May 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #478

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1,340 Responses to May 12th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #478

  1. G. Combs says:

    Sylvia Avery says:
    “The whole Bitter Clinger/Deplorable thing began in 2008 in that election. We were made to feel stoopid and backwards if we liked Sarah. She was relentlessly mocked and demeaned and we were shamed if we admitted we liked her…..”

    There was a MAJOR reason for that. HILLARY had been promised the first Woman Presidency at the June 5th-8th 2008 Bilderburg Conference in Virginia. Hillary and Obama attended and were given their ‘Marching Orders’ The decision was also made to threaten Ron Paul. At the end of May, Ron Paul PROMISED to stay in the race even if he had to ran 3rd party. Right after, on June 12, 2008, Ron Paul announced that he was ending his presidential campaign. Dan Estulin had reported that at an earlier Bilderburg Conference, the assassination of Ron Paul had been discussed. I think Paul was given an offer he could not refuse… And now we have GLOBALIST Rand Paul who was in favor of TPP.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Forgot to mention, because of the decision by our Hidden Masters, we got a, Un-American Communist ‘Community organizer’ as a Democrat nominee and a stinkin traitor like McStain as the Republican nominee. Sarah HAD to be completely taken out of the picture because she was too appealing to Americans and thus countering the unappealing McStain. Good Gracious, Sarah and NOT Hillary might have ended up as the First Woman President….. Couldn’t have than now could we?

      I swear we would be better off tossing a dart at the white pages of the phone book to choose our Senators, judges and Congressmen. Then take a possible candidate from each state, selected by lottery ( All citizens over 35 with a high school diploma and employed), toss the selection from each state in a fish bowl and have a five year old choose two for our President and VP.

      Using that method, we could NOT have ended up with a government any worse than the one we had for the last 8 years!

      Liked by 6 people

      • bessie2003 says:

        Or repeal the 17th Amendment and put selecting Senators from each State back where the Founders wanted it, into the hands of each individual State’s legislature. This would be better than playing phonebook darts.

        Liked by 2 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      They *needed* to neutralize Palin, desperately.

      Go listen to that very first speech she made when she got off the plane from AK. after McCain announced her.

      It was Brilliant and VERY pro We the People. They knew right away she was a force that they could NOT reckon with.

      So the MSM trashing her began the very next morning.

      Didn’t even give her one day in the sunlight.

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      • Flova says:

        Commie Van Jones admitted this in 2015! Said when she came out and gave that speech comrades went crazy and ‘were shakin in their boots.’

        So the Stalinists went to work. They couldn’t take her in the basement and shoot her like Stalin did to his enemies so they did the next best thing.

        May they get theirs on judgment day.


    • kathyca says:

      This post reminds me of that no matter what happens, there will always be at least one huge silver lining. Hillary Clinton will never ever ever be President. I LOVE that and I LOVE the fact that it kills her daily.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Have loved many of Trump’s speeches.

      The most electrifying speech I’ve ever heard was
      the one Sarah Palin did when she accepted the
      vice presidential pick. In my home territory of Dayton,
      better yet.

      Was dismayed when many of my friends felt the exact
      opposite about it the next day. Felt like I was one of the
      few that got the joke. Until I started looking online.

      It was imperative they destroyed her. She’s still the litmus
      test I have for people on how easily led they area. Mention
      her name. Wait for them to go bat guano crazy. For no reason
      other then what they’ve been spoon fed.


    • 4beagles says:

      Thanks, enjoyed that video


    • wondering999 says:

      This is good, there’s a clip of Michelle Obama talking about how important it is for a woman to be President of the U.S. (by the way I don’t know why *any* thinking person believes that gender is so important for that job? Ability is what’s important there)

      Anyway — in response, D&S ask why Michelle Obama didn’t vote for Hillary when Hillary was running against B.Obama

      Funny point

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  2. rsmith1776 says:

    I start liking Kelly Sadler for VP in 2020.

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. Frances Gail Knous says:

    We are greatful everyday with our President and his family everyday.

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  5. Pam says:

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  6. sunnydaze says:

    ” Gangsta-Lean Maxine”. LOL:

    Liked by 2 people

    • kathyca says:

      Oh gosh, I haven’t thought about THAT song in ages

      Diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean …


      • sunnydaze says:

        Thx for posting that Kathy.

