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Useless Senate Republicans No Match
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Posted By: earlybird, 5/23/2020 9:47:06 AM

The letter, signed by one of the most powerful lawmakers on Capitol Hill and addressed to Fusion GPS, indicated the jig was up. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Glenn Simpson, Fusion’s co-owner, 13 questions about his involvement with the so-called Steele dossier and ties to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. (Snip) The letter showed that Senate Republicans were aware Christopher Steele was a paid operative working on behalf of Trump’s Democratic enemies inside and outside the government. Further, the dossier wasn’t raw intelligence exposing collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin; (Snip) The date of the letter? March 24, 2017.


Term limits. After too many years, they become members of the Good Old Boys Club, and they don’t want to make threatening moves toward anyone - including the FBI and the corrupt former president.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muguy 5/23/2020 10:04:18 AM (No. 419657)
Time to TERM LIMIT the old "Low-T" GOP/RINOS Pull quote from the article. "Senate Republicans backed a destructive special counsel probe into a crime they knew did not exist". Another: "Senate Republicans aided and abetted the unjustified sabotage of Trump’s first term". One more: "What we witnessed over the past three years is the greatest abdication of power in recent history. Senate Republicans, perhaps intentionally, gave cover to bad actors including James Comey, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe and Robert Mueller. (The now-deceased Arizona Republican, Senator John McCain, played a key role in fueling the collusion narrative, as I detailed last year, as a way to exact revenge against Trump." Those lousy old Rinos danced to the tune of the media fiddles as the President was attacked from all sides and DIDN'T LIFT A FINGER to help him from the scurrilous fake charges. Other than padding their own incomes with inside information and plotting their own re-elections, they have done little to represent the interests of others. TERM LIMITS!!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 5/23/2020 10:11:07 AM (No. 419662)
Don't worry - - don't worry at all. As soon as Grassley finishes investigating the St. Valentine's Day Massacre - - he'll jump right onto the Russia Hoax. He promises!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 5/23/2020 10:32:57 AM (No. 419678)
I'm guessing the Dems have significant dirt on Miss Lindsey, and the rest didn't want Trump messing up their invites to the "cool" cocktail parties. For years, the Senate Republicans have been putting on a show for the rubes in flyover country while playing footsie with their Democrat buddies. Trump threatened their game and actually has held them to their promises. They can't be happy about that.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: rushie 5/23/2020 10:58:00 AM (No. 419701)
IIRC, some years ago Maxine Waters spoke about a powerful data base they had in their control. I wouldn’t be surprised if the threat of “dirt” has not been used on many of the congress persons.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ronniethek 5/23/2020 11:23:33 AM (No. 419722)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Timber Queen 5/23/2020 11:44:18 AM (No. 419738)
Term limits is not the panacea conservative voters envision. California has had term limits since the early 90's. Thirty years later and the CA-GOP is on life support. Term limits are just a change in rules and the professional pols always find a way around the rules. MAGA-KAG: Its Trump and patriotic Americans against the Uniparty. My money's on Trump.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: poliposter 5/23/2020 12:22:02 PM (No. 419756)
#6, just curious, if California has term limits, how are we stuck with Pelosi? I just looked at her wiki page and think I figured it out: redistricting.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: john56 5/23/2020 2:02:02 PM (No. 419855)
Yep. From what i can see, Turtle McConnell and the RSCC is using the playbook from Paul Ryan and the HRCC in 2018 to protect their majority. And see how that went?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 5/23/2020 8:19:12 PM (No. 420106)
The framers warned us about political parties, they called them factions. 1st job of poly is to get re-elected. Time for the patriots to stand up and take charge, get patriots elected to the school board, then to the city council, then Mayor. Insure patriots are in charge of city hall, and elect patriots as judges and prosecutors. Cities first, then counties and finally the State. Not easy but not impossible.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Timber Queen 5/23/2020 9:19:31 PM (No. 420126)
#7 - Term limits on state offices. Peelousy is a House Rep, a federal office. States cannot put term limits on federal positions.
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