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Old 01-25-2019, 05:56 PM   #5301
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:57 PM   #5302
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:01 PM   #5304
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It's only three weeks till we get same **** again. Enough time for R's to pay to start up a bunch of a caravans at once.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:05 PM   #5305
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Jim Acosta doing super serious face in Wolf right now. Methinks he is being extra careful to not crack a smile.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:06 PM   #5307
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:07 PM   #5308
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Don't think Trump is bluffing about the national emergency.

He's sensitive to how the Ann Coulter types are reacting, and he'll want to show them he's still pushing for the wall. Democrats aren't going to agree to a bill that allows him to save face, so he won't have any alternatives.
I mean, who's gonna stop him? The Senate? Lynzie was just on Twitter a couple weeks ago practically begging him to do it. The SCOTUS? The one that just let his transgender military ban take effect even though the case hasn't been decided by lower courts? He can do whatever he wants basically.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:08 PM   #5309
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Jim Acosta doing super serious face in Wolf right now. Methinks he is being extra careful to not crack a smile.
Nope. They sent him to a feelings management camp so there would be no more outbursts of karate chops.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:08 PM   #5310
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Trump would have to be a complete idiot to agree to this and not get SOTU back. Wait...
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:09 PM   #5311
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It's only three weeks till we get same **** again...
I really doubt it.

It won't take six weeks next time for a wildcat that shuts down some major bit of transportation infrastructure, or something equivalent. Sick-in Disease can be quite contagious.
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I mean, who's gonna stop him? The Senate? Lynzie was just on Twitter a couple weeks ago practically begging him to do it. The SCOTUS? The one that just let his transgender military ban take effect even though the case hasn't been decided by lower courts? He can do whatever he wants basically.
So far it seems like McConnell, Kushner, and maybe Miller have convinced him to not declare an emergency but from what he said today they only have him convinced to hold off until after a clean CR passes and he's denied his precious wall money.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:17 PM   #5313
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Jim Acosta doing super serious face in Wolf right now. Methinks he is being extra careful to not crack a smile.
Jim Acosta: "No wall, just a cave..."

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Old 01-25-2019, 06:17 PM   #5314
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Just realized that we are going to be hearing a lot more about her emailz but not in the way R congressional committees have been for the past few years....
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:24 PM   #5316
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This was hilarious to read!

https://www.thedailybeast.com/roger-...er&via=desktop

Sarah Sanders, balefully squinting at the camera, gamely muttered, “This has nothing to do with the President.” Oh, Sarah. That’s like saying sucking down a brace of Filet O’Fish sandwiches thrice daily has nothing to do with Trump’s enormous booty.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:28 PM   #5317
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Trump is now saying that if he doesn’t get his wall in three weeks, he’ll declare a national emergency

“We’ll work with the Democrats and negotiate and if we can’t do that, then we’ll do a--obviously we’ll do the emergency because that’s what it is. It’s a national emergency”
This sort of stuff should destroy him in the ensuing court battle just like his and Giuliani's statements about the Muslim ban. If it's such an emergency why did he postpone action for 3 weeks?

Of course as correct as pointing out that apparent contradiction would be, I'm not going to be surprised if 5 dudes in the SC decide to not give a ****.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:29 PM   #5318
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really minor point, but GHWB was parachuting out of his burning plane after dropping his bomb load in WW2 as a 20 year old. Perpetuating the "wimp" myth makes you a moron. Maybe we need a "Things that make you mad but shouldn't" thread in Politics.
Fair point. We should just call him a racist criminal instead. More accurate imo.
 
Old 01-25-2019, 06:32 PM   #5319
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Is there a better political follow than popehat?
He's good. He's very much on the "Trump has corrupted Principled Conservativism" train and unironically retweets people like Megan McArdle, but I'll allow it.
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"He did get in negotiations...a pledge to negotiate."

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Old 01-25-2019, 06:40 PM   #5321
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So some out there are all upset roger stone got arrested by a whole swat team when stone definitely was all "I AINT GONNA GO DOWN EASILY" then doesn't have to pay one cent for bail and gets a press conference and on TV that night.

Yeah, he's the real victim on unfairness here.

Now most criminals going on TV and talking would be one of the things an attorney would tell you not to do, but in his case his shot is a pardon so there you go.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:41 PM   #5322
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lot of great photos of roger stone walking out of the courthouse on $250k bail but my favorites are the ones where he raises his arms up high exposing his whole belly. if you wanted to mentally combine the nixon and trump worlds it'll be tough to find a better picture than that
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:45 PM   #5323
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really minor point, but GHWB was parachuting out of his burning plane after dropping his bomb load in WW2 as a 20 year old. Perpetuating the "wimp" myth makes you a moron. Maybe we need a "Things that make you mad but shouldn't" thread in Politics.
I mean it is really a minor point, but the actions of someone in war time have nothing to do with their actions 40 or more years later as President.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:48 PM   #5324
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He's lying. There's a reason he didn't declare a national emergency. McConnell, who doesn't want a dem president declaring a national health care emergency, probably told Trump that if he called an emergency then the Senate would pass the house bill with no wall funding. The Pres. would have to use military funds for a while and then would have to provide detailed info about the emergency for any additional funding after 120 days or something.

It's such a bad idea that I'm surprised Trump didn't do it.
Still catching up but I mostly agree with this and it’s impact going forward.

I’m not giving any credit to congressional republicans other than they have an actual jeopardy radar. There will not likely be a shutdown in three weeks. In fact congress has dumped everything on trump now and they will be able to bypvass them.

Trump took this as a way out and will be moved on to something else.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:51 PM   #5325
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I mean, who's gonna stop him? The Senate? Lynzie was just on Twitter a couple weeks ago practically begging him to do it. The SCOTUS? The one that just let his transgender military ban take effect even though the case hasn't been decided by lower courts? He can do whatever he wants basically.
I’m guessing federal employees will make it known they are not showing up day 1.
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