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Tyler Pager and Matt Viser of the Washington Post  are alarmed that President Biden announced, "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power" while talking about Vladimir Putin during a 27-minute speech in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday. The statement, which was not in Biden's prepared remarks, is being treated as a gaffe, and Pager and Viser quickly exploited an opportunity to highlight a greatest hits of gaffes from Biden's political career.

It's possible that Biden didn't know what he was doing. It's also possible that his statement was entirely purposeful. In either case, David Rothkopf hit the nail on the head with his reaction.

    "There is within Biden's comment a kernel of truth," Rothkopf said. "Vladimir Putin can't lay waste to a country, kill tens of thousands of civilians, commit serial war crimes and expect to be welcomed back into the community of nations. If Russia wants to be part of the community of nations, then they are going to have to produce change."

When Martin can't argue or explain a matter, his fall back position is the higher math of a 11-Dimensional Chess game. I don't buy it, and haven't for a long while.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Mar 28th, 2022 at 04:19:31 PM EST

American Resistance: The Inside Story of How the Deep State Saved the Nation | by David Rothkopf |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Mar 28th, 2022 at 04:19:49 PM EST
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The 'Resistance,' Raising Big Money, Upends Liberal Politics - The New York Times

WASHINGTON -- It started as a scrappy grass-roots protest movement against President Trump, but now the so-called resistance is attracting six- and seven-figure checks from major liberal donors, posing an insurgent challenge to some of the left's most venerable institutions -- and the Democratic Party itself. The jockeying between groups, donors and operatives for cash and turf is occurring mostly behind the scenes. But it has grown acrimonious at times, with upstarts complaining they are being boxed out by a liberal establishment that they say enables the sort of Democratic timidity that paved the way for the Trump presidency.....

"The resistance is strongest when everyone has access to our resources," David Brock said. Ms. Leger said, "These grass-roots groups play a different, unique role, and their energy is something the progressive movement hadn't seen in decades." And a DNC. spokeswoman, Xochitl Hinojosa, praised the new groups for their work to "bring about progressive change and elect Democrats."

David J. Rothkopf, author of Running the World, a book about the National Security Council

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Mar 28th, 2022 at 04:21:01 PM EST
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What else is a DKos alum supposed to do but defend the farm team in the big league?
by Cat on Mon Mar 28th, 2022 at 04:51:35 PM EST
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On domestic issues and the insights of the Democratic party, Martin's batting above .300 ... in presidential elections the BooMan team backed HRC at all cost, backing DNC establishment policy. To go wild with Clapper-Brennan and intelligence agencies believing the Dodgy Steele Dossier and rushing head first into RussiaGate was a bit too much for me.

Investigation limited to Russia only ☹

Foreign electoral intervention
54.9 2016 (by Russia and Gulf states)

    54.9.1 2016 election (by Russia)
        54.9.2 2016 election (by Ukraine)
        54.9.3 2016 election (by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates)
        54.9.4 2016 election (by Israel)

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Mar 28th, 2022 at 05:21:15 PM EST
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