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  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    How about a podcast on the dangers of a Biden presidency instead of dismissing the Hunter Biden stuff? These guys (well Noah and Pod mostly) need to stop this or I will throw them on the heap along with The Dispatch, Bulwark and the Lincoln Project. What would the Chinese be paying Hunter for except influence with the “Big Guy”? Pray tell.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 8:21 AM PDT
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  2. rdowhower Inactive

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    How about a podcast on the dangers of a Biden presidency instead of dismissing the Hunter Biden stuff? These guys (well Noah and Pod mostly) need to stop this or I will throw them on the heap along with The Dispatch, Bulwark and the Lincoln Project. What would the Chinese be paying Hunter for except influence with the “Big Guy”? Pray tell.

    Bravo, Julia!

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    • October 22, 2020, at 8:34 AM PDT
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  3. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Me too. Tired of the effusive praise of Obama (Pod’s theory that Obama was really concerned Trump was a foreign asset that he had to start an investigation still leaves a bad taste) then being completely incurious about Hunter Biden emails.

    It wasn’t hard drives, it was 3 laptops, people with money don’t treat things we see as luxuries well

    What foreign power is sitting there saying “Oh no, not a Biden administration, we have to stop it”

    But to dismiss as foreign disinformation without asking why is because they don’t really care who wins the election.

    Noah this morning tweeted that Biden asking for a commission is code to us that he’s against court packing because of course the commission would rule against him, then leaves out that Biden says we may have to go much further.

    They are convinced Biden will stop the hard the left to govern in the middle. They are far more optimistic than I am.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 8:38 AM PDT
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  4. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKSJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I agree with JPod and Noah, (D) pols who take bribes and kick backs and engage in pay to play arrangements with our foreign adversaries are to be dismissed in their errant behavior because ….I didn’t actually catch their reasoning.

    But I agree, it shouldn’t matter the (D) candidate for President is obviously corrupt as hell, and to actually have the MSM reveal the corruption two weeks before the election date would be a bit gauche given the MSM would surely afford the same courtesy to the (R) if the roles were reversed.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 9:15 AM PDT
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  5. Valiuth Member
    ValiuthJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    How about a podcast on the dangers of a Biden presidency instead of dismissing the Hunter Biden stuff? These guys (well Noah and Pod mostly) need to stop this or I will throw them on the heap along with The Dispatch, Bulwark and the Lincoln Project. What would the Chinese be paying Hunter for except influence with the “Big Guy”? Pray tell.

    Well based on those totally not faked and not planted by Russian emails it sounds like they payed Hunter to get a White House tour and a hand shake with his father. Which on a scale of crime from taking too many pennies from the take a penny leave a penny jar to murdering the last unicorn ranks somewhere around not a crime. 

    What amazes me about the Trumpist outrage here is that you lot seems all so fine with Trump and his diseased children doing plenty of business in China while actively serving in the government, on top of also using government funds to keep renting up space at his failing golf clubs and hotels. Oh, and secret bank accounts in China, which I’m sure aren’t being used to take bribes from his best friend Xi. 

    But, keep focusing on this none story story, I’m sure a man as competent as Ruddy could not possibly be being played. After all its not like some mediocre British comedian just caught him reaching into his pants to yank it out on video for a transparently obvious mockumentary. Nope, not some one like Ruddy, who was going all across Ukraine hobnobbing with all of Putin’s favorite oligarchs asking for fake evidence to throw at Biden, when his boss bungled the extortion of the Ukrainian president. 

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    • October 22, 2020, at 9:25 AM PDT
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  6. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Is anyone paying attention to Obama anymore?

    Its not like they turned out for him for mid term elections – when Obama’s power was really at risk – now Obama is a by stander. He could give the best speech of his life – but nobody would notice, he has no power. So I think no, its too late Obama will not have a significant impact on the election – he should have been out 10 weeks ago, making speeches everywhere across the country for Biden.

    The big pay offs in 2017, wasnt for future influence to be peddled, but was payment for the influence that had already been exercised. He cant take money while in office, when his finances are under intense scrutiny, paying for the favour later has the added benefit of having more of the value of the favour bloom. So both sides have a better understanding what value was derived from the favour.

