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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    And I thought you would not use language like that on a public forum!
    it's all over the US press

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.e9d6e4793d9e
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    How incompetence torpedoed Trump’s rigging of the census
    Trump reverses himself on census, announces executive order to track noncitizens
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    President Trump on July 11 announced that instead of pursuing a census citizenship question, he would require federal agencies to compile noncitizen data. (Reuters)
    By Paul Waldman and
    Greg Sargent
    July 11 at 6:11 PM
    Given what a farce President Trump made of his effort to rig the 2020 Census in the GOP’s favor, it is appropriate that it ends with the president walking into the Rose Garden after meeting with a group of Internet conspiracy theorists and cranks, then engaging in hollow bluster to obscure an obvious defeat.
    In an announcement on Thursday, Trump backed down from his attempt to add a citizenship question to the decennial census.
    Of course, Trump didn’t make it sound as though he was backing down. He vowed that he will sign an “executive order" that will direct federal agencies to give the Commerce Department — which oversees the census — records that will detail how many citizens and noncitizens live in the United States.
    What that will mean is difficult to say, but one thing it will not mean is that the citizenship question will be added to the census in 2020. It is a victory for the rule of law, since the whole point of adding it was to make the count less accurate, for naked political purposes.
    President Trump at the White House on Thursday. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    At one point during his remarks, Trump seemed to suggest that the citizenship question he wanted would have allowed the government to count the undocumented immigrants in this country; he then bashed Democrats for supposedly not wanting that number revealed — which is ludicrous, since a citizenship question wouldn’t have revealed anything of the sort.
    Regardless, after Trump spoke, Attorney General William P. Barr delivered the bad news. Barr tried to sugarcoat it with an unctuous dose of sycophancy, repeatedly congratulating the president for his “effective action,” while announcing that the question will not be added.
    In a presidency full of pratfalls and screwups, there have been few efforts characterized by quite the combination of boundless bad faith, obvious dishonesty and sheer incompetence as this one.
    Let’s briefly remind ourselves of what a sorry mess this has been, from the beginning.
    The Trump administration came into office determined to add the citizenship question to enhance the political power of Republicans and whites, as files from the hard drive of a dead Republican gerrymandering guru who had been advising the administration revealed.
    The question would discourage responses from households that include noncitizens, leading to undercounts that would dilute representation and the awarding of federal dollars in those areas — which was the whole point.
    Trump himself recently gave up the game when he blurted out that “you need it for Congress for districting.”
    In fact, congressional districts are apportioned to states by total population, not by the number of citizens, and then district lines are also drawn using total population. But Republicans have long harbored a desire to use only numbers of citizens for redistricting, because it would allow them to supercharge their gerrymandering efforts and pull power away from urban areas where there are generally lots of Democrats.
    Officials couldn’t reveal their real aims, of course, so the administration concocted a cover story that the Justice Department wanted the citizenship question as a way to properly enforce the Voting Rights Act, something about which Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied under oath. The administration invoked executive privilege to keep documents about their decision-making under wraps.
    After the Supreme Court rejected the attempt to add the question, saying the rationale was “contrived” and sending the matter back to the lower courts — which left open the possibility that administration officials might be able to develop another rationale — lawyers appeared to wave the white flag.
    But the president ordered them to fight on.
    It’s possible that administration lawyers sabotaged Trump’s effort at this point. They told the lower courts that they were trying to develop a “new rationale” for the citizenship question, which legal experts said actually telegraphed that the new rationale would inevitably be offered in bad faith. That would probably have meant legal defeat.
    Indeed, at this point, the administration attempted to swap out its entire legal team, which immediately suggested that the original lawyers on the case didn’t want to continue the fight, precisely because they knew they could only do so by offering the new rationale in bad faith. In any case, a judge rejected that effort.
    Meanwhile, the Census forms have already started to be printed.
    Could the administration possibly have handled this affair in a more buffoonish way? It’s difficult to imagine how. Perhaps we should be thankful that they were so incompetent, because otherwise they might have gotten away with it.
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    Less there still remains any doubt about Barr
    "I'm proud to be a citizen. You're proud to be a citizen. The only people who are not proud to be citizens are the ones who are fighting us all the way about the word citizen," he said.
    Attorney General William Barr helped soothe the President's blushes in defeat in a remarkable display of genuflection.
    "I applaud the President for recognizing in his executive order that including a question on the census is not the only way to obtain this vital information," Barr said. "Congratulations again, Mr. President, on taking this effective action.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/12/p...ion/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by HK_Katherine
    Ha ha ... See edit to my post.
    note to self... read entire post
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    And I thought you would not use language like that on a public forum!
    https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/...for-yeti-pubes
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamco
    Abuser
    Abusive
    AgentOrange
    Arrogant
    Arschloch
    BarkingDogNoBite
    Bully
    Cadet bone spurs
    Cheeto Jesus
    Coward
    Craven
    Cruel
    Criminal
    Crook
    Dotard
    Drumpf
    Egomaniac
    Fake heel spurred draft dodger
    Family separator
    Foulmouthed
    Fuckwit
    Germaphobe
    Grifter
    Hypocrite
    Imbecile
    Immigrant hater
    Incompetent
    Jerkoff wall promotor
    KKK supporter
    Lunatic
    Malignant narcissist
    Misogynist
    <snip snip>
    dictator
    Yeti pubes
    I think this list is a bit more entertaining.

    https://twitter.com/dentpipe/status/1148681544338432000
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    Welcome to the United States of White America aka the Great Satan

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/tennessee-...ry?id=64311086
    Buy a judge
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/12/p...ity/index.html


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    The British are so eloquent... "diplomatic vandalism" and give us a new and accurate label for Drumpf's shenanigans.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/13/w...s-freedom.html


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    Apparently this tweet broke the woke internet today.

    In the meantime, several editorial boards are in crisis mode, trying to define when it is ok to call a racist person, racist.

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...81395078000643

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