January 31st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #12

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1,862 Responses to January 31st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #12

  1. Dora says:

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    • Summer says:

      I don’t follow the demonrat politics so have they selected the DNC chair yet? If yes, I hope it is Keith Ellison. I know, all their candidates are out of touch wackos but I want a Muslim. Muslims talking about dark chapters “in our country” is a good way to promote Trump’s agenda, in my opinion.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Same playbook = same results


    • Bil says:

      I can’t stand to hear another muslim Sharia lover calling America their country.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Wavetheshales says:

      Hmmm. They had them all in one place. Who forgot the tar and feathers?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Abster says:

      I can’t stand this Khan man.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Howie says:


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    • farmhand1927 says:

      If anybody here runs across an email for Ford CEO, Mark Fields, please share it. He says President Trump’s effort to keep American citizens safe doesn’t match up with Ford’s values. Did Ford change their values since Obama banned entrance for 6 months of people from the same countries?

      I think alot of readers here would be glad to let Mr. Fields know that keeping innocent Americans safe lines up with OUR values. Does Ford check references and do background checks on people they might allow into their plants and offices? Apparently, Mr. Fields isn’t aware that the refugees flooding into America can’t be vetted because their backward nations don’t do any record keeping. They come from countries in disarray and many of them have negative views of America. As Fox News reported this morning, Somalian refugees clustered in Minnesota refuse to assimilate, some have been here for years and still can’t (won’t) speak any English. Welfare rates are high and they insist their children be taught Sharia law in schools while the U.S. Constitution is not.

      What could go wrong, Mr. Fields? You and your family likely live in a home with a security system, possibly a wall around it and maybe even armed security personnel keeping an eye out for your safety. Bet your kids go to private schools where immigrant kids don’t attend, so your kids aren’t exposed to the diseases being brought in.

      Fields is another in a long line of elite hypocrites that believe they are entitled to safety and security and to Hell with everybody else. More than likely, thousands of his employees that voted for Mr. Trump are as disgusted with his cowardice as the rest of us are.

      Mr. Fields probably already knows other companies build good pickup’s, SUV’s and cars, too, but maybe we should remind him.

      Buying anything made by Ford just became a value I refuse to embrace and I will invite all my contacts to share my value of not supporting Ford Motor Company. Ever. My family’s safety matters more to me than supporting a company that is run by a political hack.

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  2. lawrencepaul1 says:

    This is a very brave woman.

    Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Criticism of Islam Angers Western Liberals

    Liked by 7 people

    • wyntre says:

      She is brilliant, articulate, brave, black and gorgeous.

      You’d think she’d be a leftie fav.

      But, NOOOOO. She dares espouse an opinion that doesn’t adhere to their insane groupthink and must be Palin’d at any cost.


      Liked by 5 people

      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        On the surface it is difficult to understand the left’s love of Islam. All that I can imagine is the the left relates to intolerant ideology.


  3. Katherine McCoun says:

    President Trump is announcing Supreme Court pick live on facebook. Completely going straight to the people, prime time in the East and after work for most of America. That is powerful!

    Liked by 10 people

  4. psadie says:

    I called my Democrat Senator Bob Casey but no answer and his mailbox was “full.” So I called my Rep. Tim Murphy for their folks always the answer the phone. I voiced my displeasure with the Democrats and asked him to please pass the recording onto Rep. Murphy who should make PA Congressmen aware of my anger. I told him WE would bury what is left of the Democrat Party in 2018…he gasped.
    Then I told him the House needs to “Boehner” Paul Ryan who is nothing but a disgrace and a Traitor to this country and he said he would. The aide sounded shaken so maybe they need to get more phone calls so they can pass it on!

    Liked by 9 people

  5. Pam says:

    The swearing in of Elaine Chao is about to begin. Pence is speaking now.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. Finalage says:

    Outstanding! Gorka is involved!

    Liked by 7 people

  7. roxiellTX says:

    When do the tribunals begin?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pam says:

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  9. MfM says:

    I don’t know much about him, or if he will actually be the nominee… But 49 !!!

