Senator Orrin Hatch Returns to Anti-Trump Position – CoC Purchased Decepticons Back To Normal…

Well, that didn’t take long.  About a decade ago we needed a phrase to describe a very specific set of republican senators, thus originated the term “Decepticons”.

Decepticons are different from traditional ‘establishment’ types in that they are a cloistered club, a sub-set of the upper-tier within the GOPe, and they protect their exclusive position because of the payments and benefits they receive from an individual lobbyist, Tom Donohue.

Tom Donohue is the President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest single lobbying group in all of Washington DC.   Donohue represents the interests of massive financial institutions and multinational corporations.  Donohue receives hundreds of millions from his corporate conglomerates; and he controls the distribution of tens-of-millions toward individual senators on capitol hill who agree to uphold those interests.

A ‘Decepticon’ will NEVER break ranks with the Chamber. EVER.  Regardless of the Chamber position.  That character trait is what makes them uniquely “Decepticons.”

WASHINGTON DC – Senate Republicans are growing frustrated with what they see as a lack of clear direction in President Trump’s trade agenda, which they warn is hurting U.S. exporters.

Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee vented their concerns in a recent meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

GOP lawmakers, especially those from agriculture-heavy states, have two major complaints with the administration.

They feel it is not listening to Congress’s feedback on negotiations with Mexico and Canada over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump has threatened to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA.

They’re also frustrated by what they see as a total lack of progress in negotiating the bilateral trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries that Trump promised after pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in January.

They made their displeasure known during the meeting with Lighthizer, said Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), a member of the Finance Committee and the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.

“There’s a number of frustrations with their approach including — as I’ve told the ambassador before — they need Congress to ratify it under [Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)] and so they don’t seem to be paying that much attention to what members of the Senate think,” Cornyn said.

[…] A spokesperson for the Senate Finance Committee said Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and other members of the panel met with Lighthizer for about an hour to discuss “a variety of trade issues, including ongoing NAFTA negotiations.”  (read more)

Decepticons, Tom Donohue foot-soldiers, will always return to their default U.S. CoC position when any of the elements of the CoC priorities gain congressional focus: •Trade benefits for Multinational corporations; •Open Border immigration policies, including ‘amnesty” for cheap labor; •Retention of government run healthcare (ObamaCare); these, and similar policies, are the core of the Decepticon agenda.

What La Raza is to the left-wing UniParty apparatus, the U.S. Chamber is to the right-wing Uniparty apparatus.  What AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is to the left-wing UniParty influence, U.S CoC President Tom Donohue is to the right-wing UniParty influence.

Their commonality of policy is the connective tissue binding both wings of the UniParty.

The legislative quilt as advanced by, and protected by, both wings of the UniParty is bound by the common threads within immigration, trade, finance and government owned healthcare.

  • Progressives and Democrats love CoC policies because they make government bigger and advance global interests higher than U.S. interests.
  • The U.S. CoC love these policies because globalism makes multinationals more cost efficient and influential.  Affluence and Influence increases.
  • Decepticons within the GOPe love CoC policies because they make them richer.

CoC policies are economic anti-matter, explosive and dangerous to the cost of living for middle class workers.  The Big AG sector as claimed by those framing their arguments around American farm workers is complete bullshit. –EXPLAINED HERE

American workers have three decades of experience living through U.S. Chamber of Commerce advanced legislative priorities. [Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama] Those legislative priorities, as executed, are what destroyed the U.S. manufacturing base. Those CoC legislative priorities are what wiped out the middle-class.  Those priorities are what exponentially widened the U.S. income gap disparity.

Those U.S. Chamber of Commerce priorities are Kryptonite to MAGAnomics.


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242 Responses to Senator Orrin Hatch Returns to Anti-Trump Position – CoC Purchased Decepticons Back To Normal…

  1. booger71 says:

    These clowns know who butters their bread

    Liked by 10 people

  2. freq says:

    Orrin has always been deep state sympathetic with globalist tendencies… don’t be fooled… piss off Hatch…

    Liked by 7 people

  3. First Last says:

    Term limits. The only thing I can fault the Founding Fathers on.

