May 18th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #119

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  1. cycle1 says:

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    • Tazz2293 says:

      Don’t you know that has been the cowardly repugnant’s plan all along

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    • deborah foster says:

      Speaking of witch hunts. Trump needs to rid himself of this witch.
      Courtesy of Gateway Pundit:
      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/report-trumps-deputy-natsec-advisor-dina-powell-leaks-new-york-times/

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      • psadie says:

        He needs to stop bringing Democrats into his administration for if PTrump thinks that he will win them over he is “sorely mistaken.” They have one agenda and that is to get rid of him! I want to know who is pushing for these Traitors…Preibus, Bannon, Jared, VPPence?

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        • cozettea says:

          Have you learned nothing from Sundance and President Trump about party labels? The Republicans tried to defeat President Trump and would have except for decent, patriotic Democrats who voted for him despite their HATRED of Republicans. They judged him as a person, thank God. Let’s follow the patriotic example of these Democrat voters. Time to unite so we can MAGA together.

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          • psadie says:

            Any sane American citizen with a brain has seen this country “damaged” over the last eight years thanks to the Democrat Party and many of their own have been hurt with job/ healthcare loss. They are just as fed up as Repubs. Those Dems who vote with the Repubs in Congress do it to save themselves in 2018 like Sen. Joe Manchin. Don’t kid yourself for they are one…UNIPARTY.

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    • elleb77 says:

      They’d rather have Pelosi than have Trump as President.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Forget it. They won’t get behind Trump. Why would they? They’re cowards and they’re stupid. Their fear of the Left and media is greater than their fear of Trump. He has to change that dynamic. It won’t be easy.

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  2. cycle1 says:

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  3. fleporeblog says:

    Thank you Lou Dobbs! He just has Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch on his show. Chris asked for “Extreme Transparency” from the WH allowing Judicial Watch to get their hands on all types of documents during the Obama presidency. Lou loved the idea and asked Chris if he has spoken with the WH. Chris said he wrote something on his website. Lou said that isn’t going anywhere. He told Chris that the 2 of them will call the WH together. At the end of the time slot he reiterated it! Lou is putting some serious skin in the campaign! Thanks again Lou for your love and support of our President!

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  4. Tazz2293 says:

    1860 Abraham Lincoln? You should have seen the things they were writing about him. Political cartoons were alive and well in 1860. Many cartoonists of the day portrayed Lincoln as an ape and other things.

    There was some vile and nasty stuff written, illustrated and published buy the leading rags of the time.

    Note: I am no fan Abraham Lincoln.

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  5. cycle1 says:

    Wow, this Navy Seal did a great job against CNN wackos:

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    • Martin says:

      He was surrounded by subhuman cockroaches and ended up squashing all of them. Impressive.

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    • Pam says:

      Wow! God bless him. That entire swamp muck panel owes him an apology for their outrageous behavior.

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    • 52686a says:

      Looks like to me the indignant and outraged act is a go to tactic when libs are challenged. It’s to make them look like the victims and also discredit the integrity of the challenger. If the challenger presses on with the argument, the “victim” acts out like it’s an attack by the evil aggressor. Many times the challenger stops the argument so as to not be perceived as the bully. Libs always play these pathetic games. JMO

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  6. David says:

    If President Trump discovered the cure for all cancers…the media would change the story…and state he created cancer. No matter how perfect President Trump is the Media will create fake news.

    Change the Narrative; When President Trump and Sessions start Grand Jury investigations into Clinton Foundation, Clinton Emails, Leaks, Unmasking, etc. News Alert! They would give the Media something to really talk about…and its not fake news. It needs to happen NOW.

    When this happens President Trump will immediately win the War and saved the United States…and we will all Enjoy the Draining of the Swamp by the way of Justice.

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  7. Pam says:

    Theodore took his first steps today!

    Big night for baby Theodore. He took his first steps! 👣

    A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on

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  8. missmarple2 says:

    Don’t know if you guys have seen this. Here is the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh:

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  9. Tazz2293 says:

    Talking about the YSM

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  10. Pam says:

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  11. TatonkaWoman says:

    Something to ponder.

    Stop and think about “draining the swamp.” What happens when you drain your kitchen sink, or bathtub, or a pond…or a swamp? Looking at the surface, you may see a bit of crud on the top there, but you really do not see what lies below. It is only after pulling the plug – letting the draining begin – that you begin to see what is hiding there.

