Things, that make other things, make sense…

In hindsight it is quite clear the professional political class had two approaches toward candidate Donald Trump:

♦ Approach #1 was to eliminate him: see spygate, surveillance, FBI, DOJ and CIA operations to destroy the threat etc.; the Special Counsel Mueller investigation is an ongoing continuance of that primary approach.

♦ Approach #2 was an effort involving the republican side of the deep state apparatus, who could be deployed as a controlling influence, on the inside.  [These would be the same people who earlier constructed the failed 2016 campaign ‘splitter strategy’ to help nominate Jeb Bush.]  Ongoing decepticon turnover, in opposition to the Trump policy implementation, seemingly reflects the consequences of the secondary approach.

While in charge of the transition team, Vice-President-elect Pence relied heavily on former Bush Secretary of State Condi Rice for cabinet and administration recommendations:

(Link)

Condi Rice recommended: Rex Tillerson, HR McMaster, Nikki Haley and James Mattis.

FLASHBACK – In the months prior to the September 11th, 2001 attack, Condi Rice was the National Security Adviser to President Bush:

On July 10, 2001, two months before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, then-CIA Director George J. Tenet met with his counterterrorism chief, J. Cofer Black, at CIA headquarters to review the latest on Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terrorist organization. Black laid out the case, consisting of communications intercepts and other top-secret intelligence showing the increasing likelihood that al-Qaeda would soon attack the United States. It was a mass of fragments and dots that nonetheless made a compelling case, so compelling to Tenet that he decided he and Black should go to the White House immediately.

Tenet called Condoleezza Rice, then national security adviser, from the car and said he needed to see her right away. There was no practical way she could refuse such a request from the CIA director.

For months, Tenet had been pressing Rice to set a clear counterterrorism policy, including specific presidential orders called “findings” that would give the CIA stronger authority to conduct covert action against bin Laden. Perhaps a dramatic appearance — Black called it an “out of cycle” session, beyond Tenet’s regular weekly meeting with Rice — would get her attention.  (read more)

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249 Responses to Things, that make other things, make sense…

  1. McGuffin says:

    SD & Treepers, what are your thoughts on Zinke?

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    • Mo says:

      I respect Sec. Zinke tremendously, and hope it is not too late to install Him into another Senate Cabinet approved position, if He would so want to continue to serve His country

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      • Clarence Smith says:

        No one forced PDJT to hire these Swampers. He should have known better. And yet with Barr he continues to draw water from the Bush well. His hiring decisions have been his archilles heel. He should have had Bossie, lewandowski or Bannon fill positions.

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        • paulraven1 says:

          Very shallow and poisoned talent pool from within government. That chummy picture makes me ill. Not surprised they’re linked to Pence.

          Stephen Miller should have been the consigliere on all hiring.

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        • ezpz2 says:

          Not Bannon. He’s a backstabber.

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        • Actually he was forced… if no one can get FBI back ground checks performed… what is one left to do?

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        • Edith Wenzel says:

          Nikki Haiey is anything but a Swamper. I nominate her to run for President in 2024, not one of the other swampers. Bannon is in trouble with the courts so he wouldn’t have been a good choice. I like Lewandowski, but he does better as leader of The Great American Pac.

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        • nuthinmuffin says:

          correct, and he has an enormous talent to wield it effectively…me not so much.

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        • yucki says:

          The appointments were stinkers.
          We WATCHED for nearly half this President’s term.
          The advice the President got and acted upon was lousy.

          I don’t have the answer.
          But I certainly feel entitled to state the obvious.

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        • MAJA says:

          I wish and want,but mostly watch in amazment at what this great man is doing and how he does it. He doesn’t care about the dems compromise garbage. Ain’t gonna happen. I think hes going to unload something huge on the Pelosi Schumer progressive cabal. He just set them up beautifully.

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        • rsanchez1990 says:

          Bannon? You remember President Trump called him Sloppy Steve right?

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          • Jimmy Jack says:

            I really question the support of Bannon here and suspect paid disinformation agents are making many of these comments. We know for a fact this is a tactic going on to split conservatives before the 2020 election.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          Kaiser Derden, I agree with you. Our President is unique and we have been exposed for decades to detritus/politicians. He has plans for us dating back many, many years and is now slowly (not really slow) but surely MAGA. He makes promises and he keeps them. He talks to people and gets input. The fact that Obama and other presidents released several employees doesn’t seem to resonate that Trump is and can do the same. You start out with some and then find with time that you need someone else to take over, or you just get them outright fired, i.e., Amoroso(sp) who was obviously doing the wrong things and thinking she was special. As to the military two, military always like more military and wars, etc. so they can be more relevant. They were good military men, but Trump knows we want our men and women back here after so many years and so many of men and women killed or cripple and all because the idea was to help these MD people to settle their own problems. None has ever paid us to be there,and we must there are two muslim groups who have fought each other for centuries and it won’t stop with us there. We have helped so much while I remember the French Foreign Legion creating problems there,and then England and we don’t see them sending lots of their militaries to clean up the messes they made. However, I guess we could say karma has caught up with them but I feel for the people and not the politicians. Trump has yet to fail us, so buck up and wait for the next big move!

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        • dallasdan says:

          All the wisdom the President brought to his new job was not adequate to navigate the swamp. He asked for help and was repeatedly stabbed in the back, and this continues today. The villains are many and aggressively hostile toward both him and the best interests of the country.

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        • Issy says:

          Unfortunately, not having built up a base of loyal political types necessary to staff a new administration Trump was forced to take advice from others. The fact they had to be confirmed by the establishment senate was a challenge. He and maybe Pence thought by appointing some of the republican loyalists he would gain some support for his agenda. He underestimated the visceral disdain for him and the naive belief they cared about the country being successful and would see the benefit to the party of supporting him. I am not sure the campaign people would have done a better job of the appointments as they would have had trouble getting them confirmed. He was also unaware of the forces in the government that had been set in force to undermine him by the democrats. (Insurance Policy) You are correct many of the appointments were damaging but considering the forces arrayed against him he continued the fight instead of surrendering to them.

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        • aarmad says:

          Barr is suspect for sure, as others should have been. They talk Barr up as they did with Wray, mueller, and others.. You know the: served their country with honor, or they are the most ethical and honest on the planet. etc. All of which may be true, but isn’t! It is still the creep of the swampers. Maybe Barr will be different, but I am not optimistic.

