NAFTA Update: Likely ‘Loggerheads’ to be Announced At 3:00pm…

NAFTA Round #4 negotiations have been ongoing and resulting in little progress on the serious issues surrounding the three nation trade pact.

Word from behind the scenes, and off-the-record, finds several insiders with the opinion that the decision by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobbying group to conflict with President Trump and the U.S. trade team has backfired.

U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue made the decision to align in common cause with Canada and Mexico, against the interests of the U.S., and go public with his attacks against the U.S. negotiating team, the administration and President Trump personally.

Following the confrontational approach by the largest DC lobbying group, the U.S. team asked Canada to take their protectionist trade restrictions off the Dairy and Poultry sectors.  Canada was adamant they will never leave their agriculture unprotected, and rejected any consideration of open trade discussion toward those sectors.

The U.S. is standing firm on three elements that Mexico and Canada are dead-set against:

  • A proposal that NAFTA be revisited every 5 years with measured way-points to ensure equity in trade position along with updates, if needed, to fast changing sectors.
  • A proposal to change the rules of origin to ensure that around 70% of automotive parts used in manufacturing actually come from inside the three-nation trade block (not Asia). Currently most cars built in Mexico, sent to the U.S., use Chinese parts.
  • A proposal that U.S. companies have preferential treatment for U.S. government taxpayer contracts.  This keeps U.S. government stimulus spending inside the U.S. economy.  [Canada and Mexico want access to U.S. contracts and U.S. taxpayers expenditures to expand their own economy.]

Canada and Mexico have stated their joint intention to use the DC lobbying groups, including the U.S Chamber of Commerce, to purchase American politicians, block the U.S. trade proposals and increase pressure on President Trump to comply with their demands.

Apparently this CanaMex hostile approach -and alignment with Tom Donohue- does not sit well with President Trump.   It should be noted that Chamber President Tom Donohue and Mitch McConnell are best friends and the majority of McConnell’s incumbent campaign funds comes directly from Donohue.

VIA REUTERS – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland are scheduled to meet and take stock of the negotiations before issuing statements at a joint event at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT). They later plan to separately brief media.(link)

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Big Stupid Government, Budget, Canada, Economy, media bias, Mexico, NAFTA, President Trump, Professional Idiots, propaganda, Trade Deal, Uncategorized, US dept of agriculture, US Treasury, USA. Bookmark the permalink.

208 Responses to NAFTA Update: Likely ‘Loggerheads’ to be Announced At 3:00pm…

  1. chiefworm says:

    Donohue is a traitor to his country. PERIOD. My hope is that this weasel of a human being ( I apologize to all animal weasels) stops stealing the oxygen of those that love, honor and respect this great country. A pox upon him.

    Liked by 52 people

    • itswoot says:

      “A pox upon him.”

      The red swamp pox, known to infect Commie-type swamp traitors? 😉

      (Should be cued to start at the relevant part, which lasts until about 1:45)

      Liked by 6 people

    • farmhand1927 says:

      The C of C started out, much like unions, as a service with a legitimate purpose. As money flowed in, the corruption took hold. The money flow has to be shut off before it’s power and influence can be contained.

      If you own a business and belong to C of C, cancel. Be prepared to articulate your reasons to your customers, tell them it’s part of Draining the Swamp. Hold a meeting and invite other business owners. Educate them. Form a coalition, inform the public, replace C of C with an alternative organization in your community that does good and promotes business, minus the façade that funnels money up to management that uses it for lobbying and obstructing MAGA.

      Liked by 28 people

      • The Boss says:

        There is very little if anything that any local C of C has in common with the US C of C. There are plenty of local chambers who absolutely detest Tom Donohue. As more locals earn what a piece of filth he is, Donohue can count on an endless line of businessmen waiting to piss on his grave.

        Liked by 14 people

        • The Boss says:

          ‘learn’ not ‘earn’. Dang it!

          Liked by 1 person

        • Alison says:

          Doesn’t matter since Donahue gets substantial money from foreign sources. WHY don’t tax-exempt rules preclude that! (Rhetorical question).

          USCOC’s racket seems to be best-kept secret in the filthy swamp. The money goes from pocket to pocket without ever benefitting Main Street.

          Liked by 8 people

        • WSB says:

          There is a money flow in dues, though.

          Like

        • WSB says:

          There is a money flow in dues, though.

          Like

        • chbailey says:

          Wouldn’t it be a good idea to change their name? All’s they do is attach their location to “C o C” to distinguish themselves. For example, “MAGA Business Network” with location: this would disassociate the good ones from the CoC lobbying obstructionists.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Judith says:

          The local CoC buys into the Globalist NWO philosophy, whether or not people realize it. When my residential neighborhood was rezoned to pave the way for sec 8 high-density (sanctuary city) apartments, the local CoC was all in with the crooked town boards and planning commissions .

          Builders, trade unions and local shop owners were all atizzy at the town board hearings, and they all ran roughshod over the valid concerns of local residents. They didn’t follow notification laws, and restrictive covenants were lifted at the convenience of the developers. It was a sham.

          The builders and trade unions are heavily invested in political campaigns and they, in turn, receive contracts, federal subsidies and 20-30 year tax abatements. Local shop owners enjoy the increased foot traffic. Their input has fundamentally changed civic associations, which used to advocate for local residents, not merchants who reside out of town.

          Local politicians catering to the local CoC, are a microcosm of DC, just on a smaller scale. And DC politics spreads its tentacles to enforce its directives, via millions of dollars in annual subsidies, distributed through state and local governments.

          Like

      • The Demon Slick says:

        Oh please Trump blow it up oh please oh please….

        Liked by 7 people

      • nightmare on k st says:

        US C of C is International Corporations, most on board won the the Globalist New World Order

        Like

      • yy4u says:

        Like X 200

        Like

      • NewNonna!!! says:

        This ^^^^ YES! Take back America, Main Street!!! You have so much POWER! Against globalist, uniparty creeps.

        Donahue taking the side of Canada and Mexico against the very American businesses that he represents.

        May the flees from a thousand camels infest his groin!!

        God, bless America and President Trump. 🙏🏼🇺🇸🙏🏼

        Liked by 3 people

    • Do we (USA) have any of their government contracts? Why should we give them?

