Lou Dobbs: Trump has to "declare a national emergency, and simply sweep aside the recalcitrant left in this country"

Oct 26, 2017
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Via Media Matters:
LOU DOBBS (HOST): In all seriousness here, you said that you would prefer -- you implied, at least, you would prefer he not declare a national emergency. I think it's the only way forward here. He is -- otherwise, there's not going to be a solution.

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DOBBS: But I really believe that the way forward here is for him to declare a national emergency, and simply sweep aside the recalcitrant left in this country. They have -- they have obstructed, resisted, and subverted for far too long.
Video in the link above. Full steam to fascism up ahead!
 

minimaxir

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Does his audience know what recalcitrant means
 

Kelsdesu

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What ws stopping them from getting this done when they held the Senate and house?

Am I crazy?
 

Heshinsi

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So this is the part in the story where the Republic dies and the Empire begins. Would Trump be as politically savvy as Augustus in what he calls himself?
 

Netherscourge

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re·cal·ci·trant
/rəˈkalsətrənt/
adjective

  1. 1.
    having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.
    "a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds"


I'll give it to Lou - he knows this is more about obeying Trump than actually securing a border. The GoP is recalcitrant in that fact.
 

Goldenroad

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Nov 2, 2017
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for "far too long"? Haven't they only had any semblance of power for the last week or so? If it was an emergency, he had 2 years to do something about with no pushback. Dobbs and Trump need to be thrown in the dementia ward together.
 

canseesea

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Oct 25, 2017
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They have -- they have obstructed, resisted, and subverted for far too long.
Seriously, people forgive them too soon. Remember just a few years ago when they stole a Supreme Court seat by refusing to vote on a replacement for no reason other than "The current president won't serve forever so he shouldn't have a say in this decision?"

Fucking Democrats, always obstructing.
 

Heshinsi

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re·cal·ci·trant
/rəˈkalsətrənt/
adjective

  1. 1.
    having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.
    "a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds"


I'll give it to Lou - he knows this is more about obeying Trump than actually securing a border. The GoP is recalcitrant in that fact.
I wonder how these same Republicans would have reacted had Obama done what they’re suggesting in the face of the Republican obstruction he faced 🤔
 

Temascos

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Oct 27, 2017
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Was Lou Dobbs the one who did that weird mispronunciation of a Mexican city? "The city of Rassilhaaaaa"

Anyway, fuck this guy and the rest of the Fox News people. A prominent politician needs to call them out as Trump's policy makers, pretend Hannity is the actual President or something. Something that gets under Trump's thin skin basically.
 
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Anyone else starting to perceive The Wall as some nebulous term and not an actual physical object being discussed? It has lost all meaning to me.
 

Genesius

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The second Trump declares a national emergency to get wall funding, he opens the door for a Democratic president to do the same in order to enforce gun regulations, establish universal healthcare, etc etc

And if a dumb schlub like me knows that, I would have to assume a bunch of republican lawmakers know that too and would want to stop him from doing this
 

subrock

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Ah yes, a perfect precedent for the next time single payer, daca, assault weapon bans try to pass the house
 

NinjaGarden

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The dope had two years to get a wall from the Republicans and they didn't want it to be part of their legacy. Trying this with a Democrat congress following a wave election is possibly the worst dealmaking decision of his Presidency.

I hope he goes the emergency powers route. It will be a disaster.