    Liked by 12 people

    • rf121 says:

      Not their fault. They set up a good system built for people with morals, standards, ethics etc. Not saying they were all perfect but we sure have a bunch of dirt bags that have found ways to abuse the crap out of the system.

      Liked by 34 people

    • Sharon says:

      I don’t understand why anyone believes that “term limits” would solve this.

      There are a hundred and ten more, just like each one of them, ready to take the place of each one of them.

      Obviously replacing them with someone who has American interests at heart is a good thing – but assuming that term limits would guarantee that has not basis that I can see.

      Any more than electing a “republican” will give you something that is different than a democrat.

      We already have essential term limits, called elections. That sure doesn’t guarantee improvement in office holders.

      As long as political base is held loyal, the machinery of the election won’t matter.

      Those of us who were screaming bloody murder when obama was elected the first time (and the second time) were barely tolerated by our peers who voted for obama, now have discovered the error of their judgment, and suddenly have all the answers.

      Term limits is no answer to this mess as long as those in power are able to gather an audience that is willing to be deceived.

      Liked by 13 people

      • Sentient says:

        The problem is that for congressmen, power grows with seniority. The most venal politician can stay in office for decades if he brings home the bacon to his state or district. Witness Senator Robert Byrd. Why would we expect the people of WV to decline to reelect Byrd when he was bringing home the pork? That’s illogical. The problem with the theory that “We already have essential term limits, called elections.” is that you or I may not want to oust OUR representative – we may need to oust someone ELSE’S representative – the kind of pork-barrel politician whose constituents are complicit in ripping off the rest of the country to serve their parochial interests. It has less to do with “an audience that is willing to be deceived” than a constituency that is GLAD to have a representative who favors his district at the expense of the rest of the country.

        Liked by 5 people

      • imprimipotest says:

        Agreed …we don’t need more amendments.

        But there are a few that need to be revoked, and the 17th concerning how senators are chosen would be a very good place to start.

        Liked by 9 people

        • Phil aka Felipe says:

          Yes, repealing the 17th Amendment and returning to the original method of electing Senators would go a long way toward eliminating big money influence on legislation, IMO.

          Liked by 5 people

      • mimbler says:

        Yes, look how many “tea party” types ran on great platforms, but immediately governed as GOPe. That’s where the money is,

        Liked by 2 people

      • starfcker says:

        Great post Sharon. Not only that, but a politician that doesn’t have to face the voters again has no constraints to selling us out.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Remington..... says:

      ‘ Just another of those….”politicians”….from Utah and thereabouts..Hatch returning to his turncoat roots was just a matter of time.

      Liked by 1 person

    • StanH says:

      “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
      Benjamin Franklin

      The Founders knew and discussed this possibility. Marxism didn’t start with Das Kapital this harebrained ideology has decimated civilizations throughout the history of mankind. “80/20principle” the human condition 80% of the people do 20% of the work, conversely, 20% do 80% percent of the work. Eventually the 20% throw their hands up “Atlas Shrugged,” and then it all comes tumbling down.

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    • sundance says:

      Huh? The founders did build “term limits” into the republic.

      Two years for each member of the House of Representatives.
      Six years for each member of the Senate. (albeit originally appointed by states)

      The rest is up to us.

      Liked by 20 people

    • The Defiant One says:

      Well don’t forget the Founding Fathers intended and codified in Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution that US Senators were supposed to be selected by their respective State Legislators — the 17th Amendment undid that by making it a popular vote in their states.

      Liked by 2 people

      • pyromancer76 says:

        There is no simple “legislating” or pass-a-law solution. Go back to your American history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The reason for the 17th Amendment is that those state legislators were completely controlled by corporate dollars (mostly) nd urban-immigrant-labor corruption. Only the electorate, with smart patriotic leaders, can “order” the Republic. This is very difficult with voter fraud — which alsdo was rampant in the 19th and 20th centuries, even if not as deeply and widely entrenched. The Democrats had the areas they owned and the Republicans had theirs. You know the old saying “freedom is not free.”

