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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:03 PM

Can't help but laugh at the R line that impeachment and investigations prevented Trump from prepping

for COVID.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to take on an "own the libs" agenda - They did that on their own volition.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to do things to "stick it to Obama"... including slashing the pandemic response team - They did that on their own volition.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to focus on shadowy cabals of "globalists" that supposedly control all the media and the banks, asinine conspiracy theories about George Soros bringing immigrants in to replace white people, and the "deep state" which is anyone who can act as a check to the Trump Administration, and giving winks and nudges to QAnon when they could have been focused on real, but maybe not as exciting, issues like focusing on a crumbling infrastructure, antibiotic resistance, or how to respond to a pandemic - They did that on their own volition.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to make sure people are saying "Merry Christmas", to take on that oh-so-important issue of making sure your ears don't hear the abominable phrase "Happy Holidays" instead of preparing for that emerging virus in Wuhan - They did that on their own volition.

So yeah, it was totally the impeachment and investigations which held Trump up and prevented him from preparing for this pandemic.

Totally... totally.

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Reply Can't help but laugh at the R line that impeachment and investigations prevented Trump from prepping (Original post)
ck4829 Mar 2020 OP
C_U_L8R Mar 2020 #1
underpants Mar 2020 #7
treestar Mar 2020 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #2
underpants Mar 2020 #3
pat_k Apr 2020 #26
Roland99 Apr 2020 #30
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2020 #4
ck4829 Mar 2020 #9
pat_k Apr 2020 #27
wishstar Mar 2020 #5
thegoose Mar 2020 #6
ck4829 Mar 2020 #8
stopbush Mar 2020 #10
ck4829 Mar 2020 #12
treestar Mar 2020 #16
Thomas Hurt Mar 2020 #11
ck4829 Mar 2020 #13
VOX Apr 2020 #29
patphil Mar 2020 #14
fleur-de-lisa Mar 2020 #17
pat_k Apr 2020 #28
SunSeeker Mar 2020 #18
ck4829 Apr 2020 #24
yonder Mar 2020 #19
ck4829 Apr 2020 #22
unblock Mar 2020 #20
Flaleftist Mar 2020 #21
ck4829 Apr 2020 #25
chriscan64 Apr 2020 #23
MissMillie Apr 2020 #31

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:03 PM

1. It's really a pathetic excuse.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:11 PM

7. Oh they've got more

I listen in and see it on Facebook

What about the people who have survived? Liberal media whining.
Hey, the percentages aren't that bad! Because, math
No one saw this coming. Uh YOU didn't.
He's LEADING! Spiking football on your own 20.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:29 PM

15. The Dotard didn't even have anything to do

He sat around tweeting or watching TV; could have paid attention to his job. It's not like he was involved in the impeachment.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:06 PM

2. Democrats didn't force Trump to play golf or hold rallies, either.

Which he did many times throughout January - on our dime, of course.

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 05:46 AM

26. And more...

Last edited Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:43 AM - Edit history (1)

Here's an expansion on This Post (summarized rallies and golf dates in the critical early weeks).

Events and fundraisers added to the original list of dates are from the Wikipedia Q1 timeline and news reports.

Events Timeline

Timeline is from January 8, when scientists in China announced the discovery of a new coronavirus, to March 8, when the "task force" started accomplishing a few things (but mainly just left it to states to deal with the fallout of their colossal failures).

— January 9th -- rally Toledo
— January 13th
Test available. CDC should have been sourcing sampling supplies and distributing to states while simultaneously working to source supplies and mass produce the test and developing an effective distribution network. The FDA should have immediately used emergency use (EUA) authority to give labs across the country the go ahead to produce and distribute that test, or their own.

— January 14th — rally Milwaukee
— January 17th — entertains Louisiana State football team at WH (College football champions)
— January 18th — golf
— January 19th — golf
— January 19th — addresses American Farm Bureau in Austin, touting his greatness
— January 24th — addresses anti-abortion March for Life rally
— January 28th — rally Wildwood, NJ
— January 30th — rally Des Moines
— February 1st — golf
— February 2nd — golf
— February 5th — vote on impeachment
— February 6th — addresses National Prayer Breakfast
— February 6th — in what he calls a "celebration" (of impeachment vote) he delivers remarks from WH
— February 9th — attends National Governors Association dinner
— February 10th — rally Manchester, NH
— February 15th — golf
— February 15th — headlines fundraising dinner at billionaires home (link)
— February 19th — rally Phoenix
— February 20th — rally Colorado Springs
— February 21st — rally Las Vegas
— February 28th — rally North Charleston
— February 29th — speech to Conservative Political Action Conference
— March 2nd — rally Charlotte
— March 7th — golf
— March 8th — golf
— March 8th — Mar A logo fundraiser (some attendees later tested positive)

He was also very busy on twitter:

Tweets from January 13 to March 8 = 1851 (average of 32 per day — 14 his tweets, 18 his retweets)

From search of Trump twitter archive (For those interested, procedure for exporting searches to Excel/Libre Office Calc) in this post.)


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If anyone else finds report of an exclusive fundraiser (like the ones on Feb 15 and Mar 8) please post.

