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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:30 PM

 

Trump having lunch with several Republican Senators.


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Sounds like Jury tampering.

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Reply Trump having lunch with several Republican Senators. (Original post)
OliverQ Nov 2019 OP
Wounded Bear Nov 2019 #1
TeamPooka Nov 2019 #2
mopinko Nov 2019 #6
TeamPooka Nov 2019 #39
Shell_Seas Nov 2019 #7
The_Counsel Nov 2019 #8
gratuitous Nov 2019 #11
Roland99 Nov 2019 #15
at140 Nov 2019 #52
Roland99 Nov 2019 #53
at140 Nov 2019 #56
Roland99 Nov 2019 #14
lunatica Nov 2019 #22
bearsfootball516 Nov 2019 #30
zentrum Nov 2019 #40
SergeStorms Nov 2019 #43
GoCubsGo Nov 2019 #55
guillaumeb Nov 2019 #3
RainCaster Nov 2019 #4
beachbumbob Nov 2019 #5
underpants Nov 2019 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2019 #23
LiberalLovinLug Nov 2019 #45
smb Nov 2019 #35
Buns_of_Fire Nov 2019 #49
ZenDem Nov 2019 #10
JHB Nov 2019 #13
ScratchCat Nov 2019 #29
LudwigPastorius Nov 2019 #47
beachbumbob Nov 2019 #12
ZenDem Nov 2019 #16
beachbumbob Nov 2019 #21
cbdo2007 Nov 2019 #20
beachbumbob Nov 2019 #27
Mike Nelson Nov 2019 #17
Mr.Bill Nov 2019 #46
SWBTATTReg Nov 2019 #18
scrabblequeen40 Nov 2019 #19
Arthur_Frain Nov 2019 #24
kentuck Nov 2019 #25
lpbk2713 Nov 2019 #26
ScratchCat Nov 2019 #28
OliverQ Nov 2019 #32
duforsure Nov 2019 #31
NewJeffCT Nov 2019 #33
Dem_4_Life Nov 2019 #34
CatWoman Nov 2019 #36
Garrett78 Nov 2019 #37
justhanginon Nov 2019 #38
IronLionZion Nov 2019 #41
Ilsa Nov 2019 #42
vapor2 Nov 2019 #44
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2019 #48
Blue Owl Nov 2019 #50
Pachamama Nov 2019 #51
kimbutgar Nov 2019 #54

Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:32 PM

1. Yep! Got to get them on board...

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:32 PM

2. Or it's the "you need to resign" talk

If they think all of this information that is out will hurt trumps reelection in 2020 and cost them the Senate they will force him to resign

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:34 PM

6. yup.

very well could be the long awaited walk of the wise men.
i find the roster interesting.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:35 PM

39. Mitt and Grassley aren't his everyday cheerleaders.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:37 PM

7. Yea...right...

Have you heard the Fox News talking points? Won't happen.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:37 PM

8. That's What It SHOULD Be, But We Know Better, Don't We...?

These aren't your daddy's Republican senators. They'll chose being "Republican" over being "American" every time. No matter how "conflicted" they'll say they are....

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:39 PM

11. I'd bet a shiny nickel it isn't that

It would very nice if it was, but I doubt it.

I think it's more along the lines of Needy Amin bullyragging Senate Republicans and making sure their restraints and harnesses are still securely buckled in as the Trump Train plunges into Corruption Ravine.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:43 PM

15. Needy Amin

Cracks me up every time!

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:42 PM

52. What does needy Amin mean?

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Response to at140 (Reply #52)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:44 PM

53. A play on the dictator, Idi Amin

trump is needy and a wannabe dictator

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #53)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 11:54 PM

56. LOL thanks, eom.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:43 PM

14. Wouldn't be that talk without #MoscowMitch and #LeningradLindsey

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:56 PM

22. I think this is more likely

I don’t see it working on Trump though. But it might move some recalcitrant Republicans.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:04 PM

30. I think it's more likely he's just trying to make sure nobody in the Senate is turning on him.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:05 PM

40. They have no clout with him, even

......if that's what it is.

After all----it was Goldwater who went to Nixon.

It has to come from McConnell.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:17 PM

43. I think Moscow Mitch would be the leader in that exercise.

And I would certainly like to be a fly on the wall during that exchange of "ideas".

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 11:40 PM

55. That's what I'm hoping, but...

I don't trust any of them.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:32 PM

3. Trump does that in the open as well.

But imagine an alternate scenario, where McConnell advises Trump to resign for health reasons.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:32 PM

4. I'm sure he would never tamper with a witness or threaten them...

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:34 PM

5. I don;t believe this luncheon is all about pleastries at all

 

Not with Romney involved or Grassley.


I hope the trump we all love raises his ugliness to these senators

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:37 PM

9. Woooing them with Hamberders?

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:57 PM

23. bribing the jury with campaign money

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:30 PM

45. Bingo!

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:23 PM

35. Cold Fast Food Hamberders And Fries? nt

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Response to smb (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 04:42 PM

49. "Try them with my secret Trump Sauce!"

"Hey, you know, these are pretty good!"

"I'm glad you like them. Now, for a guaranteed vote to acquit, I'll give you the antidote."

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:39 PM

10. What could he possibly have left to offer?

Unless he has dirt on them, I can't think of anything he could promise in exchange.
I think it's more likely these are the only tools left that would actually show up.

