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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:45 PM

Is *THIS* what triggered GSA Emily Murphy to release transition funds??

Over 100 CEOs threaten to cut off funds to Georgia GOP if Trump keeps blocking transition: report
Top Republican donors threaten to withhold donations to Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue if Trump doesn't concede
https://www.salon.com/2020/11/23/over-100-ceos-threaten-to-cut-off-funds-to-georgia-gop-if-trump-keeps-blocking-transition-report/
More than 100 business leaders who plan to ask the Trump administration to immediately allow the presidential transition to begin have also discussed cutting off donations to Senate Republicans facing runoff elections to force the party's hand.

The executives plan to send a letter on Monday demanding that Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, stop blocking President-elect Joe Biden's transition team's work, according to The New York Times.


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Some of the executives have "also discussed withholding campaign donations from the two Republican Senate candidates in Georgia unless party leaders agree to push for a presidential transition," according to the report.

At least one executive said on a Friday call that some wealthy donors had already been considering withholding support to Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.

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Reply Is *THIS* what triggered GSA Emily Murphy to release transition funds?? (Original post)
Roland99 Nov 23 OP
Karadeniz Nov 23 #1
Siwsan Nov 23 #2
gohuskies Nov 23 #3
randr Nov 23 #4
FM123 Nov 23 #5
Cha Nov 23 #6
abqtommy Nov 23 #7
bullwinkle428 Nov 23 #8
FakeNoose Nov 23 #10
wnylib Nov 23 #20
BainsBane Nov 23 #9
LizBeth Nov 23 #11
David__77 Nov 23 #12
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 23 #24
meadowlander Nov 23 #25
NellieStarbuck Nov 23 #13
spooky3 Nov 23 #14
rainin Nov 23 #15
James48 Nov 23 #16
Roland99 Nov 24 #27
disalitervisum Nov 23 #17
BComplex Nov 24 #34
dflprincess Nov 23 #18
turtleblossom Nov 23 #19
joshcryer Nov 23 #21
pazzyanne Nov 23 #22
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 23 #23
yardwork Nov 24 #28
TeamPooka Nov 23 #26
bdamomma Nov 24 #29
lindysalsagal Nov 24 #30
Roland99 Nov 24 #31
BobTheSubgenius Nov 24 #32
BComplex Nov 24 #33

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:47 PM

1. He's such a whore... Only money talks!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:47 PM

2. I think between Georgia and Michigan, today was just a perfect storm.

The best storm, ever!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:50 PM

3. With Repugs it is all about campaign donations and funding...

The GOP is drunk on the money donated to their campaigns and when they saw this funding dry up, they finally got the message. It truly is all about money and these repugs politicians are no different than their fearless leader dRumpf. Grifters and transactionally based governance is what they are all about.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:50 PM

4. Bingo

Always follow the money. Especially with the man child.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:54 PM

5. Bingo.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:59 PM

6. WOW! TY repub donors?

That sounds like IT!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:10 PM

7. So it is true that "money talks and suckers walk"!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:12 PM

8. We need a Jon Stewart "NAILED IT!" gif for this!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:18 PM

10. Here's my favorite




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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:22 PM

20. I miss Jon Stewart, but I really like Trevor Noah, too.

Would love to see them do a show together.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:14 PM

9. I love when Republicans

are at one another's throats.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:40 PM

11. I think it was more not going to hearing today, asking for a week and congress saying no along

with Michigan certified.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:44 PM

12. Interestingly, I don't think "big business" is in Trump's corner.

It's not so much that they have a problem with his policies, rather that he has been highly disruptive, and apparently needlessly so from their perspective, I imagine.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:36 PM

24. Exactly. Business likes stability, certainty. Big bank clients

can't even plan since supply chain uncertain due to trump tariff shenanigans... costs up and down.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:37 PM

25. As a strategy "crash the economy and hope to pick up seats in the midterms on the back of it"

doesn't necessarily fly with the business community.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:56 PM

13. Or maybe the calls in recent days

for the enablers to be held criminally liable for their fuckery have some of these idiot flunkies rethinking their loyalty.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:01 PM

14. Good news and bad...

Now they’re going to contribute a lot to the two Republican Senate candidates.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:02 PM

15. I don't think Trump cares a wit about the republican party. Putin cares, though. n/t

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:11 PM

16. Note: DOW futures now up strongly

In after hours trading.

DOW futures up 224 points right now, to 29,770.

Blue Horseshoe loves a Biden Presidency.

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Response to James48 (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 07:47 AM

27. Ha. Nice reference

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:44 PM

17. Capitalism cries "Crap!," and all its subjects squatted and strained. n/t

 

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Response to disalitervisum (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 05:34 PM

34. That's the one. So true.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:08 PM

18. "Donors" bribing Republicans to do the right thing.

