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2017-09-17 05:18:11 AM  
It doesn't matter if the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russia or not.

The ends are the same.

And because those ends are what the GOP wanted, nothing is going to happen to anyone involved.

The "Great American Experiment" was over when Trump wasn't summarily kicked out of the GOP primary the same moment he declared his candidacy.

Putin wanted to harm the country, and has done so irrevocably. His small (figuratively speaking) investment is paying off in spades.

He played off of the greed, hypocrisy, and hatred that has been the core of this country since it's founding "discovery."

That's not to say it's all just Putin Russia Putin Russia Putin Russia.

NOOOooooo no no no no no.

It's all God Money now.

And all the power that it will buy.

/fuggit
//going to bed now
///gnite
 
2017-09-17 07:17:09 AM  
**reads article**
Hey, if you can't believe a twisted Nazi sycophant, who can you believe?
 
2017-09-17 07:22:40 AM  
You know, for being absolutely nothing, Russian connections KEEP being a central theme to a whole LOT of folks' lives and livelihoods...and it's just simply paying the f*ck attention in realization of that. Which, in all fairness, Stevie is REALLY hoping that you don't do that. Or have the ability to connect any dots that he isn't specifically connecting for you. Stevie is, at this point, trying to salvage his "legacy" and possibly his escape strategy. I would NOT be surprised if about the time that Mueller starts dropping subpoenas like Killer Mike drops beats and truth at the same time, Stevie develops a sudden desire to take an extended vacation in Vietnam, or some non-extradition country that ISN'T Ukraine, because who wants to be in the middle of all THAT mess coming down?
 
2017-09-17 07:27:46 AM  
These people are such hacks. The quality of super villains were much better back in the day.
 
2017-09-17 07:42:35 AM  
"Any.  Day.  Now."  -Steve Bannon
 
2017-09-17 08:09:38 AM  
As usual, the Conservative strategy when faced with a genuine problem is to deny the problem even exists. No exit-strategy for Iraq? Not a problem! Teen pregnancy? Teens shouldn't be doing 'that'. Climate change? Not happening. Gays want to marry? Well then they should decide not to be gay. This farking Trump/Russia thing? Big ol' nothing-burger.
 
2017-09-17 08:11:32 AM  

MattytheMouse: As usual, the Conservative strategy when faced with a genuine problem is to deny the problem even exists.


But enough about her e-mails...
 
2017-09-17 08:16:24 AM  

GoldSpider: MattytheMouse: As usual, the Conservative strategy when faced with a genuine problem is to deny the problem even exists.

But enough about her e-mails...


I wasted my time reading that, so I'm wasting your time with this.

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2017-09-17 08:41:43 AM  
HedlessChickn:
It's all God Money now.

And all the power that it will buy.

/fuggit
//going to bed now
///gnite


Bow down before the one you serve. 
You're going to get what you deserve.
 
2017-09-17 08:50:59 AM  
The GOP made scandals out of Benghazi and Hillary emails and whatever else they pulled out of their asses... comparatively, the Dems let them slide on the incompetence that led to 9/11 and lying to get us into Iraq. So even if I were to believe that there's nothing to these Russia scandal, the GOP had it coming for constantly making up bullshiat scandals when they've been allowed to slide on real sh*t. Also, the Russian collusion did happen so there's that.

Trump and Flynn and the rest of the team have been pursuing improved relations with Russia w/o regardless of that country's actions in Ukraine and haven't provided a single valid argument as to why we should. They seem to think that abrogating the responsibility to prevent precedents to land grabbing wars, damaging US relations with NATO/EU, ignoring our obligations under agreements to respect the sovereignty and borders of Ukraine (in exchange for it giving up its nukes in the 90s) is all cool and requires no explanation... we just need to be friends with Russia regardless and need not provide an explanation on how these things balance out and don't you dare say there's something shady we aren't being told.
 
2017-09-17 09:04:57 AM  
All this nothingburger is great for my diet.
 
2017-09-17 09:05:49 AM  

kbronsito: The GOP made scandals out of Benghazi and Hillary emails and whatever else they pulled out of their asses...


I agree Benghazi was bullshiat, but the insistence here that the e-mail scandal that supposedly nobody cared about was as much denial and wishful thinking as Trump's/Bannon's desperate need for the Russia investigation to go away.
 
2017-09-17 09:13:57 AM  

GoldSpider: kbronsito: The GOP made scandals out of Benghazi and Hillary emails and whatever else they pulled out of their asses...

I agree Benghazi was bullshiat, but the insistence here that the e-mail scandal that supposedly nobody cared about was as much denial and wishful thinking as Trump's/Bannon's desperate need for the Russia investigation to go away.