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        • Jimmy Jack says:

          Bannon? You need to do much more research if you still think Bannon is a good guy or a Trump supporter. He’s dirty.

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        • MGBSE says:

          …except….maybe by bringing in these RINORAT Bush globalists, Trump is gleaning information from them while exposing them as his enemy from within – before he dumps them…let’s face it, the majority of the “experienced” limited people he must choose from are anti-Trump.

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          • dallasdan says:

            Unfortunately, appointing known/suspected antagonists is a strategy for failure.

            I agree that the “recruiting pool” is shallow and dirty. It is understandable why successful patriots may be very reluctant to expose themselves, their success in the business world, and the well-being of their families to the risks of supporting the President at a high-profile level. The deep state is successful at delivering messages via dead fish wrapped in newspaper.

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    • Deb says:

      This post is about rhinos in the WH, so bringing up cabinet members is on topic.

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    • Secretary Zinke is a patriot who did a tremendous job of ripping public lands from government’s stifling control and opening them up to the public for recreation and exploration.

      But during the timeframe of SD’s article here, he was a Commander in the US Navy in charge of 3,500 special forces in the Arabian peninsula so I’m sure he was very much involved in Bush’s war on terror.

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  2. Paco Loco says:

    …then trillions of dollars and thousands of lives were wasted to appease the Militarial Indistrial Complex’s need for WAR. Bottom line, Facisim on a grand scale.

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    • Dogstar_K9 says:

      If you think President Trump spent money to appease the Military-Industrial complex was appeasing, you weren’t paying attention.

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      It’s amazing to me that so many ‘progressives, snowflakes et al hate the President. Most of them have no concept of the Globalists but President Trump is the biggest “Dove” in my lifetime. You’d think they’d want that. Stupid.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        They’re all fools, sheep, lost souls. They can’t think for themselves. In fact Trump should be the most prized president in their lifetimes. He’s done more for the underclass, and will end doing more for peace, than the sum total of all their idiotic false idols.

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        • J Bird says:

          What I marvel at is how President Trump sets the MSM off so easily, exposing their vulnerablity, lack of self control & professionalism. All the while accusing him of their own traits. The lives were in a dither for two days over a Presidential address to the nation, like Trump needed approval from them. Bunch of control freaks!

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      • snarkybeach says:

        the same leftists believe that Obama was the ultimate “peace” President even though he was responsible for many conflicts under his watch.

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        • swampratterrier says:

          Obama got ambassadors murdered………

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          • snarkybeach says:

            there is a list of people that died during the Bush years. All are foreigners that worked for US embassies and the left thinks that equals Amb. Stevens and the other three patriots. they never have an answer for why Obama & Hillary left them out to die.

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          • jebg46 says:

            Obama/Hillary killed Gadafi further destabilizing the region then got us into Syria too, huge mission creep.

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            • MGBSE says:

              …and put / financed the muslim brotherhood to takeover Egypt…now replaced…but not before tens of thousands of innocent Egyptians were murdered.

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          • Linda K. says:

            Obama let ISIS loose in Iraq and eventually, in Syria. They raped, tortured, murdered and destroyed ancient sites, while Obama said “It will take a long time to get rid of Dasch, ” because he wanted them to get Ahsad in Syria out of power. Cynical and cold.
            Trump wants us out of Syria. George P suggested Cypress would be a better place and use for our troops.Where are the Cabinet members and Intelligence people to support this President? I don’t know, but if Pence ever becomes President, we will know corruption has won.

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        • J Bird says:

          Obama who couldn’t stand up to his red line, bombed seven countries, more than any previous President: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan

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      • nuthinmuffin says:

        he’s like a dove flying with a hand grenade…kind of the equivalent of “walk quietly and carry a big stick”

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        • Carrie2 says:

          nuthiknmuffin, and that Pope has always been my favorite and he was right in how to handle a lot stuff. And I agree that is what Trump does and does it with finesse.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        This is driving me nuts w the libertarians. The refusal to acknowledge Trump is putting their war policies into action.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Kind of almost makes you think they wanted it to happen?
      Nah.

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      • Blind no longer says:

        And then we got the Patriot Act…so they could spy on us legally.

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        • smurfette says:

          Thinking him an innocent pawn of deep state, I recently watched GWB Jr for the first time on video when he received news about the Twin Towers. His reaction is completely bizarre for a tragedy of such surprise and epic proportions. He goes back to his book and actually sneaks a peek from the corner of his eyes at the kindergarten teacher to see if she is watching him or something.

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          • JX says:

            I understand wanting to avoid upsetting children, but he should have excused himself. Multiple hijacked planes, NYC under attack, military HQ under attack, gee… I’ll read about my pet goat while the United States of America is under attack.

            It’s an understatement to say he was derelict in his duty.

            His bullhorn on The Pile was a ray of hope. Then he squandered it by attacking Afghanistan rather than the perps, his pals: Saudi Arabia.

            The Republicans are totally dead to me. They are the same as the DemComs. Trump is our last chance.

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            • swampratterrier says:

              That was the ” sneak look ” to see if he was getting away with it.

              Snark

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            • Issy says:

              Bush and his policies gave us obama.

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            • Jimmy Jack says:

              That bullhorn on the pile moment is what got me voting Bush. Every Republican vote since that has been regrettable – McCain & Romney. Trump may save the Republican Party and right it’s course yet. If not it’s dead to me.

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            • MGBSE says:

              Bush43 is not a Republican…he is a RINORAT establishment, globalist who is perfectly comfortable with Clinton and Obama…I continue to be stunned at the endless betrayals to America by these three traitors.

              Barbara Bush told Jeb that 2016 was not a good time for him to run for President and he ignored her…now we know Bush43 ignored Tenent.

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          • Jimmy Jack says:

            It’s GHWB. That’s who we should be looking at.