      Liked by 5 people

    • carrierh says:

      The CofC and both Canada and Mexico still don’t get it that they are dealing with a great businessman who will and does put America FIRST! while all they do is make some richer and continue to downgrade their citizens lives. Sorry, you all, but we will win one way or another, so time to grow up and accept you take on a great DEAL and move on in thinking of your nations. Trump only gives a little wiggle room, so better jump on it before you are left in the cold. As to McConnell and other politicians who buy their re-elections by NOT representing us but the big money and position must face up to the face that we, the voters, are also putting them on notice that we are and will be taking back the reins and NO outsider monies will be allowed. You make yourselves right from outsiders and ignore the fact that you were elected/hired to REPRESENT US AND AMERICA. Time for politicians to wake up and we move their office back to the state/city/district they came from, have a small office, maybe 2 assistants, no benefits or perks beyond a reasonable salary, the same benefits/perks we have (meaning no lifetime salary, special insurance, free college for offspring, etc.), and all Congressional work done by real time video. You do anything that is not really part of your job means you will be removed immediately. You either work for us or you don’t! Time to wake up to reality that we the People are the Republic and make the calls. Trump listened and he is doing what we want, so get a grip and accept that you must do the same. Drain the Swamp is starting NOW! McConnell’s face yesterday showed us how he, too, is desperate to continue to enrich himself and ignore us. He and Ryan both have shafted us for the “others” and that is now coming to an end. Anyone leaving Congress by retirement of any kind will NOT take any of those lovely benefits/perks because they #1don’t need them, and #2you can have the same benefits/perks we have on your dollars!

      Liked by 7 people

      • Daniel says:

        Oh they get it. Consider that their relevance and cash flows would be interrupted quite abruptly if they didn’t fight the good fight. The CoC isn’t a business entity in the sense they have goods and services to sell. They simply represent a sort of union of business interests.

        If they didn’t fight back representing those interests, they wouldn’t be doing their job and Tom Donohue would stop getting money for running that operation. That may happen pretty soon now though.

        Liked by 3 people

      • chbailey says:

        Intrenched. M McConnell assumed office January 1985. T Donohue Chamber if Commerce president since 1997.

        Like

        • sturmudgeon says:

          Entrenched ?

          Liked by 1 person

          • chbailey says:

            Yes, as examples, Rick Perry and Mike Huckabee are MAGA patriots who chose to get on the Trump Train. E Chao looks to me like she is working for America First. So although M McConnell has been entrenched in the CoC for decades along with many others, he and others may not want to align with the swamp Globs any longer.
            Since Globalist President Donohue went to Mexico to represent the Glob usurpers, DC’s entrenchment in the CoC could fall off considerably. It’s possible.

            Like

    • OverWatch says:

      He is an a$$ weasel. Completely different critter all together.

      Like

  2. filia.aurea says:

    I recall President Trump’s remarks during the primaries, WTTEO “these guys are killers, they’re not nice people, you wouldn’t want to have dinner with them…” “but they happen to be the toughest negotiators on the planet”. Plain talking, truthful POTUS, who says politics is a “complicated” business. Seems more like cut-throat to me….just sayin’
    Just get the us the heck out of NAFTA. Build our economy, and use our financial strength to foster truth and honor amongst leaders throughout the world. I am so distressed by the murder and abuse of innocent children and Christians around the world, I could never celebrate war. As Christians, we have a duty to bring the warmongering individuals in Congress, the profiteers, the deceivers, satanists, and so-called allies to harsh justice. Our military should be focused on protection of our homeland, not dying while waging war all over the world, but I digress. Getting the U.S. out of NAFTA will be a day to celebrate.

    Liked by 18 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      I agree. I pray this is the last round.

      Donohue went too far, but then this may have been what our President was planning all along….to draw out Donohue into the open field and get Donohue to actually meet with CanaMex privately to bolster them up to go against us. Our President Trump allowed Donohue to meddle, so we can eyewitness it. Now our justification for leaving NAFTA is more solid. We saw Donohue acting as if Donohue, himself, is the real POTUS. Did Donohue break US law by interfering?

      It was nervy of CanaMex to think they are entitled to have access to our politicians who were supposed to represent only us and to protect our taxpayers money from the ilks of them. Nervy CanaMex. {Triple SPIT!}

      I’m glad you reminded us of what Candidate Trump said:
      “….these guys are killers, they’re not nice people, you wouldn’t want to have dinner with them…” “….but they happen to be the toughest negotiators on the planet”. Theives and Traitors.

      Liked by 33 people

      • georgiafl says:

        THIS^^^
        “what our President was planning all along….to draw out Donohue into the open field and get Donohue to actually meet with CanaMex privately to bolster them up to go against us. Our President Trump allowed Donohue to meddle, so we can eyewitness it. Now our justification for leaving NAFTA is more solid. We saw Donohue acting as if Donohue, himself, is the real POTUS. Did Donohue break US law by interfering?”

        “It was nervy of CanaMex to think they are entitled to have access to our politicians who were supposed to represent only us and to protect our taxpayers money from the ilks of them.”

        With Obama, Clintons, Bushes – foreign entities and global corporate interests had equal if not greater influence (for $$$) on US affairs of state. That includes Muslim Brotherhood, Russia, China and Europe….and in the last 20 years, since he’s been CoC head, Donohue was king.

        Liked by 23 people

        • georgiafl says:

          Forgot to close bold type again at end of sentence. Shouldn’t type before at least 2 cups of coffee.

          Liked by 7 people

          • StanH says:

            The bold type is appropriate in this case, a perfect illustration of the uni-party.

            Liked by 7 people

            • Founding Fathers Fan says:

              The uniparty is made possible by all those people who refuse to do what is necessary and vote out the incumbent RINOs in their primaries. There’s only about 17% voter turnout in republican primaries. Low voter turnout usually favors the incumbent. Why do so many people stay home and refuse to vote them out?

              Liked by 1 person

              • Lindenlee says:

                Most people are ignorant of the importance of the primaries.

                Liked by 1 person

                • woodstuff says:

                  Agree. People are still not alert. I sometimes (wrongly) assume more people are aware of politics like political junkies. We The People must be the voice of truth to oppose the media. In the same way, we must spread the Good News to oppose Lucifer.

                  Only by word of mouth can the light of truth be spread. Those of us know much more politically than the masses have a sacred duty to do so much more. Those who have been so richly blessed with eternal life should not “keep their light under a bushel”

                  End rant. May God bless all who read this.

                  Liked by 1 person

              • Judith says:

                Maybe the Treehouse isn’t reaching enough of them. We need more visible “truth” media sources on television and social media. All this 24/7 Enemedia hysteria regarding President Trump turned many people off to politics.

                Like

          • pegm says:

            Why can’t we have access to the “donations and buy-offs” of all politicians? Is this graft considered income? I think their “donors” list should be made public. After all, they’re still whining about PDJT’s tax return. These crooks in our hallowed chambers need to be exposed for who they really are. Maybe we need to start a movement demanding that our elected officials be required to reveal all monies given to them for political purposes.

            Liked by 3 people

      • Every politician that takes money from the COC needs to be outed and primaried. It needs to be called the dirty money of the COC. i.e. Jeff Flake is getting primary money from the dirty, crooked COC.

