Sunday Talks: Senator Lindsey Graham -vs- Derp Wallace…

Senator Lindsey Graham appears on Derp TV to discuss the latest in the government shutdown and his request for President Trump to declare a state-of-emergency to build the southern border wall.  Senator Graham notes he spoke to President Trump approximately 30 minutes prior to this interview:

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180 Responses to Sunday Talks: Senator Lindsey Graham -vs- Derp Wallace…

  1. Jenevive says:

    NO..Potus should not sign any funding for three weeks
    to see if a deal can be made. WTH is wrong with Lindsay
    does he really think the Dems will do that. Nancy already
    said no.. If he does that then either Dems go to court to stop
    another shutdown or stop emergency declaration and the repubs
    won;t go for another shutdown.. Its a ploy.. NO POTUS..NO
    don’;t listen to him..

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    • Hoosier_Friend? says:

      I couldn’t care less if the Ferrel Gvt reopens. Life is fine and nothing in my world or anyone else’s world has been adversely affected. Don’t. Care. At. All.

      #MAGA
      #WalkAwayFromCorruptocRATS

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      • lastinillinois says:

        Agree.

        And if the temporarily unemployed want to go back to work (which I believe very few do), they should call Nancy and chuck and tell them to BUILD THE WALL!!

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        • Carrie2 says:

          I have read where several has said that the shutdown is good and many are for the wall to be built. These are the employees you want back and keep and that are not that many.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Gee, didn’t I hear there are over 7 million job openings ? Hmm, maybe since many are non-essential they should get a real job. That way the ones who have to work anyways could be paid./s

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      • lastinillinois says:

        Agree.

        And if the temporarily unemployed want to go back to work (which I believe very few do), they should call Nancy and chuck and tell them to BUILD THE WALL!!

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        • sat0422 says:

          There are help wanted postings everywhere. Schools need substitutes. Restaurants need all kinds of help. No one should feel excluded because they usually were a suit and tie to work or wear heels and professional attire. Go get em!

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          • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

            Public sector could not endure the private sector.
            Why?
            Because it requires initiative.

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            • dd_sc says:

              And results.

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              • MrG says:

                I worked private sector before and after my fed IT career. Most (7 out of 10) that I worked with in fed IT wouldn’t last a month in private IT. No exaggeration-in fact it’s more like 9 out of 10.

                And the one that did make it a month, might not last a year.

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                • Lone Pine says:

                  You are exactly right. Work is a 4 letter word for most government “workers”. Like anything else not all are bad. But honestly who cares about the TSA fake security or the rest? I don’t.

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    • chiefillinicake says:

      While I don’t really feel sorry for idle bureaucrats (but I repeat myself) having to sit at home and wait for their deferred payment, I think the crux of this matter isn’t passing new spending; it’s letting go of these non-essential workers (think about that…what is a non-essential worker in private industry? Oh yeah, there’s no such animal) to find the dough for the all-too essential wall!

      That’s where the money is at Mr. President. And the 70% of the population who “get it” have your back completely on this one.

      Swing the blade! That’s why we sent you there.

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      • GB Bari says:

        I happen to know a “non-essential” government employee who has a responsibility that would drop your jaw. Why he is classified “non-essential” makes little sense to me (and him of course), especially since he would *have* to work in a particular (but not uncommon) type of emergency.

        Yet if the equipment for which he is responsible is not tested routinely (the work he is prevented from doing during furlough), there is a significant chance it may not work when it is most desperately needed. Because this equipment is located all over the CONUS plus US territories and Alaska, it requires a full time effort to travel to locations and perform the testing and maintenance.

        My friend and I just hope there is no disaster that needs the emergency response equipment that sits in storage locations amd may become unusable because it missed its annual servicing and testing.

        But, some government Einstein decided this was a “non-essential” job. I have to believe there are many other much such inexplicably classified jobs.

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        • sat0422 says:

          Talk to Nancy and Chuckey boy. They are the ones stuck on zero like this is some kind of game they are playing.

