DC Swamp Promotes Trey Gowdy to Chairman of Oversight Committee…

#NeverTrump Katie Pavlich just loves her some #NeverTrump Trey Gowdy:

Politically speaking, the deployment of countermeasures is a tactic used by the institutional deep state politicians in Washington DC to counter incoming public inquiry and protect themselves from anger expressed by the electorate.

Weaponized government, aka “Deep State”, takes action and creates victims.  The UniParty countermeasures are politicians assigned a role to control the incoming righteous inquiry  from voters who find out about the weaponized or corrupt governmental action.

1.) The electorate become aware of a political issue or action; often illegal.

2.) The electorate become angry.

3.) DC needs to protect itself.

4.) Countermeasures are assigned and deployed to delay, obfuscate and create the illusion of investigation of the illegal governmental action.

5.) Electorate watch.

6.) Investigation goes nowhere.

7.) Countermeasure deployment successful.

8.) Electorate forget.

Repeat.

The countermeasures are deployed to act as shiny distractions keeping the larger electorate satisfied something is being done. Countermeasures are controlled opposition designed to create investigations that go nowhere.

The goal is not resolution or justice; the goal is to deflect, create distraction and eventually dilute/diminish the outrage over time. Keep kicking the can until it rusts and simply falls apart.

Nothing to see here. Move along, move along now folks.

“Muh Russia” was sooo last month.  “Muh Collusion” was sooo last week.  Today it’s “Muh Obstruction”…

The political system in Washington DC has become so massive it is now capable of protecting itself. Any attempt by President Trump to reduce the influence, scope or size of the system is considered a risk. The system is, in essence, protecting itself. Deep State is self-aware.

Political countermeasures are now deployed as human articles of self-preservation.

Let’s introduce the “new” Chairman of the House Oversight Committee…

Cue the recent audio visual demonstrationNOTE 07:43 (just hit play)

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against-trump

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Again, JUST HIT PLAY:

Hey, how’s that ‘Seize El-Chappo Funds To Build Border Wall‘ legislation coming along?

Thought so.

Codependent No More !

#BatteredConservativeSyndrome, #RedPill

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473 Responses to DC Swamp Promotes Trey Gowdy to Chairman of Oversight Committee…

  1. Joe S says:

    Wow, then candidate, now PDJT put a hair up Dana Loesch’s ass. I enjoyed watching that.

    That said, Pavlich, Loesch, Bozell, and many more “conservatives” listed above have memorialized Ronald Reagan to infinity over the years and, especially in the last primary cycle. Not one of them would recognize Ronald Reagan if he showed up today risen from the dead and ran for office. I especially think of Charles Krauthammer and George Will who were “converted” by Reagan. Phonies all.

    I would say that so far, Donald Trump is, minimally, tracking even or more conservative than Ronald Reagan since taking office. In fact, he seems almost identical in many ways such as on taxes and more. Foreign policy wise, his enemies and allies are all SHIT SCARED of him, just like with Reagan. That is why everyone worldwide is taking him VERY SERIOUSLY.

    Of course there are a few differences between President Reagan and PDJT.

    As far as Gowdy not knowing about the Awan Brothers, this should be the number one or number two scandal in Washington, DC. THEY FLED TO PAKISTAN! They were being paid 165K EACH. They had access to the majority of the democrat congress’s computers, especially the leadership. WTF, who are they and who are they connected too. You talk about compromised with General Mike Flynn-R U KIDDING?

    DWS seemed to try to obstruct the investigation by threatening to cut funds from the house police (BTW, that is what obstruction looks like, i.e. “corruptly by threats or force,” especially when you are the potential target)! And Trey Gowdy, who is now head of oversight, does not know anything about it?

    Hello?

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    • Mary says:

      I will throw the BS card on that statement by TG

      Liked by 4 people

      • tappin52 says:

        Notice Gowdy’s body language during Maria’s question. He is ever so slightly nodding affirmatively as she lays out the question, then he professes ignorance.

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    • Ron says:

      Some of these faux conservatives thought the great thing about Reagan was his penchant for graceful, poignant, well thought out logic speak. He was one of the greatest speakers of all time.

      What was REALLY great about Reagan though was that he spoke eloquently but in direct lock step to the average American. The eloquent speak was just a character trail, what actually drove the man was his connection to the American people and the values that were important to him.

      So Kraut and Co. can’t recognize that in someone like Donald Trump. They’re looking for him to be as eloquent as they are, or as Reagan was. Sometimes he is… but the connection to the American voter is the important part and what makes President Trump the heir to Reagan.

      in the future, there will be some who will identify President Trump’s brashness as what was so special about him… but again, that’s just a character trait. What is great about him is his AMERICAN-NESS, the exact same as President Reagan.

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      • xyzlatin says:

        I cannot understand why anyone says that Pres Trump is “brash”. To me he is just a refreshingly down to earth guy with a sense of humor and a genuine interest in other people.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        Yes, he has the “American-ness, and I understand your use of the word “brash” – but as a native New Yorker, I think it’s more that we’re known for just putting our cards on the table – the ones we want to play , and speaking our mind. It’s a style. Personality adds to it.

        The issue for these Deep State, cocktail circuit, hobnobbing is that they’re smooth talkers on the outside, but simply snakes on the inside. They also are realizing deep down inside that they’re not half the men and women that Donald Trump (and his family are) and never will be…

        I know Erickson. Loesch and Pavlich (and the others) are just rabid Never Trumpers, anyone who acts and behaves like that are not conservatives nor are they the Christians they present themselves to be. True Christians, including people of other faiths who follow the basic tenets of their faith, aren’t, judgemental, act condescendingly, and behave like all around condescending jerks. The media keeps them around and has them on their shows to fill the token “conservative” slots, but not one of them could really define conservatism, because they sure aren’t living it.

        What they are living is the high life in DC, and thinking they’re ‘all that’. Their time has come and gone, and they’re not getting the invites to the White House – envy and jealousy are vicious bedfellows.

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        • Bendix says:

          I think they are also somewhat embarrassed, that someone nobody considered an intellectual noticed a lot of things about what was happening in this country, and why, which these ‘elite professionals’ were unaware of.

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      • TPW says:

        SourKraut liked Reagan when he started losing it and Bush and company were running things….of course this is JMHO…

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    • Wend says:

      POTUS DJT is a bazillion times better on immigration.

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    • Stand Fast says:

      The term for the “converted” Reagan conservatives is “neo-cons”– and they are they Establishment inside the Beltway mouthpieces for the Beltway bandits of a sort of conservative persuasion. The conservative spectra runs from “cultural only” through libertarian lite and heavy, right on to the military industrial contractors of the complex who are conservative when it serves their marketing purposes (as Eisenhower warned about). People do not get what Trump is about. He is not Calvin Coolidge.

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    • whizzbang says:

      I’m losing hope friends. With so much evil arrayed against him and his administration, how can President Trump ever succeed?

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      • AZ_Giggles says:

        Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
        2 Kings 6:16

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        • whizzbang says:

          I know that, but I am in fear for his very life and they are totally evil. They will hesitate at nothing to bring him down. Nothing. I remember when true conservatives did this when Obama won. Not.

          How do we defeat this evil??

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      • @whizzbang, PDJT is fighting against tremendous odds for sure, with so much stacked against him. …globalists with their potential loss of trillion dollars. Indeed it is evil arrayed against him.

        I came across this link, (see below) which I have posted before in the CTH. The video is 8 minutes long, but it’s worth watching. It brings me hope. I believe PDJT is God’s choice, and with God nothing is impossible. I pray for PDJT and his family every day. Him and President Al-Sisi of Egypt. We all need to pray for God’s protection over PDJT and his family.

        https://www.romancatholicman.com/hermit-loretos-1980s-premonition-president-trump/

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      • sturmudgeon says:

        If all here have not yet seen it… go to Sheryl Attkinsson’s “full Measure” site, and read ‘The Cost of Congress’……. this is SUCH an abomination!

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    • Ned says:

      As Sargent Schultz in Hogan’s Heroes would say,
      I KNOW NOTHING!

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    • beaupre03 says:

      I like to think of these nevertrumpers as the political equivalent of the Pharisees in the Bible.

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  2. OmegaManBlue says:

    Trey can cut a good promo but his ring work sucks.

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    • Ron says:

      Preach it… “Brother”

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Gowdy always does a good job for them in front of the cameras, and that’s what they needed. Useful idiot for them, but President Trump has known hundreds just like that, and forewarned is forearmed.

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      • Stand Fast says:

        And yet, Trump placed SC Gov. Nikki Haley (who was, like Gowdy a Rubio endorser) by putting her in the UN Ambassador. A job which has natsec clearance above top secret. Wouldn’t immediately marginalize the Southern nuanced prosecutorial skillsets Gowdy brings. His comfort level with comey has waned, which was somewhat clouded by the fact he was a federal prosecutor (working with lots of fbi). Chaffetz wants “Hatch’s” seat.

