Rep. Adam Schiff Mocks Trump’s Claim Of Vindication: He Claims This Anytime Someone Sneezes [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) jabbed President Donald Trump on Sunday for citing the indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in their probe on Russian election meddling as proof his campaign had not colluded with foreign operatives.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Democratic lawmaker was asked whether he felt the indictment by Mueller proved Trump campaign officials had not colluded with Russia, as the president has suggested on Twitter. “No, of course not,” Schiff replied. “But this is a president who claims vindication anytime someone sneezes.”

Schiff criticized Trump for continuing to downplay Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 campaign, citing the Mueller indictment as conclusive proof of an “elaborate” campaign to interfere in the U.S. electoral process. “It ought to put to rest for anyone, including the president who continues to call this a witch hunt, that the evidence is now overwhelming and unequivocal and we need to move to protect ourselves from Russian interference in elections that are coming up,” Schiff said.

  • shellback

    I am so grateful for the women, men and now children, whether elected or civilian who have the courage to stand up to the orange menace and call him exactly what he is. Thank you one and all!

    • TuuxKabin

      Generations United. It is happening.

    • brined2

      are you blaming Trump for the Florida school massacre?

      • Karl Dubhe

        Well, he did sign legislation that enabled people with mental issues to buy semi-automatic weaponry. He’s a demagogue who’s inciting racial hate and who argues that bombing is better than making peace.

        So, yah, I would blame President Asshole for this, and every other, school shooting. He shares that blame with the Congressional Assholes who’ve shirked their duty to vote for effective firearm regulations. He also shares the blame with the Deplorable Assholes who continue to excuse his bullshit.

        • Gustav2
        • brined2

          inciting racial hate?!!!! you’re confusing with his predecessor. Trump has faults, no doubt, but racism isn’t one. He’s also inclusive regarding gender. The only rigid stance he takes is on unvetted immigrants and illegal immigrants.

          • Todd20036

            Um, he openly suggested that Norway nationals should immigrate here.

            He claimed there were good Nazis.

            He claimed all Mexicans were criminals and rapists.

            He kicked out black tenants when he was a land lord.

            You are either willfully ignorant or a troll

            And Trump’s predecessor was Obama. The only people who hated Obama were Nazis. And I don’t see Obama inciting hate.

            You really are a troll, aren’t you?

          • Acronym Jim

            Those last two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

          • unclemike

            Obama “incited” racial hate the same way a gay couple “incited” a bashing: by existing.

            Also, too: fuck you.

          • RoFaWh

            You sound just like a Russian trollbot. I wonder why?

          • Kissmagrits

            You are dismissed. Next…….

          • Karl Dubhe

            No. I’m pointing out that Trump was a champion of the birther movement, which incited racial hatred of others.

            Trump is openly racist, he’s been quoted saying racist things. He claimed that there are some good Nazis.

            You’re yet another Brietbart poster, who thinks that the bile they read there is the truth. Stop posting here, everyone is just going to block you. As I now will.

          • brined2

            Didn’t Obama’s autobiography, written by Bill Ayers, a guy from the block and small c communist, state that Obama was born in Kenya?

          • Bad Tom

            Another lying liar. No wonder you love Trump!

          • brined2

            where’s the lie? You can websearch it. It was written in, I believe, 1992 and Obama didn’t correct until 2006 when he was preparing to announce his candidacy. He claims it was an error by a publicist, but a publicist will always give the “author” the statement to approve. Also, he didn’t change it for 14 years!

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • cleos_mom

            And not a very clever one at that.

          • Todd20036

            You mean that birth certificate Obama showed was fake?

            Gods, you are a stupid troll.

            Get the fuck off of my screen.

          • Acronym Jim

            No.

          • ChrisInKansas

            Where are all these lying POS trolls coming from? BLOCKED.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            theyre from russia and macedonia paid by laundered money thru cyprus

          • Joe Maynard

            I’ll give you this. It’s gutsy for a Trump supporter to try to attempt guilt-by-association implicating Obama. Nothing like leading with your chin.

          • Gianni
          • Grumpy Old Man
          • RoFaWh

            As I already have.

          • Karl Dubhe

            Which I didn’t read until after I’d posted. 🙂

          • JaniceInToronto

            Yep, me too. I’m 65 years old and just don’t have the energy for dealing with trolling assholes.

