June 30th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #527

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1,261 Responses to June 30th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #527

  1. phoenixRising says:

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      So I read the Spectator article, I think it is well-written and certainly Emerald Robinson makes some very good points. It is possible that the Never Trumpers will cause themselves to become so ridiculous that they simply disappear. On the other hand, they may also start to align themselves behind the scenes in the DC Swamp with the hard-core RINO’s; and/or with Democrats who will eventually wake up to the fact that the Ocasio-Cortez types can quickly take over their party: all with the goal of putting either a RINO or a Democrat “they can work with” in the White House in January 2021.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        I think the remnants of the Dem Party and RINOs will unite and form the new Dem or Repub Party. (They’re already the UniParty in *fact*, anyway).

        Once the MAGA Party gets off the ground.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        They will align themselves with the democrats. Their hatred of Trump is definitive and surpassing.


      • Dutchman says:

        They have been undercover, always HAVE been ‘working’ with Uniparty.

        Thats what the Uniparty IS; ONE party, like janus, with 2 faces . They have used ‘wedge’issues, to divide the American people into 2 ‘groups’, because ‘divide and conquer’.

        And, while we are all distracted, and divided fighting over these ‘wedge’issues, we haven’t been paying attention to what they have REALLY been doing.

        How to tell what they are REALLY doing? Easy, you see no real disagreement between dem party and repub party; globalisation, climate change, war in Iraq ( remember dems voted for it, arab spring attempt to get Lybia, etc.

        Wedge issues, we decide. They are issues that evoke a strong emotional responce, one way or another.

        Immigration, gun control, abortion, death penalty, privatising social security,…these are ‘wedge’issues.

        So, dems take one side, Repubs take other. But, they don’t ever ‘fix’these problems, cause they WANT them, as a distraction. To gin up voters, at election time. The ‘other’guys want to take away your,…gun rights, reproductive rights, social security, so you better vote for us, so we can fight to protect,…whatever.

        Meanwhile, they boil the frog slowly, with their OWN agenda.


    • ForGodandCountry says:


    • Ozark says:

      Speaking of Never-Trumpers
      “Ben Shapiro: I’m Happy to Wait For the Mueller Indictments, I’m Happy to See Trump Impeached”

      Liked by 1 person

    • joeknuckles says:

      Well, you learn something new every day. Today, I learned the word “dicknipple”.


  2. sunnydaze says:

    hmmm…not a bad idea. There are plenty of colleges where this would apply, too.

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  3. Donna in Oregon says:

    I respect President Trump’s choices, but I cannot bring myself to trust Ronna Romney McDaniel.

    She says the right things.


    I just haven’t seen her do the right things. The early GOP elections did not fill me with confidence in her leadership.

    The November 2018 elections are so important and getting very nervous.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      The Mary Kay wunderkind? Watch how much of the record oodles of money the RNC is raking in they give to the Republican running against the socialist freak in New York. Zero.

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      • Dutchman says:

        THIS is where we need to fucus! Forget the dems/rinos Uniparty. They are self destructing.

        We need to focus on taking control of Republican party, at local, state, national levels,. Its either that, or start a new MAGA party.

        DJT has a difficult dance to do, working ‘with’R’s in House and Senate, who are backstabbing him every chsnce they get.

        Even in his admin. Reagan had same problem; about 1/2 his admin were ‘Bushies’, and they fought hard against his agenda.

        For instance, they urged him, in strongest possible terms, NOT to say “Tear down this wall!” DJT will aquire a lot of ‘political capitol’, in the mid-terms, if we have the red tsunami I’m expecting.

        The Rinos will change their tune, cause they will want DJT’s endorsement and support, when they are up for re-election.

        They will mouth the platitudes, but continue to undermine him, where they can. Tricks like slipping changes into bills, in conference. Thats when they ‘reconcile’ differences between House and Senate versions of bills, but can slip something in, that was NEVER in either.

        The immigration bill, signed by Reagan had MANDATORY e-verify, until it came out of committee. We have to purge the rinos from the Republican party, and it won’t be easy.

        They’ve been messing things up, that I know of, since 1960’s.


    • AmericaFirst says:

      It does seem as if a number of hard-core Trump supporting candidates are being left out of the fold, but I have to commend the RNC on its 2018: Unhinged advertisement, it is very powerful. I would like to see 100 more using all different clips, as there is so much material.

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      • dutzie60 says:

        They need to do an ad with scenes of these protests calling for no ICE, no borders, no police with a voice over of scenes of chaos indicating that’s what we would get. Show burglars breaking into homes, people holding up stores, banks, etc. and the proprietor with a phone in their hands with a message – “No police available”.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      She is doing a fantastic job… and Brad Parscale/Trump2020 campaign will be helping for the mid-terms.