        Liked by 9 people

      • NJ Transplant says:

        Mitch McConnell better watch his you know what. Now we know why Mitch looked so sick standing next to our President yesterday.

        Liked by 7 people

      • carrierh says:

        Grandma, they know our politicians are open to being bought and paid for to betray their oaths and promises to us. Now, that, too is wide open for all those who think a politician is a good elected representer of us while all time they are anything but. Could we also say that the Founders of America would not have allowed nor accepted representation being something you buy off the shelf! Ah, so much Congress members to remove but we will do it.

        Liked by 6 people

    • Jim says:

      Weren’t his rallies great! He would say something and I would think, “Oh my God, did he really say that,” and…he did!

      Liked by 10 people

      • I know, right? He killed PC in one election season!

        Liked by 9 people

      • StanH says:

        It was the highlights of my day. It was wonderful seeing someone skewer PC.

        Liked by 8 people

        • Judith says:

          The debates were indescribably delicious. In one fell swoop, he broadsided low energy Jeb! He dismissed sweaty little Marxo, he exposed trusTEDDY’S Uniparty creds and Hillary, he schlonged like no tomorrow! Can we play some highlights here? I could sure use the laughs!

          Like

      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        What Candidate Trump boldly said at his rallies were things we all wanted to put out to the front, but were not able to. This is the reason why his rallies were a BIGLY hit and why people attended in droves. We attended 2 of his earlier rallies(Costa Mesa and San Diego) and watched all but 3 of his rallies online. We saw canes and wheelchairs didn’t stop those people from attending. Trump Supporters were more than ready for this type of movement in any way or form. His rallies really was/is our Last Stand, but with a better outcome.

        Thru his rallies Candidate Trump gave us the green light to start pushing back against corrupted Gov’t and their thugs operating within the DC beltway. He signaled to us we now have the numbers, our Monster Votes, and it is time to stand against the takeover of our country.

        As we went thru the election process and inaugugration, we realized President Trump knew way more about Gov’t corruption than he let on. He is using the’ Art of the War’ strategies and we will stand next to him and let him play the game as he deems fit in his own timing. President Trump knows and his Dream Team knows what ails our country.

        Candidate Trump was, and is, the American Patriot we have been waiting for decades, who was willing and ready to be our voice. He was willing to take slings and arrows for us. He was willing to spend his own money to run the campaign. He knew what needed to be done. We knew he knew what needed to be done. We are with him and he is with us. With God’s help, we have President Trump’s back and he has our backs. All the way.

        The Lord is looking our for us and we have to hold firm to it.
        Thank You Bigly, President Trump! And your Dream Team, Too. BIGLY with a grateful heart. Praise The Lord!

        Covfefe Rules = “I Will Stand Up”

        Liked by 4 people

      • AM says:

        Except for the tension of the actual election, his rallies were like a big party with some of the best people in the world at them. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. BobBoxBody says:

    I say we dust off and nuke NAFTA from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

    Liked by 12 people

  4. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    the idea of a trade agreement that benefits mostly a country that isnt part of the trade agreement is absurd. whoever opposes the changing is bought by special interests

    Liked by 25 people

    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      One thing that gets lost in the wash, but might have some bearing here (as it concerns the globalists) is that before the globalists put in the Federal Reserve and instituted the US Income Tax, the USA used trade duties (customs fees and the like) to fund its ongoing operations.

      Being part of ANY “free trade” agreement makes that impossible, and insures the Fed and the onerous (and ever-increasing) taxes continue.

      Get rid of NAFTA, get rid of the Fed (and the EZB over here), get rid of Obozocare, and reduce taxes (would be nice to eliminate them, but lowering them is OK for now). And send Donohue and his evil cabal away for good.

      GOD Bless, protect, and guide President Trump, Vice-President Pence, the “Wolverines” and the rest of his cabinet, their families, and GOD Bless the USA!

      Liked by 25 people

      • Chuck says:

        “One thing that gets lost in the wash, but might have some bearing here (as it concerns the globalists) is that before the globalists put in the Federal Reserve and instituted the US Income Tax, the USA used trade duties (customs fees and the like) to fund its ongoing operations.”

        The very structure of the USA and the US Constitution have been under attack since it was written. I learned this in grade school in the 1960s.

        Liked by 11 people

        • unconqueredone says:

          And it hasn’t been taught since. I never heard such a thing in school in the 70’s and early 80’s. I went to good schools, but apparently the revisionist history was already at work in the textbooks then.

          Liked by 7 people

      • NJ Transplant says:

        Maybe Donohue and friends could retire in Canada or Mexico.

        Liked by 2 people

        • I was thinking they could retire in Hell.

          Like

        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          I want them on a nice cruise ship, sent them out to the middle of the freezing ocean in the winter, then sink ’em.

          They, along with Clintons and Thugs, Obama and Thugs, Soros and thugs, Congress and thugs and many others, would just keep recycling their crimes elsewhere and may come back to bite our kids and grandkids. They are the scourge of God’s earth.

          Like

  5. julegate says:

    I am glad Donohue is being exposed.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Lucille says:

    Turning on his own country…Donohue is a piece of work!

    Liked by 7 people

    • The Boss says:

      You’re too kind.

      Liked by 3 people

    • I agree Lucille. The only problem is not everyone reads the treehouse. How will they know what is happening?

      Liked by 2 people

      • annilinn says:

        madeline1945…I have been amazed and happy when reading on other sites to see comments that include a link to the treehouse. So let’s hope many others will discover this wonderful site.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Judith says:

          That’s how I came here. I think it was a link from a Breitbart thread. Now I only come here, and I rarely visit other sites. Most of them have shown extreme bias after the election. Breitbart is a joke.

          Like

      • carrierh says:

        Madeline, I have sent this site to my contacts so they, too, can really get real news and information. Also still like to catch Spicier as well for great laughs.

        Like

      • Southern Son says:

        The Boom is coming.
        Enemedia have No Idea how to report America First, and No Intention of Promoting it.
        Most people are in REM right now, and aren’t waking yet to the New Reality of MAGAnomics.
        Their thought processes are surreal.
        THIS!, can Not be happening.
        Trump can Not be President!
        Facist/Nazi’s have Taken Over!
        We will start a Civil War!
        And Win!
        President Trump has such a far reaching and Visionary mind, that I Believe he has planned eAll of this.
        I am more Amazed and Inspired by him every day.
        The Beauty of it is, how he is such a Happy Warrior.
        We would do well to imulate.

        Press ON!, Mr. President!!

        Liked by 2 people

        • Feels like this is a watershed month:

          With every Enemedia assault, they indelibly brand themselves as feckless fools.

