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Title: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on September 29, 2019, 11:57:48 am

(https://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Franklin-ONLINE-COLOR-1020x684.jpg) (https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/in-impeachment-inquiry-look-to-wisdom-of-founding-fathers)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 01, 2019, 09:12:37 pm
meanwhile, forget the retarded bullshit here's the truth lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUCaOOfYA08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZlJxPeekAY


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 02, 2019, 01:14:27 am

Trump is MAKING CHINA GREAT AGAIN.

And he is too stupid to even realise it.

Hilarious, eh?


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 03, 2019, 06:38:24 pm

from The Press…

The Trump wave is rolling, and it won't be stopped

By JOE BENNETT | 4:30AM — Wednesday, 02 October 2019

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Donald Trump speaks with the country's first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln,
‘looking’ over his shoulder. — Photograph: Associated Press.


THE WAVE is building that will sweep Trump from power. And if it doesn't, well, the thing about waves is that they keep coming.

We'll know it's over when his henchmen turn on him. The first few to turn may get immunity, but the rest will join Trump's campaign manager, his attorney and his first national security advisor in prison. It will be fun to watch. But the primary spectacle will be Trump himself.

Psychiatry has got Trump sprawling on a pin like a beetle in a display case. The tag on the pin through his thorax says malignant narcissist. The clinical definition of malignant narcissism fits Trump like a leotard.

For the malignant narcissist only self matters. So he is literally incapable of feeling empathy for others. What could be more true of Trump? In Puerto Rico after a hurricane he lobbed paper towels to survivors as if throwing fish to performing seals. In a Texas hospital after a mass shooting he posed for the camera with thumbs up, a big grin and a freshly orphaned baby.

The malignant narcissist seeks praise to bolster his fragile self. Trump will take praise from anywhere. He revels in the flattery of dictators like Kim Jong-un. And if he doesn't get praise he invents it. “So many leaders have come up to me and said sir, your economy is the envy of the world.”

Because the malignant narcissist acknowledges no self but his own, he demands loyalty from others but gives none in exchange. Again, that's pure Trump. Anyone who opposes him is instantly dismissed. By now the only people still at his side are sycophants like Pence and cynics like Pompeo.


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President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence. — Photograph: Associated Press.

For the malignant narcissist there is no such thing as truth. There is only what's good for his self. So Trump lies. He lies obviously, brazenly, laughably. When the media points out those lies, Trump feels no shame. Instead he accuses them of fake news. In other words he accuses truth-tellers of lying about his lies.

Trump feels no shame because shame implies fault and the malignant narcissist cannot admit fault, about anything, ever. So when Trump wrongly suggested a hurricane might hit Alabama and the official weather service corrected him, his psychiatric disorder wouldn't let him just say that he'd made a mistake.

Instead he took a weather map and doctored it, drawing a new line on it by hand, a line that took in Alabama. He then presented that map on television as if it were the truth. It didn't matter that others didn't believe it. It mattered only that he preserved his own sense of being right.

The malignant narcissist ignores the law because the self is more important. So Trump solicits aid from foreign countries to get himself elected because it never occurs to him not to. He got help from Russia in 2016. He sought it from Ukraine this year. And that is what he'll be impeached for.

But his pathological psychology will be unable to accept the impeachment. He is already calling it treason. He will throw tantrums like a 5-year-old. He will scream that everything is rigged. And he will refuse to go.

So the men in white coats will have to take him away. And as they come for him Trump will try to destroy everything around him, because a world that rejects his self, that throws him from office, literally cannot exist. All this, according to the psychiatry textbooks, is inevitable. What a joy it will be to watch. And it's starting now.


__________________________________________________________________________

• Julian “Joe” Bennett is a writer, columnist and retired English school teacher living in Lyttelton, New Zealand. Born in England, Bennett emigrated to New Zealand when he was twenty-nine.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/116224978/the-wave-is-rolling-and-it-wont-be-stopped (https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/116224978/the-wave-is-rolling-and-it-wont-be-stopped)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 04, 2019, 10:32:36 am

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Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 04, 2019, 11:51:23 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7529471/Venezuelan-prison-guards-torture-inmates-fighting-roosters-beat-sticks.html


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 04, 2019, 12:00:47 pm

Hahaha … you KNOW Trump supporters are getting worried and desperate (just like Trump himself) when they avoid the truth and come up with diversery tactics instead.