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        • DoggyDaddy says:

          Hey, Blind-no-longer…the Patriot Act was followed up with the October 2013 Strategic Landpower White Paper (authors: Odierno – Army Chief of Staff, Amos – Commandant of the Marine Corps, & McRaven – Commander US Special Operations Command) which described the concept of mastering the “human domain.” Read it, if you haven’t already. [http://www.arcic.army.mil/app_Documents/Strategic-Landpower-White-Paper-28OCT2013.pdf ]

          With phrases such as “human domain” and “human objective,” it seems quite clear to me that the most conducive environment for the US military to perform the mission of mastering the human domain is within our own borders where it can provide support and stability to civil authorities (Deep State Swamp denizens), work with civilians (SJWs & NPCs…as Orwell put it, “the amateur spies, and nosers-out of unorthodoxy”) to gain their trust and understand the local situation (locals providing intelligence on neighbors, co-workers, family members), and conduct operations to defeat insurgents (an armed citizenry).

          Many people think that the military could not swiftly disarm the American public, citing the two longest and most unsuccessful military engagements in American history (Afghanistan and Vietnam) against dedicated local populations with less sophisticated firepower and training. But I would argue that we should think JADE HELM (military exercise conducted in the Western states from July-September 2015): “They’re [the US military] going to set up cells of people and test how well they’re able to move around without getting too noticed in the community. They’re testing their abilities to basically blend in with the local environment and not stand out and blow their cover.” – Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Texas. It’s hard for me to imagine how US soldiers can “blend in with the local environment and not stand out” anywhere else in the world. Think about it — how do they blend in Iraq? Afghanistan? anywhere in the Middle East? How do they not stand out in Asia? South America? Even in Europe…have any of you who were stationed in Europe ever played spot the American in a crowded European city? — it’s so simple to do. It just seems clear that the plan and the training is set for domestic counterinsurgency operations to neutralize an armed citizenry.

          Would our soldiers fight against us? Sure they would — unfortunately, we have a long history of that happening. We know that some of our greatest West Point military heroes (MacArthur, Eisenhower, Patton) unhesitatingly used bayonets and tanks against tens of thousands of unarmed American veterans and their families in DC, including some with whom they served in WWI (one veteran attacked in DC had saved the life of Patton in WWI), in the so-called Bonus War of 1932. In 1957 we saw Ike deploy the 101st Airborne to Little Rock in his words to “avoid anarchy” as the NY Times headline reported.

          In our current political climate where half the country has gone fruit loop (supporting Bernie, HRC, Beto, electing AOC, etc.) and with the ability of the government and its hi-tech partners to spy on us, with the military plans and domestic exercises in place to master the “human domain,” and with the increasing assault on not just the Second Amendment but the First Amendment too, it is not inconceivable to think a “progressive” President would bring the full force of the US military to disarm and subjugate the citizenry. I, for one, did not laugh at Calif. Dem. Congressman Swalwell; I took him seriously when he suggested using America’s nuclear arsenal against gun owners. It’s where we could be (or perhaps would be if HRC had been elected); and that’s scary!

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          • Jimmy Jack says:

            Will read. Ty. You’re analysis is spot on despite its seeming outlandishness. We have to be aware of this possibility and yes I agree the prog left is not joking one bit when they say such things. It’s being repeated by all of them which shows it’s a talking point from above.

            The left is dangerous and becoming more so as they get these loons into office. Remember who it was that shot up an Alexandria baseball field full of freedom causcus Congress members.

            And don’t forget the successful gun confiscations during Katrina. If we can’t admit it’s possible we do t be prepared to fight if.

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            • MGBSE says:

              Yes…were the Katrina gun confiscations per federal mandate or state mandate?
              I ask because it is hard to believe the dumb and dumber team of blanco & nagin could have pulled that off.

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          • Blind no longer says:

            Thanks for the info doggy daddy!

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I’m afraid we’re getting closer to this being the truth and it’s stomach turning.

        I trust Trump and can’t help but think back to his interviews about WTC back when it happened.

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    • Kaiser Derden says:

      silly child … go back to your coloring book …

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      You need to review the definition of facism. None of that was to benefit the US. It was to line the pockets of the globalists and Uniparty. That’s not facism.

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  3. Derangement Syndrome says:

    This was apparent as soon as those bush-ites were selected to his administration.

    The swamp is about 1,000 ft. deep, apparently, impossible to drain. Bolton needs to be launched next.

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  4. Mo says:

    Neocons be dammed. The good news is one by one the President has been rooting them out. Bolton may be next, or He may be a tool wielded by the President to be Bad cop to Sec. Pompeo good cop, time will tell. It seems the strategy, proposed here of assigning responsbility of the regions problems regarding Syria, and middle east in general, is progressing swimmingly, despite hiccups from the neocon and coc groups.

    Thanks Sundance

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  5. mopar2016 says:

    Dubya decided in 2005 that it was time to erase the borders of the US.
    He had Condi Rice leading the charge for the “North American Union”.
    They wanted to turn us into one big garbage dump with Canada and Mexico.
    I don’t trust any of the globalist trash.

    http://humanevents.com/2006/06/28/bush-administration-erases-us-borders-with-mexico-and-canada/

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  6. Deb says:

    “As they all knew, a coherent plan for covert action against bin Laden was in the pipeline, but it would take some time. In recent closed-door meetings the entire National Security Council apparatus had been considering action against bin Laden, including using a new secret weapon: the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, that could fire Hellfire missiles to kill him or his lieutenants. It looked like a possible solution, but there was a raging debate between the CIA and the Pentagon about who would pay for it and who would have authority to shoot.”

    This sounds like a pissing contest between the CIA and the Pentagon hindered the process, and then years later the CIA tried to blame Bush and Rice. I’m not saying there wasn’t a lack of leadership, I’m just saying I don’t trust Tenet. I’m too jaded to trust anything related to the CIA at this point. I never liked Condi or Bush, but there’s enough blame and incompetence to go around surrounding 9/11.

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  7. woohoowee says:

    And so they blamed 9/11 on Jamie Gorelick. Quite the convenient scapegoat she was.

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  8. Blind no longer says:

    Establishment HACKS, making sure they kept a rope around MAGA…look for this crew to challenge President Trump shortly…just like Romney! Sickening bastards-one and all!

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    • InAz says:

      @ Blind No Longer

      👍👍

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Romney will be working inside Senate to form coalitions to fight Trump from the only branch of Congress we now control. They’ve also got their people on SCOTUS – Roberts and I suspect Kavanaugh (maybe the confirmation fiasco red pilled him, idk).

