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Either the GOP leaders don't notice Bannon/Trump is trying to convert the U.S. into a dictatorship,

Or they're actually OK with that happening.

This is the true "elephant in the room."

These people - the majority in the House and Senate - they can stop this in its tracks...and they're not. (at least no signs yet)

Are they waiting - and then they'll act? Or are they going to let it happen - and just fall in line behind a 21st century Hitler with nuclear weapons?

If they do - it's really astonishing. As bad as I have believed them to be - I still wouldn't believe they could be this bad.

The whole world can see what's occurring here - all the parallels with the formation of other totalitarian regimes.

And they can't really see it? Are they now so blinded by partisanship that they can't?

Loyalty to Party over Nation - even to this degree? Even over the survival of the Planet? WTF??

You know that not even any of them can feel secure with Trump having the nuclear codes!

The horror. The horror.

The resistance - the protests - they need to be directed at the GOP leadership - relentlessly - for they are enabling the Bannon/Trump monster.

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 04:58 PM (31 replies)

Oh Lord, please, PLEASE never take Trump's Twitter account away from him!!

Is there anything that drives his approval ratings down faster? I don't believe so. Those knee-jerk, reckless, ill-conceived, tasteless tweets of his are an instant reminder of just what an astonishingly pathetic, self-aggrandizing ignoramus the new POTUS really is!!

It's like providing an undisciplined child a rope and a noose to hang himself with.

Let him tweet himself right out of office!

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Sat Feb 4, 2017, 02:47 PM (5 replies)

BANNON is the KING! trump is a pawn. (How to get Trump to oust Bannon)

BANNON is the leader in the White House. trump is being led.
BANNON decides policy. trump decides dress code
BANNON is on the cover of TIME magazine - as he should be. trump is a sideshow
BANNON is a manipulator. trump is the manipulated
BANNON's strategy won the election. trump merely did was he was told.
BANNON is THE PRESIDENT. trump is a mouthpiece - a Twitter version of Sean Splicer
BANNON has a vision for America. trump only has a vision for Trump Inc.
BANNON has a vision for World Order. trump only has a vision for Trump Inc.
BANNON is very knowledgeable. trump is wholly ignorant.
BANNON is brilliant. trump is stupid (BANNON has privately told friends that trump is ignorant and stupid)
BANNON looks down upon trump. trump looks up to Bannon.
BANNON is in charge - it is HIS White House. trump is being led and manipulated. He is a fraud.
BANNON feels superior to trump. trump feels inferior to Bannon.
BANNON deserves the credit for the hyper activity of the last 2 weeks. trump just did what he was told.
BANNON is who history should give full credit or blame to. trump should be viewed as a buffoonish subordinate.
BANNON is the true leading man of this show. trump is but a supporting character actor
BANNON'S administration is shaking up the nation and the world. trump has no administration
BANNON is working to destroy and rebuild this nation. trump is once again just putting his name on someone else's work

BANNON IS THE KING! trump is a pawn.

This truth should be spread far and wide - and as often as possible!!!

STEVE BANNON prefers to lurk in the shadows - and seeks little attention or credit.

(trump and his silly tweets should be ignored like so many Kellyanne alternative facts.)

From this day forward it is PRESIDENT BANNON who should receive ALL the notoriety.

How long before a certain insecure, extremely thin-skinned egomaniac can no longer tolerate being seen as SECOND FIDDLE in the public's eye - and a wedge begins to form between the two?

It is bound to happen - it will be extremely disruptive to policy making, and it could severely weaken an already unpopular and politically vulnerable administration. And wouldn't that just be a terrible shame?

This is this wannabe empire's great Achilles Heal. Hail PRESIDENT BANNON!!!!!

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Sat Feb 4, 2017, 01:15 PM (17 replies)

Talk of starting an Iran War will lose Drumpf some of his base.

tRump ran against these "stupid wars" of ours - and adding a much bigger stupid war is hardly going to be "the change" Trump followers thought they were voting for.

Could this mean an approval rating in the teens by Spring??

At that point President Bannon, er, Trump - may start looking very impeachable to McTurtle, Ryan, and the rest of the GOP herd after all.
Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:17 AM (12 replies)

If Charles Manson was not still in prison, which cabinet post would Trump have offered him?

Clearly, Charlie would've been a good fit for this Administration, and it must've been a disappointment for our Empero...er, President, not to have had him available.

Then again, it may not have been a cabinet post - I was thinking heading up the Peace Corps would have been a logical Trumpian choice.

Where do my fellow DUers see Mr. Manson in the Drumpf camp? (your best guesses, please!)

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Fri Jan 27, 2017, 10:30 AM (26 replies)

Trumpler scares the bejesus out of Nixon's lawyer John Dean!