          Can’t see the ends of their noses … Pinnochio Parrots.

          Like

        • THru Dr T says:

          He is a dispenser of happiness. He is more joyful by the day now but has always been happy in his approach to what he’s undertaken . This week has been a turning point for him and for us. He went out to dinner at his beautiful Washington DC hotel with Melania and Barron on Saturday night and there was a joyful expression on his face that was bigger than ever before 🙂 He’s got them!!!

          Like

        • NewNonna!!! says:

          PERFECT S.Son!!! I think Happy Warrior is an EXCELLENT description and name for our Lion! Thank you!

          ❤️🦁❤️🦁❤️🦁❤️🦁❤️

          Like

      • mireilleg says:

        So true! I won’t use facebook or any social media because I cannot support such a destructive force in our young people’s lives as long as they are biased. But those who do should send that information a million times. I email it to people I know who are not too politically aware whenever I can.

        Like

    • NJ Transplant says:

      I am ashamed that Donohue is Irish.

      Liked by 1 person

      • mireilleg says:

        Why? He is supposed to be American! We fuss about African Americans this or that. Why don’t we start seeing each other as Americans first and foremost. I am not saying not to have pride in the character your ancestry or mine have given us. I taught my native language to my grandkids and I am proud of who I came from. But now I am American not hyphenated. So on the public square we should all be that. You bear no responsibility to his lack of fortitude just because you share a common country of origin.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Hap Hazard says:

        I’m with you on that. My pain is all the more acute because we share the very same last name, except for one letter difference in spelling 🙂

        Like

    • TeeJay says:

      He’s a CoC-sucker for sure!

      Like

  7. Jedi9 says:

    NAFTA needs to go the way of the Dodo Bird! Bye China! No more cheating!

    Liked by 6 people

  8. wheatietoo says:

    Their sense of entitlement is stunning.

    I’m referring to Canada and Mexico’s attitude.
    They act like they are ‘entitled’ to feast on our country like it is an all-you-can-eat-buffet.

    And if we try to assert some semblance of looking out for our own best interests…like they do…then, Oh! they act like we are being ‘unreasonable’.

    Kudos to Robert Lighthizer and Wilbur Ross for their levels of patience.

    Lesser men would have lost their patience with these parasites and erupted into a righteous dressing-down, calling them out on their egregious violations.

    As far as I can see, there is no benefit to the US to remain in NAFTA.
    The quicker we get out of it, the better.

    Liked by 38 people

    • Jim says:

      Our President has such a stellar economic team. Their depth of knowledge just amazes me. They remind me a lot of Milton Friedman…pure, simple down to earth facts that you simply can’t dispute. Anyone arguing against them always comes off as a bumbling idiot and I’d bet a dollar to a doughnut that average citizens in other countries are thinking…gosh, why can’t we have someone like that representing us.

      Liked by 10 people

    • Jenny R. says:

      Men of a less patient and kind-hearted bent would have perhaps informed Canada and Mexico that it was time for some quid pro quo — that we Americans get to feed off of them. Especially with their moronic demands not only in economic areas, but desiring to bring about a change in our civil laws to benefit them as well.
      Less charitable individuals would be calling for both countries to be put to the rack and the lash…and paying for the privilege of only receiving that…after their unmitigated…opportunism and gall.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Jenny R. says:

        The above sounds quite mean, I will grant. However, the citizens of the countries to our north and south are far too complacent in regards to the potentially very bad circumstances their own governments put them in (to the benefit of a few connected individuals) — perhaps it is time to show them what the consequences of being so complacent just might be.
        Sometimes you have to be very cruel to be kind, as that sappy pop song says.

        Liked by 2 people

    • ginaswo says:

      Yes wheatie! A million times this.
      (Profanity ahead!)Their sense of entitlement is absolutely enraging to we the American people. These fools have overplayed their hand, again.

      Congress won’t repeal and replace, can’t fund a simple wall, bxtchez about Iran on behalf of boeing, is dxcking around on tax cuts crying deficit after they pxssed away 8 trillion under Obama and now they are going to come out swinging against team MAGA to force us taxpayer stimulus spending to be given to CanaMex?!
      Are you effing kidding me?!
      Oh bring it Donahue you evil rumplestiltskin mofo show us your trolly face and give us the names to primary
      Write this down Bannon, here they come!
      😎😈

      Liked by 11 people

  9. Publius2016 says:

    Now we know by Infrastructure bill has “disappeared” from the Dems, RINOs and Nevertrumpers They want the $$$ to go into NAFTA…these are true traitors…it’s obvious NAFTA is a pass through for China…the Canadians and Mexicans are not benefitting, only the multinationals who take a piece of the action on every side…truly there are trillions at stake! Of course, this is to be expected and President Trump’s recent foray into D.C. Swamp is exposing them to sunlight…yesterday, was classic…President Trump got to tell the American People that it’s really the “Republicans” who have been lying to them…he named the Betrayer McCain as responsible for the Obamacare setback, but that there are other ways to success.

    Liked by 11 people

    • eagledriver50 says:

      AND NOW we know why ol’ Donohue and Turtle McConnel were strident in their remarks and WHY Turtle was brought yesterday at PDJT news conference. Always love the way PDJT enmeshes the knowing into his trap and the next day…BOOM!!! I do believe last night the phone lines were in melt-down mode. Just a note for what happened to Turtle at the end of the news conference. It is said that when a person is about to find out the end, no matter what, they get the “stumblies”…JUST LIKE TURTLE. Turtle found out that the GRAVY TRAIN is OVER and he either gets onboard or he’s toast…Question is: What is PDJT holding over his head? Ya’ Gotta’ Luv OUR PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP…SIR…HAND SALUTE!!!

      Liked by 20 people

      • CaptainNonno says:

        That presser yesterday was directed as much to USCOC as to us. Different message, same presser. Imho

        Liked by 2 people

      • Remington..... says:

        A joy to behold. Here’s hoping these idiots finally understand just how far PT is ahead of then. It’s name, set, match with NAFTA.

        …..’I said my my like the spider to the fly
        Jump right ahead in my web…’

        Liked by 2 people

      • kiskiminetas says:

        Even if Mitch McConnell would by some miracle get on board he is going to be toasted. The man is the leader of the Senate which is comprised of an overwhelming majority of swamp snakes who feed off of the CoC/Donors and could care less for their electorate. These creatures are playing along for the optics of being seen as working with a president who is getting things done but on the other side of the coin they detest the man and his tearing down of the honeypot they so dearly want to keep a hold of and its continuance for their benefit alone. They are the essence of egomania corruption gone wild and as such they in the political sense must be exterminated.

