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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Department of Justice informed the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over materials related to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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This is just dumb, no court is going to uphold EP on documents relating to the census, especially since it is clear to everyone that the only reason to do this is to take power away from the Democrats in the inner cities.

Like the Mexico tariffs, this is a misapplication of a valuable tool available to the Office of the President and devalues it.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-12 02:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Like the Mexico tariffs, this is a misapplication of a valuable tool available to the Office of the President and devalues it.

Finally starting to see why so many of us are reviled and disgusted by Trump and his enablers?

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-12 03:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Like (pretty much everything Trump does), this is a misapplication of a valuable tool available to the Office of the President and devalues it.

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

FTFY

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-06-12 08:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wish I had a Stop The World button too.

#4 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-06-12 09:27 PM | Reply

I neither get what possibly valid purpose our President claiming executive privilege serves nor why Democrats think the background on this (before his claims specially) will turn up.

#5 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-06-12 10:11 PM | Reply

why wouldnt you want to know how many non citizens are here?

#6 | Posted by harvey64 at 2019-06-12 10:14 PM | Reply

#6 It disrupts Dem plans to stuff ballots, grab power, abolish the EC, and stack the court.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-12 10:18 PM | Reply

"This is just dumb, no court is going to uphold EP on documents relating to the census..."

How long can things be held up in the courts? That seems to be the master plan.

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-06-12 10:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6-7 The Census counts "persons," not "citizens." Take it up with the Constitution. You know, that thing rightwingers used to pretend to care about?

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-12 10:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Census counts "persons," not "citizens." - joe

It counts more than that...

Why not one more item?

Why so dishonest?

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-12 11:40 PM | Reply

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#9

Joe,

You took the words right out of my mouth.

I've learned that what seems to be boring, will come to use in the future. I hated civics, history, and maths. I hated going through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I had professor who took us though every nook and cranny of those subjects. Of course, I didn't remember all of it. My English Lit professor made us debate one another. Agh! Since 2016, I run back to my college books and Google so much. Now, I am grateful for my professors cramming all those facts and figures in my head.

FYI: MAGAts, the Electoral College is a process, not a place.

#11 | Posted by KillerKarlKrupt at 2019-06-12 11:44 PM | Reply

"why wouldnt you want to know how many non citizens are here?
#6 | POSTED BY HARVEY64"

This is like asking people in English class "why don't you want to learn about Chemistry?"

Setting aside the need for that information in the first place:

The Census is not the way to answer that question, because including it will encourage non-citizens to not be counted, which runs contrary to the entire purpose of the Census.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-13 12:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

lol whats one more question? if they are here legal its no problem but we'd have to catch the illegals to give them the questionnaires...lol

#13 | Posted by harvey64 at 2019-06-13 01:40 AM | Reply

Trump said he's 'the most transparent' EVER. So, why is he not being transparent and trying to prevent anyone who worked for or with him from testifying to Congress as part of their Constitutionally mandated duties of oversight over the executive branch?

#14 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-13 05:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

President Trump plays you leftist idiots like a fiddle. Hilarious.

#15 | Posted by willsburrow at 2019-06-13 08:26 AM | Reply

The Orange Lard Barge is the most transparent president ever!

#16 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-06-13 09:14 AM | Reply

""This is a disappointing day for Congress and our country. America deserves better," Ross said."

Well, at least he said one thing that is honest. Unfortunately, like every hypocrite on both sides, he thinks this doesn't apply to himself.

#17 | Posted by humtake at 2019-06-13 11:39 AM | Reply

why wouldnt you want to know how many non citizens are here?
#6 | POSTED BY HARVEY64

Why not one more item?
Why so dishonest?
#10 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Because adding the Citizenship question will lower the response and federal law currently prevents Census Bureau from using statistical models to account for it.

So large regions will be undercounted. They will lose representatives and federal funding.

And that's why Republicans want it. The records documenting this already turned up.

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-06-13 12:15 PM | Reply

#6 It disrupts Dem plans to stuff ballots, grab power, abolish the EC, and stack the court.
#7 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Stupidity rides again apparently.

How does the Census affect ballots?

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-06-13 12:16 PM | Reply

President Drumpf plays you right wing idiots like a fiddle. Hilarious.

#20 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-06-13 12:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

With each census the number of CONgressional seats awarded to each state is recalculated, allowing for changes in population. Illegal immigrants, foreign visitors or any non citizen in our population should not be counted. It tampers with the elections and electoral votes. Common sense.

#21 | Posted by willsburrow at 2019-06-13 12:55 PM | Reply

#2

You don't think I have realized why you hate him for anything he does?

I call out the stupidity when it happens, you call him out daily because you truly revile his very existence.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-13 12:55 PM | Reply

"This is just dumb, no court is going to uphold EP on documents relating to the census..."

How long can things be held up in the courts? That seems to be the master plan.

#8 | Posted by Danforth

At the very least.

Just as likely is they're expecting the stacking of the courts with crazy "conservative" judges to pay dividends.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-13 01:33 PM | Reply

You don't think I have realized why you hate him for anything he does?

I call out the stupidity when it happens, you call him out daily because you truly revile his very existence.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter

As does anybody with a sense of decency or principles.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-13 01:34 PM | Reply

you truly revile his very existence.

#22 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

one of the truest things you ever said. I revile his existence because he is a criminal and a stain on our country and he would advocate destroying it and our constitution to help support solve his narcissistic personality disorder.

Furthermore, he has no desire to lead or to even acknowledge the ideas this country was built upon. He only wants to enrich himself. He is a human whose only value is as an example of megalomaniacal evil.

#25 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-06-13 01:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

With each census the number of CONgressional seats awarded to each state is recalculated, allowing for changes in population. Illegal immigrants, foreign visitors or any non citizen in our population should not be counted. It tampers with the elections and electoral votes. Common sense.
#21 | POSTED BY WILLSBURROW"

Then your problem is the Constitution itself.

If you don't want illegals counted, then you'll have amend the Constitution so that only citizens are counted.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-13 06:22 PM | Reply

President Trump plays you leftist idiots like a fiddle. Hilarious.

#15 | POSTED BY WILLSAmoron

Actually he's playing YOU alt-right (R)tarded Hilljacks like a fiddle.
You just are too stupid to see it Cleetus.

#27 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-13 07:00 PM | Reply

President Trump plays you leftist idiots like a fiddle. Hilarious.

#15 | POSTED BY WILLSBURROW

Yuppers! never learned the chords for the song

"The Trump(y) administration tried to add a citizenship question to the census to get data it needed to gerrymander districts & disenfranchise Democrats & people of color"

Humpy plays that fiddle like he sold his soul to the devil. Because he obviously has.

As chief executive Trumpy has the great executive privilege to lie to us all.

Over 10,000 times now.

Trump is the King of Whopper, sometimes known as The King of Whales!

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-13 07:37 PM | Reply

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