September 12th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #236

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1,184 Responses to September 12th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #236

  1. ledygrey says:

    Thank you for recommending “A Good American”. I just finished watching it. Truly eye-opening!

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    Democrats up for reelection in 2018 are petrified by the announcement that our President will be coming to their state to pitch his Tax Reform Bill ( will visit 13 states in 7 weeks). This also petrifies the Uniparty Republicans. Our President is telling them that you are all full of crap and I won’t be tricked in having just a Republican Majority of 52 to try and pass Tax Reform.

    Tonight our President is strategically having dinner with 3 Democrats (also 3 Republicans) that told Crying Chuck a few months ago that they wouldn’t sign his pledge to fight any Tax Reform Bill that had cuts for the top 1%. Those Democrat and Republicans Senators are as follows:

    Sens. Joe Donnolly, D-IN
    Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND
    Joe Manchin, D-WV
    Orrin Hatch, R-UT
    Pat Toomey, R-PA
    John Thune, R-SD

    This also sends a MASSIVE MOAB on the fact that next year, Our Lion will campaign in those same 13 states to discuss why Kate’s Law, Sanctuary City Bill and possibly the RAISE Act have not been voted on and passed.

    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/politics/2017/09/12/president-trump-tax-reform-2018-senate-battleground-states/

    From the article linked above:

    President Donald Trump will visit 13 states in 7 weeks in a major push for tax reform, all of which are senate battlegrounds during the 2018 midterm elections. The White House strategy sends a clear message to both Republicans and Democrats: either get on board with the MAGA (Make America Great Again) agenda or get defeated.

    The states from East to West include Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota and Montana. President Trump won all but New Jersey and Virginia in November, taking the Second Congressional District in Maine for the first time for a Republican since the 1980s.

    President Trump will host a dinner at the White House Tuesday night for Sens. Joe Donnolly, D-Ind., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Joe Manchin, W.Va., Orrin Hatch, R-Ut., Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and John Thune, R-S.D. In North Dakota, Sen. Heitkamp attended the event with the president, though it was not clear whether she would support tax reform.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Remember 80% of Americans are on our President’s side when it comes to Kate’s Law and Sanctuary Cities. Even the most liberal state is sick and tired of illegals.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/18/california-poll-would-deportations-make-state-better-off-44-worse-off-39/

      From the article linked above:

      Emphasizing, these are poll results exclusive to California. 1,700 Californians polled:

      ♦ […] On Trump’s plan to suspend immigration from countries with links to terrorism, a plurality of California voters, 42 percent, said it would make California “better off.” That compares to 35 percent who said “worse off,” and 23 percent who had no view.

      ♦ Regarding the effects of Trump’s promise to deport illegal immigrants, 44 percent said it would make California “better off,’’ 39 percent said worse off,’’ and 18 percent undecided, the poll showed.

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    • magatrump says:

      Toomey and Thune are the worst kind of swamp snakes.

      Liked by 6 people

      • mopar2016 says:

        I agree magatrump.
        I look for these senate swamp creatures to try to sneak DACA or some other kind of amnesty into the NDAA defense bill later this month. Orin Hatch is just one of many RINOs that push this amnesty nonsense.

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    • blognificentbee says:

      I hope they are rallies, open to all and not just the closed speeches to certain companies. Rally time!

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Nice if the focus could be on the states that he didn’t win due to the corrupt states democratic party in charge like CT who still doesn’t have a budget in place. Malloy is considering raising sales tax again and now cutting all public schools financial aid but to those of the largest cities oh and by the way run by officials of same party 😡

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      • WSB says:

        Would love if PT went to NH to meet Corey! Would be a blow out! He could really rub it in that he won the state!

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      • chbailey says:

        What I really despise are those states that have a conservative citizenry, but that are dominated by the StupidParty usurpation (through gerrymandering populous cities and counties). But, what ho!…the GrandOldParty (in on it) created the TrojanUniParty…both Old and Stupid. I must now – with the arrival of President Trump – stress the “old” in the current party that we must belong to, grand though it may have been in times past (but not anymore), and as “old”, is entirely expendable since it is the Lions’ Party which has superseeded, in stunning fashion, them all. IMHO

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  3. kathyca says:

    Two #MAGA tidbits from my business communications today:

    First, I saw this entry today in the list of cases filed with the US District Court for AZ. FYI — Perkins Coie is a very well respected international law firm and has represented Trump.
    Katie E. Campbell
    v.
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    9/8/2017 2:17 cv 3061 Campbell FOIA. Defendant has denied plaintiff “full access to a document listing aliens who were convicted of criminal charges and to be deported to their home countries following sentencing, but were instead set free.”
    Download
    CNS Plus Download
    Daniel Barr
    Perkins Coie

    Also, there is an article in the Business Journal about Trump getting rid of more ridiculous Obama regulations imposed by EO and designed specifically to make sure there aren’t too many of the wrong people with jobs. From the article:

    “The White House suspended a costly reporting requirement for employers that was created during the Obama administration — a move that could save employers upward of $400 million.

    * * *
    The OMB is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of those aspects of the EEO-1 form that were revised Sept. 1, 2016. These revisions include new requests for data on wages and hours worked from employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors with 50 or more employees, according to that letter.

    John Balitis, director of Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, said responsible reporting requirements are one way to address unlawful workplace discrimination, provided the requirements are designed in a way to gather meaningful information in an efficient way.

    ‘The EEO-1 reporting obligation that the White House just suspended didn’t meet either of these criteria,’ he said. “Even the Office of Management and Budget conceded the requirements ‘lack practical utility, are unnecessarily burdensome, and do not adequately address privacy and confidentiality issues.’ Some estimates projected the expense to employers in making the reporting at $400 million, which is too high a price to pay for information of questionable value.”

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  4. helmhood says:

    Keith Olbermann is a larva.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Dora says:

    He is projected to win in a landslide.. That will be the end of NYC.

    ====

    Bill de Blasio: The Anti-New Yorker

    https://amgreatness.com/2017/09/08/bill-de-blasio-anti-new-yorker/

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    • joninmd22 says:

      New Yorker’s get the government they vote for.

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    • mimbler says:

      Interesting article. Totally destroys de Blasio, but says he’s projected to win in a landslide. I definitely don’t understand NYC voters,

      Liked by 1 person

      • WSB says:

        I don’t either, and I lived there for YEARS! I avoid going in now. The city is a mess.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Bec74 says:

          Tell me about it. I hate having to go into the city for work. DeBlasio has driven the city in a ditch. Around Penn Station was always a little sketchy. Now, it smells like a sewer and you worry about catching a disease walking through the subway and along 34th Street towards 8th Avenue.
          And don’t get me started on illegals. Today, at my daughter’s school I was given an information sheet that was being handed out to parents advising them of DACA information sessions hosted locally by lawyers informing them of their responsibilities. I knew we had issues when I kept getting notices that the school was seeing a 40% increase each year in the reduced lunch program and they were always begging for more $$.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Department of agriculture needs to start doing unannounced stings
            in various city/ county schools to find Free lunch/ title 1 fraud.

