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Question to Ben Jealous: Do you identify with the term 'socialist'... Ben responds with the F-bomb.

From the Wash Post:

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous clearly does not like being called a socialist.

On Wednesday, the former NAACP chief was asked at a news conference whether he identified with the term “socialist,” as his political opponent, Gov. Larry Hogan (R), has labeled him.

“Are you f---ing kidding me?” Jealous responded, visibly surprising some of the Democratic elected officials who had gathered to endorse him.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/asked-if-he-identifies-with-the-term-socialist-ben-jealous-drops-an-f-bomb/2018/08/08/1f67ca30-9b2b-11e8-b60b-1c897f17e185_story.html?utm_term=.7eef05154ae8


This is not going to help him here in Maryland. He should either embrace the term or politely explain why he doesn't.

Balderson commits huge gaffe before Ohio special election

Ohio state Senator Troy Balderson is running as the Republican in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District special election today. At most points over the past hundred years, this would mean that he was virtually entitled to the seat. But it’s hard to be the Republican candidate in special elections these days—Balderson is locked in a virtual tie with his Democratic opponent, Danny O’Connor, and he didn’t help himself by stepping in a big old pile of shit the day before the election.

The bad moment came when Balderson told a crowd at a rally in Zanesville, OH, that “We don’t want someone from Franklin County representing us.”

Franklin County, apart from being where O’Connor is from, is home to Columbus and is the most heavily-populated county in Ohio. As New York magazine notes, it’s also home to roughly a third of the district’s voters. Oops.



That should lock it in for Danny Boy!

Update: CNN discussing this issue now saying its significant and will have impact.

Obstruction of justice bombshell will explode before midterms

From The Hill..

Why is President Trump escalating his attacks against special counsel counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice, the FBI and the free press to a fever pitch in recent days?

The reason is that the odds are very high that Mueller will offer a declarative public statement before the midterm elections, and very likely before Labor Day, that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice.

The Mueller declaration of obstruction of justice could be issued in the form of a letter to Congress and may or may not ultimately be issued in the form of an indictment if he believes that the Trump situation creates extraordinary circumstances that warrant his seeking approval for a formal indictment.



Sounds right to me. The question is what will the Republicans in congress do.



My theory: Republicans impeach Trump just prior to the midterm elections.

They will take the credit for taking the lunatic out of office which then gives them some cover from Trump's negative coattails. That might be enough to save some of their arses and retain control of both chambers.

Its a troubling thought because it might work.

The "MEMO" is a backfiring on the Trump Republicans.

It appears this misleading inaccurate stupid memo is galvanizing support of the FBI from both sides of the aisle.

Fools are often their own worst enemy.

Russia probe lawyers think Mueller could indict Trump


While many legal experts contend that Mueller lacks the standing to bring criminal charges against Trump, at least two attorneys working with clients swept up in the Russia probe told POLITICO they consider it possible that Mueller could indict the president for obstruction of justice.

Neither attorney claimed to have specific knowledge of Mueller’s plans. Both based their opinions on their understanding of the law; one also cited his interactions with the special counsel’s team, whose interviews have recently examined whether Trump tried to derail the probe into his campaign’s Russia ties.

“If I were a betting man, I’d bet against the president,” said one of the lawyers.

The second attorney, who represents a senior Trump official, speculated that Mueller could try to bring an indictment against Trump even if he expects the move to draw fierce procedural challenges from the president’s lawyers – if only to demonstrate the gravity of his findings.

“It’s entirely possible that Mueller may go that route on the theory that, as an open question, it should be for the courts to decide,” the attorney said. “Even if the indictment is dismissed, it puts maximum pressure on Congress to treat this with the independence and intellectual honesty that it will never, ever get."




I think ultimately SCOTUS decides this.. and will rule in favor of Mueller.

And dont forget there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

I will strangle any fool that ever says that again.

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