January 5th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Open Discussion

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Trump/Pence presidential victory.

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1,027 Responses to January 5th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Open Discussion

  1. Nation says:

    Obama recalled all US aircraft carriers to port. The tantrum continues…

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/30/no-us-carrier-at-sea-leaves-gap-in-middle-east.html

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  2. boojum says:

    I’ve been absent lately, poetically speaking, but I came up with this piece of fun for the New Year. Hope you like it.

    The Craven

    Once upon an election season, while I fought with faith and reason
    Over a candidate most curious by the standards that had gone before.
    And while my hopes were daily growing, suddenly there came a lowing,
    As some evil wind a-blowing, blowing from some cursed shore.
    “‘Tis just some errant breeze,” I muttered, “blowing from some ragged shore —
    Only this, and nothing more.

    And distinctly, I remember thinking forward to November,
    As each challenging pretender proved a fool upon the floor.
    Eagerly I watched each meeting, debate nights won despite the cheating,
    Media pundits joined in bleating, bleating from that cursed shore,
    From that place of evils meeting.
    Cursed here for evermore.

    Then as my resolve grew stronger, hesitating then no longer,
    “Sirs,” thought I, “and Madam, truly, understanding, I implore.
    But the fact is I’ve been napping, and so softly you came trapping,
    In the Flag your deceit wrapping, mapping out the Road before,
    That I scarce was sure I knew you – til Sundance opened wide the door –
    Darkness there, and nothing more.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I looked there, wondering, fearing,
    Doubting, dreaming dreams of Andrew B. and infowar,
    Seeing what I’d long suspected, how the Party was infected.
    Easily I now detected, connected all the dots so far,
    How candidates had been selected, expected to advance the Bore.
    ‘Twas always Jeb, and no one more.

    Now the chance to change direction, join the Donald’s insurrection,
    Thrilled me – filled me with a hope I’d never felt before.
    So that now Republic saving ‘twas something more than empty raving –
    ‘Twas last the chance we’d all been craving, a craving from long days of yore,
    From the days of Country’s founding, nearly lost but held in store –
    For Freedom ‘twas, and so much more.

    But now I heard a rising chorus, voices who would lay before us,
    With a wailing and a flailing, all the lies that they could dump.
    That ill wind was still a-blowing to out sweep our new-found knowing,
    Ever now bad seeds a-sowing, every rumor they could lump –
    Every pundit, every RINO, who would mark us for a chump.
    Spoke the craven, “Nevertrump.”

    Yet one by one opponents falling, though the pollsters still low-balling,
    Whilst ignoring Donald’s drawing by the thousands on the stump.
    And with MAGA that he’s preaching, and his Twitter people-reaching,
    Donald wins the nomination, proof that all the polls were bunk.
    And now ‘tis clear who is the champ, and who the chump.
    And still the craven chorus, “ Nevertrump.”

    An so it’s down to Crooked Hillary, “Lock her up! Revive the pillory!”
    But the press downplays Benghazi – email scandal, just a bump.
    ‘Tis the Don still drawing malice from the press and pundits callous,
    And the RINO’s sabotaging – Ly’n Ryan and Mc Grump.
    Yet the Trump Train still is rolling, and it’s clearing every bump,
    Despite the craven chorus, “Nevertrump.”

    Election night my heart beats faster, states defying each forecaster,
    Pundits all are stumbling, crumbling – Donald’s leaving in the lumps!
    In mind’s eye I see him grinning, as he said we’d tire of winning.
    Yet I know I’ll never tire of watching Donald drain the swamp.
    Happy times now looking forward to Inauguration pomp!
    And the craven chorus dwindling, “Nevertrump.”

    And the Donald, every inning, still is winning, still is winning,
    As he promised from beginning till last rally on the stump.
    And with heart’s joy overpouring, our Republic we’re restoring,
    For two terms of constant winning just might get us past the hump.
    Pray sweet Freedom is returning, now that Donald’s primed the pump.
    May we sing an eight year chorus, “Evertrump!”

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. Vixey says:

    Gov. Palin: A Few Words For My Friend President-Elect Trump & His Team:

    http://www.youngcons.com/a-few-words-for-my-friend-president-elect-trump-and-his-team/

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  5. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Woolsey on the me-again files at 9 PM EST

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  6. need to watch this!

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  7. i can only half of the clip on twitter

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  8. BakoCarl says:

    Can anyone here comment authoritativly or point me to a decent article that discusses Obozo’s “policy roadblocks” to hinder Pres Trump from rescinding Obozo’s recent policies?

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  9. good for them!

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  10. Marygrace Powers says:

    EXCLUSIVE: NEW BOOK ‘How Trump Won’ Cover Art Released/

    “Regnery Publishing has released the cover art for How Trump Won, the forthcoming book co-written by Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak and New York Times bestselling author and historian Larry Schweikart./

    How Trump Won tells the thrilling story of Donald Trump’s improbable victory in the 2016 presidential election from two different perspectives.

