The September 2019 US Politics Thread is great Great GREAT GR8

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Hurricanes, mass shootings, kids in cages, trade wars, and Lawrence O'Donnell's CRYING.

Crazy Lawrence O’Donnell, who has been calling me wrong from even before I announced my run for the Presidency, even being previously forced by NBC to apologize, which he did while crying, for things he said about me & The Apprentice, was again forced to apologize, this time.....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

Has he not used "Crazy" on at least a dozen people by now? I guess it's his version of "Lefty."

clemenza, Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:00 (two weeks ago) link

My favorite Country singer, Crazy Frizzell.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:33 (two weeks ago) link

Feel like I should have added Grebt to the title.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 20:55 (two weeks ago) link

starting the september thread with a trump tweet from aug 29, we’re off to a cracking start lads

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:06 (two weeks ago) link

The new tweets are popping over in the Yam C/D thread.

FWIW, he retweeted that 8-29 tweet this morning, because petty.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:24 (two weeks ago) link

He went on a retweet storm after dropping the Debra Messing dis.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:28 (two weeks ago) link

Daniel Dale has cataloged the number of times since 2017 Trump has said that no one has ever heard of a category 5 hurricane hitting land.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 1 September 2019 23:47 (two weeks ago) link

chilling

wario in the streets, waluigi in the sheets (m bison), Monday, 2 September 2019 04:12 (two weeks ago) link

· Promising peace to those who follow him, he will rise to a position of great power.
· He will gain control of the world economy, by forcing each person to be marked so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark
· His head will seem to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 2 September 2019 04:31 (two weeks ago) link

From the previous thread:

was meant to be attending WWII commemorations in Poland this weekend, and cancelled the trip on the grounds that he needed to monitor the Hurricane Dorian situation (thank you, Mr President). He flew to Camp David yesterday, but today got choppered ($) to a Trump golf course ($$$) in Virgina.

White House spox says that he has a person on the trip specifically updating him every hour, on the links, about the hurricane.

... let's have a look at what Mr "I Know Words" himself chose to inform constituents preparing for a natural disaster

Update:

https://i.imgur.com/4bjaeQm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k07GxX4.jpg

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 2 September 2019 05:41 (two weeks ago) link

FAKE NWS

visiting, Monday, 2 September 2019 06:48 (two weeks ago) link

North Carolina and South Carolina.

Really two of the best and greatest Carolinas.

We also have some of the best Dakotas. A lot of people are sayingzzzz....

And the wind... cries... Larry (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 2 September 2019 13:10 (two weeks ago) link

Smithsonian official says he was told Trump didn't "want to see anything difficult" during African American History Museum tour https://t.co/ToiymJy3Ag pic.twitter.com/WRWl3FgR8A

— The Hill (@thehill) September 2, 2019

“The president paused in front of the exhibit that discussed the role of the Dutch in the slave trade. As he pondered the label I felt that maybe he was paying attention to the work of the museum. He quickly proved me wrong,” Bunch recalled in the memoir. “As he turned from the display he said to me, ‘You know, they love me in the Netherlands.’ All I could say was let’s continue walking.”

curmudgeon, Monday, 2 September 2019 14:03 (two weeks ago) link

Oranje manbad

Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:28 (two weeks ago) link

Jesus don’t move him away just let him hang there ffs

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

Oranje manbad

― Aston "Family Court" Barrett (Bananaman Begins), Monday, September 2, 2019 3:28 PM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

(un)Kurious Oranj

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 2 September 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

Oranje manbad = Man Boned a Jar

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Monday, 2 September 2019 19:50 (two weeks ago) link

Not to be out done by Trump's Twitter beef w/Debra Messing, Ted Cruz has been trading barbs w/Alyssa Milano.