      I’m wondering who they’ll run as independents to split the vote for DEMs. Romney Ryan again? Kasich? What does Pence do? I’d guess hold the line where he is.

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  9. noswamp says:

    Pence and others like GOP comm dir., Rence and others set Trump up with neo-cons galor.
    Remember when Rosenstein resigned and Rence among others urged Trump to rehire him?

    Truly sickening to read this about Rice, but it does not surprise me. Some neocons are still in the Cabinet folks! They are still there. Starting with McConnell’s wife. These folks are not to be trusted. As Bush 2 even said: “Fool me once, uh em, he hem, shame on you, ahem, hum, fool me twice……..and a and a, and a fool once fooled never fooled again!!!!!

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  10. Gadsden says:

    I don’t trust Pence..toe’s the establishment line too much.

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  11. jambo says:

    “Approach #1 was to eliminate him: see spygate, surveillance, FBI, DOJ and CIA operations to destroy the threat ”
    And yet they have nothing.

    They spied on the campaign, put the unlimited resources of the US intelligence services to investigate everything President Trump has ever done or anything anyone connected to him has ever done and they still have nothing.

    Is there any other political candidate that would not be behind bars given that level of scrutiny?

    Hillary damn sure would be.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      “Is there any other political candidate that would not be behind bars given that level of scrutiny? Hillary damn sure would be.”

      That is naive. They know exactly everything she has done, and yet she is ALWAYS spared from justice.

      For that matter, “they” know the truths about 0bama, members of Congress, and other assorted players. This dirt is known as leverage, and is used for compliance.

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  12. JohnCarlsosn says:

    While in charge of the transition team, Vice-President-elect Pence relied heavily on former Bush Secretary of State Condi Rice for cabinet and administration recommendations”

    That explains a lot as that woman was, and is, a disaster. The case against her is almost endless. The following is a mere smidgen of it.

    Condi Rice’s “foreign policy philosophy” is to see the whole world through the prism of her childhood through her adolescence in Jim Crow Birmingham. That’s about it. She is a classic case of arrested development. She sees muslims as the blacks of the world and hence is totally deaf, dumb and blind to islam. She is one of the main influences in getting thousands of American troops dead or missing limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan for nothing achieved even remotely worth the price.

    Condi Rice: “I believe that there could be no greater legacy for America than to help to bring into being a Palestinian (terror) state for a people who have suffered too long, who have been humiliated (by the nasty Jews and for no reason at all) too long, who have not reached their potential for too long, and who have so much to give to the international community and to all of us (Give what? More suicide bomber kids? The extermination of Israel?).”

    And no greater legacy for America? This woman, who pressured Israel into holding elections in Gaza that gave Hamas power, is either beyond stupid or a dangerous psycho.

    Condi Rice”: “I know what it is like to hear to that you cannot go on a road or through a checkpoint because you are Palestinian. I understand the feeling of humiliation and powerlessness.”

    She acts like she doesn’t even know why the checkpoints are there … … or doesn’t care. This woman was and is a disaster.

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    • Kent says:

      …what is the common thread?

      Condi rice?

      Susan rice?

      “Barack Obama”…

      ..most every hire of the bammy admin…

      ……so many many others…

      What is the common thread…???

      One-half..or so…what?

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    • Logger says:

      Excellent point and well stated. I never made that connection. Early trauma that distorts her view of the world, which is fine if you’re writing books in academia, but have no place in maintaining our posture on the world stage.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      “I believe that there could be no greater legacy for America than to help to bring into being a Palestinian state for a people who have suffered too long,”

      —That is really sweet. Too bad the other Middle East and Arab nations, covering 95% of the geography, don’t feel the same way. Because they could in a flash set up this “homeland” she speaks of, if they felt the same way.

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      • Issy says:

        I feel really stupid. I never liked her and thought she was overrated, but I didn’t know she said that.

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        • PoCoNoMo says:

          It’s ok. It gets like that for me, too. Getting educated is one of the reasons I come here. Not long ago, I was gung-ho for Mattis. Until I started reading SD and the readers comments. I then realized my “Mattis ALL the way” stand was based completely upon emotions.
          It was the same with me & Tillerson, Gowdy, and Hailey. Tillerson I didn’t know wasn’t fully supportive of Trumps’ policies, Gowdy I rooted for til he supported Trump presenting himself to Mueller for an ‘interview’, and Hailey I thought was great until her crappy resignation timing.
          There have been other times like that, and with each realization made I marvel again, how strong and courageous is, our president Trump!

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          • Jimmy Jack says:

            On the upside each deception will make you more critical moving forward.

            Mattis was a big disappointment for me too. I’d been on the fence about Kelly but I had high hopes for Mattis especially bc we are a Marine family through and through. I am now concerned about what is going on with the USMC, what pc policies put into place that will jeopardize our Marines and our national security.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      John C, let’s be truthful – many of us never even heard all this garbage because we still were trusting way too much. After 9/11 we became more involved and informed. Yet, we still allowed our Congress employees to continue working against as well as Bush and Obama, and only now we have eyes wide open and will not allow the deep state (which is small now, and I believe)/globalists/democrat communists/stupid RINOS and GOPe are a wee bit desperate but now too late to do good and that is why I think we should close down this Congress, lock the doors and keep the keys. Let them go back to their home states to see if they can be accepted to work there or other better persons are hired, state sets salary and any benefits, and business by real time LIVE videos, and we keep video copies to make sure they are not going against our country in any way. If the state wants communist democrats to work for them, fine but that will not affect the whole country, as we will have non-communists working for most of the other states. No more in DC to congregate and screw us again and again. If they are the Legislature, then they don’t need useless committees, and can legislate and economically we have to approve where our money is spent, i.e., the majority of Americans do not want the PP so why are we supporting them? We don’t need weird stuff happening and our money paid for them as they have nothing to do with our economy except to get our money and run with it. Likewise no loans to any corporation, or persons that for sure we will never get paid back.
      It is up to us to stop, think and stop criticizing every darn little thing of Trump or those who work (we hope) with him in being the CEO of this country. Businesswise, he is the top. As an employer he also needs who,what and when with employees. Remember, his businesses have 32K workers who have been with him for decades. He sleeps little and works hard and long hours for us and we need to be there to help him as he alone cannot do it all! Blathering solves nothing, but prepared for action is important for each of us to save our Republic. Sorry, I write a lot, but was a teacher and worked years in law so bear with me.