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        • chiefillinicake says:

          I happen to know an “essential” government employee (now 62 and enjoying a fat pension on our dime) who told me a story about how, 15 years ago, feeling like nobody gave a crap that things being so lax in his department, that he ran decided to run an experiment where he sat at his cubicle and very obviously only twiddled his thumbs, every day, for six weeks, and nobody ever said a thing to him.

          He ultimately gave it up over boredom.

          But as a good Lefty, he’ll defend to his death how important it is that we redistribute the county’s wealth.

          To sacks like him.

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          • GB Bari says:

            Very familiar with stories like yours. Seems to be very common. I also personally know several folks who worked in Social Security HQ in Woodlawn MD. The often told stories of employees doing knitting or reading books at their desks for hours; those stories are legion.

            But one size does not fit all. Unfortunately managers in every agency had to classify every job, and managers are not *always* the most competent people. But it is what it is.

            I just dislike painting everyone with such a broad brush. There are *some* very competent and motivated folks working in the government. I dont know how many. But I do know a few.

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        • dutzie60 says:

          So, is it a fact that the Coast Guard is considered non-essential and PT did something to assure they were paid?

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          • GB Bari says:

            My friend is a civilian GS-grade employee who works for DHS (managing certain Coast Guard equipment) so I cannot speak to the status of actual CG active duty employees.

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        • WSB says:

          The classificarion for Essential and Non-essential must be as screwed up as our government.

          I am hoping that the Trump Administration is reviewing these classifications, and whether any of these services need to be moved into an ‘Essential’ agency or status. My understandning is that food inspectors are also considered non-essential. Not sure how that works either.

          As President Trump said last night, he is exposing a LOT.

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        • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

          Why is the critical testing of this critical equipment only performed “annually”?

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          • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

            Abuse of the term “critical”??
            And the same goes for “essential”.

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          • GB Bari says:

            Testing schedules are developed with criteria that includes age of equipment, average MTBF (mean time between failure) of each piece, actual service history of each piece, and ease of obtaining replacement equipment in the event of premature failure based on estimates.

            Also the cost of travel and lodging to each storage site for said testing is factored into the service schedules to arrive at a schedule that optimizes readiness while minimizing the cost to maintain that readiness. The equipment has been part of the USCG inventory and part of their duties since the early 1970s.

            Experience has resulted in most of the equipment being attended to at least once per year – additional servcing & re-testing may be required after it is actually used.

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        • jebg46 says:

          There are always exceptions and errors in classification which needs to be addressed by all the bureaucrats.

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        • Lindenlee says:

          Since when has the gov’t EVER had the smarts to really distinguish between truly essential and non-essential? So screwed up.

          Your friend IS obviously essential, and Pelousy, Nadless, Upchuck, etc are the non-essential ones.

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        • EternalVigilanc3 says:

          I also know a “non-essential” government employee. He recently started working at a federal prison. As you said some Einstein decided guarding a prison full of criminals is considered non essential.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      No pay for Democrats. Useless eaters.

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  2. cantcforest says:

    POTUS has made it very clear that he is available to negotiate. That’s enough. There is very little that should be negotiated with the Socialibs.

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    • Mark L. says:

      The Deal is build the wall. Get it

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    • Carrie2 says:

      cantcforest, the democrats via Pelosi, the leader of the two, and Schumer has made it clear that no way and no offer will be acceptable. So, keep the shutdown going and when it is time, I do believe we will see the National Emergency done! If the whiners can’t be realistic, then why waste more time and effort to try and negotiate with them. Our President will move at the right moment and they will caught surprised that they have once again lost.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      What’s with all the “negotiate”? Build the wall PERIOD ! P-E-R-I-OD !

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  3. Elric VIII says:

    It’s nice to see Senator Graham grow a pair, but remember his nickname: Grahamnesty. Anything and everything he says or does regarding immigration, legal or illegal, needs to be carefully scrutinized.

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  4. Perot Conservative says:

    Darryl Issa today claimed at one point President Trump offered a $2.1 Billion figure for border security.

    What?!!

    Again I offer he started too low, he should have started at $40B or $25B, and then had room to trade horses, and NOT Amnesty horses.

