October 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #638

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1,235 Responses to October 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #638

  1. Pam says:

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  2. Pam says:

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  3. phoenixRising says:

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    Remember that Chicago Us Attorney that Ol’ AG Jeff told us was working on the DOJ-Scheme Team’s document redactions and supposedly the Congressional liaison for same, John Lausch?

    Further evidence Ol’ AG Jeff lied to us –
    Ol’ AG Jeff delivered another speech today, this time in Chicago at the Chicago Crime Commission. The very first person Ol’ AG Jeff thanked?

    “It is an honor to be back in one of America’s greatest cities—and to be with such a distinguished group. And so I want to thank: U.S. Attorney John Lausch,…” https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-delivers-remarks-chicago-crime-commission

    Nothing worse than a liar. Nothing.

    Those of you who keep telling us about The Plan and forty-leven sealed indictments – how is all that happening when all Ol’ AG Jeff does is fly around the country and now the world delivering speeches? Do our tax dollars pay for all those trips? Ol’ AG Jeff travels more than Pres Trump does.
    Who pays for the speechwriters? There must a stable of speechwriters writing 24/7 to write all those speeches.
    Who is making all those travel arrangements? Are our tax dollars paying for that as well? Heck, Ol’ AG Jeff must have an entire travel agency working for him. gee wiz

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    • For Eyes says:

      “Nothing worse than a liar. Nothing.”

      I beg to disagree. A turncoat. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

      Sessions fits the liar and wolf description, both


    • Joemama says:

      If you would like to, please direct your anger/frustration at me. I have not written Jeff Sessions off yet. I believe that nothing of significance can happen until the GOPe wins the midterms and about ten 2nd level management criminals in the FBI/DOJ/etc are fired/have resigned.

      If I am wrong, it will be a whole different ball game. At that point we are probably on the cusp of a civil/global war. We shall see.

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      • Joemama says:

        about ten more have resigned or been fired …


      • Blaze says:

        For anything of significance to happen after the mid-terms Sessions has to be fired first. I believe that will happen. Trump is obviously fed up with the traitor. We need a whole new DOJ starting with the firing of Rosenstein and Sessions. It will get done, it must get done.


        • Joemama says:

          It is my understanding that Jeff Sessions got rid of a good part of the KKK early in his career. I read that he was ruthless and effective. I don’t know. I was probably a child or not born at the time.

          If this is his legacy, I think that we may be pleasantly surprised in the next 4 months or so. If i am wrong, I will “make a major reassessment of the situation”. This is about making the US/world a better place for my progeny. Failure is not an option.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      The corruption in IL is so entrenched and complicated, I don’t even know where to begin. I won’t blame The Elf for paying lip service at this point, but it is likely he will get the boot after midterms unless something magical happens.

      God, I need to get out of this place…again. For good.


  5. Pam says:

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  6. wyntre says:


    Matt Gaetz reminded us all of the absurdity of the new Rosenstein Hearing.

    The only 2 Repubs who will question him, Gowdy and Goodlatte, are both retiring!

    Honestly, I don’t understand why POTUS has agreed to this. It’s a mockery to the American people.


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  7. phoenixRising says:

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  8. distracted2 says:

    The news today has been annoying at best and absurd at worst.

    The outrage by members of Congress after the Saudi’s statement about Khashoggi is beyond comprehension. This is starting to feel like a last-ditch effort by the uniparty to lose the midterms. Beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    And the statement by the White House Correspondents about President Trump’s joke about the congressman’s wrestling prowess is beyond the pale, considering they all refuse to denounce the continued calls for violence against Republicans and Trump supporters. But no jokes allowed when it involves their safety. smh

    And I can’t even wrap my head around the stampede of Hondurans breaking through the border gate to Mexico. And seeing that photo of them on that bridge is terrifying.

    And we still have at least another hour or two before the rally starts. Maybe I need a drink. lol

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  9. For Eyes says:

    I am cross-posting this from the Ohr thread.

    We need a spark to create a Tea Party moment. I am no Rick Santelli and this won’t do it. But at this junction I am ticked off and I sense many others are too. It is time to face facts.

    OK, I will say it out loud.

    After several years of hearings, the truth is they have proven to be pointless. They have only served to create expectations that have proven to be unrealistic among conservatives that something tangible would come of it, only to see expectations dashed.

    No minds have been changed among independents or Dems. It has not swayed a single vote in any noticeable way. It is not even an issue mentioned in these campaigns. Both parties are entirely silent on the topic.

    There is no perp walk by anyone senior, except on the Rep side (Flynn, Manafort). A small handful of lower and middle tier folks are in the chute.

    The DOJ isn’t functioning in the normal sense. It is doing a fine job of protecting perpetrators, but absolutely failing to prosecute cases where there is plenty of evidence in the public domain.

    Stealth Jeff, Q, the IG, Huber and Leverage have all become a massive joke.