            Blocking is a wonderful thing.

          • Barry S G

            Hey, brined2 (seems you have soaked a little to long in that salt/vinegar solution). https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29494b5aa80375c4ca6724a9cf561f44fb9b74b29b30775a27c6e164f8e72da0.jpg

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            donald trumps father was arrested at a klan rally in NYC. and the apple doesnt fall far from the racist tree in that god foresaken family of idiots.
            go sell your propaganda somewhere else. we here are very informed and wise.

          • brined2

            Obama and Holder instigated the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Lol. Thats all u got?

          • brined2

            that’s all. Shot mywad

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Whew! Glad it didnt go to make your spawn. Theres enuf macedonian traitors

          • brined2

            you got that right. I have to be responsible

          • Grumpy Old Man
  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The Dem pols need to be nasty more often. It works for them.

    • another_steve

      Other than Maxine Waters and one or two others, there really aren’t any “nasty,” particularly aggressive Democrats in Congress. I suppose that for Schiff, this statement of his comes off as “aggressive.”

      Schiff generally displays all the aggression of a sedated 3-day-old kitten.

      • cleos_mom

        Exactly why aggressiveness would more likely be listened to. People notice when patterns are broken.

  • Treant

    Okay, but what steps–if any–are the Dems recommending to protect the 2018 elections from the Russians?

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Rhetorical, right?

      • pootie is obviously one step ahead of us, once again. i’m guessing he’s blackmailing more than a few dems to make the issue an un-priority, despite what it will mean in the election results.

        • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

          Aren’t u a beanie bro

          • what does that have to do with anything right now? when was the last time *I* brought up Bernie, since the primaries? no, it’s ALWAYS you fucking dead enders who just. can’t. let. it. go.

            the enemy is Russia, not far lefties like me. get that thru your stupid head already.

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            Who’d u vote for?

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          agreed. America is still woefully underestimating the Soviets.

      • Treant

        Kind of. You never hear any plans floated and–once again–when in power, these things never seem to come up to a vote.

    • William

      They need to call for paper ballots. Abolish voting machines.

      • stuckinthewoods

        yes, even if not for the long term, we should return to paper until something secure can be implemented.

        • RoFaWh

          This development may be the first time in history the weakness of computerized equipment forces the adoption of a paper alternative.

          • cleos_mom

            Probably not the first. If you’re sending a message of any kind to someone you want to keep confidential, you’d be safer using snail mail.

      • pj

        i use a paper ballot sent to my house. so simple there really isnt any excuse not to vote. but im sure they read them with a scanner and thats when i worry

        • stuckinthewoods

          I also wonder about that scanning. We now are given a paper ballot to fill and run through a scanner. At least the paper is retained, or so they say. (The return to paper happened after cell vid of someone repeatedly trying to vote, and the touch screen kept changing it.)

        • the problem with mail in ballots is that in many states, they literally are not counted, unless the go-to-the-polls votes are tabulated closely enough that the smaller number of mail ins would make a difference. bc so few people in most states vote by mail, this rarely happens.

          now, it would be a totally different thing if every dem voter used mail ins. but a lot of us like to go to the polls in person, and that’s not a bad thing.

          • pj

            its not a bad thing but i used to go to my neighborhood school in chicago, wait in line, then vote on an electronic screen. and it being chicago…who the fuck knew where my ballot went after that. im happier now when i vote but im trusting other people to record it for me.

          • cleos_mom

            In Missouri we have a choice between paper ballots and electronic voting. I’ve always chosen paper, primarily because IMO it’s a less vulnerable option. The thought of displeasing people who would, if they were present, chant “paper? what’s paper? does anyone use paper anymore?” is just gravy.

            Considering the venue, this might be a hopeful development:

            http://www.myajc.com/news/state…paper-ballots/DnMzFdOpB2fA52cZt8D4xO/

      • anne marie in philly

        I would LOVE to see this happen. my first ballot in 1972 was paper; it was good then, it is good now.

      • Treant

        I would tend to agree. Double copies, optimally, with one checked against the other.

      • Keroleen

        There are multiple states that’re 100% vote-by-mail (or drop-off) already, and it seems to be working fairly well. Here in Oregon, you can also, if you want, register to have the voting bureau email you when your ballot has been a) sent to you, b) received, and c) counted, so you don’t have to worry it’s been lost in the system.

