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FILE - US Senator Claire McCaskill concedes defeat to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in the 2018 midterm general election during an election night party Marriott St. Louis Grand in Saint Louis, Missouri USA, 06 November 2018. McCaskill, a Democrat, was defeated by Republican Hawley.  EPA-EFE/SID HASTINGSFILE - US Senator Claire McCaskill concedes defeat to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in the 2018 midterm general election during an election night party Marriott St. Louis Grand in Saint Louis, Missouri USA, 06 November 2018. McCaskill, a Democrat, was defeated by Republican Hawley.  EPA-EFE/SID HASTINGS

Washington - Many outgoing members of Congress are conducting exit interviews right now as they prepare to leave in just over a week. The departing Democratic senator from Missouri had a revealing conversation with CNN: In the interview, Claire McCaskill said that GOP senators call Trump “nuts” behind his back.

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“They’ll tell you,” McCaskill told CNN, referring to her exchanges with Republican senators, “‘The guy is nuts, he doesn’t have a grasp of the issues, he’s making rash decisions, he’s not listening to people who know the subject matter.’”

But they’ll only say that “if it’s just the two of you,” she said, explaining that they fear backlash from the GOP base if they criticize the president openly. “In public if they go after him ... they know they get a primary, and they know that’s tough.” CNN reports that she didn’t mention any specific senators by name.

The fact that senators generally back Trump in public defines the party, McCaskill believes. “This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party,” she told CNN. “Make no mistake about it.”

McCaskill has been highly critical of Trump since before he took office, though she used to believe that the GOP would stand up to him more. Before the 2016 election, she told CNN that she didn’t believe that the majority of her Republican colleagues in the senate would vote for him.



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 Dec 24, 2018 at 03:34 PM Educated Archy Says:

What else do you want her to say?

And by the way I think we all agree he is nuts. We want a nut to shake things up.

Re understanding issues, that's just an intellectual wishy washy nonsense. You'd think that those that do "understand it" and have been steering committee's are so much smarter? Well they seemed to mess up on Iraq. Is Hillary smarter. She is suppose to be the mr know it all. Well lets see. After the Iraq mistake how did she do in Lybia, Egypt, Syria etc...? So Hillary is one that "knows the subject matter.’”. What did she really know?

Trump has a certain gut and natural instinct.

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 03:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Hey! Sore loser!

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 05:03 PM Butterfly Says:

She is 101% correct!!

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 05:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Educated Archy Says:

What else do you want her to say?

And by the way I think we all agree he is nuts. We want a nut to shake things up.

Re understanding issues, that's just an intellectual wishy washy nonsense. You'd think that those that do "understand it" and have been steering committee's are so much smarter? Well they seemed to mess up on Iraq. Is Hillary smarter. She is suppose to be the mr know it all. Well lets see. After the Iraq mistake how did she do in Lybia, Egypt, Syria etc...? So Hillary is one that "knows the subject matter.’”. What did she really know?

Trump has a certain gut and natural instinct.

"A nut to shake things up" He really did it. 4500 points in a week. Biggest since 1929 Depression. He took a GREAT Economy, low interest rate, low unemployment and ruining it in no time. Stocks are crashing, Interest rates up and we yiden are scared for our lives.

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 05:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Educated Archy Says:

What else do you want her to say?

And by the way I think we all agree he is nuts. We want a nut to shake things up.

Re understanding issues, that's just an intellectual wishy washy nonsense. You'd think that those that do "understand it" and have been steering committee's are so much smarter? Well they seemed to mess up on Iraq. Is Hillary smarter. She is suppose to be the mr know it all. Well lets see. After the Iraq mistake how did she do in Lybia, Egypt, Syria etc...? So Hillary is one that "knows the subject matter.’”. What did she really know?

Trump has a certain gut and natural instinct.

"They messed up in Iraq" THEY???? Trumps Republicans invaded Iraq. Obama was one of the few Senators who voted in the Senate against the Iraq war.

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 05:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Educated Archy Says:

What else do you want her to say?

And by the way I think we all agree he is nuts. We want a nut to shake things up.

Re understanding issues, that's just an intellectual wishy washy nonsense. You'd think that those that do "understand it" and have been steering committee's are so much smarter? Well they seemed to mess up on Iraq. Is Hillary smarter. She is suppose to be the mr know it all. Well lets see. After the Iraq mistake how did she do in Lybia, Egypt, Syria etc...? So Hillary is one that "knows the subject matter.’”. What did she really know?

Trump has a certain gut and natural instinct.

