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Boehner holds nothing back, pegging a few of his ex-caucus members as “terrorists” and “assholes” as he lights up another Camel.
But the story isn’t all name-calling and score-settling: “…(T)he story of Boehner’s 25 years in Washington is also the story of the Republican Party, the Congress and American politics in the post-Ronald Reagan era: an account of corruption and crusading, enormous promises and underwhelming results, growing ideological polarization and declining faith in government.
(Twenty years for Manafort.) Then, the lawyer predicted, we’ll find out how much loyalty these people feel to Trump. Like the “low-level volunteer” (Trump’s description) who has been cooperating with the investigation for months. To sum up the story so far, here’s a great analysis of Monday’s indictments from Lawfare: “The first big takeaway…: The president of the United States had as his campaign chairman a man who had allegedly served for years as an unregistered foreign agent for a puppet government of Vladimir Putin, a man who was allegedly laundering remarkable sums of money even while running the now-president’s campaign, a man who allegedly lied about all of this to the FBI and the Justice Department. Flake drew a parallel between Trump and Joe Mc Carthy. Meantime, back in Chapel Hill, the Deans, concluding the professor couldn’t very well teach his classes form a prison in South America, suspended his pay; then the professor, after telling the Deans teaching his class from prison wasn’t going to be a problem, sued the University.
Last year, Trump identified the same guy as one of five foreign-policy experts advising him. “The second big takeaway is even starker: A member of President Trump’s campaign team admits that he was working with people he knew to be tied to the Russian government to “arrange a meeting between the Campaign and the Russian government officials” and to obtain “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of thousands of hacked emails—and that he lied about these activities to the FBI. Bob Corker stood up to Trump, but he’s also stepping down. It was Boston lawyer Joseph Welch who took down Mc Carthy on national television: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness…. The verdict was peculiar: The judge didn’t show much empathy for the professor’s pursuit of Miss Bikini World but explained the way he saw it, after reading the law, UNC had violated its own policies when it came to paying tenured professors: He then ordered UNC to pay Paul Frampton $263,000 which has to leave you shaking your head wondering who on earth could have written a policy that said a tenured professor could go on getting paid while he was in prison for drug smuggling.
It tells you Washington, Lee, Francis Scott Key, Columbus and General John Kelly are all vile – and, worst of all, the howl breeds blindness: Blindness when we look at where we came from, blindness about where we are, and blindness when we try to see where we are going. So dive into this great (and long) read about what happened to Congress, Washington and the Republican Party over the last 25 years – told through the (famously weepy) eyes of former Speaker John Boehner: “John Boehner Unchained: The former House speaker feels liberated—but he’s also seething about what happened to his party” by Tim Alberta in Politico.
From the time Boehner was elected to Congress in 1990, he went from being a right-wing, Democrat-baiting, bomb-throwing devil incarnate to a likeable, chain-smoking, wine-drinking guy you could do a deal with if it weren’t for the hateful, flame-throwing, barn-burning Tea Partiers who took over the GOP. You know things are bad when Democrats miss Boehner and Bush.Back then, the professor admitted he’d written the texts – but he told the they were just jokes he’d sent to his ‘loved one’ to amuse her. He explained to the newspaper he’d paid a scientist in London called a ‘forensic linguist’ and the scientist has no doubt those texts were written by someone who speaks Spanish. Today Professor Paul Frampton is teaching at a university in Italy – while arguing a university in North Carolina (that paid him 3,000 while he was in prison) has a ‘moral obligation’ to give him back his tenure. But when a President loses the public trust – as Nixon did – every time he opens his mouth people think he’s trying to hoodwink them. Gene Nichol, who’s the former Dean of the UNC Law School, and who may be the most politically correct man in North Carolina, tore into the new UNC Board of Governors saying right wing politics is taking over the university and the Board is to blame.Now the Professor’s changed his story: He says he didn’t write a single one of those texts – that the prosecutor wrote them to frame him. So Bob Corker fired a broadside at Trump calling the White House an “adult day care center” and Trump fired back at Corker calling him ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ but that wasn’t unusual – this was: Next President Trump claimed Corker had begged to endorse him for reelection and, when Trump told him no, Corker had high-tailed it out of the race. A Senator telling tales about a President can create do a lot of mischief. It’s difficult to tell whether Dean Nichol’s broadside was a political eruption or an old-fashioned case of paranoia but, either way, it doesn’t seem likely UNC is on the verge of turning into a bastion of conservatism.It all started when a church in Alexandria, Virginia decided to take down two plaques commemorating George Washington and Robert E.Lee – then a reporter asked John Kelly what he thought of Lee: General Kelly said Lee was “an honorable man” and added “men and women of good faith” fought in both sides during the Civil War. But back in 1936, Franklin Roosevelt called Robert E. And so did Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower (who hung Lee’s portrait in the Oval Office), Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Well, he was the man who, after the revolution, refused to be made king.In countries like the US it’s looked at as a big step in a relationship when someone says it. So if somebody tells you “” sooner than you expected to hear it, it doesn’t carry as much weight to it like if someone in the US said “I love you.” A lot of people say “I love you” in the context of missing somebody who you aren’t with at the moment.