February 4th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #16

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1,292 Responses to February 4th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #16

  1. Bull Durham says:

    This is the hot story of the day:
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/04/exclusive-house-intelligence-it-staffers-fired-in-computer-security-probe/

    3 Paki Brothers working inside offices of Intell Committee members of the HOUSE. They were IT people.

    Fired!

    #PutinDidIT, #RussiansHackedUs

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  2. NHVoter says:

    At this point Trump might as well enact a Muslim ban. I for one would welcome it.

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  3. Howie says:

    All this MSM lying is a mere speed bump blown out of proportion by them.

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  4. peace says:

    Possible swamp creature, Gina H. , selected to be deputy director of the CIA . Not a good Trump pick per noquarterusa.net

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    • benifranlkin says:

      Pompeo picked her…and I’m glad. Saw a picture of her on the web. Spitfire…piss and ginger type. Good.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      There’s one worse rumored pick for Deputy Secretary of State: Elliot Abrams.
      If this is going to happen, Trump has lost complete control of his foreign policy.
      Abrams is a complete warmongering Khazarian with 30 years of criminal activity since Reagan almost got burnt out of office by this kind of madman.

      I hope this was floated so it would be shot down.

      If not, it’s like 2002 all over again and there will be nothing but wars in every zone of contact with Russia and China.

      My mind is boggled that Tillerson would even consider this POS madman.

      A moral degenerate through and through.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Can you explain the term “Khazarian”? I asked on another thread somewhere but forgot where it was so never could go back to see if you replied…

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        • Bull Durham says:

          I use it to indicate ideologues who suffer Russophobic disorder. Russia should be destroyed. They would control the wealth and the Black Sea and Azov Sea.

          They may want to recreate the ancient Khazar khanate in the South Russia-Ukraine-Georgia region. Some of their ideology is into that. A second Israel for some, a wonderland of godless power.

          Within our State Department, DOD, CIA and many administrations are people such as Victoria Nuland, her husband Robert Kagan, the entire Kagan family (note the name. The Kagan was the King of Khazaria.)

          So, the bloodlust they have demonstrated in offices they have held, and in all their think tank work, advising Presidents, their focus is solely to get the Russian government to fall, to break the nation into pieces, fostering separatism in Siberia especially of late.

          They run the color revolutions and the regime changes like the Yugoslavia-Serbian war with Madeline Albright who suddenly discovered she was Jewish, and Gen. Wesley Clarke who suddenly discovered he was Jewish.

          It’s sort of psuedo-Jewish thing. But it entitles them to do whatever their demented minds can think of using American power to destroy all the Orthodox Christian countries. Most of the Balkans not Muslim are Orthodox., except Croatia which is Catholic (though it sided with the Nazis). The Balkans were sliced and diced in the ’90s while Russia was too weak (and Yeltsen was too drunk) to do anything. We bombed for 70+ days!

          I use the term because of the historic quality and I don’t want it construed as anti-Semitic in any way. They almost all hide under that rubric so they can’t be confronted. But sudden Jewishness is a bit theatrical. And their devotion to destroying Christianity is obvious. I find them godless, of no practicing religion.

          (By the way, my oldest sister was Jewish, real Jewish. My family has had several marriages where conversions of the family member to Judaism took place. My oldest friend and college sweetheart was Jewish. We are going on 54 years as friends.)

          Some folks describe these ideologues in Anglo-Zionist terms. I find that is very heated, and distracts from the point of a comment. The historical Khazarians switched religions as the various new invaders pounced on the region. Eventually, they melded into the Ukraine, Tartar, Polish, Russian identities. The present generations of them are mostly in the West, mostly in US and Canada and England (thus the Anglo- part).

          They are scholarly, powerful in media and academia. And they are why nothing gets better for Eastern Europe, Russia and the near-abroad of Russia.

          If they get command of Trump’s policy on Ukraine and his relationship with Putin, we may face some very dicey moments. Putin is no Yeltsin. The Russians are not going to be pushed around.

