President Trump is Not The Issue – It’s Those Who Oppose Him…

Much misplaced anger is visible.  President Trump wants the southern border wall; he is being opposed by every interest who doesn’t want it.  The people in DC who are opposed to border security, are the people who write the laws.  I’m not talking about congress; I’m talking about the real people who actually write the laws, the lobbyists.

Right now Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are writing a short-term continuing resolution to fund government and avoid a shutdown.

They know President Trump is quite comfy with a shutdown.

Why would republican Mitch McConnell take such an action that puts the republican President in a position of opposition and compromise?

Because he wants to, that’s why.

President Trump said he wouldn’t sign another CR that didn’t fund the border wall.  Right now Mitch and Chuck are writing a CR that doesn’t fully fund the border wall.  Why would Mitch McConnell do that? Because he want’s to that’s why.  UniParty !

Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan are working to put a take it or leave it bill in front of the President and force him to accept it.  Republicans currently control the House and Senate.  Why would McConnell and Ryan put President Trump into that position?  Because they want to, that’s why.

That’s who you should be mad at, not President Trump.

You see, it’s not President Trump who is the issue here; it’s the people who oppose him.  Anger toward President Trump is misplaced; but directing all fire against their enemy is what these Machiavellian sorts are professionals at doing.  That’s exactly what this plan is designed to do.  This is politics.

Who opposes Trump?  The people who write the laws.  Mitch, Paul, Nancy and Chuck are the professional political team who do the bidding of the lobbyists and special interests.  It’s a big club, and we, along with President Trump, ain’t in it.  Getting you mad at President Trump is in the DC interests.  The UniParty knows how to play you.

President Trump represents a second party in Washington DC.  The people who write the laws (lobbyists), and the people who sell the laws (politicians), cannot allow that.  They need to get back to UniParty political business.  They need to get rid of Trump.

Think about it as you direct your fire.

Your enemy is not President Trump.

Carry on….

Simultaneously President Trump is deconstructing decades of economic manipulation and control over our lives by multinational banks and multinational corporations (same lobbyists).   There are trillions at stake. That is an even bigger and more consequential fight. –SEE HERE

In essence Wall Street (multinationals and DC) is fighting Main Street (Trump).  This is a battle of extreme consequence:

Full Spectrum: “The Main Street-Wall Street demarcation has been fortuitously blurred, all to Wall Street’s benefit. Recall the mass migration over the last few decades from defined pension plans to self-directed IRAs and 401ks. This was Wall Street impregnating Main Street with Wall Street’s sweatless ethics. Main Street is very much ‘in the market’. Trumponomics desperately needs a tutorial to the American people explaining the rockiness of the transition and all that’s at stake.”…

Go Deep

The Federal Reserve will make an interest rate hike decision today.

President Trump’s MAGAnomic trade and foreign policy agenda is jaw-dropping in scale, scope and consequence

Reuters had an article last week  highlighting inflationary data as released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) [DATA HERE]. The overall summary is the Consumer Price Index is stable or flat reflecting low inflation on all measured goods; however, that’s not the part that bears emphasis.   Instead I would direct attention to this:

The Fed’s preferred inflation measure, the core PCE price index excluding food and energy, increased 1.8 percent year-on-year in October, the smallest gain since February, after rising 1.9 percent the prior month. It hit the U.S. central bank’s 2 percent target in March for the first time since April 2012.

At the heart of the controlled monetary system; at the epicenter of the multinational global control mechanisms; inside the offices of the global economic elites; there is a system of financial manipulation with tentacles that reach into your pocket.  This system seems hard to understand, but it is critical to do so… so we need to try and understand it.

Background: If you go back to when CTH first began discussing Trump’s MAGAnomic outlook and actual plans for policy, you might remember our discussion about the New Dimension inside our American economy [SEE HERE].  Specifically, one of the key indicators in the disconnect of Main Street and Wall Street is “inflation“.

Inflation has been used by the Federal Reserve as the primary trigger for their monetary control policy; but it is important to understand this is by specific design.

If  “monetary policy“, specifically interest rates, are primarily driven by inflationary measures; and if global financial elites need to use U.S. monetary policy to finance their endeavors (they do); then those same officials need to control what goes into the measures for inflation. This is a critical aspect to economic control.

Wall Street, writ large, supports corporate global expansion without appropriate regard to the downstream consequences to U.S. workers and Americans.   Low interest rates are a critical component of global financial expansion undertaken by these massive multinational corporations.  In essence, globalists need cheap money to spend on creating controlled markets for cheap durable goods.

Higher interest rates means savers benefit and borrowers do not.  Low interest rates means borrowers benefit and savers do not.  This is a simple truism.  However, there’s another dynamic.

Higher interest rates means less capacity for multinational corporations to utilize cheap money to expand their global enterprises.  Low interest rates means more easily attainable money; and that finances larger corporate expansion.

Wall Street thrives on low interest rates.  The global economic system, which included the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, is a benefactor of Wall Street.  As a consequence, the global economic system is also dependent on low interest rates.

Remember, there had to be a point where the influence of Wall Street exceeded the influence of Main Street.   The U.S. federal reserve could not justify lower interest rates (punishing savers) if inflation and U.S. economic growth was stable.  If price inflation is low, the Fed could not justify raising interest rates.   So the measures of inflation were adjusted to remove the highly consumable sector (food, fuel, energy).

As an intended consequence food, fuel and energy prices could skyrocket and the inflation index would *appear* artificially low because those sectors were no longer part of the equation.  This false inflation index permits low interest rates that benefit Wall Street.

With the lower interest rates (Wall Street supported), the multinationals could then begin the process of using cheap-to-borrow money, investing overseas in the process of cheap durable goods.  This became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Outsourcing American jobs meant cheaper goods; those cheaper durable goods were quantified in the feds measure of inflation; the prices of those goods were deflationary (getting cheaper); the U.S. economy was shrinking but the justification for lower interest rates (cheap money that benefited the global expansion) remained.