        Granted, it’s not foolproof – there was a case a few years back where an R ballot counter was caught filling in uncompleted ballots. However, it still avoids the whole machine kerfuffle and gives everyone a couple weeks to get their ballots in, so I consider it a win.

    • Keroleen

      Well, here’s an overview of the most recent steps they’ve been trying to take. Note the mention of no Rep involvement. https://www.wired.com/story/democrats-plan-to-secure-midterm-elections/

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    From the #RESIST march last year in LA/Weho. I asked Adam if he was going to run for President https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a4d05445970012025f3c8058d4b4dfa62ae9cb7a5c4e28fdd899e8c9cf86158.jpg

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      I sure hope not.

      • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

        Because? Who do you hope will run?

        • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

          Because for DEMS the perfect is ALWAYS the enemy of the good.

          • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

            I’m not sure I understand your reply.
            1). Why do you think Schiff sholdn’t run?
            2). Who do you think should run?

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            I was referring to Xaio’s post. I don’t know his reason.

          • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

            Apologies. Hopefully we will find out soon.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            My reason is that, on a gut-level I get the feeling that Schiff is just another, say what you need to in order to get elected, politician. That’s a lot easier to be when you’re a California Democrat, but on the national level, we need someone who has more conviction. I really think that is more of a midwestern trait, which is another reason why I think Duckworth would be more appropriate. Optics is important at the national level but, I believe conviction is more so.

          • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

            Thank you for giving reasons regarding your disinterest in Schiff.

          • SoCalGal20

            I don’t get that sense from Schiff. However, watch out for Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. He’s making noises about running. He’s one I do get that sense from. (Born and raised in Michigan and now a Californian)

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Now that’s one I get that Impression from. That’s what really sucks these days about politics; It’s all about the game and what you win.

          • SoCalGal20

            Yeah, I’m not interested in Garcetti running for president. Not that he hasn’t done some good work but he’s part of the Los Angeles poltical machine (he was DA before he was mayor) and meh…

            He’s also got issues like the homeless population has exploded under hus time as mayor and there’s a terrible problem with affordable housing and things like that.

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            Thx for the response. There’s nothing wrong with many people running. You never know when someone might click.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Well certainly not Schiff. I’d love to see someone more in the mold of Tammy Duckworth, although I doubt America has its shit together enough yet for her.

          • brined2

            she’s ok. I think she’d be popular

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            Me too, but I’m not convinced we are beyond the FDR stage yet on physical impairments. Is America really ready yet for an “out” disability? If any had a chance, Duckworth should with her Military service.

          • Zeldacat

            Well, there’s a popular local Paralympian running for the state legislature here. It’s not like her disability is a secret or anything. It’ll be interesting to see what happens. Dems in this state are mostly screwed regardless of anything else about them. She’s got my vote anyway, even if I didn’t vote straight Dem every chance I get. She knows the shit disabled people get, let alone women in general. She’s awesome.

          • SkokieGuy / May attempt snark

            We get you don’t like Schiff. I continue to ask, why?

            Tammy is not without ammunition that the right can use against her, that being said, few politicians are.

            http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tammy-duckworth-lawsuit-settled-met-0626-20160624-story.html

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            I replied. Not meant to offend.

  • Leo

    He’s in Germany for the same conference as Michael McFaul. Interesting.

    • William

      Are they creating an administration in exile?

  • greenmanTN

    He’s got a point. “Ha Ha! Made you look! I’m vindicated!”

    “I am rubber and you are glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!”

    Still going through your Terrible Twos when you’re 71 years old is really pretty fucking sad.

    • njguy54

      This is the genius of the latest Mueller indictments. Not only did he establish Russian meddling in the 2016 election, he did it in such a way that made Trump and the conservative media think he was being vindicated, thereby lessening the odds that Trump will try to shut down the probe, at least for now.

      • kat

        The carefully worded statement read by Rosenstein on Friday was designed to be simultaneously understood by the public and misread by the Idiot Resident. Trump is such a vain and gullible fool, he shouldnt be allowed out of his bedroom in any official capacity.

