What is Wrong with this Narcissistic Bastard

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Whistleblowers. Yeah sure.

Because second, third, and fourth hand knowledge is REALLY credible.

Last ditch effort by lunatics to try and win over the masses. Better luck next time.
 
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First, he is sui generis, a singularly unique individual who has single-handedly transformed almost everything about American politics, by sheer force of his personality and ideas. Presidents dream of being transformational, and Trump has transformed politics in ways many presidents can only dream about.

He has transformed both political parties, the mainstream media, and the presidential campaigns, and moved the Overton Window on many issues. He has shown many of our institutions for what they actually are and for what we suspected them to be, and broken their brains in the process. His methods may not always be good, but the results have been okay.
 

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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Following Roger Stone’s conviction earlier today, NPR took note of the many criminals in Donald Trump’s immediate orbit.
Stone was the second close political adviser of Trump’s brought to trial on charges by Mueller’s team. The other was Stone’s former business partner, Paul Manafort, who was convicted in 2018 in a tax and bank fraud trial in Virginia. Manafort later pleaded guilty to other charges in a related case brought by Mueller in Washington, D.C. He is now in prison.
Six others – including Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to charges that arose from the special counsel’s probe.
Taken together, it’s striking to see what the Washington Post described as “the remarkable universe of criminality” surrounding the sitting president of the United States.
The number of criminals is important, but so too is the degree to which this dynamic conflicts with the message Trump has been eager to trumpet. As regular readers know, the president presents himself as being aggressively “tough on crime,” which he frequently tries to incorporate into his agenda. Earlier this year, while making the case for a border wall, the Republican declared, “The Democrats, which I’ve been saying all along, they don’t give a damn about crime. They don’t care about crime…. But I care about crime.”
Of course, given recent events, it’s hardly unreasonable to wonder whether he cares about crime or about surrounding himself with people who’ve committed crimes?
Let’s take stock of the number of presidential aides and associates who’ve faced felony charges:
* Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and confidant, has been convinced on multiple counts.
* Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and business associate, is in prison.
* Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, is in prison.
* Rick Gates, Trump’s former campaign vice chairman, has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
* Michael Flynn, Trump’s former White House national security advisor, has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
* George Papadopoulos, Trump’s former campaign advisor on foreign policy, has already served his prison sentence.
* Alex van der Zwaan, a lawyer who worked with Manafort and Gates. has already served his prison sentence.
And those are just the top-line indictments. It doesn’t include the prison sentence for Richard Pinedo, the charges against related characters such as Sam Patten and Maria Butina, and, of course, the many Russian individuals and entities who’ve been indicted by the special counsel.
A year ago, the president wrote, in reference to the Mueller probe, “Did you ever see an investigation more in search of a crime?”
It was absurd at the time (Cohen made a surprise appearance in a New York courtroom to plead guilty to a new criminal charge a few hours after the tweet was published). It’s quite a bit worse now.
Update: The above list may yet grow, since there’s at least one person in his immediate orbit – Rudy Giuliani – who’s reportedly facing a criminal investigation.
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Second, by loudly questioning everything in his unorthodox way he has made us re-examine many things: our bloated bureaucracy, some of our egoistic federal civil servants who believe they’re in charge of our republic, the much-vaunted liberal international order, our awful elites and the meritocracy that produced them. Most important, his foreign policy ideas and actions have generated a long- overdue discussion on America’s global policeman role and its unsustainable costs to our people.
 

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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Following Roger Stone’s conviction earlier today, NPR took note of the many criminals in Donald Trump’s immediate orbit.