    In the case of a swamp, there can be some pretty mean, nasty, deadly critters, sludge and slime below the surface. Just like Washington DC.

    We have to realize that the plug on the swamp was pulled on the night of November 8th, when, in total shock, the liberal, anti-Trump MSM had to announce the election of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President. At that moment, the draining began. That draining continues, and, as it does, it is exposing all of the foul, putrid creations lying below the surface.

    Picturing all of this, I have come to realize that this is exactly what President Trump is doing. All of this chaos, all of these “wrong people in the wrong positions,” all of these leakers, all of these transition troubles, all of this fake news, all of this organized resistance – this is what has been living below the surface in the DC swamp. And it is now all being exposed for we the people to see in all of its ugly, stinky glory.

    The swamp creatures are being exposed. They are no longer hiding under their murky swamp surface. Some are slithering off for cover in the mud. More are trying to save themselves by being bold and attacking against the sunshine, without realizing they are actually splashing the slime around.

    Think about it. By fighting back so viciously against President Trump, they have revealed who they truly are. If they had stood back and let the President take office and quietly obstructed him, most of the silent majority would have said, “Yay! We elected our man.” – and then gone back to their routine, struggling lives. But now, we see reality, and are focused on fighting back.

    All of this to say that I believe our President IS draining the swamp by PURPOSELY letting the DC creatures expose themselves. Doing this, he has put himself at great risk, and taken a huge gamble.

    That gamble is that we can only fight back and defeat them by knowing who they are. To do that, he has exposed himself as a target, trusting that we, his supporters, will hold fast and steady. We will find every way we can right now to stand with him, to help him, to fight back for him, TO TRUST HIM – and to be there by the millions in the streets if it comes to that.

    This does not just take talking about it. It takes doing something.

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    • Tazz2293 says:

      Excellent analysis. Something each and everyone of us need to realize

      Thank you

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    • David says:

      All Points Well Taken…Perfect!
      The only way to truly Drain the Swamp completely today and forever is the RULE OF LAW; Grand Jury investigations into Clinton Foundation, Clinton Emails, Leaks, Unmasking, etc.

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    • NJF says:

      Excellent post.

      Dobbs remarked last night, “POTUS promised to drain the swamp & now the swamp is fighting back.”

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  12. http://thirdestatenewsgroup.com/exclusive-a-look-inside-the-chat-room-the-deep-state-uses-to-fight-trump/
    I can’t confirm this site but they have to be coordinating somehow. I’ve seen stuff on a few sites.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Not clicking on the link because it occurs to me they don’t need a chat room. They are doing just fine engaging in treason and treachery in the open and national television every night, as well as in the halls of congress. They’ve actually been quite public about their activities.

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      • Tazz2293 says:

        Our enemies have to coordinate somehow. The IC is quite experienced, well funded, well practiced in communicating in code and secret when planning or discussing any Top Secret Op.

        These types of conversations must be going on behind the scenes. In fact we know conversations, such as the one shown in the article, must happen when discussing any type of Top Secret Op over a computer network..

        I read the article and it all sounds plausible, yet all too convenient. However, it could be real. We won’t ever know for sure without more evidence and direct proof.

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      • cozettea says:

        Why comment on a link you didn’t read? I found it interesting BTW and am grateful it was shared. Hopefully there will be a way to share these tidbits with Mueller who is an expert at counter intelligence, fought to stop the NSA domestic spying monster from being created and HATES leakers. We are in an age of citizen based intel and investigative journalism that is vastly superior to anything the government has.

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        • Niagara Frontier says:

          No offense intended but the opening line “I can’t confirm this site…” gave me pause. It’s the same with messages that begin “I don’ know if this is true or not but…”

          Now that you have provided more context, it may make an interesting read. Thank you.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      encrypted usenet w/private chat rooms are generally used. not buying this one, sorry.

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  14. Regina says:

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  15. Regina says:

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    • rolisize says:

      I really hope Trump does not pick him… Is there nobody else out there?

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    • Jerzy2GA says:

      This is starting to remind me of the fiasco around the Secretary of State pick. All that was rumored for a long time was Romney and a lot of people cried foul. Only for someone unknown to be picked who turned out to be great, Rex Tillerson. SO why do people fall for this same trap. I highly doubt Joe Lieberman will be picked but even if he is, does no one think the president has a strategy?

