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42 minutes ago, Mark F said:

Dave Sirota... on Roe v Wade supreme court, and the Democrats.

 

"All of that was engineered by the coup's puppetmaster Roberts, a former U.S. Chamber of Commerce lawyer and Bush 2000 election thief who enjoys incessant corporate media billing as a thoughtful moderate — even as his rulings legalizing corruption made this rampage possible, and even as he now threatens to considerably expand the carnage.

And yet, Roberts, Leonard Leo, and the other real-life House of Cards operatives of the American right are not the only reason this happened.

They were enabled by a Democratic Party and its own cast of West Wing characters, who in the name of bipartisanship, comity, and manners started surrendering right when the putsch began. At precisely the moment Roberts began his crusade, these Democrats constructed an entire religion of normalism — the worship of norms, institutions, and etiquette above every other principle or inalienable right."

amen Dave, stupid rules and collegiality in public office are more important than people, to Biden, Dems. but Not the other side, who work every rule every way they can.

some good  quotes from self serving phoney Mr. bipartisan himself, saint barrack in the article.  

https://www.levernews.com/roberts-started-a-revolution-dems-enabled-it/

need a Lyndon Johnston in the oval office, not wrongway Joe.

Biden is more a figurehead than a dynamic leader. The real power lies in the Congress and Senate which are just as fractured as the rest of America.

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26 minutes ago, JCon said:

Power is in the Supreme Court right now. They're using their religious and political beliefs to re-write the constitution and ensure that white evangelical tyranny is forced upon Americans. 

A complete aberration of democracy. The right-wingers in the recent past have wailed and wrung their hands about "judicial activism" overturning established law and precedent as well as the consensus of the American public. Now that their bought-and-paid-for judges have installed a judicial coup, they are beside themselves with malevolent joy.

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Just now, Tracker said:

A complete aberration of democracy. The right-wingers in the recent past have wailed and wrung their hands about "judicial activism" overturning established law and precedent as well as the consensus of the American public. Now that their bought-and-paid-for judges have installed a judicial coup, they are beside themselves with malevolent joy.

They're ALWAYS projecting. 

Pedophilia - projection.
Freedom - projection.
Gov't interference - projection. 

 

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13 minutes ago, bustamente said:

Wanna be tough guy Steve Bannon just **** himself, grovel you POS and maybe the DOJ might work out a plea deal for you signing like a canary

His "offer" is coming up one week before his Contempt of Congress trial......  after spending 9 months refusing to turn over documents and give testimony in compliance with a subpoena from the House Select Committee.   However, The judge presiding issued a ruling on Monday stating there wouldn’t be a delay in his trial set for July 18th. 

BTW, This business of Trump somehow "allowing" Bannon to testify by lifting "executive privilege" for him is complete BS.  Bannon never had it, and Trump is now in no position to give or withhold it - just eye wash for the low information MAGA folk.

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22 minutes ago, do or die said:

BTW, This business of Trump somehow "allowing" Bannon to testify by lifting "executive privilege" for him is complete BS.  Bannon never had it, and Trump is now in no position to give or withhold it - just eye wash for the low information MAGA folk.

It ducking drives me crazy to see news reporting on this executive privilege for Bannon thing.  It is not a thing. It doesn't exist.

It's like me telling mbb that speedflex is free to post here because I have waived my executive privilege.

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19 minutes ago, bustamente said:

Speaking of BS it's rich that the King of BS would call out putz Leon Musk as a bs artist. Trump wanted to get back on twitter so bad and Musk owning it was his ticket back.

Well both these guys do have some things in common:

How Elon’s bizarre Twitter takeover saga could have just been a cover for him to sell $8.5 billion in Tesla stock
https://fortune.com/2022/07/09/how-elon-musk-bizarre-twitter-takeover-saga-could-have-just-been-a-cover-for-him-to-sell-8-billion-in-tesla-stock/

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46 minutes ago, do or die said:

Oh yeah, the guy running on "family values" who keeps admitting to more illegitimate kids, every week.............

There appears to be no bottom to the quality and sanity of GOP candidates. We are truly blessed that our air has not yet decided to move to China.

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Judge Refuses To Delay Trial For Trump's Ex-adviser Steve Bannon.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday declined to delay the upcoming trial of Steve Bannon, a one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump who faces contempt of Congress charges after refusing for months to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

Bannon is still scheduled to go on trial next week despite telling the House committee late Saturday that he is now prepared to testify. It’s unclear whether Bannon will again decline to appear before the committee with the trial pending.
Bannon was also barred from asserting several potential defenses or calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or members of the House committee to the stand. The series of rulings by U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols left one of his attorneys complaining that the one-time White House senior official, now host of the “Bannon’s War Room” podcast, wouldn’t be able to defend himself at all.

