July 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #541

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1,202 Responses to July 14th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #541

  1. budmc says:

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  2. kinthenorthwest says:

    OK another had to share–Some won’t like but come on guys 18 months and what has he done.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Who could have ever have imagined that sessions, of all the president’s men, would have turned on him right out of the box? Other than Howie, no one saw it.

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    • California Joe says:

      I am utterly disgusted with Sessions and, coming from me, that’s saying a lot. I worshipped the ground he walked on. I think he’s an honorable man who is trying to set an example of integrity at the snake-infested DOJ but it’s wasted effort. Holder and Lynch stacked the place with leftist zealots top to bottom who largely ignore the handful of Trump appointees for the most part. Sessions, Rosenstein and Mueller must be fired immediately. No President of the United States should be hounded, harassed and abused by thugs like President Trump has endured. Trump should be free to appoint an AG who will lead the department in the right direction and call off the hounds!

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    • Think what you want about Sessions…I truly understand the position. However, it still remains a logical fallacy to jump to conclusions based on LACK of information.

      What has Sessions been doing for 18 months? What did Sessions do today? What did he eat for breakfast?

      You and I not knowing the answer to those and other questions and consequently forming a foregone conclusion…is NOT a valid method of deductive reasoning. Inductive reasoning leaves room for doubt. In short, we would simply be guessing.

      Now, it is totally possible that Sessions has been compromised…but we simply do not have enough information to KNOW that.

      I find this daily, largely unprovoked, ritual drumbeat of Sessions bashing from the usual suspects…has all too familiar of a feel to me. Alinsky comes to mind. Isolate. Ridicule of those who disagree. Marginalize opposition and opposing views. Divide and conquer.

      I do not know if anybody does it intentionally…but, the effect is still the same as if someone were intentionally attempting to troll CTH. Personally, I am immune to it…I have no problem being isolated and ridiculed for following other leads or for recognizing the existence of other plausible theories.

      However, I fear that several Treepers have gone silent about their views. I hope I am wrong.

      I still believe in the concept of innocence until being proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        JW, I can debate reasoned arguments, but insinuations of trolling and Alinsky tactics . . . you are better than that. Please reconsider. Honestly, I’ve already had my share of insults from Sessionista jihadis in the past. “Enough is too much”, as a famous cartoon character says.

        Nobody attacked Sessions for not being Captain Justice, for not arresting culprits in a blue flame of suddenly exercised superpowers.

        However, it is time we address REALITY , 1 year and 1/2 in. We do not have enough information about what Sessions did, but we have plenty about what he did NOT do, AS KNOWN. And about what he allowed others – Mueller, Rosenstein – to DO, publicly, visibly, with complete impunity AND even fatherly encouragement. (Can you point out one single statement of doubt regarding either Mueller or Rosenstein, emanating from Sessions who is, in theory, their boss and responsible for their godawful “work”?)

        When WOULD be a proper moment in your mind to start doubting Saint Sessions? Six months from now? A year? After the Trump administration is over? During the glorious Kamala Harris administration?

        Nobody “isolated and ridiculed” you for expressing your feelings, but be kind and offer more than feelings, or the fallacy of “prove to me a negative – that Sessions is NOT doing the right thing”.

        Thank you.

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        • No, false premise. I am stating the EFFECT that such comments have on open discussion.

          You have also created a strawman argument. You have misrepresented my comment.

          Right from the beginning I stated that “I understand the position” and went so far to say that Sessions may well be comprimised.

          The point is that many comments posted are statements as if they were proven fact. They are NOT. Hence, the reference to false logic…which it is.

          As far as ridicule goes, it has been displayed numerous times over recent months. I read here daily…I know what I have read.

          Furthermore, while both sides of the argument may have indulged in the mud-slinging…it is far from a 50-50 split. Only a difference in degree…but not an insignificant one. Comments defending Sessions more often than not coming as a RESPONSE.

          Admittedly, my observations are somewhat anecdotal…however, I am a daily reader of the comments. Hundreds per day. I can only speak about what I see.

