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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 11 April 2017 at 3:27pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Retweeted Adam Singh Hayer (@ASinghHayer):


Pepsi - "No one could make a bigger PR mistake than us."


United - "Hold my beer...."


Sean Spicer - "You two are are amateurs, watch this!"

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Who are you talking about?

Edited to add: Do you mean Flynn himself? He wasn't director of the NSA.


I mean Flynn. I've managed to spend the past thirty years thinking the National Security Advisor was head of the National Security Agency.
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 Eric Doyle wrote:
Obamacare had zero GOP support, it was pushed through using reconciliation process. While there was a GOP bill in the 90's that had some GOP support, it surely wasn't a majority and died immediately. There are also some key differences in Romney Care as well, size, scope and preventative measures to name a few. The only bipartisan thing about Obamacare was in the House, you had Democrats voting against it. So, yes I guess it wasn't hyper partisanship, some Democrats voted with GOP against it.


Only partially true (the bill was passed by majority vote in the Senate; tweaked via reconciliation by the House so it wouldn't be sent for a re-vote; then passed by majority vote in the House), but let's run with it. Why was there "no GOP support"? What was so horrifying about this bill that not a single GOPer was willing to go with it? It was built off a Republican bill, Democratic notions like a "Public Option" were cut from the final product in an attempt to secure Republican votes, while the American Heritage Foundation's individual mandate stayed in. The Democrats spent a frickin' year shaping and reshaping the bill trying to get Republican votes before finally giving up and going forward without them. Again, who were the hyperpartisans here?
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Posted: 11 April 2017 at 8:05pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

My god. The rest of the world just laughs every time Spicer opens his uninformed, uneducated pie hole. What a fucking dumbass. 
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Posted: 11 April 2017 at 11:04pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Surely now, surely now, he must be sacked. This is just rediculous in the extreme. 
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Posted: 12 April 2017 at 4:14am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Sean Spicer must be discharged? Only a reasonable boss would do that. And remember who is his boss... "Best news conference ever. That Hitler was yuge."
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Posted: 12 April 2017 at 5:48am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Sadly, Eric, I strongly suspect that's probably what was said to him....
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Posted: 12 April 2017 at 7:37am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I think Spicer ad libs occasionally, but his message is most likely on point from #45. The entire administration is inept, unthinking and motivated by priorities that do not include the best interest of the people. I would be surprised if Spicer was let go over this unless there is widespread condemnation from the people supporting the president. Somehow I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying #45's supporters don't give two shits about insulting Jewish people or about minimizing Hitler's atrocities.
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Spicer said a dumbass thing, then compounded it in his later efforts to clarify what he meant. He has followed that up with an apology in which he admitted he screwed right up. I'm inclined to say, people make dumbass mistakes and if they say sorry it isn't the end of the world.

Do I think he was trying to deny the holocaust? No. Do I think he was trying to clumsily make an ill-advised point that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons on the battlefield? Yes, I'd guess this is what he was trying for and then got himself in a hole.

Possibly what he was reaching for was that Syria seems to have stockpiled and used chemical agents that have little use beyond a means to kill, such as sarin, as opposed to methane and hydrogen cyanide, which have common industrial uses -- but there's also a good chance Spicer's thinking has never ventured that far, so I'm not sure.

I'm inclined to give Spicer the benefit of the doubt that he wasn't intentionally downplaying Hitler's war crimes and it was an ill-advised comment borne out of clumsy stupidity. Not the best trait for a press secretary, of course... 
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Peter, I think your assessment is fair, but people might find it hard to give him the benefit of the doubt since this is the latest in a long list of stupid comments. My guess is that Trump told him to get out there and "make Assad look bad. Even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons, so mention that". Spicer was most likely going off of bad info and isn't smart enough to question the info he is given or the person giving it.
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Posted: 12 April 2017 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Spicer-Man, Spicer-Man
Does whatever a Spicer can
Spins a web, full of lies
Hides his boss' Russian ties 
Look out!
Here comes the Spicer-Man!

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In this day and age it's become commonplace to compare any dictator (or even any garden-variety political opponent, for that matter) to Hitler.  So it's not surprising that someone would eventually feel the need to take the historically-ignorant comparisons up a notch and say someone is "worse than Hitler."  It wouldn't surprise me if Spicer was instructed to put this message out there.  Perhaps they are trying to lay the foundation for an invasion of Syria.
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Posted: 12 April 2017 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Whatever the case regarding Spicer's message, he proved ONCE MORE that he's in over his head and ill-equipped for his position, like many in this administration.

-C!
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Jason C: "In this day and age it's become commonplace to compare any dictator... to Hitler."

It is? I don't know that I've heard such a comparison very often at all. Still, Godwin's Law applies.

Jason C.: "Perhaps they are trying to lay the foundation for an invasion of Syria."

Or at least the Sudatenland. (Okay, sorry 'bout that one.)
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 Eric Sofer wrote:
It is? I don't know that I've heard such a comparison very often at all.


The spurious Hitler comparisons are everywhere.  Conveniently illustrating my point, in today's news, Larry Pittman of the North Carolina house of representatives compared Abraham Lincoln to Hitler. 
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Posted: 13 April 2017 at 2:55am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

There are a fair few people that have been comparing Trump to Hitler, especially in his methodologies of early day power grab, thereby laying the foundations for later day dictatorship. So, yes, those comparisons are out there.

Spicer though, is just an idiot. I'm not prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. It is yet another example of how he will just say anything to try to justify his message. Remember, this is the man that tells so many lies that we now have the phrase 'Alternative facts'
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Posted: 13 April 2017 at 2:58am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Is he actually an idiot or is he trying to the best of his ability to articulate the ramblings and tweets Trump spews daily? Lord knows it would be difficult to put a positive spin on the nonsense coming out of the man. 

If this is true, can't wait for Spicer's tell-all book once he gets fired. 
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Posted: 13 April 2017 at 3:24am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

He's an idiot Neil
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Posted: 13 April 2017 at 3:46am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Is he actually an idiot or is he trying to the best of his ability to articulate the
ramblings and tweets Trump spews daily?

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That's not an either-or.
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Posted: 13 April 2017 at 4:38am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

The other thing Neil, is that if he did release a tell all book, who would believe a single word of it? Would you? Because no matter what he says, I wouldn't believe it
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Posted: 13 April 2017 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Larry Pittman: "Lincoln was the same sort if tyrant...'
Invariably, the only thing nut jobs on both extremes of the political spectrum have in common is their inability to spot typos before they post their drivel.
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Posted: 14 April 2017 at 9:03am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

So many frikkin' idiots in Washington DC.
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Posted: 17 April 2017 at 8:43am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Fucking asshat.  



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Posted: 17 April 2017 at 12:26pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

That's what passes as "clever" in the the Trump White House. 
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That's the kind of thing a late night talk show host would do. It's not something the POTUS should be doing. 
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