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“Trump’s insight [is] that unabashedly attacking and obstructing law enforcement in plain view makes it seem less… https://t.co/wZH4AlYr8y
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @BrianYoung @moiraeve1 @michelleinbklyn yeah, that's smart @moiraeve1 @michelleinbklyn Hah. Fair enough. TBC, I don't question that she was enormously effective in dismantlin… https://t.co/4kCnz1ZTC9 @moiraeve1 @michelleinbklyn If this is so funny, I guess you must be entirely confident that Warren will win the primary now, right? :)Just awful. This NYT report on what led to Trump's pardons deftly exposes the depths of his corruption. They "bypa… https://t.co/mR7piQWxifSeems notable. https://t.co/2ndsmNNKt3 @kerryqc @ewarren @MikeBloomberg Hah, good one. A lot of women will soon be able to answer my question by voting fo… https://t.co/kTMAGGSlLQ @angryblackbiguy @HeerJeet @ewarren @MikeBloomberg Hope you're right! I'd love it if @ewarren were still in it. @HeerJeet @ewarren @MikeBloomberg Right, may be too late @eec2016 @ewarren @MikeBloomberg Of course. She has done a great job at that. @HeerJeet @ewarren @MikeBloomberg You think that's enough for her to get back into it?.@ewarren is doing a fantastic job dismantling @MikeBloomberg. I wish I understood how this helps her, given her cu… https://t.co/NMg8iUYbUI.@RalstonReports matters!!!!As someone who forgets things constantly, and knows how frustrating that can be, I endorse this sentiment. Come on… https://t.co/utqhVTHKOVWeird dynamic developing, in which Bloomberg is the one who is most out front in attacking Trump, and all the other… https://t.co/EFCwMI09hmGood point from @maddow just now: Which Democratic candidates tonight will direct their fire at *Trump*? Remember… https://t.co/dOuv7G3Jj1So Dems can also just accuse Trump of made up shit and NBC will scramble to make him deny it, is that what I'm to b… https://t.co/KQ7NifyexO
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2/20
2020
Happy Hour: https://t.co/VRvIKYtOWc with @nakashimae @IsaacDovere @qjurecic @andrewkent33 @EricBoehlerthttps://t.co/HrreLqEv6URepublicans suffer a significant, if temporary, setback for their voter suppression efforts. I explain what it mean… https://t.co/XVH3vwhSAU
Retweeted by Greg Sargent"For Trump, the very public nature of his efforts to corrupt law enforcement is a key feature of those efforts, not… https://t.co/GWykhSRcMW
Retweeted by Greg SargentThis is all true and further underscores the recklessness of Dems' decision to bury oversight post-impeachment. https://t.co/PdseCYcG65
Retweeted by Greg Sargent“But in the real world, here’s what’s staring us in the face: For Trump, the very public nature of his efforts to c… https://t.co/qd3TTsaHQb
Retweeted by Greg SargentThe under 50 blows my mind each time. It's remarkable how badly boomers fucked up life in America for young young p… https://t.co/omSRAor15G
Retweeted by Greg SargentDon't look now, but @BernieSanders's coalition is showing serious signs of expansion. I compared Post polling from… https://t.co/aFLDZrFI7Dthis tweet is obviously a complete fabrication and total lie from the DNC https://t.co/jCSfEWF77V
Retweeted by Greg SargentAn alarming @brianbeutler argument that the fateful decision by House Democrats to functionally retreat or even sur… https://t.co/TOmNfT7O1q"Trump's public and unabashed declaration of the power to confer impunity on the guilty — to declare the guilty inn… https://t.co/11L2cs2oog @JRubinBlogger @PeterBeinart Dividing Dems is not a good way to win.Interesting from @PeterBeinart: Denying Sanders nomination after he gets a plurality of delegates by swinging it to… https://t.co/mpPBlMgChtA good, balanced look at the controversy over @BernieSanders's medical records, from @paulwaldman1: https://t.co/iv6HOx86UcTrump’s corruption will get worse. His own advisers just showed how. - The Washington Post https://t.co/Gt4SempRF8
Retweeted by Greg SargentIt’s a key feature of fascism. https://t.co/IULCg58DhM
Retweeted by Greg SargentMe thinks Barr might grumble a bit but he doesnt have the back bone to stand up to Trump and here’s the gut punch.… https://t.co/8vBQLwj1nc
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @craigaroo @Susan_Hennessey @benjaminwittes Hah, fairThis is why we need to unite and #VoteBlueNoMatterWho2020 https://t.co/0mtJfdSSAA
