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Diomedes
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Message 1486 of 1491 (822630)
10-30-2017 2:34 PM
Reply to: Message 1483 by Tanypteryx
10-30-2017 11:25 AM


Re: First indictments from Mueller investigation


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Message 1487 of 1491 (822645)
10-30-2017 5:15 PM


Indictments
Well, with all the indictments, the only observation I can make is that Trump has been practicing with the color orange.
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Message 1488 of 1491 (822647)
10-30-2017 5:41 PM
Reply to: Message 1487 by ramoss
10-30-2017 5:15 PM


Re: Indictments
Well, with all the indictments, the only observation I can make is that Trump has been practicing with the color orange.

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Message 1489 of 1491 (823159)
11-06-2017 3:40 PM


Jeff Flake Responds
Jeff Flake (Republican Senator from Arizona), who announced a couple weeks ago that he would not be running for another term because he could not be party to the Trump's ugly politics, has written an editorial in today's New York Times (Jeff Flake: In a Democracy, There Can Be No Bystanders) containing his reaction to the overwhelming response to his resignation speech. A few excerpts:

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By the electronic bushel, in thousands of calls and letters, reactions have poured into my office in the past week since I spoke on the Senate floor and announced that I would not be running for another term, and detailing the reasons for my decision. A deeply personal outpouring, the scale of which has stunned and humbled me.

Each letter is distinctive, but all are plaintive, anguished, deeply engaged and urgent. They all have in common a feeling of distress that the country has taken a sudden and caustic turn, that we have a president who seems to take pleasure in dividing us. A president who is careless with the position that has become known in the past century as “leader of the free world,” and that our institutions and maybe even our liberty are in peril as a consequence. Please, the letter writers all said. Don’t stop speaking out. I’M COUNTING ON IT, one person wrote.
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These writers despair not just for the chaos emanating from the White House, but for the moral vandalism that has been set loose in our culture, as well as the seeming disregard for the institutions of American democracy. The damage to our democracy seems to come daily now, most recently with the president’s venting late last week that if he had his way, he would hijack the American justice system to conduct political prosecutions — a practice that only happens in the very worst places on earth. And as this behavior continues, it is not just our politics being disfigured, but the American sense of well-being and time-honored notions of the common good.


--Percy


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Message 1490 of 1491 (823244)
11-08-2017 12:26 AM
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11-06-2017 3:40 PM


Each letter is distinctive, but all are plaintive, anguished, deeply engaged and urgent. They all have in common a feeling of distress that the country has taken a sudden and caustic turn, that we have a president who seems to take pleasure in dividing us.

And a huge section of the country is absolutely okay with that. The Republican support for this buffoon is in the mid to high 80s in every single poll. We will soon get to see if Trump has long or short coattails. His influence did not have the desired effect in either Virginia or in the Senate race in Alabama.


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Message 1491 of 1491 (823247)
11-08-2017 6:14 AM
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11-08-2017 12:26 AM


NN writes:

His influence did not have the desired effect in either Virginia or in the Senate race in Alabama.

But the Alabama results show that an even more extreme right wing nutcase than what Trump supported was acceptable.


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