That's different. It might also make another commerical about who Loeffler and Perdue would really be working for.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:21 PM

19. See? I told you it's all about the MONEY.

No matter how much progressives scream and protest. It all falls on deaf ears. But when it comes to MONEY, GOP leaders will lie down like a lamb. As a matter of fact, didn't they say MONEY is speech?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:24 PM

21. Nah, MI certified. Trump had no future path. Game over.

I doubt the GSA was really pressured, unlike many, I think she was doing what she thought was right.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:31 PM

22. Bingo! nt

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:32 PM

23. Interesting! But nothing to do with trump. He doesn't care about the GA state race.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 08:10 AM

28. McConnell does, though.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:47 PM

26. CEOs want a relief bill to save businesses and employees. Aint gonna get it with a GOP Senate

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 09:22 AM

29. I wouldn't doubt

this the GOP owner donors said cut this shit out now or no money!!!

Follow the money.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 09:37 AM

30. The could have just as easily blackmailed him into refusing to leave

We'll never know all the dirty dealings those ceo's have paid for. Luckily, Biden doesn't have to run for re-election, and Harris won't accept bribes. That means all the money will got to the 2024 gop candidate, and let's hope frump is in a nursing home on a ventilator by then.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 09:40 AM

31. FULL list of the CEOs

https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/business-leaders-letter-trump-transition/cfb231ee1058dc58/full.pdf

