March 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #419

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  1. Patriot1783 says:

    Good for this genealogist taking on Warren!
    Armed with the basics and knowing where to look, obituaries along with official paper records such as Indian Rolls and Fed/State Censuses with their specific questions can reveal ALOT!!

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/378208-warren-so-desperate-to-prop-up-her-native-american-claims-she-lied-about-her-grandparents-being-racist/

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    • trumpcovfefe says:

      just thinking about this. should ronna resign?

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      • Chris says:

        Ronna resign ?…as mentioned by another treep upthread, I’d think Sarah Pallin would be a great candidate,
        I’d certainly like to see a more vocal, goals and results driven in leadership there.

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    • Unprotected Class says:

      My family lore said we were part Native American, but that wasn’t true at all. My DNA isn’t even close to what my family “history” is. So she really does need to take a DNA test and find out what she really is.

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      • Truthfilter says:

        The CEO of 23&Me is the sister of Google CEO. The Left is known to manipulate outcomes and create fake documents. Elizabeth Warren will soon find her “proof.” It will surface sometime between now and November.

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        • Guffman says:

          Obama’s birth certificate. ‘Nuff said.

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        • Guyski says:

          Questions. When taking a DNA test, who ‘owns’ that information? Does a person sign over their rights to that DNA info? Does the company get to monetize a person’s DNA info?

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        • Unprotected Class says:

          I used Family Tree DNA for mine.

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          • Texian says:

            I used family reunions. (We still have those in Texas). Big ones. A bunch of German Texans gather on the ranch. The younger cowboys barbecue some cattle.. Stories are told and passed down, and we all get to connect with our proud Texas heritage. One year the Texas State archives or something of the sort sent a rep out to interview and record our familial piece of Texas history so it is not lost..

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        • deborah foster says:

          I believe this 23&me outfit was outed for adding percentages of black to many white persons DNA profiles.
          Their response was that it was a little joke. Something like that.

          I have always wondered what the point of these heritage profiles are when they come back that you are a tiny % of everyone. So what did you learn for the money? Nothing. But they have your DNA on file.

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      • Madison Grant says:

        Same here. I had to break the news to my liberal aunt when I got my results and smash her dreams that we somehow had native american and African slave in our family. Judging from the combination of trace regions, somewhere 150-200 years ago I probably had an ancestor who was a product of the Ottoman Empire. Other than that, white bread.

        Everybody thinks that if they have a side of the family that had dark hair or a tan complexion, they had Indian in them. Anybody ever seen Sean Connery or Colin Farrell? Yeah, dark hair and tan complexions occur naturally in Europe.

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        • Andy Krause says:

          The DNA profiles that are used to compare to a persons sample are taken from distribution of the current populations. There are no dna profiles from 100 years ago to compare to. The percentages are calculated based on where your matching characteristics are clustered today. It does not reveal past distributions. “People like me are Spain right now”. What does that really tell you?

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          • G. Combs says:

            “….. There are no dna profiles from 100 years ago to compare to…..”

            ERRRRrrrr, do not be too sure about that.

            In the UK they found a guy related to ‘Cheddar Man’ an olde skelaton in a cave.
            “…Adrian Targett visited the home of a close relative yesterday. He had to put on Wellington boots because the floor is muddy. The relative was not in. Hardly surprising: he died 9,000 years ago.

            But there is no doubt: Mr Targett, a 42-year-old history teacher in Cheddar, Somerset, has been shown by DNA tests to be a direct descendant, by his mother’s line, of “Cheddar Man”, the oldest complete skeleton ever found in Britain, and now also the world’s most distant confirmed relative.

            Even the Royal Family can only trace its heritage back to King Ecgbert, who ruled from 829AD to 830AD. By contrast, Cheddar Man, a hunter- gatherer who pre-dated the arrival of farming, lived in 7150BC…..”
            http://www.independent.co.uk/news/the-family-link-that-reaches-back-300-generations-to-a-cheddar-cave-1271542.html

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      • Chillin says:

        I have a feeling she has already secretly taken a test. If she really had even a drop of Indian blood she would have plastered the test everywhere. If you think about it taking the test already makes sense.

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        • joninmd22 says:

          My take is she doesn’t need to take the test as she knows she’s WASP 100%.

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        • aol925 says:

          I agree with you completely. If she had proof that she is Native American,as she claims, it would be plastered every where.

          If traitor 44 was as brilliant as claimed by his handlers, his academic records would be released. Such that they aren’t undoubtedly points to him being a mediocre student, at best. They would probably have redacted his foreign student status.

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          • Jim in TN says:

            choom gang = mediocre
            activist = doing things other than academics

            I hold mixed possibilities as to why records are withheld. A poor academic record is a possibility. Maybe an embarrassing thesis. Maybe who paid is embarrassing. Some think he claimed foreign student status, but until recently, that required full tuition like being out of state.

            Remember that he supposedly held his own when discussing conservative theory with the likes of Will, Brooks and Krystal. But judging him by the pleat in his slacks makes that moot.

            It is like nobody ever tore down any of his straw-man arguments. His speeches were chock full of scarecrows supposedly proving the illogical as true. That, and out right lies, yet everybody thinks him the most brilliant man in the room and nobody challenges his statements.

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            • H.R. says:

              Jim in TN: “[…] yet everybody thinks him the most brilliant man in the room and nobody challenges his statements.”

              Uhhhh… not everybody. I, for one, am underwhelmed by his alleged brilliance. I heard the leftist lies-dressed-as-platitudes he was spouting when he first burst on the national scene; no original thought in evidence in any of the 57 states he visited. (55 states actually. He was in ‘altered states’ at least a couple of times.)

              The YSM knows he’s a boob, but like the good socialists they are, they will never say that and will always present the lie that he is brilliant. So yeah, no one will ever challenge his statements. When HWSRN spoke, the press corpse cringed and covered.

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              • rashomon says:

                Several law professors at the U. of Chicago found this esteemed “lecturer” less than he expressed himself to be. His nibs avoided taking part in the casual discussions and camaraderie that engaged others in the school, which led the senior faculty to question why he held a position at all. But then again, he was working on “his book”….

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      • Bugsdaddy says:

        My family lore was that we were Irish and Scottish. Did the DNA thing. Yep, Irish and Scottish! My mother always said be who you are, be proud of what you do. Wishes are for Fools and Beggars.
        I must confess, that sometimes I do wish I had the cool Sean Connery accent sometimes……

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      • Wiggyky says:

        My family lore was similar. Supposedly the ancestor who came to America had a son to married a Native American. They supposedly produced the family that included President Buchanan. Yet my DNA can not confirm any of it. I suppose telling ancestor lore is like the old telephone game, passing a sentence among a group of people. By the time the story gets to the last person it is very different than what the first person told.

        We were told one ancestor came here on a boat. We have found all downline ancestors but cannot find any of them, Scotch or Irish, above the man from the boat.

        On the other side I get to my G G Grandfather. He was supposedly from Virginia but cannot find any connections in VA. DNA research has not been good for me.

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      • Remington says:

        Friend of ours thought she was Indian…Indian art all over her home. She did a DNA test and found out she was not Indian. Her roots were from Palermo – close.

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      • Blacksmith8 says:

        Officially I am not protecting faux-o-haunt-us,

        I am going to say that all of the ancestry sites in their reading will acknowledge that you blood may not match ANY tribe in the US.

        My blood doesn’t match ANY tribe in the US. However, our family lore dates from fur trading in Saskatchewan Canada and guess what?

        First Nations don’t use that stoooopid blood quantum junk that we do.

        My ancestors include Metis. That’s the Canadian version of ‘half breed’

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      • amwick says:

        Just me… but the results of those DNA tests can be wildly disparate. Not sure what the answer is,,, maybe you need to do several, and somehow average the results… Maybe there is some kind of accuracy rating? hmmmmmmm

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      • mimbler says:

        As important as this is to her, I suspect she has taken one (under an assumed name), and now knows she has no Indian blood. If she really believed what she is saying, she would insist on a public DNA test.

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      • Tegan says:

        “She really needs to take DNA test”….i’m Sure she has! If it were proved correct, don’t you think she would be on every network proclaiming it? Same with Obama’s college records…if he was as “brilliant” as originally claimed, don’t you think it would have been imprinted in the “holiday” cards? Silence is usually a “tell.”

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      • Pegm says:

        Besides a jackass dem?

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    • Truthfilter says:

      This may be a set-up. It’s hard to prove Native American ancestry with documents-even if she does have some Native American blood. (I think she probably does have some but not enough. A lot of us do.) If proof existed, Warren would have already released it. If the proper procedures of vetting had been followed when she applied for minority status at Harvard, this would be a non issue. Somebody at Harvard looked the other way while Cherokee Nation remained eerily silent. Somewhere along the line, some backroom deals were made. They probably never anticipated the power of the internet. They are desperate.

      Don’t be surprised if that genealogist discovers a paper trail that proves Warren’s Cherokee heritage. All it would take is for someone to create an authentic-looking trail of old family records and upload them to ancestry.com and to other databases. Anyone can do this. There’s a reason WAPO ran this story. This is an election year. And let’s face it—it wouldn’t be the first time that false documents have suddenly appeared in an attempt to embarrass DJT.

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      • Patriot1783 says:

        “All it would take is for someone to create an authentic-looking trail of old family records and upload them to ancestry.com and to other databases. Anyone can do this.”

        I guess you have never heard of the National Archives.

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        • Truthfilter says:

          Yes, I have heard of them and I’ve used them. I’ve also researched my own Native American ancestry, beginning with the Dawe’s Rolls and other lists from 1830. It isn’t necessary to change or add to primary sources. You just need some records that lead to someone who is named on one of them. Entries of marriages and births in an old family Bible, a list of infant Baptisms from a church that no longer exists. Just create and upload the “images” of these kinds of things to a family tree online. Obama’s birth certificate proved that it only needs to look authentic on the surface for the ignorant masses to be satisfied.

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      • mightyconservative says:

        “Somebody at Harvard looked the other way while Cherokee Nation remained eerily silent.”
        Truth, that is a strong assumption, that the Cn even knew about it. I suspect that Hahvahd didn’t want to look, just in case.

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        • Truthfilter says:

          Maybe so but it wouldn’t be the first time in our history that some corrupt politician has made a shady deal with unsuspecting leaders of an Indian tribe. Warren also has family business ties to Oklahoma, home of Cherokee Nation. Of course, this could be purely coincidental.

