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    [–] In his prepared remarks, Trump removed a line about bringing election hackers to justice reverendrambo 1 points ago in politics

    I honestly wonder if it was crossed our because it was an incomplete sentence. It didn't flow well or make sense if read word for word. Probably an intern speech writers mistake. Just a coffee writer boy.

    [–] Warner: I give Trump 24 hours before he sides with Putin again reverendrambo 1 points ago in politics

    It was others. Israel, Saudi Arabia, probably UAE and more are involved in this too. It's not just Russia.

    [–] Trump will speak about his meeting with Putin at 2 p.m. today reverendrambo 19 points ago in politics

    I want him to melt down, but I think his staff has probably convinces him he has his presidency on the line right now and he will have some level of restraint

    [–] Trump will speak about his meeting with Putin at 2 p.m. today reverendrambo 18 points ago in politics

    Then he will call for congress to impeach rosenstein.

    Doubtful. This is a damage control meeting. He's going to half quote himself and insist that he stood up for America, and anyone who says otherwise is just biased against him.

    He won't attack the integrity of the indictments themselves, though he will probably encourage Mueller to meet with the indicted individuals in Russia, which is a sham offer from Putin in the first place but provides ammunition to sow more doubt against Mueller.

    He won't call for Rosensteins impeachment. That would send too many people who are currently reacting negatively to this story over the edge.

    [–] Seychelles meetings probed by Mueller included several Russians reverendrambo 3 points ago in politics

    Israel gains its long sought after recognition of control of Jerusalem over the Palestinians.

    [–] Seychelles meetings probed by Mueller included several Russians reverendrambo 23 points ago in politics

    Dont miss the bigger picture here. This is a multinational scheme to impact global politics. It's not just about Trump Russia. That's a piece of the puzzle. Trump's first foreign trip? Started with Saudi Arabia and Israel. Moving the embassy to Jerusalem was not a stunt for his base. It was a part of the bargain.

    [–] Special Discussion: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Meet in Helsinki for Diplomatic Summit reverendrambo 15 points ago in politics

    "It's perfectly okay to trash our country as long as you secretly didn't mean it"

    Which is just as bad as

    "Just because I say 'Hail Trump' doesn't rule out that I secretly don't like him."

    Get ready for people to expect you to comply when you're forced to "respect and honor the president" even if you secretly dont

    [–] Special Discussion: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Meet in Helsinki for Diplomatic Summit reverendrambo 4 points ago in politics

    Exactly this. If this day doesn't then things around, nothing will. Any evidence unveiled by Mueller will be seen as partisan and illegitimate. It is today's "performance" that will shoe if our country is doomed or not.

    [–] Trump is set to separate more than 200,000 US-born children from their parents reverendrambo 1 points ago in politics

    You know, in the past I never would have entertained such a conspiratorial explanation for the abortion issue. But after I've seen the GOP abuse DACA and immigration for ulterior motives, I can understand how that's entirely possible regarding abortion.

    [–] GOP senators downplaying Russian interference shows how Trump has co-opted the party reverendrambo 12 points ago in politics

    Pearl harbor wasn't that bad. Everyone bombs everyone else. What's really the worst is that the journalists reporting on the attack just want to make the president look bad.

    [–] The Supreme Court Doesn't Need 9 Justices. It Needs 27 reverendrambo 7 points ago in politics

    The number of justices is arbitrary. If it's too big it will become just another Congress, forming coalitions of like-minded justicies with votes trading to support one ruling for another. Smaller numbers actually gives the minority a chance to have a voice - each vote holds more power. And the minority is an important viewpoint to maintain in a democracy.

    [–] Trump is set to separate more than 200,000 US-born children from their parents reverendrambo 1 points ago in politics

    I will address everything else in a second I just had to pull this apart first. Are compassion and forgiveness not Christian values where you come from? Maybe I'm reading this wrong but are you calling the Democrats the party of compassion and forgiveness while the Republicans are the party of holiness? I'm not sure I follow the logic.

    Ha, I felt a little odd phrasing it that way but kept it. I just meant that I came to realize that the Christian attachment to the Republican Party was putting greater emphasis on certain political expressions being "right" instead of understanding the complexity of life, faith, and choices. More like the Pharisees and less like Jesus

    Example: abortion. I abhor the practice. I personally would never select the procedure, unless it was putting my wife in danger. And seeing that I would want that option, I would at least want that option for anyone else in that position. Yet still, the Republican approach has become such a hardline against abortion that they don't know they're shooting themselves in the foot. Instead of being pro-life, they're anti-choice. My own governor brilliantly vetoed millions to Medicare because of Planned Parenthood received some small portion of that funding. What did they also block by doing so? Acess to contraceptives and family planning resources. So that means more unwanted pregnancies, which means more abortions. It's just not a logical, nor graceful, approach. A better approach would be an emphasis on lifetime care, not just prenatal choices. Fewer abortions would occur if people who needed help with an unwanted child would actually receive it. Instead, the republicans have become pro-fetus but fuck you once you're born.

    Edit: I'm also curious about this. You say you could see through Trump when he was running for Pres. What are your thoughts on human person Ted Cruz?

    You mean the Zodiac Killer? He's not as bad as some, but I still didn't like him. We shouldn't legislate our morality upon others. A vote informed by faith does not mean it forces that faith on others.

    I would have voted for Rand Paul had he lasted to my primary, and I voted for Marco Rubio. I'm thankful both lost because they've shown their true spinelessness I never saw until after trump came along. They would have been better than this orange mess, but would not have been right for our country.

    [–] Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit reverendrambo 39 points ago in politics

    Yes, blame Americans for Russian aggression.

    I cannot handle this traitor in office.

    [–] Trump calls Strzok 'a disgrace to our country,' says investigation 'hurts our relationship with Russia' reverendrambo 3 points ago in politics

    A proper response, in my own perspective, is a call to global economic sanctions against Russia and anyone who does business with them. Magnigsky act on steroids. Shut down any means of their having economic prosperity. It may hurt innocent Russian citizens, and that's a damn shame, but they need to realize that their ruler's behavior has consequences and they should not condone it with their silence.