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Steve Schmidt: By A fluke, Voters Elected An Imbecilic Con Man Morning Joe MSNBC



"a crisis that Trump created"

the U.S. global order is in peril

the decline of the United States has begun

chilling.

This second video is perhaps the most important, in my opinion, of this year. This is where it's all going, this is what's on the line, this what we're fearing and fighting and not getting any help from the GOP

Steve Schmidt: GOP Is "A Threat To Liberal Democracy" | All In | MSNBC

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Fri Jun 29, 2018, 07:05 PM (26 replies)

Forget "Where's Melania?" this is now "Where are the Eagles?"

Trump DISinvites Philadelphia Eagles!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philadelphia-eagles-white-house-super-bowl-trump_us_5b15c73fe4b0129b529d357f

President Donald Trump rescinded an invitation for the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

“They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country,” Trump said in a statement. “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.”

He said the fans would still be welcome at the White House on Tuesday but for a different ceremony meant to “honor our great country” and “pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it.”

Several Eagles players, including safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Chris Long, had said they would skip the ceremony while others had waffled on their participation. Eagles officials had left the decision up to the players.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Jun 4, 2018, 08:13 PM (12 replies)

Katy Tur Blows Up Trump's 4 Point Strategy For Surviving The Russia Investigation

https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/04/katy-tur-blows-up-trumps-4-point-strategy-for-surviving-the-russia-investigation.html



Point two, discredit the investigation. Trump has tweeted about the investigation and that it is a witch hunt specifically 52 times. This morning he tried to again claim the investigators are biased. Quote, the never-ending witch hunt led by 13 very angry and conflicted Democrats and others continues into the mid-terms.”

Point three. Muddy the waters to confuse the public. Like this. Paul manafort came into the campaign very late, Trump says, and was with us for a short period of time. Again, not true!

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Finally, point four, paint Donald Trump the victim. Trump blamed the FBI for not warning him about his campaign chairman. Quote, we should have been told that Comey and the boys were doing a number on him and he wouldn’t have been hired.” Huh. So our big question today — if Donald Trump is innocent, why is he doing everything he can to take down the investigation?

Trump is trying to confuse enough people, or create just enough doubt to keep himself in office. It is a strategy that would have had zero chance of success in another era, but Trump has Fox News on his side, and they are endlessly pumping out propaganda to 2-3 million diehard Trump supporters. The Trump strategy is about creating distraction, confusion, and doubt. It is the same approach that he used during the 2016 election. The Mueller investigation has replaced Hillary Clinton, but the tactics are the same.

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Politicus has earned its credibility these many months, and Katy Tur really nails this one.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Jun 4, 2018, 04:12 PM (0 replies)

Frum, Frum, Frum, Frum .....

Quite a number of people are comparing President Trump's claim of a right to self-pardon to George III. In fact, Trump is asserting a much much greater power than George III ever imagined - a power for which Charles I lost his head and James II lost his throne ... more ...

https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/1003691119404707840

The Stuart monarchs asserted a "dispensing power" that permitted them to absolve individual subjects of the duty to comply with laws.

https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/1003691450427740160

This "dispensing power" was grievance number 6 in the famous Nineteen Propositions adopted by Parliament in 1642, leading to outright civil war.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Jun 4, 2018, 01:37 PM (18 replies)

Trump/Russia: Follow the Money

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/trumprussia:-follow-the-money/9833588

It's the story of the century: The US President and his connections to Russia.

In a Four Corners special series, award winning investigative reporter Sarah Ferguson follows the spies and the money trail from Washington, to London, to Moscow.

In this three-part series, Four Corners delivers a riveting account of the allegations and evidence from the characters central to the drama that has gripped the world.

A three-part investigative special series reported and presented by Sarah Ferguson, begins Monday 4th June at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 5th June at 1.00pm and Wednesday 6th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/trumprussia:-follow-the-money/9833588
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Jun 4, 2018, 08:12 AM (2 replies)
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