          Bottom line: You can’t just claim that you are Native American and receive the preferences and benefits that are reserved for them, especially not at a liberal university. Unless Harvard has just been sitting for years on a file full of documents that prove Warren’s Cherokee heritage, the situation just smells really bad to me.

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          • mariner says:

            “You can’t just claim that you are Native American and receive the preferences and benefits that are reserved for them, especially not at a liberal university.”

            Democrats can in fact do exactly that–especially at a “liberal” university.

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            • Truthfilter says:

              There are/were strict eligibility requirements that had to be met to claim Native American Heritage. Somehow, Warren was able to get past the Office of Indian Affairs at Harvard.

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      • amwick says:

        BTW, I read this a few days back… Prof. Jacobson teaches law at Cornell. He said the even a dna test is not really enough to get Warren off the hook for claiming Native American Ancestry. Nope, you have to be an actual member of a community, a participant, something like that. Family lore, that is bs…even a modest DNA positive isn’t really a legal(?) standard for what she claims.. if you are interested:

        https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/03/no-elizabeth-warren-cannot-prove-shes-native-american-merely-by-taking-a-dna-test/

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    • milktrader says:

      Warren is guilty of genetic appropriation.

      Shameful.

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    • colddeadhandsyoudirtyape says:

      Love the weasels! Scouring the bowels of the internet! Been my daily read for years.

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    • Darthawk says:

      If Warren was a Republican making dubious claims about her ethnicity, some investigative reporter would have taken her trash – some certainly has her DNA on it – and sent that to be tested.

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    • RedBallExpress says:

      A ship doesn’t sail on yesterday’s wind.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      I like her. She is a happy warrior.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Katrina is back”.

      Great. The memory card failed in the smart phone I had in Spartenburg, SC for the Victory Rally, so the pictures she posed for with me outside the elevator door in the Marriott Hotel were lost.
      Maybe I will get another chance….

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    • Tparty says:

      Can we ask Candice Owens to lead urban outreach for the 2020 campaign?

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      • Tparty says:

        Notice that Jamu admits the democrats have no national platform and must run ‘extremely’ local campaigns. This was a teaparty tactic eventually blunted with the media race narrative. Local minority patriotic candidates with an attitude like Candice can be the key ..

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  2. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Republicans still don’t get it do they. independents like me hate your party. I hate the democrat party even more but I am not a blue collar worker.
    independents are now the biggest voting block and many consider republicans to be a bunch of warmongering big government progressives who are controlled by neocons and the chamber of commerce while being fed BS by Fox News. If it were not for the Tea Party in 2010 and 2014 and Trump in 2016 they would be irrelevant. And they party has done it’s best to crush the very people who rescued them from that irrelevance.
    Now we all know that CNN etc are even worse than Fox News and that it was the Democrats that took us into every major war in the 20th century but how many people out there know that?
    I have no idea what is going to happen in the mid terms but I will vote republican because I have to not because I want to. I am not sure that all independent voters will do the same thing. I hope that they do, really I do, and that the GOP retain both houses but they certainly don’t deserve to.
    The GOP should have backed Trump and his agenda from day one but they didn’t and they still don’t.
    The visual of a president having to fight his own party is not going to inspire people to vote for some lame republican congress critter taking their marching orders from the likes of McConnell and Ryan in the hope that they may help the President.
    Time will tell.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Congressional races are still small enough to meet the candidates before voting…state and National optics determine the result unless there is a movement, America First will win every Time!

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        “America first” will absolutely win every time, but neither party is “America First”.
        The Tea Party and Trump are the only ones to run on an “America First” platform.
        Both parties are going to try to run on that platform now but will anyone believe them?

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        • Publius2016 says:

          Exactly…one reason Virginia and Alabama races were lost and the close election in PA…UNIPARTY has a strategy for 2018… where’s the Squeaker? The Turtle?

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        • Katherine McCoun says:

          America First does Not win every time. Our MAGA candidate for state senate district 14 lost in the primary to a pro illegal alien/amnesty candidate. The winner, Sanctuary Shane, spent a huge sum for a local primary. Many received between 8-10 large, glossy mailers smearing the MAGA candidate. When asked about it, Sanctuary Shane just said that is the way you do things in politics after admitting to smears and 1/2 twisted truths. He took donations from abortion lobbies the and the teacher’s union in the primary. He is closely associated with the so called moderate TN GOPe…and he won.

          The Dem was a poor candidate for middle TN, advertising herself as a hippie atheist (her words). She works counseling people to “recover” from religion. And she is far left. If she wasn’t an atheist, a loud, bragging atheist, she might have beat him as many dens refused to vote for her.

          But the point is, the MAGA, America First candidate did Not win in the primary. Big money mattered. President Trump beat the establishment (1 reason) because he was able to get his message out and hold the other candidate’s feet to the fire on issues.

          Sadly, the GOPe is alive and well…and working hard! Just yesterday, a bill passed committee that will give free taxpayer funded tuition to illegal alien college students here in TN. Our Senate is 28 R v. 5 D. Should not happen but GOPe/ Uniparty is locally still the same.

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          • CM in TN says:

            We’ve got to fight back against these Bush/Haslam faux-CONservatives here. The same people are trying to push Randy Boyd on us now for governor…<-spit.

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            • Katherine McCoun says:

              Sanctuary Shane was the treasurer of Boyd’s campaign until he decided to run for TN senate. Sanctuary Shane received a million dollar state grant from … Boyd!!! to start his current 12 Stone business… and then donated to Boyd’s campaign, of course. They are all from the same group as Haslaam, Corker, Alexander, etc.

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          • lawrencepaul1 says:

            People don’t believe that the republican candidate is MAGA. that is my point. You may think that a republican spouting off that he/she is MAGA will convince people to vote for him/her. It will not because we do not believe them.
            As I have said, I will vote R there really is no choice. A lot of people do not feel that way.

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    • Angry Dumbo says:

      I share your concern, but I think Trump is laying a trap for Mitt and the never Trumpers. I totally get where you are coming from, but we need to stay in formation and trust PDJT.

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      • mimbler says:

        Staying in formation and trusting their leadership is killing the democrats.

        I think we should hold to our principles and let all of our leaders, including PDJT know where we stand.

        He has a lot of people pushing ideas on him for a variety of priorities. He is one man, and can’t be well versed on every issue the nation faces. Look how much of his day is consumed by travel, public appearances, meetings, etc. He is necessarily dependent on advisors.

        We do him no favors by assuming everything he does is being done correctly. I don’t believe for a second his wavering on immigration and gun control were some 3d maneuvering. I think he got bad advice, and thanks to Americans who pushed back, he recalibrated. Both those issues are re-election make or breaks, so the push back was helpful to PDJT.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Hey, I’m holding my nose and voting R, but I am certainly not happy about it. My rant was in response to all of the posters who seem surprised that republicans are not sweeping all before them.
        As I said they still don’t get it.

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    • Dragon says:

      It’s difficult to understand why the Democrat and Republican party are so awful until you understand that US oligarchs view the inhabitants of America as expensive to maintain slaves on their plantation.

      Then all the irrational anti-humanitarian stances of both major parties begin to make perfect sense.

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    • When President Trump tells the American people that he needs more Republicans to pass his agenda and President Trump is the only person who has any chance or restoring America, the sane person focuses on the goals and doesn’t vent their spleen on the stupidity of the Republican party. Let us hope the Independents are rational had have enough self control to focus on the goal not on stupid gestures.

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      • “and have enough”

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        When the Republicans are putting up candidates that may or may not support President Trump’s agenda, then the sane person questions the Republican party.

        For Many years we have had to “hold our noses” and vote for candidates that are to the right of Democrats instead of candidates that are on the right, period. If one stands truly conservative one seems extreme these days. For years we elected people with an “R” by their names, who spoke Right on the campaign trail but then voted Left when in office. Republicans are not necessarily Trump supporters nor are they necessarily America First nor are they MAGA agenda supporters. MANY Republicans Candidates are along the lines of Jeb, Rubio, Romney, McCain or the variety that scream their strong walk with the Lord and yet go great illegal aliens with soccer balls and teddy bears.

        Sane, Conservative, America First, MAGA agenda supporters Know that an “R” by their name does not equate to support for President Trump!

        Yesterday, in TN, an “R” won. This “R” is for amnesty, for giving free tuition to college to illegal aliens, against deportation, states publicly that he is for giving all who have a job and so desire it a pathway to citizenship, against deporting any illegal alien children … or their parents! (It is illegal to give an illegal alien a job in TN so the newly elected Senator is encouraging further law breaking by both the illegal alien and the employer.) This newly elected RINO just goes to show that term limits are not a problem solver. The party tapped Sanctuary Shane to run, called him up and asked him days before the leaving Senator announced that he was taking a position with the Trump administration. Term limits and turnover are the key.

        Being involved EARLY in the primary, knowing who is running, knowing their positions IS key. By the time of the general election, if there is not grass roots involvement, we will automatically have a questionable candidate who is probably a party person over an issue person and that will yield a brand new RINO politician.

        We elected very many of these kind of “R”s to congress and there won’t be more support for President Trump – there will be less! And he will be held responsible by the voters in ’20 for not accomplishing MAGA when in actuality it will be the RINOs in Congress.

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        • I agree with your sentiments but pragmatically I do not believe we are going to fix America’s problems without getting conservative judges on benches.

          If President Trump believes he needs numbers to accomplish that then I say we send him the best we can and if they are RINO we can vote them out down the road after we have judges in place.

          I learned my lesson with Roy Mooore and it was a painful lesson. President Trump asked and is asking for our help in sending more Republicans to congress. He knows what tools many of them are but you use the tools you have for the job at hand…P.S. I hate RINO critters.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “I hate RINO critters”

            They are stubborn, have thick hides resistant to truth (except when MSM throws darts at them) and small brains relative to body weight.

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      • mimbler says:

        Very true, but enthusiasm governs turnout. And the GOP is dampening enthusiasm, like it was the very mission of their life.

        We’ll be out there, but we treepers are -far- more engaged in what is going on in politics than the general public.

        I take some comfort in the fact that the DNC is focussed on pleasing the rabble of their left while disenchanting the mainstream democrats.

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        • It’s very true. The Left is driving turnout on the Right. We should let them continue outraging all sane Americans.

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          • mimbler says:

            Hmm, I’m not seeing that.
            We dropped 20 points in the PA race last night. I see the MSM outraging the libs, and the repub vote depressed because of the rino opposition to PDJT.

            I’m not concerned about PDJT winning re-election, but I would like to see more repubs elected. Even the worst rino votes with Trump more often than the best dem.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        As I said you still don’t get it. I doubt you ever will.

