This is absolutely true, although it could have been better phrased, as “Trump haters” leads the eye to think @marcorubio is talking about despising Trump. He isn’t - he’s talking about hate for the millions of Americans who voted for Trump or support him.

And he is correct.
I hope by now it’s reasonably plain that I detest @realDonaldTrump and hold him in contempt. The same isn’t true for Trump’s ordinary supporters. Those are my fellow Americans, whom I cherish. We are one people. If you despise 1/3 of all Americans, you’re only helping Putin.
Patriots, we live in too much of a bubble. Trolls target our fellow Americans, with fake news, fake friends. As we saw from Mueller’s indictment, RU sends actual humans here to infiltrate real groups. #NotMyPresident was a Russian op. Is it in your profile?
People select the news outlets that reinforce their own view. They choose friends that do the same. Aside from the concerted op against white working class America by Russia, people have different reasons to support Trump. Calling them all racists is false and divisive.
Some disliked @HillaryClinton. Some wanted low taxes, and a great many, including swing voters, want border security. Dems being herded by bots as we speak into opposing that. Some cared about SCOTUS. Don’t make assumptions.
We had the inelegant spectacle of Ron Perlman, movie star, call a disabled veteran who fought child trafficking and lost both his legs to an IED in Helmand, a “Nazi” for having a tattoo of the cross of his unit. We’ve seen @iamfonda call for sexual assault on conservative women.
I do think Senator @MarcoRubio could have started with two different words - they group Trump opponents as he tells us not to group Trump supporters. But he’s right. Despise Trump, not his voters. Unity. Empathy. The enemy is not our fellow Americans; he sits in the Kremlin. #USA

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Oct 6, 2018
I am genuinely shocked that @bensasse and other nominal conservatives will vote to put a partisan boor on the Supreme Court. I am bewildered, even. As a former Conservative MP, let me say that in Britain we would never approve such a man. Never.
Conservatives, and I bleed blue (in the UK that’s the conservative color) are supposed to respect and revere institutions. Culturally we see our party as a guardian of heritage and tradition. We would never approve a gambling, partisan, shouting, emotional hack to the Court.
We as legislators, were we in the GOP’s position, would say to the President “sir, try again. Not voting for this shouty clown Kavanaugh.” You go talk to the whips, pass it up channels. There is no rush for the GOP. Easy aye vote on Gorsuch. Just give us another nominee.
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Sep 24, 2018
Right, so per "source close to Rod Rosenstein" he has NOT resigned nor has he offered to resign.

If @RealDonaldTrump wants to add another obstruction of justice charge by firing Rosenstein, he'll have to do so. Rosenstein isn't resigning and has not offered to do so.
This per @eorden of CNN.

Rod Rosenstein ("source close to" means this) is not resigning, and has not offered to resign.

Trump may obstruct justice by firing Rosenstein, he must really long for that jail cell, but Rosenstein is not resigning.
This is probably a good time to wise folks up to the idea that if Trump fired Mueller, he wouldn't have fired the Office of Special Counsel. If Mueller spontaneously combusts in the next 5 minutes, the Trump Russia investigation will continue.

It doesn't depend on individuals.
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Sep 17, 2018
OK @IrreverentView, "trying to rape a girl when aged 17 = "stealing a cookie when aged 5" for MAGA.

Because you don't deny #Kavanaugh did it. You say 'he did it but so what'.

The 19th Amendment is your kryptonite. Hope you don't have any daughters.

archive.is/3mI9A
PS: I don't support #MeToo, mere accusations, like those of Don Trump Jr and Roger Stone's pal Leanne Tweeden are never enough. I believe Prof. Ford as an individual because her accusation is *credible*. She has therapists' notes from past years. Predating this nomination.
It's important to say this now, to be morally consistent. I will never support a #MeToo deprivation of due process, and I accept the statute of limitations. But confirmation is not a criminal procedure. Let both give testimony. Prof. Ford has pre-existing doctors' notes.
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Sep 12, 2018
Ok, for a second let’s talk about the National Russia Association’s hypocrite in chief, @Dloesch.

No, @Montel_Williams did not call her a “prostitute”. He used a common metaphor for selling out your principles. So common, in fact, that Dana Loesch uses it herself.

Often.
Here @Dloesch calls @Peggynoonannyc ‘not conservative’ and part of a group of “political prostitutes” [sic]
Here is Dana Loesch @Dloesch using that same ‘political sellout as prostitute metaphor’ for “paid Soros stooges” whom she will talk to because they are “smart enough to get paid to prostitute” [sic].
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Aug 13, 2018
On the issue of Peter Strzok, whom I respect: you either trust the current leadership of @FBI or you don’t.

The disciplinary supervisor made a recommendation; it was not binding; a higher punishment was decided upon. That’s well within the discretion of the officials involved.
Special Agent Strzok had a higher level of responsibility placed upon him in an election year and by being assigned to an incredibly sensitive investigation with vital consequences for national security. He then violated protocols. At the highest level, more is demanded.
Leadership sucks sometimes. It includes having to take punitive measures against people you personally like and know to be good people, full of integrity, if they breach national security. I have no doubt the decision has nothing to do with politics.
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Aug 12, 2018
There are some folks on Twitter who are trying to restate this as “Russia had nothing to do with what happened IN Charlottesville”, only the aftermath.

That’s wrong. That’s not what @CNN is reporting - that Russian meddling contributed to the violence.
The Hill reminds us:

“The Wall Street Journal in October reported that Facebook groups with ties to Russia posted racially divisive messages ahead of Charlottesville”

Ahead of it. Russia encouraged the violence that happened, as CNN correctly reports. thehill.com/homenews/house…
You need not only propaganda, you need proximity, for violence to occur. What @RepTomGarrett is reporting the FBI told lawmakers reminds of the Russian hashtag #NotMyPresident used, in the Mueller indictment, to schedule pro- and anti- Trump rallies in NYC on the *same day*.
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