Black: Because CNN always tips their hand about what is trying to be covered up by what they choose to report and not report on the main page.
CNN is reporting a front page story from the Wall Street Journal ("Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal"). What hand are they tipping?
CNN also telling me that 10,000 people who voted for the Dem candidate for governor didn’t vote at all for the anyone in the senate race. So do we just add 10,000 to the Dem candidate as the voter intent was obviously to vote for the Dem? how dumb could you be to go vote and not realize you didn’t vote for the Senate race?
The beauty of the bubble and those who live in it. Black is sourcing his news from an outlet that is intentionally omitting information to skew the story. Or he's doing it on his own.
In one county you had an odd occurrance where lots of people didn't vote for the Senate race. It doesn't exist in any other county, just this one. What they are questioning, and what black's source is leaving out, is that they want to check the machine that counted the votes to make sure there isn't a glitch. Because it sure would be odd that just this group of people in just this one part of Florida decided to show up and not vote for Senate.
It could also be because of the way the ballots presented the choices, in which case, the Dems are out of luck. I'm guessing that part is also left out of black's source.
There's nothing underhanded about any of that.
If you want to see underhanded, check out the Fox News headline yesterday: Mysteriously 'found' ballots in Dem strongholds in Florida, Arizona threaten Election Day Resuts.
Except there are no "found" ballots in Arizona. Everyone in Arizona knows what's going on. They have old equipment that can only check 75,000 ballots a day. There are hundreds of thousands of ballots left to count, and it's from the major metropolitan area which is largely blue. Usually the race has been decided by this point so there is no need to count the votes, but that's not the case here. They will keep counting and release the updated totals every day at 5 PM until all of the votes have been counted.
Now go ahead and read the Fox headline again.
Sure seems like they are lumping in Arizona with the situation in Florida, doesn't it? And if people don't know that they are going through groups of votes and releasing updates daily, you can bet there will be a lot of uneducated conservatives going around syaing, "gee, Arizona 'found' more ballots today."
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extanker: if you are a White House reporter, you are expected to act like one.
And again. Complete disconnet. Why would somoene use "behavior" to justify removal when Trump himself lives there? You know...because of his behavioral issues?
if the President wants to shut it down, he can shut it down.
No one here is saying Trump didn't have the authority to do it, just that he looked petty and spiteful. And his outburst at Abby Phillip was disgraceful. There's nothing to respect about a grown man handling himself like that. Not in my world, at least.
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bass: No, there is plenty of evidence.
From bass' first link:
“There is no authentic surge,” a source at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections told People’s Pundit Daily. “They’ve been at this [filling out absentee ballots] for days, working 4 to 5 employees some 16 hours a day each. There’s no telling how many ballots we are talking about. As many as they can each write in 16 hours a piece.”
From his second link:
“We see it every election cycle down there. Democrat election supervisors can’t really be this incompetent, so it raises the question of whether or not they are intentionally failing to protect the integrity of the vote counting process. There’s only one reason to do that, and that’s to rig the outcome for Nelson and Gillum.”
blacklabel: If “conservatives” were still “finding votes” days
Just so you guys know, the quotation marks are a thing now. Bass's second article has a lot of them: been “found” in those counties, at least 20,000 “more” ballots, been “discovered” to close the gap, 46,000 Democrat votes “found”.
Expect to see it on here a lot.
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kabukideath: Voter suppression? And exactly how was that done?
The short version: Judges have struck down dozens of GOP policies, some even expressly calling them racist. In a vast majority of the cases the GOP has been unable to prove 1) voter fraud exists in any meaningful way and 2) their proposals would do anything of value.
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There's no evidence they cheated. People want to know the total number of votes and want to know why thing are so slow. But no one has found any evidice of anything. But it certainly is strange what she's doing.
"I will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election," Scott told reporters.
See what Scott is doing there?
He has no evidence of wrongdoing but he has made an accusation. And he used the word "liberals" since that's an established smear in the right-wing world. He wants to link all of the negative emotion they have generated about liberls and apply it to this situation. If it continues then more than a few conservatives will be sold on the idea that no matter what they find or don't find, the liberals are guilty, or at the very least unethical.
So as more information becomes available, this is the mindset they will be in to receive it. These are the people who are on the other side.