          Our ideologues in governement are very dangerous. If you follow my comments, you know I always “challenge” all ideologies. They fail as governmental systems, right or left. They destroy economies. They limit freedom of thought and democratic institutions. And they miss the great substance of life, the spiritual, creative force of God and the wonder of life and God’s universe.

          So, I rant at ideologues and their limited view. Khazarians are one group of them. But they always get us into wars to try to achieve their goals. So they are very dangerous.

          Soros, Nuland, Kagan, Kristol, Krauthammer, Abrams, are just some of them.

          Mention Russia and you’ll see them react like a jolt hit them. Irrational.

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          • Sandra-VA says:

            Thank you for the excellent explanation (and expounding on the possible anti-Jewish interpretation some assign to use of that term).

            I did some research on this a while back and you have explained perfectly, Bull. Especially with regard to Russia etc. I was hoping your answer would be in line with what I had discovered. You did not disappoint.

            Also, I might add, because of that research, I now understand your Pro-Russia posts… so I must apologize for thinking you were doing a little propaganda dissemination. 😉

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            • Bull Durham says:

              Some folks think I troll for Putin.
              I just read a lot and have friends in Crimea and Russia, and Russian friends in the States.

              It’s worse with China. I’ve studied that for 14 years. I get accused of being a Chicom if I point out something that rubs an ideological nerve.

              Being anti-ideological, the last thing I would be is pro-Beijing’s ideology. And President Xi is getting deeper into Maoist behavior. Not good for their problems. Straightjacket dogma.
              Never ends well.

              Glad you did your own research. I think that’s what I intend with much of my posts. I point to sources and hope folks check out things for themselves.

              CTH is a great salon for a myriad of minds, POVs and corrections of errors.
              Thanks for your kind words.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Oh and this is not a good indicator:

        “Abrams was convicted of withholding information from Congress about the Iran-Contra affair while serving for Reagan, but was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush.”

        I remember those hearings and all the underlying crap that went with it.

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    • D Lo says:

      You better figure out what side Larry C Johnson is on before you go posting his opinions as valued.
      Just sayin’ ….

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  5. kimosaabe says:

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  6. Pam says:

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    • Bull Durham says:

      I guarantee this. If Japan occupies those islands, China will go to war. The Chinese people are like 98% behind that. They would never allow Japan to take those rocks. And Taiwan would help them.

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      • LP says:

        Let me fix this for you. Japan, NOT China administers the islands (before that the US).

        Gen Mattis is just confirming the US position spelled out in Article 5 of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, signed in 1960.

        China’s claim popped up in 1971, after ECAFE identified oil and gas reserves in the area in 1968. The claims and counter claims have been going on for almost fifty years.

        Nothing has changed.

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        • Bull Durham says:

          The WWII “arrangements” was to give Taiwan-China the Diaoyu Islands. In the San Francisco agreement, it was so designated. The US withheld control and granted “administrative” control because the KMT was no longer going to be the China government and Beijing was Communist. It’s a device to create conflict.

          You are correct that oil and gas is an issue. Fish is more so. And fish were discovered there by Chinese about 4000 years before the Japanese existed. The Ainu maybe, but not Japanese.

          And if the US wants war, it will find it. Mattis is rattling sabers and it thrills some people who think the US will fight a video game war and come away to play another day.

          I don’t think so.

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          • Bull Durham says:

            You might want to read this piece. Japanese archives with proof China owned them prior to 1895. Pretty conclusive.

            https://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/the-inconvenient-truth-behind-the-diaoyusenkaku-islands/

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          • LP says:

            You said, ‘ If Japan occupies those islands’. Don’t need to mate they administer them.

            It is the other way round. If China tries to occupy those islands that is another matter. China will be enacting a state of war.

            You state Gen Mattis is ‘rattling sabers’. As I posted above, he is just reconfirming Article 5 of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, signed in 1960. The Treaty comes under review every so many years, but Article 5 still stands. Nothing to see here and it is not by any stretch of the imagination, even yours, to be ‘sabre rattling’.

