August 18th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #576

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839 Responses to August 18th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #576

  1. President Trump has been suggesting manufacturing jobs and factories are flooding back to our country in unprecedented numbers. I ran across some corroborating date courtesy of the Reshoring Initiative. This speaks to jobs and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Does anyone have a comprehensive list of corporations/factories that reflect a similar trend?

    Some stats:

    After a small net gain in 2016 (+25,000 jobs reflecting a loss of 50,000 jobs that left the country, and a gain of 77,000 jobs that returned to te U.S.), the trend is reflecting a real hockey stick formation in 2017 and 2018. As I understand the RI stats include 1) incoming jobs created by FDI and 2) US firms repatriating (reshoring) jobs back home.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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  2. sunnydaze says:

    BitChute is an alternative video platform to You Tube that many Conservative/Libertarians use. It’s payment platform (STRIPE?) was taken away today I guess. (someone else can research this cuz I really don’t pay attention to how the tech stuff works).

    ANYWAY, fortunately, another org. came in and “rescued” them.

    The Dem/Globalists are really getting SERIOUS about shutting down Free Speech.

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  3. So Warner wants to establish a peerage much like the House of Lords for security clearance holders. Maybe they can be passed down to the kids. You can’t swing a cat in NoVa without hitting a couple of Secret Squirrels. So the pressure is on Warner to keep that perq alive and kicking. A lot of double-dipping hangs in the balance.

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  4. Robert Smith says:

    Why would a woman vote for Ellison?

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  5. phoenixRising says:

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  6. DesertRain says:

    From a different perspective…….

    Steele writes from a collective voice in the messages with Ohr. Look specifically at his use of “We”, “Us”, “Our”.

    Steele to Ohr, “Hi! Just wondering if you had any news? Obviously, we’re a bit apprehensive given scheduled appearance at Congress on Monday. Hoping that important firewalls will hold. Many thanks.”

    Solomon’s recent article below contains the body of Ohr-Steele text communications made public so far.

    “… our reengagement with the Bureau”
    “… we are frustrated …”

    Steele’s collective voice is as the initiator/driver in the limited texts made public.
    What messages have we seen where Ohr is initiating contact with Steele?

    ——>>>> Who’s on Steele “Team We”?

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  7. dufrst says:

    More Trump winning. Oil prices are dropping and now Obamacare premiums are expected to rise by the lowest level since its inception

    Trump ended the backstop for insurers and ended the imdividual mandate and has implemented competition through association health care plans and the results are coming in!

    This midterm election is shaping up to becoming a real surprise with good news on all fronts going into Labor Day and the Fall. GDP up big, unemployment setting record lows, manufacturing jobs booming, trade deals moving in the US direction, gas prices falling, health care premiums falling, incomes rising, and our friends and adversaries alike are at bay on foreign policy. Not too mention Brent Kavanaugh is poised to join the court and the Mueller investigation is unraveling. And what do the Dems offer? Socialism.

    By November there will be no doubt Trump would have pulled off another shocker, which will not be a shock to those who have paid attention. You can’t deny this record of winning unless you are a dyed in the wool Trump hater! MAGA will become KAG this November! Not tired of winning!!

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  8. thinkthinkthink says:

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    That’s why I’m supporting a group of rock-solid candidates who have a record of fighting for less government and more freedom. They have shown that they will keep their promises!

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    The swamp wants to give the Democrats control of the House and subject Americans to years of witch hunts and obstruction. But we can stop them … if we work together.

    Thank you for standing strong for freedom!


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    • Robert Smith says:

      I only donate directly to the candidate I support. I don’t trust anything regardless of what it says.

      I get some political emails now because I bought a MAGA hat from the official Trump-Pence store. I get emails sometimes that have Trump speaking – signed by Trump.

      At the top of the email it says “Authorized by Trump Headquarters”; but, if I scroll all the way to the bottom I see, “Paid for the Republican National Committee, Not authorized by any Candidate or candidate’s committee.

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      • thinkthinkthink says:

        I feel the same way. But I’m glad Congressman Jordan is getting the word out for conservative candidates.

        Our priority candidates are listed below. Please use this form to donate directly to their campaigns. HFF pays all processing fees so candidates receive 100% of your contributions.


        Mark Harris U.S. House, NC-09
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    • TPW says:

      Interesting…..he refers to the swamp wants democrats to win…donate directly to the candidate…….Jordan knows about the corrupt GOPe.

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      • TPW says:

        Did not see that Robert……..


      • sunnydaze says:

        They all know about the GOPe. What’s great is that Jordan has the balls to write this letter and send it out.

        Very Direct!


      • cozette says:

        The RNC is run by Trump loyalists. Thats one of the reasons Trump gave Priebus the (temporary) position of COS; so hed step down as head of the RNC allowing Trump to replace him with Rona. State GOP organizations are up to their citizens to reform. Its important imho to avoid conflating the Republican NATIONAL Committee (RNC) with the GOP at the state and local level.

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  9. treehouseron says:

    This NY Times article about the President’s lawyer is prepwork to let the libs down easy when Mueller exonerates him. they know it’s coming and are trying to spin it.