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          • lawrencepaul1 says:

            I think I already did. Most people hate your party, and particularly your parties leadership.
            Don’t be surprised when people don’t vote for them. They don’t believe that republicans are MAGA. Why would they?

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            • I expect people to vote for the candidate if they are superior, but if no such exists then I expect them to vote for Donald Trump’s candidate not the “Republican” candidate.

              There may have been a time when Republican was a brand, certainly they did their part against the clan, but at this point Republican is no guarantee of probity, commitment to the American people or American rebirth. They are just as likely to be Globalist pigs at the trough or owned and operated by the holders of their hidden scandals.

              Voting for Donald Trump’s candidate is a no-brainer. There is no one else out there who is working for the American people. If he needs butts in seats we need to get them there. I don’t have a party although I have voted Republican for 40 years. I haven’t donated to the party in 15 years or so, only to candidates. So “your party” is not an accurate representation of my position.

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              • lawrencepaul1 says:

                Then I apologize for that assumption.
                My point is though that many people no longer believe that they are Donald Trump candidates. They believe that they are just jumping on the Trump Train just as they did the Tea Party Train.
                The reason that I said what I did was because people seen to be making every excuse under the sun for why they are losing. To me it is quite obvious.

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                • Yes. They are a collection of creeps trying to hold onto & maintain a corrupt system that works to their advantage & hollows out America, destroying it’s dream. My contempt for them is beyond words from McConnell, to Ryan, to Rubio, and well beyond. There are a couple I think may be honorable and a selection of others that see benefits to themselves on the Trump train. Others are just sidling closer to position themselves for the knife thrust.

                  I am beyond trusting any new face after the last group of Tea Party turncoats, Mia Love etc. What I believe is that POTUS has more leverage with Republican politicians than with the Democrats. He may need to back them into a corner or horse trade but his odds are better. So any Republican is better than a Democrat at this point. If the Dems control Congress it’s lights out for America.

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                • lawrencepaul1 says:

                  Which is precisely why I will be holding my nose once again and voting R. At least there is some chance that he/she will support the President. There is no chance that a dem will. I do not cut of my nose to spite my face.

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                • I have to agree with you, despite my logic, it is very clear that the country is fed up with the Republican party and that they have cause to be. Sometimes appealing to logic doesn’t get very far.

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                • lawrencepaul1 says:

                  No I’m afraid it dosn’t.

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          • lawrencepaul1 says:

            When I refer to Republicans I of course refer to the GOPe in Washington. At state level they are a different animal entirely. Mostly.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Curious that you would mention the Democrat’s fondness for major wars.
      That was precisely the reason that my grandpa always voted Republican.

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    • Republicans need to rethink their candidates. All politics are local. How will this affect me? Who will help me? Younger candidates don’t have as much baggage (killed Moore in Al – I warned people about him from the day he threw his hat in the ring). If you’re going run to run an older candidate, they have to be energetic without local baggage. National politics don’t win the mid-terms unless they have local impact.

      Every district is different – the candidate needs to be tailored to the local politics.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Funding of the primary candidates is a major impact. GOPe/RINO candidates will always have tremendous funding at their finger tips.

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        • singingsoul says:

          Katherine McCoun says:
          “Funding of the primary candidates is a major impact. GOPe/RINO candidates will always have tremendous funding at their finger tips.”
          ____________________________________________
          From a different perspective of non US born citizen concerning election in PA,
          Americans are very taken by looks and empty words and Lamb filled both.
          He is young vibrant looking ex military spoke Trump language.
          One other side you have this old guy who seemed to lack energy maybe even took his win for granted because POTUS did the heavy lifting for him.
          What we will see now is out of the Obama playbook. Democrats will put-up people to run for office that are young, fit and speak Trump talk. They as we read a couple of days ago have been in military or government CIA and so on.
          Unless Republicans get wise and hungry and begin to run people who do not look washed out and up.
          People who are hungry want to win and won’t to appeal past the base and do not lean on POTUS to get them there we will loose as sure as I sit here. You cannot compete with people the democrats are now putting forth. Yes they lie and pretend to be Trump conservatives or America first but their religion is liberal and democrat. Remember it took democrats for Trump to win and indipentents and republics alone cannot win.
          I have seen this on local level also where democrats beat republicans because republicans go with the same old.
          I hear it here on this forum for AG Rudi or Christi really..???? They are the past they have don it . Most GOP is like that in congress that is why they are unable to embrace POTUS.
          The old guard democrats were the same but they changed the playbook and we have not.

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      • Dekester says:

        Here is an extremely pro PDJT ( Canadian.) perspective.

        Your Republican Party is utterly despicable. Your Republican President has been fighting for the American people since day one. The Republican Party has not,

        Leaders in the Senate, the various Senate committees etc are all “ Nevertrumpers, sure some are worse than others, but can we imagine for one minute that your Dems in the Senate would tolerate the likes of Flake, McCain, Graham and countless others. Appearing on T.V. nearly every Sunday and trashing an Obama or a Clinton.

        Burr, Cronyn and Blunt may be the worst, but they are very, very sneaky.

        IMO all the brilliance and excitement generated by your Lion, is tarnished by the utter contempt I have for your Republican Party and it’s rulers.

        While still optimistic, this continual defiance of PDJT will not end well.

        Let me be frank, one has to be personally appealing to get elected these days.

        Bill Clinton, P44, Ronald Reagan, PDJT are all photogenic and were, or are articulate and media savvy.

        France and Canada both elected young and photogenic leaders.

        Ossoff in Georgia, Lamb in PA, this will be the way the left goes in the future. They don’t piss around with in house petty squabbles and divisive run offs.

        Seriously, 17 candidates running for the Republicans, now the media are going with who will challenge PDJT in 2020.

        B.S. I know, but certainly not inspiring for the casual independent voter.

        God bless PDJT.

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        • Blacksmith8 says:

          Dekester, thank you for seeing through cornyn’s bluster. I take no offense at all. Matter of fact, I trust you more than him.

          MAGA

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        • listingstarboard says:

          Agree that a candidate with charisma and good looks and a media presence has a distinct advantage in getting elected, and a military record is also a great asset. What Republicans always fail to comprehend is the fervor and persistence of the Progressives aka Democrats–They are like the Terminator when it comes to the fundamental transformation of our country–they are relentless and never stop. We must match them in their efforts or we will have another Obama emerge–and her name is Kamala.

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      • parteagirl says:

        Our local candidate vetting process is basically non-existent. I thought when the Tea Party came along that candidates would be better vetted, but no one seemed to be in charge of it, and anyone could just claim to be a Tea Partier. That’s how we got people around the country like Flake and Rubio. And we can’t depend on non-profits to do the vetting for us. I’m not sure what the solution is on this one.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “The GOP should have backed Trump and his agenda from day one but they didn’t and they still don’t.”

      That is because Mr. Trump hijacked their party. He knows that he could not win running as a third party candidate, like Alabama Gov. George Wallace did in 1968, or Ross Perot in 1992.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Deplorable_Infidel says:
        “The GOP should have backed Trump and his agenda from day one but they didn’t and they still don’t.”
        That is because Mr. Trump hijacked their party. He knows that he could not win running as a third party candidate, like Alabama Gov. George Wallace did in 1968, or Ross Perot in 1992.”
        _____________________________________
        Alabama was the test and Alabama failed by splitting the vote with the Moore guy old washed up just like the guy in PA. What are republicans thinking…?
        I am old but do not look for old representatives. We need to groom young hungry people who want to serve to make it MEGA.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “We need to groom young hungry people who want to serve to make it MEGA.”

          There are plenty on the scene now. There was one in Alabama. The good old boy network puts up their old farts because it is their turn

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Do they want to win?
        And Donald Trump is no George Wallace or Ross Perot.

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    • MVW says:

      So, 500 votes wins an election??? Half measures miss when it ain’t horseshoes.

      A few corrupt votes from the grave, and what happened to Pence’s job of fixing corruption in voting?

      Kellyanne? Would one more Trump rally have pushed this over the top?

      2018 is make or break.

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    • I’m an independent voter also and I think like you.

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  3. Publius2016 says:

    Students as young as grade 3 are walking out today! True sickness…why? Well, they don’t like being killed at school so they are protesting…this is of course, socialism 101! Pathetic! One reason 26th Amendment was enacted by the Globalists.
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/victor-joecks/its-national-school-walkout-day-heres-what-students-should-know-about-gun-control/

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Parents should protest MS-13 in schools!

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    • bulwarker says:

      Majority of the students who walk out won’t care about the protest, they just want a reason not to be in school on a Wednesday. Hold the “march” on a Saturday and lets see how many show…

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      • Jason says:

        exactly, just a reason to not be in class. And at least for my son, the ones not going are more motivated by not standing out in the cold than support for/against the protest against guns.

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      • singingsoul says:

        bulwarker says:
        “Majority of the students who walk out won’t care about the protest, they just want a reason not to be in school on a Wednesday. Hold the “march” on a Saturday and lets see how many show…”
        __________________________________
        It was early seventies when my kids went to school. I remember the teachers organizing as Unions in MO. They started to brainwash the kids against the school board and administration. I did go to school and voiced my thoughts that my kids were not be used for their political agenda. The worse teachers were the incompetent one who could not control a class nor teach.
        I am sure we have the same now teachers using kids in their care to voice their political agenda. This is dispicable.

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      • ibobland08 says:

        I agree. I could see myself and my friends doing that in school. Anything that caused disruption was interesting to me back then.

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      • Tegan says:

        Exactly, bulwarker…shame on school boards and principals for allowing a miss from the classroom. Just like the NFL players…fine, go ahead a protest BUT on your own time.

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      • rashomon says:

        “Majority of the students who walk out won’t care about the protest, they just want a reason not to be in school on a Wednesday.” ~~bulwarker

        I would suggest they also want to be part of the “in” group. It only takes one David Hogg representing his “class” of downtrodden and who attracts constant media attention (as his media saavy parents well know) to gather a following at this age. It’s an Alinsky tactic to rally for the obvious whether or not is pertains to the issue: I don’t want to be killed. RIght, no one wants to be killed. Let’s all walk out work, stop the world and get off.

        The progressive educators don’t help one bit. Shame on them.

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    • NoJuan Importante says:

      Time to spend the money to have armed guards at every entrance to every school. 100% of the time. I don’t understand why this hasn’t been done before.

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      • Chris Four says:

        Many of the newer schools have multiple buildings or entrances to the school. A lot of schools do have security or resource officers now. The students know who the dangerous students. It the adults who fail them. The problem at SD was the law enforcement agency failed to follow live shooter protocol.

