Sunday, March 11, 2018

Donald Trump wants authority over polling booths. Is it okay to panic now?

All your polling places are belong to me.
Courtesy of the Boston Globe: 

President Trump would be able to dispatch Secret Service agents to polling places nationwide during a federal election, a vast expansion of executive authority, if a provision in a Homeland Security reauthorization bill remains intact. 

The rider has prompted outrage from more than a dozen top elections officials around the country, including Secretary of State William F. Galvin of Massachusetts, a Democrat, who says he is worried that it could be used to intimidate voters and said there is “no basis” for providing Trump with this new authority. 

“This is worthy of a Third World country,” said Galvin in an interview. “I’m not going to tolerate people showing up to our polling places. I would not want to have federal agents showing up in largely Hispanic areas.” 

“The potential for mischief here is enormous,” Galvin added.

Holy shitballs!

Apparently this bill already cleared the House, but was excised by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and did not appear in the version of the bill they approved.

But we have to know that this is likely only the first attempt to get this through.

I take it back, Donald Trump does not simply admire Vladimir Putin.

Donald Trump wants to BE Vladimir Putin.

87 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:10 PM

    God, but he has a revolting profile!

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    1. Anonymous4:39 PM

      "pepe the frog aka pepe the trump"

      https://imgur.com/gallery/nZhRG

      https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/69ic28/trump_is_a_prophet_of_kek_confirmed/

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    2. Anonymous6:10 PM

      He makes Jabba the hut look good. trump is uglier inside.
      FU trump rats!

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    3. Anonymous7:04 PM

      He looks like a Neanderthal !

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    4. He literally looks like a political cartoon come to life.

      Even *I* could draw a caricature of him.

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    5. Anonymous3:26 AM

      It doesn't even look human. It is ugly as hell. A freak from god-knows-where.

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  2. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Vote by absentee ballot. That way you don't have to go to a voting place to make your selection. Easy as that!!

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    1. Anonymous6:21 PM

      That's a great idea; I don't trust those machines anymore (potential for hacking). Plus those that have mobility issues or no car....problem solved.

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    2. Anonymous7:05 PM

      They can lose absentee ballots if they want to, it is called a shredder.

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    3. They "lost" a lot of absentee ballots in Florida in 2016. They didn't get sent to those requesting them and they weren't "returned" according to the registrar.

      Yeah. Right.

      Some people drove through several states to get back to their Florida polling places to vote when their absentee ballots didn't arrive.

      What we really need to get rid of is the paperless machines with no accountability.

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    4. Anonymous3:35 AM

      i want paper ballots. to be counted by hand. takes forever, but safer.

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    5. Anonymous4:09 AM

      @ 7:05 PM - I can't believe that a shredder would be allowed anywhere near where ballots are being counted. If you are correct then I have lost what little respect I've had for the American voting system.

      As a matter of fact, it appears to the rest of the world that the whole political system seems to have gone to hell in the U.S. So many unhinged politicians voicing their hate-filled rhetoric, inciting the fearful and ignorant. There was so much promise when Obama was elected President and now it's all washed away in this Trump era.

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    6. Anonymous4:28 AM

      Exactly. And when a machine breaks, they issue 'provisional ballots,' bags and bags of which were never counted in MICHIGAN-you know, the state DumbAss WON in 2016 when the GOP stopped the recount? Our system is so screwed.

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    7. Anonymous4:44 AM

      Because of our age, over 65, we vote by absentee ballot in Michigan. However, more and more often, given the penchant of the GOP to cheat in elections, I wonder if our votes are even counted.
      Beaglemom

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    8. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Did you get the phone survery in MI? The republicans want to change the state constitution with some "fancy named amendment like freedom to vote" that only allows straight ticket voting so it will be "easier" to vote.

      I knew right away the rethugs were behind the survey from the way they worded the questions.

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  3. Anonymous4:16 PM

    Republicans probably think this is a great idea.

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  4. Anonymous4:22 PM

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/will-impeach-president-maxine-waters-steps-trumps-low-q-individual-insult/

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  5. Anonymous4:35 PM

    In that photo is looks like some type of repulsive cartoon villain.

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    1. Anonymous11:51 AM

      He looks like a villainous tycoon out of the Richie Rich comic books.

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  6. Anonymous5:10 PM

    The most vile ugly nasty dirty pos on the planet. #INDICTTRUMP #ARRESTTRUMP #IMPEACHTRUMP

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  7. Anonymous5:14 PM

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/03/never-mind-the-north-korea-meeting-trump-was-just-babbling.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-b

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/babble

    babble-on.
    "in Genesis 11:1, it is said that everyone on Earth spoke the same language, but this is inconsistent with the Biblical description of the post-Noahic world described in Genesis 10:5" &/OR A wanna be gigolo>
    "The Whore of Babylon or Babylon the Great is a mythological female figure and also place of evil mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Her full title is given as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth."?