        Liked by 1 person

      • pegm says:

        Mitch is post-polio. Had a dear friend who was post polio, you loose feeling in feet and legs gradually, then ability to walk, among other things. It was most likely that, PDJT knows it and helps him. That is all. Don’t like Mitch, but let’s be honest about such things.

        Liked by 1 person

        • kiskiminetas says:

          It is sad that the man has polio but that in no way effects his view of government, one which is corrupt, self-centered and anti-electorate.

          Like

      • tampafan says:

        No a fan of McConnell, but he had childhood polio and has difficulty with stairs.

        Like

        • eagledriver50 says:

          What you say is very true, However, STRESSORS such as Turtle is going through means the difficulty of stairs is even worse. If Turtle would ONLY do his job the stressors would go away…I for one do not feel sorry for this individual. He made his bed with the Devil, he has to lie in the bed!!! This is not a pity party. This man has had the Senate Leadership and had DONE NOTHING WITH IT…Cry me a river some other time…

          Liked by 1 person

  10. brh82 says:

    I recall the President saying he would get us out of NAFTA if the negotiations didn’t favor us. He has that power? The other side “buying votes” suggests he doesn’t have that power.

    Like

    • BobBoxBody says:

      No, he has the power to kill it. He can take us out. There’s a 6-month grace period i think (?). But he can take us out if he wants to. They don’t want to play ball, we tear it up and walk and start over from scratch.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Jim in TN says:

        The Agreement itself requires 6 months notice to withdraw.

        Present legal understanding does give a president the right to withdraw.

        Supreme Court has called treaty withdrawal a political matter, stopping Congressional attempts to use courts to block Carter from abandoning a treaty to defend Taiwan, and W from leaving the ABM treaty.

        Technically NAFTA isn’t a Treaty. It was authorized and implemented into law by a simple law. Both sides have long argued that this does not prevent presidential power to end agreements like treaties. Now anti Trumpers are arguing it requires a law to end a law, which would elevate simple majority agreements above super majority treaties.

        Expect to see lawsuits in response to Trump withdrawing, with typical leftist tyrannical judge and appellate judges and Supreme Court erasing those decisions by calling it a political matter and refusing to even hear the case.

        Liked by 6 people

        • georgiafl says:

          President Trump can call both damaging Trade and Arms treaties ‘matters of national security’. This is his right and duty as Chief Executive Officer and Commander in Chief.

          The Trump Doctrine melds Economics and National Security – both in Offense and Defense.

          US Economic Security – jobs, production, energy independence and National Defense (border security, law enforcement, national sovereignty) are one and the same to our America First President!!!

          Liked by 4 people

      • eagledriver50 says:

        YES…there is a 6-month grace period…IF congress does not take up the NAFTA bill…it’s DEAD…Just like O’CARE!!! Time Dependent!!!

        Liked by 4 people

        • Carolina Kat says:

          Could be why he is flooding the zone with tax reform, DACA, the Iran Deal, etc. He knew they would stall him, so he’s put so much against the door that when they open it they will be bowled over. No way to address NAFTA and everything else.

          He’s set so many fires in McConnell’s house, he won’t know which one to put out first.

          Liked by 13 people

          • eagledriver50 says:

            Now you know what PDJT is doing…What happens when the fires don’t get put out? Can you say…sianaira!!! Ah…It’s been nice knowing ya’!!!

            Liked by 2 people

            • Rip Tide says:

              Carolina and eagle thanks for those precious tid bits…I hadn’t considered all of those at the same time, that makes a lot of sense! Nice summation you 2.

              Like

              • Remington..... says:

                Yes indeed. I’ve always enjoyed inputs from Kat and Eagle; as well as all tree sitters. “Flooding the zone” is so appropriate. Thank God for PDJT…..Genius times two.

                Like

          • LCSmom says:

            I think the more he throws at them, the more paralyzed they become, and the more their inability to even function the way they were intended to is exposed to the American people.

            The only matters they seem interested in dealing with are those that are damaging to us. And Trump makes sure we see what they are doing.

            I see some retirements and unexpected primary upsets ahead for the gop swamp.

            Liked by 2 people

            • trialbytruth says:

              I am starting to see the genius in this explanation. Especially since Mitch and company will respond with it to fast it takes time lol

              Like

          • BobBoxBody says:

            “Having so much to do” wouldn’t be an issue if the deadbeats were ever actually interested in DOING anything, but they are clearly not. Trump has accomplished a LOT, while these ***hats have been taking vacations and sitting on their hands, and this isn’t going unnoticed by the People. It’s telling that they have time to drum up a crappy anti-gun bill after Vegas but can’t find time to do anything else. These pukes think we aren’t noticing what they are doing.

            We notice, big time.

            Liked by 3 people

          • The Senate doesn’t show it yet, but President Trump is DYNAMITING THEIR PRECIOUS DECORUM.

            Liked by 1 person

          • Kroesus says:

            heck, at least the Senate still has debt ceiling and budget issues to deal with within the next two months along with all those “stalled” appointments the head clown Schumer has on the delay track

            Like

        • And Congress is running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.

          They still don’t realize what happened last November! 🐓🐔

          Liked by 5 people

          • kiskiminetas says:

            Oh they realize Grandma henceforth them saying they will work for what our President wants with one had shaking Trumps and the other hand crossing their fingers behind their backs. Ah the essence of lying is part and parcel of these swamp creatures playbook

            Liked by 2 people

      • brh82 says:

        I hope he does that, if only to rid the US of Donahue’s strangle-hold on the swamp.

        Like

  11. A2 says:

    Mexico is a more difficult position since it is so overwhelmingly dependent on the US economy. Canada has more maneuver room since it has trade relations in Asia and Europe (as well as NATO). This is just a popcorn eating moment for us NAFTA watchers.

    At the end of the day neither can win against the US and should think ‘renegotiation’. They will have to anyway if the agreement os shelved.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. starfcker says:

    It should also become more and more clear to your average taxpaying citizen, that globalization as currently constructed, is a joke. The world can be prosperous, as long as we pay for it. Civilizations were built around economic opportunity. Globalization has changed that. Greece now has an economy based on IMF borrowing. Puerto Rico has an economy based on selling bonds. Miami has an economy based on section 8 and SNAP cards. And Mexico has an economy based on sending drugs to the United States, and remittances from the United States. Does our government tolerate this system? Our government DESIGNED this system Rubinomics, baby.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      In the end, globalization is a return to feudalism. The elites (Soros, Rothschilds, Zucker and Zuckerberg, Rockefellers, Gates, various ultra-rich families in Europe, etc.) will be at the apex of the globalist (anti-human) pyramid, and we “proles” will all be at the bottom, indeed underneath it. Flat(tened) structure. Serf’s up, as it were.

