January 19th – 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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1,847 Responses to January 19th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Open Discussion

  1. Lucille says:

    And on the economic front…

    By Benjamin de Wolf – Posted on January 19, 2017



    • lastinillinois says:

      Who cares?

      Germans have allowed themselves to be neutered to the point where they are completely irrelevant.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Bert Darrell says:

      NAFTA was created for the purpose of facilitating and promoting trade between three neighboring countries, Canada, the USA, and Mexico. Suddenly, many other countries, some extra-continental, saw an opportunity to cheat and moved factories to Mexico and Canada, produced there and exported to the USA tax free. But they were either not buying from us or buying a pittance. No one complained; too much money worked as a powerful lubricant and most politicians were happy to look the other way and sing the “free trade” mantra.

      The cheating will come to an end with the renegotiation of the treaty. Any country that wishes to engage in a trade war with the USA because the gig will vanish will suffer the consequences, as virtually all of them sell more to us than we buy from them, and they know it.

      If any of those countries want access to our markets they will have to either open factories in the USA -creating jobs here- of sign equitable trade treaties with the USA. The only other choice would be staying out, but I doubt they would want to go way for they would be the losers.

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  2. Howie says:

    When do the Obamas get the hell out of our house? We need to send in….

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Howie says:

    The scheme team has run out of schemes.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. sunnydaze says:

    Deploraball stream has begun.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. SteveInCO says:


    00 days, 16 hours, 00 minutes

    960 minutes. 57,600 seconds.

    So soon until Obola is no longer anything but a memory…and Trump is more than a high hope.

    Not that I’m counting, mind you.

    (Note: Any claims that I am counting are FAKE NEWS. Defamation lawsuit against CNN filed.)

    Liked by 3 people

  6. fedback says:

    A visit to Daily Mail can be recommended.
    Top story and in Giant letters :Donald Rocks DC

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Concerned says:

    I hate to re-post but I put this in a thread that is now dead. You know designer Tom Ford said he wouldn’t dress Melania and then DJT said they really didn’t like his clothes anyway. Well I suspect Tom Ford is going to dress Hillary to get the Trumps back. 🙂

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  8. Nchadwick says:


    Toby Keith was AMAZING – and couldn’t help but tear up a little while I was singing along… FEELS GREAT TO BE AN AMERICAN…

    Thought I would share some classic Toby Keith…

    Remember when Toby Keith played The Taliban Song for our troops in IRAQ

    OR When he and Lt.COL Mike Corrado sang “Call A Marine

    Thank you TOBY KEITH – you were JUST what we needed… cry snowflakes!

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  9. Niagara Frontier says:

    PE Trump will hear preaching tomorrow morning from the Book of Nehemiah. That is totally fitting.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Not kidding, a week before the election a church elder showed me a few Old Testament Books & Stories, and then said Trump is like and will be like one of them for America. Nehemiah was one of the books.

      1 Corinthians 1:27: Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong.

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  10. Shotgun says:

    So . . . . we made it through the day without a Hillary pardon, didn’t we?

    Even if Obama pardons her tomorrow, I will find it amusing because it would be a classic example of passive-aggressive behavior: “Yes, I’ll pardon you, but I’ll make you sweat bullets until the eleventh hour!!”

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  11. Dr. Emmitt L. Brown says:

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  12. SteveInCO says:


    00 days, 15 hours, 00 minutes

    900 minutes. 54,000 seconds.

    There’s only three hours left in Obnoxious Odiferous Obstinate Odious Obola’s last full day of power.

    Though the Violent Vacuous Left is rumbling.

    Not that I’m counting, mind you.

    (Note: Any claims that I am counting are FAKE NEWS. Defamation lawsuit against CNN filed.)

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  13. Fox News livestream, Trump talking at an event right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFWlhB9gpPQ


  14. BobW462 says:

    Just wanted to let everyone know…. BET is showing “The Legacy of Barrack Obama” right now, in case you might be interested.

    (Bwaaahaaaa! 🙂 )

    Liked by 4 people

  15. BakoCarl says:

    Funny short article in American Thinker: “What movie does the end of Obama remind you of?”


    My choice would be “Gone with the Wind” (slightly modified)

    Barry: Where shall I go? What shall I do?

    Pres. Trump: Frankly Barry, I don’t give a damn! Just get the hell out of here!

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  16. SteveInCO says:


    00 days, 14 hours, 00 minutes

    840 minutes or 50,400 seconds left in One Big Ass Mistake America!