America is being ravaged by a deadly pandemic with enormous social and economic
consequences.The attention andenergy of public and private sector leaders should be entirely
focused on unitingour country to fight the coronavirus, provide aid to those in need, prevent
further business disruption andloss of jobs, andinvest in our economic recovery and
revitalization.
Every day that an orderly presidential transition process is delayed, our democracy grows
weaker in the eyes of our own citizens and the nation’sstature on the global stage is
diminished.Our national interestand respect for the integrity of our democratic process
requiresthat the administrator of the federal General ServicesAdministration immediately
ascertain that Joseph R. Biden andKamalaD.Harrisare the president-elect andvice presidentelect so that a proper transition can begin. Withholding resources and vital information from an
incoming administration puts the public and economic health and security of America at risk.
As business andcivic leaderswho reflect the political diversity of the country, we urge respect
for the democratic processand unifiedsupport for our duly elected leadership.There is not a
momentto waste in the battle against the pandemicand for the recovery andhealing of our
nation to begin.
Sincerely,
LeeS.Ainslie,III,ManagingPartner,MaverickCapital
EllenAlemany,Chairman& CEO,CITGroupInc.
SimonAllen,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,McGraw-HillEducation,Inc.
JeffreyH.Aronson,ManagingPrincipal,CenterbridgePartners
RobertBakish,President& CEO,ViacomCBSInc.
Ajay Banga,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,Mastercard
NeilBarr,ManagingPartner,DavisPolk& WardwellLLP
ErinBarringer,Director,DalbergAmericas
CandaceK.Beinecke,SeniorPartner,HughesHubbard& ReedLLP
StephenBerger,Chairman,OdysseyInvestmentPartners,LLC
WilliamH.Berkman,Co-Chairman& CEO,DigitalLandscapeGroup,Inc.
SethBernstein,President& CEO,AB
DavidBeveridge,SeniorPartner,Shearman& Sterling,LLP
MichaelW.Blair,PresidingPartner,Debevoise& PlimptonLLP
Jeff T.Blau,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,The RelatedCompanies,L.P.
KathyBloomgarden,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,RuderFinn,Inc.
AdamM.Blumenthal,ManagingPartner,BlueWolfCapitalPartners
NeilBlumenthal,Co-Founder& Co-CEO,WarbyParker
MichaelC.Bodson,President& CEO,The DepositoryTrust andClearingCorporation
JohnBorthwick,Founder& CEO,Betaworks
164 New York business leaders urgethe Trump Administration
to MoveForwardwith Transition
OpenLetteronPresidentialTransition
JohnBruckner,President,NY,NationalGrid
AriBuchalter,President& CEO,Intersection
DonaldA.Capoccia,Principal,BFCPartners
H.RodginCohen,SeniorChairman,Sullivan& CromwellLLP
RichardColes,Founder& ManagingPartner,VanbartonGroupLLC
R.CromwellCoulson,President& CEO,OTCMarketsGroup
ToddC.DeGarmo,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,STUDIOSArchitecture
TobyDodd,President,NewYork Tri-State,Cushman& Wakefield,Inc.
WilliamR.Dougherty,Chairman,ExecutiveCommittee,SimpsonThacher& BartlettLLP
BrianDuperreault,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,AmericanInternationalGroup,Inc.
DouglasDurst,Chairman,DurstOrganizationInc.
ScottA.Edelman,Chairman,MilbankLLP
BlairW.Effron,Co-Founder,CenterviewPartners
JoelS.Ehrenkranz,PartnerandCo-Founder,EhrenkranzPartnersL.P.
DouglasF.Eisenberg,FounderandCEO,A&ERealEstate,LLC
AlexanderFarman-Farmaian,Vice Chairman,PortfolioManager,EdgewoodManagementLLC
LaurenceD.Fink,Chairman& CEO,BlackRock
PeterFinn,FoundingPartner,FinnPartners
JohnFish,Chairman& CEO,Suffolk
WinstonC.Fisher,Partner,FisherBrothers
WilliamE.Ford,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,GeneralAtlanticLLC
PaulFribourg,Chairman& CEO,ContinentalGrain Company
EricJ. Friedman,ExecutivePartner,Skadden,Arps,Slate,Meagher& FlomLLP
DaveGilboa,Co-Founder& Co-CEO,WarbyParker
MaryAnneGilmartin,Founder& CEO,MAGPartnersLP
DanielGlaser,President& CEO,Marsh& McLennanCompanies,Inc.
DexterGoei,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,AlticeUSA
TimothyGokey,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,BroadridgeFinancialSolutions,Inc.
PerryGolkin,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,PPCEnterprisesLLC
BarryM.Gosin,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,NewmarkKnightFrank
PeterT. Grauer,Chairman,Bloomberg
JonGray,President& COO,Blackstone
JonathanN.Grayer,Chairman& CEO,WeldNorthLLC
DavidJ.Greenwald,Chairman,Fried,Frank,Harris,Shriver& JacobsonLLP
KellyJ. Grier,US ChairandManagingPartnerandAmericasManagingPartner,Ernst&
YoungLLP
StewartKPGross,ManagingDirector,LightyearCapital
H.DaleHemmerdinger,Chairman,AtcoProperties& Management,Inc.
LeslieW.Himmel,ManagingPartner,Himmel& MeringoffProperties,Inc.
DonnaImperato,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,BCW
FrederickJ. Iseman,Chairman& CEO,CICapitalPartnersLLC
KennethM.Jacobs,Chairman& CEO,LazardLtd
JohnJosephson,Chairman& CEO,Sesac
RobertaKaplan,FoundingPartner,KaplanHecker& FinkLLP
HarryKargman,Founder& CEO,KargoGlobal,Inc.
BradS.Karp,Chair,Paul,Weiss,Rifkind,Wharton& GarrisonLLP
CharlesR.Kaye,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,WarburgPincusLLC
AlfredF.KellyJr., Chairman& CEO,Visa Inc.
AnthonyS.Kendall,Chairman& CEO,Mitchell& Titus,LLP
RichardA.Kennedy,President& CEO,SKANSKA
MichelA.Khalaf,President& CEO,MetLife,Inc.
PaulKnopp,U.S.Chair& CEO,KPMGLLP
HenryR.Kravis,Co-Chairman& Co-CEO,KohlbergKravisRoberts& Co.
PhilipKrim,Co-Founder& CEO,Casper