            Start at Dekalb County, Ga. Have heard plenty of reports from
            lower income coworkers about setting up meal accounts at
            their child’s Dekalb County elementary. This covers about 4
            different elementary schools, 6 parents. All of them were told
            “It’s been taken care of.” In other words, everybody in the school
            is listed as being on free meals. At approximately 600 extra per
            each pupil. For starters.

            Dekalb is far from alone in this scam. Anybody that has had their
            school district boundaries redrawn for “overcrowding” that doesn’t
            exist falls into this fraud scam. The redrawn districts are done to
            scoop in as much measurable poverty as possible into the school
            attendance figures. Voila’! Instant Title 1 school status.

            Cmon, Perdue. Let’s see some baby steps on this issue. The quality
            of education’s being compromised nationwide due to school boards
            being addicted to Title 1 dollars. Doesn’t do a thing whatsoever to
            improve outcomes.

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            • Your Tour Guide says:

              Hate to reply to my own posting, but if they REALLY want to deter
              illegals, follow the LACK of money. Track areas where they free meal/
              ESOL numbers have skyrocketed. Do some digging as to why. It would
              cut to the chase, keep the feds from spinning their wheels as much.

              Free meal increases are the BEST way to see trends in a given area.
              1. Find out if area has had any appreciable building occurring during
              a given time frame ( look up building permits, found on census stats).
              2. See if area has had any new school construction/ attendance boundary
              changes in a given time frame. Take into accordance in sample if so.
              3.Check if area received measurable amount of refugee housing vouchers.
              4. If no, to numbers 1,2, and 3 do an unannounced audit of area to
              see if fictitious indigent persons are being put on the books.
              5. If number 4 doesn’t apply, start paying attention to surges in ESOL
              numbers.
              6. Make compilations of areas where number 5 is the case, and
              concentrate manpower accordingly.

              Just some suggestions from research going back to 1993. Would
              suprise the hell out of me if any of the feds actually used common
              sense and considered them.

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          • WSB says:

            Bec, I understand your dispair. Nothing will happen unless the city gets rid of Warren Wilhelm.

            I was in the city for many years prior to Rudy coming on board.

            It was just a nightmare and is again.

            Period.

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      • Deb says:

        Too many illegal immigrants voting.

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  6. Bert Darrell says:

    Dear Treepers: please pay attention to the monikers used by the naysayers posting here. You will notice -over time- that they appear in close succession. Every time one of them comes up with a veiled attack on PDJT or his closest advisors -after professing love/support/admiration for the president- the others express agreement and add to the pile-on. Just watch and draw your own conclusions. All of them are, in fact, trolls or defeatists seeking to undermine our confidence in our current governing team.

    Treepers may occasionally be in honest disagreement with some of the actions taken by the president (e.g., whether or not the illegal DACA Executive Order should have been dismissed outright instead of being temporarily extended for 6 months and returned to lazy/corrupt congress critters to make up their minds). In these cases, points of view may be argued but you will never see the same procession of monikers pushing the same outcome … until a negative aspect pops up and starts being pushed by the “usual suspects”.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Totally agree.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Bree says:

      I concur.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Minnie says:

      Thanks Bert, my personal rule?

      Disengage 👍

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    • blognificentbee says:

      Thanks for the heads-up. When I read a questionable series of comments, I have recently started looking to see the author of the comment. If it is a CTH regular, I keep reading in an effort to understand a opinion different than mine. However, if I do not recognize them and they just keep the string going to agitate us, I just move on. I try not to feed the trolls.

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      • louche9 says:

        Agree with Bee. If I recognize the moniker, I take the comment seriously. If I don’t, especially when the comment starts with the tell-tale “No one was more supportive of President Trump than I was, but boy, am I sorry I voted for him now” routine, that goes in the “scroll on” column.

        As different from one another as many commenters here are, I’ve absolutely no doubt that none of us regret voting for Donald Trump, no doubt that we would vote for him again in a heartbeat, no doubt that none of us can think of a single candidate who would’ve been better. As if there was anyone else who would’ve been a better choice – yeah, right.

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      • Patriot1783 says:

        Sometimes they change gravators but if you’ve been here long enough can recognize another’s writing style is similar to another known offender as well as timeframe (zone) they post in with regularity.

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        • tom f says:

          Agree with the pattern of support. Doubt it’s coincidental. Designed to plant those seeds of doubt & discontent. Not gonna work with this group.
          I have trouble ignoring. Sorry, feel the need to reply in some cases.

          I/we don’t know what I/we don’t know. Projection, speculation, and jumping to conclusions is counter productive. I’m as guilty. As Steve Martin would say, “I b l a m e myself”!

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    • Serena says:

      I have been seeing that a lot on here lately. They are very easy to spot. I just ignore them. They will never turn me against our Mighty Lion!!!Together with him we will MAGA!!!!

      Liked by 13 people

      • mopar2016 says:

        Good call Serena, I notice these trolls too.
        They think that they’re fooling us, but those same trolls are responsible for inadvertently driving a lot of voters into the Trump camp, but they’re too goofy to realize it.

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        • Serena says:

          Yep just like the crazy Dems and their unpopular socialist ideas,the lying media,the elitist out of touch Hollywood crowd and all the hate filled leftist rioters. They are driving people towards Trump in droves!!! So I guess we should say Great job! Keep it up!!! (-:

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      • Hi Serena.

        I agree. I will never change my mind over the mighty lion. Indeed, I know that i was on board from the very beginning.

        However, i feel some of these comments are directed towards me. I have no faith in Jeff Sessions, and often get called a troll for expressing that opinion.

        It is sad that disagreements are interpreted as trolling. Personally, I’d hate to live in world where we all feel obliged to agree with one another. I prefer open and honest discussions.

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    • MNGal says:

      Hmmmm…if the troll comments usually come in close succession of each other and are the same Monikers, what are the odds that it’s not multiple people, but just one person?

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      • RAC says:

        There is software available that shows details of site visitors , time in/out, last previous site, o/s, location and probably a lot more.

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        • Yes, a lot more if you know how to do it…..IP addresses–and I have gone so far as to show Trolls on an old forum of mine a Google Street View photo of their home…..Shuts them up every time….LOL

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          • Wiggyky says:

            Jerrydon10 I know that can be done. A few years ago a guy on facebook showed how he could take a child’s picture, find his address, and with street view he would show their house and could even pinpoint which window was the child’s bedroom. That is scary, yet people continue to post their precious prince and princess on facebook. People never learn. They whining excuse it as it’s the only way to keep in contact with family. Horse pockey. They can send pics by email, text or snail mail like we did in days of old.

            Your idea, if used here, would slow these trolls down once exposed, especially by name.

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          • RAC says:

            I found it handy when experimenting with onion, knowing it actually works is good.

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          • A.D. Everard says:

            Ooh, I like that. Brilliant. 😀

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          • Dixie says:

            There are a lot of new faces at CTH now. This conversation is becoming sinister and I have no desire to be involved. For all I know, people are labeling me a troll just because I might have a negative opinion about something and made the mistake of expressing it. Everybody seems so suspicious of everybody else. I never thought I would see that on CTH so I think I’ll just have to take a break from CTH until things settle down. Call me naive but mostly I have become suspicious of all this talk about tracking people down.

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            • LOL……You totally misunderstood my comment……Myself, nor anyone else on here, has any desire to track you down.