Barring an appeals court ruling or another delay, the trial will begin as the committee continues its series of high-profile hearings into the riot. Testimony by former White House aides has revealed new allegations that Trump knew the crowd was heavily armed and that he tried to join the people marching to the Capitol.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Forced into Hiding For Telling The Truth About Trump

In a sign of the dark change in the American right, Cassidy Hutchinson has been forced into hiding after testifying about Trump.
Too many of us are even now a bit intellectually lazy. We still think that this is the America we grew up in, the country it was from the 70s, through 9-11, and even when some of us dared to hope for change. No, we are not with the times. At the state level, in the U.S. Senate, and in rallies thrown by a bellicose, narcissistic terrorist, this country has far more in common with contemporary Russia than what we hoped to be a more enlightened America. Alexander Vindman once said, “Here, truth matters.” Truth does matter but in a new way. Vindman ended up summarily fired for telling Trump truths. And now, when Cassidy Hutchinson bravely tossed aside her Trump-protecting attorney, to tell the truth, she is forced into hiding. It is Putinesque, a new era.
As reported by the New York Times, it was Hutchinson who received the message before her deposition:  A person “let me know you have your deposition tomorrow. He wants me to let you know he’s thinking about you. He knows you’re loyal. And you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.”

The shockingly bold witness tampering and Hutchinson’s testimony about Trump’s behavior on January 6th forced the Committee to schedule her public hearing four days later as an anonymous witness, in order to protect Hutchinson and keep her relatively safe. She also likely hid during the interim four days, though that’s speculation. She is hiding now, that’s a fact, according to the Times:
 
Now unemployed and sequestered with family and a security detail, Ms. Hutchinson, 26, has developed an unlikely bond with Ms. Cheney, a Wyoming Republican and onetime aide to former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell during the George W. Bush administration — a crisis environment of another era when she learned to work among competing male egos. More recently, as someone ostracized by her party and stripped of her leadership post for her denunciations of Mr. Trump, Ms. Cheney admires the younger woman’s willingness to risk her alliances and professional standing by recounting what she saw in the final days of the Trump White House, friends say.

It is heartening to hear that Hutchinson has been taken under the wing of Cheney. Despite being irretrievably conservative in her economic and regulatory approach to government, Cheney has emerged as an unlikely hero of classic Western Liberalism and an inspiration to young women everywhere. Hutchinson is up against raw, unapologetic, purposefully-intimidating power radiating from Trump World, and as much as liberals despise the dynastic Cheney-Halliburton-Bush-MI Complex ecosystem, it at least provides Hutchinson a modicum of “pushback power” and she likely won’t be unemployed long. For that, we should be thankful. Our schools are stuffed with proto-women that will need a more relatable role model in the future.

And yet it is unbelievably sad that the witness who changed history, the brave young woman who told Trump truths is forced into a position that looks far too much like that of dissidents and journalists who tell the truth about Putin or MBS, despite the fact that Joe Biden, a retro-All American guy himself is president. What if Trump gains power again? Hawley? DeSantis? Is Hutchinson safe? Could she work as an executive at Halliburton, headquartered in Houston?

We cannot know. Not yet. This country’s future starts to get really hazy after mid-November 2024. We absolutely know that all things Trump, MAGA, and even GOP. abhor transparent truths and relish revenge. They are already gearing up to investigate the investigators. The witness who changed history has a vague and dangerous future. Similar to witnesses in Russia, one wonders if this patriot has a future in this country, especially if Trump is charged with a crime, forcing Hutchinson into the role of witness again.

Hard to know. For now, even we liberals can be thankful that Hutchinson is firmly within Cheney-World while vilified by Trump-World. At least the Cheneys want the old America back, one in which truth mattered, the one we assumed would last, and the one in which Hutchinson would be safe.

 

 

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Jan. 6 Hearing To Lay Out Ties Between Trump Advisers and Groups That Attacked Capitol


The committee plans to reveal coordination between Trump associates like Roger Stone and Michael Flynn and the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys.
WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump advisers Roger Stone and Michael Flynn were in communication with the extremist groups that led the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot, and it plans to lay out that evidence at a hearing Tuesday.

Their roles took center stage after the Electoral College ratified the former president’s loss to Democrat Joe Biden on Dec. 14, a committee aide said Monday on condition of anonymity.
“In the weeks leading up to the 6th, Donald Trump grew more desperate and summoned the mob to Washington,” the aide said, describing a meeting Trump held with Flynn, his first national security adviser, and lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell on Dec. 19.

The then-president posted a tweet an hour later telling his followers to come to Washington on the day of the ceremonial election certification in Congress. “That was a pivotal moment for the chain of events,” the aide said.

