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The Whole Republican Party Seems to Be Going to Jail Now

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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:09 AM
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The Whole Republican Party Seems to Be Going to Jail Now
I predict this will be a very entertaining thread.

So this website seems to be convinced that the left is full of swamp creatures, but day after day its just Republicans showing their true colors. Trump Republicans too. Just yesterday we had a HUGE news dump of criminality involving Republicans (I wrote a thread on one of them). This New York Magazine article really drives this point home:

The entire Trump era has been a festering pit of barely disguised ongoing corruption. But the whole sordid era has not had a 24-hour period quite like the orgy of criminality which we have just experienced. The events of the last day alone include:

(1) The trial of Paul Manafort, which has featured the accusation that President Trump’s campaign manager had embezzled funds, failed to report income, and falsified documents. His partner and fellow Trump campaign aide, Rick Gates, confessed to participating in all these crimes, as well as to stealing from Manafort.

(2) Yesterday, Forbes reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may have stolen $120 million from his partners and customers. Meanwhile Ross has maintained foreign holdings in his investment portfolio that present a major conflict of interest with his public office. (The “Don’t worry, Wilbur Ross would never do anything unethical just to pad his bottom line” defense is likely to be, uh, unconvincing to the many people filing suit against Ross for allegedly doing exactly that.)

(3) Also yesterday, ProPublica reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs is being effectively run by three Trump cronies, none of whom have any official government title or public accountability. The three, reports the story, have “used their influence in ways that could benefit their private interests.”

(4) And then, this morning, Representative Chris Collins was arrested for insider trading. Collins had been known to openly boast about making millions of dollars for his colleagues with his insider knowledge. He is charged with learning of an adverse FDA trial, and immediately calling his son — from the White House! — urging him to sell his holdings.

Wow. Wasn't Trump supposed to drain the swamp? Thank god our justice department actually cares about draining the swamp, even if Trump blatantly wants to fill it up.

Some level of corruption is an inescapable part of political life in general, and certainly Democrats are not (and never have been) immune to it. But it has been especially chronic in the modern Republican Party, whose last experience with control of government ended in a series of corruption scandals so blatant they provoked widespread soul-searching on the right as to how the party and the conservative movement could so easily open itself up to grifters. (Remember Jack Abramoff? Bob Ney? Tom DeLay? Grover Norquist?) The temptation to use government as a vehicle for self-enrichment is especially strong in a party dedicated to a credal skepticism about the possibility government can do good.

But the Trump administration has, even in its embryonic stage, already brought it all to a new level. Several possible explanations present themselves. Trump appears to select for greed and dishonesty in his cronies. (Collins does not work in the administration, but was Trump’s first endorser in Congress.) The sorts of people Trump admires are rich and brash and disdainful of professional norms, and seem unlikely to rat on him. The sorts of people who are apt to work for Trump seem to be those who lack much in the way of scruples.

Surprise! People willing to say "yes" to Trump no matter what he says and never question anything he says or does lack honesty. Shocker!
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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:14 AM
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it's either raining hard here or just another day of liberal tears.

How about that whole Russia Hillary thing. O thats right nothing on CNN



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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I think we have the clickbait title of the day award.


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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:15 AM
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First two posts are deflections. Ats always keeping it classy.


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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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You're trying so hard its embarrassing.


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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
First two posts are deflections. Ats always keeping it classy.


I wasn't deflecting, just pointing out your title is misleading at best.

The whole republican party seems to be going to jail?

link?



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:20 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

I didn't write it. Take it up with New York mag.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:20 AM
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Um. There are a lot more than a dozen people in that faction of the Two Party Pirate Ship.




posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:21 AM
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Whole Republican Party?


Wait, hold on guys, i got this.

.....ahem.....cough...…

*Yawn*


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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:22 AM
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Man. It's like you guys have never seen hyperbole before. Ah well. Easy deflection so you don't have to pay attention to all the Trump creatures grifting our government.
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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:22 AM
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The entire Trump era has been a festering pit of barely disguised ongoing corruption.


I love it when people call Trump a republican.

Since it only recently happened.

Before the last election he was team blue.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

They did pretty good this week for so many heading to jail.
But I hear the Democrats were pretty happy with their losses.

apnews.com...:-Democratic-optimism,-women-advance


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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:22 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I didn't write it. Take it up with New York mag.


No, but you did post it.

I just find it hard to take any piece seriously when the title has been purposefully made to be disingenuous.

The content does not match the title.


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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:25 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Man. It's like you guys have never seen hyperbole before. Ah well. Easy deflection so you don't have to pay attention to all the Trump creatures grifting our government.


I don't think hyperbole and journalism are supposed to go hand and hand.

Why not just do a story on the Republicans who are going to jail and call it something remotely close to the article.

I would be this critical of a thread if it was the inverse, it's not political for me, just desperate "journalism".

Edit: how am I supposed to take anyone seriously that starts with this?

The entire Trump era has been a festering pit of barely disguised ongoing corruption. But the whole sordid era has not had a 24-hour period quite like the orgy of criminality which we have just experienced. The events of the last day alone include:


I don't need a journalist to imply what I am supposed to think about issues... Just give me the facts and I'll form my own big boy opinion.
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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Hey. If you want to make up an excuse to ignore the content of my thread then do you. You can mentally gatekeep to keep your head in the sand all you want. There's a reason I posted it in the mud pit and not the political madness forum.
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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:27 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Krazysh0t

They did pretty good this week for so many heading to jail.
But I hear the Democrats were pretty happy with their losses.

apnews.com...:-Democratic-optimism,-women-advance


This may have something do with that optimism:
Democrats outperformed in every special election this cycle



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:28 AM
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I think the people that rigged their primary should go to jail and argued in court of law they had a right to rig it.

Back to smoke and mirrors.


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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

See here is your problem, I see this as a success. You look at it as a gotcha.

I want all of the swamp down left right and in between. You just want to play sides.

If they're guilty take them out.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:30 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: CriticalStinker

Hey. If you want to make up an excuse to ignore the content of my thread then do you. You can mentally gatekeep to keep your head in the sand all you want. There's a reason I posted it in the mud pit and not the political madness forum.


I've been keeping up with all of this. Just because I am pointing out that this is like a Sean Hannity piece doesn't mean I haven't been following current events.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: Krazysh0t

See here is your problem, I see this as a success. You look at it as a gotcha.

I want all of the swamp down left right and in between. You just want to play sides.

If they're guilty take them out.

So Trump adds swamp creatures, they are discovered and outed and that is a success? If anything that is a net neutral.




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