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Trump reportedly picked his impeachment defense team based on how well he thinks they can perform on TV

Westlake Legal Group NXwr7SOXKDkzzABrjKRxFyzlPQ0dsva2ktCPt8vB_U0 Trump reportedly picked his impeachment defense team based on how well he thinks they can perform on TV r/politics

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Fact Check: Joe Biden Has Advocated Cutting Social Security for 40 Years

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Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social Security Video Was ‘Doctored’: “The facts are very clear: Biden not only pushed to cut Social Security—he is on tape proudly bragging about it on multiple occasions.”

Westlake Legal Group cGfhTp3T_s4WykY6iF7jfGF-iucuclxtWUaDZYkr0e8 Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social Security Video Was 'Doctored': “The facts are very clear: Biden not only pushed to cut Social Security—he is on tape proudly bragging about it on multiple occasions." r/politics

im bothered the only response from biden was to try to lie and call one single video as “doctored”, ‘a loaded word in the era of disinformation’.

here is politico and the NY times confirming that the Biden campaign lied about the video being ‘doctored’

as meagan day of jacobin notes, the fact-checking website PolitiFact took issue with Sirota’s interpretation of these remarks. PolitiFact insisted that Biden was being sarcastic, as apparently evidenced by the fact that he leaned forward and whispered the last bit.

But as the Intercept’s Ryan Grim pointed out, Biden does that whispering thing a lot. He usually does it when he’s “speaking forbidden, politically incorrect truths to the Left,” not when he’s being sarcastic. Furthermore, Grim observed that later in the same speech Biden says that Medicare and Social Security “can stay, it still needs adjustments, but can stay” — adjustments being DC-speak for cuts.

“Paul Ryan was correct when he did the tax code,” Biden said in 2018. “What’s the first thing he decided we had to go after? Social Security and Medicare. We need to do something about Social Security and Medicare. That’s the only way you can find room to pay for it.”

the claim has been that the video is somehow “doctored”(which it is verifiably false as reported by NY Times and Politico).

the back peddle approach is that the video is “out of context”. its fun because the context of the video in reality provides a much worse case for biden than the original clip he claimed was “doctored”

a bundle videos have him on record with social security cuts. here are a few more receipts.

Video 1 “When I argued that we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security as well. I meant Medicare & Medicaid. I meant veterans’ benefits….And I not only tried it once, I tried it twice, I tried it a 3rd time & I tried it a 4th time.”

Video 2 Joe Biden saying we must consider cuts to Social Security & Medicare. When asked if changes to eligibility age & COLAs should be considered, he said in 2007: “Absolutely…You’ve got to put all of it on the table”

Video 3 Another clip surfaces of Joe Biden proudly bragging about working with Republicans on a plan to cut Social Security.

Video 4 1:22 is where he calls for “adjustments” to Social Security. That means cuts. Earlier he alludes that one of those cuts should be means testing.

Years that Biden pushed for cuts to Social Security: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s.

That’s a lot of video to doctor.

these are facts, not attacks.

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Latest Parnas Docs Made Clear That Investigations of Rep. Nunes Are Necessary: Legal Experts

Westlake Legal Group 4rHX8gKvbj2cScKVr0RHbliNGR9823rntp9Ge4EtV7A Latest Parnas Docs Made Clear That Investigations of Rep. Nunes Are Necessary: Legal Experts r/politics

Some Traitor that You didn’t Know,
by Lev Parnas.

Now and then I think of when we were coconspirators

Like when you said you felt so happy you could lie

Told myself that you would stand by me

But felt so photographed in your company

But that’s our party and our motto “I don’t remember”

You can get addicted to a certain kind of treason

Like cabinet resignations to the end, always the end

So when they found our lies did not make sense

Well you said that we would still be friends

But I’ll admit that I was glad it was over

But you didn’t have to cut me off

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing

And I don’t even need your pardon

But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

No, you didn’t have to stoop so low

Have your friends redact your records and then fudge some numbers

I guess that I don’t need that though

Now I’m just some traitor that you didn’t know

Now I’m just some traitor that you didn’t know

Now I’m just some traitor that you didn’t know

.

