The official "let's impeach Trump" thread

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  1. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I didn't know which of the various political threads this would best fit in, so I figured, why not start a new one?

    This twitter thread by David Rothkopf says it very eloquently so I'll post all the text here.


    "It's the racism. But it's not just the racism. It's sex crimes. But it's not just the sex crimes. It's the concentration camps. But it's not just the concentration camps. It's the corruption. But it's not just the corruption.

    It's being a traitor. But it's not just being a traitor. It's the obstruction of justice but its not just the obstruction of justice. It's the attacks on rule of law. But it's not just the attacks on the rule of law. It's the assault on freedom of the press.

    But it's not just the assault on freedom of the press. It's the pathological lying. But it's not just the pathological lying. It's the unfitness for office. But it's not just the unfitness for office. It's the incompetence. But it's not just the incompetence.

    It's the attacks on our most important allies and alliances. But it's not just the attacks on most important allies and alliances. It's the systematic destruction of our environment. But it's not just the systematic destruction of our environment.

    It's the violation of international treaties and agreements. But it is not just the violation of international treaties and agreements. It's the embrace of our enemies. But it is not just the embrace of our enemies.

    It's the defense of murdering dictators but it is not just the defense of murdering dictators. It is the serial undermining of our national security. But it is not just the serial undermining of our national security. It is the nepotism. But it's not just the nepotism.

    It's the attacks on our federal law enforcement and intelligence communities. But it is not just the attacks on our federal law enforcement and intelligence communities. It's the fiscal recklessness. But it's not just the fiscal recklessness.

    It's the degradation of the office and of public discourse in America. But it's not just the degradation of the office and of public discourse in America. It's the support of Nazis and white supremacists. But it's not just the support of Nazis and white supremacists.

    It's the dead in Puerto Rico and the at the border. But it's not just the dead in Puerto Rico and at the border. It's turning the US government into a criminal conspiracy to empower and enrich the president and his supporters.

    But it's not just the turning the US government into a criminal conspiracy to empower and enrich the president and his supporters. It's weaponization of politics in America to attack the weak. But it's not just the weaponization of American politics to attack the weak.

    It's all these things together and the threat of worse to come. It is the damage that can not be undone. It is pathology that has overtaken our politics and our society, the revelation that 40 percent of the population and an entire political party are profoundly immoral.

    It is a disease that has infected our system and is killing it. At the moment, we still have the wherewithal to fight back. But even those who recognize the dangers of this litany of crimes are proving too complacent, too inert in the face of this threat.

    It is one of those moments in the history of a country when there is a choice to be made, a choice between having a future and not, between growth and decay, between democracy and oligarchy, between what we dreamt of being and what even our founders feared we might become.

    The litany of crises and crimes is so long that we are becoming numb. You have heard of the fog of war. This is the fog of Trump. The volume of wrongs becomes its own defense. Is the president accused of being a rapist? Well, then remind them he is a racist and they'll forget.

    This is a moment for leaders to step up. To challenge each of these abuses via every legal means available. To organize and draw attention to them. To blow the whistle if you are in government and you are being asked to violate your oath. To resist and refuse to be complicit.

    If you can't do those things that make your voice heard and join a movement, support a political candidate, donate money, register voters, fight voter suppression. But whatever you do, resist becoming numb. Resist the temptation to let the recitation of old crimes and new...

    ...become a deadening drone. Every one matters in times like these. Every one must stand up for what is right. In their homes. In their schools. In the workplace. In their churches and synagogues and mosques.

    We are approaching a great national decision about whether the American experiment will succeed or fail, whether this moment does what two world wars, a civil war and countless past misjudgments and missteps could not.

    We will make it together, resist, offer a better alternative, embrace that alternative and the best leaders we can find...or succumb, let the inertia of some among us mark the end of what for two and half centuries was an idea so compelling it inspired the world."
     
  2. DasJazz

    DasJazz Well-Known Member

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    Man is your head going to explode when President Trump wins reelection.

