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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:40 PM

Every Republican Who Is Stonewalling the Investigation is Being Blackmailed By Russia

Period. There is no other reason for people like Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell to protect Russia/Flynn/Trump unless they are also protecting themselves. Note that McCain is calling for an investigation. As a former presidential candidate he has been vetted. I am betting that there are a lot of kinky secrets in the GOP Congressional closet and Putin knows them all.

You hear that journalists? Get to work uncovering the dirt. You already know where to look. Start with every Republican who has loudly defended Russia and Trump in the last few days. I will bet that they all got secret calls from the Kremlin telling them "Do what we tell you or else."

Should we start a contest to see what Mitch McConnel's secret will be? I think he likes to get tied up and beaten by a hot chick in leather. But it could be diapers.

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Reply Every Republican Who Is Stonewalling the Investigation is Being Blackmailed By Russia (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Feb 2017 OP
leftstreet Feb 2017 #1
physioex Feb 2017 #5
leftstreet Feb 2017 #9
nikibatts Feb 2017 #20
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #8
blue neen Feb 2017 #38
NanceGreggs Feb 2017 #12
physioex Feb 2017 #15
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #44
uponit7771 Feb 2017 #2
flor-de-jasmim Feb 2017 #3
Tanuki Feb 2017 #4
JI7 Feb 2017 #6
McCamy Taylor Feb 2017 #7
babylonsister Feb 2017 #14
bdamomma Feb 2017 #10
SharonAnn Feb 2017 #26
Elwood P Dowd Feb 2017 #35
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2017 #11
ecstatic Feb 2017 #13
countingbluecars Feb 2017 #16
Skittles Feb 2017 #17
Lonestarblue Feb 2017 #18
Tatiana Feb 2017 #19
fountainofyouth Feb 2017 #21
LuckyLib Feb 2017 #37
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2017 #22
wiggs Feb 2017 #23
wildeyed Feb 2017 #24
volstork Feb 2017 #25
HurricaneWarning Feb 2017 #28
MADem Feb 2017 #27
HurricaneWarning Feb 2017 #29
Chitown Kev Feb 2017 #31
MADem Feb 2017 #39
bdamomma Feb 2017 #45
MADem Feb 2017 #47
Chitown Kev Feb 2017 #30
ProudLib72 Feb 2017 #32
JudyM Feb 2017 #42
WinkyDink Feb 2017 #33
sarcasmo Feb 2017 #34
jberryhill Feb 2017 #36
JudyM Feb 2017 #40
workinclasszero Feb 2017 #41
Generic Other Feb 2017 #43
annabanana Feb 2017 #46

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:43 PM

1. Some of them more likely motivated by death of the GOP brand

They have a lot to lose here. The GOP brand has been on life support for some time now

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:50 PM

5. Not following this 'death'...

Every where I go, I am surrounded by Right Wingers, Governors, Senators, Sate Rep, Mayors etc.....People like me (we) are in the minority esp. where I live. What type of 'death' are you referring...

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Response to physioex (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:01 PM

9. It's a party that's had to gerrymander for its life support

It relies on electoral votes for victories - in states with populations of like 10 people. They spend gazillions getting on school boards and state legislatures, but all you have to do is run an Obama and bam! they're fucked.

Reagan's trickle down failed. Bush I and II pretty much destroyed what was left of the party's brand. If you're a career GOPer you have to be worried what havoc TrumpInc will wreak

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Response to physioex (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:30 PM

20. Primarily it's because they get no real news or information about these people. The listen to Rush,

 

FOX etc. Once a scandal exposes what their elected officials are really like enough of them turn against them. Of course, there is a stable RW band that will stick with the GOP no matter what. We don't need them. We just need enough of them to see the light and and next time around vote differently, especially if we can offer up some candidates in their areas that are seen as better...even if we run some of them as GOP contenders.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:55 PM

8. If someone can take out Faux Snooze

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/feds-probing-fox-news-undisclosed-criminal-investigation-article-1.2973631

then they will lose their biggest megaphone (or at least have it muffled). With Ailes gone along with some of their notable "talent", the crumbling of their propaganda manufacturers has begun, leaving the 2nd rate Breitbarts and others to try to pick up that mantle.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:11 AM

38. Yep.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:04 PM

12. That's why defending Trump at this point ...

... is suspicious behaviour.

The GOP brand is being tarnished on a daily basis by Trump and his antics. The Republican "base" is notoriously anti-Russia, and are probably flummoxed as to why any their party leaders aren't up-in-arms over what are now known ties between Trump and "those bastard commies".

It was one thing to defend Trump & Co. by insisting those ties never existed. But it's a whole new ballgame now - the facts are out there, and are undeniable.



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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:14 PM

15. Somethings superceed the 'anti-Russia' sentiment.....

Between multi-culturalism, and immigrants, they would choose the predominantly ethnically-white strongman country despite the communism label.

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Response to physioex (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:14 AM

44. THIS is exactly what it is

There is one wing of their party that worships the Germans (of the past) and a new wing that is being encouraged to worship the Russians (of the current) - both explicitly for "ethnic" reasons given what they believed was the "travesty" of the previous President actually being elected, not once, but twice.

Although there are other snapshots and views of this moment, the below version clearly symbolizes an oft-described power play moment that I expect rattled a whole lot of deplorables -

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:47 PM

2. +1

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:48 PM

3. Sounds like a great start.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:48 PM

4. Start with their e-mails. eom

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:51 PM

6. i have been wondering about this . but for many it has more to do with their constituents

And trumps popularity among them.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:55 PM

7. In which case the correct answer is

"We will get to the bottom of this with a thorough investigation and prove Trump is innocent."