#DumbestTimeline

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 2 September 2019 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

Undercard: Tom Cotton v. Valerie Bertinelli

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 2 September 2019 21:53 (two weeks ago) link

washington really is hollywood for uggos

maura, Monday, 2 September 2019 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

so true

Dan S, Monday, 2 September 2019 22:47 (two weeks ago) link

more accurate to say it's hollywood for the talentless

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 2 September 2019 22:57 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/8wovabz.jpg

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Monday, 2 September 2019 23:01 (two weeks ago) link

“The President is where he needs to be” pic.twitter.com/CjzjdO76ef

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 3, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 02:26 (two weeks ago) link

VP arrived in Ireland yesterday . So glad everybody's taking the hurricane seriously.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 06:35 (two weeks ago) link

Pence thinks Dorian is a little too lavender a name, had to leave country.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 07:03 (two weeks ago) link

panic at Newark last night

For anyone who cares, a 1 word false alarm (“evacuate!”) caused 300 of us at #newarkairport to dive behind desks, crash through glass, and sprint for our lives to the nearest exit. All instinct. America 2019 is constantly being prepared for a maniac with a gun to blow us away.

— Josh Berman (@JoshBerman19) September 3, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 11:34 (two weeks ago) link

Trump suggested that Mike Pence stay at his Irish golf club on an official trip funded by taxpayer dollars, Pence's chief of staff told reporters. https://t.co/h57V5UZESu

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 3, 2019

this would've been a massive scandal at any point in our country's history but right now

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 13:26 (two weeks ago) link

drain it

EPA says it is no longer accepting #FOIA requests by email. #Transparency for Americans ... not so much

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 3, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 14:33 (two weeks ago) link

lol. i used to work in the same cuberhood as the guy who ran that program

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:05 (two weeks ago) link

of course, it was very different during the obama era, when they were working to IMPROVE foia transparency

i am also larry mullen jr (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:06 (two weeks ago) link

good owning!

@realDonaldTrump
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The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was bothered that I played a very fast round of golf yesterday. Many Pols exercise for hours, or travel for weeks. Me, I run through one of my courses (very inexpensive). President Obama would fly to Hawaii. Kahn should focus on....
knife crime,” which is totally out of control in London. People are afraid to even walk the streets. He is a terrible mayor who should stay out of our business!
10.1K

nashwan, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:11 (two weeks ago) link

Analysis: Trump congratulates Poland on its Nazi invasion https://t.co/8gbd9pdTQw

— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 3, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:13 (two weeks ago) link

feel like the POTUS skipping the WW2 memorial to monitor the hurricane and then going golfing at his own resort on the taxpayer's dime instead should probably be a bigger story but oh well

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 15:13 (two weeks ago) link

BREAKING: In a massive 357 page opinion a North Carolina Court has struck down the State's legislative districts as partisan gerrymanders. New districts to be in place for 2020 elections.

— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) September 3, 2019

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, but it was "very fast" and "very inexpensive," so nothing to see here. xp

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

Oh and also, yay North Carolina! Need to read about this.

confusementalism (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:46 (two weeks ago) link

Wow. And that's a finding on state Constitution grounds, which should mean that, as in Pennsylvania, there's no appeal to SCOTUS.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

I truly love when judges issue tome-length opinions

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

lol owned

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

fuck wrong thread

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

not really

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:17 (two weeks ago) link

Ted Cruz, on FB yesterday, requesting a tin foil beard covering of some sort:

The Deep State is hard at work, working to prevent this admin from dismantling the Iran nuclear deal completely...The Obama-Iran deal was a disaster when Obama implemented this policy & if the Deep State prevails they will have deceived POTUS into making the same mistakes.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:10 (two weeks ago) link

Chris Hayes has an interview with Ted Cruz being aired at the end of the month. Scheduled to be recorded on the 28th September during a live Why Is This Happening tour.

Sounded like an odd choice for a live interview. unless giving him the best part of an hour's airti9me is supposed to be giving him enough room to hang himself.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:19 (two weeks ago) link

Would love to have one of these absolute ding dongs sit down and explain at length what they mean by 'deep state', like who is its constituency exactly, how does it function, from where does it derive its operating funds, etc. I mean this is shit that a not particularly bright six-year-old could pick apart without much effort.