Tick tock tick tock … the clock is ticking down to Trump's personal attorney, his secretary of state, and his attorney general being locked up in the slammer for obstruction.

Then, when Trump is no longer the president, he will be joining them in the slammer.

♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ “Oh Happy Days!” ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ is coming very soon.

(See Joe Bennett's column above … he has “hit the nail right on the head!”)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 05, 2019, 02:11:04 pm
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Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 06, 2019, 01:54:07 pm

Hahaha … look at the stupid, desperate DORK from Woodville.

He is getting as desperate and as fucked-in-the-head as his criminal, lying hero, Donald J. Trump.

I love it when stupid DORKS lose the plot.

It's hugely entertaining.





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Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 06, 2019, 01:56:58 pm

from The Seattle Times…

Trump's Constitution confusion

By DAVID HORSEY | 2:16PM PDT — Friday, October 04, 2019

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AS more and more details emerge about President Donald Trump's efforts to coerce the government of Ukraine into concocting negative information about former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump's tantrums have reached a fever pitch. He is lashing out at all of his foes, from the whistleblower who exposed his machinations to the members of Congress who are now conducting an impeachment investigation, accusing them of spying and treason and declaring that he is the victim of a “deep state” conspiracy to engineer a coup against him.

What Trump calls treason is nothing more than government officials doing their constitutional duty. He seems utterly incapable of grasping the idea that public servants owe their loyalty not to him as an embodiment of the state, but to the rule of law as laid down in the founding document of our nation. If Trump is looking for enemies to blame (https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/my-fellow-republicans-its-not-too-late-to-save-your-souls) for his troubles, he should look back 232 years to the men who authored and signed the Constitution of the United States of America.


__________________________________________________________________________

• See more of David Horsey's cartoons at The Seattle Times HERE (https://www.seattletimes.com/author/david-horsey).

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/trumps-constitution-confusion (https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/trumps-constitution-confusion)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Sorensen on October 08, 2019, 11:06:00 pm
Impeachment would only make him stronger and Pelosi knows this. The investigation is just for show.


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 09, 2019, 08:03:10 am

Trump isn't what's important.

What's important is for an impeachment enquiry to be held, for Trump to be found guilty of numerous offences involving corruption and obstruction of justice, then flicked on to the Senate for the actual trial itself. Then, when Republican senators block the impeachment, it will weaponize the entire issue for the Democrats to use against the GOP in next year's election by showing that Republicans are traitors and guilty of treason, and enable a landslide in Congress and the Senate against the Republicans.

Whether or not Trump is then still president after winning a second term is irrelevant, because he would basically become a lame duck president unable to achieve anything apart from raging on Twitter and looking like the world's biggest dork chucking a huge, perpetual toddler's tantrum.

And that will collapse American influence in the world. Which will be an excellent thing.


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 11, 2019, 04:38:41 am
You're the one having a perpetual toddler's tantrum ;D

I can't wait for the Bar and Durham investigations into the DEMs spying on Trump case to finish
it should be fun haha


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 22, 2019, 11:05:59 am

(https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/XziSZt9VR_SdDmtYncG2Pvb4DrA=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/BMRHMZXMAUI6TIZJON4PX6Q3MM.jpg) (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/21/trouble-trump-gops-longterm-prospec/)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 23, 2019, 04:40:14 am
(https://www.conservativedailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SmilingTrump-1-620x330.jpg)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 23, 2019, 08:24:24 am

Yep, he looks like a clown.

No wonder he is a stupid clown.


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 25, 2019, 05:16:35 am
he thinks the left are gang of clowns


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 25, 2019, 12:05:12 pm

He thinks grabbing women by the pussy is normal behaviour too.

It must be compensation for his tiny dick (read Stormy Daniels' book where she claims Trump has a tiny dick).


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 25, 2019, 01:33:52 pm
stormy looks like she got hammered by a few storms
she can suck dick

but she's damaged goods starting to look like an old crow

grabbing women by the pussy is normal behaviour for people who are not queer like you

a real kiwi eats roots and leaves



Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 25, 2019, 02:57:09 pm

So you would be quite happy for me to grab the pussy of any of your daughters?

See what a sicko you are when you think that sort of behaviour is normal?