    Then again, he started too late bc Ryan, McConnell, Kushner and Ivanka probably have no stomach for this. With no Bannon or Lewandowski around, Stephen Miller was probably a lone voice.

    Ugh!!! SOTU?

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      Bannon you think Bannon in the WH would of make things better? He was one of the worst leakers int he White House…

      Trump is doing fine and the idea Bannon would make this go any better is a joke. Also Kushner was one of the main forces involved in the USMCA negations with Mexico.

      How do people still not understand how the POTUS uses levrage and negations. This is text book what he did with NAFTA being applied to the Democrats.

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    • WSB says:

      The President is demonstrating that the left wing of the UniParty won’t even compromise on that figure.

      Makes President Trump look like the common sense adult. Especially to the 80% of Americans who agree.

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  5. TigerBear says:

    Absolutely NOT, Lindsey, you slimey slithering snake!!! WE GIVE NO GROUND like we have through the past decades!! GRRRRRR 😡 NO MORE GAMES

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    • jebg46 says:

      No way Graham! Shut down the border! That will impact the Chamber of Commerce flunkies who refuse to do E-VERIFY. Hit them all in the pocket! Drug Cartels will kill each other. Maybe Mexico will build a wall on their northern border and we can build on our side. Problem solved.

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  6. James Carpenter says:

    Lindsey Graham handled Wallace with grace and aplomb. His performance can only advance the polling data in President Trump’s favor. Is McConnell pleased with his colleague?

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    • GB Bari says:

      I’ll partialy agree wuth your observation however LG did not do the President any favors by suggesting other areas of caving in (DACA, TPS) that the President “might accept.”

      But MOST of all, I am increasingly angered by these so-called “supporters” of President Trump who NEVER ask these slimy news hosts why the hosts have never grilled Peloosi or Schemer about the Dems’ stonewalling of the negotiations as extensively or as persistently as they have grilled the President and his spokespersons.

      How about Wallace put Peloosi and Schemer on the hot seat and ask them 12 times in a row why they are refusing to acknoweldge the border crisis and fund the measly $5B for the border security including the wall? I have yet to see this or read of it happening.

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      • James Carpenter says:

        I am far from thinking to bet the farm on LG. But credit where credit due. Especially if my suspicions are correct:
        Their conversation was primarily getting coordinated on further preparing the battle field. Yes, Lindsey is likely jockeying for more than we would like to give. And DJT is probably willing to make a deal that would also disappoint many here. But in any case, _nobody_ could watch that interview and not pick up on the lures being dangled. Honest compromises, you scratch here, I’ll scratch there. Personally, I don’t want any compromises, I want the wall and MORE. But then, I didn’t write the “Art of the Deal” either.
        I predict (risky business, especially when talking about the future) that President Trump will continue with his “willing to negotiate” posture until either Nancy and Chuck cave or the SOTU address must be delivered. If by that time there are no serious deals on the table, DJT _will_ set a date for which time the Emergency will be declared. Public opinion _must_ be firmed up in his favor, immediate impeachment awaits otherwise and we all know what the Uniparty and their MSM will scream regarding the upcoming replacement of RBG.

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        • GB Bari says:

          I don’t think we can demand “no” compromises. That is because we have already allowed years of compromises by not rioting and burning down the DC Swamp for allowing what is essentially unfettered illegal border jumping to go on for 30+ years, or for passing laws that exacerbate the CBP into having to keep and eventually release most of the ones they do catch.

          IMO, what we can demand is no MORE compromises. It’s time the other side learned the meaning of that word.

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          • MrG says:

            OK let’s go “WE DEMAND NO MORE COMPROMISES!!

            Now what’s the game plan for assuring that demand is met? Besides saying we demand it?

            I’ll wait.

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        • Michael Todaro says:

          Make the border as secure as Pelican Bay with guard towers, automatic weapons..

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      • Daniel M. Camac says:

        GB Bari, You know the answer to that last question as well as all of us Treepers do. Wally “The Cesspool Keeper ” would be flogged eternally by his “followers” if he asks those folks the REAL questions. We already know what their answers would be as we’ve heard them repeated ad nauseam for the last three weeks. Immoral, blah, blah and blah. But it sure would be great to see SOMEBODY ask these questions, preferably a real Patriot who owns a 2 x 10″ and a small baby pool. Can’t hurt.

