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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:50 AM

Trump is Being Taken Apart, Step By Step

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Maybe James Comey shares little more in common with Hoover than former job titles, but he might be able to take down a president while heís still living, and in broad daylight. For a lot of people, this is an example of a Deep State or an incompetent Establishment carrying out a coup that overrules the verdict the people made at the ballot box. And, itís true, our clandestine services have been known to orchestrate coups and meddle in elections in other countries. The presumption in these cases is that this meddling is unjustified or even immoral, but I donít know that people would have felt much differently about Watergate if they knew someone at the top of the FBI was leaking to Woodward and Bernstein. Nixon really had committed crimes and he really was committing more as he tried to cover his tracks. The way to make sure he was removed from office wasnít to prosecute him. It was to make sure the people knew what he had done.

http://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/05/17/trump-is-being-taken-apart-step-by-step/

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Dulcinea May 2017 OP
LisaM May 2017 #1
gibraltar72 May 2017 #2
GitRDun May 2017 #3
BigmanPigman May 2017 #4
SunSeeker May 2017 #5

Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:05 PM

1. And, this is not really overruling the choice people made at the ballot box.

Trump not only lost the popular vote by a fair margin, some of his razor-thin wins came in states where there had been huge efforts at voter suppression, or where there were real issues at the actual polling sites (Wisconsin and, in Michigan, Detroit, for example). He's not really the choice of the people. Yet, rather than admitting this and at least trying to attempt to govern on behalf of all Americans (if such a person as he can even "govern" in the sense that Americans deserve and as is written in the Constitution), he's chosen to pursue a scorched earth policy that seems designed to harm the most number of Americans possible, all the while gloating over a non-existent landslide win.

It defies analysis, in my opinion. Obviously he's a narcissistic con man, but most con men, at some level, make people believe in their cons. I don't see him even trying to make people believe him.

This is an interesting article, and I had never heard before that Mark Felt had been passed up for promotion. Interesting.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:54 PM

2. At this point

Comey is exercising death by a thousand cuts. I love it he is one smart man and it seems his observations have been widely circulated to be displayed every few days.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:18 PM

3. There really is something great to be said about career civil servants.

I thought the best visual was when they described how different it would have been if President Obama accidentally gave the Russians the top secret info...... no one would have known about it.

Great read!

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:03 PM

4. Knowing his mentality I do not see him going down step by step easily.

He will be kicking, screaming, and dragging anyone and everyone down with him, including our country and true patriots. He will probably sue and fire everyone in his path and he will do it with a big smile on his face. And even if he is found guilty he'll have the luck of dying prematurely and will not have to suffer a fair punishment (like Roger Ailes).

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:54 PM

5. Thank God for the Fourth Estate.

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