        Gawd, I wish black people would start making music again like they used to….which is to say: AWESOME!.

        Best Jazz, Soul, Blues, *everything*. Used to feel so proud to go around the world and see people everywhere loving our American music. And nearly ALL of it was created by black Americans.

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      • evadouglas says:

        Gangsta lean??? I always thought he was ‘digging the scene with a gangsta lady’! 🙂


  7. itsarickthing says:

    Don’t know if anyone else posted this- How Did Robert Mueller Manage To Indict An Imaginary Defendant?

    Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      Unbelievable. When the Judge asks if the attorneys will be representing the other entity, they respond no, because the said entity was not an entity durunf the election. The attorneys topped off their response with the prosecution indicting ” the proverbial ham sandwich.”

      “From the day of its announcement, I’ve contended that this particular indictment was nothing but a public relations gimmick. Mueller was drawing fire over his failure to produce anything that seemed like collusion with Russia by anybody and a lot of stuff that fairly screamed that he was trying to collect as many scalps as possible for whatever reason. There is no real evidence that any of the thirteen Russians he indicted are actual human beings. And now we find out that one of the companies he indicted didn’t even exist during the time of the election. This looks like Mueller wanted to indict Prigozhin because of his relationship with Putin and just listed the companies he owned as defendants without any real investigation.”

      Liked by 4 people

      • itsarickthing says:

        Unbelievable is right! I read this and thought who is stupid enough to try to get this crushed through court? An entity not in existence during the election. Holy cow.

        I laughed so hard when Mr. Dubelier said “the government having indicted the proverbial ham sammich”/s

        Dang, I needed that laugh! Mueller is sinking fast!

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        • WSB says:

          I wonder if this case was judge-shopped, and the judge was swapped out because new “assignment officers” have been hired with the ‘oversight’ of Louie Gohmert?

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          • itsarickthing says:

            I’m not a fan of any politicians ‘cept maybe Mr. Nunes and a scarce few others. But Lou seems to be on the MAGA train for the most part. I would hedge my bet by saying it doesn’t matter to me if there was a judge swap, just that his honor asked the right question and counsel made a ham sammich famous.. Thanks WSB

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  8. patrickhenrycensored says:

    H.J.Ansari Zarif’s senior advisor: “If Europeans stop trading with Iran and don’t put pressure on US then we will reveal which western politicians and how much money they had received during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen.”
    That would be interesting.#JCPOA

    — Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) May 8, 2018

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  9. treehouseron says:

    Had some good ‘ol Country people come in our store today that I hadn’t talked to in awhile, they looked around to make sure there weren’t any other customers in and then went ON AND ON about what a great Job the President is doing and agreed with me that he’s probably the greatest President that’s ever lived, with the possible exception of George Washington.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Two days ago, I spoke seriously to my son, telling not to repeat this to anyone we know. I told him that I sincerely believe that President Trump is as great and critical to our country as President Washington. This while we were listening to a biography of Wahington, the War and Washington’s leadership.

      President Trump has been bold and steady while taking on Multiple issues and sacred cows. His list of accomplishments after only 16 months is significant. Importantly, he has stayed true to his campaign and to us, the people. I believe his record is now greater than Reagan’s. When working for his election I had hoped he would be as great as Reagan but now I know that he is greater than Reagan, greater than all but Washington.

      By the way, I do Not think him perfect in all areas of life or worthy of immulation in all he has done. But as POTUS, 2nd only to Washington in terms of service to our country and fidelity to the people and our future.

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      • Joe says:

        As big a fan as I am of Reagan, his amnesty was one of the greatest presidential mistakes in history and turned CA into a socialist, one party state (more like a Mexican colony.)

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        • Katherine McCoun says:

          Other mistakes too: He did not end the department of education, created by Carter and a campaign promise of Reagan’s to end it.

          But I still have great respect for President Reagan and appreciate his role and accomplishments for our country. Just that President Trump is doing more and with greater boldness and vision


          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Also didn’t veto Section 8, part 2, Low Income Housing Tax
            Credits, Community Development Block Grants. Didn’t try to
            get the courts to implement fair housing laws gradually.

            Prior to “Fair housing ” laws circa mid 80s many large apartment
            complexes were “singles only” , or had one section for “families”
            another section for “Singles”. Nearby schools were affected minimally
            in their student enrollments. In a fair, just society this would have been
            taken into account. Instead under “fair housing” nearby schools had
            their enrollments dictated hugely by rental complexes that had not
            affected them whatsoever before. Desirable areas became also rans.

