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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:08 pm 
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How many things do you have to conveniently believe to get Hillary off the hook?
Hillary and Bill have been investigated by a wide assortment of state and federal prosecutors and investigators for 30 years now who haven't found anything to indict her on. They have accepted every single investigation and co-operated (unlike Trump) and no one has found anything.
Hard to pin something on them when the mortality rate of people lined up to testify against them is so high. But that's just coincidence.

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I've never read a column like this. I'll post it in full to avoid the paywall.
New York Times wrote:
I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.

It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.

The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

I would know. I am one of them.

To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.

But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.

That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.

Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.

In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.

Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.

But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.

From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.

Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.

“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.

The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.

It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.

The result is a two-track presidency.

Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.

Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.

On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable.

This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.

Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.

The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.

Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.

We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.

There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.
I expect one of two reactions from Trump: accuse the Failing Times of fabricating it, or demand to expose the Deep State traitors. Or if he's as illogical as the column says, he could do both.


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Let the real wich hunt begin! :lol:

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Tapping my watch until Flock chimes in with "Fake News." Or, perhaps, "Hillary's e-mails."

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Let the real wich hunt begin! :lol:


Then we'll all know which witch is wich.

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jarnon wrote:
I expect one of two reactions from Trump: accuse the Failing Times of fabricating it, or demand to expose the Deep State traitors. Or if he's as illogical as the column says, he could do both.
They went with option two.
Sarah Sanders wrote:
Nearly 62 million people voted for President Donald J. Trump in 2016, earning him 306 Electoral College votes – versus 232 for his opponent. None of them voted for a gutless, anonymous source to the failing New York Times.
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This coward should do the right thing and resign.

Donald J. Trump wrote:
TREASON?


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jarnon wrote:
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I expect one of two reactions from Trump: accuse the Failing Times of fabricating it, or demand to expose the Deep State traitors. Or if he's as illogical as the column says, he could do both.
They went with option two.
Sarah Sanders wrote:
Nearly 62 million people voted for President Donald J. Trump in 2016, earning him 306 Electoral College votes – versus 232 for his opponent. None of them voted for a gutless, anonymous source to the failing New York Times.
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This coward should do the right thing and resign.
So 65 million people voted for sane, responsible leadership in the Oval Office. I'm glad someone in the Administration is doing what he or she can to respect the plurality views of the American people. --Bob

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jarnon wrote:
jarnon wrote:
I expect one of two reactions from Trump: accuse the Failing Times of fabricating it, or demand to expose the Deep State traitors. Or if he's as illogical as the column says, he could do both.
They went with option two.
Sarah Sanders wrote:
Nearly 62 million people voted for President Donald J. Trump in 2016, earning him 306 Electoral College votes – versus 232 for his opponent. None of them voted for a gutless, anonymous source to the failing New York Times.
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This coward should do the right thing and resign.

Donald J. Trump wrote:
TREASON?
Logic lasted only an hour and a half. It's Fake News and it's Treason!
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Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!


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So 65 million people voted for sane, responsible leadership in the Oval Office.


What country was that in? Here, practically no one did. They didn't have much of a choice. I was one of the few who did.


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Here is the video of the Google All-Hands TGIF meeting immediately after the election of trump. Wow. [Assuming that Breitbart didn't make this whole thing up.]

https://youtu.be/-he5S1UFeC8

If you watch this entire hour and are not convinced that Google is a completely biased company from the top down, I don't know what planet you come from. What if you are conservative and work for Google? Talk about a hostile work environment! Look what happened to that one guy who spoke out a couple years ago. My God!

And this is just Google. Most of the other internet and social media companies are probably just as extreme leftist and biased from the top down.


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Here's one more reason why Trump's support is mostly holding among Republicans. Billionaire CEO of L Brands (parent company of Victoria's Secret) Les Wexner, a Republican since college, has quit the party after Obama's Ohio campaign speech.

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“I’m an independent. I won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party.


http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180915/l ... n-columbus

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Snort. That's funny I don't care who yar.

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silverscreenselect wrote:
Here's one more reason why Trump's support is mostly holding among Republicans. Billionaire CEO of L Brands (parent company of Victoria's Secret) Les Wexner, a Republican since college, has quit the party after Obama's Ohio campaign speech.

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“I’m an independent. I won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party.


http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180915/l ... n-columbus

So are tump women going to start burning their bras?

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Well, let's see what this leads to....
https://nypost.com/2018/09/17/trump-orders-fbi-documents-texts-from-russia-probe-declassified/


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