February 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #391

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  1. Dora says:

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    • Jason says:

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      • State house and senate seats being flipped are about money more than anything else. We lost two R’s in NJ because the LGBTWXYZ crowd was moved into a soild R area.(thanks Chrispy) That plus they spent close to $3000 per vote on advertising for a state seat.

        http://observer.com/2017/10/njeas-battle-with-sweeney-setting-spending-records-in-nj/

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        • ibobland08 says:

          Not only that but local politics are way different than national politics. Where I live in western PA, there is pretty much no difference between Democrats and Republicans. Nobody votes for a state representative because like/dislike Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi.

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          But any seat flipped in a state House can impact us nationally…see my comment below.

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Have written here before on several occasions abt Obama’s Nat’l Democratic Redistricting Committee—it’s time to understand what it is, what they endeavor to accomplish and then get engaged in our states! Here’s the bare basics of this Committee:

        Months before the November 2016 elections, Obama and Holder organized a national committee in order to flip state house and senate seats, governorships and gerrymander House districts, creating a majority of seats in Congress. They are raising money and training and organizing volunteers for the ’18 election cycle, especially in 11 key states. They are fighting hard against President Trump’s initiative to put a question on the next census that addresses citizenship. Millions of ineligible voters have impact on House seats. Obama’s HUD and his refugee resettlement program moved minority voters into ‘red’ districts to dilute consistent GOP voting blocks.

        Eric Holder, the AG caught lying to Congress and hinting at a run for the presidency in 2020, says this abt the redistricting committee:

        “By focusing on these state and local races, we can ensure Democrats who will fight for fairness have a seat at the table when new maps (Congressional) are drawn in 2021.”

        Here’s the list of the 11 states and the races Obama and Holder and their community organizers will be turning focus and millions of dollars toward ahead of the 2018 elections:

        Ohio: Governor’s race, state auditor, seats in both the state house and senate, support for a ballot initiative

        PA: governor, state house and senate seats. Fox News ran a news crawler this morning that the Dem PA governor and Dem-dominated State Supreme court will be redrawing their state’s House districts which is not good news for the GOP.

        FL: governor and state senate races

        MI: governor and state house and senate races, support for a ballot initiative

        TX: state senate and house races

        WI: governor and state senate races

        NV: governor and state house and senate races

        NC: state house and senate races

        GA: governor and state senate races

        CO: governor and state senate races

        MN: governor and state house and senate seats.

        Notice how many of these states were won by President Trump but were expected to go for Hillary. Imagine the anger this Committee and the DNC has for voters in these states!

        Too early to rest on Red Wave laurels. If we live in these states, it’s time to get organized and active. A Missouri house seat was just flipped to a Democrat even though it’s a district always considered solidly red and one that President Trump won quite handily. Needing momentum, Claire McCaskill is touting this unexpected win in her bid for reelection.

        Take nothing for granted. Desired results still require hard work.

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        • CleanhouseinDC says:

          Obamacare: not repealed
          Budget: federal spending continues to grow
          Illegal immigration: Repubs desperately trying to find a way to legalize DACA/Dreamers

          There is no real reason to vote for the Republicans, since they really vote like Democrats anyway.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          The Dims are careful and smart in their target approach. Soros money is behind this redistricting effort.

          I am hopeful about 2018 but we cannot be complacent. They are coming after us to stop and destroy President Trump.

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        • Michael J. Machnica says:

          I read recently (cannot remember where) that is Andrew Cuomo’s plan for NY state. After the next census he will probably succeed to change NY (politically) into a state-wide democrap toilet like California. He is on record as saying conservatives have no place in NY and still gets re-elected because firearms owners stay home on election day (or some vote for him because he is Italian and/or has a “D” after his name).
          Despite the TV advertisements running constantly touting upstate with cherry-picked examples, upstate is losing population while the NY City area grows because of immigration and refugees. Economic expansion upstate is shackled because of the fracking ban that is booming across the border in PA.
          The state assembly is hopelessly (D) from downstate. Today the republicans have a one vote majority in the senate because of one Senator caucusing with them.

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        • linda4298 says:

          In Pa. the new map was drawn, and sent to Gov. Wolf, he didn’t like it, wants it redrawn, it was a fair map, no this libtard governor wants it more favorable to dems, we need him voted out in November, We have Scott Wagner and Paul Mango running as R’s , The Pa. Republican party has endorsed Wagner, the people want Mango, let’s see who wins, Being Pa. the lemmings will vote for Wolf, we need all Pa. people to get out and vote out Wolf.

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        • AmericaFirst says:

          I just heard Rush address this, he said 15-16 seats have been flipped in the last year and the strangest part is that the dems are uncharacteristically NOT crowing about it.

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    • James F says:

      The ‘blue wave’ prediction is going down the toilet.

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  2. NotIdeal says:

    We’re running out of time.

    Last night, Republicans lost a sure-thing statehouse special election in swing state Florida. It was in the very conservative city of Sarasota and it wasn’t close.

    We’re going to look back with regret on years 1 and 2 if we lose Congress. A lot more should have been accomplished. I’ll always blame Sessions. He created conditions for the distractions that the Dems and GOPe wanted all along.

    At this point, the Nunes/Grassley/IG stuff is not going to save Congress. It’s going to take 3%+ GDP and something to make the base as passionate as the Dems today to turn out in November.

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    • simplewins says:

      Sarasota is NOT a VERY conservative city. Its actually very well known as an arts and croissant crowd.

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    • thomasdiner says:

      My spies say that it was totally turnout and not a cosmic shift in the electorate. That is a shame on the local party apparatus. Here in my North MS town –and all over he South– special elections are notorious for the buses showing up at all the churches all day on a Special election and totally skewing the turnout. Nevertheless, it is still a loss. I just don’t think it is a trend-setter.

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      • Niagara Frontier says:

        That’s an excellent point about the churches and the role they play in turnout. Consider also that at the last census, 56.5% of Sarasota County residents reported having no religious affiliation. That tends to make the influence of those who attend church regularly or have firm affiliations even stronger. It’s something to watch in 2018 for sure.

        http://www.city-data.com/county/religion/Sarasota-County-FL.html

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        • Ken Lawson says:

          The church issue is somewhat of a misnomer. It all depends what type of churches. Catholic churches and dead/liberal Protestant denominations will support Democrats. Most conservative/evangelical Protestant denominations support Republicans. However, there is even a shift if the so-called evangelicals because many are now claiming to be evangelical and really aren’t. The evangelicals have been infiltrated by many phonies who are pushing them to the left and attracting Democrats to their churches. People like Bill Hybels, Andy Stanley, Rick Warren and the like are spiritual frauds that are destroying the conservative evangelical movement. Those things are having a terrible impact politically, too.

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          • Deb says:

            52% of the Catholic vote went to PDJT.

            Catholics do not vote for Democrats in numbers higher than any other group. We have some high profile Catholics in both parties. The Catholic Democrats get more attention becuase they use their faith as a political prop much more often.

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            • Blacksmith8 says:

              This might offend a few here at TCTH:
              I disagree. There are NO Catholic dhimmie-crats. It is impossible to be PRO LIFE and a dhimm. That is the party of abortion, euthanasia, and eugenics. It’s in their progressive roots. It’s part of their culture. It’s a party platform plank.

