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Sat May 25, 2019, 09:11 PM

Dan Rather: "This is despicable in too many ways to count."

Dan Rather
@DanRather

We have a president of the United States wink at a murderous dictator to mock a former vice president? As what? A campaign surrogate for 2020? This is despicable in too many ways to count.
10:08 PM · May 25, 2019 · Twitter Web Client


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Reply Dan Rather: "This is despicable in too many ways to count." (Original post)
Miles Archer May 2019 OP
dalton99a May 2019 #1
Laelth May 2019 #33
hughee99 May 2019 #37
Laelth May 2019 #42
hughee99 May 2019 #44
Laelth May 2019 #45
TwilightZone May 2019 #39
calimary May 2019 #40
TwilightZone May 2019 #41
applegrove May 2019 #2
Chin music May 2019 #3
applegrove May 2019 #7
Chin music May 2019 #12
applegrove May 2019 #15
Chin music May 2019 #17
applegrove May 2019 #19
Scarsdale May 2019 #32
Fritz Walter May 2019 #22
sprinkleeninow May 2019 #27
meow2u3 May 2019 #34
Billy Ray Joe Bob. May 2019 #4
gordianot May 2019 #5
Billy Ray Joe Bob. May 2019 #6
watoos May 2019 #8
Grasswire2 May 2019 #35
Chin music May 2019 #14
Grasswire2 May 2019 #36
Chin music May 2019 #43
DBoon May 2019 #16
gordianot May 2019 #21
Initech May 2019 #9
lastlib May 2019 #10
Initech May 2019 #11
certainot May 2019 #18
sprinkleeninow May 2019 #20
Initech May 2019 #23
sprinkleeninow May 2019 #25
smirkymonkey May 2019 #30
demtenjeep May 2019 #24
sprinkleeninow May 2019 #26
Cha May 2019 #13
912gdm May 2019 #28
pansypoo53219 May 2019 #29
colsohlibgal May 2019 #31
Name removed May 2019 #38

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:14 PM

1. Despicable and treasonous.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:48 AM

33. TREASONOUS. That is the correct word.

Treason is also the only crime specifically enumerated in the Constitution. The penalty for treason is death, and that is why the Supreme Court could not rule that the death penalty is unconstitutional. It’s actually spelled out in the Constitution as a penalty for treason (but only for treason). Still, the death penalty must be constitutional, our justices ruled, because it’s actually proscribed in the Constitution as the appropriate penalty for treason.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #33)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:02 PM

37. Exactly! And that same constitution very clearly describes TREASON as

“People I don’t like doing things I don’t like”, if I recall correctly.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #37)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:33 AM

42. Treason is definitely in the eye of the beholder. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #42)

Mon May 27, 2019, 12:06 PM

44. It seems to be on political websites.

As I said, many people define treason as "people I don't like doing things I don't like".

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #44)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:23 PM

45. I don't have any reason to contradict your definition of treason. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #33)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:25 PM

39. It's not treason...

because treason of the "aid and comfort to our enemies" variety requires an enemy, usually a declared one, and we're not at war with Russia.

That's also covered in the Constitution.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #39)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:53 PM

40. I suppose an argument could be made that we actually ARE at war with Russia -

depending on how you define war in the first quarter of the 21st century. If you're talking about conventional bang-bang/boom-boom/rockets-red-glare/heavy artillery kind of war, then okay.

But if you're talking about WHAT HAPPENED HERE, cyber-warfare that actually could be described as staging a coup, as we'll probably see war evolve toward (if indeed it's not already underway), then it certainly fit the parameters of treason.

He's a freakin' TRAITOR, at the very least.

Depends on how you define "war."

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Response to calimary (Reply #40)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:02 PM

41. It requires an active state of war.

We're not at war with Russia, officially or otherwise. An attempt to hack our elections doesn't fit the definition, even if stretched to its limit. The definition is (intentionally, as designed by the founders) incredibly narrow.

Here's a good explanation of the narrow scope of treason and why it almost never applies. If the Cold War didn't fit the definition, the current situation certainly doesn't.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/americans-have-forgotten-what-treason-actually-means-how-it-can-ncna848651

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:15 PM

2. And he is in Japan where Kim Jong Un is terrifying to the Japanese.

Their number 1 security threat.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:25 PM

3. Pretending like he's got everything handled.

The missiles don. The missiles. It's groundhog day w your approach. You know, the approach that didn't work the last time.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:40 PM

7. Talked to my sister in law right after Trump won and i asked her what she thought of Trump.

My brother said that she only cared what his NK policy was going to be. She loved Obama. But security needs rise to the top. I wonder how she feels now being in Japan.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:23 PM

12. I understand the concern of the People of Japan.

Especially when the guy trump fell in love with; obliterated his Uncle w an Anti Aircraft Gun, poisoned his brother in an airport w a deadly neuro toxin, and has fed People to dogs alive. Shows a stunning lack of concern for life.
trumps in wayyy over his head. I hope your family will be ok.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #12)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:33 PM

15. It is bad to live under constant fear. Dam if we couldn't just erase all

evil men or fix them somehow.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #15)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:40 PM