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    • Ziiggii says:

      NOW that right there is FUN-NN-NNY!

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  3. Betty says:

    There is just a split second when Goudy realizes what Maria is asking him that you could get him with a feather too.

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  4. SR says:

    Is there CTH group around Philly or KOP area? I hope we can organize CTH Trump support drink meet some bar?

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    • Mary kate conly says:

      SR I’m doxxing myself on purpose. Live in Wayne near KOP. Text me at 610.316.6447

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      • no-nonsense-nancy says:

        I’m in Chester Co, 30 minutes from KOP. Would be very glad to meet some fellow CTH fans. I also have several friends who are big pro-Trump fans and who I have steered to CTH

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        • Trumpfan80 says:

          I’m in Chester Co. as well… near Coatesville. Anybody know any nice single women that are Trump fans?? Hard to find…

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  5. Mary kate conly says:

    I’m sick over this. So many pro Trump voters will be lullled into thinking Rowdy Gowdy will actually DO something to protect the America First platform we voted for.

    He won’t.

    Sadly, swamp creature Gowdy is just at $50 haircut on a $2 head.

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  6. Jim Peters says:

    Yes, good observations, Sundance.

    It’s a scandal and disgrace how the UniParty operates.

    However, I am not greatly worried. Why? Because I am certain that Trump recognized this a long, long time ago & that he has in place a very effective strategy to bring the hammer down on them.

    Hear me out. Consider:

    1. Trump is an outsider who knows how the insiders operate

    What do I mean by that?

    He’s a paradox. Totally unique. An outsider who is an insider. An elite with a connection to non-elites. A massive ego who laughs at himself.

    He has used this ambiguity to his tremendous advantage. His opponents can’t understand him, or predict what he is going to do. He has become a person of fascination, giving him power.

    But you then need to add a third element – he’s exceptionally smart.

    This is a man who has not only lived and seen how power works in the USA for some 45 years, but who has been planning his Presidency for at least 30. He’s been able to do it away from prying eyes, too, his political rivals giving him access to everything he needs, never assuming that he would ever run for office. Not only that, but a man of his resources would have been able to compile some very ‘interesting’ information on all his enemies, on both sides of the aisle.

    It’s impossible to imagine what he learned over that period of time, but in my opinion, it would be extensive and very powerful information. I’m also guessing that he resolved to do things his way well before he even decided to put himself forward for nomination.

    2. Trump is a strategic genius

    An exceptionally smart human, who is cunning and extremely strategic.

    There’s the Trump we see on TV etc & there’s the real man behind the scenes. There’s the distorted MSM narrative, where Trump is an incompetent buffoon who is alone & who has no control. Then there’s reality – Trump is a strategic genius, hardened from years of dealing with bad hombres, who plans everything in minute detail and has total control of the narrative.

    By the way, the endless ‘Trump is a buffoon’ caricature that the MSM loves? People forget that Trump himself created the caricature and feeds it, because its in his interests to be underestimated by his distracted rivals. In other words, he owns the MSM narrative.

    I’ve commented several times on CTH how he is a huge fan of Sun Tzu and, indeed, how many of his decisions can be explained through that prism. He has a very special (& unique) ability to analyze the terrain in front of him , the strategic map if you will – and brings excellent instincts & judgment to bear. That gives him a huge advantage over his enemies.

    3. Trump’s Strategy – Applied

    So let’s apply the above to the UniParty.

    Trump would already know how the UniParty operates. He would also be aware that if he permits the UniParty to run things, they will find a way to bring him down – so you can be certain he means to destroy them and decided on that a long time ago.

    My take is that his strategy is to starve them of the one thing they have always had – access to & control of information.

    You can see with ObamaGate – indeed, with the current Comey situation as well – that Trump is amassing his own trove of evidence, to use when required. He is not sharing this with anyone (I’d say Bannon would know 100% & Sessions/ Nunes might know some of it) in Congress, or on any of the Intel Committees. That’s because he knows that control of information gives him huge leverage over the swamprats in any situation.

    Of course, they hate this, because it makes them all weaker and Trump much stronger. However, it makes it far more difficult for them to work together & resist him. They all know that any time, the POTUS can (and will) drop some incriminating MOABs on them. He can do this by leaking to the media, using public congressional hearings (aka the clownshow), or just through twitter. He has instant leverage because they are constantly second-guessing what Trump has in his possession.

    We already know that he uses ambiguity as a strategic weapon brilliantly, this is no exception.

    Finally, let’s consider the different investigations & committees out there. Well, Trump will let the ones that suit him play out and destroy the ones that don’t. Compare & contrast – a Gowdy-led Committee is no threat to him. Clownshow investigations aren’t, either. Trump will let them play out for a while. They only demonstrate to the public the point Sundance is making, which is that the UniParty are incompetent do-nothing hacks. Trump knows that the UniParty’s displayed incompetence makes the public despise them more, which is a benefit to Trump.

    Contrast clownshows with the Mueller SP. This is an obvious & deliberate witch hunt. Trump will destroy it. I actually (almost) feel sorry for Mueller. An arrogant man drunk on being the hero at too many liberal dinner parties, he has no idea who he is dealing with in Trump. If he doesn’t step down, it will end up very badly for him, you can count on that.

    In conclusion, while I despise the way the UniParty operates, I am also very confident that we have a man who will bring them down. Again, it is a very, very foolish person who underestimates Trump’s strategic mind & instincts. He is light years ahead of all of them. As no doubt we are about to witness, in the coming months.

    Apologies for the long post, I hope someone finds it interesting.

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    • covfefe mariner says:

      I found it interesting and I liked it.

      I hope things work out this way.

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    • Ron says:

      I share your optimism. I also would like to point out, that I believe President Trump has identified a few good men and women to help him implement his policies.

      Just like he ran lean and mean in the campaign… and WON, American can win with the lean and mean representatives President Trump presents us with.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        And while all the misdirection goes on, and the limp-wristed DC dwellers cower or hide as the case may be, one of the good men President Trump has working for him…Jeff Sessions pulled a huge slush fund for political cronies.

        “In a memorandum dated June 5, 2017 that was directed to the head of each component of the Department of Justice and to every U.S. attorney, Sessions revised the department’s settlement policy.

        During the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, senior Justice Department officials approved settlement agreements involving defendants such as Volkswagen and the Bank of America in which the defendants agreed to pay beaucoup bucks to end litigation over the government’s claims that the defendant had acted illegally.

        A novel feature of those agreements, however, was that the government allowed the defendants to pay some of that money over to third parties approved by the government who were not victims of any wrongdoing, but who were often political allies of the administration.”

        I’ll place this in the open thread as well, but it seemed appropriate here for reinforcing that Donald Trump is getting things done… he may tweet or have a public face, but that Cabinet of his is working; it is going to take years to repair the damage done and draining of the swamp.

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      • TPW says:

        Opposite of Trump campaign was Clinton’s campaign..who surrounded herself with hundreds of self interested traitors…….there you go Hillary… yet another reason why you lost.

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    • PNWLifer says:

      This was a great post and I’ll bet Sundance reposts it. Thanks for the great analysis!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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    • noritadek says:

      Apologies non necessary Jim. Thank you so much for your analysis. I’m getting so tired and fed up with everything that’s going on right now and the viciousness, malice and horrible conspiracy that the uniparty is doing to bring our President down. Your words brings a sense of hope in our future and I appreciate you share them with us.

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    • Excellent analysis…Trump didn’t make billions because he was stupid. My wife and I talk about this all the time…Politicians are easy to understand their motivations…they are self serving. Trump has dealt with the most ruthless people making his billions; Bankers, mafia, unions etc. to make deals happen. He thinks strategy to a long term goal, while politicians are thinking WIIFM (Whats in it for me)…

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      • xyzlatin says:

        Also he did build that. And no one ever takes into account that Trump is a master sportsman which involves discipline, strategy and timing.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        And to further your point (if I may) because you mention politicians etc. While Trump made billions, he always left something behind that he built. Something good. Something solid where waste had been. The only thing politicians have to show… well, is nothing for the billions spent. Just graft and greasy palms along the way.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Jim Peters–What you have said is what I have suspected. We’re in the same age group as President Trump. Hubbie and I do understand President Trump and his intentions to get things going. What you say makes perfect sense.

      President Trump is a very confident and positive person. It helps that he attended Dr. Norman Vincent Peale church. I grew up on Dr, Peale’s books of positive outlooks. President Trump thrives on bettering himself and associating with a variety types of people in his social life. This has really set him up for greater things in life.

      I am glad you stated all this here and organized them very well for anyone to read and understand.

      God Bless You, Jim Peters

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      • ladypenquin says:

        I love what you said, Grandma Covfefe. Sweet and poignant.