Conversely those same Wall Street multinationals expanded their control market influence into highly consumable goods (U.S. food) and began merging.   No longer only influenced by domestic supply and demand, the prices of U.S. food, along with fuel and energy, skyrocketed…. but remember, the fed no longer used those prices in their monetary policy decision-making.

This was how the system was rigged.

Inside this rigged system we all lived through the results: U.S. workers were being screwed; manufacturing of durable goods was shipped off-shore; jobs were lost; wages were held down by low job growth; and to make matters worse – the prices for food, fuel, and energy were skyrocketing.

The U.S. middle class was essentially squeezed by the cheap money policy that was benefiting the multinationals.   Can you see what was happening?  This was all by design.  It wasn’t necessarily purposefully intended to hurt you, me, us, per se; we are the proles.  The goal was to gain money and power… we, you, me, us, were just collateral damage.

Now, here comes Trump.

Trump walks in with a plan to reverse that process through MAGAnomic policy.  Wall Street is no longer driving the political policy of the President; Main Street is.

But here’s where the rigged system is stealthy and sneaky.

After a year of Trump putting pressure on the multinational control mechanisms through U.S. regulatory, economic and trade policy, ie. his leverage; the prices for highly consumable goods begins falling.  Domestic supply and demand becomes a bigger influence; food, fuel and energy prices start slowly dropping; but remember, those sectors are not being quantified for inflation measures as used by the Fed via monetary policy.  This is by design.

Conversely, and absolutely intentionally, there is slight upward price pressure on durable goods because Trump is confronting the controlled global system of  cheap-good manufacturing.

As we navigate in the space between a de-emphasized Wall Street economy and a re-emphasized -and more balanced- Main Street economy, the prices on durable manufactured goods will slowly begin to rise; and over-time the domestic production of those goods will return as the total cost of production (including shipping costs) are re-estimated and equalized.

The sneaky Fed, those financial agents who set up the rigged system, are no longer measuring the prices of stuff going down; they are only measuring the prices of the stuff that will naturally go up.  Durable goods prices rise, the fed quantifies increased inflation, and the Fed raises interest rates – this can stall domestic growth.

The rigging is designed that way.

This is what’s happening now.

Now you might say that Wall Street doesn’t like that…. and in part you are correct… check the markets… however, there’s a bigger aspect that Wall Street dislikes more… the elimination of their rigged global system is a bigger threat.  So in the long-term Wall Street is betting against the U.S. Main Street economy in an effort to go back to their preferred multinational system. [ie. cheap money, cheap goods, U.S. service-driven economy]

The system is currently rigged with a favorable lean toward the multinationals.

This is structurally Wall Street -vs- Main Street and President Trump constantly telling the Fed to stop messing with the economy.  MAGAnomics is the reestablishment of an economic system that naturally balances itself over time; it does not need intervention.

The Hedge-fund market, the investment market, is losing ground because it is not based on actual performance. The multinational corps are being broken up by new trade agreements that allow local industry to compete on its own.

Under the Trump economy an apple grower in Washington state can sell his apples to the highest bidder. Under the multinational system he is required to sell to a single buyer who sets the price for his apples in each market.

The Multinationals control whole industries globally. His apples may sell for $1 in the US market and only $.10 in an African market. The farmer is getting $.05 for his apples because he has no other market to sell to. He is obligated to sell to the single buyer because there is no other market open to him.

The multinationals have a vertical monopoly on apples from the grower to the broker to the wholesaler to the retailer. They have been working on the final step, the consumer. Under cover of law the multinationals control legislation in each country that determines what the consumer can buy.  ~Louis Foxwell

This ‘controlled market’ is what President Trump is deconstructing.

 

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992 Responses to President Trump is Not The Issue – It’s Those Who Oppose Him…

  1. map says:

    Sundance,

    While I agree with your economic analysis regarding offshore outsourcing (trillions at stake), I do not agree with this:

    “Higher interest rates means savers benefit and borrowers do not. Low interest rates means borrowers benefit and savers do not. This is a simple truism. However, there’s another dynamic.”

    That is actually not how the Federal Reserve works. The Fed increases the interest rate by not merely announcing a rate hike. It makes manifest that rate hike by removing liquidity from the reserve accounts of banks and replacing it with interest-paying Treasury securities. This action sucks liquidity out from the rest of the economy, including the domestic one.

    In effect, the Fed is paying banks not to lend, or to lend at rates much higher because the credit markets have effectively dried up.

    Higher interest rates are a direct attack on Trump’s fiscal policies and trade agenda, one engineered by the Fed.

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    • Reality says:

      When the world has had enough of the US Xerox machine printing debt and some form of SDR basket is the replacement, when oil is priced in those SDR’s, the fat lady will have sung. Then we will experience a US that has no choice but to live within its means while still paying welfare to the vast underclass.
      Interesting times are guaranteed.

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  2. ForGodandCountry says:

    Relatedly (don’t be mad at PDJT), glad to see The Weekly Standard went bust. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch. Good riddance to rot and hubris.

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  3. Rupigal says:

    Just went to the wall go-fund-me page. In 2 days over 14,000 people have given over $865,000. I will be giving $100 on a low retirement income. THIS is positive activism, not violence or slick talk! Maybe Pres. Trump will see how serious we really are about the rampant immigration and the damage done to this nation.

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  4. davidsstones says:

    “Why would republican Mitch McConnell take such an action that puts the republican President in a position of opposition and compromise?….”

