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(CBS Miami)   Donna Shalala admits she made a mistake by failing to report stock sales she made after being elected to the House. "I knew what the law was. I missed the deadlines. And I have to take responsibility, personal responsibility for doing that   (miami.cbslocal.com) divider line
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2020-04-23 10:28:34 AM  
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2020-04-23 10:29:33 AM  
She didn't lie.  She submitted false information and missed the deadline for substituting it with the truth.
 
2020-04-23 10:36:02 AM  
Translation: "I didn't think you puny people were smart enough to recognize this much less call me out on it."
 
2020-04-23 10:41:25 AM  
You can write apology letters while sitting in your cell in federal prison. If Martha did time so can you, lady.
 
2020-04-23 10:52:54 AM  
The revelations came to light after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Shalala to a select committee of House and Senate members to provide oversight on the hundreds of billions of dollars being given to companies during the pandemic.

Another galaxy brain decision by Pelosi. Put Katie Porter in charge.
 
2020-04-23 10:58:38 AM  
I guess I don't understand why that's big deal. She sold her stocks after getting elected so she had no conflicts of interest but didn't report it. Kind of pales in comparison to getting insider info from confidential briefings and cashing out before the shiatstorm hits.
 
2020-04-23 11:13:49 AM  
Personal responsibility? In my congress!

Assuming there isn't more to this, she isn't going to last, and this isn't going to be what does her in.
 
2020-04-23 11:14:00 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: The revelations came to light after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Shalala to a select committee of House and Senate members to provide oversight on the hundreds of billions of dollars being given to companies during the pandemic.

Another galaxy brain decision by Pelosi. Put Katie Porter in charge.


Pelosi literally doesn't care! She said she's not picking someone else
 
2020-04-23 11:14:38 AM  
It's the Trump way now.
 
2020-04-23 11:14:56 AM  

SoupGuru: I guess I don't understand why that's big deal. She sold her stocks after getting elected so she had no conflicts of interest but didn't report it. Kind of pales in comparison to getting insider info from confidential briefings and cashing out before the shiatstorm hits.


Can we, just once, hold our elected officials to a higher standard, no matter the situation?
This is the kind of crap that leads to Jared Kushner amending his foreign contacts list a dozen times.
She doesn't get a pass just because someone did something worse.
 
2020-04-23 11:15:13 AM  
No you don't.  Follow the example set by our esteemed Commander in Chief.  Just say you "don't take responsibility for this at all" and, voila, you are magically no longer responsible.
 
2020-04-23 11:16:27 AM  
The old "oopsie, my bad" defense.
 
2020-04-23 11:18:13 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: The revelations came to light after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Shalala to a select committee of House and Senate members to provide oversight on the hundreds of billions of dollars being given to companies during the pandemic.

Another galaxy brain decision by Pelosi. Put Katie Porter in charge.


It's frustrating to me that the current atmosphere of polarization is encouraging people to pretend Nancy pelosi is a capable and effective speaker of the house.

The trump admin is a black hole of awful. The Republican reps range from incompetent and self absorbed to openly malicious. This is not meant to be a bsab, the Republican party is actively trying to sabotage our country.

Nancy pelosi is the wrong person at the wrong time to be the face of the Dem legislators. She is ineffective. Congress has the power of oversight and budget and pelosi is not wielding these effectively. The trump Trump administration has cast aside the houses attempts at oversight and pelosi has repeatedly failed to hold the administration accountable in the courts or in the court of public opinion. Her biggest "win" moment in most peoples memory was sarcastically clapping at bloatus and ripping up his speech.

Nancy isn't evil, but she isn't capable of containing the horrors coming out of the capitol and right now we need someone who is capable.
 
2020-04-23 11:18:19 AM  
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2020-04-23 11:18:30 AM  
Local news websites blow. That is all.
 
2020-04-23 11:19:46 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: The revelations came to light after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Shalala to a select committee of House and Senate members to provide oversight on the hundreds of billions of dollars being given to companies during the pandemic.

Another galaxy brain decision by Pelosi. Put Katie Porter in charge.


The GOP doesn't want Porter in charge of anything.  Don't expect Nancy to disobey her master's.
 
