Tom Toles for October 01, 2019


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    DD Wiz Premium Member about 1 year ago

    We do need an impeachment process to enforce that RULE OF LAW.

    The election is to decide who will be president. The impeachment is to decide if crimes have been committed (rule of law). Two different questions.

    Clearly the one phone call to Ukraine — an abridged transcript (this is what Trump admitted; what is in the part they left out?) — proves TWO crimes were committed:

    It is a felony to solicit foreign influence in a United States election. It is a felony to commit extortion.

    Solicitation of foreign influence in the 2020 presidential election (Explicit): Immediately after a recitation of past U.S. aid and the fact that almost $400 million in aid is being held up: “I need a favor, though…” Just the ask is a felony, with or without any pressure or any quid pro quo.

    Extortion — the “shakedown” (Implicit): We have given much aid in the past. Almost $400 million in aid has already been appropriated by Congress and I am holding it up. “I need a favor, though.” Trump does not direct say, “You give me this, I’ll give you that” (quid pro quo; tit for tat). But the implied connection is clear. “Nice little country you got here. Shame if anyone let the Russians take it over cuz no one provided the military aid you needed.”

    We need an election to vote Trump out.

    We need an impeachment to hold Trump accountable for crimes to stand up for the RULE OF LAW.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Hmm, eastern Europe, Melania might be on Bonespurs’ dump truck if he does more shopping in Ukraine.

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    Alexander the Good Enough  about 1 year ago

    Tяцmp can’t last until Nov. 2020. While the details are certainly important, at this point the overarching reality is that Tяцmp’s is effectively a zombie presidency. Functionally, it’s over. Tяцmp hasn’t the moxie or resources to resurrect his failed presidency in any practical sense whatsoever. More and more, the U. S. finds itself worse than leaderless. The desperate and degenerate “President” is fully under siege and he and his remaining few henchmen are reduced to holding the Oval Office hostage. This can not continue. There may still be a few remaining options as to how this fiasco ends, but in any case it can not end well, at all, for Tяцmp & Co. On the other hand, it necessarily MUST end, and soon!, for the U. S., the world, and our posterity.

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    Old_Curmudgeon   about 1 year ago

    It Sticks in their Craw – {a rhyme and a coda}

    It sticks in the Trumpites’ craw,

    this notion of “Rule of Law”.

    They ‘druther chant “Hip, Hip, Hooraw”

    to the King of Sociopathic Flaw.

    … Coda:

    Will please they go away,

    and kindly depart and withdraw.

    Then our fears might allay

    re the worst prez we ever saw.

    . . . . . . . . . . . .

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    Masterskrain  about 1 year ago

    You can vote for LOYAL AMERICANS, that uphold the U.S. Constitution, believe in the Rule of Law, and Support America… or you can vote republican. Sad to say, but THAT IS THE REAL CHOICE IN 2020.

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    robnvon  about 1 year ago

    I’m surprised he isn’t pressing a tusk against her spine to assure the party she votes Right.

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    superposition  about 1 year ago

    How stable is “Rule of Law” in a legislature that toggles between two mutually exclusive opposing parties?

    How fair is “Rule of Law” that doe not deliver equal justice for all?

    Is “Rule of Law” just an empty promise in an opposing, obstructive, non-consensual Congress?

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    EdMeiller Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Donnie is heading for a stroke or a heart attack. He’s going to get so flustered about impeachment that he’s going to pop every blood vessel in his hamberder loving body.

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    ed27  about 1 year ago

    Reads like one of Trump’s facebook surveys only this one is honest.

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    Bookworm  about 1 year ago

    This image is disturbing to me. I can almost see the day when a proctor will observe you as you vote. Just to make sure there are no ballot irregularities, of course. Never to observe for whom or what you are casting your ballot. That would be terrible, wouldn’t it? /s

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    Librarylady  about 1 year ago

    One string pulled has led to an embarrassment of riches.

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    mourdac Premium Member about 1 year ago

    When voting in 2020, please remember those who have blindly followed Hair Groppenfuhrer as he’s dragged the U.S. into a cesspool.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    How many easily hackable voting machines will the Russians and Republicans fix to vote for themselves?

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    martens  about 1 year ago

    And make sure that people you know are registered to vote! Stacy Abrams is organizing a program to increase registration of eligible voters, Fair Fight 2020.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 1 year ago

    “You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if [the Senate] determines that your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role … because impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.” —Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), 1999 comment about President Bill Clinton

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    GreggW Premium Member about 1 year ago

    In a 2012 survey by the Center for the Study of the American Dream, 85% of respondents did not know the meaning of the term “rule of law”. Maybe things have improved since then, but I’m inclined to doubt it.

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    dragonfury98  about 1 year ago

    Funny – I thought the majority of the voters in the 2016 election voted AGAINST Trump. See where that got us…

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    Godfreydaniel  about 1 year ago

    “Are you married or happy?”

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 1 year ago

    The Republican definition of “rule of law”: “We rule; we are the law.”

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 1 year ago

    Just remember that in any dictatorship they have the Rule of Law too only their laws are onerous and hard on the population. Every Fascist and Nazi style group “Law & Order” is part of their party platform.

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    bakana  about 1 year ago

    While a bunch of Trump Supporters look over your shoulders while “Open Carrying”.

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    Concretionist  about 1 year ago

    Toles is illustrating my biggest fear: How any voter could be undecided (or for that matter willing to vote for the top choice) is beyond my ability to understand… but apparently there are many who don’t understand my viewpoint.

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