        The generation that many of us come from have some sense of what life is really all about. IMO, your description of Donald Trump, the man, is correct, It’s why he (and many of us) could go to the back kitchens and chat and eat with the dishwashers, and then have no problem having tea with the Queen. The fact is, it’s the “little” people that matter to Donald, and the truth is it’s because they are “real” people, like us. So, while he can be fancy, the people he likely prefers are 1) smart and genuine folks, and 2) the regular guy or gal who we call the “salt of the earth.”

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        • Orygun says:

          “Salt of the Earth”! The real people who have a smile on their lips and wave when you go by. The people who care about others and respect them and theirs.

          I sadly live in a community of people that are angry all the time and drive with their hands on the horn and a snarl on their lips. A product of socialism and no respect for others.

          I have to travel to the rural parts of Oregon to see the real people again and it is like a different country.

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    • Braveboy says:

      Very well stated Jim. To the point and not over verbalized.
      We all really love and appreciate our leader SD but, as intellectuals typically do, he talks over some of his laymens heads from time to time. Although, keep it up SD and us slower folks will sort it out and catch up. But plz remember that a few of us low lifes need simplified nourishment as well.

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    • WVPatriot says:

      Excellent post. Thank you for the time and evaluations…my wife and I are fellow travelers of your analyses. Good to be with like minded Patriots.

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    • Snow White says:

      Jim, your analysis is fantastic, spot on. Thank you for sharing 👍👍👍👍.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Thoughtful, and excellent analysis. I have a good friend who is constantly telling me that I let these cretins have too much power over my feelings and thinking. He’s right, because it’s easy to be a hand wringer. I used to like Trey Gowdy, wow, he always sounded so powerful, right over the target… and then nothing happened. He isn’t fooling anyone and certainly not President Trump and the people he trusts the most. Some of his cabinet were in the Senate and House, so they “know” these characters.

      Your logic is sound. I like your point about Trump preparing all these years, and he certainly gathered plenty of intel on them. There is yet much to be revealed, and likely they know it, which means its fear that drives their anger and hate. They didn’t see him coming, and couldn’t stop him. They’re obstructing him now, but not stopping him. The people know this.

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    • LULU says:

      I did and I agree with much of what you say. When I read the concern trolls (sometimes well-meaning, sometimes not so) who are afraid that he isn’t aware of this or that (that they are) or that he should keep from harm by doing thus and so (that they believe he should), I tend to feel contrarian. I believe he is a very smart, fully aware, very experienced, no nonsense guy who has his eye on a lot of the balls and has a great sense of what and who he is up against. I doubt that he misses much that is going on around and in relation to him, and that he has a pretty good idea who the troublemakers are. He is a strategic player whose instincts serve him pretty well. Look at what he has gotten done. And he doesn’t give up.

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      • no-nonsense-nancy says:

        Thank you Jim. Much of what you said I have been thinking also. Our president is so smart and wise that he will bring a lot of these swamp creatures down in due time, probably soon. It will be like a domino effect. One will go and the others will be implicated and go down also. A very good blog to read is by one of my friends. She has an excellent essay on this subject, Go to http://www.drkatesview.wordpress.com

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    • I love your post. I agree with your post Jim Peters and I hope you don’t mind if I share it.
      This should go viral!

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    • Bendix says:

      Very good.
      About that image, I think even his present choice of wife illustrates your point. On the surface, the millionaire playboy settled down with a hot, flashy model, one of any number of hot, flashy models he could have had.
      But when you look closer, Melania Trump is so much more than a hot, flashy model it isn’t funny.
      Barbara Walters did an interview with her, when Donald started running, and she came away mightily impressed.

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      • F104 says:

        I agree. The hard part Jim is just sweating it out waiting for the chips to start to fall. I feel like Comey’s testimony is a good place for Trump to start. If that had been you or me, we probably would have been handcuffed on the spot. I am ready for Trump to put the car in gear.

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    • Radiopatriot says:

      JIM PETERS — Not only is your comment interesting, it is eminently worthy of re-quoting, which I plan to do on my radio show this evening. Bravo!!!

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    • Tegan says:

      Bravo!

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    • churchill says:

      Jimbo, old boy, sorry,…I did not find this interesting.

      Fascinating, probative, insightful…all of these would fairly describe your post, but “interesting” simply doesn’t cut it.

      I think about Trump in the same way that you do, but when writing I have a fondness for the vernacular, so it comes out as “Trump’s got this” or some such. Ultimately, your way may be the more persuasive.

      These swamp dwellers have no idea who they’re dealing with.

      Bravo.

      Kind regards’
      church

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  7. ZurichMike says:

    Trey punted at Hillary’s Benghazi hearings.

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  8. SR says:

    How many defeats we had in last 2 years? Very few. PTrump listens from all kind of people and do what is right. We do not hear Miller and Banon any more. They are mastersmind of MAGA implementation working hard. Trump believes a lot in deflection and elimination theory and desperate fake MSM and rats never get correct. See this week blockbuster- firing Mueller. And next week Obamacare repeal in senate.

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  9. Prothonotary Warbler says:

    Gowdy is such a big phoney. He held hearings on Benghazi for years, and was putting out some nice soundbites, but ultimately doing nothing. Then, last year, he put out that plea to GOP primary voters not to try to change course (presumably, by voting for Donald Trump), because he was this close >< to really nailing Hillary's hide to the wall.

    But, we voted for Donald Trump in the end, in part because the Trey Gowdy-types were accomplishing nothing.

    And what has Gowdy done to prove us wrong since then? Nothing.

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  10. BMG says:

    Howdy-Gowdy will do the same thing he did on the Benghazi Hearings…talk, talk, talk, and do nada, zilch, ningun. Bought and paid for by the Swampers.

    Hey Howdy, at least get rid of that Little Rascal haircut or go for a decent toupe.

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  11. litenmaus says:

    I got into it with Katie Pavlich after her 22-GangofHate article was published and my polite assessment of this woman is that she is a self-centered, hypocritical, arrogant, elitist b!tch.

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    • Larry Bucar says:

      These are turf wars, plain and simple.. Bozo-l, Katie Pee, and Dana dog were doing everything to keep the Big Dog out…too bad Big dog turned out to be the Big Lion with a real LONG TRAIN. Hahahaahh

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    • maxmbj says:

      Harsh but fair.

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    • Ron says:

      Yeah, that never Trump magazine was the personification of wrongheadedness.

      If you watch Katie now, she does the cutsey girl next door thing, giggles and bats her eyes… all the while with this sheepish grin becuase SHE KNOWS that WE KNOW she’s faking the entire thing when she tentatively supports President Trump.

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      • litenmaus says:

        Katie relies heavily on manipulation. Not only does she rely on the cutesy girl next door image, she also uses her self-promoted “support” of the Second Amendment to manipulate the battered conservative base.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Pavlich is of the millennial generation, self-absorbed and the tech blogger world got her to where she is. Erickson and Loesch come from the same mold. As a woman, I was disgusted with Loesch and Pavlich behavior during the campaign. These people call themselves conservatives, but they wouldn’t know what conservatism is if it came up and stared them in the face.

      Conservatism is certainly not being fascist about everything but your own beliefs. Erickson ‘might’ have been something at one time, or had the potential, but money and “power” took him, he is a weak man, and is actually paying the price. He doesn’t care, and it’s not our problem, because the truth is all those folks in Sundance’s pictured post above are Irrelevant.

      We have to remind ourselves every day that they are irrelevant and hold no power over us. Do not give them that power. More than half in the picture are has-beens, and the rest know they’re on the outside.

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      • LULU says:

        Pavlich is seriously overrated … by herself. A bright young woman. But not that bright. And she has no experience to back up the positions she takes. A media creature, everything she knows is something she read or heard.

        Bozell is so stuck on his shirttail relationship with Bill Buckley that is it nauseating. But at least most of the time now he talks pro Trump rather than rabidly, foaming at the mouth, bellowing against Trump as he did before. He is someone who strikes me as cartoonish.

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  12. R-C says:

    Showboat Gowdy. There is no ‘there’ there.

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    • Ron says:

      I found his Theme Song!!!!

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      • ladypenquin says:

        If the occasion arises, as in if the shoe fits wear it, send it to Gowdy, Lou Dobbs, etc. Dobbs certainly will get a laugh out of it. He hammers anyone who isn’t doing what President trump wants.

        BTW, I’ve never heard this song. But so perfect!

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  13. franker01 says:

    I read but rarely post.
    Some of the stuff that has gone on here has been very good.
    Some of the investigation stuff was fascinating (thinking of MS) but really amounted to little in the end.
    Politically, I think the Purists among you are reaching for something that you probably can’t even define and surely will never attain.
    You think Trump is your Ticket Out of everything that concerns and annoys you.
    You portray him as a Lion.
    I voted for the guy and will again if he runs again but he may or may not be able to change anything – for crying out loud the guy was kinda a Joke/Huckster (even though a Billionaire) for how many years and now he is the Conservative Standard Bearer?
    I wish him well but I ain’t signing on to the assumption that he is Ronald Reagan on Steroids.
    Not by a long shot.

