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    Hidden Motives behind Key GOP Leaders’ Cooperation with Trump & Russia

    An Evidence-based Examination of Irrational Behaviors & the Republican Congress Members Who Exhibit Them

    Putin knew just where to strike the U.S., crippling us on a post-modern battlefield. Not only did he defeat the Democrats during the 2016 election, but he may be currently threatening the “winners” of the election, attempting to elicit their voluntary or involuntary cooperation…

    The president is growing more erratic and dangerous by the day. Donald Trump’s sometimes subtle and often bellicose threats against Iran are on the upswing. He foments hostility at home, using civil war dog whistles that rile militia groups and rogue agents, while forecasting mob “violence” if the Republicans lose the House. Trump doubles down in his embrace of tyrants who actively spurn the free press, before creating his own fake news about hazards at the border. He secretly prepares for the potential of a new attorney general, complete with a Mueller-proof ethics-waiver, while capriciously flirting between firing or pushing AG Jeff Sessions to resign. We discussed this type of psychological unraveling in our NBC Think op-ed regarding the 25th Amendment, predicting that the president’s deterioration would hasten in response to the advancing Mueller probe. While neither of us know the president, we can confidently assert that people like Trump, with well-documented and long-standing behavior patterns consistent with narcissistic and anti-social personality disorders, are prone to becoming more paranoid, unpredictable, impulsive and dangerous when they are under extreme levels of distress.

    But another danger, lurking beneath the Donald Trump horror show, is the Republican-led Congress and its failure to place appropriate checks on our nation’s executive branch. Even if the Cabinet did its job and invoked the 25th Amendment, the current Republican members of Congress would not lend their required support to relieve the president from his duties under this nation-saving measure. In addition, the GOP-led House will not impeach the president, and the Republicans in the Senate would not convict an impeached president.
    A year old but still pertinent.
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

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    So, what are the motives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    So, what are the motives?
    Ultimately, destabilization of western democracies and alliances thereof that Putin perceives as a threat, taking possession of as many other countries' assets as possible in the process (having pretty much exhausted his own country's assets other than oil), increasing the Russian geopolitical footprint - you know, the usual shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
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    So, what are the motives?
    Ultimately, destabilization of western democracies and alliances thereof that Putin perceives as a threat, taking possession of as many other countries' assets as possible in the process (having pretty much exhausted his own country's assets other than oil), increasing the Russian geopolitical footprint - you know, the usual shit.
    Republicans want to destabilize western democracies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
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    So, what are the motives?
    Ultimately, destabilization of western democracies and alliances thereof that Putin perceives as a threat, taking possession of as many other countries' assets as possible in the process (having pretty much exhausted his own country's assets other than oil), increasing the Russian geopolitical footprint - you know, the usual shit.
    Republicans want to destabilize western democracies?
    Yes. But they call it "God's Kingdom" and stuff like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
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    So, what are the motives?
    Ultimately, destabilization of western democracies and alliances thereof that Putin perceives as a threat, taking possession of as many other countries' assets as possible in the process (having pretty much exhausted his own country's assets other than oil), increasing the Russian geopolitical footprint - you know, the usual shit.
    Republicans want to destabilize western democracies?
    It is regrettable, but their jobs are more important than any stupid constitution, and Trump is terribly deep in debt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
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    Republicans want to destabilize western democracies?
    Yes. But they call it "God's Kingdom" and stuff like that.
    Great, then would not it be wise to stop blaming Putin and start blaming republicans I mean these Kingdom people for Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
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    Republicans want to destabilize western democracies?
    Yes. But they call it "God's Kingdom" and stuff like that.
    Great, then would not it be wise to stop blaming Putin and start blaming republicans I mean these Kingdom people for Trump?
    Not at all. Putin might have different motives, but they are on the same side of destabilizing the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
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    Great, then would not it be wise to stop blaming Putin and start blaming republicans I mean these Kingdom people for Trump?
    Not at all. Putin might have different motives, but they are on the same side of destabilizing the U.S.
    So let me get it straight, you have whole party hell bent on destroying the world but you would rather bitch about that one guy who according to you leaked few DNC emails and had some fun with twitter? And you say your priorities are fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Great, then would not it be wise to stop blaming Putin and start blaming republicans I mean these Kingdom people for Trump?
    Not at all. Putin might have different motives, but they are on the same side of destabilizing the U.S.
    So let me get it straight, you have whole party hell bent on destroying the world but you would rather bitch about that one guy who according to you leaked few DNC emails and had some fun with twitter? And you say your priorities are fine?
    1. No, they don't think they're destroying the world. They think they are replacing the world with a heaven-like theocracy.
    2. Where did I say anything about leaked DNC emails? Was that meant for someone else?
    3. What do my priorities have to do with anything? I know what my principles are, and they're humane and based in reality.

    I'm not sure what you're arguing here.
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