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    Quote Originally Posted by Swammerdami View Post
    Twelve of the very highest Trump business or campaign officials have been imprisoned or at least indicted. This is remarkable given the great difficulty of proving financial crimes.

    Trump is the Greatest! Warren Harding didn't do that. U.S. Grant and Richard Nixon couldn't pull that off. Trump is Number #1!!
    Keep the heat on, even if it comes to nothing. That's obviously the democratic strategy. Orange Clown would be pounding rocks today if he wasn't surrounded by people just as crooked and with money. Ultimately his power is with the uneducated, the butthurt and the uninformed. And there's a lot of that going around.

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    I bet some of them now wish they had confessed to their crimes while their buddy was still President.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.G.G. Moogly View Post
    Keep the heat on, even if it comes to nothing. That's obviously the democratic strategy. Orange Clown would be pounding rocks today if he wasn't surrounded by people just as crooked and with money.
    The number of scandals is an embarrassment of riches for Democrats that will last through 2022 and likely 2024. Democrats can keep putting out new scandalous information virtually every day and never have to repeat themselves. The question is whether they can get enough former suckers to jump off the Trump Train by doing that.

    Ultimately his power is with the uneducated, the butthurt and the uninformed. And there's a lot of that going around.
    There is a lot of that, but at the margins surely there are people who are getting sick of the Trump act. The violence, the ugliness, acrimony and pointless cruelty - the act has to get old. Ever since Hillary, there hasn't been another victim who was quite so delightfully fun and satisfying to pick on. And not since the good old days of "you lost, get over it" has there been any such satisfying victory - or any victory at all, other than Trump's false claims. It's hard to hold on to that butthurt feeling without renewed cause, and information deprivation, misinformation and disinformation cannot stave off all education indefinitely.

    Without some good old fashioned election rigging, the Republicans would be screwed. But lucky for them, Trump left a corrupt SCOTUS that will (already did) rubber-stamp anything State Republinazis want to do, up to and including simply flat out declaring winners of federal elections at the State level, regardless of vote counts.

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    Amazing, isn't it, that as kids we despised the little snot-nose who would lose a game and then accuse the other players of cheating? He'd scream and rant and as the tears came, his face would get red. He'd go lie on the floor and kick the wall in his fury. And we hated the little vuntz. He was pathetic and so, so obvious. And, to the amazing part, here we have the all time American sore loser, and he hasn't lost his following. They've taken on his mental derangement. The so-called "adults in the room" have left. Anyone who knows the emperor is stark, buck-ass naked, can't say so, unless he wants to join Liz Cheney in the corner of shame.

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    A Scottish Judge Just Resurrected an Effort to Investigate Donald Trump for Money Laundering

    A Scottish court on Wednesday gave activists the green light to continue their effort to use an anti–money laundering statute to investigate the financing of Donald Trump’s golf courses in the country.

    While Trump built his reputation in New York City real estate, the gravitational center of his business empire has shifted toward Scotland in the last decade, with the two courses he operates there requiring huge amounts of cash to build and maintain. By some estimates, Trump would have had to spend half of his available cash to finance his 2014 purchase of the famed Turnberry golf course in southwest Scotland. According to Trump himself, he has spent more than $400 million on Turnberry and a second course in Aberdeenshire, along the windy North Sea coast, which he built from scratch. Neither course has ever turned a profit. In fact, both courses bleed money.

    The amount of money Trump has dumped—and continues to dump—into the courses has raised suspicions about these ventures. The numbers simply don’t add up—it’s an extraordinary amount of cash that Trump would have had to struggle to scrape together, spent on a business that doesn’t seem to be paying off. Mysteriously, Trump has pumped money into these properties through ongoing loans—loans to himself, with no due date and no interest charged. Financial experts interviewed by Mother Jones say it’s hard to come up with a rationale, legal or not, for Trump’s Scottish dealings.
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

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    Just leaving this here for future reference: written a year ago.

    Before Republicans sold themselves and the country out to Trump, they knew exactly what he was, and what he would be.

    Kellyanne Conway: “He says he’s for the little guy, but he’s actually built a lot of his businesses on the backs of the little guy.

    Lindsey Graham: “He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot… I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”

    Ted Cruz: “Whatever he does he accuses everyone of doing. The man cannot tell the truth, but he combines it with being a narcissist. A narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen… he doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth.

    Rand Paul: “And my concern is that he would grab up the power and really treat the country as sort of his little bully fiefdom…. Donald Trump is a delusional narcissist and an orange-faced windbag.”

    Nikki Haley: “Donald Trump is everything I taught my children not to do in kindergarten.”

    Marco Rubio: “He’s been exploiting working Americans for forty years… Donald Trump is a con-artist.”

    Mike Pompeo: “You know, Donald Trump the other day said that ‘if he tells a soldier to commit a war crime the soldier will just go do it.’”

    Glenn Beck: “I don’t think Donald Trump has even read the Constitution, know’s what’s in the Constitution.”

    Rick Perry: “A toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense.”

    Susan Collins: “I just cannot support Donald Trump.”

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    Trump won over the deluded bigots that are the Republican electorate.

    Those pathetic politicians with no shame followed their meal ticket.

    Self interested followers unable to do anything besides con people for a living.

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    Susan Collins: “I think he learned his lesson.”

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