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    • covfefe mariner says:

      That’s your privilege of course.

      Have you looked at any of his accomplishments over the last five months?

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    • Larry Bucar says:

      You sound concerned.

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      • franker01 says:

        Yeah, I am concerned.
        I don’t know if this Lead By Tweet Strategy will bear fruit.
        I like his Judicial Appointments and his stances on Immigration, LE, Trade, etc.
        But, IMO, he is leaving himself vulnerable because he opens his big mouth too much.
        As far as Gowdy goes – I have always liked the guy. If we are throwing people like him off the boat then who is left that has his skill set?
        I have a sense that this forum/blog or whatever is supportive only of the issues/persons that have been christened worthy of support.
        Don’t get me wrong – I think you do a lot of good work and I read every day – but Preaching to the Choir (which I think this has become) is intellectually stifling, to say the least.
        So pay me no mind and carry on.
        Which I am sure you will.
        LOL

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        • Ron says:

          So, you don’t like Trump’s ‘big mouth’ that has changed politics forever, but have ‘always liked’ Trey freaking Gowdy who hasn’t accomplished a thing in his entire career?

          “intellectually stifling” indeed. Don’t you have a Ted Cruz fundraiser to get to???!!!???

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          • snaggletooths says:

            Oh man Ron you made my day with this post !
            “intellectually stifling” indeed. Don’t you have a Ted Cruz fundraiser to get to???!!!???”

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            • Rightlady says:

              I came here because breitbart and other blogs are so disgusting. Please don’t start slicing and dicing each other up here.
              Isn’t part of Gowdy’s problem that he just doesn’t have the power in his committee to do much?

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          • franker01 says:

            Not at all – I liked Cruz and think he was a smart guy and a good Conservative but I was happy that Trump won.
            I tried to vote in the Primary in our state but the line was backed up for a mile down the interstate so I gave up – knew that Trump was going to win anyway and I was happy about that.
            The knee-jerk stuff is what my concern is.
            It is possible in the Galaxy of Political Ideas that some others may just have some merit.
            Opposing everyone who is even a half step off will not work.
            Many wars have been lost when that thought pattern has been used.
            IMO

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            • Grandma Covfefe says:

              So you gave up when the voting line was too long?. Sounds like you don’t even want to try. You give up too easily in life.. Had the colonists taken that attitude in pre-revolutionary War, we would still be British. Thank God our Forefathers has the wisdom to forged ahead to war with determination and without doubts.

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            • filia.aurea says:

              Ted Cruz was not eligible to run. Neither was Rubio or Jindal. IMHO, Congress is essentially too expensive, too inward focused, lazy and practically ineffective. If you question that assumption, then explain why The Republic has $20T national debt, and additional trillions in unaccounted spending. You can add a 16 year war, and thousands of dead and maimed U.S. Military to that despicable scorecard.

              Both parties have significant flaws, and corruption is rampant. We need representatives who hold full time jobs, and truly SERVE WTP and not their own interests. “Half-a-step off” is an understatement. We have a right to expect much more professional representation. In private industry, one is judged by results. A good performance is useless unless it achieves just and lawful results. Trey Gowdy has failed in the “Results” column thus far.

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            • Kroesus says:

              ahh…..Canadian Ted, the Rs’ “constitutional scholar” who interprets the US Constitution to suit his own purposes……I would personally like to see him establish his US citizenship since there is evidence his mother was NOT one at the time of his birth (British [1962] Canadian [1971])…..that would mean a non citizen father and mother AND born outside US…..w/o a naturalization process it kind of leaves poor little Teddy out on the cold

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          • Mary says:

            Right on RON take it to them.

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          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            Ron, LOL– I still can”t stop laughing. I’m going to have to steal your line for other “pretend Trump supporters”. LOL

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          • ladypenquin says:

            Let’s see “big mouth” over “smooth talker” – really what big mouth does Donald Trump have – so he tweets, so do many of us. So he calls out the cowards and the liars, well, finally someone is…

            Smooth talkers get elected and do nothing. I’ll take the other.

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          • Rightlady says:

            Ron is trying to have a discussion and you start attacking him. Geez! That’s what the libs do. Address his questions!

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Well I’ve watched Gowdy for years, and always thought he was real and strong and gonna get the job done. My hubby and I were longtime fans… and then we kept seeing – nothing, nothing, nothing – just good theatrics. As I’m fairly new to CTH – found it during the campaign, We’re not all just members of the same choir, but it has been nice to find refuge here, because we can get good honest analysis… and draw our own conclusions. Nothing wrong with a pick me up now and then either, considering that we’re bombarded 24/7 by negativity and media attacks telling us how bad we are over and over again, it’s nice to get a respite.

          So far, especially Sundance’s article on the Cabinet, is certainly something to pay attention to Those are real men and women in that picture. Adults, not children, and I’m thanking the Good Lord to finally see people who aren’t the sleezebags Obama had.

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        • Tegan says:

          Frank, somehow the word “concerned” has become high jacked here, but I understand some of the truthful observations you raise. I am a 100% supporter, in every way, for Trump but that doesn’t mean I do not have a brain and a mind of my own.

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    • snaggletooths says:

      Reagan was not a perfect President as for you saying PDJT may not be able to change anything he already has changed many things for the better. Amazing how this “Joke/ Huckster ” was able to buy and run 515 companies employing thousands over the years doing good deeds for some individuals. He has conservative ideas that he has implemented already which are good for our country.

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      • franker01 says:

        You must not have read the parenthesized portion of my reply.
        I know he has done extremely well in business.
        That was not my point.
        LOL

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        • Ron says:

          Look you can’t call the president of the United States a huckster and not expect people to call you out on it. He’s saving the damn world, what are you doing besides posting criticism of him while he does it?

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        • snaggletooths says:

          I read your tedious post and to be honest its a post one reads on the comment section of the Right Scoop hard to take someone serious who ends their posts with, LOL .

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          • franker01 says:

            I’ve read a lot of tedious posts.
            Sorry that mine seemed to put a burr under your saddle.
            Is discussion permitted here or is that Verboten?
            I voted for Trump and will again.
            I voted for every Republican on the ticket since 1972 (2 exceptions were D friends who ran in local elections).
            Are we here to discuss or just to sit down and listen and STFU?
            If it is the latter then so be it.
            LOL

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            • Grandma Covfefe says:

              You voted for Trump????
              …and You just said upthread that you gave up voting because the line was too long.
              You must be Lyin’ Ted’s twin.

              It is not possible to have a discussion with someone who isn’t forthcoming.

              I hear Hillary needs you to help drag her in the van again.

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              • Mary says:

                LMAO

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              • He said “in the primary!” I don’t agree with the portion of his comment calling President Trump a joke/huckster either, nor do I agree on his opinion re: Lyin’ Canadian Ted but, good grief, some of you jump down people’s throat on a dime!!! You should be ashamed of yourselves and the moderator needs to STOP this crap!!! I have faced a level of vitriol I NEVER expected here!!!

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                • BT in SC says:

                  Thank you, NF! [For whatever reason, my iPad page didn’t show your comment before I posted mine – some ten hours later…]

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                • franker01 says:

                  I think in my original post when I referred to Trump as a joke/huckster I meant to say that he was PERCEIVED to be a joke/huskter – mostly by the MSM and the Dems.
                  That was my mistake.
                  While Trump was not my first choice in the beginning he soon won me over and I defend him on other forums.
                  Still think many of the problems are of his own making but that is only my opinion – maybe he has some brilliant plan.
                  Who knows?

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                • On one hand, I can understand the sentiment of problems of his own making. However, those problems arise because the political class wants the usual politi-speak to sooth their sensibilities. We, The People, however, do not speak their language – we speak the language of our President and we applaud him sticking it to the political class. He is speaking for US….he is saying what WE would say if we could. And yes, I have no doubt he has a number of brilliant plans. He is, after all, highly intelligent (IQ around 156): http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2015/08/donald-trump-is-genius-but-thats-just.html

                  Another outstanding article from Politico (surprising, huh?): http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/donald-trump-is-shocking-vulgar-and-right-213572

                  Have faith and carry on!

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              • Tegan says:

                Hey, choir members. I see many, many Christian references here…please practice what you preach! Many years ago, in the days of dial up service!, I belonged to a group that eventually squeezed out anyone who disagreed with everything they said, including me. I hope that doesn’t happen here. I don’t think would approve.