    McConnell’s position ‘may’ agree with the other 3 leaders and with US Chamber of Commerce’s Tom Donohue or there ‘may’ be motivations more impressive on his personal life. Very interesting:
    https://www.thenation.com/article/mitch-mcconnells-freighted-ties-shadowy-shipping-company

    Could it be Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s in-law’s are a motivation? McConnel’s wife is Elaine Chao McConnell, Trump’s Cabinet Member, Secretary of Transportation. Would Elaine Chao’s Father want lower border security? The Secretary’s father, James S.C. Chao, is a businessman who founded a shipping company in New York City called Foremost Group. James Chao’s exact (hmmm) net worth is not known, but in 2012, Chao and his family donated $40 million to the Harvard Business School.

    And if tighter border security is tied to jobs for Americans, then tighter employment laws are in the pipeline or the jobs argument is unsubstantiated. Mr Chao is not in a service business; he’s in a labor intensive business of moving goods around the world and to and from the largest economy in the world.

    If higher border security applies to all US borders, Mr. Chao’s shipping business would be affected by higher wages paid to US Citizen’s. Mr Chao apparently avoids US Labor laws when possible. His company’s ships are registered under the Liberian Flag. Union wages and American Labor laws do not apply to his employees until the goods enter the US distribution network through our planes, trains and trucks. Our Transportation system. Which is under the authority of our Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell’s wife.

    “Maritime companies have increasingly used the Marshall Islands to register their vessels. The jurisdiction boasts of “no taxation, lax regulation, and no requirements for disclosure of many corporate details—even to the United States government,” according to a report in World Policy Journal.
    More expensive laborers and the higher cost of US Labor laws to protect workers affects the price of US made goods being EX-ported on ships. This applies to illegal goods as well.

    “Some of the goods shipped by Foremost echo themes of the McConnell campaign.” according to the website The Nation Mr Chao’s employee’s are “protected” by archaic Liberian Labor Laws. See the link above; a surprising good read connecting the dots!

    IF Mr. Chao’s ships are full of legal goods with verifiable legal origins, and verifiable quantities paying full import duties, his payroll would be affected by tightened border security. But, no worries, Mr. Chao’s daughter is in charge of the laws, checks and balances to keep even her own inheritance legal.

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    • Justin Green says:

      Because they’re crooks.

      The slave trade is alive and well, and Congress are the modern day slave masters. The plantation owners bribe the slave traders for unenforced borders, unenforced hiring laws, etc., so they can get the cheap labor.

      So for housing and farming and domestic manufacturing (meat processing, etc.) you see a lot of employers taking the gamble that they can hire illegals and pay them less.

      Oddly enough, the same slave traders that don’t want the laws enforced also champion destructive minimum wage laws.

      And they do so for political donations.

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      • davidsstones says:

        Now we’re leaving the question of motive to, IF I’m correct regards McConnel’s motive, respond to your reply citing slavery which perhaps the definition of slavery could be reconsidered.
        The difference between a slave and a servant is the slave isn’t paid, and, he’s owned. He cannot quit his job nor sue. He has zero rights. Zero. None. No Labor Board or Twitter account.
        Unless a laborer is owned, sold, captured; today’s laborer’s typically demand money. They “serve” at their discretion, can barter terms and quit for any reason.

        There’s a larger picture here, concerning Elaine Chao’s Father James S C Chao.

        He undermines the very economy and people his Daughter ‘serves’, as a “Servant”, in a well paid position. Mr Chao, and Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook, and the many other individuals developing their company’s labor policies, do two things which create a very wide chasam between their flourishing companies and the struggling main street businesses. The gain for them is collectively in the Trillions of dollars. Now we’re back to McConnel’s motive.
        As always it’s money. But Trillions removed from taxpayers and government into very personal wealth a portion of, in Billions, is donated (tax deductions) to pay for politicians to seduce millions of voters and weaken the One Man One Vote law.

        Here’s the end game:
        1/ Pay no taxes for programs and protection of workers; also pay nominal wages.
        2/ Get large tax deductions for construction on US soil and free police and fire protection.
        3/ Induce taxpayers in whole cities to pay these people/the corporations, for hiring them.
        4/ Take the money the corp. earns in a city and spend it in other cities. On space travel, tunnels, robots, multiple personal compounds dotted with mansions, jet planes, buying candidates, anti aging research.

        Here’s the two things:
        One, “They” hire workers in 3rd world or developing countries, NOT just for less money but for the massive savings because “They” do NOT have to pay into nonexistent Social Security ( equal amounts to what the employee has deducted ) or into Disability, or Workers Comp, or one time settlements due to permanent job injuries, or into retraining programs or Medical plans or paid holidays, paid vacations and They cannot be sued for harassment, wrongful termination and they can work the worker extended hours without paying overtime.
        Since employers are taxed on employees in the US, there are Billions saved each year by not paying INTO these Funds. Just think about it.

        Two; Mr Chao and Bezos, Cook , Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, car and clothing manufacturers, and so on, all have a brick and mortar building / campus in the US for the tax write offs for development, for operations, maintenance, repairs. Bezos shopped cities for a year, IN the US, ON our soil, for the biggest financial offer the citizen’s of a city could PAY HIM. Pay him. Billions were offered to Bezos so a city could put servants, workers, to work who could then buy homes and pay property taxes to the city. Included is police protection, schools and hospitals to care for injured employees.

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  5. Agree 100% Sundance!!

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    • lanahi says:

      Thank you for making it all clearer, Sundance. I wish more citizens did understand it, but there are difficult things to understand unless you try a little harder, and most don’t have the time or interest to do that. So, everything negative that happens will be President Trump’s fault. His enemies skim over the real problems and solutions and just rely on the old standby: It’s Trump’s fault! I hope he can help spell it out to the nation. I think we can take a little difficulty if we know why it’s necessary. Otherwise, it’s just Trump’s fault and he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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  6. 57 Alpha says:

    Yes, great thread–and a highly recommended read by all right-thinking people. OTOH, how does this jam get broken? It will take a blunderbuss action to accomplish that. Trump has the bully pulpit and could use it to go directly to the people with a prime time address explaining that, yes, THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO SHUT DOWN. He then explains exactly why the government is shutting down and who is responsible (the Democrats and the GOP Congress both). Then he sits back and waits for a bills that funds the wall. For months if necessary.

