Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dick Cheney: 'No question' Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be 'an act of war'

Mod: Dick Cheney? I had to rub my eyes a couple of times before this one finally registered. So now even Dick Cheney is working to derail the Trump Train's Putin Express? Does this guy have any friends left at all? 

Dick Cheney: 'No question' Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be 'an act of war' (Business Insider link): In a wide-ranging speech at the Economic Times' Global Business Summit on Monday, former US Vice President Dick Cheney spoke unequivocally about Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

Cheney said there were a "rising number of threats" in the world that, beyond national security, "even pose a threat to the globalization movements you're here to talk about today."

Segueing into talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin, Cheney warned of Russia's aggressive actions.

"I think he has designs on the Baltics. ... We know he wanted Crimea — he took it," said Cheney, who pointed to previous Russian cyber campaigns against Baltic states and Russia's recent moves to nuclearize its European enclave of Kaliningrad.

On the subject of the 2016 election, Cheney said Russia attacked the US in a possible act of war. "There's no question that there was a very serious effort made by Mr. Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic fundamental democratic processes," Cheney said. "In some quarters, that could be considered an act of war.

"I would not underestimate the weight that we as Americans assign to Russian attempts to interfere with our process," Cheney concluded.

Gallup: Trump's approval rating hits another low (USA Today link): President Trump's approval rating dipped to a new low after the Obamacare repeal debacle, according to a new poll.

The Gallup Poll found that as of Sunday, 36% of Americans approve of how the president is doing his job, while 57% disapprove.

The poll is conducted with 1,500 Americans and has a margin error of 3 points.

The most recent numbers, which are tracked daily, came a couple days after a vote was canceled on a GOP proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump had pushed for a vote, but after scrambling for support and coming up short, House Speaker Paul Ryan scrapped it.

Unpopularity Contest: Trump Is Off to a Historically Poor Start (NBCNews.com link): Every American president has had his ups and downs. But we've never seen this kind of down this early: A Gallup poll on Monday had President Trump's job-approval rating at 36% (it was conducted mostly after the failed health-care push). To put that standing into perspective, here's where Gallup had these other early presidencies at about this same point in time:

Barack Obama: 63% (March 16-22, 2009)

George W. Bush: 53% (March 26-28, 2001)

Bill Clinton: 53% (March 12-14, 1993)

George H.W. Bush: 56% (March 12, 1989)

Ronald Reagan: 60% (March 15, 1981)

Jimmy Carter: 75% (March 20, 1977)

What's more, George W. Bush never hit 36% in Gallup until 2006 -- well after Hurricane Katrina and after the Iraq war had turned south. And Obama never ever dropped to that level over his eight years as president, which included a government shutdown, a debt-ceiling crisis, and a HealthCare.Gov failure.

So we're at Day 68 of Trump's presidency, and he's at a dangerously low place. "In any other presidency, we'd be talking about 36% approval as an existential crisis," NBC's Benjy Sarlin quipped.

Wall Street no longer believes President Trump's agenda is a slam dunk (CNN Money link): The Dow fell on Monday for the eighth day in a row, its longest losing streak since 2011. Trump's stunning failure to repeal and replace Obamacare spooked investors, sending the Dow sinking as many as 184 points in the first few minutes of trading.

But the index rebounded from those early losses, closing down by 46 points. The Nasdaq eked out a gain of 0.1%. The recent market retreat is a reflection of rising fears on Wall Street that Trump's bold promises of sweeping tax reform, regulatory relief and infrastructure spending is in doubt. Investors have begun to contemplate that the Trump agenda will be delayed, watered down or even derailed.

"Global financial markets are in a risk off mode after the political spectacle that unfolded last week on Capitol Hill," analysts at Rabobank wrote in a report on Monday.

CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index briefly tipped into "extreme fear." That's a dramatic reversal from "extreme greed" shortly after Trump took office. The Dow is on track for its first monthly decline since October and worst month since January 2016.

Is Donald Trump ... Emo?
Mod: Being a music loving kind of guy, I had to endure a particularly odious early 2000's pop trend called "Emo." The notion being that we are all misunderstood sufferers in this life, but harsh societal pressures prevent us from expressing our pain. Emo music attempted to correct that by enabling certain sensitive souls to let all of that hurt and anguish out. Which they did, both by the thousands, and endlessly.

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53 comments:

  1. Good ol' Dick... always looking for an excuse to go to war. His creepy fake-blonde aryan-wannabe daughter too. Elite corrupt corporate politicians.

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    1. One thing you can say about Cheney, he never took the side of America's enemies. Can't say that about Donald Trump.

