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  • CNN's Brian Stelter discusses President Donald Trump's close relationship with Fox News, highlighting clips from the network with false information.

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    • Originally posted by nyuKKK

      Probably learned it from Hillary.
      So “lock him up,” then?

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      • Originally posted by nyuKKK
        A hit piece of rehashed unsubstantiated claims.
        Translation: “A presentation of inconvenient facts which threatens to pierce the Fox/InfoWars/Breitbart bubble I inhabit.”

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        • Timely reminder: Trump appointed as IRS commissioner a tax attorney who wrote an opinion piece arguing that Trump should not release his returns
          https://twitter.com/ilyamarritz/stat...19903977938945

          The IRS commissioner also owns units in a Trump bldg in Hawaii.
          https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold/stat...​​​​

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          • Trump is also trying to stuff the Fed with people who will keep interest rates bottomed out so he doesn't get any economic surprises during the campaign season, and he's willing to put cronies who know zero about the Fed to do it.

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              • We allowed the Clintons to corrupt the State Department and the DNC. We’re not the ones to talk.

                Obama was no saint either. That Iran deal was sketchy as hell and The New Red Scare was his baby too.

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                • We might be looking at this topic all wrong. Maybe his policies and politics are not what keeps the tRump-lovers all hot and bothered. And his ethical lapses don't concern them because what they REALLY LOVE - at the core of their slavish devotion - is a love of his tough guy persona. Forget what an idiot he is for a second, and think just about the way he talks. The FORM, not the content. He sounds kinda John Wayne-ish ... a tough guy, always with threats and ultimatums, taunts and insults his enemies.

                  WHAT he's says is hopelessly uninformed, dishonest, inaccurate and childish. But THE WAY HE SAYS IT sounds like music to their ears. It's human nature for citizens and employees and family members to see themselves reflected in their leaders and their bosses, so when those leaders are tough and strong, THEY feel tough and strong. The actual policies and shortcomings pales in importance. As long as their wallets are okay, they'd follow him to hell and back.

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                  • Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post
                    We might be looking at this topic all wrong. Maybe his policies and politics are not what keeps the tRump-lovers all hot and bothered. And his ethical lapses don't concern them because what they REALLY LOVE - at the core of their slavish devotion - is a love of his tough guy persona. Forget what an idiot he is for a second, and think just about the way he talks. The FORM, not the content. He kinda sounds kinda John Wayne-ish ... a tough guy, always with threats and ultimatums, taunts and insults his enemies.

                    WHAT he's says is hopelessly uninformed, dishonest, inaccurate and childish. But THE WAY HE SAYS IT sounds like music to their ears. It's human nature for citizens and employees and family members to see themselves reflected in their leaders and their bosses, so when those leaders are tough and strong, THEY feel tough and strong. The actual policies and shortcomings pales in importance. As long as their wallets are okay, they'd follow him to hell and back.
                    I think that right wingers love him for the same reason that we hate him: because he goes on offense, takes the initiative, and is not willing to be subject to our “narrative”. He goes around us to Twitter. He follows his own ADHD agenda, punching in all directions.

                    Bush got his ass in line. McCain did too. Trump doesn’t give a ****.

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                    • Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post
                      We might be looking at this topic all wrong. Maybe his policies and politics are not what keeps the tRump-lovers all hot and bothered. And his ethical lapses don't concern them because what they REALLY LOVE - at the core of their slavish devotion - is a love of his tough guy persona. Forget what an idiot he is for a second, and think just about the way he talks. The FORM, not the content. He sounds kinda John Wayne-ish ... a tough guy, always with threats and ultimatums, taunts and insults his enemies.

                      WHAT he's says is hopelessly uninformed, dishonest, inaccurate and childish. But THE WAY HE SAYS IT sounds like music to their ears. It's human nature for citizens and employees and family members to see themselves reflected in their leaders and their bosses, so when those leaders are tough and strong, THEY feel tough and strong. The actual policies and shortcomings pales in importance. As long as their wallets are okay, they'd follow him to hell and back.
                      In other words, the run-of-the-mill chimps always bow down to the alpha chimp.

                      But they're still chimps.

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                      • Originally posted by PsychadelicWarlord View Post
                        We allowed the Clintons to corrupt the State Department and the DNC. We’re not the ones to talk.

                        Obama was no saint either. That Iran deal was sketchy as hell and The New Red Scare was his baby too.
                        “We.”

                        L0L! Good one, TJ.

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                        • Just what we needed around here: Another whataboutism expert.

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                          • Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post

                            In other words, the run-of-the-mill chimps always bow down to the alpha chimp.

                            But they're still chimps.

                            Exactly. I could've saved a lot of typing if I'd just said that.

                            Except not the word "always" I think this right-ard acceptance of all the crap is an honest-to-goodness sea change in their ranks. As recently as W, the God stuff was the core lynchpin in their eyes.

                            Something has to explain why only NOW they're okay with all the lies, all the ethical breaches, and all the incompetence.

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                            • Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post


                              Exactly. I could've saved a lot of typing if I'd just said that.

                              Except not the word "always" I think this right-ard acceptance of all the crap is an honest-to-goodness sea change in their ranks. As recently as W, the God stuff was the core lynchpin in their eyes.

                              Something has to explain why only NOW they're okay with all the lies, all the ethical breaches, and all the incompetence.
                              This goes all the way back to TR's argument in 1906: Societies must find a way to protect themselves from those who are pathologically ambitious and greedy. A little ambition is a good thing. Maybe a little greed (or at least, self-preservation) is okay as well. But how can a society embrace freedom and still protect itself from those who, like TR said, "... twist the methods of free government into machinery for defeating the popular will."

                              We have an entire class of people (in fact, a lobbying industry) now (K Street) doing just that; Abusing our form of government to satisfy their own self-interests, greed and avariciousness usually in direct contravention to what is good for the American people. The founders argued that the electoral college would provide a medium for the "wiser sages" among us to stop the rise of pathological demagogues, but it failed miserably in this case. Electors, who were originally intended to be independent, are now just tools of their respective parties.

                              Perhaps the solution is to eliminate parties and their inherent factionalism? After all, our form of government is based on the principle that rights are the province of individuals, not collectives or parties (which points out why Citizens United is such a ridiculous joke of a ruling). So why do we have to express our political will through parties?

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                              • Originally posted by footstepsfrom#27 View Post
                                You couldn't design a more perfect Manchurian candidate to take down the GOP. The DEMS have a chance to bury them for 8 more years minimum thanks to this POS.
                                I miss this fool.

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