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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 11:57 AM

Trump's goal is to do to the terms "impeachment" or "treason" what he did to "fake news."

Because "fake news" used to be a real thing. It used to be about false stories being spread via dubious fly-by-night websites over social media, which overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump and was heavily supported by foreign governments (i.e. Russia).

Then after he was elected, and knowing how he was elected and who was responsible for getting him elected, Trump began to use the "fake news" term not to describe any actual news that was fake, but instead towards any media outlets who dared not to paint him in the most flattering light.

Trump having run the term completely into the ground, it is now functionally meaningless to the public. It's now nothing more than a joke, a meme, a silly retort.

And now Trump is doing the same thing to the notion of "impeachment" and "treason."

Representative Schiff, Speaker Pelosi....even Republican Senator Mitt Romney must now be "impeached" for the "high crimes and misdemeanors" of criticizing Donald Trump. Their actions--in Schiff's case doing little more than paraphrasing the contents of a telephone call--constitute nothing less than "treason."

Never mind that members of Congress cannot be "impeached."

Never mind that the President of the United States should know that members of Congress cannot be "impeached" and certainly not for the mere "crime" of criticizing a sitting President, which is something that has taken place for over 230 years now and is a sign of a healthy democracy.

Trump's intent is to strip all terms of their actual meanings and turn them into cheap jokes. Nothing more and nothing less.

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Reply Trump's goal is to do to the terms "impeachment" or "treason" what he did to "fake news." (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2019 OP
dchill Oct 2019 #1
Thomas Hurt Oct 2019 #2
Tommy_Carcetti Oct 2019 #3
Takket Oct 2019 #4

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 12:13 PM

1. Not to mention "free and fair elections."

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 12:26 PM

2. Christofascist Newspeak

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:11 PM

3. Crazy. Rachel Maddow did a show tonight on this exact issue.

Clearly Iím not the only one bothered by this.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:14 PM

4. you are exactly right........

i noticed that too... that he whitewashed the term fake news so people didn't actually know what it was............ they have mostly forgotten about all the completely made up articles on sites like "usanews" or some nonsence that the russian bots promoted all over facebook and twitter... that is how the won the election.

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