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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:56 PM

No free pass for Republicans: They don't get to pretend this nightmare never happened

With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

On Wednesday evening, the Washington Post published a story claiming that Attorney General Bill Barr, who has been the lickiest of Trump spittles since his appointment as Trump's main clean-up guy in February, declined to offer the same level of cover-up services on Trump's current Ukraine scandal that he previously provided on the Russia scandal.

It's not surprising that Trump wanted Barr to stage a spectacle in which he lies to the American people to cover up for Trump's crimes. After all, Barr did exactly that in the ancient past of, oh, last April, when he embarked on a spin campaign to distort the findings of Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump's relationship with a criminal Russian conspiracy to interfere with the 2016 election. First though an alleged summary and then through a press conference — both before the release of Mueller's actual report — Barr went hard on the claims that there was nothing of great importance in the document. This turned out to be flat-out false, as Mueller found both extensive efforts at collusion and obstruction of justice and documented them in considerable detail in the novel-length report.

But now there are "people familiar with the matter" who want to make sure the press understands that Barr is suddenly none too keen on helping Trump cover up criminal conspiracies involving foreign governments.

https://www.salon.com/2019/11/07/no-free-pass-for-republicans-they-dont-get-to-pretend-this-nightmare-never-happened/

It was a bad idea to let the Tea Party Borgs assimilate the Republican Party. I know it's been a lot of fun for some of you. But now that you have sowed the wind, you shall reap the whirlwind.

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Reply No free pass for Republicans: They don't get to pretend this nightmare never happened (Original post)
New Deal Democrat Nov 7 OP
bfox74 Nov 7 #1
CornFed Nov 7 #2
D26-15 Nov 7 #3
CornFed Nov 7 #4
Nostrings Nov 7 #5
New Deal Democrat Nov 7 #6
kevlar Nov 7 #7
Nostrings Nov 7 #8
New Deal Democrat Nov 7 #9
Nostrings Nov 7 #13
Currentsitguy Nov 8 #18
Steelydamned Nov 7 #10
Fireant16 Nov 7 #11
Da Mannn Nov 7 #12
Nostrings Nov 8 #14
Charlie Mike Nov 8 #15
rh24 Nov 8 #16
Jardinier Nov 8 #17
PrescientWon. Nov 8 #19

Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:00 PM

1. Salon

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:03 PM

2. Bring it, MFers

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:05 PM

3. Nightmare?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:09 PM

4. Anyone who takes a bite of the bullshit being served by Salon

and/or Vox is a certified dumbfuck

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:11 PM

5. "Tea Party Borgs"

Small goverment collectivist individualists, right?

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:17 PM

6. No.

I said what I meant to say.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:23 PM

7. Clearly you are clueless.

Salon, this explains a lot.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:23 PM

8. Oh I'm fully aware you said exactly what you meant to say.

You just don't seem to be aware that it makes very little sense.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:29 PM

9. Maybe it just hits too close to home.

It's not my fault the GOP has been taken over by Tea Party extremists.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 11:56 PM

13. Right, thats why you're running away from the word borg.

Last edited Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:18 AM - Edit history (1)

"It's not my fault the GOP has been taken over by Tea Party extremists."

You are living in your own tiny world, drifting through your own delusion. Attempt to force others to share it at your own risk, collectivist.

The extremists here, are the democrats who want to take us farther yet from constitutional government, tax us to hell, take our guns, let our borders be over run, confuse our kids in schools with gender giberish and political correctness, create laws against unpopular speech, and effectively surrender our sovereignty to a world full of collectivists, among whos ranks dems want America to take a permanent place.

In short, you're talking out your ass.




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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:48 AM

18. You do realize

Everything phone and power related is privately owned, don't you?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:46 PM

10. Nightmare?

"Reap the Whirlwind?

v




Here's your fainting couch Meryl Streep






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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:10 PM

11. Interesting you should bring up Tea Party.

This article reads like societal page blather accounting the Mad Hatter's
latest delusional nightmare. What a fairy tale.

For those who chose not to read it which, unfortunately, I did, here's the ending
to this paranoidal gem:

That doesn't mean that the rest of us should give in so easily. Refusing, every step of the way, to pretend that everything is cool and normal now and it's just like Trump never happened is critical. The more we refuse to play along with this charade, the more likely it is there will be real consequences for the people who did this to us. More important still, there will be less chance that they'll try to do it again.


AMANDA MARCOTTE
Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. Her new book, "Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself," is out now. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte

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Catchy title for the new book.

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:14 PM

12. That final paragraph is why no one shoyuld give up their guns

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Response to Fireant16 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:05 AM

14. No wonder NDD left out the author, amanda marcotte is a far far leftist nutbag lunatic.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:47 AM

15. There is no Russian scandal. Just read the Mewler report.

There is no Ukraine scandal. Just read the transcript.

Now it's time to put down the coup plotters.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:19 AM

16. Said a proud member in standing of the party of Islamists, communists, degenerates,

and all-around assholes.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:26 AM

17. "lickiest of Trump spittles" lol@Lefty

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:56 AM

19. Nightmare?

wtf are yu talking about?

Today is "peak America"...

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