              Feel free to call me a single issue voter all day long. I’ll bear that cross every day. I vote PRO LIFE every time. I was fortunate in the last Presidential race to have a choice between candidates during the primary. Then we all know what happened. PDJT won it all in a lanside that looked like Reagan or Nixon. I cannot wait to see the precinct map from his reelection.

              But again Catholics who claim to be dhimms AREN’T. Those things are mutually exclusive.

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            • Oldschool says:

              58% catholics voted obama 2008.

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              • Blacksmith8 says:

                Well let’s see… pelosi, biden, the entire kennedy clan yep all abortionists, all dhimms.
                sadly NO CATHOLICS!
                You can’t be PRO LIFE and vote for a dhimm.

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          • LBB says:

            Bill Hybels- I got a flag on this one when his wife, Lynne, showed up in a few Wikileaks and a CF doc. Plus Bill has had his friend David Gergen out to talk at church.

            just an example
            https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/23740

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          • Michael J. Machnica says:

            There are consultants and focus groups that exist solely for the purpose of teaching individuals (politicians) how to deceive evangelicals with false conversion testimonies, etc. Then there is the problem that even the truly saved, while forgiven, are not perfect while in the flesh.

            . Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
            Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
            Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

            That word “should” is in the subjunctive mood. Which means because it is in the future (and we have a free will) that maybe we will and maybe we will not.

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    • NewfTea says:

      You sound just like another poster here. Nothing but gloom and doom and negativity.

      Stop with the endless Sessions bashing. Good or bad, he’s only one man.

      If we lose Congress, blame where it’s due: the GOP Congress. They are the ones who failed to enact Trump’s agenda, the same one they’ve been running on for many years.

      Then they disappeared–actually worked against the President eager to implement THEIR platform. Insyead, “Let’s see him Make America Great now,” snarled Lucifer’s son John McCain, when he killed full repeal of Obamacare.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Blaming Sessions for the lack of enthusiasm for the hapless republican party. That’s a good one. The lifelong republicans here have no idea how much disdain people have for their party.
        If it were not for Donald Trump their candidate would have been beaten by a 70 year old, unlikable criminal who suffers coughing fits and falls over.
        Let that sink in a little.
        People are sick of the warmongering neocon NAFTA loving republican party.
        The only reason that they are still relevant is because of the Tea Party movement and Donald J Trump.
        And if they manage to hang on to the house and senate it will be because of Donald J Trump. He has quite a task ahead of his convincing people to hold their nose and vote R.
        The only good thing about the republican party is that it is not as bad as the democrat party.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        Wrong about the Congress (House)—they voted for Obamacare repeal, they voted for 12 individual spending bills (instead of the big omnibus bill) The Senate delivered a great SC justice and many conservative judges. And ALL gave P45 his tax bill.

        We need to keep the House (instead of having Pelosi as leader) AND a wider margin in the Senate.

        But the Dems are motivated by “Trump hate” and of course cheating—-the Repubs have to match their enthusiasm———or we lose.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      3% GDP isn’t going to do squat to turn out the base. That’s not what excites people at midterms. The GOP is looking at a historically ineluctable lower-turnout model for 2018. What WILL excite turnout is a taking on the Left in some highly visible, emotional and meaningful red-meat issues. If we’re still spinning our wheels in endless and inconclusive “investigations” as political felons flaunt their criminality, dilly-dallying with “immigration reform,” allowing sanctuary cities to thumb their noses at us and the media to run roughshod over us and judges to kick our asses hither and yon in clearly lawless rulings, I don’t care if the economy is growing at 5%, turnout will be depressed.

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      • Niagara Frontier says:

        I agree but with a twist. In addition to the red meat, we need to steal more of their voters.

        Remember that the red meat that turns out our voters, also turns out their voters in the other direction. We must focus on election-year conversions. It’s what the President did to win the nomination and the presidency. It’s what we’ll have to do again in 2018 to increase our majorities.

        I truly believe there are Dem voters out their ripe for the picking in 2018 with the right message. Tax reform was a HUGE first step. We have the message. What we lack are a sufficient number of honest messengers.

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        • The Boss says:

          You are 100% correct. Black American voters are especially ripe for the picking. They’ve been taken for granted for too long.

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          • Michael J. Machnica says:

            An increasing number of them have realized it and are finally speaking out. ET Williams (aka The Doctor of Common Sense) got himself kicked off YouTube. Probably for his anti Muslim stance, he was very anti BHO and for MAGA

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        • Michael J. Machnica says:

          Hillary almost lost the primary in NY State to Bernie. The big cities saved her, but she just squeaked by winning WNY/Buffalo area by 900 votes or something. A few thousand downstate.
          However, a lot of Bernie votes were DJT supporters that could not switch parties from (D) to (R). In NY, you would have had to switch back in October for the April primary the following year.

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        • pacnwbel says:

          The President worked his tail off getting his message out to the common man, and it paid off handsomely. O for some dynamic fire brand republican candidates to take a stand on the issues of concern to we the people. Build the wall, defund sanctuary cities, fire liberal obstructionist judges, end Nafta, cap immigration with controls to name but a few of our taxpayer desires.

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        • SurroundedintheNW says:

          They need to keep their current voters, not steal new ones. We are facing a Republican Party that is working against The People. They are racing the clock to find a way to legalize illegals, and many are obviously working against POTUS agenda. What’s there to be excited about?

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      • mimbler says:

        Bonus points for teaching me a new word this early in the morning! Had not run across ineluctable before,

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      • Oldschool says:

        100% paul. Need massive turnout. Not going to get it if we are still in this circular holding pattern. Losing altitude.

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      • Convert says:

        THIS THIS. THIS YES.

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    • Chgonana539 says:

      What happened to the ‘cleaning up our elections’ project? I smell fraud.

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      • Victor Laszlo says:

        I agree. This should have been a much bigger focus from day one.

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      • mimbler says:

        I’m not complacent about these flips, but the tiny turnout at special elections allow a motivated party to turn out their side and distort the true electorate leanings.
        When only 10 percent of the voters show up, getting an extra one percent of your voters to the polls gives you a 10 percent advantage.

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  3. Dora says:

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  4. paulraven1 says:

    Victor Davis Hanson, a reliably sober-minded scholar and no ardent Trump supporter, has a sort of world-weary recent column about the corruption in Washington and the “endgame.” Where is it all going? I think he is getting a sense that it might go nowhere but into a black hole of “at this point, what difference does it make.”

    Here is his recommendation:

    “Attorney General Sessions must find muscular, ambitious, and combative prosecutors (preferably from outside Washington, D.C., and preferably existing federal attorneys), direct them to call a Grand Jury, and begin collating information from congressional investigations to get to the bottom of what is likely one of gravest scandals in post-war American history: the effort to use the federal government to thwart the candidacy of an unpopular presidential candidate and then to smear and ruin his early tenure as president.”

    Do we have “muscular. ambitious and combative prosecutors” on our side? Can Sessions even recognize them? Does he want to?

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    • The Boss says:

      Hanson apparently did not look at the 13000+ (as of end of January) sealed case files throughout the federal court system. That up from a few thousand at the end of October. And that’s over 13 times the total annual sealed case file average. Some of those files can have multiple defendants. So somehting’s been getting done like has never been done before in our history. One might call it combat. And it’s being done by federal prosecutors.

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      • The Boss says:

        (Dang. Nice typos….)

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      • lfhbrave says:

        I bet most of them are gang-related indictments, such as MS13 and drug related, as Sessions has publicly identified that issue as his priority.