"How did she do in Lybia,Egypt,Syria" Unbelievable good. GREAT Lets see.
1) Lybia before Obama/Hillary was one of the biggest enemys of Israels with a Meshugeneh Dictator who was trying to develop Nukes. It was daily in the news. Obama/Hillary stopped him and we have menuche in the last 10 years now. Real Peace not like the 2 Meshugayim Trump and Kim who meet for Pictures and a week later threaten each other. Nothing done. Obama never meet Khaddafy just got rid of him for the better of the world.
2)Egypt was one of Israels main enemy Obama turned them into Israels ally and we have menuche now. They even helping us against Hamas.
3)Syria . The same for 50 years they threatens with war on the Golan. Last 10 years is quit. (Relatively) Whats your point. Israel and the Yiden in the USA were much much better under OBAMA?HILLARY than any other President from Bush/Baker to Reagan etc

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 06:31 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

"A nut to shake things up" He really did it. 4500 points in a week. Biggest since 1929 Depression. He took a GREAT Economy, low interest rate, low unemployment and ruining it in no time. Stocks are crashing, Interest rates up and we yiden are scared for our lives.

Hah when you stick in your interest rate torah you loose me. it proves you are full of it. You know good and well that trump hates the fact that rates rose. You know good and well and that higher rates is a fed policy not a Trump policy. Its really an aploitical thing. The feds have a board of 12 who decide these things. its based on macroeconomic principals and primarly rates are raised when the economy is doing well.

You area fool

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 07:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Behind his back? Not really. They call him all names to his FACE (or twitter) More important than name calling they the REPUBLICANS are Investigating him (WHITCHHUNT) in the Senate, Congress, Dept of Justice etc. Not exactly "behind his back" Its a daily Show everywhere you turn.

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 09:31 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

"They messed up in Iraq" THEY???? Trumps Republicans invaded Iraq. Obama was one of the few Senators who voted in the Senate against the Iraq war.

True I blame bush for Iraq. But that was an innocent mistake albeit costly .

Iraq was coming off 9/11 when we felt offense on every little thing was the way to go. And we underestimated the chaos that ensued after the void. But that was once

Obama repeated the Iraq mistake 3 times over. For someone who voted against Iraq that's pretty bad.

What's Obama excuse for repeating the Iraq mistake in lybia Syria and Egypt ? Huh answe tnat big obnoxious talker

Nu answer what's with lybia Egypt and Syria ?

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 09:38 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

"How did she do in Lybia,Egypt,Syria" Unbelievable good. GREAT Lets see.
1) Lybia before Obama/Hillary was one of the biggest enemys of Israels with a Meshugeneh Dictator who was trying to develop Nukes. It was daily in the news. Obama/Hillary stopped him and we have menuche in the last 10 years now. Real Peace not like the 2 Meshugayim Trump and Kim who meet for Pictures and a week later threaten each other. Nothing done. Obama never meet Khaddafy just got rid of him for the better of the world.
2)Egypt was one of Israels main enemy Obama turned them into Israels ally and we have menuche now. They even helping us against Hamas.
3)Syria . The same for 50 years they threatens with war on the Golan. Last 10 years is quit. (Relatively) Whats your point. Israel and the Yiden in the USA were much much better under OBAMA?HILLARY than any other President from Bush/Baker to Reagan etc

1) Lybias gaddafi made peace with America and gave up his nukes. Nowadays lybia is run by tribal leaders and is the new hotbed for isis and al qeda. Another terror attack is waiting to happen
2) Egypt , I can't believe you are such a moron. Do you ever stop lying ? Shut your mouth already. Your lies are annoying. How can you say Hillary did a good job in Egypt . You are such a twister you moron . Who did Hillary put on charge ? Morsi from the brotherhood ? A Hamas guy . Did you forget that al sisi a Mubarak hold over , made a coup and overthrew morsi ? Hillary condemned him. It's the dicatator morsi who wed smart enough to eridicate the Arab spring that Hillary created . Al
Sisi is Israels ally . That's not Hillarys doing . Al sisi cleaned up Hillary mess

Your Egypt argument is why I can't talk sechel to you. How stupid are you . Sometimes I think you just comment to drive me nuts. Is there any logic behind your Egypt line .

Stop lying already

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 Dec 24, 2018 at 11:03 PM rachelw Says:

What do you think he calls them behind their backs? Let's face it, he is different. Not your conventional-like presidential figure, for sure. But a good fit for this climate. Things sure ain't what they used to be. And they're all nuts.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 05:55 AM rogergreen Says:

hey you fat old cow! shut up and go out to pasture!

