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jcitybone

Gillibrand is getting under Trump’s skin

President Trump early Tuesday blasted Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), calling her a “flunky” for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and a “lightweight” lawmaker.

“Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!” the president added.

jcitybone

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/12/trump-sexual-harassment-allegations-democrats-291751

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that the recent uptick in attention paid to allegations of sexual misconduct against him is the work of frustrated Democrats searching to damage his reputation.

“Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia,” Trump wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. “So now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!”

Allegations against Trump, leveled by at least 16 different women during last year’s presidential campaign, have come under a fresh spotlight in recent days in the wake of a tidal wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men in industries ranging from entertainment to the media to Capitol Hill.

wi60

HA Trumpcorp doesn’t need help damaging his reputation that’s the one area that he’s an expert on all by himself.

jcitybone

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/364413-gillibrand-fires-back-at-trump-you-cannot-silence-me

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) fired back at President Trump after he attacked her on Twitter, tweeting Tuesday that the president “cannot silence” her or other women who have said he has brought shame to the White House.

“You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office,” Gillibrand, who a day earlier had said Trump should resign from office, wrote on Twitter.

Benny

Jedi Gillibrand strikes back:

magsview

The “and would do anything” for campaign contributions part will certainly endear him to women across the globe.

Gillibrand, at a Tuesday news conference, excoriated Trump for the suggestive remark that she would do anything and said she will continue to call for him to step down.

orlbucfan

I am very skeptical of Gillibrand and put her in the same category as Warren.

polarbear4

I put her even farther “center” than Warren.

jcitybone

Zephyr Teachout weighs in on Franken in a NY Times op ed.

I care passionately about #MeToo. Women are routinely demeaned, dismissed, discouraged and assaulted. Too many women’s careers are stymied or ended because of harassment and abuse. In politics, where I have worked much of my adult life, this behavior is rampant.

I also believe in zero tolerance. And yet, a lot of women I know — myself included — were left with a sense that something went wrong last week with the effective ouster of Al Franken from the United States Senate. He resigned after a groundswell of his own Democratic colleagues called for him to step down.

Zero tolerance should go hand in hand with two other things: due process and proportionality. As citizens, we need a way to make sense of accusations that does not depend only on what we read or see in the news or on social media.

Due process means a fair, full investigation, with a chance for the accused to respond. And proportionality means that while all forms of inappropriate sexual behavior should be addressed, the response should be based on the nature of the transgressions.

Both were missing in the hasty call for Senator Franken’s resignation. Some might point out, rightly, that Congress doesn’t have good procedures for dealing with harassment accusations. In fact, the congressional process to date has gone something like this: Lift up the rug and sweep the accusations underneath. It’s delay, deny, pay hush money and avoid the consequences.

SparkyGump
SparkyGump

Franken fell on his sword to facilitate the war on the p**** grabber. I think we may very well see his resurrection after the beast is vanquished.

orlbucfan

I commented on this when it broke. I read Franken’s book on serving in the Senate. He was very disillusioned especially after dealing with a yahoo named Ted Cruz. He was not going to run for re-election. He asked for an investigation by the so-called Senate ‘Ethnics’ Committee. He also mentioned Maggot Brain’s record. The woman who started this whole deal is a professional sex worker. I wish he would re-consider, but I don’t blame him if he splits.

magsview

Can I just say that I love Nina’s outfit in the pic up top?

It’s a kind of subtle, “I’m ready to do battle!” outfit. 🙂

SparkyGump
SparkyGump

Progressive Ninja Girrrrl!

Benny

Just a note that I will be posting an open thread for tonight’s special election in Alabama. It will be interesting to see if the poll exits become clear very quickly.

magsview

wi60

And it begins–again
Alabama Supreme Court stays judge’s order to preserve voting records in Senate election

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/364430-alabama-supreme-court-stays-order-to-preserve-voting-records-in-senate

So how do they account for a recount the R automatically wins?

SparkyGump
SparkyGump

Until there’s a 100% reduction in superdelegates…not 60%….they’re not getting my vote or my money. The mere existence of superdelegates is a slap in the face of voters.

wi60

I’m with ya SG see my earlier comment 🙂

polarbear4

I guess everyone knows Moore LOST. :O)

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

While I’m at it:

Goodnight. :O)

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