          Of course, I can be wrong…I have not actually kept a daily record of the Sessions comments. So, I CANNOT FORM A FOREGONE CONCLUSION. I can have DOUBTS…but not a logical conclusion.

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          • rsmith1776 says:

            Indeed there was close to no mud-slinging from the Sessions skeptics, JW.

            Words like “idiots”, “morons”, trolls”, and “you are going to have to eat heaps of crow” have been uttered in one single direction.

            I also do not remember any Sessions skeptic militating against open discussion.

            Like I said, a negative cannot be proven, but I did wonder when WOULD be a proper moment in your mind to start doubting Sessions?

            This IS an invitation to open, rational, polite discussion. Thank you.

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            • Oldschool says:

              Thank you rsmith for pointing out the one directional name calling etc. Sessions has been a hot button issue since recusal, rosey, mueller, but those of us who are “anti sessions” directed our criticisms at sessions, not at treepers. We were not met with that same courtesy. Even when POTUS and SD came out against sessions, the session critics never served anyone crow. We graciuosly accepted apologies from those who offered them. At the end of the day, we all want POTUS surrounded by loyal soldiers and to MAGA

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            • dallasdan says:

              Yep, this is an opinion forum, and one honest Treeper’s opinion is as worthy of respect as that of another with a dissenting view. In the absence of full knowledge, “strawman arguments” are reasonable facilitators of discussion when they are freely shared. However, personal attacks against anyone who has questioned the AG’s competence or loyalty have flowed freely and copiously from some of his goal-tenders.

              “Group think” has been shown to be detrimental to fact-finding and analytical decision-making. Those who aggressively assume Sessions is getting the job done have too often explained their positions as being based on a fantasy, multi-dimensional, board game that has a foundation of pure conjecture. Yet, they lash-out at anyone who questions their assumptions and suppositions.

              An open mind requires consideration of all potentialities. That state of mind is not uniformly distributed among all who comment here.

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            • The very first comment on this thread is exhibit A…there are many more.

              As far as Sessions goes…of course I have doubts about Sessions. But, once again, you seem to be making assumptions and missing the point of my original comment…which I clarified in my second comment.

              Just because I have doubts about Sessions does not mean I throw away the concept of ‘innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt’. Therefore, you will not see me calling Sessions a black hat, or Swamp, or Deep State, etc…. I simply do not know that beyond a reasonable doubt, especially given the existence of other plausible possibilities.

              There are long-standing competing theories about Sessions that have not been eliminated by the known facts. Yet, we have virtually daily UNPROVOKED attacks on Sessions without having complete information. FACT. Same group of people 90% of the time. In other forums, they would be called ‘trolls’.

              The author of the original comment on this thread even indicated that the post is likely to stir the pot…or shake the Tree House. Why post it? There was ZERO attempt at a rational argument.

              Sessions bashers know that many fellow Treepers are not convinced (YET) that Sessions is compromised, and they believe another series of events is actually taking place…an idea that they get ridiculed for with snide remarks like ’64-D Chess’ Of course, many will strike back in RESPONSE.

              I never asked you to prove a negative…I do not know where you get that from.

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        • boogywstew says:

          People on the left bash President Trump all day long with no evidence and to balance things out we get to bash Jeff Sessions without any proof. It’s a basher’s paradise.

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          • rsmith1776 says:

            What would *be* proof? Is him cajoling and covering for Mueller and Rosenstein and Strzok no proof? (Yes, I know, recusal and all, but he COULD admonish his men for illegal behavior without interfering with the substance such as it is of the fake investigation.)

            What proof is there that he IS doing his job when it comes to this crucial issue of the Trump Presidency being forced to work with at least one hand tied behind its back?

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            • boogywstew says:

              When President Trump fires him will be all the proof anyone needs. I never especially liked Jeff Sessions but you people make my heart ache for him. It just gets O L D !

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              • rsmith1776 says:

                Aw shucks, you are such a good man you might even like my mother in law!!

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              • Sharon says:

                Boogywstew thanks actually what I think! It’s old and a person doesn’t want to come here anymore with all that session bashing! Just like the left bashing Our President! Sad!