    Hard ball.

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    • FYISAKI says:

      Could President Trump get that Prime Time Address broadcast to anyone ??

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    • BebeTarget says:

      Totally agree 57. For a long time I have wanted POTUS to address the nation in prime time. Not using such an opportunity in this war, is a terrible waste of ammunition. FDR had his fireside chats. It is time to use the bully pulpit and EXPLAIN to America what he is doing, why and for whom. IMO the country NEEDS this to be done. It is time for a round-up and get those wandering off back into the pen.

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      • I also think he should address the nation…wondering why he hasn’t done that yet. He could do it national security…most people support him on immigration. I think he would find his support increasing.

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      • leftnomore says:

        The second he wraps up his chat the mockingbird sqwakers start parsing every word he said…it will be a totally new story by the time they are done with it. Tweets may be better after all.

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        • lanahi says:

          He will have to use all vehicles of communication that he can.

          There’s such a massive amount of things that need to be changed and addressed and communicated, and he can’t do it all at once. We have to find ways to help him do it.

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    • Jederman says:

      Sounds good. I might add some straight talk on the lobbyist issue too. Name names, which lawmakers receive “funding” from what lobbyist, how much, and how it affects legislation, or in this case lack there of.

      This WH has their hands full. If I could make a single recommendation it would be to set up a communication assault force. Hire a crew, keep them off site and away from the media/obama holdovers and answering directly to the CoS.

      Call it the Painful Truth Squad. Put all these DS/Globalist/Marxist attacks on the country into context that normal Americans can relate too and support. It’s bad and getting worse. There will be no victory by playing defense. IF PDJT is reelected there is still only six years left to get this situation under control.

      If he is not reelected and or an even more clueless, America hating, empty suit is elected in 2020 or even 2024 then stand back because if you think the Dem House is nuts wait until they get the WH again. Suppression if political opposition will be on a whole new scale.

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      • lanahi says:

        No communication will get through the huge firewalls like President Trump addressing the nation himself. I do wish he would have his own version of fireside chats.

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  7. 57 Alpha – Totally Agree with you! It is time! Now we have Judge Sullivan slapping Trump down – WTHeck is the deal? IMHO its time for decon 5! I’m over it, sick to my stomach, angered beyond belief over it!

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    • lanahi says:

      Sullivan helped by bringing up the word “treason” in conjunction with all the email issues, etc. That’s for Hillary…
      We will get used to the word and the idea of “treason”, but not in association with Flynn. All is good.

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  8. Boots On The Ground says:

    Look, the Honduran brood mare and spawn from the Caravan are in the USA. Same with the woman who claimed Mexican food was pig food. She and her crew are in the USA.

    The soldiers at the border have been sent home, an apparent election gimmick by Trump. Election is over so caravans can enter like usual.

    Kim Kardashian, a non-Trump voter, is happy today because more criminals are being freed. But end DACA on day one.

    Bluff and bluster get old without results.

    TL;DR
    No wall. No lock her up. No second term.

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    • mari says:

      He doesn’t have much support. The American people elected Democrats to take the House for two years knowing they would get nothing done but try to “get” Trump.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Troll.

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    • Attorney at Law says:

      You can leave at any time, no one is forcing you to visit this incredible site that supports our amazing POTUS.

      He will without a doubt be in office for a full 8 years.

      You meanwhile can throw the towel in when things become tough. No one ever succeeds in life without having fallen a few times or more.

      That’s what makes those that have successes in life different from those that give up; hence Trump winning presidency. Persistence, perseverance, attitude, and a whole lot of smarts.

      Just curious, what are your accomplishments thus far in life?

      MAGA
      God Bless Trump! UNITED WE STAND.

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  9. WSB says:

    “Who opposes Trump? The people who write the laws. Mitch, Paul, Nancy and Chuck are the professional political team who do the bidding of the lobbyists and special interests. It’s a big club, and we, along with President Trump, ain’t in it. Getting you mad at President Trump is in the DC interests. The UniParty knows how to play you.”

    Except Kellyanne knows the real percentage of support for President Trump and his cabinet.

    As Sean Hannity asked the other day if her numbers were different from the dorm and gloom Darron Shaw/Fox poll, Kellyanne responded, “Vastly.”

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  10. Weird

    Got through to WBAP 820 AM talk show

    Rick Roberts

    Told them about the go fund me The Trump Wall thing

    Rick went off on a rant aginst sending $

    Said impossible
    Said Giv can not take the $
    On and on said no way

    Very odd in my opinion

    The cult of D C may be on this trying to stop US

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    • Boots On The Ground says:

      Do you understand that GOFUNDME hates conservatives but they will profit at 5% off something that our taxes and votes have already paid for?

      And the government will not be allowed to take that money. And if they do it will wind up funding Planned Parenthood or Nancy Pelosi’s private government bar bill.

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    • romy911 says:

      I live in a blue state – no point in calling my rep or senators (no capital letter for the Crooks.) I’m looking at my donation to the GoFundMe, We the People Will Build the Wall as a message or my voice communicating that I support President Trump and his effort to secure our border.
      Up to over $940,000 now.

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    • lanahi says:

      There may be a million reasons why government cannot take the funds from civilians, which may be why it isn’t done. It really might be impossible. If not, I suppose they will have to refund all the money back to the donors. That does not mean that the effort was wasted because it did show enormous support by people who are putting their money where their mouths are. If I had the money, I’d still donate. Because we can’t vote this month and nothing else is effective, so millions of us feel helpless. This is SOMETHING we can do. We have to quit feeling helpless. We ARE the power behind the politicians but neither they nor we feel it most of the time.

