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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:39 PM

trump threatened this morning to withhold pay raises for the military if

Congress agrees to remove Confederate names from our military bases.

WTF. That'll play well.

And for WHAT? To hang onto the redneck racist vote? What's a New Yorker's emotional investment in Confederate generals, anyway?

I mean, seriously.... he is the DUMBEST motherfucker that ever set foot in Washington, and for that, at least, I'm grateful.

Imagine if somebody just as evil but genuinely smart occupied the White House? This country would be over by now.

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Reply trump threatened this morning to withhold pay raises for the military if (Original post)
Goodheart Jun 2020 OP
SoonerPride Jun 2020 #1
Ms. Toad Jun 2020 #3
SCantiGOP Jun 2020 #14
grumpyduck Jun 2020 #2
Ms. Toad Jun 2020 #4
grumpyduck Jun 2020 #6
Goodheart Jun 2020 #8
Ms. Toad Jun 2020 #9
erronis Jun 2020 #5
Doremus Jun 2020 #7
BComplex Jun 2020 #10
roamer65 Jun 2020 #11
MrsMatt Jun 2020 #12
TNNurse Jun 2020 #13
NCjack Jun 2020 #15
keithbvadu2 Jun 2020 #16
uponit7771 Jun 2020 #17
C Moon Jun 2020 #18
paleotn Jun 2020 #19
sarge43 Jun 2020 #20

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:43 PM

1. Was this on tape or a tweet?

I hadn't heard this.

FFS he is a goddamned moron.

The military may not wait until January to escort him out.

Come Nov 4 they may say "time to go chump. Pres.-elect Biden has work to do."

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:46 PM

3. It's an indirect threat.

Warren offered an amendment to the military funding bill to rename the bases. The bill includes pay raises. He threatened to veto it. At least one article characterized the veto threat as a direct threat to withhold funding, but that characterization was not supported by anything in the article.

As far as I know, with his limited patience for reading anything or sitting through briefings, he did not even know the bill contained pay raises.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 06:59 PM

14. So the OP title

is basically clickbait.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:46 PM

2. Don't know if he can even do that. All that goes through Congress.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:46 PM

4. He was threatening a veto.

Sloppy reporting.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:48 PM

6. Thank you.

Keep pissing off the military, bonespurs. Keep pissing them off.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 05:01 PM

8. Yeah, looks that way. Rawstory's reporting is not always well expressed.

I should have known better.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 05:05 PM

9. I was still nice to know that there was an amendment to rename the bases,

over the idiot-in-chief's objections.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:47 PM

5. "just as evil but genuinely smart occupied the White House?" - this doesn't happen often,

movie themes being discounted.

Usually intelligence goes along with understanding other's feeling and trying to work with them.

Yes, there may be smart psychopaths but they are usually unable to function in society enough to actually steal a presidency.

A dump psychopath with lots of money (borrowed or loaned) can do a lot more damage. They don't care. And they want to hurt others.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:53 PM

7. I said in 2016 that we missed a bullet because Trump is dumber than a box of rocks.

Imagine if he had any intelligence. I shudder to think.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 05:48 PM

10. Which is exactly why we have to make Inspectors General more independent, and the

Atty. General has to be either elected separately, or approved by both houses of congress, or 2/3 of the Department of Justice, or SOMETHING that will prevent a future attorney general from doing what Barr has done to our justice department.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 05:51 PM

11. THIS.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 06:11 PM

12. I don't thinkt it because he's stupid

(and make no mistake, I think he's exceptionally thick), but more a combination of ego, narcissism, bigotory and racism. And a big dose of bullying.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 06:58 PM

13. Oh, his evil is worse than his stupid.

The combo is lethal as we all know.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 06:59 PM

15. He is taking a chance with the next protest march being the military

coming over the fence for him. They need their paychecks. They deliver their part of their contracts, and its the government's duty to deliver its.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:02 PM

16. "What's a New Yorker's emotional investment in Confederate generals, anyway? "

Trump, a NY yankee, calls Sessions a 'dumb southerner' and they love him down there.

After all, Trump 'tells it like it is'.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:14 PM

17. Traitors gonna treason

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:15 PM

18. He wants his civil war--Putin wants his U.S. civil war.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:25 PM

19. The racist rednecks are all he has left.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:47 PM

20. Wow. Threating every member of the armed forces.

I swear if there were one crap pile left in the space/continuum, Moron would find it and step in it.

This is the Army's headache. The installations of the other branches are either named after a city/town they're near or significant individuals in the history of the branch. No Confederate generals.

So, just to kiss up to a handful of white nationalist bigots, Moron is going to punish a couple of million people who had the bad luck to believe that the government would keep its side of the contract.

Also I'm betting that you asked nine out of ten service members why their patch is named the way it is, "Don't know, don't care."

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