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2018-01-01 11:56:32 AM  
This just in: Juan Williams finally got around to reading a year's worth of Fark comments about how the GOP is obviously using Trump as its cat's paw while raping the country right up the cornhole with a dry plunger.
 
2018-01-01 12:05:26 PM  
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2018-01-01 12:18:31 PM  
If you think that Trump is a tool of Republicans, you are gonna LOVE President Pence.
 
2018-01-01 12:21:00 PM  

bronyaur1: If you think that Trump is a tool of Republicans, you are gonna LOVE President Pence.


...which is why Pence was forced on Trump as his running mate. Remember - Trump was initially upset that Pence was even postulated. But, that was part of the deal the GOP gave Trump, and Trump thought he was making out like a bandit, so he took it.

Like I've been saying for months, we didn't elect Trump - we elected Pence.
 
2018-01-01 12:22:53 PM  
The thing is, IT DOESN'T FARKING MATTER WHAT HE SAID.  If you throw his words in his face, he'll deny he ever said them, "go ahead, check the record."  If you play the tape showing him clearly saying what he said, he'll claim that somebody edited the tape to make it seem he said it.
 
2018-01-01 12:46:06 PM  
And vice-versa.

America Actually Has Six Political Parties I Robert Reich
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2018-01-01 12:47:57 PM  

Prey4reign: IT DOESN'T FARKING MATTER WHAT HE SAID.


While you make a very good point, you also just outed yourself as Original's alt.
 
2018-01-01 12:48:25 PM  
This doesn't change the fact that Juan Williams is usually a lamentable tool.
 
2018-01-01 12:55:03 PM  
You can almost picture Juan sitting there, on break, idly toying with a cup of coffee, when, like a thunderclap, it hits him...

..and he turns and says, "....do you know what? I think the Republican Party is using that Trump fellow to both facilitate and conceal their agenda!"

Realizing that no one's sitting with him in the break room, he hurriedly runs back to his cubicle and types out that friggin' restatement of the blindingly obvious.
 
2018-01-01 12:55:07 PM  
Trump has distracted the nation with his clown show

Um, no. Everyone on the entire planet seems to be very aware of what's going on.
 
2018-01-01 01:23:23 PM  

FormlessOne: ..and he turns and says, "....do you know what? I think the Republican Party is using that Trump fellow to both facilitate and conceal their agenda!"


It's not just the Republicans.  Schumer used him like a chump over moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
 
2018-01-01 01:24:01 PM  
"Useful Idiot"
 
2018-01-01 01:24:22 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: And vice-versa.

[YouTube video: America Actually Has Six Political Parties I Robert Reich]


DUH well?
 
2018-01-01 01:24:36 PM  
Juan Williams: GOP establishment using Trump for its own ends

Shocked Face ...HA! (E-Trade baby)
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2018-01-01 01:26:35 PM  

FormlessOne: You can almost picture Juan sitting there, on break, idly toying with a cup of coffee, when, like a thunderclap, it hits him...

..and he turns and says, "....do you know what? I think the Republican Party is using that Trump fellow to both facilitate and conceal their agenda!"

Realizing that no one's sitting with him in the break room, he hurriedly runs back to his cubicle and types out that friggin' restatement of the blindingly obvious.


That sounds like what an investigative journalist might do.
But it's dead, Jim.
 
2018-01-01 01:28:27 PM  
*Shyly chuckles*
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2018-01-01 01:28:49 PM  
And it's not that hard either.

"Mr. President.  I would like to bring to your attention a policy enacted and personally supported by the previous president."

"Why should I care about that?"

"The previous President sir - you know, Barack Obama?"

"Oh!  Well why the fark didn't you just say so.  Repeal it!"

"Don't you need to know what it was sir?"

"Nope.  Just get rid of it."
 
2018-01-01 01:32:08 PM  
The Republican party is, by and large, ignoring the fact that President Trump appears to be acting more often in the interest of a hostile foreign power than the interest of the united states so they can avoid paying taxes, caring for our environment and taking care of working Americans. 

Meanwhile, every democrat in congress voted against a law that would have given almost all of them (most are millionaires) a personal tax cut.

The attack ads write themselves.
 
2018-01-01 01:33:38 PM  

Barfmaker: Trump has distracted the nation with his clown show

Um, no. Everyone on the entire planet seems to be very aware of what's going on.


