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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40530 on: June 29, 2020, 11:26:13 PM »

Is this finally what makes Republicans unwilling to cover for Trump?

I doubt it. But I guess there is a chance.

3 or 4 more percent of the I’ll take the crazy at home because I’m sure he’s strong abroad set should drop off and maybe some of the uneasy with rampant disease & civil unrest & economic disintegration will find this enough off an off ramp to take.

Those aren’t people who will be coming back to the fold down the stretch. Once you see a wart in trump you quickly discover he’s nothing but an amalgamation of warts that have totally swallowed whatever vestigial host there ever was.

He’s got time for two or three more major catastrophes to amplify with his Cracker Jack team of nasty moron henchmen which will each also peel off a couple of points.

Meanwhile Biden is enjoying the groundswell he has produced while working quietly in his basement, exemplifying and disseminating the best rational and empirical approach to the evolving moment. 
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40531 on: June 29, 2020, 11:30:25 PM »

American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter said.

The investigation into the suspected Russian covert operation to incentivize such killings has focused in part on an April 2019 car bombing that killed three Marines as one such potential attack, according to multiple officials familiar with the matter.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/us/politics/russian-bounty-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

How fitting the smoking gun is held by Putin.

Whether Repubs can muster more than  feigned outrage over Trump's treasonous dalliance with Putin iremains deeply in doubt.

Trump is a traitor.

Rep Banks came out of the briefing held today for 8 GOP congressmen explaining that because of the NYT, now they cannot do a complete investigation and... these go back to his own days serving in Afghanistan, in 2014 or 2015.

Providing cover for doing nothing.

Real news from the real press covering Trump's dereliction of duty and ignoring our national security and the safety of our armed forces, because he wants Putin's approval.

its treason.
 
AP now reporting

"The White House was aware in early 2019 of intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans. That’s a full year earlier than has been previously reported."
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40533 on: June 29, 2020, 11:41:45 PM »

American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, two officials familiar with the matter said.

The investigation into the suspected Russian covert operation to incentivize such killings has focused in part on an April 2019 car bombing that killed three Marines as one such potential attack, according to multiple officials familiar with the matter.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/us/politics/russian-bounty-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

How fitting the smoking gun is held by Putin.

Whether Repubs can muster more than  feigned outrage over Trump's treasonous dalliance with Putin iremains deeply in doubt.

Trump is a traitor.

Rep Banks came out of the briefing held today for 8 GOP congressmen explaining that because of the NYT, now they cannot do a complete investigation and... these go back to his own days serving in Afghanistan, in 2014 or 2015.

Providing cover for doing nothing.

Real news from the real press covering Trump's dereliction of duty and ignoring our national security and the safety of our armed forces, because he wants Putin's approval.

its treason.
 
AP now reporting

"The White House was aware in early 2019 of intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans. That’s a full year earlier than has been previously reported."

Time for the house to open the Russia issue up the way they delved into the Ukraine scandal. Since they’ve already advanced recovery and police reform packages that make McConnell’s head bury itself into his torso cavity like it was trump’s penis, the House has time to begin its inquiries and deliver some subpoenas.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40534 on: June 29, 2020, 11:45:58 PM »

Joe seemingly couldn't even remember recently that he'd been VP.
Very worrying.

Best to appoint a very very very capable VP, and very very very capable hand-picked A1+ advisers, if Joe is gonna be voted king of the world.
It's in my best interest to have such an administration in Washington.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 11:54:41 PM by bambu. »
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40535 on: June 30, 2020, 12:06:18 AM »

Joe seemingly couldn't even remember recently that he'd been VP.
Very worrying.

Best to appoint a very very very capable VP, and very very very capable hand-picked A1+ advisers, if Joe is gonna be voted king of the world.
It's in my best interest to have such an administration in Washington.

Love the edits from when you said how great it would be around here with the perfect man as president. This is a response to your prior version.

It's like you weren't here during the Obama administration or something.

None of us (a) thinks Biden walks on water, or (b) is afraid to criticize the party we prefer to have in power. You have us confused with Kid (who thinks Trump is a tad petty, but that's all) and Ward (who thinks some of Trump's fiscal policy is broken, but that's all).
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40536 on: June 30, 2020, 12:07:36 AM »

So Echo4 is Josh?
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40537 on: June 30, 2020, 12:10:13 AM »

So Echo4 is Josh?

A little bit slow, are you?

This has been pointed out multiple times, including by me.

Echoes 1, 2, and 3 are, too. I expect 5, 6, 7, and more will be, later.

Ward even went so far as to express crocodile tears over my having lost my moderator status, in an erroneous but standard for him assumption.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #40538 on: June 30, 2020, 01:31:25 AM »

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« Reply #40540 on: June 30, 2020, 04:21:25 AM »

Something nobody would have predicted:

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GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that Donald Trump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound, Fox Business reports.

One “major player” described Trump’s current psyche as “fragile.”
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« Reply #40541 on: June 30, 2020, 04:35:16 AM »

So basically July 1 and some states are just now enacting mandatory face mask laws.
Incredible.

Would have been a very different story if they did this March 1 (or March 15 or April 1).
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« Reply #40542 on: June 30, 2020, 05:05:22 AM »

Gilead hopes to make $500M this year from remdesivir, and $1.2B next year.

If the gov't used the Liz Warren strategy of getting an equity stake, the US could have recovered all its investment.  If for its $70M the US got a 10% or 20% stake in the drug.  That could bring in between $50M -$100M this year and potentially another $120M-$240M next year.  Money that could fund other drug research.  In thsoe early stages when remdesivir was an orphan drug, Gilead likely would have given 10% or more for the research funding.

Also, I would pass a law that Gilead has to pay the corporate rate (25% or at least a minimum of 15%) on remdesivir profits, without allowing them to zero out their corporate taxes with accounting maneuvers.  That's be another $100M the gov't would receive this year and over $200M next.

Have to stop socializing risks and privatizing profits.  And make sure companies pay taxes.
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Re: Beau Knew
« Reply #40543 on: June 30, 2020, 09:25:01 AM »

Something nobody would have predicted:

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GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that Donald Trump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound, Fox Business reports.

One “major player” described Trump’s current psyche as “fragile.”

heh

You still don't get it
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