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:42 (two weeks ago) link

amusingly when they do they are basically describing the Trump administration

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 12:47 (two weeks ago) link

he's in Area 51% already? xp

StanM, Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:02 (yesterday) link

One final point. The Post article is sourced to “two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.” That’s odd. This only happened about a month ago. Former officials shouldn’t really know anything about this unless somehow they were in the loop and retired like last week or something. That’s not totally implausible as people seem to be being pushed out of the ODNI in the wake of Coats’ departure. But it sounds (and this is just speculation based on news experience) that this information is being pushed out into the public realm using ex-officials as intermediaries. In other words, people on the inside think something is wrong and they’re using go-betweens with high level clearances to get the information public. Again, this last point is speculation. But I think it’s a logical surmise.

It sounds like something pretty serious is up here.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-whistleblower-complaint-is-about-trump

Sally Jessy (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:29 (yesterday) link

it sounds like he's increasingly isolated and some people are worried

omar little, Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:31 (yesterday) link

Neil Stephenson on Mike Pompeo in NYT

The Ed McMahon of American foreign policy

not worth the link really but lol

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:33 (yesterday) link

That was at one of his rallies. xxxxxp

nickn, Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:37 (yesterday) link

The Ed McMahon of American foreign policy

Yessssss!!!

nickn, Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:38 (yesterday) link

the only thing we know for sure about this whistleblower thing is that it will not matter in the slightest

frogbs, Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:43 (yesterday) link

don't think we should look at it as something to be dismissed though, it seems important

Dan S, Thursday, 19 September 2019 04:09 (yesterday) link

Trump’s communications with a foreign leader

Let's see. Bibi? Putin? The Saudi Crown Prince? Kim Jong Il? These seem to me the likeliest suspects, but there's a whole world of dictators and sleeze bags out there who Trump admires, so it's quite a grab bag of possibilities.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:25 (yesterday) link

maybe he promised iran we won't invade

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:28 (yesterday) link

the only reassuring part of this is the knowledge that Trump's promises are worthless

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:37 (yesterday) link

you know it's bad when someone else is writing the tweets

Another Fake News story out there - It never ends! Virtually anytime I speak on the phone to a foreign leader, I understand that there may be many people listening from various U.S. agencies, not to mention those from the other country itself. No problem!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2019


....Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially “heavily populated” call. I would only do what is right anyway, and only do good for the USA!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2019

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:26 (yesterday) link

he's right, his track record on observing the norms of everyday politics is impeccable

you know it's bad when someone else is writing the tweets

Nah, those feel like his own "thoughts" - wrong use of "anytime" vs. "any time," ending a question with a period. It's his usual confession-as-denial, pure Trump.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 19 September 2019 15:46 (yesterday) link

Is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate?

BrianB, Thursday, 19 September 2019 16:15 (yesterday) link

it could also be something about turkey and gulen.

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 19 September 2019 19:11 (yesterday) link

The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to take initial steps to potentially hold former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt over his refusal to answer questions at this week's hearing before the panel, multiple sources tell CNN. cnn.it/2At4aJz

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:57 (yesterday) link

lol

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 19 September 2019 21:02 (yesterday) link

an ashen-faced Lewandowski lets the phone drop from his hand, using his other hand to steady himself against the table, as this news reaches him.

omar little, Thursday, 19 September 2019 21:04 (yesterday) link

he ponders the thought of what might happen, effortlessly matching the progress of his rivals in the process

Sally Jessy (Karl Malone), Thursday, 19 September 2019 21:08 (yesterday) link

oh cool

The White House has suspended the practice of publishing public summaries of President Donald Trump's phone calls with world leaders, two sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN, bringing an end to a common exercise from Republican and Democratic administrations.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/24/politics/foreign-leaders-call-white-house/index.html

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 19 September 2019 21:15 (yesterday) link

Nothing to hide.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 19 September 2019 21:19 (yesterday) link

Note the date on that.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:23 (yesterday) link

“This wall can’t be climbed,” Trump says. pic.twitter.com/SFtkZbKvCG

— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) September 18, 2019

Trump’s fancy border fence. LMAO! pic.twitter.com/qdawK1oyKI

— Max Howroute▫️ (@howroute) September 19, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:23 (yesterday) link

It’s gonna be ICE at every polling station

frogbs, Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:49 (yesterday) link

Bikers For Trump probably.

