Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Senate passed strict new sanctions on Russia, the White House and House Republicans are now working to soften them.

Look, we'll just send them to bed without dinner. That should teach those Russian rascals.
Courtesy of Politico:

The White House plans to work with House Republicans on administration-friendly changes to the Senate’s overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that slaps new sanctions on Russia and curbs President Donald Trump’s power to ease penalties against Moscow, according to a senior administration official. 

The White House is concerned that the legislation would tie its hands on U.S.-Russia relations, a sentiment publicly expressed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. But Senate Democrats fear the White House may go overboard in preserving its power to talk to Russia and seek to defang the sanctions bill — which passed 98-2 on Thursday in one of the year’s most significant displays of bipartisanship.

“I’m concerned about it, but I don’t really have the ability to dictate what the White House says to the House,” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said in an interview. “I can’t imagine the House would want to be apologists for Russian behavior after the combined weight of the intelligence communities all weighing in saying, ‘Look, they attacked the United States’.”

So I have a question.

Why are we still pretending that there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump people and the Russians when we are still seeing it play out in public? 

I mean what in the world would make a president work to reduce sanctions on a country that cyber attacked us and worked to undermine our democracy, unless there was some benefit to him in doing so?

After all this is Donald Trump, who seems to NEVER do anything that does not help him politically, increase his wealth, or pays back somebody who supported his candidacy.

Which one is this?

By the way there is some talk that Trump might veto these sanctions if they cannot be altered to his liking. 

If he does that I think it is game over for his presidency.


  1. From the article: By the way there is some talk that Trump might veto these sanctions if they cannot be altered to his liking.

    Isn't it sort of difficult to veto something that passed 98-2?

    1. Anonymous11:59 AM

      Yep. That's pretty veto proof.

    2. That's a valid point, however it has not stopped his supporters from floating that option.

  2. Anonymous12:04 PM

    The blatant hypocrisy in this administration is a ridiculous soap opera.
    Hopefully more deplorables who will be negatively by trump dictatorship will finally turn on him and his Gestapo! McConnell, ryon all his cabinet,the bad rethugs etc.

    1. Anonymous12:44 PM

      When they pull the rug out from under SS, Medicare, pensions, and food stamps, only then will it hit home what fools his followers were to elect him.

      The wallet. Don't come crying.

  3. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Meanwhile, a Dad.

    Barack Obama

    Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be Sasha and Malia's dad. To all those lucky enough to be a dad, Happy Father's Day!
    And we're suffering this @sshole.

  4. Anonymous12:42 PM


  5. Follow the money. Russia is where Drumpf gets his business funding. Both older brats admit it and Kushner is trying to save his family business by way of Russian money.

    There ain't enough disinfectant to clean this failed presidency up. THe WH will have to be aired out for decades before it is usable again.

    1. Anonymous7:29 AM

      Anyone ever wonder why the 1929 stock market crashed?
      Russian money. Shrug.

  6. Anonymous3:23 PM

    I hate to say it, but Marco Rubio actually sounded sane today on the morning programs.

    Sounds like the only American that doesn’t believe the russians interfered is little donnie, maybe we need to see his long form birth certificate !!!

    I thought the senate added some wording that he can’t veto the sanctions.

    Gosh and it passed 98-2, just goes to show you how much they trust little donnie.

  7. Chenagrrl3:46 PM

    I think SecOState "God and my wife told me to do this" Tillerson is hip-deep in Russia intrigue. I think he'd sell out the good old USA in a heartbeat.

  8. Anonymous4:48 PM

    Another nail in his coffin.

  9. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Four National Guard Soldiers Accused of Plying Woman with Alcohol and Raping Her
    Just before they were set to deploy, four soldiers allegedly got a female colleague drunk and raped her."


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