    He’ll be around for generations!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Marygrace Powers says:

    MILO Launches Horowitz Freedom Center Campaign Against ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

    by JACK HADFIELD 31 Jan 2017/

    “MILO and the David Horowitz Freedom Center have teamed up to take down the growing phenomenon of “sanctuary campuses” that shelter illegal immigrants from being deported.

    MILO will kick start the campaign with a speech at the University of California’s Berkeley campus on February 1, where he, backed by the Freedom Center, will call for the withdrawal of federal grants and the prosecution of university officials who endanger their students with their policies, starting with UC President and former Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano and Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

    “The so-called ‘sanctuary movement’ is a concerted effort by left-wing administrations in major cities to thwart the purposes of the Patriot Act, undermine federal immigration law, and cripple the efforts of the Department of Homeland security to protect American citizens from terrorist threats,” said David Horowitz, founder and CEO of the Freedom Center. “Thanks to the efforts of left-wing activists and administrators, this seditious movement has now spread to our colleges and universities.”


    GO MILO!

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  11. paulraven1 says:

    I watched “The Gathering Storm” a few nights ago. Very good film version of Churchill’s personal and political struggles leading up to WWII. Albert Finney was excellent as Churchill. I couldn’t help making analogies to Trump, and of what Trump is up against, and I came to conclusion that it is even more challenging for Trump right now than for Churchill in the 30s. Churchill was opposed by pacifists and idiots blind to Nazi Germany but in the main there was a bedrock of patriotic politicians. Trump is up against far worse — a seething stew of fifth columnists PLUS colluding idiots PLUS a degraded popular culture PLUS infestation of the actual enemy in our country PLUS a virulently anti-American media.

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  12. Mormoninsider says:

    Converts Jason Chavez Trump told him he could investigate anything he wants.

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    • Summer says:

      His committee is a poster child for “all talk no action” anyway so it’s not like President Trump should be concerned with their investigations even if there was a semi-legitimate reason to investigate (there isn’t and there won’t be).

      I have NO respect for this man. None whatsoever.

      Liked by 3 people

      • SharonKinDC says:

        That’s ok, he’s not my fav, either… That said, Trump took out the lumps and was supportive and my guess is that’s the first time Chaffetz has heard such supportive words from a POTUS, much less a fellow Congresscritter. #Motivator

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Are these funds that are being set up for the 2020 Presidential campaign? what would they be used for if we donate now? don’t have much spare change laying around so i need to be careful…

      Liked by 1 person

  13. youme says:

    Financial Times: Trump aide accuses Germany of currency exploitation

    Germany is using a “grossly undervalued” euro to “exploit” the US and its EU partners, Donald Trump’s top trade adviser has said in comments that are likely to trigger alarm in Europe’s largest economy.

    Peter Navarro, the head of Mr Trump’s new National Trade Council, told the Financial Times the euro was like an “implicit Deutsche Mark” whose low valuation gave Germany an advantage over its main trading partners. His views suggest the new administration is focusing on currency as part of its hard-charging approach on trade ties.

    In a departure from past US policy, Mr Navarro also called Germany one of the main hurdles to an American trade deal with the EU and declared talks with the bloc over a US-EU agreement, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, dead. (…)

    “A big obstacle to viewing TTIP as a bilateral deal is Germany, which continues to exploit other countries in the EU as well as the US with an ‘implicit Deutsche Mark’ that is grossly undervalued,” Mr Navarro said. “The German structural imbalance in trade with the rest of the EU and the US underscores the economic heterogeneity [diversity] within the EU — ergo, this is a multilateral deal in bilateral dress.” (…)

    Meanwhile, the crime syndicate known to the markets as Deutsche Bank was just fined 600 million


    Now that is what I call close ties to Russia

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    • SeekerOfTruth says:

      DB is in serious financial and corruption problems having been fined $Billions of Euros in the recent years and its financial statement looks like crap and depends on ECB continual money bailouts QE to survive.

      Many of the large German banks are all in bad shape and corrupt.

      Germany set up the EU to be able to more easily control and raid the economies of the other servant countries. Now as all of EU fails, it is all collapsing. Soon to be the Muslim Support Union for those that do not get out quickly or control their borders.

