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we harear from the trolls how the "trump economy" is better than any other economy in the history ofthe universe, so howbeit that the red states are struggling and are dependent on the rest of the country, ie, the liberal blue states.

here are 50 of the counties that are struggling and failing. 95 % are in red states

can't trump teach them hos to fish?

why are they solidrepublican when they have done nothing for them?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/places-where-the-american-dream-is-struggling/ss-BBYVs6u?ocid=spartanntp

 

 

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Harry...

Millions and millions aren't on food stamps anymore...

Unemployment is record low

Wages are up...

 

Rather than ask what Trump hasn't done in three years why don't you ask why they're like that after 8 years of Mr. Hope and Change?

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Trump’s defense team:Christian fanatics, TV showboats and corrupt clowns

The impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump begins on Tuesday morning. If you’ve been closely following the Trump saga since he came down his golden escalator and declared his candidacy, as I have, you are not terribly surprised that it has come to this. Unfortunately, most of us who could see how he might seduce the faction of the country that had been primed for a demagogue like him over the past several decades also overestimated the patriotism of Republican officials, many of whom made it clear in the beginning that they knew what he was and have since rolled over for him like trained poodles. That phenomenon is what will determine the eventual outcome of the trial we are about to witness.

 

We have an incompetent and corrupt president, who has clearly committed multiple cases of abuse of power, being protected by his party — which is openly engaged in a cover-up of his high crimes. Leading Republicans are no longer even trying to pretend they are statesmen (or women). It is just an exercise of pure partisan resistance to any and all accountability for their leader.

 

The best illustration of that is the way Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has manipulated the trial procedures to be as opaque and hurried as possible. His rules for the media, and his demands that much of the trial be presented in the dead of night, are nothing more than an attempt to cover up the proceedings as much as possible.

 

Trump’s attorneys’ legal arguments show how contemptuous the president is of the process. Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe has called them “garbage dressed up as legal argument.” Nonetheless, Trump’s team seems highly confident that this is all they need to do, knowing that their GOP allies will do as they’re told and Republican voters will be shielded from the truth by Fox News and other right-wing media.

 

So what kind of lawyers would take a case like this? It appears that it isn’t top conservative legal talent. According to George Conway, the Trump critic and high-powered conservative lawyer (and husband to White House aide Kellyanne Conway), the top law firms won’t go near Trump. He has a bad reputation for not paying his legal bills and refusing to follow his attorney’s advice, making the lawyer (and him) look like fools. They also worry that the top law school talent will go elsewhere rather than be associated with this administration.

 

Trump has already gone through a slew of attorneys in his three years in office. His original White House counsel, Don McGahn, left long ago, as did Trump’s personal lawyers John Dowd and Ty Cobb, who handled the Mueller investigation. Also gone is Emmet Flood, who was on Bill Clinton’s impeachment team and would have likely been an asset in this proceeding.

 

So he’s left with his latest White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, a former corporate lawyer and Catholic activist. (Fox News host Laura Ingraham has called him her “spiritual mentor.”) Cipollone was highly recommended by his good friend Bill Barr and Trump’s other lawyers, Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani. From what other lawyers say about Cipollone’s legal arguments during the impeachment process so far, particularly the incomprehensible screed he sent to the House before the hearings (which was quite likely dictated by Trump), he is no longer concerned with his reputation as a serious jurist.

The second in command on the Trump team is Sekulow, previously known as a legal advocate for the Christian right. Like so many of his brethren in that movement, he apparently sees no barrier to empowering and defending a corrupt, libertine president. But then, Sekulow has more in common with Trump than he admits. He’s also personally implicated in the Ukraine scandal, which is not unusual for a Trump attorney. Since these guys are throwing out the common understanding of the Constitution, they might as well discard any notions of conflict of interest as well.

 

There are a couple of other deputy White House counsels added to the list, Patrick Philbin and Mike Purpura. Both of them are former Department of Justice attorneys who’ve been handling much of the stonewalling detail work. Jane Raskin, who was hired along with her husband last year to help Trump with the Mueller investigation, is also on board but not expected to be out front.

 

And then there are the Fox News “stars,” meaning Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Robert Ray and Pam Bondi, who were obviously brought on because Trump wanted to hire the lawyers from “Law and Order” but was gently informed that they were fictional characters. (OK, I made that part up — but it’s sad that such a thing is so believable.) He settled for Fox News talking heads who can speak credibly to the only people who matter — his base.

 

I don’t think I have to explain who Starr is, other than to point out that aside from his role in the inane Monica Lewinsky scandal, he was fired from his most recent job for covering up a sex scandal at Baylor University. He is yet another alleged puritan strangely drawn to Donald Trump.

