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Re: Politics

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:06 pm
by aknowledgeableperson
What will the GOP House and Senate do?

Re: Politics

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:56 pm
by FangKC
‘Gov. Greitens has to go’: As lawmakers react, House will launch investigation
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Walker, an early Greitens supporter, called for him to resign in the days after the allegations surfaced. He renewed those calls Thursday when asked whether the House should pursue impeachment.

“I called for him to step down three weeks ago because I thought this was going to happen. … My understanding was he was led off in handcuffs and that’s not a good sign for our executive of the state of Missouri,” Walker said. “He should resign.”

Rep. Kevin Corlew, a Kansas City Republican, joined the growing chorus of GOP lawmakers who want the governor to step down Thursday evening.

“In the wake of the grand jury criminal indictment, and with legal proceedings to come, I cannot see how he could effectively perform the duties of his office, let alone to lead with the kind of moral authority needed to make a positive impact,” Corlew said in a Facebook post. “For the good of our state and the ideals we stand for, I believe that Governor Geitens should resign.”

Sen. Caleb Rowden, a Columbia Republican, said on Twitter that he was “disgusted to learn” that the grand jury found sufficient evidence to indict the governor and called on resign immediately for “sake of our state.”

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http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 55974.html

Re: Politics

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:02 pm
by FangKC
How Long Can Eric Greitens Hold On?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... mp/557888/

Re: Politics

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:49 pm
by beautyfromashes
FangKC wrote:How Long Can Eric Greitens Hold On?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... mp/557888/
Probably easier for him to hold on with a little duct tape.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:13 am
by Riverite
I'd venture to say it is probably hard to let go if your hands are bound

Re: Politics

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:40 am
by shinatoo
Why is no one saying "Rape". Every news report is saying things like "forced non-consensual sex" and "Unwilling sexual encounter". It's Rape. He is being accused of rape.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:52 pm
by mean
"Governors don't rape, Mexicans rape." -- Donald Trump, probably

Re: Politics

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:56 pm
by Highlander
shinatoo wrote:Why is no one saying "Rape". Every news report is saying things like "forced non-consensual sex" and "Unwilling sexual encounter". It's Rape. He is being accused of rape.
Is this a different story (and woman) than the story around the illicit photographs he allegedly used to blackmail a woman to keep her quiet?

Re: Politics

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:17 pm
by FangKC
Same woman.

Re: Politics

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:59 pm
by FangKC
New problems for Greitens.

Greitens accused of criminal wrongdoing by AG Hawley

http://fox2now.com/2018/04/17/missouris ... onference/

Re: Politics

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:15 pm
by FangKC
Greitens files restraining order against AG Hawley.

http://www.kmbc.com/article/missouri-go ... y/19855392

Re: Politics

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:19 am
by aknowledgeableperson
At one time Greitens dreams were to run for President. No matter the outcome of troubles now I would imagine those dreams are no longer.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:45 am
by mean
So he maybe took some pictures, did some rapey things, possibly blackmailed a woman and also could have engaged in felony tampering to solicit campaign donations. Sounds downright presidential to me.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:57 am
by Highlander
mean wrote:So he maybe took some pictures, did some rapey things, possibly blackmailed a woman and also could have engaged in felony tampering to solicit campaign donations. Sounds downright presidential to me.
Absolutely, I'm sure Trump is wondering why he didn't think of political advertisements like these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf2Gai1uQYM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VfFi6Z14Q

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:41 am
by mean
If you were to ask Trump, I imagine he would tell you that he not only thought to run political ads like those, but that he did run them and they were tremendous, they were the best ads; believe me, nobody knew you could have ads that good. People are saying that those brilliant ads helped swing the election and not only that--did you hear about North Korea? We're making unbelievable progress with North Korea. It's unbelievable, that I can tell you. We're making progress that Crooked Hillary never would have made. We'd be in a war by now if she had won! A nuclear war! Could you believe it? Nuclear war! Do you know how powerful nuclear is? My uncle, very smart man, good genes, very good, he was an engineer and professor, did you know that? He told me all about the nuclear, unbelievable power--unbelievable destruction. It's true! You know, like, let me tell you something: if I was a liberal, the New York Times would say I'm the smartest man in the world. They would. But because I'm a republican they really do a number on me, that's why I'm always bringing up the Wharton School and how I was a good student, built a fortune from nothing. I have to show my credentials all the time. But you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me--it would have been so easy, and it’s not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power, and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen and he was right--who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners--now it used to be three, now it’s four--but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger; fellas, and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven’t figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it’s gonna take them about another 150 years to figure out how much those amazing ads contributed to my election victory and record-setting inauguration attendance.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:07 pm
by FangKC
Highlander wrote:
mean wrote:So he maybe took some pictures, did some rapey things, possibly blackmailed a woman and also could have engaged in felony tampering to solicit campaign donations. Sounds downright presidential to me.
Absolutely, I'm sure Trump is wondering why he didn't think of political advertisements like these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf2Gai1uQYM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VfFi6Z14Q
And then there is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUbhIJrVqdo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVqU97_duGs

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:10 pm
by Highlander
FangKC wrote:
Highlander wrote:
mean wrote:So he maybe took some pictures, did some rapey things, possibly blackmailed a woman and also could have engaged in felony tampering to solicit campaign donations. Sounds downright presidential to me.
Absolutely, I'm sure Trump is wondering why he didn't think of political advertisements like these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf2Gai1uQYM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-VfFi6Z14Q
And then there is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUbhIJrVqdo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVqU97_duGs
To be honest, the guy sounds worse than a creep, more like a borderline psychopath: http://www.stltoday.com/phone-call-betw ... ea9ef.html

Its amazing that 35% of Missourians still support this guy.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:19 pm
by FangKC
Greitens seems like the kind of guy that people support based on the limited, projected image, but if they spent an hour with him alone just talking, would walk away hating him.

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:35 pm
by grovester
35% of Americans will support whoever is on their team. It's all about "winning".

Re: Politics

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:45 pm
by Highlander
grovester wrote:35% of Americans will support whoever is on their team. It's all about "winning".
That's a function of extreme partisan politics. My memory may not be that great when it comes to politics but it seems like that is a relatively recent phenomena. A Trump or Greitens 30 year years ago would have almost no support.