Well, yeah, but that is by design.  See, Trump's daily diarrhea has become the primary focus of cable news and social media.  And because of this, the truly evil but harder to understand evil shiat going on, is NOT reported on.  This shouldn't really be a surprise to anybody.  Part of Trump's campaign strategy was to overwhelm with outrage so it was difficult to focus in on any one issue.  It also created this feedback loop whereby moderate Republicans and independents closed ranks around Trump in order to "stick it to the liberals"
 
2018-01-01 01:34:47 PM  
Just make sure that leopard you're riding doesn't eat your face, dummies.
 
2018-01-01 01:36:26 PM  

blastoh: The attack ads write themselves.


Yeah, but getting the Ds to use those ads is a more difficult task
 
2018-01-01 01:41:58 PM  

Prey4reign: The thing is, IT DOESN'T FARKING MATTER WHAT HE SAID.  If you throw his words in his face, he'll deny he ever said them, "go ahead, check the record."  If you play the tape showing him clearly saying what he said, he'll claim that somebody edited the tape to make it seem he said it.

     
He doesn't even bother doing that much when confronted with indisputable realities. He just stops responding to the existing conversation altogether and walks away or shifts to some inane rant about fake news and how much he's accomplished.
 
2018-01-01 01:44:22 PM  
"But in retrospect, it looks as if McConnell and Ryan never cared about their low ratings. They wanted the president to fill up the front pages with his attacks on them, as well as bluster, bullying and scandal. It allowed them to work without the glare of public scrutiny for a rushed tax bill that gives small, temporary breaks to Trump's "forgotten" working people while the wealthiest one percent of taxpayers get 83 percent of the benefit."

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Some men just want to watch the butt hurt.
 
2018-01-01 01:49:14 PM  

bronyaur1: If you think that Trump is a tool of Republicans, you are gonna LOVE President Pence.


Policy-wise there will be no difference.
 
2018-01-01 01:50:51 PM  

Karac: And it's not that hard either.

"Mr. President.  I would like to bring to your attention a policy enacted and personally supported by the previous president."

"Why should I care about that?"

"The previous President sir - you know, Barack Obama?"

"Oh!  Well why the fark didn't you just say so.  Repeal it!"

"Don't you need to know what it was sir?"

"Nope.  Just get rid of it."


Right, and people in the USA are just going along with this as it's probably typical political BS.  NO THIS IS BLATANT RACIAL BIAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
 
2018-01-01 01:53:36 PM  

FormlessOne: bronyaur1: If you think that Trump is a tool of Republicans, you are gonna LOVE President Pence.

...which is why Pence was forced on Trump as his running mate. Remember - Trump was initially upset that Pence was even postulated. But, that was part of the deal the GOP gave Trump, and Trump thought he was making out like a bandit, so he took it.

Like I've been saying for months, we didn't elect Trump - we elected Pence.


Well, that and nobody else was interested in committing career suicide by running with Trump. Pence's career was already on its death bed, so what did he have to lose?
 
2018-01-01 01:55:27 PM  

ski9600: Karac: And it's not that hard either.

"Mr. President.  I would like to bring to your attention a policy enacted and personally supported by the previous president."

"Why should I care about that?"

"The previous President sir - you know, Barack Obama?"

"Oh!  Well why the fark didn't you just say so.  Repeal it!"

"Don't you need to know what it was sir?"

"Nope.  Just get rid of it."

Right, and people in the USA are just going along with this as it's probably typical political BS.  NO THIS IS BLATANT RACIAL BIAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.


That, specifically, isn't racial bias. It's pure spite, because Obama repeatedly exposed Trump for the fool he is.
 
2018-01-01 01:58:39 PM  
Honesty is a value we used to admire.
 
2018-01-01 01:58:41 PM  

fragMasterFlash: "But in retrospect, it looks as if McConnell and Ryan never cared about their low ratings. They wanted the president to fill up the front pages with his attacks on them, as well as bluster, bullying and scandal. It allowed them to work without the glare of public scrutiny for a rushed tax bill that gives small, temporary breaks to Trump's "forgotten" working people while the wealthiest one percent of taxpayers get 83 percent of the benefit."

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Some men just want to watch the butt hurt.


