June 21st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #518

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  1. linda4298 says:

    @realDonaldTrump
    Follow Follow @realDonaldTrump
    What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms). Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you! 6:08 AM – 21 Jun 2018

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  2. youme says:

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  3. Charlotte says:

    Victor Davis Hanson:
    Scandals sanitized with linguistic trickery

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/hanson062118.php3

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  4. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • dawg says:

      Thats unfortunate. I voted for Warren in the primary and plan to do the same in the runoff.

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      • That’s the problem! Trump supporters must vote for MAGA candidates and then later don’t bitch about not able to get things done in congress!

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      • Suncc49 says:

        Mcmaster supported Trump hardcore. He was MAGA from the start

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        • dawg says:

          McMaster supported Lindsey Graham. He then switched to Trump 3 weeks before the SC Republican primary when Trump was leading the SC primary by double digits and was a shoe-in.

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          • Bree says:

            I didn’t want to vote for Cox in the CA election, but I did for President Trump. He has sacrificed everything for us and the least you can do is put away your “expertise ” for him. He’s asking you to vote for his candidate, screw your scruples! My gosh we are so damn dense. Sorry, but I’m tired of watching President Trump work so hard to only be blocked by this kind of logic.

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            • mvneeds2016 says:

              We didn’t want to vote for him either, but we did. We believed the bigger picture was important and a vote for Travis Allen would have been a waste. President Trump’s endorsement of Cox made it less unpleasant to vote for him. Now to keep Newsom out of the Governor spot and maybe we won’t have to move outta here.

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            • dawg says:

              Thats a completely different scenario. If I was in CA, voting for a R candidate for gov, Id vote for the one that had the best chance too, considering what a long shot that would be. In SC, the R candidate is gonna win hands down.

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            • Angry Dumbo says:

              Very well put Bree. We need to back PDJT endorsed candidates, it is the very least we can do to support the MAGA agenda.

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      • ivehadit says:

        Two words: Doug Jones.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Why did you vote for Warren? Just curious… a Carolina Girl

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      • MaineCoon says:

        What’s unfortunate is you not supporting POTUS endorsed candidate. You’re just obstructing MAGA when yu don’t.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        You might want to reconsider that plan.

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          • Sandra-VA says:

            Because President Trump endorsed McMaster, who is a MAGA Governor. That is why.

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            • dawg says:

              The only reason Trump endorsed McM, is because McM was the first elected official to support Trump. Simple loyalty, which is fine. BUT the only reason McM was the first is because of the timing of the SC primary. McM was a documented, quoted on video supporter of Lindsey Graham up until 3 WEEKS before the SC primary. Thats right, Lindsey Graham. It was only when the polls came out showing Trump with a huge lead and very probably winner of SC, and LG with basically NO support, when McM switched his support to Trump.

              McMaster is NOT a MAGA governor. A MAGA governor would have tried to fix our schools and roads.

              Warren supports the MAGA agenda 100%.

              Do some research. Dont tell me how to vote.

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              • Sandra-VA says:

                The Lieutenant Governor of SC is going to support the candidate from his own state and party, though… so it is unfair to fault him for supporting LG for a while 😉

                Anyway, you are MAGA.. you’ve heard the arguments but ultimately, your vote is YOUR vote. I have to say that I did like what little I saw of Warren, so I guess either will be a good choice… as long as whichever one wins can beat the Dem – that is the most important factor.

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                • dawg says:

                  Thats a valid point, but McM seemed to go a little above and beyond for his support for Lindsey. I mean yeah, as Lt. Gov, if you are asked who you are supporting, I guess you better say you support the senator from your state who is running. But, McM seemed to be a little more vocal and outspoken about it.

                  I believe that Warren is more sincerely MAGA than McMaster. McMaster talks it, but I believe Warren sincerely backs it. Either one will back Trump, but I think Warren would be more effective as a governor of this state.

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              • Bree says:

                We aren’t, the President is (trying).

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            • bkrg2 says:

              Trump takes all these slings and arrows for us.
              Rarely asks us for anything in return.
              So I don’t understand “Trump supporters “ who vote against his endorsement.
              Worst is when those same people complain about everyone resisting and obstructing MAGA.

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      • HickTick says:

        I voted for MAGA , Tell me why you voted Warren ??? I don’t see it ??

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      • Notmeagain says:

        And just what high principles are you invoking to justify not being a team player? Or do you think that Warren really has a better chance?

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        • dawg says:

          Gimme a break.

          I do think Warren has a really good chance, the other candidates in the primary just endorsed him, and if he gets their votes, he’ll beat McMaster.

          I think fresh, outsider businessmen are the future of the party.

          Career politicians with corrupt baggage aren’t gonna sell well. And thats McMaster.

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          • Notmeagain says:

            Thank you, you put in good reasons upthread. That is, they were specific both to McMaster and Warren, and weren’t the virtuous little quibble about mean words we’ve heard too frequently.

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          • Mr. Morris says:

            The other candidates who ran in the Republican primary support Warren. There is a reason the other candidates did not win. Why would you base your support for Warren on their recommendations?

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            • dawg says:

              You need to read the series of posts that put my comment in context. I never said my support was based on the recommendations of the other candidates that lost. I was asked why I think I know better than the president OR do I just think he has a better chance of winning. My point in bringing up the loser candidates was that if their voters take their endorsements into account, and thus vote for Warren, he will beat McMaster. Simple math.