2020-04-23 11:19:57 AM  

mathamagical: Nancy isn't evil, but she isn't capable of containing the horrors coming out of the capitol and right now we need someone who is capable.


..such as?
 
2020-04-23 11:20:59 AM  
"And I have to take responsibility, personal responsibility for doing that"

As soon as I saw that, I immediately thought, 'she can't possibly be Republican.'

And I was right.
 
2020-04-23 11:22:20 AM  
Y'know, I see a lot more Dems apologizing for wrongdoing, and people taking it either as "you're just sorry you got caught" or as a sign of weakness. Reps? All I see is defensiveness and hiding.

Both sides do it? Sure, fine. But they seem to handle it, on the average, FAR differently when they get caught.

And you anecdotal a$$hats out there who want to show me exceptions can fark off, ya damn sea lions. I'm talking overall trends.

Damn sea lions.
 
2020-04-23 11:22:20 AM  
Taking responsibility?  She can't be a Republican then.
 
2020-04-23 11:23:51 AM  

mathamagical: It's frustrating to me that the current atmosphere of polarization is encouraging people to pretend Nancy pelosi is a capable and effective speaker of the house.


This.
It extends to everything. You can't say a bad word about Biden, using actual historical facts or the man's own words, without 15 people trying to slap a MAGA hat on you so they can safely ignore you.
 
2020-04-23 11:25:03 AM  
Boot her ass out.
 
2020-04-23 11:25:24 AM  
She needs to wash away her troubles and pain
Ah, ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
 
2020-04-23 11:27:59 AM  

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Stick to defending Kyle Larson
 
2020-04-23 11:28:48 AM  

Sophont: mathamagical: It's frustrating to me that the current atmosphere of polarization is encouraging people to pretend Nancy pelosi is a capable and effective speaker of the house.

This.
It extends to everything. You can't say a bad word about Biden, using actual historical facts or the man's own words, without 15 people trying to slap a MAGA hat on you so they can safely ignore you.


Joe Biden: looked at a woman funny this one time.

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

Trump: paid a porn star for 15 seconds of sex while his wife was recovering from child birth.  Allegedly had sex with underaged girls with Epstein, etc....

TRUMP IS A GODLY. Everyone makes mistakes.
 
2020-04-23 11:46:32 AM  

zeroman987: Sophont: mathamagical: It's frustrating to me that the current atmosphere of polarization is encouraging people to pretend Nancy pelosi is a capable and effective speaker of the house.

This.
It extends to everything. You can't say a bad word about Biden, using actual historical facts or the man's own words, without 15 people trying to slap a MAGA hat on you so they can safely ignore you.

Joe Biden: looked at a woman funny this one time.

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

Trump: paid a porn star for 15 seconds of sex while his wife was recovering from child birth.  Allegedly had sex with underaged girls with Epstein, etc....

TRUMP IS A GODLY. Everyone makes mistakes.


Republicans are sure to say that because they're outrageous hypocrites.
But saying Biden has fewer avenues of attack against Trump compared to someone else who doesn't have a history of handsiness will get you treated the same way as the Republican spouting insanity.
 
2020-04-23 11:47:11 AM  
It was just an oversight on her part providing the required oversight experience to have her chosen to be on  the stimulus oversight committee rather than someone like Katie Porter.
 
2020-04-23 11:47:23 AM  
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2020-04-23 11:52:48 AM  
I blame Mr. Jones.
 
2020-04-23 11:59:02 AM  
WKUK Dr. Jones Song
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2020-04-23 12:02:50 PM  

Sophont: zeroman987: Sophont: mathamagical: It's frustrating to me that the current atmosphere of polarization is encouraging people to pretend Nancy pelosi is a capable and effective speaker of the house.

This.
It extends to everything. You can't say a bad word about Biden, using actual historical facts or the man's own words, without 15 people trying to slap a MAGA hat on you so they can safely ignore you.

Joe Biden: looked at a woman funny this one time.

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

Trump: paid a porn star for 15 seconds of sex while his wife was recovering from child birth.  Allegedly had sex with underaged girls with Epstein, etc....

TRUMP IS A GODLY. Everyone makes mistakes.

Republicans are sure to say that because they're outrageous hypocrites.
But saying Biden has fewer avenues of attack against Trump compared to someone else who doesn't have a history of handsiness will get you treated the same way as the Republican spouting insanity.


