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Mon Mar 6, 2017, 07:53 AM

 

"Pause This Presidency!" Charles M. Blow

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/opinion/pause-this-presidency.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

The American people must immediately demand a cessation of all consequential actions by this “president” until we can be assured that Russian efforts to hack our election, in a way that was clearly meant to help him and damage his opponent, did not also include collusion with or coverup by anyone involved in the Trump campaign and now administration.

This may sound extreme, but if the gathering fog of suspicion should yield an actual connection, it would be one of the most egregious assaults on our democracy ever. It would not only be unprecedented, it would be a profound wound to faith in our sovereignty. Viewed through the serious lens of those epic implications, no action to put this presidency on pause is extreme. Rather, it is exceedingly prudent.

Some things must be done and some positions filled simply to keep the government operational. Absolute abrogation of administrative authority is infeasible and ill advised. But a bare minimum standard must be applied until we know more about what the current raft of investigations yield. Indeed, it may be that the current investigative apparatuses are insufficient and a special commission or special counsel is in order.

In any event, we can’t keep cruising along as if the unanswered question isn’t existential. Americans must demand at least a momentary respite from — my preference would be a permanent termination of — Trump’s aggressive agenda to dramatically alter the social, economic and political contours of this country.

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Reply "Pause This Presidency!" Charles M. Blow (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 OP
Scarsdale Mar 2017 #1
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #3
mountain grammy Mar 2017 #4
Nitram Mar 2017 #2
SunSeeker Mar 2017 #5
Botany Mar 2017 #6
Mr. Ected Mar 2017 #7
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #8
Botany Mar 2017 #9
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #11
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #10
Skittles Mar 2017 #12

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 08:51 AM

1. Air Farce One

yes, I spelled it correctly, should be grounded. The squishy orange lump has cost taxpayers more than enough flying him to Florida.I hope investigations reveal that tRump Tower WAS bugged, by Putin, or tRump's Communist father-in-law. Mrs. tRump's parents live there. Several Russians own apartments there, too. tRump really should have chosen better friends for himself. Seems no DECENT people want to associate with him.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 09:27 AM

3. haha! We need to ground Air Farce One.

 

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:07 AM

4. Benedict Donald on Air Farce one.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 09:15 AM

2. This would be the logical, smart thing to do.

With the GOPers in charge of Congress, who has the power to stop the train?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:23 AM

5. K & R

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:25 AM

6. "America deserves to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our president is legitimate .....

..... before he issues a single new disruptive executive order."

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:43 AM

7. A better man would have recused himself under such conditions

Particularly due to the fact that the very legitimacy of his office is at stake.

America, look at yourself in the mirror. You Trumpies put someone in the White House who is just as flawed, ignorant and angry as you are. It ain't a good look.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:46 AM

8. They need to take the scotch tape away, too! "Sad."

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 10:52 AM

9. Is he using his grandkids as props?

That little boy does not look happy.

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Response to Botany (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 03:58 PM

11. it does seem that way, on both counts

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 03:58 PM

10. OMG! I can't believe he's STILL doing that stupid scotch tape thing!

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 06:28 PM

12. I agsolutely agree

TRUMP INC is actively dismantling our government while stonewalling an investigation into how that vile, incompetent piece of SHIT was assisted into office by RUSSIA

ENOUGH ALREADY

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