      Add to that the blasphemy touted on the “Georgia Guidestones” (now THERE’S something that should be torn down!), with its draconian reduction of the world’s population and its satanic “code” of “ethics”, etc., and it’s patently clear that the globalists want NOTHING good for the rest of us.

      They say that humanity is effectively a virus on the face of the earth. I say THEY are a virus on the face of the earth, indeed a POX. Time to scrub them away, for good.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Esperanza says:

        Yup. Globalism is a leftist dictatorship. If you discuss it with them, they say it openly. They think their elites are better ones. They also consider normal that “losers” lose (and winners, ie them win), and also normal that they should have no voice to say that the system isn’t working for them.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Coldeadhands says:

        The funding for the Guidestones was kept secret. Now, THAT’s a surprise. /S

        Like

      • Glade to see somebody gets it. The Illuminati’s (catch all term for the Masterminds) book commissioned by the Club of Rome “Limits to growth” and it’s predecessor “The Population Bomb” form their dogma.

        Like

  13. Jeff says:

    https://scontent.fhyw1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p206x206/22007700_1259496470828775_3247911396466207366_n.jpg?oh=93a23bbff36ba94634ab7b061e294989&oe=5A87E646

    POTUS is flipping the pyramid of the modern FEUDAL System . A system where slavery was simply redesigned to DEBT SLAVERY .

    Waking up the average ” YOU ARE HERE ” Joe six pack and Soccer Mom is the struggle !!

    Donald J Trump’s star quality combined with his business acumen and negotiating skills came just in time .

    The tragic Hurricanes in Texas , Florida , and PR created a parable of the broken window demand for lumber . The negotiations on CANADIAN TAXPAYER subsidized lumber are key to getting our AMERICA FIRST LUMBER industry back on it’s feet .

    Just in time to meet the new supply demands for rebuilding .

    Watch for community banks and credit unions to begin to offer CD rates to attract capital to begin the rebuilding of MAIN STREET AMERICA . An entire GENERATION will learn just how GREAT CAPITALISM REALLY IS once it’s actually practiced !

    Liked by 14 people

    • soozword says:

      How about encouraging our own lumber industry to gear back up, now that we have reined in the dictatorial EPA that all but shut down that critical industry the past few decades? It would also help protect rural communities from devastating wildland fires. Plus it would make it more difficult for drug cartels to hide their marijuana groves when the forests are being appropriately managed and harvested.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Jeff says:

        Good call ! Trump also repealed Obama EO requiring EPA oversight of any reconstruction after a natural disaster . Ending the commie funding mechanism of the EPA …BRILLIANT !!

        Liked by 1 person

  14. fleporeblog says:

    Our President is toying with the Mexicans and Canadians before going in for the kill! Tom Donohue needs to be thrown out the country. This man is the biggest POS of them all. I don’t give a rats ass that he and Mitch are best of friends. There is absolutely nothing Mitch, Lucifer, Flake, Sasse etc. can do to stop 🛑 our Lion 🦁 from killing NAFTA once and for all!

    Our President has the ultimate power to kill NAFTA! All he has to do is sign an EO which will allow the six month clock for our withdrawal to occur. While the six months are drawing down, our Wolverines will have new bilateral deals in place with Canada 🇨🇦 for sure and possibly with Mexico 🇲🇽.

    These final two paragraphs tells me how screwed the Mexicans are and they absolutely know it:

    Financial markets have taken notice of the acrimony over the negotiating table. By Monday, Mexico’s peso MXN=D2 hit a near five-month low with fears growing about the future of the deal underpinning $1.2 trillion in annual trade between the three countries.

    Mexico sends nearly 80 percent of its exports to the United States.

    Liked by 23 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Love you, FLEP! You never hold back!

      Liked by 6 people

    • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

      and 15 – 20% of its population to wave Mexican flags, speak Spanish, and demand ever more free “stuff” – not to mention God only knows how much of its criminal class.

      Liked by 5 people

      • M. Mueller says:

        “to wave Mexican flags, speak Spanish, and demand ever more free “stuff””

        Add: to use our courts to try to change our laws, and to hold their middle fingers up at us.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Nikki/Chico says:

      Thank you Flep, I really needed to read this, oh my I say we git’em OUT!
      Much appreciated
      God bless

      (Tried to send my comment/LIKE! w/o my email/name …. 🙄 … nothing but polite red letters showed up 😜😳)

      Like

  15. Ted says:

    Two related stories…

    McConnell’s tone changed dramatically at presser with PDJT. Trump will compromise and maybe he just got his 20% corporate tax rate along with tax reform prior to year’s end. If NAFTA decisions are delayed by two months, seems obvious they are linked.

    Saw article attacking Wilbur Ross over undisclosed billions. Timing seems too coincidental. This seems like a shot across the bow, probably more to come. Or someone’s just fishing and hoping this gets legs. I hope it’s the latter because it seems pretty lame.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Lburg says:

    Politicians can’t be bought unless they choose to be bought. It isn’t the offer of money, it is the acceptance of it that taints the process.

    The CoC is just doing what it has always been allowed to do. Politicians who have accepted the ‘hush’ money are the ones who are truly working against our country – they are the ones who vote on legislation, they are the ones who benefit from CoC ‘hush’ money and they are the whh*res who have been bought and paid for.

    Our President has drawn the pimp into the spotlight. The street walkers who dress up like congress critters may soon regret their decision to align with the CoC.

    Liked by 6 people

  17. StanH says:

    Whenever the swamp joins hands and passes something in a bipartisan way like NAFTA, you know that “We the People” are going to take in the pants. Mr. Trump, go with your instincts NAFTA has almost killed off small manufacturing, leaving a skeleton of large manufacturers. These are the foundations of the American middle class, save it while we still can. Kill off NAFTA!

    Liked by 4 people

  18. Borealis says:

    I just did a short paper on NAFTA for my Politics course at college. I wish I’d had a couple of extra days so I could have included this news in there. It will be interesting to see what mark I get on it; I’m in Canada, so NAFTA is rather popular up here.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Dekester says:

      Hi Borealis. True it is now, because our country is more anti- Trump than the U.S.A. Back in the day, many in our country were vehemently opposed to it.

      I got into big time with a lefty at the gym last week. He hated NAFTA and Mulroney ( the Canadian P.M. ) and other Canadian politicians when NAFTA was being finalized.

      Now he loves it…but only because PDJT is against it.

      IMO. We Canadians are an indulgent nation, and are acting like a spoiled child. Remember Soros was up in Canada greasing our twinkled toed PMs palms. Trudeau should have invited PDJT up to Ottawa day one and talked like men.

      Of course Trudeau not being a man made that impossible.