    Not that I’m counting, mind you.

    Please note: Reports that I am, in fact, counting should be regarded as Fake News. My attorneys will be in touch with the Klinton News Network.

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  17. Katherine McCoun says:

    Many liberals in Nashville. My husband has a new job and isn’t even driving my car because still covered with Pro PE Trump bumper stickers. He was born overseas (legal immigrant) and there is another, more recent, immigrant in his department. Both he and the recent immigrant are undercover pro Trump. As I have shared before, my husband says that if America goes socialist, if we loose our freedoms in America, where do we run? He came to America as a refuge and he values it! Same with many other Legal immigrants.

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    • God bless you both.
      MAGA starts tomorrow!


    • SteveInCO says:

      I have found that many legal immigrants are far more interested in freedom as opposed to free stuff, and far more patriotic than those who have lived here all their lives. They uprooted, abandoned their old lives, to come here. They appreciate it.

      Who is more patriotic? Melania Trump or Michelle Obama? Which one was born here?

      To paraphrase something Ayn Rand said, when some jackass gave her a hard time about her thick accent as she was handing out leaflets for Wendell Wilkie, “I came here to be an American. You were just born here.”

      Interesting…given how the Founders set it up so an immigrant could not be President. I know and understand their rationale, but I wonder if their worries were overblown.

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  18. Let the American People rejoice tomorrow!

    May the world know of the American People’s resolve!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. MfM says:

    I ran across something interesting. The swearing in of officers from all over the US for duties on the parade route tomorrow. There were a lot, the video said thousands and the armory was crowded. The video was posted around 9 hours ago give or take a little on the Facebook page of KSAT 12 & KSAT.com out of Texas. It was easy to find, I just scrolled back.

    I’d post or link it, but I can’t on this old device.

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  20. SteveInCO says:


    00 days, 13 hours, 00 minutes

    780 minutes or 46,800 seconds left in Whatsisbucket’s term.

    In thirteen hours the American Resurgence Begins!

    It’s 11 PM in the Eastern Timezone, and only one hour remains in the last full day of Oligula’s despotic reign.

    Not that I’m counting, mind you.

    Please note: Reports that I am, in fact, counting should be regarded as Fake News. My attorneys will be in touch with the Klinton News Network.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Sedanka says:

    Can we start counting down to the 2020 campaign once President Trump has been inaugurated?

    Liked by 1 person

  22. NoeliCannoli says:

    I am really looking forward to seeing the incredible Jackie Evancho sing our National Anthem tomorrow. BEST INAUGURATION EVAH! Here she sings “God Bless America” last July 4 (breathtaking for a 16-year-old):

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  23. fred5678 says:

    BP union head on BOR — “There is a buzz like never before within BP” “We will now have a president we can trust”

    I have been waiting since 2000 for someone — ANYONE — to start enforcing our immigration laws.

    Remember — Jeff Sessions wrote the Roadmap for Trump’s campaign strategy in January 2015.


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  24. blognificentbee says:

    Report from DC 1/17/17.

    Sorry my report is so late, but I now i need to impart my thoughts and feelings from Tuesday before I get any more into the inauguration vibe.

    So Don, my love, has a meeting on Tuesday in the building of which we have been invited to watch the Inauguration & Parade, so I tag along to do some kind of girlie recon. I am happy about being in a building for thee reasons: free bar, direct and closest view of the Capitol of any building, & protection from the “protestors/thugs.”

    This building is very close to the Capitol and windows are all facing it. And…..there’s a rooftop garden. Had low hopes of getting much time up there due to snipers. However, I realize that CNN has a huge makeshift studio now built on the roof….grrrrrr. Where is FOX, or I am going to have see Jake Tapper & Wolf Blitzer getting their makeup reapplied all day!?

    OK back to the recon. Walked the few steps from the building to Capitol. Lots of streets directly adjacent are shut down but walking is still pretty much open until you get to the seated area. No cars, no European/Australian/Chinese tour groups, no tourist buses with their unusually loud speakers. Just rain, pavement, and a nice silence (except for occasional clanging of steel barricades being placed).

    I click click click a bunch of pictures of the Capitol. Still alot of silence, some rain…perfection – it’s like the city is calming itself down. Then I turn to walk back to where the masses will be standing, beginning around 4th St which is just behind the little Capitol reflecting pool. Views are going to difficult from this vantage. Glad there are lots of Jumbotrons under construction.

