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The thread where we meet to discuss the unfolding Trump administration catastrophe, but end up discussing adoptions from Russia

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illegitimateMortificadospawn · 12/07/2017 12:56

If we can get our hands free to type from the constant facepalming, we should be able to post on this topic.

Continuation of the previous thread:

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cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 16:23


Lweji · 22/07/2017 16:29

The new WH clown certainly knows how to suck up to the President, and he's trying to play good cop with the press. Let's see how it goes.

cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 16:35

It won't go well. I reckon he has a short fuse.

Lweji · 22/07/2017 16:45

I envision a new phenomenal clip. Grin

So, he's got a legal background and is personal friend with Sekulow...

I think they will communicate well.
Apparently he wants to be "syncopated" with the President as much as possible. Whatever that is. Grin

cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 16:59

I reckon it's a word he's heard and is misusing. Hey Ho. Maybe I don't understand him yet. Wink

BiglyBadgers · 22/07/2017 17:40

Wow. Trump is on a crazy Twitter rampage today isn't he? He must be fretting. I particularly like the one about pardons along the lines of "I can absolutely pardon anyone I like, except I don't need to because it's all lies, but I could if I wanted to...just saying"

Err...OK, just throwing that out there I see.

cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 18:07

Remind me. Is McConnell still to hold some sort of vote next week?

OnTheDarkSideOfTheSpoon · 22/07/2017 18:17

Andy Slavitt
Andy Slavitt @ASlavitt
1- Senate, WH, and GOP govs are busy this weekend working on TCare deals.

Will tweet later if you want to follow.

cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 18:21

I'll be interested to see if he makes any. It's not generally a good idea to negotiate from a position of apparent weakness- and that 60 vote ruling is a stormer as well.

OnTheDarkSideOfTheSpoon · 22/07/2017 18:29

I think they're struggling even more now because they need 60 votes to pass it because it can't go through the budget reconciliation process unless they drop things like defunding planned parenthood. So now they either drop large chunks of the bill, which will make it even harder to pass, or go for repeal only, which is unpopular with some reps.

Not sure if there's a vote scheduled for next week.

OnTheDarkSideOfTheSpoon · 22/07/2017 18:31

Sorry, was too slow a typed!

OnTheDarkSideOfTheSpoon · 22/07/2017 18:32

This is an interesting thread:

(THREAD) In easily missed BREAKING NEWS yesterday, CBS reported that Marc Kasowitz is "out" as Trump's attorney. It matters, and here's why.

cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 18:51

I keep reminding myself that Mueller is a Beltway insider and knew precisely what might be coming at him.

cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 19:17

For your interest. An MSNBC piece on the WaPo report on Sessions.

illegitimateMortificadospawn · 22/07/2017 19:53

I love these threads. We've been busy all day & the Trump thread collective has kept tabs on the day's events. Thank you all. Most notable for me was Trump's twitter storm - he is really thrashing around like a raging drunk in a bar room brawl now.

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cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 20:02

My main concern is how to get out of this with the world fairly intact. If he reacts like a cornered animal........?

Lweji · 22/07/2017 20:10

You're not alone, cozie.

OnTheDarkSideOfTheSpoon · 22/07/2017 20:19

At least some things are working:

<a class="break-all" href="" rel="nofollow noindex" target="_blank">

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump

Paula Chertokđź—˝
Paula Chertokđź—˝ @PaulaChertok
Rejecting most WH objections, new sanctions to punish Russia for election op, annexing Crimea, continued war in Ukraine, human rights abuses

The thread where we meet to discuss the unfolding Trump administration catastrophe, but end up discussing adoptions from Russia
The thread where we meet to discuss the unfolding Trump administration catastrophe, but end up discussing adoptions from Russia
cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 20:22

Thanks, Pain. Interesting.

hackmum · 22/07/2017 20:24

I used to love Soap. Don't know many people who remember it!

OnTheDarkSideOfTheSpoon · 22/07/2017 20:27

There's also this, although I suspect it's more symbolic than anything else:

Seth Moulton
Seth Moulton @sethmoulton
I will be looking into a Constitutional Amendment to ensure that no @POTUS can ever pardon him or herself, now and in the future.

cozietoesie · 22/07/2017 20:32

I still think that there will be a Constitutional Convention of some description after all of this is over.

AcrossthePond55 · 22/07/2017 20:45

I've read some pundits opining that a Constitutional Convention is exactly what Scrotus wants. It would allow him and his GOP cronies to re-write the Constitution to give the President near unlimited powers.

The problem with a Constitutional Convention is that it opens the entire Constitution to revision, not just the little bit you might want to 'tweak'.

lionheart · 22/07/2017 20:46

There should be.

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