March 16th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #56

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1,329 Responses to March 16th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #56

  1. Pam says:

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  2. Iron Lady says:

    Which of our elected leaders have strongly and loudly denounced these lawless rulings regarding the temporary ban? Not being sarcastic – just trying to find out. I try to follow but miss a lot, and this issue should be a no-brainer.

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  3. Howie says:

    Has Obama escaped to Tahiti?

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    • majorstar says:

      Blah blah… Don’t care, Trump’s fighting ISIS and killing radicals. I don’t know — and don’t care much — how the chips fall in the end. (I have my thoughts, but those wouldn’t make a difference just as anything besides besides constant military occupation won’t make a difference.)

      In “the long war” against Islamic terror, you just have to fight whatever materializes, even if it occurs over and over and over again. There seems to be no other way. We can’t choose unilaterally to “end” the war. That’s Obama-esque.

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      • We should all care about lawlessness. We don’t like it in our country as it’s been for the past 2 decades (or more) and we shouldn’t like to do it in other countries.

        From the article Bull Durham posted:

        “Not only is it illegal under international law to send troops into another country without permission, it is also against US law for President Trump to take the country to war without a declaration. But not only is Trump’s first big war illegal: it is doomed to failure because it makes no sense.”

        If “getting the enemy” is all that matters then why don’t we go after the enemy in our country? So lawlessness is okay if we do it in foreign countries but not okay when we try to ban migrants posing as refugees? Then all of a sudden we all care about the law.

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        • majorstar says:

          We have to fight ISIS. We have been attacked by them, and on that basis can go to where they are based. Presidents have used military force without DOWs liberally and there’s a large body of law supporting it. If you disagree with that line of reasoning, that’s fine. But it’s not illegal except in some people’s minds.

          I don’t think anyone can make such claims with Trump with any degree of certainty, and doing so either is done out of a desire to oppose Trump or pursue a particularly narrow political ideology which is what I presume Ron Paul is doing.

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        • Smarty says:

          Could this be grounds for impeachment? I agree with you btw. Trump isn’t fighting ISIS, our soldiers are and will be dying for it too. Why isn’t conservative media covering this. I do not like this at all.

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  4. ZZZ says:

    McDonald’s hires former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs

    Gibbs worked for Obama during his first term as president and he was also a senior campaign adviser during the re-election campaign.

    Gibbs will be the fast food chain’s PR chief.

    Anybody think this is interesting considering the McDonald’s tweet?

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/09/news/companies/mcdonalds-gibbs-white-house-press-secretary/index.html

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    • Ken Lawson says:

      They hired Gibbs a couple years ago. They’re in Chicago. He’s in Chicago. The Democrat Mob Machine controls Chicago so it’s really no surprise. As for the tweet, I think they probably are liberal but I don’t think they’re stupid enough to do it. Without further evidence against them I’d say take them at their word that their account was hacked.

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  5. Howie says:

    We need to watch the airports. The crooks may try to flee. Obama is already in Bora Bora.

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  6. Martin says:

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  7. Howie says:

    Obama has fled. He may be heading to Vanatu (no extradition) via Tahiti. Watch the airports or many will escape….:)

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. NJF says:

    Wow. Watching Dobbs with Rep Louie Gourmert (sp?)

    He just said he’s drafting bill that would take away fed judges authority over immigration or refugee issues. Except SCOTUS of course.

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  10. I thought “they’re going back!” ???????

    Fake refugees coming in at night UNVETTED.

    This is not being covered at the “press briefings”
    Have we the people received any explanation for this?
    We have to hear it from an interview on youtube?

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    • JOSH TOLLEY GIVES AN “ANGER WARNING” before watching: His guest has been attending UN Refugee meetings which are hosted and sponsored by the Missouri Social Services under the auspices of the UN Refugee Resettlement Organization of the office of Refugee Monitoring of Washington DC.

      She recently uncovered some things that are very disturbing. Economic migrants aka fake refugees are still coming in unvetted, getting social security cards, passports and more. They are not being checked for contagious diseases like Tuberculosis, LEPROSY, and more and are going over the state’s head. Many governors are not even being notified. No one is even adequately cleaning the planes nor the buses they travel on.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  12. Howie says:

    Damn, they are getting away.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      That’s sort of an ‘admission of guilt’ if they flee to a non-extradition country, isn’t it?

      Cut off their funds and recall their SS protection.
      That should send a message.

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  13. That did not last long. State DA stated this morning cop killer would not face death penalty because “It was not in the community’s best interest” She was pulled from case a few minutes ago.

