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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:17 PM

A damaged and dangerous president is feeling his power

by digby




......think about what he said there: "I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department."

If the Republican party allows him to do it, he can do it. That's absolutely correct. The power lies with them. Everything depends upon their integrity, their willingness to defend the constitution and rein in a rogue president who becomes an authoritarian.

Do you feel confident about that?



He is an authoritarian thug. He believes he has total power. And as I pointed out above, he does --- as long as his unctuous sycophants in the GOP support him. Together, they actually do have total power. He can fire the entire top layer of the Justice Department until he finds a toady to do his bidding.

.................

His off-the-cuff comments indicate that he is completely capable of doing such a thing because he's a deranged, delusional egomaniac who is completely unschooled in the constitution and has no respect for its underlying principles anyway.

This next year is going to be a big test. He has not found humility in the office. He is more grandiose than ever and he's feeling his oats. If the Democrats can hold him back for a year, we might be able to stop him with a congressional check on his power in 2019. But that hope is all we have. The Republicans have shown they are not going to stop him.

Fasten your seat belts. 2018 is going to be a very tumultuous year, a make or break year. I'll be here documenting what's going on and I'll try to keep my head, but it won't be easy. This isn't normal, people. It's the biggest test of our system since 1860.



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Reply A damaged and dangerous president is feeling his power (Original post)
kpete Dec 2017 OP
underthematrix Dec 2017 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2017 #3
underthematrix Dec 2017 #7
MineralMan Dec 2017 #8
underthematrix Dec 2017 #10
MineralMan Dec 2017 #14
underthematrix Dec 2017 #15
MineralMan Dec 2017 #17
underthematrix Dec 2017 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2017 #18
MineralMan Dec 2017 #20
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2017 #16
underthematrix Dec 2017 #19
quartz007 Dec 2017 #27
bdamomma Dec 2017 #2
dalton99a Dec 2017 #5
bdamomma Dec 2017 #11
dalton99a Dec 2017 #12
bdamomma Dec 2017 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2017 #23
Ligyron Dec 2017 #25
regnaD kciN Dec 2017 #29
quartz007 Dec 2017 #28
louis-t Dec 2017 #4
Skittles Dec 2017 #6
L. Coyote Dec 2017 #9
yuiyoshida Dec 2017 #22
LiberalLovinLug Dec 2017 #24
vkkv Dec 2017 #26
smirkymonkey Dec 2017 #30
bdamomma Dec 2017 #31

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:19 PM

1. Go to NeedToImpeach.com and sign the petition

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:30 PM

3. A petition and $3.00 buys you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

On-line petitions don't do squat except make you feel good about yourself and give the petitioner your email address so they can ask you for money for whatever their cause is. Petitions are worthless; we need to get off our butts and do GOTV.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:44 PM

7. Really?

What do you have to lose by signing the petition to impeach the fool?

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:50 PM

8. My privacy. That's what I have to lose by signing petititions.

So, I'm very careful to check whether a petition has any likelihood of accomplishing anything before signing it.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:52 PM

10. I understand. They ask for first, last name, email and zipcode

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:56 PM

14. I need no additional political fundraising emails.

I get plenty of them already. Bottom line is that no petition will have any effect on any impeachment of a President. We don't impeach via petitions. So, that petition is a waste of time, money and energy. Instead, electing more Democrats to Congress is how an impeachment might happen. That's where my resources go, not to some petition drive.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:01 PM

15. I have never received a fundraising email from NeedToImpeach.com NEVER!

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:02 PM

17. Ah...I wonder how much it costs to buy their lists, then.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:09 PM

21. If the eventually contact me or some other griup, I would simply add them to my spam folder

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:02 PM

18. Yet.

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:02 PM

16. Nothing. But nothing to gain, either,

except for the "privilege" of getting more email asking for donations for something. On-line petitions are useless. You can sign it if it makes you feel like you're doing something, but if you actually believe a petition to impeach Trump will have any impact on the possibility of that happening, you're kidding yourself.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:03 PM

19. I've never received a fundraising email from NeedToImpeach.com

NEVER

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:29 PM

27. Well said!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:19 PM

2. The disgusting GOP should be called accomplices to the crimes they have committed

The Republicans have shown they are not going to stop him.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:35 PM

5. Worse yet, they're cheering on his every pronouncement and praising his every action

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:52 PM

11. I think don the con has something on them

especially now since they are kissing his a$$ for the tax heist. He has to be blackmailing them. Don't you think??

Didn't he say they love me and I love them?????

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:53 PM

12. Absolutely

courtesy of Putin's hackers

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:55 PM

13. Putin is the underlying

force here, I wish the Russian people would get his a$$ out.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:44 PM

23. Nope. Greed underlies RepubliCONs and even Putin. But Putin is a major disrupter.


A disrupted USA makes greed easier for Putin.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:17 PM

25. I'll bet ol' Pooty laughs his ass off when he reads stuff like that article.

The translation into Russian probably makes it even more hilarious.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:33 PM

29. No -- they've just realized they can manipulate him...

... to do their bidding by appealing to his vanity and convincing him they were his brilliant ideas in the first place. And, as far as they're concerned, having a dictator who does their bidding is preferable to a democracy.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:31 PM

28. Can we the people impeach the GOPers?

 

Hopefully in November 2018.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:32 PM

4. Can you imagine the damage that will occur during lame duck

period if Dems win back House and Senate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:43 PM

6. this is a man who has gotten away with everything his entire life

born the right color, the right gender, and wildly rich.......he cannot fathom the idea that his con could be discovered. Fuck him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:51 PM

9. Impeachment Time

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 03:26 PM

22. Like I said...

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:03 PM

24. Ha ha, that's brilliant!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:21 PM

26. The state of NY will eventually get him.. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:57 PM

30. Nothing but the cold, icy hand of death will stop this bastard.

I only hope it reaches him soon.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 09:41 PM

31. Well he loves his

junk food maybe he will have a heart issue. Did you hear he was going to have a checkup??? and not by the quack in NY. He probably bully the Dr to say he is in Great shape.

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