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              • BT in SC says:

                Wait a second… He has two posts where he said voted for President Trump, and said he will again. You jumped on THE post where he did NOT vote in THE PRIMARY, because of the line, and then you called him “Lyin’ Ted’s twin” and said “It is not possible to have a discussion with someone who isn’t forthcoming.” Wow! I know if it was me, I’d have called YOU out on THAT, but apparently franker01 decided to let it slide…

                And, I also know, that if it was me who attacked someone [for an opinion that I didn’t necessarily share], then proceeded to call that person a liar and topped it off with a “slap in the face insult,” I’d apologize when I realized I had made a mistake. But, that’s just me. I wouldn’t apologize for not having the same opinion – we’re ALL entitled to our own. But I certainly would apologize for calling someone a liar, and then insulting them, if I was wrong. Oh well. Like I said, that’s just me…

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              • Rightlady says:

                Primary.

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            • gary says:

              Part of what many of us don’t like about the extreme LEFT is their intolerance of “different viewspoints”. And I don’t want us to be like them.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            Deleted Right Scoop from my bookmarks during the campaign. Sooper Mexican lost his mind. Have never been back.

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    • Read up on the attitude toward Ronald Reagan prior to the end of the Cold War: “amiable dunce”, believed trees caused more pollution than industry, believed ketchup was a vegetable, his only thoughts were contained on index cards, lived in a fantasy world dictated by classic Hollywood movies, “Bedtime for Bonzo”, he was a creation of, and controlled by a small group of reactionary Western millionaires….. on and on…..

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      • Ron says:

        Yup, B-Rate movie actor, divorced disgrace, etc. sounds real familiar. Hell we got a reality t.v. star now!

        President Trump knows the number of enemies you have doesn’t matter, what matters is the number of supporters.

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    • Mary says:

      Only person that can right this country is someone from outside of politics. I know what regulations did to my business. Everything doubled (fees) after Obama was elected. I Farm/Broker/process produce. Control the food source you control the people.

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    • Ghostrider says:

      They using Gowdy, almost as a decoy. He can spend his time acting important and talking to Fox News. He never gets anything done so let him fade away into obscurity

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    • PNWLifer says:

      That you normally only read and don’t post is an excellent strategy.

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      • franker01 says:

        Yeah, hard to speak to people who aren’t interested in listening.
        This is funny because I really liked reading this site but now I am having some reservations about that.
        Is no difference of opinion allowed here?
        Are people who voted for Trump but have criticisms about him not allowed?
        I guess not.
        Is that what you all are saying?

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        • Unclezeb says:

          People like verification and validation of their beliefs. This is what drives ratings for talk radio. Does not make you right though. If you are adult enough to formulate and state your opinion don’t wuss out cause you do not like being criticized.

          I Worry for our President not about him. My wife said it best “this is the first time I have a President I do not worry about, he can handle this.” I agree with her 100%.

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        • xyzlatin says:

          Hi Frank, I agree with your premise: “Politically, I think the Purists among you are reaching for something that you probably can’t even define and surely will never attain.
          You think Trump is your Ticket Out of everything that concerns and annoys you.
          You portray him as a Lion.” It is a sign of how desperate and alone people have felt for some years, watching their country opened up to the wolves.
          It is only the internet that has allowed people to get together so some people on here have gone from despair to the heights of optimism. I go to other blogs and it is disheartening to read their anti Trump vile lies. So nice to be here where the comment section is all for Trump even if, as you say, sometimes there is an air of unreal expectations. We read and see all the negative stuff so we don’t want to read it here. So far, in my opinion, Donald Trump has done wonders.

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          • LULU says:

            Very well said, xyzlatin. And that was my kneejerk reaction after I carefully read every word. Too many of the so-called “opposition” have nothing positive to offer. (And no, telling us he needs to stop tweeting is not positive.) We saw them on other forums during the election, picking away at Donald Trump while offering nothing positive in return. He had policies – reiterated in rallies across the country that drew tens of thousands of Americans and posted on his website.

            The real kneejerks have been those who hastily slapped “reality TV personality” on him and conveniently overlooked his body of real work in developing the massive worldwide corporate operation that bears his name. They take the easy way. The media way. And they give up on anything that seems too difficult. Skimmers. A mile wide, a half-inch deep.

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        • Dixie says:

          Difference of opinion is okay. Just don’t first attack and insult the people who are reading your difference of opinion.

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    • BabyBoomer says:

      Do you remember the TV series “Columbo?” Draw an analogy using Columbo and Trump and you’ll see what you have not yet seen.

      It’s the spiel that POTUS has developed and danged me if it doesn’t work like a charm. He’d prefer if his opponents think of him as bumbling, slow on the uptake, and distracted. He sits and observes….great listener. Digests what he sees and hears and comes back to snatch the victory before they know what hit them. If that’s your definition of a “joke,” so be it.

      Trump is NOT the conservative standard bearer and I have never seen anyone on here allude to the fact that this could be true. He is our weapon, draining the swamp. Plain and simple.

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    • Texian says:

      The two are incomparable.. Sir Trump is neither a “good” machine, nor a “bad” machine.. He is his “own” machine..

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    • BuckeyeForTrump says:

      Thanks so much for your post, we always enjoy reading posts by those who only see things at surface value and fail to really comprehend what is going on and what has gone on. As an Independent reading your post, I have come to the conclusion that you probably are a die hard supporter of any neocon that the Republican party throws up. You seem the type that would have voted for Rubio, Cruz or “low energy” Jebbie without hesitation if any of them would have won the nomination. You see, most here are not die hard GOP members, they will never just “toe the line” and support the GOP and vote for someone just because that is who the party supports! Most here are very deep thinkers and never take things at face value when it comes to the crazy world of politics. We members here love this country too much just to play the party line game. Since you could NOT find the inner strength or patience to stand in line to vote for Trump in your primary, because “the line was too long” I would say you don’t fall into the same category as most of the wolverines here and could never comprehend or begin to understand the reasons why most of us here would have never, NEVER voted for Cruz if he would have won the nomination. The wolverines here stood in long lines, some stood in the cold, some in the heat, some in the pouring rain and some in the driving snow to cast their all important one vote for Trump! You see, like me, they never falter in their support of him and his agenda we see him and his agenda as one of the last hope of saving our beloved country from the liberal agenda that will and is destroying this country. The GOP is full of your type of person who without question just keep accepting the weak, horrible candidates they dangle in front you. I bet you think Romney is great and it might be a safe bet to say you think McCain belongs in the GOP Hall of Fame! Your type just “toe the party line” and vote for the weak establishment candidates and never question why the GOP never really fights back against the liberal agenda! To your type, I say, please open your eyes, you are the reason the GOP keeps pushing candidates like Rubio, Cruz and Jebbie! The “purists” here have noted your post and have filed it in the bin it belongs in…..the TRASH BIN!

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    • ladypenquin says:

      BTW, we aren’t “Purists” here at TreeHouse. I’ve never met a more diverse group of people who support this President than on this site. I mean people not from my rotted GOP, the Democrat Party, Libertarians, and many others who don’t even want to think about politics – we do have one thing in common, and that’s caring about our country, and it’s reasonable to think that doing whatever we can to aid Mr. Trump is what is required of us.

      But being “Purists” is not required nor who or what we are.

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    • Bendix says:

      The Joke/Huckster beat back the Democrats AND Republicans to win the presidency.
      Don’t tell us what we think.
      There are some excellent posts right here, eloquently expressing what we believe, and why, which you would have had to either not read or dismiss, to make your derogatory comment.
      Are you Rich Lowry?

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    • Kaco says:

      Yes, you are right, at least for me. Trump was/is my ticket out of the three main concerns I have had for years. Illegal immigration, unfair trade/industry loss, and Muslim terrorism/invasion.

      I have understood for years that those three issues have not been dealt with due to greed and/or future voters.

      If you don’t know what the TPP or the Paris Accord would have done to our country I suggest you look into it. We already know what NAFTA has done and also sending our manufacturing to China. Becoming a “service economy” for a country of this size and population would have sunk us further.

      What has been shown to me, though, since his inauguration, and the first time in decades of a Republican majority in Congress, is that our Republican House and Senate do not want to do a damn thing about any of it. If you don’t see how they slow-walked his cabinet, how they are slowing/stopping Trump’s agenda. They are already squawking about Trump’s budget cuts- Republicans! Look how there was no budget for the eight years Obama was in office. Look at how Ryan signed off Obama’s omnibus every year. Look how they are not serious about building a wall on our southern border. Without a wall, the border enforcement would be at the whim of any Congress or future President. Any “conservative” would see that not only is the cost of illegal immigration higher to us tax payers, but that a wall would seriously cut down on manpower on the border. But that is not what the global elite who control Congress want, they want the open borders and the pillaging of our country.

      Let’s face it, Trey Gowdy isn’t the only controlled opposition, the entire Republican establishment is controlled opposition.

      Don’t tell me that Trump isn’t going to accomplish anything. He is doing what he can within his scope of power. But you know damn well Congress controls the purse strings.