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    • G. Combs says:

      Term limits….
      A second term senator is a SIX YEAR LAME DUCK!

      ZERO response to voters for an ENTIRE SIX YEARS… and you want that?

      You want a House and Senate filled with LAME DUCKS that don’t give a rats behind about voters since they can’t be elected again?

      Liked by 3 people

      • Craig W. Gordon says:

        Repeal the 17th Amendment and the State Legislatures can yank said 6 year lameduck. Thats accountability back to the states. Where it belongs.

        Its amazing how many people do not understand the implications of the 17th. The founders had it right and it got changed to the process we have now of ‘popular voting in the Senators’ rather than the individual State Legislatures doing the selections.

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  4. MMinLamesa says:

    You think Hatch is bad-if he retires, Romney would be 100x worse.

    Liked by 18 people

  5. Pam says:

    Money talks. It’s just that simple.

    Liked by 4 people

    • trialbytruth says:

      One has to wonder if it is just money and if so how much?? Consider the age and health of these idiots. What does it take to buy the soul of a man with one foot in the grave?

      I suppose it is easy to rationalize all someone has done in life to get to that point. How does one rationalize the final betrayal. How many pieces of silver does it take to move from tears to snears.

      Liked by 6 people

  6. Gil says:

    Annnnndddd…I knew it. Thats why his video praising Trump struck me hollow. He’s either going to make a statement refuting the coc(haha when hell freezes over) or POTUS us gonna give him the Flake reception shortly.

    Liked by 10 people

    • rf121 says:

      He was just doing what politicians do best. Get the photo op, say great things and then go behind closed doors and stab PT in the back.

      Liked by 13 people

    • Sentient says:

      The CoC Republicans are fine with the tax bill. It’s the Wall they will never agree to. And the neocons won’t give up until we’ve invaded Syria and got troops facing east in Ukraine.

      Liked by 3 people

  7. zephyrbreeze says:

    The massive subterranean NSA facility was built in Hatch’s state.

    The structure provides 1 to 1.5 million square feet (90,000–140,000 m2), with 100,000 square feet (9,000 m2) of data center space and more than 900,000 square feet (84,000 m2) of technical support and administrative space.[6][19] It is projected to cost $1.5–2 billion. A report suggested that it will cost another $2 billion for hardware, software, and maintenance. The completed facility is expected to require 65 megawatts of electricity, costing about $40 million per year. The facility is expected to use 1.7 million gallons (6,435 m3) of water per day. An article by Forbes estimates the storage capacity as between 3 and 12 exabytes in the near term, based on analysis of unclassified blueprints, but mentions Moore’s Law, meaning that advances in technology could be expected to increase the capacity by orders of magnitude in the coming years.

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  8. magatrump says:

    So many fronts to fight. We are with you President Trump! God bless you President Trump! MAGA

    Liked by 7 people

  9. In older days they were known as “Rockefeller Republicans,” but they were in favor of the cozy crony capitalism satirized by Al Capp in the Li’l Abner cartoon strips and Broadway musical:

    “What’s good for General Bullmoose, is good for the U.S.A.!”

    (General Bullmoose = General Motors).

    So anything wanted by Big Business – including sending jobs to China – should be supported by Republicans as “good for the U.S.A.”

    MAObama gave us enough crony Socialism masquerading as capitalism for a century!

    Liked by 6 people

  10. paulraven1 says:

    “Senate Republicans are growing frustrated with what they see as a lack of clear direction in President Trump’s trade agenda,”

    That’s absurd. What could be more clear than “America first\”? They just don’t like it.

    Liked by 29 people

    • Sayit2016 says:

      That is what I was going to say– who are these companies that are complaining ? This is a stupid article.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Angry Dumbo says:


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    • Turranos says:

      The whole lot of these Senate Re-Pubs need to go away real soon.

