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balladofwindfishes
(07-24-2017, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by studyguy

not o k

haha what

Is he outright lying or is there no actual bill?
Crocodile
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(07-24-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Just got off the phone on Portman's office and left a message. I guess its kind of late now but even when I've called earlier in the day I've never gotten a real person. Is that normal for a Senator's office?
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(07-24-2017, 11:41 PM)
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I was at a Q&A with Tom Carper last week, and someone asked him what the hardest thing he had done as a politician was.

His response was "saying good-bye to my three ex-wives." (well, before his actual response)

He's a funny dude, a real great guy.
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(07-24-2017, 11:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by whyamihere

Well, 1 vote down, 99 to go.

If he's telling the truth, then tomorrow is it.

But given that McCain can't physically be here before... noon on Wednesday (assuming Cornyn flies out there right the hell now, 4-ish hours of transit, then 38 hours nonstop drive back), then they don't have the votes without Collins and Murkowski, and the motion fails to pass.

I wonder if McConnell's promised Paul he can have his repeal vote, and i wonder if Paul believed him.
Teggy
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(07-24-2017, 11:43 PM)
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Who were those people standing behind trump, anyway?
Owzers
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(07-24-2017, 11:43 PM)
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We're not going to talk politics today.

I call it the sewer

They better vote for the Obamacare repeal tomorrow.
aspiegamer
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(07-24-2017, 11:43 PM)
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Donald Trump talking about obamacare at the boy scout jamboree? Good times.

Originally Posted by Owzers

We're not going to talk politics today.

I call it the sewer

They better vote for the Obamacare repeal tomorrow.

I'm sure the script is perfectly normal! But just a script rarely matters.

lol @ Trump boasting about his big crowd size of kids that are largely forced to attend this speech if at the event.
Last edited by aspiegamer; 07-24-2017 at 11:47 PM.
BoogieWoogie
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(07-24-2017, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Teggy

Who were those people standing behind trump, anyway?

Idiots.

Most likely desperate idiots, but idiots all the same.
Owzers
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(07-24-2017, 11:46 PM)
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They won't show the crowd size, fake news!

They've shown it several times, but it plays so well.
BlastProcessing
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(07-24-2017, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by PBY

Dude you KNOW that wasn't my point. He misspoke, its not relevant to the discussion, and just makes him look dumb on some low hanging fruit shit where there are real issues to address.

Its not a big deal either way.

The President's level of knowledge is absolutely relevant. The media's job isn't to make the President look smart or competent. They need to report what he says. This was a prepared remark at a high profile event pertaining to an incredibly important bill.

Stop grading on a curve.
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Atlagev
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(07-24-2017, 11:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by BlastProcessing

The President's level of knowledge is absolutely relevant. The media's job isn;t to make the President look smart or competent. They need to report what he says. This was a prepared remark at a high profile event pertaining to an incredibly important bill.

Stop grading on a curve.

57 states.

My Republican dad *still* talks about that.
BlastProcessing
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(07-24-2017, 11:53 PM)
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tuxfool
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(07-24-2017, 11:55 PM)

Originally Posted by BlastProcessing

*smirk*
smokeandmirrors
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(07-24-2017, 11:55 PM)

Originally Posted by BlastProcessing

hehehe
aspiegamer
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(07-24-2017, 11:56 PM)
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Uh... Trump is telling a story of the business past of one of his old ..... you know what. Whatever.

"Work hard, kids, maybe sell your company and get rich, buy a yacht and do dubious things on it that are so unsavory that I cannot speak them to the Boy Scouts, then buy your company back and go bankrupt, and meet Donald Trump at a party and admit you fucked up bad." Yes. That's the story.
TheSchwab_7
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(07-24-2017, 11:57 PM)
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What the fuck is Trump talking about to the Boy Scouts? Here we go....talking about his election win again FFS
Owzers
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(07-24-2017, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by aspiegamer

Uh... Trump is telling a story of the business past of one of his old ..... you know what. Whatever.

"Work hard, kids, maybe sell your company and get rich, buy a yacht and do dubious things on it that are so unsavory that I cannot speak them to the Boy Scouts, then buy your company back and go bankrupt, and meet Donald Trump at a party and admit you fucked up bad." Yes. That's the story.

And now talk about his surprising election victory.
Fergie
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(07-24-2017, 11:58 PM)
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6 months later and he's still talking about his election win to... Kids.
Teggy
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(07-24-2017, 11:59 PM)
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Hoo boy

sc0la
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(07-24-2017, 11:59 PM)
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Longer Kushner: It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is
Atenhaus
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(07-25-2017, 12:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teggy

Hoo boy

THE HOTTEST OF TAKES
sc0la
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(07-25-2017, 12:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Atenhaus

THE HOTTEST OF TAKES

A lot of the Medicaid expansion folks already have jobs at that
Mizerman
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(07-25-2017, 12:03 AM)
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Charles still trying to be in Charge?
Teggy
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(07-25-2017, 12:04 AM)
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Trump is giving his stump speech...to Boy Scouts.
Fergie
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(07-25-2017, 12:06 AM)
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https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/sta...22661575344128

Lol...
Owzers
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(07-25-2017, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teggy

Trump is giving his stump speech...to Boy Scouts.

He'll need them to secure his third term in 2024.
exmachina64
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(07-25-2017, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teggy

Trump is giving his stump speech...to Boy Scouts.