      By the way, she helped bring in Michigan as a win for Candidate Trump.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      It is really hard to trust her considering her relatives. However, my sister, whom I love very much, is a die hard Dem. Guess some of us are very different than our relatives so why not Ronna McDaniel? Give her a chance since President Trump did.

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    • piper567 says:

      we have seen RTs here, pleas from Omar-the-Maxine-Slayer, and Corey Stewart, both stating RNC is giving them $0, so they beg for contributions.
      No RNC support of MAGA Candidates.


      • sunnydaze says:

        Piper, remember, the RNC and local GOP offices across the country did not support Trump when he ran, either.

        So it is not at all surprising that they do not support his supporters running for office.

        Anthony Sabato, Jr. out in CA. also not getting $$ from RNC.

        Make direct donations to individual campaigns, just like people did for Trump.

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    • Oldschool says:

      They managed to oust Wynn. I don’t know what role he played in disbursement of funds, but fairly certain he was a Trump ally.


  4. Chicago->Arizona says:

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  5. Concerned Virginian says:

    And today’s update from Mr. Jefferson’s Virginia:
    Of course there had to be a gathering of soft-core socialists and soft-brained fellow travelers in downtown Charlottesville today, protesting against President Trump ENFORCING THE LAWS on illegal aliens. But this particular protest included a couple interesting wrinkles in it: First, there was a lot of (extremely tenuous) linking of “separating children from their families at the border” talk with separating children from their families WHEN THE PARENTS ARE IN PRISON. Seems the protesters want ALL children to be with the parents even in prison: unless they’re really saying THEY WANT NOBODY IN PRISON. That’s probably closer to the mark.
    Second, a woman protester railed against AG Sessions quoting the Bible, stating that he had no right to quote Scripture while doing all the bad things he’s doing. She claimed she was speaking on behalf of the United Methodist Church.
    So here’s my takeaway from all this: WATCH for the Ocasio-Cortez types and their ilk start to “equate” separating children from their parents to be unlawful FOR ANY REASON including the parents being incarcerated. Their goal is to BAN BORDERS and BAN INCARCERATION.

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    • Binkser1 says:

      Oh how I hope they do, Concerned. I’m sure telling the American people that people should not be incarcerated for their crimes will go over really well. Even the Left can’t be this stupid, can they? (Although I never thought they would actually run their campaign on open borders, trying to eliminate law enforcement, etc., so who knows)

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  6. Charlotte says:


    “Most recently, OFA helped stage rallies across the country against the administration’s border policies, which it has decried as “cruel and inhumane.” OFA describes itself as a “nonpartisan grass-roots-driven organization,” but it clearly has a pro-Obama agenda. In fact, it’s run almost entirely by alums from Obama’s campaign and White House, including Jon Carson and Jim Messina, who co-chair the group, and Katie Hogan, who serves as its executive director, according to recent tax filings by the nonprofit.

    Though Obama has no official or legal role in OFA, he features the group along with his foundation on his post-presidency Web site and rallies its foot soldiers, who wear blue T-shirts with big white “OFA” letters, in conference calls. After Trump won, for example, he phoned to “fire up” Carson and his team and told them not to worry, that they would “cook up all kinds” of strategies to reclaim the agenda, according to a Nov. 14, 2016, White House transcript of his OFA conference call. More recently, Obama sent an e-mail to “OFA supporters” urging them to “keep going in 2018,” because “there’s simply too much at stake this year.” Obama has tweeted from OFA’s account before and after leaving the White House, and while he was in the White House, he let OFA control his Twitter account, according to The Atlantic.

    Earlier this year, moreover, he met with Hogan to discuss how the group can flex its muscles during the midterm campaign to help Democrats recapture the House, according to The New York Times. To that end, OFA plans to train and deploy organizers in 27 Republican-held congressional districts, many with heavy Latino populations, that could be key to a Democratic takeover of the House. With offices in DC and Chicago, OFA has already trained more than 40,000 leftist agitators in person or by webinar, according to tax records.”


    “Alinsky trainers schooled Obama in these same tactics when he was an organizer in South Side Chicago.

    Meanwhile, Hogan and OFA have partnered with Obama and Holder’s gerrymandering project to manufacture future Democrat victories.”

    Read the whole thing


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  7. sunnydaze says:

    Like this guy’s chutzpah, knocking on doors for Trump:

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  8. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    People have talked about this already but wanted to bring it up again here.

    I certainly have not looked at all the available sources, but the largest of the rallies I’ve seen for today’s immigration protests so far is 4,000 (Denver and Atlanta). Maybe the DC or LA events were larger, but these are not exactly epic numbers. And I’m also seeing excuses being made (too hot) for why the crowds weren’t larger.