      Liked by 2 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      Lack of THEIR agenda, right? Trump has indeed been clear. America first, fair trade. Love the spin. Donohue must have been spitting mad when Trump won. I hope he has a health crisis and needs to retire. I stop short of wishing the worst on him but I’m this close -><-

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      • A.D. Everard says:

        Throwing money at politicians to gain votes on any issue should be illegal. That’s bribery, right? Let lobbying happen through a written form only and let it be judged on its merits with no cash or favor involved. Money into pockets for a vote should be a hanging offense as it interferes with governing the country and often as not goes against the will of the people. Politicians should be solely focused on looking after the country, not lining their own pockets. High on the to-do list should be to get lobbyist money out of the equation.

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        • Ivan HTF Place says:

          “Get the lobbyist money out of Washington.”

          Great idea. Will never happen in the current implementation of our system. There is only ONE way to get the money out of Washington. You have to remove the incentives. If the incentives remain, the money will find a way.

          The founders of our country understood this. That’s why they limited the circle of action permitted the federal government. If a legislature can take no action on your behalf, you have no incentive to petition them for actions you may desire. Those actions were permitted in the states, where there are two controls not present at the federal level: you have to seek action in 50 separate places, and it takes a smaller group of voters to counter your influence.

          Term limits, anti-lobbying laws, campaign finance laws, and the like are almost useless. The ONLY fix is to remove the incentives. If we can return to the originally intended system of a federal government with limited, enumerated powers, we can kill a number of birds with the same stone. Reduce the incentives to lobby Congress, and you also reduce the incentives to spend your career there.


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  11. Joe Blow says:

    I never bought that he had “changed”. Someone that closely aligned with ol’ Willy Mittens is too well-versed in the deceptive arts to trust.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Sedanka says:

    Never seen the term Decepticon used anywhere else to describe this behavior.

    Unfortunately I do feel somewhat vindicated (which I take no joy in) for being one of the contrary voices a few days ago when I expressed continued distrust of this man. Once a NeverTrump establishment type, always a NeverTrump establishment type. As Trump says in his books, once a person reveals disloyalty, we can work with them again, but we can never trust them again.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Turranos says:

      A few days ago, I too, blasted Hatch as being worthless for several decades. (Sure now and then, he has made a good move but he truly is a Decepticon)

      Liked by 1 person

    • NCPatrick says:

      Well, Sedanka, my reaction to good old Orin Hatch expressing his love for our country and his President was the same as yours. Sorry, but a couple of warm words (and spotlight from the media) do not make a change of heart in my book. I hoped .. oh yes, I did hope … but this post from Sundance was about what I figured. Hatch has been a swamp dweller far too long to suddenly decide to change teams. I wonder how many other fair weather friends are out there? Seems like all I do these days is say prayers for our President. God bless him.

      Liked by 3 people

  13. FL_GUY says:

    In my opinion, the CoC should be required to register as a foreign lobbying agency. It sure doesn’t represent the USA. And, if any organization or it’s leadership needed a indepth investigation as to his business practices, it’s Donahue and the CoC.

    Liked by 18 people

  14. Hatch said he LOVED this country, he lied!!! He hates her & he hates us if he will fill his coffers with fools (CoC) gold. ::spit:: on hatch & donahue

    Hatch cried crocodile tears, may he burn in hell

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  15. fleporeblog says:

    I absolutely LOVE it! Republicans are so scared that they are wondering what they can do to stop our Lion from terminating NAFTA with an EO and his signature. The truth of the matter is they can’t do anything to stop him. What is funny is that the Bernie wing of the Democrat Party is actually aligned to our President’s trade agenda. I anticipate that soon after the next round of negotiations, our president will pull the plug on NAFTA.

