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Sun Feb 9, 2020, 09:16 AM

"The (GOP) senators were concerned that it would look bad for Mr. Trump to dismiss Mr. Sondland..."

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/us/politics/trump-vindman-sondland-fired.html

Reminds me of a western I saw long ago:

"Wait! You wouldn't shoot a guy in the back, would you? Think of your reputation!"

"That IS my reputation."

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Reply "The (GOP) senators were concerned that it would look bad for Mr. Trump to dismiss Mr. Sondland..." (Original post)
Towlie Feb 2020 OP
madaboutharry Feb 2020 #1
FBaggins Feb 2020 #2
Towlie Feb 2020 #3
FBaggins Feb 2020 #6
madaboutharry Feb 2020 #5
VOX Feb 2020 #4
Laelth Feb 2020 #7
MurrayDelph Feb 2020 #8

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 09:55 AM

1. The concern was over how it looked,

but apparently there was no concern that it was wrong.

This is where we are.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:14 AM

2. That's what still confuses me. Why was it wrong

I have no trouble believing that the ambassador did the right thing in testifying... but he had to know that it would cost him his job. Ambassadors represent the president to other countries. Obviously any president would replace anyone who wasn’t in line with him.

“Looks bad” is good enough

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:24 AM

3. And obviously a mob boss would order a hit on anyone who wasn't in line with him.

By your logic, why would that be wrong?

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Response to Towlie (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:23 AM

6. For obvious reasons

A “hit” is wrong in any case.

Replacing a subordinate who isn’t in line with your objectives isn’t wrong in itself.

I would expect a good president OR a bad one to have Ambassadors (or NSC staff) who are in line with their positions. Only a bad one would order a hit. Thus a hit tells you that he’s bad... doing what any president would do doesn’t

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:37 AM

5. I meant wrong for Trump to fire everyone.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:31 AM

4. Their "concern" has the strength of a wet newspaper.

Still trying to calculate how many Republican senators are flaming fascist assholes, versus terrified children who are scared of “Daddy’s” rampages and his troupe of sociopathic brownshirts who phone in the death threats.

Either way, this shit show HAS TO GO. Otherwise, it continues unabated until January 2025. America as we know it will not survive; it’s already on life support.

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Response to VOX (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:58 AM

7. +1 n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 12:55 PM

8. Ah, yes. "Best of the West"

Joel Higgins as a reluctant marshal facing down Christopher Lloyd as the Calico Kid.

If been quoting that line (and using my own variants) for almost forty years.

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