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 07:08 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #7  
Educated Archy Says:

Hah when you stick in your interest rate torah you loose me. it proves you are full of it. You know good and well that trump hates the fact that rates rose. You know good and well and that higher rates is a fed policy not a Trump policy. Its really an aploitical thing. The feds have a board of 12 who decide these things. its based on macroeconomic principals and primarly rates are raised when the economy is doing well.

You area fool

Nice try oh educated one. One of the reasons they raised rates is because the tax cut created too much liquidity thereby raising inflationary worries.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 07:28 AM yamsar Says:

Reply to #7  
Educated Archy Says:

Hah when you stick in your interest rate torah you loose me. it proves you are full of it. You know good and well that trump hates the fact that rates rose. You know good and well and that higher rates is a fed policy not a Trump policy. Its really an aploitical thing. The feds have a board of 12 who decide these things. its based on macroeconomic principals and primarly rates are raised when the economy is doing well.

You area fool

Wasn’t it you who kept on claiming that credit and criticism always goes to the top, just like a CEO in a company?

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 08:09 AM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #13  
Phineas Says:

Nice try oh educated one. One of the reasons they raised rates is because the tax cut created too much liquidity thereby raising inflationary worries.

Fake news yoni. Stick to your lawyer jibber nonsense. They have been planning to raise rates way before tax cuts . And in fact they started to raise the rates before tax cuts. Bernankie was eying raising rates already.

Furthermore the Feds were kvetching how inflation was too low. Wages were stagnant and we never reached 3% target.

You just wrote complete lies. You do better when you stick to your lawyer stuff

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 09:15 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #15  
Educated Archy Says:

Fake news yoni. Stick to your lawyer jibber nonsense. They have been planning to raise rates way before tax cuts . And in fact they started to raise the rates before tax cuts. Bernankie was eying raising rates already.

Furthermore the Feds were kvetching how inflation was too low. Wages were stagnant and we never reached 3% target.

You just wrote complete lies. You do better when you stick to your lawyer stuff

Well, now is see why you like Trump. You cant keep up with educated discourse and you find facts and data to be too much to deal with intelligently. I used to think more highly of you. That you were principled and under-educated . I was wrong. You're vapid, obtuse and with a faulty moral compass. Also, no one who reads could spell as egregiously as you so I assume you purchase newspapers for the pictures. I mean, I make typos but you butcher words like a shochet before yom tov.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 09:23 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #15  
Educated Archy Says:

Fake news yoni. Stick to your lawyer jibber nonsense. They have been planning to raise rates way before tax cuts . And in fact they started to raise the rates before tax cuts. Bernankie was eying raising rates already.

Furthermore the Feds were kvetching how inflation was too low. Wages were stagnant and we never reached 3% target.

You just wrote complete lies. You do better when you stick to your lawyer stuff

Lol. Bernanke stopped being Fed Chairman in 2014 you am haaretz.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 09:25 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #15  
Educated Archy Says:

Fake news yoni. Stick to your lawyer jibber nonsense. They have been planning to raise rates way before tax cuts . And in fact they started to raise the rates before tax cuts. Bernankie was eying raising rates already.

Furthermore the Feds were kvetching how inflation was too low. Wages were stagnant and we never reached 3% target.

You just wrote complete lies. You do better when you stick to your lawyer stuff

While you're bringing up Bernanke perhaps you want to bring up other people who never overlapped withTrump. Jefferson? Lincoln?

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 09:49 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #15  
Educated Archy Says:

Fake news yoni. Stick to your lawyer jibber nonsense. They have been planning to raise rates way before tax cuts . And in fact they started to raise the rates before tax cuts. Bernankie was eying raising rates already.

Furthermore the Feds were kvetching how inflation was too low. Wages were stagnant and we never reached 3% target.

You just wrote complete lies. You do better when you stick to your lawyer stuff

Archy, do yourself a favor. Read words, don't just look at pictures. Coloring books don't count.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 10:27 AM Anonymous Says:

To #9-The "Highly Informed Mr. Archy"- Your problem, Arch, is that you don't know history. Iraq had zilch, nada, bupkis, to do with 9/11/01. The 9/11 Commission completely absolved Saddam Hussein of any complicity, pertaining to 9/11/01, and the terrorists behind that attack. Secondly, Bush's own Father, the late George Herbert Walker Bush, as well as General Brent Scowcroft, and even General Colin Powell, were against invading Iraq. When Bush #43, saw the chaos which developed once Saddam Hussein was deposed, he should have withdrawn all US troops immediately. Instead, he, as well as Karl Rove, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, made a very misguided decision to keep our troops there for years. They were sitting ducks against IED's, and suicide bombers. Even the great M1-5A Abrams tank was no match for IED's, as the terrorists ascertained that tank was vulnerable from the rear, where their rockets would disable that tank. To this date, our government has never informed the taxpayers, if modifications were ever made to the Abrams tank, to protect its crew. In summary, BUSH WAS WRONG TO HAVE INVADED IRAQ IN 2003; EVEN TRUMP SAID SO. 8,000 AMERICANS WERE KILLED FOR NOTHING!

