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James Comey: How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr

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' Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them.But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing.  It starts with your sitting silent while he lies, both in public and private, making you complicit by your silence. From the private circle of assent, it moves to public displays of personal fealty at places like cabinet meetings. While the entire world is watching, you do what everyone else around the table does.  His outrageous conduct convinces you that you simply must stay, to preserve and protect the people and institutions and values you hold dear....this will be your contribution, your personal sacrifice for America.Of course, to stay, you must be seen as on his team, so you make further compromises. You use his language, praise his leadership, tout his commitment to values.
And then you are lost
. He has eaten your soul. 

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"Yet you are silent. Because, after all, what are you supposed to say? He's the president of the United States."


It is time for Congress to say:"Enough!"

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Yes, we must all hang on every word from James Comey and the NYT. Two of the most trusted voices of our time.

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I note that you are trying a whiff of some Holy Grail Kush, DA.


See you in Baddeck.

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Sorry, Nelson, but I have no idea what any of that refers to. :)

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a sorry reference to the fact that I hope to use a non-hallucinatory medically

approved portion of that cannabinoid for pain/stress relief. It seems some

among we weaker ones seek solace from anxiety at oppressing times.


cheers!



Nels Keep up the great responses.



















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Just make sure to read the label and use as directed. ;)

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