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Jennifer Rubin's WAPO headline: Facing Trump's tantrum, Pelosi takes away the TV

lol Jennifer Rubin's WAPO headline:

"Facing Trump’s tantrum, Pelosi takes away the TV."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/01/16/pelosi-case-tantrum-take-away-tv/



To say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has mastered the art of dealing with President Trump would be a gross understatement. She fact-checked him in the Oval Office on live TV and passed spending bills to reopen the government, thereby reinforcing Trump’s responsibility for the shutdown. To top it off, she’s taking away the president’s TV. More precisely, in response to Trump’s nearly month-long temper tantrum, she has told him he won’t get his prime-time State of the Union address on Jan. 29.

In a letter to Trump, she writes, “During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, these annual State of the Union messages were delivered to Congress in writing. And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.” She then explains that both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which are charged with security, “have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.” Given all that, we couldn’t possibly have the speech, she says.

She concludes: “I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th.” (I vote for delivering it in writing.)

(Snip)

You wonder why in the world Democrats ever considered replacing her. She knows she has power, she willingly and skillfully deploys it, and, as she has said, as a mother of 5 children, knows how to handle a toddler’s meltdown. She also knows what Trump craves most — attention and TV cameras. (Remember, he couldn’t stand it when she had the limelight on Jan. 3 so felt compelled to enter the White House briefing room — but take no questions.)
Posted by populistdriven | Wed Jan 16, 2019, 10:51 PM (29 replies)

I can't feel my face ( 😍 AOC )

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1083759782098583553


Yes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just quoted Rorschach from the Watchmen.

Posted by populistdriven | Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:49 PM (0 replies)

There, now he has Trump's mouth in there

It was a tight fit

Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:54 AM (1 replies)

I'd love to see him do that in front of a giant magnifying glass



Posted by populistdriven | Sun Jan 6, 2019, 01:44 AM (0 replies)

Proof isn't proof

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Jan 4, 2019, 08:42 PM (1 replies)

If you haven't pooped yet in 2019,

find some of last year's romaine lettuce.



Thank the orange humperdoo for the shitty lettuce memories.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211551195
Posted by populistdriven | Tue Jan 1, 2019, 08:16 PM (4 replies)

Obama's Economy - How bad is Trump messing it up?

Its all about the headline

Trump's Economy was Obamas and now its in a rut

Trump drives Obamas Economy into recession in 3 short (or long) years







Posted by populistdriven | Sat Nov 24, 2018, 09:08 AM (0 replies)

Nobody is talking about inaction, investigate & indict Trump should be our Mantra

Democrats in the House should be 100 percent focused on:
1. building a case for indictment and
2. building a case that Trump can be indicted. Period.


Any other efforts for anything else will aid Trump's defense because The senate the white house will politicize it and and the Trumpeters will use it for gas lighting.

Any House impeachment push has no endgame and is a self indulgent flashing of progressive bonafides. It would be nothing more than selfish positioning to protect against political infighting in a primary.

Mueller should hear loud and clear that:
1. the people and legal community are in favor of his power to indict and
2. that he should either indict, continue the investigation or end it.
Posted by populistdriven | Fri Nov 9, 2018, 06:52 PM (1 replies)

Jacob Wohl & Jack Burkman full press conference on the alleged Mueller victim

Another MAGA shitshow, Somebody yelled out "You can't even open an E-Trade account!" during the "press conference"





https://www.weeklystandard.com/john-mccormack/a-conspiracy-so-vastly-inept

Just before the press conference ended, one attendee asked Burkman and Wohl: “Are you both prepared for federal prison?”

“Ah, no, we are not,” Burkman replied.





https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/jacob-wohl-jack-burkman-robert-mueller-smear.html

This week, a handful of right-wing conspiracy theorists were exposed trying to smear special counsel Robert Mueller in a plan that’s almost too outlandish and poorly executed to be believed. A fake company started by young #MAGA troll Jacob Wohl enlisted Jack Burkman—a leading figure in promoting nonsense fictions about Seth Rich’s murder—who seems to have offered to pay women to make false claims that Mueller sexually assaulted them.

There is no shortage of stupidity to cherish in this incredibly slapdash hoax. Wohl, who writes for the conservative website Gateway Pundit, told reporters he knew nothing about “Surefire Intelligence” (the company whose email domain was used to ask a Vermont Law School professor to name her price for discussing any “encounters” with Mueller) other than that Burkman had teamed up with Surefire managing partner Matthew Cohen to investigate Mueller’s past. But Surefire’s web domain was registered with an email address associated with Wohl, and a phone number on its website redirected to a number registered to Wohl’s mother. New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer found a supposed photo of “Cohen” that was actually a picture of Wohl. As for the rest of the Surefire staff, their LinkedIn profile photos were ripped off from, among other people, supermodel Bar Refaeli and actor Christoph Waltz, who didn’t ask for any of this.


https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/1057984118439460865

Reddit links for deep divers

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Mueller/comments/9tfp9x/wohl_and_cass/
https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Mueller/comments/9tcv5v/two_giant_idiots_hold_the_worlds_worst_press/

Mueller looks worried



Posted by populistdriven | Fri Nov 2, 2018, 03:04 AM (2 replies)

Republicans say tax cuts pay for "themselves"... Who are, or what is, "themselves"?

Well its obvious, "themselves" are Wealthy Americans Themselves! (or reptilians formerly called the 1%).

Themselves pay campaign contributions to the Republicans that are... PAID BACK 10x in TAX CUTS.

Themselves pay for investments in government debt (to finance the tax cuts) that earn interest and are... GUARANTEED TO PROFIT AGAIN FROM THE TAX CUTS.

(yes, wealthy Americans hold more IOU's than Chinese)



So to summarize: Themselves contribute to Republicans who then pass tax cuts where Themselves keep billions not paid as taxes (at much lower rates than we pay) and then use those billions to buy the same debt that paid for the tax cuts and finally make additional profit off the debt interest.

Some thoughts on how this is INSIDIOUS:
1. We don't fight back appropriately because the pain is felt by our children not by us
2. Themselves children will keep their parents billions
3. Our children will borrow from Themselves children for student and consumer loans
4. Themselves children will continue to profit from the interest paid by our children.

Posted by populistdriven | Fri Oct 19, 2018, 03:01 PM (0 replies)
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