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      • LKA in LA says:

        Come on dawg! We have a once in a lifetime chance President. Support who he ask you to support. You have to admit we have not chose well in the past. Wake up! Please for President Trump. He is fighting so hard and doing the heavy lifting. Support him please.

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      If I were attending the rally, I would have an index card with Conservative Tree House website info on it, and give it to every person who was there! If they look like the guy last night—who needed a haircut–nah…I would pass on giving them a card!

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  5. Mary Morse says:

    The story of Loretta Lynch’s alleged email to Amanda Rentoria was first reported by the NYT’s Michael Schmidt on 4/22/17. Here’s a link:

    Check out the Strzok-Page texts from 2017-04-22 through 2017-04-25:
    https://www.scribd.com/document/377540616/PS-LP-Text-Messages-Dec-2016-May-2017#from_embed

    2017-04-22 10:53:31 Article out!
    …….
    2017-04-25 16:48:00 Source Available for recontact?
    2017-04-25 16:52:00 Yes. I’m sure he will be. Once you have results can talk to boss. COULD BE A PERSONAL CELL ISSUE (emphasis mine)

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    • Mary Morse says:

      The Delvin Barrett report was published on 5/24/17. This article reported that the email was discredited.
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/how-a-dubious-russian-document-influenced-the-fbis-handling-of-the-clinton-probe/2017/05/24/f375c07c-3a95-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.dfbd2fe7e38d

      Tried to cross check with the S/P texts, but the text copy I have ends on 5/23/17. Anyone have a link to additional dates?

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    • Mary Morse says:

      Did the IG get access to S & P’s personal devices?

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    • Mary Morse says:

      A question…seems unrelated to this thread, but I think it is:

      Why were Strzok and Page texting about a special prosecutor 2016-03-18? 12:05:54?
      Strzok says that Bill is pretty stressed out by it.

      Comey wasn’t fired until 5/9/17. What’s that special prosecutor for?

      From the S/P texts: 2016-03-18 12:46:19 Did he go so far as to talk about why we started talking special prosecutor?!

      https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018-01-25%20CEG%20Letter%20to%20FBI%20Source%20Texts.pdf

      Why would they need a special prosecutor in March? Because they received intel about a certain email?

      …”During Russia’s hacking campaign against the United States, intelligence agencies could peer, at times, into Russian networks and see what had been taken. Early last year, F.B.I. agents received a batch of hacked documents, and one caught their attention.
      The document, which has been described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far, according to several former officials familiar with the document.”…

      From the IG Report, pgs. 170-171:
      …”2. Comey Mentions a Special Counsel at April Meeting”…
      (April 12,2017, OIG Report, pg. 168, …” Based on Yates’s description of the circumstances of the meeting (described below) and FBI emails, we determined that this meeting likely took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. ) …” with Yates ”
      …”Comey said that his comment to Yates about appointing a special counsel also was motivated by concerns about the appearance of political bias in the Department. He said that these concerns were based on the overall political environment—given then President Obama’s comments”… (April 10, 2017 , https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/us/politics/obama-hillary-clinton-email-fox-news.html) …” about the investigation, he did not think the Department leadership could credibly complete the investigation without charges.
      Comey said that he also was concerned about an issue specific to Lynch. As discussed in more detail in the classified appendix to this report, Comey told the OIG that the FBI had obtained highly classified information in MARCH 2016″… (emphasis mine) …” that included allegations of partisan bias or attempts to impede the Midyear investigation by Lynch.”…

      From the S/P texts: 2017-04-10 08:16:28 ” J*sus Ch*ist things are SO f*cked up at work right now 😦 😦 😦 :(” …

      …”I have no idea wtf is going on”

      and on 2017-04-10 08:20:32 “to hold as they have pulled the case from DC”

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      • Mary Morse says:

        How can the IG arrive at a conclusion that there was no evidence that the prosecutors’ decisions were not biased, when he reports …”Comey said that his comment to Yates about appointing a special counsel also was motivated by concerns about the appearance of political bias in the Department. He said that these concerns were based on the overall political environment—given then President Obama’s comments”? (OIG Report pg. 171)

        In addition to discussing appointing a special prosecutor at the April 12, 2016 meeting, it appears they also discussed declination.

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        • G. Combs says:

          “How can the IG arrive at a conclusion that there was no evidence that the prosecutors’ decisions were not biased….”

          I think it was because of the actual question asked of the IG:
          Cummings and Conyers Request Investigation of FBI Leaks to Trump Campaign

          Nov 4, 2016

          Washington, D.C. (Nov. 4, 2016)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and Rep. John Conyers, Jr., the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary, sent a letter calling on the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an immediate investigation to determine the source of multiple unauthorized—and often inaccurate—leaks from within the FBI to benefit the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The full letter is set forth below.

          LETTER
          ….Already, Director Comey’s letter from last Friday had broken with longstanding precedent by confirming publicly that the FBI was in the process of taking investigative steps relating to newly-discovered emails, despite the fact that Director Comey had not yet even seen these emails or determined whether they were “significant.”

          It is absolutely unacceptable for the FBI to leak unsubstantiated—and in some cases false—information about one presidential candidate to benefit the other candidate. Leaking this information to former FBI officials as a conduit to the Trump campaign is equally intolerable…..

          These unauthorized and inaccurate leaks from within the FBI, particularly so close to a presidential election, are unprecedented. For these reasons, we are calling on your office to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the sources of these and other leaks from the FBI and to recommend appropriate action.

