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10 hours ago, swordfish said:

So......Who is racist again?   Congressman Cummings uses the word "Infested" when referring to his district back in 1999.  (a district which hasn't improved much since then)

 

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The President of the United States is a racist. He’s made it abundantly clear his re-election is based on white nationalism. If you support him, there can be no distinction between you being a racist and a racist enabler. They are the same.  - Rob Reiner

President Donald J. Trump - Living rent-free in liberal's heads since 2016....

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And we are just now hearing about this a whole week later? 

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/cummings-home-was-burglarized-early-saturday-morning/28582041

BALTIMORE —

Sources confirm to the 11 News' I-Team that U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings' home was broken into early Saturday morning.

According to officials, the Baltimore Police Department is investigating a report of a burglary that occurred on Saturday, around 3:40 a.m., at a home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue.

 

At this time, it is unknown if any property was taken from the location, officials said.

Hours later that morning, Trump slammed Cummings and Baltimore in a series of tweets, where Trump called Baltimore a "disgusting, rat- and rodent-infested mess."

Cummings tweeted the following in response to Trump:

"Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors.

 

 

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1 hour ago, swordfish said:

And we are just now hearing about this a whole week later? 

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/cummings-home-was-burglarized-early-saturday-morning/28582041

BALTIMORE —

Sources confirm to the 11 News' I-Team that U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings' home was broken into early Saturday morning.

According to officials, the Baltimore Police Department is investigating a report of a burglary that occurred on Saturday, around 3:40 a.m., at a home in the 2000 block of Madison Avenue.

 

At this time, it is unknown if any property was taken from the location, officials said.

Hours later that morning, Trump slammed Cummings and Baltimore in a series of tweets, where Trump called Baltimore a "disgusting, rat- and rodent-infested mess."

Cummings tweeted the following in response to Trump:

"Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors.

 

 

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18 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

Trump called out for confusing Dayton with Toledo in mass shooting remarks

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-called-out-for-confusing-dayton-with-toledo-in-mass-shooting-remarks

IMPEACH HIM TODAY!!!

(He even made Rep. Tim Ryan swear)

OH - maybe should disqualify Biden as well....

(From the same article Gonzo).....

Trump isn’t the only politician to mess up the names of the locations of last weekend’s massacres.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic primary front-runner, misstated the locations of both shootings while speaking at a fundraiser in San Diego on Sunday evening.

The 76-year-old Biden mistakenly referred to the shootings as “the tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before," but later corrected himself, according to a pool report.

 

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3 minutes ago, swordfish said:

Trump isn’t the only politician to mess up the names of the locations of last weekend’s massacres.

He's the only President to confuse names of the cities. This is his thread, not Joe Biden's.

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2 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

He's the only President to confuse names of the cities. This is his thread, not Joe Biden's.

Really?  Houston......That's quite a ways away from El Paso.......and Michigan isn't even the same state.....

Whatever.....Sorry to rain on your parade....

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9 minutes ago, swordfish said:

Really?  Houston......That's quite a ways away from El Paso.......and Michigan isn't even the same state....

Again, Biden isn't President. And he won't be if I have anything to say about it. Just another senile old white man in government. Fewer of them we end up with, the better off we'll be.

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:14 PM, gonzoron said:

He's the only President to confuse names of the cities. This is his thread, not Joe Biden's.

 

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:14 PM, gonzoron said:

He's the only President to confuse names of the cities. This is his thread, not Joe Biden's.

Perhaps. However, The Great Hussien claimed to have visited 57 states.

 

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Are we REALLY going down the path of comparing mis statements or stupid statements made by Presidents? lol....I sure hope so, this could be fun, even though the current CIC blows away the competition; especially if we get to include twitter. 😂I think he has set the mark so high that no one could ever reach him. 

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The Republican Party's Retirement Problem: https://reason.com/2019/08/06/the-republican-partys-retirement-problem/

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Last week, Texas Rep. Will Hurd, the lone African-American Republican in the House, announced that he would be retiring from Congress. Hurd's exit is part of a wave of GOP departures that signal the particular ways the Republican party is struggling under President Donald Trump—but also how its problems don't stop with the president. 

Hurd, who is just 41, successfully won and held a Republican seat in the San Antonio area. It's one of the nation's most competitive districts, and it went for Hillary Clinton in 2016. From a strictly electoral perspective, Hurd's departure is a huge loss for the GOP. 

After announcing his exit, Hurd criticized Trump for saying that a quartet of Democratic minority congresswomen—three of whom were born in the United States, and all of whom are citizens—should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." 