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    1. Anonymous5:49 PM

      Welcome to $arah behind the scenes.

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  8. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Trump looks like the missing link in that photo.

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    1. Amusing now that we know he is bald on the back of his head.

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  9. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Tell betsy no public money for her private schools. PERIOD.

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    1. Tell Betsy to resign.

      There. I fixed it for you.

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  10. Anonymous5:37 PM

    How does Japan have a leader forever?
    We will be looking into that.
    Good LORD.

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    1. Anonymous6:02 PM

      I have long said, now that he’s there, he’ll play hell trying to get him out.

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    2. I think you meant CHINA, not Japan.

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    3. Anonymous7:05 PM

      Thank you, Old Redneck, yes I did.

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  11. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Yea well little donnie wants a lot of things, most of which are unconstitutional.

    Another reason the republicans are going to lose big in November, the voters want someone to watch over the dictator in the WH and stop him.

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    1. Anonymous6:26 PM

      Unconstitutional, you bet. Why he gets away with it is my WTF question.

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    2. For now.

      All the GOP has to do is get a few more Republicans into the governor's offices of a few more states and they'll be able to convene a Constitutional meeting or some such. Then they can vote to change all sorts of stuff in the Constitution. If the Congress remains majority Republican also, we are totally screwed.

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    3. Anonymous3:31 AM

      because the republicans are hoping he will keep them in office. talk about out of touch.

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    4. Anonymous4:29 AM

      Can you imagine if Obama had said that? If Obama had three wives and multiple mistresses? If any Democrat pulled an ounce of the crap Trump does? The GOP truly despises this country.

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  12. Anonymous6:11 PM

    The guy is a moron, he already told his supporters that steel mills are opening up all over because of his tariffs. Are they stupid to believe that steel mills magically appeared over night because he signed a tariff order? probable they are.

    I heard this will save or create 140,000 jobs vs millions that are in jeopardy. I think donnie has trouble with math besides English.

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    1. Anonymous3:41 AM

      My BIL works in the steel industry. He said his business is booming. Forign countries are already planning to put up steel plants n the US, which take thee years to ramp up. They will employ US workers. He said initially this is good for US, but not long term. He voted for Trump.

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    2. Anonymous4:40 AM

      I fear that trump's supporters will believe anything that he says. They simply cannot help themselves. And I do not have any sympathy for them at all.
      Beaglemom

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  13. Anonymous6:19 PM

    "...it could be used to intimidate voters and said there is “no basis” for providing Trump with this new authority.

    “This is worthy of a Third World country,” said Galvin in an interview. “I’m not going to tolerate people showing up to our polling places. I would not want to have federal agents showing up in largely Hispanic areas...

    “The potential for mischief here is enormous,” Galvin added."

    -No. Really? Do ya think? /s

    " The elections officials described the proposal as “unprecedented and shocking.”

    -Not the first time this Tin-pot despot wannabe has done something 'unprecedented and shocking'...and it certainly won't be the last. He'll keep pushing the envelope to see how far he can go. 'Cause that's how bullies do.

    'Trump has accused Massachusetts residents of illegally casting ballots in New Hampshire as a part of a vast voter fraud scheme he believes cost him the Granite State’s electorial college votes during the 2016 general election. Hillary Clinton narrowly won New Hampshire’s four electoral college points.'

    -This is part and parcel of Trumplethinskin's vindictiveness, as well as his emulation of Putin (as you mentioned, Gryphen). He never forgets a slight, no matter how slight. And he *always* has to hit back 'ten times harder'.

    'Trump has also said that illegal ballots cast in other parts of the country cost him the popular vote, which he lost by nearly 3 million ballots. There has also been no evidence that nearly so many votes were cast improperly.'

    -That's because he's clinically insane. Period. Full stop.

    'But Trump used that accusation as a reason to launch a commission on voter fraud through which he sought personal voter information from every state. The commission dissolved in January after many states refused to comply with the federal request and amid multiple lawsuits.'

    -So he's doing *this*. 'Cause Trumplethinskin's gotta have his way. Whiny ass titty baby.

    C'mon Mueller, *please* hustle it up! And everyone else, VOTE! The future of our country depends on it! This is *not* hyperbole!

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    1. Anonymous7:07 PM

      And who was registered to vote in two states: Jared and Bannon !!!!

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    2. Anonymous10:03 PM

      ARREST THEM!

      Also ARREST Slug Gurkha the NAZI and YerWanka tRUMP!

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    3. Anonymous3:30 AM

      they won't stop my vote. and the democrats will take over and crazy cadet bone spurs will be gone. OR ELSE.

