October 4th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #623

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2,227 Responses to October 4th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #623

  1. Pam says:

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  2. cripto says:

    Another article bearing out what I have been writing here:
    “Xi Jinping makes a Maoist bet on China’s economy”
    https://asia.nikkei.com/Editor-s-Picks/China-up-close/Xi-Jinping-makes-a-Maoist-bet-on-China-s-economy

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  3. MAGADJT says:

    I just can’t believe that a GOP Senator would miss the vote for Kavangaugh given the current importance and prospects for the future. Surely he understands the implication for his future grandchildren if Kavanaugh fails to be confirmed because he is out of town. I’m thinking there is more too this that we don’t know yet. I’m betting he votes, even if it happens on Saturday. I would be shocked if he doesn’t.

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  4. cripto says:

    Repost:

    VP Pence just finished a ‘this will leave a mark’ speech on US China policy at the Hudson Institute.
    Transcript and video just up:
    https://www.hudson.org/events/1610-vice-president-mike-pence-s-remarks-on-the-administration-s-policy-towards-china102018

    The multi-pronged pressure campaign has commenced.

    Pence specifically called out Google to stop its China Dragonfly programme that allows the government to track and censure social media and their internet.

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  5. MaineCoon says:

    Zero has lost his charm…HAHA!

    “I don’t think we’re interested" in an endorsement from @BarackObama, Rep. @BetoORourke said after being snubbed in the latest round of endorsements by the former president. https://t.co/KtQBKMz0rG— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 5, 2018

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  6. Zumtrotz says:

    Send Senator Daines an email. Point out that he ran for office to serve the country. He is putting his personal life ahead the interest of the nation.
    I did.
    Also if the Kavanaugh confirmation falis he should be recalled.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      No mechanism exists to recall a U S senator.
      They can only be expelled by the senate itself.

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    • SHV says:

      Best I can tell his vote isn’t needed for cloture:
      “Cloture on a presidential nomination requires a simple majority of those present and voting. This was changed for all presidential appointments other than Supreme Court nominees in a November 21, 2013, Senate vote (the so-called “nuclear option”),[35] and was further extended to include Supreme Court nominees in an April 6, 2017, Senate vote.
      ******
      “a simple majority of those present and voting”. Any Senate rules experts out there??

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      • SHV says:

        I think I mis-read the story…he is missing the conformation vote, different situation entirely.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        I don’t think his vote is needed…
        If it were, McConnell would move the vote forward to probably Monday.
        I think Kavanaugh will get at least 53 votes w/o Senator Daines.

        Some Dims will be voting for Kavanaugh.

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    • soaplady says:

      Your car can be recalled.Your congressmen cannot.

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    • rf121 says:

      The senate can wait a few hours while he walks his daughter down the isle. What is wrong with you people? This has gone on for almost 3 months. A few more hours won’t matter.

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  7. Just Steve says:

    For all the wondering about Murkowski, Flake and Collins, don’t forget that black hole from Nebraska, Sasse. He hates PDT as much or more so than Flake.

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  8. sunnydaze says:

    This is an incredible vid fr/ today. DiFi looks terrified, and tears up, tries to fake smile whatever it is off:

    Liked by 12 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      Repub voters in CA. who were going to vote for her opponent to “teach her a lesson”, please re-think.

      Looks like she has been sufficiently neutered here. PLUS, she’s 85 YO and could pass in office, opening up the seat.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Earl & Pearl Tourist says:

        Your comment is puzzling, do you to give her a pass on her treason because of her age?

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        • Notmeagain says:

          Not at all. DiFiChiSpy, if elected, may not fill out her term due to age, even if she isn’t in jail. But the other guy is young enough to be there for years and he is much more radical.. Much better to elect Feinstein before charging her.

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    • Ace says:

      Super secret locked in a safe single copy for their eyes only contained evidence that her stooge is a total fraud.
      Game’s over.

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    • Earl & Pearl Tourist says:

      She is the walking dead. It is rare to see such fear in a successful persons eyes.
      Suicide ala no-name…

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  9. kinthenorthwest says:

    Another had to share—if posted before it is worth a 2nd 3rd and ….watch

    Liked by 6 people

  10. dufrst says:

    Boooom!!!

    MAGA! Get out the vote! Shock the world!!

    Liked by 5 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      I can’t help but think that the Republicans always led in that poll, but the media greatly inflated the Dem percentage and is now doing the slow rollback to reality.