          Thank you for your consideration of this request.[…]

          Did the FBI act to BENEFIT TRUMP? NO!

          There was no bias TO BENEFIT TRUMP!
          ………..

          It is a bit of political game playing. It will be interesting to see what happens with the FISA warrant investigation.

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      • Mary Morse says:

        Sorry, a correction: Obama’s comments were made on April 10, 2016 (not 2017), same for the April 12, 2016 (not 2017) meeting.

        Mary Jacoby visited the White House on April 10, 2016. (Obama’s busy day.)

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    • Not Ideal says:

      The premise of the article is wrong. Comey did nothing to shape the election.

      MAGA supporters already knew Hillary was a louse before the email investigation. Trump ran the table of swing states because the elites have been strip-mining the country for the last 25 years and he’s our last chance to stop it. The MSM still doesn’t understand MAGA.

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  6. JG 3 says:

    Here we go… PHASE 2, “Sexual assaults” in holding centers. “Can’t have that, gotta release ‘em.”

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  7. Kalena says:

    I am trying to watch the rally from last night but none of the links I have found actually play the rally. It is stuck at the beginning. I tried different browsers. Anyone able to get them to play? I slept through the rally last night. Sigh.

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  8. burnett044 says:

    libtards be like…

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    • G. Combs says:

      Envy/Hatred of the Good for Being the Good
      “….This hatred is not resentment against some prescribed view of the good with which one does not agree. . . . Hatred of the good for being the good means hatred of that which one regards as good by one’s own (conscious or subconscious) judgment. It means hatred of a person for possessing a value or virtue one regards as desirable….

      The primary factor and distinguishing characteristic is an emotional mechanism set in reverse: a response of hatred, not toward human vices, but toward human virtues.

      To be exact, the emotional mechanism is not set in reverse, but is set one way: its exponents do not experience love for evil men; their emotional range is limited to hatred or indifference. It is impossible to experience love, which is a response to values, when one’s automatized response to values is hatred.”

      Certainly describes the loony left who is so intent on destruction of all that allows them to live in a luxury that our great-grandparents would not believe possible.

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  9. Piper77 says:

    I’m as right-wing on immigration as humanly possible, but I’m confused by some conservative pundits who think we’ll ever get a good immigration bill through Congress.

    Fact: We won’t get a immigration bill through the Senate without some form of amnesty. People who say otherwise like Ann Coulter are just blowing smoke up your ass.

    The Goodlatte bill only got 39 votes in the Senate last time it was voted on a few months ago because it was considered too extreme by Democrats and some Republicans.

    So complain all you want but the fact is that we’ll never get what we want, it’s just reality.

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    • FofBW says:

      Suggest you contact Mitch and demand he eliminate the filibuster rule. No more 60 votes

      https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

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      • kaste668 says:

        This is just cover for McConnell. He knows he could not get the majority votes, so this way he can blame it on procedure. I do not believe they could get a majority with Republican votes. You know Flake, McCain, Collins, would all vote against anything POTUS wants.

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    • booger71 says:

      The Goodlatte Bill raises both HB1 visas and raises legal immigration numbers. Remember…Goodlatte is an immigration lawyer by trade

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      • Oldschool says:

        I remember the “good old days” when us deplorables were just known as patriots. Everytime a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill would come along, we united, with talk radio, FOX, coulter and the rest. We called our reps all cried, IN UNISON, secure the border first! Then we’ll talk about the rest. I have not changed my thinking on this one iota. Any “package” is another blow to our national security and sovereignty. It is a bit frightening to me to see the change in patriots/deplorables and caving after 30 years of fighting for border security alone and first.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          And after 30 yrs, what has been accomplished? The border is still open, the illegals are pouring in… and it gets worse every month the border remains open.

          So, what can be done? WE NEED THE WALL, that is the single most important factor. Anything else is secondary. If everyone unites behind just the wall, calls, screams, rallies… whatever… and the WALL is built, then the border is closed and majority of the illegal immigration problem is solved.

          There needs to be an advertising blitz in all the south american countries (and here in the USA for that matter) explaining the process to request asylum… by going to a CONSULATE in their home country. Explain the dangers of using coyotes, that their children (and them) will be at extreme risk of death, rape etc if they attempt the journey. Explain that if they go into debt to a coyote, then they will become slaves at their destination and will NOT BE FREE from the hell they were trying to escape… instead they will be forced into crime, servitude, sex trafficking and their kids will fall prey to gangs and pedophiles. Tell them that bringing in children that are not theirs will result in severe criminal prosecution for child trafficking. TELL THEM THE TRUTH.

          Lastly, the organizations that are promoting illegal entry to the USA by violating laws and putting the migrants into harms way MUST BE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS. They must be prosecuted for promoting human trafficking and their assets stripped from them.

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          • Oldschool says:

            “after 30 years, what has been accomplished?”

            Just ask Rubio. Trump got elected. That’s what was accomplished. He got elected to secure the border. Your other points are quite valid and need to be part of the permanent solution. We do not disagree, but nothing in these new “comprehensive bills'” adresses them.

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            • Sandra-VA says:

              As long as the WALL funding is in those bills, is unrestricted and available immediately then I don’t care what else is in there, tbqh.

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              • Oldschool says:

                Well I do care what’s in the bill. FWIW,
                “Funding” is not the is not the issue with the wall.

