Does the Trump thing seem overwhelming?  Is the individual helpless?
Posted: 12 May 2017 10:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It’s damned overwhelming for sure.  Like where the hell do ya start.  Something really valuable that I know about is this Indivisible Guide and the organization of citizens it is putting together.  It’s level headed and grounded in a respect for our American way of government and making it work for an informed and engaged citizenry.

DEMAND YOUR SENATORS SUPPORT AN INDEPENDENT LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 U.S. ELECTION
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Constitutional Crisis: Truth or Trump
This isn’t about partisan politics. This is about the defending our most basic democratic institutions and values. Your Members of Congress (MoCs) need to decide whether they’re on the side of truth, or on the side of Trump. Click here and use these resources to defend our democracy.

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/demand-independent-russia-investigation

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Posted: 13 May 2017 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Individuals may be helpless, but with any luck a few Republicans will place country over party and demand an investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/comey-watergate/526443/

This article makes a good case for the Trump affair being far worse than Watergate.

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Posted: 13 May 2017 06:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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DarronS - 13 May 2017 08:55 AM

Individuals may be helpless, but with any luck a few Republicans will place country over party and demand an investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/comey-watergate/526443/

This article makes a good case for the Trump affair being far worse than Watergate.

Don’t it though.

Five Reasons the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate
JAMES FALLOWS MAY 12, 2017

The underlying offense
The blatancy of the interference

...  But even in his stonewalling, Nixon paid lip service to the concepts of due process and check and balances. (His proffered solution was something called the “Stennis compromise,” in which the very conservative Senator John Stennis, from Mississippi, would “listen” personally to the tapes and summarize their content. As it happens, Stennis was famous for being practically deaf.) Nixon wanted to survive and win, but he wanted to act as if he was doing so while sticking to some recognizable rules. ...

The nature of the president
The resiliency of the fabric of American institutions

... What would it take for today’s institutions to show that they are as healthy and resilient as they were even during the troubled Watergate era? History isn’t fair, and much of the burden of answering that question falls right now on one man. That is of course Rod Rosenstein, the newly confirmed deputy attorney general who, because of Jeff Sessions’s supposed recusal from the Russian-affairs investigations, is nominally in charge of them. If he wanted to be remembered as another Richardson, Ruckelshaus, or Cox, he would already have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor, or would do so today. Mr. Rosenstein, a lot depends on you. ...

The cravenness of party leadersOn the merits, this era’s Republican president has done far more to justify investigation than Richard Nixon did. Yet this era’s Republican senators and members of congress have, cravenly, done far less. A few have grumbled about “concerns” and so on, but they have stuck with Trump where it counts, in votes, and since Comey’s firing they have been stunning in their silence.

Today’s party lineup in the Senate is of course 52–48, in favor of the Republicans. Thus a total of three Republican senators have it within their power to change history, by insisting on an honest, independent investigation of what the Russians have been up to and how the mechanics of American democracy can best defend themselves. ...
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/comey-watergate/526443/

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