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bass: because Acosta is ego, selfish jerk
Here's the disconnect again. A Trump fan criticizing someone for being a selfish jerk. The psychology of it all is fascinating, ne?
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This is going to be fun. Fox News followers are brainstorming conspiracy theories to find the best one as we speak.
Unless the GOP winds up winning, then the conspiracy talk will fall off the face of the earth overnight.
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Question:. Phillip asked Trump whether he wanted Matt Whitaker, the newly-appointed acting attorney general, to rein in Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Answer:. "What a stupid question you asked," Trump replied. "What a stupid question and I watch you a lot and you ask a lot of stupid questions."
If a child talked like this we would scold them.
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Trump abruptly altered the chain of command above Mueller on Wednesday, putting his work under the supervision of a Republican loyalist who has been openly skeptical of the special counsel's authority and has mused about ways to curtail his power.
Perfect. Now that "corrupt" Sessions and "corrupt" Rosenstein are out of the picture, they should be able to blow the lid off the "corrupt" investigation.
But they won't, and Trump fans won't even notice.
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Yes, he hit her right in front of Trump and he stood there and did nothing like a coward. If I see a guy beating up a woman I step in.
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Bass:: Doesnt matter if they used Infowars or not
There ya have it, folks.
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Now that Whittaker controls the Russia investigation he will release all of the information proving the conspiracy against Trump.
Hahahahah haha hahaha hahahaha
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Luckily for Trump, the utter disconnect in their world will block them from the irony of releasing fake news while blaming others for releasing fake news.
It won't cross their mind in any way, shape, or form.
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Trump doesn’t have to call on Acosta. He wants the confrontation so he can tell the world that’s he’s a victim.
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Black: well yes of course votes “found” days after an election will always favor Dems. No surprise there. They wait until the results are all in and counted then they know how many they need to “find”.
Jeeze, another conspiracy? We need a spreadsheet to keep track of them all.
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The troops aren’t allowed to do anything. They won’t be interacting with the migrants, if they even arrive. The whole thing is about creating a satisfying mental imagine of US troops shooting them for Trump fans.
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Acosta will be back. Trump needs the headlines.
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Remember? Sessions is a liar, he perjured himself, he’s a racist, he colluded with Russians (gasp!) on behalf of Trump?
The story is about Trump’s desire to hinder the investigation against him, not some political support group for Jeff Sessions,
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Trump’s base will support it.
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The tax returns will be fun just for the exposure and it’s good to have oversight, But it won’t change much in terms of public opinion. Trump’s taxes could show he’s dodged taxes for the last 20 years and his base will stay silent. Removing your spine is a requirement for being a Trump fan.
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They know it's shady. They know Trump fired Sessions to help obstruct the investigation against him. Their position is that they think they can get away with it.
The problem is that they aren't thinking long-term. Trump will be gone. It's guaranteed. But the precedents they are setting will live on long after, even for Democratic presidents.
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Blacklabel: He wasn’t banned for being rude, he was banned for karate chopping a female intern.
Here it is again. Surely there is something in black's mind that should say, "This is going to sound silly if I type this."
For example I could say that she approached him in a hostile way and tried to grab something in his hand. Acosta defended himself. Surely if somoene walked up to you like that and tried to grab something they'd get more than a little push of the hand, right?
But it would be obvious that I'm trying to pitch a manufactured argument because of emotions. I'd feel shame if I said that. People would call me out and it would be a reminder and I'd have regret. That dynamic doesn't seem to exist for Trump fans.
Could the draw to Trump include the promise that there is no shame for your actions, even when they are obvious and exposed to the outside world? Nothing to feel regret about?
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Black: Just because they be rude and disrespectful person
I think this is the disconnect that frustrates us with Trump fans. He brags about grabbing women by the p**** and you vote for him for president. A reporter asks a question Trump doesn’t like and suddenly there are cries about how rude and disrespectful he is and there needs to be consequences.
It’s that total disconnect that is a fascinating psychology study. Ever hear a Trump fan complain because someone else is lying? Same thing.
I understand the dynamic that Trump will never be criticized for his faults since surrendering your spine is a requirement for being a Trump fan. But surely there should be some kind of mental something that should tell them that talking about someone else lying would be silly, right?
Maybe we should just ask them. Trump fans: Trump mocked a soldier for being a POW and you said nothing. Acosta asked what you thought was a rude question and support him being banned.