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                • boogywstew says:

                  It’s just like listening to your family running down other family members at EVERY family get together. Thank you for your input … it helps.

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                • rsmith1776 says:

                  No Sharon, not “just like the left” etc.

                  This may be a treehouse but it is not a “safe space” in which ideas can’t be challenged. Now THAT would be “just like the left”, a bunch of clones moving in perfect synchronization according to a pre-approved choreography.

                  As Americans gifted with free will we (should) ENJOY having our ideas and intuition challenged, improved, sometimes moved towards different horizons and hopes. Thank you.

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          • vladdy says:

            The two are very different things. One is “bashing” — criticizing without reason.. T has, in the eyes of everyone unbiased, done a good, conservative job as president.

            The remarks about Sessions, on the other hand, are not just coming out of nowere – we can see “cause” behind them. Not only has he refused to do the job he was placed in (we only know he’s still there because he will pick a case here and there to work on; otherwise, RR has pretty obvious free reign, even in situations that have nothing to do with Russia) but he has caused actual harm.

            Not doing your job is one thing, but standing by and watching — even throwing in a word of encouragement now and then, to those who are trying to “get” the president, on anything at all it seems, as the subject keeps changing — is something else completely. The word “bashing” has meaning and does apply to those complaining about the president, but “criticize” is more accurate for those speaking up about AG Sessions.

            For 8 years, many of us had no federal, legal representation, as Holder promised to and did work only for the “historically oppressed.” Now, without explanation, we are into our 10th year without anyone to represent us legally — we just pay the bills.

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            • boogywstew says:

              I can see folks on the left using many of your points in a similar argument. My tact is to wait until the President does something about Jeff Sessions … if he ever does. I will not for one second feel that I owe anyone an apology if Jeff Sessions is fired. I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes and I didn’t hire him. It will be a sad day if he’s fired and I’ll be inconsolable for a few minutes and welcome a new AG. I’m awaiting “Sessions II: John Huber on Elm St.” the sequel to begin … or it already has I think. Thanks for reaching out to me, I do value your opinion.

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      • TPW says:

        Or there is this possibility for Sessions behavior….RR and Mueller have told him there is evidence of the Presidents acting unlawfully and are waiting to present or some other BS. Anyway another possible way Sessions has been duped. His Family is in Alabama I presume…..Alabama is HUGE Trump Country…..Sessions would not be a traitor to Trump unless they have manufactured evidence or the GOPe has him fooled some other way. As was said in Shawshank redemption he is “Institutionalized”.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      Steve Malzberg has a thought, but he needs to get the backstory. I just got done listening to yesterday’s Chris Plante Show (Friday 13th podcast). Steve was filling in for Chris Plante, who was on vacay.

      A caller thought Trey Gowdy was brilliant in questioning the squirmy-smirky Strzok, and suggested that Gowdy should be the AG. Steve Malzberg seemed to think that would be just lovely.

      Apparently Steve Malzberg has not gotten the memo about hats and cattle.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        NO! Gowdy may be even more dangerous than Sessions, because he is smarter and more cunning.

        He would be good at talking the talk without ever walking the walk.

        At least with Sessions you know he is either compromised, or lost like a deer in the headlights, or a combination of both.

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      • TexasRanchQueen says:

        Gowdy is a dog with a bark and no bite!. I loved Gowdy at the beginning but since PDJT was elected he is only bark. PDJT’s hair may seem strange but at least it is the same style everyday, with Gowdy you never know what is going to show up. It’s all in the details.

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        I am just putting this out there. Tho me it is really bizarre or is it.

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          I don’t know, but I’ve always said it’s all connected. This is surreal. Sometimes I just have to step back for a while. I know things that scare myself.

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          • kinthenorthwest says:

            Hey I do believe that Obama was a long time the making. Do believe Obama is NOT who people think he was/is. However, I do believe that the exact details are know by only a few. Some who have already gotten tombstones, others that know they better zip it or get one.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “the squirmy-smirky Strzok,”

        I just saw what must have been the best example of that on a brief clip on the Greg Gutfeld show on FNC this evening. I have no clue what was going on inside that man’s head while he was in front of those cameras. Perhaps he thought he was being clever and obedient to his shadow government masters, but those antics before a congressional committee appeared to be puerile and demeaning to me.