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        • GB Bari says:

          I have no sympathy for Swamp-keeper Wally’s fear of his Swamp masters. He proclaims to be “fair and balanced” (he still uses that term when its convenient for him) but he will not approach both sides with equal aggressiveness. I call BS on him and everyone like him.

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          • Daniel M. Camac says:

            GB, I have no sympathy for him as well. I’m just saying his talking points are controlled by his higher ups who speak the same BS. I know it’s BS, you know it’s BS and President Trump is trying his damnest to get the LIV, independent or truly democratic democrat to see the BS through this one very large prism called Border Security, which covers drug, criminal and illegal alien infiltration.

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          • MrG says:

            Hi hate Wally-as in deep seated loathing kind of hate. I cannot even watch the LG video because I’d want to drive to DC in punch that arrogant sissy in the face-multiple times.

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  7. Nigella says:

    It will be a biiiiig mistake for the President to do this…

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      Well he has not done it soooo

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Absolutely right, Nigella. We follow Trump precisely because he is not “a cheese eating surrender monkey”. It would be a mistake to go from hero to zero in an effort to placate the swamp.

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      • spoogels says:

        Look if Trump gets the $5b and has to cave on DACA I think OK. Then pass an EO that completely bans DACA from food stamps, assistance etc and tax their remittances to Mexico and Central America. That’ll fix them

        OR THIS–a “twofer”

        A possible scenario:

        Trump declares a National Emergency on the border, and uses the military to build the wall.
        Liberals move forward with a lawsuit challenging the legality, and after judge-shopping get a liberal jurist to issue an injunction.
        The Trump administration takes it to the Supreme Court, but Ginsberg is still “working from Home.”
        Trump’s legal staff challenges her competency, and wants an independent third party to judge her condition.
        As a result, Ginsberg either recuses herself knowing she’s in no condition to participate, or is found out as medically unfit. Trump either gets his wall, or a new justice.

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  8. Clara says:

    No no no. Trump should announce that he is going to start issuing pink slips — 5 percent of all non-essential government employees per week — until the Dems agree to fund the border wall. He will be killing two birds with one stone — cutting the massive government, which desperately needs to be cut — and forcing Dems to the table.

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    • Hoosier_Friend? says:

      👆🏻👆🏻Great idea!!👆🏻👆🏻

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    • starfcker says:

      No. Executive powers are an out for the dems. Keep hammering them. This is a winner for Trump. Make them keep representing foreigners. Break them.

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      • starfcker says:

        This also exposes the fault line in the Democratic party between the old guard corporatists and the young America haters chomping to become Democratic leaders

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        • starfcker says:

          Big whiff by Lindsay. Wallace asked what was different between 0bama using emergency powers, and Trump potentially doing the same. 0bama used emergency powers to protect foreigners from our laws. Trump wants to use emergency powers to protect Americans from traitors refusing to enforce our laws.

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          • Sentient says:

            Graham doesn’t care about the wall. He just wants the government restarted, DACA recipients and TPS recipients allowed to stay. If Trump signs a Wall-less funding bill and starts to build the Wall under an emergency declaration, but it gets enjoined by a federal court, it’ll be no skin off Graham’s teeth. Sure he’ll go on TV to express shock and dismay at the court’s decision, but wall construction will have halted pending SCOTUS decision – which could be years down the road. Trump should NOT sign any temporary funding bill that doesn’t have wall funding. We’re winning, for f***’s sake!

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            • bandit says:

              Exactly!! Gragham is hoping DJT uses emergency powers. It takes all the pressure off the GOP! They aren’t called out. Their donors can’t blame them for it. It makes me sick. The cowardice and sorryness of our GOP. Where the hell is Burr!! Warner is on TV throwing trump under the bus. Where are our GOP members? Where is Rubio. Cotton. Cotton used to be visable about border control. He has vanished the last several months! Donors got to him. It makes me sick.

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              • WSB says:

                Notice, slim rounds this Sunday.

