Trump’s Veto Merely A Stumbling Block In History Of American Democracy

Crapping on America

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With a disgusting smirk on his face, Donald Trump proudly displays his first veto.

Donald Trump didn’t just stomp on democracy Friday by using the power of the veto to suppress a proposed bipartisan resolution to keep him from declaring a national emergency by decree, he took a crap on it.

The irony here is that Trump was first to tell everyone his so-called emergency was more about expediency that a threat to our nation.

In case you thought you’d seen that signature before, it was probably here, on the check he wrote to pay off a porn star.

Led by milquetoast Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader in the Senate, his caucus of newts abandoned their oath to protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic to preen at the feet of an unhinged president.

On Thursday, a dozen Republicans joined with Senate Democrats in a…

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Trumplandia: Mar. 9 – 16, 2019

Another week of Herr Trump massaging the truth. Despite the help of a master of rub and tug there is still no happy ending.

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Rub and Tug Edition

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APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:
FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.5% — down from 41.8% last week
Rasmussen Poll: 48% — down from 50% last week

Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines about the POTUS, it’s in a land of its own. Here, an infusion of social media, video clips and print media meld with our outdated political views to make more delicious “Fake News” about our Commander-in-Chief.

So just like the president, we start it all with a little tweet like this:

So That’s the Rub

The week of our Trump…

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Man, that CPAC thing was a crash course in delusion

Morning grin

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Barack Obama strode onto the stage at the LDAC — Liberal Democrats Action Conference — and began hugging and humping the American flag near the podium. He then launched into a two hour, invective-laced hate speech directed toward conservatives and the vindictive, failing policies of the Republican Party. Then he . . .

Sorry, that was Delusional Russia Collaborator and Oval Office Occupant Donnie Trump who did that. Don indeed appeared on the Conservative Party Action Committee (CPAC) stage and grabbed and humped the American flag. The flag begged to be destroyed shortly afterward.

At the conference, Trump claimed that he walked out of his Hanoi meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, a meeting that he had much ballyhooed, because Kim refused to accept his deal. Kim had demanded immediate sanctions relief while maintaining North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.

The Chinese government immediately called “bullshit” on Trump’s claim. Days later, North…

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The Dump Trump Dump: No smoking gun in Cohen testimony? Think again

The dumpster is getting exceedingly full.

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“No smoking gun.”

That’s the experts’ verdict on the testimony before the House Oversight Committee by ex-Trump attorney and now felon Michael Cohen. None other than media whore and accused whore-chaser Alan Dershowitz said as much.

It’s a ludicrous statement.

There CANNOT be a smoking gun in Cohen’s testimony. Any crimes Cohen was aware of, documented, or participated in are the province of the Southern District Court of New York, or of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Cohen was under strict instructions not to reveal any illegalities of Trump’s that were a part of either investigation.

Cohen’s best-supported allegations in Wednesday’s testimony were of Trump’s payoffs — during the campaign and while in the Oval Office — for Stormy Daniels’ silence, backed by a copy of Trump’s signed check as president. But Democratic legislators have already averred that campaign finance law violations are not sufficient grounds by themselves for impeachment.

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