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Response to pat_k (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 07:10 AM

30. Nice list!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:09 PM

4. ....but his rallies!

that should be our mantra.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:12 PM

9. Oh. I like it.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 05:48 AM

27. rallies exclusive fundraisers, golf, and tweeting.... a busy boy

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:10 PM

5. Trump spent immense time and energy traveling to primary states trolling Dem primaries

just to take as much attention as they could away from Democratic candidates and their messages

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:11 PM

6. Dump prepping?

 

He couldn't prep for a second-grade quiz.

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Response to thegoose (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:12 PM

8. Ha!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:14 PM

10. ...because tRump spent so much time providing requested documents like his tax returns

and encouraging his staff to cooperate with Congressional investigators and appear at their hearings.

Hell, have we already forgotten the two straight weeks of live testimony that tRump himself gave in the Senate during the trial? Of course he was distracted!

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Response to stopbush (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:19 PM

12. Every. step. of. the. way.... they fought it.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:29 PM

16. +1

He had nothing to do in regards to the impeachment but whine about it.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:18 PM

11. LOL, had two years where christofascists had the House, Senate and WH.

They still did nothing.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:20 PM

13. Literally nothing. They shut themselves down, one party had the keys and it *still* imploded

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 06:22 AM

29. Unfortunately, they (he) did. 51 federal judges lifetime-appointed to date.

Almost everything Republicans are getting is coming from Trump’s executive orders and appointments. The federal judgeships are particularly troubling, as they are ALL youngish, far-right-wing clones, set to serve for a lifetime.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/us/trump-appeals-court-judges.amp.html
A Conservative Agenda Unleashed on the Federal Courts
The New York Times
By Rebecca R. Ruiz, Robert Gebeloff, Steve Eder and Ben Protess
Published March 14, 2020

-President Trump has appointed judges to the federal appeals courts at a record-setting pace.
-The Trump appointees are far less diverse than Mr. Obama’s, with two-thirds of them white men.
-The new judges have been selected for their rock-solid conservative credentials, including at least seven that had previous jobs with Mr. Trump’s campaign or his administration.
-All but eight had ties to the Federalist Society, a legal group with views once considered on “the fringe.”
-Now, as he seeks a second term, Mr. Trump can boast of having named more than a quarter of all judges on the appeals courts, 51 to date.

President Trump’s imprint on the nation’s appeals courts has been swift and historic. He has named judges with records on a range of issues important to Republicans — and to his re-election.
<snip>
As Mr. Trump seeks re-election, his rightward overhaul of the federal judiciary — in particular, the highly influential appeals courts — has been invoked as one of his most enduring accomplishments. While individual nominees have drawn scrutiny, The New York Times conducted a deep examination of all 51 new appellate judges to obtain a collective portrait of the Trump-populated bench.

The review shows that the Trump class of appellate judges, much like the president himself, breaks significantly with the norms set by his Democratic and Republican predecessors, Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

The lifetime appointees — who make up more than a quarter of the entire appellate bench — were more openly engaged in causes important to Republicans, such as opposition to gay marriage and to government funding for abortion.

They more typically held a political post in the federal government and donated money to political candidates and causes. Just four had no discernible political activity in their past, and several were confirmed in spite of an unfavorable rating from the American Bar Association — the first time that had happened at the appellate level in decades.
<snip>
When ruling on cases, they have been notably more likely than other Republican appointees to disagree with peers selected by Democratic presidents, and more likely to agree with those Republican appointees, suggesting they are more consistently conservative. Among the dozen or so judges that most fit the pattern, The Times found, are three Mr. Trump has signaled were on his Supreme Court shortlist.
<snip>


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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:26 PM

14. So then arrogance and stupidity had nothing to do with it?

Who coulda thought!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 04:59 PM

17. I hope someone compiles video of Dump golfing and holding rallies during that period

with a scroll of all his tweets.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 05:50 AM

28. Not video, but maybe a list can convey.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 05:38 PM

18. And what's stopping him NOW? Why doesn't he invoke the DPA to get hospitals PPE?

What's taking so long getting millions of needed Covid-19 tests out? Obama got 1 million H1N1tests just one month after the first US H1N1 case.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 05:31 AM

24. Right

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 05:39 PM

19. Democrats and the left also didn't force him

to play golf or hold campaign rallies when he should have been doing his job.

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Response to yonder (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 03:55 AM

22. Indeed

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:28 PM

20. oh, and they're really, really sorry for hindering clinton's presidency by impeaching him.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 06:30 PM

21. Yes. The senate impeachment vote was 3 weeks before Trump said we will be at zero cases in 2 days.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 05:31 AM

25. +1

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 04:50 AM

23. Exactly like Clinton's impeachment except...

...Clinton admitted wrongdoing, focused on governing and imminent threats like Osama Bin Laden. He also didn't wait till the end of Fox & Pals to start his work day. And he was literate enough to digest a 44 page briefing with no need to reduce it to pictures. Shit, even The Little Engine That Could has words.

Similarity ends at impeached in the House and acquitted in the Senate.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 07:21 AM

31. 45's actions in regard to impeachment

and the time and effort he had to expend


Total amount of time it took to say "no" to subpoenas and requests for testimonies and documents (all of them): maybe 30 minutes--and yes, I know there were a lot of them... but it only takes 1/2 second to say "no"

One meeting with Moscow Mitch to make sure the fix was in: 5 minutes.


Sorry, don't believe for a moment that the impeachment was that much of a cognitive or logistical burden on him.

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