Can you explain how those two things exist in your mind? Is there any understanding, even in the most basic way, of how someone could look at that and think there is zero credibility? Do you understand that there is zero credibility but you have the tribe to protect you? Or do you not understand anything I’ve just said at all, like it’s all Greek?
Sometimes I convince myself that they are just trolling, but I’m starting to wonder if I’m just defaulting to that since their words are so unbelievable. Are they really driven by pure emotion with no logic?
What do you guys think?
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If we want a society with hundreds of millions of guns and easy access to them, then mass shooting will be a routine part of life.
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LOL didn't he really suspended Acosta? What strength from Trump heh.
The non-college educated Trump supporters will love this. They don't understand democracy and the ones who do have no spine to call out Trump.
Lets hope he bans all of the media. He's just not cut out for it. You know he wants to....man up and do it.
I came in here as a nice person wanting to answer questions and I had people jumping out of their seats screaming questions at me,"
What a total puss. Did he cry, too? Maybe he should take a break from answering questions until he recovers from the trauma.
Fox used to run segments questioning Obama's citizenship and he didn't run away. The billionaire trust fund baby? Well, just look at him. So sad because people were screaming at him in his imaginarion.
Let me get the strong man a tissue.
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I suspect that if Mueller has anything he's smart enough to protect the information. My guess is that he will find quite a few crimes not related to collusion which has base will say don't count since it's not collusion. Trump will walk but I'm hoping one family member will end up in jail to pay for his father's sins.
Republicans are no threat to stop Trump even if he crosses some sacred lines, which he will. And he rules over his base. Even if they get uncomfortable with the things he starts doing they won't speak out.
So that leaves the Democrats. I like Schumer but I'm wondering if we need someone else in there for this. Democrats seem to fall into this trap of assuming that Republicans will finally drop their toxic ways. They won't. As their base shrinks it will get worse. Look at Georgia and North Carolina and Wisconsin and West Virginia. All examples of abuse of power and changing the system to keep red in power at all costs.
I'm pretty safe so what happens next should be fun.
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FizzBit: Makes no sense.
I apologize for that previous comment.
But, I do hope the Dems can put the brakes on that disgrace. We’ll see. Wanna bet they do or don’t?
Why would a Trump fan be asking a Democrat to stop Trump?
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But Trump made clear that if House Democrats pursue him with investigations involving his 2016's connection to Russia or financial ethics allegations, he would drop his willingness to seek cooperation on legislation involving the economy or other issues.
Um, OK, but why say that? You're going to torpedo an infrastructure bill that could provide jobs to regular Americans because you are angry with Democrats investigating you? Sure, we know Trump is petty like that, but Christ, why come out and say it?
The president on Wednesday floated the possibility of agreements with Democrats to boost spending on America's infrastructure and to limit drug prices.
I have some hope for this. The Dems should work directly with Trump and bypass the GOP. He's shown that he will throw the GOP under the bus if it helps him personally and Democrats should work that angle. A bill to reduce drug prices with Trump and Pelosi smiling and the establishment GOP fuming would be a nice touch and help regular Americans, especially older ones.
The $20 trillion U.S. economy — the world's largest — relies far more on the health of the global economy and the willingness of consumers and businesses to spend rather than on any government actions.
But people on internet message boards have told me differently. Once Trump lifted Obama's stifling environmental mesaures the economy exploded. Pretty much.
Annual growth is widely expected to dip back to its long-term average near 2 percent by 2020.
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I'm not really a big fan of Pelosi, but I give her credit for this:
"We have a constitutional responsibility for oversight,"
Straight out of the GOP playbook, the exact same words the GOP uses to justify endless investigations of their own. She made me chuckle with that one.
The GOP opened up Pandora's Box with "investigation oversight." Now it's the Dems turn, if they choose, to start up investigations just to suppoena information that can be selectively released publicaly to damage the GOP.
And all of us Democtrats can just sit back and say, "Well, oversight is their job and they take it seriously."
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It's kind of funny to watch the media ask Trump a question and he just goes off. You? Oh, I don't like you! And you're fake news! And you're mean to me! And your network is bad!
The non-college educated portion of his base goes crazy for emotional outbursts like that. They see whining and complaining and victimization as strength since a billionaire is doing it.
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