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    2. Holy mackerel - Cheney is right about something. Knock me over with a feather. I guess Cheney is mad because he wasn't in on the Russian pay-off.

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    3. Cheney is "right" about most things,he just doesn't come across well at times

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    4. He wasn't 'right' about desert storm, or the invasion of Iraq. Or any of his shenanigans in th 1979s - 80s. Cheney is no patriot - he's a war criminal.

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    5. Right. Thus the irony of him calling out the equally corrupt Donald Trump. This is more like a mafia turf war.

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  2. Kansas state legislature just voted to expand Medicare there. Red states love Obamacare.

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  3. Rachel Maddow Crushes Fox News As Viewers Stampede To MSNBC After GOP Health Care Fail - Rachel Maddow finished as the number one show on cable news, and MSNBC was the top network on cable news after the Republican health care bill failed in the House.
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/03/27/rachel-maddow-crushes-fox-news-viewers-stampede-msnbc-gop-health-care-fail.html

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  4. Roll back regulations; don't legislate from the executive office. Obama's money pass to the left, is being undone.
    Everyone wants clean air and water, but not at the expense of making the elite 's rich.

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    1. Nice try troll #1. You're a fraud

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  5. Mucho B's... Dick chenny and bush went to war on weapons of mass distructions, it was a distraction, there were none. The information was incorrect,

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  6. Even Dick Cheney Is Making The Case For Why There Needs To Be A New Election
    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/03/27/even-dick-cheney-is-making-the-case-for-why-there-needs-to-be-a-new-election/

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    1. Of course- because Trump, as corrupt and lame as he is, utterly destroyed Cheney' besties- the bush dynasty

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    2. You'd better look again. Payback is on the way.

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  7. Oh, the suspense.
    Will the the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever complete the "Russian" investigation?

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    1. Yep. When even Dick Cheney is dumping on Golfer Boy, you know the case has been made.

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    2. It's CYA time. Cheney is an oil man and this whole Trump thing is all about the Russian oil that he has wanted a part of for so long. It's the Bush vs. Trump oil war now, and "Deep State" is owned by the Bushies.

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    3. Could Massive Russian Oil Deal with Exxon Explain Why Putin Appears to Have Meddled in US Election?
      https://www.democracynow.org/2016/12/12/could_massive_russian_oil_deal_with

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    4. What a coincidence that trump brought in the CEO of Exxon. Corrupt elites 'rolling back' the hard-fought protections of the working class for their personal profit. Lock them up

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  8. All corporate elitists exploiting working class Americans for there personal gains. Cheney- trump- bush- the same old oil/military complex competing against each other, while they keep suckering americans into voting for them.

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  9. How fun! A Republican civil war!

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    1. I think it is more like Putin versus the Bush organization. Trump is just a useful idiot.

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    2. Just like it was Iraq/Kuwait oil v. Bushes and the bin laden oil v. Bushes.

      These elites create terrorism.

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    3. Quit criticizing Cheney! He's actually an incredible power bottom!

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  10. Bill O'Reilly's new book"Old School: Life in the Sane Lane". "Snowflake" vs. "Old School".

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    1. We all know what lane you are in, Trump Guy.

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    2. Yawn. That guy's a tool.

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    3. Yeah. Maybe a plunger.

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  11. Benghazi Pay Scandal Just Came Back to Bite Trey Gowdy
    http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/03/21/benghazi-pay-scandal-just-came-back-bite-trey-gowdy/

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  12. LOCK THEM UP

    Lawyers for President Donald Trump tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on links between Trump campaign staff and Russian officials, according to correspondence first obtained by The Washington Post.

    In a series of letters last week, Yates’ lawyer, David O’Neil, accused the Trump Justice Department of trying to silence Yates by asserting that “all information Ms. Yates received or actions she took in her capacity as Deputy Attorney General and acting Attorney General are client confidences that she may not disclose absent written consent of the department.”

