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darkoz
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December 20th, 2018 at 7:40:01 PM permalink
The house repubs were so cowed they just added $5 billion to the budget to build a border wall

It has to return to the senate where it is a near certainty it fails to pass with 60 votes

So the budget will fail. Government will most likely shut down
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
rxwine
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December 20th, 2018 at 7:49:35 PM permalink
Quote: Steverinos

Are there any grown ups left in the WH?




Probably not. I'm not sure what Stephen Miller even is.


Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
billryan
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December 20th, 2018 at 7:59:39 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

The house repubs were so cowed they just added $5 billion to the budget to build a border wall

It has to return to the senate where it is a near certainty it fails to pass with 60 votes

So the budget will fail. Government will most likely shut down



They added almost fourteen billion. Trump thinks adding eight billion for disaster relief will force Democrats to vote for it.
darkoz
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December 20th, 2018 at 9:06:15 PM permalink
Trump has now ordered the pulling out of Afghanistan troops as well
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Sandybestdog
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December 20th, 2018 at 9:23:02 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Trump has now ordered the pulling out of Afghanistan troops as well

It's been 17 years. Don't you think it's about time?
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December 20th, 2018 at 9:25:17 PM permalink
Quote: Steverinos

Are there any grown ups left in the WH?



Nope. The last one just signed off. It's Romper Room now. Temper tantrums and run amok.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
billryan
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December 20th, 2018 at 9:38:18 PM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

It's been 17 years. Don't you think it's about time?



We have allies there. In fact, it's a NATO operation, stemming from the September 11th terror attacks.
rxwine
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December 20th, 2018 at 10:24:32 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

If his supporters want to privately fund it, I say go for it.




Fine with me also, although the guy running it was once running Facebook sites shutdown for being clickbait for ad revenue, and spreading conspiracy theories.


Up to 10 million so far, when I last checked.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Tanko
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December 21st, 2018 at 2:48:24 AM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

It's been 17 years. Don't you think it's about time?


Especially since they never attacked us.

Neither did the Iraqi's or the Syrians.
ams288
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December 21st, 2018 at 5:02:12 AM permalink
The withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan are totally defensible policy moves.

However, what is indefensible is doing both with absolutely zero planning and giving no advance notification to our allies.

Making such huge decisions as a means to "change the narrative" after a horrible news week for Donald is completely moronic - but sadly, not unexpected given who the president is.
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