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    Is it so much to ask that we keep our powder dry until we find out what the indictments are about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Is it so much to ask that we keep our powder dry until we find out what the indictments are about?
    What does it hurt if we speculate here in our little corner of the internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    What does it hurt if we speculate here in our little corner of the internet?
    Speculation should be based on evidence, and right now we have no more evidence than we did a day ago.

    I'll keep my own council until there's something more to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    Well, it would "appear" then that pretty much all of us "think" or in my case "hoping" something big is coming all the way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    this is an area I tend to differ with most others. I actually think the Republican's in congress can't wait to get rid of Trump. Flake kinda confirmed that for me. As well as McCain and Corker. Then, there's Mitch being in a food fight with Trump's lap dog. There's no way he sees the Trump presidency as good for the party. Just my two cents.
    I'm a bit more cynical. I don't believe that very many (if any) congressional Republicans really give a damn about the Republican Party as an institution. Most of them behave as though they see the party as nothing more than a mechanism for them to gain personal wealth and power by being lackeys for their wealthy benefactors. What does the modern Republican Party actually stand for, aside from tax cuts for the very wealthy?

    They obviously don't care that these tax cuts create massive deficits for the federal government, so it's ridiculous for them to claim to be "fiscal conservatives".

    They obviously don't have a problem with using the US armed forces for non-defensive global engagements, or they wouldn't have supported going to war in Iraq.

    They obviously don't give a damn about civility or moral behavior, or the leader of their Party wouldn't be Donald Trump.

    The modern Republican Party doesn't really stand for anything, so there is no "brand" there to be tarnished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I'm a bit more cynical. I don't believe that very many (if any) congressional Republicans really give a damn about the Republican Party as an institution. Most of them behave as though they see the party as nothing more than a mechanism for them to gain personal wealth and power by being lackeys for their wealthy benefactors. What does the modern Republican Party actually stand for, aside from tax cuts for the very wealthy?

    They obviously don't care that these tax cuts create massive deficits for the federal government, so it's ridiculous for them to claim to be "fiscal conservatives".

    They obviously don't have a problem with using the US armed forces for non-defensive global engagements, or they wouldn't have supported going to war in Iraq.

    They obviously don't give a damn about civility or moral behavior, or the leader of their Party wouldn't be Donald Trump.

    The modern Republican Party doesn't really stand for anything, so there is no "brand" there to be tarnished.
    Reagan's reaction to the modern day Republican Party:

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    One thing we CAN talk about is the way public figures are REACTING to the news that there are these unknown indictments that will result in arrests next week. Headline: "Roger Stone says Mean Things".

    Wait, that's the Roger Stone headline everyday. This is the guy who planned to show up to the hotel rooms of anti-Trump GOP convention delegates and threaten them. If *I* were a journalist, I'd be mad if Stone DIDN'T mention me and claim I should be "severely punished" for speculating about these indictments.

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    Seriously, the most fun we can have is looking at the ways Trump's cohort react publicly to news that hasn't even broken yet. I'll bet Mueller is watching, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Is it so much to ask that we keep our powder dry until we find out what the indictments are about?
    Mueller seems to me to be the right guy for the job. Straight shooter with a great reputation. I am/was a fan of James Comey also.

    Suspect Mueller may meet same fate as Comey with regard to "audience approval". If he doesn't come up with some big Trump/Russian/Election scandal evidence he will be turned on by the Left. If he DOES come up with something big that impacts Trump he will become the punching bag of the Right.


    My guess is he will come up with something in the middle that doesn't satisfy either side of the aisle. Much like Comey. Which will leave him (Mueller) in the disfavor of partisans in both parties. Again, much like Comey.

    Certainly interesting to watch it all unfold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Mueller seems to me to be the right guy for the job. Straight shooter with a great reputation. I am/was a fan of James Comey also.

    Suspect Mueller may meet same fate as Comey with regard to "audience approval". If he doesn't come up with some big Trump/Russian/Election scandal evidence he will be turned on by the Left. If he DOES come up with something big that impacts Trump he will become the punching bag of the Right.


    My guess is he will come up with something in the middle that doesn't satisfy either side of the aisle. Much like Comey. Which will leave him (Mueller) in the disfavor of partisans in both parties. Again, much like Comey.

    Certainly interesting to watch it all unfold.
    Well, this could well be just the beginning of the indictments. And/or the indictments may be tools being used to pressure someone or a couple of someones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Well, this could well be just the beginning of the indictments. And/or the indictments may be tools being used to pressure someone or a couple of someones.
    Yep. Certainly possible.

    Or maybe not. Time will tell, but never a good idea to set your hopes too high.

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