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  13. Are There No Patriots Left In The Repug Party except Dick Cheney and John McCain?......Russia interfering with our elections is a real serious threat to our democracy. To make things worse - a lot of what's being labeled coincidence by the Repug Party - collusion between Trump's campaign team and Trump's transition team further exacerbates this situation. What we've been witnessing since election day is the Repug's circling the wagons and protecting Trump and the people that surround him and as such - protecting Putin and the Russian interference. I ask this serious question - are there no patriots left in the Repug Party - because - unless the Repug Party is up to it's neck involved in the collusion itself - why haven't any of the Party leaders stepped up to the plate and really demanded and pushed for getting to the bottom of this whole controversy? Just to put it behind them if as Trump is saying this is fake news. Not stepping up signals - the Repug Party is part and parcel to the collusion - and not stepping up to demand getting to the bottom of this controversy is tainting the Party just as much. It suggests a major cover-up is going on behind the scenes which is just a damning. What this country needs now is for seasoned Repug Party leaders to step up to the plate and demand once and for all a Special Independent Investigation - non-partisan - to get to the bottom of this whole controversy. These Party leaders must put country before Party and let the chips fall where they may - even if it implicates Trump and company and the Party itself. Either way - stepping up and letting the chips fall where they may or - not stepping up to the plate to demand this will lead to the demise of the Party itself. If - as some in the Party are saying - there is no there - there - isn't it in the Party's best interest to find that out and put it behind them?Where are the patriot's in the Repug Party. Come on guys/gals - step up to the plate and do your job!!!!!

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  14. I hate white trash:

    Minnesota man has joined the brave ranks of white gun-owners defending the public from imaginary black men.

    33-year-old Christopher Thissen told police that the gunshot wound he sustained resulted from a fight with a black man who threatened to harm a bartender, Owatonna.com reports. But upon review of surveillance footage police saw no evidence of a struggle. When further prodded by detectives, Thissen revealed a very different chain of events.

    “Thissen told police he’d left the bar at closing and “found the gun in his car,” at which point he held it pointing at his arm while cycling it to see if it was loaded, and accidentally fired it when his thumb slipped off the hammer. He admitted he’d made up the story about the fight in the parking lot,” Owatonna.com reports.

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  15. Consumer confidence at an all time high, after sixteen years.
    Plenty of smoke in that "Russian" investigation, but where's the fire? There ain't any.
    Underlining information is the fact of; collection of incidental information. Who's voices were heard on the collection? Who will be "unmasked"?

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    1. Let's investigate Benghazi again!

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    1. Trump Guy, no name calling. You're on thin ice as it is.

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  17. For years we thought the idea of security cameras were invasive...now they are necessary to keep the story straight.

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  18. Thank you. "Bringing back our jobs and our dreams". Job killing regulations on every industry, just lifted. Rebuild this Country, bring back "made in the USA".

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    1. Just don't breath the air.

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    2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republicans-are-about-to-kill-rules-banning-internet-providers-from-sharing-your-web-history-without-your-consent_us_58d9a4cbe4b00f68a5ca2c7c?h10rmec5u1e7wlv7vi&
      And thanks for allowing ISPs to sell any and all my info to whomsoever they choose including Russia

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    3. People killing more profitable than job killing evidently. Trump and republican corrupt cronies still stuck in the 20th century as the rest of the world progresses.

      Trolls get trumped again

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    4. New jobs in the health care field: lung diseases/kidney diseases/eye-ear-nose-throat, etc.

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  19. Mr. Moderator, you are right, "you" hold the power! I hope you enjoy your salad from the "Only Place in Town". Be sure to ask for "RUSSIAN SALAD DRESSING"!!!

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    1. Haven't eaten there lately. I usually go to Bean Town.

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    2. Sean spicer directly drip feeding into troll talk

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    3. That is the weird thing about the Trump White House. The head inmates actually believe all of that InfoWars/Breitbart garbage. They're as clueless as the idiots who voted for them.

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  20. Lazy Butt Cheetolini is refusing to throw Opening Day baseball ceremonial pitch. That is some lazy, cowardly, unAmerican BS. I know that and baseball isn't even my favorite sport.

    "Scheduling conflict," my foot. It's not like the Alien Hoard from the Planet Xzzrkzaxx is planning to invade Earth that day. What's he gotta do, hit the links? Eat a chimichanga?

    Trump is once again shirking his responsibility. Cheetolini is a dust covered slacker.

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  21. ...and O'Rielly trips over his own stupidity ... not being able to focus on what she (Senator Maxine Water) was saying because he was distracted by her hair ... "wig"

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    1. O'Reilly is a bigot. He will never acknowledge something an African American says. Maxine is right on with her treason charges. She has seen the documents. The GOP is teetering on the brink of oblivion, and Trump is the 2 ton weight tied with chains around their fat pink necks.

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  22. Senator Maxine Waters wears a wig?

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    1. Like Trump doesn't.

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    2. No she doesn't but he made a stupid comment on her hair looking like James Brown's hair...

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  23. Sean Spicer Looks Like a Bigger Fool Today Than He Did Yesterday
    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a54176/sean-spicer-april-ryan-shake-head/

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