    To help put things into perspective, the DC gun march was about 200,000 people. And that was considered kind of a dud crowd size.

    Also, almost every crowd shot picture I’ve seen is a very tight shot so you can’t see the actual size of the crowd. Have not seen any overhead shots yet (although I have not sought out many photos).

    This may not have worked out quite as well as the OFA crowd hoped it would. We’ll see.

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    • Convert says:

      I can’t figure it out. Polls show that overwhelmingly a large majority basically agrees with Trump’s plan. The support for the crazy stuff– abolish ICE and open the border– isn’t more than 10%. What are the Dems doing? Have they just lost control of the message?

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      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        The dems, as well as the repubs, push what their donors tell them to.
        The dems just have a more radical approach.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        I think they really needed an issue badly and they thought this would be it. They seem a bit desperate.


      • tvollrath66 says:

        Bill Mitchell says it proves they have lost. That they are doing it for fund raising. Idk. I dont know anyone that wants all this crap. If they even feel sorry for them i ask if they dont mind them drawing 3200 a month for each one out of their ss. That really hits home.


      • Deb says:

        They still think they can emotionally manipulate us. They don’t realize how many millions of us see through the schtick. The only ones now who are buying into it are people who don’t speak very good English, are stupid, or are too emotionally invested in the Democrat party to admit what’s going on.


      • joeknuckles says:

        Maybe forces on our side have infiltrated their side and are marching them off a cliff.

        Libtards are such sheep.


  9. Dora says:

    They’re back to this again. I don’t think they even know what the EC is for or how it works.


    Michael Moore: ‘Electoral College–Get Rid of It, Democrats!’


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    • alligatriot says:

      ‘Electoral College–Get Rid of It, Democrats!’

      Unless it favors the Democrat candidate next time in which it is the most valuable voting tool in the universe!

      They need to be careful what they wish for.

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    • Deb says:

      They don’t care. Leftists only care about gaining power. For them the ends justify the means. They don’t care about disenfranchising people in fly over country. They think we are stupid and that the “elightened” ruling class should be making all of our decisions for us anyway.

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  10. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Texas is holding a special election tonight for the 27th district US House seat. There are 9 candidates in the race (it will go to a runoff if someone does not get 50% tonight).

    Trump won the district by 24 points in 2016.

    With 8.7% of the precincts in, the top GOP candidate (Michael Cloud) is at 53.7%. Hopefully he will clear the threshold and avoid a runoff.

    The closest Dem is at 31.% currently.

    Will give more updates as the numbers come in.

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  11. AmericaFirst says:

    ZH has an article about Rosenstein, and from this quote it sounds as if he made this appointment because he was afraid he was going to be fired! All the unnecessary trauma and expense of the last year because of his selfishness!

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he felt “blindsided” by Rosenstein’s decision to appoint Robert Mueller as Special Counsel.

    On the afternoon that Mr. Mueller’s appointment was announced, Mr. Sessions was in the Oval Office with the president discussing candidates to be F.B.I. director when they both learned that Mr. Rosenstein had made his decision. Mr. Trump erupted in anger, saying he needed someone overseeing the investigation who would be loyal to him. Mr. Sessions offered to resign.

    Mr. Sessions felt blindsided by Mr. Rosenstein’s decision. After leaving the White House, Mr. Sessions’s chief of staff, Jody Hunt, confronted Mr. Rosenstein, demanding to know why he had not given them advance warning, according to a lawyer briefed on the exchange. Mr. Rosenstein has told others that he was worried at the time he would be fired by the president. -NYT


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  14. Binkser1 says:

    I’ve got to wonder what is going on with these people. Do they really think that this crap plays well with the majority of Americans? They are serving up the mid-terms to the Republicans on a plate. There has got to be a reason (unless it’s demon-possession or insanity) why they think this will work. They cannot be this stupid, can they? Is some massive voter fraud planned, attacks, etc.? Maybe having some Trump “supporter” (a plant) attack and kill some of them. These are evil people on the Left and I have no doubt they will MAKE martyrs on their side by any means necessary.

    As a side note, I would love to audit these people and see how many have actually donated to a charity in their lives. They always want to use other people’s money but I guarantee you couldn’t pry a dollar out of these losers’ hands.

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    • WSB says:

      Audit them, and find out they survive ON donations and Lois Lerner’s sprinkling of 501C3/4 candy.


    • piper567 says:

      The point of “all of this” marching and harassing and property destruction is chaos.
      I betcha not more than 20% of the participants in this caca have a clue ab anything except the chants of, I don’t like this, or maybe, I am not getting my way.
      blatantly juvenile.
      And Mr and Mrs America are not fans.