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  14. Martin says:

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    • steph_gray says:

      Whoa! That’s good news about the 5 judges on the 9th Circus. It would be excellent if the President didn’t have to go all the way to the Supremes quite yet…

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  15. NJF says:

    I watch Kennedy on FBN just bc she’s funny.

    She is all in on being a Libritarian, and is flipping over the cuts for NEA.

    SMH

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  16. wyntre says:

    VERY interesting.

    Remember the story, yesterday, about the POS visiting Hawaii the day before his buddy the judge issued a TRO on Trump’s revised EO?

    It’s been removed from the site with this editor’s note. Someone’s nervous. And now that same someone is squirreled away in Tahiti for the next month.

    Fmr President Obama Made ‘Surprise Visit’ to Hawaii, Days Before
    Judge Issued Travel Ban Ruling

    UPDATE: This story has been removed from IJR.com.

    Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to remove unnecessary
    speculation about the timing of the visit. We apologize for any undue
    conclusions that might have been drawn from the report.

    https://cdn1.ijr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FmrPresidentObamaMadeSurpriseVisittoHawaiiDaysBeforeJudgeIssuedTravelBanRuling-2.pdf?_ga=1.13890164.257198723.1489698371

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  17. Pam says:

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  18. WSB says:

    Color me stupid, but Panetta was just on Bill O’Reilly, and at around 24:00, Bill asks Panetta if he has spoken to Mattis. Before Panetta could think, he said that yes he had had a chance to talk to Mattis. Then he tries to talk over the comment, and so does Bill.

    If you were Commander in Chief, would you want your top guy speaking to Obama’s past CIA Chief?

    Maybe it’s just me…

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    • Tazz2293 says:

      I’m beginning to wonder about Mattis

      Liked by 4 people

    • I don’t think it’s a stupid question. There are operational specifics and details about ongoing investigations and missions that Panetta doubtless knows, that Mattis will need time to be fully up to speed on. Like any complex job, it is a benefit for the new guy to be able to have some communications with their predecessor as needed. Both men share an interest in protecting the country. I think that’s more important than which president they served under. Some government jobs are more partisan in nature than others, but intel, law enforcement, security positions should in theory have a common purpose above politics.

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      • WSB says:

        I thought about that, but it was a very odd exchange to me after Panetta mentioned the contact.

        Panetta was also the only one not brought before the Benghazi Committee as I recall. And he is the one that knows where all the bodies are in that event.

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        • I didn’t see the program, so I can’t usefully speculate on your impression of the exchange. But if Panetta is the guy that knows, it would be a good idea for Mattis to get whatever he can from him, even partial information.

          It is hard for us on the outside to tell when spy guys are leading us toward a constructed narrative, as opposed to the facts. They function under a complicated set of “need to know” guidelines, and the public is last on that list. Secret stuff from WW2 is still coming out! If we live long enough, maybe we will learn the full story of what’s going on now.

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          • WSB says:

            This is the clip. For some reason, the YouTube version does not have Panetta’s segment:

            http://video.foxnews.com/v/5362502790001/?#sp=show-clips

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            • Thanks for finding the relevant material. The only odd pauses I could see look like they were caused by the transmission time delay. I didn’t perceive any of the answers to be evasive, and O’Reilly complimented Panetta as a “straight shooter” when introducing him.

              There’s a unnatural rhythm you have to conform to when taping between people in distant locations from each other. If you react too quickly verbally it can overlap the previous remark, but if you wait naturally for the end of sentences, it produces too long a pause. Hosts and experienced guests try to beat this problem by speaking slightly before the other person finishes, but getting the speed right is hard.

              You can sometimes hear the audio of O’Reilly talking coming out of a speaker where Panetta is, and it’s a repeat of words he just spoke in his own square. They try to hide this unavoidable talk-pause-answer effect by zooming in and back out to the two shot or with editing, but it’s still a bit weird when you tape. My wife was a former TV news writer-producer. I sometimes sat by the boards watching the programs get recorded.

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    • paper doll says:

      Why isn’t Panetta in jail?

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  19. georgiafl says:

    TRUMP MEDIA UPDATE – 3/16 – 9pm

    Around 8pm tonight…..

    TRUMP total followers increased to 100 MILLION!!!

    Total – 11 sites – 100,008,433 – (+79,743 – 12 hrs – 6,645.25 per hr) (+ 170,452 -36 hrs 4,734.777…per hr.)

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Treepers!!!