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  16. jeans2nd says:

    Some good news for we night ppl –

    U.S. senators seek lifetime ban on ex-Congress members lobbying
    “A bipartisan bill introduced on Thursday would prohibit members of the U.S. Congress from ever working as lobbyists after they leave the Senate or House of Representatives.”

    “Republican Senator Cory Gardner with Democratic Senators Michael Bennet and Al Franken in introducing the Senate legislation to stop the lucrative “revolving door” practice that has drawn the ire of watchdog groups for decades.”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-lobbying-idUSKCN18E33Q?il=0

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  17. jeans2nd says:

    And more Uniparty hypocrisy. Subsidize the insurance companies.

    Democratic attorneys general seek to intervene in Obamacare case
    “More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday sought to intervene to defend a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law – subsidy payments to insurance companies ”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-lawsuits-idUSKCN18E2OH?il=0

    Oh, well done, dummies.
    Kentucky, your AG is an idiot. Your Gov is a treasure.

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  18. rsmith1776 says:

    One of those sometimes unfairly maligned by us, Newt Gingrich, wrote an exceptional article on the necessity to GET ON THE OFFENSIVE:

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/05/18/gingrich-surrender-or-fight-our-country-is-at-stake.html

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    • A2 says:

      Excellent read and Newt is right. It deserves a separate SD post.
      (excerpt)

      “When your opponents are “among the most dishonest human beings on earth,” “do a tremendous disservice service to the country,” and are “part of the problem,” then you need a strategy and system that is built around that analysis.

      The next few months will see one of the greatest decisions in American history. Do we fight to make America great again, or do we surrender to those who claim the elitist power to dictate to the rest of us?

      There is no middle ground.”

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      • A2 says:

        This newsletter by Newt (15 May) is also excellent.
        (excerpt)

        “The President owes Americans the defense of the United States Constitution.

        The President owes the American people a sound job as commander in chief, protecting the country.

        The President owes the American people a dramatically stronger economy with more jobs, better take home pay, and increased opportunities for investment growth; which will help people prepare for retirement, strengthen pension funds, and guarantee Social Security’s solvency.

        The President owes the American people a better health system with greater access, lower costs, and better health outcomes.

        Indeed, the President owes the American people many things.

        But the President does not owe anything to the Washington press corps and the left-wing hypocrites who dominate today’s news media.”

        http://www.gingrichproductions.com/2017/05/the-president-owes-the-news-media-nothing-part-1/

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  19. Howie says:

    The MSM reminds me of that crazy woman from Headline News during the Casey Anthony Trial.

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  20. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 05/18/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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  21. Trump2020 says:

    An article on Gateway pundit say Dina Powell is the WH leaker. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/report-trumps-deputy-natsec-advisor-dina-powell-leaks-new-york-times/ She should be fried in my opinion.

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  22. cheekymeeky says:

    Has Pelosi always stumbled over words like this? I honestly never listen to her speak so I wouldn’t know.

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  23. Just Scott says:

    They (Uniparty) are not the best and brightest…

    Flashback Sep 30, 2016:
    “Hillary Clinton closed her debate tonight with slamming Donald Trump for continually demeaning women like Alicia Machado.”

    http://gotnews.com/why-hillary-clinton-should-frankly-drop-out-narco-baby-mama-alicia-machado/

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  24. blognificentbee says:

    For those of you that still like Hannity, please seek put his opening monologue from tonight’s show. He is calling the irredeemable deplorables to action and also called out the like of McCain, National Review, deep state, etc as POTUS’ enemies. It was well done. Lou Dobbs & Crey up next.

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    • khooeh says:

      yes.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Yes, it was great!
      And Herman Cain was as well.

      It was a sort of ‘calling out the troops’ to show support for our President.

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      • Joyful Noise says:

        Instead of phoning like Herman Cain asked, I sent an encouraging email to President Trump. I also sent some $$ to Trump’s candidacy. All of my reps in Oregon are worthless. Now it’s time to pray. God is greater than the deep state, stupid MSM, Never Trumpers and Clinton Crime syndicate.

        Hannity is still talking about Seth Rich. Can you imagine the liberal panic if Trump gets another SCOTUS pick? We can’t let this negative hype get our spirits down. Trump will do everything in his power to Make America Great Again. We must do the same.

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      I always liked Hannity.