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      • ezpz2 says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if a good many of those sealed indictments are for possession of a joint or two. After all, AG Sessions did make it clear that he plans to crack down on marijuana, both medical and recreational, even in states where it has become legal.

        I know it’s not very popular to question the 77d chess that many think he’s playing, but I just don’t buy into that theory.

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        • Deb says:

          This obsession some have with pot is baffling. Sessions took and oath to uphold the law, and whether you like it or not there are federal laws regarding the possession of marijuana. Don’t like it? Change the laws.

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          • ezpz2 says:

            Deb, it seems that AG Sessions is the one with the pot obsession, not me. So this whole states’ rights thing only applies to things the feds like?

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        • chojun says:

          I don’t think those kinds of indictments (drug possession, etc) would be sealed.

          The purpose of a sealed indictment is to conceal the direction that a prosecutor is going – i.e. there is a bigger target.

          If the drugs/MS-13 angle is correct then it would be smugglers/traffickers/dealers/manufacturers/cartel members/gang bosses/etc getting the sealed indictments.

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    • appadoo9 says:

      or he could have said, ‘what’s the point of making your bed’

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      “…candidacy of an unpopular presidential candidate…”

      Where does Hansen come up with this statement? Unpopular from which perspective, Vic?

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  5. H&HC, 2nd-16th says:

    PDJT lives rent free in the minds of Rino’s as much as he does in the minds of Liberals. He can play them both like a fine tuned fiddle. I just hope his “team” has an equal affect on the minds of the corrupted members of the FBI and DOJ.

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  6. amwick says:

    This was really disturbing… it is a discussion from LI about judicial resistance. Another Federal Judge buts the brakes on our President… Basically these judges are way out of line, saying that President Trump cannot end Daca… and it is just terrifying that they can do this.. Now, when this happens, who has to fight back?… our AG Jeff Sessions…

    So on top of the piles and piles and growing piles of corruption etc, he has to deal with the erosion of the separation of our equal branches of government.. I sometimes wonder what is the larger threat… It is all horrendous and appalling.

    Here is the link… this is a complicated article by Professor Jacobson, he is a law professor at Cornell. I am not saying I could follow the legal issues, I tried, but I can see what a problem this is…

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/02/judicial-resistance-another-judge-tells-trump-he-cant-end-daca-on-march-5/#more-241955

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    • amwick says:

      Looking back,,, end Daca is not really the best choice of words.. He is going to let it kinda expire unless Congress acts.. something like that, but you get the gist…

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Can the courts force POTUS to take an executive action? To renew a program? Whether it was orinally a legal action or not, it seems it was an option program. Odd to me that once started it is against the law (what law?) to stop a program

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        • Deb says:

          This is a ridiculous legal precedent. We need to start praying that John Roberts decides to be honest in his rulings.

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        • amwick says:

          It seems that this is exactly what they are attempting.. it doesn’t make sense to me, and I tried to read that judges (Brooklyn) opinion….I lose it with the legal terminology.. This is why I kinda lurk that website.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      Something needs to be done about these judges. They’re out of hand and Congress refuses to hold them accountable.

      This is what scares me about the “don’t worry DACA won’t be 1.8 million because it will have limitations” argument. I fear judges would declare limitations to be unconstitutional and result in mass amnesty.

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      • amwick says:

        Excellent point… and frightening as well. *sighs

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        “This is what scares me about the “don’t worry DACA won’t be 1.8 million because it will have limitations” argument. I fear judges would declare limitations to be unconstitutional and result in mass amnesty.”

        And there is good reason to worry about that. This is what happened after Reagan’s 1986 amnesty.

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    • Michael J. Machnica says:

      OK, let me see here:
      1) BHO says that he does not have the constitutional authority to do something (it might have been on the campaign trail)
      2) As President, he says that he “has a pen and a phone” and does it anyway
      3) His successor is ordered (by someone that is suppose to be upholding the law and constitution) to continue doing something that is not lawful according to the constitution.

      I say that is a valid reason to start removing these unlawful activists from the bench -lifetime appointment or not. There is a rarely used procedure to do it. The time has come to change that and make it a little more common.

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      • amwick says:

        IKR? Federal judges are lifetime appointments(?) Yup, they are.. This is a yuge problem. The first comment on this article mentioned( HT Millhouse), judge is clearly ultra vires.. and should be disciplined.. I think impeached would be appropriate…

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    • If you haven’t read Licensed to Lie by Sidney Powell, I recommend. Gives a new outlook on judges and Federal prosecutors.

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  7. Rocky man says:

    I’ll be in exuma for a week starting sat

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  8. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Now that the globalists are bringing out there old “Chemical Weapons” (“Weapons of Mass Destruction”) canard. It may be a good time to remind ourselves of what a pile of pap we were served up last time.
    Maybe they can wheel old Colon Powell out with a little vile of powdered milk for emphasis ?

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  9. Dora says:

    It looks to me like the folks up in Canada are smoking something strange.

    Former Canadian Defense Minister claims the Illuminati is REAL and has technology to reverse climate change but wants to keep it secret to help the petroleum industry
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5384051/Fmr-Canadian-minister-says-Illuminati-controls-world.html

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    • booger71 says:

      Well at least he didn’t mention the Build-A-Bobs’s eating gold foil wrapped fetuses while worshiping a giant owl.

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    • Paul from Canuckistan says:

      Paul Hellyer…Tinfoil Hat Brigadier General
      Well past his expiry date as a politician in the ’70s…surprised he us still alive
      Zero influence and an embarrassment to those who once supported him
      Not me…he is a liberal
      Anyone quoting him is wasting their time
      Just saying…

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  10. Hearing reports of a triple shooting at the NSA gate. WTF?

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  11. appadoo9 says:

    Sundance’s reference to Wicker’s Rice email, and the Vogue article about her, this stood out to me:
    “My first reaction was that it’s a damn shame that the president of the United States has to spend time at a press conference right after he’s been reelected talking about this……
    We do get wasted time, don’t we

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  12. Bassplayer says:

    Did anyone listen to Rush yesterday? It was as if his entire show prep was every post from CTH this weekend. I’m glad this info is spreading but…… I still remember the primaries, Rush.

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  13. lawrencepaul1 says:

    I no longer engage with the far left liberals (or with far right neoconservatives for that matter) but if you really have to this may be of some help.

    Dealing With Lefty
    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/02/14/dealing-with-lefty/

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  14. youme says:

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    • Paco Loco says:

      That’s an incredible photo….they all look guilty of getting away with something!

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    • parteagirl says:

      The looks on those faces! Wow.

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    • sejmon says:

      Why Samantha Powers always looks she she wait for flogging/ate basket of limes-she is sooo fugly…….ARE THEY ON TRIAL ?????

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      • WSB says:

        I never did find out…does Power actually have American citizenship?

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          Yes – got it in 1993 under Beelzebubba (COUGH) and then became an international journalist (COUGH), with Harvard schooling (COUGH).

          Huh, she sounds somewhat similar to Obama Senior Advisor and fellow Irishoid (COUGH) Shailagh Murray, foreign correspondent (COUGH) with plenty of dubious background (COUGH) and Fusion GPS-type journalist (COUGH) similarities.

          Bad stuff. Bet there’s some kind of “green diaper” here.

          COUGHCOUGHCOUGHCOUGHCOUGHCOUGHCOUGHCOUGHCOUGH.

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          • WSB says:

            LOL! Thank you for the info!

