45 thoughts on “Mueller Failed Us”

  1. emphatically emphasizing joe’s message and spreading the gospel, as the old gospel song goes (sorta):

    oh, happy day

    when voters wash

    that jerk away 

  2. business insider:

    President Donald Trump told supporters Saturday night that he will never speak to them again if he loses the election in November. 
    Speaking at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Trump railed against rival Joe Biden, calling him “the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics.”
    “If I lose to him, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I will never speak to you again,” Trump told the attendees at the rally. “You’ll never see me again.”
    Neither the Trump nor Biden campaign immediately responded to a request for comment from Business Insider. 
    Biden, in yet another move to troll the president, released a 10-second ad shortly after Trump delivered his remarks, approving the message. 

  3. An ultimatum from a bad boyfriend.  Everything must be my way or I’ll leave you.  

    Please, get out so we can change the lock on WH door.  

     I hope they use his referring to them as “disgusting people” with whom he does not want to shake hands, as well.  Those in his base are the only ones who want to press the orange flesh.  Yes, he means you.   He is using you to get what he wants.  

    He doesn’t care about you.  He is nothing like you…except for the racism and xenophobia and misogyny.   He doesn’t even care if you die, as long as you vote for him first.

       
    If there is enough to charge him with when he’s no longer Prez, does that mean he gets arrested on an afternoon in January? 

  4. BiD, the minute joe takes the oath, hopefully D’ump will be surrounded by men in dark suits with handcuffs at ready to escort him down the ramp to the nearest jail.

  5. “probably”?   duh

    wapo:

    On Aug. 31, the CIA published an assessment of Russian efforts to interfere in the November election in an internal, highly classified report called the CIA Worldwide Intelligence Review, the sources said. CIA analysts compiled the assessment with input from the National Security Agency and the FBI, based on several dozen pieces of information gleaned from public, unclassified and classified intelligence sources. The assessment includes details of the CIA’s analysis of the activities of Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach to disseminate disparaging information about Biden inside the United States through lobbyists, Congress, the media and contacts with figures close to the president.
    “We assess that President Vladimir Putin and the senior most Russian officials are aware of and probably directing Russia’s influence operations aimed at denigrating the former U.S. Vice President, supporting the U.S. president and fueling public discord ahead of the U.S. election in November,” the first line of the document says, according to the sources.
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Treasury Department have identified Derkach as a Russian agent, but it has not been publicly reported that the CIA, NSA and FBI believed Putin may be personally directing the campaign. Derkach has denied working on behalf of Moscow.
    The CIA assessment described Derkach’s efforts in detail and said that his activities have included working through lobbyists, members of Congress and U.S. media organizations to disseminate and amplify his anti-Biden information. Though it refers to Derkach’s interactions with a “prominent” person connected to the Trump campaign, the analysis does not identify the person. Giuliani, who has been working with Derkach publicly for several months, is not named in the assessment.

  6. Yep, Mueller was not up to the task. But he did lay it out but by the time the truth came out Trump&co had poisoned the waters with lies. The best discription of Mueller is naïve partisan, in the end he was a partisan and played for the team.
    Jack

  7. In an era of FOX News wording quibbles such as some people, could, might, should etc that sound like they mean something but don’t, I probably pay to much attention to meanings of what is said.

    Senator Romney said that he “would vote”.  He did not say “How” he would vote.  In the wishful thinking department of human affairs, I have to hope he has one more “up yours” anti-Trump vote in his arsenal.

     

  8. OK, after a night of reflection I believe that nothing we do to try and shame Republicans will make any difference at all in their re-election campaigns or plans to fill Ginsburg’s SCOTUS seat.  So continue to try and shame and cast the Repug senators as liars and hypocrites but don’t expect them to change their positions.  I expect Romney to announce today that he will support the president’s nominee. Still, only expect that the shaming will turn out Dem voters to make certain that the next SCOTUS seat won’t be filled by a Repug Senate and President.

  9. If tRUMPsky and his spawn can be charged, and, if it looks like Joe will win, will he take the fight to the invalid/Russian-backed  SCOTUS, or, will he resign so Penceky can pardon him and the kidz. 

  10. Just saw a clip from SFB’s 9/19 rally and man, the slurs and tripping over his lying tongue.  He could barely get out the lies.   They need to juice his meds.  A lot of neurological issues get worse at night.  He did say one thing that was true, though.  He loves Donald tRUMP. 

  11. Ugh. Coney Barrett has 7 children two adopted from Haiti. I wonder if they sleep in the house or the garage

  12. I heard the latest SFB ad highlights voting for him to keep him out of jail…….don’t lock me up.  Let my kids take the blame.