 

Dershowitz is also famous enough that I don’t need to run down his credits. He’s been all over TV the last few days, claiming that he isn’t defending the president but rather the Constitution and making all kinds of contradictory arguments in which he insists the president can’t be impeached for abuse of power or obstruction of Congress. His view is decidedly a fringe interpretation.

 

Robert Ray, another independent counsel from the Clinton years, is on the team as well. That’s a good thing, since he’s been presenting himself on TV as some kind of neutral observer when it’s clear that he’s a Trump partisan through and through. And finally there is Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida and one of Trump’s favorites, presumably because she was so willing to please when he offered her a donation at the time she was considering whether to join the lawsuit against Trump University. She’s Trump’s kind of lawyer.

 

So what of Rudy Giuliani, supposedly Trump’s personal attorney and trusted legal adviser? The last we heard from him, Giuliani was begging to defend Trump against impeachment by “prosecut[ing] it as a racketeering case,” which he claims to have “kind of invented.” Apparently, the president was persuaded that Giuliani might not be all that helpful to his case, since he’s heavily implicated in the scheme himself and now under investigation in the Southern District of New York. Also, he is quite unhinged.

 

So here we go America. The third presidential impeachment trial in history is about to begin, and the president is being defended by religious right activists, corrupt politicians, crackpots and camera hogs. It should be quite a pageant. Go ahead and pop some popcorn, but I suspect you’ll be needing an adult beverage to go with it before the day is over.

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1 hour ago, harryramar said:

we harear from the trolls how the "trump economy" is better than any other economy in the history ofthe universe, so howbeit that the red states are struggling and are dependent on the rest of the country, ie, the liberal blue states.

here are 50 of the counties that are struggling and failing. 95 % are in red states

can't trump teach them hos to fish?

why are they solidrepublican when they have done nothing for them?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/places-where-the-american-dream-is-struggling/ss-BBYVs6u?ocid=spartanntp

 

 

he has brainwashed them with the help of Fox 

 

 

they seem to love being brainwashed so to them its a plus

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2 hours ago, harryramar said:

we harear from the trolls how the "trump economy" is better than any other economy in the history ofthe universe, so howbeit that the red states are struggling and are dependent on the rest of the country, ie, the liberal blue states.

here are 50 of the counties that are struggling and failing. 95 % are in red states

can't trump teach them hos to fish?

why are they solidrepublican when they have done nothing for them?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/places-where-the-american-dream-is-struggling/ss-BBYVs6u?ocid=spartanntp

 

 

he represents people alive, not ideologies handed down ancestrally. You lead people to believe life is larger than the population sustains the numbers currently spaced apart in their reproductive position so far people and numbers present aren't the same total sum twice.

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55 minutes ago, LaughinAtLefty said:

Good post...

the economy has been on the upswing since 2010. trump hasn't Bad worded it up yet although all that borrowing and spending is mostly Obama's fault.

meanwhile the 50 worst off counties in America are mostly in red states.

I wonder whose fault that is?

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20 minutes ago, harryramar said:

the economy has been on the upswing since 2010. trump hasn't Bad worded it up yet although all that borrowing and spending is mostly Obama's fault.

meanwhile the 50 worst off counties in America are mostly in red states.

I wonder whose fault that is?

Let's apply a little logic to this, shall we? I most definitely don't like deficit spending, whether Obama's record obliterating spending, or Trump's - or anyone's. On that topic, I'm one of those simple-minded folks that believe DC should have to operated under the same rules and penalties as we have to in our households. If you can't pay for it, you can't buy it......I know - simple - yet oh so true.

 

Regarding your "50 worse off counties in America", I'd be real interested to see the demographics of those 50 counties.  I'll bet you a dollar you'll see a theme throughout them. Additionally, people that have little income are going to generally go to areas where little income can stretch the furthest - low cost of living. Well, except California, where people think they'll get a bunch of free crap - only to find it's a lie.

 

The whole red state vs blue state financial stuff is pretty dumb. Numbers can be manipulated depending on the desired outcome. I happen to have a home in a red state and one in a purple state. I just paid property taxes on both. Texas property taxes were $10,528.46 while my Colorado property taxes were $3,108.xx. Yet my Colorado house is 1000 sq' larger, on multiple acres. I state that because a lot of these numbers aren't what people would think. 

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2 hours ago, evince said:

he has brainwashed them with the help of Fox 

 

 

they seem to love being brainwashed so to them its a plus

 

Cruz, Gowdy, Lindsey, Blackburn, and The Grim Reaper in the Senate.

Jordan, Ratcliffe, and six more excellent House members joining an already very strong Defense Team.   

This is the "Navy Seal" Team in the legal defense game.

Do the Dems want to call witnesses now?   OK by me.         "Let's dance"...…..🙂

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31 minutes ago, harryramar said:

the economy has been on the upswing since 2010. trump hasn't Bad worded it up yet although all that borrowing and spending is mostly Obama's fault.

meanwhile the 50 worst off counties in America are mostly in red states.