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    • PoCoNoMo says:

      “Until you recognize that Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion you will never come to grips with it.” Ret. Admiral James A “Ace” Lyons Sep 13, 2015

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      • PoCoNoMo says:

        Not sure how my post ended up here, but it was meant to go in reply to:
        JohnCarlsosn says:
        January 8, 2019 at 8:24 pm

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I say that all the time! Now that I can put a name to it maybe it will be taken more seriously. Ty.

        I usually say it’s a supremecist political ideology masquerading as a religion but movement is more accurate to what we are seeing, at least those of us paying attention are seeing.

        The stealth jihad is very real and pervasive through America especially through lawfare and claiming victim status. The latest elected Muslim congresswomen should be an eye opener bc they’re well organized and executing a specific strategy.

        Threatening to impeach a sitting president without legal cause while calling him a MFer while using her Muslim faith as a hedge against criticism. I’d say it’s unbelievable but a lot of us saw this coming.

        Pence wasn’t too outraged about this either btw.

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      I hadn’t thought about Condi exactly like this but you’re right. Critical theory is the underpinning of this thought process you’ve described.

      The worldview of Muslims as being inherent victims bc of race (illogical, I know, but pervasive) is dangerous. Obama’s stance that Islam is not an existential threat to America confirms for me that it is an existential threat to America.

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  13. Dutchman says:

    Its funny how there has been a LOT written about the “Imperial Presidency”, meaning increases in Executive authority.

    Actually, as we are seeing, there has been a much greater increase in DEEP STATE “authority”, sometimes mistaken for executive authority.

    One aspect is the # of Presidential appointments which require Senate confirmation. Its not just Cabinet officers, oh those heading up Departments. It now goes,down multiple levels, within the buerocracy.

    So, an additional hurdle for any prospective appointee, is “can they be confirmed?”, and ANY President coming in would be given a choice of THIS deep stater, or THIS deep stater, and if he dared to suggest someone not on ‘the list’, amongst other objections would be “oh, they could never get confirmed”.

    The,deep state,has 6 ways,from Sunday, to maintain their control.

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    • Gadsden says:

      Right, people babble on about how Trump has all this power to do this or that, but in many cases, he doesn’t. The authority is often times delegates to a Principal Officer who is confirmed by the Senate. They usually have full autonomy to act as they see fit. In Obama’s case this wasn’t a problem as he appointed people who were 100% loyal to him. Trump on the other hand didn’t have a huge network of allies to pull from and had to dip into, so he had to hire UniParty people. And here we are. 😦

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      • Kent says:

        …damn shame the resistance he is up against….the sad part is that the entrenched bureaucrats do not care about the good of our nation..their own nation…they only care about their agenda and their hold upon power…

        The obstructive headwinds faced by PDJT are enormous…God bless him……

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Others here are much more knowledgeable about divisions of power.
        Gadsen’s comment above made me think about Obama’s fondness
        for “Czars”. Was that system implemented to erase accountability?

        That is, was it put in place so that they’d answer to no one except
        Bathhouse and the approved swamp types?

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      • Issy says:

        Exactly, I have said the same thing but not as well or succinct as you did.

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    • dallasdan says:

      Their experience has made them very skilled and successful in obstructing the President.

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  14. Zorro says:

    Clowns to the left of Trump, Jokers to the right…

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Zorro, and he knows how to play them like a violin and they are not even aware of that. Trump is a very unique man with scads of working with those for and those against him, the value of money, how he has hired and kept for years good employees. He is doing nothing different from previous presidents, but what he does is far superior and worthwhile to us and our country than any of them, say since Geo. Washington because after him the politicking started up. I pray for him and his family every day as well as for our Republic of freedom and rights. Lived/worked under socialism and we allowed many in Congress to be elected socialists. My spouse escaped communism, and we allowed many in Congress, mostly democrats to elected. Joe McCarthy warned us but we could not believe anyone would want to destroy this precious Republic God gave us. Ignorance in the long run is not bliss. We are the Government and these 3 depts. are employees and we need to take back the reins and command. Use our power! because we are many more than any of them, deep state or the 3 departments given to us by our Founding dox. Speaking of documents, I pray soon Trump will bring out O’s documents if they haven’t already been stolen burned to continue to hire his is not a valid citizen but was a great puppet, just like our non-pope Francis.

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  15. JohnCarlson says:

    While in charge of the transition team, Vice-President-elect Pence relied heavily on former Bush Secretary of State Condi Rice for cabinet and administration recommendations”

    That explains a lot as that woman was, and is, a disaster. The case against her is almost endless. The following is a mere smidgen of it.

    Condi Rice’s “foreign policy philosophy” is to see the whole world through the prism of her childhood through her adolescence in Jim Crow Birmingham. That’s about it. She is a classic case of arrested development. She sees muslims as the blacks of the world and hence is totally deaf, dumb and blind to islam. She is one of the main influences in getting thousands of American troops dead or missing limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan for nothing achieved even remotely worth the price.

    Condi Rice: “I believe that there could be no greater legacy for America than to help to bring into being a Palestinian (terror) state for a people who have suffered too long, who have been humiliated (by the nasty Jews and for no reason at all) too long, who have not reached their potential for too long, and who have so much to give to the international community and to all of us (Give what? More suicide bomber kids? The extermination of Israel?).”

    And no greater legacy for America? This woman, who pressured Israel into holding elections in Gaza that gave Hamas power, is either beyond stupid or a dangerous psycho.

    Condi Rice”: “I know what it is like to hear to that you cannot go on a road or through a checkpoint because you are Palestinian. I understand the feeling of humiliation and powerlessness.”

    She acts like she doesn’t even know why the checkpoints are there … … or doesn’t care.

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  16. nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

    It would seem that “offering the olive branch” is an important component in the Art of War/Art of the Deal. And President Trump has not only offered the branch, and has done a number of things meant to heal the divide with the “professional republicans”. Unfortunately for folks like me and our Constitution, the only “offering” they seem ready to accept is the Presidents figurative “head on a platter”.