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        • mimbler says:

          That was indeed the final failure. The primary failures were the school’s, mental health professional’s and law enforcement not to give consequences for the many crimes and mental health failures the shooter demonstrated over and over.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        Hardening the Schools is more effective and efficient…specially trained teachers and staff form a stronger alliance than security…

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      • Wiggyky says:

        Count the number of schools in each state, then count the number of entrance doors they have, then ask yourself WHO is going to pay for all these armed guards? Now how much in raised taxes are you willing to pay to have all those guards? Sometimes simple solutions are not always the most practical solution.

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        • rashomon says:

          Lock the doors from the outside and affix an alarm that goes off when the door is opened from the inside without an authorized password or fingerprint. It worked in the shadows of the notorious Cabrini Green when the housing project had hourly shooters from the highrise floors. The schools were safe inside.

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    • Blacksmith8 says:

      It’s not a walkout around here. All the kids are on spring break.
      heh

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  4. Dora says:

    This could get interesting.

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    • daughnworks247 says:

      “Discovery” should be very interesting part of the trial.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      This is likely tied to a similar suit RE Charlottesville, but in my estimation, Deep State stepped into a hornets nest by doing it. One person who was NOT sued is a very careful researcher who believes that two key witnesses with political motive lied, and he believes that he can prove it. There are multiple corroboratory videos “waiting” to be released – he’s confident they will confirm his analysis. I believe he is right for other reasons, based on other events that clearly show a manufactured protest blockage scenario.

      Interestingly, the researcher – once he almost irrefutably cast doubt on the two witnesses – was subjected to a sudden influx of “controlled opposition”, sketchy, “alt-right” trolls – the suspicious “pied pipers” who organize these folks. He wants nothing to do with them, and I love that part. It’s very obviously a discreditation move. This means the other side is desperate.

      State Department. Cankles. About to go down as Pompeo ships evidence to Little Rock. I’d say they have motive.

      SO – here we go – I’m going to present the 4 videos. The arguments amount to seconds, but what they do is make it very unlikely that witnesses who say they did NOT see something “suspicious” which is ON VIDEO, did in fact “not see it”.

      Complicated business, but worth the “detective” experience.

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      • The Boss says:

        WM – Looks like you have a couple hours of video here. I’m going to need some quiet time. FWIW, I think the whole damn Charlottesville thing was manufactured. A slogan like “Unite the Right” is a leftist work product. Not to mention the tiki torch parade. Supposedly the FBI has an investigation going into this ‘matter’. We’ll see.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Love and admire the dedication and work treepers do, but with the election of Trump, removal of holder, comey, lynch and installation of Trump appointees, I expected THEM to investigate and prosecute. Actually, I expected them to stop these mobs before it could ever manifest into violence, not just watch it. More disgusted today with lack of L/E and injustice than I was 2 years ago. I didn’t vote for lawsuits, I voted for law enforcement.

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          • mimbler says:

            Yes. And while I acknowledge I can’t know what is going on behind the scenes, the stonewalling of congress, FOIA’s, Judicial watch, etc. are exactly what I’d expect from an Obama DOJ/FBI.
            This stonewalling cannot be done without the approval of Sessions, Rosenstein and Wray. This is just a simple fact, not an opinion.
            People are free to draw whatever conclusions make sense to them from this.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Interestingly, the researcher – once he almost irrefutably cast doubt on the two witnesses – was subjected to a sudden influx of “controlled opposition”, sketchy, “alt-right” trolls – the suspicious “pied pipers” who organize these folks.”

        When things like that happen, then you know that someone is on to the TRUTH and the “deep state” slime pool is out to cover their tracks.

        The same type of thing is happening in Las Vegas with the mass shooting there. In that case, massive cover up going on. Way too many people swear there were multiple shooters, not a single minute of video surveillance released, etc.

        You can be bet when “they” finally get their story line and narrative straight, we will see some “sanitized” video.

        Only what “they” want us to see.

        Going back to Sandy Hook, the early aerial video footage from news helicopters was scrubbed from websites because it contained something “they” did not want us to see.

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        • d2i says:

          About the SH aerial video – there would be a lot to hide like the same people walking through the firehouse out of the firehouse making a big circle leaving the impression lots of activity. The second thing they wanted to hide was the two guys dressed in Camo gear running and hiding, mind you, while fleeing through the woods into a neighborhood. They were just hunters hunting that day, of course. I watched, re watched and re re watched that aerial video and can still see it in my mind’s eye. That was one very crazy whateveryouwannacallit thingy.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          YES! You said it – we are OVER THE TARGET.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Makes total sense, Wolf.

        Kinda like liberals faking “hate crimes” against themselves, only the Deep State is doing it with Alt Right groups. Thus, Charlottesville wasn’t just allowed to happen, it was outright STAGED to happen in order to serve a narrative.

        Just like Stoneman School in FL, broadly speaking.

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  5. Publius2016 says:

    President is on the West Coast today so probably no early tweet…can’t beat such a GREAT DAY like yesterday! The Wall is coming…the prototypes are here! Space Force is coming…the Marines are here!

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  6. MAGA_Berserker says:

    This is disturbing on many levels. Too complicated to explain from tablet.
    https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/parents-barred-questioning-gender-identity-changes-fairfax-county-committee-meeting/ excerpts:

    “We should always be using the term sex assigned at birth rather than biological sex. Biological sex is a meaningless term,” committee member Daniel Press said before a security officer entered the room.

    “It’s your responsibility to have a room that caters to the public,” said Andrea Bayer, a parent at the meeting. “You’re not allowed to give responses,” Press said to Bayer. “You’re essentially not supposed to be here.”
    Security threatened to call the police on Bayer for refusing to leave the room.

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    • Guyski says:

      “We should always be using the term sex assigned at birth rather than biological sex. Biological sex is a meaningless term,” This is kind of scary. If a parent feels the need to ‘assign sex at birth’ that should be considered child abuse. It has no benefit for the child only for the parent(s), probably only to gain attention. Kind of like the stories you hear of a ‘sick’ child the parent(s) has fundraisers, local media reports, etc. only to discover that the kid was being poisoned to gain attention.

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  7. Dora says:

    That’s how he got where he is.

    ======

    The Memo: Trump back to relying on his instincts
    http://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/378270-the-memo-trump-back-to-relying-on-his-instincts

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    • Angry Dumbo says:

      If we are talking about messaging, I’m good with drain the swamp. PDJT needs to steer clear of r vs d politics. The swamp is inhabited by both.

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    • mimbler says:

      I trust his instincts far more than I do his advisors. Probably why I voted for him rather than writing in any of their names.

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  8. Convert says:

    Well, looks like the Democratic party strategy of running ex-military, CIA fake conservatives may work, based on PA18. Democrats are United and determined to get back in power no matter what. Why? Because the real power is in the judgeships and the bureaucracy of the federal agencies. Republican voters and even their leadership still hasn’t figured this out. So sad.

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    • Angry Dumbo says:

      Clinton era triangulation, the Rahm Emanuel strategy. Works.

      Exactly what I feared most. (Hard to message when your opponent claims your message as its own. You can’t find the speaker in an echo chamber.) PDJT will have no coat tails and have to fight upstream.

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    • The more probable answer to WHY is that the Mueller investigation is not going to stop PDJT so they must take control of the House to enable impeachment hearings. The Dems will do anything to stop the Trump administration from carrying out his agenda. There are trillions of $$ at stake …

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    • Remington says:

      Convert…this is bad news since most Americans can’t sort out the lies – see results in PA. What makes matters worse, it that is was outlined for them before the election, and the
      lyin’ wanker still won.

      Perhaps Gruber was right….

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  9. trumpcovfefe says:

    president got betrayed by the middle class whom he fight for. what a traitor!

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    • Dragon says:

      Can’t expect Union Democrat Trump supporters to vote for “Right-to-Work” Koch-heads, sorry.

      The time for the national expansion of Koch-heads is over.

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      • The Boss says:

        There’s a poster here (TrumpsterinPA) who had great insight into the PA18 debacle since he/she lives in the district. Short story is a lousy job picking a candidate who can unite the various GOP factions and win. Trump did well in PA18 because he respects union workers and has done business with them.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          I saw that last night. the problem exists nation-wide, because the old boy network puts up candidates that have “paid their dues, so it is their turn to run” and NOT the best candidate available.

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          • Everywhereguy says:

            Repubs in PA18 didn’t even have a convention, just a conference of barely 200 local Republican apparatus people voting for possible nominees. They chose Saccone, and then didn’t light any fire under him. He left the national Rep party to do almost all the heavy lifting.

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        • Remington says:

          Boss…bottom line is poor candidate vs. lyin’ democrap. How can you not sort that out? Stupidity of our people will be the death of our Country. It should be obvious at this point if the choice is a democrap or a ham sandwich, vote the ham sandwich.

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          • mimbler says:

            But due to bias confirmation, democrats with a MAGA leaning -want- to believe their candidate is truthful when he says the MAGA kind of things they want to believe in.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          TrumpsterinPa made a couple of comments last night, earlier in this thread. Here is one, there is another, but it is a good explanation about the dynamics of that race. I’ll add that we haven’t seen turnout percentages yet, the winning margin is recount territory, (though the Dems can and always do find votes needed) the Dems chose a pretty boy (candidate was chosen in a convention, I think GOP did convention too, but obviously the optics not good, the Dems outspent us millions to less than a million (5:1) and while the Dems will crow about this – their narrowly pulling it off is not the win they think it is. No, of course, I’m not rose-colored glasses about the GOP, their brand is toxic, but we still have time to keep going forward with #MAGA, and can’t throw in the towel.

          TrumpsterinPa says:
          March 14, 2018 at 12:29 am
          “On the Saccone vs Lamb race…..There were some dynamics at play here. I’m from the district. First, Murphy left disgraced and that hurt the Republican brand.Badly… Murphy always ran and was a moderate in a D (50,000) district. Second, the confere appointment of a Saccone ( there were a total of 3 including Saccone for Murphy’s seat) left two camps, the westmoreland county candidate and Allegheny county candidate butt hurt. At least one candidate virtually gave zero support to Saccone. That non support alone probably cost Saccone 1,000 votes. Three, Saccone is a good guy but lacks charisma and honestly appeal to some Conservative democrats and moderate republicans. This is zero reflection of Trump, who is loved here. The real blame is the lack of continuity in the republican leadership in this district and state. Plus individuals who put person before party. Local politics folks, that’s it in a nut shell. Don’t lose heart, and certainly don’t look at this as some blue trend. It’s not. The stars never aligned on this one. We need Trump like candidates to emerge and they will. Lesson..so important to have everyone on same page and fighting in same direction.”

