Of course the Trump clan including Perry is blaming Iran. There is no proof at all yet who did it. Don't forget Israel has also plenty of drones which they got from us. Since Trump "hollowed out" our FBI and CIA; they likely don't get the "help" from the W.H. to investigate who's the culprit. They love to pin it on Iran in order to help Israel. So my feeling is, that Israel could be the culprit, because they are assured that the US is stupid enough to blame Iran, without any "proof", which they did. So predictable!! Question; why would Iran attack another Muslim country anyway? It won't help them selling their own oil or improve their status in the world.
Don't forget the Trump wine and golfballs etc. That is what you get if you have only an "emolument clause" but not an "emolument law" which exactly details the "limits" of any Presidential family while in office. But yeah they are too stupid to implement such. An brainless country for sure!!
No Schmidt, I don't call that "vetting"!!! Just asking questions around the table is not "vetting". You need at least for such position an well prepared "vetting" manual and solid background research, just about as detailed as Mueller did by non-political tainted experts, just like the courts do, to find out what such guy stands for. No tricks of an McConnell etc. Throw Manchin out; he is no Democrat at all. I wrote many times about "vetting" in this country; how otherwise we got Trump without any "proper vetting" we still are waiting for his tax returns as well his money laundering via Deutsche Bank. No our "system "sucks" all the way.
As one who cares about the issues, I am in the minority. Most people vote their emotions (e.g. likability) rather than thinking critically about what it would take to get legislation enacted on the important issues of the day...health care, climate change, jobs, etc. People who vote for Bernie Sanders because they really believe that he can get his version of Medicare for all passed, free college for everyone, and more freebees paid for by the rich live in a different reality.
Yes, Schmidt; indeed they live in an "la la land" reality. The points I make above your mail should be the "base"issues.
Finally someone woke up and came with issues about Kavanaugh of which every normal thinking person already knew that the guy was an liar. Of course immediately Trump scolded the Democrats and accused them of "ghost hunting".
I don't want to say again, I told you so. An terrible dumb country, who has never learned how to "vet" people properly. Even the "vetting process" is "corrupted"!!!
Sorry people these "debates" are no "debates" at all. Nothing about the "actual" tasks of Presidents, nothing about world politics (and have a clear well researched position in it), nothing about the "deficit" and how to fix it, nothing about the "middle east" and "solutions", nothing about getting "religion" out of "governing", nothing about saving "social security" and how to fund it, nothing about getting "corruption" out of politics, nothing about "correcting" the emoluments "clause" and making it an well detailed "law" , let alone getting an "honest" voting system without lots of money from the rich, as well strict (by law) definition of the limits of Presidential "powers. etc etc.
So in my view, these debates are an waste of time and effort. It looks more like an 4th grade class interchange. Amen
100% of Republicans will vote for their parties candidate. Most Democrats will vote for their candidate but as seen in '16 there are factions who will follow their candidate to the end by not voting or voting in a manner that has ulterior motives (third party throwing their votes into the dumpster).
The Democratic party is shell shocked by an extremely loud and unconventional reality television guy who's anything but predictable.
We're not him is a weak and pathetic approach. This party failed us in '16 and I am not sure that they won't fail us again in 14 months.
We know that Republicans would walk to the polls in horrendous weather and they would vote. Democrats have 50% of the base who are the same. It's the other 50% who are easily distracted or disinterested who would put the final nail in the coffin. We need all Dems to vote and we need many many new voters to register and follow through by actually voting.
It doesn't matter if Dems have "the most votes". That means nothing. Let's try (there's time left) to reach out to the 40 states who aren't the 10 largest. Perhaps there's common ground to discuss. Our '16 game plan was bad as evidenced by #45 seating 2 Scotus members. Fail again Mr. Perez. It's nothing that the "next generation" can't address. We must win this election because disadvantaged Americans need real healthcare and clean air and water. Our children and grandchildren need schools where death isn't allowable because the Red party was more concerned with contributions than safety.
Many would be happy if we gave 5% more effort in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. I say, is that all you have got ? Slightly better is not good enough. Lives and well being are on the line.
TJ, as long as the "system" stays as it is and "money" drives it, as well corruption and an "electoral college" and no "limits" for presidents and their behavior, then regardless who ever wins, then this country will still go down the drain. Amen
Dock don't worry. All the Trump policies will blow up in their faces; sorry to say that right now their policies are none existent and are on the pre-school level. Nothing what they plan is thought about, let alone was researched by competent people. Trump and his cronies "know it all". Like Trump said in the past: "I alone can do it all" . But yeah , he needs only "help" from some incompetent idiots like Pompeo and Pence; success assured.
Trump's foreign policies "stink"; in the meantime Nethanyahoo is in Moscow visiting Putin. So what could go wrong? Of course asshole Pompeo is blaming Iran. So what else could go wrong. The whole middle east shit is caused by the US and no one else due to total incompetence as well of course "religious" motivations. Since Trump came in office, the world around us is in turmoil, are you surprised? He threw the FBI, CIA etc.under the bus and kicked their good leaders out. No America you are loosing it on the world stage, because the "system" allows people to select incompetent leaders, who only wants the function to fill their pockets. Sorry but this country is going downhill fast just like the Romans did. Unless we get leaders with brains (without religious motivations) who get proper laws in place an are knowledgeable about the world around us. However I don't see any of that in the candidates at present who run for President. So my guess is that the end of American influence in the world is indeed happening and history will tell you that this country will be on the list of "has been" world powers.
Jared, nothing matters as long as the "system" of "vetting" and the voting "system" is as it is. Thus which ever candidate is selected it will evolve into the same shit as it is right now. It depends on the "candidate" if he or she sees "$ signs" in the job and has an built in decency as Obama did have. Otherwise due to the piss poor system the candidate can do whatever Trump does all over again. Thus as long as the system has no "limit" laws for Presidents (the sky is the limit), so possibly we get an weirdo again.
Sorry this is an awful stupid country "asking" for dictatorship. Amen