"When you imply that because someone doesn't look like you, in telling them to go back to Africa or wherever, you're implying that they're not an American and you're implying that they have less worth than you," Hurd told The Washington Post.

It is understandably hard to be a black Republican under Trump. From his birtherist conspiracy theories about President Obama to his repeated attacks on immigrants as criminals and invaders, Trump has not exactly made the GOP friendly to minorities—even before his recent racialized attacks on Democratic politicians. The party's descent into a cult of personality, willing to bend or break its principles and ideas in order to defend a president who remains intensely popular with the party's base, has made it even more difficult for those who find Trump's brand of politics distasteful or offensive to speak up in response.  

But it's also just hard to be a Republican under Trump, period. Which is why Hurd is only the latest and most prominent GOP lawmaker to announce an exit from Congress. Prior to Hurd's announcement, two other Texas Republicans, Mike Conaway, who represents the Midland area, and Pete Olson, who represents a district outside Houston, also said they'd be retiring. Just yesterday, Rep. Kenny Marchant, a Republican from the Dallas area, also said he would not seek re-election. Since the beginning of the year, Republicans from Utah, Indiana, Georgia, and Alabama have thrown in the towel. More retirement announcements are expected to come. 

Trump shoulders no small share of the blame for the dwindling enthusiasm of GOP representatives; behind closed doors, many freely admit they don't like him, don't like defending him, and don't like the ugly, circus-like politics he has enabled. Trump makes everything about Trump, which makes it more difficult for legislators who would like to focus on actual legislating to do the jobs they wanted to do.  

But Trump isn't the only problem; GOP leadership has also played a role, even before Trump was elected, in centralizing legislative power and turning ordinary Republican lawmakers—especially in the House—into fundraising machines who are expected to show up and vote the way they're told but have little impact on actual legislation. That's at least part of how you end up with the pair of big-spending budget deals that have passed in the last two years, and also how you end up with a majority of GOP House members voting against this year's deal, in a too-little-too-late exercise in symbolic fiscal rectitude. (It certainly helped that this time Democrats held the House majority.)

As Georgetown University's Matt Glassman put it last week in an instructive Twitter thread on congressional retirements "the fun and interesting things are becoming a much smaller part of the job, while the tedious and soul-crushing aspects are increasingly occupying members' time." In earlier eras, Glassman wrote, "most members participated substantively in the policy process via the committee system. But the process is now tightly controlled by leadership, reducing opportunities for members to influence legislation." 

Glassman wasn't talking only about Republican retirements, but it seems to be a particularly acute problem for the GOP. Certainly, it's a complaint I have heard frequently when talking privately to lawmakers and their staffers. And sometimes, as in the case of rabble-rousers like Rep. Thomas Massie (R–Ky.) or Justin Amash (I–Mich.), they even say it in public. 

The point isn't that being a member of Congress is supposed to be fun or entertaining; sometimes serving the public is frustrating and involves hard work. But it should be productive, and the combination of Trump, who seems to go out of his way to transform every political discussion into a forum on his dubious personal merits, and the centralization of legislative power by Republican leadership, means that GOP elected officials have little to do except raise money and defend a man that many of them despise. 

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Today's uni-party, ladies and gentlemen.

 

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Rep. Joaquin Castro's Doxxing of Trump Donors in His District Has Flipped the Campaign Finance Discourse on Its Head: https://reason.com/2019/08/07/rep-joaquin-castros-doxxing-of-trump-donors-in-his-district-has-flipped-the-campaign-finance-discourse-on-its-head/

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Late Monday night, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D–Texas) tweeted out a graphic featuring the names of San Antonio residents in his district who had donated the legal maximum to the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump.

"Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump," said Castro in a tweet that also called out specific businesses. "Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as 'invaders.'"

 

Sad to see so many San Antonians as 2019 maximum donors to Donald Trump — the owner of ⁦@BillMillerBarBQ⁩, owner of the ⁦@HistoricPearl, realtor Phyllis Browning, etc⁩.

Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’

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The tweet listed the employers of these Trump donors, including a dozen who said they were retired, and one self-described "homemaker."

Conservatives blasted Castro for the tweet.

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Castro himself is not backing down, arguing that he did not create the graphic (it reportedly originated from an activist group) and that this is all public information anyway.

"No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published," he said in response to McCarthy.

 
 
 
 

There is a difference, however, between campaign finance information being available and a member of Congress broadcasting that information on social media.