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 10:51 AM georgeg Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

"They messed up in Iraq" THEY???? Trumps Republicans invaded Iraq. Obama was one of the few Senators who voted in the Senate against the Iraq war.

The one thing that is for sure is that it was not "Trump's Republicans". He half-heartedly responded "Yeah, I guess so." when asked in an interview in 2002 whether he supported the already declared war. As "factcheck" notes: "we did find he expressed early concerns about the cost and direction of the war a few months after it started." And in fact, in January 2003 (before the war actually started in March) there is the following quote regarding Trump:

> “Either you attack or you don’t attack,” he says. But he offers no opinion on what Bush should do.

As far back 2000 Trump wrote words to the effect that either don't attack or else finish the job if you do attack.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 10:59 AM georgeg Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

"How did she do in Lybia,Egypt,Syria" Unbelievable good. GREAT Lets see.
1) Lybia before Obama/Hillary was one of the biggest enemys of Israels with a Meshugeneh Dictator who was trying to develop Nukes. It was daily in the news. Obama/Hillary stopped him and we have menuche in the last 10 years now. Real Peace not like the 2 Meshugayim Trump and Kim who meet for Pictures and a week later threaten each other. Nothing done. Obama never meet Khaddafy just got rid of him for the better of the world.
2)Egypt was one of Israels main enemy Obama turned them into Israels ally and we have menuche now. They even helping us against Hamas.
3)Syria . The same for 50 years they threatens with war on the Golan. Last 10 years is quit. (Relatively) Whats your point. Israel and the Yiden in the USA were much much better under OBAMA?HILLARY than any other President from Bush/Baker to Reagan etc

" Lybia"? I suppose you mean Libya. The undisputed story is that the U.S. itself destroyed (or verified as shipped) Libya's weapons of mass destruction in its entirety, and then Obama stabbed Libya in the back for it. So now all other countries saw for themselves how giving the U.S. what U.S. promises and guarantees are worth in exchange for giving up their weapons of mass destruction. And so North Korea (for one) did not even begin to take the U.S. seriously until someone so different who ran counter to the mainstream became president of the United States.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 11:26 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #15  
Educated Archy Says:

Fake news yoni. Stick to your lawyer jibber nonsense. They have been planning to raise rates way before tax cuts . And in fact they started to raise the rates before tax cuts. Bernankie was eying raising rates already.

Furthermore the Feds were kvetching how inflation was too low. Wages were stagnant and we never reached 3% target.

You just wrote complete lies. You do better when you stick to your lawyer stuff

Maybe you meant Alexander Hamilton.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 02:10 PM Eduacted Archy Says:

Reply to #17  
Phineas Says:

Lol. Bernanke stopped being Fed Chairman in 2014 you am haaretz.

Great you got me on a typo and I meant to say yellin. Still don't see substance in your silly argument

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 02:12 PM Edcuated Archy Says:

Reply to #18  
Phineas Says:

While you're bringing up Bernanke perhaps you want to bring up other people who never overlapped withTrump. Jefferson? Lincoln?

So proud that you got me on a typo.

Point is there was discussion of raising rates under yellin and others way before tax cuts And if tax cuts did dirve inflation well there was talk of that for a long time including under benankie who was targeting 3%. So either way tax cuts were not a killer fiscally.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 03:23 PM Phineas Says:

That wasn't a typo. That was you faking facts and tripping over your ignorance.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 05:16 PM Mark Levin Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

"A nut to shake things up" He really did it. 4500 points in a week. Biggest since 1929 Depression. He took a GREAT Economy, low interest rate, low unemployment and ruining it in no time. Stocks are crashing, Interest rates up and we yiden are scared for our lives.

Blame the fed for the stupidity of raising interest rates whole saying they shouldn't AND for saying they will do it again.

Enjoy your Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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 Dec 25, 2018 at 05:17 PM Mark Levin Says:

Give her a full polygraph and let's prove her to be a dirty lousy rotten liar.

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