        Any alpha male with an ounce of self-respect and any modicum of decency would never consider behaving like that, publicly or privately. Especially with cameras recording the event which will last for a very long, long time.

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    • PaulM says:

      My concern is that at some point Sessions will be found face down in his oatmeal and we will never get an explanation for his apparent lack of performance.
      I’ve wondered if anyone has accounted for his kids or grandkids to see if any of them have been unaccounted for in the last 18 months.

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    • bullnuke says:

      Think about it. Did President Trump ever bad mouth anyone he fired? No.
      His bad mouthing Sessions is all part of his plans. No one who supports this president could believe that Sessions is hurting President Trump and he just allows it to happen.
      I trust POTUS and AG Sessions. Learn patience. Instant gratification can be a terrible thing.

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  3. Lucille says:

    We Cannot Allow Strzokians Back into Power
    By Lloyd Marcus – July 14, 2018

    Peter Strzok’s arrogance displayed at the Congressional Oversight Committee hearing on TV was infuriating. With their superior noses high in the air, Strzok and the Democrats behaviorally said f*** you to the Republicans, the law, and We the People. It was disgraceful watching Strzok and his Democratic posse insult our intelligence by claiming, despite overwhelming evidence, FBI agent Strzok had no bias against Trump.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/07/we_cannot_allow_strzokians_back_into_power.html

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  4. phoenixRising says:

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    • SouthernTrumpette says:

      👍

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    • Sharon says:

      Phoenix Rex is sooo right it’s all about timing and these people bashing Sessions are calling Trump a idiot basically! Just think if this all just was fine and dandy for Trump and our side do you actually think there would be a walk away campaign? The left has exposed and unmasked themselves like never before! It’s great! If things were turned around the left would win and not be exposed! Trump is a genuis with this pysop!

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        “these people bashing Sessions are calling Trump a idiot basically”

        Neither basically nor otherwise. Don’t you believe it is a bit simplistic to substitute to rational trust in a wonderful leader the idea that *everything* that happens in an extremely complex socio-political system is exactly as planned and no doubt should be allowed?

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    • WSB says:

      Thank you for reposting. I was just about to do that as well!

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  5. phoenixRising says:

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    • Molly Pitcher says:

      Thank you for the link. An ‘atta boy’ coin from Traitor Brennan that Strzok’s narcissism just couldn’t let pass without bragging about. SMH

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      • WSB says:

        But read the entire thread. Strzok’s father was in Iran, favored the mullahs, and then went to work for a large construction firm in SA.

        This explains a lot of missing pieces. It explains how the Awans started working back in 2005. This explains Cartright. And it really exposes Obama.

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      Thanks for that info, PR. That would make sense.

      There *was* something in Strzok’s attitude at the hearings, besides what we all know, that looked like a caricature of a bizarro Jack Bauer gone putrid.

      I don’t know whether he could really smell Trump supporters in that Walmart, but I could sense the stink of his entitlement from Alaska.

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      • Molly Pitcher says:

        LOL, ” like a caricature of a bizarro Jack Bauer gone putrid.”. To me he seemed like a serial killer type…caught but not the least bit worried, smarter than everyone else. Guess it’s that cia training. No fear cause I killl you. Scary weirdo

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        • phoenixRising says:

          Ohhh he’s a piece of work Molly…
          I’ve been a murder mysteries fan all my life…
          Agatha Christie… Elizabeth George (she pulls NO punches, exposes all of the ugly)
          and for real life criminals have watched most of the available documentaries…
          My grandson tries to explain to this really old woman who majored in psychology back in the dark ages, that the basic ‘difference’ between a psychopath and a sociopath, is that a sociopath won’t actually do the killing themselves, they will get someone else to do the job… whereas a psycho will gladly do the deed.