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          • joninmd22 says:

            And yet with all those negatives Saccone is only a couple hundred points down. The Presidents rally last week helped keep a poor candidate in a virtual tie. That speaks to no Blue Wave in November but we cannot ignore what happened last night.

            Now we should learn the lessons of PA 18 and Alabama and move forward. Republicans need good candidates and funding. The DNC is broke but millions were spent by outside groups on Lamb’s campaign which means Republicans will have to break open the checkbook.

            This years going to be just as critical and dirty as 2016 and the democrats are not hampered by a weak corrupt Hillary Clinton at the top of the Ticket.

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            • mimbler says:

              Due to repeated cognitive knocks to my noggin, I’m beginning to see the problem is not that the republican political structure doesn’t recognize good candidates or is too lazy to promote anything but the next guy in line.

              The problem is their definition of a good candidate is the opposite of ours. They would rather run an old rino who won’t rock the boat, than a vibrant candidate that would support Trump. They would rather lose to a dem (who also won’t support Trump) than win with a pro-Trump candidate.

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              • ladypenquin says:

                It’s called sabotage, and I believe that is what McConnell did to the GOP in Alabama. Eventually there will be dues paid on McConnell and his cronies. This isn’t just about Trump, the Tea Party has been fighting the GOP since 2010 – the Establishment sabotaged us in 2013 and will continue to do so. It’s take a long time clean out rot.

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          • Buck says:

            The GOPe said many times they’d be willing to lose to avoid having a Pres Trump. This same establishment is still running the show. Pres Trump backed Mitt recently because Mitch called and asked him to…same ol game.

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        • ibobland08 says:

          I live in PA-18 too and that is correct. Also I overhead a couple guys at work talking about the race who said they voted for Lamb. They said they could vote for a man who campaigned on family values when the last guy who did that had an affair, impregnated his mistress, and told her to have an abortion.

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      • joninmd22 says:

        They do in Wisconsin.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Dragon says:
        “Can’t expect Union Democrat Trump supporters to vote for “Right-to-Work” Koch-heads, sorry.
        The time for the national expansion of Koch-heads is over.”
        ________________________________
        Agree with you but look Utah wanting to run Romney.?

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  10. applevista says:

    When the government comes this far crooked and corrupt. Voters become fools. Just as important as tax-reform, the wall, trade tariffs is the indictment of crooks in government. Trump’s popularity will rise considerably once government crooks are behind bars. There cannot be a two-law system and expect people to have faith in government.

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    • DanO64 says:

      I believe you have a point. Even with all the other great news, justice is still being deigned. That is just not going to cut it.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Voters become fools”

      Our team leader for the NYer’s for Trump Volunteers has said for years, “Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter”. A democrat running as being pro-Trump is NOT going to vote that way once they get to Washington.

      If they did, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) will stick them in a musty old basement office with no staff or money and they will not get a penny for a re-election campaign from the DNC.

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      • Convert says:

        EXACTLY! If people just had a lick of common Sense! The DEMOCRATS sure as hell ain’t going to spend millions and millions of dollars to vote with Trump! I can’t believe people fall for this.

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    • Remington says:

      Applevista…’Been thinking about that. I know we’ve been discussing 4 dimensional chess, prepping the battlefield, etc. Personally, I believe PT is wanting for people to be completely pissed off before he takes action – critical mass. However, suppose he misses the window somehow..I have to wonder if the American people will take it upon themselves to put in correction. Either all hell will break lose, or they will assume the no mas position and say piss on it. EVERY day more corruption is exposed. It just piles up…EVERY day…I, for one, am about 5 clicks past critical mass. I also admit I’m not the most patient person around, but enough is enough.

      Could it be the system so far gone that it can’t be fixed? How do you clean house when you can’t eliminate wankers from departments in DC? It’s …”against the law”? we need a massive, contextual change in DC – and the sooner the better

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “PT is wanting for people to be completely pissed off before he takes action – critical mass.”
        That is probably a HUGE reason he is allowing this nonsense with Rosenstein and Mueller to continue the way it is. I keep repeating this (so do others) – millions of American’s out there are deceived by the MSM and are just now beginning to realize RUSSIA is a sick, lying joke (on us).

        Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
        2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
        3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
        4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
        5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
        6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
        7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
        8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

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  11. andi lee says:

    Obama’s E.O. on 21st Century Task Force Policing is still ongoing & current. (The underlying policy to Sanctuary Cities.)

    In our perspective States, it is our sheriff departments that upholds ‘constitutional’ duties with an Oath of Office swearing in. (I honesty do not know if city police departments swear on an constitutional oath.)

    Obama’s created the office of, COPS/DOJ – a division within the DOJ to .
    Former COPS Director Ron Davis, now runs ‘EXPERTS – 21CP Solutions Consultants’

    http://21cpsolutions.com/consultants/

    Does our POTUS know of Obama’s E.O. on 21st Century Policing policy and is ongoing?

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    • andi lee says:

      The 6 Pillars (adopted) of ’21st Century Policing’.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Andi lee, please send him this information. And send it to the AG. It might be something that could be used for “legal policing” rather than illegal, weaponized-against-citizens policing. As written, it probably has some link to UN policing. Very important find. I hope some investigative treepers can follow up with this one.

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      • Chris Four says:

        Really?..

        Attorney General Lynch to launch phase two of six-city Community Policing Tour highlighting jurisdictions that effectively implement recommendations in 21st Century Policing guidebook
        WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today released a new resource guide called The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Implementation Guidebook, which outlines strategies to help communities, law enforcement and local government implement recommendations in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report. President Obama announced the new guidebook today at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention in Chicago.

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      • Jason says:

        I wonder where the idea of pillars might have come from…

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        • Chris Four says:

          COMMUNITY POLICING WHAT IS IT?
          Shift in philosophy about police duties vs. community responsibilities to a team concept of TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT of the community. Reidentifying the police role as a FACILITATOR in the community.

          Translation: Transformation from a constitutionally empowered local police force performing their duty to keep the peace to that of a change agent working within the community to affect a Marxist paradigm shift. Pay close attention to what the influential German Marxist Georg Lukacs had to say about who the facilitators are in the community: “The institutions in socialist society which act as the facilitators between the public and private realms are the Soviet. They are the congresses [diverse groups], which facilitate the debate [dialoguing to consensus] of universal problems [social issues] in the context of the everyday.”[6]

          Obama change you can believe in!

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      • andi lee says:

        AG Sessions or someone in DOJ COPS office has scrubbed any link (all broken) to the final report at COPS/DOJ.

        The original task force report with all the “players” (subsequently, also, the black lives matter movement “group” & cities that were vandalised, burned businesses, were represented by those very city officials, participated) should be in Obama White House archives.

        I believe, AG Sessions filed the California sanctury suit because of Obama’s policing policy on protecting the illegal alien, & not sharing info, arrested, detained, released with ICE.

        I posted the ‘6 Pillars’ for understanding. It is not all bad but not all good, either.

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  12. JohnBadger says:

    So many are blaming the voters for the recent R congressional losses yet these are many of the same voters who elected PDJT. Please put the blame where it belongs…the incompetent and lame Republican party who refuse to fully support much less embrace the President these voters elected. In fact, by their actions and inaction over the past 14 months the Republican congress has given PDJT voters the middle finger. They haven’t supported his policies, haven’t confirmed his appointees, haven’t funded his key platform item (the Wall), and except for the HPSCI continue their pathetic investigations to find him guilty of a non-existent crime. These voters who some call lazy and fools gave Republicans the House majority for the past 8 years and senate majority for the past four years with very little to show for it. The Republican part is getting what they deserve and they will get it in spades come November unless Ryan and McConnell make drastic changes and DO SOMETHING. Votes are not entitlements, they must be earned. Your time is up for promising and not delivering Republicans. Either DO WHAT YOU SAID and fully support our President or be destroyed.

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    • It has a lot to do with the fact there are about 50,000 more registered democrat voters in PA18.
      A candidate with more gravitas and charisma sure would have helped.

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      • Deusvult says:

        People who voted Trump voted basically against Trump’s agenda. Lamb won’t vote MAGA.

        It’s a disaster and Dems rightly hope that people will vote similar in other district’s. All the feel good excuses and spins are masking the reality of the situation.

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        • Angry Dumbo says:

          Exactly, the message is drain the swamp, not elect more Republicans! In essence, Republicans have to run against themselves. Tricky.

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      • nottakingthisanymore says:

        This election was meaningless, in 8 months this district will not even exist.

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        • Angry Dumbo says:

          Problem with the theory is that PDJT campaigned for the losing candidate over the weekend. If the seat is meaningless, then why did PDJT campaign for it? The Dem strategy of triangulation to win in red districts works. MAGA candidates must run against the Congress/DeepState/AdministrativeState/status quo/Swamp. PDJT must not try to be Reagan grandfatherly, but bombastic PDJT fighting against the Swamp creatures.

          MAGA ’18

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      • Oldschool says:

        Dems had similar registration (plus 50k) in nov 2016, but Trump took it by 20 points, romney won it, mccain won it. Using registration numbers as an excuse, is just that.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, it should have been by more than 20 points this time if people had seen Republicans as the party supporting PDJT.

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          • singingsoul says:

            mimbler says:
            “Yes, it should have been by more than 20 points this time if people had seen Republicans as the party supporting PDJT.”
            ______________________________________
            If blind people cannot see that President Trump is the republican party the change agent and when they vote for change need to vote for the republican POTUS supports.
            They need to rid themselves from the local yahoos and focus on what POTUS needs to fulfill his promise to him.
            The stupid people who only see what the republicans Rinos have not voted for or supported POTUS cannot be the focus. They need to focus on Trump how much of his promise he has kept.
            This is how we wound up with Obama the same mentality Bush did this and we show him. People skew themselves if they cannot see the big picture.
            I am all in for POTUS and will vote what is best for POTUS and help him to change to MEGA. In P wee apparently a bunch of selfish little people just as in Alabama not thinking of survival of US and not just there little piece of land. POTUS thinks big .

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    • Deusvult says:

      While theoretically right the answer is not to in essence help the Democrats and their anti American agenda.
      In the end the people are responsible not some heads at the RNC.
      Any Constitution loving voter enabling Democrats to gain more power can safely be labelled stupid.
      Heard the steel worker who voted Trump but now Lamb? What an absolute moron letting his union essentially make the vote for him.

