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Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:53 PM

Is this "tweet storm" a gigantic distraction??

Yes, what Trump tweeted today is appalling and debases the office of the presidency, even more than he already has. However, I can't help but wonder if this isn't some contrived way of sucking the air out of the news cycle to divert attention from something bigger behind the scenes. Perhaps I'm giving President Orange Julius too much credit, but it seems convenient, considering all of the bigger issues currently ongoing (i.e. The wealthcare bill in the senate, Pruit at the EPA approving a pesticide that causes birth defects, the ongoing Syria issue)

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Reply Is this "tweet storm" a gigantic distraction?? (Original post)
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 OP
OnDoutside Jun 2017 #1
bdamomma Jun 2017 #2
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #5
bighart Jun 2017 #3
Amaryllis Jun 2017 #17
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #4
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #8
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #12
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #14
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #15
spanone Jun 2017 #6
pirateshipdude Jun 2017 #7
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #9
pirateshipdude Jun 2017 #20
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #21
pirateshipdude Jun 2017 #22
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #25
pirateshipdude Jun 2017 #28
marylandblue Jun 2017 #24
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #26
pirateshipdude Jun 2017 #29
Kaleva Jun 2017 #10
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #13
Mr. Ected Jun 2017 #11
Achilleaze Jun 2017 #16
Vinca Jun 2017 #18
leftstreet Jun 2017 #23
OhNo-Really Jun 2017 #19
hrmjustin Jun 2017 #27
obnoxiousdrunk Jun 2017 #31
get the red out Jun 2017 #30
matt819 Jun 2017 #32
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #34
FSogol Jun 2017 #33
pirateshipdude Jun 2017 #36
Docreed2003 Jun 2017 #37
Skittles Jun 2017 #35

Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:54 PM

1. Yes of course it is deliberate. What healthcare ?

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:56 PM

2. I am adding

What Russian collusion????

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:57 PM

5. Truth! Can't believe I left that out!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:56 PM

3. I am of the belief that it is

ALWAYS a distraction from something when he goes unhinged.

I'm just not sure he intends it as a distraction or if it's just a release valve for all the pressure and ego bruises he takes every day.

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Response to bighart (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:08 PM

17. Agreed. There is much to be distracted from, and we need to be ever alert.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:57 PM

4. Everything he does is a distraction from

his (lack of) winning!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:58 PM

8. You misheard my friend

He never said winning...it was whining!! Are you tired of the whining yet?? Lmao!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:04 PM

12. Must have been that Nuuuuu-Yawk accent!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:05 PM

14. Lol!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:06 PM

15. Bigly covfefe.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:57 PM

6. HE is a gigantic distraction.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:58 PM

7. I can walk and chew gum at the same time. I bet you can too.

 

His feelers were hurt when he watched this morning and reacted. People are still going after Trumpcare.

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Response to pirateshipdude (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:01 PM

9. I don't disagree...

My point was this: what do you think is going to get broader coverage tonight in the news? The fact that Trumplethinskin showed his true colors yet again, or that the GOP, led by McConnell, is drawing up a bill that will dole out millions to the holdout senator's states in an attempt to dismantle the ACA?

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:18 PM

20. Some of us feel that bald face misogyny is an important issue. Eom

 

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Response to pirateshipdude (Reply #20)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:29 PM

21. As do I...and in no way am I trying to take away from that issue in my post

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:35 PM

22. The more I listen and think about this, the more I define it.

 

You allowed me to do that, simply. Thank-you. We were having this conversation an hour or so, before I read your post. My fellow Democrat and I were pondering distraction? And also how we are told we are being distracted while we are quite capable of thinking about the number of issues Trump and Republicans are throwing at us. It is a lot.

He did state those not in all this, only hear this stuff. Not the important issues. So, maybe you are right. But certainly not with the people actively involved in being informed.

So, I do get it.

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Response to pirateshipdude (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:40 PM

25. At the end of the day, we must persist...(no joke intended)

We, as liberals, must call out his vicious misogyny while at the same time resisting the moves that are taking place that would dismantle our social safety nets and our very Republic. That sounds grandiose, but that's sadly where we find ourselves today.

Thanks for your comments pirateshipdude! Hope you have a great day!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:46 PM

28. I totally agree with you. And right back at you. Eom

 

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:38 PM

24. Point is, he'd rather you know he is a misogynist

instead of people talking about the con job he is pulling on healthcare, taxes, deregulation and corruption.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:41 PM

26. Truth and that's fucked up as well...

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:47 PM

29. Of course. That is cool. There are a lot of people it bothers and those are the people we want. Eom

 

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:02 PM

10. Trump showing again and again that he's unfit for office is the biggest issue

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:04 PM

13. Very true

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:03 PM

11. These tweets are an indirect side effect of the walls closing in on him

In every way conceivable.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:07 PM

16. Bingo!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:08 PM

18. It's not planned or unplanned. The man is crazy and it just happens. No rhyme or reason.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:37 PM

23. And no doubt pathologically impulsive n/t

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:16 PM

19. Puppet

Does anyone doubt for a moment the primaries were possibly compromised by MANY hands? My take is that Trump was the only candidate sufficiently compromised For the Puppet Presidency. It won't surprise me if we find that Trump is just a willing pawn. Did he make a deal with Putin/GOP/Theocrats?

At some point, Mueller et al will have to decide when to stop digging and take action because the Trump/GOP/Zealots webs of potential crimes and political collusion could go back a very long time with a cast of hundreds.

What I really wonder is whether the Judicial Branch will adhere to the law or sabotage Mueller's investigation.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:43 PM

27. He does these things to distract from unpopular legislation that is up for a vote.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #27)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 03:16 PM

31. I wish

that he was that smart. Naah ...

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 03:13 PM

30. Yes but

I can't believe he plots any of it, he is way too crazy and stupid.

I will be glad if the media gloves really come off and he is no longer normalized. The most important issue right now is healthcare, but pointing out that this man is not competent to be President is important too.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 03:18 PM

32. Probably

Let's see, this week they destroyed clean water, approved pesticides, reduced UN Peacekeeping, probably had nothing to do with Syrians not using chemical weapons, had a major dust-up in the WH between Tillerson and the Keystone Kops, failed to destroy healthcare, had the NRA promote a second civil war. What am I missing?

And it's only Thursday.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 04:11 PM

34. Don't think you missed anything Matt!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 03:23 PM

33. LOL, do you think Trumpy and company are really capable of playing 3D chess?

They're the crew that couldn't figure out how to turn on the lights in WH conference rooms and didn't trust anyone enough to ask.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 04:19 PM

36. +1. Eom

 

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Response to FSogol (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 04:28 PM

37. Nope...I think they're just a bunch of fucktards....

That being said, this tweet is awfully convenient...especially considering the current issues at hand.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 04:17 PM

35. no

the man is very sick and cannot stop himself

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