    I read a story recently that our President was approached by Robert Lighthizer in terms of ongoing negotiations with South Korea 🇰🇷. He shared that the South Koreans are asking for an additional 30 days. He wanted to agree to it. Our President told him that you tell them that the President is ready to kill the deal today and there is nothing you can do to change my mine. Our President then said to Lighthizer that the 30 days was what he would consider fair but that we never show our hand in negotiations.

    You could see it got across to Robert! He was stern in his tone and eager to get going with these five countries our President was visiting in Asia. He recapped the trade deficit with four of the five countries we currently have. The Philippines 🇵🇭 was basically neutral. The others are as follows:

    Japan 🇯🇵- $65 Billion
    South Korea 🇰🇷 – $27 Billion
    China 🇨🇳 – $350 Billion
    Vietnam 🇻🇳- $32 Billion

    These four countries alone account for $474 Billion dollars 💵! Let that sink in for just a minute. Are you kidding me! If it wasn’t for us, Japan 🇯🇵 and South Korea 🇰🇷 would be in a world of hurt given what is going on with North Korea 🇰🇵. However, because we have 30K+ soldiers in South Korea 🇰🇷 and 50K+ soldiers in Japan 🇯🇵, they get to sleep well at night.

    Our President is finally putting our country FIRST! If you want your people to sleep well at night, you are going to have to pay 💰 for it!

    Liked by 11 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Japan 🇯🇵 has gotten the message loud and clear. They were one of the first to do right by our President in early February. President Abe is a very smart businessman. Not only does he want to remove the trade deficit but he wants our two countries to work together in new ventures that will bring in billions upon billions of dollars 💵 for each. Wonder why they and their spouses get along. Their also spending on their military defense which has skyrocketed this year. Guess what country they are buying from.

      From the article linked above:

      Japan, which has a consistent trade surplus with the U.S., is putting the finishing touches on a package that it claims will create 700,000 jobs in the U.S. and help create a $450-billion market, Reuters reported, citing government sources familiar with the plans.

      On a broader basis, the two countries would cooperate in building liquefied natural gas facilities in Asia to help expand exports of U.S. natural gas and work together to expand nuclear energy-related sales.

      The aim appears to be to turn what could potentially be a major crisis over trade friction into a business opportunity for both sides.

      Abe’s proposed public-private initiative is intended to create several hundred thousand jobs, the reports said Thursday, and involve $150 billion in new investment in U.S. infrastructure from Japanese government and private sources over the next decade.

      South Korea 🇰🇷 thought a $25 Billion dollar 💵 deal for our LNG would do the trick. Our President told them hell no.

      From the article linked above:

      “I was gratified to learn about the new investments South Korean companies are making in the United States. This month Cheniere is sending its first shipment of American liquefied natural gas to South Korea in a deal worth more than $25 billion,” Trump said during a speech at the White House.

      Our President sent out a tweet following the visit saying basically there is a lot more he expects:

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Even China has gotten the message loud and clear!

        China’s new plan to slash import taxes on a wide range of consumer goods promises to boost the prospects of multinationals in the Chinese market, with everything from Procter & Gamble Co.’s diapers to Diageo Plc’s whiskey becoming more affordable to local consumers.

        Tariffs for 187 product categories will drop from an average 17.3 percent to 7.7 percent after the cut takes effect on Dec. 1, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement Friday, citing the need to help consumers access quality and specialty products that aren’t widely produced locally.

        The new policy follows President Xi Jinping’s call at the October Communist Party conclave to meet citizens’ demands for improved living standards and better quality products in the world’s largest consumer market. Foreign multinationals stand to benefit as middle-class shoppers seek out goods stamped with foreign brands, while the cuts also encourage consumers to spend at home rather than on trips overseas.

        “It’s aimed at three things: helping boost consumption in China, reforming the Chinese economy by continuing to open it up, and sending a signal to the world and particularly to the U.S. that it is committed to advancing global trade,” said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors Ltd. in Sydney.