I wonder whose fault that is?

 

Obama was the worst Pres. in our history.

He added 10 trillion dollars to our national debt.

And I didn't see a dime of it.

You didn't vote for that dirty A/hole, did you?

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2 minutes ago, Taipan said:

 

Obama was the worst Pres. in our history.

He added 10 trillion dollars to our national debt.

And I didn't see a dime of it.

You didn't vote for that dirty A/hole, did you?

Jr kept the cost of his wars off budget 

obama put them back on 

were you better off in November 2012

than you were in November 2008?

trump borrowed the money to give himself a tax cut😅

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2 minutes ago, harryramar said:

Jr kept the cost of his wars off budget 

obama put them back on 

were you better off in November 2012

than you were in November 2008?

 

Obama drug this down.

He did not lift us up.   He was garbage Pres.

He had no qualifications.  He was only elected because of the color of his skin. 

I called racism for the Black-Team and racism against the White-Team.

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17 minutes ago, Taipan said:

 

Obama drug this down.

He did not lift us up.   He was garbage Pres.

He had no qualifications.  He was only elected because of the color of his skin. 

I called racism for the Black-Team and racism against the White-Team.

a garbage president?

as opposed to the most unchristian ungodly person in America?

cheated on all his wives

cheated at business

cheated his trump u. victims

cheated his own charity

cheated his contractors

cheated his lenders

cheated the electorate

tried to cheat for 2020

but your god appointed him be cause he wanted a scumbag heathen to save you fake Christians from yourselves?

FAIL!

 

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1 minute ago, Imgreatagain said:

Standard Liberal question. 

"What about meeeeeeee"

Hey Harry . Do you recall your dearly loved JFK?

".....ASK NOT'

except it isn't about meeeee,I don't live in a red state dearie.

so what has trump done to improve conditions in the red states that are suffering ?

trying to take away their healthcare and food stamps doesn't count.

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2 hours ago, harryramar said:

a garbage president?

as opposed to the most unchristian ungodly person in America?

cheated on all his wives

cheated at business

cheated his trump u. victims

cheated his own charity

cheated his contractors

cheated his lenders

cheated the electorate

tried to cheat for 2020

but your god appointed him be cause he wanted a scumbag heathen to save you fake Christians from yourselves?

FAIL!

 

 

You have listed his sins of the past.

And it is a good and comprehensive list.  But you have left out one fact.  Today, in the present, everything Trump

does.... is to make this nation stronger and more prosperous.  That is why his base is so strong.  And that is why

he will be re-elected in Nov.

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There are more people in battleground states who want Trump removed than approve of his presidency: report

Trump is quickly losing support among the American people, but more critical, he’s losing support in battleground states he needs to be reelected in 2020.

 

As the Washington Post pointed out, the recent CNN poll shows a swing in the approval rating for the president. Not only has the president lost support among women, he’s lost support among his own loyalists, who admit that Trump is guilty.

 

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to bar witnesses, block any evidence from the House and ban subpoenas to the White House, the American public stands in opposition. Nearly seven in ten Americans want witnesses, including Republicans.

 

 

“In both the CNN and Monmouth polls, we end up with a seemingly remarkable result,” wrote Phillip Bump for the Post. “There is more support for throwing Trump out of office than there is support for his administration. In what might seem alarming to the Trump reelection campaign, that holds both in battleground states (according to CNN) and in swing counties where the 2016 margin was 10 points or smaller (according to Monmouth).”

 

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Finally, more Americans support removing Trump from office than they support keeping him in office.

Read the full report and check out the graphs at The Washington Post.

 

 
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40 minutes ago, Taipan said:

 

You have listed his sins of the past.

And it is a good and comprehensive list.  But you have left out one fact.  Today, in the present, everything Trump

does.... is to make this nation stronger and more prosperous.  That is why his base is so strong.  And that is why

he will be re-elected in Nov.

he can't win without cheating and he can't cheat because he is being watched.

the red states that are keeping him out of prison are not prosperous and strong. they are falling apart at the seams . where is the infrastructure he promised.

why are the poorest areas in republican red states. why hasn't he done a thing for those who put him in office and pet him out of prison?

 

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4 hours ago, harryramar said:

the economy has been on the upswing since 2010. trump hasn't Bad worded it up yet although all that borrowing and spending is mostly Obama's fault.

meanwhile the 50 worst off counties in America are mostly in red states.

I wonder whose fault that is?

Those countries are mostly injun, wetback and negro counties.  Its sad, I agree

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7 hours ago, Z09 said:

Harry...

Millions and millions aren't on food stamps anymore...

Unemployment is record low

Wages are up...

 

Rather than ask what Trump hasn't done in three years why don't you ask why they're like that after 8 years of Mr. Hope and Change?

Yep.  Plenty of low wage jobs.

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