JoeStork, Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:57 (yesterday) link

Exclusive: A whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s communications with a foreign leader centers on Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter https://t.co/hJSuFKJCVO

— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 20, 2019



Must be the Biden thinng

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 20 September 2019 00:20 (twelve hours ago) link

AP's @colvinj asked Pence a very pointed question on Sept 2, 2019 in Poland:

"Can you assure Ukraine that the hold-up of that money [U.S. security assistance] has absolutely nothing to do with efforts, including by Rudy Giuliani, to try to dig up dirt on the Biden family?"

— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) September 20, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 20 September 2019 00:42 (twelve hours ago) link

Man, those LED lights make him look terrible.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2019 01:42 (eleven hours ago) link

So Rudy Giuliani went into full meltdown mode with Chris Cuomo on CNN, admitting to going to Ukraine for dirt on Biden.

WATCH: Rudy Giuliani denies that he asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, before admitting to Chris Cuomo seconds later: "Of course I did!" pic.twitter.com/flcierpKGu

— Axios (@axios) September 20, 2019

Insane Rudy says he's being faced with a "ridiculous allegation" and then in the next breath says the allegation is true and he's proud of it. pic.twitter.com/TZ1u6aIzjZ

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 20, 2019

Rudy asked whether Trump was involved in pressuring Ukraine to go after Joe Biden. It goes not well. pic.twitter.com/LBiOuECJ8B

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 20, 2019

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 20 September 2019 02:08 (ten hours ago) link

btw the whistleblower thing playing out looks ... bad? It's not salacious, it's not blue collar tax crimes, it seems like it's just outright high crime and misdemeanor to apparently promise a foreign power money in return for them aiding an investigation into a (civilian) political opponent.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:08 (ten hours ago) link

xpost

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:08 (ten hours ago) link

Holy fuck Rudy

frogbs, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:12 (ten hours ago) link

This looks bad but I have lost all perspective with this shit

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 September 2019 02:13 (ten hours ago) link

This is obviously still true

Well, I'd like to see ol Donny Trump wriggle his way out of THIS jam!
*Trump wriggles his way out of the jam easily*
Ah! Well. Nevertheless,

— The Casino Man (@BronzeHammer) October 2, 2016



But it does feel like something that makes it very difficult for pelosi to continue to hold back the tide on impeachment

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 20 September 2019 02:15 (ten hours ago) link

Yeah, it's hard to take the latest freak out seriously, but then I read commentators saying stuff like it's collusion but they got caught red-handed this time.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 20 September 2019 02:16 (ten hours ago) link

Nancy ain’t doing shit

frogbs, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:17 (ten hours ago) link

Trump seems increasingly isolated

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Friday, 20 September 2019 02:20 (ten hours ago) link

Like I know how bad this is but I assure you everyone is gonna forget in 2 weeks

frogbs, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:20 (ten hours ago) link

so many questions have been raised tho

mookieproof, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:23 (ten hours ago) link

rick james: yeah i remember grinding my feet into eddie's couch

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 20 September 2019 02:28 (ten hours ago) link

lol whoops I mean white collar tax crimes ...

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:38 (ten hours ago) link

xpost lol

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2019 02:39 (ten hours ago) link

lol more isolated! She has to be in on the joke at this point

Trump has grown more isolated without Madeleine Westerhout, his longserving assistant who was fired by Mulvaney. Some White House aides have privately faulted how Mulvaney handled the situation. https://t.co/oAOH2B6xg3

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 20, 2019

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 September 2019 02:56 (nine hours ago) link

She's clearly playing a drinking game.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 20 September 2019 03:00 (nine hours ago) link

I’m not going to believe the isolation thing until Trump records an album about building a wall or something

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 20 September 2019 12:11 (forty-four minutes ago) link

Talking Headcase, More Songs About Building Walls (No Bridges!)

breastcrawl, Friday, 20 September 2019 12:44 (ten minutes ago) link


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