[Discussion] Hope to Remember The Trump Administration Thread as being 'transparent and honest'

Let's follow and discuss what our newest presidential administration gets up to, the good, the bad, the lawsuits, and the many many indictments.

IT'S. A. CULT.

reuters wrote:

Fryar didn’t much like Donald Trump at first, during the U.S. president’s 2016 campaign. He voted for Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the Republican primaries.

Now, Fryar says he would go to war for Trump. He has joined the newly formed South Plains Patriots, a group of a few hundred members that includes a “reactionary” force of about three dozen - including Fryar and his son, Caleb - who conduct firearms training.

Nothing will convince Fryar and many others here in Sundown - including the town’s mayor, another Patriots member - that Democrat Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 presidential election fairly. They believe Trump’s stream of election-fraud allegations and say they’re preparing for the possibility of a “civil war” with the American political left.

“If President Trump comes out and says: ‘Guys, I have irrefutable proof of fraud, the courts won’t listen, and I’m now calling on Americans to take up arms,’ we would go,” said Fryar, wearing a button-down shirt, pressed slacks and a paisley tie during a recent interview at his office.

I wonder if anyone in the GOP has really thought about what repeatedly telling their supporters that voting is broken and doesn't work is going to do to Republican turnout in future elections?

Probably not, as thinking beyond their next payout doesn't appear to be part of their culture.

OG_slinger wrote:

I wonder if anyone in the GOP has really thought about what repeatedly telling their supporters that voting is broken and doesn't work is going to do to Republican turnout in future elections?

It won't matter if they just start ignoring elections.

Ivanka will probably surprise you.

There is a chilling monologue from Coastal Elites that will send shivers down your spine with how much Ivanka is like her father.

FWIW I am not sure if the monologues are actual accounts but this one reeks of personal experience as opposed to fiction.

OG_slinger wrote:

I wonder if anyone in the GOP has really thought about what repeatedly telling their supporters that voting is broken and doesn't work is going to do to Republican turnout in future elections?

You seem to be assuming that the right is incapable of doublethink.

You of all people know how wrong that assumption is.

farley3k wrote:

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"Therefore I did not vote for either candidate in this election, because both are equally bad."

"...and you'd better damned be sure I'll continue to vote in favor of appointing judicial nominees rated 'unqualified' to lifetime appointments."

It'd only take a few senators saying "we're not voting on judicial nominees until leadership stands against Trump's misinformation" to get them to do so pretty immediately.

I thought this was very good and a tad scary.

OG_slinger wrote:

I wonder if anyone in the GOP has really thought about what repeatedly telling their supporters that voting is broken and doesn't work is going to do to Republican turnout in future elections?

I dunno, the refrain in leftist circles around the election was "Republicans are gonna ratf*ck us so it's extra important to vote so we can win by such a huge margin that they can't do it this time" and it seemed to work out okay.

Michigan lawmakers who met with Trump say they're not 'aware of any information that would change' the election outcome:

The leaders said they also talked about Covid-19 relief with the President, and delivered a letter requesting more federal funds to fight the pandemic. They also said that they had accepted Trump's invitation to the White House meeting "as we would accept an invitation from any sitting President if asked to meet at the White House."

"f*ck your bullsh*t, we need help."

Trump schedules three more executions, making six that could take place during the transition.

Those scheduled to die find themselves just weeks away from the start of an administration that has signaled it would not seek to carry out their death sentences. Mr. Biden has promised to work to pass legislation to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level and incentivize states to follow suit.
Chairman_Mao wrote:

Trump schedules three more executions, making six that could take place during the transition.

Those scheduled to die find themselves just weeks away from the start of an administration that has signaled it would not seek to carry out their death sentences. Mr. Biden has promised to work to pass legislation to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level and incentivize states to follow suit.

Gawds! What an asshole!

Executed 8 already this year, after 17 years of no federal executions.

Supreme court jumped in 6-3 this week to override a stay from a lower court to kill a man Thursday.

GOP, party of death.

Higgledy wrote:

I thought this was very good and a tad scary.

Saving for later.

We watched (the first half) of The Sound of Music with our kids last night.

This was my first watch through as an adult and it was eery to really feel the foreboding within the story laid across our own time.

We stopped at the ballroom scene where Captain pushes back on the German for whining about the Austrian flag. "The Anschluss is coming, Captain."

Yikes.

Rat Boy wrote:

Michigan lawmakers who met with Trump say they're not 'aware of any information that would change' the election outcome:

The leaders said they also talked about Covid-19 relief with the President, and delivered a letter requesting more federal funds to fight the pandemic. They also said that they had accepted Trump's invitation to the White House meeting "as we would accept an invitation from any sitting President if asked to meet at the White House."

"f*ck your bullsh*t, we need help."

And here's two of them drinking champagne, wine, and cocktails at the Benjamin Bar and Lounge in the Trump Hotel DC afterwards which makes you both wonder what they're celebrating and if the Michigan taxpayers who are so in need had to pay for their little party.

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EDIT
And now the Michigan GOP has sent a letter to the Board of State Canvassers asking them to honor a request by the US Senate campaign of John James to not certify the election results by Monday, but rather adjourn for two weeks so the votes from Wayne County (and only Wayne County) could be audited.

John James lost by 92,000 votes and has yet to concede. The basis for James' complaint was that he was leading the vote count until ballots from Wayne County were counted. Rather than accept that the residents of the county didn't like him he's alleging that there was a “mysterious appearance” of ballots at the TCF Center in Detroit that “can’t be accounted for," that Republican challengers were excluded from the vote count and that they also felt "harassed," as well as other unspecified "irregularities and abnormalities" in the vote counting process.

Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has said the statewide election results must be certified before she can legally do an audit.

OG_slinger wrote:

And now the Michigan GOP has sent a letter to the Board of State Canvassers asking them to honor a request by the US Senate campaign of John James to not certify the election results by Monday, but rather adjourn for two weeks so the votes from Wayne County (and only Wayne County) could be audited.

Dang it. We were hoping for proof of a few more reasonable people in the GOP. MI GOP were cool for about 12 hours.

OG_slinger wrote:

And here's two of them drinking champagne, wine, and cocktails at the Benjamin Bar and Lounge in the Trump Hotel DC afterwards which makes you both wonder what they're celebrating and if the Michigan taxpayers who are so in need had to pay for their little party.

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What the hell are they doing? I don't care if they have a drink, but have it in your f*cking room, or sit 10' apart. What the hell? I suppose their from the GOP, so perhaps they've all been infected before...

EDIT: Another picture in that post seems to show three men sitting on the couch on the right. Do these people know there's a deadly virus about?

Also, of course they stayed at the Trump hotel... I missed that part, but I could have predicted it if someone had asked. The grift is just amazing, right up until the end.

G20 leaders pledge to fund fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in draft statement

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, say they will pledge to pay for a fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world so poorer countries are not left out, a draft G20 communique shows.

The European Union has called for $4.5 billion by the end of the year from the G20 to pay for COVID-19-fighting tools for poorer countries.

Mr Trump sat through a welcome speech from Saudi Arabia's King Salman, but appeared to be looking down at his desk when he was briefly seen on camera.

Moments later, he was tweeting.

"Massive voter fraud will be shown," he tweeted.

The President later departed for a Virginia golf course, skipping the session on COVID-19 vaccines.

Carl Bernstein (of Woodward and Bernstein) tweeted this today:

I'm not violating any pledge of journalistic confidentially in reporting this: 21 Republican Sens–in convos w/ colleagues, staff members, lobbyists, W. House aides–have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump & his fitness to be POTUS. (1/3)

The 21 GOP Senators who have privately expressed their disdain for Trump are: Portman, Alexander, Sasse, Blunt, Collins, Murkowski, Cornyn, Thune, Romney, Braun, Young, Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Rubio, Grassley, Burr, Toomey, McSally, Moran, Roberts, Shelby. (2/3)

With few exceptions, their craven public silence has helped enable Trump’s most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system.

Name and shame

"Contempt" is the new "concerns."

I don't care whether this technically falls under the definition of treason. 47 DEM (or 46 without Manchin) + 21 GOP senators is plenty to impeach. They are traitors.

“I award you no points...”

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WILLIAMSPORT, PA—Informing the judge that he had definitive proof of voter fraud against Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani reportedly announced Thursday in court “Your honor, I’m ready to present” as he pulled a rotted melon and a stray cat out of an old burlap sack. “Give me a second and I’ll show you hard evidence that there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of mail-ballot irregularities, it’s somewhere in here under all these pizzas and teeth,” said the president’s lawyer, rummaging through a large, stained canvas bag, discarding multiple grease-coated catalogs, dozens of half-eaten chicken tenders, and a mason jar containing a murky brown liquid, then holding up what he believed to be damning reports that turned out to be a soaking-wet tarp. “Hang on, your honor. As you’ll soon see, there are all kinds of testimonies and other documents proving definitively that officials knowingly engaged in—no, not this, how did this bath towel get in here? Whose bath towel is this? Objection! Now listen, judge your honor, it’s as clear as the evidence that I’ve written on the back of these cheeseburger wrappers, which if the ketchup writing wasn’t so smeared would clearly evidence fraud to the jury. No matter, though, because I’m smart and I made careful backup ketchup copies of the fraud on some gloves, which are legally admissible in court, as soon as I find them. Just a moment. Now where are my potato peels? Sirs of the jury, I submit here for legal questioning and subsequent arrest and execution whichever culprit took my potato peels. I have probable cause! Those are top-secret pieces of information that have client-attorney permission. Do not look at the potato peels! If the potato peels have been stolen, well that’s witness tampering right there, which means that Trump’s case is automatically won on the grounds of appellate dismissal. That’s all very legal. But first I submit these hockey pucks, and if you ignore the bite marks, it’s unmistakable that they—wait, excuse me, these are the wrong hockey pucks. Objection! The election is a fraud and I have the plastic bags of wet leaves to prove it!” At press time, Giuliani had confidently stated “No further questions, I rest my case” and sat chewing the melon rinds, spitting the seeds onto the prosecution’s table.

I want to see his entire legal team jailed for contempt or disbarred for this bullsh*t.

#makeattorneysgetattorneys

Paleocon wrote:

I want to see his entire legal team jailed for contempt or disbarred for this bullsh*t.

#makeattorneysgetattorneys

Disbarred seems surplus to requirements. Who's gonna hire Guiliani or Powell now?

Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

I want to see his entire legal team jailed for contempt or disbarred for this bullsh*t.

#makeattorneysgetattorneys

Disbarred seems surplus to requirements. Who's gonna hire Guiliani or Powell now?

Every other republican crazy out there.

Dezlen wrote:
Jonman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

I want to see his entire legal team jailed for contempt or disbarred for this bullsh*t.

#makeattorneysgetattorneys

Disbarred seems surplus to requirements. Who's gonna hire Guiliani or Powell now?

Every other republican crazy out there.

This is an argument to NOT disbar them.

Let the crazies self-immolate in court.