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    4. SallyinMI4:31 AM

      Ann Coulter DID vote in two states, and walked away from charges. And the ROmneys own homes in what-four states? Without a national data base, who's to say they aren't registered multiple times?

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  14. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Devos was just on 60 Minutes. What an unchristlike embarrassment of a woman.

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    1. Anonymous7:17 PM

      Have yet to see one different associated with him!

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    2. Anonymous3:27 AM

      the only woman who would have the orange toddler are sleeze. a porn actress? can't get much sleezer than that.

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  15. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Having worked with more narcissists than I care to remember, I'd guess he not only wants to BE Putin but that he somehow thinks he can OUT-PUTIN Putin. They always have that inflated sense of what they are/can achieve. Unfortunately, they'll mow down anything that stands in their way of "proving" they are best/smartest/most handsome/whatever.

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  16. Anonymous6:49 PM

    FYI:
    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/11/steve-bannon-considers-buying-newsweek-or-similar-news-outlet.html

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  17. Anonymous7:06 PM

    Testing Rule of law..
    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/11/trump-thinks-he-is-going-to-be-able-to-lie-to-mueller-and-get-away-with-it.html

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  18. Anonymous7:43 PM

    The president is calling for the death penalty for nonviolent crimes, an end to term limits, an end to ethics probes of his family, closer ties to anti-Semites and strongmen, and jailing his enemies. If you work in a field that doesn't see a threat in all this—rethink your field.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/972888765495762945

    Yes to all of this.

    From Day 1, the news that the President of the United States could be successfully blackmailed by a minimally sophisticated single-person operation meant disaster for America in light of the almost certainly ongoing attempts by the Kremlin to blackmail Trump.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/973025129960755200

    Please RETWEET if you want @60Minutes to air its interview with Stormy Daniels TONIGHT, rather than giving Trump's lawyers a week to challenge the interview in court.

    America deserves to know if its president illegally paid a porn star hush money in the days before his election.

    https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/972935289416151040

    https://twitter.com/JoyceWhiteVance/status/972617547433562112

    IVANKA TRUMP BACKED FLYNN AND MANAFORT. SHE DISCUSSED FIRING COMEY. HOW HAS SHE EVADED MUELLER’S INVESTIGATION?

    https://theintercept.com/2018/03/10/ivanka-trump-organization-russia-investigation/

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  19. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Animator Brilliantly Explains The Gun Control Debate Using Cats

    No cats were harmed in the making of this video.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/animator-brilliantly-explains-the-gun-control-debate-using-cats_us_5aa2bc71e4b01b9b0a3afb2e

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  20. Anonymous7:47 PM

    I Am Dedicating the Rest of My Life to Fighting Gun Violence—For Jaime

    https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a18922594/parkland-shooting-victim-father-fred-jaime-guttenberg-true-story/

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  21. Anonymous7:48 PM

    Is that photo real? Stuff of nightmares...

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    1. Anonymous10:15 PM

      No, it isn't.

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    2. SallyinMI4:33 AM

      Unfortunately, the man in it IS real, and insane.

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  22. Anonymous7:57 PM

    Squint and look at the "bangs" area of his hair. His hair then looks like a rat on his head.
    It really does!

    Its not possible, then, to see where the rat stops and the Donald starts.

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    1. Anonymous8:59 AM

      http://www.businessinsider.com/putin-and-the-story-of-the-rat-2015-1

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    2. Anonymous11:14 AM

      Don't insult the rats!

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  23. Anonymous8:04 PM

    Being a puppet, I honestly don't think donnie dingbats thinks up this stuff on his own. His puppeteer in the Kremlin has busy hands I see.

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    1. SallyinMI4:33 AM

      All the church stuff, as well as the judicial nominees, come from Pence. Trump doesn't know any religious people.

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  24. Anonymous9:30 PM

    He looks like a freak. Yuck!

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  25. Anonymous10:06 PM

    WTF!

    https://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/so-trump-said-hed-lift-sanctions-all.html

    So Trump said he'd lift sanctions all the way back in 2015?

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    1. SallyinMI4:35 AM

      The media dropped the ball. They were blinded by the incredible hatefulness, yet salability, of the con man. How many of Hillary's policy rallies were shown live and in full (zero.) How many of his? All of them. No wonder people thought he was god. It's disgusting, and the media does have some blame here. I have yet to see them admit it.

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    2. Anonymous11:17 AM

      Also they allowed him to call in most of his interviews,we didn't see his crib sheets or he didn't answer at all and they didn't challenge hin to answer.

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    3. Anonymous1:40 PM

      I agree SallyinMI, most of the coverage of Hillary was negative and punitive, while trump dominated the pages every day.

      It made me sick.

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  26. Anonymous10:09 PM

    His profile(if real) is bizarre.