One of the biggest problems with our system of government is that individual members of Congress only have to care what their constituents think, but they can still play outsize roles in governance that affect everybody. McConnell is a prime example of how badly broken our country is.  Only ~215,000 people in this country actually voted for him in 2014. 98.5% of the people in this country didn't have any say at all in his election.

Yet, he still spearheaded the initiative to write a secret tax bill that changes the rules for every single person in the country. He led the "reform" of the entire nation's tax system with no experience, no meaningful input and the only people he has to actually answer to are the 400,000 or so folks in Kentucky who will bother to go vote in 2020.

The way we choose our elected officials at the federal level, and the way they operate, is simply one of the worst democratic systems in the world. It was a good system 200 years ago, but we've completely failed to maintain or modernize it and it's just a total catastrophe now.
 
2018-01-01 02:01:34 PM  
Trump doesn't read the bills.  He doesn't know anything about taxes or tax policy or have any grasp of what promises he did or did not make.  He says things to get applause and then promptly forgets what he said.  He signs what is placed in front of him because they tell him by doing so he "wins."  He has no values beyond applause and win.
 
2018-01-01 02:05:37 PM  

janzee: *Shyly chuckles*
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*CHUCKLES CHELONIANLY*


/look it up
 
2018-01-01 02:06:08 PM  

Jumbled: Honesty is a value we used to admire.


Jimmy Carter's defeat made people view honesty and integrity as liabilities, not assets, and therefore not deserving any place in public office.
 
2018-01-01 02:06:09 PM  
So will Sinclair Broadcasting be pushing Trump tweet stories to take up the airtime that stories about burning down Medicare and Social Security would have otherwise?

It'd be great if CNN and MSNBC would drop the tweet stories and focus on policy.
 
2018-01-01 02:06:22 PM  
Trump did less than zero to ensure his goals and wants were included in the tax reform bill.

He told Mitch and Paul, "I don't care what in it.  Send me a passed tax reform bill and I'll sign it."

Like all other previous presidents, 45 has veto power. It might help if one of his advisors would explain to him what it is and how it's used.

Trump was a willing participant in passage of the bill, if only to feed his own supersized ego.
 
2018-01-01 02:11:47 PM  

DeltaPunch: janzee: *Shyly chuckles*
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[img.fark.net image 720x483]*CHUCKLES CHELONIANLY*
/look it up


You are a weird farker, you know that?
 
2018-01-01 02:13:19 PM  

blastoh: The Republican party is, by and large, ignoring the fact that President Trump appears to be acting more often in the interest of a hostile foreign power than the interest of the united states so they can avoid paying taxes, caring for our environment and taking care of working Americans. 

Meanwhile, every democrat in congress voted against a law that would have given almost all of them (most are millionaires) a personal tax cut.

The attack ads write themselves.


and yet, the Democrats will once again fail to show a spine and use the material.

as always.
 
2018-01-01 02:15:16 PM  
You mean a bunch of compassionless self interested politicians are using a compassionless self interested greed pig for their own ends without concern for the greed pig's well being?

Well, let me show you my "care" face:

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2018-01-01 02:17:27 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: blastoh: The Republican party is, by and large, ignoring the fact that President Trump appears to be acting more often in the interest of a hostile foreign power than the interest of the united states so they can avoid paying taxes, caring for our environment and taking care of working Americans. 

Meanwhile, every democrat in congress voted against a law that would have given almost all of them (most are millionaires) a personal tax cut.

The attack ads write themselves.

and yet, the Democrats will once again fail to show a spine and use the material.

as always.


Nah, the dems will use the material, but it will be drowned out by a tidal wave of FOX News, AM Radio, and KGB propaganda.
 
2018-01-01 02:19:15 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Jumbled: Honesty is a value we used to admire.

Jimmy Carter's defeat made people view honesty and integrity as liabilities, not assets, and therefore not deserving any place in public office.


That's not quite true. Although subsequent events suggests that Carter is indeed a man of great integrity, that wasn't so clear at the time - especially among Democrats and liberals. He was widely resented among the left for appointing Griffin Bell as AG, backing off on his human rights agenda at State, and most especially for reinstituting draft registration. A lot of us felt at the time that he was an utter fraud (I did, and so did many of my friends, which is why we all campaigned for John Anderson). Again, in hindsight we misjudged the man and his circumstances (and, oddly enough, Bell was actually a pretty good AG), but the draft registration thing alone was enough to sully his reputation among many on the left. That's a big part of how Kennedy was able to damage Carter so badly.
 
