February 24th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #401

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1,133 Responses to February 24th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #401

  1. winky says:

    Podesta’s 5 part plan to smear PTrump…..very interesting …..cannot confirm but I believe and hope it is accurate



  2. Troublemaker10 says:

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. Publius2016 says:

    Spooks work in the dark and Broad Daylight…either we don’t know what they are doing or they do it right in front of our faces! They keep showing you the Parkland Shooter social media to 2017…nothing beyond? Why??? http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/just-reported-fbi-lied-investigating-fl-school-shooter-told-public-not-identify-video/

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  5. IMO says:

    Student Interview about Resource Officer Scot Peterson

    Douchebag Shill Steve Isreal must resign than investigated along with his shill key stone cops.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      OK, now I believe Scot Peterson did act like a coward. Having seen this first hand account of his actions, I no longer need to see the security camera video to believe the S.R.O. failed to perform the duties he swore to do. The coaches ran inside to try to save lives even though they had no weapons or bullet proof vests and lost their lives.
      This is all the more reason why select school staff members should carry concealed guns. They would be more inclined to confront and stop a shooter than the police who may be under orders to wait outside for backup.


    • Bull Durham says:

      Maybe we should arm only 18 and younger. The adults seem to be the ones who shouldn’t have guns. Sheriffs??? They all need to turn in their badges.

      Pray for the parents of the dead and wounded that they don’t lose their minds and go after these weaklings.

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  6. lisabrqwc says:

    So, an aide to one of our Tampa Repubs got fired for saying what a lot of us have been thinking about some of the Parkland ‘kids.’


    An aide to state Rep. Shawn Harrison, a Tampa Republican, has been fired for claiming that some of the children from a Parkland high school where 17 people died in a mass school shooting were actors supporting tougher gun control measures.

    Benjamin Kelly, the Harrison aide, made the assertion Tuesday about a photo attached to a Tampa Bay Times story on how Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students were drawing attacks for their outspokenness about the need for new gun control measures. The picture showed David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez speaking on CNN. Kelly wrote: “Both kids in the picture are not students here but actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.”

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    • WSB says:

      This would tie into Cameron and Jeffrey A. Kasky, his father. Jeffrey is a thespian at the school and was the antagonistic questioner on CNN the other night. His father has a very odd work history of actor, law enforcement, adoption services, surogate pregnancies and autism awareness.

      Sounds crazy, but if I put my tin foil visor on, absolutely all of this would relate to Bob Creamer’s statement to Project Veritas that his group finds troubled young people to carry out violent acts against the general public to ‘persuade’ their opinions.

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      • WSB says:

        Here is the overall thread on Kasky,


        And here are the bio’s of father and grandfather,


        If you read SD’s post and all of the comments there, there is enough info on this fraud to open an investigation. I wonder if Project Veritas has ever set eyes on this family?

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      • Have Gun Will Travel says:

        One thing we can be sure of is they were spring-loaded to leap in and exploit this, given exposure of their tactics and historical track record.
        The soros funded “community” organizations and mainstream media have standing, coordinated plans to immediately jump on a crisis. They did it with this shooting, and for example they have done it Ferguson, Baltimore and other places to push different agendas with or against different groups – but all leading to the same overall goal.
        At the national level these “progressive” organizations maintain and cultivate standing connections with like-minded local groups and individuals. These are typically from areas that are currently or historically left leaning. They are in stand-by mode when needed. When this tragedy occurred in Parkland, they immediately contacted “their people” in FL and in that area, and got connected to the mouth-pieces we have seen on the news.
        People like the Kasky’s or Hobbs’ did just spontaneously arise. They were already members of anti-Trump movements – and national level assets tapped into those groups, found the people who were local members who were connected to the school, and ushered them to the front stage and directly connected them to their allied media.
        The national movement has pre-existing, pre-coordinated arrangements with elements of the MSM. When an incident like this occurs, they contact the reporter, producer, or editior and connect them to the people from the local movement that they have identified.
        This is how we see this unfold so quickly and conveniently. Right now similar connections and plans exist should an incident useful to the cause occur in other communities across the country.
        Not a conspiracy theory – this is how it’s done.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, exactly. And they didn’t have to be psychic to be prepared for a propaganda onslaught after a school shooting. It is a predictable event.

          They also probably have plans for cops shooting blacks, perceived racist attacks, etc.

          No conspiracy required, they are just prepared to take advantage of totally predictable scenarios when they occur.

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        • WSB says:

          I would go one step farther with a Bob Creamer reference. There must be electronic or paper trails attached that can be unearthed. It is really a sophisticated revolutionary system, isn’t it?