He's not a functional adult.
Aaron Strife
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(07-25-2017, 12:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teggy

Hoo boy

Bob Loblaw is the worst.
Random Human
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(07-25-2017, 12:13 AM)
When you watch speeches like this it's not hard to see why some people think there's something wrong with him medically.
Widdle Puppy
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(07-25-2017, 12:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teggy

Trump is giving his stump speech...to Boy Scouts.

this idiot doesn't care who the ears are as long as they listen to him stump. he'd to this in a nursery.
Autodidact
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(07-25-2017, 12:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Widdle Puppy

this idiot doesn't care who the ears are as long as they listen to him stump. he'd to this in a nursery.

He'd be giving a speech to people on his level, at least.
NeoXChaos
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(07-25-2017, 12:23 AM)
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Jenna Johnson‏Verified account @wpjenna 22m22 minutes ago
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The Boy Scouts of America are now booing Hillary Clinton as President Trump recounts his Michigan strategy and the election results.

https://twitter.com/wpjenna/status/889621058176917504

The next generation my friends. We are so ready to elect a woman in 4 years.

smh
TiredofWinning
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(07-25-2017, 12:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by BlastProcessing

God damn Boy George has really turned that paper around lmao
Random Human
They were trying to grab your prize. They work for the mercenary. The masked man.
(07-25-2017, 12:29 AM)

Originally Posted by NeoXChaos

https://twitter.com/wpjenna/status/889621058176917504

The next generation my friends. We are so ready to elect a woman in 4 years.

smh

This is kind of scary.
NihonTiger90
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(07-25-2017, 12:30 AM)
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Didn't see this posted:

WaPo: Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly

https://goo.gl/LKo59C

Originally Posted by Washington Post

President Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and some confidants are floating prospects who could take his place were he to resign or be fired, according to people familiar with the talks.

Members of Trumpís circle, including White House officials, have increasingly raised the question among themselves in recent days as the president has continued to vent his frustration with the attorney general, the people said.

Replacing Sessions is seen by some Trump associates as potentially being part of a strategy to fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and end his investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.

...

Among the names being floated as possible Sessions replacements are Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, according to people familiar with the conversations.

Good lord, those potential picks.
Autodidact
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(07-25-2017, 12:31 AM)
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And Rudy already said, "Nah."

Ted Cruz will be confirmed 98-0 because his colleagues hate him.
Got the Shakes
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(07-25-2017, 12:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by NihonTiger90

Didn't see this posted:

WaPo: Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly

https://goo.gl/LKo59C



Good lord, those potential picks.

I feel like this is putting the wheels in motion to eventually fire Mueller.
Plinko
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(07-25-2017, 12:31 AM)
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There's no chance McCain comes back to vote yes for the HC bill, right? That would be the absolute worst possible thing right now, for both the country and his reputation.

Edit: LOL Ted Cruz as Attorney General? Oh man that would be hilarious.
NihonTiger90
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(07-25-2017, 12:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Autodidact

And Rudy already said, "Nah."

Ted Cruz will be confirmed 98-0 because his colleagues hate him.

My question would be who would Abbott potentially replace Cruz with, and could Castro/O'Rourke beat him in 2018?
balladofwindfishes
(07-25-2017, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Autodidact

And Rudy already said, "Nah."

Ted Cruz will be confirmed 98-0 because his colleagues hate him.

I wonder what would be easier for the Democrats to win, an open seat in Texas, or against Cruz

Originally Posted by Plinko

There's no chance McCain comes back to vote yes for the HC bill, right? That would be the absolute worst possible thing right now, for both the country and his reputation.

There's no way he gets the okay to fly, and there isn't enough time left to drive him from Arizona to DC.
RumbleHumble
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(07-25-2017, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by NihonTiger90

Didn't see this posted:

WaPo: Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly

https://goo.gl/LKo59C



Good lord, those potential picks.

Trump knows how to keep scraping from the bottom of the barrel. While I don't think he can find someone more awful than Sessions, that doesn't mean he isn't trying...
Grexeno
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(07-25-2017, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by NihonTiger90

Didn't see this posted:

WaPo: Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly

https://goo.gl/LKo59C

Good lord, those potential picks.

Not sure if don't want AG Cruz because fuck, or want AG Cruz because open seat in 2018
Brawly Likes to Brawl
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(07-25-2017, 12:36 AM)
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Already trying to get that Trump Youth started, I see.
Autodidact
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(07-25-2017, 12:36 AM)
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I see Ted Cruz focusing more on promoting "religious freedom" laws (i.e., letting Christians discriminate against everyone else) moreso than embarking on a crusade against black people.

What an improvement.
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(07-25-2017, 12:36 AM)
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Such a perfect thread title.
BoogieWoogie
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(07-25-2017, 12:36 AM)
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Would Cruz still want to perpetually suck Trump's dick by accepting the AG role? Would he really not want revenge? Is he that spineless?
NihonTiger90
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(07-25-2017, 12:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by BoogieWoogie

Would Cruz still want to perpetually suck Trump's dick by accepting the AG role? Would he really not want revenge? Is he that spineless?



EDIT: In seriousness, Cruz would hopefully be smart enough to know to stay away. If he takes it, he's even more politically dead than he is now and probably will end up getting caught up in something that leads to him going to jail.
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(07-25-2017, 12:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by BoogieWoogie

Would Cruz still want to perpetually suck Trump's dick by accepting the AG role? Would he really not want revenge? Is he that spineless?

Let me find a Shakespeare quotation about the intoxicating nature of power.
CrimzonSamurai
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(07-25-2017, 12:40 AM)
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Guysguysguys

I just made dinner for Claire McCaskill!

*on her birthday*

Squeeeeeeee
Brawly Likes to Brawl
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(07-25-2017, 12:40 AM)
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Now if you excuse me, I'm going to go back to dreaming of President Buttigieg in 2028

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