      I just got done looking at Josh Mandel’s website, checking out his platform. He is running for Ohio Senator opposite Sherrod Brown. He has NOTHING about illegal immigration or trade deficit on his page. You can’t tell me he is just another GOP puppet. This is the detrimental to the American citizen deadbeat we are dealing with.

      And one more thing, if we don’t get the Marxism and Socialism curriculum cleaned out of our public schools and institutions of higher learning, you are looking at more Bernie voters than GOP voters in the future. What strategy has the GOP have about that? Nothing!

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  14. Natasha says:

    Never forget Growdy tried to convince us what a good guy Comey is despite his shady history and constant lies under oath

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    • franker01 says:

      I’m not trying to be difficult but I think Trump also said what a good guy Comey was.

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      • Mary says:

        It’s called blowing smoke, he was feeling him out. Make him think his job was safe, till they got the goods on Homey. When you feel safe and secure is when you make errors!

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        • SEJMON says:

          Never disturb opponents when they making mistakes- that what PDJT doing-now we see “fruits “his labor COMEY -with no mask. Watch out Trey-we got enough your theater tricks.

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      • E C says:

        When he says you’re a good guy, I don’t take it as a compliment.

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      • boogywstew says:

        wHEN p

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      • albrevin says:

        Whenever Trump says about somebody “there a good guy” it’s usually can’t think of something personal to say related to their professional ability.

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      • xyzlatin says:

        It is hard to understand Trump if you do not understand promotion, selling, and “edifying” someone. Of course he said Comey was a good guy. Did you expect him to say otherwise? Trump edifies everyone until they cross him. It means he praises some one’s good points. It is why he found something to praise in NK Kim who is clearly a psychopath. It doesn’t mean he isn’t a psychopath, just that Trump in order to get Kim’s attention, says something good, and true, about him. Comey is clearly a good guy to the Dems, to his family. You really need to do a course on Trump. I think Newt Gingrich is trying to corner this market. Has a book coming out, plus has done many speeches.

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  15. Trey reminds me of Johnny Ola from Godfather II. Trey is an errand boy for the Uniparty and the administrative state.

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  16. Guffman says:

    SD is bang on. Gowdy is definitely ‘all in’ with the establishment. Watch that WHOLE Maria B interview, not just the few seconds cued up. He makes all kinds of excuses for Comey and saying what a great guy and friend he is. That tells us all we need to know.
    Too many people on Reddit/Donald still think Gowdy is a white hat (Cruz too!) Pay attention folks!!!

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      If you watch any of those “Investigation Discovery” or whatever True Crime
      shows, there’s more then a few of them with Trey Gowdy front and center,
      always getting his man. The guy was very effective as a more local prosecutor.

      It might have been that type of success that interested others into trying to flip him.
      Don’t know how, when, how much. Somewhere down the line it seems to have
      happened. The bad boys saw what an unassailable track record, what a great
      debater the guy was. And decided to make it evil.

      Years ago, dealt in zoning hot button issues with a female attorney. Kind of same
      deal. She had won case after case for homeowner associations, the little guy. The
      good old boys bribed her with the big bucks, and she was front and center at
      every hot button zoning issue, always for the developer, Always getting the
      decisions tabled, re- reviewed by comissioners. Probably while the billable hour
      meter ran on and on. Affectionally referred to her as “The zoning whore”.

      Maybe Gowdy was wired like Comey all along, so that’s why he speaks so
      highly of him. If Comey’s discovered, what’s the chance that Gowdy won’t
      see his day, also?

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    • fangdog says:

      Comey does all he can to enrich himself while undermining the fiber of the United State and Gowdy thinks Comey is a great guy? Gowdy is as corrupt and bought as any politician can be corrupt and bought.

      The key to all this is to watch what Trump does and not what the corrupt Deep State A-holes do. Trump doesn’t need to appease these people, Trump needs to jail these people. Not for the good of Trump, but for the good of the United States.

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      • Bendix says:

        Some of these people forget who their loyalty belongs to. Not to their brothers in law enforcement, not to their brothers in federal-level government, not to their buddies in DC, not to their pals in politics.

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  17. theresanne says:

    Trey Gowdy has proven himself ineffective. Whether that’s on purpose or by reason of incompetence, who knows? All tough talk and no action. (Or is that all hat and no cattle?)

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  18. maxmbj says:

    Gowdy’s a bad voice under a bad haircut. He’s feckless. As is Chaffetz, and the others … except Nunez. I think he may end up ahero. Just my gut feeling. But it’s there.

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  19. fakenoozisforfools says:

    Katie Pavlich probably thinks Comey is a stand-up guy too!

    Want to take the measure of a man? Consider the people who sing his praises.

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  20. jefcool64 says:

    I look at it this way, the GOP part of the swamp is running out of options. They wouldn’t use Trey Gowdy otherwise. Of all the swamp creatures, he looks the cleanest. Why put him into the spotlight?

    They are running out of chaff. More missiles into the beast.

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  21. Texas Patriot says:

    Unfortunately, all I’ve ever seen from Gowdy is all bark and no bite.

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  22. boogywstew says:

    I’ll just throw this out there … if President Trump is having such a horrendous time dealing with the media, RINOs, Democrats and the Deep State apparatus … how could a simple US Senator deal with it? The president has infinitely more power than a Senator and I am sweating bullets every day for President Trump’s success. Maybe Trey Gowdy took things as far as he thought safe … maybe Trey Gowdy went to bed every night praying for someone like President Trump to come along. Maybe Trey Gowdy is like the honest beat cop who endures the local mob until the honest police commissioner takes command. Maybe yes and maybe no. Sometimes life is like a movie.

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    • Ron says:

      If he went to bed Praying for Pres. Trump, why hasn’t he overtly supported President Trump? He endorsed Rubio in the primaries. Apparently, he would prefer that Marco Rubio (shudder) was president…

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      • boogywstew says:

        I don’t know that Trey Gowdy will step up but then again it might be others who we don’t think capable will come shining through. At the very beginning of the 2016 election cycle I never, ever, thought Donald Trump would turn out to be the brave patriot that he is. I just never suspected! I was behind Mr. Trump as soon as he announced his candidacy and I read the first position statements that he released. I used Gowdy as my example because that’s the subject of this thread. Maybe I’m the eternal optimist, but I’ll pin that on President Trump. The President has made it real for me that other great leaders can come out of the woodwork. Maybe Gowdy, Cruz, Rubio or Romney will find the Lord because I think this is what it’s ultimately all about.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Do you think Gowdy did a good/excellent job with the Benghazi hearing?.

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          • boogywstew says:

            Yes AND no. President Trump has upset the apple cart. I have a rock solid high opinion of him that I didn’t have 3 years ago and it’s making me re evaluate my opinions of other politicians.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          I like knowing who the Never Trump crowd was. But I am wiling to spot check, as it were, to see if they have changed their position because I know that there are people, such as myself, who having been exposed to Donald Trump have come to love Donald Trump.

          It may happen for Trey Gowdy. Or not. Let us hope so. It would be nice if Trey Gowdy’s gifts could be used for good, not evil.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            I agree with everyone and all our doubts about Gowdy. Spot-checking will be good.

            There is one point (not my thought, but a good lawyer friend mentioned & he gets the legalities of everything) is that Gowdy always knew that every investigation he did would go nowhere in the Obama regime. In general, it seems that Congressional hearings are just grandstanding and face time on TV, but of course, it’s an effort to trap someone. It’s also how Sandra Fluke pulled off the Dem meme for ACA support – the Dems faked a “hearing setting” and then made it seem like we wouldn’t help women who needed birth control for medical reasons. It was a big, big lie.

            Anyway, we’ll see what happens. I have doubts, but whatever Gowdy does or doesn’t do isn’t going to be the REAL show going on – that is going on right now behind the scenes even as we speak (or write) 🙂

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    • Kroesus says:

      are you promoting Trey?…..he is and has been a REPRESENTATIVE (R-SC) his entire time in Congress

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      • boogywstew says:

        Yes he is a Congressman and not a Senator which gives you an idea of how much I am a fan. He was the subject of this thread and why I chose him as an example. Ten, hell, even 5 years ago I thought of Donald Trump as a sort of carnival barker. I knew he was a billionaire real estate developer and a “man about town” and I remember him taking the point in the Birther business and I knew of his involvement in “The Apprentice” but that was about it. I might even have thought of him as being a “swamp creature” … and look at how it all turned out! With your correction of my mistake I think now that it would have been even harder for a single Senator to do more, let alone a Congressman. Do we think Donald Trump could/would do more than Trey Gowdy if Donald Trump was just a Congressman?