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                • Sandra-VA says:

                  Funding IS the issue with the wall. As you can see, I said that it had to be funded without restriction and available immediately.

                  Building the wall will STOP the illegal immigration crisis in its tracks.

                  Whatever else they put in the bill can be changed with new laws if they don’t work… but we HAVE TO GET THE WALL. It really is the most important aspect. The sooner we get it built the better. It is a MUST. So far, I haven’t seen anything too vile that would make me really angry in the bills that include the wall. I just want that damned WALL built!

                  The problem is that no bill will ever pass in the Senate. So all our angst is really for nothing. Unless we storm the Senate and force them to do what We the People voted for.

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          • CopperTop says:

            I’ve been posting anywhere it seems appropriate that July 30 is world stop human trafficking day and ask the poster why do they think this day exists? Fun convos ensue…

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      • Dixie says:

        I don’t know if it has been removed, but Goodlatte’s bill also included national id.

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  10. blognificentbee says:

    Peak hypocrisy.

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  11. HonorDefendBuckeye says:

    The leftist assault targets American citizens, American workers, and American culture. It is an all out assault on the middle class – the bourgeosie – politics are downstream from culture.

    What is the middle class (hat tip to poster KBR who has commented on this). It is a set of virtues and values that are rooted in family, community, neighborliness, courtesy, patriotism, and respect for the work and tradition of the place and time where you reside. The self identified “elites” do not connect to a place or a community or a time. They have their Italian villas, their international travel on private jets, their trendy attitudes – all of which of course make them far better than the rest of us.

    As citizens, there is illegal immigration and its associated disparagement of the English language as a unifying force. The incessant drumbeat of identity politics – female, racial, cultural – all focused on division and animosity.

    As workers, there is unfair trade, and government regulations pursuing some Utopian fantasy.

    As a culture, there is accusation of nazism, racism, islamophobia just for starters. And increasingly there is an assault of reality itself as the elites demand obeisance to transgender identities, apologies for white privilege, and elimination of merit based advancement in favor of identity quotas. Americans are dismissed as deplorable.

    Draw a line in the sand. I am middle class. I trust the plumber over the congressman, I trust the shopkeeper over the bureaucrat, I trust the nurse over the faculty expert. I respect those who built this country. I come from a place and shall defend it.

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    • StanH says:

      Amen!

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    • sedge2z says:

      It’s time to ask people and pundits to drop the word “Privilege” when used with the word “white”.
      I’m serious when I say it is offensive to me and my white friends.
      Nothing about most of us white Americans is “elite” or “privileged”.
      Object to the word “privileged” being casually used in connection to white people.
      Now in our schools and colleges, they teach courses on “white privilege” in a very negative context – further dividing our youth of this great country. Stop it.

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      • I have a big, beautiful, shiny, new Mercedes Benz SUV, GLE400 that’s white. I call her WP -(short for White Privilege)

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      • peace says:

        I find “white privilege” to be an extremely offensive term; trying to get it to stop the liberals from using it is like trying to get them to be kind. Not going to work; thus, i’ve starting saying in response things like, ” oh is that like black privilege, brown privilege, or whatever adj. seems to fit at the time.”

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  12. waltherppk says:

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  14. parteagirl says:

    Well, lookie here:

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    • andyocoregon says:

      They’ve been instructed by the Mexican drug cartels to bum rush the border between the ports of entry. They’re desperate to keep their drug smuggling avenues open. And they want to overwhelm the border guards and ICE agents.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I hope this is spread far and wide on Twitter and other social media. This points to truth. Such a red pill! Love that President Trump re tweeted the video of dens on immigration! People need to hear and see truth!

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    • alligatriot says:

      But, but, there are no cameras at those places!

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    • Proud American from Texas says:

      Some twitterer needs to point out the rules for asylum. If they seek asylum, it should be done at the first country they enter. In this case, that would be Mexico.
      If the person can’t prove they applied for asylum in Mexico, then turn their butts around to whatever country they come from.
      We should suspend ALL applications for asylum for 5 years or so. Put the human traffickers out of this business.

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  15. youme says:

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  16. nbkilgore says:

    Not long ago, I got a semi-butt reaming reply to my encouraging fellow Treepers to write letters to our President and legislatures to encourage them, apprise them of trending issues, make it known how you feel about the manner they conduct themselves and the often needed reminder of who they serve. I know the reply was not by a fellow Treeper, it was just one of those fly by night noise Jockey who had a belly full of sour grapes. Nevertheless, I wanted to point or encourage fellow Treepers (formerly Tree Housers) to take a moment to refresh our collective minds by revisiting Sundance’s introductory comments under the heading “Conservative Hero’s & legislative contact list” just to the right here. It’s a refreshing reminder why we need to be in contact with our President and our legislatures. Oh, Sundance, the contact list needs some attention, thank you and have a very blessed day!

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  17. youme says:

    Trump to hold rally in Fargo next week to support Kevin Cramer in Senate race. He leads Heitkamp in early polls. Gonna be close but with Trump’s help, Cramer can take her out. Funny as hell… Heitkamp running ads on what a good friend she is of Trump’s. Never mentions her Party.

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    • ivehadit says:

      McCONNELL-GO AROUND HIM!

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    • napoleon32 says:

      F*ck Jeff Flake. That is all.

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    • IdahoDeplorable says:

      There is something radically wrong when one “flake” can stop the votes and push forward his own agenda.