Nah I don't buy that for a second. Hillary was a sex demon because she was married to bill who had an affair, Barry was a secret Muslim from Kenya, Gore claimed he invented the internet. It doesn't matter how squeky clean a candidate is the Republicans will cut bullshiat whole cloth in the race. Even more so now that POTUS openly embraces pizzagate style conspiracies.

There is literally no candidate the Dems found run that wouldnt have a few mysterious rape accusations coming out suspiciously timed in November coincidentally linked to conservative pacs.

The whole "joe hugging grandkids is basically rape!" Allegation is nonsense and we all know it.

Joe sucks because he's old and has a history of bad center right policy. That's an amazing step up when the alternative is a literal wannabe dictator with the backing of a criminal Enterprise masquerading as a political party.

Now as to who would be better than pelosi? I dunno the Dem reps well enough but I think you need someone like Kamala Harris (who for the record I think would be a terrible presidential nominee) who is eloquent and willing to be combative when necessary. I think someone with her style of speaking would be able to command media attention and publicly excoriate the president's idiocy
 
2020-04-23 12:02:56 PM  

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Actually, I have this stuck in my head

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2020-04-23 12:16:40 PM  

SoupGuru: I guess I don't understand why that's big deal. She sold her stocks after getting elected so she had no conflicts of interest but didn't report it. Kind of pales in comparison to getting insider info from confidential briefings and cashing out before the shiatstorm hits.


More false equivalence bullshiat from the right
 
2020-04-23 12:18:25 PM  
Hey shalala!  Who's gonna ride your wild horses?
 
2020-04-23 12:28:55 PM  

zeroman987: Sophont: mathamagical: It's frustrating to me that the current atmosphere of polarization is encouraging people to pretend Nancy pelosi is a capable and effective speaker of the house.

This.
It extends to everything. You can't say a bad word about Biden, using actual historical facts or the man's own words, without 15 people trying to slap a MAGA hat on you so they can safely ignore you.

Joe Biden: looked at a woman funny this one time.

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

Trump: paid a porn star for 15 seconds of sex while his wife was recovering from child birth.  Allegedly had sex with underaged girls with Epstein, etc....

TRUMP IS A GODLY. Everyone makes mistakes.


Literal "whataboutism" there.
 
2020-04-23 12:35:49 PM  

zeroman987: Sophont: mathamagical: It's frustrating to me that the current atmosphere of polarization is encouraging people to pretend Nancy pelosi is a capable and effective speaker of the house.

This.
It extends to everything. You can't say a bad word about Biden, using actual historical facts or the man's own words, without 15 people trying to slap a MAGA hat on you so they can safely ignore you.

Joe Biden: looked at a woman funny this one time.

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

Trump: paid a porn star for 15 seconds of sex while his wife was recovering from child birth.  Allegedly had sex with underaged girls with Epstein, etc....

TRUMP IS A GODLY. Everyone makes mistakes.


Let's be clear.  He allegedly raped a child.
 
2020-04-23 12:42:08 PM  

SoupGuru: I guess I don't understand why that's big deal. She sold her stocks after getting elected so she had no conflicts of interest but didn't report it. Kind of pales in comparison to getting insider info from confidential briefings and cashing out before the shiatstorm hits.


But her emails!
 
2020-04-23 12:53:47 PM  
Shalala ... live for today!

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2020-04-23 12:54:49 PM  
The way I see it is that she's owning up to it, still made sure she had no conflicts of interest and is willing to accept whatever appropriate sanctions are coming. I don't see this as a bad thing.
 
2020-04-23 1:06:32 PM  
But President Sniveling Asshole and various Republican senators doing even worse shiat, no big deal.

Got it. (wanking motion)
 
2020-04-23 1:11:59 PM  
Let's see.

Freshman rep sells all her stocks to comply with ethics rules but forgets to file a form: Guilty, must be tossed out of congress immediately.

Senior senators get classified briefing, immediately sell some stocks at a profit, use the proceedings to buy others that have become profitable: Nope, you're fine.

Both sides are bad.
 
2020-04-23 8:30:36 PM  
I know this isn't her name, but my brain keeps insisting it is...
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