    There is no tangible action any of us can take that will make a difference. There is no campaign, no PAC, no organization to support that reasonably promises to make a difference.

    I expect to see responses saying this is unreasonably pessimistic. The truth is, I am just stating facts that are not pretty. Own it. Hope is not a strategy.


    • For Eyes says:

      I ask a serious question:

      Sundance is a veritable genius at digging out the facts.

      If Sundance were to lay out clear and absolute proof that Hillary and Obama conspired to break the law in a list of serious felonies, would any of that see the light of day in any court in the land?

      I have come to doubt that.

      And therein lies the biggest problem Trump has yet to face head on, with a clear eye. The loss of trust in the foundation of our government.

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      • phoenixRising says:

        Don’t think for one minute that POTUS doesn’t know, doesn’t have the dots connected(everyone with half-a brain online does)…

        POTUS is STILL under investigation. Mueller will shut down AFTER elections (his report will not see the light of day)

        What do you think would be the political fall-out if POTUS started legal proceedings of ANY kind now (or any time the past two years for that matter).

        never mind. I’m running out of patience trying to talk with people who see the sky fallin’

        We have elections in less than three weeks… in fact, people are early voting across the country… that is the FOCUS NOW. Getting people elected who support POTUS. The Rep party is undergoing change, but even after elections we will have uniparty GOP incumbents to deal with.

        President Trump is opposed to the Deep State, however it is POWERFUL. We will need to work years to weaken them… longer to defeat them.

        Don’t mean to sound insensitive to your concerns… just don’t think you are factoring in all the obstacles in the way at the moment.

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        • For Eyes says:

          Please do not be patronizing. I am not naive. I have been a Trump supporter from the very beginning of his campaign. I have deep admiration for the good things he has accomplished.

          It is BECAUSE I am not naive that I am ticked off.

          It is beyond count, the number of issues that have argued to delay action over the past two years. Creating the narrative that pushes those reasons is THEE number one narrative process that has kept the Dems out of jail thus far, Sessions in his seat, and Rosenstein and Wray doing their thing.

          And here we are.

          If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got.

          We are being played like a piano in a cheap brothel.

          No, I am not the one who is naive.

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          • phoenixRising says:

            Never said you are naive…
            You have made assumptions and built your own narrative.
            Apparently it is making you miserable.

            And here we are.

            You and I have different views of where we are…

            I am not being at all patronizing. Nor am I naive. Those are your words, your assumptions.
            Will not dialog any further as rather agree to disagree.

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            • dallasdan says:

              Spirited, respectful discussion and debate among patriots are two good reasons I come here. God bless both of you.

              Every day I am reminded that the deep state is presently more powerful than the President. I think the President needs a big victory in the midterm elections to gain at least an equal footing in the battle with those who oppose him. JMO


  10. litenmaus says:

    Do not dismiss the Canadian progressives role in the concerted attack against Saudi Arabia….

    July 11, 2018 – NATO announces that Canadian PM Justin Trudeau will lead the NATO training mission in Iranian influenced Iraq.

    August 6, 2018 – Saudi Arabia gives the Canadian Ambassador 24 hours to leave the country and freezes all future trade relations with Canada. Several days later SA would also pull students & doctors from Canada and contact between the two countries was severed. The causation of this was the Canadian Aubergine Princess telling the Canadian Ambassador in SA to print out material demanding the release of Samar Badawi who Saudis consider to be a seditionist.

    September 28, 2018 – The US State Dept announces that it had ordered the evacuation of the American consulate in Basra , Iraq, because of attacks in recent weeks by the Iranian government

    October ?, 2018 – Saudi citizen Khashoggi meets his demise

    October 16, 2018 – the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports that PM Sparkle Sox has ‘real concerns’ about allegations linked to “the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist” Khashoggi “a man who has written extensively about human rights violations”.

    October 16, 2018 – the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, ah yes, the lovely Aubergine Princess, told her Saudi counterpart (hmmmm when did Saudi unfreeze their relations with Canada?) anyway, Chrystia TOLD her Saudi counterpart she, Chrystia, wanted a thorough investigation.

    November 4, 2018 – US Sanctions are set to be reinitiated against Iran. D’oh, Canada

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  11. sunnydaze says:

    AZ. Rally’s started on RSBN

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  12. phoenixRising says:

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  13. For Eyes says:

    Sweet Jebus, the campaigns are at full tilt boogie right now, and not one blessed soul has dared mention the Elephant In The Room. Not one Rep. Not one Dem.

    This election is about whether Trump will be prosecuted in an impeachment attempt, or whether Sessions will be replaced with anyone with a pulse who will prosecute the obvious cases and those cases will be prosecuted.

    Regardless of the outcome, the SETUP is there for the poop to hit the air conditioner.

    If EVER one wished to see the power of the DC Swamp, it is before our eyes this very minute. No one dares mention it. No one dares promise to pursue either avenue. By their actions, the only promise is to sweep it under the rug.

