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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:31 PM

Jennifer Palmieri, please refine your message.

Chuck Todd, Mr. false equivalence, threw a question at you related to the fact that Republicans wanted Bill Clinton to be impeached at one point during his presidency... you replied saying that “yeah, but Bill Clinton wasn’t a threat to the democracy”. That part was a good, quick, sharp and true answer.

BUT... you then launched into the Democrats need to do this, need to do that, and democrats need to be a check on the presidency...I do not think that is the correct approach.

Rather -
yeah, but Bill Clinton wasn’t a threat to the democracy...
and *not only democrats recognize the threat* — scores of leading right wing thinkers are saying it too — even very conservative thinkers like David Frum and Max Boot and Bill Kristol are warning the country that he is unfit and a threat to democracy...

It’s not only Trump though — the entire GOP Congress is looking the other way — here’s evidence of serious crimes including money laundering and possible treason...but the GOP is willing to enable trump, to be sycophants, tearing down the reputations of people like Mueller.

If there’s any patriotism left on the other side, then they will do the hard thing and the right thing. Republicans can’t leave it up to the other party to clean up this mess.

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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:49 PM

1. The GOP is going to continue to keep him in office

He is their useful idiot. He pushes through all of their legislation. He is their perfect tool because he will do whatever they tell him to do. It doesn't even matter that he takes credit because in the end all they care about is what is lining their pockets. His remarks and tweets are disgusting, bigoted, and hateful; they represent what many in the Republican party believe but until recently were afraid to say themselves. It wasn't long ago that the GOP was condemning Trump for his remarks but that has largely stopped because they believe they can get away with it. Next year will either validate that belief or it will end numerous Republican careers in Congress. I am seriously hoping it's the latter.

If there is a tremendous change in Congress or appears that it will be the case, only then will the Republicans do anything about Trump.

As an aside I'm hoping that Mueller is able to force their hand but I don't think we can afford to rely on it

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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:27 PM

2. I don't think that I would presume

to give President Obama's former White House Communications Director tips on messaging.

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