            Then you round out with this bit of sophistry, ‘it thrills some people who think the US will fight a video game war and come away to play another day’. No responsible person, and certainly not what I have read from Treepers here, supports that ludicrous notion.

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          • LP says:

            This statement of yours is patently false and only your interpretation:

            “The WWII “arrangements” was to give Taiwan-China the Diaoyu Islands. In the San Francisco agreement, it was so designated. The US withheld control and granted “administrative” control because the KMT was no longer going to be the China government and Beijing was Communist. It’s a device to create conflict.”

            The SF treaty was by international consensus, to establish a US trusteeship over Senkaku. The reasons are the opposite of what you claim. It was to remove further potential conflict because of the civil war between the CCP and the GMD in China and any future potential Japanese meddling, or Chinese retaliation on Japan

            “The 1951 Treaty explains that the United States would have “the right to exercise all and any powers of administration, legislation and jurisdiction over the territory and inhabitants of the islands, including their territorial waters.”

            Even China was publishing official maps showing the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands outside of their official territory.

            Much of the quid pro quo over the past four decades (since China raised its claim in 1971) has been battled out with words, justifications, tribunals and so on. There have been incidents but they have been contained.

            Pres Xi with his nine-dash line and island building for military uses is upsetting the balance in the southern ocean. If anyone is rattling a sabre it is China.

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    • Fake Nametag says:

      The Saint Mattis photo is currently hanging on our wall at work (chain of command) while we wait for the official portrait.

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    • lbmomblog says:

      Pam, check this out https://twitter.com/BarackObama/lists/of-a-legacy-conference
      @jeremybird tweets “Focus more on Trump’s anti-working class econ policies…”

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      • lbmomblog says:

        Pam, OMG, I feel like I stumbled on a treasure trove of info…BO’s “Lists” on his Twitter Account. He has one list with 4 members, but all the tweets is info to try and save ObamaCare.

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. Dora says:

    He could have done a lot of damage!

    Egyptian Terrorist at Louvre Was Carrying Paint Bombs to Destroy West’s Most Famous Art Collection

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/egyptian-terrorist-louvre-carrying-paint-bombs-destroy-wests-famous-art-collection/

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  9. Pam says:

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    • Peter says:

      Lol. Now they are REALLY mad!!!!

      Listen Neil – if Trump tweets at you, will you be able to take it? Change your vote just to spite him, for us morons and the good of the country? So pathetic.

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  10. Pam says:

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  11. fred5678 says:

    Three young middle eastern men walk into a bar … and form a muslim brotherhood … in the middle of DEMOCRAT “intelligence” committee..

    They were not fired, just temporarily barred from working with the “secure” computer system.

    Question: how does a 20 YO (assuming without a 4-year BS in computer science from Cal Tech) get a job paying over $150,000 – three times the average ?? And ALL THREE brotheres??

    Something stinks here!!

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  12. Dale says:

    Florida Bill Would Make Businesses Who Ban Guns Responsible For Customers’ Safety.
    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — More and more businesses across the country are banning firearms on their property. Now, a proposed bill in the state Legislature aims to make those businesses responsible for the safety of customers who may be left vulnerable without access to their weapon.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Now, to make gov. entities responsible for us when on their property and we will see significant changes and no more sitting ducks/soft target zones! My husband does not carry on his job sites because they are banned and we need his job. Leaves him very vulnerable.

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  13. Pam says:

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  14. sunnydaze says:

    OMG, just heard a clip on Fox News of Trumps interview with O’Reilly. I was gonna give it a miss (can’t stand BOR) BUT!!! sounds like Trump has maybe learned how to shut that a$$ up.

    I’ll be watching if I can!

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  15. ZZZ says:

    Secret Service Puts The Atlantic on Blast for Fake News

    Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic, began a series of Tweets on Thursday claiming that Secret Service manager-level personnel were forced to resign and were escorted out of the Old Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB).
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    Breitbart Texas reached out to the Secret Service who confirmed they contacted Clemons via Twitter advising him his story was not accurate. “His story was false,” Secret Service Spokesman Joe Casey told Breitbart Texas in a phone conversation Friday night. “It was not Secret Service personnel who were fired or escorted out of the building.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/02/03/secret-service-puts-atlantic-blast-fake-news/

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  16. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    Trump’s Twitter feed is being edited behind the scenes to hide positive Tweets and for negative ones to show up directly under the Tweet.