2018-01-01 02:20:12 PM  
No kidding.
Yesterday on Face the Nation Lindsey Graham simply invoked Obama's name when discussing something he wanted done. When asked if he would say that to the President, he said "I just did."
 
2018-01-01 02:23:45 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: blastoh: The Republican party is, by and large, ignoring the fact that President Trump appears to be acting more often in the interest of a hostile foreign power than the interest of the united states so they can avoid paying taxes, caring for our environment and taking care of working Americans. 

Meanwhile, every democrat in congress voted against a law that would have given almost all of them (most are millionaires) a personal tax cut.

The attack ads write themselves.

and yet, the Democrats will once again fail to show a spine and use the material.

as always.


Oh, no, they'll use it - and immediately face an overwhelming wave of outrage from the media for having "gone negative." While negative campaigning never hurts Republicans, it's absolutely unacceptable coming from Democrats. Didn't you hear the chorus of chattering pundits complaining that Hillary Clinton was running a dirty, negative campaign any time she mentioned in passing that her opponent was batshiat crazy?
 
2018-01-01 02:26:04 PM  

Gyrfalcon: DeltaPunch: janzee: *Shyly chuckles*
[img.fark.net image 425x285][View Full Size image _x_]

[img.fark.net image 720x483]*CHUCKLES CHELONIANLY*
/look it up

You are a weird farker, you know that?


*bows deeply*

/it's pronounced kuh-LO-nian
 
2018-01-01 02:33:46 PM  

shpritz: bronyaur1: If you think that Trump is a tool of Republicans, you are gonna LOVE President Pence.

Policy-wise there will be no difference.


I disagree.  Trump is random, and very difficult for TurtleNoy to control.  If he gets bounced, President Pence will suck any and every GOP schwantz because he will want to be elected in his own right.

If you despise the GOP domestic policy agenda, you will find Pence to be way worse than Trump.  As far as foreign policy is concerned, I see little,difference.
 
2018-01-01 02:34:14 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: blastoh: The Republican party is, by and large, ignoring the fact that President Trump appears to be acting more often in the interest of a hostile foreign power than the interest of the united states so they can avoid paying taxes, caring for our environment and taking care of working Americans. 

Meanwhile, every democrat in congress voted against a law that would have given almost all of them (most are millionaires) a personal tax cut.

The attack ads write themselves.

and yet, the Democrats will once again fail to show a spine and use the material.

as always.

Nah, the dems will use the material, but it will be drowned out by a tidal wave of FOX News, AM Radio, and KGB propaganda.


Don't forget the drumbeat of war.

/the "don't change horses" people will get their day in the spotlight soon
 
2018-01-01 02:36:51 PM  

bronyaur1: shpritz: bronyaur1: If you think that Trump is a tool of Republicans, you are gonna LOVE President Pence.

Policy-wise there will be no difference.

I disagree.  Trump is random, and very difficult for TurtleNoy to control.  If he gets bounced, President Pence will suck any and every GOP schwantz because he will want to be elected in his own right.

If you despise the GOP domestic policy agenda, you will find Pence to be way worse than Trump.  As far as foreign policy is concerned, I see little,difference.


Trump: Chaotic Stupid

Pence: Lawful Evil
 
2018-01-01 02:40:12 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: So will Sinclair Broadcasting be pushing Trump tweet stories to take up the airtime that stories about burning down Medicare and Social Security would have otherwise?

It'd be great if CNN and MSNBC would drop the tweet stories and focus on policy.


THIS.

MSNBC especially has been taking the twitter bait for daily pearl clutching and couch fainting because it's red meat for their perpetually outraged viewership.  They used to be about policy, notably when Bush Jr was president, but they've obviously discovered the Fox Strategy of Media Opposition for Bottom Line Gain, and like a crack addict, they just keep getting in deeper.  Brings all the viewers to the yard, but it is not as respectable as a news source as it once was.

CNN has for at least a dozen years been nothing more than the cable news version of the lowest common denominator.  They're really not liberal so much as tabloid.
 
2018-01-01 02:43:13 PM  

bronyaur1: rzrwiresunrise: So will Sinclair Broadcasting be pushing Trump tweet stories to take up the airtime that stories about burning down Medicare and Social Security would have otherwise?