Sorry, bro, the emails were nothing. They always were. Even the Republicans are admitting it now.
 
2017-09-17 09:20:11 AM  

Rueened: All this nothingburger is great for my diet.


between this and Brexit, you are sure to lose a lot of pounds
 
2017-09-17 09:21:25 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Sorry, bro, the emails were nothing. They always were. Even the Republicans are admitting it now.


By "nothing"  you mean "cost her the election".  This is why we could conceivably end up with eight years of Trump.  Thanks!
 
2017-09-17 09:23:47 AM  

GoldSpider: kbronsito: The GOP made scandals out of Benghazi and Hillary emails and whatever else they pulled out of their asses...

I agree Benghazi was bullshiat, but the insistence here that the e-mail scandal that supposedly nobody cared about was as much denial and wishful thinking as Trump's/Bannon's desperate need for the Russia investigation to go away.


Benghazi should have been a big deal. . . four Americans died overseas in a consulate attack because of a security vacuum, and that should be inexcusable. However, Republicans were more interested in gaining partisan points than adequately addressing that issue, so the whole thing quickly became a farce when they wasted everybody's time by pursuing the same ridiculous conspiracy theories over, and over, and over again. Instead of looking at the facts and asking, "how can we prevent this from happening again," they completely discarded the facts and insisted on asking, "but what really happened?"

The email thing is an issue so far as it's a widespread problem in D.C. and it should be recognized and stopped. There are a lot of people who use private emails for government business, and the only thing that set Hillary Clinton out from the rest of them was that she was a high-profile politician whom a lot of people have hate boners for.
 
2017-09-17 09:29:17 AM  

MattytheMouse: The email thing is an issue so far as it's a widespread problem in D.C. and it should be recognized and stopped. There are a lot of people who use private emails for government business, and the only thing that set Hillary Clinton out from the rest of them was that she was a high-profile politician whom a lot of people have hate boners for.


She was also running for president, and repeatedly lied to the public about her use of private emails.  I think things would have turned out very differently if she'd candidly and honestly explained the server after the NYT reported on it.  Instead she fed directly into the perception that she was untrustworthy and unaccountable.
 
2017-09-17 09:38:18 AM  

GoldSpider: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Sorry, bro, the emails were nothing. They always were. Even the Republicans are admitting it now.

By "nothing"  you mean "cost her the election".  This is why we could conceivably end up with eight years of Trump.  Thanks!


Because of dummies like you and the press for gobbling it up instead of paying attention to the other side. Congrats, you're a fool!
 
2017-09-17 09:58:07 AM  

MattytheMouse: As usual, the Conservative strategy when faced with a genuine problem is to deny the problem even exists. No exit-strategy for Iraq? Not a problem! Teen pregnancy? Teens shouldn't be doing 'that'. Climate change? Not happening. Gays want to marry? Well then they should decide not to be gay. This farking Trump/Russia thing? Big ol' nothing-burger.


They have a four prong strategy when pinned down. 
#1 dismiss out of hand.  Answers such as, "That's ridiculous." 
#2 whataboutism.  Quick, Hillary did something 
#3 Delay.  "Now is not the time."  "We need more facts."
#4 Project.  "No you're the real racists," etc...
 
2017-09-17 10:00:46 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: GoldSpider: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Sorry, bro, the emails were nothing. They always were. Even the Republicans are admitting it now.

By "nothing"  you mean "cost her the election".  This is why we could conceivably end up with eight years of Trump.  Thanks!

Because of dummies like you and the press for gobbling it up instead of paying attention to the other side. Congrats, you're a fool!


Yes, if only more Democrats pretended Hillary was being truthful and candid, maybe she would have won.

Don't blame me, I voted for her. But that doesn't mean I have to believe "...yes she lied repeatedly to the public about this, but Trump is so much worse" is a compelling (true as it may be) argument to undecided voters.
 
2017-09-17 10:04:45 AM  

GoldSpider: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: GoldSpider: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Sorry, bro, the emails were nothing. They always were. Even the Republicans are admitting it now.

By "nothing"  you mean "cost her the election".  This is why we could conceivably end up with eight years of Trump.  Thanks!

Because of dummies like you and the press for gobbling it up instead of paying attention to the other side. Congrats, you're a fool!

Yes, if only more Democrats pretended Hillary was being truthful and candid, maybe she would have won.

Don't blame me, I voted for her. But that doesn't mean I have to believe "...yes she lied repeatedly to the public about this, but Trump is so much worse" is a compelling (true as it may be) argument to undecided voters.


This is all retarded bullshiat. Get over it. It was nothing then, it's nothing now.
 