      Liked by 3 people

  11. Jase says:

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if a majority of senators are to required to be present to invoke cloture can the Dims derail the process by refusing to turn up and thus deny McConnel a quorum?

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Cloture on a presidential nomination requires a simple majority of those present and voting. This was changed for all presidential appointments other than Supreme Court nominees in a November 21, 2013, Senate vote (the so-called “nuclear option”),[35] and was further extended to include Supreme Court nominees in an April 6, 2017, Senate vote.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloture

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  12. Troublemaker10 says:

    Woo hoo! Yay!

    Red wave rising.

    Liked by 8 people

  13. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • JX says:

      How did he gain access to the other office? Was it unlocked? Did he break down the door? Was he let in by an accomplice? Did he have a key, how did he get it? Did he pick the lock?

      There’s more to the story.

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      • Earl & Pearl Tourist says:

        I got 75 years if you consider 3 counts for each senator he fixed.
        His Dad, CEO of a SF construction company, is heavily connected to Feinstein’s husband.
        Will he flip on the whole group he was working with?

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  14. Pam says:

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  15. MaineCoon says:

    Under GOP questioning: •Ford spoke 29 mins & 6 secs•Ford was asked 175 questionsUnder Dem questioning: •Ford spoke 10 mins & 24 secs•Ford was asked 34 questionsEvery senator had 5 mins. Republicans were interested in the truth. Democrats were interested in politics.— Senate Judiciary (@senjudiciary) October 4, 2018

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  16. cripto says:

    No wonder Sec Pompeo is going to Korea on Sunday. FM Kang, whose father was born in NK, and Neville Chamberlain Moon are moving fast towards a Juche confederation (the South calls it a ‘League’), things may get bumpy again.

    “South Korean foreign minister on nuclear talks: ‘We want to take a different approach’
    South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha’s interview”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/south-korean-foreign-minister-on-nuclear-talks-we-want-to-take-a-different-approach/2018/10/04/61022629-5294-4024-a92d-b74a75669727_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6a9bdf5d3981

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  17. rumpole2 says:

    Dan Bongino… pointing out that the Protards are SOFT.. one Soyboy had a “Man bun” LOL

    Hannity interjects to say “lets not criticize appearance”….

    WAKE UP HANNITY… this is WAR!

    Liked by 9 people

  18. Joemama says:

    Are you ready to see arrests?
    Are you ready to see PAIN?
    Are you ready to be part of history?

    Liked by 6 people

  19. covfefe999 says:

    I think the jurors are going to decide soon the fate of the police officer who killed the meth’d up POS LaQuan McDonald. Chicago police warned people living in the vicinity of the courthose that there might be violence. (Should I buy some marshmallows and sticks?) I have PBS (Fake) News Hour on right now with the sound down, just looked up and there’s a picture of the police officer looking ill (understandable) and the classic Dem-approved photo of POS LaQuan wearing a bright red cap and gown. They really ought to have shown him out on the street with his knife slashing tires in his drug-induced mania.

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. Lady in Red says:

    Don Jr says Daines has this Sat vote thing “covered”. Hope so! https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1048033391151644673

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  22. budmc says:

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      Maybe now everyone can calm down… and stop letting news media gaslight them with DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA.

      If you have not figured it out yet the news media wants everyone as unbalanced as possible for maximum ratings.

      If it can be spun in a way that sounds like chaos and confusion it is going to get pushed heavily… and it is probably not accurate.

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  23. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Donald Trump Jr. said Senator Daines has his vote covered!

    Don Jr. tweeted: .@SteveDaines is a good friend and hunting/fishing buddy and as far as his vote this weekend is concerned he tells me he has it covered. Coming from this man you can take that to the bank!

    .@SteveDaines is a good friend and hunting/fishing buddy and as far as his vote this weekend is concerned he tells me he has it covered.

    Coming from this man you can take that to the bank!

    — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 5, 2018

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  24. blognificentbee says:

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  25. jeans2nd says:

    Today we watched the Antifa Anarchist Democrats meltdown over receiving that for which they asked.
    We listened to the DOJ-NSD continue to point fingers at Muh Russia in the DOJ-NSD continued sophmoric attempts to cover-up their and the FBI’s own corruption. (side thought – why? why focus on Muh Russia again? why now??? something’s up. Feinstein, Clintons, Bidens, etc., all have major China ties…)

    Something no one covered – where are you, Fake News??? – VP Pence delivered a Major Foreign Policy speech on China at the Hudson Institute, which is where our attention should also be focused, as China is our greatest threat.

