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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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It was laughable that Trump ran to clean up "The Swamp" in Washington

First off, Obama ran a squeaky-clean WH and nobody in his Administration were prosecuted. For anything. If I'm wrong, please correct me, but I sure don't remember anything during the 8 years that he was President, a track record better than just about any Administration in the history of this country.

Second off, Trump IS "The Swamp Monster" and Trump Tower is essentially Star Wars' Mos Eisley Cantina- one of the biggest hives of scum and villainy in the galaxy- with plenty of receipts.

His claims of combating corruption in the Ukraine is so outrageously laughable. Glad to see the media calling anybody pushing this "defense" out on it. I have no idea what has been going on over in the Ukraine (although it is certainly by far not the only country in the world where corruption is a problem that he's NOT concerned about) but we obviously need to battle corruption HERE. Trump literally has his daughter and son-in-law "working" in the WH on the taxpayer dime with no discernible jobs, much less qualifications. Add to that AG Bill Barr and Rudy Guiliani (who has also been involved in the WH's actions in a mysterious capacity) ALSO have family members engaged in no discernible jobs within his (mal-)Administration, so *who* exactly is corrupt here?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Dec 16, 2019, 11:09 AM (2 replies)

I honestly couldn't imagine

what it would be like to be married to Trump. And glad that I will never know. I would say that I feel sorry for her but the *least* she could do is not say anything at all. I don't know what exactly she had to gain by going on the offensive against Democrats over the whole "Bar(r)on" non-troversy or why she feels she has to publicly excuse her husband's behavior towards Thunberg. I'd suggest that she quietly fold up her anti-cyberbullying initiative and find a new crusade, although now that I'm thinking of it, I'm not really sure what she would be out there crusading against that wouldn't somehow put her at odds with hubby.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Dec 16, 2019, 10:06 AM (0 replies)

Her #BeBest is a scam (like everything else attached to Trump)

It would be nice if she could spare an ounce of outrage for Thurnberg as she could for her son- who was never actually maligned or attacked by anybody.

The overall takeaway here is that Melania Trump's anti-cyber bullying "initiative" is hollow and hypocritical and she is totally complicit in her husband's gross and misogynistic behavior.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Dec 16, 2019, 09:58 AM (0 replies)

I'm not even prepared to mentally go there yet

My ideal vision of the future would be Trump and McConnell being gone and a Democratic President and Democratic Congress taking their oaths of office in January 2021. I'm not even going to consider any other realities for the moment.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:51 AM (0 replies)

This is something that I've struggled with a bit

There is a LOT to question about the CIA and FBI and what they've have been engaged in over the years and both institutions are constantly in need of reform. And there is still a lot of skullduggery about 2016 and their animus against Hillary under James Comey's leadership that still needs to be addressed, however that doesn't mean that I endorse Trump's unwarranted attacks against them or his fever dream conspiracy theories about them either, nor do I support his attacks against the rank and file members of the agencies. See, unlike Republicans, *we* can do nuance and see the bigger picture. While they just look.......crazy. I will bet everything I own that Republican opinions will shift with the next Democratic President who, BTW, needs to find a Democrat or at least a non-Republican to manage both agencies.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 12, 2019, 12:29 PM (0 replies)

I assume your question is rhetorical

Through massive obstruction (which Mueller felt was prosecutable) and Bill Barr's interference, Trump managed to skate by the Mueller Report but his and Rudy's scheme with Ukraine, of course, got detected but Rudy is back over there, presumably trying to find some way to find dirt on Biden, Schiff, Obama, somebody to help them in the 2020 Elections.

Additionally, Barr and his lackey US Attorney Durham are still stubbornly refusing to accept the findings and conclusions of Horowitz's IG Report and continuing to search for some kind of vindication for their "Deep State" and "Trump Campaign Spying" conspiracy theories to discredit the FBI's investigation of Trump and the subsequent Mueller Report. Democrats best be on their guard for some kind of last-minute shenanigans or some breathtaking "announcement" of an "investigation" of some sort against the eventual Democratic nominee next year.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 12, 2019, 11:42 AM (0 replies)

Is the crux of Horowitz' issues

that there isn't some kind of special protocol for dealing with a potentially compromised political campaign or that it wasn't followed to a "T"? Has there ever even been a situation where the FBI might have had to investigate a compromised political campaign until Trump?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 11, 2019, 01:42 PM (1 replies)

Trump's ongoing popularity/ability to be re-elected seems to be a paradox

He's so grossly incompetent and unqualified (and corrupt) for the office of the Presidency) in all of the ways that seem obvious for a large number of people, yet, because of things like the Electoral College, voter suppression, and insane sycophancy within the Republican Party, it is entirely possible that he could actually win re-election in 2020 if he can smear the Democratic nominee just enough for his greasy orange paws to swipe it.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:04 AM (0 replies)

Trump severely miscalculated

badly how firing Comey made him look bc he thought Democrats would love him for it. Wray has no such polarization and Trump would look worse for it. But he might do it if he thought he could find a yes-person for the job but doubt that Republicans in the Senate want to add confirming a "Mini-Barr" to the post in addition to an Impeachment trial.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:00 PM (1 replies)

I am under no illusions

that impeachment will chasten him, but it's a black mark on his permanent historical record (which will drive him crazy) and all of the GOPers whom vote to acquit will have to face their constituents- not all of whom are rabid Trump-Putin cultists.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 03:54 PM (0 replies)
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