    Have fun cupcakes.
     
  3. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    And here's a bullet-point summary of his first 10 tweets in the thread, a nice recap of why I despise Trump and wholeheartedly want him to be impeached.

    • racism
    • sex crimes
    • concentration camps
    • corruption
    • traitor
    • obstruction of justice
    • attacks on rule of law
    • assault on freedom of the press
    • pathological lying
    • unfitness for office
    • incompetence
    • attacks on our most important allies and alliances
    • systematic destruction of our environment
    • violation of international treaties and agreements
    • embrace of our enemies
    • defense of murdering dictators
    • serial undermining of our national security
    • nepotism
    • attacks on our federal law enforcement and intelligence communities
    • fiscal recklessness
    • degradation of the office and of public discourse in America
    • support of Nazis and white supremacists
    • the dead in Puerto Rico and the at the border
    • turning the US government into a criminal conspiracy to empower and enrich the president and his supporters
    • weaponization of politics in America to attack the weak
     
  4. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I'm truly sorry that you apparently like such a despicable man.
     
  5. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Solid rebuttal.

    None of the above matters, all that matters is winning. Really great moral compass you've got there.
     
  6. DasJazz

    DasJazz Well-Known Member

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    There is no need for a rebuttal. Democrats have deemed anything and everything a phobia or some sort of hatred or racism or nazi. It cheapens the meaning of all of those things and has gotten to the point where all that you are left with is the little Democrat who cries wolf. Add in the fact that you have on full display damn near every day the complete hypocrisy of the democratic left party regarding everything they cry about and you can see how it's just a smidge hard to take anything coming from those people seriously.
     
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  7. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Please tell me how anyone's reaction to someone's actions define the actions taken in the first place. Here's an idea, maybe try to defend the accusations without using the words "democrats" or "liberals." I'll wait.
     
  8. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Dude, I'm not a Democrat. I'm a Republican.
     
  9. Gameface

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    I love you colton!

    No one believes me anymore but I'm not some die hard liberal Democrat. I'd vote for a Republican and have done so several times.

    Integrity matters to me. I know it is lacking on both sides of the aisle. But it has never been more lacking than it is with Trump.

    Manners matter to me. Trump's mom obviously failed in raising a decent human being, because he has no manners, no sense of decency, no humility and absolutely no sense of shame. I'd say his biggest advantage is his complete lack of shame. Some see that as a strength. Not me. I think it's sad.
     
  10. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Something tells me it was Trump's father that took the lead in instilling "values" into their children.
     
  11. jazzrule

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    Historian: Trump Now Tied For ‘Most Racist President In American History’
    Go to Yahoo but read the comments not the propaganda article. We love our president and he will be re-elected!
     
  12. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Respect All, Fear None Contributor

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    Concentration camps? Wasn’t Obama doing the same exact thing?
     
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  13. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    In a word, no.
     
  14. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Respect All, Fear None Contributor

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    Please elaborate.
     
  15. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Feel free to hop into the myriad other threads we've beaten this topic to death in.
     
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  16. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Respect All, Fear None Contributor

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    Yeah, no thanks. The thing I will never understand is the people who hate Trump can and never will say anything nice about him. It’s never objective.
     
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  17. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    No
     
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  18. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    I know, it's tough when people make you exert a modicum of effort in educating yourself.

    But yeah, I'm also confused about why people can't find anything nice to say about a racist huckster *shrug*
     
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  19. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    I liked his first Supreme Court pick quite a bit. Still do.
     
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  20. jazzrule

    jazzrule Well-Known Member

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    I love it! It"s news like this that drives people to change parties. Thanks yahoo i'm now a trump supporter! You sealed the deal. TRUMP 2020.
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    Any sane objective person can see that Trump is not a racist. He’s a businessman who happens to be a true Patriot who loves this great country of ours. And so am I. God bless America and God bless President Trump during these tumultuous times.
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    Go read the comments for yourself on Yahoo.
     

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