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Not discouraged.











Yup.



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Today, CURRENT president.











President Joseph R. Biden.

Leading the country, making things better for all of us, even the idiots at Fox "News."




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Today, EX president.



























Dementia J. Trump.

Traitor. Criminal. Unfit.

VOTE BLUE.




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Today's Republican Party.

















Yup.

It's a MAGA party now.

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26 different women.








Ron Filipkowski
@RonFilipkowski

It just seems to me when 26 different women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct and he explains his go-to move on the Access Hollywood tape which pretty much mirrors what they all said he did to them, & he said he would date Ivanka if she wasn’t his daughter, frequently walked into dressing rooms with naked girls present at his pageants, pitched to Playboy a ‘Girls of Trump’ edition featuring his hottest employees, hung out with Jeffrey Epstein, and paid off a porn star, there might be something to all this.

1:00 PM · Feb 12, 2024
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He's already been convicted of rape:
https://newrepublic.com/post/174448/judge-e-jean-carroll-case-yes-donald-trump-rapist




There just might be something there.

Food for thought.



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Today, EX president.











When you have to pay your wife thousands of dollars to show up at your campaign events.

Is this a surprise to any sentient being?



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biden shouts at reporters, confuses Mexico with Egypt as he defends "mental competence".

biden delivered a surprise speech following backlash over his memory.
An investigation into biden's handling of classified documents found he
had hazy recollections. A report found that he struggled to recall when
he was vice president or when his son died.

Later returning to answer a question about the situation in the Middle
East...biden confused Egypt with Mexico. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the
president of Egypt, while Mexico does not share a land border with
Gaza.
(Source The Telegraph.)

The President of the United States should be very careful in demanding
Israel fight the war in Gaza a certain way. It's none of his or ours business
to try to force our greatest ally to fight by our so called rules.

This is the best the Democrats have to offer??? Very sad to see him like
this. One has to wonder what the rest of the world really thinks of him.


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Meanwhile, Democrats flip the House seat in New York in a special election. A sign of things to come... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

House GOP's majority shrinks further as Democrats flip Santos' New York seat

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/ny-special-election-santos-02-13-24/index.html
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Happy Valentine's Day.











Spot the difference.



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Reality check.














President Joseph R. Biden.

Leading the country, making things better for all of us.

VOTE BLUE for democracy, and more good things.




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Today, EX president.







Kyle Griffin
@kylegriffin1

Breaking; Special counsel Jack Smith is urging the Supreme Court to have Trump's election interference case proceed to trial — without further delay.

"Applicant seeks a stay to prevent proceedings in the district court from moving towards trial …. Applicant cannot show, as he must to merit a stay, a fair prospect of success in this Court. Nor can applicant show that the balance of equities or the public interest favors continued delay of the criminal proceedings."


3:15 PM · Feb 14, 2024
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1757906323101110606




Jack Smith is 100% correct.

Let's get this show on the road, justice must be served.


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Today, CURRENT president.











This is so good. Heartwarming.

You will never see anything this genuine from the former guy in the Oval Office.

Happy Valentine's Day.



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Never-ending right-wing liars.











Vote Blue.



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Today's GOP.








Jake Sherman
@JakeSherman

☀️ THE DISASTER THAT IS HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP

Just this week, @SpeakerJohnson has:

→ Seen Democrats win a special election in New York, narrowing the already minuscule GOP majority to two votes.

→ Lost a sixth rule vote on the House floor — a measure that would’ve allowed an increase in the state-and-local tax (SALT) deduction — when 18 Republicans bucked their own leadership and voted no. This Republican majority has lost more rule votes than any other majority in five decades, a stunning sign of weakness.

→ Abruptly pulled a bill to overhaul FISA due to Republican infighting. The GOP leadership said the House would vote on the bill before locking down the votes, despite some senior Republicans raising internal objections. This is the second time Johnson had to pull a FISA bill this Congress.

→ Seen another committee chair announce his resignation. @RepMarkGreen, chair of the Homeland Security Committee, is leaving Congress after only six years. The 59-year-old Green — the fourth committee chair to retire — just led the impeachment of DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

→ Decided against putting a bill on the floor to provide billions of dollars in new aid to Israel without offsets. Just a week ago, Johnson allowed a vote on Israel aid that he knew was going to fail.