JeremyM.Kroll,Co-Founder& CEO,K2Integrity
BarbaraArmandKushner,President,ArmandCorporation
RochelleB.Lazarus,ChairmanEmeritus,Ogilvy& MatherWorldwide
KewsongLee,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,The CarlyleGroup
RichardLesser,President& CEO,The BostonConsultingGroup,Inc.
Joey Levin,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,IAC
AllanLevine,Chairman& CEO,GlobalAtlanticFinancialCompany
RobertA.Levine,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,RALCompanies& Affiliates,LLC
PamelaLiebman,President& CEO,The CorcoranGroup,Inc.
MartinLipton,SeniorPartner,Wachtell,Lipton,Rosen& Katz
RobertP.LoCascio,Founder& CEO,LivePerson,Inc.
RogerLynch,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,CondéNast
MehdiMahmud,CEO& President,FirstEagleInvestmentManagement,LLC
AnthonyMalkin,Chairman,President& CEO,EmpireStateRealtyTrust
AnthonyE.Mann,President& CEO,E-JElectricInstallationCo.
TheodoreMathas,Chairman& CEO,NewYork LifeInsuranceCompany
SandeepMathrani,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,WeWork
PeterW.May,President& FoundingPartner,Trian Partners
JohnMcAvoy,Chairman,President& CEO,Con Edison,Inc.
KevinJ. McCarty,Chairman& CEO,WestMonroePartners
RaymondW.McDaniel,Jr.,President& CEO,Moody'sCorporation
AvnerMendelson,President& CEO,BankLeumiUSA
KeithMestrich,President& CEO,AmalgamatedBank
MarcMetrick,President& CEO,SaksFifthAvenue
EdwardJ.Minskoff,Chairman& CEO,EdwardJ. MinskoffEquities,Inc.
GregMondre,Co-ChiefExecutiveOfficer,SilverLake
DanielMoore,President& CEO,RockefellerGroupInternational,Inc.
Tyler Morse,ChiefExecutiveOfficer& ManagingPartner,MCRDevelopmentLLC
DanielNardello,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,Nardello& Co.LLC
LizNeumark,Chair& Founder,GreatPerformances
JonOringer,Founder& ExecutiveChairman,Shutterstock,Inc.
StanPavlovsky,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,Shutterstock,Inc.
MarkPearson,President& CEO,Equitable
MichaelA.Peterson,Chairman& CEO,Peter G.PetersonFoundation
CharlesE.Phillips,Jr., Chairman,Infor
MichaelPhillips,President,JamestownPropertiesLLC
DeirdreQuinn,Co-Founder& CEO,Lafayette148NewYork
DanielRamot,Co-Founder& CEO,Via
StevenL.Rattner,Chairman& CEO,WillettAdvisorsLLC
ScottH.Rechler,Chairman& CEO,RXRRealtyLLC
MichaelRoberts,President& CEO,HSBCBankUSA
JamesD.Robinson,III,Co-Founder& GeneralPartner,RREVentures
EvanRoth,Co-ChiefExecutiveOfficer,BBRPartners,LLC
MichaelI.Roth,Chairman& CEO,InterpublicGroup
StevenRubenstein,President,RubensteinCommunications,Inc.
MitchellE.Rudin,Chairman& CEO,SavillsInc.
WilliamC.Rudin,Co-Chairman& CEO,RudinManagementCompany,Inc.
KevinP.Ryan,Founder& CEO,AlleyCorp
PhilipK.Ryan,Chairman,SwissRe Americas
TimothyRyan,U.S.Chair& SeniorPartner,PwC
FaizaSaeed,PresidingPartner,Cravath,Swaine& MooreLLP
ScottSalmirs,President& CEO,ABM IndustriesInc.
RalphSchlosstein,President& CEO,EvercorePartnersInc.
MichaelSchmidtberger,Partner& Chairof the ExecutiveCommittee,SidleyAustinLLP
AlanD.Schnitzer,Chairman& CEO,The TravelersCompanies,Inc.
AlanD.Schwartz,ExecutiveChairman,GuggenheimPartners,LLC
AriM.Shalam,ManagingDirector,RWNRealEstatePartnersLLC
KathleenShanahan,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,Turtle& Hughes,Inc.
SuzanneShank,President& CEO,SiebertWilliamsShank& Co.,LLC
JosephShenker,Chairman,Sullivan& CromwellLLP
TarekSherif,Co-Founder& CEO,MedidataSolutions,Inc.
JonathanSilvan,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,GlobalStrategyGroup,LLC
JoshuaSilverman,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,Etsy,Inc.
DavidM.Solomon,Chairman& CEO,GoldmanSachs
JeffreySolomon,Chairman& CEO,Cowen
RobSpeyer,President& CEO,TishmanSpeyer
RobertK.Steel,Chairman,PerellaWeinbergPartners
SanjaySwani,Partner,TailwindCapital
StevenR.Swartz,President& CEO,Hearst
JulieSweet,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,Accenture
PaulJ. Taubman,Chairman& CEO,PJT PartnersInc.
OwenD.Thomas,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,BostonProperties
JamesS.Tisch,President& CEO,LoewsCorporation
GaryM.Tischler,Founder& ManagingPartner,VanbartonGroupLLC
DanielR.Tishman,Vice Chairman,AECOM& Principal,TishmanRealty
PaulTodd,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,GLG
WilliamB.Tyree,ManagingPartner,BrownBrothersHarriman& Co.
JosephUcuzoglu,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,Deloitte
RobertVecchio,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,LPI,Inc.
EllisVerdi,President,DeVito/Verdi
GeorgeH.Walker,Chairman& CEO,NeubergerBermanGroupLLC
PamelaS.Wasserstein,President,VoxMedia
CharlesWeinstein,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,EisnerAmperLLP
DavidWinter,Co-ChiefExecutiveOfficer,StandardIndustriesInc.
RobertWolf,ChiefExecutiveOfficer,32AdvisorsLLC
KathrynS.Wylde,President& CEO,Partnershipfor NewYork City
NinaZagat,Co-FounderandCo-Chair,Zagat
TimZagat,Co-Founder,Zagat
StraussZelnick,Partner,ZMC
JamesZelter,Co-President,ApolloGlobalManagement,Inc.
MitchellZuklie,Chairman& CEO,Orrick,Herrington& SutcliffeLLP

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:38 AM

32. It their threat turned to action, it would take some of the sting out of the transition mess.

As long as it didn't go on too long, I'd consider trading a late start to the new administration in exchange for a blue Senate.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 05:21 PM

33. Well I'll be....

just one more $$ problem. At least this one had a solution for republican grifters.

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