Taken together, it’s striking to see what the Washington Post described as “the remarkable universe of criminality” surrounding the sitting president of the United States.
The number of criminals is important, but so too is the degree to which this dynamic conflicts with the message Trump has been eager to trumpet. As regular readers know, the president presents himself as being aggressively “tough on crime,” which he frequently tries to incorporate into his agenda. Earlier this year, while making the case for a border wall, the Republican declared, “The Democrats, which I’ve been saying all along, they don’t give a damn about crime. They don’t care about crime…. But I care about crime.”
Of course, given recent events, it’s hardly unreasonable to wonder whether he cares about crime or about surrounding himself with people who’ve committed crimes?
Let’s take stock of the number of presidential aides and associates who’ve faced felony charges:
* Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and confidant, has been convinced on multiple counts.
* Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and business associate, is in prison.
* Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, is in prison.
* Rick Gates, Trump’s former campaign vice chairman, has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
* Michael Flynn, Trump’s former White House national security advisor, has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
* George Papadopoulos, Trump’s former campaign advisor on foreign policy, has already served his prison sentence.
* Alex van der Zwaan, a lawyer who worked with Manafort and Gates. has already served his prison sentence.
And those are just the top-line indictments. It doesn’t include the prison sentence for Richard Pinedo, the charges against related characters such as Sam Patten and Maria Butina, and, of course, the many Russian individuals and entities who’ve been indicted by the special counsel.
A year ago, the president wrote, in reference to the Mueller probe, “Did you ever see an investigation more in search of a crime?”
It was absurd at the time (Cohen made a surprise appearance in a New York courtroom to plead guilty to a new criminal charge a few hours after the tweet was published). It’s quite a bit worse now.
Update: The above list may yet grow, since there’s at least one person in his immediate orbit – Rudy Giuliani – who’s reportedly facing a criminal investigation.
Explore:
The MaddowBlog, Criminal Justice, Donald Trump and Society
Washington post. Another rag.

Yeah I’ve heard/seen those names before. The other rags keep throwing them in our face every time they are supposed to be tied to Trump and his downfall. He still is in the Whitehouse. Keep up the bad work.
 
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as president he is protected....for now...but birds of a feather flock together....it's no coincidence his inner circle has crumbled

if you don't trust the media your own eyes ears and common sense would come to the same conclusions if not blinded by mis- guided loyalty

ahhh the brainwash gop brigade has done its work well.....lol

 
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Third, he loves America, and his love is genuine, palpable and almost retro. We could do with a little of that nowadays, swimming as we are in a sea of self-loathing, self-flagellation, and history-rewriting from the left. America, of course, has its flaws and sins, but it is refreshing to be reminded by our president that it still stands tall.
 
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Fourth, he says what he thinks, is remarkably accessible, and is probably the only president who can’t seem to resist answering questions thrown at him. In this, he demonstrates a guilelessness and, shall we say, honesty quite unlike any politician, past or present. It gets him into trouble, of course, but also gets him admirers.

His rhetorical style is, to say the least, unconventional but often effective. By talking like a real person and not trafficking in platitudes and liberal pieties, he has made it difficult for conventional politicians to do their thing.
 
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A guy who flip flops party’s. He’s gonna be torn apart if he does run. Which he’s not gonna do.
He flip flops parties because unlike the Dems and Republicans, he does not put party first. Bloomberg put NYC first. NOW he will put America first. Imagine that? What a novel idea. Only one gonna TRY to tear him apart is the terrified President Trump. With his desperate tweets of hate and ignorance. Y'all should be concerned when Michael Bloomberg does run. Bloomberg 2020!
 

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going to be a long winter
Third, he loves America, and his love is genuine, palpable and almost retro. We could do with a little of that nowadays, swimming as we are in a sea of self-loathing, self-flagellation, and history-rewriting from the left. America, of course, has its flaws and sins, but it is refreshing to be reminded by our president that it still stands tall.
I do not know about the POTUS part of your reply. But as to the rest of it, at last , something we can both agree on. GOD BLESS AMERICA🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲
 

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Third, he loves America, and his love is genuine, palpable and almost retro. We could do with a little of that nowadays, swimming as we are in a sea of self-loathing, self-flagellation, and history-rewriting from the left. America, of course, has its flaws and sins, but it is refreshing to be reminded by our president that it still stands tall.
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deep red louisiana goes blue ..beats trump ally..

can Texas be far behind..?
Many open minded republicans are turning their backs on the criminal Trump administration and the enablers in the GOP. They are the audience...not the closed minded ignorant TRUMPERS not matter what Tea party types....I have no illusions of changing their minds...it's just not possible...but it's fun to show their ignorance to everyone lol!! IS THAT RIGHT WING HEADS I HEAR EXPLODING? hehe
 

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Many open minded republicans are turning their backs on the criminal Trump administration and the enablers in the GOP. They are the audience...not the closed minded ignorant TRUMPERS not matter what Tea party types....I have no illusions of changing their minds...it's just not possible...but it's fun to show their ignorance to everyone lol!! IS THAT RIGHT WING HEADS I HEAR EXPLODING? hehe
Truer words have never been spoken. I have sadly watched POTUS, his sycophants, cronies and base core steal my Republican Party ( party of Abraham Lincoln ) to what it stands for today. POTUS will be impeached, the Senate trial will find him not guilty and the American voters will render final judgement in 2020.
Michael Bloomberg for President 2020.
 
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