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      • Chip Doctor says:

        Lanahi, I have been saying for months that we need to make our voices heard. I have advocated for mass protests against the FBI and DOJ. I have been shot down with “our side doesn’t act this way. We vote and wait for PDJT to do it for us”. I have been critical of the “let’s just post” mindset. Now this Gofundme opportunity has come along. I find it utterly incredible that so many go into overdrive looking for ways to keep the status quo. If someone doesn’t want to participate, fine…..take your money and buy a new keyboard. But for Pete’s sake, why discourage others that see this as a way to make our voices heard? It’s almost as though many don’t really want to see things change. As for me, I am going to contribute, if for no other reason, just to make a statement. It’s my money….let me waste it if that’s what you think.

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  11. G. Combs says:

    AHHHHhhh

    Dan Bongino explains why we are seeing an uptick in attacks against President Trump featuring the Wall…

    OHHhhhh, LOOK A SQUIRREL!

    Ep. 874 Their Entire Hoax Just Collapsed
    https://bongino.com/ep-874-their-entire-hoax-just-collapsed/

    Remember that it just came out Steele testified in the UK that the dossier was to help Hillary challenge Trump in the event he won the election.
    https://pjmedia.com/trending/in-court-steele-claimed-his-dossier-was-meant-to-help-hillary-challenge-2016-election-results/

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The Media and Mueller will pretend it didn’t happen.

      Liked by 1 person

      • steph_gray says:

        Mr. Smith, if you had listened to Mr. Bongino, you would have known that the now insurmountable evidence that the dossier was crap was finally actually admitted this week BY “the media.” Both CNN and MSNBC, I think Dan said.

        This is big.

        But no, you just immediately slap it down with a random, repetitive, eeyore comment assuming it cannot be good news.

        The fact that you still call the yellowstream Pravda outlets “the” media says something too.

        At best, battered conservative syndrome.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          Well, I didn’t notice that they, the MEDIA, stopped their attacks against Trump.

          As important as CNN and MSNBC might be be or not – are they saying this non-stop as they did before? Was it an official retraction or statement?

          Of course it is good news. It didn’t stop them before and I am sure it won’t now. I don’t see how that is an eeyore statement just a realization that somebody or something must end Mueller.

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  12. sunnydaze says:

    People who are pissed at Trump for not building the wall are just plain ignorant about how our Gov. works.

    And unfortunately, many seem *determined* to stay ignorant.

    Great essay, maybe you’ll get thru to a Trump blamer or two.

    Thankyou for trying, SD.

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    • carole says:

      I don’t think anybody who posts on CTH is ignorant about how government works. But I think most of us had high hopes that President Trump’s Art of the Deal business experience could somehow be translated into governing. He has achieved a lot and that is a fact, despite all the push back, obstruction and downright harassment from every quarter. But, imo, the corruptocrats are winning and will continue to win. If he is re-elected in 2020, (and I don’t think he will be if voter fraud is not eliminated) they will continue to block him and in 2024, there will be no successor like him and it will be back to swamp business as usual. I’ve lived a long time, longer than most people who post here. I’ve seen it all. I’m not mad at Trump. I’m beyond being mad at anybody. But our country is gone, our culture is gone, and there is no getting it back. I am grateful to have seen a man like Donald Trump TRY in my lifetime. He is an amazing person to be able to stay positive through all that is thrown at him and to continue to work on behalf of the American people, to do things that are right and to do them legally. He is a wonderful role model for our children and grandchildren…for those with the eyes to see. Sadly, they are too few.

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      • George Hicks says:

        carole,
        I send an Email to the Whitehouse every couple of weeks to express my gratitude for all our President is doing for us and what he, Melania and Barron are sacrificing daily for our benefit…I really hope others are doing the same occasionally. I think it’s very important he hears from Americans that they appreciate what he is doing.
        Whether you’re the President of the United States or just some hard working shlub that drags their butt out of bed and goes to work every day…we all need the occasional attaboy to keep us going.
        The sincere Merry Christmas Email to the First Family will be coming next.

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        • Attorney at Law says:

          It’s refreshing to read what you wrote and I concur George.

          Liked by 1 person

        • lanahi says:

          I sent a card to him and received an answer from him. It probably was a form letter, although it didn’t look like it. He may not have seen it, but he might have read it or the message got through somehow of the support he has. Maybe it WAS signed by hand. In any case, I intend to send more cards once in awhile, humorous, supportive, inspirational…whatever might help make that day a little better.
          President Trump
          The White House
          1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
          Washington, DC 20500

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      • Carole, that’s one of the best posts I’ve read here. I don’t think most of the people are mad at Trump that the wall isn’t built, but mad as hell that it hasn’t and are perhaps, feeling some despair.
        I think some of us can definitely support and admire PDJT but still be crushed by his lack of success. His other wins are great, but this one is for the whole ballgame. If the border is not locked down and our approach to both legal as well as illegal immigration drastically changed, it’s over. The math wins.

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      • lanahi says:

        I also have lived a long time, 76 years, and I know that often times there have been dramatic turn-arounds. Unfortunately, Obama’s was the most dramatic, up to President Trump.

        We knew going in that the deep state was powerful in all its forms and it wasn’t going to be easy. President Trump has done much in an incredibly short time. Truly it has been nothing short of a miracle. I too worry that there won’t be a worthy enough successor to carry it forward. Trump has to do it all before he leaves in six years and make sure it is so solid that it won’t easily be reversed. Tough to do! Reagan’s work was all undone in short time because he didn’t manage to solidify his gains or complete the task. Trump is far better equipped than Reagan because he is free of the political games Reagan still had to play and is not part of it. Reagan couldn’t stand outside of it. We needed an outsider with common sense and integrity.

        I see two equally equipped armies, one for good, the other for evil. Which one wins will depend on the People and how badly we want to win. I have not written the People off because I know we are getting more powerful all the time and the enemy is being undermined, partly through his own stupidity and certainly through the genius of those who lead us. But the key is still held by the People.