      The GOP is also a reflection of the populace. Sad.

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      • When comparing the final vote vs the voter registration numbers, it would appear that a lot of dems did vote R, just not enough.

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      • Niagara Frontier says:

        You can call them stupid but you are ignoring human nature and why people vote the way they do. I’m talking now about the independents and the vast middle, not those who consistently vote their ideology.

        It’s foolish to believe that most voters weigh all of the relevant information on the candidates prior to arriving at a final “rational” and informed choice. While policy issues matter, people vote for candidates who look and sound like them, or are like people who they want to be associated with. It’s that simple.

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        • NYGuy54 says:

          Or they make Pres Trump toxic enough to regret their 2016 vote. Firing Tillerson yesterday was an own goal. Just fueled the “out-of-control” meme.

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          • Niagara Frontier says:

            You are right and IMO, they are still operating in low gear. I suppose they are saving some of their most toxic materials for use closer to the midterms.

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          • Oldschool says:

            Excellent point nyguy. I am not a rex advocate, nor will I question staffing because Trump knows what he needs, but the manner in which this was handled by Trump, followed by a visibly shaken rex, on a national stage yesterday, turned me off. I suppose it is quite likely that other Trump voters felt the same, especially those who don’t follow politics as closely as we do.

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      • mimbler says:

        Respectfully, I have to partially disagree with that. Think how many “tea party” types were elected that nearly immediately showed their true rino colors. They aren’t reflecting the will of the populace.
        Now, unfortunately, once you get in by deceit, name recognition gives you such an advantage it is hard to root them out.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      The Blame Game is a lame excuse for thinking and investigating.

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    • andi lee says:

      Not everyone is as woke as you, JohnBadger. LOL!

      Yes, you’re very much right. Civic duty has gone by the wayside. (Clearly, not taught by those public schools allowing kids out of school to ‘gun’ march.)

      Voting in our National elections may be the extent of half of Americans’ civic duty. But this thread has shown wonderful examples of Treepers involved locally, twitter, etc., and are role models in civic duty. It is up to the WOKE to engage others to become more actively involved. Gently though.

      Friends lost, family cut off or worse, is not the answer. It becomes a very lonely life, otherwise.

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    • bentley1blog says:

      John: Absolutely on target. Thank you for your clarity of what the “R” has stood for during DJT’s presidency. Hopefully, these bufoons will be thrown out of office soon.

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    • Convert says:

      Amen!

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Your time is up for promising and not delivering Republicans. Either DO WHAT YOU SAID and fully support our President or be destroyed.”

      It does not matter to them. They are political whores, sold out and just doing their masters bidding. The donor class is pulling their strings. They are looking forward to being kicked out of office to go to a cushy “consulting” job with a six-figure salary.
      Dimms go into MSM, GOPe usually goes into the Military-Industrial Complex.

      We have the best politicians that money can buy.

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      • Oldschool says:

        Agree infidel. Hubby showed me a facebook post that said, congress should be made to wear jackets like nascar drivers with their sponsors logos on them so we know who they are really representing.

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      • Remington says:

        right on, deplorable. the scum ridden, bought and paid for repubs would like nothing better than to pass the baton back to the democraps, get out of the lime light, and continue to collect their money from K Street and the Co C. Back to business as usual…

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    • Oldschool says:

      Mostly agree john. I would add however, the GOP is getting what they want, ruin PDJT. GOP is not going to change and the sooner we realize this, the sooner we can prepare a new battle plan. POTUS needs to pull out heavy artillery. We are beyond the bibi gun tweets. Ineffective, at this point. Comm team better start thinking outside the msm/traditional media approach.DOJ/FBI must be blown up, exposed, rebuilt. The anti trump movement is alive, well and fed with every election victory. They have found their “Tea Party” and are motivated bigly.

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      • singingsoul says:

        Many in the congress do not want POTUS to succeed that is why they do not support him . Look at the tariffs most do not support it.
        Media is also not helping ad many people do not have access to a wonderful site as this. They do not know how to find it or have time.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “They do not know how to find it or have time.”

          I paste links to this site on relevant posts in the comments sections of news/opinion websites and on Youtube.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            I would like to add

            …”avoiding websites that would increase the number of trolls disrupting things here, because we have enough already”.

            I stick to places that would be frequented by independents or conservatives/republicans that might be open to truth

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  13. pyromancer76 says:

    This is not a short-term fight, of ye faint of heart. It will be long and it will be fierce. Don’t think the Dems – with all their trillions of socialist-totalitarian-purposed funding — are going to disappear. And don’t think the Globalist Repubs (“US oligarchs view the inhabitants of America as expensive to maintain slaves on their plantation” – Dragon above) are changing their stripes. They are as they have always been. And they still have lots of money and they still have the propaganda (corporate) media.

    We, the Monster Voters, the true Democratic classical liberals, fed-up Independents (laurencepaul1 above), and true Republican conservatives, we pragmatists, the MAGA force, are still at a beginning.

    Yes, the Tea Party successes showed the power of pent-up desire for a real American government, but then massive funding and a criminal, weaponized government, slowed that reform down to a crawl. President Trump brought it back with a MAGA tsunami. Let’s learn with every battle won and lost and become better every time.

    Do not weep and wail and gnash your teeth. Use that energy for the long and fierce battle ahead. The United States of America has so many riches of which so many are enviously greedy. We are a great prize. We choose to keep her. “Without borders, there is no country.” Keep man-ing and woman-ing those borders. MAGA

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “we pragmatists, the MAGA force, are still at a beginning.”

      Just like George Washington massing his troops against the British Empire. This swamp did not become corrupt overnight and it sure as hell is not going to be drained overnight, either. This fight is not only for us, but for our children and grandchildren. Satan will be around to energize his minions for a long time.

      Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Outstanding post!!

      People think electing Trump was the invasion of Normandy during WWII…the opening of the ending act.

      It’s not. Not even close.

      Electing Trump was akin to the successful evacuation of Dunkirk, which forestalled the German invasion of England.

      Let the battle cry be “We have not yet begun to fight!”…

      …not “why hasn’t Sessions indicted anyone yet?” (Whimper sniffle)

      It took a LOT of TIME for the allies to prepare to successfully go on the offensive…TIME to turn the factories that made cars into ones that made bombers and tanks, TIME to recruit and train armies, TIME to build up the forces and plans to successfully prosecute the war.

      THIS is what Trump and his cabinet have been spending the last year+ doing.

      We have NOT reached the offensive stage of the war. When it comes to criminal indictments, that is precisely what I mean. It does NO good to indict Hillary Clinton when she will be tried in a Ruth Bader Ginsberg court, prosecuted by an Eric Holder, whose chief witness is a James Comey. It takes TIME to clean the vermin and corruption out of the DOJ and FBI through internal investigations that uncover who the bad actors are, puts them on notice, and removes their obstacles. TIME to set the stage, put all the pieces into place, prepare for an offensive that will succeed despite the enemies best efforts and counter-moves!

      In the meanTIME, impatience, whining, fear, and worry are detrimental to the moral of all. Defeatist, “we gotta do something NOW”, “we’ll never win” crap is just that. Unhelpful, moral-busting CRAP!

      Positive attitudes, optimism, patience, and faith are what is going to win this war. Let the left cower in negativity, fear, impatience, and their lack of faith.

      “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
      Joshua 1:9

      “We are not a nation that puts it’s trust in gov’t. We are a nation that puts it’s faith and trust in God.”
      – President Donald Trump, 2018 SOTU

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  14. burnett044 says:

    Some like to count these before they hatch…..so here a whole basket full for ya…..

    see and all this time ya thought I didn`t care…….

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  15. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 03/13/2018

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/

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  16. KittyKat says:

    Since her last name is Warren, she probably has a rabbit somewhere in her background. 🙂

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  17. pyromancer76 says:

    Insightful and hopeful Thomas Wictor thread. Iranian issues gather steam — another reason for change at SOS. https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/973673825316487168

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

    Shake it off – keep moving ahead. How come the RNC and PDJT are not on the same page?

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  19. JohnBadger says:

    Wonderful strategy by GOPe doubling down with the same pathetic candidate. The “Stupid Party” indeed…

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. Bob Thoms says:

    Federal Appeals court upholds Texas anti-Sanctuary Cities law.,..

    “A panel of three U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Tuesday that most of the state’s immigration enforcement legislation, Senate Bill 4, can remain in effect while the case plays out, handing a victory to Gov. Greg Abbott and Republican supporters of the law.

    As passed, Senate Bill 4 allows local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest and punishes local government department heads and elected officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration “detainers” — requests by agents to turn over immigrants subject to possible deportation — in the form of jail time and penalties that exceed $25,000.

    The one part of SB 4 that is still on hold is a provision that punishes local officials from “adopting, enforcing or endorsing” policies that specifically prohibit or limit enforcement of immigration laws. The judges kept that injunction in place, but said it only applies to the word “endorse.” The bill, as passed and signed, would have made elected and appointed officials subject to a fine, jail time and possible removal from office for violating all or parts of the legislation. ”

    https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/13/texas-immigration-sanctuary-cities-law-court/

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  22. Katherine McCoun says:

    If we (Trump supporters, MAGA agenda supporters, America First supporters, Conservatives) are not involved at the grassroots, local level in the GOP party then we will not have the candidates we want when it is time to vote in November. Sundance taught us that walking away from the GOP is Exactly what they want to they can put up the kind of candidates they want and then conservatives and the reasonable libertarian & Independent will either vote for the R as opposed to radical D. But they actually don’t really care if the a D is elected … Uniparty!

    The GOP is NOT trying to put up Conservative, Trump supporting, MAGA agenda supporting candidates and will work HARD to beat those kind of candidates in the primaries. If we aren’t involved prior to the main race (R v. D) then we have already lost the majority of the time.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      The GOPe will NEVER Voluntarily put up truly conservative Candidates. That is up to us – in the Primaries. If we aren’t involved in the primaries, if we don’t fund truly conservative candidates in the primaries then 9/10 we will loose our chance for a “good” candidate in the general. The responsibility is ours because the GOPe has a different agenda!

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      • singingsoul says:

        Katherine McCoun says:
        “The GOPe will NEVER Voluntarily put up truly conservative Candidates. That is up to us – in the Primaries. If we aren’t involved in the primaries, if we don’t fund truly conservative candidates in the primaries then 9/10 we will loose our chance for a “good” candidate in the general. The responsibility is ours because the GOPe has a different agenda!”
        __________________________________________________
        I am more careful about truly conservative what is more import and to me is America First.
        I have seen dull uninspiring conservatives almost to the point of pharisaical on local level. This is a turn off because only a small % is truly conservative. I do not even know what the litmus test is..? I consider myself conservative because I am pro life , small government, and in my personal life I am conservative. Always have been but have seen people claiming to be conservative that was a turn off for me because close mindedness and group think mentality. I am personally not for guns but am not opposed for people to have them.

