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  • Americans Aren’t Rallying to Trump

    A president who writes off half the country can’t expect to garner support from a crisis of his own making.

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    So that was not exactly the Cuban missile crisis.

    In apparent retaliation for the killing of Iran’s top terror commander, Iran fired short-range ballistic missiles in the direction of military bases inside Iraq. The missiles inflicted no casualties on U.S. or allied forces.

    The truly horrible news seems instead to be an accident: the crash of a Ukrainian Airlines flight to Tehran, which killed all 176 people aboard. The largest group among them consisted of 63 Canadian nationals. The cause of the crash remains uncertain. As of early this morning, the Iranian authorities had recovered the aircraft’s black boxes, but said they did not intend to send them to the plane’s manufacturer, Boeing. If a poorly aimed rocket struck the plane, then Iran has truly escalated the crisis. Otherwise, a night that opened with bellicosity closed in the shared grief of accidental tragedy.

    But imagine that Iran had gotten luckier (or unluckier) with its missile aiming. Or that the Iranian regime had chosen—or still chooses—a more lethal response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani. Where would we be then?

    The Trump administration and its supporters seem to have hoped for a “rally around the flag” effect from the killing of Soleimani. This did not happen. The fundamental geology of Donald Trump’s presidency remains unchanged: A large majority of Americans do not trust him, do not support him, and will not follow him. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has complained that European allies do not support the Trump administration’s actions. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laments that Democrats in Congress will not support the president either.


    The first poll after the killing of Soleimani shows 53 percent of Americans disapproving of Trump’s handling of Iran, a number similar to what other polling registered in September and October. What has changed is that 39 percent “strongly disapprove” of Trump’s policy—a number up 10 points since before the Soleimani killing. Americans do not want war with Iran, and they do not trust Trump to lead such a war if it erupts.

    Trump’s governance itself is legally in question right now. The president has been impeached. Unlike the Clinton impeachment of 1998–99, this process commands the approval of a majority of Americans. On average, more than 50 percent believe the Senate should remove Trump from office. That’s not sufficient to force the Senate to respond, especially not a Senate majority that itself was elected with the support of only a minority of Americans. But it’s certainly sufficient to deprive the president of the legitimacy to lead the nation to war.

    The United States finds itself in the dangerous situation of having a president in power but without authority.

    He is the least trusted president in the history of polling. Two-thirds of Americans regard him as dishonest. Sixty-one percent say he does not respect democracy.


    Continued: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...ynK65LHJrXDrus

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    GOP rep. steps out of line on Iran: Trump has ‘done a lot of damage’ to the US

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    Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida on Wednesday said that the Trump administration was responsible for “a lot of damage” to U.S. credibility after President Donald Trump kicked off a conflict with Iran by killing a top general.

    Rooney made the remarks during an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur.

    “I think the American public should continue to be very skeptical of what are we trying to accomplish in the Middle East and what can we,” Rooney said. “This attack possibly will jeopardize two trends that have been trending well for the United States. One, is the growing asymmetry the goals and aspirations of the people of Iran vs. the oppressive Mullahs regime.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/gop...NaTcG54URq68w8

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    • #3
      GOP senator backs War Powers vote after ‘unconstitutional’ briefing from the Trump administration

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      Conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) blasted the Trump administration on Wednesday for their “unconstitutional” briefing on why President Donald Trump assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani.

      CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson described Lee as “ANGRY.”

      “It’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong,” Lee said.

      He will now support a vote on the war pushed by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA).

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      • #4
        There's a crisis?

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        • #5
          Cracks appearing...

          'Insulting and demeaning': Two GOP lawmakers rip Trump administration after Iran briefing

          "It was probably the worst briefing I've seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I've served" in the Senate, said GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

          https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/con...BfoG-f5Hj36cWY

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            • #7
              Trump does not consider himself answerable to anybody. Not Congress. Not the American people. He can tweet directly to his base. That's all he cares about.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
                Conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) blasted the Trump administration on Wednesday for their “unconstitutional” briefing on why President Donald Trump assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani.

                CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson described Lee as “ANGRY.”

                “It’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong,” Lee said.
                I saw the interview this morning, and he definitely was angry (just as he was when Trump abandoned the Kurds).

                Couple Lee with Mitt Romney's statement yesterday supporting witnesses for the impeachment trial, and you have one ticked-off anti-Trump Utah senatorial delegation! 🥴

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
                  GOP senator backs War Powers vote after ‘unconstitutional’ briefing from the Trump administration

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                  Conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) blasted the Trump administration on Wednesday for their “unconstitutional” briefing on why President Donald Trump assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani.

                  CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson described Lee as “ANGRY.”

                  “It’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong,” Lee said.

                  He will now support a vote on the war pushed by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA).
                  This is very good news. Let's hope other GOP Senators come around on this.

                  There is a possible snag, however. If enough GOP senators cross the aisle to support Kaine's bill, this might also give Pelosi enough votes to impeach.

                  Do you see the problem? Remove Trump and you get Pence - who is even more hawkish than Trump -- and a more hard line Christian supporter of Israel's war agenda.

                  Would a President Pence attempt to bypass Congress in pursuit of a war against Iran?

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                  • #10
                    Man you and Israel L O L. You two should get a room.

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                    • #11
                      Wake me up when he doesn’t completely sell out a venue at one of his rallies. You guys are in for a very red map in November.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 69bronco View Post
                        Wake me up when he doesn’t completely sell out a venue at one of his rallies. You guys are in for a very red map in November.
                        You think his rallies full of mouth breathers, knuckle-draggers and confederacy rejects represent the electorate? You're the one in for a big surprise.

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                        • #13
                          My democratic congressman is legit

                          https://twitter.com/RepBenMcAdams/st...61155696328704

                          https://twitter.com/RepBenMcAdams/st...40623059988480

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post

                            You think his rallies full of mouth breathers, knuckle-draggers and confederacy rejects represent the electorate? You're the one in for a big surprise.
                            Is this a fresh post, or did you pull it from October 2016?

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