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(CNBC)   Senate overwhelmingly votes to wag their finger at Trump   ( cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, United States Congress, President Donald Trump, United States Senate, likely Trump veto, Sen. Bob Corker, International trade, United States House of Representatives, Sen. Jeff Flake  
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2018-07-11 03:59:39 PM  
Is "wag their finger at" a euphemism of "bend over for"?
 
2018-07-11 04:00:18 PM  
Careful about those fingers lost your base start calling you cucks.
 
2018-07-11 04:00:55 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Is "wag their finger at" a euphemism of "bend over for"?


I'm pretty sure it means "don't actually hold responsible for his actions"....
 
2018-07-11 04:01:03 PM  
Oh dear, they almost uttered "Tut Tut."
 
2018-07-11 04:01:50 PM  
Futile as it may seem, EVERY bit counts. The FB populace may read this and realize even the Senate recognizes Trump is a dumbazz, and vote accordingly in November.


I'm not super-optimistic. As a male of the species I'm staggered at the ignorance and racism my gender spews, but women give me hope for this nation and are stepping up to the plate like a mofo.
 
2018-07-11 04:01:53 PM  
They were Canadian mean.

/ they only said "Sorry" twice
 
2018-07-11 04:02:21 PM  
FTA:  "the Senate still has not voted on a concrete proposal championed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that would force Trump to get congressional approval to impose duties for national security reasons. Republican leaders have declined to take up the legislation, as it faces a likely Trump veto."

Huh.

My sympathy meter is pegged at zero.

Must be broken...
 
2018-07-11 04:02:36 PM  
Donnie's rubber stamp

Impotent US Senate

God help everyone
 
2018-07-11 04:02:47 PM  
He will rue the day.  There will be so much rueing.
 
2018-07-11 04:03:05 PM  
They will never do anything that means anything.
 
2018-07-11 04:03:11 PM  
Republicans are spineless cowards
 
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2018-07-11 04:03:28 PM  
 
2018-07-11 04:03:30 PM  
Congress is the real enemy. Trump can do this amount of damage because Congress lets him. A lot of them even loudly or quietly agree with him. They have to be burned out of office if we want to have any hope of containing the damage to the country.
 
2018-07-11 04:03:32 PM  
Next up, a strongly worded letter from the UN, having similar effect.
 
2018-07-11 04:03:52 PM  
Hey Corker did something!
 
2018-07-11 04:04:35 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: They will never do anything that means anything.


One useless man is called a disgrace,

Two are called a law firm,

And three, or more, become a Congress.

/ stolen from the lines of the most obnoxious and disliked Founding Father
 
2018-07-11 04:04:45 PM  
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2018-07-11 04:04:50 PM  
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2018-07-11 04:05:53 PM  

Bf+: ... and confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Justice Department's criminal division: Brian Benczkowski ... who worked for Russian bank tied to Vladimir Putin.

Treasonous.


JEEZUS
 
2018-07-11 04:07:11 PM  

PunGent: FTA:  "the Senate still has not voted on a concrete proposal championed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that would force Trump to get congressional approval to impose duties for national security reasons. Republican leaders have declined to take up the legislation, as it faces a likely Trump veto."

Huh.

My sympathy meter is pegged at zero.

Must be broken...


Um, Repugs, you DO know you can override a veto, right? I doubt the Dems would vote against such a measure, so if you really wanted you, you could get it.
 
2018-07-11 04:07:14 PM  
Such brave Republicans doing absolutely nothing to make it seem like they are doing something.
 
2018-07-11 04:07:20 PM  
So is it censuring from here or do we need to yank more Republicans off their thrones before we do that?
 
2018-07-11 04:09:59 PM  

PunGent: FTA:  "the Senate still has not voted on a concrete proposal championed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that would force Trump to get congressional approval to impose duties for national security reasons. Republican leaders have declined to take up the legislation, as it faces a likely Trump veto."

Huh.

My sympathy meter is pegged at zero.

Must be broken...


Morons don't realize they would likely have 49 Democratic party votes to pass it and then override Cheetolini's veto after that happens. Seems to me the real problem is the Republican leadership is still flying high in terror of the racist monster they have created that elected tRump. That same rabid base, they likely know, would go into a rage over their God Emperor being stymied.
 
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2018-07-11 04:10:03 PM  

fastfxr: Bf+: ... and confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Justice Department's criminal division: Brian Benczkowski ... who worked for Russian bank tied to Vladimir Putin.

Treasonous.

JEEZUS


...it's how you know they're "family".
 
2018-07-11 04:10:21 PM  

Pincy: Such brave Republicans doing absolutely nothing to make it seem like they are doing something.


Brave Republicans passed a nonbinding resolution to run away,
They bravely passed a nonbinding resolution to run away,
When Trumpy reared his orange head,
They bravely turned the country red
Brave brave brave brave GOP caucus...

// that's enough, minstrels
 
2018-07-11 04:10:28 PM  
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2018-07-11 04:12:02 PM  
Monty Python: High Court Judges (Live at the Hollywood Bowl)
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2018-07-11 04:13:15 PM  
I''m not certain we want them jumping to do something.  Yes, Trump is a disgrace and an embarrassment to this country, but they can't necessarily draft something that limits Trump's power specifically.  The proposal in question would subject a traditional presidential power to congressional approval, and that's not always desirable for a whole host of reasons.

