Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

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Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

Postby Hanna » Thu May 18, 2017 8:10 am

Mujahideen Dan?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/na ... story.html

That "joke"

There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.



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Re: Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

Postby John Q. Public » Thu May 18, 2017 9:47 am

Rohrabacher has more of what you might call a "good" relationship with Putin. They're old drinking buddies from the Reagan days. He could even be a good candidate to be an ambassador if he weren't such a loose cannon, himself.
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Re: Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

Postby Wabash » Thu May 18, 2017 9:49 am

What's interesting is how quickly the comment was denied as a fabrication until it was revealed to be recorded.

It's almost Bart Simpsonish.

Admit nothing.
Deny everything.
Make counter accusations.

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Re: Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

Postby John Q. Public » Thu May 18, 2017 10:44 am

Yawn. The Post's paywall is keeping me from hearing the tape, but it sounds to me like it was a joke. Definitely not something I'm going to spend any of my precious "outrage" time on.
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Postby Wabash » Thu May 18, 2017 10:49 am

I think you're probably correct.

McCarthy probably said it in jest not realizing it could very well be true.
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Postby Omar Bongo » Thu May 18, 2017 6:15 pm

I saw an interview by the guy that broke the story:

He said at first he asked McCarthy about the comments and McCarthy denied saying anything. Then he told him he had seen notes taken detailing the comments and McCarthy said he was there but the quote was made up. Then the reporter told him there was a tape, and then and only then did he come up with the "It was just a joke" story.

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Re: Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

Postby Wabash » Sun May 21, 2017 6:47 pm

If I were running against Rohrabacher I would put this picture in every mail piece. I would remind his constituents their representative used to pal around with the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11.
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Postby John Q. Public » Sun May 21, 2017 9:44 pm

Just be ready for them to point out to you that the Taliban had nothing to do with 9/11.
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Re: Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

Postby Wabash » Mon May 22, 2017 7:45 am

While they may not have attacked us on 9/11, they have been responsible for more than a few deaths of American military personnel.
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Postby MDDad » Mon May 22, 2017 8:12 am

Wabash wrote:While they may not have attacked us on 9/11, they have been responsible for more than a few deaths of American military personnel.

Woosh! Did anyone else hear the sound of moving goalposts?

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Re: Rohrabacher is considered "friendly to Putin?"

Postby Fordama » Mon May 22, 2017 9:58 am

Isn't Rohrbacher 420 friendly? That might get him in trouble with the AG!
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