      Nobody is Sundance – his mind, honesty, freshness of approach – but picking on the rare likes of Hannity or Gingrich just because they aren’t perfect seems a tad radical to me.

      Hannity did do his part in recent weeks and months.

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    • Tejas Rob says:

      But what the hell do we do? Writing, emailing your congress will accomplish nothing? We’re conservatives, we don’t have an unlimited number of Union thugs that can travel at will to raise hell, nor an organization that will bus people into an area to protest.

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      • cozettea says:

        Of course letters, emails and calls matter. Please don’t be so silly at a time of war. The message short and sweet… Back Trump 100% NO to Pence, pass the Presidents agenda as Trump wants it, shut down stupid investigations and get to work passing what Trump wants and learn to SHUT UP before the camera unless you can be 100% pro Trump. We are watching to see who the swamp creatures are in the GOP so we can take them out.

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      • blognificentbee says:

        I know, I don’t know what to do, but I do know that POTUS rallied millions of us as a candidate. What form of support would he like from us?

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        • camulla says:

          Blognificentbee, when is the filing date for candidates to file for the primaries where you are? Recruiting candidates now for office at all levels is critical, and so is going to local Republican meetings so that people who want the administration to succeed can control the local parties and organize for the campaign. Think back to the campaign and people who would be good local and state officials, etc. who can be in place prior to the primaries so that preventing fraud is covered at the state level.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        Tejas, Tea Party groups all over the US had Rallies out in Public on different days back in ’07/08/09.

        Where I lived, we’d gather along certain well-traveled roads (like the roads to the “Mall”) and on overpasses, etc.

        Like those Trump supporters in Miami did during the primaries. It’s a show of bodies.

        Remember the humongous Tea Party rally in DC in 2009?

        You may be right they don’t pay attention to emails. But they can see where the people stand on issues if the people-count is high enough, it gets hard to ignore.

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      • BakoCarl says:

        CongressCreeps get a certain level of mail, with ups and downs depending on the specific issue. They know that for every person that writes, a certain larger number feel the same way. So, if we want to make an impact on a certain issue, then an absolute avalanche of mail, faxes and calls will probably garner some attention . . . but it has to be a tidal wave of comms if you really want to grab them by the throat and shake them.

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    • Walt says:

      I agree, but he needs to use his show and radio show to lead a march people will follow and show when someone high profile leads the charge. Hannity, Lou, and Cain. Need to through a rally and the deplorables will come out the woodwork we need an event. No more time for talk lets do it… Many are ready to show the power of President Trump… WE The People!!! but it needs coordination and millions will come!!!

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      • blognificentbee says:

        I am so ready to march!

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Can you get something going in your area?

          Trump supporters went thru so much during the Primaries that I think once they won they just drew a sigh of relief and thought, “Phew, the battle’s over”.

          But now they know it’s not, people may be more willing to gather in huge numbers for a few hours some afternoon and show support.

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          • camulla says:

            What’s just as important is starting to recruit candidates NOW for the primaries because if we don’t, good candidates won’t get the name recognition needed to win. See when the local Republicans meet, and recruit people to start going. GOP chairmen/chairwomen, local officials, and state officials need to be good candidates are are just as critical as our representatives in Congress.

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  25. psadie says:

    This WH Secret Service agent got caught sexting and an ex-Marine…now you know why they are lax at their job!

    http://nypost.com/2017/05/18/secret-service-agent-who-sexted-teens-from-white-house-headed-to-prison/

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  26. waltherppk says:

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  31. Pam says:

    Here is my congressman, David Rouzer’s statement on POTUS and the investigation:

    “I fully support President Donald Trump and firmly believe that he is the right person at the right time to save America. No president has done more so early in their administration to protect the moral and spiritual principles upon which this country was founded, nor has any president done more by this point of time in office for the working men and women who make America great. To date there is no evidence of any collusion between the President or his campaign with the Russians, and I do not expect that to change. Congress has an obligation to provide oversight of the executive branch on all matters, and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees take their responsibility seriously to follow the facts wherever they may lead. I have every confidence that the newly appointed special counsel will do the same. ”

    http://m.wect.com/wect/db/330750/content/Hj6ZDul2

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  32. waltherppk says:

    Red pill or blue pill …..

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  35. flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner says:

    Morning, tree people.

    Today is a great day to MAGA.

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