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  20. majorstar says:

    So, so sick of Charles Krauthammer. Fox jettisoned Will, why don’t they do the same with his ideological twin?

    Liked by 5 people

  21. NJF says:

    Absolutely outrageous! Fire them, then do an investigation on how they hire & train these guys.

    Secret Service Launches Investigation Of Agents Who Took Selfies With Trump’s 8 Yr Old Grandson | Weasel Zippers

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/329768-secret-service-launches-investigation-of-agents-who-took-selfies-with-trumps-8-yr-old-grandson/

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  22. sunnydaze says:

    wow. Tucker has a couple of idiots on right now from a Wisconsin U. who are totally confusing Trump’s immigration message.

    Prof. told her colleagues that she agrees with Trump that “Immigrants should go back to their countries” (!!!????) and was fired. Now she’s pissed.

    Never thought I’d side with one of these stupid Universities but this woman is too stupid to teach.

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    • JoD says:

      She wasn’t a teacher, she was a police dispatcher. Apparently, the little Marxists are so “well” behaved that the university has an on-campus police force.
      Until the little Marxists take over, she still has the First Amendment right to free speech.
      If she had praised Obama The Magnificent for deporting over 3 million people, she would still have her job.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        She can say whatever she wants to say, just as long as she does not wrongly state it as tho Trump said that too.

        Trump has never once said that he wants to return immigrants to their countries.

        That the kind of Sh&t that has gotten everybody misunderstanding what he has said.

        Immigrants do not equal= Criminal Illegal Aliens. Period.

        If she’s so ignorant that she wants to send immigrants back then, whatever….. Just don’t pretend Trump says that. He does not.

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    • cozette says:

      She said that if they were terrorists they should go back. The key word was terrorist.

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  23. truthandjustice says:

    Interesting:

    The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
    Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.
    The vast majority of Hawaii’s roughly 5,000 Muslims attend Elshikh’s mosque, the Muslim Association of Hawaii, which is located in a residential area of Manoa, Honolulu. The mosque, despite its ties to what many believe is an extremist and subversive organization, the Muslim Brotherhood,

    http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/plaintiff-behind-trump-exec-order-ban-runs-muslim-brotherhood-mosque/

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  24. Midnight Rambler says:

    Now that’s a handshake.

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  25. Martin says:

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  26. georgiafl says:

    THOMAS JEFFERSON’s opinion on rogue Judges

    The brilliant words of Thomas Jefferson echo through the ages, a slap in the face to rogue despots wearing black robes.

    You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy…

    …Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps…

    …Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control…

    …The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.”

    You got that, “Judge” Derrick Watson and “Judge” Theodore Chuang?

    You don’t get to rewrite the Constitution, you leftist hacks.

    Hat tip: Doug Ross @ Journal and BadBlue Real-Time News.

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  27. big bad mike says:

    Corey Lewandowski Rocks! So does Herman Cain. Watching Hannity.

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  28. Nchadwick says:

    Not sure if anyone has posted this.. but this could be very entertaining .. tomorrow Toni Lahren takes on “The View”

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  29. Just Scott says:

    Here’s a heart warming story that was just reported, about two illegal aliens that were “excited” to be enrolled in a Rockville Maryland High School. Note their are in “9th grade”, even though they are older than most of the seniors.

    Police said the victim was approached by the two suspects in a school hallway Thursday at about 9 a.m. One of the suspects then asked the victim to engage in sex. She refused, according to police. The suspect asked her again and then forced her into a boy’s bathroom stall at school. Both of the suspects then raped the victim inside the stall, authorities said.

    Jose O. Montano, 17 and Henry E. Sanchez, 18 of Aspen Hill were both charged with the rape of the female Rockville High School student. They are both being charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense.

    Montano and Sanchez are in the 9th grade at Rockville High School.

    A judge said they were dangerous and flight risks due to the fact they have only been in this country for a couple of months. Montano came to the U.S. from El Salvador. Sanchez came here from Guatemala. The judge said Sanchez had an “alien removal case” pending.

    The young girl who was raped must be so proud of the generosity of her sanctuary city, county and state.

    http://www.wusa9.com/mb/news/local/rockville/2-male-students-charged-with-raping-girl-inside-rockville-hs-bathroom-/423392490

    That neatly ties into this story from yesterday:
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/census-half-of-kids-in-top-700-school-systems-from-immigrant-homes-30-illegally/article/2617539

    Anyone remember my post/idea way back about making repeat border jumpers more easily identifiable by removing select digits or limbs before deportation? I just had another idea…

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