When does normal partisanship become treason?


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By:  john-russell  •  7 months ago  •  12 comments

When does normal partisanship become treason?

When does normal partisanship become treason?

Today is an interesting day in the news so far. As I am looking through my news feeds, I am seeing quite a few stories about Republican "treason".  Hyperbole or no, it shows that it is becoming a topic on the table. Why? 

The Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are going to release a report saying Trump "did nothing wrong" as regards the withholding of the funds from Ukraine.  That's quite remarkable. He did NOTHING wrong. The GOP defends every one of his actions and every one of his statements as being, so to speak, "perfect". 


The GOP Is the Russian Propaganda Party Now

The Daily Beast, Matt Lewis (a conservative. 


It's one thing for a moron like Donald Trump to try and lie his way through life, it's quite another when an entire political party tries to do so. 



Kyle Griffin


· 1h

Sen. Angus King on CNN: "I sat through 25 hearings, briefing, meetings, probably more, on the question of what happened in 2016. In none of those meetings was there ever a hint, a breath, a suggestion, a word that somehow Ukraine was involved in the 2016 election .. . it was Russia."


Jay Bookman




This right here is the pure stuff. The real enemy, the evil trying to take America down, are not thuggish foreign leaders but the guy down the street with the Bernie Sanders sign. And if making common cause with the likes of Putin helps you defeat that Sanders fan, you do it.

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Marcus Baram


· 12h

Tucker Carlson goes off on media pundits who agree with intel assessments that Russia’s interfered in our elections: “The irony, of course, is that Putin, for all his faults, does not hate America is much as many of these people do. They really dislike our country.”


Kyle Griffin


CNN confirms:      The Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee looked into allegations that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election and found no evidence to support the claims, according to sources familiar with the matter.


We now have numerous Republicans, and the GOP House committee report , claiming that is proper to investigate the DNC and the Bidens in Ukraine, in direct contradiction to the findings their own party made previously in the Senate.   Why? Simply to protect Trump and display their submissiveness to him. 

This seems extremely questionable and in the ball park of traitorous behavior. 


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1  author  JohnRussell    7 months ago

The US Senate investigated meddling in the 2016 election. They found nothing by Ukraine they merited inclusion in their report. 

Many many months later, because Trump is in hot water, the House Republicans disregard the findings of their own compatriots in the Senate. 

The Republican party is becoming unmoored from traditional American conduct and behavior in these matters, and in the simple exercise of truthfulness. 

Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    7 months ago

They didn't find anything that suggested Russia actually "interfered" in the 2016 election either.

If you think otherwise, please provide proof of your sweeping generalization.

How does that lead you to make an absurd allegation of treason?

1.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    7 months ago
They didn't find anything that suggested Russia actually "interfered" in the 2016 election either.

Bamboozling nonsense. 

1.1.2  MUVA  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    7 months ago

This is how it starts criminalizing political differences claiming you have absolute truth while lying through your teeth it is leftist 101.

1.1.3  author  JohnRussell  replied to  MUVA @1.1.2    7 months ago

I won't be as nice to you as Perrie was on the other thread. 

We have to put an end to right wing bamboozling idiocies as soon as possible, for the benefit of our country. Unfortunately it is ingrained on NT, and of course elsewhere as well. 

1.1.4  katrix  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    7 months ago
If you think otherwise, please provide proof of your sweeping generalization.

You have been provided with proof over and over.

There is no point providing the truth to a Trump toadie, because they will refuse to believe it. Maybe it's an allergy or something.

Just Jim NC TttH
1.1.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  katrix @1.1.4    7 months ago
You have been provided with proof over and over.

Then it should be easy for "someone" to provide said "proof".Don't you agree? And treason? Really? 

1.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.5    7 months ago

Treason.  Really.  

1.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.6    7 months ago


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1.1.8  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    7 months ago
Bamboozling nonsense.

Russian Bots ran "advertisements".

No "Votes" were "Changed" !

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2  badfish    7 months ago

Obama opens up operation crossfire hurricane based on Russian disinformation paid for by Clinton campaign and collected from a foreign spy. Then they reach out to 4 foreign countries to engage in spying on a political campaign. Then they float the collusion narrative to cover their crimes sending the country on a taxing economic wild goose chase based on nonsense.

Pretty disgusting if you ask me. We get it you don't like the donald so you've decided it's ok to break the law to take him down. Roger that!

Traitors? Absolutely, the people that promoted this hoax, that spied on a political campaign and their media shills that continue to promote it based on the belief it's justified because the donald beat your awful candidate.

The moral of the story is the truth always and eventually comes out.

2.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  badfish @2    7 months ago
The moral of the story is the truth always and eventually comes out.

Well, evidently the truth as it comes from the FBI inspector general is going to be that your analysis is full of shit.  That's the buzz, no? 

You should be proud though, still. Trump likely got elected in 2016 on the strength of the fake news that falsely suggested that Hillary was dying, or that she had sold America's uranium to Russia, etc.  Since you seeded numerous such items on NT and probably elsewhere during that election you did your own small bit to make Putin great again. 

The Republicans have gone "all in" on Trump and they literally can't backtrack without emphasizing their own duplicity in all this. 

We have Republican senators and congresspeople now saying that Ukraine may have interfered in the election , when they know damn well that their own GOP led Senate investigation showed no such thing. 


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