          Strzok is at the head of the class… doesn’t ask anyone to do anything.
          See Robert Hanssen

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          • Molly Pitcher says:

            I like that psycho/socio explanation. Wonderboy Strzok apparently grew up in a cia-rich environment and soaked it all in. haha he’s not as good as he thinks…all the somewhat reasonably expected emotions during the questioning..anger/outrage/surprise..nothing I wouldn’t necessarily think of as a ‘giveaway’ but that insane nanner wiggle with the pinched smile……cue the twilight zone music!

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        • I saw a lot of Ted Bundy in that Strzok guy when he is speaking.

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  6. phoenixRising says:

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  7. sunnydaze says:

    THIS. been saying it for years. About time those Open Borders people get a clue:

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  8. sunnydaze says:

    People in NYC really need to get to work and get optimistic about flipping at least *some* seats in that city. Between the inter-Party turmoil being created by the young Ocasio-Cortez and a general growing disgust of the Dem Party in general, R.s finally have a chance there:

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  9. phoenixRising says:

    Thomas has a new THREAD – he may still be adding to it, so refresh later – click on tweet

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  10. phoenixRising says:

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    • soozword says:

      And where do they get these reliable criminal records — from Mexico and their neighbors further south? Doubtful the illegal is being forthcoming either. Would bet the real numbers are far higher.

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  11. sunnydaze says:

    I’ll just add to this…”or a white Dem Leader”. But I get her point. Betrayal and lying is the Dem Party’s MO:

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    • phoenixRising says:

      sunnydaze,
      I think it has been more horrific and traumatic for blacks to experience this…
      Look at Maxine’s district… then look at Maxine’s home, outside the district.
      There will be riots when the people in her district wake up.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        The problem w/ the black Dem “Leaders” (cough cough) is they (and the whole Dem Party) always PRESENTED as tho they were “fighting for black Americans”, specifically.

        Just seems more of a betrayal when “one of your own” sticks it to you.

        Especially when you look around and see your once -solid neighborhoods and communities falling apart for decades…..and not one of these jerks cares one bit, and instead keeps promoting policies that just ensure the decay continues.

        Yeah, it’s been a disgusting episode all around.

        Soooo glad and grateful that the tide’s finally turning.

        MAGA!!!!!!!!

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      • sunnydaze says:

        People in Maxine’s district are already waking up. They’ve been some of the MOST eloquent speakers at those city meetings in CA. to close down the sanctuary cities.

        Big Omar Navarro supporters too.

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      • dallasdan says:

        The black preachers calling for her censure represents an awakening.

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    • littleflower481 says:

      like

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    • jahealy says:

      Candace O. is laser-focused on pulling her fellow blacks off the Dem plantation, thus most of her tweets are targeted toward that goal.

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    • dallasdan says:

      Wow. She shoots to kill the ideological criminals. I hope her figurative bullets hit the targets.

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  12. phoenixRising says:

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    • andyocoregon says:

      I’ve seen quite a few anti-Trump protesters in England and Scotland lately with signs protesting The Wall. I’d like to know WTH people living in those two far away countries are doing protesting an issue concerning U.S. public safety? Why should they care about our immigration problems?

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      • phoenixRising says:

        They were printed signs, right?
        I think Soros sent the signs in for some to carry…

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      • rumpole2 says:

        The Scots still haven’t got over Hadrian’s Wall

        Sound like a great wall…

        It had a stone base and a stone wall. There were milecastles with two turrets in between. There was a fort about every five Roman miles.

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      • Molly says:

        They may be paid to protest. I remember protesters in Ferguson MO getting checks from an organization funded by Soros. I couldn’t believe it until I saw a partial list of people who were paid and copies of the checks. This could be similar but on a larger scale.

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  13. phoenixRising says:

    THREAD – click on tweet

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  14. phoenixRising says:

    REX has a THREAD – about Normies – click on tweet

    FYI

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    • Gil says:

      This is the extended smarter version of what I hoped the anti Q people here could appreciate. Its a communication device. As long as we can arrive at the same points is what matters.

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    • Gil says:

      In re to declassification(I heart this part):

      Now, some of you might say that all this is very ‘unPresidential’.