            Tanya Chutkan is another one with a dubious background.

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanya_S._Chutkan

            She is one of a husband/wife team, has also been taken off a GPS related case, and I cannot figure out if she has US citizenship.

            Ironically, a few of us got in touch with Louie Gohmert’s office right before she was removed from the case. I hope our inquiry was helpful.

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            • wolfmoon1776 says:

              Yes – and she is tied to THERANOS, which was both “helped” by Fusion GPS and Boies firm GOON TACTICS and “taken down” by the Wall Street Journal, where most Fusion staff came from. HUH? THAT seems really weird. What the heck is going on there? And I will ALWAYS question that OTHER WSJ journalist who DIED right before Fusion took the Fifth.

              STINKY. Good thing she recused.

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              • WSB says:

                I am beginning to think that almost every Clinton and Obama appointed judge was put in place like an armed weapon.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  Social justice.

                  The Troika of femme-bots are also trouble. Kagan’s staff look like a hotbed of trouble. Trisha B. Anderson passed right through there, and I believe some of the bad actors in the FISA nonsense as well.

                  RBG hates Trump too much. Yet she loved Scalia, supposedly. I found some strange stuff after he died, that made me think SHE would be one of the very few people who might know about his secretive lodge stay, where he was SUCH an easy target, with perfect timing, and timing is everything.

                  But no real friend would take part, knowingly, in such a conspiracy. Right?

                  Ah, but there are certain people, and a certain cause, where, say, an Alice Palmer will give up her seat to a Barack Obama for the party, only to be knifed in the back by the party and never told why.

                  So if the party needed something, and wouldn’t say why, would she wear a wire for the party?

                  Who knows? But I no longer trust all judges. Communists make terrible ones. When it’s safe for them to come out, that is abundantly clear.

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                • WSB says:

                  Rosemary’s Baby.

                  After I moved into my first NYC hi-rise apartment, I happened to see the movie for the first time.

                  Then I recalled some advice my taller half gave me years earlier, “Never ever make friends in a NYC apartment building with your next store neighbors. Because you never really know who they are.”

                  I never did.

                  Great advice, Wolf!

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  DC is a rough city. I never let all those impressive buildings fool me. It’s Chicago in its own ways.

                  You got it. Certain places make you wise – if you’re lucky.

                  Liked by 1 person

                • WSB says:

                  No kidding. I used to fly down to my company’s DC office quite a bit.

                  Frankly, I prefer being stabbed in the chest in NY, rather than being stabbed in the back in DC!

                  And I am just realizing that the Chicago Mob cursed itself on the rest of the globe.

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                • wolfmoon1776 says:

                  United States of Chicago. THAT is the Obama legacy.

                  Liked by 1 person

    • KBR says:

      Wonderful photo there: they are still digesting the fact that TRUMP WON!
      You can see it on their faces.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Nchadwick says:

    Two men dressed as women who were shot at trying to ram entrance to NSA, killing one, had ‘stolen SUV from hotel they had been partying at hours earlier’
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3018167/Two-men-dressed-women-shot-NSA-HQ-stolen-SUV-hotel-partying-hours-earlier.html#ixzz575qQ57qO

    Totally understandable and reasonable/s

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  16. Excellent write-up by ChristianMercenary, IMO.

    “The citizens of a republic must bear an enormous burden. The weight and future of the nation rests solely on their shoulders. Unlike their many counterparts around the world, who consider themselves to be subjects of the king, or comrades of the state, the citizen of a republic owes his allegiance solely to the rule of law. The law is created by the people themselves through their legislators and other citizens are hired to ensure that those laws are obeyed by all equally.

    Despite the fact that many politicians today use the term “democracy” in reference to the political system of the United States, nothing could be further from the truth or more intentionally misleading. The citizen of a democracy owes his allegiance solely to the majority opinion, that is a recipe for all sorts of abuses and tyranny of the majority. The distinction is important. A republic defends the interests of the minority against the will of the majority through the rule of law.”

    “It will not fix itself. One can watch breathlessly while crimes are uncovered and treason is unmasked, but no one in Washington anticipates that the criminals will go to prison or the traitors will be executed, because all of the actors in this play are the masters, not the slaves. They are not the lowly citizens of a defunct republic.

    But, I urge you, as the only legitimate source of political power in a republic, the citizen, to exercise that power. Demand prison for the criminals and executions of the traitors with the full understanding that if you do that, it will initiate a civil war, because a third of your fellow citizens have already embraced that new collectivist state. It is evident in the Bernie Sanders voters who sought to formalize the socialist/communist state the republic has drifted toward over the past several decades. Your fellow citizens are already complicit in the death of the republic and will not help you save it. Do not act now, as a citizen of the republic, and you will embrace the collectivist state yourself.

    Most of those reading this will opt for leisure instead of work and consign themselves to the recognition of themselves as part of the collective, but others will take up the shovel with which to bury the collectivist state. There is time to see if Trump and Sessions can rise to the occasion and fulfill the role God has laid out for them as defenders of the republic, but a citizen of the republic should do so while preparing their gear.”

    http://christianmerc.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-citizen-of-republic.html

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      “Demand prison for the criminals and executions of the traitors with the full understanding that if you do that, it will initiate a civil war”

      I question this premise. The left are cowards. And, on a comparative basis, unarmed cowards.

      While I agree completely with the demand and need for same, I don’t think it would initiate a civil war. And if it did, then the left will have started it, and look how that worked out for them last time.

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      • This backs up SD’s premise of bringing this all to light in a measured, logical way, allowing people to come to some acceptance at each step along the way. Why has BLM and AntiFa been so quiet lately? Gearing up, perhaps? IMO, we cannot afford to become complacent.

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          I agree we cannot become complacent. But then, prepping, gun shows, hunting, power boats, outdoor skills sets, etc. is a way of life for millions on the right….with or without a civil war. We’re ready if the time ever comes.

          The left? They’ll fold the second their local Starbucks shuts down.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          0) Obama is no longer planning riots with BLM through the DOJ’s CRS.
          1) Sessions and Mulvaney have been cleaning up the democrats use of the government for funds.
          2) Democrat Donors have Moved On. They are funding local candidates big time, and (for now) leaving their big organizations like the DNC destitute.
          3) ANTIFA and BLM went too far in Charlottesville, leaving behind records of their planning fights/riots in advance. The media covered when Trump said both sides were bad but this was a severe vulnerability.
          4) Despite 1,2 & 3 above, funds will be redirected back to the rioters at the appropriate moment.

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      • Deb says:

        Cowards avoid a direct fight, but they have no problem stabbing you in the back.

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  17. trumpthepress says:

    Anyone see/hear the Maria B. segment this morning? She had Judge Napolitano on there. He has gone to the dark side in a big way. He stated (paraphrasing) that the FISA was warranted because Page admitted working for the Russian gov’t. I used to like him. Luckily Maria is good and reminded him it was based on a false GPS fusion story that was paid for by Hillary and the DNC…I do think it’s going to get worse with the narrative until the indictments start happening. So many frauds out there posing as conservatives or nothing more than political hacks bought and paid for…by the anti-American globalists.

    Liked by 14 people

    • FofBW says:

      IMO, Judge N. was on board till something happened. They (Dee[p State) may have something big enough on him to pull his strings. IMO

      Liked by 12 people

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      The judge is laying the groundwork for the grand defense strategy. If you listen carefully to him and others, you can already make out the refrain:

      “Good people and hard working civil servants did some bad things for what they believed were the right reasons. Sure, they may have bent the rules or even broke the law, but their hearts were in the right place. It will not happen again. It’s time to turn the page.”