    • Since Hogg and Gonzalez ARE students at the school, and began their activism in reaction to the deaths of their classmates and teachers, Kelly was spreading defamatory claims about two minors without checking to see if they were true. He was emailing falsehoods to the press, without running it by his boss first. Harrison was none too happy when he found out, but it was the Speaker of the Florida House who fired Kelly.

      There’s a legal difference between us wondering aloud or being skeptical of motives, and a person with an official capacity making provably untrue assertions to the press about minors, using a “.gov” email account. The kids could sue Kelly, and possibly Harrison too.

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      • Have Gun Will Travel says:

        They actually began their activism before the school shooting. They were a resource waiting to be tapped.


        • I meant THIS activism, the gun control thing. It began after the murders, in reaction to them.

          Mr. Kelly, using an official email account and talking to the press, was falsely implying that outsiders were responsible for starting the kids’ gun control movement, that their actions are directed by outsiders, and that they were paid performers. It was all lies and conspiracy theory, and Kelly was unable to provide any credible evidence for the false charges. He also didn’t tell his boss before doing it. That’s why he got fired.

          Whether you agree with their message or not, the students are sincere and began this particular movement on their own initiative. Naturally, they are also making alliances with other groups that share their goals. Every smart activist does that. CPAC is made of many smaller groups.

          As far as being resources waiting to be tapped, you could say that about anyone and any purpose. Dems are a resource waiting to be tapped by the President. New voters are a resource waiting to be tapped by all political parties. Good salespeople approach any person as a potential buyer. In this case it’s the kids that are doing the tapping, reaching out for whatever avenues advance their cause. And like-minded groups are reaching back.


  7. lisabrqwc says:

    So how long is this woman going to remain free to move about the country?

    Jessica R. Ford, 35, of La Vergne, Tennessee is said to have intentionally rammed her Chevrolet Uplander 2008 into the gate.

    Police said Friday night that she was charged with gun possession and other offenses after the incident Friday afternoon at around 3.30pm.

    Law enforcement sources told CNN she appeared to have mental health issues and is known to the Secret Service.

    The Washington Post reported that she tried to jump the fence at the White House in April 2017.

    Courts documents said she was approached by Secret Service on that occasion and told an agent ‘I’m going to jump the fence’.

    She then ran toward the White House fence and tried to get over the barrier before she was stopped by officers.

    According to the Post, Ford has had other encounters with the Secret Service ‘resulting in numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations’.

    Can we go ahead and commit this chick? She miiiight be a menace.

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    • She’s not the only Tennessean in trouble. The mayor of Nashville, a Dem, has been outed for having an affair with her security guard. Her husband is a professor at Vandy. It seems the latest bit of uncomfortable news are nude pics the guard stupidly sent to his work email and the fact that he charged over time pay for taking them – whoopsie!


  8. WSB says:

    Chris Farrell was on Lou Dobbs’ show with David Asman last night, and mentions that we whould be focusing on Lisa Monaco, the HS secretary in May 2016 n regard to operation ‘Latitude’. This became the name of the operation for targeting Donald Trump.She is mentioned in McCabe’s notes.

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  9. I want to switch to a new credit card. Any suggestions? I want free service with zero balance.

    I am going to keep my present virtue signaling one. I will never use it again, and will keep it current to cost them the monthly price of sending me statements etc. But I am done with them.

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  10. gda says:

    Once a never-Trumper, always a never-Trumper? Andy McCarthy provides cover and the new narrative for the N-T’s and Dems.

    “In short, the special counsel may be preparing to argue that the Obama officials were acting on rational suspicions, not partisan politics. He may be laying the groundwork to argue that, while political, law-enforcement, and intelligence officials made mistakes, the main culprit was Trump’s judgment in recruiting Manafort and Gates”

    So what? Those “rational suspicions” were sufficient for concocting the dossier and lying to the FISA Court? Just politics as usual – nothing to see here will be the narrative – besides, it’s all Donald Trump’s fault for showing “appalling judgement” in appointing Manafort.

    In the article he goes into great detail about the “van der Zwaan Connection”, without ONCE mentioning the Clinton contacts with this character’s own contacts that have been exposed by Sundance. I wonder why?

    Those poor Obama/Clinton people – forced to use “unorthodox methods” to stymie that appalling Trump. If only he had not hired Manafort, none of this would ever have happened. Clearly its ALL Trump’s fault.

