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Wouldn't you have expected this?

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by The Barbarian, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. The Barbarian

    The Barbarian Crabby Old White Guy

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    Another presidential head-on collision with the Constitution.
     
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  2. Ricky M

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    I think the new rule is you're supposed to summarize what the video says (?)
     
  3. Ricky M

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    In a nutshell, Trump wants companies to be able to legally bribe foreign officials.
     
  4. GOD Shines Forth!

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    According to Adult Romper Room's Book of the Week. This is the kind of infantilizing nonsense Trump has reduced them to?
     
  5. Ricky M

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    I'm sure corporate america is all for that - and are probably doing it already.
     
  6. The Barbarian

    The Barbarian Crabby Old White Guy

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    Trump was stunned and angered that federal law forbids bribery and corruption. Why would anyone be surprised?

    What's kind of interesting is that he actually thought that his Secretary of State could just nullify the law, and when Secretary Tillerson explained why he couldn't, Trump then planned to issue a presidential decree that would do so.
     
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    joshua 1 9 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Like it use to be in the days before he cleaned the swamp?
     
  8. Ricky M

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    As GSF said, this report was by people with an agenda. Not 100% reliable, but then again not totally out of character for Trump.
     
  9. The Barbarian

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    It's not the first time. He was stunned to learn, early on, that he couldn't just have Hillary Clinton arrested.
     
  10. Ricky M

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    Is that like cleaning a trout pond by stocking it with Piranhas?
     
  11. The Barbarian

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    You got it backwards. Bribery was illegal when Trump came to office. He wanted to overturn the law by presidential decree.
     
  12. The Barbarian

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    Lampreys, mostly...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Ricky M

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    Again, God told us thousands of years ago it would get like this. We shouldn't be surprised by what comes out of either side.
     
  14. Bobber

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    Executive Orders can be a dime for a dozen. They can be changed the next time a President comes in if Congress didn't come on board. I think it is a complex issue though with a lot of grey areas involved which is hard to define just what is ethically wrong. Even in the States you have Governors offering tax incentives to companies to relocate in their areas so what's the difference. Isn't it still money in their pockets regardless and thus could be called bribes?
     
  15. Ricky M

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    just like genius and insanity, it's a fine line between incentive and bribe ;)
     
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  16. The Barbarian

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    No. It's not all that complex. Only Congress can make laws, and only Congress can repeal them. The president can neither make laws nor repeal laws. That's what Tillerson had to explain to Trump, who predictably didn't get it.

    It doesn't defy any laws.
     
  17. joshua 1 9

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    As the world gets worse we have more of the power of God to overcome the world.
     
  18. GOD Shines Forth!

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    The International Olympic Committee has been researching this line for decades. A report on their findings is surely forthcoming!
     
  19. The Barbarian

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    Go to Real Clear Politics, do searches on polls for Trump and Biden in swing states like Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Looks like Americans are going to handle it themselves.
     
  20. Uber Genius

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    Your source is fake news MSDNC? Really?

    1000s hour of fake coverage on Russian collusion all completely false, no coverage of Joe Biden's extortion of former Ukrainian president to stop money laundering investigation into Burisma Holdings after Hunter asked him to intervene (you can hear Biden admit his extortion on YouTube video, but MSDNC say it is fake), replay of Adam Schiff's strawman Ukrainian call transcript proven false.

    I know, truth doesn't matter in our postmodern culture, but the idea is to at least fake an appeal to facts.

    Back on "ignore" until some semblance of cogent argument appears.

    More out on Biden's corruption

    $1.5B contract in Iraq for Biden’s little brother exposes Obama ahead of debate
     
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