      Liked by 5 people

      • benifranlkin says:

        Judge N has no authority anywhere…a legal commentator he is…and that’s it…on and off…his inconsistencies are telling

        Liked by 3 people

        • Niagara Frontier says:

          I’m not sure what you mean by “legal authority” although I’m relatively certain he’s still a member of the bar. I’m not referencing anything about legal authority, but simply observing that in his role as commentator, he’s perhaps telegraphing a likely defense strategy.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Yep – that will be the claim.

        Sally Yates has already been given a few of the leftist bogus awards. Nominated for a Profile in Courage award.

        Comey will probably get some awards too.

        Spit.

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      • Oldschool says:

        I agree niagra and believe this is how it will start to move. Characterized more like poor judgement and errors rather than corruption and crime.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      This is why we need places like CTH.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Michael J. Machnica says:

      Back around the time PDJT was fed some bad intel and he fired off that salvo of cruise missiles into Syria, Judge Nepolitano was on Kennedy’s show contradicting the general narrative going on FOX News at the time (blame Assad for using chemical weapons). FF to now and General Mattis comes out and says Assad did not do it. Oops.
      I catch some of his writing over at Lew Rockwell
      https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/patrick-j-buchanan/is-us-being-sucked-into-syrias-war/

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    • WSB says:

      This source predates a lot of what we know now, and don’t dismiss because the name, however this was the best answer to the Judge Napolitano flip, IMHO.

      “Chairman Rupert Murdoch has long desired to take full control of satellite broadcaster Sky, which owns Sky News in the U.K. and pay TV operations in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Italy and Austria. A $14.3 billion bid for the remaining 61 percent is currently being reviewed by the U.K.’s media regulator Ofcom, which is looking to see whether Fox is a “fit and proper” owner.

      The last time Fox made a bid for Sky, in 2010, the infamous phone-hacking scandal involving Murdoch’s papers The Sun and News of the World hit, and it was forced to withdraw. The humiliation suffered at the time (Murdoch was labeled unfit to head up a major international company by a parliamentary committee) has led several to believe that the removal of Napolitano is simply an attempt to keep things friendly as Ofcom does its work.”

      It is a pretty well thought-out article.

      https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/was-murdochs-sky-bid-behind-andrew-napolitanos-fox-news-benching-988621

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  18. Liked by 11 people

  19. IMO says:

    Thomas Paine on Twitter: “FBI & DOJ Used Russian Organized Crime Figures to Dig Dirt on Trump for Steele Dossier https://t.co/ofqqX7Q9v1 https://t.co/v5C2bVArLp
    https://mobile.twitter.com/Thomas1774Paine/status/963788326166769664

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  20. lfhbrave says:

    Where is Lou Dobbs?

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Zennalou says:

    Even After Trump Criticism, U.K. Fails to Meet NATO Defence Spending Minimum Second Year Running

    The United Kingdom spent less than the two per cent of GDP on defence required by NATO for membership, with the failure coming as other nations across the alliance are working to improve their spending following pressure from President Donald Trump.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/14/uk-fails-meet-nato-defence-spending-minimum-second-year-running/

    Liked by 4 people

    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      They all expect us to defend them as we always have. NATO is obsolete.
      It should be renamed NAMO, North Atlantic Moochers Organization.

      Liked by 5 people

      • ibobland08 says:

        I have no issue with NATO, but I fail to see why we must be the leaders of NATO when NATO is primarily for Western Europe’s benefit, not ours. It’d be nice if they could simply have their own defense to cut some slack for our military and defense budget.

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        • Ackman420 says:

          The USA wouldn’t have a bunch of vassal states there if it relinquished control of the military forces of Western Europe. That’s why.

          Like

      • sejmon says:

        This organisation should been dissolved at time when Warsaw pact ended(1990) and russian troops move inside of Russia…they not even recognize they are invaded by Jihadists and North Africans…..

        Liked by 2 people

      • joninmd22 says:

        Agreed. There’s not one European country that could adequately defend itself with the possible exception of Poland. The state of the German military is horrid and they couldn’t even deploy if they wanted to several years ago.

        Things have only gotten worse.

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    • Michael J. Machnica says:

      Back in the mid-1970’s (when the Trilateral Commission was still mentioned in the MSM) I thought it was absurd that we were paying for the defense of all these countries.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Dora says:

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  23. HickTick says:

    OK , I am getting restless , Throw us a bone , Just a few Texts from Barney and Thelma Lu or a couple of congressional hearings with former FBI / DOJ fired employees or how about release the whole FISA warrant and application , Maybe the 302’s on Flynn .,

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  24. MfM says:

    Trump met yesterday with the reps from the National Sheriffs Association in DC for their winter conference. Last year Pres. Trump met with them and he did it again yesterday.

    My sheriff is the blond one away from the prez on the left. She’s a real Trump supporter and has been since she met him during the primaries.

    https://mix981fm.iheart.com/content/2018-02-13-president-trump-meets-with-national-sheriffs-association/

    Liked by 7 people

    • bumpsmart says:

      Mine is on the right with the green uniform. Grady Judd from central florida sheriff. He is doing a great job and has cleaned out the child abuse and drug abuse here. Highly respected, a Christian and a real supported of his officers.

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  25. phoenixRising says:

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  26. georgiafl says:

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  27. waltherppk says:

    American Citizens are dreamers too

    Liked by 5 people

  28. ForGodandCountry says:

    From the RCP frontpage….

    MOST READ

    Last 24 Hours

    Kim Yo Jong’s Shattered Olympic Dream
    – Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal
    The Dems’ Biggest Liability Wears 4-inch Heels
    – Salena Zito, Washington Examiner
    Comey Told Congress FBI Agents Didn’t Think Flynn Lied
    – Byron York, DC Examiner
    Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking, And So What?
    – Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    Last 7 Days

    In a Word, the Grassley-Graham Memo Is Shocking
    – Andrew McCarthy, National Review
    The Dems’ Biggest Liability Wears 4-inch Heels
    – Salena Zito, Washington Examiner
    Tick, Tick, Tick…FBI Scandal Getting Closer to Obama
    – Thomas Lifson, Am. Thinker

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  29. Stormyeyes says:

    There may be MUCH going on, but it doesn’t hurt to let Rooster know that we are many and that opening investigation after investigation into Trump (porter) is a waste of our time and money. I want a special counsel. No more stalling the clock and letting the $ flow, and the statute of limitations run out.

    All citizens who are fed up with 2 different sets of laws (one for Democrats and one for conservatives), call Trey Gowdy’s office and voice your displeasure with HIC opening another investigation into the White House regarding Rob Porter. These Republicans have done NOTHING to investigate the laundry list of treasonous crimes committed by Obama/HRC and team. Fuck them. Call Gowdy.
    Phone: (202) 225-6030

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  30. Stormyeyes says:

    Sorry just saw the cuss word. Not my word, I copied and pasted but apologize for not cutting it

    Like

  31. georgiafl says:

    Yep – the left is the violent side of the spectrum – threatening, emanding we be fired, screaming, frothing at the mouth, uttering vulgarities, obscenities, pejoratives, burning, bombing, looting, wanting us silent or better yet, dead.