      God bless PDJT

      Liked by 9 people

  19. Abster says:

    I love President Trump. He and his Cabinet are truly doing their best to MAGA. It is hard to believe Donahue and so many others openly work against we the people and the USA. I hope NAFTA is soon killed. I also hope the President takes this and other issues before the people. He was great yesterday. He is able to reach us all and needs to do so when able. For goodness sakes, we witnessed a jury yesterday that didn’t even know the meaning of unanimous. This is one reason so many are being led into believing the left. They are just uneducated and often bribed. Please pray for President Trump. The more he pushes back, the more dangerous the opposition becomes.

    Liked by 5 people

    • dutzie60 says:

      Ross Perot should be invited to the signing of the EO killing NAFTA and then PT should ceremoniously give him the pen! 🇺🇸👍 MAGA

      Liked by 1 person

      • Nikki/Chico says:

        Ross Perot is still alive!
        I worked as a Kelly temp at On* when EDS managed it. No monkeying around there, you schlep, management sends team leader to your station and brings you (with all your stuff) to a closed door “meeting” and … boom .. gone.

        Boy when they came walking into your area you got real focused on the task at hand!

        Three semi-TL’s (Sme’s?) were goofing around and put …. magnets …. 🙄 …. on one of the computer towers, ….. 💥 boom …. gone

        I heard Mr. Perot may not have cared for the (gm management…. shhhhhhh don’t tell)

        Like

  20. Can not wait to here the sucking sound of Tom Donahue’s last breath.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. jeans2nd says:

    Our union members are being lied to by their union leaders.
    Please go out and contact your union guys, and tell them the truth.

    It is Pres Donald Trump who killed TPP.
    It is Pres Donald Trump who is renegotiating (hopefully killing) NAFTA.
    Every single item you want from NAFTA renegotiations are exactly the things for which the Trump Team is renegotiating.

    Obama/Clinton and the DEMOCRATS gave you TPP.
    Clinton and the DEMOCRATS gave you NAFTA.

    Tell the truth, AFL-CIO.
    Tell the truth, Teamsters.
    Tell the truth, steelworkers, pipefitters, et al.
    Your jobs and your family depend on it.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. MIKE says:

    Love the way he flushed out the ertle the turtle yesterday; Soon the Boss will flush out that judge Smails looking creep, Tom Donuthole.
    What a glorious time to be free…Thank you, PDJT.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Doug says:

    tom donohues success has been to operate in the shadows… lets make sure going forward we do our best to shine light on him and the COC…

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Maquis says:

    Stand firm, Mr President. We are with you.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. The Death Chamber of Commerce treason begins at the local level and seeps up to the National Headquarters. If most Americans would look at local, city or municipal politicians, they are members of the local COC. While some may have truly honorable intentions in running for office, they are financed and supported by money from local and national COC. Can we truly afford this kind of corruption of representative government?

    My town of less than 40,000 is “represented” by 5 city council members who just voted to quadruple our debt for truly specious purpose. All of them are members of the local COC. My outrage stems at the thought that 5 people can obligate residents and taxpayers to tens of millions in debt without a voter referendum? This practice, these “values” are what the COC seeks to impose on all Americans throughout the nation.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Response to Thefuries…..

      Let me guess. Is all that crushing debt for bond funded buildings
      and infrastructure? Are they proposing park improvements, or
      municipal buildings, or library renovations? Or are they trotting
      out elaborate streetscape improvements for the main drag through
      town? If you are in a location that has a municipal school system,
      are you receiving some new schools to replace ones that the paint
      has barely dried on?

      Let me guess why nobody is able to vote on all this additional debt.
      Was it because they slid it past the pesky old taxpayers by going
      to the state house and having a bond issuing authority formed?

      At a guess, I’d bet the little money I having lying around that this
      is the case here. If you reply back to this, I’d be curious what
      state you are located in. You don’t have to divulge the city.
      I understand that one. These turds have a way of siccing
      codes enforcement and other nuisances on you when you get
      inconvenient for them.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Blacksmith8 says:

        Or like in SA, the city referendum on ‘NO MONEY FOR LIGHT RAIL’ passed with overwhelming majority. Julian castro didn’t like that.
        He embezzled over 8 MILLION and paid for a “study” on how to implement light rail in SA.
        theft, fraud, theft and fraud. that’s the castro way

        Liked by 4 people

        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Don’t get me started on “studies”. They’re all the rage here in
          metro Atlanta. All counties/ cities piss away vast funds on
          “studies”. Invariably, it’s always on things that were done deals.
          It just gives them the pretext of actually having public input.

          The most maddening? When common sense alone would
          show that the problem needs to be addressed. Replacement
          of broken critical infrastructure, structural problems.

          Liked by 2 people

      • chbailey says:

        Seattle here. I see this pattern over and over, though I didn’t know the particulars.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Thank you for your very insightful response! I live in Florida. Yes, they are exactly for that: ripping up existing streets to install pavers, plant trees in strategic locations and relocate a boat ramp which was built not more than 2 years ago. Although one of the “projects” is addresses storm water remediation, it is the only part of the project funded by grants from the Water Authority, the other “projects” are funded not by bonds, but by a bank loan which payments are funded through the recently renewed sales tax increase – which, as I stressed in an email, is a variable source of revenue an imprudent match of debt to payment source given sales taxes can drop precipitously when unforeseen circumstances (Recessions? Housing bubbles?) occur.

        They’re building new digs for the Facilities people, too. While the elementary school in the oldest part of downtown looks like a prison, that isn’t being addressed. I pointed out the lack of any nexus between spending initiatives, cost and a truly “public” purpose is alarming, they responded that all of the so-called projects were those stressed by 1,000 residents surveyed 4 years ago (out of a city of more than 30,000). None of these will create any jobs in a country where the weekly wage averages $700. I personally believe priority #1 is to attract employers, especially high-wage, manufacturing or other employers to decrease dependence and concentration on tourism, and agriculture. I feel like I’m bashing my head against the wall.

        Liked by 1 person

  26. gymcy81 says:

    Business is business. (God, country, family are higher priorities in lifes’ pursuits)

    However if,
    the busine$s prioritize$ or value$ money (or power) in front of the 14 virtues,
    then
    it is not equally good business, for we-the-people.
    And there are some very good, successful businesses that have their priorities in good order.

    The mi$-prioritized values (temptation of money for a campaign) is where a lot of the Rino’s and progressives have lost their foundation – and We-the-people lose…when they win (by their (mis)saying one thing in an expensive, yet wooden-nickle campaign, and then doing another opposite action, or little good action – in DC or elsewhere.)