  • Devon Rodriguez

    The GOP needs to decide if it wants to pass the ‘Ben Franklin’ test. When Franklin was asked what sort of government the Founders had created, he responded “a Republic, if you can keep it.”

    Put simply, does the GOP want to keep the Republic, or allow a hostile foreign power to do irreparable harm to it?

    • northern_neighbour

      With the GOP it is super-wealth stratified Oligarchic control all the way.

      They could care less what it is called or what befalls its citizens other than their ultra rarified EVIL selves. #MONSTERS

    • RoFaWh

      The GOP are, both collectively and individually, fools. Trump is such a loose cannon and so extremely childish [*] that he could trigger a serious war, but the goppers (both rich American oligarchs and impoverished deplorables in flyover country) never think about that. The deplorables are already poor, but I’m waiting for the bottom to suddenly drop out of the dollar and for the oligarchs to discover that any wealth denominated in US dollars is now just play money with only a nominal value, like 5¢.

      Silicon Valley will suddenly discover that their wealth too depends on a stable government (Trump is the other extreme from stable) and a stable currency with good backing.

      [*] Trump impresses me as a combination of an unruly brat about 6 or so years old, and a horrible, devious, destructive, evil monster who knows exactly what he’s doing; to wit, obey Putin exactly.

      He may already have committed irreparable damage to the government of the US, but if he’s not deposed soon, he’ll destroy the entire thing. What then? I have no idea, but the secession of the Northeast and the Pacific Coast might be possible.

      • Kevin Andrews

        The Bad Seed comes immediately to mind.

    • brined2

      the 1980s called and they want their foreign policy back

      • Dazzer

        That’s funny. The 1880s called and asked for your attitude back.

    • cleos_mom

      Put simply, does the GOP want to keep the Republic

      Nyet. They’ve wanted a corporate oligarthy since the 1980s — at the latest.

  • the traitor sort of fascinates me, in the sense that i learned long ago, like, back when i was a little girl: this is the behavior of a liar. it’s completely obvious that about 90% that comes out of his mouth is a lie, and most of them bad ones. he’s too addled and stupid to even try to make them sound convincing. the sadly fascinating part to me is how many people, adults even, either choose not to notice that, or are equally stupid and think he’s a wonderful leader.

    we’ve had lying presidents before, obviously. but none this bad, i think. it’s sad that our corporate media refuses to take the low hanging fruit he offers them daily, but i know why (money).

    • Renfield

      Agree totally. What gets me is when news organizations parse what this moron says. On the one hand I know they sort of have to but on the other, I mean, a liar lies. No need to waste time on him.

  • Clive Johnson
    • brined2

      the NYS prison in Dannemora is named Clinton Correctional. Who knew?

    • anne marie in philly

      YASSSSSS!

    • 2patricius2

      With no access to Twitter or any other Internet connection.

      • RoFaWh

        Also no KFC, no Macdonald’s; just horrible prison food that will keep you alive (with luck) but tastes like shit.

        • Snarkaholic

          And I’m sure that the prison’s kitchen crew will be adding all sorts of additional, uh…special ingredients to it!

    • Todd20036

      You may want to block Brined.

      He’s a RWNJ troll. And he tells lies, too

  • bkmn

    I wonder if they have a rhino size tranquilizer gun in the White House for when Trump completely loses his mind.

    • brined2

      tranquilizer guns are similar sized. It’s the content of the dart that is sized to its target

  • Devon Rodriguez

    History books will not show Trump in a kind light.

    The President of the United States, for over a year, claimed Russian meddling in our elections was a hoax.

    Even after 13 Russians were indicted, he refused to place sanctions on them. Children in the future will refer to a traitor as a “Trump”. FOr instance, used in a sentence:

    “Did you see they arrested that spy the other day for Trumping our secrets to the Chinese? He is going to do 30 yrs in prison for 3rd degree Trumping”.

    • Acronym Jim

      Benedict Arnold is still synonymous with traitorous. I’m all for adding another synonym.

      • canoebum

        At least Arnold did some good before his treason (Battle of Valcour Island, Battle of Saratoga). The same cannot be said of Trump, who is a coward and a traitor.

        • cleos_mom

          And he had more understandable reasons than the Dotard has for… just about anything.

      • JaniceInToronto

        Hey! Benedict Arnold was a national war hero.

        Please don’t dis Benedict Arnold.

