We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Of course there was no Trump Russia collusion. It was a Clinton/Obama hoax to damage Trump, and it has done so with years of smears. Truly disgusting, even by low American political standards. All collusion with Russia was done by the Clinton team. (This was not investigated, of course.)
So, given no wrongdoing, they have moved on to obstruction. It's a fact that obstruction is wrongdoing, even when there is no underlying wrongdoing.
Problem is, Trump behaved like any angry and innocent victim of a nasty persecution. Donald "You're fired!" Trump fired off at all of this, frequently, and publicly, because he foresaw an endless assault on his presidency by political enemies.
Dems will try to keep this active for the next five years. It's not good for the country, but that's not the point. It's all they have.
One unfortunate effect of all of this bs is that it has made it difficult for the US to work with the Russians, a third-world country but oil rich with nuclear weapons. Trump has been too harsh with them because they are not enemies, just sneaky sleazes.
I think Mueller exhaustion has set in, except for NPR and MSNBC.
Not good for the country you say? I think that is part of the plan. There seems to be a disturbing number of political minds that will forever envy a free people. They work every moment of their lives to sew discord, ferment hatred among disparate people. All to line their pocket books and increase their political power.
This is only half time. Now it is time to go after...AND PUNISH...the perpetrators of this hoax. And, revisit the phony Comey investigation and cover-up of Clinton felonies. I may be a smiling deplorable, but I want blind justice...and I mean it.
You don't actually think the MSM will admit they were wrong, do ya?
Time for the President to unleash the power of the federal government leaving no stone unturned to get to the bottom of this hoax.
I'm with Maddog on this.
And yet you want to hear what my sister had to say about it? An intelligent, educated woman. She thought the whole country was affronted by Barr's schilling for Trump, and that both of them should resign.
How do you stand being around her for the holiday's? I hope you are brave enough to offer your opinion and stand up for what you believe. We have friends that have produced a number of leftists children and they keep their mouths shut (our friends, not the kids) as their leftist offspring prattle on and on about how "right" they are in their beliefs. Write them out of the will...............
I can't pretend that I'm not cynical, being from Chicago and all, but, from the get go, I couldn't help but notice how stupid the hoax was, starting with its conceptualization. It's really hard not to perceive anyone, who actually believed it, as exceptionally stupid. In fact, it's a useful yardstick by which to measure stupidity. This is worrying for what it reveals about the competence of the bureaucrats, household names, who wield so much power, not just recklessly, but stupidly. It's too bad we can't sue these people like Chicago is doing to Smollett.
My sister in law and her husband live on about $20k a year. They loved Trump. But then the badly misnamed Affordable Care Act came out and they got about $1800 tax penalties each year, which they didn't pay and can't pay and now the IRS is coming after them. So they hate the ACA but because they are committed lefties they still like Obama and hate Trump. Even though they no longer get IRS penalties thanks to Trump. Go figure.