    Don’t take any Wooden Nickels. (progres$ives have a whole lot of those to (mis)offer folks)
    http://www.nlbchapel.org/wnickels.htm
    And
    “Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good (true)” – I Thessalonians 5:21

    Love thy neighbors
    ( the ‘Strange’ RINO ad$ (funded by Chamber COC members?) in Alabama were full of mis-characterizations, not love. And it is far, far from the first time, nor the last…. so, be prepared to seek the whole truths – and vote accordingly etc.)

    Like

  27. Nailbanger says:

    Locally here in Hawaii the C of C is why we no longer have an Agriculture industry and rely solely on development and tourism, moth of wich are entirely unsustainable but that bring huge gains to the front men and leave everyone else as servants, i saw the chamber for what it was 40 years ago, funny how those gut feelings play out.
    Who is John Galt!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      It’s a land thing. They want to make sure all the available land is slated
      down the line for zoning that benefits their buddies: the bondits and gate
      keepers. The gate keepers are the officials who’s palms get greased for
      the proper zoning. Agriculture uses lots of land that they would otherwise
      be getting pay offs and kickbacks over.

      Liked by 2 people

  28. Texian says:

    This nafta thingy has already been addressed before.. The enemy Leftists certainly have studied the core tenets espoused by our Founding Fathers.. They are using it as a road map on how to destroy America – by doing the very thing of what our Founding Fathers warned us not to do..

    “..A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions; by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill-will, and a disposition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld.

    And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; gilding, with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good, the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation..”

    George Washington Farewell Address, 1796.

    Liked by 6 people

  29. Travis McGee says:

    Daily Caller has an article about Trump needing congress’ vote to exit NAFTA. Anyone know the truth on whether he does or not?
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/17/trump-may-have-to-comply-with-nafta-even-if-he-withdraws-from-it/

    Like

  30. jmclever says:

    The more I learn, the more i realize that America has been sucked dry directly or indirectly by nearly every nation in the world. That we are still standing with this many internal and external parasites is truly a testimony to the blessing of God on this nation and the people who still call themselves by His name.

    Liked by 5 people

  31. albrevin says:

    2 events that turned me (and I think the American people) off to our political establishment (Uniparty, bureaucracy, MSM):

    1. NAFTA

    2. Iraq War

    2 bald-faced, certifiable lies that directly conflicted with ‘our values’ (as Jeb and Hillary are fond of saying) and gutted our moral authority, tainting all of us with slime.

    Like

    • For me the entire collection of the VAST majority of the absolute CRAP that has been foisted on the American populace by ALL of the administrations since Reagan, and until Trump, has been compiled into a mass of unmitigated putrification that were it not for the Lord God giving us the gift and miracle of Donald J. Trump would have without doubt resulted in the complete and utter destruction of the USA and then the entire world.

      Like

  32. O Scott says:

    You starting to see how Mexico will pay for a very big beautiful wall.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. HolyLoly says:

    For those who have the spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear, we are witnessing what God means when he says, “Touch not mine anointed…”

    I believe God allowed the travesty of eight years of the traitor Obama to teach America a lesson and prepare us for Trump. Obama was man’s will, Trump is God’s man.

    In that regard, we have a huge advantage over the feckless globalists and swamp dwellers. Their hubris makes them blind to the hand of God that is upon Trump, and too foolish to see that every person who has come against our president has lost! Not only do they lose, they are diminished, marginalized and humiliated, too. (Megyn Kelly, anyone?)

    As an aside, sure wish we could put a clause in the negotiations with Mexico that all trade will be suspended until they call home every illegal alien in the country.

    Liked by 3 people

    • jmclever says:

      At one point, there was discussion about a minimum wage for Mexicans working in Mexico. That would bring them home.

      Liked by 1 person

      • HolyLoly says:

        I missed that. Something like that is what I’m waiting for. It would save us billions for them to leave on their own. Every country should be sent a bill for processing aliens through the system. I think close to a third of federal prisoners are illegal aliens.

        Liked by 1 person

  34. jmclever says:

    Given Tommy D’s stance w.r.t. Chinese parts being used to skirt NAFTA, one can imagine that he is financed and controlled by communists in China.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Sunny says:

    Perhaps we should consider this possibility….. the leaders of Canada and Mexico realize they are going to get squat in this negotiation… therefore, instead of actually negotiating, they are just using the whole show as an opportunity to create sound bites.. .. They can then publicly blame the mean ol’ American president for their failures, and do lots of virtue signaling about how hard they tried to defend their values. They get political points and media sound bites for their next “liberal” campaign.
    NAFTA has been yet another drain on the USA, and I’m glad to see Trumps team standing firm.
    It’s going to tank, because it was a stupid idea in the first place. Let’s have individual trade deals with Canada and Mexico. Canada will get practical (I hope), Mexico will have to get its act together, or continue losing bigly.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Bendix says:

    I’d like to reiterate that even that moronic, communistic Van Jones at CNN has come out firmly against NAFTA, and claims to have been against it from the start, due to the harm it would do to the 99% in America.
    That he was under the impression that NAFTA is a Republican thing, as he raged against it, oh well.
    Just saying that there is more support for President Trump’s side on this, than meets the eye.

    Like

  37. Steve says:

    Looking for a take by CTH on the Marino/DEA situation.

    Like

  38. RH says:

    End NAFTA and start all over again.

    Like

  39. President Trump’s silver lining WINNING from the “NAFTA Rounds”:

    They provided a perfect dry run for Bilateral Deals with Teeth.
    • Flushed out who wanted to protect what, and how badly.
    • Flushed out all negotiating tactics and negotiator attributes.
    • Flushed out all Globalist Corporations who’ve been undermining America.
    • Flushed out CHINA’s use of NAFTA to undermine America.
    • Flushed out NGO stakeholders who need to be brought to heel.

    WINNING M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A! Style.

    Liked by 5 people

  40. georgiafl says:

    Anyone got a link to the 3 pm announcement?

    Like

  41. georgiafl says:

    Lighthizer is roasting Mexico and Canada for refusing to budge and even take past positions.

    President Trump and Robert Lighthizer are not about to accept or allow Mexico and Canada to maintain the huge trade imbalances or the cheating.

    There is to be another round of talks.

    Liked by 2 people

  42. jbrickley says:

    What is fascinating are the various Bible versus about allowing the enemy to expose himself and how crafty the enemy truly is. The more the Leftists & NeverTrumpers thrash, wail and moan about Trump the more they expose how corrupt and wicked they truly are. The reason is pride, entitlement, and arrogance. The more Trump wins the more they lose their minds so it is no longer necessary for Trump to hold up a mirror to reveal the face of the enemy or shine a light on the swamp. The swamp dwellers climb out of the muck and shout and scream and draw attention to themselves in spectacular ways. Suddenly, everyone sees the snake as a snake!

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s