.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:51 PM

25. Toadies & bootlickers as well. Maybe higher up the corpulent orange anatomy also.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:58 PM

26. Well, isn't that special...I am sure Satan was there as well.



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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:05 PM

28. by saying they "don't recall", they acknowledge that if he did say it, it wouldn't be memorable

which means either:
(a) they don't find the statement controversial or
(b) donnie says that sort of thing all the time.

neither is good.

in this case, the correct political response (for a republican) would have been "if he did say it, i didn't hear it".

this is one of those situations where "i don't recall" doesn't work.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:10 PM

29. THIS IS NOT NEW WAY!!!

THIS is the republiCON way I DON'T RECALL?? How may times have we heard that in testimony?

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:17 PM

31. Then they should clean the shit out of their ears.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:21 PM

32. When did Sergeant Schultz get elected Senator?

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:51 PM

35. Meet Tom Cotton. Probably our next CIA director. (eom)

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:56 PM

36. They had already crawled up Don the Con's shithole, so they didn't hear him.

Perdue's cousin is Don the Con's Secretary of Agriculture and Cottonhead would like to still be considered to head the CIA. So their mouths are shut and puckered.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:03 PM

37. They don't recall, but the also don't deny! n/t

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:20 PM

38. Perdue is my senator

I called his office and left a message that I was "disappointed -- no, make that disgusted -- that the Senator would gaslight us and pretend not to have heard President Trump's racist remarks yesterday. And if he thinks anyone will believe he doesn't remember, then he's crazier than Trump."

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #38)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:25 PM

51. Good on ya. It just doesn't make sense that Durbin, with all these witnesses around,

would fabricate a story like that, and Trump did NOT deny it for many hours afterward.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #51)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:36 PM

55. But just a short while ago I learned that Isakson did GOOD --

he stood up to Trump so I sent him an appreciative fax:

Here are the services I use:


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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #55)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:10 PM

58. Thanks!

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:39 PM

39. 2 morons

Goebbels and Himmler stand next to the 3rd moron!

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:08 PM

40. Real profiles in courage, those two. (nt)

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:42 PM

45. Shame

The truth is the Truth, these Political Cowards need to go home.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 07:53 PM

47. Now, be fair...

... they probably don't listen to him to begin with.

-- Mal

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 08:01 PM

48. Cowards !!

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:23 PM

50. WE DON'T NEED YOU TO RECALL

We have the account of cognizant people. But thanks.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:27 PM

52. We sure don't want absent minded Senators representing our nation.

Out they go!

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:31 PM

53. LIES

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:35 PM

54. Trump probably has pictures of Cotton having sex with Stormy's

Pet goat.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:52 PM

56. The party of scumbags

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:32 AM

59. Translation: they wouldn't have put it that way, but they wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:55 AM

60. Yes they do. (eom)

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