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      • napoleon32 says:

        The Senate is the most useless, decrepit institution on the planet.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          It really is. It is where everything goes to die. They need to go to simple majority vote… as it was intended. The Democrats would do it in a heartbeat if they had control.

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        • thesavvyinvester says:

          “The Senate is the most useless, decrepit institution on the planet.”

          Yes. I am no fan of Ryan, but he claims one of the reason he is leaving is the fact that the Senate is essentially run by the Dem’s as this non standing and jaw flapping voiceless filibuster has something like 400 bills stalled as they have never reached the floor and Mitch has done ugats to bring back the old fashioned filibuster or go for straight 51. If any of us ran a business like the Senate, you’d be Chapter 11 quicker than GM in the 2000’s. The Senate needs to scrap all their rules and adopt: Deming, Kaizen, Taguchi, and Six Sigma rules to function in today’s get it done faster cheaper quicker with better quality world. IMHO for not doing it McConnell is insubordinate and he doesn’t even know it….

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      This Flake is a complete flake! Total idiot. Why the heck is he so concerned about travel to Cuba? Didn’t he hear about the US personnel who now have brain damage after an assault by Cuba?

      He clearly doesn’t understand the tariff game plan.

      Basically, this guy should sit down and shut up and then GO AWAY.

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    • blind no longer says:

      Screw Flakehead!!! I voted for Grant in the last primary. I did my research, he was attacked by Barrack Obama because of some of his views and decisions…that tells he is definitively America First! Don’t nullify my vote Flake!!!

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  22. TwoLaine says:

    It’s not like we need any more evidence of Americans being separated, but here is yet another FACT that MILLIONS are being separated every day while fighting for OUR Country and OUR Freedoms.

    THANK YOU for the stark reminder and for your service!

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  23. wholland50 says:

    I’m very curious about the House of Representatives’ tough talk on the Sunday Pressers. They said Wednesday morning was the deadline. Matt Gaetz said that at 10:01 AM on Thursday there would be impeachment proceedings beginning if they have not received all information they have demanded from the FBI. Have they received the information? Is anything happening?

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  25. MaineCoon says:

    Traitors Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on June 19, 1953 – 65 year ago.

    The current traitorous co-conspirators who interfered with our 2016 election (Sanders & Trump campaigns), wiretaps, implanted spies in the Trump Campaign, tried to stop the PE and duly elected President Trump from being president, and continue in black hat impeachment efforts are no different in my mind to Rosenbergs.

    If all these co-conspirators were executed as traitors I would not shed one tear. I would consider justice served.

    The linked article is from History.com giving a brief synopsis of Rosenberg scenarios.

    FTA: On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. Both refused to admit any wrongdoing and proclaimed their innocence right up to the time of their deaths, by the electric chair. The Rosenbergs were the first U.S. citizens to be convicted and executed for espionage during peacetime and their case remains controversial to this day.

    Many Americans, however, believed that the Rosenbergs had been dealt with justly. They agreed with President Dwight D. Eisenhower when he issued a statement declining to invoke executive clemency for the pair. He stated, “I can only say that, by immeasurably increasing the chances of atomic war, the Rosenbergs may have condemned to death tens of millions of innocent people all over the world. The execution of two human beings is a grave matter. But even graver is the thought of the millions of dead whose deaths may be directly attributable to what these spies have done.”

    https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosenbergs-executed?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2018-0619-06192018&om_rid=15e27897d8cac0ceae045f49d7434d6f91e2d675fb2e21a7baa50eba57c18e23&om_mid=398260381&kx_EmailCampaignID=22227&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2018-0619-06192018&kx_EmailRecipientID=15e27897d8cac0ceae045f49d7434d6f91e2d675fb2e21a7baa50eba57c18e23

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Never forget to mention that we now have intelligence information available against the Rosenbergs that could not be shared at trial time that showed absolutely that they were spies. And since then we also have Soviet Intelligence information on them working as spies.

      There are still willfully blind people who do not accept any proof of their spying against America. And when that is accepted, they falsely claim that she wasn’t an important part of the spy ring. (She was the biggest recruiter. She convinced other women to recruit their husbands to do the spying.)

      Willfully blind.

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      • Navy says:

        Thanks God Trump Jr saw through the Russian lawyer scam organized by Americans. Too bad his marriage didn’t survive them sending a small bag of powder…. his wife filed within a week of that. They must have been mad at him for not taking the bait.

        I believe this Russian lawyer FBI operation is the PROOF OF SPYING. She was a Russian National spy sent by American FBI to entrap the President’s son and confidante.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      The problem I have with an Internet Sales Tax is duplicate taxation. Which end of the sale is taxed? Is the sales transaction taxed at the Point of Sale, in other words, the state that receives the money for the sale, or will it be taxed on the recipient in another state? Or will greedy states tax the sales on both ends, seller and buyer?
      As a resident of Oregon in which we have no sales tax, I don’t want to pay a tax that supports some other state.
      And as far as the Internet Sale Tax being a boon to brick and mortar businesses, I don’t think it will make much difference since most of the price reduction of internet sales is due to not having the overhead traditional retail outlets have.

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      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        Challenges from other angles, forthcoming.

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      • kroesus61 says:

        in the case of Amazon purchases for CA and NY residents it is the Purchaser that pays the sales tax at their HOME state’s rate….most likely the same for the rest of the states as well…..will hurt smaller sellers the most b/c the paperwork requirements will be onerous

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          It won’t affect small sellers too much. The sales tax requirement is usually based on volume of sales into the state e.g: $100k or 200 transactions is one states requirement (can’t remember which).