    When conservatives differ, express our views, fight back, they call speech violence, claim victimhood, call us haters, ‘phobes’ and worse.

    Always such hypocrisy, projection, opposite-speak….

    Liked by 10 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Demanding, not emanding. WP Autocorrect is definitely not perfected.

      Liked by 1 person

    • waltherppk says:

      So much “virtue signaling” by liberal loons is a non sequitur attempted by those barking moon bats who have no virtue of their own, yet in their hypocrisy they dare to attempt to teach others to have virtue they don’t even comprehend. The shining path on which is found a liberal is generally the shortest journey to the nearest cliff, and that is the only way they know, while shouting to every other lost soul, “I think I know the way, so follow me.”
      What the average liberal counts as intellect or art or humor is generally pathetic. Pay attention and a liberal will tell you in what orbit of understanding they reside, and usually it won’t take long for the story on that to be revealed about the Darwin Award clueless liberal.

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  32. . InAz says:

    The rabid left is going after President Trump’s lawyer for paying off Stormie Daniels.

    The rabid left is now going after Melania Trump’s family, specifically her father for being a Communist in Slovenia, and questioning their immigration status.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Deb says:

      They attacked her immigration status during the election and their position was debunked. It’s a sign of desperation that they keep recycling old
      hit pieces over and over again.

      All they have are lies and they know they must wear us down to win. They will never wear me down. Give me liberty or give me death. MAGA

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  33. treehouseron says:

    Liberals are trying to slime American Olympic Hero Shaun White on twitter, I think we should support him.

    1. After he won the Gold Medal last night, he for a few seconds, crying, overjoyed with emotion, drug the American Flag on the snow as he walked to his family.

    Liberals and some conservatives are attacking him for this, which I feel is unfair because he was obviously just not thinking about what he was doing; he literally just won a Gold Medal for the USA, just went through a whole lot of trouble to display the flag proudly, took pictures with it, had flags all over his suit, etc. He clearly respects the flag and made a careless mistake.

    2. They’re now bringing up allegations of sexual harassment against him, from when he was 20 years old and had a rock band with a female drummer. The girl worked for him for 7 years, then after he fired her started the allegation crap.

    Another Rich, White, Straight, Successful American man being slimed.

    Liked by 7 people

    • treehouseron says:

      “I remember being handed the flag but I was trying to put my gloves on and hold the flag and get board, Honestly, if there was anything, I definitely didn’t mean any disrespect.

      The flag that’s flying on my house right now is way up there. So sorry for that, But I’m definitely proud — very proud — to be a part of Team USA and being an American and to be representing for everyone back home.”

      Liked by 10 people

      • MfM says:

        You don’t work for someone for 7 years if you didn’t like the attitudes. She didn’t quit, she got fired.

        I worked two places I couldn’t stand. One I was working full time and going to college part time and living at home. I gave two weeks notice and they just paid me sick & vacation time and I was gone. The other I was older and quit as soon as I had another job. At neither one was there abuse or mistreatment. It was a combo of work, commute, people and pay.

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        • Deb says:

          The only thing the #MeToo movement will accomplish creating a generation of women who accuse people of harassment for attention. The fake accusations trotted out by people like Lisa Bloom will make it harder to punish real sexual offenders. The left ruins everything.

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    • d2i says:

      The intensity of those last minutes for Shaun was enormous. When he nailed his run, it was a beautiful thing to behold, and was waiting for the score you could see his nerves spilling over. When the score was announced he fell to the ground and began to weep. Once he got up and began to compose himself, somebody handed him the flag. He took it but you could tell it wasn’t registering what it was for a couple of seconds. Once he figured it out he shook the creases out and began waving it. There was no intention by Shaun to deface the flag in any way. That young man was overcome with pure joy when all those raw emotions crescendo’d into those last few moments. Any who dare suggest he did anything untoward with the flag are small minded and just plain wrong.

      I am over this #MeToo crap. It may have started out to be a genuine effort to raise awareness about silent victims but it’s been hijacked by a bunch of individuals who obviously hate men. I think I’m going to start a hash tag campaign calling it #ILoveMen

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  34. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Oh Lordy, I daren’t look.

    Bipartisan Senate Group Says DACA Deal Reached
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-14/bipartisan-senate-group-says-daca-deal-reached

    Liked by 1 person

    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      The deal – which appears to have been generated by the bipartisan group led by GOP Sen. Susan Collins – will preserve DACA protections in exchange for a border security package.

      “I believe our group has come together on an approach,” GOP Sen. Susan Collins says, declining to address specifics.

      However, it remains unclear if the deal, which appears to leave out funding for Trump’s promised border wall, will be acceptable to both the House and to President Trump…

      Liked by 2 people

  35. GOPe strikes again
    NO wall and bill is led by Susan Collins.

    Liked by 4 people

  36. Raffaella says:

    All the people here worried about Dems winning these special elections: do not worry because Dems just cannot sustain or duplicate these huge turnouts in larger general/midterm elections. GOP historically votes in much higher numbers in midterms. Here is a tweet from a NYT liberal election writer:

    Liked by 4 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      Special elections are local…need great candidate with ties to community…many Republicans don’t have time to invest while Democrats usually have excess time…general elections will be won to MAGA!

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  37. ForGodandCountry says:

    GOP TAKES LEAD ON GENERIC BALLOT POLL

    Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance.

    The GOP’s 1-point advantage comes after three months of tracking in which Democrats maintained a lead ranging between 2 and 10 points on the generic ballot.

    the poll shows that voters’ perceptions of Republicans have recovered from the lows of late last year, including on a number of key issues.

    “Not only have Republicans increased support on the generic congressional ballot, they are now trusted more to handle the most important issue when voters head to the polls: the economy,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer. “In mid-December, 39 percent of voters said they trusted Democrats more to handle the economy, compared to 38 percent who said Republicans. Today, 43 percent say Republicans and 32 percent say Democrats.”

    Congressional Republicans also have a 9-point advantage on handling jobs, a 6-point lead on dealing with immigration and a 19-point lead on handling national security. The Democratic advantage on health care has dwindled to just 4 percentage points, down from double digits last year.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/14/trump-polling-democrats-republicans-407315

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  38. georgiafl says:

    From Doug Ross – http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2018/02/larwyn-linx-scandal-corruption.html

    Wictor on how Rice (intentionally?) incriminated both Comey and Obama at the last minute of the O debacle:

    Unrolled: (https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/963575629655425024.html)

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  39. ForGodandCountry says:

    GOP Takes Lead on Generic Congressional Ballot

    ———————————
    Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll and now lead by 1%.

    “The GOP’s 1-point advantage comes after three months of tracking in which Democrats maintained a lead ranging between 2 and 10 points on the generic ballot.

    a distinct improvement over the past two months.

    the poll shows that voters’ perceptions of Republicans have recovered from the lows of late last year, including on a number of key issues.

    “Not only have Republicans increased support on the generic congressional ballot, they are now trusted more to handle the most important issue when voters head to the polls: the economy,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer.

    Congressional Republicans also have a 9-point advantage on handling jobs, a 6-point lead on dealing with immigration and a 19-point lead on handling national security.
    ——————————–

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/14/trump-polling-democrats-republicans-407315

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  40. Rondo says:

    NEVER TRUMPIN’ TO NOWHERE
    “It was never about policy. It was about social status and respectability. Status can look like principles. The leftist hipsters howling about a social justice cause that they didn’t care about last year think they have principles. But a year from now, like Boot discovering white privilege, they’ll be just as passionate about something they didn’t care about and would have dismissed without thinking twice about it.

