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PaSnow
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PaSnow wrote:

lol, Trump wants to declare a Nat'l Emergency. Sets an awful precedent of usurping Congress and GOP will likely NOT support him on it. He's really isolating himself now.

PaSnow
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PaSnow wrote:

Step 1: Declare a National Emergency
Step 2: Let it die in the courts
Step 3: Pretend it never happened & ended in your favor.

mitchejw
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mitchejw wrote:

Random thought: anyone notice how none existent the First Lady is?

She really is just some kind of play toy for trump.

Randall Flagg
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mitchejw wrote:

Random thought: anyone notice how none existent the First Lady is?

She really is just some kind of play toy for trump.

What purpose would a public presence serve?  First Ladies are historically nonpartisan. Short of Hillary taking a role in universal healthcare, I can’t think of any First Lady being the face of any major policy position.

What was Jackie Kennedy the face of?  Ladybird Johnson? 

The First Lady became an advocate for separated migrant children. That was pretty bold. I’m not sure what you’re expecting her presence to mean.

PaSnow
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PaSnow wrote:

It crossed my mind a bit too seeing Trump get off the plane alone.

Typically tho during domestic travel for Presidential & disaster related issues the Presidents do tend to be alone.  However, I'll say this, Melania sure hasn't been seen in a while. Since before Christmas IIRC. Wouldn't surprise me if talk about it heats up in another week or two if she's never around.

mitchejw
 Rep: 105 

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mitchejw wrote:
Randall Flagg wrote:
mitchejw wrote:

Random thought: anyone notice how none existent the First Lady is?

She really is just some kind of play toy for trump.

What purpose would a public presence serve?  First Ladies are historically nonpartisan. Short of Hillary taking a role in universal healthcare, I can’t think of any First Lady being the face of any major policy position.

What was Jackie Kennedy the face of?  Ladybird Johnson? 

The First Lady became an advocate for separated migrant children. That was pretty bold. I’m not sure what you’re expecting her presence to mean.

I'm not asking her to take a stance...I just would like the first lady to mean something to the country. She doesn't. She's a total Khardasian...devoid of any substance whatsoever.

slcpunk
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slcpunk wrote:
PaSnow wrote:

I bet this becomes Trumps exit strategy. It's his only shot at it.  "End the Pelosi/Shumer shutdown in order to SAVE the farmers!" and push a 'Democrats don't care about farmers" message to maintain the rural America constituency.
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'Everybody is impacted': The shutdown is ruining Trump's big farmer bailout

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/ever … 17790.html

Farmers affected by the U.S.-China trade war tariffs thought relief was on the way after the Trump administration extended the deadline for financial aid.

But the government shutdown means these farmers are not receiving their payments. On top of that, farmers can’t even apply for loans for next season.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s farmer bailout program involved two installments. The first round of payments, approximately $4.7 billion, were distributed in September 2018; the second round of $9.57 billion began in December.

The deadline to apply for this aid was initially Jan. 15, 2019, though this was extended due to the government shutdown. (The program is based on the impact to an agricultural industry’s export sales.) But applications can’t be received if the USDA is closed.

“In order for a [crop] producer to apply for the program, they have to go to their local USDA office, where those people are furloughed,” Andrew Novakovic, a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University, told Yahoo Finance. “Until those people are back on the job, there’s no one to give the application to.”


hahah, he's the biggest idiot of all time.

Screw the farmers over with his shitty tariff plan, putting them on government subsidies to cover their losses. (Why is the GOP not screaming bloody murder here? Socialism!)

Then shut down the government over some namby pamby bullshit "terror" threat on our border. Something that, even it were approved would get tied up in courts for years, even before we get to the eminent domain issues, costs etc

Trump has created this mess. All of it. He's dumb as a rock. Art of the deal.....hahaha. This whole fiasco...what a fucking moron!

slcpunk
 Rep: 155 

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slcpunk wrote:

Cohen will be testifying to Congress in February. Get your popcorn ready...

mitchejw
 Rep: 105 

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mitchejw wrote:
slcpunk wrote:

Cohen will be testifying to Congress in February. Get your popcorn ready...

I saw that too...i have no idea what his motivation for that is....i didn’t even know this was in the works.

slcpunk
 Rep: 155 

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slcpunk wrote:
PaSnow wrote:

One thing about Cohen to look out for, I have a feeling Stormy & McDougal weren't the only ones, as there were NDA's signed by the recipients. Some, might have just wanted the money anyway. Wouldn't surprise me if this becomes a Tiger Woods situation where it's discovered there's many more. Which puts the money spent & not reported into the millions.

Also CNN says while some Mueller investigation issues won't be covered or answered to, it's possible the Trump Moscow talks may be, and how long into the campaign it stretched.


Those women weren't the only ones...not by a long shot.

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