The committee also intends to lay out the role of the QAnon movement, “which is based on deranged and often antisemitic conspiracy theories in which Donald Trump is a savior figure fighting against the dark forces in the ‘Deep State,’” according to the aide.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jan-6-hearing-trump-advisers-extremist-groups_n_62cc8de7e4b0359fa47f4984

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2 hours ago, Tracker said:

Cassidy Hutchinson Forced into Hiding For Telling The Truth About Trump

I wonder if Garland thinks about this kind of thing, if it is affecting him.

 

mob rule. 

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Another General Killed as Russian Leak Admits ‘Big Shot ******* Command post’ Was Obliterated

As Ukraine reports a devastating blow to Russia’s military, one of Putin’s troops is caught telling a friend of “12 dead” among the senior commanders.

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19 hours ago, Tracker said:

There appears to be no bottom to the quality and sanity of GOP candidates. We are truly blessed that our air has not yet decided to move to China.

This guy would be a  perfect candidate for gop today.

 

"Manson wanted to start a race war that would finally make white people see how dangerous black people were. The handsome, charismatic man gained a cult following among a gullible group of followers he convinced that blacks were going to start a violent uprising. He convinced his believers that the protests following the death of Martin Luther King Jr. were the beginning of a black movement and that the only way whites could remain in power was by taking control through a race war."

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1 hour ago, Tracker said:

Another General Killed as Russian Leak Admits ‘Big Shot ******* Command post’ Was Obliterated

As Ukraine reports a devastating blow to Russia’s military, one of Putin’s troops is caught telling a friend of “12 dead” among the senior commanders.

As Ukraine gets more HIMARS rockets, M777 Howitzers 'and Ceasars [French self-propelled howitzers]........their ability to mount strikes at much longer range, is greatly enhanced.

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1 hour ago, bustamente said:

The Trump Criminal Organization has all be laid out in front of the DOJ, now do they have the will to indict the former President and all his cronies

mueller had enough for several charges. 

just read... liz cheney referred trump to d of justice for witness tampering.

Inguess the jan 6 panel is tired of waiting for garland to do something.

 

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Trump Tried To Contact A Jan. 6 Committee Witness, Liz Cheney Says

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said former President Donald Trump attempted to contact a Jan. 6 committee witness.

During a hearing Tuesday, Cheney said the witness, who has not yet appeared publicly, did not answer a call from Trump and informed their attorney about the attempted contact.  The committee turned over information about the attempted contact to the Department of Justice, Cheney said.
Cheney said Trump called the witness after the last hearing, during which Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows, made a series of bombshell claims about the former president’s actions on Jan. 6.

Cheney did not name the witness.

“Let me say one more time: We will take any effort to influence witness testimony very seriously,” Cheney said.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-jan-6-witness_n_62cdd1cfe4b0aa392d45562c

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House Republican Asked for Safety Plan for GOP Members On 1/5 Because Trump Supporters Would Go Nuts

There have been previous reports on this site in which it was noted that the bits of previously available evidence painted a picture in which it seemed as though some members of Congress, especially Republicans, knew that the Capitol would at least be vulnerable to MAGA supporters in a rage over the election certification on January 6th. For example, when Rep. Jim Jordan heard the chaos descending on the House, he said something about helping and protecting “the ladies” and reached for Liz Cheney, who said ‘Get away from me. You f*cking did this,’ and many of us have long believed that to be a very personal message to Jordan, that Cheney knew that “this” was part of a plan in which Jordan was personally involved. Today, the Committee presented evidence that even the MAGA Republicans that were planning to “Object” on January 6th knew that it could be violent and explosive around the Capitol.

The Committee played the haunting voice of Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona, a woman who objected to Biden’s clear victory, talking on a conference call on January 5th about her concerns for a plan for “members’ safety” for the next day. Like every good MAGA, Lesko noted that “Antifa will be there” (except they were not), but then went on to admit that Trump had pushed his supporters to the point that they expect Congress to reverse the election and when that didn’t happen, “they will go nuts.”

“We also have, quite honestly, Trump supporters who actually believe that we are going to overturn the election, and when that doesn’t happen — most likely, will not happen — they’re going to go nuts”
 
It is stunning to hear from Republicans who knew beforehand that they’d put themselves and the nation at risk in their zeal to please Trump. They know that Trump was on Twitter on December 19th, 2020 saying it would be “wild.” And yet they went ahead with the objections, according to his plan. To the extent that Trump’s followers believed that they would overturn the evidence, it was because members promised to object!

And yet we hear her voice, talking about a plan for members’ safety, knowing that Trump’s followers are “going to go nuts,” and she must have sensed that these are some of the country’s most violent people. It is very telling. Lesko referenced “antifa,” but that must have been by instinct alone. Because it was only after describing these many Trump followers and their anger when the election isn’t overturned that she said things might go nuts. Lesko knew which side presented a violent threat.

https://www.politicususa.com/2022/07/12/gop-rep-member-security.html

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