        Obama gave us one great gift: He showed us where we do NOT want to go and where his philosophies would take us. We’ve started to see that we don’t HAVE to go there. Trump has given us hope and hope is what it takes to get us out of the negativity we’ve felt. That’s a powerful driver.

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    • Will Hunt says:

      Everyone recognizes that Trump is constrained by the legislative branch on the wall funding issue. My disappointment in our President relates to his tacit acceptance. I expected a much greater vituperative response. We got meek capitulation.

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  13. Tom Zawistowski says:

    Sundance, when Nixon took the US off the Gold Standard in the early 1970’s the Fed changed its mandate from “stabilizing the dollar” to one intended to provide “full employment and price stability”. Prior to Nixon, the Fed called rising wages “prosperity” after the change they called rising wages “inflation”. From that point forward the income of the middle class flatlined and the income gap with the wealthy just keeps growing! Every time wages go up, the Fed increases interest rates, companies start to lay off worker and wages go down. This is CRIMINAL. The globalist controlled Federal Reserve is INTENTIONALLY keep middle class income from rising – which is why, until Trump, middle class income has actually gone DOWN over the past 25 years when adjusted for inflation. See this chart for more information: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ixmiij00ewkl1a6/FederalReserveChart.jpg?dl=0

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  14. Boots On The Ground says:

    I’m just really glad that Trump and congress were able to take care of what’s really important. Releasing drug dealers.

    Boy, how they all hopped up and got that done fast and with overwhelming majorities too.

    Once again, actual taxpayers and citizens, but most importantly Trump voters are left to scrounge around and sent money to GoFundme to try to get a goddamn wall.

    Meanwhile all the invaders are still here. Got to get those anchor babies on the dole.

    Still massive legal immigration occurring. Haven’t heard about HB-1 visas being cut off.

    Two years later, more DACA’s are eligible to vote (you know they do).

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  15. ristvan says:

    PDJT has a complicated chessboard at the moment. I see him having three good gambits after Tuesday’s Oval Office reality TV show.
    1. He rejects the bilateral CR and shuts down as he said on Friday. It won’t get better after the 116th Congress is sworn in, so could be a long haul and Repubs will carry some blame. Maybe not so good because might cause Dem USMCA backlash. He needs a majority upvote in the house, so needs some dems voting yes.
    2. He signs the CR, and then shuts down in Feb CR expires and when the Dem Congress carrys the major blame. An even longer ahutdown haul is likely. Dunno if he can unilaterally decide not to pay back paynfor nonessentials. If so, I woild make that clear in Feb. as a price Dems will pay. Better, still a bit disruptive.
    3. He waits til after the DACA ruling (almost certain strike down by June), then puts his original deal back on the table after Dems cannot go back to court for temporary relief:
    Congress gets some DACA with conditions plus a path to eventual citizenship (no criminal record, complete high school then college, or a skills certification like an appreticeship, or the military. Gets you a DACA green card. Then if still clean citizenship after 4 more years. Is fair, as DACA kids are stuck here in limbo thru no fault of their own
    In return PDJT gets full wall funding, end to chain migration, end to lottery migration, and codification of merit based legal immigration. Dem House will be between a rock and a hard place. Best move.
    Meanwhile, he uses military funds to continue strengthening the border at the most crucual points. We have already seen how concertina wire works well.

    Unlike Ann Coulter, I do not see the wall as the ‘only’ issue.

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    • Boots On The Ground says:

      “Is fair, as DACA kids are stuck here in limbo thru no fault of their own”

      They need to go back. Their parents made this decision for them. Bank robbers have children too.

      And “Build the Wall”, “Lock Her Up”, and “Drain the Swamp” are why he got elected.

      It wasn’t “Free Drug Dealers for Kim Kardashian”, “Let Honduran Brood Mares In”, and “Kabuki Theater at the Border with soldiers who can’t do anything but watch the invaders”.

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      • sDee says:

        ” path to eventual citizenship”

        “Path to Citizenship” is a dog whistle for amnesty.

        There are only two paths.

        – One initiated in the US embassy on their home soil.

        – The other is to enter illegally and then be handed amnesty for the willful crime of unlawful entry in one hand, while being handed same paperwork millions of others worked for legally in the other hand.

        “Path to Citizenship” is a dog whistle for amnesty.

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      • Attorney at Law says:

        You’ve already addressed your concerns, you’re now on repeat.

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    • Johnny AA says:

      Comments on your scenarios:
      1. Remember: PDT has canceled NAFTA in six months. If the Dems don’t support USMCA there will be no agreement.
      2. He cannot unilaterally decide not to back pay, but he can veto any bill that includes such a provision. Non-essential government workers are 90% Democrats so he shouldn’t care.
      3. Too long too wait. The reason Coulter is hard over on the immigration issue is that even if your proposed DACA “conditions” get written into law, the left will do their usual thing. They will wage all out lawfare, challenging each and every provision. The courts will reject, undermine, caveat, and water them down until they are useless. Just like they have with every attempted conditionality on any legislation that the left opposes. I’m afraid you’re a DACA dreamer, my friend. I’m guessing you have not read Coulter’s well-researched and argued book on immigration (“Adios, America”), and I would recommend you do read it. It is both frightening and infuriating.

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  16. NJ Transplant says:

    Sundance, you are absolutely right.
    I am so disgusted with these people claiming that the President promised the wall and it is all his fault. They had someone on for Howie Carr today and he was just blasting the President. Ann Coulter is also going after the President.

    The President needs our support. He is being attacked by everyone. He needs an attorney general to stick up for him in court when he tries to do what he needs to do. The congress and senate will try to block him. An attorney general who will back the administration is what he needs. And not just for the mueller fiasco.

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    • Reality says:

      Alas, PDJT can fund a complete Wall tomorrow. The military budget is his to use in the end. He apparently chooses not to.
      “the President promised the wall and it is all his fault”. Correct.