              It may, however, help you to understand that this is a forum of Trump supporters. In fact, many on here, especially Sundance, are a part of the initial Web Warriors, going all the back to the first videos from Diamond and Silk, who worked hard to get Donald Trump through the primary and the general elections.

              That is why you may find that the negative Trump posts will not be that popular in this arena, especially when there is so much fake news around and we do not know if any of it is true……

              Now, with that said, you are welcome here IMHO, peace to you and enjoy your life–No one wishes you any harm……

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      • Patriot1783 says:

        Always note if the same ones seem to “like” a questionable comment.

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      • Or, it could be people who work for a living, and comment when the catch a break from the work load. Then, you have around 30 minutes to read and comment when you want.

        i wish I could live on the comment threads, but I just don’t have time. I only comment when I have breaks. I personally am shocked at Jeff Sessions lack of effort to prosecute. And for that, I believe he is deep state. And also, for that, I am fingered as a troll.

        But like my lion, I won’t be McCarthied into silence. I hope that one day I am proved wrong, and have to eat humble pie. Believe me, it will be the nicest piece of pie ever. But I am not hopeful at all.

        Political debate, is, by its very nature, confrontational, especially in such divisive times. I think we need to pay respect to that, and take it for what it is.

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    • Lulu says:

      Yes there is one in particular who does a sophisticated attack that never fails to hijack the thread for awhile. And while I could never prove it – his tone and writing is identical to a longtime GOPe supporter who did the same thing to Breitbart threads a few years ago when the tea party was a thing.

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    • Kathleen Rady says:

      If you’ve been on Breitbart those trolls have and use the same MO.

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      • Breitbart is clearly being trolled. There is no reason these people would read BB, as they are clearly antifa progressives. The discourse is just name calling and hate.

        But we must be careful not to attack those that just disagree with us. This is the Treehouse, which boasts of lots of branches. There are some here who think it is a stump. I have noticed an element of McCarthyism creeping in, which I think is distasteful. Even on this conversation, some are talking about locating Ip addresses, and outing people. They should step back a bit and just hear themselves. They are turning into what they hate.

        There are many societies where disagreement is frowned upon, and discouraged. I, personally, do not want to align myself with such hysteria. It is better to have faith in one’s own opinion, and to engage in debate with reason and discourse. With Trump at the helm, I personally feel armed with all the information I need to win my point of view. I am also open to have my mind changed, should other information come to light I was not previously aware of. But on the whole, I feel very confident that I can hold my own in discourse. Alternative views don’t offend me, maybe because I am not insecure about my own beliefs.

        MAGA

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    • Wink says:

      Thank you, Bert for posting this. I noticed this, too, but wasn’t sure how to address it.

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  7. magatrump says:

    The Gop has no intention of passing tax reform according to reported tweets from Chad Pergram. They want Dems to work with them to try to get it passed. Very frustrating. We need to vote all of them out. They do not want to pass any of President Trump’s agenda.

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  8. deanbrh says:

    WordPress is following the Main Stream Media by newly posting negative-Trump ad-stories interspersed with the menu for TCTH. It’s not unusual for them to intersperse the menu with unrelated ads, but it IS unusual to load them with anti-Trump stories. And this isn’t just Word Press, It’s a whole host of “new” internet publications with anti-Trump lies and filth and replays of the Bush story and the Dossier and reruns of Fake News! it’s as if the Hags of Hell have been unleashed because the Liberals of congress dragging their feet has begun to hurt them more than help them and this business of getting rid of Trump is exhausting their patience.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      You need to install an Ad Blocker! Not only will the site run faster, but you won’t see all those nasty ads 😀

      adblockplus.org

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      • Tegan says:

        Unfortunately, some of us still have devices that are top old for Adblock…at least that’s the response I get whenever I attempt to install. I’m due for a new IPad and that will definitely be one of the reasons.

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    • Lulu says:

      Yes, it’s everywhere now. Youtube always suggests Anderson Cooper clips and Trevor Noah etc. to me when I watch Stefan Molyneaux or some other alt-media personality.

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  9. Zennalou says:

    Donald Trump’s Congressional Deputy Trades DACA Amnesty for Tax Cuts, Not Border Wall

    President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide is prioritizing a new “DACA” amnesty and a tax cut ahead of Trump’s promised border wall, according to news reports.
    The congressional relations aide, Marc Short, told reporters September 12 that he is not asking Democrats for any concessions — such as funding for a border wall or passage of the RAISE Act — as they draft an expensive new amnesty for many younger illegals, including the 800,000 illegals who are covered by former President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty since 2012.

    “We’re interested in getting border security and the president has made the commitment to the American people that a barrier is important to that security,” Short said, according to TheHill.com. “Whether it’s part of DACA or another legislative vehicle, I don’t want to bind us into a construct that would make the conclusion on DACA impossible.”

    During the breakfast, Short touted the importance of a tax cut. “It is essential to us — right now,” he said.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/12/trumps-congressional-aide-trades-daca-amnesty-tax-cuts-not-border-wall/

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    • augie says:

      This must be fake news, or else a 4-dimensional-chess strategy. I cannot believe that President Trump would support amnesty.

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      • Kroesus says:

        Sarah’s WH briefing just today she used the term “responsible immigration reform” on several occasions and slipped and said “comprehensive immigration reform” one time (we know what this is code for)…..the new DACA bill Tillis and the Dimms are working on has amnesty in it for almost 5M immediately and would provide a “pathway to citizenship” for a further 20M……Trump has indicated he would sign a DACA related bill coming out of Congress….it may be rhetoric but why the administration’s change in heading allowing for amnesty talk and legalizing of the DACA illegals

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        • Oldschool says:

          I heard that too. “Comprehensive immigration reform” is uniparty language. Sent a chill down my spine when I heard it come out of Sarah’s mouth.

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          • WSB says:

            PT uses Dems’ language against themselves all the time. “Working Families”, ” Middle Class”, “Antifa” just to name a few. His ” Comprehensive” is not their ‘Comprehensive”…

            he, he.

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            • Your Tour Guide says:

              Will start to get worried if he starts utilizing HUD speak
              “Low to moderate income households”,
              “Clean, safe, decent affordable housing”,
              ” For households beneath 80% of local median income levels”

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              • Judith says:

                “Sustainable.” “Next gen.” “Mixed use.” “Workforce housing” It is all the same Agenda 21 New World Order crapola, and we are so far into the mud with these Marxists now, it will take another civil war to drain that swamp.

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        • singingsoul says:

          Kroesus
          “Trump has indicated he would sign a DACA related bill coming out of Congress….it may be rhetoric but why the administration’s change in heading allowing for amnesty talk and legalizing of the DACA illegals”
          ___________________________________________________
          I am going to wait and see and not allow myself to be wiped into frenzy.
          Trump has a right to give twenty-thousand people amnesty but I also have a right not to vote for him again.
          Remember people we have the right to reject with a vote therefore I am not worried . Should Trump opt to give twenty-thousand people amnesty then he must only want to be a one term president and that is his choice.
          At this point all is roomer and I am not getting upset by roomer or perception.
          Go Trump

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          • trumptyear says:

            People who do not want to vote for TRUMP should consider Al Franken …

            Al Franken is one of the Demo­crats’ most ag­gress­ive and ef­fect­ive ques­tion­ers of Pres­id­ent Trump. He’s gen­er­ated nu­mer­ous made-for-TV clips as one of the few Demo­crats will­ing to go full-bore against his party’s top tar­gets—Jeff Ses­sions, Tom Price, and Betsy De­Vos and En­ergy Sec­ret­ary-des­ig­nate Rick Perry. He was one of nine Demo­crats on the Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee ques­tion­ing Trump’s Su­preme Court nom­in­ee, Neil Gor­such.
            Al Franken could par­lay this in­to a bid for THE PRESIDENCY in 2020.