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        • Kroesus says:

          Trump was a late comer to the constitutional purity argument about Bammy’s status….there were many who were aware and advocating in 2007-8 about the fraud…..”birther” is a derogatory term used by those wishing to end the argument of Bammy’s constitutional qualifications for POTUS…..your use of the term shows which side of the fence you inhabit in the issue

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    • old deplorable owl says:

      Also remember, this IS the DC swamp. Some extremely vicious creatures in there! Very possible that when Gowdy (or anybody else) gets too close to exposing the wrong person, they’re quietly reminded that “We still have the (insert blackmail material here) and can get them to the media tomorrow.”. The higher they get in the food chain, the more ruthless they are in protecting themselves!
      Great system, ain’t it?

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  23. rf121 says:

    I think Trey is a good questioner. Many times he has the person squirming in their chair and I have enjoyed many a YouTube replay. But he also knows that the no matter what they discover the committees are toothless. He does his part knowing it will lead to no where. They have no enforcement mechanism that they are willing to use so therefore a dog and pony show. Still, an improvement over Chaffetz. Someone has dirt on that guy, cause they never would quit just six months into a new term.

    I guess he has to “Spend more time with his family” because he was probably spending to much time with someone not a part of his family.

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    • Mary says:

      Great questioner but always comes up short at the last minute. Just a showman nothing else!

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Exactly, like Benghazi.

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        • Former lurker says:

          I think there’s a chance that there are a few players in the swamp who once had good intentions. They either abandoned them when the government teat was too fat and sweet to give up or realized that to merely function you had to play the game, and the more you play the further you get away from any chance to get out from under the crap you’ve done or known about.

          If the swamp was full of knights of noble virtue, it wouldn’t need draining. Perhaps there are a few fallen knights who might bet on President Trump as a way to get out with reputations intact. One or two of those and the opportunists who blow with the wind may start to hedge their Uniparty bets, and if the dam breaks the hopelessly corrupt will be selling each other down the river so fast it’ll make the National Enquirer blush.

          Somebody has to renounce the dark side first, maybe somebody like Gowdy. If anybody can revive the patriot spark in a swamp-dwelling soul, it is PDJT.

          And if the high road won’t reach ’em something tells me he could put a pretty good scare in them, too.

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    • Lucille says:

      rf121, you’ve hit upon something important with “They have no enforcement mechanism that they are willing to use…”

      The House chooses to hamstring itself. Committees investigate, hold hearings, publish their findings, and then go home. Why? Because the have no enforcement mechanism…which leaves a person free to speculate that it’s way too difficult for committee members to make a conclusion that calls for a person/s to be held accountable when he might be a buddy or a contributor or an attendee at one’s church.

      They could change things if they wanted to, could they not? I’m honestly not sure what the procedure is to do that, but I’m going to make a leap and say that rules can be revised, given teeth, changed in toto if there is the will to do so.

      I always admired Trey up to the point when he chose to back Rubio, a man so unfitted for the Presidency that it’s astonishing anyone other than his mother would support him. And then when Trey came up with his oft repeated kind words for Comey, I finally laid aside whatever previous favorables I held for him and wrote him off.

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  24. Old Ez says:

    Begging your pardon, but there is NOT a conservative up on that picture. Obama called himself conservative and moderate during his first election, so why isn’t his picture up with the rest of these people? He has as much right to be labelled conservative as they do. Exactly like they have, he proclaimed himself conservative although nothing he never did backed that up in actions. Just like all these people pictured . Calling these neo-cons, establishment ho’s, and nut jobs conservative is absolutely a smear against true conservatives. TRUMP is MUCH truer a conservative than anyone of these people, but for some reason, some folks don’t like to admit that Trump actually leans conservative more than any other direction. I guess then they would have to smear Trump also or stop trying to divide Trump from his base. Anyone trying to divide Trump from his base is a snake in the grass. Watch out for sneaky snakes…

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  25. Trump needs his very own trusted ” anti deep state” covert information source. Information is POWER. If Trump has developed or obtained such an ” anti deep state” ( ads) group, then he will prevail in short order; otherwise, his chances for swamp draining are very low. So, given that theory, has anybody heard or seen anything on Americas Mayor, Rudy? ? My understanding is he runs a world wide cyber security firm, that may have ads required skills and resources. I am hoping Rudy is out there, leveling the field for Trump. Trump can not do this with a team of 8 or 10 people.

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  26. rebel53blog says:

    I always like Curt Gowdy but never was a Trey Gowdy fan

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  27. rjcylon says:

    To all those who actually watch anyone testify over anything, my hat is off to you. Seems to me over the past couple years, this is just what they do in DC to kill time, have hearings, have people testify, day in day out, seasons change, kids graduate, more hearings. What else are they going to do? Pass legislation? Make government smaller and more efficient? This is just bread and circuses for the politically minded.

    I read Comey’s written testimony the day before he testified, and that’s where it ended for me. And don’t tell me I’m “low info”.. do you ever see one of these people taken away in handcuffs? Is any big swamp player forced to resign because they want to spend more time with their family? Do you hear of sting operations across the country where dozens of people go to jail as a result of something that happened in a hearing, like in a Scorsese movie?

    The only thing of actual significance that actually HAPPENED to a swamp creature was President Trump firing Comey, and that didn’t happen in a hearing. That happened in the real world. This is my long way of saying I don’t watch this stuff.

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    • Wend says:

      Me neither. Great post, except you forget their recesses. Their very looooong recesses.

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      • rjcylon says:

        That’s right, they need the recesses to process what they heard in the hearings.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Lol…if they even heard it.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            We should send them all hearing aids. But speaking of recesses. Can’t President Trump make appointments when the critters are in recess, I mean over the summer, not a weekend? May be more things up the president’s sleeve than the critters are bargaining for.

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    • hypnotique59 says:

      Got to do something to pretend they have earned their pay.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      We now watch the hearings only to vote on which Congressperson asked the dumbest questions. It was very good for us all to even see all this action in Congress and how they vote and do hearings. The voting: I was fascinated with it all the first 2 weeks until we realized it was the same old thing every time, and that they get paid to walk around , talk, walk around some more, talk, look at paperwork, walk, talk, vote, talk, walk out.etc.,

      With the hearing it ended up being, for us, a game of who can come up with the cleverest questions, or the dumbest, or the attackdog types of questiions.

      Congress needs to be put on part-time with no perks. or benefits. And the recessed? a waste of taxpayer’s money. I suspect this Congress is a scam.

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  28. Sunshine says:

    GOWDY: He talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. Why is this?
    Little macho guy that stops short of asking the real questions.

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  29. titania97 says:

    Lordy, I am feeling a little queasy about composing this response defending Trey Gowdy– but here I go.

    First off, I would like to say that I have lurked on this wonderful website for over a year and I have loved Sundance’s posts and the lively discussions that ensue in the comments section. I know that it is impossible for all Treepers to agree on all topics and from the comments posted so far, I can understand the frustration with Gowdy.

    Although the House Select Committee on Benghazi did not yield the results that I would have liked, I gained admiration for Gowdy because of his determination to get to the bottom of what actually occurred on September 11th, 2012 in Benghazi.

    His effort to find the truth was stonewalled at every turn by the (((Deep State))) and the Obama Administration–they refused to provide requested documents and when they did provide documents–they were sloooooow walked–he was denied access to interview witnesses he wished to call, and even the DoD played dumb on the name of one of the drone operators on duty the night of 9/11/2012. Oh, not to mention the ranking member– that goofball Elijah Cummings–leaked information like a sieve.

    If it wasn’t for Gowdy–we might NEVER have learned of HRC’s personal email server–it was his subpoena for the preservation of her server when the American people were informed in March of 2015–from an article in the NYT!!!! (side bar: I believe there was more that one server).

    The HRC campaign did NOT like the fact that Gowdy was in charge of the committee– just check out the Pedestal e-mails from Wikileaks: https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/?q=gowdy

    Keep in mind on November 29th, 2016–Trump appointed Gowdy to the Executive Committee of his Transition Team: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_transition_of_Donald_Trump

    Why would Trump do this? Why would Trump toss Gowdy’s name in the list of potential FBI Directors? Chamon, there has got to be some reason?

    I do not want to ruffle any feathers, but let’s give Gowdy a chance. Let’s see what he can do as the Chairman of Government Oversight and Reform–at least he will keep Cummings in check. I believe he just might be what we need, what the Trump Administration needs in order to drain the swamp.

    Oh, and regarding the Awan Brothers–what is that saying that Trump always says? I don’t want my enemies to know what my plan is? Gowdy wasn’t under oath when he was asked about the Awan Brothers on tv. We all know that the Awan story can’t stay under wraps for too much longer– why would Gowdy comment on that topic? Isn’t it better to let the Dems think that the Republicans believe it is a “nothing burger” story than to tip them off and then they circle the wagons and strategize another false narrative?

    I know that this post reads as a “Gowdy Fan Club Letter” and dammit, I guess it is!