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  14. phoenixRising says:

    Genius… Beautiful… Yes, We must protect Mexico’s borders !!!
    Go Pompeo ! You and POTUS ROcK !

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  15. wyntre says:

    Some context for the over-the-top hysteria from U.S. J-Urinalists over the Kyshoggi (alleged WaPo J-Urinalist) murder.

    Journalist Dies After Being Attacked For Being White



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  16. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  17. phoenixRising says:

    Thomas has a THREAD on Kamal


  18. phoenixRising says:

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  19. phoenixRising says:

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  20. phoenixRising says:

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  21. phoenixRising says:

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  23. patrickhenrycensored says:

    The Russians Changed The Climate
    And Evaporated The Blue Wave

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  24. phoenixRising says:

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  25. rumpole2 says:

    Has any of Hannity’s “Tick tocks” ever amounted to a hill of beans?

    (Asking for a friend)


  26. For Eyes says:

    OAN is reporting tonight that Trump will not fully declassify the material he pledged to declassify.

    This is a big problem for Trump. Loss of trust.


    • phoenixRising says:

      That’s somewhat like sayin’ someone is not fully pregnant…
      POTUS either declassifies documents, or
      he does not declassify documents.
      Or, is OAN reporting that POTUS will not declassify ALL the material he said he would?


      • Free Speech says:

        Came from Jack Posobiec.


        • Lady in Red says:

          Yes. Presume he is using as leverage – he may not fully declassify info related to our “friends”. Leverage with our naughty allies. We really don’t know what PDJT will do, however, so we’ll have to wait and see.

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          • dallasdan says:

            Initially, he spoke too soon about declassifying the FISA docs. Allies have since convinced/bullied him to cover for their misdeeds. It’s another step in his learning process. No worries.


    • MAGADJT says:

      Yeah right. I don’t trust him any less, no matter what he does on declassification. He has done so much already, and kept so many promises that I’m good with what he decides on the docs. I want to see them, but if he doesn’t declassify everything then there is a good reason.

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    • SharkDiver says:

      Do NOT respond to For Eyes…He is a sad little troll that is just cranky that Trump is his President for the next 6 years.

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  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

    ‘STOP THEM’: New Ad Highlights Left’s Violent Attacks On Republicans

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  30. phoenixRising says:

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  31. phoenixRising says:

    (5 Minutes ago)https://twitter.com/Jquags1/status/1053472042132082693

    (8hrs ago) https://twitter.com/jameslfredrick/status/1053357257428230149

    (4hrs ago) https://twitter.com/jameslfredrick/status/1053405605271126021


  32. Ivehadit says:

    MAGA GREAT rally tonight! Donald’s aura was terrific! If Scott Adams is correct, the numbers must look really good. So, we all can be WINNERS by showing up on Nov. 6th to vote for our VSG Winner President with a STRAIGHT “R” TICKET, BABY! NO EXCUSES!

    Donald J. Trump: “Ain’t nothin’ but a winner”…let’s keep it that way!

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  33. linda4298 says:

    Reid Wilson

    NRCC bailing on Rep. Mike Coffman, investing $2m in FL-27, where Maria Elvira Salazar is running surprisingly close to ex-HHS Sec. Donna Shalala.

    5:10 PM – Oct 19, 2018 Blood in the water: After Pelosi’s ‘mob’ ‘fiasco’ in Miami, NRCC shifts $$$ to the FL-27


  34. OpenMind says:

    Port St Joe log day 11.
    Weather warm and overcast.
    Natives calm.
    Water and MRE’s keeping everyone calm. That and beer from Apalachicola.
    Thanks for the donations USA. That said, it’s 90 degrees here, so t-shirts beat sweatshirts. save the bucyeye and wolverine gear for winter ice storms in MN. J/K.
    Kill the clock in full motion, I see They want the midterms.
    Please have Sundance contact me if I can help. Would love for him / her to help me galvanize thhe vote here.
    Back to my tent.
    Family now out of town and safe. 6 year old is golden…wants to camp with daddy.
    Lucky man.

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  35. OpenMind says:

    Nat. Guard troops traded homemade IPA for ice cream for Junior today. All good on this branch. I’m anonymous, but if anyone knows Sundance and wants pictures and dialogue from the ground, my branch is long. Magnoliaesque.


  36. OpenMind says:

    Oh. Thanks, USA, for the tarps. We carry 100 percent private coverrage for all claims, but we appreciate those. Much need. Two 32×20’s mailed to me today anonymously. Just send them (10 ML or greater for roofs) to our piggly wiggly for charitable use. Duren will know what to do. That way, you’re rsafe. Again, thanks.


    • Dixie says:

      Glad you’re family is taken care of and glad somebody obviously found you….way over my pay grade to be able to track people or I would have already helped you too.


  37. phoenixRising says:


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