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  27. Anonymous10:12 PM

    It looks like maybe Jared has his tongue crammed deep up inside his father-in-law's ass hole.

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    1. Anonymous3:23 AM

      i'm not going to get that image out of my mind soon.

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  28. Anonymous11:02 PM

    The poll booth ballots were hacked in 2016.

    Clinton is our president.

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    1. Anonymous7:14 AM

      agreed, from Wisconsin.

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    2. Anonymous8:07 AM

      WI:

      https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/03/12/why-democrats-would-lose-the-second-civil-war-too-n2459833

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  29. Anonymous1:17 AM

    In 2015, a Republican that I know of here in my state was very excited when he came back from one of his good ole boy's club meeting with the rest of his Republican teammates. When he was passing out Trump stickers, I said in disbelief, "Trump?" as if I could not believe that the Republicans would sink that low, and he said, "of coarse. Why are you going to vote for crooked Hillary?" And that's when it all started.
    All the one liners. Lock her up. Crooked Hillary. These things, I believe Vlad gave the good old boys so that they could chant it into the voter's minds. With the Trumpsters who are basically angry and hateful to begin with, this ploy worked well. They were even threatening to go to war if Hillary won.
    Putin is denying ever having anything to do with Trump and Co. but if you really believe that then you have your' head up your' ass.
    This was a plan long thought out, and Trump is a tool. That's all.
    Democracy must not die for fools.

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  30. Randall2:47 AM

    WHO sponsored that rider in the House in the first place? His (or her) name should be front-page news.

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  31. Putin is schooling Trump on how to be a fascist dictator.

    Make no mistake. If Donnie does run in 2020 and does win, the next step will be imitating China. Donnie wants to be President for life.

    I say if that's what he wants, he needs to die in office. Start piling on those cheeseburgers, fries and malts. Whipped cream on everything. THREE scoops!

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    1. Anonymous7:13 AM

      he won't make it that far. he will die. bring in the beautiful chocolate cake and ice cream!! all he wants!! a gift from the American people!! fuck his doctor!!!

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  32. Anonymous3:21 AM

    there has got to be some way of stopping this asshole before he becomes president for life. poison his macdonalds. put arsenic in his KFC. tamper with his diet coke. some thing!!

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    1. Anonymous6:07 AM

      Wouldn't your Constitution stop him from becoming president for life? Has it gotten to the stage where Americans would allow a despot to seize power without a fight?

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    2. Anonymous7:10 AM

      things are really fucked up at the moment, trump has committed enough crimes in his first year to be impeached, but it's congress that does that and trump is a republican. he is also doing his best to remove checks and balances-wanting to find ways around the Constitution. he also wanted the 50 states to turn over voting records. the states refused. he would have know who votes for either party. and at this time he is trying to get a better hand on the nukes-loosing restrictions. he has proven that he has no respect for the Constitution or for the people of this country. go on line to find the Constitution- that poly-sci class was a long time ago. as for a fight-we on the ground do what we can, to fight a thing who thinks he is a dictator.

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    3. Anonymous7:50 AM

      Yeah. Stop giving your power away. Power of the People.

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    4. 6:07

      It does FOR NOW. After FDR ran for a fourth term and won, an amendment was added to the Constitution limited the office of president to two terms. But what is given can be taken away. If a majority of states vote to hold a Constitutional convention the Constitution can be changed. And the Republicans are very close to controlling the number of states needed. I think they need something like 4 or 6 more. Not many. While the Democrats were busy focused on Congress the GOP was busy winning state legislatures and governorships. So it is within possibilty that that amendment can be revoked. Once can only shudder at what other amendments the GOP would tinker with or outright revoke once they open up the Constitution.

      Americans already allowed a despot to seize power. They put Trump in the White House.

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  33. Anonymous4:38 AM

    Next trump will invite Putin to send in Russian/Soviet troops to monitor our elections. A soldier could accompany each voter to the voting machine and even make the choice. Those of us who vote by absentee ballot could get a visit at home or else be force marched to the polling places. This insane country is growing more insane by the second.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous11:22 AM

      They will make it easier on the voters only one name on the ballot, like in russia.

      Wonder why he chose the secret service and not the national guard or the army,more able bodied people to "watch" or is he planning on expanding the SS?

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    2. Anonymous1:56 PM

      Yeah, that is probably totally going to happen Beaglemom lol.

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  34. Anonymous6:54 AM

    trump doesn't have the smarts to be putin. and KGB to boot.

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  35. Anonymous7:56 AM

    OT: 1$$ue$
    https://thinkprogress.org/supreme-court-crisis-pregnancy-centers-9e596fd3d129/

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-hasnt-appointed-a-single-black-or-latino-judge-0dd0cc5383de/

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  36. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Oh my god, that profile is so attractive. i totally see why Melania married him now.

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