    Modern culture is not aesthetic, but hip. Its control of cool is based on an exclusivity dispensed by staying current with trends. The postmodern left’s hipsters are always one-upping each other’s identity politics to maintain their political class privileges. That’s the strain that broke the Never Trumpers.”

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269324/never-trumpin-nowhere-daniel-greenfield

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  41. maxmbj says:

    Trey Gowdy’s is a worthless piece of shit.

    Liked by 8 people

  42. wyntre says:

    WTF!!!!!!!!

    Repubs open House investigation into Rob Porter..

    WHY did Repubs agree to this?

    House Republicans Open Investigation Into White House Handling Of Porter Scandal

    http://wwno.org/post/house-republicans-open-investigation-white-house-handling-porter-scandal

    Liked by 13 people

    • wyntre says:

      Trey Gowdy opened the investigation and Paul Ryan supported it.

      Liked by 8 people

    • trumpthepress says:

      Could it be because the FBI withheld information again….? Let’s hope it’s something like that. The other investigations have led to wrong doing – criminal activity by the other side. Just a thought.

      Liked by 6 people

      • wyntre says:

        Nope.

        The R’s are blaming the Whitehouse (President Trump).

        “How do you have any job if you have credible allegations of domestic abuse?” said Gowdy, who announced two weeks ago that he was not running for re-election. “Again, I am biased toward the victim.”

        **************************

        “The White House’s story about who knew what when about accusations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter has been anything but clear.

        Now, House Republicans have decided to open an investigation to get some clarity.
        “I’m troubled by almost every aspect of this,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said on CNN Tuesday morning. “How in the hell was he still employed?”

        Gowdy received the support of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said Tuesday morning that the White House “has work to do” to fix the vetting process and that the White House should “absolutely” condemn domestic violence.

        Instead of condemning domestic violence, President Trump has twice seemed to defend Porter and another staffer, who resigned amid domestic abuse allegations. He tweeted on Saturday, for example, that “lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.”

        The House Oversight Committee penned a letter to the White House Tuesday and released it on Twitter. It notes that FBI Director Christoper Wray appeared to contradict the White House on its timeline on the handling of the matter — and it wants to know “what information was available to the adjudicator of Porter’s interim clearance at the time it was adjudicated; who adjudicated his clearance; and what derogatory information was subsequently made available to the White House on Porter, when, and to whom.”

        Gowdy notes in the letter that he wants answers to those and several other questions in two weeks, by Feb. 28.

        “How do you have any job if you have credible allegations of domestic abuse?” said Gowdy, who announced two weeks ago that he was not running for re-election. “Again, I am biased toward the victim.”

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        • JoD says:

          Republicans = self-mutilation.

          Liked by 1 person

        • trumpthepress says:

          Gross. The vetting process is done by the FBI and other groups first. I don’t know what to think yet but am somewhat leary too. I realize they can’t be trusted but was hopeful it was a trap. I don’t understand how this is so important compared to other issues. They fired the guy and maybe should have earlier, that is if you believe the information was given to the WH counsel etc…I personally think this is another FBI “issue”. Meanwhile – Hillary has a private server….Awan brothers…Unanium one…Benghazi..the list goes on and on (as you know). Anything to find fault with our great President. I can’t stand all these scumbags. Thanks for posting the info.

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        • ion says:

          The House Oversight Committee penned a letter also to the FBI.
          https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-02-14-TG-to-Wray-FBI-re-Clearances-Porter.pdf
          So I think we have to calm down.

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        • d2i says:

          “How do you have any job if you have credible allegations of domestic abuse?” – so ALL people, male or female or whatever, are guilty and should not hold a job until they can prove their innocence when accused of domestic abuse? Do I have this right? Is this what Gowdy is saying? Seriously?

          This twit needs to go…

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          • singingsoul says:

            d2i says:
            “How do you have any job if you have credible allegations of domestic abuse?” – so ALL people, male or female or whatever, are guilty and should not hold a job until they can prove their innocence when accused of domestic abuse? Do I have this right? Is this what Gowdy is saying? Seriously?
            This twit needs to go…”
            Gowdy claimed last week on a TV show “that he loves the law.”
            I am now wondering what is the US law? I always thought one was innocent until proven guilty.? That Porter guy needs to go to court to clear his name if he did not do the violence to his ex and if he did he needs concealing.

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            • singingsoul says:

              Ups forgot to separate my post.
              This is my part
              Gowdy claimed last week on a TV show “that he loves the law.”
              I am now wondering what is the US law? I always thought one was innocent until proven guilty.? That Porter guy needs to go to court to clear his name if he did not do the violence to his ex and if he did he needs concealing.

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            • d2i says:

              “I am wondering what is the US law” – yeah, I’ve been wondering that for a long time now.

              Abuse of any kind should have zero tolerance if proven to be factual. However, trying some guy in the media or by an oversight committee only shows a petulant need to demonstrate one’s bullying credentials. All of these stories of late are being tried by media and I can’t help but wonder aloud if all of these stories are click bait for the flailing corporate media yaks. It’s difficult to watch and I refuse to click.

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        • G3 says:

          Biased towards the victim? How about just getting to the truth?

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            He’s a (*&^ prosecutor–get the conviction no matter what. It’s their stepping stone to higher office. I hate prosecutors. They, as a whole, couldn’t care less about the “truth” they just want a signed confession, a plea deal, or a conviction no matter at what cost.

            And no, I have never run afoul of the law. This is my personal observation over years as a police legal adviser.

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            • TatonkaWoman says:

              Sadly, I have life experience that totally supports this comment, AG.

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            • Summer says:

              Except when it comes to prosecute fellow travelers in the Swamp.

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            • Maquis says:

              This is my view. Prosecutorial abuse is rampant. That prosecutions are decided not on a moral recognition of right and wrong but upon the chances of success in an often misguided self-serving prosecution is disgusting and infuriating.

              If law enforcement bemoans the unwillingness of witnesses to cooperate in investigations they need look no further than the prosecutors that ensure that any involvement with the law carries great personal risks that the wise avoid at all costs.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          This ticks me off on several levels. High and mighty morally superior Congress critters feel the need to investigate the WH? What about their own little publicly funded slush fund paying off the women they sexually abuse???? This Porter dude was only ever accused.

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          • Maquis says:

            Divorces generate such accusations nearly as a matter of course. It’s almost a required step, a force multiplier in bids to eliminate spouses’ parental rights. There are many that advocate and for and coach false accusations for this purpose.

            “Me Too” = “You Screwed.”

            😡

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            • erinsmemole says:

              That was the weirdest black eye I have ever seen. No swelling, no blood striations in the eye. I’ve asked other people, and they seem to agree. Sounds like divorce bulls**t. Look, I know on security clearances, usually if you do not lie, some things will not affect you negatively. It may be different for the WH, but the fbi only does the investigation, someone in the WH says yes or no on the clearance. By the way, how did HRC get a security clearance after the watergate fiasco. You know she had to pass a have a big old background check. Between her and Bill, I don’t see she could have survived.

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        • AmericaFirst says:

          I’m sure Gowdy will pursue this with all the energy he pursued the truth about Benghazi.

