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Thu Jul 19, 2018, 08:57 AM

Donald Trump Doesn't Give a Damn About the Legitimacy of His Presidency*


From left to right: Vladimir Putin, Maria Butina, and Igor Korobov.

Things can change in a hurry; sometimes before you realize it, the world is new, with new terrors and new opportunities. Amos Lawrence saw that. He was speaking in regard to the kidnapping of Anthony Burns, a young black man who had fled to Boston after escaping slavery in his native Virginia. Under the newly enacted Fugitive Slave Law, Burns was captured by his former owner and, eventually, having lost in court, sent back to Virginia, but not before Boston had exploded in rioting, and not before 50,000 people lined the streets to support Burns as he was marched back into bondage.

I thought a lot about Anthony Burns on Wednesday when I considered the situation of Michael McFaul, the former ambassador to Russia whose return to the tender mercies of Vladimir Putin the current president* of the United States actually is considering seriously, instead of spitting in Putin’s eye, which is the proper response from any American president. If they come for McFaul, I think something in the country’s psyche explodes.

(It is Putin’s contention that McFaul is somehow tied up in the phony scandal involving Bill Browder and the late Sergei Magnitsky, the accountant who was beaten to death in a Moscow prison cell, and for whom a sanctions bill was named. In other words, the president* is considering rendering a former ambassador to a KGB thugocrat to be interrogated concerning a case in which somebody already has been murdered.)

In Helsinki, the president* called this a good deal. On Wednesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the loathsome public face of a loathsome administration*, responded to a question about this preposterously treasonable proposal by saying: “He said it was an interesting idea. He didn’t commit to anything. He wants to work with his team and determine if there’s any validity that would be helpful to the process…It was an idea they threw out.”

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a22442974/trump-putin-michael-mcfaul-russian-interference-lying/

I have sometimes thought this is about his inability to admit, both publicly and consistently, that his election was not legitimately won, but I must concede Mr. Trump's financial past suggest his continued occupation of the office is to get everything he can for as long as he can for his brood. And he is being aided and abetted by Helsinki Republicans who are similarly motivated.

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Reply Donald Trump Doesn't Give a Damn About the Legitimacy of His Presidency* (Original post)
Agent_86 Jul 2018 OP
quad489 Jul 2018 #1
foia Jul 2018 #2
myohmy Jul 2018 #4
foia Jul 2018 #6
bfox74 Jul 2018 #7
Muddling Through Jul 2018 #8
TM999 Jul 2018 #3
Jack Burton Jul 2018 #5

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:00 AM

2. He doesn't have to care about the legitimacy of his presidency

because it's a settled issue. He's a duly elected president.

Next.

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Response to foia (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:12 AM

4. "He's a duly elected president."

...I don't think that's been duly proven...

...elected yes, legitimate no...you and trump may not care, but we do...

...we'll straighten this mess out come November...we're going to show the Russians/Republicans where the bear shit in the buckwheat...

...

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Response to myohmy (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:26 AM

6. Your TDS is showing

Regardless of whether you think so or not, he's the duly elected legitimate president. Congress recognizes that, the Supreme Court recognizes that and every other world leader recognizes that.



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Response to myohmy (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:30 AM

7. ...there's also no proof that BO was duly elected either...

...so...what's...your...beef...?

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Response to myohmy (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:31 AM

8. "He's a duly elected president."

Glad to hear that in your own words, Patriot!

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:08 AM

3. He won legitimately. Period.

There are no questions that he did so.

Perhaps the left should pull its collective head out of its collective ass and focus on defining some winning policies and positions. You might also want to focus on some true liberal candidates, not the cultural Marxist neoliberals nor the economic Marxists progressives.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2018, 09:22 AM

5. History will see Trump as one of the nation's greatest presidents.

History will see Obama as a weak socialist ideologue man child.

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