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Begonnen von Peiresc, 13. November 2016, 20:28:34

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Nixon hat nicht den FBI- Chef, sondern einen Sonderermittler entlassen.


Zitat von: Belbo am 10. Mai 2017, 06:54:27
Nixon hat nicht den FBI- Chef, sondern einen Sonderermittler entlassen.
Korrekt; danke.

Es wird auch keinen Automatismus geben, wie schon RPS gesagt hat.
ZitatThis president isn't Nixon—and Washington isn't lined up against him.


Dies ist die Nachricht des Tages.
ZitatSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected calls for a special prosecutor or independent commission to investigate Russia's election meddling in the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Zitat von: Peiresc am 23. März 2017, 20:46:47
Zitatthe rest of this stuff is chatter


Und der geniale Jack Shafer gibt die überzeugendste Prognose ab. Trump wird schon noch was einfallen, und die Republikaner werden ihn weiter schützen.
ZitatThe usual Trump Twitter bullshit, which he resorted to Wednesday morning, won't be enough to stay the criticisms and calls for an independent counsel. As Daily Beacon Editor Matthew Continetti tweeted, you don't make the Russia story go away by banishing its top investigator. Like the forces of Inspector Javert are going to give up because he's gone off payroll? Trump knows he has to do something more dramatic to drive Comey off Page One, like pick a verdant valley or desert oasis in Syria to bomb. Maybe he'll announce a trial separation of his marriage and then reveal a new love interest. Or he'll turn Washington upside down by declaring a terrorist emergency and extend the White House security boundary to 17th Street NW, 15th Street NW and H Street NW. Or he'll appoint Roger Stone to head a presidential commission on something. Or he'll expunge his bad karma by making scapegoats of Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway and Jared Kushner by firing them on national TV. In Trumpworld, all things are ready if his mind be so.

As Noah Feldman wrote Tuesday in Bloomberg View, the Comey removal constitutes no constitutional crisis, only a political one. As long as the Republican majorities in the House and Senate find it in their interests to keep Trump in the White House, he's safe. Despite a few dissenting peeps from principled legislators like Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the Republicans will shoulder their Trump burden. Republicans would rather pass their social legislation, appoint conservatives to the bench and the departments and find new ways to distribute rent to favored corporations than inhibit Trump or snorkel to the bottom of the Russia cesspool.
Natürlich weiß niemand, was wirklich kommen wird, zum wenigsten nicht der Berggorilla. Aber eines ist gewiss: eine kühlere, begründetere Prognose als die Shafers ist nicht denkbar.


RPS wird gefragt:
ZitatWhen this is all over do you promise to tell us who you are?

Rogue POTUS Staff‏: If.


Zitat von: Peiresc am 10. Mai 2017, 17:38:24... Natürlich weiß niemand, was wirklich kommen wird, ...
Wo ist eigentlich Yagdar, wenn man ihn mal braucht?


RPS ruft zum "March of Truth" auf und erklärt warum. Ich bitte um Entschuldigung für das lange Zitat.

ZitatMany people seem to be sitting back waiting for evidence, wanting evidence, begging for evidence, getting mad at us for not finding and leaking new evidence. It seems that we are failing to communicate our message. And it's more dire than ever that people understand that the road to resistance is you, it is the pressure you put on Congress, it is the undeafenable roar you create that overrides every other divided loyalty that Congress has to special interests, partisanship, or political ideology.

The People must unite, and commit, and we must do it now. The President of the United States is a traitor, selling out the country to a foreign government. He is quashing dissent and attempts to reveal the truth, he is installing loyalists who will do his bidding so that he can control investigations, and is doing all of it using your own outcries for more evidence as his greatest protection. As long as everyone wants more evidence, the President can continue denying the evidence, pressing the threshold infinitely higher for the rest of his life.

We have said time and again that this hardly about evidence at this point. This is not about more evidence, or enough evidence, or incontrovertible evidence. Too many people seem to think that there is some level or degree of evidence that cannot be denied. If that is your thinking then you aren't just wrong, you are deadly wrong, bordering on complicity. That belief is exactly what President Trump wants you to believe. He is counting on you waiting for the day that when he can't deny the truth any longer. Because he knows that that day will never come.

