I mean, c'mon.......
Just 'cause a Republican doesn't like or agree with Trump nor his ways doesn't make him/her a bad person...... or a traitor, like Trump would probably say.
We should hope politicians are their own people and can stand on their own two feet without eyeing the polls out of the corners of their eyes with everything they say or do.
President Trump endorsed Mitt for Senate in 2018....and much like President Trump buried the hatchet and let bygones be bygones with McCain only to have McCain turn on him and not give him the vote to repeal and replace (which McCain ran on....so McCain not only lied to Trump but he lied to his constituents) and it caused trouble for the Trump administration, Mitt has stepped in and done that same thing.
These people aren't just traitors to President Trump on a personal level as in they've disappointed him or took a shot at him, these are people who have labeled him the worst of the worst and attepted to not only remove him from office, but ruin him completely by hook or by crook. And once you understand that, then you understand why he'd respond in such a heavy handed manner....of course the media spins everything anyway look at how they mocked him for the ceremonial feeding of the fish in Japan...he did exactly as the PM did and yet the press seized upon that and attempted to make him look like a bumbling oaf. CUI BONO?
Just ask who profits from these attacks and it starts making a little sense. I didn't start out the biggest Trump fan, but shit I'm ready for other leaders to show the fucking stones Trump has the past 3 years. He is a rock.
"Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.
That's the way it is, not the way it ends
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Mueller has evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the DNC system was hacked by the Russians. They have it down to the individual Russians who did the whole thing. The evidence showing they did it was all checked by a team of specialised national security/intel lawyers at the DOJ and they then issued the indictments. Everybody responsible for the hacking has been charged and they're all Russian intel guys.
Romney got mocked for the binders full of women thing because it was eminently mockable. It became a meme because it's a bizarre turn of phrase and fed into the whole animatronic corporate droid personality that Romney has. But here he did something noble. He actually put his oath to defend the Constitution above his Senate career unlike the rest of the GOP. It's quite possible for even complete scumbags, which Romney is not, to do something good at some point in their lives and there's no contradiction or incongruity in pointing out when somebody does something good.
How was Carter divisive?
The IRS scandal came to a pathetic, whimpering conclusion earlier this month. For half a decade the scandal had kept delinquent members of Congress occupied and served up reliable programming to Fox News and other conservative media. But when Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen walked out of his office on Nov. 9, of his own volition, on schedule, his fine reputation intact, the whole greasy production quietly expired.
Shortly before Koskinen left office, the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration released the (presumably) final report on the scandal. Like a previous Inspector General report, it tried to soothe Republican feelings – the IRS really, really should’ve handled things differently -- while utterly refuting Republican charges about what had transpired.
The story told by Republicans is so well known that it substitutes for fact. In the first years of the Obama administration, Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations rose up to defy the government. When the groups sought IRS approval for their designations as “social welfare” organizations under the tax code, the IRS targeted them with burdensome queries, harassing the groups while slow-walking reviews of their applications. In this telling, it was a political vendetta – carried out against conservatives by a government agency that many anti-government, anti-tax conservatives especially despised.
Republicans claimed the IRS served as an attack dog for the Obama White House. But inquiries by the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the Justice Department all failed to produce evidence of political interference.
Perhaps it was because the premise of the scandal -- that Obama’s political team would want to destroy local Tea Party groups -- was absurd. For Democrats, local Tea Party groups were a political Giving Tree, bearing glorious, loopy fruit such as Christine O’Donnell and Todd Akin, Tea Party candidates who managed to lose crucial Senate campaigns that a competent Republican – perhaps any competent Republican -- would’ve won.
What’s more, none of the groups actually needed IRS approval to operate. “These organizations didn’t have to wait for the IRS to tell them anything to go into business,” Koskinen said in a telephone interview last week.
Yet the IRS clearly applied extra scrutiny to groups that it thought might be engaged in too much politics to warrant the preferential tax designation. One way IRS personnel did that was to look for key words, such as “Tea Party.” Other words that triggered IRS scrutiny included: “Occupy,” “green energy,” “medical marijuana” and “progressive.”
Contrary to the Republican story, the IRS never targeted conservatives. The IRS targeted politics, which was pretty much what it was supposed to do.
The scandal wasn’t just a production to keep fringe Republicans busy and far removed from serious business. It was part of a propaganda campaign with institutional GOP support all the way up to the speaker of the House.
An October story in Politico quoted retired House Speaker John Boehner in a fit of candor. Freed from his party obligations, Boehner was unsparing in his denunciations of two of the IRS scandal’s biggest promoters – House Freedom Caucus leader Jim Jordan of Ohio and former Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah.
As head of the House oversight committee, Chaffetz had tirelessly flogged the IRS scandal. Boehner called him a “total phony.” Boehner described Jordan in more incendiary terms, calling the champion of government shutdowns, budget showboating and governing chaos a “legislative terrorist.”
Both men earned their labels. Yet the gutter tactics that brought each to prominence were championed by Boehner himself. He invested Chaffetz and California Representative Darrell Issa with vast investigative powers, and then indulged the falsehoods and character assassination in which they trafficked. He mounted a Benghazi extravaganza that had more theatrical lives than "Cats."
"Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.
Let's just go all out and call EVERY President in history divisive then, since roughly half of the country voted for the other guy. Isn't this just a wee bit disingenuous?
You, like every other Trump fan, don't just want to win the game....... you want to score all the baskets. Well it doesn't work that way, walrus. Trump's shit DOES stink, contrary to popular opinion.
You and I both know exactly what I'm talking about here. Carter.... Nixon..... Johnson.... Lincoln..... go down the list alphabetically or chronologically if you like.
If you SERIOUSLY want to argue that Trump isn't a divisive President (BY CHOICE AND DESIGN)...... then this argument is over before it even begun.
That's why guys like you cannot be taken seriously. In your rush to defend Trumpy from one and all critics........ you defend the indefensible.
In truth....... Trump is the MOST DIVISIVE PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S. BY AN EXPONENTIAL MARGIN. It's not even close.
All those you mention..... they were "divisive" according to you, because not everybody agreed with what they did nor did they agree with their policies.
But NONE of those guys went out of their way to divide the country with the vindictiveness of Donald Trump.
After the impeachment proceedings, instead of taking the high road and offer to unite and fix the nation........ Trump is out for blood........ and TRUMPETS it to everyone who will listen.
A message of hate, revenge and payback.
But you keep drinking that Kool-Aid.
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