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    • PGlenn says:

      Did anyone really expect the corrupt POS Mueller to indict corrupt POS Obama officials and Clinton campaign operatives? Because, otherwise Mueller’s excuses for those scumbags are irrelevant. I guess, unless Mueller wants to be a defense attorney for these Obama/Clinton gangsters?

      When Mueller is done with his report “exonerating” Obama and Clinton gangsters, the white hats should pat him on the head and say, “thanks, Bob, but we got this. Oh, by the way, Bob, don’t make any plans to leave the country . . . “

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      • beach lover says:

        Frankly, I don’t want Mueller in the dossier mess. He would do more to discount than to convict anyone.. words like..”no reasonable prosecutor” comes to mind.

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        • PGlenn says:

          I agree.

          Another thing, McCarthy missed perhaps the most important signal in these recent developments . . . that the Mueller Coverup Project just recently shifted from being on offense to being on defense. Normally, that’s not a good sign for the team that was previously on offense, but who wants to interrupt McCarthy when he’s on a roll?

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    • WSB says:

      Then you would have to bring up every other US candidate who utilized Manafort’s expertise in every other US campaign. Doesn’t pass the debate marker.

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  11. Pam says:

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  13. If you really want to get under liberal skin, use “crisis actors” everywhere on social. It send them into orbit. 😀

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    • fisman45459 says:

      Dallas and Gastonia I used to live there wish I was there now to salute a very good man of God.


      • I grew up literally (as they say in the South) a stones throw from the Graham family home. After Billy’s father passed away, his mother lived in a low rise apartment in the same neighborhood. It was fascinating to know that his ancestral home was literally moved from what used to be farmland, to his museum and library.


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  16. Johnny Bravo says:

    Given we only can watch (by and large) at what is going on in the world of politics. I find it deeply necessary to provide support to Trump and his team.

    Reassuringly the repayment for that support is a more confident population, that is beginning to breath easy again. As the idiots who pretend the hold power wain, I really want to sing Hallelujah, praise the Lord – at the top of my voice – at Barack O’Mama.

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  17. Lucille says:

    Trump administration official: Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s moves against terrorism “reversible, superficial”
    February 23, 2018 by Robert Spencer

    “So far, these steps have been reversible, superficial, and steps that we have actually seen them take in the past, in periods of high pressure.”


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  21. Sayit2016 says:

    These companies are knee jerk idiots. Anyone boycotting will be boycotted– just ask Target, the NFL etc etc how that worked out for them. This is all about emotion and feelings. Which to be honest are irrelevant. I do not care HOW liberals. ” feel” about it.

    When I was a kid… I would try and convince my Mom or Dad to do something I wanted. I was the youngest of the girls so I had two older sisters that I was able to observe in how they used their counter-parental offensive. I brought my A game using every trick in the book…. they would listen and then would decide. When it was “no” … I would continue to use a last ditch effort to wear them down. Then came the dreaded ” NOT ANOTHER WORD”. That was the death-nail comment confirming the discussion was OVER . I had been out flanked.

    I say this to bring up this 2 nd Amendment issue the libs keep dragging out. The right to bear arms as a constitutional RIGHT.

    No. Just No. ” NOT ANOTHER WORD”. I refuse to even have the conversation, there is nothing to talk about. I do not care HOW liberals. ” feel” about it.

    “This is not a discussion.  These are my rights.  How you feel about the exercising of my rights doesn’t matter at all.  And if it is decided that your feelings warrant the legal erosion of my rights, isn’t it clear that what we’re talking about are not, in fact, “rights” as understood by our Founders, but allowances that government either permits or rescinds based upon the whims of a perceived majority opinion?

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  26. FofBW says:

    Billy Graham, “No ism is going to win, only Christ will win”

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  27. Dora says:


    The Trump administration will officially relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, timed with Israel’s 70th Independence Day, a State Department official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Friday. The official was responding to a message on Twitter by Transport Minister Israel Katz, who seemed to confirm the move would occur in the spring. “We’re planning to open the new US Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May,” the US official told the Post. “The Embassy opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.”


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  32. gda says:


    Disappointed with Strassel (who’s usually pretty good) for criticizing the “half-baked proposals now emanating from President Trump…”.

    She then goes on to state: “The biggest favor the GOP can do is to tackle the mental-health question in all its thorny complexity’

    Wake up Ms. Strassel. THIS is the very area that President Trump has emphasized in offering HIS solutions. Were you asleep, or do you have an agenda?

    Very disappointing.

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    • mimbler says:

      Personally, I agree with her article.
      Trump’s response was what I would expect from a liberal. Knee-jerk “do something” response.

      I agree with most of PDJT’s responses, but sometimes it is obvious that he has too many liberal advisors.