    Finally, I will end with this: I have met Trey Gowdy–in January of this year. I chased him down an American Airlines concourse and introduced myself and told him I wanted to shake his hand and thank him for being one of the only members of Congress that I respect. Y’all, he is the real deal. He was so polite, funny and gracious and acted like he had all of the time in the world to stand in the middle of a busy airport and chit chat. [Oh, and I got a photo! My father was thrilled!]

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    • franker01 says:

      Great post!
      You have expressed a lot of what I was trying to say.
      Much more articulately, of course!
      LOL

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      • Mary says:

        I’ve thought for years (since 2011) that all of congress and senate were being blackmailed by O’s admin. then we find out about the massive spying they were doing. They have the goods on everybody and in some cases most likely planted false info so they could control them.

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        • titania97 says:

          Exactly! In a Senate Intel Committee hearing in January re: ‘Muh Russia’– I believe it was Rubio who asked Clapper or Brennan if the “Russians” had the capability of hacking into a laptop or phone of a member of Congress and placing pornography on that device– Clapper/Brennan answered with a resounding YES!
          [I snorted and muttered to myself that it would probably be the CIA masquerading as Russians]–but hey! It could have been the Awan brothers?!

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    • Mary says:

      If you followed WIKI then you would know in Podesta’s email from Dec of 2015 he said they (Team Clinton) should hang Trumps bromance with Putin around his neck, This is exactly what they are now doing!!

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    • Kroesus says:

      my personal distrust in Gowdy comes from a combination of his lack of concrete results and his GOPe House leadership support……I am fairly certain Ryan McCarthy Scalise would not allow this promotion if they could not rely on Gowdy to do globalist bidding…..yes he did out the Hag’s illegal personal server and some damaging evidence on Benghazi but he could have dome more even in the face of the commies’ intransigence….it also speaks badly for him that he was supporting Rubio who is only a US citizen through the Cuban “Wet Feet, Dry Feet” policy and definitely NOT NBC as neither parent was a citizen at his birth

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      • Bendix says:

        Rubio was much too “green” even if he had been eligible.
        I think he saw how unqualified Obama coasted in on the The First Black President ticket, and thought he’d better take his shot while he had the chance.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Thanks for telling us what you think. That took a lot of courage, and I appreciate that you didn’t tell us what a bunch of stupid losers we are, either!

      Look, I started out liking Trey Gowdy a lot. I was awfully dispirited by how the Behghazi hearings turned out, but you reminded me of some things that were real honest barriers, and you’re right that is how the Story Of Hillary’s Server got told.

      I am now deeply, deeply suspicious of any Senator or Representative. But I’ll keep my mind open a sliver here if for no other reason than a really nice person like you wrote a well reasoned and earnest post supporting Trey Gowdy. Thanks for doing so.

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      • Bendix says:

        Yes, differing viewpoints made in a spirit of good will, without the name-calling, are welcome and useful.

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        • yy4u says:

          Like. We can agree or disagree without personal attacks. I tend to think the personal attacks aren’t us Treepers but rather moles who come here to foment dissent.

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      • yy4u says:

        Just went to the polls and voted in the VA primary — voted straight anti-Establishment ticket all the way. The anti-Establishment candidates will lose but hope it will send a message.

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    • SEJMON says:

      titania….this is war for MAGA-which require real fighters not pretenders…sorry but Trey is barking and no bite…..

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    • LULU says:

      I am not ready to diss Trey Gowdy either. I am curious to see how he handles this assignment. He couldn’t do worse than washout Jason Chaffetz. And no one was crazy about Darryl Issa either. So I agree. Let’s give him a chance.

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  30. A2 says:

    I’ve lost my ear for American accents, but did I just hear Mr Gowdy say, I dindno nuffin,?

    Really Mr Gowdy?

    OK this is a laugh. Unfortunately it is on our dime.

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  31. cyn3wulf says:

    “6.) Investigation goes nowhere.” Gowdy has #6 down to a science all while looking like a bulldog…

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  32. cyn3wulf says:

    As an aside, it breaks my heart to see Thomas Sowell on the NeverTrumper card. Ah, well, he is retired now.

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    • Bendix says:

      Mr. Sowell is a gentleman of the old school, and could not get past the more vulgar aspects of Donald Trump.
      Fortunately for us, Donald Trump has shown a willingness to get past that himself.
      He said he would “act more presidential” when he won the nomination, and he’s done just that.
      His trip to Saudi Arabia, etc.- yowza! All the MSM could come up with was he looked “tired”, and then they tried to make much of Melania flicking his fingers away.
      That goes to show there was nothing at all to criticize about his bearing and dignity.

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      • yy4u says:

        Meanwhile the alternative to Mr. Trump — the Democrats — are dropping the F bomb in their political speeches, cussing like drunken sailors (apologies to the sailors), dressing up like female genitalia, beating up people with bicycle locks, burning buildings, staging mock assassinations — and Sowell thinks TRUMP IS VULGAR. Oh, no, my friends, much as we have been led to respect Thomas Sowell, in all likelihood he was just a very articulate likable admirable spokesman for the Deep State.

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  33. Colorado Conservative says:

    Each of those NeverTrump lunatics were dead to me the day they started with their nonsense. I will never forgive ANY of them, never visit their websites, watch their shows/YouTube videos, read their books/columns, or anything else for that matter. Everyone of them are traitors to America.
    As for Gowdy, I had his number a long time ago after listening to him blather on but go nowhere (most likely on purpose since he is a UniParty GOP puppet). He reminds me of one of those little barking dogs that makes a lot of noise but then cowers in fear when it comes time to actually do something. Thanks for the great column Sundance.

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  34. Colorado Conservative says:

    Make sure to read this one by Daniel Greenfield: NEVER TRUMP IS STILL WAITING FOR THE APOCALYPSE http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266955/never-trump-still-waiting-apocalypse-daniel-greenfield

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  35. Lburg says:

    Unfortunately (or not) thanks to Sundance, when I see a headline about a new committee chair my brain says ‘meh’, “he just raised enough money to ‘qualify’ for the position”.

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  36. tazz2293 says:

    Since when did Kongress become part of the Criminal Justice system?

    There is actual Criminal wrong doing on a Federal level that should be investigated by the FBI and DOJ.

    I see the problem… Nevermind

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  37. So, who would be the best choice for House Oversight Chairman?
    Can the Chairman actually do something to move an investigation to the next stage…and would that not be the DOJ’s ball game area?
    I am thinking it would be the Right questions asked of people under oath that make the big difference?

    All of these hearings have had good info come out of them but go nowhere…what gets them to the next step?

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  38. freddiel says:

    I think it would be a great campaign for us to flood Mr. Gowdy’s inbox. Tell him that while he does ask some great questions, his track record always falls short of the win. Ask him if he works for the Deep State or the citizens of the United States who have cheered him from the sidelines when he trows out his zingers. Does he represent the citizens who were so disappointed when he removed himself from consideration as head of FBI? Ask him if he is a true patriot that will work with President Trump to shine the light on the corruption and crime that emanates from DC or is he a part of it.

    We do have a voice and it would be good for him to know that he is having his feet held to the fire. As a matter of fact, he should be receiving citizen feedback whenever he presides over an issue. Good or bad.

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    • JohnnyII says:

      “Ask him if he works for the Deep State or the citizens of the United States who have cheered him from the sidelines when he trows out his zingers.”

      Yes, be direct. I love it!

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  39. shadowcole says:

    Tweeted this @TGowdySC with “we know the truth”

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  40. Rob says:

    We’d be better off with CURT Gowdy, rather than Trey Gowdy.

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  41. zephyrbreeze says:

    How could Gowdy not know about one of the biggest unfolding spy case in American history?

    The Awan brothers? The 16 blackberries found in one of their homes belonging to the state department that Hillary and Debbie used to spy on our government and auto-synch information on different computers?

    The Swamp benefits from these issues being complicated and citizens having short attention spans. We need small volunteer groups who will become experts on these individual cases, and keep the rest of us informed. Like Sundance…worth more than 1000 politicians.

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  42. pattyloo says:

    did anyone else notice in maria’s question that she said the Awan brothers make $165K, and that is triple a staff IT salary? So that means they only make $55K in DC? That seems low to me. I would think more like 75K is reasonable – unless they are entry-level people.

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    • zephyrbreeze says:

      Agree on the salary. What’s super sketchy is why Pakistani citizens are in charge of the info on 80 members of congress. This is OUR FAULT that this isn’t front page news – or at least viral on the internet.

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      • pattyloo says:

        yeah, that’s sketchy. but of course, they were put there for the specific reason to collect this info. so, it’s not like they were actually looking for people who do ‘IT work’.

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  43. Still think many of the problems are of his own making but that is only my opinion – maybe he has some brilliant plan. Like I said, that’s just me…

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  44. Like I said, that’s just me…
    However, I believe all will fail us at one time or another.

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