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    • kaste668 says:

      IMO…I believe that both Ryan and McConnell want the GOP to go back to the minority. They are globalist and are paid by the CoC. I think they believe that if Dems take over..all of POTUS agenda can be stopped, good for the CoC and we will all just fade away.
      I however, don’t think we should get discouraged. No war was won with one battle. Ground is gained slowly, sometimes their is a push back and you have to retake your turf. I suggest more PRAYERS…more support for Republican candidates even if they are not the ideal candidate.
      Don’t send money to the RNC, send it directly to the candidate.
      I also believe GOD has a plan for this country if we keep him at the forefront!.
      2 Chron. 7:14 “if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “I believe that both Ryan and McConnell want the GOP to go back to the minority.”

        Mitch McConnell controls some slush fund/superpak that funds only GOPe candidates and actively opposes “Taxed Enough Already” type candidates in the Republican Senate primaries.

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      • mimbler says:

        Yes, life is much easier when they are in the minority. They can vote the “right” way, knowing they will lose and their donors are happy.

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  23. Not2worryluv says:

    I’d start a campaign for everyone to send her a 23 And Me test kit.

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  24. I have been convinced that there is a pretty big ugly, and that it is already underway. Especially within the intel sector where control has been re-established. Not to mention the DOJ/FBI where a lot of bad actors are no longer calling the shots.

    I believe that many indictments will come, encompassing many important actors and issues. It’s only a matter of time.

    President Trump is the best president in my lifetime and one of the best ever. Keeping him politically viable is Job 1 thru 100.

    He has been our stalwart. His only two fumbles, imo, have been thinking out loud about raising the gun purchase age to 21 (now walked back) and going temporarily wobbly on immigration.

    I mention the last two because they speak to the heart of where conservative voters stand. “Guns” equates to the Second Amendment & represents core Bill of Rights freedoms. Freedom is more important than tax breaks. Controlling and deporting illegals speak to our demographic future. These are very emotional hot buttons that no conservative politician should underestimate.

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    • Bob Thoms says:

      I hope you are right. I think many of us have different opinions about what constitutes the “big ugly”. For me part of the “big ugly” requires perp walks of high level Washington players – Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rice, Yates, McCabe, Podesta, Simpson, Perkins Coie, Wasserman Schultz, etc.

      I doubt we will ever see more than two or three arrests at this level. Hope I am wrong.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      The “raising the gun purchase age to 21” was not a “fumble.” It was a calculated move in negotiations. President Trump is too intelligent and too savvy to “fumble” on something as obvious as that.

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      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Neither does he “go wobbly.” That”s not something he does. His immigration policies are long-standing.

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      • The Second Amendment is not one area to get too-cute-by-half. I know for certain what impact the suggestion made in my neck of the woods and it was disheartening.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “The Second Amendment is not one area to get too-cute-by-half.”

          CHILL OUT. Everything is OK with PDJT. He is the master planner and negotiator.
          Notice he offered to do an “Executive Order” to ban bump stocks to appease the masses and members of Congress itchy for more legislation. He can UNDO an executive order sometime in the future when things calm down. Legislation, not so much.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, and I don’t buy into the 3d negotiation theories on immigration and gun control. IMO, he did indeed fumble due to bad advisors, and we do him no help by blindly supporting him when he proposes bad positions.

          He already has advisors pushing those, he doesn’t need to think his voters agree with them.

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      I believe I will pray and buy more ammo

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “pray and buy more ammo”

        Please stick to just the prayer part. Millions of people thinking like you have created the ammo shortages for the past 10 years or so. Stockpiling ammo to use as barter, etc.

        You should have at least 1000 rounds for every gun you own because they are useless without it (except for decorations above the mantle). Not necessarily 100,000, unless you are a competitive shooter.

        1Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

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  25. Pam says:

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Billy Graham’s grandson and granddaughter. Don’t be surprised if you see him become a general one of these days, and not because of who he is related to, either. From what I’ve read he has a pretty impressive military record. Currently a major.

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. Sporty says:

    As for the election in PA. It’s for a six month seat and the Dems need to have something to brag about to change the narrative. They are gonna get creamed soon.

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  28. JohnBadger says:

    Voters will NOT forget who betrayed them last year after 8 years of promising Obamacare repeal and replace. Voters rightly expect something better than O-care like they’ve been promised by POTUS and GOP congress for so long. So far they’ve gotten nothing but GOP thinks they can just sweep the healthcare issue under the rug and voters will simply forget all the lies they were told…WRONG!!!

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    • paulraven1 says:

      2018 will be a back-to-earth reckoning election after euphoria of 2016. The GOP will pay for its failures to back MAGA and failure to do what they said they would do. This will not reflect on Trump, but he will lose his House. RINOs and middling candidates will not inspire turnout and dems will roll. Say goodbye to it, GOP. But that’s probably how you want it. But not to worry, Dems are broke and you’ll break all records for fund-raising!

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Welp, we may as all quit and go home then, right? I mean, if you’re right, then what’s the point?

        Geez.

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        • paulraven1 says:

          If the Republicans are not willing to see the Left clearly and to fight them differently, if they’re not willing or capable to understand that we’re in a war not a traditional political conflict between two sides with “differing views,” if they’re not willing to see the media as our mortal enemy who wants us silenced or exterminated; if the Republicans cannot see modern politics for what it is — trench warfare for the nation’s soul and very existence rather than a grand fundraising contest — then yes, they should stop wasting our time and money.

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          • ForGodandCountry says:

            You can always go do something else with your time and money. No one is forcing you.

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          • Oldschool says:

            Exactly PR. A solid year of losing the majority of special elections should provide all the evidence they need to see to know their strategy IS NOT WORKING. Will they wake up and fight, or will they continur to play victim like HRC, tripping over all the excuses?

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      Spin. Number one, there’s no official winner. Number two, if Lamb wins, there will be a recount…

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      • singingsoul says:

        My husband told me Americans like a tension between congress and WH. Sometimes the reward a President with giving him the congress and the WH but if they do not work together or not produce it goes back the next election to opposite majority in the Congress.I think voters are punishing the republics for being (…). I have seen this before after Bush when my republican friends voted Obama to punish the party for the Iraqi war.
        The problem we have those who refuse to work MEGA will be in congress for ever because they are secure like Ryan and McConnell and some others who wheel the power.

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        • mimbler says:

          Traditionally, I believe that to be true. But with the current crop of Republicans we already have the tension of congress opposing the president.

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    • So, what that poll says, is that voters like Obama Care?

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    • tdaly14 says:

      Well they’re mostly democrats and they loved ObamaCare or were exempt from it being union.

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    • singingsoul says:

      Do voters not realize by voting democrat to punish failing republicans hurts POTUS and MEGA not republican party..? The republican Party goes on but not the MEGA and POTUS if the democrats have majority and impeach him..?
      The immigration open border will continue when republicans loose . I guess people do not think this far. They forgot who put them into Obama care..? The democrats did not lets vote more democrat because we are angry at whom..? Republicans.. See the logic..?

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  29. Pam says:

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  31. Republicans handily won two of their races last night, so I wouldn’t read too much into the whole PA thing.

    Mountain out of a molehill imo.

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    • JohnBadger says:

      The two recent congressional elections have seen a 20+ point swing toward Dems compared to 2016. If half of that trend shows up nationally in November R’s lose the house in a landslide. But yeah, there’s nothing to worry about so let’s stick our head in the sand.

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      • I am in a district with my Us Rep so far up CoC’s butt he sends letters to President Trump begging to let NAFTA alone extolling the benefits to the Auto industry. Then I have one old COC Senator and a younger Senator both just shocked at tariffs, how dare the President impose tariffs. All three are Republicans.

        I have explained to each that if they lose my vote it will take 2 voters to replace me. First, they already had my vote so if I leave that is one vote they have to make up. Second, If I am voting for the opposition then they have to find another vote to nullify my vote.

        They don’t care. All my grassroots efforts will not sway their votes to support Trump. Oh yeah, they take a good game but only at election time.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “They don’t care”

          BINGO. Pass “GO” and collect $200. See my post earlier up this thread

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        • snarkybeach says:

          On Sunday’s Maria Barteroma Show, the panel had a reporter for the WSJ. She went on a five-minute rant about how bad bad bad bad tariffs are. Of course no one pushed back and they went on to talk about something else while I was screaming RECIPROCITY at the TV….

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      • No, we just need better candidates, especially in key races.

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      • Kintbury54 says:

        I am going to bet you dimes to donuts there was a lot of cheating going on and there was a huge percentage of Democrat voters.95% or so which is not believable. Also there will again be more than 100% of eligible voters in the district voting. Translation: Someone in the office was requesting mail in ballots for people not normally voting and mailed them to one address, just like california. If you look at the sign in sheets, there will be more votes than people signing in. For once, the Republican needs to protest.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        But yeah, there’s nothing to worry about so let’s stick our head in the sand.

        ———————

        Nice strawman. Let me know when you find anyone advocating that, will you?

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      • joninmd22 says:

        We should take last night as a wake up call and reboot for the mid terms. Saccone’s not defeated yet and there were 2 solid victories. Doesn’t speak to a Blue Wave following the solid Texas primaries recently.

        Nor should we blithely write it off as a weak candidate and ignore the ramifications of a loss if that occurs.

        The Democrats and Uniparty are going to fight to the death to defeat Donald Trump folks so it’s time to cowboy up.

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        • singingsoul says:

          joninmd22 says:
          “We should take last night as a wake up call and reboot for the mid terms.”
          __________________________________
          I thought Alabama was a wake up call..? How many do we need..?
          I personally thought Alabama was such a failure by voters and Moore the candidate and Bannon .
          Here is PA again the candidate this old uninspiring guy. Sorry people we need to stop old good boys to run as candidates because they happen to be there the longest.

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      • Wiggyky says:

        Something to think about — When the ostrich sticks his head in the dirt what do you think is showing to the whole world? Yup.

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    • Bull Durham says:

      Sometimes the molehill is the tip of a rising volcano.
      Watch for tectonic plate movement.
      Underestimate the enemy and you are in for disaster.
      You win by winning and politics is about Power.
      Do you feel more powerful today?
      Is the Congress moving the MAGA agenda today?
      Have the NeverTrumpers disappeared today?
      What are the FakeNews outlets saying today?

