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Mon May 21, 2018, 06:46 PM

Democrats' newest midterm pitch: Crackdown on corruption

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Source: Washington Post

Democrats are preparing to highlight allegations of corruption surrounding the Trump administration — and a legislative agenda to prevent future abuses — as they continue rolling out their party platform ahead of November’s midterm elections.

According to a senior Democratic official familiar with the announcement, the new agenda will include proposals that would eliminate loopholes that allow lobbyists and lawmakers to buy and sell influence without the public’s knowledge. The message: Elect Democrats in November to “clean up the chaos and corruption in Washington.”

“This administration is failing to police itself, to set moral standards, to clean up its messes, to shun corrupt behavior, and to drain the swamp,” the Democratic official said. “It’s the American people who are getting stuck with a raw deal. That has to change.”
The proposals are set to be rolled out Monday afternoon on Capitol Hill with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and several other congressional Democrats who have been engaged in anti-corruption issues, including Rep. John Sarbanes (Md.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.).




Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/05/21/democrats-newest-midterm-pitch-a-crackdown-on-corruption/?utm_term=.11c676ef50d7



Finally, an actual message. Yes, we need a catchphrase like "This is what Draining The Swamp actually looks like!".

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Reply Democrats' newest midterm pitch: Crackdown on corruption (Original post)
flibbitygiblets May 2018 OP
Ligyron May 2018 #1
notdarkyet May 2018 #2
BigmanPigman May 2018 #3
Kashkakat v.2.0 May 2018 #4
pangaia May 2018 #5
sunRISEnow May 2018 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2018 #7
ancianita May 2018 #8
rtracey May 2018 #10
BaronChocula May 2018 #9
muriel_volestrangler May 2018 #11

Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 06:51 PM

1. YES! Here we go...

'bout time too.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 06:53 PM

2. It absolutely needs to be done. The trump and congressional abuses have left a bad

Taste in the mouth. How do we recover as a country unless the people are assured, obstruction, graft and treason are stopped.?

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 06:59 PM

3. I LIKE it! It has a real chance at being effective.

The GOP voters wanted to drain the swamp but since they only get their info from Fux Ruse and RW propaganda hate radio they aren't aware of most of the corruption. Pelosi doesn't want to have impeachment as a theme for Dems to run with in the midterms for fear of a backlash. This is a better plan realistically.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 07:12 PM

5. "The message: Elect Democrats in November to "clean up the chaos and corruption in Washington."

Well........ I'm not too excited about that, to be honest.

I prefer something, at least as part of a short and sweet series of catch phrases..., telling it EXACTLY LIKE IT IS----

THE CORRUPTION OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT...

There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, [AND REPUBLICANS]who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, or legal accountability.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/there-is-only-one-trump-scandal/560825/

trump and 'his associates' are joining with global gangsters to bring down American, indeed WESTERN, Democracy and any republican who does not act to put a stop to it is part of this, the TRUE conspiracy.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 07:45 PM

6. The corruption has never been to this level. It makes sense.

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 08:05 PM

7. What do Democrats have against free enterprise? - Fux Noise

That's how they'll spin it.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 09:07 PM

8. "Don't like the swamp? Wait till there's no social security and medicare!"

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Tue May 22, 2018, 08:12 AM

10. agree

 

I have said that for a long time.... Republicans have grandmothers/grandfathers/mothers/fathers too

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Mon May 21, 2018, 09:10 PM

9. FINALLY!!!

Messaging that will resonate with the wiggly "independent," squishy center voters who need to be spoon fed things they can parrot to their friends!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 02:40 PM

11. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142063701 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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