    But at some point, one must be not only willing, but ready and determined to use that “olive branch” to restore Good Orderly Direction.

    Perhaps we will find out how determined President Trump is to use that branch to reign in the unruly children. That may also be the time that I will have to “put my money where my mouth is” as well.

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  17. Ivehadit says:

    Deep State and Deep Shiv…

    2019 is the year we start anew! We love you, Mr. President, and we are praying for you and your family 24/7/365! THANK YOU, SIR for all you are doing for us!
    xxxooo

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    • Blind no longer says:

      Amen!!!! AND AMEN!!! Greatest President ever!

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Ditto that, I’ve!
      Gym
      In selecting cabinet members an outsider would have to rely on recomendations. Some, like Zinke and Pompeo, are smash hits. Some are bad fits, Tillerson, being an example.

      As this President has learned the players and the swamp, he has made better decisions with each selection. That indicates he is listening to more suitable advice.

      PDJT has been outstanding in correcting less than stellar choices.
      His direct and blunt speech on the wall this evening, was another example of his approach to problem solving in the face of petulant opposition. This man’s instincts are phenomenal and he learns rapidly.

      I think we ought to sit back and see what moves he makes next.

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      • Issy says:

        None so disastrous as jeff sessions. He not only hurt Trump but the country as well. I have considered him a duplicitous jerk since he recused himself and turned the doj over to rosenstein. I’ve heard he is pondering on running for his old senate seat. I don’t know if that is true, but he is just what is not needed back in the swampy senate.

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  18. As the Romney op-ed in the WaPo revealed .. GOPe has not leaned, will not change, cannot let go, won’t admit their culpability and are determined to regain power for Club DC.

    GOPe would like power for themselves but are willing to help the Democrat Party win if that’s what it takes to stop the Trump Revolution and U.S. Their Globalist World Order depends on it.

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  19. Danimal28 says:

    3,000 people die on 9/11 and not one federal govt employee loses their job. Nuff said. Swamp.

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  20. smurfette says:

    What an interesting photo in retrospect.

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  21. JohnCarlson says:

    “Condi Rice recommended: Rex Tillerson, HR McMaster, Nikki Haley and James Mattis.”

    All disasters, except Haley, I guess anyway.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Dogstar_K9 says:

      I guess Haley rose to the occasion, the others didn’t. I guess.

      Liked by 1 person

    • keeler says:

      I fail to see how Tillerson, who served during the successful diplomatic reset with Saudi Arabia and the lesser Gulf States as well as during the opening phases of the North Korean/China reset, and Mattis, who oversaw the mortal drubbing ISIS received in Mosul and Raqqa, were disasters. They are at least on par with Haley’s performance.

      Clearly President Trump felt both men needed to be replaced and there is no reason or point in denying both men gave the media fuel to criticize their boss as they exited the White House, but neither of those facts negates their accomplishments. Nor does the possibility they were Bush/Neo-Con plants. We should remember both the good and the bad.

      Were there better choices? Probably. Could those other choices have accomplished more? Probably. Are there legitimate points to criticize both Tillerson and Mattis? Absolutely. However, as with Haley, the President probably squeezed as much productivity out of both men as possible. After realizing they had done all they were capable of or willing to, he asked them to leave.

      In hindsight, Tillerson, Mattis, and Haley were far more helpful in executing the MAGA agenda than Preibus, (Obamacare repeal) McMaster (immigration), and the terribly disappointing Jeff “MAGA” Sessions (everything).

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      I don’t see, given his performance in restocking the military, and slaughtering ISIS, that Mattis was a bad pick. He was not the right leader for the next phase. Happens frequently in business and other organizations.

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  22. Arthur says:

    Approach #3 :
    Squeeze from him everything the RINO’s wanted, mostly corporate tax-cuts.
    Give him little or nothing in return until and unless he really, really pushes back. Maybe he never will because he’s maybe weak, or clumsy, or doesn’t have any strategy, or doesn’t care, or he’s clueless. Worth trying.

    Evidence shows all 3 approaches worked like a charm. I guess beyond their expectations.

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  23. aj says:

    Wait, don’t forget the FBI’s screwups in the lead up to 911.

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  24. Monticello says:

    Oh my word!

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  25. Bullseye says:

    McMaster in a sport coat at a ballgame, what a stiff !
    I know I missed the point..again

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  26. JohnCarlson says:

    Jewish World Review Oct. 28, 2005 / 25 Tishrei, 5766
    Understanding Condi By Diana West

    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1005/west102805.php3?printer_friendly

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    • JohnCarlson says:

      In this worldview, it’s not, say, the 700,000 casualties of the Civil War plus one assassinated president who redeemed that original sin of slavery, but rather the civil rights movement that helped overturn Southern segregation laws a century later. Indeed, it was only at this relatively late date, if I’m reading Ms. Rice’s words correctly, that America could finally sally forth as a “true champion of democracy”—which makes you wonder who it was who went to Belleau Wood in 1918, St Lo in 1945, and Chosin Reservoir in 1950.

      The implication seems clear: American democracy wasn’t all that much to be proud of until the civil rights leaders Ms. Rice calls the “impatient patriots” — Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, for instance — came along. This supports one of her main policy points; namely, that even in America “democratization is a long and difficult process, not a singular event.” So much for the miracle at Philadelphia.

      Such a view of American unexceptionalism makes it perfectly okay to support other “impatient patriots” (her phrase again) in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Palestinian Authority. They, like our Founders, she might say, permit anti-democratic tendencies to mar their nascent democracies (sharia on the books, bomb-toting terrorists on the ballots), but no one should balk. Only “cynics,” as Ms. Rice said—the same people she said “once believed that blacks were unfit for democracy”—argue “that the people of the Middle East, perhaps because of their color or their creed or their culture or even perhaps because of their religion, are somehow incapable of democracy.”

      In this mix ‘n’ match take on history, facts about clashing belief systems have no place, and fears for freedom under sharia are “cynical” or worse. But when debate is stopped cold by pushing the hot buttons of racism and bigotry, realpolitik gives way to feelpolitik—maybe the ultimate doctrine of pre-emption.
      Diana West, who s/b the next Secretary of Defense

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      • MAJA says:

        Condi is correct that they are capable but they just don’t want it. Typical progressive belief that their want is greater than nature or culture, especially muslim culture.