    View story at Medium.com

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    • Eric Kennedy says:

      Thanks! I’ve wondered about this.

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    • Red says:

      Yes thank you. I signed up for Twitter to follow the President. I looked at the comments and was floored at the negative comments there were very few supportive ones. I don’t know much about Twitter and haven’t tweeted anything

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      • CO Gal. says:

        I find IMO that Facebook is more civil. Perhaps because the followers are generally older and you can’t be anonymous and just spew. I don’t have a Twitter account but I can still look at it. I think how much vitriol has been going on on all the social media the past few weeks is sad and keeping our country divided.

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  17. ZZZ says:

    This is in England folks…1,200 girls from Rotherham had been raped, trafficked, and abused by mostly Muslim gangs.

    Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Court as Muslim Sex Gang Sentenced for Child Rape
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/03/shouts-allahu-akbar-court-muslim-sex-gang-sentenced-child-rape/

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Yes, it went on for 16yrs. Police and social workers knew all about it… but “muh muslims!”

      Everything that is happening here already happened in the UK. USA is about 10yrs behind where the UK is with regard to the hijrah.

      If we do not wake up to what is coming, we are doomed. President Trump, thankfully, is well aware. Let us hope he can reverse the course.

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  18. Pam says:

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  20. Southpaw says:

    Is Admiral Rogers still heading NSA?

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  21. Pam says:

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  23. sunnydaze says:

    Great Immigration Video. Spread this one around.

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  24. Pam says:

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  26. ZZZ says:

    Rights to come to a country you are NOT a citizen of ???

    “I didn’t surrender and I fought for my right and other people’s right,” Sharef told Reuters as he and his family prepared to fly from Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to Istanbul and then to New York, before starting a new life in Nashville, Tennessee.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/seattle-judge-blocks-trump-immigration-order-001051723.html

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  27. Sandra-VA says:

    Corey Booker strikes:

    Trying to make it so Feds and States cannot work together to enforce Fed Law.

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    • FofBW says:

      Just shows the Dems cannot get past their hurt feelings and see how down the road. All these bills they want to pass to hamper Trump may bite them in the as$ later. (I hope they never get the chance, however)

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        They have a TON of ridiculous bills in the pipeline… including one to force all in the Executive branch to publicly state that they acknowledge that Jews were the victims of the Holocaust. Can you believe that?

        Oh and another one insisting that all in the Cabinet, including President, must release their taxes… LMAO!!! Do they really think that will even make it to the President’s desk? Just wasting valuable time using their positions for petty crap instead of the People’s business… like tax reform etc.

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      • lastinillinois says:

        The Dems are counting on these items biting ua later, they make careers out of creating problems that they can later campaign on cleaning up.

        Dems are despicable creatures whom, if they weren’t sucking off the public teat, would either be in short skirts on city corners or selling crack to school children.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Has about as much chance of passing as maxine waters has of being admitted to Mensa.

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  28. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    For the Catholics here at TCTH, if you haven’t been to Mass yet, be prepared to have to hear from the pulpit the their Diocese is condemning President Trump by name for his Travel band. It will be done at the very end of Mass after the second offering.

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  29. sunnydaze says:

    Milo’s on Judge Jeanine now.

    Lots of PR since the Berkeley Riots!

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  30. Hey Treepers Yesterday I was surprised at the lack of coverage regarding James Mattis trip to S. Korea and Japan so I went ahead and got on the satellite feeds and cut out a bunch of clips that I found interesting and significant. Rather than splash them all in here I dumped them on a WP page. Today as the articles trickled out I grabbed the good ones and included them as well. My aim is a one stop shop for the Mattis trip. I really enjoyed this compilation and hope you do too.