2017-09-17 10:22:41 AM  
This is not a fake tweet:
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2017-09-17 10:25:56 AM  

GoldSpider: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: GoldSpider: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Sorry, bro, the emails were nothing. They always were. Even the Republicans are admitting it now.

By "nothing"  you mean "cost her the election".  This is why we could conceivably end up with eight years of Trump.  Thanks!

Because of dummies like you and the press for gobbling it up instead of paying attention to the other side. Congrats, you're a fool!

Yes, if only more Democrats pretended Hillary was being truthful and candid, maybe she would have won.

Don't blame me, I voted for her. But that doesn't mean I have to believe "...yes she lied repeatedly to the public about this, but Trump is so much worse" is a compelling (true as it may be) argument to undecided voters.


Dude, she lost. Nobody cares anymore, except people like you for some reason .

You were the one who brought this up. Nobody else. You did.
 
2017-09-17 11:02:27 AM  
The Russian actions to subvert the election happened. Trump people worked with the Russians. Other key Republicans knew about it and are choosing to do nothing.  This is huge.

The only unanswered question is whether or not justice will rain down at the Category 5 level the Trumpers and GOP deserve.
 
2017-09-17 11:26:34 AM  

GoldSpider: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Sorry, bro, the emails were nothing. They always were. Even the Republicans are admitting it now.

By "nothing"  you mean "cost her the election".  This is why we could conceivably end up with eight years of Trump.  Thanks!


Proof that the GOP and conservatives have no floor when it comes to trying to demonize their opponents.

Yes, they probably cost her the election. It doesn't mean it was an actual issue.
 
2017-09-17 11:49:42 AM  
 I want trump to go down as much as the next guy but that article was horrifically dramatized
 
2017-09-17 11:50:31 AM  
He is saying this not because he's implicated, but because he realizes that if it comes to pass he'll never get a chance to enact his agenda.
 
2017-09-17 01:40:02 PM  
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bannon's nothingburgery
 
2017-09-17 02:35:19 PM  
Even if there's nothing to the actual collusion accusations, Donald Trump still has fired and/or attempted to intimidate numerous people involved in the investigation. That's a pretty clear-cut case of obstructing justice. Plus, he's not even tried to hide his mountains of corruption.

With or without Mueller, Congress could easily get the fat sack of garbage out of the Oval Office, but the Republicans are too afraid of losing a chunk of their base. Never mind that the party and country would be far, FAR healthier (after a bit of a recovery period) if they dropped those deplorable scumbags; they don't want to risk losing even ONE election, because that'd interrupt their looting of the nation's coffers.
 
2017-09-17 03:05:06 PM  

dr_blasto: This is not a fake tweet:
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The old man is stoned and senile and will kill us all if he isn't humanly given the help he needs. A nice padded nursing home.
 
2017-09-17 03:16:40 PM  
 
2017-09-17 04:05:38 PM  
Bannon HAS to pretend the Russian collusion story is nothing, because he's hip deep in it too.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/susan-rice-house-investigators​-​unmasked-trump-officials/index.html

FTFA:
The New York meeting preceded a separate effort by the UAE to facilitate a back-channel communication between Russia and the incoming Trump White House.
The crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, arrived in New York last December in the transition period before Trump was sworn into office for a meeting with several top Trump officials, including Michael Flynn, the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his top strategist Steve Bannon, sources said.
 
2017-09-17 04:10:05 PM  

GoldSpider: MattytheMouse: The email thing is an issue so far as it's a widespread problem in D.C. and it should be recognized and stopped. There are a lot of people who use private emails for government business, and the only thing that set Hillary Clinton out from the rest of them was that she was a high-profile politician whom a lot of people have hate boners for.

She was also running for president, and repeatedly lied to the public about her use of private emails.  I think things would have turned out very differently if she'd candidly and honestly explained the server after the NYT reported on it.  Instead she fed directly into the perception that she was untrustworthy and unaccountable.


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2017-09-17 04:52:43 PM  

MattytheMouse: GoldSpider: kbronsito: The GOP made scandals out of Benghazi and Hillary emails and whatever else they pulled out of their asses...

I agree Benghazi was bullshiat, but the insistence here that the e-mail scandal that supposedly nobody cared about was as much denial and wishful thinking as Trump's/Bannon's desperate need for the Russia investigation to go away.

Benghazi should have been a big deal. . . four Americans died overseas in a consulate attack because of a security vacuum, and that should be inexcusable.


No, it shouldn't.  Consulates get attacked all the time.  That's why we have soldiers there.  The only thing that was the least bit interesting about this was that the ambassador left the safe area to grab some Top Secret pages, and a lucky mortar round went through a window. Well, unlucky if you were the ambassador.