        Your friends, The Canadians.

    • Kissmagrits

      A short history of Lincoln’s successor, Andrew Johnson was featured on CBS Sunday Morning today…and it’s hard to predict who will inherit the title of worst president ever…Trump or Johnson. They have similar personalities and both have done terrible harm to the nation.

      • Acronym Jim
        • Zeldacat

          To me Johnson looks like that’s a natural expression for him. Not nice, but not fake either. Trump is trying WAY TOO FUCKING HARD to look serious and important.

      • thatotherjean

        Johnson, at least, had some excuse. He took over following an assassination, and right after the end of the Civil War, when things were still extremely unsettled. He wasn’t expecting to have to be president, much less having to figure out how to treat the defeated South, and he made a mess of it. Trump ran for the office, even though he wasn’t expecting to get it, and he’s a disaster for the country, which was doing OK before he got here. He gets my vote.

        • cleos_mom

          And during Johnson’s time, technology that could destroy the planet wasn’t available.

        • Kissmagrits

          A toss up I would say….Johnson made reconciliation and any success of reconstruction impossible…and Donny Dipwad has me wondering if my nieces and nephews will be living in survival mode.

  • MikeBx2

    One of the better parts of this is how much Trump agonizes over wanting to be seen a legitimate by a majority of Americans. His base doesn’t care if he colluded or not, but Trump wants acceptance by more than just the deplorables.

    • Boreal

      Which he will never ever have.

      • RoFaWh

        You took the words out of my mouth.

      • Jim Maloney

        And which is why he will continue to look pathetic, desperate , and needy unlike someone who is self-confident and doesn’t keep trying to ‘prove’ themselves to others, when those ‘others’ couldn’t care less, to get them to like him (i.e. bragging about themselves, etc.).

      • Gerry Fisher

        I was never a fan, but I “accepted” him so much more before he ran for president. There’s far less scrutiny given to real estate moguls and reality TV stars.

        • Boreal

          I’m from NYS. Anyone with a brain here knew he was a total douche bag long before he ran for prez. Most people outside of the state didn’t know who he was.

      • cleos_mom

        One of my favorite observations about Cadet Bone Spurs is that he can’t even measure up to Lester Maddox’ tenure as a Georgia governor.

    • Bambino

      He thought his celebrity status from The Apprentice will carry him well over into politics. No amount of aide could edit out the stupidity of a moronic individual in a real world. Makes you wonder how much The Apprentice production have to take out the garbage he generated in the show.

    • brined2

      actually, trump’s approvals are about 4% higher than Obama’s at a similar time in his administration

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Breitbart is that way —————————>

        Get the fuck out of here.

        • brined2

          I feel a duty to correct without being offensive

          • Acronym Jim

            If you feel a duty to spread disinformation, that IS offensive.

          • Bad Tom

            You feel a duty to LIE, which is ALWAYS offensive.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I feel a duty to tell you to fuck off.

          • brined2

            now, that’s going to leave a mark

      • unclemike

        Obama’s approval rating Feb 18, 2010 was 49%, according to Rasmussen. Go peddle your bullshit elsewhere.

      • Acronym Jim

        Only if you get your news from the Washington Times. Gallup (which leans conservative) refutes that.

        http://news.gallup.com/poll/116479/barack-obama-presidential-job-approval.aspx

        http://news.gallup.com/poll/203198/presidential-approval-ratings-donald-trump.aspx

        Poll aggregator 538 also shows your statement to be a lie.

        https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/

      • kat

        Go away, Russian bot. Go find a site full of feeble-minded Christians to swallow your Breitbart bullshit.

        • brined2

          are you anti-Christian?

      • JackNasty

        That’s true only if you rely on outlier polls with well documented, deep right-wing bias and ignore all other polls. Legitimate polls say otherwise.

        https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/

        • brined2

          isn’t 538 Nate Silver? How’d he do with the 2016 results?

          • JackNasty

            It is Nate Silver’s meta analysis of several pools, not just one. Silver did very well in 2016. His call was within the results. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

          • Dazzer

            If you understood his system, he was pretty accurate for most of the time. And even as it got closer to polling day, Silver was warning people that it wasn’t a foregone conclusion.

          • JackNasty

            Trump outperformed his national polls by only 1 to 2 percentage points in losing the popular vote to Clinton.