Now and then I think of all the times you sent me to Ukraine

But had me believing it was always “not a crime”

But I don’t wanna live that way

Redacting every word you say

You said that they would let me go

And I wouldn’t catch you calling me some traitor that you didn’t know

But you didn’t have to cut me off

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing

And I don’t even need your pardon

But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

No, you didn’t have to stoop so low

Have your friends redact your records and then fudge some numbers

I guess that I don’t need that though

Now I’m just some traitor that you didn’t know

Now I’m just some traitor that you didn’t know

Now I’m just some traitor that you didn’t know

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DOJ Defies Court Order to Produce Memos and Notes From Jared Kushner’s Mueller Interview

Westlake Legal Group mbtQ5Y2c2QhS1HRAaqpZWrRRHfYnkXAQ3WMWWiQnwMA DOJ Defies Court Order to Produce Memos and Notes From Jared Kushner’s Mueller Interview r/politics

I too was raised in a Republican household. My first Presidential vote was cast in 2000. I had to help my oldest child through her first Presidential election in 2016. Now in 2020 I have three kids old enough to vote, and WE ARE FED UP.

Please check out The Asset podcast hosted by Max Bergmann for a super interesting history of Trump’s rise and all the many interweaving connections between his “billions”, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the crazy connections between the Russian oligarchs, the Russian government, and Trump’s “business deals”.

I was skeptical at first, but figured I’d listen with an open mind. There are receipts going back 40 years. The detail and intrigue is phenomenal. It is like a strange spy movie….until you remember it is our current reality.

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New text messages put Devin Nunes on the hot seat

Westlake Legal Group V6g6IEEkWcmALktU4awTh8n2MuDSPXLgfLplv_nDY0U New text messages put Devin Nunes on the hot seat r/politics

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Joe Biden is out of step with the rest of the country on marijuana

Westlake Legal Group JpV86gN7WPHOO0L5b6YEuKdBNb_wwlpjpuAWUVmyto0 Joe Biden is out of step with the rest of the country on marijuana r/politics

He is one of the creators of Civil Asset Forfeiture

He thinks Video games cause violence

He doesn’t understand the difference between Section 230 and the First Amendment with regard to facebook (and a lack of understanding of the internet and it’s importance in society in general).

He is against any sort of reform or relief for student loan debt, not recognizing it for the economic crisis that it is.

He doesn’t understand how employers controlling your healthcare means you don’t have a choice in health care.

He has openly stated he does not anticipate things changing much at all if he were president.

He’s been on the wrong side of history for quite a while now and most of his political beliefs make him a centrist democrat for the 1980s. He’s 40 years behind the times.

In the “Me too” era, he’s a creepy man who makes women uncomfortable (borderline sexual assault/sexual harassment with inappropriate touching/rubbing) and doesn’t seem to understand why. Instead he does non-apologies about being sorry their feelings were hurt by his actions rather than sorry he was being a creepy mf-er.

Forgot to include: He’s also not all that concerned with climate change while as a society we’re on the edge of no return careening towards literal collapse if we don’t do something.

If Biden gets the nomination for the democrats Trump will win.

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Ronald Reagan’s son says his father would be ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ of ‘traitorous’ Trump. Ron Reagan describes Republican Party as ‘entirely illegitimate’ and made up of ‘sycophants spouting Kremlin propaganda’.

Westlake Legal Group cjYMYViHAFl2lxU5bbz0kwJoHcRrThIV-eZCM5Bp8uA Ronald Reagan’s son says his father would be ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ of ‘traitorous’ Trump. Ron Reagan describes Republican Party as ‘entirely illegitimate’ and made up of ‘sycophants spouting Kremlin propaganda'. r/politics

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We Found Major Trump Tax Inconsistencies. New York’s Mayor Wants a Criminal Investigation. — ProPublica

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We need a President who will help all Americans — not just the rich

Westlake Legal Group _V8K5CGmZc8dADV9JbbIMjUTrsoHUQWP2jpUG1e-XFo We need a President who will help all Americans -- not just the rich r/politics

We need to bring back the fireside chat; there is a massive education and indoctrination problem in the United States.

It also doesn’t help that me writing this now is probably being monitored, and potentially shadow banned on this sub by the mods, when I bring up insightful information or peaceful passive resistive change that is needed in this country, so I hope you can read this.

Well, here goes. Sanders is identical to FDR in MOP in their leadership and vision. I believe FDR’s fireside chat needs to come back, and help inform and educate citizens of how this country works and doesn’t work.

Ideally, with the backing of AOC and Sanders popularity with people and celebrities, we should push to have a kind of Now You Know type segment to educate, deprogram, and inform the public of what needs to fixed and how broken parts the federal government are on weekly basis.

I can see a Seth Rogan explaining how crazy Citizens United is one week, and then maybe a Taylor Swift or Robert Reich talking about women’s suffrage, or the US economy in the next week. I truly believe a program like this and under a Sanders presidency would have a tremendous and positive effect on the country as a whole so we can rebuild and move on together.

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