    VP Pence delivered 45 minutes of fast facts. Covering the past hundred-plus years, VP Pence outlined our continued efforts to be a friend to China, aiding and assisting China every step of the way. VP Pence showed how the U.S. stood by China during China’s “Century of Humiliation.”

    Then VP Pence gave fast bullet points on China’s “Whole of Government” approach to take the U.S. out in the geo-political sphere of influence. VP Pence left out none of China’s actions against the U.S. (except how China helps North Korea to target the U.S. Did you know the Sony hack originated in China? Yup, ’tis true. IP originated in China.)
    VP Pence even outlined how China is influencing our 2018 midterm elections – “Russia is a piker to China when it comes to influencing elections” (my alliteration of VP Pence’s words). Major details on this one.

    Do yourself a big favor. Take half hour and listen to VP Pence (listen at 1.5x speed; VP Pence speaks slowly). I guarantee, you will rest easier tonight. You will find your rest with a smile on your face. This speech was an important one.

    Did you know Pres Trump said last week that our best China scholar is Dr. Pillsbury of Hudson Institute? (yup, Dr. Pillsbury, not Steve Bannon. go figure…)

    VP Pence – “We will NOT back down.”

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  26. MAGADJT says:

    This is what I thought. I knew Pegram had it wrong to begin with. Pathetic how they try to create drama and angst for clicks.

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  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Daines tells Kavanaugh, he’ll be there

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  28. phoenixRising says:

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  29. H. Hawke says:

    Laura ingraham show:

    Senator Daines has made arrangements to be there for the vote if he’s needed.

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  30. PS says:

    What’s up with the absolute media blackout on Sessions being subpoenaed to appear before Congress today, 10/4 ? Did it not happen?

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  31. MAGADJT says:

    Woah. Lindsay Graham on Ingraham. If he is the chairman of Judiciary next year, he will see the people responsible for the Kavanaugh shenanigans prosecuted.

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  32. Imagine a scenario where the vote is 49 yeas and 50 no’s. Kaine is absent but leaving out right after his daughter says “I do”.

    Anyone think witches will be hexing the flight? Satanists will be casting spells? All the rapt eyes of the nation are now on Senator Daine and his trek to Washington. Jet is accompanied by F18’s. The street’s of Washington from the airport to the capital teeming with throngs of screaming snowflakes, p hat wearers, signs of offense, wall-to-wall CNN. Armed Secret Svc on all rooftops…. bedlam and anarchy in the streets. As he gets out of his limo, leftist women falling on the ground pleading with him, others screaming all sorts of insults, Ashley Judd, Madonna, Cher, et al, giving vulgar speeches….. hysteria all around as he’s escorted to the building where he calmly walks in and gives thumbs up right at the same spot McCain pulled his stunt. Activists wale in hideous shrieks all around the country, many mindless nimrods bent over in the fetal position.

    Could be a good show for the Senator.

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  33. H. Hawke says:

    “I spoke to Judge Kavanaugh and I told him I will be there to vote for you as needed.”

    The magic number is 50, today and tomorrow. (Friday and Saturday)

    If I can’t make the vote it will be held open until I get back to DC.”

    Steve Daines on Shannon Break show.

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  34. G3 says:

    He just appeared on Shannon Bream show.
    Great interview. Called Judge Kavanaugh tonight to let him know he’ll be there.

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  35. rumpole2 says:

    I don’t see what the problem is…. even if Kavanaugh was a groper…. he is NOT likely to be groping Sonia Sotomayo, Elena Kagan, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg… even when he is drunk!

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  36. dogsmaw says:

    I am definitely going to have to consider shredding my ‘yearbook’ so Senator Whitehouse cant ask me bout Remember they are all Ethels 😛

    H/T Legal Insurrection

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  37. kayray444 says:

    I read that Murkowski was listening to victims of sexual assault in her office today. Maybe she to talk to men who have been falsely accused, like this man…

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  38. andyocoregon says:

    Too bad this professional soccer player worth millions didn’t video record the sexual tryst he had in his hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009. Perhaps if he had, he wouldn’t be facing a lawsuit from this gold digger.

    https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/ronaldo-is-left-out-of-portugal-team-following-rape-allegation-37386870.html

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