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        • Michael J. Machnica says:

          We want the timeline of when {Muslim} BHO found out about his {Muslim} CIA director’s fake news to peddle to the FBI/DOJ

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        • TatonkaWoman says:

          Gowdy says he is “biased toward the victim.” Sometimes – more often than people think – the victim is the accused. (think Duke Lacrosse team, et al).

          Mr. Gowdy, you should, at the very least, keep your judgements to yourself until the truth can actually be pursued and captured.

          So, how about you just try being biased toward the truth. Thank you very much.

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          I am biased against people–women or men– that lurk in dark corners and all of a sudden whatever their complaint is, drop it at a very opportune time.

          Did these women press charges against Porter? Was he tried and convicted? Aren’t current hiring practices such that prodding into personal background isn’t allowed?

          Surprising the FBI had time to look at this, what with all it’s involvement creating Obamagate.

          What, or who, motivated these two women to get together and decide to make a run at Porter? Why didn’t they do it when he was first hired?

          Besides fitting the false narrative that our President has a predatory mentality, is this all coming together now to try and force Kelly out?

          Final question: How much did Gloria Allred’s daughter pay them? Sorry, ladies. Your timing is so utterly suspicious, it creates a cloud of doubt and skepticism. You’ve got Trey Gowdy’s sympathy but if Porter is the menace you portray him to be, you’d have launched your stories long, long before now.

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        • Gowdy is supposed to be about law & order. Innocent until proven guilty. This alleged abuse was not reported as far as I can see, no proof except the accusor’s story. Any time some one is accused they loose their job? What a potent weapon to hurt someone, get advancement into their spot, blackmail. Law is the basis for society and anarchy is its mirror image.

          The ex-wife is very aggressive, “Does President Trump say I’m a liar?” What ever happened to waiting until the facts are in. Suspicious Cat says I smell fishies! Could the Globalists be getting desperate?

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        • sobriquet4u says:

          “How do you have any job if you have credible allegations of domestic abuse?” said Gowdy, who announced two weeks ago that he was not running for re-election. “Again, I am biased toward the victim.”
          UH? HELLO? NFL ring a bell?

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      • G3 says:

        Sanders said that while the “FBI portion was closed, the White House personnel security office, who is the one to make the recommendation for adjudication, was not finished their process; therefore, they did not make a recommendation to the White House.”

        So, who are the “career staff” at White House Personnel Security Office?

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        • G3 says:

          The photo- evidence didn’t appear until the day Rob Porter was fired.

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          • G3 says:

            Did the wife sit on that for so long — making it new?

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          • JoD says:

            The “press” had the picture and story before they asked Kelly about it.
            So, did one of Wray’s stellar, never-partisan, above reproach employees leak it to the press?

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          • Honest Abbey says:

            In all the articles I’ve read about this case, it stated that the photos were given to the FBI by the ex-wife.

            So now that begs these questions:

            Did the FBI turn those photos over to the White House?

            Who had possession of those photos on the day they were released to the media?

            If the FBI turned the photos over to the White House, did the FBI make copies to keep for their own records?

            What is normal protocol?

            Is it legal for the FBI to keep a record of someone’s personal life once they have closed their own investigation?

            Something shady is going on here.

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            • wyntre says:

              And the pics are from 15 years ago!

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              • AmericaFirst says:

                Meaning in an oposer regime it would never have merited mention. If it had been brought up we would have seen a touching personal story of Porter’s road back after anger management classes and how grieved he was to be the cause of the demise of his marriages. But he is a whole different person now and we should root for him after all his hard work on this issue.

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                • BebeTarget says:

                  I know many will totally disagree and even disparage me, BUT, many happily married women have suffered and caused emotional and verbal abuse within their marriage if they ever had a big fight with their spouse. . . . Did that black eye come from Porter hitting her (is he left-handed or did he push her and she fell against something?) I am in no way excusing violence of any kind. But today, when a woman can accuse POTUS of sexual harassment because he simply asked her for her phone number, men DO deserve more than a cut and dry conviction.

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              • Dixiedoxie says:

                John Roberts reported last week that the FBI had the photos in January of 2017 and the woman wanted to know why they were just being published now…..I have the same question. When did the White House receive them? The ex with the protective order told the FBI that he could probably be blackmailed. Can’t make it up-oh wait…..

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    • I knew this would happen..when is the special counsel going to be hired?

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        When did the R’s ever open investigations into the Obama WH? I guarantee you that there were questionable characters in that administration! John Podesta wasn’t able to pass his background check at beginning of O’s first term; Ben Rhodes had troubles too… oh and what of the guy who was upskirting?

        In any case, what right do they have to investigate the WH? Separation of powers, anyone?

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      • 🍺Gunny says:

        The key is: Did the Police come to the incident. Believe me. Most if not all Police Departments are instructed. In domestic violence calls if there is any evidence of abuse, the abuser is arrested on the spot. Scratches, black eyes, any marks of violence at all.
        Even If no evidence of abuse the police interview the subjects separately and if even an admission of abuse, with no physical evidence..they are arrested. That is one of the reasons why so many police are attacked during domestic violence calls. The abuser knows they are going to jail and sees no way out.
        No police report…should be no case…unless he admits it.

        Even if she called in the report without calling the police first, just calling the police station, the police after taking the report, must come to view the victim and if true arrest the abuser immediately. Very strict rules regarding any form of abuse.

        It’s a set up.

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        • Deb says:

          What does it matter? They were waiting for his clearance. Then they fired him. End of story.

          Why isn’t Congress investigating the Awan brothers? Or Uranium One?

          How about that Schiff memo? Anyone remember about that?

          Let’s keep pointing out how they ignore the actual important stories and force them to cover them. Let’s ignore the shiny squirrels and call out the Republicans who go along with it.

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    • rich33y says:

      Perhaps Gowdy is still a little miffed at this tweet:

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    • lfhbrave says:

      The uniparty wants to regain some leverage over POTUS after realizing muh Russia is inevitably falling apart.

      Liked by 4 people

        • piper567 says:

          Hey wolf: I benefit greatly by your pronouncements.
          Do we need to be concerned ab this latest caca?
          I can’t stand reading the comments…too much breadth.

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          • wolfmoon1776 says:

            No. We will WIN, WIN MORE, and WIN even more than that. Anything the other side does, we will boomerang back at them with TRUMP GRAVITY. Weak weaklings who cower before evil will spin around each other and be thrown back at the other side like bolas on a string!

            RULE OF LAW. PRIORITIES. They’re BACK, and we DEMAND THEM.

            Pussy-hatted FREAKS do not rule this country from their crazy-wagon or otherwise.

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      • singingsoul says:

        lfhbrave says:
        “The uniparty wants to regain some leverage over POTUS after realizing muh Russia is inevitably falling apart.”
        ______________________________
        Bingo !
        They are going to dig up all kind of stuff about POTUS about everyone who ever had anything to do with him and they are going to be guilty and have to prove their case.
        They are going after Kelly because he is effective in his role at the WH. They are going after Hope because no leaks from the Sarah and Hope team.
        POTUS is winning and the Rino types such as Cowdy , Ryan, and all those hidden senate A**es.
        I wish Cowdy would have been so irate at Benghazi killings that Hillary and team caused.

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    • eric says:

      makes me sick.
      where the hell was all this “outrage” and calls for “condemnation” when Ted Kennedy was in office.

      uni-party on full display……only one in DC who gives a damn about America and her people is OUR PREDIDENT.
      DRAIN THAT SWAMP SIR……TWICE.

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