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Sun Dec 11, 2016, 12:40 PM

Trumps call to president of Taiwan...

And now all of this coming out about Russian interference in our election and pro Russian cabinet picks. Not even pro Russian more like Russian cheerleaders. China is probably spinning. Thanks GOP for destabilizing our world.

The one thing that can't be denied is that Barrack Obama still has the presidential bully pulpit. He needs to speak up and speak up soon. Help us frame that narrative. He needs to give the speech of a lifetime.

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Reply Trumps call to president of Taiwan... (Original post)
ALBliberal Dec 2016 OP
pangaia Dec 2016 #1
ALBliberal Dec 2016 #2
sweetapogee Dec 2016 #13
ALBliberal Dec 2016 #14
True Dough Dec 2016 #3
ALBliberal Dec 2016 #4
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2016 #5
True Dough Dec 2016 #6
boston bean Dec 2016 #7
Ellipsis Dec 2016 #10
pangaia Dec 2016 #8
True Dough Dec 2016 #9
tritsofme Dec 2016 #11
pangaia Dec 2016 #12

Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 12:47 PM

1. Do you really think Obama will use the bully pulpit?

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 12:49 PM

2. I remain hopeful that he will. Leader

Of the Free World. Yes I am hopeful.

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 04:39 PM

13. and what exactly do you think

he might say?

"Oh, the Russians hacked into our computer networks and threw the election, all while I was the President".

Not likely.

But maybe.

We shall see.

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Response to sweetapogee (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 04:57 PM

14. Obama is very well liked at this point and as crazy as some Trump supporters are there are some that

Must already be feeling buyers remorse... it might give some of them pause. And an appeal to the public in general laying out the facts encouraging pressure on elected officials. Encouraging vigilance and discourse. I just think he has nothing to lose and on the whole we as a party have few other options. He is the leader of our party. The interesting thing is that the longer he waits the better he would be received IMHO. Trump is heaving more crap on us practically by the hour. It's drowning us but it's also drowning the opposition. I put three posts on fb today regarding Russia and another about security briefings and Trump saying he's smart. Not one reply from any right winger. Quite unusual.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 12:59 PM

3. For the record

Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of Taiwan, placed the call to Trump, and Trump took the call. He didn't place the call.

Carry on.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:05 PM

4. Noted.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:19 PM

5. Well then.

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:20 PM

6. Details matter

to some folks, at least.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:22 PM

7. It was pre-arranged by Trump for her to call. My god. Thanks for clarifying though.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:25 PM

10. Bob Dole's Law Firm was involved too. n/t

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Response to True Dough (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:23 PM

8. The 'call' was set up months earlier by trump people, as I understand it...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:24 PM

9. Source?

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Response to True Dough (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:28 PM

11. It's been widely reported in the media that a lobbying firm associated with Bob Dole was involved

in setting up the call. Go Google if you are so interested.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 11, 2016, 04:01 PM

12. Thanks..

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