            This is not a joke. Bumper stickers are available.

            read:https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2017/02/06/no_joke_al_franken_for_president_402041.html

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      • chojun says:

        I think it’s compromise for the larger good. By setting in motion the events to end DACA, he put the Democrats and their constituents into a panic and created massive leverage for his positions. Remember Trump’s strategy that Sundance has highlighted previously –
        that Trump places his enemies in a position to expend considerable energy and resources to maintain their current positions while Trump doesn’t have to expend any effort or resources – a considerable tactical position that favors him greatly in negotiations – an almost unfair advantage. DACA is so important to them that they just may allow tax cuts to pass through congress.

        Ultimately keeping DACA via some other deals with the Democrats and GOPe to get tax reform through might anger some hardcore conservatives who don’t understand how Trump works but in the end it really only allows a pretty small number of people to stay here but gets the government boot off the necks of the middle class.

        DACA is really moot anyway once we get the wall built and start enforcing immigration law because we won’t be bringing in any more illegals in the end.

        However, with that said, this is the same trap that Reagan fell into by allowing the limited amnesty of 11M aliens. Reagan ended up being stabbed in the back when immigration inforcement did not increase after the amnesty. I trust that Trump knows who his enemies are and what his tactical position is this time around.

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      • mopar2016 says:

        Amnesty in any form would make Mr. Trump a one term president.

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    • The Recent Republican says:

      Well, I’m glad that I voted for “tax cuts” and another massive amnesty (which will lead to more chain migration of Mexican/Central American family members and other amnesties) back in November. Hell, it’s almost like I voted for John McCain. If the Dream Act passes and Trump signs it, I would suggest everyone coming out here to Los Angeles for a week, because that’s what the country will look like within a decade or so.

      Meanwhile, the number of illegal border crossings are shooting back up again. Whether it’s true or not, word is out that Trump isn’t serious:

      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/11/illegal-immigration-southwest-doubled-over-past-fo/

      And our own young people continue to die, thanks to the junk the illegal alien mules and Mexican cartels are bringing in:

      http://www.cincinnati.com/pages/interactives/seven-days-of-heroin-epidemic-cincinnati/

      Instead of talking about how much he loves the “DACA kids,” perhaps Trump should go to those areas around Cincinnati and see what the trade deals and open border “kids” have done to our American youth.

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      • listingstarboard says:

        I have often wondered what is the network that spreads the info to illegals back in their home country–They do seem organised and informed about when and where to cross over–is it word of mouth, or is it on the nightly news –just wondered how they get the “call that is a good time to invade” versus ” not a good time”.

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        • Weather Watcher says:

          It’s all organized by la raza/ community organizers. Special phone apps they come out with to help the illegals. It is truly amazing…the network they have created – they have had 30 years of experience since the first Amnesty was instated back in 1986.

          I”m afraid California is a lost cause….there are so many illegals/chain migration/2nd and 3rd generation illegals, birth citizenship…..and with State Government leaders cheering Sanctuary status….and giving away freebies that the average American can’t afford. We have a state government that is against the average American – they are pushing for lawlessness and criminality. What is good is bad and what’s bad is good.

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        • Kroesus says:

          under Bammy it was tax payer funded in Honduras El Salvador and Guatemala…….remember how the UACs seemed to show up on cue in 2014-15…..he was advertising in those countries about the DACA and DAPA programs he had illegally started

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      • Lulu says:

        I won’t vote again if the give amnesty to illegals. There’s no point as the country is officially over. We will have one party rule and will lose what’s left of the first and second amendments. You can forget the tenth altogether and they will fastrack military age muslim men so we can be Europe. That’s the plan – Trump was the one block.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Agree lulu. Hubby and I have agreed, any amnesty of any kind, we are checking out. Trump is our last best hope. God, please guide Trump.

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          • Alison says:

            Oldschool – any chance you’ve read the comments today about very familiar names who constantly post “I’m a total Trump supporter, but I’m done if he …” ?

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            • WSB says:

              Sounds like they all had too much punch.

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            • Oldschool says:

              Your point alison?

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            • dilonsfo says:

              Yep…that’s them.

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            • Bert Darrell says:

              Bingo!

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              • augie says:

                When people realize they have been bait-and-switched, it makes them grumpy — even if they ended up with a superior product. And it’s something they remember, even if their noses are rubbed in the fact that there is nothing better out there. Especially if their noses are rubbed in it.

                Rational or not, it’s the sort of thing that makes people drop out.

                Right along with this, it’s a real hazard that someone who seems to out-Trump Trump on his old, signature issues will be part of the of the splitter strategy next time. This, regardless of how much good President Trump may have done.

                I have no idea how this will play out, short or long term. The best I can say is pray for our President, pray for our country.

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              • Judith says:

                A lot of these trolls seem to have the same idea, second-guessing President Trump and pretending DACA is the end of the world. Get a grip. For thirty years our border has been wide open. The Constitution was trifled with- anchor babies my azz. We voted in a bunch of Marxist tools and even a Radical islamic President. Twice. And now, NOW they get all huffy and indignant and dump this whole shebang in President Trump’s lap? Where have they been? Spare us the drivel. We got this.

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    • ginaswo says:

      Hi zeina
      As Red Leader says
      Stay on target

      Sarah shot this fake news down at the presser
      Bb always puts the most negative spin, designed to split The Don from his base

      They are frenzied now trying to weaken his support ahead of the tax push

      #MAGA
      Spinnin one for troll reduction
      NSFW

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    • alligatriot says:

      Hoping congress can think outside the box. (Wrote to my senator, but his name is Rubio so I won’t be holding my breath.)

      The DACA program was never about the “innocent children”, only Barak whatshisname’s legacy. Whatever.

      I feel congress should devise a way for those currently enrolled in DACA with a clean criminal record to obtain some sort of visa which will allow them to complete their education or continue in the job they have for two years. At that time, they can reapply for an additional two years, assuming they still have a clean criminal record. During this time, they should be required to apply for citizenship just as any other immigrant does. They would go to the back of the line. No “special pathway to citizenship” should be provided for them. That would be another slap in the face to the millions of legal immigrants already in line.
      If the Dreamers don’t want to apply for citizenship, they can return to their homeland after their initial two year visa expires.
      This way, there’s no amnesty and no ripping families apart. (I got that last one from MSM.)

      One final note. No matter what grand plan congress critters devise, Our President has a veto pen.

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      • andrewe1 says:

        Why are we bargaining like we’re out of power? Just enforce the laws.