I do wish that I could be a server at that lunch, though. That's a comedy troupe of GOP. Just a bunch of really sad clowns.

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Response to ZenDem (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:43 PM

13. He could always threaten to leak Romney's tax returns...

...the ones Mitt was so adamant about not releasing in 2012, which the Republicans were ok with, paving the way for the Howler Monkey to blow it off entirely.

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Response to JHB (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:04 PM

29. That's be cool

Because then Mitt can walk right over to Barr's office and then right to the cameras and tell the world what just happened. Then Pence would be President Monday morning.

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Response to ZenDem (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:39 PM

47. "What could he possibly have left to offer?"


Cash and fabulous prizes?

With Trump, it'll probably be a combination of attempted bribes and the threat of turning his rabid, toothless base against them.

He'll first want to know how they would vote in a trial, then ask them "what it would take" for them to support him if they're wavering. If they aren't forthcoming in their support, he'll give them the old "it'd be a shame if something happened to your political career".

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:42 PM

12. I think this is the "Emeror's New Clothes" wake up call, these Senators are not trump fans

 

per say.

They called the meeting with trump and its not about the good coffee and burgers served in the Whitehouse

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:45 PM

16. Right...it's weird.

Just an odd bunch...

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Response to ZenDem (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:53 PM

21. not a good place to tell the emperor he has been naked all this time

 

these people have polling and they have analysts and professionals looking at the impact of the hearings, They been running test groups and all the algorithms available to give a prognosis on the effect on the gOP NOW and the 2020 primaries and the 2020 general election.


These senators aren;t there to stroke his ego

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:53 PM

20. You think the Senators called the meeting or Trump did?

If the Senators called the meeting...they are probably going to ask him to explain himself, cause their votes are all on the line.

If Trump called the meeting, he's probably going to offer them something and test their loyalty.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:00 PM

27. I am pretty sure it was the Senators

 

as most these see trump as toxic and would find better things to do than waste time with trump.

This could be a moment.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:49 PM

17. I think this is commonly called...

... a "working lunch."

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:33 PM

46. Ironically populated by a bunch of people

who have never worked a day in their lives.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:49 PM

18. Oh wow...a pow wow of worthless toadies, at the WH. I'm holding my breath, all agog,

waiting breathlessly to say what wise and competent thing they'll do.

I suspect that instead, they'll go mouthing off repeating the latest ridiculous ranting and raving that rump has come up with.

Maybe one day they'll grown a spine and act for Country, not rump, not party.

I doubt it, though. That's fine (no choice), we'll just stomp their a&& big time in the upcoming 2020 elections big time.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:51 PM

19. "Things are going great! No need to convict!"

More hot air from Orange Balloon. Their house is on fire, but Trump says the house is in perfect shape - better shape than its ever been.... no one else can keep this house in shape better than him. The GOPers will lap it up because they are weak.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:58 PM

24. In the world I grew up in

This would be the moment where the “establishment” republicans play their “resign, or we have the votes to convict you in the senate, and we will not hesitate to, because we are sick of your shit, and no, you don’t have a choice. Enjoy your eggs Benedict”. Then stand up and walk out of the breakfast.

I can dream.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:58 PM

25. Head count...feeling insecure.

He just doesn't want more than three Senators to vote against him. The majority voting against him would be terribly damaging politically, even though it would not be enough to convict.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:59 PM

26. Enjoy the cold burgers.



Wash em down with Diet Coke.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:02 PM

28. Dumb Question

Why don't they just tell him "no"? Why would anyone who is part of a separate branch of government keep going to "private" meetings at the request of the POTUS?

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:08 PM

32. Because they're all corrupt and compromised.

 

Republicans in Congress don't view themselves as a separate branch, they view themselves as only there to do Trump's bidding.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:06 PM

31. Jury tampering indeed

And you can bet he's tried to contact Supreme Court Judge Roberts too. All while he likely has people trying to dig up dirt on members of Congress, and members of the Supreme Court. He'll be threatening them soon .

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:13 PM

33. He's going to roll out the Kompromat he has on each of them

to make sure they keep toeing the Trump Line

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:19 PM

34. Hopefully the Senators called for the lunch.

Interesting indeed. I hope there is video of them leaving afterwards.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:36 PM

36. R; K

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 01:50 PM

37. An opportunity for Trump to orchestrate a peer pressure campaign against Romney and Collins.

Next time it might be Gardner and Murkowski or McSally and Sasse. 2 mildly critical Republicans surrounded by a mob.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 02:15 PM

38. Hamberders for every one except Mitt.

Mitt gets the frog legs special and a memory of another special dinner with Don.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:06 PM

41. They should vote to remove him anyway

and see if he makes good on his threats or whatever he's doing here.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:15 PM

42. Isakson is retiring. He was likely to be a fence sitter. nt

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:22 PM

44. Clearly no doubt

trump is bribing these republicans.

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 03:42 PM

48. Part of their annual physical exams?

Cranial, oral and rectal.

KY.................

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:39 PM

50. Two scoops of bribery and threats

n/t

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:41 PM

51. I wouldn't eat anything served if I were them

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Response to OliverQ (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 11:38 PM

54. He must have had Putins hackers find incriminating stuff against them and he's ready to use

That ammo to keep them in line. Watch Romney change his tune. 2 wives maybe ?

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