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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:36 PM

Bolton to Trump: Game on.

"... His reaction [to the book] thus ranged from the mean-spirited to the constitutionally impermissible. My reaction ... my response? Game on."

Behind the scenes: People close to Trump have been worried about the book because Bolton was known as the most prolific note taker in high-level meetings, Jonathan Swan reports.

Bolton would sit there, filling yellow legal pad after yellow legal pad with notes. In short: Bolton saw a lot, and he wrote it down in real time. And when he left, the White House never got those notes back.

https://www.axios.com/john-bolton-book-trump-misconduct-794e8e01-18a3-44ae-ae35-1ee2c4fddad4.html


I really hope Bolton is sincere when he says this. Can't wait to see the book!

Release date: June 23

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Reply Bolton to Trump: Game on. (Original post)
Silver1 Jun 2020 OP
JHB Jun 2020 #1
Silver1 Jun 2020 #2
sellitman Jun 2020 #3
Poiuyt Jun 2020 #4
MyOwnPeace Jun 2020 #5
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #6
smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #10
TexasProgresive Jun 2020 #11
Silver1 Jun 2020 #27
Poiuyt Jun 2020 #30
uponit7771 Jun 2020 #33
BamaRefugee Jun 2020 #7
Dave Starsky Jun 2020 #8
The Polack MSgt Jun 2020 #9
eleny Jun 2020 #14
The Polack MSgt Jun 2020 #21
eleny Jun 2020 #22
panader0 Jun 2020 #25
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2020 #32
Silver1 Jun 2020 #29
sop Jun 2020 #12
central scrutinizer Jun 2020 #15
smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #13
MyOwnPeace Jun 2020 #19
sop Jun 2020 #23
uponit7771 Jun 2020 #34
Silver1 Jun 2020 #26
smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #28
malaise Jun 2020 #16
eleny Jun 2020 #17
tman Jun 2020 #18
tavernier Jun 2020 #20
Jarqui Jun 2020 #24
Cha Jun 2020 #31

Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:37 PM

1. Bolton had his chance to testify and do something real, but...

Brave Sir Bolton ran away
Bravely ran away, away
When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
Yes, brave Sir Bolton turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Sir Bolton

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:39 PM

2. Yup.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:48 PM

3. Book release on the 23rd...my birthday on the 24th

*HINT*

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:51 PM

4. Bolton's book won't change any minds

People know who trump is and how deranged he is. Republicans don't care, and Democrats already hate him.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:06 PM

5. EXCELLENT POINT!!!!!

If you can send in career professionals and dedicated military officers and have the Repugs work to diminish the truth and value of their testimony under oath, ain't no way they're gonna' believe or accept anything "Yosemite Sam" Bolton is gonna' say.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:07 PM

6. I think about it...

I think about it as a potential strategic resource for us. All love and hate aside along with the reactive emotions that accomplish nothing much but push/pull, knowing more about our gruesome and egregious opponent can still be helpful for us collectively.

Too much of Trump is a reality TV show facade that he creates and uses to manipulate the masses and condition our population for his dictatorship. In order to cut that off at the pass, gathering "intelligence" is a good idea.

Let's see how much ammo the book might have to offer as we approach a critical time and prepare to save democracy and our country now.

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:16 PM

10. +1000

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:17 PM

11. You left out independents. I think a lot of those who tend to vote rePuklian are moving

to vote Dem.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:08 PM

27. I agree about that

but this could be a massive blow. A deep one.

From the article: "Why it matters: Bolton, who was U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President George W. Bush, is a lifelong conservative and longtime Fox News contributor who is well-known by the Trump base, the source pointed out."

Bolton is trusted by the conservatives and what he says will sting.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #27)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:49 AM

30. I agree that Bolton is trusted by conservatives, but Trump God to them

You can't take down a cult leader with rational arguments.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:03 AM

33. +1, Trump to his cult," I'mma kill your kids!!" his cult, " yay, they're bunch of liberals anyway!!"

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:09 PM

7. DEFUND BOLTON!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:13 PM

8. Like watching "Rowdy" Roddy Piper blow shit on "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

Yeah, whatever. Settle it in the wrestling ring like men.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:14 PM

9. Ever watch bugs fight? I bet on a Roach v Scorpion battle in Thailand

This seems kinda like that.