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      • Bree says:

        No. Call me crazy but no amnesty, pathway crap or anything remotely giving these ingrates citenzship. Just no. Go home! That’s all. Their parents broke our laws and now they must go back. End of story.

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      • I am in favor of DACA being ratified, if, and only if

        1. They are never allowed to vote.
        2. They are not tied to chain immigration.
        3. A border wall is built.
        4. The RAISE act is implemented.
        5. Effective voter ID is installed.
        6. Sanctuary status is revoked.
        7. Remaining Illegals are deported.

        I think that would be a good deal for the USA. The system is not just broken, but a mess. I don’t think we can get all that we want, without making some deals.

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        • Oldschool says:

          May I add, no government entitlements, EVER.

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        • Iron Lady says:

          “1. They are never allowed to vote.”
          Regrettably, we may well pass a law that says they’ll not be able to vote, but the left will immediately begin clamoring ceaselessly about the inhumanity of it all – how can we have two classes of citizens, especially when many 2nd class citizens are non-white? Blah, blah, blah. Next thing you know…

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  10. augie says:

    Flepore’s comment brings to mind the happy thought of the Uniparty overflowing their Depends.

    “Democrats up for reelection in 2018 are petrified by the announcement that our President will be coming to their state to pitch his Tax Reform Bill ( will visit 13 states in 7 weeks). This also petrifies the Uniparty Republicans. “

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  11. Pam says:

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  12. Anyone see this yet?
    GOP senator wants full transcripts from Comey staffer interviews
    *Sen. Ron Johnson is demanding full transcripts from interviews the Office of Special Counsel conducted with former FBI staffers for James Comey, becoming the latest lawmaker to dig deeper after the documents raised questions about the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case and the ex-director’s statements to Congress.
    The White House on Monday accused Comey of giving “false testimony,” and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News last week he wants Comey to return to Capitol Hill – saying “I smell a rat.”*
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/12/gop-senator-wants-full-transcripts-from-comey-staffer-interviews.html

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  13. Minnie says:

    Not sure this was posted (office is crazy busy) but Lara and Eric Trump delivered their beautiful baby boy this AM. All are well ❤️

    Sorry, no link, received word from my mom.

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  14. fleporeblog says:

    Luther Strange is dying a slow and painful death! All the talk about the Democrat winning in December is complete nonsense. Even PPD states so. Please keep in mind they predicted our President winning PA and MI days before the election. They also show how biased the polls are about our President’s approval rating both nationally and in individual states.

    https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/polls/2017/09/12/alabama-senate-polls-roy-moore-luther-strange-maga-vote/

    From the article linked above:

    President Donald Trump may have endorsed Luther Strange in the runoff, but Roy Moore is getting the lion’s share of his base in two new Alabama Senate polls. The two men advanced to the runoff on September 26 to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate after the first round of voting.

    As our county-by-county post-election analysis explained, private polling data conducted by PPD a week before indicated that nearly two-thirds of voters who planned to back Rep. Mo Brooks would vote for Judge Moore against Sen. Strange in the runoff. Given we underestimated the judge by several points, it is entirely possible some of those voters already made that strategic voting decision.

    ALL THEY DO IS LIE LIKE CRAZY IN THESE BS POLLS! THE DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE BS’s POLL AND PPD IS ASTRONOMICAL (SEE BELOW)!

    However, the Emerson Poll found voters in Alabama gave President Trump a 52% job approval and 36% disapproval rating, significantly lower than the PPD Big Data Poll (68%) and the 82% a new Strategic National Poll found have a favorable view of him.

    The eventual winner will go on to face Democrat Doug Jones, the Establishment favorite who beat Robert Kennedy, Jr. While there has been some chatter, mainly from a liberal media hoping Judge Moore is too conservative for Alabama, we find that assertion ludicrous. This race is rated Safe Republican on the PPD Senate Election Projection Model.

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  15. ALEX says:

    This gives a good view of the power system at moment in Florida. I know the people who live there might or probably don’t appreciate this, but for a Hurricane of this size to go up the length of the state, I think valuable lessons will be learned, especially concerning fuel delivery on a peninsula….

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  16. citizen817 says:

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  17. citizen817 says:

    I can’t stand him, but I agree with Bill Maher on this.

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  18. flowerbelle says:

    THIS!
    Let’s get this information EVERYWHERE!!!
    These are real, professional, science based investigators.
    https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/09/breaking-decision-makers-have-been-informed-of-evidence-against-russia-hack/

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    • WSB says:

      From Natalie Clarke, a commenter there:

      “CroudStrike has links to Mr. Mueller. Its president, Shawn Henry, ran the FBI’s cyber division when Mr. Mueller led the bureau. Steve Chabinsky was also a close aide to Mr. Mueller in the cyber division before arriving at CrowdStrike as general counsel. He later joined an international law firm.
      Mr. Henry and Mr. Chabinsky were senior CrowdStrike officers when the DNC called on the company to investigate the hack, identify the culprits and patch vulnerabilities.”

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  19. fleporeblog says:

    Ole Mitch might have pulled off a coup on the Democrats when it comes to the deal they brokered with our President! These MORONS are so dumb!

    http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook-power-briefing/2017/09/12/cassidy-graham-to-meet-with-mcconnell-mnuchin-says-trumps-15-percent-corporate-tax-rate-difficult-to-achieve-hope-hicks-now-permanent-white-house-comms-director-222242

    From the article linked above:

    STORY OF THE DAY — MCCONNELL SPEAKS to NYT’s CARL HULSE — “McConnell Says Democrats’ Glee on Debt Limit Deal Was Premature”: “‘Let’s put it this way,’ Mr. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, said Monday in an interview for The New York Times podcast ‘The New Washington.’ ‘The deal is not quite as good as my counterpart thought it was.’ The reason? Mr. McConnell said that he insisted the newly passed legislation preserve Treasury’s ability to apply ‘extraordinary measures’ and shift money within government accounts to pay off debt and extend federal borrowing power. That will delay the need for another increase in the debt limit well beyond the December deadline that Democrats have been trumpeting as their big moment of leverage. And Mr. McConnell said he did so over the objections of Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader and aforementioned counterpart. …

    “Clearly irked by the perception that he got rolled by Democrats when President Trump accepted their proposal for a three-month extension of the debt limit and government funding, Mr. McConnell, an avid college football fan, said Democrats ‘spiked the ball in the end zone a little too early.’ Instead, he said, he used his majority leader’s position to make something of an end run. ‘One of the advantages of being the majority leader is you control the paper,’ Mr. McConnell said, referring to legislation. ‘I wrote it in such a way that it does not prevent what is frequently done, which is the use of extraordinary measures. The minority leader and his team were trying to get us not to write it that way, but I did write it that way and that is the way it passed.’” http://nyti.ms/2xu0KGT

    — LET’S UNPACK THIS A BIT: McConnell is right. He, along with Speaker Paul Ryan and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, tried to convince Trump that he didn’t want another debt ceiling vote this year. What ended up happening didn’t really anger Ryan and McConnell, which is why they didn’t put up a fight. But now the debt limit will likely be pushed to 2018 — due to the extraordinary measures we’ve explained here a few times.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Here is the actual article written by the NYTs!