      Well, screw that.

      You MUST remember who Trump is dealing with.

      29. Real nasty SOBs, who were destroying America, while the population slept.

      And who’d be happy to do so again, if given a chance.

      Trump WILL stop them, but it requires real cunning and genius strategy. That’s the HOW.

      30. People ask ‘Will Trump win?’.

      WRONG QUESTION. 

      Trump has ALREADY won.  

      ‘Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.’ (Sun Tzu).

      31. Smashing ‘Operation Crossfire’ to splinters, breaks the dam wide open.

      Trump will then have even bigger targets in his sights after these mid-terms, all the way to 2020. 

      He’ll take them down, too. You can be certain of that.

      #MAGA

      The end.

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    • WSB says:

      Who is Richard Weaver?

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  15. Bull Durham says:

    I have always backed Sessions, and I continue to do so.
    Upthread, someone wrote we don’t know the facts, all the facts.
    Others think and say so, that they do know.
    I don’t see one scintilla of information that Sessions has failed to act.
    Trump set this mess that haunts him into motion, not Sessions.
    DJT kept Comey and that was the error. He didn’t listen when Sessions advised him to fire Comey on day 1.
    Comey set the plan into motion— politics and ethics rules then forced Sessions into recusal, and then Comey sprung the Special Counsel trap (and who was Trump interviewing for FBI chief the day before? Mueller).

    DJT has had two resignation letters from Sessions. He refused them.
    So, it seems Trump wants him on board.

    Who picked Wray? DJT.

    We don’t know. We think things should be like in a movie, black and white, good guys do all the right things, bad guys get caught. Justice wins.

    Life and politics and Power games with the Deep State are not that simple.

    What we have seen and do know is a cabal in the FBI and DOJ and CIA has enough momentum to keep rolling ahead with the Russian fabrications, the Manafort and Flynn cases, and coerce DJT when it wants to.

    Meanwhile, the DOJ is a powerful arm of MAGA policies. Sessions is the force for those. Border law enforcement, opiates trafficking by doctors, MS-13 destroyed (here and in El Salvador), busting up Sanctuary Cities, et al. Huge MAGA-DJT initiatives.

    Would I want him to fire more people in FBI and DO? Well, it is the area we don’t know about. They clearly are using some to catch and punish others. We don’t know what’s going on as they work through the facts, the evidence, the misdeeds, the crimes.

    Are they protecting the institution of the DOJ and FBI? Yes. And DJT is fine with that, apparently. Or he would pull the cover of classification off everything and/or fire Sessions and/or RR and/or Wray.

    We just do not know why and what. And won’t until it is all over.

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    • jrapdx says:

      Your comment reflects my views, as I’ve said many times for all the belittling and cynicism about Sessions the one thing that none of the critics addresses: if PT were really unhappy with Sessions—or any of the other “troublemakers”—the President would find a way to get rid of them. It’s obvious to me the argument that PT is afraid of actions Congress might take is plain nonsense. After all PT has done and said plenty that’s “upset” members of Congress, why would he be afraid to do so again if it were really vital to his administration’s success?

      I continue to be confident the President will use the situation in the DoJ, FBI and elsewhere to further his goals. No one knows better how to find advantage in the midst of apparent adversity than PDJT and IMO the President will succeed yet again.

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      • Binkser1 says:

        Perhaps the President is waiting until after the mid terms to drop the hammer on people. In the meantime it does seem that the DOJ is doing a pretty good job regarding human trafficking, raids on illegals, etc. Maybe President Trump feels that it is not good timing to fire them and until that time, let them make inroads (like I mentioned above) where they can. Of course its all speculation on all our parts because none of us know for sure. In the meantime I am going to give the president the benefit of the doubt and trust him because he has earned that. Someome the other day commented that it is “earned trust.” And he has earned that from me. Just my 2 cents.

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        • phoenixRising says:

          First order of business is to get the SC to close his investigation, and completely exonerate POTUS. (folks seem to forget that small detail too frequently)

          As a strategist I would calculate ‘don’t shoot ’til you see the whites of their eyes’ —
          there’s 3 1/2 mos. ’til the election.