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    • duchess01 says:

      Oh, flep – Thanks for a ‘word to the wise’ – I am hoping and praying President Trump does trash NAFTA – it is the CoC’s Cup of Tea (Asian Tea) – and I am sick of it –

      An EO would be absotutalutely fabulosa! I would be doing more than one ‘Happy Dance’ daily if that happened – We don’t need no stinkin’ NAFTA!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Dixie says:

      Your enthusiasm and positive attitude is contagious.

      Liked by 5 people

  16. LEET says:

    “We will no longer surrender America or its people to the false song of globalism.”

    President Donald Trump

    Repeat often and loudly to our congress vermin!

    Liked by 9 people

  17. Uncle Max says:

    Cross President Trump at your peril… that’s all. The list of those who are worse for wear is growing long. Maybe these types of stories ( consider the source… The Hill ) are just PR pieces that in other times would have helped scratch out negotiating room. Not so much anymore. Heh. MAGA.

    Liked by 3 people

    • 🍺Gunny says:

      They don’t have a leg to stand on…only the sheeple would believe the trade story..they just switch gears to another false flag…
      Soon everyone will wake up….

      Liked by 2 people

  18. Katherine McCoun says:

    this is who Hatch reminds me of — Senator Paine

    Liked by 3 people

  19. wodiej says:

    They don’t like losing their source of millions of dollars. Bunch of crooks. PT does not care what they think. Are they just figuring that out?

    Liked by 3 people

    • NCPatrick says:

      PT does not care what they think. Are they just figuring that out?”

      Wodiej, that is one of my favorite Trump throw-away lines I’ve heard him say at several recent rallies …. “I don’t care” when he’s talking about how much something will cost him or his personal businesses or perhaps some of the troubles facing him … can’t tell you how exciting that is to hear.

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  20. TreeClimber says:

    “Senate Republicans are growing frustrated with what they see as a lack of clear direction in President Trump’s trade agenda, which they warn is hurting U.S. exporters.” One, US exporters are blowing up as never before. Two, just because their eyesight is failing doesn’t mean it’s not clear enough!

    I know, I know, it’s all lies, I’m just wondering how anyone with half a grain of sense and one eye can believe this garbage.

    Liked by 6 people

    • prenanny says:

      These swamp dwellers don’t watch the news unless they are in front of camera.
      They listen to whomever is whispering in their ears or writing them a check.

      Liked by 2 people

  21. prenanny says:

    Orrin Hatch was dear friends with Arlen Specter they used to kid about who could stay the longest in the Senate. They would do or say anything with that one goal in mind.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Howie says:

    Take his stakes.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Takeaways:

    1. CoC-funded action is the Big Whine before the Big Ugly when President Trump puts NAFTA on the clock.

    2. CoC-funded recipients are frantic to snatch up cash for the 2018 Mid-Terms because they don’t know how to compete without big money to buy votes, and they are terrified that voters have stopped donating because they don’t like GOPe obstructors of the Trump Agenda.

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    • [Yes, I recognize that the really Big Ugly is the Deep State takedown, so let’s go with the Little Ugly for the NAFTA takedown: Little Nieto of I’ll Huff-and-Puff-and-Blow-Your-Wall-Down … and Little Justin of My-Little-Pony socks fame.]

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  24. georgiafl says:

    THIS PRESIDENT is certain to have already figured out protective measures to defend US Middle Income Workers against the predations of the 3C Cabals: CoC, Corporations and Congress.

    THIS PRESIDENT is of the people, by the people and for the people!!!

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  25. bluegirl says:

    Thoroughly schooled by Sundance!!!! Another one bites the dust………….

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Howie says:

    DDD Re[prt….They haz Decepticon Racchel Ward in the bullpen at DOJ waiting for the call. Se is a total decepticon embed and should be fired first.


  27. lisabrqwc says:

    I’m slow on the uptake, so please excuse my question, but why are members of Congress allowed to accept money from lobbyists?? I mean, every job I’ve ever had in the private sector had a policy concerning accepting gifts above a certain dollar amount (like 25 bucks was the limit).

