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LOL! Sign Trump's Christmas Card!

Go ahead say whatever comes to mind.

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MAGA by giving Trump's online database a little more to ponder in the comment box. Happy Holidays!

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Every GOP defense against impeachment 🍑 is destroyed via Barb McQuade

"Here are the GOP defenses I have heard so far to articles of impeachment, along with the knee-jerk responses I have been shouting at my television."

Defense 1: Trump did nothing wrong. Response: Trump hit the trifecta of impeachable conduct by subverting an election, seeking foreign influence, and putting personal interest ahead of national interest. And he obstructed Congress by refusing to produce any witnesses or documents

Defense 2. No harm occurred because the military aid went through. Response: The aid went through only after Trump was caught. In the meantime, months of delay cost Ukraine lives in its war with Russia. US credibility was harmed and moral authority to fight corruption was eroded.

Defense 3: Because aid went through, no misconduct was committed. Response: Bribery occurs upon demand for a personal favor in exchange for performance of an official act. If you offer a cop $20 to get out of a traffic ticket, even if he declines, you have still committed bribery

Defense 4: Abuse of power is not even a crime. Response: Impeachable conduct may be criminal conduct, but need not be. A president could be impeached if he watched TV all day and failed to fulfill his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

Defense 5: Thereís nothing wrong with asking for an investigation. Response: If this were legitimate investigation, you wouldnít need to send your personal lawyer and his henchmen to do it. Witnesses say Trump didnít want investigation, just announcement of investigation.

Defense 6: There was no quid pro quo. Read the transcript! Trumpís request for a ďfavorĒ is strong evidence, corroborated by witness testimony, of months-long scheme to get Zelensky to ďgo to the micĒ and announce Biden probe. Aid was leverage.

Defense 7: As VP, Biden held up aid as leverage to get rid of the Ukrainian public prosecutor. Response: It is appropriate for a president or VP to take action to advance the interests of the nation. Trump was advancing his personal interests.

Defense 8: Testimony is hearsay. Response: Rules of Evidence donít apply. Also, call summary, Sondland testimony are non-hearsay. Trump has barred direct witnesses. You canít have it both ways. If they had information favorable to Trump, you can bet we would have heard from them.

Defense 9: It happens all the time. Get over it. Response: Trump sought foreign influence in our election and harmed national security by delaying aid designed to fight Russia, our adversary. We donít have to accept it. We deserve better.

Defense 10: Impeachment would un-do an election. Response: All impeachments un-do elections. Constitution permits impeachment if president is unfit to serve. When rigging an election is involved, elections are ineffective for removal. Impeachment is not to punish but to protect.

Defense 11: Impeachment proceedings are moving too fast. Response: This impeachment has moved slower than Bill Clintonís and on pace with Richard Nixonís. For a president who presents a clear and present danger to national security, removal is urgent and canít come soon enough

Defense 12: We need to hear from the whistleblower. Response: The whistleblower was a tipster, whose tip led to the investigation. Tipsters do not testify at trial, the witnesses do. We have a duty to protect whistleblowers to encourage them to use proper channels to report abuse

Original thread here:
https://twitter.com/BarbMcQuade/status/1205353357180833792

Why Did Lindsey Graham Take $800,000 In Contributions From A Russian Billionaire?

Does Lindsey have kompromat against him?



From this post:

What in the hell happened to Lindsey Graham? How did he go from a rare voice of reason to an attack dog for the Trump administration?


Well, we know the GOP took in a boat load of rubbles from a Putin-linked oligarch. From this reporting:

During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard "Len" Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators. Mitch McConnell was the top recipient of Blavatnik's donations, collecting $2.5 million for his GOP Senate Leadership Fund under the names of two of Blavatnik's holding companies, Access Industries and AI Altep Holdings, according to Federal Election Commission documents and OpenSecrets.org.

Marco Rubio's Conservative Solutions PAC and his Florida First Project received $1.5 million through Blavatnik's two holding companies. Other high dollar recipients of funding from Blavatnik were PACS representing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at $1.1 million, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at $800,000, Ohio Governor John Kasich at $250,000 and Arizona Senator John McCain at $200,000.

In January, Quartz reported that Blavatnik donated another $1 million to Trump's Inaugural Committee. Ironically, the shared address of Blavatnik's companies is directly across the street from Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York.

Len Blavatnik, considered to be one of the richest men in Great Britain, holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the U.K. He is known for his business savvy and generous philanthropy, but not without controversy.

In 2010, Oxford University drew intense criticism for accepting a donation of 75 million pounds from Blavatnik for a new school of government bearing his name. Faculty, alumni and international human rights activists claimed the university was selling its reputation and prestige to Putin's associates.

Blavatnik's relationships with Russian oligarchs close to Putin, particularly Oleg Deripaska, should be worrisome for Trump and the six GOP leaders who took Blavatnik's money during the 2016 presidential campaign. Lucky for them no one has noticed. Yet.


And we know that Grahamís email account was also hacked. An authoritarian expert, Sarah Kendzior (look her up on Twitter @sarahkendzior - she's brilliant), even suggested that Lindsey Graham is a compromised Russian asset after the hack.

We donít know what exactly was in those emails, but itís safe to say it must have been pretty juicy to make the South Carolina senator go from anti-Trumper to one of the most staunch defenders of the president.

Feeling Trickled Down Yet?



Boom.

I Survived The Bush Administration T-Shirt

I found this through a Tumblr post and thought it would make a fine gift.


We secretly knew who it was going to be all along...



Romney + Burns

I found Ann's horse...

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I signed up for DU so I could formally commend the photoshopper on this work. Well done!

I've done some Romney photoshops myself, if you're interested: HERE

on a related photoshop:



Romney family truckster
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