Anyone see him on "All In with Chris Hayes" last night? The Orange Emperor is giving him literal nightmares... (and you would think that would take some doing).

As far comparisons with Nixon, he pointed out that Nixon's dark side was never displayed publicly, where as Trumpler keeps his on full display at all times.

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Wed Jan 18, 2017, 01:32 PM (6 replies)

The Swearing-In: The Official GOP Oath of Office

I pledge allegiance
To the Party
Of the Republicans,
And to the wealthy and corporations,
For which it stands,
One Party, under Trump,
With Free Markets and Deregulation for all.

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:22 AM (0 replies)

If the Russian scandal leads to abolishing electronic voting, 4 years of President Pence

Will absolutely suck - but will be endurable.

Trump will be impeached. It's clear that Trump's unpopularity will continue to grow - the man simply cannot resist alienating as many people and entities as he possibly can. The intelligence community is going to nail him with a whopper. It's probably already been decided within Republican circles that they will not defend him much longer. (And Republicans like McCain and Graham - and even Rubio, despise the orange creature almost as much as we do!)

An establish GOP player, Pence is obviously manageable - their kind of guy. Yes, he's a right-wing scoundrel, he's going to set back progressive causes decades, but he isn't going to dance to Putin's tune, and he isn't likely to start WWIII.

But what HAS to come out of this scandal - is not just how bad Trump and his campaign were/are - but how vulnerable our electronic voting system truly is - which must lead to it's abolition!!! THAT must be the primary focus - or we're headed to another election where massive theft will be a possibility again - either performed by a hostile foreign power again - Russia, China, name your country, - or done by a domestic player.

Pence will not enjoy the grassroots support that Trump has, and we know that the Trump/Pence policies will fail miserably, and become wildly unpopular. Polarizing figures like Jeff Sessions will likely to lead to widespread civil unrest. 4 years from now - people are going to want change again. Pence will not be difficult to beat - provided we have done away with - or seriously made fail-proof electronic voting.

After the impeachment of the disgraced Trump THIS will have to be the primary focus of progressives. Without it, the voting majority has little chance of reclaiming much power. Simply put - THE GOP CHEATS!!!!!!!!!!! And the American people have to be convinced - once and for all - that ELECTRONIC VOTING IS TOO VULNERABLE AND WILL ABSOLUTELY DESTROY AMERICAN DEMOCRACY!

We can't allow the subject to remain taboo. It goes without saying, this is not the only issue - but we can accomplish next to nothing without it being seriously addressed. The GOP has to be put in a position where it can't be seen defending it, any more than it can be seen defending Trump.
Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Mon Jan 16, 2017, 02:06 PM (27 replies)

Loretta Lynch could file federal charges against Trump for High Treason NOW!

And the Supreme Court could make a ruling on that - even the same day. The evidence is there - and I believe that Anthony Kennedy would very likely make it a 5-3 vote against Trump.

History may judge the two of them as actually saving the country.

Trump is not President. You can't impeach him yet, and you don't need to. If Trump were to commit murder in broad daylight right now, he would be arrested, and he would not be sworn in as President on Jan. 20th. Nor should he be sworn it when the evidence now suggests that he's committed high treason (and there is undoubtedly plenty more classified evidence).

Yes, this is as far-fetched as it gets - and the longest of long shots (but consider how long the odds were against us being in the situation we're now in). But this could be legally done, couldn't it?

Ultimately, Trump would be pardoned by President Hillary Clinton.

(My apologies to pbmus - for this was inspired by their thought - no one seemed to be responding anymore)

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Sat Jan 14, 2017, 03:29 PM (77 replies)

Perhaps our best hope is to convert John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Rand Paul...

Into Democrats and flip the Senate - or at least Independents that caucus with the Democrats.

Maybe even, gulp, Marco Rubio (either Paul or Rubio).

I know it sounds insane - the Hail Mary of all Hail Marys - but each of these guys hates Trump about as much as we do...

If they can be persuaded that the Republican Party is no more - that it is now THE PARTY OF TRUMP - who is partnered with the arch enemy of America - Vladimir Putin's Russia - well, why the hell wouldn't they bolt to try to STOP TRUMP? I think it's possible. (Graham has an election in 2 years - right? But he probably hates Trump the most - and he just may be able to survive that.)

I don't like any of these guys politically - but I do think that each of them believe that they have been trying to do what's best for America.

Anyone agree? If so, how do we give such a "campaign" some kind of subtle nudge? Perhaps contacting Democratic Senators - floating the idea their way that they should consider courting these guys? Perhaps they already are. Even still, hearing their constituents seconding the idea might entice them to consider it more seriously?
Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:00 PM (42 replies)
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