          There will be software available to help with all the paperwork and it will become easier to manage as an online seller.

          It will all work out and I am fully in favor. It was time.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        You would pay the state sales tax assessed by your own State. So, you are in the clear.

        I used to be against taxing online sales, vehemently, but now I have changed my mind. When online sales first began, it wasn’t that big of a thing…. now, here we are 20yrs later and it is the mainstay of retail purchasing. The States NEED the revenue from sales tax to fund schools, roads, services to their citizens – over the years of online sales growth and decline of the high street/shopping malls revenues have declined. Some states raised other taxes to compensate… box stores closed down.

        This levels the playing field and ensures that States get the revenue they need… which might result in other taxes being reduced 🙂 It is a win win.

        I do most of my shopping online because I can’t get out and about… I don’t mind paying the sales tax at all.

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      • MAJA says:

        A resale license will waive sales tax to the intermediary on retail items going to the end consumer, who pays the tax.

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  26. noswamp says:

    I do not want any future agreement involving NAFTA called NAFTA. It should be USAMEX AND USACAN
    but the term NAFTA belongs in the dustbin of historic failures by American politicians.

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  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Sony Pictures Destroys Peter Fonda In Statement
    http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/20/sony-pictures-destroys-peter-fonda/

    Liked by 4 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      Good. I hope they put his name prominently on the movie so we can be certain to avoid it. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • andyocoregon says:

      Yeah, but notice Sony is still releasing his movie tomorrow. I think they should have suspended the release for six months. And Sony should refuse to sign any more contracts with Peter Fonda. Otherwise, it’s all just lip service.

      Liked by 2 people

      • blind no longer says:

        Amen Andy.

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      • Lady in Red says:

        I thought it was unfair to Roseanne’s cast members for ABC to cancel her show. I feel the same here. However, Peter Fonda should never work again. And I will not see this movie.

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        • blind no longer says:

          I am on a total Hollywood blackout Lady in Red!! Have been for quite sometime. I haven’t been to a movie in years. IMO they all suck now anyway.

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          • Lady in Red says:

            Pretty much every day my husband and I add a new actor/actress/entertaine/retailer to our boycott list. We have limited options, but we have peace of mind!

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      The vileness contained in those tweets were beyond the pale and a million times worse than Roseanne Barr’s tweet that cost her a show.

      In fact, the content of Fonda’s tweets show a mind filled with extremely violent sexually deviant thoughts… which makes me wonder about this guy!

      What a shame that he ends his career on such a note. Because he will surely never work again.

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    • Phideaux says:

      I think this is a reasonable and rationale statement from Sony. I’m sympathetic to the argument that curtailing release would unfairly penalize those who worked on the project and had nothing to do with Fonda’s outburst. Each person can choose to see the film or not. I’m not going to see it, but I wasn’t going to see before Fonda’s tantrum.

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  28. Ditch Mitch says:

    Ahh the Ryan presser:
    Question:
    “Why should what the President want matter more than what Congress wants.”
    Ryan’s answer:
    “Because what the President wants is what Congress wants.”
    Better answer:
    “Because what the President wants AND what Congress wants is what the American people want”
    Question:
    “Is immigration the Republican’s third rail.”
    Best Answer: “Ah choo (Bullshiff)”

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  29. Dawna says:

    Paul Ryan at a press conference today, I have never listened to him before. He sounds supportive of our President and his policies. Who is this guy? Does he run hot and cold? Will he back track and bad mouth our President tomorrow? Or has he turned over a new leaf?

    Liked by 1 person

    • FofBW says:

      He is Uniparty.

      Liked by 4 people

    • phoenixRising says:

      He LIES.
      Mark Meadows discovered Ryan left out two provisions in the legislation he is introducing.
      That’s FRAUD. From the Speaker, no less

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      He’s leaving.
      He supports himself first.
      And his ‘compromise’ compromises retaining the HOR.

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    • ezpz2 says:

      Dawna, he’s a two faced back stabber.
      POTUS should remember the oft recited snake poem when dealing with Paul Ryan.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      He is a two-faced liar who speaks with “forked tongue.”

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    • bkrg2 says:

      Trump takes all these slings and arrows for us.
      Rarely asks us for anything in return.
      So I don’t understand “Trump supporters “ who vote against his endorsement.
      Worst is when those same people complain about everyone resisting and obstructing MAGA.

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    • bkrg2 says:

      Not sure why my comment posted here. It was a reply to someone else.

      Regardless, Ryan has a “tell” when he is lying. If you look closely, you can see his lips moving and words coming out of his mouth.

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  30. getfitnow says:

    Up close and personal report about last night rally from Howard Root

    FTA – When I arrived at 4:00 p.m., the line for admission was at least a half mile long. People had been lining up since before 10:00 a.m., with the line snaking through a glass skyway where the afternoon sun had raised the temperature to over 100. I’ve seen shorter lines for Springsteen tickets, yet everyone was exceptionally polite.