      Over 50% of the control for all the countries in the EU rules and regulations and codes of conduct is concentrated in 40,000 not elected bureaucrats in Brussels.

      Individual countries have very little power of self-determination while in the EU. That is all controlled by Brussels and Germany. That is why smart countries want out.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      youme, didn’t see your post here before I posted theExpressUK article below: British pound strengthened most in 6 years after Trump calls out Euro.



  14. Eric Kennedy says:

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  15. SeekerOfTruth says:

    — This “little” one slipped by without much discussion. Fully impact analysis is not coming out and showing why it was very important to do this in the first few days before more were implemented

    Trump Regulatory Freeze Halts $180 Billion Of Proposed Obama Rules, New Study Shows
    by Tyler Durden
    Jan 31, 2017 5:25 PM

    On his first day in office, President Trump instructed Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, to send a memo to all executive agencies
    –>imposing a regulatory moratorium that effectively froze all pending rules and regulations proposed by the Obama administration on their way out of Washington D.C.
    Now, accorded to a new study from the American Action Forum, that simple one-page memo from Priebus potentially saved Americans $180 billion.

    According to American Action Forum (AAF) research, this memo put a hold on $181 billion in total regulatory costs, including $17 billion in annual costs, and 5.5 million hours of paperwork. This moratorium freezes 22 rulemakings with annual costs above $100 million and 16 measures with more than $1 billion in long-term costs.

    –>From vehicle-to-vehicle communications to efficiency standards for air conditioners and furnaces, Obama’s parting regulations ran the gamut.

    The largest rules subject to the moratorium are a mix of those still in the proposed stage, recently finalized, and concluded but not yet published. Below are the top five rules likely subject to the regulatory freeze:

    -Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: $108 billion in total costs
    -Efficiency Standards for Air Conditioners: $12.3 billion in total costs
    -Efficiency Standards for Furnaces: $9.2 billion in total costs
    -Hospital and Critical Access Reform: $5.7 billion in total costs
    -Efficiency Standards for Uninterruptible Power Supplies: $4.6 billion in total costs

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  16. freeperjim says:

    Dennis Miller
    Bumper sticker (Trumpersticker?) idea……”My other plane is Air Force One.”

    Liked by 5 people

    • Shirley Goodwin says:

      That’s a good one and was posted here on CTH as a bumpersticker on Trump Force One shortly after the election. Thanks for sharing it again, made me smile!


  17. Eric Kennedy says:

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  18. Eric Kennedy says:


  19. ZZZ says:

    While Europe was the focus at the time (as the destination of most Mideast migrants), Zahran’s warnings absolutely apply to the US. And what he says is troubling: Many if not most of the migrants are not what they appear.

    First, nations such as Syria simply don’t have comprehensive, Western-style databases containing information on their citizens. Intelligence officials have acknowledged this, as has the Greek government and even former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. As Investor’s Business Daily put it in 2015, “Syria and Iraq, along with Somalia and Sudan, are failed states where police records aren’t even kept. Agents can’t vet somebody if they don’t have documentation and don’t even have the criminal databases to screen applicants.”

    Moreover, what good would the data be, anyway? As NYC Syrian community leader Aarafat “Ralph” Succar pointed out in 2015 while warning of IS infiltration in the US, you can bribe Syrian public officials and get government documents stating you’re whoever you want to be. Said he, “You can go to the Syrian government today and say to them, ‘I need a piece of paper that says I’m Tony Caterpillar.’ And they give it to you,” reported the New York Post.

    As for the notion these migrants can be vetted, Succar has a simple response: “Are you out of your mind?”


    Do we think President Trump isn’t aware of this?
    He knows…he knows very well…

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  20. Jan says:

    Any other languages??


  21. When is Trump going to write an EO expanding oil drilling to federal lands? Price of gas keeps going up and the OPEC output cuts is working.
    I want us to be energy independent!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. FofBW says:

    The calm before the next President Trump announcement.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. youme says:

    Trump picks Rod Rosenstein of Maryland as deputy AG; Rachel Brand of IOWA as associate AG, Steven Engel of D.C. as assistant AG, WH says.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Howie says:

    Why democrats are delaying Sessions?
    Prosecutors Weigh Child-Pornography Charges Against Anthony Weiner

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  25. Midnight Rambler says:

    The tip of the iceberg.