    Pollak relates the drama of the closing weeks of the campaign firsthand, as a reporter in the traveling press corps following Trump on his grueling cross-country sprint to the finish.

    Schweikart narrates the broader history of the campaign, using unique data that a secret research group — the “Renegade Deplorables” — were feeding into the Trump campaign.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/05/exclusive-how-trump-won-cover-art-released/

    Comment section/ ALWAYS THE BEST/ 12 minutes ago/
    on ‘How Trump Won’/ One opinion/PRETTY GOOD/

    Avatar
    trinidadconservative Julia Babcock • 12 minutes ago

    You don’t need to read his book.
    How Trump Won: Top 15 Tactical Maneuvers;/

    His 3rd debate performance.
    (HRC desperately needed a KO. And Trump just brushed her off.)
    His early kill shots.
    (Low-Energy Jeb! Lyin’ Ted! Little Marco!)
    He didn’t hire consultants.
    (Consultants are in business to get paid, not win. Trump got that.)
    He took on the GOPe.
    (They were part of the problem. He saw it and became the outsider.)
    His 1st debate performance.
    (He let HRC unload her clip, then tore her apart in the 2nd debate.)
    He appeared frequently on the O’Reilly Factor.
    (Remember how McCain and Romney ran from it?)
    Timely personnel changes.
    (Lewandowski, Manafort, Conway)
    Strong hustle mentality.
    (He took nothing for granted, averaged 3 rallies a day)
    He let Cruz hang himself at the Convention.
    (He saw the speech; he knew what was coming. Now Cruz is kissing his ass)
    His 2nd debate performance.
    (“Because you’d be in jail”. Mic drop.)
    He kept offense. No matter what.
    (Remember how Romney cowed out of his 47% remarks?)
    His immigration speech in AZ.
    (That was the speech America waited 30 years for.)
    He picked Pence as his VP.
    (See his convention speech and his debate performance against Kaine.)
    His mastery of both social and mainstream media.
    (He made the MSM his b***h in 2015/6. And his Twitter was seriously effective.)
    He read Coulter’s book, “Adios, America!”.
    (From the time he opened that book, a political revolution was born.)

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  11. NJF says:

    Sanders: ‘Unfair and Unjust’ and ‘Unacceptable’ To Criticize Ellison for Past Israel Stance – Breitbart

    Is he kidding??? Yet Trump should be held accountable for every perceived transgression from events that are decades old? And what about Sessions Bernie?

    What an absolute sell out, hypocrite POS this guy is.

    Sanders was asked if he had any concerns about the criticism that Ellison has received from groups like the Anti-Defamation League and some Democrats. He responded that he wasn’t, but was rather concerned about the “unfair and unjust negativity” being thrown at Ellison. He added, “You know what, you can be critical of Mr. Netanyahu and not be an anti-Semite. And people who try to conflate those are doing something that I think is unacceptable.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/05/sanders-unfair-and-unjust-and-unacceptable-to-criticize-ellison-for-past-israel-stance/

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  12. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Stanley Black & Decker Announce Opening of New U.S. Plant After Trump White House Win
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/05/stanley-black-decker-announce-opening-new-u-s-plant-trump-white-house-win/

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  13. Rickster says:

    Has anyone else picked up on this? It’s to be held 5 days before President Elect Trumps Inauguration. I wonder if Obama will be there. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/222163

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  14. Marygrace Powers says:

    OMG! She Can’t Stop Whining! Michelle Obama Tells Oprah: “People Don’t Understand How Hard This Is”/
    Jim Hoft Jan 5th, 2017 12:28 am 737 Comments/

    “Michelle and Barack Obama’s family travels cost Americans over $96 million/

    Her wardrobe cost American taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars/

    The Obama White House is notorious for late night parties with Hollywood stars and music legends/

    On Wednesday Michelle Obama whined to Oprah about how hard it’s been.

    “People don’t really understand how hard this is. And it’s not something you just cavalierly just ask a family to do again… Let me just tell America, This is hard.”

    Good grief.
    Americans are out of work, paying five times the amount they used to for insurance, eating soup and noodles because of her husband’s failed policies and she’s whining about HOW HARD IT’S BEEN on her and her family?”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/omg-cant-stop-whining-michelle-obama-tells-oprah-people-dont-understand-hard/

    MELANIA/FLOTUS/15 DAYS/ WINNING/

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  15. NJF says:

    This garbage is still going on?

    6 Dead After Truck Collides With Anti-Trump Protesters On Freeway

    Of course……

    Porter claims that the incident was a devastating accident and that he did everything possible to avoid hitting the protesters, however, many of the surviving protesters see things differently. The remaining group of protesters have told reporters that they believe Porter intentionally ran over them with his vehicle because he disagreed with their political beliefs.

    http://theseattletribune.com/6-dead-after-truck-collides-with-anti-trump-protesters-on-freeway/

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