          • brined2

            and what did Silver give Hillary’s chance of winning? Better than 90%?

          • Acronym Jim

            No.

  • JT
    • With the amount of debt Jared and the wife are carrying, there is no way either of them should have a top secret clearance. Those who are buried under a mountain of debt are ripe fro bribing. Get those two out of the White House and Washington DC.

      • JT

        Case in point: Drumpf.

  • TrollopeReader

    Sorry, folks. I’ve had some monster sneezes lately.

    • safari

      Mother wants to release your skull demons.

      • edrex

        trephining: the original sudafed.

        • safari

          Personally I like that sting of hot pepper or hoseradish that makes me drain.

  • Boreal
    • safari

      I have no idea what is going on here. I’d buy beers for lunch break.

      • Friday’s_cat

        Water spraying next to an electrical control box, what could possibly go wrong?

  • Lars Littlefield

    BTW, for those clever JMGers who constantly ask, “Yeah, but what are Democrats doing about gun violence?” I have a couple things worth mentioning.

    !. What Democrat is championing the NRA’s point of view and has submitted legislation supporting less gun control?

    2. If you have to ask what the DNC’s official position is and what Democrats are doing about gun violence, you are not a Democrat. You’re a feeble tool who has nothing to add to the discussion except denigrate those who are trying to do the right thing.

    Thanks for paying attention. You may return to pulling snarky comments out of your navels. That is all.

    • Mr. Ric

      I would substitute ‘ass’ for ‘navels’, otherwise carry on.

    • jeffg166

      I’m beginning to wonder how many questioning responses about every topic discussed are from actual people or from Russian trolls.

      • Lars Littlefield

        I wonder the same thing, especially after a couple of bong hits.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Trump: Better to rule the Deplorables than serve Americans.

    • Friday’s_cat

      H/T to that Milton guy.

      • Dazzer

        I’m not sure many people got the reference, but I thought it was spot on.

    • brined2

      actually, the vibrant economy has Americans working again. His tax cuts put more money into the pockets of ordinary Americans.

      • Treant

        [Obama’s] vibrant economy has Americans working again. [Trump’s] tax cuts put more money in the pocket of the 1%.

        FTFY. Also, perma-block.

      • ZRAinSWVA

        Pennies for the masses, and millions for the billionaires. No equivalency, sorry.

        • brined2

          in 2001, when the GWB administration sought to reduce tax rates, Democrats in Congress put up a fierce resistance. The resulting compromise was a $300/taxpayer refund which Pelosi/Schumer celebrated as good for the workers.

          • ZRAinSWVA

            And what’s your point? I was commenting on the current ‘tax cut’. We need to be forward thinking. Your focus on the past is not productive.

          • brined2

            why is $300 then ‘good for the workers”, but a tax reduction now “pennies for the masses”? Corporations have announced major expansion plans (read: jobs), given bonuses to workers, and have invested back into America. What did the $300/taxpayer refund do?

          • canoebum

            Perhaps a few corporations who benefited from this disastrous tax cut will brush some crumbs off the table to their workers, but most will use the undeserved windfall to buy back stock, thus making the remaining stock more valuable. The executives who hold stock options as part of their compensation will then cash in, putting the money their pockets, not the workers. Whatever “expansions” have been announced will be negated by Trump’s stupid tariff on solar panels and equipment, which will cost the US tens of thousands of good-paying jobs this year alone. The sustainable energy sector was one of the fastest growing in the US economy. Trump put a knife through its heart.

          • brined2

            and, don’t forget Solyndra

          • canoebum

            Don’t forget the Crandall Canyon coal mine collapse, which killed six miners, and dozens of other mine collapses just like it. Or the Deep Water Horizon (11 dead) or Exxon Valdez (major environmental disaster costing billions). Shall I go on? Money was lost on Solynadra, you don’t know the reasons why. We know the reasons why so many lives have been lost in coal and oil, greed. How many water wells have been contaminated by fracking? How many aquifers have been poisoned? What about those earthquake swarms in Oklahoma?

          • brined2

            are farmers greedy for growing crops and selling them? Is Hollywood greedy for making movies and charging exorbitant rates for tickets while the actors get filthy rich? Why did Obama give $535 million to Solyndra without the normal protections for the taxpayer? I’m not aware of any wells/aquifers contaminated by fracking.