    Is the left stuck in a PTSD induced time warp back to 2016? Everything is a foreign intelligence operation. It was not credible the first time – look back at all the talking heads who claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in 2016 – secretly testified to congress, that there was no such evidence – but would continue to claim it in TV interviews. Anyone who believes any conspiracy of foreign intelligence has gotta be profoundly dumb. They’re so green, they’re recycling their lies.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 9:36 AM PDT
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  7. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKSJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    How about a podcast on the dangers of a Biden presidency instead of dismissing the Hunter Biden stuff? These guys (well Noah and Pod mostly) need to stop this or I will throw them on the heap along with The Dispatch, Bulwark and the Lincoln Project. What would the Chinese be paying Hunter for except influence with the “Big Guy”? Pray tell.

    Well based on those totally not faked and not planted by Russian emails it sounds like they payed Hunter to get a White House tour and a hand shake with his father. Which on a scale of crime from taking too many pennies from the take a penny leave a penny jar to murdering the last unicorn ranks somewhere around not a crime.

    What amazes me about the Trumpist outrage here is that you lot seems all so fine with Trump and his diseased children doing plenty of business in China while actively serving in the government, on top of also using government funds to keep renting up space at his failing golf clubs and hotels. Oh, and secret bank accounts in China, which I’m sure aren’t being used to take bribes from his best friend Xi.

    But, keep focusing on this none story story, I’m sure a man as competent as Ruddy could not possibly be being played. After all its not like some mediocre British comedian just caught him reaching into his pants to yank it out on video for a transparently obvious mockumentary. Nope, not some one like Ruddy, who was going all across Ukraine hobnobbing with all of Putin’s favorite oligarchs asking for fake evidence to throw at Biden, when his boss bungled the extortion of the Ukrainian president.

    Talk about embarrassing …I don’t even believe the (D)/MSM/Schiff PR team which hastily threw out the “Russia did it” meme on the first day of the NY Post Hunter Biden laptop story drop believed anyone would buy that line of Bull Schiff.

    Way to go.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 10:12 AM PDT
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  8. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    How about a podcast on the dangers of a Biden presidency instead of dismissing the Hunter Biden stuff? These guys (well Noah and Pod mostly) need to stop this or I will throw them on the heap along with The Dispatch, Bulwark and the Lincoln Project. What would the Chinese be paying Hunter for except influence with the “Big Guy”? Pray tell.

    Well based on those totally not faked and not planted by Russian emails it sounds like they payed Hunter to get a White House tour and a hand shake with his father. Which on a scale of crime from taking too many pennies from the take a penny leave a penny jar to murdering the last unicorn ranks somewhere around not a crime.

    What amazes me about the Trumpist outrage here is that you lot seems all so fine with Trump and his diseased children doing plenty of business in China while actively serving in the government, on top of also using government funds to keep renting up space at his failing golf clubs and hotels. Oh, and secret bank accounts in China, which I’m sure aren’t being used to take bribes from his best friend Xi.

    But, keep focusing on this none story story, I’m sure a man as competent as Ruddy could not possibly be being played. After all its not like some mediocre British comedian just caught him reaching into his pants to yank it out on video for a transparently obvious mockumentary. Nope, not some one like Ruddy, who was going all across Ukraine hobnobbing with all of Putin’s favorite oligarchs asking for fake evidence to throw at Biden, when his boss bungled the extortion of the Ukrainian president.

    How about they both stink? But with Trump who stinks you get peace deals, judges and a good economy. With Biden who stinks, you get Iran emboldened again, bribes from China and Russia, regulations and high taxes out the wazoo and a culture that wants to cut off little boy’s penises while displaying their own to their coworkers!

    And I have never been a Trumpist. I was NeverTrump right up to the peace deals. Joe Biden, the media, the Democrats and people like you have convinced me to vote for a man I hold in the deepest disdain.

    And whether it is a crime or not, it is more than enough to make me NeverBiden. I’d like to get rid of Trump too, but not at that cost.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 10:30 AM PDT
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  9. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    How about a podcast on the dangers of a Biden presidency instead of dismissing the Hunter Biden stuff? These guys (well Noah and Pod mostly) need to stop this or I will throw them on the heap along with The Dispatch, Bulwark and the Lincoln Project. What would the Chinese be paying Hunter for except influence with the “Big Guy”? Pray tell.

