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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Russophobia is a loser

After nearly nine months of blaming Russia for their election debacle last November in which they outspent the least liked presidential candidate in history and lost by 10 states, Democrats now fear Russia really could cost them in 2018.

Because blaming Russia for Democratic ineptitude is making the party look foolish.



After Tuesday's Most Expensive Congressional Race Loss in American History, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said:
“I think the Democrats need to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican party is all about the economic growth for millionaires and billionaires and the Democrat party is about economic growth for everybody.
“…The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russia has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between the Democrats and the Trump agenda.”
Translation: Nobody outside Washington gives a twig.

Murphy did not always see things this way.

From Murphy on February 7:
"This is as scary as it gets and they need to get to the bottom of what this is all about. What is this strange relationship between Putin and Trump? And is there something that the Russians have on him that is causing him to say these really bizarre things on an almost daily basis?"
From the Hill on February 15:
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says an investigation that would produce President Trump’s tax returns could shed light on Trump’s “bizarre positioning” towards Russia.
“Legislation establishing a special Senate committee could theoretically give it the power to get these tax returns. That is fully within the power of the United States Congress,” Murphy told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” 
Trump did not release his tax returns during his bid for the presidency, breaking with modern-day American electoral tradition.
Murphy's remarks come a day after a New York Times report alleging that Trump associates had "repeated contacts" with Russian intelligence agents during the campaign.
From ABC on May 12:
The lawyers who wrote a letter saying President Trump had no significant business ties to Russia work for a law firm that has extensive ties to Russia and received a “Russia Law Firm of the Year” award in 2016.
Sheri Dillon and William Nelson, tax partners at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which has served as tax counsel to Trump and the Trump Organization since 2005, wrote a letter in March released by the White House on Friday stating that a review of the last 10 years of Trump’s tax returns “do not reflect” ties to Russia “with a few exceptions.”
In 2016, however, Chambers & Partners, a London-based legal research publication, named the firm “Russia Law Firm of the Year” at its annual awards dinner. The firm celebrated the “prestigious honor” in a press release on its website, noting that the award is “the latest honor for the high-profile work performed by the lawyers in Morgan Lewis’ Moscow office.”
According to the firm’s website, its Moscow office includes more than 40 lawyers and staff who are “well known in the Russian market, and have a deep familiarity with the local legislation, practices, and key players.” The firm boasts of being “particularly adept” at advising clients on “sanction matters."
Following the release of the letter, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn) noted the firm’s connection to Russia, calling it “unreal."
But from the voters on Tuesday -- meh.

Uh-oh. Democrats are starting to listen to voters.




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11 comments:

  1. The Democrat Party looked foolish long before they started blaming Russia. They remind me of the Three Stooges.

    Hotel proprietor: What kind of fool do you think I am?
    Curly: How many kinds are there?

    - Elric

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  2. “I think the Democrats need to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican party is all about the economic growth for millionaires and billionaires and the Democrat party is about economic growth for everybody."
    Who's going to buy that line of crap? Most of the mill- and billionaires are Dems. Dems have been running (RUNNING) (not to mention, HIDING) away from the working classes.

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  3. “I think the Democrats need to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican party is all about the economic growth for millionaires and billionaires and the Democrat party is about economic growth for everybody."

    How the devil do you say something like that with a straight face?

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    1. Applies to Sam L. above as well - just moving from one lie to another. That's what liberals do. They glide from lie to lie like a hockey puck ice.

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  4. Why havent any of the investagators called upon IT professionals to testify? Or do we rely on second hand forensic information since the Feds never examined the computers involved in the hacks/

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  5. The full quote from the ML&B Web page gives a less biased and misleading picture of the kinds of legal services the Moscow office offers. In an environment that's known for rampant corruption, those services are intended to keep clients out of trouble, not only with Russian officials, but also in compliance with US regulations regarding bribes to foreign governments and other forms of corruption.

    "We are particularly adept at advising our clients about compliance and sanction matters. We guide them on intellectual property (including anti-piracy) matters, international and domestic litigation and arbitration, and a wide range of other issues under Russian and foreign civil and commercial laws. Our capabilities also cover compliance matters, including corporate governance, disclosure, anticorruption, and anti-money-laundering."

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  6. Someone's starting to get his sanity back. I'm conflicted about that.

    -Mikey NTH

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    1. He is still insane if he is peddling the economic BS.

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  7. Libs need a new Cause.I have a beaut for them. Civil Rights for Dogs. Here are some things that dogs are prevented from doing:

    Vote
    Get an abortion
    Free health care
    Public restrooms
    Staying at most all hotels/motels
    Eating at restaurants
    Getting a driver's license

    These injustices must be addressed by the federal government, NOW!

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  8. One thing never considered in all the talk about Trump's taxes: the government already has all that information. The same people who harrassed the Tea Party to death with audits and delays and released confidential information into the public domain are the same people who have been handling Trump's taxes. Do you think there's a toad's chance in hell that if some damning evidence were there that it wouldn't have been leaked already? This is a replay of Kennedy lying about the Russian missile gap, in both cases. Lies are all they have and all they know.

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