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              • Daniel M. Camac says:

                bandit, it makes A LOT us sick! I thought Cotton was better than that but you’re right, he’s bailed like a rat on steroids. The GOP is 90% Uniparty, 5% Lurkers and only 5% fighters like Nunes, Gaetz, Grassley (bye), Scalise (maybe) and a few other that speak up once in awhile until their muzzles are refitted. Keep building the dam wall/barrier and wait out the Damokraps until VSGPDJT’s SOTU speech. Let him torch them on that day, declare the NE and storm the 9th DICKtrick court if they even try to stop him. Enough of this shit. Cold anger off…

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          • WSB says:

            Obama did not use emergency powers for DACA. He just wrote an EO for an entire class of people, rather than an individual or group.

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      • meow4me2 says:

        Agree, starfckr, emergency powers lets congress off the hook. Make the spineless jellyfish actually vote on something with real consequences.

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        • Lindenlee says:

          Our Congress is useless. They let the DS bureaucrat administrative hacks or lobbyists write the laws, or the SCOTUS rule by judicial fiat, so they don’t have to do anything, offend no one, and rake in the cash. They need to be shot.

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      • MrG says:

        I disagree-the Dems wll not compromise unless they get a whole lot more than they give. We’re talking about a measly $5 billion-that’s only 10 days worth of interest on the national debt (https://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/debtclock/unitedstates)

        This is not about the $5 billion-it’s abourt how PDJT can spin the fight for the $5 billion dollars

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Clara, actually a brilliant idea and needs to be done since there are thousands of “non-essential” employees who need to go. I would even say 10% better since there are 430K and my thinking is that 50% are non-essential and closing some of the departments of which there are duplicates, then disallow any union.

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      • WSB says:

        Just determine if there are any essential staffers caught in a non-essential net. And move them to a department that is open. Then just give the rest their pink slips.

        Separate the wheat from the chaff. Cull the herd.

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    • guest4ever says:

      Like this!!!

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Brilliant !

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  9. snarkybeach says:

    there’s an article on ZeroHedge about how the private concessionaires are keeping Yellowstone clean & tidy for the tourists during the shutdown. Sounds like a good place to cut back Federal staff…

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    • G. Combs says:

      My college outing club used to haul bags of trash out of the state parks. So did the Explorer Scout group I was co-councilor for.

      Later the ATV people and trail riding horsemen from my stable used to trim paths, haul out garbage in the local state forest. When a hurricane caused the Nashua River to flood taking out the culvert pipe to the entrance road, the ATV people and I with my horse in harness hauled the pipe a mile back up the stream and held it in place until a load of gravel was dump on it to hold it in place. (My Saddlebred wasn’t too happy about the noise but she held the pipe steady.)

      There are a heck of a lot of volunteer groups around that can keep out parks clean and open.

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    • WSB says:

      Nothing better than public/private partnership.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Why is there trash at all in national parks? Who are the pigs littering on an industrial scale? Them MSM blames POTUS for all the low life trash.

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  10. G. Combs says:

    I hope President Trump keeps the Feral Government closed for the next two years!

    Make them have to WORK to get every single bill passed…. STIPULATE he will ONLY SIGN LAWS WITH ONE BUDGET ITEM PER BILL or he vetoes!
    ….

    Just think of what will happen to ALL those SANCTUARY CITIES AND STATES when the FEDERAL $$$$ run out!!!!

    Want to see the local and state DemonRats go NUTZ??? 😲

    tee hee hee 😋

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  11. mikeyboo says:

    That would be a reasonable strategy if the Democrats were willing to enter into honest negotiations to protect the United States. As it is, they want to flood America with alien populations for the sake of their political agenda.
    When inmates attempt to seize control of a prison, the prison goes on “lock down”. The only difference here is that the criminals are outside the prison walls. Keep ‘er shut down Mr. President. BUILD THE WALL!

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  12. thedoc00 says:

    Privatize critical functions and place them, temporarily if necessary, under control of an agency not covered by shut down. Give hiring priority to current Federal employees, except those who are SEIU officers (I know you can’t do this but it sounds nice).