          MOABs can be dropped in a drip-like fashion shortly before election…
          or all at once…

          Keep in mind that you would want the MOABs dropped with no time for the Dems and slimeyMSM to put out their propaganda or in any way change the narrative.

          This is not about one’s need to see MOABs dropped now… or perp walks now…
          No one, and I mean NO ONE, cares about someone’s feelings.

          This is WAR… there’s no dress rehearsal…
          POTUS acts.
          End of story. No redo.

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        • jrapdx says:

          I’m sure the President will choose his timing carefully. I think he’s quite focused on the mid-term elections, it’s important that Republicans win seats. If he believes it will help the cause I trust he’ll drop a few bombshells. Meanwhile the Democrats are doing a pretty good job of self-destruction, let’s just hope they keep it up. In any case it’s a good bet PT wants to deal with the evil swampists, it’s just a matter of the best way to get there.

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  16. burnett044 says:

    on Sessions….
    there is such and thing as trying to stay positive about him…and such a thing a being in denial..
    it`s not just a river..

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  17. sunnydaze says:

    When’s Trump s’pose to touch down in Russsia?

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  18. JimWVa says:

    Just saw the film of a Greenpeace paraglider traveling within 1000 feet of President Trump at his property in Scotland. How did that happen? What security is in place for President Trump on his travel? Do not the British security forces give a sh*t? Who is in charge from the the US Treasury/Secret Service? President Trump does not need to risk his life over this “resist” BS.

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    • Dogueluv says:

      I saw a tweet from green peace Uk with video, bragging how close they were, and how our President went inside to get away from their protest. These people are insane! I’m so upset right now! I am praying for our President. When does he leave there? I hope he never returns.

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  19. blind no longer says:

    I was reading the thread above by Thomas Wictor, about his theory that Obama was being blackmailed by Iran, and this is why he was so desperate to get the Deal done.

    Does anybody remember, not too long ago, when some leader in Iran threatened to expose all the government leaders who were participating in crooked and corrupt deals?

    Wow, this could really be the reason for all the pallets of cash, and would explain John Kerry running over to Europe to meet with Iranian officials after PDJT, threatened to back out of the deal.

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    • jrapdx says:

      Yes I do remember that “threat” made by Iranian leadership. I didn’t think it would ever materialize, though like a lot of folks I was pulling for it to happen. But it did leave the lasting impression that Iran could unleash a lot of hurt on various western leaders. Perhaps they’re keeping the list in reserve, OTOH they may well see no reason to go there since the President is destroying the Iranian dictators bit by bit and wasn’t in the slightest deterred by Iranian “threats”.

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      • WSB says:

        Maybe We have been working with the opposition in Iran for awhile. In spite of Strzok, his father and their connections to Iran.

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        • blind no longer says:

          “Angry Iran threatens to expose Western officials who took bribes to make nuke deal happen,” by Vivek Saxena, BizPac Review, May 13, 2018:

          Shortly after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal last Tuesday, an adviser to a top Iranian official retaliated by dropping a bombshell threat.

          The threat concerned the president’s plan to reimpose sanctions on Iran:

          An adviser to H.J.Ansari Zarif, the deputy for parliamentary and Iranian affairs within Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, specifically threatened to expose every corrupt official who accepted bribes to make the Iran deal happen three years ago.

          “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,” he either said or wrote, according to Hassan Ghashghavi.

          A Middle East analyst for The Jerusalem Post, Ghashghavi posted the adviser’s threat on his Twitter profile Tuesday afternoon, only about an hour or so after Trump.

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    • Mariposa323 says:

      You can smell the fear . What are they so afraid of about Trump and Putin’s meeting ? What did Robert Hansen give the Russians back in 2000 ?

      https://nypost.com/2002/04/06/fbi-traitor-dug-for-clinton-dirt/

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  20. sunnydaze says:

    I just love this MAGA man running for US Congress in NY.

