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  1. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    Non partisan? No. Never Trump? Yes. Referring to the President as “The Don of the Moron Mafia”, belittles both the President and those who support him, without offering any solutions beyond throwing out the President. Not a pod worth your time, unless you already hate the President. 

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    • February 3, 2020, at 4:50 AM PST
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  2. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher

    Joyce Stoer Cordi offers “post partisan solutions for the 21st century”? I don’t think so. Not as far as this president goes. She doesn’t exhibit anything but sneering observations of the impeachment that refuse to reflect even the possibility that there are good faith arguments that do not align with hers’. 

     

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    • February 3, 2020, at 5:14 AM PST
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  3. Moneyman Coolidge

    RebeccaCoffey (View Comment):

    Joyce Stoer Cordi offers “post partisan solutions for the 21st century”? I don’t think so. Not as far as this president goes. She doesn’t exhibit anything but sneering observations of the impeachment that refuse to reflect even the possibility that there are good faith arguments that do not align with hers’.

     

    Unfortunately, what often passes for “post-partisan solutions” is to give the Federal Government more power to regulate our lives.

    We prefer less “solutions” from Washington and more Freedom — which someone like Joyce cannot comprehend.

     

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    • February 3, 2020, at 6:46 AM PST
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  4. JoyceCordi Coolidge

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    Non partisan? No. Never Trump? Yes. Referring to the President as “The Don of the Moron Mafia”, belittles both the President and those who support him, without offering any solutions beyond throwing out the President. Not a pod worth your time, unless you already hate the President.

    Dear Patrick —

    Thank you for your comment. The difference between you and I — beyond the fact that Coolidge was VP in the second most corrupt administration in American history (please read up on Tea Pot Dome — there are great parallels here) is that I “call’em like I see them”.

    You clearly didn’t listen to the whole podcast — because there are some constructive suggestions along the way for how not to find ourselves here, again.

    • On Thursday, fresh exchange between DC Circuit judge and DOJ lawyers.
      • The lawyers argued that the President is immune from Congressional Subpoena
      • The judged asked, then what is Congress’ remedy
      • The lawyer answered succinctly: “impeachment”
      • Thus clearly demonstrating the fallacious statements of the President’s lawyers when they argued that there should be no witnesses because the House had not exhausted their subpoena power in the courts.
      • In the technology world where I come from – we would call that a “do loop” – round and round from the “if statement” to the “then statement” onto infinity –
        • We call that a bug and set someone the task of fixing it
      • My first take away from this whole brouhaha is that the “do loop” must be closed through legislation
            • Making the rules open, clear and the same from one President and one Congress to the next.
            • Either renew the Special Prosecutor function that proceeded both the Nixon and Clinton impeachments
              • Grand Jury subpoena power
                • Witnesses and documents
                • Boxed up and sent to House of Representatives
              • Or enact legislation empowering the House to collect this information sitting as a “quasi” grand jury
                • It will take one and only one Federal Court test to validate the principle that the President is not above the law

    Wanting to establish clear standards for Presidential behavior and Congressional oversight would not increase the size and scope of government — rather the contrary — it would require accountability from both branches of Congress. Otherwise, we reduce the Courts to an endless “do loop” of umpiring bad behavior without being able to fix it!

    And I went on to say:

    Last, but certainly not least, I find the President masterful in the way he has shaped – so far – the 2020 presidential race.

    • Donald may have been in the docket, but he docked Joe Biden’s presidential ambitions
    • He believes Bernie will be easier to beat and I believe he is correct
    • Gotta give him credit

    See — listening to the end would have strengthen your argument.

    You are correct, that I don’t like Donald Trump. I think he is not an example we would want our children to follow — even when I agree with him on some policy issues:

    China intellectual property —

    Some deregulation etc..

    A need to find a way to end endless wars —

     

     

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    • February 3, 2020, at 3:28 PM PST
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  5. JoyceCordi Coolidge

    Moneyman (View Comment):

    RebeccaCoffey (View Comment):

    Joyce Stoer Cordi offers “post partisan solutions for the 21st century”? I don’t think so. Not as far as this president goes. She doesn’t exhibit anything but sneering observations of the impeachment that refuse to reflect even the possibility that there are good faith arguments that do not align with hers’.

     

    Unfortunately, what often passes for “post-partisan solutions” is to give the Federal Government more power to regulate our lives.

    We prefer less “solutions” from Washington and more Freedom — which someone like Joyce cannot comprehend.

     

    Dear Rebecca —

    Not a word of what I said or an observation I made yesterday had any impact on your life!

    My suggestion was that Congress and the Executive need to regulate themselves so that we don’t find ourselves in a similar sorry mess down the road.

    Nothing you have criticized has anything to do with this podcast. I would bet my bottom dollar that my activist, financial, and intellectual contributions to the GOP over more years than I will admit to FAR EXCEED YOURS!

    Turn off Fox and read a newspaper, stop and think about what the messages you are endorsing say to our children and grandchildren about their personal or professional behavior.

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    • February 3, 2020, at 3:34 PM PST
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  6. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    Joyce, you lost me at “Don of the Moron Mafia”.

    I agree the President is crooked timber. But we are all crooked timber. Pointless insults to the President, and his base, are not a good way to begin a podcast you claim is non-partisan. Thanks for the response to my comment. 

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    • February 4, 2020, at 6:19 AM PST
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