      From the article linked above:

      “The deal is not quite as good as my counterpart thought it was.”

      The reason? Mr. McConnell said that he insisted the newly passed legislation preserve Treasury’s ability to apply “extraordinary measures” and shift money within government accounts to pay off debt and extend federal borrowing power.

      In fact, Mr. McConnell said, the debt limit will not have to be increased until well into 2018, taking that volatile subject off the table for the December spending talks, and eliminating the Democrats’ most dangerous bargaining chip in the first round of negotiations.

      “Since I was in charge of drafting the debt ceiling provision that we inserted into the flood bill we likely — almost certainly — are not going to have another debt ceiling discussion until well into 2018,” said Mr. McConnell.

      Under the scenario Mr. McConnell sketched out, the December talks will now focus on hurricane relief and other budgetary matters and the administration can tell Democrats “see you next year on the debt ceiling.”

      “I think I can safely say the debt ceiling and the spending issue in December will be decoupled because the debt ceiling will not come up until sometime in 2018,” he said.

      Democrats were hoping that the same combination of factors — expiring federal funding and a necessary debt limit hike — would play to their advantage again in December, allowing them to cut an even bigger and more favorable deal that would cover spending for the rest of the fiscal year and other issues such as bipartisan legislation to stabilize health insurance markets and the immigration fight over young, undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

      Mr. McConnell’s strategy now is to break the two issues apart and try to put Republicans in a better position in the spending talks, leaving the debt limit for 2018.

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    • ALEX says:

      It’s all so foolish to me. The debt limit has to be extended. The Fake News just plays everything like a game with winners and losers..They have no other purpose and it’s never in President Trump or Republicans favor, but who cares, they are Fake News…

      By taking this issue off table the President can do what he is tonight and he will cut a deal on tax reforms. The Obamacare debacle will hurt republicans as nine million people continue to pay through the nose for insurance they can’t use…

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    • joninmd22 says:

      Gee. It’s almost like the Democrats (and Real Conservatives tm) got played.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Thanks Felice. I posted on this very early this morning.

      Another Treeper posted a link about this but the article was published in the Blaze. The comments from Treepers involved trashing Glenn Beck and the Blaze and how Mitch McConnell was trying to screw Trump and his agenda yet again.

      While I agree Glenn Beck has gone off the rails and I have nothing good to say about Mitch McConnell, I was honestly flummoxed. When I read the article, it struck me as a good thing, one of the few good things McConnell has done.

      But I felt sort of all alone. Relieved to read your analysis of it and that you see it as a win. I thought maybe I was missing something. Thanks for the post!

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      • mimbler says:

        I think it is a good thing as well. The revealing thing to me, though, is it shows McConnell is effective -when- it is his ox getting gored (this mainly protects his turf). I just wish he would put even a little of that effort into getting PDJT’s agenda pushed.
        Anyway, I’m thankful for any and all victories, and this will help PDJT’s bargaining position.
        Mike

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          I know, right? McConnell just bumbles along playing dumb, apparently. When he wants to shake it off and get things done he seems to be up to the task. The sound you hear is me gnashing my teeth.

          If McConnell would only do away with the sixty vote rule he wouldn’t have to deal with the President cutting deals with the Dems, and think how quickly we could get things done.

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          • mimbler says:

            I know, so frustrating. He is literally throwing away the opportunity of a lifetime. And if he aided PDJT’s agenda McConnell would have shared in the glory and got a paragraph in the history books. There have to be extremely powerful counter forces to have him impede Trump’s agenda.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Sylvia I had to do a double take myself because I didn’t believe it. The creatures have us questioning ourselves. I think Mitch was so embarrassed and felt this was his way of getting the last laugh of Crying 😭 Chuck!

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      • progpoker says:

        I posted that Blaze article, Sylvia. I am no 4d chess master but I believe the purpose of the three month extension, from Trump’s perspective, was to hammer the GOPe on the budget later this year. Didn’t Paul Ryan want an 18 month extension?? They are way to comfortable with running the Gov’t without a budget. The turtle basically said he’ll extend it out to whenever he wants…he ‘controls the paper’. i still maintain this was aimed more at Trump. The Dems just give the turtle cover (two sides, same swamp). Then again, I could be totally wrong. this stuff gets confusing!!

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    • WSB says:

      Not so fast. This is implying that McConnell is attempting to not finalize a budget, then, no?

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    • Duke Taber says:

      When I saw this whole thing my thoughts were “Gee, Mitch can get something done when he wants to and it serves his interests.” So what happened with repeal and replace? Yep you got it. Mitch didn’t want to.

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  20. citizen817 says:

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  21. sunnydaze says:

    In light of Hillary’s “Stupider than a Rock” interview Sun. AM, this is a pretty funny vid from the Primary, made by what is apparently a Bernie site.

    Thank God Ms. Hillary and her Team were so stupid/arrogant they never bothered to check out how so many Bernie voters felt, or just how much she was alienating them!

    Hillary is the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

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  22. Sandra-VA says:

    What could go wrong?

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  23. fleporeblog says:

    Graham/Cassidy/Heller Repeal and Replace Bill is not dead yet! Mitch McConnell had an afternoon meeting with Graham and Cassidy to discuss their bill that will be released tomorrow.

    http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook-power-briefing/2017/09/12/cassidy-graham-to-meet-with-mcconnell-mnuchin-says-trumps-15-percent-corporate-tax-rate-difficult-to-achieve-hope-hicks-now-permanent-white-house-comms-director-222242

    From the article linked above:

    — SENS. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-S.C.) and BILL CASSIDY (R-LA.) are meeting with SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY.) this afternoon about their health care proposal.

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    • chojun says:

      Gov. Gary Herbert of my state of Utah went exclusive with Breitbart and called the bill a great idea. This will put Sens. Lee and Hatch under pressure – Lee has a lot of clout with the Conservative Tea Party/Freedom Caucus types and Hatch is best buddies with the GOPe.

      I think the thing will continue to gain steam.

      The only problem is that this becomes basically a permanent entitlement for states instead of individuals. States would never, EVER end these lucrative block grants.

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      • mimbler says:

        Yes, and I understand they have structured the block grants to be more fair to conservative states. How long would that last when dems get in office.
        It’s a mess, so I’m not throwing rocks at this plan. It just shows the dems knew what they were doing when they passed Ocare.
        Get Americans stuck on gov health insurance, and you have a program that will never really go away.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          Your comment reminds me a little bit of the Welfare Reform legislation Clinton signed in the 90s. It was great…while it lasted. Then BO was elected and he signed EO’s that removed the work requirement, which was the whole thing that made it successful.

          Trump is now undoing this, but I haven’t read anything new about it to know how successful that attempt has been.

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          • mimbler says:

            Yes, it was really sad and shows how little Obama cared about his constituents.

            People were throwing off the shackles of welfare and enjoying making more money and having the self respect of a job.

            And the taxpayers were obviously enjoying a benefit as well.

            All undone with Obama’s pen, and condemned generations back on welfare unless PDJT is successful in getting the program back to the workfare stage.

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        • Tegan says:

          As Obama bragged at the time!