Castro also appears to be trying to draw a link between donors to Trump's campaign and the recent El Paso shooting, the perpetrator of which wrote a manifesto denouncing immigrants as "invaders." After the conservative backlash to his tweet, Castro retweeted a couple of supporters who made this link explicit.

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And while reasonable people may not be able to reasonably disagree on Trump, Castro's tweet is just deepening the divide. He has given every person he singled out even more reason to support Castro's opponents, particularly since the nature of social media virality almost guarantees each of those individuals has received or will receive unpleasant messages thanks to Castro's spotlight. Whatever divisions he was hoping to fix, he has only deepened.

How true.  And as one of the comments to this story posits:

"One thing the otherwise well written article leaves out is that Castro apparently redacted the names of Hispanic Trump voters and doxed only the nonHispanic Trump supporters. That fact puts lie to any claim that he did this for “transparency”. If he thinks it is so important for people who donated to Trump to be publicly known, why is it somehow not important for Hispanics who do so to be doxed? He did this because he wants the mob to terrorize these people for the crime of disagreeing with him. But hey, he makes up for it by targeting them for their race as well. So there is that."

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35 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

Rep. Joaquin Castro's Doxxing of Trump Donors in His District Has Flipped the Campaign Finance Discourse on Its Head: https://reason.com/2019/08/07/rep-joaquin-castros-doxxing-of-trump-donors-in-his-district-has-flipped-the-campaign-finance-discourse-on-its-head/

How true.  And as one of the comments to this story posits:

"One thing the otherwise well written article leaves out is that Castro apparently redacted the names of Hispanic Trump voters and doxed only the nonHispanic Trump supporters. That fact puts lie to any claim that he did this for “transparency”. If he thinks it is so important for people who donated to Trump to be publicly known, why is it somehow not important for Hispanics who do so to be doxed? He did this because he wants the mob to terrorize these people for the crime of disagreeing with him. But hey, he makes up for it by targeting them for their race as well. So there is that."

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Next Round of Tariffs Will Be $1 Billion Tax Increase on Smartphones, TVs, Tablets, and More: https://reason.com/2019/08/09/next-round-of-tariffs-will-be-1-billion-tax-increase-on-smartphones-tvs-and-other-electronics/

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From headphones to smartphones, from printers to speakers, the next round of tariffs on Chinese-made products is likely to be a $1 billion tax increase on consumer electronics.

President Donald Trump's earlier rounds of tariffs mostly avoided hitting consumer products and electronics—though the focus on manufacturing inputs meant some American tech firms got hit anyway if they import component parts from China, as many do. The next round of 10 percent tariffs, which Trump says will take effect on September 1, will hit almost all remaining un-tariffed imports from China.

That means personal and home electronics won't be spared much longer.

"Tariffs are taxes—and increasing costs on companies puts consumers in the middle of President Trump's trade war," says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

According to an analysis from the CTA and the Trade Partnership, a pro-trade policy organization, the next round of tariffs will hike the taxes Americans pay on consumer electronics by about $1 billion per month.

That's on top of the costs American tech companies are already facing. According to CTA, the industry paid $1.7 billion in tariffs in June of this year. That's eight times more than was paid in June 2018, despite the fact that consumer electronic imports from China had declined by 39 percent year over year. Trump imposed then first round of tariffs on Chinese imports in July of last year.

In short, Americans are importing fewer laptops, speakers, and other electronic items from China, and they're paying a higher price for the items they do buy. That's a good illustration of a few of the problems with Trump's tariff strategy. He has imposed a regressive tax that makes it more difficult for Americans to afford modern tech, while simultaneously whacking the blue-collar jobs that are supported by supply chains bringing televisions and other goods from American ports to local stores.

In June, Americans paid $6 billion in tariffs—one of the highest single-month totals, in nominal terms, in American history. Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration accounted for more than $3.4 billion of that overall total, according to a new analysisfrom Tarrifs Hurt The Heartland, an anti-tariff coalition of business groups.

"Americans are already paying record-high tariffs, and the biggest hit to consumers is still to come," said Johnathan Gold, a spokesman for the group.

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And how exactly is American "winning" with these tariffs?

 

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Well, Muda, you just don't know economics. You see, the Chinese are paying all those tariffs, so if we just put enough of them on enough Chinese stuff (has anyone thought about rice yet?), we can all retire early with the guv'ment subsidy checks we will receive from the Chinese tariff payments - sort of like all the farmers are doing. 

 

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49 minutes ago, gonzoron said:

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I was thinking more along the lines of......get ready for war with Iran. 

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