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Tue Jan 30, 2018, 06:17 AM

Why isn't MSM covering the sanctions news?

I think that's a bigger be deal than this far fetched memo mess.

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Reply Why isn't MSM covering the sanctions news? (Original post)
dewsgirl Jan 2018 OP
still_one Jan 2018 #1
Cosmocat Jan 2018 #14
Generic Other Jan 2018 #23
Cosmocat Jan 2018 #24
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #2
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #3
madaboutharry Jan 2018 #4
wishstar Jan 2018 #5
blueinredohio Jan 2018 #6
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #13
blueinredohio Jan 2018 #16
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #18
Kilgore Jan 2018 #8
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #9
Kilgore Jan 2018 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2018 #12
dewsgirl Jan 2018 #15
Kilgore Jan 2018 #27
uponit7771 Jan 2018 #17
whathehell Jan 2018 #25
Kilgore Jan 2018 #29
whathehell Jan 2018 #30
Kilgore Jan 2018 #31
Hortensis Jan 2018 #11
bigbrother05 Jan 2018 #19
Hortensis Jan 2018 #20
yallerdawg Jan 2018 #21
Ligyron Jan 2018 #22
whathehell Jan 2018 #26
Moostache Jan 2018 #28

Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 06:25 AM

1. I agree, and the Congressional Democrats need to bring this up

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:57 AM

14. Its pretty fucking simple

1) The Admin has come out and said that it will not implement the Russia Sanctions passed by congress
2) The Admin is under investigation for colluding with Russia during the election
3) The House is not operating as a political operation to protect the Admin from the Russia investigation.

The republican party has been coopted by Russia, and this country faces the most grave threat in its history, with Russian controlling this POTUS and most of Congress.

Everything else is sideline issues at this point. THIS is what EVERY democrat needs to be saying.

But ... No. They play by gentleman's rules while Rs are coopting this very message with all of their "deep state" bullshit.

We are NOT going to win this battle, and this country is lost, unless Ds get into the fucking game.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:49 AM

23. I try not to over exaggerate the situation we are in

but when the president of the US refuses to implement legislation that passed near unanimously, it is not an exaggeration to say we have crossed a line we cannot uncross. The Russians must be jubilant.

Our great experiment in Democracy is failing. Republicans killed it in order to maintain power. Traitors. They will cause a second civil war.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:54 AM

24. Pretty good chance the country just rolls over

We will be smoking hot angry over it, but ...

We aren't the ones who will draw blood over it.

1/3 of the country will be cozy in their dark hearts of hatred.
1/3 of the country will sit in their corner, sucking their thumbs, babbling "they are both the same ..."

We are pushing mud.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 06:27 AM

2. When I fell asleep, the last thing I remember was

Brian Williams was about to cover it.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 06:31 AM

3. OK, Morning Joe is covering it now.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 06:31 AM

4. They are talking about it at this moment on MSNBC.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 06:32 AM

5. Dem. Sen. Murphy is live right now on MSNBC discussion sanctions not being implemented

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:01 AM

6. Why aren't they covering Sarah Sanders saying they're redoing the Judiciary?

With people who uphold the constitution. WTF?

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:03 AM

7. What?!

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:43 AM

13. RepubliCONs think that the Constitution is deeply CONservative. It is not.


The Constitution is remarkably neutral.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:03 AM

16. Saw it on the morning news. This should be screamed from the rooftops

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:05 AM

18. She must have said it during the press briefing. I used to watch everyday, I just can't anymore,

She stresses me out something fierce.

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:12 AM

8. Do you think the general public cares?

I would estimate 95% of my coworkers consume zero to almost no news.

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:15 AM

9. I know, they likely wouldn't pull this crap if they did.

I find this to be a much bigger deal, than the memo.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:21 AM

10. It takes a lot to get their attention.

I would say the most engaged I have ever seen them was the last election.