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 25, 2019, 11:10:35 pm


nothing wrong with grabbing pussy if they let you do it

go on ask me more stupid questions you white trash lefty faggot?

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Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 26, 2019, 08:13:21 am

Donald J. Trump is impeaching himself.

He is sooooooooooooooooo stupid that he keeps providing yet more evidence that he is a corrupt criminal and therefore unfit to be president of the USA.

Talk about a total dumbarse, eh?


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 26, 2019, 11:27:04 am
https://banned.video/watch?id=5da4d7389329370013a75e32


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 26, 2019, 12:56:58 pm

What I said before...

Previous presidents have all been basically intelligent people (even including Richard Nixon, Ronald Rayguns, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush), but Trump is not only the head of a corrupt, criminal family and a narcissist (and a seven-times bankrupt failed businessman), but he is also too stupid to work out that he is impeaching himself with his stupid mouth.

But then, on top of all that, Trump is also a RACIST, SEXIST arsehole who enables other racist, sexist arseholes.


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 29, 2019, 07:57:26 pm

Trump is too stupid to work out that everytime he opens his mouth and tells yet more lies, he provides yet more evidence against himself.


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 29, 2019, 07:57:48 pm

from The Guardian…

‘Disorder and chaos’: Trump and Republicans
mount furious impeachment fight


A hearing room is invaded, the president's enemies are ‘scum’.
A bare-knuckle scrap has begun — but will it be enough?


By DAVID SMITH in Washington DC | 1:00PM GMT — Saturday, 26 October 2019

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US President Donald Trump arrives for a rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana, earlier this month.
 — Photograph: Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse/via Getty Images.


DONALD TRUMP has shown little taste for military adventure. He avoided the draft in Vietnam. He fell out with his once-beloved generals. He stunned the world by pulling troops out of Syria and abandoning America's Kurdish allies (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/14/trump-asks-turkey-for-ceasefire-in-syria-as-violence-spirals-out-of-control).

But on the political battlefield, the president has shown how he and his allies intend to fight impeachment: with a blitzkrieg aimed at deflecting, distracting and discrediting. What he lacks in coherent strategy, he makes up for in shock and awe. Trump will send in the tanks and take no prisoners.

It appears that most Republicans are still willing to march behind him, not by defending what many see as indefensible — the president's offer of a quid pro quo to Ukraine — but by throwing sand into the gears of the impeachment process (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/24/us/politics/trump-republicans-impeachment.html). With the help of Fox News, they are set to intensify attacks on the legitimacy of the inquiry itself, demonising its leaders and sowing doubt wherever possible.

The great unknown is whether the approach will prove as effective as their efforts to undermine the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/25/mueller-report-trump-justice-department-democrats-grand-jury-evidence), potentially boosting Trump in the 2020 election, or the case against him be so compelling that he will be removed from office or defeated at the polls.

“Trump is using the same approach he did to subvert the Mueller report: undermining the legitimacy of the messenger, assigning political motives to those who testify and relying on the Fox News firewall to serve up propaganda to his base,” said Kurt Bardella (https://twitter.com/kurtbardella), a former spokesperson and senior adviser for Republicans on the House oversight committee.

“The difference is that with Mueller we had a lot of time where we didn’t know anything. In the impeachment inquiry we are getting a steady stream of new information that is providing context.”

House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is a month old. Unlike Mueller it has moved at warp speed (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/19/meltdown-donald-trump-impeachment-pelosi-romney-mulvaney), subpoenaing witnesses, gathering testimony and building evidence against the president some say makes it inevitable he will be impeached by the House and put on trial by the Republican-controlled Senate.

This week Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, made the most damning allegations yet (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/22/us-ambassador-bill-taylor-ukraine-trump-military-aid-biden) about a quid pro quo in which Trump threatened to suspend military aid and the offer of a White House meeting unless Ukraine agreed to announce investigations into political rivals including the former vice-president Joe Biden, a potential opponent in next year’s presidential election.

Taylor, a respected Vietnam war veteran with half a century of public service, also described an “irregular, informal policy channel” by which the Trump administration was pursuing objectives in Ukraine “running contrary to the goals of longstanding US policy”. His evidence reportedly prompted “a lot of sighs and gasps” (https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/22/william-taylor-ukraine-testimony-trump-054259) in the hearing room.