            When they passed “Fair housing” they should have done it in a gradual
            manner for areas that had been heavy in singles only complexes.
            Coupling fair housing with Tax Credits, Section 8, vouchers, immigrant
            amnesty destroyed many stable high performing schools, neighborhoods.

            1986 was the year that destroyed much of America. The aforementioned
            laws passed around that time flat torpedoed many areas that had been
            stable and high performing. Mix in the savings and loan debacle, and
            create a perfect storm. Except for the globalists.


        • Biggest mistake of all was Reagan choosing Bush as VP. That lead to the takeover of the WH staff by Bushies and the political appointments of Bushies throughout the federal bureaucracy. A total infestation of Bushies that has not been eliminated.


    • wheatietoo says:

      Ron, that’s why we should add 10 points (at least) to all the polls about Pres Trump’s approval rate.

      A lot of people are still afraid to come out and admit that they love our President.
      They’ve been bullied into silence…and the bullies are still around!

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  10. Just had conversation with my son, he admitted to being so thankful to be living through PDJT. We both agreed, in the same company as Washington and Lincoln.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Greater than Lincoln.

      President Trump would have worked out a deal fir the Southern States to come back into the Union/fed gov and not gone to war, pitting one group of states against another

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    • wheatietoo says:

      No other President has ever had to fight on so many fronts…at the same time.

      No other President has had to deal with so many complicated issues, simultaneously…and with so much corruption adding layers to those complicated issues.

      Not one. Ever.

      All these problems are connected, globally.
      This has never existed to this extent before…so all of our other Presidents had it much easier, in this regard.

      Pres Trump has taken on a herculean task, one that would render most people into a fetal position, sucking their thumbs.

      And our President is fighting for us 24/7, against headwinds that never let up…and with sabotage from people who should be on his side, and on Our Side.

      Washington and Lincoln lived in far simpler times.
      They didn’t have to deal with anything near as complex or formidable, as what Pres Trump is having to deal with.

      I am not knocking Washington or Lincoln, not at all.
      They were both great men, and God Bless them both for what they did for our young nation.

      But for the reasons I’ve stated, I think Pres Trump will go down in history as our Greatest President Ever.

      Liked by 3 people

  11. thinkthinkthink says:

    So much to be grateful for. Our bold Lion of a President has changed everything!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. sunnydaze says:

    This is hysterical. Iron Workers Union in Seattle shout down Lefty basket case Kshama Sawant, City Council idiot, with “No Head Tax” chant. Union guy says: @00.30 “I think I’ve seen you guys drown people out before, so I’m gonna repeat this statement”. LOL

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  13. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    While Dr. Mike kennedy is campaigning all over Utah answering questions. Romney thinks he can win the Utah Senate seat going to Met Gara which mocked Catholics and defending John McCain. He is running for Senate just like he ran for the Presidency. By not getting his hands dirty.

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  14. wheatietoo says:

    I wish they would retire those Gold Drapes at the White House…the ones that get used as a backdrop so often.

    After seeing Ozero standing in front of them so many times, I just cringe now, whenever I see them again.

    I know those drapes have been there for a long time…and there is a ‘history’ with them.


    But yeesh…can’t we just retire them now?

    I would really rather not see our great Pres Trump in front of those old gold drapes, any more.


    • Deb says:

      I enjoy it. It’s like he’s trolling Obama, who said PDJT never be president. They are our curtains, and we took them back in 2016! It must kill the left to see him in front of the gold curtains!


  15. rashomon says:

    May 12, 2018: Reuters Staff

    WILLEMSTAD Reuters – – A Curacao court has authorized ConocoPhillips (COP.N) to seize about $636 million in assets belonging to Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA due to the 2007 nationalization of the U.S. oil major’s projects in Venezuela.

    A general view shows the Isla refinery in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

    The legal action was the latest in the Caribbean to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) over the nationalization.

    The court decision, first reported by Caribbean media outlet Antilliaans Dagblad on Saturday, says Curacao can attach “oil or oil products on ships and on bank deposits.”

    Conoco and PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the decision, which was seen by Reuters and dated May 4.

    Commentary at:

    Thanks to friend in Miami where the Miami Herald is covering the activity (in addition to Stormy and RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA.


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