    I only saw one protester on the walk over. He was standing on the street corner with his two small children and yelling “F*** Trump” as everyone walked past. On the way back to the car after the event I only saw three scraggly protesters trying to incite the crowd, to no avail other than getting detained by the police officers. I never saw the protest march or talk with anyone who saw it.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/howard-root-live-from-duluth.php

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      That is really great! Not only Strong support for President Trump but very little and very weak protest. I am encouraged the Dems in the twin cities were not motivated to drive up for protest and mayhem. People drove from all over to support but the libs weren’t motivated. Good!

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  31. NEWS FLASH:

    Just when Blacks and Hispanics begin to catch up with White Employment Levels, up pops the RACISM from WSJ’s Dan Henninger on the Varney show:

    Wants to let Illegals flood into America to steal jobs and suppress wages by “underbidding” America’s Blacks & Hispanics who have just begun to make a LIVING WAGE!

    Yeah – stick the Working Class with funding another SURGE in Unemployment and Welfare.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Then Varney forced Henninger into the open:

      He wants the SURGE in “Noncitizen Visa Workers” as if they aren’t undercutting American Citizens!

      Here’s a thought: ZERO Visa Workers until Black and Hispanic Unemployment drops to the Asian level of 2.1%.

      Let Henninger’s Globalists train AMERICANS!

      Liked by 4 people

    • phoenixRising says:

      Compare Mexico requirements to USA requirements

      Mexico Visa: Permanent Resident Visa

      If you know you wish to live in Mexico long-term, you can opt to apply immediately for a permanent resident visa, bypassing the temporary-resident step. The permanent resident visa is open-ended—there is no expiration date. It also gives you many of the rights and responsibilities of a Mexican citizen, including the right to work. It does not give you the right to vote in Mexico, however. Nor does it make you a Mexican citizen—that is a separate process.

      You must show higher income requirements for a permanent resident visa. You can show investments with an average monthly balance over 12 months of about $103,523. Or you can show a monthly net income or pension over the last six months of at least $2,588.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      People often forget about the increased costs to our criminal justice system when we are invaded by unskilled, uneducated peasants from foreign countries. Many of them turn to crime to support themselves and their families. And we, as law abiding citizens, suffer through higher taxes and victimhood.

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  32. youme says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • Lady in Red says:

      And to think he could have been our VP ( I can’t believe I voted for Romney )

      Liked by 2 people

      • blind no longer says:

        I can’t believe I voted for McCain..kicking my own azz over my vote to this day!!!

        Liked by 3 people

        • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

          The Uniparty dilemma. Creates a false choice between two options both presenting much the same problems.

          Consider that JEB! had $120 million in campaign cash the day he announced. As oft referenced here, the splitter strategy is effective and we were truly BLESSED to have defeated it. It is still used in down the ticket races to keep Uniparty power working. More people do seem to be recognizing the manipulations.

          May God enter hearts and minds and give people the vision to see. It is hard to sort out the truth given all the chaff – can be very hard to discriminate who among multiple options is truly the right choice.

          Liked by 2 people

        • kea says:

          Add me to that list. I can’t believe I voted for Bush…. ugh

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        • Lady in Red says:

          Ditto

          Like

    • He is just now figuring that out. It is all politics to the Dems for Nov. 2018. The media is complicit in it with the Dems.

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  33. phoenixRising says:

    MEXICO CITY — An Amnesty International survey of 385 Central American migrants suggests that Mexican authorities routinely force people to return to dangerous conditions in their home countries, the rights group said Tuesday.

    Seventy-five percent of the migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador who were interviewed said they had not been informed by Mexican immigration agents about their right to seek asylum in Mexico.

    The report also said that “people seeking asylum whose lives are at risk in Central America are very frequently pressured into signing ‘voluntary return’ deportation papers.”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/01/23/amnesty-international-report-mexico-migrants/1059523001/

    Liked by 3 people

    • auscitizenmom says:

      ‘The report also said that “people seeking asylum whose lives are at risk in Central America are very frequently pressured into signing ‘voluntary return’ deportation papers.”’ I wonder, by what country?

      Liked by 1 person

  34. NEWS FLASH 2.0: Horace Cooper on the Varney show.

    BLACKS are FUNDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION through regressive state taxation.

    BLACKS are DISPLACED from their JOBS by ILLEGALS who underbid them.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. budmc says:

    Liked by 7 people

  36. webgirlpdx says:

    So our lovely Ms. Melania is down at a children’s detention center in TX. I was hoping that Miss Laura might join her as a concerned Mother and in a show of solidarity.

    Crickets. Probably hasn’t wrangled herself outta bed in her nice gated home.

    Still waiting Laura…..

    Liked by 2 people

  37. phoenixRising says:

    THREAD wrt Peter Strzok

    Liked by 3 people

  38. blind no longer says:

    Fox News now showing Melania visiting a Detention Center for children right now. She looks great and apparently has recovered from her surgery well!

    Liked by 4 people

  39. Liked by 3 people

    • Lady in Red says:

      Think about private industry. If you lie about your education, for example, to get a job as an executive at a major corporation, and they find out about it later, you get FIRED.

      Liked by 4 people

  40. ezpz2 says:

    Meanwhile, FLOTUS Melania Trump is at a ‘child detention center’ in Texas.

    Nothing wrong with that except the timing gives the impression that the admin is allowing the rabid left to control the narrative.

    And they will only find more to criticize….

    I read that Mika b said this morning that Ivanka should go to one of these places right now. And here’s Melania.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      Actually, it is showing a complete difference from what the Media and left has been shoveling out…

      The children are treated extremely well, and stay between 30 and 45 days.