→ Provided absolutely no insight to rank-and-file lawmakers on how he’ll handle the Senate’s bipartisan $95 billion foreign aid package. Johnson said the bill isn’t a priority because the federal government is scheduled to shut down in a few weeks.

→ Witnessed the House Intelligence Committee chair issue a dire public warning about a “serious national security threat” to the country, only to have Senate Intelligence Committee leaders and the White House downplay the issue.

_____

This is the most chaotic, inefficient and ineffective majority we’ve seen in decades covering Congress. It started this way under former Speaker Kevin McCarthy and has gotten worse under Johnson.

And things aren’t going to get easier. The House is leaving town today by 2:30 p.m. for the 13-day Presidents Day recess. When members return on Feb. 28, there will be only three days to fund a huge swath of the federal government or face a partial shutdown. There’s another full shutdown deadline a week later.

Fair or not, there’s a tremendous amount of criticism focused on Johnson right now. The 52-year-old Louisiana Republican — speaker for just 113 days — is a very pleasant man. But he and his top aides, most of whom are new to the leadership, have still failed to get a feel for governing successfully. And hanging over this is the possibility of another motion to vacate if Johnson alienates hardline conservatives.

“Watching Speaker Johnson, who I have great respect for, grow up has been really fascinating. I just hope he has the time to finish growing up,” said Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), a 30-year veteran of the House.


5:31 AM · Feb 15, 2024
https://twitter.com/JakeSherman/status/1758121790629409239




Republicans in disarray. They cannot govern.

A clown show of historic proportion, every single day.

Vote blue.




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Today, EX president.

Opinion
Every day in the Trump Legal Universe will be a total spectacle


By Eugene Robinson
Columnist, Washington Post
February 15, 2024 at 5:32 p.m. EST



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Former president Donald Trump speaks to reporters and onlookers outside a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday.
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It’s hard to believe, but this is really happening: The first of Donald Trump’s felony trials is set to begin March 25. The former president will be running for the White House from the defense table in a Manhattan courtroom, where he will have to sit all day, every day, for as long as a month. Silently.

What could go wrong? Besides potential convictions on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, of course.

This presidential campaign has hurtled through a portal into the Trump Legal Universe, which is like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, except for being real. If you’re like me, you might not have spent a lot of time thinking about just how unprecedented and deeply weird it would be, in an election year, to have the leading Republican candidate for president being tried on criminal charges that could send him to jail. We are about to find out.

It is one thing to see Trump and his eponymous company facing huge civil penalties, as in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case and the New York state lawsuit against the Trump Organization. It is quite another to see Trump’s very liberty threatened — not by “election interference,” as he and his lawyers bray, but by his own alleged illegal acts.

And we will be witnessing this spectacle, Trump in criminal and civil jeopardy, pretty much nonstop.

On Thursday, in New York, Trump sat grim-faced as Justice Juan Merchan set that late-March date for jury selection in Trump’s trial. Those charges, filed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, stem from Trump’s alleged hush-money payoff to adult-film star Stormy Daniels (whose real name is Stephanie Clifford).

“We strenuously object. … President Trump is going to now spend the next two months working on this trial instead of out on the campaign trail,” complained Todd Blanche, Trump’s lawyer in that case.

“What is your legal argument?” Merchan asked.

“That is my legal argument,” Blanche said.

“That is not a legal argument,” Merchan replied. End of discussion.

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Judge Scott McAfee was hearing testimony about the personal relationship between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis — who has charged Trump with 13 felony counts for allegedly conspiring to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election outcome — and Nathan Wade, the outside attorney Willis hired to help prosecute the case.

At issue is when Willis and Wade began dating and whether that romance was misrepresented to the judge or presents a conflict of interest. McAfee could go so far as to disqualify Willis and her office from the case, which would mean other prosecutors would have to be found, thus delaying that trial substantially.

But back in New York, Judge Arthur Engoron is expected to rule as soon as Friday in the civil fraud case brought against Trump and his firm by New York Attorney General Letitia James. She has asked Engoron to impose a fine of $370 million and ban Trump and the Trump Organization from doing business in New York real estate.

And in Washington, U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan would likely schedule Trump’s trial — on felony charges based on Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection — to begin soon after the trial in Merchan’s courtroom ends. That timing would depend on whether the Supreme Court decides to consider Trump’s claim of “absolute immunity,” which an appeals court panel has swatted away as not remotely a thing.

