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Does putting Ivanka in the WH help make her subpoena proof?

Is this correct: that the Congress can't subpoena certain members of the WH staff, nor the prez., because of separation of powers? I'm wondering if that is part of the gambit for giving her an office in the West Wing? I for one would sure love to have her in front of an open committee explaining just WHAT THE HELL exactly she was doing in the Crimea last summer with one of Potty-poots girlfriends.

Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:30 PM (16 replies)

I for one am sick to DEATH of hearing we can't take back the Congress in 2018...

Oh, the open Senate seats are too weighted against us...; oh, the number of House seat are just too large... -- FUCK all of that. (i'd use the term "pearl-clutcher" here but as that label was lobbed at some here, including myself, who dared to express anxiety pre Nov. 05, I won't).

The one thing #notmypresident has made great again is the resolve of those millions of us who believe in what this country means to the future of the world. We need to reclaim the legislative branch in 2018: No ifs, ands, or buts. Both Houses. Failure is NOT an option!! And then we can Benghazi committee that orange menace and his borscht-slurping minions for all the world to see, and out the treasonous members of the GOP as the Benedict Arnolds that they are.

Think about what the "Tea Party" did in 2010, and then compare the demographics. They are white, old, and slowly but surely slipping away. We are diverse, young, and growing day by day. We have a chance to claim the future for progressive ideals. We could turn this anomaly into the greatest thing that ever happened to this country for its galvanizing effect on us -- the opposition! But if we don't make it happen in 2018......................................................?
Posted by malchickiwick | Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:56 AM (37 replies)

Exit poll: Dutch anti-Muslim leader fails to capture top spot in elections

Source: Washington Post

THE HAGUE — The Dutch political establishment appeared Wednesday to fend off a challenge from anti-Muslim firebrand Geert Wilders, according to initial exit polls, potentially blunting the momentum of anti-establishment politicians across Europe.

The result, if confirmed by the actual election results, meant that Wilders would remain a powerful voice on immigration issues in the Netherlands. But it would leave in place Prime Minister Mark Rutte and do little to alter the fundamental dynamic in a country unhappy with the status quo but deeply divided among many political parties.

Wilders faded after topping opinion polls for most of the past 18 months, as Dutch voters appeared not to fully embrace an election message that described some Moroccans as “scum” and called for banning the Koran and shuttering mosques.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/dutch-vote-in-an-immigration-focused-election-with-consequences-for-all-europe/2017/03/15/f748a84e-08e1-11e7-bd19-fd3afa0f7e2a_story.html?utm_term=.97c322fe739e
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Mar 15, 2017, 04:56 PM (10 replies)

My fear is that they're playing the Long Con: Setting us up to prevent Dem wins in 2018/2020

Has anyone else considered that what we are witnessing in our country may be a classic, multi-level long con game being played by Putin-Bannon-Flynn-Manafort, maybe even McConnell (but not Donnie-poo, he's obviously just a puppet, a typical front man who can't be given too many details of the scam for his own good and for the good of the scam), the kind of con in which we, the mark, think we caught the grifters in their grift, we think we have exposed the hidden ace up the sleeve, but in fact they wanted us to see the ace,because they want us to agree that the game has been rigged. Say we manage to win a majority in one or both houses in 2018, a possibility that seems more likely all the time, or take back the WH in 2020, but we've all been set up because, look, the game is rigged, the vote is invalid: the Russians. The "real" vote count shows that the GOP keep their majority/shitgibbon stays put in Mar-a-Lago North. The dismantling of the Republic goes on...this is what frightens me because at that point what options are left but all-out insurrection?
Posted by malchickiwick | Mon Mar 6, 2017, 11:12 AM (15 replies)
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