      Liked by 5 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      ezpz2, the left no longer controls the narrative. Trump wrested it away with his executive order, and Melania is now assisting. The left has become completely unhinged and are looking like idiots because they got what they asked for and they still want to riot. 🙂

      By the way, are the June 30 riots still on the docket?

      Liked by 2 people

      • ezpz2 says:

        I don’t know about the June 30 plans. My riot calendar is mia😊

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      • Lady in Red says:

        You know they are in trouble when they bring out disgraced Avenatti.

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      • ezpz2 says:

        Covfefe999, I respectfully disagree that ‘Trump wrested the narrative…’

        We’re still talking about. It’s still top story in the media, the halls of Congress, and Mexican restaurants….

        No, this only empowers them

        Liked by 2 people

        • ezpz2 says:

          Meant to add that no one is talking about the IG report. N Korea, or any of the successes of this admin. Just the poor children at the boarder. Enough already!

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          • covfefe999 says:

            FOX and FOX Business are talking about the IG Report and NK. If you’re referring to the lib propaganda media, of course they’re not talking about it. They never will.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            And, ezpz2, they are NOT going to. It doesn’t matter what is going on, what PTrump says or doesn’t say, or anything else. They are ONLY going to come up with something negative.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Agree ez. One of the reasons not to “cut cable”. Very important to keep an eye on the enemy. Our boards are quite different at times, factually and emotionally, than what the majority of Americans are experiencing. The left controls that.

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        • covfefe999 says:

          It’s still a top story but the new narrative the libs were forced to come up with is so absurd it’s laughable. They were upset by “families torn apart”. Trump fixed the problem. Then the nutters had to scramble to find something else to be upset about, I guess because the riot tees and signs were already being printed. They look like fools and they know it, but that has never stopped them before. Trump is looking incredibly sane here.

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    • Oldschool says:

      agree ez. We have lost this battle. No damage control can alter the hateful minds of the left. Melania could take them all home with her, adopt them, put a wing on the Whitehouse or give them a floor in Trump Tower, it will not matter. The left’s hate will not be tempered. Hearts and minds is a proven failed strategy.

      How did all these kiddies manage to cross into our country? No one at the gate?

      Liked by 3 people

    • LCSmom says:

      Her being there forces them to show the facilities. The more people get to see the real situation, the more the left’s ridiculous narrative is disproven by reality.

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  41. covfefe999 says:

    Look at these “young boys” Michael Avenatti spotted at an airport close to the border. (Avenatti is probably down there trying to drum up some legal business. Talk about profiteer, perhaps Allison Hrabar should target him.) They appear to me to be young ADULTS. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re gang members. And now poor Dallas has to take care of them. For a while at least, you know they’re going to take off and disappear ASAP.

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  42. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    New Yorker Writer Lashes Out at Scott Pruitt’s Evangelical Supporters

    “….That snide lead by Margaret Talbot to her New Yorker article June 8 titled “Are Evangelical Leaders Saving Scott Pruitt’s Job?” should tip off even the uninitiated that what follows will be—shall we say, something less than journalistic fairness?

    Talbot attacks Pruitt, then turns to evangelical leaders whose support she thinks has kept him in office despite his “ethics scandals.”…”

    “…“What may be the scariest thing of all about Pruitt’s tenure at the E.P.A. and the damage he can do to the environment,” Talbot concludes, “is the righteousness he surely feels in doing it.”

    What may be the scariest thing about Talbot is the righteousness she feels in caricaturing those with whom she disagrees.”

    https://townhall.com/columnists/calvinbeisner/2018/06/21/new-yorker-writer-lashes-out-at-scott-pruitts-evangelical-supporters-n2492800

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  43. covfefe999 says:

    So apparently the June 30 riots are still on the docket even though the lib nutters got what they wanted (at the time, at least). And not to be outdone, the nutters who staged the so-called women’s march are now planning events on June 28. 🙂 I love lib cannibalism. They’re so angry they are uncapable of cooperating. The June 28 events are being called “civil disruption” which probably means a handful of stupid people in Che Guevara tees and palestinian scarves sitting in a roadway. It would be funny if some other group sets something up for June 26. haha

    Liked by 1 person

    • covfefe999 says:

      Linda Sarsour is the Muzzie lib nutter organizing June 28 nutter events. And the new meme is “abolish ICE”. Actress Cynthia Nixon who is running for Governor of NY and doesn’t have much of a chance of winning (Hillary wouldn’t endorse her) has now jumped on the “abolish ICE” bandwagon because she has nothing else to offer. Expect to hear a lot more about abolishing ICE now. No more “families torn apart”, that’s the old meme.

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  44. Lady in Red says:

    I am guessing it is actually more than 54% of likely voters who blame the parents for the border “cage” crisis http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/june_2018/voters_blame_parents_not_feds_for_border_children_crisis

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  45. auscitizenmom says:

    I have a question. Why can’t we just close the border………….until we get these problems solved? No going into Tijuana, no coming back over, no nothing for a period of time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Oldschool says:

      Now, what a brilliant simple solution mom. One that I bet gets unanimous support from deplorables.

      Like

      • blind no longer says:

        It certainly gets mine oldschool, and believe heard PDJT say that he may have no choice but to close the border if Congress doesn’t pass legislation….I believe this is his plan.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Well, if you think about it, Mexico would certainly sit up and take notice if there was no travel into Mexico. Also, we could shut off all remittances couldn’t we?

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