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Thank you for sharing that info! Senator Hatch came out yesterday and said he thinks it will never be voted on before September 30th. Lee and Cruz have been working on the bill behind the scenes. David Brat and Mark Meadows were on with Hannity this afternoon and they and the HFC are all in.

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. Katherine McCoun says:

    Ground Report: Dems as pouty and criminal as ever. Had a magnetic bumper sticker (Trump 2020) on the front of my car stolen in downtown Nashville. Will order another next week. Still have 2 other magnetic bumper stickers on the back (Build the Wall & President Trump is My President)

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      Get one of those alarms which emit a shrill siren when your vehicle is touched. They may still steal your bumpers ticker, but at least they’d get a shock out of it.

      Liked by 2 people

    • alligatriot says:

      Wait! Perhaps it was taken by a Trump supporter who can’t afford one of their own!
      Or Mitch McConnell took it to secretly display in his Man-Cave.

      Okay. Silly time is over. I have to get back to raking tree debris.

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  26. Pam says:

    BOOM! haha

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  27. Pam says:

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  28. Sylvia Avery says:

    Portland Oregon Police Are Purging Their Gang Database Because There Aren’t Enough White Gangs

    Labeling someone as a gang member is raycisssss now, I guess. Ah, Portland. So virtuous. So very PC. So anti Christian, anti white, anti man. So nucking futs.

    “As times have changed, the Police Bureau in partnership with community members have realized being labeled a “gang member” can have a negative impact on the person who may be making attempts to overcome the life challenges they face…”

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/10/portland-police-are-purging-their-gang-database-because-there-arent-enough-white-gangs/

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. andi lee says:

    California!
    “Make California Great Again”!

    This MAGA man in the video is ferocious! 👏👏👏

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  31. citizen817 says:

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  33. IMO says:

    FBI: Awans Security Clearances “Forged;” Granted Access to Congressional Intel Despite Falsified Vetting | True Pundit
    http://truepundit.com/fbi-awans-security-clearances-forged-granted-access-to-congressional-intel-despite-falsified-vetting/

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      FTA:

      “… Either someone with clout in Congress, or higher, made sure the Awans received their security clearances despite glaring problems or the investigators pushed their files through for approval as part of a systemic breakdown.
      Many assertions in the Awan-linked applications and files could not be verified by subsequent FBI vetting as part of the criminal case now pending against Imran and Hina. The files are problematic, FBI sources said.
      The FBI did not conduct the background checks on members of the Awan family who were granted security clearances in Congress..
      A former FBI section chief and security clearance expert said this type of malfeasance is commonplace in D.C.
      The Inspector General found widespread fraud in firms conducting Congressional and government background checks, often cutting corners to approve files without vetting the applicants.

      This type of overt government malfeasance regarding security clearances is very common, according to former FBI section chief Michael F. McMahon. As an agent, McMahon was the FBI’s key whistle blower on the troublesome gaps plaguing the federal system which too often rubber stamps security clearances for unqualified applicants…”

      The article goes on to say that most of the background checks are handled by the Office of Personnel Management and they subcontract this out to a variety of contractors some good and some not so good.

      It is a frequently identified flaw in the system but it is never fixed. These background checks are performed on people who will have access to CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.

      IIRC it was the OPM that contracted out its security software to some Chinese company as was disclosed after the massive hack by China of the personnel records. I have moved from wondering what kind of idiots were in charge to wondering how much money they were paid by China and/or George Soros to betray our country?

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    • psadie says:

      I hope they pull in Rep. Andre Carson the Muslim on the Intel Committee.

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    • Lulu says:

      Well how could they get clearances as Pakistani citizens. That would never happen.

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  34. citizen817 says:

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  35. citizen817 says:

    They’re Coming to Take Me Away, HaHa!

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  36. Marygrace Powers says:

    Is PetMed Selling Opiates for People, Not Pets?

    September 12, 2017 • 8,175 views
    By Dr. Joseph Marcela

    “Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, including those obtained via a prescription. Intended to be reserved for only the most serious cases of pain, opioids are being vastly overprescribed, including for noncancer chronic pain, such as back pain or that from osteoarthritis. With overdose deaths on the rise, public health agencies are urging doctors to cut back on inappropriate prescribing of these powerful drugs — which could be spurring more people to look for them elsewhere.

    PetMed Express, an online store selling pet medications, may be exploiting this epidemic by selling pet opioids for use in people, although they’ve denied all accusations. An investigation suggests the company specifically targeted humans looking to buy opioids online using Google advertisements. According to research firm Aurelius Value, which conducted the investigation:1

    “Using Google, which drives over 55% of the traffic to 1800petmeds.com, PetMed has deployed a vast predatory campaign that dangles ads featuring pictures of Tramadol to drug users searching for how to get high or quickly score a variety of different opiates, narcotics, and street drugs without a prescription. Egregiously, PetMed’s ads even specifically bait opiate addicts searching for remedies for their withdrawal symptoms.”

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/09/12/petmed-selling-opiates.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20170912Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM158110&et_rid=48208651

    Hope President Trump’s task force is aware.

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    • LBB says:

      My dog get bronchitis in the summer and has used tramodol or hyrocodone to suppress the cough. The prescription rules are same as for people in regards to no refills and picking up order in person.
      The saddest part of this article, that those that are addicted will go as far as injuring their dog to warrant drugs. Sick.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Yes, and my brothers dog had seizures and used a well known drug whose name escapes me at the moment, maybe phenobarbital?, and he had to go through all the folderol to get the script filled because humans would use it to get high.

        Also, a lot of veternarians who used to dispense drugs for pets are not doing it any longer because the licensing and handling requirements have become quite burdensome BECAUSE of people trying to get their paws on them for human use.

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        • Gil says:

          Its phenobarbital. My beagke I put down a couple weeks ago had epilepsy, as well as another who was put down 2 years ago. My dogs have needed tramadol, rimadyl, and now tussigon, a narcotic cough suppressant for my beagle with early heart failure. If its just a few pills, Ill take it from the vet, and there arent so many problems. A couple years ago, because I got such a large quantity of phenobarbital, a 4 month supply, I started having the pharmacy fill it.
          About a year before I put this last beagle down, I started using GoodRx.com.
          It is a HUGE cost saver for cash payers.

          Losers will get high off anything. The new thing with methamphetamine users is called “turkey basting” because they dose themselves anally. Yep, about as disgusting as it gets.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I know this is serious. I do. But I can’t help but think of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer uses dog meds because it is cheaper…

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  37. sunnydaze says:

    Charles Payne is back on FBN!!!!!! Yay!!!!!

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  38. sunnydaze says:

    And here’s the Seattle Times article about their Mayor – Ed Murray- he’s leaving office tomorrow afternoon!!!!!

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-mayor-ed-murray-resigns-after-fifth-child-sex-abuse-allegation/

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      WOW, this is really kind of big I think!

      FTA: “(September 11, 2017, Washington, D.C.). Today, Larry Klayman, a former prosecutor of the U.S. Department of Justice, founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and its current general counsel and chairman, filed a complaint before the Office of Professional Responsibility and Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), seeking an investigation and the eventual removal and prosecution of Special Counsel Robert Mueller for his and his conflicted staff — which are Democrat/Clinton political campaign donors and supporters in large part — having illegally leaked grand jury information to harm President Trump, his family and former and present colleagues.

