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'Should Be a No-Brainer': Progressives Urge Democrats to Muster Guts to Block Pompeo


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'Should Be a No-Brainer': Progressives Urge Democrats to Muster Guts to Block Pompeo

Jake Johnson, staff writer

As President Donald Trump's torture-supporting secretary of state pick Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday—amid a flood of opposition from anti-war groups, environmentalists, and LGBTQ rights organizations—commentators and activists have argued that the only remaining question is whether Democrats will follow the lead of progressive activists and block Pompeo, or ignore their base and rubber-stamp yet another disastrous Tru


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From the article:

(Pompeo) “is simply unfit to represent the United States on the world stage.”

Strongly disagree. He embodies everything the US stands for----NOT, to be sure, what it SAYS it stands for, but the reality the rest of the world is painfully aware of. He’ll be a perfect fit with the likes of John Bolton and Gina Haspel, and would no doubt meet with the posthumous approval of John Foster Dulles.

Of course, none of the foregoing should be taken as license by Brand D to capitulate, as is their wont.


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Should be a no-brainer but we’re talking spineless democrats here. They only stand for the money. On every level, Pompeo should be shunned by every single democrat and republican and independent.


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Concerning the damnocrats: It’s not about guts to stop ANOTHER nightmare; it is about their unwillingness to stop the cash flow from their corporate OWNERS into their accounts!!!


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If you watched this live you’d know that on U.S-Syria Policy, there’s lots of bipartisanship. Does anyone really think AIPAC’s Boy, Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will vote no?
Sens. Udall & Coons were especially grating; I thought they were going give Pompeo a full body rubdown, on daytimeTeeVee.
The Uniparty War Machine, completely captured by AIPAC, Saudi & GCC dollars, Faux Christian nuttery and the MIC, in general, are nothing more than bootlickers to the false deity we call American Exceptionalism. Watch the kabuki and have a barf bag at the ready. You’re going to need at least one.


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If he is good enough for Kissinger and Hillary ,he is good enough for the Amurica


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I’m quite sure the Inauthentic Opposition Party will find a way to let this POS through.


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The Democratic Party: opposed to torture, rape, massacres and the slaughter of innocent people EXCEPT if committed by the US military.


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This may be the most absurd article on CD in quite some time.

Yoo hoo, the D-party and the R-Party are just about joined at the hip on foreign policy.

Your key word: Hegemony.


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Thee is nothing that can be added to the above mentioned commentary.


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They may have a brain

It’s certain they have no heart


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The Dems want Pompeo in. He is the kind of guy who will further beat the war drums against Russia.


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Excuse me, but looking at that photo makes me barf. Pompeo looks like one of those at least millionaire Repubies. Trump’s cabinet is comprised of rich and very rich Repubies. A government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich!!!


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Oh well, at least this gang, be they what they may, have in a surely Divinely inspired moment of enlightenment, decided that maybe global, this including self, destruction might not be such a good idea after all. Thank God.


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This nomination may just be the enchanted mirror to tell us if the Democrats will support a leftist effort for the midterms. If they rollover for Pompeo then we are going to lose, but then a war with Russia trumps all other worries.


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Please to understand that Trumpster has been shunned from that clic for his entire life and he would walk naked in the Easter Parade to be accepted.


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Trumpster naked in the Easter Parade… It might be advisable to put a blindfold on the Easter Bunny . Gosh, pathetic what acceptance into certain circles won’t make people do.