The only people who are pleased when a Republican says we should bury this under the rug is Putin. It makes Trump look guilty. Trump's supporters do not like anyone who makes their man look guilty.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:09 PM

14. Yea, but what happened to their integrity? This is OUR country

and I imagine dt is not well-loved, but no spines or conscience in evidence from hardly anyone.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:02 PM

10. McConnell

tied up by a hot chick??? could be the opposite gender.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:18 PM

26. I've always believed that he's gay.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:59 PM

35. Isn't that how he got out of the Army back during the draft? (nm)

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:04 PM

11. Good point! But I think they'd stonewall anyway - they are terrified of pissing off Trump's base!

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:08 PM

13. I agree 100%, but don't worry, the CIA will force their hands. They can't stop this

train. If the CIA knows Trump & Co. committed treason, they're not going to allow it to be swept under rug, especially in the face of Trump's continuing disrespect for the agency. The leaks will get more and more aggressive until they do their f*cking jobs.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:18 PM

16. I wonder what they have on Comey.

His behavior has been so puzzling.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 09:36 PM

17. the Greedy Old Pig party has always cared more about power than they do about their country

it wouldn't necessarily take blackmail to make repukes behave like fucking assholes

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:12 PM

18. If your're resisting the investigation, what are you afraid of?

This needs to be the question that Dems ask constantly, and the media also needs to follow up. If Republicans stonewall, they must have something to hide. Otherwise, they would be ready to find out whether and how Russia is messing with our democracy!

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:29 PM

19. Even if they aren't, we should assert that they are all compromised.

And suggest they prove they aren't traitors to their country by supporting full, independent investigations.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:33 PM

21. There's a much simpler explanation

They're being held hostage by their constituents. Trump may be unpopular nationally, but he has pockets of very strong supporters who show up for party primaries.

Don't get carried away.

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:05 AM

37. I think those pockets are melting away as we speak. The Trumpsters are going to have some

heavy rationalizing to do as the shit hits the fan. And many of them won't be up for it. When those jobs don't appear, and the kick ass promises don't materialize, some might actually get a clue. All talk and no show.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:39 PM

22. I'm sure this will make a great campaign issue in 2018

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:49 PM

23. I bet the intelligence community already knows 90% of the russia-trump story and

is working to solidify the rest...doing the last bit of homework so this rolls out in a defensible, managed way. And probably in a way that does the least harm to the US in terms of world perception, faith in democracy, etc. Lots at stake, not just the fate of an illegitimate, incompetent, dangerous administration. Could be earth-shaking, historic event.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 10:52 PM

24. They see their stolen Supreme Court pick slipping away too.

McConnel likes to wear women's underwear while he beats his gavel. Paul Ryan is a regular ole plain vanilla adulterer. Rand Paul is just desperate to be relevant. Those are my bets.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:02 PM

25. Aw, hell!

I've had enough trouble sleeping for the last three months, and now I will be haunted by the thought of mcdonnell in diapers!

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Response to volstork (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:36 PM

28. It wouldn't be the first republican to wear diapers.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:34 PM

27. LOL @ PERIOD - all you need is all caps and an exclamation point

to "Alt-Spicer" that POV!

Mitch McConnell just wants POWER. His father in law gave him $25 million and he's the richest Senator in the club.

His father in law is a Chinese billionaire who is involved in the shipping business. Count on Mitch to put China ahead of Russia when push comes to shove....but like I said, he likes that POWER.

Oh, they've found DRUGS on Pa-in-Law's ships, too...but never mind that, eh?

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Response to MADem (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:41 PM

29. That's good information.

I didn't know that.

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Response to HurricaneWarning (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:44 PM

31. and don't forget that according to Steele's dossier

Trump himself has had more dirty financial dealings with the Chinese than he had with the Russians

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Response to Chitown Kev (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:44 AM

39. Well, it's funny how when China wouldn't give him a trademark on his stupid TRUMP name....

He went and had that phone call with Taiwan and started making noises about disregarding the ONE CHINA policy.

Then the Chinese gave him his trademark, and voila...he said he was onboard with the ONE CHINA policy.


I think that's a violation of the emoluments clause, myself, and grounds for impeachment....but try convincing a GOP Congress of this...

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Response to MADem (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:26 AM

45. that is pretty interesting information

I didn't know that either.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:44 PM

47. It explains a good deal about his motivations--down to bringing legislation to the floor for a vote.

He's the gatekeeper....

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:42 PM

30. Of course.

Who really thinks that Putin had the Dems hacked and NOT the Republicans?

Oh, and to the OP

I think he likes to get tied up and beaten by a hot chick in leather. But it could be diapers.


Surely you've heard the rumors about McConnell's discharge from the Army?

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:44 PM

32. Mitch likes

to held down, stripped, and have small turtles released to wander slowly over his naked body. It's a fact. PERIOD!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:13 AM

42. Everybody says so.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:45 PM

33. I agree. Well, except for the figuring it would be a chick. ;-)

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 11:56 PM

34. Makes you wonder what's in the hacked RNC e-mails.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 12:03 AM

36. Yep

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:04 AM

40. I'd take the gig as that hot chick in leather, but he would *not* like the result, trust me.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:10 AM

41. Putin owns the entire republican party

 

The party of treason and spies!

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:16 AM

43. A circus

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:30 AM

46. Link about Tom DeLay's Russia trip in 1997.. (He gots some bucks there)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28319-2005Apr5.html

There may have been a start to Repub bankrolling by Russia long long ago.. That would explain how many seems to be owned.

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