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @craigaroo @Susan_Hennessey @benjaminwittes Complicated. Not a lot of constitutional guidance here, maybe "faithful execution of the law"“Trump is appropriating for himself the power to render any effort by our system to parcel out justice to his croni… https://t.co/5e0hgYIsdm
Retweeted by Greg SargentTrump is erasing the norm that "law enforcement does not serve the will of those in power." New book by… https://t.co/SRTFtOWj5R"Trump’s insight has been that unabashedly attacking and obstructing law enforcement in plain view makes it seem le… https://t.co/dX3CHtVASCTrump will keep tweeting about DOJ cases despite Bill Barr's "warning." He sees it as a political winner for him, a… https://t.co/vePvyEJGrX @charlesjkenny @HicksCBER @sdonnan @TimAeppel can't someone settle this debate alreadyFor Trump, pardons appear to be literally for sale. Paul Pogue (who received a full pardon) and his wife donated o… https://t.co/nSp0DVRm5qNew Post/ABC poll of Dems and Dem-leaners nationally: Sanders 32 (+9 from last month) Biden 16 (-16) Bloomberg 14… https://t.co/DafGnVhXzt
2/19
2020
Happy Hour: https://t.co/WoKtwWPXRl with @AamerISmad @AnnieLinskey @wpjenna @DavidKlion @hollybdc @mmurraypoliticshttps://t.co/RQvIzKsfBVJustice is supposed to be blind. Bill Barr can’t see that, James @Comey writes in an op-ed: https://t.co/DrnfsZi6w1 Via @PostOpinionsQuestions I have about Bloomberg's financial disclosures, which he will hide from the public until after most deleg… https://t.co/wOiTxXWglN
Retweeted by Greg SargentThis is smart by ⁦@ThePlumLineGS⁩ https://t.co/DD0Viq60R2
Retweeted by Greg SargentFinally! New ads from the Dem group @american_bridge blast Trump's economic record, arguing that ordinary people ar… https://t.co/MbpwWRFWjC @baseballcrank @bonchieredstate ...that said, a better and more relevant discussion of this abuse can probably be f… https://t.co/WgNFLO5NV7 @baseballcrank @bonchieredstate The paper also talks about the abuse of the pardon power (see starting on page 1320) @bonchieredstate @baseballcrank Because "faithful execution of the law" really means "do whatever the hell you want… https://t.co/8jH7A4ruXF @MadMolly10 No, it' s not a good question. We all *are* championing comprehensive campaign finance reform. @sharezone_io @EricLevitz Either that, or revisit your initial tweet and ask yourself why you chose to mischaracter… https://t.co/l9aj38K6ts @baseballcrank Right. Trump defenders regularly try to disappear the very idea that a power, even if legally exercised, can be abused. @sharezone_io @EricLevitz Are you trying to show that you can argue in bad faith? Sure, people can vote how they wa… https://t.co/YM0YMdt3yZ @baseballcrank It's also interesting and telling that his defenders regularly argue that this power *cannot* be mis… https://t.co/xDKfqWMZd6I have no doubt Bloomberg campaign will. It's cheaper for him to fund his undemocratic run for president than pay B… https://t.co/GRp7zM2bJs
Retweeted by Greg SargentTerrific roundup of questions that Bill Barr must be asked by both Congress and the news media, from @jgeltzer,… https://t.co/HND8S6AsMN @yeselson thanks RichAnother disturbing facet of Bloomberg's rise: we're basically trusting him to play nice with other candidates whose… https://t.co/BmVJ30OTQA
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @emmeyekayeee bad faith nonsense"Has there ever been a president who talked so much about the man who preceded him?" Good @paulwaldman1 read on wh… https://t.co/EZrf3cEQOS @spgleitlaw @MikeBloomberg @BernieSanders I don't know how much more clear I can be than the reasons I outlined in the piece. @upine don't know how many times I can say this, but: https://t.co/PtBNBRmSkLThis tweet from Bloomberg's campaign manager and this lack of response given to @ThePlumLineGS may suggest such a t… https://t.co/ojJMji3oDW
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @realmrmom @DonLinn @djrothkopf Um, because this scenario is now a real possibility? Something tells me you aren't actually confused. @awprokop I directly put the question to the Bloomberg campaign, and didn't get an answer: https://t.co/fc974nTLYr @DonLinn @djrothkopf I will support him if he's the nominee100% with @ThePlumLineGS here. This is an effort to haul the party back to big-money-based politics in the face of… https://t.co/UMpQgqYEP5
