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Using Occam's Razor To Cut Through the Claim That There Was No Collusion Between Trump and Russia

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sun, 09/16/2018 - 2:19pm

RealClearPolitics posted Hugh Hewitt's interview with Bob Woodward under the headline, "Woodward: No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion, I Searched For Two Years".  And indeed, the following exchange did occur between Hewitt and Woodward.

 

"Very last question, Bob Woodward, I just want to confirm, at the end of two years of writing this book, this intensive effort, you saw no effort, you, personally, had no evidence of collusion or espionage by the president presented to you?" Hewitt asked.

 

"That is correct," Woodward said. 

 

This is, on its face, a stunning statement. It needs to be examined more closely.

A Look At Tom Reed's Smear of Tracy Mitrano's Supporters: The Black Hole Calls the Brown Dwarf Black

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:40pm

Tom Reed devoted a page of his website to claims that his campaign staff was

threatened, harassed and insulted following this weekend’s Tracy Mitrano Rally in Olean which was hosted by a coalition of liberal activist groups including Citizens for a Better Southern Tier, the group whose leader was recently arrested for stealing Tom Reed campaign signs. 

Reed tried to tie the harassment to Congresswoman Maxine Waters who he claimed encouraged harassment of "public servants" by telling a crowd of her supporters

Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from [President Trump’s] Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.

Reed neglected to mention that Waters clarified her comments the next day when she told Chris Hayes,

I did not call for harm for anybody . . .As a matter of fact I believe in peaceful protest. . . . I believe that protest is at the centerpiece of our democracy. I believe that the constitution guarantees us freedom of speech. And I think that protest is civil.

Why Congressman Tom Reed Should Protect the Mueller Investigation--Evidence of Collusion and Blackmail

Submitted by Robin Messing on Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:25pm

Donald Trump's weak performance at Helsinki was so outrageous that even many of his Republican supporters have expressed outrage or at least embarrassment. Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh was perhaps the most outraged. When you read the following series of tweets you should keep in mind that he is no Extreme Ithaca Liberal. In fact, during the 2016 campaign Walsh tweeted, "if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket". Walsh is singing a very different tune now.

 

 

 

 

Republican Family Values

Submitted by Robin Messing on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 5:25pm

What is it with Repubilcans and child endangerment and sexual molestation? Republicans used to claim to be the party of family values.  Well, maybe they could claim that label today if they want to say they are the party of Manson Family values. To be fair, the Republicans haven't gone on a murder spree, though their leader, Donald Trump, has declared Vladimir Putin to be a "fine" person and Vladimir Putin's critics have a nasty habit of turning up dead. But only a family that was nearly as depraved as the Manson Family could delight in some of the people the Republicans have been supporting and some of the actions they have been taking lately.

Democrats Must Try To Block Trump's Supreme Court Nominee To Protect The Legitimacy Of The Court

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sun, 07/01/2018 - 2:38pm

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker wants the Senate to delay approval of President Trump's Supreme Court pick so long as Trump is (allegedly) under investigation by Robert Mueller for criminal activity.

 

Frank Puglisi's attacks on Tracy Mitrano and the NY 23rd Congressional Democratic Primary

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:57pm

Did Donald Trump Disparage Haitian Immigrants And Call Countries In Africa "Shit Hole Countries"?

Submitted by Robin Messing on Mon, 01/15/2018 - 5:05pm

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin has said that President Trump definitely did scorn immigrants from Haiti and "shit hole countries" in Africa. Donald Trump just posted a tweet that mocked "Senator Dicky Durbin" and called him a liar.

Can Donald Trump and Tom Reed Block Their Constituents On Social Media?

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:51pm

Can Tom Reed Legally Block His Constituents On Facebook?

 

My Congressman, Tom Reed, has two Facebook accounts. The first is his “Politician” Facebook page.  The second is his official government Facebook page.  Tom Reed (or an assistant) blocked me from posting on his “Politician” page well over a year ago and all my comments on that page have been deleted.  I am not sure exactly why he blocked me.  It might be because I have posted a comment or two that he didn’t like about the Iran nuclear deal.  I imagine he didn’t appreciate my column in the Ithaca Journal last year that criticized his bashing of the deal.

Or it might be because he made a post saying something that was bashing President Obama (I forget what it was, probably something about ObamaCare) and then said something like “Everyone who agrees with me, like this post.” I responded by saying, "I wish Facebook had an Unlike button".

Donald Trump's and Tom Reed's Weak Condemnation of the Charlottesville White Supremacists

Submitted by Robin Messing on Sun, 08/13/2017 - 5:58pm

Donald Trump's condemnation of the Nazi terrorists in Charlottesville was as strong as his condemnation of Vladimir Putin for interfering with our election and for expelling hundreds from the American embassy in Moscow. In other words, it was so weak it was almost nonexistent.

Here was his condemnation on Twitter

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