In Khandahar, some folks would put a scorpion and a camel spider in a big jar to see who gets ate and who eats.

So...

This is perfect.

I want to see GOP insiders turning on each other hope it happens more and more.

This is the most poetic collapse of the GOP possible - The who eats and who's food battles have begun

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:29 PM

14. Who won?

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Response to eleny (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:47 PM

21. You have to picture the size of Thai cockroaches.

The guy running the game had 3 times as roaches as scorpions on hand.

Also Camel spiders- every time. They are just so much bigger

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:16 PM

22. Thx!

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:04 PM

25. Once about '73 or so, I was in a railroad station in Los Mochis, Mexico.

I was a long haired gringo, the only gringo among the large crowd waiting for the train.
A guy asked me "Tu sabes mota?" we went back into the trees and got high with a dozen cotton pickers.
One picked up a red ant and a black ant and they fought in his palm as we all looked on, stoned and laughing.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:00 AM

32. Hell, you could write a more enjoyable book than Bolton!

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:14 PM

29. Easy peasy when repubs attack democrats

But there is no playbook when they turn on each other. This should be interesting especially given the size of the egos about to collide. I look forward to watching too.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:18 PM

12. I guess Bolton wasn't anticipating a deadly pandemic, 115,000 dead, looming economic collapse,

depression-era unemployment numbers, police brutalizing protesters in the street, top military leaders calling Trump an authoritarian, all while Trump is crashing and burning on a daily basis to overshadow the release of his long-awaited book. Bolton's revelations seem so trivial right now; the impeachment was a lifetime ago and people have moved on to more pressing matters. Life can be so unfair.

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Response to sop (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:29 PM

15. About those 115,000 (and counting)

Wasnt Bolton the one who proposed gutting Obama s pandemic response team when he was national security advisor?

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:18 PM

13. As long as Bolton is one more thorn in Trump's side, I'm fine with it.

The only thing I care about is that this is going to drive him insane and bring him closer to a meltdown.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:40 PM

19. I don't want a meltdown.......

(he could pass out and crash on "the button" ) - I just want him gone!

And to be honest, I think he already is insane!

But we do share that common goal!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:32 PM

23. Keeping Trump busy fighting with and tweeting insults at Mattis, Bolton and others will leave him

less time to concoct lies and smears about Democrats. Have at it, guys!

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Response to sop (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 02:09 AM

34. +1,

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:04 PM

26. I do think he will explode

the pressure just keeps building and building ...

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:12 PM

28. I really hope he is watching the ads that are against him.

His head must be exploding because they are so much better than anything his people could ever come up with.

If we can just keep him distracted with constant attacks on his weaknesses, he will be permanently on the defense up until the election. We just need to hammer him with offensive ads until he cracks. If it was any other candidate, I would not advise that as a strategy, but this is Trump and attacking him is the only way to expose him.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:32 PM

16. Going to be fun

Let them destroy one another - my snacks are ready

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:35 PM

17. I'm #88 on the hold list at the library and they ordered 33 copies

It'll be a wait since they hold returned books for several days because of covid-19. But there will be plenty of highlights shared here at DU.
Meantime there might be an eBook, audio-book or jumbo text version available from the library soon.

I wasn't going to be bothered. But I caved since the library is an option. We still pay for the books they carry but it's a small fraction of full price.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:39 PM

18. Anyone buying this book is a useful idiot.

We know Trump is a mess. No more confirmation is needed.

Bolton is a dangerous clown.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 06:40 PM

20. I can be the hero!

I would have...
He stopped me...
I wanted to...
He was evil...
Oh save our country!...
Ooops,too late...
But I have notes...

Listen, Im the hero!!!

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:13 PM

24. Bolton is flashing Fool's Gold to drum up interest for his book

Before June 23rd, Trump will claim they've reclassified some material in Bolton's book to stop it's release.Bolton will complain but Trump will play the pandemic, economy and BLM protests as occupying his time.

I wouldn't get too excited - particularly since it's coming from Bolton.
I'll believe it when I see it.

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Response to Silver1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:54 AM

31. Soon! yes, I hope "Game On" means what we

think it means!

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