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      • Walt says:

        What part of “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law . . .” is unclear?

        The appropriations clause says that the president CAN’T just spend for what he likes unless funds are appropriated specifically for ‘what the president likes.’ There IS some such money — contingency funds — but very likely the courts would step in if the President tried to use it do do something the congress obviously didn’t want done.

        This is not Trump’s fault: He simply DOES NOT HAVE the power to build a wall regardless of what Congress wants. If we don’t like the situation WE’RE going to have to change it. We may still hope it can change within the Constitution and laws, but regardless, it’s up to us to make the change — not our President.

        He’s the Chief EXECUTIVE. He’s not a dictator and we really don’t want that kind of presidency.

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      • Walt says:

        What part of “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law . . .” is unclear?

        The appropriations clause says that the president CAN’T just spend for what he likes unless funds are appropriated specifically for ‘what the president likes.’ There IS some such money — contingency funds — but very likely the courts would step in if the President tried to use it do do something the congress obviously didn’t want done.

        This is not Trump’s fault: He simply DOES NOT HAVE the power to build a wall regardless of what Congress wants. If we don’t like the situation WE’RE going to have to change it. We may still hope it can change within the Constitution and laws, but regardless, it’s up to us to make the change — not our President.

        He’s the Chief EXECUTIVE. He’s not a dictator and we really don’t want that kind of presidency.

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        • Reality says:

          Nonsense, PDJT can genuinely declare this a defence expenditure item and action it with the military.
          What don’t you understand about the powers of the Commander in Chief?

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  17. MaineCoon says:

    Agree Sundance. I will always support President Trump. Always.

    On this CR, don’t fall for it. Shut the place down. We support you.

    As far as posters who are short sighted, can’t see beyond the end of their nose, are impatient and whine about POTUS not doing BECAUSE HE ISN’T ALLOWED TO BE A DICTATOR, I hope you at least don’t continue to vocalize such thoughts in posts. I don’t want to listen to a grown man/woman cry out loud. Enough.

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    • Lots of push back from odd places

      About a hour of Rick Roberts Low dogging the go fund fence

      He had 6 to 10 calls calling him out
      He would have none of it said could not be done with donations

      Told his call screen person that the Eashington Monument and Statue of Liberty Base both fine that way

      They did not let me on

      I tried to get o

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      • Walt says:

        Unfortunately he’s right.

        Private organizations/individuals can donate to the federal government but such donations go into the general fund and can only be used via appropriations passed by Congress — exactly the problem we have now.

        Keeping the money private would require a Build The Wall Privately Corp. to get permission from all the various owners and permitting agencies along the route, do environmental impact statements, etc., etc., and so forth, world without end. Somewhere in the process Congress or the courts would block all further action.

        This MUST be done through Congress. Meaning that it’s up to us. Trump can kick things off by declassifying all the stuff showing corruption and letting the chips fall where they may but that’s basically a bomb tossed into the chambers: It will take out as many good guys as others.

        We didn’t get in this mess in two years (more like 80). It’s going to take a few more years to get out.

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    • MostlyRight says:

      Only 999 million more to go. And that’s just for $1 billion of the $5 billion Trump wanted this year. And that’s just 10-20% of what they say it would cost to build fully.

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    • Shiny object distraction for morons……

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  18. sDee says:

    Exactly – tar and feather the SOBs.

    We live under a Globalist/Marxist regime which RULES US BECAUSE WE LET THEM.

    We are supposed to elect an Executive every four years – NOT A KING.

    We are supposed to vote out Congressmen who defy us – NOT REELECT THEM.

    In that, we failed President Trump.

    This is all our damn fault for thinking there are two political parties in America.

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  19. Reality says:

    The whole of Washington wants PDJT gone.
    The bureaucracy, media, globalist corporates, almost all of Congress and the Senate with a few exceptions at Freedom Caucus, academics, Trump’s own appointees, even some of PDJT’s own Cabinet who would prefer Pence.

    He can build the Wall with military budget money, nothing is more important.

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  20. Snowball says:

    All Trump needs to do is say no I won’t sign it. Veto. So what’s the problem? Can’t Trump say the word No?

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  21. Red says:

    I MUST go on the record here, I am mad as a hornet, but I am not mad at President Trump. I know he would build our wall ahead of schedule and under budget. He wouldn’t hesitate, in fact the wall would have been started the first day of his presidency. I am, as usual, completely feed up with the Uniparty!

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  22. phattcat says:

    Yeah, for real.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Hebo Sabe says:

    Why not? We allow it all.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Bascum says:

    Treehouse Ron, I agree with your comment @1:44 pm. You ended it by saying you hope Trump knows we support him and we are he to help. Hymnody you responded that you felt powerless to do anything. WE do not have to hope Trump knows WE have his back or sit on our hands feeling powerless! ! Warmac posted @1:49 and Lafnh2o reposted @ 2:15 pm a link to a gofundme started by Brian Kolfage. Raising money to build the wall. Here is your opportunity. It is time to take the fight to them ( progs-demrats). Pale rider you are right, they do stick together no matter what and WE need to start. Some are waiting on the Perfect person w/no flaws to show up . He ain’t coming cause he doesn’t exist. Like treehouse said he have somebody that’s keeping his promises and doing the heavy lifting. When has an elected person kept a promise in your memory. This man has showed he cares, he’s gone all in. Let’ Show him We care and have his back. All this cryin and moanin is a waste of energy or an excuse to do nothing. Another thing these demrats do is put their money where their mouth is. Will YOU? We can make up a lot of reasons not to. Trump’s not perfect , this Brian Kolfage is not perfect, it’s too close to Christmas- – – insert your reason here— . Hell I am not perfect so I will be in comfortable company. If We want this country to work , WE are going to have to roll up our sleeves , get to work and take it back. It is OUR TURN. WE can start by ponying up some dough and let THEM know WE aren’t taking their crap anymore! The Deep State are probably already on this , trying to destroy this guys character, I don’t care. Gofundme might already be planning to goof this up. I Don’t Care ! I’ll send him an Apple Pay message or whatever. Then sue Gofundme. The point is I donated $100 and called 10 friends and asked them to donate. Enough is enough. It is time to take the fight to THEM

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    • Lion2017 says:

      I just sent a donation. Enough is enough with the UniParty. I will always support President Trump! He is our voice and it is time that we show him we have his back.