      Klayman had this to say upon filing this compelling and hard-hitting complaint, before his alma mater:

      “The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and Inspector General (IG) are charged with investigating and remedying unethical and illegal behavior by the Special Counsel and other DOJ lawyers and staff. Special Counsel, Mueller derives his office and powers from the DOJ, as he was appointed, strangely, by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

      “As our Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and his Deputy Rosenstein, have failed and apparently refuse to properly police the illegal grand jury leaks and conflicts of interest of Special Counsel Mueller — putting their own personal, political and professional interests before all else — the job falls upon Freedom Watch and OPR and the IG to represent the interests of the American people for truth and justice.

      “If OPR and the IG themselves fail to take action, Freedom Watch will file a court complaint to force them to take appropriate action…..”

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  39. rashamon says:

    Thank you to Sundance, the Admins and all The Treepers for the hard work on behalf of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other states/islands impacted by weather. Half my family has lived in TX for generations; the other half is in south Florida, so we have seen first hand how Americans stick together when others need help. What a crazy and dangerous month!

    People have been wonderful with semis showing up in all three states carrying water (very much needed for the next few months), baby disposables, cleaning supplies and staples. Three dozen left from the Chicago area on Monday morning. Also healthcare, utility and construction workers along with thousands of the National Guard from several northern states. The weather has been a hold up for Florida, but they are on their way now. I know Samartian’s Purse had trucks coming down from as far as Canada to Florida since many of their transports were serving Texas.

    For you all with some time on your hands (Ha! Do Treepers ever sit still?), please note the admissions pleas from some of the universities who see themselves as Sanctuary Campuses for DACA. I find this movement despicable, especially when financial aid and scholarships worth $60,000-plus a year are included. I have several family citizens with excellent records who would appreciate this help, but because they are “white” or have Asian last names thanks to great-grandparents who immigrated legally before the 1900s, they are placed at the bottom of the entrance list. Enclosed is the link to the U.of Miami, FL’s admissions info, but multiple colleges and universities have special invitations for DACA illegals.

    http://admissions.miami.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/scholarships/udreamers-grant/DACA-FAQ/index.html

    Afain, thanks to all of you!

    Liked by 6 people

    • rashamon says:

      Here is another link with more links to other schools at the end of the thread.

      https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/09/07/u-of-miami-offers-daca-students-62k-full-scholarships/

      Liked by 4 people

      • Sylvia Avery says:

        This makes me sick. Thanks for posting.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Oldschool says:

        If we enforced our laws, none of this free tuition crap would even be an issue. Wonder just how many more tuitions we taxpayers will be on the hook for in the next six months that daca remains unenforced. More seriously, how many of our citizens will be victims of violence at the hands of the daca tots? Will more moms become Angel Moms? Why do we keep allowing this?

        Liked by 3 people

      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Cut off Fed Funds/tax payer money to these schools ASAP. If they have money to give free education to foreign citizens when the children of US citizens then they have way too much money and are not spending what they do have appropriately.

        Are they co operating with Fed officials re illegal immigrants? If not, cut all Fed Funds to the school including school loans for attendees and grants for research.

        All foreign citizens without permission to be here Must go home to the country of their citizenship. If anyone, including elected officials and school administrations, are aiding and abetting then they are also breaking the law. They are turning into outlaw campuses and campus hideouts for criminal aliens. No one cent of Any Federal funds for these schools.

        And states also should cut all state funding if they have the support of the citizens of their state.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Regarding DACA, last night on Tucker Carlson he talked briefly about how the left likes to portray DACAs as serving in the military.

      However, out of that 800,000 number of DACAs that keeps being quoted, 900 are in the military which is 0.01 percent.

      I suspect the number of those who are actually enrolled in college is pretty small, too.

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  40. andyocoregon says:

    It seems the two recent hurricanes have caused many Climate Change Alarmists to lose what was left of their sanity.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/11/climate-change-activists-want-punishment-for-skept/

    Liked by 3 people

    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Have to wonder how they expain the last 12+ years with no major storms hitting the continental US (the longest EVAH!) (or at least, since folks started taking note).

      Or what about the absolutely quiet Pacific (living up to its name, I suppose), which normally has around 3x as many storms as the Atlantic?

      And, finally, what about the terrible hurricane seasons in the early 1900s, where neither SUVs, CO², NOx, nor modern dense factory/automobile output could “contribute” to the
      ACE (accumulated cyclone energy) index ?

      Crickets.

      Truth, discernment, scientific integrity, and the scientific method are beyond their ken.

      Then again, isn’t it wonderful how “tolerant” those paragons of signalled virtue are to others, of whom they demanded tolerance. They probably don’t know the real etymology of tolerance (and accuracy) at all…

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  41. Sylvia Avery says:

    San Diego starts washing down sidewalks, streets to fight hepatitis A outbreak

    ******
    It has been a really long time since I was in San Diego. It sounds like the SD I visited no longer exists. This is a sad commentary on modern life and the “radical transformation” of our cities into third world hellholes.

    IIRC when Seattle tried doing this they had to stop because it was “raycisssss” for some reason. Or was it Portland? I’m going to have to see if I can find that.

    FTA:
    “Crews working for a private contractor began power-washing sidewalks with a chlorine solution in downtown San Diego on Monday, part of an effort to stop the spread of hepatitis A among homeless people.

    The crews cleaned sidewalks around 17th and Imperial avenues, where hundreds of homeless congregate and live in tents and other shelters.

    The washings will resume on Wednesday and Friday in other areas downtown and continue every other week.

    The hepatitis A outbreak has left 15 homeless people dead and hospitalized nearly 300 others. A lack of adequate access to restrooms, showers and hand-washing stations is believed to have contributed to the spread.

    The county has provided hepatitis vaccinations to 19,000 people, including 7,300 considered to be at risk of contracting the disease.”

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-san-diego-hepatitis-cleaning-20170911-story.html

    Liked by 2 people

    • Oldschool says:

      Viva la diversity!

      Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        Have you seen the commercials for Whooping Cough on TV? The grandmother looks like an upscale half Spaniard profile.

        I am not very old. I only heard of WC in history books.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          I had it as a child (60 years ago). Not pleasant, and often a lingering problem. I thought it had been eliminated in the interim. My wife (here in Germany) had it as a child too. Also it was eliminated here – we thought.

          But, it’s back, too!!!

          Seems our “cultural enrichment, highly-qualified professionals” from far south of the border
          (read: Morocco, Tunesia, Sudan, Nigeria, etc.) have brought parasites and diseases such as these as a “thank you” present of introduction to their, er, hosts. Our medical system is being overwhelmed at the moment.

          Here’s hoping and praying you all can wipe out Hep A and all the other new/old bugs showing up (I suspect Bill Gates would call them a feature)…

          Liked by 2 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Okay, I located the information on Seattle. When they started hosing down their sidewalks in front of the court house, a King County councilman objected because he was “triggered” by the hoses as it made him think of the water cannons used against demonstrators in the south during the Civil Rights era, so it was raycissss and had to be discontinued.

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  42. 4beagles says:

    Sessions serves as the Advance Guard Beaver of the Swamp
    There is no Badger in him.

    Liked by 1 person

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