    C’mon, NY’ers and NY GOP get behind this guy:

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  21. vladdy says:

    dcclothesline.com is quoting the NYT, saying that RR is getting together prosecutors, against usual policy to investigate the background of Cavanaugh. Since this has nothing to do with Russia, will Sessions act?

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      Shhh, sabotaging Justice Cavenaugh must be part of the grand plan.

      Trust Sessions.

      Trust Q.

      Boom.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      I saw a post online the other day regarding this…

      All nominees for SCOTOUS are vetted by DoJ
      The problem with Kavanaugh is that the Democrats have demanded that ALL his opinions, documents, etc. be read, vetted…

      It’s tons of paper… much more than usual as they are demanding everything…
      Part of the reason they are asking for everything is they hope to delay confirmation ’til after election. Apparentlly RR is enlisting all US Attys in effort to make short work of the task. I would assume managing this kind of a task would be the job of Ass’t AG and not the AG himself.

      But then if you’re looking for something to criticize Sessions for… have at it.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        RR is DAG, the number two guy. It is his job to run the day to day affairs of the DOJ. Under Sessions direction of course. Kind of like an XO, (executive officer), on a ship. Captain makes decisions and XO carries them out.

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  23. sunnydaze says:

    And I’ll add: The “Gimmies” are encouraged by our politicians, just like in the EU. That’s the toughest part of all this:

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  24. sunnydaze says:

    LOL. Go Candace!

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  25. jeans2nd says:

    Greg Gutfeld’s monologue tonight is one of his best, similar to the end of Sundance’s post ““…USA is poised to win a trade war”…” https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/14/market-analyst-mohamed-el-erian-usa-is-poised-to-win-a-trade-war/

    The entire vid is 13:10; just listen to the first 7 minutes.
    “Trump – he’s our jerk.” You betcha

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    • wheatietoo says:

      We even “paid for that breakfast”…according to Stoltenberg, the head of NATO, who was sitting across from Pres Trump.

      Like

  26. Gil says:

    Bit of a test. Links arents showing correctly. Ok to click. Snowflakes melting because POTUS dusnt bow to Queen Elizab eth.

    https://reddit.app.link/D3MC4iHRyO

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  27. I’m sure all of you have read this old article, but I just discovered it, and absolutely LOVE it! If anyone ever says Trump isn’t focused like a laser on a long term goal, send them to this.
    1984 The Expanding Empire of Donald Trump – William E. Geist

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  28. wheatietoo says:

    I blame the Senate for most all of our troubles and frustrations.

    Yes. The Senate.

    It was in the Senate where Al Franken ambushed Jeff Sessions and forced him to recuse.
    It is the Senate that is keeping Pres Trump’s federal judge nominees from being confirmed.

    It is the Senate that threatens to withhold confirmation of a replacement AG.
    It is the Senate that stays ‘in session’…to thwart any recess appointments by our President.

    My anger is at…the Senate.

    Even if AG Sessions had never recused himself, and was free to go after all these coup-plotters and traitors…he would be hamstrung by all these Democrat Judges, who would let them off.

    You can have the best evidence, the best prosecutors and the best case in the world, against an offender…and it can still be thrown out by a corrupt leftist Judge!

    So until the Senate gets off its butt and confirms P45’s judges…our chances for seeing Justice served, are very low.

    The Swamp doesn’t want to see Law and Order restored.
    And the Senate is obviously under the Swamp’s control.

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  29. phoenixRising says:

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  30. phoenixRising says:

    THIS – positively genius

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  31. phoenixRising says:

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  32. sunnydaze says:

    If you want some really *fun* news every now and again, check out the absolute turmoil going on with the Dem Party. There’s a pretty vicious fight going on bet. different factions.

    Old Guard Dems pull the usual “Identity Card” and put up a Native American gay gal (apparently ONE Identity Marker is not enough now, LOL)…and now Alex Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie are swooping into KS to support a more “progressive” D. oppponent.

    This is happening in *several* Dem races now and it’s tearing people apart.

    Anyway, very enjoyable viewing:

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  33. Tesla Coiled says:

    Serious question: is Mr. Trump really BatMan?

    Like

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