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USA Politics/Election Thread: Joe Biden Inaugurated as 46th President of the United States

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28 minutes ago, Dazzle said:

If there's something positive about this election, it's the prospect that Republicans and Democrats can work together again - ironically due to a tyrant.

Moderate democrats and progressive republicans sure.  I don't see the Trumpers or progressive dems wanting anything to do with the other side. They are more focused on creating divide. Moderate dems don't like the Trumpers and progessive conservatives/republicans don't like progressive dems..

 

It's gonna be hard to create unity. 

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11 minutes ago, HerrDrFunk said:

You can just call me a dick, we’re all adults here.

Some more than others.  

 

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3 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

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The surge of donations is largely from small-dollar donors, campaign officials say, tapping into the president’s base of loyal and fervent donors who tend to contribute the most when they feel the president is under siege or facing unfair political attacks."

 

Sucker born every minute, as they say. 

Like these peoples unfortunate, apparent lack of education though, it should be criminal.

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15 minutes ago, debluvscanucks said:

 

Well, if the majority is from small donations, then the overwhelming majority of it was split 60-40 between a TRUMP PAC and the GOP.  Means probably close to $90 million to the PAC and $60 million to the GOP.  

 

That's a lot of fools who were parted from their money. 

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13 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

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The surge of donations is largely from small-dollar donors, campaign officials say, tapping into the president’s base of loyal and fervent donors who tend to contribute the most when they feel the president is under siege or facing unfair political attacks."

 

Sucker born every minute, as they say. 

Can we sterilize them? 

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About as dumb as trying to commit voter fraud on behalf of the Conservative Party in Alberta in any Federal election  (eg., stacking the voting in California for the Democrats...when they're already going to vote by a large margin for them).  You don't become President by winning the total popular vote.

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10 minutes ago, NewbieCanuckFan said:

 

 

About as dumb as trying to commit voter fraud on behalf of the Conservative Party in Alberta in any Federal election  (eg., stacking the voting in California for the Democrats...when they're already going to vote by a large margin for them).  You don't become President by winning the total popular vote.

Looks like they weren't interested in the Presidential race, but rather, they were trying to win as a write-in candidate for the Mayor of the City of Hawthorne, CA.

 

Funny thing, even if they'd managed to get all 8000 ballots accepted (the scheme was caught and no fraudulent votes were ever cast), they'd still have only come in 3rd in that mayoral race.

 

Story reads like a whole lot of crazy. 

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White House senior advisor Stephen Miller and his wife, Katie, who works as Pence's communications director, announce the birth of their first child with photos

  • Stephen Miller, the White House senior advisor and one of President Donald Trump's most influential aides, and his wife, Katie, the communications director for Vice President Mike Pence, became a parents on November 19.

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  • The couple posed with their newborn, Mackenzie. Both Millers have been ardent supporters of the Trump administration's child separation policy.

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  • Katie once said the Department of Homeland Security even sent her "to the border to see the separations for myself — to try to make me more compassionate — but it didn't work."

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Two of the most important aides in the Trump White House gave birth to their first child recently, according to photos tweeted by Katie Miller, the communications director for Vice President Mike Pence.

 

She and her husband, Stephen, a senior aide to President Donald Trump and one of his most trusted advisors, posed with their daughter, Mackenzie, for a picture.

 

Both Stephen and Katie contracted the coronavirus during the pregnancy, with Stephen testing positive in October and Katie in May.

 

The Millers have been fervent supporters of the Trump administration's child-separation policy for immigration and asylum seekers.

 

Stephen has been widely credited as the architect of the Trump administration's immigration policy.

 

Hundreds of children are still apart from their parents, many of whom were deported back to their home countries while their kids were kept in the US.

 

 

An ACLU court filing from October listed 545 kids still waiting for their parents to be contacted.

 

Katie Miller made headlines in July for comments on child separation she made to Jacob Soboroff, an NBC News reporter and author of the book "Separated: Inside an American Tragedy."

 

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Good luck kid. Is 2 weeks old too young to be emancipated?

 

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14 hours ago, Junkyard Dog said:

Moderate democrats and progressive republicans sure.  I don't see the Trumpers or progressive dems wanting anything to do with the other side. They are more focused on creating divide. Moderate dems don't like the Trumpers and progessive conservatives/republicans don't like progressive dems..

 

It's gonna be hard to create unity. 