    How did lobbying become the reason we have no representation from our representatives?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      good point. new laws not just to report it or to limit it but to ban gift and favor giving from lobbyist.
      Another thought: require that Senators and Representatives live in the district/state that they represented while in Congress upon retirement unless they accept another government job. This would reduce the number lobbying at the federal level. Also, they would have to live with the consequences of their actions in DC upon the people that elected them.
      Would also reduce the number of jobs they take after holding office in the private sector big corporations who may have “influenced” (bribed) them while in office. Even if not a “gift” the promise of a post congress career is a big thing of influence!

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I’ve wondered about that myself. Even in service to my state government, we could not accept so much as a cup of coffee or being taken to a business lunch by someone in the private sector lest it influence us or be perceived as influencing us.

      So how is it that our Congress critters get to do this???? I expect the answer is they passed some kind of legislation that allows it.

      Some years ago, there was a big to-do over Congress critters making out like BANDITS via insider trading because when you think of it they are privvy to a lot of inside knowledge that would allow them an unfair advantage that they totally used to make themselves wealthy.

      When it was revealed that this went on and got some media attention, the Congress stepped right up and passed legislation to fix the situation. Except they left some kind of loophole you could drive a semi truck loaded with cash through, and so they went right back to their old tricks.

      It sickens me.

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    • georgiafl says:

      “Corporations are people too.” – Mitt Romney


  28. Mark Matis says:

    If people were to start boycotting Chamber of Commerce businesses, this would probably change rather quickly.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Dana Pokorny says:

    Google plus is censoring the refuge articles


  30. alliwantissometruth says:

    We have to stop thinking of our political class as being on one side or the other, as if they’re principled people who’ll fight for what they believe in

    Our politicians are not anti-America or pro-America. They’re not pro-globalism or anti-globalism. They’re not anti-illegal immigration or pro-illegal immigration

    To truly be any one of those things because of a belief system would mean they stand for something that’s in their hearts

    No, every action our political class takes has one common denominator, power / money, one begets the other. They don’t take principled stances, they take calculated risks, all in the name of staying in power, so they can take in more money

    Until we realize there is no way to stop ordinary citizens from being caught up in the “absolute power corrupts absolutely”, we’ll have this problem

    President Trump is the only person I can think of that went into politics solely for the reason of helping Americans & actually stayed the course. He’s got enough power / money & he’s obviously not consumed with attaining more

    That’s incredibly rare today, & obviously there’s not many Trumps out there

    When the corrupt & criminal are watched over & judged by their corrupt & criminal peers, nothing will change

    The only way I see getting this under control is if we finally stop the rigged system of the corrupt & criminal class controlling the system, & we have real & severe consequences for those who abuse their power

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  31. scott467 says:

    Hopefully there is a ‘special place’ for Tom Donohue, in a holding cell next to Hussein, Clinton, Soros, et al.

    Liked by 3 people

  32. Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

    The title of this post laments Hatch yet the quotes were by Cornyn…. so i went to the link to read
    the article myself – so here is my take away and questions i guess

    1. Alexander Bolton, the writer always has a anti GOP/Trump approach to his articles, not surprising since he’s writing for Anti Trump “The Hill” – I’d take a large grain of salt prior to reading the hill and always walk away very skeptical that you got the truth or the right perception of the truth.

    2. all this article had on Orrin Hatch was this
    “A spokesperson [WHO?] for the Senate Finance Committee said Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and other members of the panel met with Lighthizer for about an hour to discuss “a variety of trade issues, including ongoing NAFTA negotiations.”
    [ OK.. .he met with him as part of a group to be expected ]

    Hatch said “weakening NAFTA would be detrimental to the U.S. and Utah’s economy.”
    [when did Hatch say this? at this meeting? or 90 days ago? do we know? AND WHAT WAS THE CONTEXT OF SAID COMMENT? WHAT CAME BEFORE HE SAID IT AND AFTER THAT?- WHAT MORE WAS SAID?]