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @LongAsUCan2 "whataboutwhataboutwhatabout"Folks, I'm not arguing that Bernie should be the nominee. I'm arguing that *this particular means* of defeating him… https://t.co/oAKQMjRYj1 @silbecl @MikeBloomberg @BernieSanders I think this is a complicated question with no easy answer. If he gets more… https://t.co/wHTsUo9FGm @Hiroaki__Abe I'm not arguing against a "vetting." This is a slippery, dishonest conflation you're making here. @HoarseWisperer @BernieSanders The hijacking lies in the *nature* of the spending and the source of the money, whic… https://t.co/sGUNXPrQoY @MadMolly10 How is this remotely responsive to my argument? I don't oppose Biden's candidacy. I'm not endorsing San… https://t.co/L4LKyEIWKqInteresting argument by @ThePlumLineGS: “Sanders has shown that a campaign can be entirely grassroots-funded. What… https://t.co/TrtrxlBE0l
Retweeted by Greg Sargent1. No rich candidate should be able to buy nomination --ESPECIALLY Democratic 1, as per @ThePlumLineGS 2. Bloombe… https://t.co/rceJ3MIR2s
Retweeted by Greg Sargent @asoldiersvoice @MikeBloomberg @BernieSanders That's a creative way of describing him *not* starting with an unfair advantage.My argument is that the price is unacceptably high if a single plutocratic fortune is permitted to drown out the vo… https://t.co/nLtP7rcd6a @MadMolly10 This is not responsive to my argument, which you can find in the link that I provided.I asked the Bloomberg campaign if Mike's personal fortune will bankroll a wave of attack ads against @BernieSandershttps://t.co/vgPnER2rvQa Bloomberg nom would say to the party's most committed small donor base: "oh you thought you could matter? you stu… https://t.co/W4buTAbexa
Retweeted by Greg Sargent"Bloomberg presents his wealth as protection against Trump. His spending is supposed to lull Dems into acceding to… https://t.co/lMUbgOgckh @ConsDemo @MikeBloomberg @BernieSanders Is that responsive to the argument I made, or is it bad faith nonsense?No Dem should accept a scenario in which @MikeBloomberg's personal fortune overwhelms @BernieSanders' paradigm-shif… https://t.co/CqzFBqKogmAG Barr said these kinds of tweets make it impossible for him to do his job. Will he resign today? https://t.co/NPvf3YC7ZY
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2/18
2020
@EricColumbus @BernieSanders right -- it's artificialThis is a good answer from @BernieSanders, but it doesn't preclude the possibility of Bloomberg spending *against*… https://t.co/mCSsEi1xEOTwo terrific reads: @anneapplebaum deftly dismantles the latest iteration of nationalist conservatism:… https://t.co/iZNFe6nCtwCongressional Democrats are preparing to let Trump off the hook until November. I explain why this is a terrible mi… https://t.co/bLYfBlvhbp
Retweeted by Greg SargentNews: Former deputy AG under George HW Bush just called on Bill Barr to resign, claiming he's "working to tear down… https://t.co/6y7RqFtoAJ
2/17
2020
@whstancil @jonfavs But *part* of the reason the incumbent was so unpopular was the drive to repeal ACA! There were… https://t.co/k6n9E9tETc @whstancil @jonfavs Biggest midterm win since Watergate in an election with the highest turnout in a century "does… https://t.co/qsSAHKJwwm @TheDocSportello @whstancil @jonfavs The idea that I represent the position that Dems should "ignore corruption," w… https://t.co/P97mSiec9N @whstancil @jonfavs This is just criticism for the sake of criticism. It's not a reaction to an *actual* message th… https://t.co/RwQfNZegNU @doodleattack Okay, gotcha. I'm saying that ramping up the oversight big time in creative ways *is* fighting! @whstancil @jonfavs This is dumb. When Pelosi said "health care, health care, health care," that wasn't a *literal*… https://t.co/NIeb5aZtKF @whstancil @jonfavs Will, if you don't think anger at the effort to repeal the ACA played a role in the 2018 victor… https://t.co/x8gNcteWHA @whstancil @jonfavs Yes, I think the effort to repeal the ACA and the Trump tax cut of 2017 did play a role in driv… https://t.co/a95RzoQw2S @doodleattack Okay, maybe we should just curl up in the corner and give up, then.
2/16
2020

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