So far, Trump has tried to turn all of this into an asset. He portrays himself as the victim of “a Biden directed Political Witch Hunt for the purpose of Election Interference,” as he claimed in a social media post. And the Republican Party base seems to agree.

But while an NBC news national poll earlier this month showed Trump leading President Biden among registered voters, 47 percent to 42 percent, it also found that Biden pulled ahead, 45 percent to 43 percent, when those respondents were asked which candidate they would support if Trump were found guilty of a felony offense. And a Bloomberg poll found that 53 percent of voters in seven crucial swing states said they would be unwilling to vote for Trump “if he is convicted of a crime.”

If Trump really believed that images of him sitting at a defense table and being held accountable in a court of law were a political plus, he wouldn’t be trying so hard to get all of his criminal trials delayed until after the election.

Nikki Haley, Trump’s last remaining challenger for the GOP nomination, warned Thursday on X (formerly Twitter) that “all of this chaos will only lead to more losses for Republicans up and down the ticket.” Her party might not listen, but she might well be right.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/02/15/trump-courtroom-political-campaign/


May justice be done, no matter what the spectacle.


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:54 am

Today, EX president...

Today, you lost precious minutes (maybe even hours) being
consumed by President Trump. Time you won't get back.


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iplayastrat wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:21 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:54 am

Today, EX president...

Today, you lost precious minutes (maybe even hours) being
consumed by [edited for factual information: FORMER] President Trump. Time you won't get back.
Today, you lost precious minutes (maybe even hours) being
consumed by the Doc. Time you won't get back.


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Differences between Democratic and Republican Parties.

















Vote blue for democracy.

Vote blue for freedom.

Vote blue for doing the right thing.




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Today, GOP.




















Believe Putin is a tyrant, dictator and enemy of democracy?

Keep our world safe from such people.

Vote blue.




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Death of Navalny: truth, sadness, more right-wing lies.


























Democracy is precious.

The Russian people would embrace it in a heartbeat.

Ukraine is fighting a Russian invasion to keep theirs, every single day.

Vote blue to keep America a beacon of light in an often-troubled world.



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Today, CURRENT president.














President Joseph R. Biden.

Leading the country and the world, representing democracy.

Condemning Trump's horrible NATO statement, GOP inaction and lies.

We are very lucky to have him in the Oval Office.




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Today, EX president.














Sometimes white-collar criminals get caught and punished.

An ex-president FAFO. Sad.

Already guilty of fraud in first trial, this one a judge determined the damages.

$364,000,000.

Good.




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The 92-page decision here:

https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=CJKA2EOIiTRatUAYz6FyeA==


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BrianTCB wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:43 pm
iplayastrat wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:21 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:54 am

Today, EX president...

Today, you lost precious minutes (maybe even hours) being
consumed by President Trump. Time you won't get back.
Today, you lost precious minutes (maybe even hours) being
consumed by the Doc. Time you won't get back.



At the very least the doc knows who's obsessed with him. And in
all likelihood fantasizes about sleeping with him. Don't believe me?
Read your own posts. You seem to have an unrequited love affair
with you know who. By taking up for him every chance you get.
And parroting everything he says because you can't think on your
own.

One of you waste your time with all things President Trump. The other's
obsession with Doc, Priscilla and President Trump is both sad and eerily
frightening. Almost to the point of being a stalker.

I'm actually afraid for the ole' doc because of your obsession.


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iplayastrat wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:50 am
BrianTCB wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:43 pm
iplayastrat wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:21 am
drjohncarpenter wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:54 am

Today, EX president...

Today, you lost precious minutes (maybe even hours) being
consumed by President Trump. Time you won't get back.
Today, you lost precious minutes (maybe even hours) being
consumed by the Doc. Time you won't get back.



At the very least the doc knows who's obsessed with him. And in
all likelihood fantasizes about sleeping with him. Don't believe me?
Read your own posts. You seem to have an unrequited love affair
with you know who. By taking up for him every chance you get.
And parroting everything he says because you can't think on your
own.

One of you waste your time with all things President Trump. The other's
obsession with Doc, Priscilla and President Trump is both sad and eerily
frightening. Almost to the point of being a stalker.

I'm actually afraid for the ole' doc because of your obsession.
As usual. The forum fas.cist's obsession with spreading lies knows no bounds. Projection, projection, projection.

Troll!

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Today, EX president.











So much winning.



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