There is no level of evidence that can't, or won't, be denied by this President, his supporters, or his apologists. There is no lie too brazen for them to tell. There is no excuse too irrational or absurd to embarrass them into silence. This is the same person who said he could commit cold blooded murder in front of the world without losing votes. And these are the same people who proved him right by cheering him on when he said it. Impeachment is not something that happens in a court of law. At it's core impeachment is a political tool for political crimes, not civic crimes. The meaning of high crimes in the constitution are wrongs and bad acts unique to government office. And those things can be entirely political. Treason, bribery, or other high crimes. Impeachment is not about DNA evidence in a rape case, it's a method for Congress to remove a government official for the grave political offenses, even after criminal law might fail to do so.

We have checks and balances in this country. You are part of them. The People are the ultimate check and balance of the government. And that doesn't end at voting. Voting is just the beginning. Our Founding Fathers enshrined in our constitution our incontrovertible rights to assemble, to petition our government to address our grievances, and to shout those grievances at the very doorstep of the Capitol and the White House. The full weight of the American people engaged, assembling, demonstrating, and demanding action from their government is the greatest force against tyranny that has ever existed. Our Founding Fathers knew that, they expected it, and they begged us to never forget it. No amount or degree of evidence will ever make Congress move as long as the People remain complacent.

Nur ein klitzekleiner Nachtrag: Rudy Giuliani ist ernsthaft im Gespräch als neuer FBI-Chef.


Ryan hat 24 Stunden gewartet, bis er auf den Zug aufgesprungen und McConnell bei der Verteidigung des Präsidenten beigetreten ist.

Da ist er aufmerksam wie Angela Merkel, nie exponiert. Ich gebe mal einen Tipp ab. Wenn der Präsident eines Tages eines natürlichen Todes im Amt (am ehesten Schlaganfall) gestorben sein wird und der große Kehraus einsetzt, dann wird er der heißeste Kandidat auf die Nachfolge sein.

Das Muster hat Stalin vorgelebt. Er war ein Apparatschik, immer im Hintergrund. Das große Wort führten andere (erst Trotzki, dann Bucharin). Bei den Auseinandersetzungen war er immer der Kompromisskandidat, den keiner für voll genommen hat. Stalin war stets mit der Mehrheit und hat seine Konkurrenten nach und nach ausgeschaltet.


Die Republikaner spielen den Erklärbär für ihre Obamacare-Rücknahme


Heritage Action for America
National Right to Life
US Chamber of Commerce
American Conservative Union
Americans for Tax Reform
Associated General Contractors of America
National Association of Manufacturers
National Federation of Independent Businesses
Association of Mature American Citizens
Citizens Against Government Waste
Institute for Liberty
Log Cabin Republicans
Six Degrees Project
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Tea Party Express
Club for Growth
Family Research Council
Americans for Prosperity
National Taxpayers Union
Faith & Freedom Coalition
Associated General Contractors of America
National Association of Wholesale Distributers (NAW)
Center of the American Experiment
Independent Women's Voice
Market Institute
Obamacare Repeal Coalition
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
American Center for Law and Justice
Catholic Medical Association
Concerned Women for America

Fällt was auf?
Eine einzige Organisation, deren Name daran denken lässt, sie hätte was mit Medizin zu tun:
ZitatCatholic Medical Association

Our Mission:
The Catholic Medical Association is a national, physician-led community of healthcare professionals that informs, organizes, and inspires its members, in steadfast fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine.

Our Vision:
Inspiring Physicians to Imitate Jesus Christ

Da fällt mir ein, was Christopher Hitchens von Mutter Teresa berichtet (ich gebe das aus dem Gedächtnis wieder):
Ein leidender, sterbender Krebspatient. Mutter Teresa, die keinerlei Sinn für Schmerzmittel oder medizinische Versorgung in ihren Hospizen hatte, beugt sich über ihn: "Du leidest wie Jesus am Kreuz. Du wirst von Jesus geküsst". Antwort des Sterbenden: "Kann er nicht mal aufhören, mich zu küssen?" Hitchens bezweifelt, dass Mutter Teresa die bittere Ironie erfasst hat.