The backlash from Trump was as swift as it was expected. Since the shadow of impeachment fell, the president has put down a daily barrage of tweets. Responding to Taylor and other members of his own party he sees as disloyal, he described “Never Trumper Republicans” as “human scum” (https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/on-human-scum-and-trump-in-the-danger-zone).

On the same day, about 30 House Republicans barged into the secure facility where the impeachment depositions are being taken and ordered pizza. The testimony of a Pentagon official was postponed by more than five hours. The members complained about lack of transparency as evidence is being given behind closed doors.


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Steve Scalise speaks after he and two dozen other Republicans stormed the room used by the House of Representatives'
impeachment inquiry. — Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency.


It was not their only gambit. Earlier in the week Republicans attempted to censure Adam Schiff, the chair of the House intelligence committee, for his handling of the impeachment inquiry, only for the Democratic majority to set the resolution aside. On Thursday Lindsey Graham, the chair of the Senate judiciary committee and a Trump loyalist, introduced a resolution condemning the inquiry as an unfair, secretive and designed to embarrass the president.

In an ominous development, the justice department stepped up its review of the origins of Mueller's Russia investigation (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/24/justice-department-opens-criminal-inquiry-into-origins-of-russia-investigation-source), giving prosecutors the ability to issue subpoenas, potentially form a grand jury and compel witnesses to give testimony and bring federal criminal charges. The move raised fears of a politically motivated ploy to burnish the overall narrative that Trump is a victim of the deep state, casting impeachment as Mueller 2.0.

But there was still little sign of a war bunker where a strategy is being coordinated. Instead it appears to be a case of a scattergun and “fire at will”, a measure of how ill-equipped the White House is for the battle to come. More than 1,000 days into Trump's presidency, its ranks are severely depleted.

The chief strategist Steve Bannon is long gone. Stephanie Grisham, the press secretary, has never given a formal briefing to reporters in the west wing. Trump does not have a permanent chief of staff, only Mick Mulvaney in an acting capacity. Earlier this month Mulvaney held a disastrous briefing in which he blurted out a confession (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/17/mick-mulvaney-trump-ukraine-quid-pro-quo) of a quid pro quo with Ukraine, only to issue a retraction later.

It means there are fewer guardrails on a president who would be capricious, impulsive and mendacious even if surrounded by the best and the brightest.

Bardella added: “No matter who's working in the White House, we already know it will be blown to hell by Trump's tweets on any given day. You can have the best organisation in the world but it's useless if the principal is so undisciplined.”


‘Clinton had a pretty good approach’

THE LACK The lack of structure could not be more different from the last president to be impeached, Bill Clinton, who set up a dedicated “war room” while getting on with the business of governing.

Graham, now working with the White House on a better coordinated strategy but then an impeachment manager in the House, told reporters this week the Clinton example should be followed because he “had a team that was organised, that had legal minds that could understand what was being said versus the legal proceedings in question, and they were on message every day”.

The senator from South Carolina added: “President Clinton defended himself but he never stopped being president. And I think one of the reasons that he survived is that the public may not have liked what the president had done but believed that he was still able to do his job … I'm hoping that will become the model here.”

The sentiment was echoed by Chris Ruddy (https://twitter.com/ChrisRuddyNMX), a conservative media executive and friend of Trump. He told The Guardian: “Bill Clinton had a pretty good approach — better than Richard Nixon. It should be ‘business as usual’ where they're pushing legislation on healthcare, immigration, infrastructure.”

Public opinion does not favour removing Trump from office, Ruddy argued, so the White House should avoid a politically costly battle.

“We're in a political payback system where everyone is trying to out up each other. If you look at the poll numbers, he's actually holding up, although there's a hardening of people who favour impeachment and removal. He's not actually in a bad situation.”


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Lindsey Graham talks about the Clinton impeachment while introducing a resolution condemning the House
impeachment inquiry. — Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.


On Friday the Axios website reported (https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-impeachment-white-house-messaging-8ae132ad-864c-4c8b-b110-718c3aa4b70b.html) “a de facto impeachment war room” had sprung up at the White House with the primary objective of ensuring that should the House impeach Trump, there will not be the 20 or more Republican defections required in the Senate to convict him.