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  10. treehouseron says:

    Best video of the day! Best video of the weekend, if you need a pick me up check this out!

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  11. sunnydaze says:

    Snowflake “reporter” out in Seattle today at the AntiFa vs. Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer mess. This guy, Mike Bivins is a Jim Acosta in the making:

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  12. Lucille says:

    One of the best threads on Twitter…educated and naturally gifted speculation…what if right alongside the Deep Swampy State there has been a Deep Loyal State preparing and doing what it can while awaiting the America-loving leader who has finally come….

    Thread by @ThomasWictor:
    “(1) I’ve been thinking about something. Let’s try this on for size.
    (2) We’re learning some incredibly bad stuff about the Obama administration.
    We know that tons of high officials are rotten to the core.
    But what it there was covert counteraction?
    On a mass scale?

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  13. snarkybeach says:

    Greg Gutfield is lighting into Strzok in a very funny way…

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  14. dogsmaw says:


  15. dogsmaw says:

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    • cozette says:

      Oh thank heavens!!!! Proof POTUS is building the wall. Hes been saying this at his rallies for a long time now but concern/division shills like Anne have refused to believe him. If we want construction to go faster then its up to us to ignore discouragers and become encouragers of a #RedWave on November 6th. Lets MAGA.


  16. dogsmaw says:

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  17. phoenixRising says:

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    • WSB says:

      That seems to be scratching the surface. Mudd would not fall off the rails for $5K a year.

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    • CM-TX says:

      His reaction is eerily reminiscent of Whoopi’s psychotic episode on The View. She was triggered by Judge Jeanine’s calm defense of PDJT, & it resulted in Whoopi physically throwing her out of the studio. TDS is real.


  18. phoenixRising says:


  19. dogsmaw says:


  20. sunnydaze says:

    Sarah’s on the Huckabee show on TBN now.

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  21. dogsmaw says:

    Notice…that’s entertainment, not news


  22. WSB says:

    What does a hermit do with a radiated city? Kim Trump…turn it into a resort, of course!!!!

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  23. sunnydaze says:

    Black Republicans in N.C. joining up with #WalkAway Campaign founder Brandon Straka! Brilliant idea, IMO.

    They’re having a dinner and speaking event to support a guy running for U.S. Congress:

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  24. dogsmaw says:

    Special Report
    John Brennan, a Security Risk from the Start

    August 17, 2018, 12:05 am

    He plays the pitiful political hack and shabby radical to the end.

    The real story about John Brennan’s security clearance is not that he lost it under a Republican president but that he once got one. One of the peculiar footnotes of Brennan’s history is that he obtained a position in Bill Casey’s CIA after having supported the Soviet-backed American Communist Party at the height of the Cold War. Had Casey conducted the polygraph test in which Brennan admitted to voting for Soviet proxy Gus Hall in 1976, Casey would have tossed him out of the office. Casey hated communists. Whoever hired Brennan must have been a Deep State holdover from the Carter years.

    This is just the starting point of GEORGE NEUMAYR’s article…it gets even better!!!

    Go to the link for the rest of the story…I do so like the ending of this article so I will post it also…

    Brennan never grew up. In his youth, he clamored for the overthrow of an American president; nothing has changed in his dotage. He is still vowing to sabotage an American president, and indulges the adolescent delusion that he somehow speaks for the proletariat, insisting that it will “defeat” Trump.

    Samantha Powers, another lefty drip in Obama’s anti-Trump ring, warned Trump that he shouldn’t risk the wrath of Brennan. Who knows, implied Powers, what he might do? In taking away Brennan’s security clearance, Trump just took Powers at her word.

    Shall we dance…MAGA

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  25. dogsmaw says:

    For some reason, my mind wont accept anything less than Secretary Ryan Zinke is actually Smokey the Bear…whatcha think?

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  26. If Mueller is the “firewall” what does that mean re: Rosenstein? Didn’t Rosenstein appoint Mueller the day after Mueller was turned down for the FBI job? Note: Mueller, Rosenstein and Comey have worked together for more than 20 years. They go waaay back. IMO Rosenstein is just as dirty as Mueller and Comey. They, together, are the “firewall” that Steele discussed w/ Ohr.


    • cozette says:

      Where did the idea come from that the 2 times Mueller met with POTUS, the last time the day before he was picked as Sc! That he was interviewing to head the FBI? I know that was the ASSUMPTION the media made because POTUS was interviewing for that position. At the time the media widely mocked POTUS for seeing Mueller pointing out, correctly, that Mueller was INELIGIBLE to head to FBI and not even the Senate could give him a waiver to serve again in that position. Was POTUS and his team really so stupid that they were unaware of what every DC simpleton knew or were they depending on the medias belief in Trumps stupidity to mask another reason for the meetings? Has ANYONE credible confirmed that POTUS was in fact dumb enough to interview Mueller TWICE for a job he could not take? BTW this is the best suspense thriller ever imho. Thank you, crafty VSGPOTUS. Thank you Sun Tzu. Thank you God.

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