          • canoebum

            Don’t read much, do you?

          • Priya Lynn

            ” I’m not aware of any wells/aquifers contaminated by fracking.”,

            That’s some pretty impressive bullshit right there!

      • Halou

        If the growth of national ‘GDP’ were all that mattered then we should bring out the shackles and whips, and get ready for 14 hour workdays to compete with places like Bangladesh and China for low-cost productivity. Veritable utopias are they?
        Do you have any indicators for America’s human rights status, and the stability of it’s democratic institutions? The other important, albeit intangible, things.

        • brined2

          Nancy Pelosi said unemployment is a GDP driver and Harry Reid said unemployed Americans need time off to write cowboy poetry

      • DoctorDJ
  • brined2

    Schiff looks a bit too precious

  • Gerry Fisher

    >”…the Democratic lawmaker was asked whether he felt the indictment by
    Mueller proved Trump campaign officials had not colluded with Russia.”

    By asking the question, the media is sending the message that this is debatable. It’s not! It’s nonsense thrown out by a lying con man. Stop giving it even the most basic forms of legitimacy. (And good job by Schiff to mock it.)

  • Kevin Andrews

    The question is: when will the Shitgibbon, The Gilded Feces, face criminal charges for Treason?
    The Shitgibbon is proud of his destruction of any and all protection of We The People in favor of his Corporate Super-person Fascist Masters and the Israeli.

    • brined2

      do you have any evidence of any wrongdoings?

      • Friday

        It’s blatantly all over the place, Drumph and his fascistic following simply deny it is what it is, even when Trump freaking *asked* the Russians to do more hacking on national TV.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          It’s a troll.
          Block – do not feed, or it will keep coming back from its usual haunts on BratBart.

          • -M-

            Flag, then block.

  • brined2

    why are progressives so closed-minded? Are they the products of a state-run public school system? What would George Orwell say?

    • Halou

      Closed-minded?
      Yeah, sorry for not being open-minded about the possibility of living under Russian rule without ever setting foot in Russia de-jure.

    • Acronym Jim

      He would call you “Squealer” and tell you your Napoleon is actually more akin to Mr. Jones.

  • JWC

    I still think Donny harbors some thoughts misguided as they may be that if him and Bob could just sit down for a 45 min chat he could clear up this misunderstanding

    • brined2

      doesn’t Bob look like Glen Quagmire?

      • JWC

        Maybe but does Donny see it

  • brined2

    is this a forum for political discussion or a pile-on-Trump with all the vulgarity and vitriol we can muster?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Buh-bye. Blocked, pathetic and weak liddle’ whiney troll.

      • brined2

        It’s my posts that are causing the whining, comrade. I’m enjoying each comment I make.

        • Dazzer

          Lemme guess. Your imaginary friend thinks you’re a political genius?

          • brined2

            me and my imaginary friend aren’t speaking right now

          • Dazzer

            Give it time. All relationships go through this. Leave out a bottle of imaginary wine and your friend will probably drunk message you near midnight.

            Always works for me.

          • brined2

            you’re too kind

        • RoFaWh

          You are a Russian troll.

          • brined2

            not Russian, comrade. Irish

      • Scout

        I blocked it too.

        • -M-

          Don’t forget to report/flag first.

    • Dazzer

      How on earth is it possible for mere human beings pile on Trump when God clearly got there with all the physical insults first?

      • brined2

        link?

        • Acronym Jim

          Your lying eyes aren’t good enough?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The Dotard is sounding desperate and increasingly deranged.
    Full on Meltdown in 3, 2, ….

    • His russian master is screaming at him to shut this down. And do to our lovely checks and balances, cheetolini has no true way to stop the investigation.

  • brined2

    to all my friends remaining………
    it’s been a wonderful day of political discussion, but the weather is nice and I’m going to load up on vitamin D. Best to all until next time.

  • Halou
  • Max_1
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I’m loving how no one outside his inner circle or knuckle dragging base is taking anything Trump says seriously anymore. He truly has rendered the office of the President so low that he is openly mocked and derided in a way that is very palpable. That’s not to say other presidents weren’t ridiculed, but you have to admit, between this, comedians, other world leaders and even the kids…this is a whole new level of contempt.