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    • thedoc00 says:

      In the very first budget submitted by President Trump, in 2017, there were agency reductions and consolidations that Republicans under Ryan and McConnell rejected. Time to dust of that plan and get started with the reductions.

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  13. Sentient says:

    Both Graham and Wallace are so stupid. Both claim to be perplexed about how this standoff is going to end. Jiminy Christmas it’s simple. As the shutdown continues and more people are impacted – and impacted more significantly – a cry is going to be raised to “just give Trump his f’n Wall money already”. It’s already started and it’ll get louder. It’s only $5.6B which is 10 hours’ worth of federal spending. It’s peanuts. Give it to him already. Sheesh.

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    • FrankieZee says:

      They are starting to realize that he will never back down. I got an interesting e mail from Charlie Crist here in Florida asking me to fill out a survey about the shutdown. You know they are panicking.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      Sentient, but the majority of citizens want the WHOLE $25 BILLION as originally requested. As it is, the 2 partis in 1 have wasted our money on encouraging murders via the PP, given our money to groups or organizations to waste on idiotic things such as learning how to bathe/clean your genitalia, or another I read of teaching shrimp how to walk on a treadmill. All really either cruel and nasty or just plain stupid waste of our money when we need for the WALL and for our INFRASTRUCTURE

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  14. litenmaus says:

    Close the Border and watch the roaches scurry back to the bargaining table.

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  15. Sporty says:

    It’s only a matter of time until Lindsey goes full rino tard like he truly is.

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  16. jjs says:

    Why does Chris Wall less go after the president. Why not focus on the crap the dems are doing?

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  17. Zippy says:

    Mandatory E-Verify for employment with prison time for violators, both the illegals and those who hire them. A near zero cost measure. Why is it not even being talked about? Because it would be TOO effective, would FOREVER remove an incentive for coming here illegally, would nearly overnight reveal and identify how many -MILLIONS- are illegally here and working illegally, and would provide an incentive for SELF-deportation. Do THAT as an emergency measure.

    BTW, the following is EXISTING law. NOTE who is designated as responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of the law and changing it as needed to improve it. The above comment and the following should prove what BS theater this whole issue is:

    8 U.S. Code § 1324a – Unlawful employment of aliens

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324a

    (d) Evaluation and changes in employment verification system
    (1) Presidential monitoring and improvements in system

    (A) Monitoring

    The President shall provide for the monitoring and evaluation of the degree to which the employment verification system established under subsection (b) provides a secure system to determine employment eligibility in the United States and shall examine the suitability of existing Federal and State identification systems for use for this purpose.

    (B) Improvements to establish secure system

    To the extent that the system established under subsection (b) is found not to be a secure system to determine employment eligibility in the United States, the President shall, subject to paragraph (3) and taking into account the results of any demonstration projects conducted under paragraph (4), implement such changes in (including additions to) the requirements of subsection (b) as may be necessary to establish a secure system to determine employment eligibility in the United States. Such changes in the system may be implemented only if the changes conform to the requirements of paragraph (2).

    (2) Restrictions on changes in system

    Any change the President proposes to implement under paragraph (1) in the verification system must be designed in a manner so the verification system, as so changed, meets the following requirements:

    (A) Reliable determination of identity

    The system must be capable of reliably determining whether—

    (i) a person with the identity claimed by an employee or prospective employee is eligible to work, and
    (ii) the employee or prospective employee is claiming the identity of another individual.

    (B) Using of counterfeit-resistant documents

    If the system requires that a document be presented to or examined by an employer, the document must be in a form which is resistant to counterfeiting and tampering.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Strip employers who hire illegals of THEIR citizenship and wealth -for undermining the United States-and deport them right along with their illegal hires-permanently forbidden to return to the US.
      I know, I know-but its a lovely dream.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        What the Brits did to Mel Gibson at the end of “Braveheart” (Wallace) works for me. This and several other medieval methods are well illustrated and well detailed in Wikipedia. Bring it on.

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  18. You give an inch Lindsey, and they’ll go for a mile. It is time to Stand!