    I guess based on such little information – I am not going to jump on the Orrin Hatch is back to the swamp water….

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    • parteagirl says:

      Thank you Deborah. I’m willing to admit when I get fooled, but I really don’t think I did. I just can’t bring myself to believe that Orrin Hatch was insincere in his remarks last week. Maybe something has recently changed in his understanding or circumstances, or maybe he’s rediscovering those youthful idealistic reasons he went to DC in the first place. I don’t know. But his remarks about God loving this country too and we all know it, and we wouldn’t be where we are without Him, were absolutely beautiful. Only God knows his heart, but I know I was definitely inspired by his words.

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  33. Athena the Warrior says:

    This is why people need to stop falling for a nice speech or a compliment thinking the #NeverTrumpers have seen the error of their ways. They have not. If any of the recently praised were ever elected President, they would return us to open borders, the TPP, warmongering, etc. in a heartbeat.

    Be vigilant.

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  34. cbjoasurf says:

    So what I’m thinking is that Richard Trumka and Tom Donohue need to be removed and replaced with less globalist leaning and self serving people more in line with the American Peoples best interests. A purge of the “decepticons” would certainly be in order as well. I would think that the American People would be well advised to replace them as soon as possible. Also, an independent council appointed by the AG to look deeply into the financial records of all of them would likely show how crooked they all are and would likely result in all of them being removed from office for felony convictions.

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  35. EbonyRapror says:

    So when Hatch expressed his undying love for President Trump at the tax cut love fest … it wasn’t real?

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  36. I Stand with Orin Hatch. So when one group is not properly informed…or explained underlying layers of steps…they … by human nature want an answer. Lack of communication has been an issue with some parts of this admin. Not a bad thing in this admin. It is by design. I understand.

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  37. sunnydaze says:

    So glad I’m back JIT to read this article.

    It explains, very clearly and simply, the UniParty and all their anti – Middle Class machinations.

    Thankyou, Sundance!

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  38. Maquis says:

    Wonder what acts of Corruption will be unveiled when their Indictments are unsealed.


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  39. I think that a big part of the problem is that the system is ripe for corruption to begin with – this needs to change if we are to expect a change of any kind.

    I watched one of Sharyl Attkisson’s vids which explains some of the corrupted dynamic in Washington:

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  40. MAGAbear says:

    Essentially, these entities found a way to drain the wealth of the middle class all the while reducing the middle class’ ability to replenish that drained wealth. Kind of like the credit card company that freezes a good paying card members account while taking money from that same tax payer to bail out the “to big to fail” company. Pretty good set up that amazingly is legal! Go figure.

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  41. Three-Pound Sledge says:

    Orrin Hatch – another reason why all Article I and Article II personnel must be limited to one term of office, bar none. U.S. Supreme Court members should be limited to one 5-year term, no exceptions.

    Government individuals, including U.S. presidents should receive no retirement benefits nor Secret Service protection upon completion of service. No one running for public office should receive more than one dollar ($1.00) donation from any one private U.S. citizen or from any corporation during their campaign for office. All government salaries and raises should always be put to an electorate vote during the general election.

    Anyone running for Article I and Article II offices should be subjected to a background investigation using Standard Form (SF) 86 covering their entire lifespan and the results of this SF86 document should be made public to all constituents one year prior to election. A lie detector test should be a requirement before being added to the ballot.

    Additionally, the SF86 results should be used by an independent civilian organization to assess suitability for a top secret classified clearance. If a person is rejected for a classified clearance, they should also be rejected for the ballot.

    Ban all lobbyists.

    Ban government officials from owning suitcases to prevent government officials from bringing money back home when their term of office is complete.

    Restore Congressional freshman enthusiasm – single terms of office.


  42. David Goodspeed says:

    The Camber Of Commerce lobbyists and contributors must have slapped him in less than five minutes after he made that wonderful speech about Trump and returned to his office.

    Either that or he’s off his meds.

    Or all of the above?


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