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:41 AM

12. Yes...same here....you go to work thinking

"how could people NOT be talking about this or that". It's just stunning how uninformed most people are in large swaths of the country. Getting everyone to absorb the complex details of Russia and collusion..will be impossible. If we want the country to universally condemn Trump..it will have to be a simple horrific act.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:59 AM

15. I know my husband is not a Trump Supporter, but really couldn't care less

About politics, the only person in my life I can even speak to about politics, is my 20 yr old son. Yay! Millenials.
I wonder how horrible it's going to have to be, for people to wake up?

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 09:24 AM

27. Not a universal answer, but

In my case its a unionized industrial environment that was shrinking. Post election, our mill started growing and workers were called back from layoff to start a second shift. All credit goes to Trump and MAGA. Thats all they see, and need to know.

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:03 AM

17. If it was Clinton Email Sanctions it would be on 24 hrs a day for the next 5 days

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 09:17 AM

25. Yes, I think most do

Your co-workers aren't necessarily representative.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 09:26 AM

29. Possibly, but its what I deal with.

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Response to Kilgore (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 09:27 AM

30. What field do you work in?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 09:30 AM

31. Forest products.

Think timber, lumber mills, pulp & paper

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:30 AM

11. 1. Sanctions are against Russia at the heart of everything,

both original sanctions laws and Trump's refusal to apply the new sanctions law.

2. The "memo" is an attempt BY CONGRESS to obstruct justice through legislative insurrection and lying to the American people, and is even treasonous in its attempts to protect those working with Russia and giving aid to Russia.

3. "Redoing the judiciary" to make all these and more crimes legal. They're packing with names of people Trump never heard of, just as the idea was not his.

Sure, these are all huge.

But the Republican House intelligence committee's active collusion in the coverup, abetted by the rest of the Republicans in congress -- and the failure of the FBI to protect the nation -- is nation-shaking.

What we hoped wouldn't happen has. Two of our three branches of government are under the control of betrayers of America who are ruthlessly willing to overset democracy to protect themselves. They are now overtly working to do just that and are knowingly accepting Russia's help to keep their hold on power.

They are facing loss of control of congress, ruin of careers, and investigations and even some of them indictments. They're desperate and very dangerous.

(Btw, I record all the MSNBC evening programs from Chris Hayes through Brian Williams (also Ari Melber), and they all covered this big move to stop Mueller intensively. BIG TIME.)

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:26 AM

19. McConnell held open many more judicial positions beyond the SCOTUS

They are now flooding the appeals courts with "new blood" that will poison the system for decades.

The GOP and their corporate funders see this time as the culmination of years of molding the electorate with RWNJ politicians, voter suppression, and gerrymandering. Their hope is to remake the levers of government into a permanent ruling class, an oligarchy.

They only have a finite window to complete their plan before demographics change everything. Trump is their "Hail Mary" pass to lock it in.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:32 AM

20. +1000. As far as it goes. More immediately...!

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:33 AM

21. CNN's Chris Cuomo asked R Rep. Diaz-Balart about sanctions this AM.

Can you guess the reply to Cuomo?

"Why no concern when the last Administration wanted to push a reset button?"

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:40 AM

22. They had the freakin' NERVE to do both on the same day!

Torpedo the investigation into Russian interference in our democracy and...oh, by the way, we're just not going to impose those sanctions Congress imposed on them for doing so with a veto-proof majority.

If anyone had any doubts about what's going on up to this point...

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 09:22 AM

26. Hopefully, this will be deemed as more prosecutable material for Mueller..

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Response to dewsgirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 09:26 AM

28. The time has come to stop actively pretending this is the United States of America now...

We have a co-opted POTUS, a complicit GOP (House AND Senate) and a Judiciary stacked with illegitimate appointees and the SCOTUS stocked with bloodless zealots standing-by for more...

Trump needs to be removed by any means necessary, up to and including a military coup today.

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