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    • yucki says:

      Terrific article, John, thank-you.

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  27. Me says:

    And I remember Rice saying that they would have moved heaven and earth to prevent the attack if they had had any prior Intel.

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  28. Will says:

    At what point does our President realize what he’s up against, and just go full scorched earth on the swamp? Full declass, damn whatever obstruction charge Rosenstein can come up with, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. He has to realize by now he can’t win or uncover all of the numerous crimes of the prior administration by fighting conventionally. SD has outlined how he’s seemingly boxed in, and I get that, but if I were in his shoes I’d be sorely tempted to go scorched earth. The “letter which shall not be named” thing has proved to be a nothing-burger, so my last remaining hope is that President Trump has the balls to go full declass (and leaks it all out if the various swamp guardians throw up declass roadblocks). That’s how the left would do it, so play by their “rules”. #Rant_over.

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    • JohnCarlson says:

      I’m with you. Of course, saying to go scorched earth is easy for us to say as we wouldn’t be on the receiving end of all the blow back.

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      • Will says:

        A good point, and maybe he doesn’t want his extended family put at any potential risk. After all, he does still have the “F**k it, I’m still a billionaire” walk away option.

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        • MAJA says:

          I think he’ll do a major targeted blast. The anti border wall people are looking pretty anti American right now, and it’s getting worse. Give it 24 or 48 hrs, it’s going to fester, people will be talking about their brother, friends sister, and on and on. This is such a huge pr blunder for the resistance. PDJT comes from the heart with solid values that match everyday Americans love of family. They do not understand his (or anyones) genuine concern and care for people. The disconnect is so apparent, so blatant. They cannot stop it, it has too much energy. Their insanity is on full display.

          Do you think PDJT will capitulate on any of the MAGA agenda items? I hope you don’t lose faith given all the evidence, but whatever your position is, you have to hand it to this amazing man for taking on the sacred cows of our time and magnifying what we’ve all been despondent about for years, decades. The revolutionary patriots were ready for freedom, but they needed their Washington. We are ready and we have our amazing lion, President Trump.

          Pelosi s face in the press conference was frozen. She is scared out of her gourd. I have never seen her face so wooden and a complete lack of gesturing. She’s always wildly and awkwardly flapping her arms and mouth, speaking of which, not one weird grimace. She is so tightly wrapped right now and when she explodes, watch out! Just my opinion, could be wrong 🙄

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    • EJ says:

      The problem with full scorched earth is that the deep state may attack his kids. That is the only thing I think keeping him from doing it.

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  29. jebg46 says:

    Enemies from within! The GOPe is despicable going against the voters. Their arrogance is beyond reason. How dare they try to destroy the one person who can restore our great nation,MAGA-KAG.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Kate says:

      Jebg46, of course they (the uni-party GOP) hate the voters because we are not the elites, I don’t think we mean much to them except only during elections and money raising for their elections.

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  30. MaineCoon says:

    Who a person socializes with tells a lot. More pictures like this would be worth looking at.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blind no longer says:

      They were probably plotting their next Deep State move against President Trump! Very unlikely combo for a football game…even if it was the National Championship! The game was good political cover.

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  31. Interesting. Mueller/Weisman have all transition team communications and whatnot, yet not a single GOPer is in the SC crosshairs.

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  32. jack says:

    Lots of us NEVER trusted Pence! I didn’t. He has a slippery two-face appearance to me. It must be some type of spiritual/physical seeing type thing (for me) … he just seems like 2 beings/people inside of him … very weird sensation when I see Pence. He is not a straight shooter. I’m not sure if others feel anything off-putting about Pence, is it his “ridge-fake righteous religious ideas? … I hope Trump has his guard up … because Pence is in league with forces that are plotting against THE LIGHT! I’m sure a few people can pick up on something “wrong” or “off” about Pence. But we all might put it in words differently.

    Trump needs to be very careful about the people he hires … because he did place a number of NEVER-Trumpers in his administration.

    Lots of us are praying for Trump to be inspired and guided to make the right choices in fulfilling his job as President of the USA and hiring the right people.

    I sort of get the feeling Sundance could speak a lot plainer than he has the last year, but, has to temper his writing … in regular language , to not be thought of as a “snow-flake”. I’m just a regular poster , so I can come off as a “snow-flake”, and you can brush me off … (and I’m ok with that). 🙂

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    • SR says:

      Lot of people feel same. Pence is a professional politician who do not believe anything.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Seen too many pictures of Pence with inappropriate expressions
        around Trump. Particularly in the beginning. Seems to be a little
        more rehearsed these days.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      All of us Christians have this two-faced appearance. Until we get our wings.
      “Please be patient; God isn’t finished with me yet.”

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      God Bless PDJT and his family!

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    • Issy says:

      I just plain don’t know about Pence. From the very beginning I felt something off with that choice for VP, but I could never put my finger on what it was. The one thing I do know, he is/was the type of gop politician who could never be elected President.

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  33. SR says:

    Niki was in UN to make contacts/relationships and money. She is a silent neverTrumper and it seems wrote unnamed op-ed. She is not running in 2020 so I can not care.

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  34. Perot Conservative says:

    So Rice took it as business as usual, more or less?

    I recall a book or TV special about “The Man that Knew”?, a FBI official, I believe, who was obsessed with OBL and knew he would strike the WTC.

    But he was a little flashy, was a ladies man (though married), and wasn’t part of the good old boy network. He left, headed up security at the WTC, and died there rescuing people. Survivors say he likely saved thousands of lives with his stern evacuation preparations.

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  35. lizzieintexas says:

    The the Editors Note at the end of the article says all you need to know…

    Editor’s Note: How much effort the Bush administration made in going after Osama bin Laden before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, became an issue last week after former president Bill Clinton accused President Bush’s “neocons” and other Republicans of ignoring bin Laden until the attacks. Rice responded in an interview that “what we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years.”

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  36. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    I said this before and I will Continue…….Pence…

    Pence
    1. Put in charge of the transition team…almost all he recommended are gone.
    Before being put in charge of transition team,

    2. Put in charge of pushing bills through Congress. How did that work out?

    3. Put in charge of eliminating voter fraud. This was during the Georgia special election. How did that work out? MId-terms….gosh..