      The President lost in Alabama as much as the Republican did.
      And if he can’t hold the PA district, that is a loss for him, too.
      He needs victories everywhere possible.
      Was it possible?
      Hell yes, it was very possible. More possible than what we see are the results.

      The reaction to the adjustment the Dems are making is no reaction.

      What if DJT went there 2-3 times?
      Instead of going at the last minute, what if he went early and broke Lamb’s momentum?

      They saw tens of millions of dollars going into the race.
      Yet, planned a late comeback surge. A very flawed reaction, that failed in Alabama also.

      We have to take the challenge early and defeat it early.
      The Republican dogma is to back incumbents. Well that is rigidity.
      We have to back winners. Who is the most likely winner?
      Does it get us who we want every time? No. But it preserves DJT’s position and we wind up with Power in Congress.

      The PA campaign did not challenge Lamb on the Dems being 100% against the Tax Cuts and Tax Reform. That should have been hung around his neck everywhere.
      He may have run against Pelosi, but the reality is Pelosi will own his balls if the Dems win.
      People have to be shown the reality of Dem discipline in the crucial votes when the rubber meets the road. 100% anti-working people, anti-small business, anti-growth.

      You run to your strength and your pound the opponent’s weakness.
      It’s that simple.

      PA should have been a simple victory.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “PA should have been a simple victory”

        We MUST take control of the nominating committees all over the country that select the local & state candidates. Currently they are run by the “good old boys” network and are not going to change.

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  32. Pam says:

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  34. youme says:

    Facebook bans pages of Britain First and leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/03/14/facebook-bans-pages-britain-first-leaders-paul-golding-jayda/

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  35. Pam says:

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  37. JohnBadger says:

    This will give the CoC controlled GOP congress ample opportunity to dig their grave even deeper for November….

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      So what is your point here?

      Not vote for GOPe candidates and give control of the House to the dims?

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      • JohnBadger says:

        Point being that GOPe has done everything they can to undermine the President we elected. Without Trump himself on the ballot there is little reason for the average Trump voter to turn out and vote for a party who is giving them the middle finger. The GOP had a chance to govern for a generation had they fully embraced and enacted MAGA, but they chose the opposite course and now seem surprised they cannot energize Trump voters to get to the polls.

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          Point being that GOPe has done everything they can to undermine the President we elected.
          ——————

          Really? Hmmm.

          What about the Tax Reform…to cite just one example. And don’t tell me that was anything less than a damn big deal. And don’t think this is a defense of the GOPe, either.

          Just what the hell are you advocating for? Voting out the GOPe and handing control of the House to the dims so they can impeach Trump???

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        • singingsoul says:

          The parties do not understand the fickle voter. American voters will punish and do not se the bigger picture that voting a certain way to help the President not punish congress.
          I saw that even here on this board even though POTUS begged to vote for strange people insisted on voting for Moore. I did and do not understand the small mind and the refill to see the big picture. I sometimes think these people do not deserve POTUS.

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  38. Niagara Frontier says:

    There’s belated talk today about getting involved in the party selection of candidates much earlier in the process. I regret to write that the deadline for filing has already passed in more than 18 states. The filing deadline for primary candidates will expire in 11 more states by 3/31/18.

    Here’s the same list I posted back in the fall of 2017 showing the filing deadline for primaries and the dates of the primary election. Save it and get involved.

    https://ballotpedia.org/State_and_federal_candidate_filing_deadlines_for_2018

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  39. Pam says:

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  40. Chris Four says:

    The Sanders Democrats are rebranding themselves when they run for political offices in 2018.

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    • Chris Four says:

      Here is another example of a progressive Democrat canidate. This could be interesting if there is a split in the Democratic Party – the Sanders wing vs the establishment wing

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        If progressives can win in deep-red Texas, damn right we can do it in California!
        —————————

        I’d love to know WTH she’s talking about. I bet she would too!

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    • kaste668 says:

      Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Matt 7:15)

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        These verses are referencing false teachers (i.e. preaching the “prosperity gospel, etc.) but the principal applies to politicians as well:

        2Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
        14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
        15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

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  44. youme says:

    Obama aide started Christopher Steele-FBI Alliance
    A senior Obama State Department official gave the green light to an FBI agent in 2016 to meet with dossier writer Christopher Steele, a new book says.

    The two met at Mr. Steele’s London office, touching off a relationship that would fuel the ongoing investigation into possible Donald Trump-Russia election collusion that shows no sign of ending.

    Mr. Steele’s sensational charge that prompted an FBI wiretap on Trump volunteer Carter Page was sourced to the girlfriend of an unidentified Kremlin figure, according to the book. Republicans have roundly criticized the bureau for relying on the unverified, Democratic Party-financed dossier to ask a judge to approve a year of surveillance in 2016 and 2017.

    John O. Brennan, Mr. Obama’s CIA director, worked behind the scenes before the election to get his suspicions about Trump and Russia into the news media.

    These disclosures, including that Victoria Nuland, then at State, started the FBI-Steele marriage is contained in “Russian Roulette.” The book, which was released Tuesday, was authored by two longtime Washington media figures: Yahoo News reporter Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones magazine’s David Corn.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/13/obama-aide-started-christopher-steele-fbi-alliance/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

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    • snarkybeach says:

      “The book was authored by two longtime Washington media figures: Yahoo News reporter Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones magazine’s David Corn.”

      These two authors played a part in legitimizing the infamous Dossier…

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      Did Lamb win? I thought there are no official results… This is some serious idiocy!

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      • trumpthepress says:

        I don’t think it’s been called yet and still some outstanding absentees to be counted. I hope they investigate the Pittsburgh area voting. Anytime a city is involved their is fraud. No voter ID in PA and it is disgusting. It’s amazing that President Trump won my state with that nonsense.

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        • trumpthepress says:

          “there”

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        • ibobland08 says:

          City of Pittsburgh isn’t in PA-18. I’d have a hard time seeing voter fraud. PA-18 is almost all nice middle class neighborhoods and farms.

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          • ibobland08 says:

            However I am with you on the voter ID. When I showed up to vote yesterday, all I had to say was my name.

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          • trumpthepress says:

            Look at the map – it gets right up to Pittsburgh. Close enough for such a high turnout. I always think there is fraud when illegals were told it’s ok to vote – from Obama’s own mouth in an interview.

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            • ibobland08 says:

              Almost no Hispanics live here. I didn’t see a Hispanic until I was 18 years old. There also are almost no Asians, Eastern Europeans, or any other ethnic groups that comprise most of the illegal population. There may be a few hundred. That’s about it.

              If there was mass voter fraud from illegal aliens they would have to be bused in.

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              • trumpthepress says:

                I am convinced the dems always have fraud in the registrations/rolls, absentee or whatever. I don’t trust it anywhere, especially with a liberal dem as our Governor who would look the other way… It goes on everywhere. I realize this isn’t California but it does go on and I am still hoping voter id is required and the roles are cleaned up. Do you think it’s possible that 700 votes in liberal areas of this election were fraudulent? I do. That was my main point.

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        • Niagara Frontier says:

          I’d like a tally of the number of absentee votes that came from nursing homes in Allegheny Co. and Washington Co. Hell, just in Washington Co there are 1,200 residents of nursing homes. There are many more in the much larger Allegheny Co., a part of which is in this district.

          PA has a history of election day mischief emanating from nursing homes. See the most article below from the other end of the state.

          http://www.philly.com/philly/news/vote-fraud-election-seniors-pennsylvania-20171103.html

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      • benifranlkin says:

        No Lamb didn’t. And I am a little tired of peeps dissing Saccone. He is going to contest the vote and fight for a recount keeping his name alive. Dems always cheat and will come out. He will run in the new CD 14 made up of Washington, Westmoreland , Green and Fayette counties, all R. Got a good chance of winning there. Would be ironic if Lamb runs in the New 17 or 18, heavy Dems and gets beat because he dissed the liberal wing of his party.

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        • Niagara Frontier says:

          It’s unlikely Lamb would be dissed by his party. First, the filing deadline for primary candidates in PA is 3/20/18, only six days from today. The primary is on 5/15/18. Are there serious challengers to Lamb from the left on the horizon for him in the new district? None that I’ve heard of.

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  46. linda4298 says:

    http://dailytorch.com/2018/03/trumps-tough-trade-stance-big-winner-in-pennsylvania-special-election/ To win, Saccone needed to pick up many of the Democrat votes that Trump carried in 2016, bringing the Trump base out but also having that crossover appeal that helped Trump win in Pennsylvania. Again, in this district, Democrats had a slight voter registration edge. This could have been an easy win but it required more targeting of Democrats and Independents who have voted Republican in the past few election cycles. Remind voters that Democrats have not delivered on their rhetoric.

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    • “Remind voters that Democrats have not delivered on their rhetoric.”

      Like:
      Give us the House we will repeal Obamacare!
      Give us the Senate we will repeal Obamacare!
      Give us the Presidency we will repeal Obamacare!
      We support PDJT
      We will approve PDJT’s nominations.

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      • JohnBadger says:

        GOP….”Promises Made….Promises Broken”. And they think we are stupid enough to vote for them again.

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        • ForGodandCountry says:

          So you want to hand the House to dims rather than hold your nose and vote for GOPe and at least forestall a House impeachment of Trump?

          What exactly are you advocating here??

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  47. Pam says:

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    • JohnBadger says:

      Seems like this Kyle kid has been out of school for about a month while visiting every office in DC. He has become a lobbyist. Are there no longer truancy requirements?

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  48. moe2004 says:

    Have a bad feeling about these student protests today, please say safe!

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    • JohnBadger says:

      The streets will be lined with gun wielding LEOs to keep the anti-gun protesters safe.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      The only bad feeling I have about these students is that they will continue to confuse walk-outs and protests with actually doing something.

      Wouldn’t it make more sense to stay in school, and have organized lesson plans prepared about the actual problem and discuss causes and solutions? No, instead, let’s become attention whores and disrupt the lives of others.

      Obama/Holder/Lynch already taught them that protests and shutting down public roadways is “free speech” and a right guaranteed to them by the 1st Amendment. The fight to get children back begins in the homes and the schools.

      People need to start attending every school board meeting and speak up, loudly, intelligently, and regularly.

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  49. burnett044 says:

    Riding on a winners coat tails will take you a long way,but sooner or later not keeping the promises you made to get to that winners circle …will come back to bite ya on ya arse….

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