  13. Sturg, I’d be surprised if Mexican Spanish is dominant in your neck of the woods. Any chance of practicing Castilian Spanish?

  14. the urgency to nominate and confirm BEFORE the election is not just because the GOPers are hell bent on having a 6-3 conservative court (of course they are, D’ump or no D’ump), it’s because trumpster campaign/family envisions messing with the election returns by challenging everything and taking it to court.

    Voila and déjà vu all over again 2000 guess who the newly conservative court declares is prez.  or so D’ump & co. think/hope.

  15. Yup….  the gop will ram through their SC pick.  If this doesn’t wake up younger people on the importance of voting…  then they deserve the future they get.

  16. It was a done deal the minute she died, But the Republicans have given the democrats a gift when they couldn’t even wait until her body was cold before they started crowing. Such crass behavior should be rewarded.
    Jack

  17. Look at the bright side: single-issue anti-abortion voters won’t have to vote for a man whom they find despicable. 🤷‍♂️

  18. bink, some of the less enthusiastic gopers reluctant to go to the polls have already considered that and it allows them the freedom to vote their conscience (or even not go to the trouble of voting at all) .   

  19. Their reckless eagerness to get the seat filled might be the surest sign, yet, that they know their electoral chances aren’t looking very fortuitous. 

  20. original story in

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/28/a-young-kennedy-in-kushnerland-turned-whistle-blower

     

    here’s raw story on it:

    A former member of the White House coronavirus task force explained why he blew the whistle on what he saw as deadly incompetence within the group.
    Max Kennedy, Jr. — the 26-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — told The New Yorker that he initially agreed to join the task force that was being put together by White House adviser Jared Kushner because of the serious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “But it was such an unprecedented time,” he explained to The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer. “It didn’t seem political—it seemed larger than the Administration.”

    Kennedy recalled being shocked because a skeleton crew of unpaid task force volunteers were forced to use their personal laptops and email accounts to track down medical supplies.
    “It was the number of people who show up to an after-school event, not to run the greatest crisis in a hundred years,” he observed. “It was such a mismatch of personnel. It was one of the largest mobilization problems ever. It was so unbelievably colossal and gargantuan. The fact that they didn’t want to get any more people was so upsetting.”
    Kennedy said that one political appointee on the task force, Brad Smith, urged him to create a model that predicted a maximum of 100,000 deaths because existing scientific models were “too severe.”
    “I don’t know the first thing about disease modeling,” Kennedy told Smith before declining the task.
    Volunteers were also urged to pay close attention to Fox News host Jeanine Pirro and to ship medical supplies to her favored hospitals, Kennedy said.
    Kennedy remembered Kushner stopping by the office with “an air of self-importance” on several occasions and promising to fix problems.
    After quitting the position in April, Kennedy decided to defy a non-disclosure agreement by blowing the whistle in a complaint to Congress.
    “I just couldn’t sleep,” he remarked. “I was so distressed and disturbed by what I’d seen.”
    Kennedy said that the task force “was like a family office meets organized crime, melded with ‘Lord of the Flies.’ It was a government of chaos.”
    “If you see something that might be illegal, and cause thousands of civilian lives to be lost, a person has to speak out,” he insisted.

  21. “was like a family office meets organized crime, melded with ‘Lord of the Flies.’ It was a government of chaos.”
    “If you see something that might be illegal, and cause thousands of civilian lives to be lost, a person has to speak out,”

    there must be a good bumper sticker in the above or at least a nifty ad for lincoln project.

  22. BTW, save the date 10/17

    the hill:

    The Women’s March organization is planning a nationwide protest next month opposing President Trump and his move to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s seat on the Supreme Court.

    “We’re planning a massive, nationwide march on October 17 to send an unmistakable message of our fierce opposition to Trump and his agenda, including his attempt to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat,” the organization said in an online fundraising page for the event.

    The Women’s March organization said on Instagram on Monday that the event will “send a clear message that we will not allow Trump and the GOP to endanger our lives any longer.” 

  23. Had to run out and do an errand and was listening to the republican liars justifying their about face from 2016 when they obstructed Merrick Garland’s nomination.  LSOS one and all.  Can’t stop them, so vote them the fuck out, get Biden elected and follow Poobah’s recommendations. 

  24. And when the republicans file their first challenge to any state’s voting, remind everyone that D’ump said he wanted results on November 3.

  25. She definitely has that glazed-over, Stepford look about her.   If husbands are in control, how can she be trusted to do the job?  Wouldn’t she discuss with her husband and defer to him?  If so, she can not be seated.    This is a valid question.
    Mittens gonna vote no, no matter who it is, just to stick it to Orange Julius?  Will Sue and Lisa follow through?   Is there a fourth Senator out there with the conscience and balls to stop this atrocity?

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