To only lose three soldiers from an unexpected attack followed by a serious ambush the next morning was pretty damn good, in my opinion.  There were over 100 guys in the attacks, and armed with relatively modern weapons.    I don't see how having more military at the consulate would have made a bit of difference.  More soldiers at the CIA base might have made a difference, but it's tough to put a whole bunch of soldiers into a secret base while keeping it secret.
 
2017-09-17 05:51:19 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: MattytheMouse: GoldSpider: kbronsito: The GOP made scandals out of Benghazi and Hillary emails and whatever else they pulled out of their asses...

I agree Benghazi was bullshiat, but the insistence here that the e-mail scandal that supposedly nobody cared about was as much denial and wishful thinking as Trump's/Bannon's desperate need for the Russia investigation to go away.

Benghazi should have been a big deal. . . four Americans died overseas in a consulate attack because of a security vacuum, and that should be inexcusable.

No, it shouldn't.  Consulates get attacked all the time.  That's why we have soldiers there.  The only thing that was the least bit interesting about this was that the ambassador left the safe area to grab some Top Secret pages, and a lucky mortar round went through a window. Well, unlucky if you were the ambassador.

To only lose three soldiers from an unexpected attack followed by a serious ambush the next morning was pretty damn good, in my opinion.  There were over 100 guys in the attacks, and armed with relatively modern weapons.    I don't see how having more military at the consulate would have made a bit of difference.  More soldiers at the CIA base might have made a difference, but it's tough to put a whole bunch of soldiers into a secret base while keeping it secret.


Wasn't it not even at the consulate, but an annex?

I mean, you can't possibly plan security for everything, and the GOP sure didn't say yes to administration requests for more security funding.  The whole complain boils down to Hillary not being able to predict which location would be attacked. And the next morning "we aren't sure, it might be related to some tape" early information. Ooga booga.
 
2017-09-17 06:23:20 PM  

HedlessChickn: That's not to say it's all just Putin Russia Putin Russia Putin Russia.

NOOOooooo no no no no no.

It's all God Money now.

And all the power that it will buy.



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2017-09-18 12:00:36 AM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: MattytheMouse: GoldSpider: kbronsito: The GOP made scandals out of Benghazi and Hillary emails and whatever else they pulled out of their asses...

I agree Benghazi was bullshiat, but the insistence here that the e-mail scandal that supposedly nobody cared about was as much denial and wishful thinking as Trump's/Bannon's desperate need for the Russia investigation to go away.

Benghazi should have been a big deal. . . four Americans died overseas in a consulate attack because of a security vacuum, and that should be inexcusable.

No, it shouldn't.  Consulates get attacked all the time.  That's why we have soldiers there.  The only thing that was the least bit interesting about this was that the ambassador left the safe area to grab some Top Secret pages, and a lucky mortar round went through a window. Well, unlucky if you were the ambassador.

To only lose three soldiers from an unexpected attack followed by a serious ambush the next morning was pretty damn good, in my opinion.  There were over 100 guys in the attacks, and armed with relatively modern weapons.    I don't see how having more military at the consulate would have made a bit of difference.  More soldiers at the CIA base might have made a difference, but it's tough to put a whole bunch of soldiers into a secret base while keeping it secret.


Yes, it should be a big deal. In a perfect world, our government would be take the death of every American that dies overseas on their behalf with the gravitas it deserves, because yes, in a way, they are indirectly responsible for those deaths. We shouldn't be so blasé as to dismiss this by saying, "oh well, part of the job, it's to be expected!" Asking ourselves, "what happened, could this have been avoided, and can we prevent similar things from happening in the future," is not only sensible, but the moral thing to do. In fact, Hillary Clinton said as much during one of the hearings in the notorious 'what does it matter' soundbyte that Republicans like to play wholly out of context.

And that is the problem with Benghazi; Republicans were more interested in using it to gain political points rather than actually addressing the issue. They didn't want to look at the security vacuum that'd existed since the mid 2000's, ever since the private military contractors we'd been using were dropped because they'd been acting like a bunch of lawless frat boys on the U.S.'s behalf. . . they wanted to find some convoluted, nonexistent means of connecting Benghazi directly to Obama and Hillary. Like I said, they repeatedly discarded the facts and insisted on asking, "but what really happened in Benghazi," only to get the same answers, over, and over, and over again. And that's sad, because they turned the real deaths of four Americans into a farking farce.

Fark, the Benghazi investigations were so disrespectful, that that the usual method of simply ignoring overseas deaths seems preferable. At least nobody's concocted weird conspiracies about how that Navy Seal that died in that Yemen raid had to die because he knew too much about the Russia investigation.
 
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