      His arming teachers initiative would accomplish something, but I don’t think that would be a federal government action.

      His bumpstock initiative is fine, but was already underway, and has nothing to do with this shooting,

      The more comprehensive background checks and raising the age for rifles are just off the lib wish list and will accomplish absolutely nothing positive.


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  36. georgiafl says:

    Trudeau must have bought a dozen Indian garments for his public humiliation tour:

    Now there’s a world leader whose sanity the media should question.

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    • Gil says:

      2019 is the next election. I hope he and his entire idiotic parliament go down in flames. NAFTA ends way before then he is even worse off. He is just going to party on the citizens dimes until then. Like O did…

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  39. phoenixRising says:

    George Soros –

    Open Society Foundations

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1237 (As of 2011)

    Discover the Networks – A Guide to the Political Left


  40. Pam says:

    Love Bluto. LOL

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  42. Redoubt News now carrying SD articles, with attribution!

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  47. Sylvia Avery says:

    I was watching last night’s Ingraham Angle this morning and she had Jeff Bell, the President of the Broward Sheriff’s Union on to discuss the four deputies who failed to assist and she talked about the Coral Springs PD who went on into the school as Sundance mentioned.

    But here’s the part where I sort of gasped in surprise: the Union rep actually started throwing blame at the School District because they don’t want the icky old deputies to make any arrests whenever there are any crimes at the school because it messes up their nice clean statistics!

    It is not that I ever doubted Sundance, his reporting has been thorough and detailed. What has my eyebrows lifting almost to my hairline is someone is actually talking about it! Out loud! In public! On TV!

    I think this mess in Broward County is out of the bag and I don’t think there is going to be any calling it back. They can blah blah AR-15s and blah blah NRA all they want, but the truth is seeping out. It may take the parents to do a class action suit as Sundance has suggested because money talks, sadly, more than the lives of our kids, but this is going to come out and it isn’t the NRA that is going to be to blame here.

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    • Trish in Southern Illinois says:

      Notice how Laura ignored that guy when he mentioned it? … She wasn’t the least bit curious.

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      I noticed that too, Sylvia. He was pretty stoic at the beginning but he really did go after the District. Very telling. I’ll bet it is ‘stand down’.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Sounds like obama policy to me.
      Don’t forget, bongo was more or less “taking over” law enforcement and police departments all across the country and changing policy to protect criminals.


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      • piper567 says:

        its actually the pc virus…in infects wherever it is allowed, its opportunistic.
        Several years ago, here in pinko WWA, there was a huge spread in the local rag re the very same type of program.
        The Program was started by libs who noticed the disproportional number of minority students who were expelled.
        The Program was started to rescale the manner in which transgressions were documented so as to not yield such lopsided statistics.
        There was an assiduous avoidance of actually evaluating the severity of causes for suspension.
        I remember when I read it being startled by the obvious bias and lack of concern for anything other than reporting “…looking as if we have improved in this area.” This area being the heretofore actual reporting of transgressions irrespective of minority status.


    • tuskyou says:

      I watched her show live when Jeff Bell was on. I almost turned it off but wanted to hear what he had to say. He called out the Promise program. How many parents don’t know what this is? Like much on the left it has a wonderful sounding name to hide the true intent.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Sylvia, this is unfortunately nothing new. Been going on at major universities for decades. I’ll quote my own post from a couple days ago, which got buried:

      “Sundance, your detailed work in this exemplifies what’s been going on at indoctrination facilities across the USA for years.

      Many universities have their own Police Dept’s, and I can assure you that enforcing the law and apprehending criminals is NOT their interest. Their sole purpose is to REDUCE CRIME STATISTICS – in other words, cover up crime.

      Local LEA’s know to back off, too. There’s a lot of power in those hallowed halls of “education.”

      This has been going on for decades, and now it has infected public schools for younger children. Always follow the money.”

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Thanks for posting that, Peoria. I had become dimly aware of this during the unfolding of the “campus rape culture” ongoing story, and that rather than reporting rapes to the local Police Departments and having them be adjudicated through the normal legal process, school administrations were now not reporting them and insisting on having “in house” type hearings and decision makings without any of what we have come to know and expect as due process.

        I believe you have made an important point that we all need to be aware of. Thanks!


        • Peoria Jones says:

          Oh, don’t even get me started! The campus rape cover-up culture was a huge shock to me 35 years ago. I saw too much. Truly disheartening. And I’m no liberal snowflake.

          Now there is a name for it, but I fear it will be used for leftist political purposes rather than to resolve the issue.

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