    As I turn away from that shot and just start to ramble around the general vicinity I am overcome by the area’s silence. This is easily one of the noisiest areas in DC on a typical day. Tour busses, cabs, yakking tourists, they’re gone. Replaced with silence and raindrops. Even the clanking of barricade construction is muffled by the rain. OK, I’m done taking picks so I will turn around and walk back to the Capitol and then back to the building where I am meeting Don.

    The quick turn around, seeing the Capitol straight on with flags hanging from its face, I started crying. Crying for what? Crying for me because I had believed in a cause that came to fruition and that made me proud. Cried because I feel surrounded by my online brothers and sisters whose fight has been stronger than mine. Cried because I now that there are so many hopeless people in this Country that will not feel helpless in a very short time. Crying for all of us, the Trumpsters, we have worked so hard, believed so strongly…the time is upon us. I walked away from the Capitol area reminding myself how much work lay ahead, I need to continue to do that which is most uncomfortable, talk to non-Trump-believers. Daunting task….

    I wander back to the building to meet Don, knowing I am 30 minutes early….ding ding ding, a martini will warm me right up and clear up all of these floating feelings. Quick potty stop finds my sights in perfect alignment to Rudy Guiliani!!! He’s heading back to his table and my sprinting abilities aren’t quite what they used to be so he gets away /s. Headed back to the bar I now see very serious security guy in the lobby watching the Rudy table. Popped an olive in my mouth and like magic, he appears. So I am doing that weird whisper/screaming “Mr Mayor, Mr Mayor,” with the olive floating about my mouth. I’m also veering towards uncouth by waving and pointing at my phone (which I guess is the international symbol for “please take a picture with me.”). Thank the lord above that his aide grabbed the phone, Rudy dutifully put his arm around me and we smiled! I thanked him for all that he is doing to MAGA and sent him back to Trumpville. BTW, between us…Rudy is deaf as a doornail.

    Then, my sweetie’s lobbyist came down to have a drink after seeing the picture and invited us up to see the rooftop. We will get to go up this a few times through the inauguration day when the snipers say it is OK. But Treepers, guess what cable channel got their booth on top of the building from which I am viewing the inauguration? CNN F’ing CNN do you believe it? We got invited into their booth to take pictures, did it, but not posting them – anti-Trump hacks!

    So that was Tuesday, pictures are self explanatory, except for one. The company that got the port-a-potty contract is called Don’s Johns and for some reason, they have had to take blue Painters tape to cover up that fact.

    Pre-inauguration thoughts: moving my wake up to 4:30 in order to prepare for whatever chaos awaits! Don’t stress about what you can’t see, just be fulfilled knowing why you are there.

    I wish there could have been a coordinated Treeper meet-up after the parade so that we could just say hi and IT WAS US, we are part of the movement BIGLY!

    So here’s my rainy day pics, thanks for your interest. I’ll post the inauguration pics over the week end. #wereamovement #maga


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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Wow, thank you so much for sharing Bee!

      Liked by 3 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Nicely said, Bee…and thanks so much for writing it up for us to read!
      Rudy is hard of hearing?
      You know, he does talk loud sometimes like a semi-deaf person would.

      My hubby is nearly deaf in one ear, and he does that.
      Thanks again, Bee!

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    • Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us… It’s as if I was actually there! It sounds like an amazing time and is truly a momentous part of our great history. Have a great time! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

    • LBB says:

      Love the story and pics. Glad your taking in all the sights and sounds. Emotional day for all of us. Thanks for sharing.

      Ps-heard earlier in week that there is a signage law in DC and someone questioned how come the porta potties signs weren’t covered. Commentator said maybe it was partisan issue because of name. Glad they took care of it in the end.


  25. SteveInCO says:

    00 DAYS – 12 HOURS – 00 MINUTES


    Oligula’s last half-day in office

    It is now Friday, January 20, 2017–Inauguration Day–in the Eastern Time Zone.

    This is the date every American has been looking forward to! The day when a real American moves into the White House.*

    Not that I’m counting, mind you.

    Please note: Reports that I am, in fact, counting should be regarded as Fake News. My attorneys will be in touch with the Klinton News Network.


  26. NoeliCannoli says:

    Today is the day. Less than 12 hours. Can’t sleep, quivering with excitement. Like best birthday, Christmas, wedding and birth of child rolled into one.


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