    Well based on those totally not faked and not planted by Russian emails it sounds like they payed Hunter to get a White House tour and a hand shake with his father. Which on a scale of crime from taking too many pennies from the take a penny leave a penny jar to murdering the last unicorn ranks somewhere around not a crime.

    What amazes me about the Trumpist outrage here is that you lot seems all so fine with Trump and his diseased children doing plenty of business in China while actively serving in the government, on top of also using government funds to keep renting up space at his failing golf clubs and hotels. Oh, and secret bank accounts in China, which I’m sure aren’t being used to take bribes from his best friend Xi.

    But, keep focusing on this none story story, I’m sure a man as competent as Ruddy could not possibly be being played. After all its not like some mediocre British comedian just caught him reaching into his pants to yank it out on video for a transparently obvious mockumentary. Nope, not some one like Ruddy, who was going all across Ukraine hobnobbing with all of Putin’s favorite oligarchs asking for fake evidence to throw at Biden, when his boss bungled the extortion of the Ukrainian president.

    The funny thing about this comment is that I believe Julia has a long history of being a pretty open Trump skeptic.

     Maybe she just finds the blanket dismissals quite weird and off putting? Especially per uneven treatment of all stories ever? Is a bad Biden story just automatically a Russian disinformation campaign? Is a bad Trump story just automatically true?

    The reality is that you can dislike Donald Trump and *also* be quite turned off by Biden.

    Then you vote based on whose policies are most helpful.

    Anyway, I have no idea if this impacts voters one way or the other. But the Commentary crew engage in some pretty wild speculations here for a group of people who don’t like conspiracy theories.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 10:32 AM PDT
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  10. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKSJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    How about a podcast on the dangers of a Biden presidency instead of dismissing the Hunter Biden stuff? These guys (well Noah and Pod mostly) need to stop this or I will throw them on the heap along with The Dispatch, Bulwark and the Lincoln Project. What would the Chinese be paying Hunter for except influence with the “Big Guy”? Pray tell.

    Well based on those totally not faked and not planted by Russian emails it sounds like they payed Hunter to get a White House tour and a hand shake with his father. Which on a scale of crime from taking too many pennies from the take a penny leave a penny jar to murdering the last unicorn ranks somewhere around not a crime.

    What amazes me about the Trumpist outrage here is that you lot seems all so fine with Trump and his diseased children doing plenty of business in China while actively serving in the government, on top of also using government funds to keep renting up space at his failing golf clubs and hotels. Oh, and secret bank accounts in China, which I’m sure aren’t being used to take bribes from his best friend Xi.

    But, keep focusing on this none story story, I’m sure a man as competent as Ruddy could not possibly be being played. After all its not like some mediocre British comedian just caught him reaching into his pants to yank it out on video for a transparently obvious mockumentary. Nope, not some one like Ruddy, who was going all across Ukraine hobnobbing with all of Putin’s favorite oligarchs asking for fake evidence to throw at Biden, when his boss bungled the extortion of the Ukrainian president.

    The funny thing about this comment is that I believe Julia has a long history of being a pretty open Trump skeptic.

    Maybe she just finds the blanket dismissals quite weird and off putting? Especially per uneven treatment of all stories ever? Is a bad Biden story just automatically a Russian disinformation campaign? Is a bad Trump story just automatically true?

    The reality is that you can dislike Donald Trump and *also* be quite turned off by Biden.

    Then you vote based on whose policies are most helpful.

    Anyway, I have no idea if this impacts voters one way or the other. But the Commentary crew engage in some pretty wild speculations here for a group of people who don’t like conspiracy theories.

    What I find funny about this comment is the commentor is more than willing to regurgitate all and any of the Russian Hoaxer/(D)/MSM reporting on Trump related malfeasance ….. in an effort to justify the MSM suppressing any Hunter Biden laptop content reporting????

    Convoluted …. but in a funny way.

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    • October 22, 2020, at 10:40 AM PDT
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  11. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… Coolidge

    Well, now that the excrement is hitting the air conditioning on Biden selling his influence to foreign powers — and pretty much verified as cold hard fact now — I can’t wait to see our anti-Trump pundit class trying to pretend like selling out the U.S. for untold millions is no big deal.

     

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    • October 22, 2020, at 5:12 PM PDT
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