Even if they were to draft it in a way that somehow limited Trump and only Trump, there'd be nothing to stop them from placing the same restrictions on any subsequent president just to hamstring them.  The Republicans would have happily stripped Obama of his various powers just as a middle finger if they could have, and I don't want to give them that precedent to use against the next guy.
 
2018-07-11 04:13:32 PM  
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Donny ... you veddy baad maan.
 
2018-07-11 04:15:10 PM  
It is not hyperbole for me to say that, when this is all said and done, I hope there will be firing squads.

They are ALL complicit. After conviction, the American people should demand public execution.
 
2018-07-11 04:16:12 PM  
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2018-07-11 04:19:05 PM  
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2018-07-11 04:23:57 PM  

Flatulent_Flea: It is not hyperbole for me to say that, when this is all said and done, I hope there will be firing squads.

They are ALL complicit. After conviction, the American people should demand public execution.


Agreed, but I'd rather see gallows and long drops.
 
2018-07-11 04:24:41 PM  
Hey now, Republicans are all for "checks and balances", but to them it's "[personal] checks and [bank] balances".
 
2018-07-11 04:24:58 PM  
"In an 88-11 vote..."
That's farking poetic.
 
2018-07-11 04:26:22 PM  

iheartscotch: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Is "wag their finger at" a euphemism of "bend over for"?

I'm pretty sure it means "don't actually hold responsible for his actions"....


It means "If the tariffs turn out to be a bad idea, then this proves I tried to do something.  If not, then what I'm doing is so trivial nobody will remember."
 
2018-07-11 04:27:13 PM  

AfroSpatula: "In an 88-11 vote..."
That's farking poetic.


+14 points for you
 
2018-07-11 04:30:44 PM  
SRSLY....

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2018-07-11 04:35:59 PM  

Badmoodman: SRSLY....

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2018-07-11 04:36:21 PM  

carkiller: Flatulent_Flea: It is not hyperbole for me to say that, when this is all said and done, I hope there will be firing squads.

They are ALL complicit. After conviction, the American people should demand public execution.

Agreed, but I'd rather see gallows and long drops.


Give a Senator Their Due by brokenbiscuits

A long drop and a sudden stop for traitors to the state.
The executioner's axe takes a hundred whacks to send them to their fate.The shooting range for those deranged who sought to taint their charge,Burn their thrones  and stack up their bones upon Charon's barge.Myanmar buzz./ Impersonation is the highest form of flattery, right?// Guys?/// RIGHT?!
 
2018-07-11 04:37:00 PM  
You have no idea how much courage it took to wag that finger.
 
2018-07-11 04:41:19 PM  
Elected officials vote to preserve their phony baloney jobs.
 
2018-07-11 04:43:33 PM  
"We want you to know you've deeply disappointed us. Now take the keys to this brand new car!"
 
2018-07-11 04:46:31 PM  
Yeah, yeah, symbolic at best, but it's still gonna piss off D2S. How's he gonna punch back?
 
2018-07-11 04:53:46 PM  

carkiller: Flatulent_Flea: It is not hyperbole for me to say that, when this is all said and done, I hope there will be firing squads.

They are ALL complicit. After conviction, the American people should demand public execution.

Agreed, but I'd rather see gallows and long drops.


OK, but let's shoot them first.
 
2018-07-11 04:59:08 PM  
Yeah, that'll show him!
 
2018-07-11 05:04:36 PM  

LoneWolf343: PunGent: FTA:  "the Senate still has not voted on a concrete proposal championed by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that would force Trump to get congressional approval to impose duties for national security reasons. Republican leaders have declined to take up the legislation, as it faces a likely Trump veto."

Huh.

My sympathy meter is pegged at zero.

Must be broken...

Um, Repugs, you DO know you can override a veto, right? I doubt the Dems would vote against such a measure, so if you really wanted you, you could get it.


They cannot on their own.  it would mean trying to get Democrats to vote, and McConnel is against any type of negotiations that force Republicans to work with Democrats
 
2018-07-11 05:04:57 PM  

Flatulent_Flea: carkiller: Flatulent_Flea: It is not hyperbole for me to say that, when this is all said and done, I hope there will be firing squads.

They are ALL complicit. After conviction, the American people should demand public execution.

Agreed, but I'd rather see gallows and long drops.

OK, but let's shoot them first.


How about simultaneously, make a sport of it for the riflemen?
 
2018-07-11 05:08:19 PM  

Last Man on Earth: I''m not certain we want them jumping to do something.  Yes, Trump is a disgrace and an embarrassment to this country, but they can't necessarily draft something that limits Trump's power specifically.  The proposal in question would subject a traditional presidential power to congressional approval, and that's not always desirable for a whole host of reasons.

Even if they were to draft it in a way that somehow limited Trump and only Trump, there'd be nothing to stop them from placing the same restrictions on any subsequent president just to hamstring them.  The Republicans would have happily stripped Obama of his various powers just as a middle finger if they could have, and I don't want to give them that precedent to use against the next guy.


1. They could have.
2. Arguably they should have, it's generally Congress that is supposed to have these powers for exactly the reasons we see today.
3. They won't becuase Congress is allergic to personal responsibility.
 
2018-07-11 05:10:16 PM  

geoduck42: Yeah, yeah, symbolic at best, but it's still gonna piss off D2S. How's he gonna punch back?


I was wondering the same thing.
 
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