  26. ZZZ says:

    These are great – ENJOY – I sure did:

    Muslim Americans Fire Back at Anti-Trump Protesters With a List Of Things They Should Be Doing



  27. The democrats may fillibuster so let them.
    Instead of getting rid of the filibuster why not just let the democrats filibuster.
    Most of them are old and I don’t believe they can hold out that long.
    Refuse to take a break and hold the Senate open 24/7 until they wear out.
    Let them debate until they fall over dead.
    The republicans can take shifts, and sleep as much as they need to, it would be up to the democrats to hold the floor and debate.


    • NoeliCannoli says:

      It isn’t done like the Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” filibuster. The Senate agreed years ago that members could essentially declard a filibuster without actually expending the effort. Of course, McConnell and cohorts could change back to the old way. I don’t trust the GOPe Senators to man up.

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      No! The Supreme Court has serious issues to decide. Democrats lost the elections, they shouldn’t even win some time… They deserve shlt!

      Liked by 2 people

      • majorstar says:

        Agree. Nothing should be permitted to derail this nomination. The Dems don’t have any colorable basis for opposing Gorsuch. It’s totally obstruction, not a case of “advice and consent”. The Dems obliterated the filibuster for all but SC nominations for Obama, and that was only because they were able to get the votes for their nominees b/c the GOPe have no backbone. A Dem victory would destroy the GOP and seriously wound Trump’s agenda. The people who supported Republicans expect this nominee to be confirmed.

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    • The length of the filibuster depends on how much there “Depends” hold…..


  28. SeekerOfTruth says:

    CNN Hires Former Trump Adviser as Economics Analyst

    Economist Stephen Moore, a former adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has joined CNN as a senior economics analyst, according to a Tuesday press release from the news network.

    “Moore will serve as a Senior Economics Analyst for CNN providing in-depth analysis, historical perspective, and expert commentary on current political and econonomic topics and financial issues facing the country and world,” the CNN press release said.

    –Seeker: Why is he going to CNN? as he was on FOx pretty regularly.
    Moore is a globalist on trade issues and was never on Trump camp on trade. On taxes and regulation heis more Trump like. But what will CNN ahve him do and how will they force his language and talking points.

    CNN is obviously trying to get someone that FOx people have listened to and feel confortable seeomg. Cnn will probably use him to twist and turn Trump’s agenda. That will be n his contract – “you cannot give ideas without our approval…”


  29. I thought there was a thread on here today about the cybersecurity meeting Trump had and a video of Prez Trump talking about it…I can’t find it now…are things being removed by Sundance for some reason? I did not have the time to watch that video earlier today and was planning on watching it tonight. Seems like something else disappeared, too. Just wondering where that thread and video are?


  30. Peter says:

    Touché Turtle 🐢 is touchéd

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Kaste668 says:

    All please along with your prayers for President Trump and his family let’s pray for for all the cabinet nominee’s and the new justice nominee so God will surround them with protection as they go against the evil swamp creatures. I must admit that I am still surprised how much pure evil is in our government.

    Liked by 5 people

  32. Rachel says:

    Superbowl Sunday is fast approaching. Let’s give Brady the ratings he deserves for supporting our President. We can go back to boycotting the NFL/ESPN afterward. I will be hoping for a Patriot win.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Eric Kennedy says:

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  34. tinkerthinker2 says:

    Hahaha! Funniest thing I’ve heard all day…good one!

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Dale says:


  36. sunnydaze says:

    Budweiser on the anti-Trump bandwagon now. Don’t like their beer anyway, so can’t show my displeasure by not buying it, but geez……


  37. sunnydaze says:

    Bet Sweden would agree to some “Syrian Safe Zones” within it’s borders if more space is needed. They’re undoing their language now, to please others.



  38. As Tucker Carlson continues his ascent as the most popular show on cable (relegating John Stewart to the spinners’ dustbin of history), and his millennial viewers’ blogging admiration goes viral, will the exposure to young liberal friends launch their journey toward critical thinking?


  39. Howie says:

    Looks like Obama was not the one they were waiting for.


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