Difficult when a guy who’s more corporate than Dotard like Biden is viewed by those social conservatives as a communist.:lol:

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8 hours ago, PistolPete13 said:

Some classic trolling by Pelosi there. Thanks for the memories. ::D

Man, you can just see the delusions of grandeur emanating from that pompous orange asshat 

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Looks like Rudy is starting to sweat the fallout for enabling Trump's crooked schemes.....

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newspolitics/rudy-giuliani-talked-to-trump-about-getting-a-preemptive-pardon-before-the-president-leaves-office-report-says/ar-BB1bx3Mr?li=AAggNb9

 

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President Donald Trump's personal defense attorney Rudy Giuliani talked to the president about receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Citing two people told of the discussion, The Times reported that Giuliani broached the possibility with Trump as recently as last week and that it wasn't the first time the topic was raised.

Giuliani is the focus of a criminal investigation by the Manhattan US attorney's office into whether he violated foreign lobbying laws through his work in Ukraine. Specifically, federal prosecutors are said to be examining Giuliani's business dealings in Ukraine and his involvement in the firing of Marie Yovanovitch as the US's ambassador to Ukraine.

Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello, told The Times that Giuliani was "not concerned about this investigation, because he didn't do anything wrong and that's been our position from Day 1."

Yovanovitch and other witnesses testified during Trump's impeachment proceedings last year that Giuliani embarked on a smear campaign against the ambassador after she refused to let him use the US Embassy in Ukraine in his efforts to obtain political dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter ahead of the 2020 election.

Yovanovitch characterized the smear campaign against her as based on "false claims by people with clearly questionable motives," and said she felt "shocked" and "threatened" by the attacks against her. She was abruptly recalled in April 2019 and terminated the following month.

Giuliani's hunt for dirt was part of the Trump administration's shadow foreign-policy channel with respect to Ukraine — a top-down effort that included the president's attempt to strong-arm the Ukrainian government into launching politically motivated investigations against the Bidens to help Trump's reelection bid. While pressuring the Ukrainian government, Trump froze nearly $400 million in vital military aid and dangled a White House meeting that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky desperately sought.

CNN reported on November 19 that in recent weeks, FBI agents in New York had gotten in touch with witnesses to ask about the former New York mayor's work in Ukraine and about any possible links to Russian intelligence.

US intelligence agencies last year cautioned the White House that Russian operatives were using Giuliani to funnel disinformation to Trump. The warning came after intercepted communications showed that Giuliani interacted with multiple people who had ties to Russian intelligence when he traveled to Ukraine to look for dirt on the Bidens.

Among the people Giuliani met with was a Ukrainian national named Andrii Derkach, who has since been sanctioned by the Treasury Department, accused of acting as a Russian agent and spreading disinformation about the Bidens and the 2020 election. Giuliani has been reluctant to acknowledge Derkach as a Russian agent, telling The Daily Beast in an October interview that "the chance that Derkach is a Russian spy is no better than 50/50."

The Washington Post reported in October that Trump brushed off warnings about Giuliani's vulnerability to being exploited by foreign intelligence, shrugging and saying, "That's Rudy."

Giuliani's ties to Russian interests were thrust back into the spotlight this fall when he coordinated a widely discredited New York Post story purporting to show "smoking-gun" emails between Hunter Biden and a senior Burisma Holdings executive about setting up a meeting with Joe Biden when he was the vice president in 2015.

Giuliani, Trump, and their allies seized on the story and said it proved that Biden inappropriately leveraged his government position to shut down a criminal investigation into Burisma to protect Hunter, who was on Burisma's board at the time.

As Business Insider reported, there is no evidence that these claims hold merit, and they've been debunked by intelligence assessments, news reports, congressional investigations, and witness testimony. Shortly after the story was published, NBC News reported that federal authorities were investigating whether the emails, which the Post said it obtained from a thumb drive Giuliani turned over, were part of a foreign influence operation.

Giuliani is now spearheading the Trump campaign's faltering legal effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The campaign and Republican officials have filed more than two dozen lawsuits but haven't won a single case.

On Monday, Giuliani appeared at an event with Arizona state legislators where he alleged a broad and baseless conspiracy theory about voter fraud and election rigging that he said was proof that the election results were illegitimate.

 

This, on the heels of another Trump attorney saying that recently fired security chief, Chris Krebs "should be shot".....

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/01/trump-lawyer-joe-digenova-election-security-chief-chris-krebs-shot

 

This administration operates exactly like the mob, only with nowhere near the level of competence. :rolleyes:

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