US Politics April 2019 Thread: 'I find that pretty hard to believe'

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meanwhile at home

The 2019 election will boast the highest enrolment rate in Australian history (96.8%) and a record enrolment rate for young Australians (88.8%), in figures released on Tuesday.

9.7% of enrolled voters are now between 18 and 24. fuck 'em up, millennials

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:58 (two months ago) link

Mueller is a Republican, let's remember, and, also, he believes indicting a president would upset our constitutional norms as much as letting Donald J. Trump occupy the Oval Office for 18 more months or another six years.

on the latter part, he was following justice department guidelines, as ill-suited for our current times as they may be. on the former, he's a republican who oversaw a damning document (and with excellent prose, as you noted!) of a sitting republican president. once you've been the lead author of a 450 page report that features hundreds of instances of the president being a crook, it would seem that opening your mouth to let someone know that the attorney general is mischaracterizing your report isn't such a big step

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:00 (two months ago) link

Pretty clear that the "irritation" of Barr and his aides is that Mueller had presented them with a report designed for public consumption and clearly aimed at Congress. In other words, he seriously complicated the cover up plan.

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 1, 2019

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:09 (two months ago) link

whoops, meant to include this as well

the true nature of the irritation becomes clear down in the Times story pic.twitter.com/0IoiG5r5VJ

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 1, 2019

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:09 (two months ago) link

he's a republican who oversaw a damning document (and with excellent prose, as you noted!) of a sitting republican president. once you've been the lead author of a 450 page report that features hundreds of instances of the president being a crook, it would seem that opening your mouth to let someone know that the attorney general is mischaracterizing your report isn't such a big step

Yes, and that's partly why he made the prose so transparent. He's also a wuss.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:11 (two months ago) link

Not really surprising like it isn't the first time Barr helped bury bad news. Jeeze you even had Ollie's name come up this weekend too...

earlnash, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:30 (two months ago) link

How did Mueller not understand that the first thing people heard about the report would have a bigger impact than totality of the 450 pages, as absorbed by a sensitive and objective reader? In Trump’s America?

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:57 (two months ago) link

He seems like naive and kind of dumb or else complicit in—if not the cover up—positioning this so it fizzled out. Between this and rosenstein praising trump’s warmth and humor i just

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:05 (two months ago) link

Treeship

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:08 (two months ago) link

lol

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:13 (two months ago) link

Treeship again otm

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:20 (two months ago) link

You guys can think trump is warm and humorous if you want

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:20 (two months ago) link

Xps

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:21 (two months ago) link

I want to kiss his KFC-stained mouth.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:22 (two months ago) link

People not understanding Mueller’s adherence to his clearly restricted remit and his obeisance to hierarchy: he’s a Marine, sorry

― El Tomboto, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:49 PM (four hours ago)

I guess, but it's just so weak

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:34 (two months ago) link

Sounds like its the DOJ not Mueller not allowing a date to be set for a hearing. Him still currently being an employee of them.
Which sounds like obstructing justice in itself don't it?

Stevolende, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 09:56 (two months ago) link

When the bots get a little confused about today's mission...

My husband a New York City firefighter for 15 years will be voting Trump 2020 all the way!!

— Fuck Donald Trump (@gIamourizes) May 1, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:23 (two months ago) link

Not even the bots are immune to meltdown may

Simon H., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:26 (two months ago) link

seems like it was a different avatar and name, trump retweeted it, then the owner changed display name and avatar to this. classic twitter move

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:37 (two months ago) link

Lindsay Graham to kick things off:

HIllary
Hillary
Hillary
etc

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:19 (two months ago) link

anyone watching the barr hearing or are we just scandal'd out for the decade

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:26 (two months ago) link

hadrian and me are not scandal'd out

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:27 (two months ago) link

obv I hate myself

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:28 (two months ago) link

without a doubt

if i was burned at the stake i would ask for a mirror

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:29 (two months ago) link

it's May yall

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:38 (two months ago) link

I see Barr's m.o. of boring his enemies to death is in full effect.

WmC, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:41 (two months ago) link

Close thread...?

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:44 (two months ago) link

can we keep assessing relative merits of teacher scabbing first

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:47 (two months ago) link

may 2019: NNNGGHHH my teeth are gnashed to pieces

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:48 (two months ago) link

bruxit is how we're all gonne die

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:51 (two months ago) link

GNASH MY TEETH INTO PIECES

THIS IS MAY POL'TICS THREAD

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:52 (two months ago) link

this lindsey graham line of leading questions is so fucking pathetic . he is such an embarrassment

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:53 (two months ago) link

how is it possible to be as bad as Diane Feinstein is at this

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:59 (two months ago) link

omg Barr is just spewing reprehensible bullshit making up endless excuses for Trump. What the fuck ?! why the fuck did i watch this ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:59 (two months ago) link

xp yes! she should be fucking his shit up right now

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:00 (two months ago) link

if i was burned at the stake i would ask for a mirror

may thread title imho

Simon H., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:01 (two months ago) link

rofl "if he felt the investigation was unfair it's okay to obstruct!"

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:01 (two months ago) link

What the hell, Lindsey?? pic.twitter.com/4DhtqEXs4Y

— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) May 1, 2019

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:04 (two months ago) link

Done!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:04 (two months ago) link

grassley's old fucking corpse up there talking about a dossier .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:06 (two months ago) link


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