17. Time for the gop to call for his resignation, and give him a corporate style reason why he should.

Just like how they deal w primadonnas in a business, that is past their expiry date, and is now dangerous for the company...erm..country. The first thing that comes to mind is a "golden parachute/retirement" angle. Warms folks up to leaving, and gives them (in their minds) an honorable way out. How they do it in the corporate world, whatever that looks like. Bc lets face it, this is just corporate America, installed as a president. Time to resign don.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #17)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:48 PM

19. Trump owns the GOP and that is why he keeps bonding with his base. They are why he owns the

replicans because they make 37% of the electorate or 84% of the republicans. That being said republicans own all of the policies Trump puts forward with the exception of foreign policy and trade. So they are like a couple of crabs stuck on each other. One of them will lose a claw some day. But it has not happened yet. I'm with Pelosi. They need to be voted out.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #15)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:13 AM

32. Well, sure would beat

electing them to high office!! Strange that most of them have (R) behind their names.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:48 PM

22. It's Memorial Day weekend, FFS

Is he going to send thoughts and prayers via Twitter come Monday? Have Iskanka and JarJar lay the traditional wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #22)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:52 AM

27. Instead of 'Decoration Day',

they making it a day of desecration.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #27)

Sun May 26, 2019, 11:36 AM

34. Desecration Day is right!

Trump turned Memorial Day into Desecration Day.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:30 PM

4. Aggghhhh

 

We must rid ourselves of him. Please .

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Response to Billy Ray Joe Bob. (Reply #4)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:36 PM

5. Once he is gone we still have his supporters in the millions.

Unless his crimes are fully exposed and dealt with they will happen again.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:39 PM

6. True

 

I cannot disagree with your reply.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:41 PM

8. Paper ballots

 

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Response to watoos (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:24 PM

35. hand marked and hand counted

Never connected to a machine or a network.

THAT is the gold standard for election integrity.

There are now machines using a bar code for tallying, and the vote is more easily tampered with.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:28 PM

14. Great point. Unless we make a legit example of them, the wilfully ignorant

won't have to reckon with their own foolishness in regard to trump. Then i think to myself. Stop it. I DONT CARE WHAT HIS MILLIONS(?) OF PEOPLE WILL DO W THEMSELVES. They need to start dealing in reality. It's always THEM as a variable in our algebra. WHY? They never do stuff in deference to us. Impeach now. It just needs to happen. Let's go damn it.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #14)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:27 PM

36. His base is shrinking. Baked in, but shrinking.

So I don't understand the fear that impeachment will drive more support to him in 2020.

There is no center any more-- no voters will be driven to him if his crimes are openly and clearly explained to the American people.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #36)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:57 AM

43. +1

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Response to gordianot (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:35 PM

16. Are you referring to Trump or to Kim?

Hard to tell our brutal dictators apart

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Response to DBoon (Reply #16)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:32 PM

21. Ther minions share common traits as well.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:44 PM

9. There seriously is no low that he won't stoop to.

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:49 PM

10. I just hope his next low is six feet under......

I share your frustration. Hoping more people share my seeething hatred of this basturd.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #10)

Sat May 25, 2019, 09:56 PM

11. May he eat as many hamburders as he wants!

Oh and ride around in that golf cart as many times as he wants, gain that extra poundage. Because walking and exercise are for stupid losers.

Also a few more buckets of KFC and some Filet O Fish sandwiches couldn't hurt either!

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:44 PM

18. that should come to a head in front of 50 mil

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:54 PM

20. Double scoops ice cream on his very fine chocolate cake.

And some battered and fried creme filled donuts as a bonus.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #20)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:23 AM

23. May his cholesterol be 50 points above his IQ.

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Response to Initech (Reply #23)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:39 AM

25. Mb the number that 'doctor' 😏 determined his very fine most excellent

weight to be? 239+45=danger zone. 🌋

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Response to Initech (Reply #23)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:22 AM

30. Still not high enough.

Add another 200 to that and we're talking some real numbers.

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #20)

Sun May 26, 2019, 12:27 AM

24. hey #fatdonnie Nancy questioned that you could eat more than 1 big mac in 30 minutes-those tiny

hands to lend itself to that manly challenge-prove her wrong





(I'm so bad)

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #24)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:46 AM

26. Add a side of deep fried ding dongs.

You can HANDle that bc ur soo manly. 🤧

[Joining you in being bad. 😀]

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:27 PM

13. Perfect, Dan Rather.. Thank You!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:58 AM

28. He would launch a first strike nuke attack on Wakanda.

And his supporters would cheer since he is 'triggering the libs'

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:44 AM

29. FAKE president.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:02 AM

31. We Are At A Tipping Point

This Orange Creep is dropping any kind of pretense, aligning and buddying up with brutal dictators, to now I guess pardoning right wing psychopaths.

There are comfortably more of us than them. But because of the idiotic Electoral College, the inequities of the Senate where 35 % of the population controls 70% of the Senate, And gerrymandering we are in grave danger of a long dark period. A “man” who lost by 3 million votes is bringing us to a real danger point.....with the complicity of the Senate and Social Media.

The Courts are so far pushing back, some State Authorities And Courts are pushing back but in the end who is going to force this would be Authoritarian to comply with anything?

If somehow we get back to some kind of normal we need to name McConnell as perp #2.

In 2020 show up and vote, vote all the way down the ballot to school commissioners, it matters. We must play both the short game and the long game.

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