“Almost every morning around 10am, there's an impeachment ‘messaging coordination’ meeting in either the Situation Room or the Roosevelt Room” involving senior officials, the report said.

But critics argue that “messaging” is doomed from the start in this case because the facts are so devastating. Trump has openly encouraged Ukraine — and China — to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter. With Taylor's compelling evidence, it appears to be case closed. Some problems are unspinnable.

Rick Tyler (https://twitter.com/rickwtyler), a Republican strategist and Trump critic, said the president's exertion of pressure on the leader of Ukraine had been tantamount to blackmail and extortion.

“It was such an abuse of power. I can't think of a president who's done anything more impeachable or worse than that. It's indefensible and anyone who defends it is going to face some liabilities because it's so egregious.”

He described the Republican fightback as “lawlessness, disorder and chaos. Undermining the process and smearing the witnesses and engaging in ‘whataboutism’ is the main strategy. The question is whether they will be successful, as they were with Mueller, at discrediting the process. Democrats have to step up their game and be more transparent about what they're doing.”


‘An exercise in table-pounding’

FOR ALL For all the noisy grandstanding this week, Republicans said little about the substance of the allegations. Their extraordinary invasion of the SCIF (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/23/chaos-erupts-as-republicans-barge-into-trump-impeachment-inquiry-hearing) [Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility] on Capitol Hill was fodder for TV networks and briefly stole the limelight from the damaging evidence being presented. It seemed a classic Trumpian ploy of shifting attention with a showy spectacle and earned thanks from the president for being “tough, smart, and understanding in detail the greatest Witch Hunt in American History”.

But whether it can be sustained is questionable. Democrats are gearing up for televised hearings that could begin next month and feature dramatic and damaging testimony from the likes of the former national security adviser John Bolton (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/john-bolton). Republicans are hamstrung by a torrent of revelations that makes today's deniable rumour tomorrow's smoking gun.

Bill Galston (https://www.brookings.edu/experts/william-a-galston), a former policy adviser in the Clinton administration, said: “If there is a White House strategy, I haven't discerned it up to now. It's very difficult to form a strategy that others are prepared to rely on and execute if you have reason to believe that that what is held to be true today might not be true tomorrow.”

“The White House has a credibility problem and members of the president's party don't know what they don't know.”

“There's a saying, ‘If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell’. The SCIF incident we saw this week was an exercise in table-pounding by Republicans. What they're doing now is a very poor substitute for a strategy.”

Trump retains two not so secret weapons to amplify his message: fiery rallies, which he is holding with greater frequency, and conservative media.

A survey published this week by the Public Religion Research Institute (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/21/most-loyal-trump-allies-are-republicans-who-watch-fox-news) showed the group most loyal to the president is Republicans who watch Fox News. More than half of Republicans whose primary news source is Fox said almost nothing could change their approval of Trump. For Republicans who get their news elsewhere, the figure is considerably lower.

Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution thinktank in Washington, added: “If I was in the White House now, I would send a delegation to [Fox News host] Sean Hannity and say, ‘Sir, you have more credibility with the president than anyone else. If you believe, as we do, that he needs a coherent strategy, can you make that case for us? We officially work for the president but you unofficially work for him’.”

“It seems like a joke but, as I sit here and think about it, I'm falling in love with the idea.”


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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/26/donald-trump-republicans-impeachment-house-senate (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/26/donald-trump-republicans-impeachment-house-senate)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on October 30, 2019, 11:49:36 pm

Fake impeachment


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 31, 2019, 08:20:30 am

Fake president.


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on November 02, 2019, 07:44:06 am
Trump did nothing wrong

the lefts wishlist of accusations are bullshit from the Dem leakers and their MSN propaganda lapdogs

what happened to the fake Russia collusion conspiracy?

oh that's right it was all bullshit

Schiff concludes with the Russians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyiwavi29Bo



Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on November 02, 2019, 04:22:18 pm

Donald J. Trump is a FAKE PRESIDENT.


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on November 14, 2019, 04:14:20 pm

(https://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Impeachment-shot-ONLINE-COLOR-1020x697.jpg) (https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/what-was-it-that-trump-said-about-5th-avenue)


Title: Re: IMPEACH TRUMP the CORRUPT CRIMINAL
Post by: Im2Sexy4MyPants on December 05, 2019, 11:33:18 pm

more left lies