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Thank you dave

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    • pattyloo says:

      well, Mattis was well-recieved, so of course, they wouldn’t report on it. i watched Pres. Trump’s speech at he National Prayer Breakfast – the one where all the press could talk about was how he bashed Arnold S. on the Apprentice, which was of course, done in jest.

      Anyway, Pres. Trump, n that speech, talked about how he plans to restore religious freedom which has been Under Attack for years. He mentioned how Christians are being executed (chopping off heads was repeated several times, along with drowning in cages). But the media did not talk about any of this. Just the initial joking about how Arnold screwed up the ratings of The Apprentice.

      It is not ‘fake news’ it is ‘out of context’ news’.

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  31. MaineCoon says:

    Shocking article. Former Obama DoD official raised idea of a military coup to remove Trmp.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/2/rosa-brooks-obama-pentagon-official-says-anti-trum/

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  32. pattyloo says:

    i see on weazelzippers the IRS news about denying passport renewal for unpaid taxes. passports have a 10 year validity before renewal is required. i wonder if we’ll see a staggered exodus of certain privileged folks who have skated on income tax payments. from what i read on WZ, only 50K in unpaid taxes will trigger this.

    btw – i saw a headline at the grocery checkout about Hillary trying to leave the US before she faces charges. I have no idea if there’s any truth, but maybe her passport is up soon? didn’t she transfer billions to Qatar right before shuttering the Clingon Foundation?

    ps – i’m still hoping to see lois lerner and the others who testified (or…did not testify – that was excruciating to watch!) before Congress about the Tea Party mistreatment get indicted!

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  33. lbmomblog says:

    Sundance, I posted this above, but really want to be sure you see it too.
    Barack has 3 twitter “Lists”. He has one list with 4 members, but all the tweets is info to try and save ObamaCare.
    for example: https://twitter.com/BarackObama/lists/of-a-legacy-conference
    @jeremybird tweets “Focus more on Trump’s anti-working class econ policies…”
    check https://twitter.com/BarackObama/lists/of-a-legacy-conference

    The list with 50 members, that is also very interesting,

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  34. paulraven1 says:

    Here would be part of my agenda as President:

    Target democrat party for destruction.
    Shut down entire Islamic presence in America. Shut down CAIR, root out every Islamic from government, penetrate, bug and prosecute mosques, etc.
    Have DOJ and another applicable agency go after universities. Cut federal funds for all colleges with speech codes. Call for investigation into First Amendment abuses. Impose massive fines that would cripple the progressive educational hierarchy.
    Go after MSM with anti-Trust legislation. Attack them every day with mini-press conferences (separate from Spicer’s) auditing their daily performance and lies/truth ratio. Give major speech on crisis in journalism, call for investigations, question their credibility and authority every day. Non-stop.
    Call for summit meeting and committee to study and report on seditious radical Leftist activism in America. Examine all connections and networks, funding and activities.

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  35. Finalage says:

    Wow, they are really pushing this woman thing. They are absolutely sold out for the next iteration of identity politics, never mind their great feminist hero just got defeated in an electoral landslide!

    Boy, they never learn do they?

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  36. Finalage says:

    This will guarantee a big audience

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  37. On another note , the White House Correspondents dinner . I hope Trump does not attend but sends a video message of greeting and then includes several of these 2016 meltdown videos spliced together showing the smug snarky predictoions ( all wrong ) and the media meltdown on election night starring and featuring all the leading MSM jerk elites seated in the audience . Also will not bother to watch pompous interruptus o’Reiilly , a waste of time.

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  38. mariposa232 says:

    Not going to play well for him. I hope he went on to explain better…even though I know where he is coming from , it doesn’t sound right to say ” we aren’t innocent” even if true , it puts him in a weak position as President .

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    • law4lifeblog says:

      No, it does not put him in a weak position at all……do you honestly think our CIA doesn’t kill people?? O’Reilly question was stupid…..

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    • pattyloo says:

      obviously out of context. why else would they abruptly cut the video the moment he said that (you think the US is innocent?). i’m sure that he said more. even if not, where was CNN’s outrage when Obama went around apologizing for the US’s wrongdoings?

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