Comey über Trump
Zitat von: Comeys Abschiedsbrief an das FBII have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won't either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.

Trump über Comey
Zitat"He's a showboat*, he's a grand-stander**, the FBI has been in turmoil," Trump told Holt of Comey. "You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil. Less than a year ago, it hasn't recovered from that."
*showboat: 1. to behave in showy, flamboyant way, 2. a showy, flamboyant person
**grand·stand: To perform ostentatiously so as to impress an audience.

Wann werde ich so abgehärtet sein, so etwas ohne Emotion zu lesen und nur als interessante Erweiterung meines Wortschatzes schätzen zu lernen. Wann werde ich je begreifen, wie das amerikanische Volk diesen Menschen zu seinem Anführer wählen konnte. Hobbes hatte recht. homo homini lupus.


Achso, das hatte ich vergessen:
Zitat von: Peiresc am 11. Mai 2017, 11:17:31
Wenn der Präsident eines Tages eines natürlichen Todes im Amt (am ehesten Schlaganfall) gestorben sein wird
Ich meinte: in ca 9 bis 11 Jahren. So viel Präzision sollte sein.


Pence über Comeys Entlassung.
Zitat"Let me be very clear that the President's decision to accept the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general to remove Director Comey as the head of the FBI was based solely and exclusively on his commitment to the best interests of the American people and to ensuring that the FBI has the trust and confidence of the people this nation," Pence told reporters Wednesday.

Trump über Comeys Entlassung
Zitat"I was going to fire regardless of recommendation," Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt in an interview scheduled to air later on Thursday, two days after Comey's abrupt firing.

Kneif' mich. Eines geht nur: entweder der Präsident lügt, oder der Vizepräsident lügt. Halt, es geht natürlich noch ein Drittes. Beide lügen. Aber mehr Erklärungsvarianten gibt es nicht.


Zitat von: Peiresc am 11. Mai 2017, 19:18:31
Achso, das hatte ich vergessen:
Zitat von: Peiresc am 11. Mai 2017, 11:17:31
Wenn der Präsident eines Tages eines natürlichen Todes im Amt (am ehesten Schlaganfall) gestorben sein wird
Ich meinte: in ca 9 bis 11 Jahren. So viel Präzision sollte sein.
Solange ist Trump nicht im Amt, die Verfassung begrenzt das auf maximal 8 Jahre, oder willst du Anspielungen machen das Trump diesen Zusatzartikel aus der Verfassung streicht und sich für mehr als zwei Amtszeiten  aufstellen lässt, oder sogar schlimmer, Wahlen ganz abschafft und sich zum Imperator ernennt auf Lebenszeit?



Nochmal zu Comey, damit soll's dann aber auch genug sein.
ZitatBut there's no violation of law here. It's noise," Corallo said.
Natürlich, rex non potest peccare, der König kann nicht sündigen. Das ist überall so. Einen unabhängigen Untersucher könnten sie trotzdem einsetzen. RPS schlägt das Procedere vor: ein Gesetz zur Einsetzung dieses unabhängigen Untersuchers, Veto des Präsidenten, und dann das Impeachmentverfahren. Wenn sie denn wollten (wollen müssten); vgl. Roger Simon in #452, RPS in #892.


Die Szenerie ist momentan, wie sie Joseph Heller (Catch-22) nicht hätte toppen können.

Der Nicht-Auftritt Spicers wird so aufgenommen:
Zitat"Spicer missed the briefings Wednesday and Thursday while on Naval Reserve duty, but engaged in a heated argument with The Washington Post's national editor after the newspaper reported he hid in bushes Tuesday night outside the White House after doing a TV hit to defend Trump's firing of Comey.

Darauf Spicer empört.
ZitatA person familiar with the press secretary's location late Tuesday night said Spicer was standing between or behind bushes, but not physically in a bush."

Worauf die WaPo den Vogel entgültig zur Strecke bringt:
ZitatEDITOR'S NOTE OF THE DAY – WaPo: "This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer's location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters. Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not 'in the bushes,' as the story originally stated."

Leider habe ich noch keinen Weg gefunden, FB-Gifs hier direkt einzubinden.
(ein bisschen nach unten scrollen:
ZitatSean....what are you doing in the bushes?...Sean?!