        • Charlotte says:

          “From his sprawling DC office not far from the White House, where he oversees a full-time staff of 20, Obama has held regular meetings with Democratic lawmakers, as well as DNC chief Tom Perez, whom he personally helped install to run the Democratic Party. Obama has also met with his attorney general, Eric Holder, to craft a strategy to redraw congressional district maps in Democrats’ favor, according to Politico. Holder now runs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama helped his old friend launch.

          Obama, who maintains a home in Chicago, originally said he only planned to stay in Washington temporarily, until his youngest daughter, Sasha, now 17, finished high school there. But the family is clearly putting down deeper roots. They recently bought their DC rental home and erected a massive security wall around the property, which includes offices, and are installing a swimming pool.”


      • Eric says:

        Obama is stupid, and it’s compounded by him being arrogant and egotistical. The only person I’d rather see leading the democrat party is bitter Hillary. I hope they put Obama out front and make him the face of all this. It would be a good reminder for people.


    • Dutchman says:

      Demon possesion and insanity, yes.
      The octegenarians are terrified of the younger ‘extreamist’ element. Remember, they ALMOST had a repeat of the 68 convention, in 2016.

      The media was complicit in minimising and covering, and the young radicals didn’t want to be accused of throwing the election to DJT, (echoes of 68), but they were p.o.’d.

      After the election, voices in dem party, calling for moderation, and maybe we havent paid enough attention to flyover country were visciously suppressed/silenced.

      So, the inmates are in charge of the asylum, and the attendents are terrified.


    • Harry Lime says:

      I’m surprised that they could actually fit both of those giant empty heads on the same stage. What a joke.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Kristin says:

      He’s an obnoxious little man.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Harry Lime says:

      You can just tell that Traitor Ben wants to be Dopey Maher’s good buddy. He didn’t even counter that dope’s comment by explaining why Rosenstein should be impeached.

      Is Traitor Ben still just a sore loser never-Trumper or does he also have something to hide?

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    • joeknuckles says:

      Little Benjamin needs to have an atomic wedgie administered to him immediately.

      He’s trying to score points with college douchebags so they’ll let him speak.


    • sunnydaze says:

      Welp, once again, TGP twists up the news/headlines enough so that it comes out Fake. They do this every 10 articles or so and it’s a shame.

      Here’s what Shapiro said. It’s insulting, but NOT what TGP presents it as:

      …” Ben Shapiro, appeared on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday evening and said Trump is too stupid to have colluded with Russia but if he did collude, he’s happy to see the Mueller indictments and ultimately happy to see Trump impeached”…..

      That’s from the article.


  15. Lucille says:

    Experts eye prospects for change in Iran at big Paris exile conference, with praise for Trump
    By Hassan Mahmoudi – June 30, 2018

    In Paris Friday, freedom-loving Iranians held a major “Free Iran 2018” conference, featuring a panel discussion with experts from the U.S., Canada, France, and Algeria, discussing the consequences of recent protests in Iran along with what’s going on with the Iranian opposition. Among them, there were experts who praised both Iran’s top opposition leader, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, and President Trump.


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  16. Just Scott says:

    What is with these arrogant politicians? I am already starting to regret voting for Corey Stewart!

    I received SIX emails from his campaign, just today, begging for money. I feel like I am being stalked. This is abuse!
    Devin Nunes and Trump Headquarters are almost as bad. Time to e-block all these beggars.


    • Sandra-VA says:

      He needs the money to beat Kaine! He is not getting any GOP support…

      When you contribute to a campaign, you end up on an email blast list. If you don’t want them, mark as spam so you don’t have to see them. One of the annoying aspects of elections…. the damn emails! LOL!


  17. woohoowee says:

    Has anyone seen Flep? I’ve got more awesome econ news to share with him for his prognostications 🙂


  18. Charlotte says:

    “How is it that if you arrive at JFK Airport without a passport, you are sent back to your place of origin, whereas if you cross the Rio Grande River without a passport, you are not sent back?”

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  19. recoverydotgod says:

    Still wondering how the Rosenstein inquiry into Weissmann meeting with AP reporters is going. Watching the hearings/discovery in the Manafort case in Judge Ellis’s court for fact finding. Sometimes I wonder if Rosenstein let Weissmann write (or provide input) into the Mueller probe scope.

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  20. Carl says:

    I live in Tennessee and have yet to see one sign or ad for Marsha Blackburn. It is very troubling. One can hardly watch tv without seeing an ad for her likely dem opponent.

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  21. Charlotte says:

    Obama to Dems: ‘You are right to be concerned’ about Trump



  22. sunnydaze says:

    This is the same guy who tweeted about what a disgrace Acosta is to journalism.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Charlotte says:

    “Middle Class Girl From The Bronx” Ocasio-Cortez Called Out In Fact Check; Actually Grew Up In Wealthy Enclave. Since when do Socialists ever lie to get ahead and dupe voters?


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