It'd be great if CNN and MSNBC would drop the tweet stories and focus on policy.

THIS.

MSNBC especially has been taking the twitter bait for daily pearl clutching and couch fainting because it's red meat for their perpetually outraged viewership.  They used to be about policy, notably when Bush Jr was president, but they've obviously discovered the Fox Strategy of Media Opposition for Bottom Line Gain, and like a crack addict, they just keep getting in deeper.  Brings all the viewers to the yard, but it is not as respectable as a news source as it once was.

CNN has for at least a dozen years been nothing more than the cable news version of the lowest common denominator.  They're really not liberal so much as tabloid.


The first goal among all these news networks is viewership, getting you hooked on their shows. Then, after they've done that, they'll start spinning any narrative(s) they choose.

"'What little coverage there is, is mostly gossip, spin, and speculation, or basically what's spoon-fed to them by party elites and insiders and big shots accepting all their biases as the appropriate way to view the world. It's impossible to exaggerate just how nutritionless this so-called journalism is.' In other words, viewers of most stations get lots of Donald Trump news, but almost nothing about city council elections or even state representatives."
 
2018-01-01 02:51:23 PM  

BMulligan: Bith Set Me Up: Jumbled: Honesty is a value we used to admire.

Jimmy Carter's defeat made people view honesty and integrity as liabilities, not assets, and therefore not deserving any place in public office.

That's not quite true. Although subsequent events suggests that Carter is indeed a man of great integrity, that wasn't so clear at the time - especially among Democrats and liberals. He was widely resented among the left for appointing Griffin Bell as AG, backing off on his human rights agenda at State, and most especially for reinstituting draft registration. A lot of us felt at the time that he was an utter fraud (I did, and so did many of my friends, which is why we all campaigned for John Anderson). Again, in hindsight we misjudged the man and his circumstances (and, oddly enough, Bell was actually a pretty good AG), but the draft registration thing alone was enough to sully his reputation among many on the left. That's a big part of how Kennedy was able to damage Carter so badly.


John Anderson got about 6.5% of the vote, which is fairly similar,to the fringe candidates'total in 2016.

In any event, Carter's issues were his perceived ineffectiveness, incompetence and his ineptitude in getting things done, eve with his own party.  He definitely was not regarded as a crook or unethical - just clueless and impotent.  The corker was the Iran crisis, and the debacle in the desert, which was viewed by a large majority of the electorate as allegorical for a failed presidency and the declined state of American greatness.

Reagan was a macho non-Alan Aldaesque American male with a strong track record of getting things done as a fairly popular, though divisive, CA governor.  Moreover, he was the poster boy for,moving away from the milquetoastiness of the liberal/moderate NE wing of the GOP, represented by Nixon and Rockefeller, who themselves rose because of the Goldwater 1964 asskicking.
 
2018-01-01 02:52:07 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: bronyaur1: shpritz: bronyaur1: If you think that Trump is a tool of Republicans, you are gonna LOVE President Pence.

Policy-wise there will be no difference.

I disagree.  Trump is random, and very difficult for TurtleNoy to control.  If he gets bounced, President Pence will suck any and every GOP schwantz because he will want to be elected in his own right.

If you despise the GOP domestic policy agenda, you will find Pence to be way worse than Trump.  As far as foreign policy is concerned, I see little,difference.

Trump: Chaotic Stupid

Pence: Lawful Evil


I can agree with that.
 
2018-01-01 02:55:23 PM  

BMulligan: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: blastoh: The Republican party is, by and large, ignoring the fact that President Trump appears to be acting more often in the interest of a hostile foreign power than the interest of the united states so they can avoid paying taxes, caring for our environment and taking care of working Americans.
Meanwhile, every democrat in congress voted against a law that would have given almost all of them (most are millionaires) a personal tax cut.

The attack ads write themselves.

and yet, the Democrats will once again fail to show a spine and use the material.

as always.

Oh, no, they'll use it - and immediately face an overwhelming wave of outrage from the media for having "gone negative." While negative campaigning never hurts Republicans, it's absolutely unacceptable coming from Democrats. Didn't you hear the chorus of chattering pundits complaining that Hillary Clinton was running a dirty, negative campaign any time she mentioned in passing that her opponent was batshiat crazy?


And then oh-so-concerned progressives will wring their hands and complain that Democrats have no backbone.
 
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