      Liked by 4 people

  25. Bascum says:

    Sorry , forgot to post the link
    https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall

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  26. covfefe999 says:

    It’s kind of weird/interesting/too coincidental that EVERYONE, not just here in this forum but all over the internet and on TV is talking about how upset Trump’s base will be if he doesn’t shut down the government. It appears to be yet another planned assault by the anti-Trump faction. What a shame Ann Coulter and Rep Mark Meadows played right into it. Now we know which side they’re on. Were they paid?

    Don’t fall for it, people.

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  27. itsarickthing says:

    TRUMP = My Family

    Uni-Party = CORKSUCKERS.

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  28. simicharmed says:

    SAD..Indeed – But>>>>
    She packed my bags last night pre-flight
    Zero hour nine AM
    And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then
    I miss the earth so much I miss my wife
    It’s lonely out in space
    On such a timeless flight
    And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
    ‘Till touch down brings me round again to find
    I’m not the man they think I am at home

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  29. fred5678 says:

    I called all GOP House leadership offices EXCEPT Ryan’s (where you are UNABLE to leave a message or speak to anyone) and wished the staffer Merry Christmas and told them to send a message to the Speaker — GOOD RIDDANCE — for his broken promises and inaction on illegal immigration.

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  30. utahman says:

    I have had enough. I love President Trump but I am done. We are kidding ourselves about winning this war against the left.

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    • Beverly says:

      If the first-century Christians had had that attitude, we’d all be facing damnation.

      Time to belt up and buckle down for the hard fight. If the satanic Leftists could do their accursed Long March through our institutions, WE CAN, TOO.

      “If God be with us, who can withstand us?”

      Onward, Christian soldiers
      Marching as to war
      With the cross of Jesus
      Going on before!

      Christ the royal Master
      Leads against the foe
      Forward into battle
      See his banners go!

      Like a might army
      Moves the church of God!
      Brothers, we are treading
      Where the saints have trod!

      We are not divided
      All one body we
      One in hope and doctrine
      One in charity!

      Onward. Then, ye people!
      Join our happy throng!
      Blend with ours your voices
      In the triumph song!

      Glory laud and honour
      Unto Christ the king,
      This through countless ages
      Men and angels sing.

      Onward, Christian soldiers
      Marching as to war
      With the cross of Jesus
      Going on before!
      AMEN!

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Whatever, troll.

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    • Barbara Dienna says:

      Pray. Never give up! Vote!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • clive hoskin says:

      Make sure to look out for the door as you leave.Now Pi$$ off.

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  31. Beverly says:

    And THIS one, written by Martin Luther when he feared being burned at the stake by the Inquisition — FAR worse than anything WE face:

    A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
    Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
    For still our ancient Foe doth seek to work us woe;
    His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
    On earth is not his equal.

    Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
    Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
    Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
    Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
    And He must win the battle.

    And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
    We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us;
    The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
    His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
    One little word shall fell him.

    That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
    The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth;
    Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
    The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
    His kingdom is forever!

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  32. Beverly says:

    This is a rousing version of the mighty hymn:

    Stand strong in the Truth and the Light; and have a merry Christmas, everyone!

    Liked by 3 people

  33. Alligator Gar says:

    “To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

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    • G. Combs says:

      So we are to desert President Trump at the first sign of a bump in the road?

      I do not expect president Trump to be perfect, he is human and will make mistakes. HOWEVER I will NOT allow the COMMIES to use any little crack to pry my support away from him.

      Am I to say OH BOO HOO President Trump didn’t “….” so sit in a corner and not vote? Completely withdraw my support. Toss a temper tantrum?
      BULL FECES!

      Take your sly attempts and shove it!

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Did you not read Sundance’s article, Alligator? He wrote about misplaced anger, blaming things on Trump that aren’t Trump’s fault. Go back and read it again.

      Liked by 2 people

      • G. Combs says:

        We have zero idea of what the pros & cons are for a government shutdown at this time.

        Mulvaney as OMB would have been the one to make the preparations for a shutdown. Now he is acting Chief of Staff…

        I for one will wait to see how it is handle.

        HOWEVER since the pundits on the ‘Right’** are pushing for a shutdown, I am automatically going to think it is a MAJOR TRAP for President Trump.

        pundits on the ‘Right’** = Controlled Opposition of the left.

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      • Reality says:

        “misplaced anger” ?
        PDJT can fund the entire Wall, say $20 billion, from the $715 billion defence budget tomorrow. The $20 billion is a rounding error in such a budget. Any organisation can save the 2.8% required with no effort before lunch.

        “misplaced”, no. Not funding the Wall was a PDJT choice.

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    • Bonitabaycane says:

      Our Lion, our VSGPDJT, is fighting for MAGA, fighting for us, all alone, for the most part.

      With the disgusting, traitorous criticism, and resistance he has to put up with daily, IMO he needs our support more than ever.

      I stand with Our President 100%. I will not criticize him.

      I will continue to support him, pray for him, and appreciate him, knowing that he is fighting for us and the Country we love.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lanahi says:

      There is helpful criticism and then there is “piling on”. ANY “helpful” criticism of the president right now is piling on. Give it a break! Support him and encourage his efforts or shut up.

      Liked by 2 people

  34. SharkFL says:

    All-time great post. Thanks Sundance.

    Liked by 2 people

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