    4. Pence was in South America waving happily behind Tom Donahue…Donahue gave a blistering speech against the President. Pence said Nothing.

    5. During the taped Bush/pu88y gate tape scandal, Pence said nothing to defend the President .

    6. Pence fired Gen Flynn for supposed lying to him

    7. Now he is in charge of Space Exploration….has he said anything about that?

    8. Pence was placed as Vice President by the RNC.. This is a tradition for decades, like the DNC picks the VP. Then Preibus is picked as Chief of Staff. How did that work out?

    9. Pences’ personal physician ravaged the Presidents nominee, Jackson, forcing him to drop out. Pence said nothing about it.

    10. Pence visited the Border during the Caravan arrival at the border. He spoke to the press saying: “Don’t worry, we will let them all in.”

    North Korea hit out at US Vice President Mike Pence , calling him “ignorant and stupid” as the reclusive state made a renewed threat to cancel an upcoming summit between the two countries.
    Choe Son Hui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, released a statement via the state-run KCNA news agency lambasting a recent media interview Pence gave to Fox News.

    “I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the US vice-president,” she said in the statement.

    In his interview with Fox, Mr Pence warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that it would be a “great mistake” to try to play Washington ahead of a planned summit with President Donald Trump next month in Singapore.

    He also said North Korea could end up like Libya, whose former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed in an uprising years after giving up atomic weapons, “if Kim Jong-un doesn’t make a deal”.

    Now this…Rice…..Haley…..etc….and Pence…..

    Brutus…get close enough for a shiv…

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    • sDee says:

      Pencei s to Trump as Bush was to Reagan.

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      • Buck says:

        Throughout our history the “Kingmakers” prepared for Presidents possibly being elected that they either didn’t control (outsider) or they thought was dangerously, ill equipped (low IQ) for the duty.
        In each of those cases the “establishment” inserted the VP to subvert those Presidents or actually be the shadow POTUS.
        Recent GOP examples aren’t hard to figure out.

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  37. smurfette says:

    7. Now he [Pence] is in charge of Space Exploration….has he said anything about that?

    YIKES! Space is the new frontier and already it has no laws governing satellites. Space is the shadow government new playground and I’ll be posting on the nightly daily thread about Saturn and Satellites being Satan’s new battlefield. Airspace and travel by airplanes is subject to laws. Space weapons supersede and can target planes in the atmosphere below it. Everyone please en masse warn President Trump! Pence in charge of space when he has populated cabinet appointments with uniparty candidates is horrifying!

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  38. truthbomb says:

    Only thing Haley excels at is self-promotion. Empty can with large mouth.

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  39. Lawrence says:

    Nobody likes Pence. He was on the surprise envelope list at the Bush funeral.

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  40. J-Mac says:

    George Tenet is a Dirty Demonrat. Can’t trust anything he would say.

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  41. TMonroe says:

    Sunlight. There’s no catch -22 of declassifying when it exposes the fraudulent roots of all things, Russia, comey, McCabe (remember him?), the unmaskers (remember them?), RR, and Mueller.

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  42. Folks, The UNIPARTY’s Roots run VERY-DEEP.
    UNIPARTY = Democrats + RINO’s + MSM + Globalist.
    ~Ain’t that right Mitch ‘Turtle’ McConnell, John “Bushy-Bushy Cornyn, Karl ‘Bushy-Bushy’ Rove, Jeb ‘Bushy’ Bush & George W. ‘Bushy’ Bush.~

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  43. Lo says:

    Wasn’t it Ivanka and Jared who recommended Pence?????

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  44. Art Long says:

    What’s with all the bald headed guys? Are they alien invaders from mars; or cancer survivor’s Maybe they forgot their wigs?

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  45. Alex50 says:

    Pense would have been a great funeral parlor director.

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  46. SteveC says:

    It has to be very difficult to get good people.

    Those people would need to pick up roots and move to one of the most expensive places in the country to live. If you are not cabinet, congress or counselor to the President you make well less than $100K a year. If you have the credentials to get one of those WH jobs, you have the credentials to make 2 1/2 – 3 times that in the same area, working for the private sector.

    I considered sending my resume off to the WH, hoping to help our cause, so I looked into it.
    It became obvious why and how so many in the swamp are corrupt

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  47. Beverly says:

    Do some internut searching on “Cofer Black.” He is one helluva man.

    >>In his book ‘Bush at War,’ Bob Woodward claimed the White House referred to you [Cofer Black] as “the flies across the eyeballs guy.” What does that mean?
    Black: “It was at one of the early briefings after 9/11. There were only a few of us present in the White House Situation Room, including the president. I gave them a briefing on what we could do. Remember this was a fighting war now; everyone’s blood was up and we all wanted to defend the American people from another attack. I used an old expression I learned in the Angola war that “when this is all over, the bad guys are going to have flies walking across their eyeballs.”
    <<

    Cofer also told his men he wanted them to bring the head of Bin Laden back, boxed and on ice, to show Pres. Bush.

    I like this man.

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  48. Beverly says:

    One more Cofer Black quote:

    >>When you briefed the Russians on our plans to attack Afghanistan they reportedly said, “You’re really going to get the hell kicked out of you,” and you replied, “We’re going to kill them – we’re going to put their heads on sticks.” True?
    Black: True, and you know what, the Russians loved it! After the meeting was over, two senior Russian officials, whom I will not name, said to me, “Mr. Black, finally America is acting like a superpower!” They’d been to the rodeo and they lost. They had a hell of a fight in Afghanistan. It was a great expression of solidarity in our moment of need. We needed their support and their cooperation, and we got it. They too were the enemies of Al Qaeda and the Taliban; they just had to be assured that we had no ulterior motivations.
    <<

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  49. Ospreyzone says:

    Mike Pence is a career politician. As such, he is never to be fully trusted.
    When it comes to Pence, PDJT would be wise to heed the last words of a dying man:

    “Et Tu Brute?”

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    • Doug Amos says:

      All of these 2 term + ers are in the same club; they don’t even have the same health care! Haley has no resume; just soundbites and wannabee grins. Any woman can do that. Something like Gowdy making a dupe like Cummings look foolish. Put her a long way behind Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman.

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