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Mr. Gramnesty is trying to get the president to end the shutdown for three weeks?!?!?
      Did Nancy and Chuck send him over there? They all think that we’re gullible and naive.

      These RINOs are a joke, they don’t care about defeating the left, their real job is to fool the electorate and contain the right.

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  19. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    The way I see it is that as long as the Democrats in the House refuse to play ball President Trump vetoes EVERY damn thing they try to pass, even if the Senate supports a House bill the President says NO.

    Then he tells them for the umpteenth time he might sign something if he gets the wall.

    They say NO… President Trump also says NO. That’s fine with me.

    If he declares it an “emergency” that takes away his excuse to veto EVERYTHING.

    That’s what Senator Graham wants IMO. Don’t give him what he wants Mr President.

    I have to say that of all the Republicans stealthily planning a possible primary attack on President Trump, Lindsey Graham is the smartest.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      At a certain point, the RINOs will help override his vetos.

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      • G. Combs says:

        AND they then out themselves as DEMOCRATS opening themselves to being replaced in 2020.

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      • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

        Not so sure about that.

        Sure, they want him to believe they will override but Senators like Graham know that will just cement us, PDT’s base, tighter to PDT. They won’t override crap like AOC is pushing. Or any other Democrat. Sure, the neverTrumpers might kick in a few votes occasionally but not McConnells crew.

        I think Graham wants to gain our trust. The trust of the Deplorable’s. That way he can scoop us up if perhaps PDT is caught on a no-win situation where re-election might not be a possibility. Right now Graham would probably look pretty good if PDT didn’t (or couldn’t) run. Look at Senator Grahams possible competition. Pence, Romney, Rubio, Sasse. Nope, Graham looks pretty good right now. A real tiger by golly.

        Then again, I could be overthinking this too much. That happens when I have had too much caffeine in my system and I’ve had a lot of it today to help me dig out my 100 yard lane under 10 inches of snow.

        Yep, Graham could be just as straight up as Gomer Pyle. Just trying to help out.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Yeah. I’ve been thinking the same thing for 3 weeks.

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  20. Sentient says:

    The president said the shutdown could go on for months or years. That’s the good part!

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  21. SteveC says:

    Unimpressed with the shutdown/wall discussion, but loved Lindsey’s response on RBG’s replacement.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Yes indeed, and he repeated it several times just in case anyone was to dense to get it the first time he explained it.

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    • Sentient says:

      True. He laments the ending of the filibuster for judicial nominees, but he hasn’t figured out that at the moment the Dems take the senate and the White House (God forbid) and need to do so to pass an important bill, they will end the filibuster entirely for everything.
      Which is why the republicans should have ended it already for Wall funding. I realize that they probably didn’t even have 50 senate votes for the Wall and Paul Ryan didn’t want it, but the excuse that they didn’t have 60 votes is lame.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      I’ll be glad when RBG is gone.
      The former ACLU general council, and current high court justice has spent a lifetime trying to undermine America. She’s supposed to make decisions based on our constitution, not on international law or laws from other countries. The sooner her kind go away, the sooner affirmative action goes away.

      Miss Lindsey acts like he and president Trump are pals.
      Yet Graham votes with the rest of the losers to stop our president from making recess appointments. What a guy!

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  22. trapper says:

    Keep it shut down for two years, until after the 2020 elections. No temporary funding. WE didn’t get any temporary funding four our crapped-out towns and cities.

    Lots of tear-jerk stories all over the media, trying to drum up sympathy for the poor furloughed federal workers whose paychecks are being delayed. Yeah, we care. NOT. Why should we care about them? They don’t care about us.

    When USEPA employees were writing regulations to put coal companies out of business, they didn’t care about the people they would put out of work, the towns whose local economies they would destroy, the formerly middle class American families they would throw into poverty and drug addiction.

    None of them cared about the towns and cities all across the Midwest that slid into the look of bombed out war zones when their manufacturing plants closed as a result of globalist government trade policies.

    While the democrats shut it down to desperately hold onto their failed open border policies, none of them give even hint of a second thought to the American citizen contractors and workers, from teamsters to electricians and tapers and roofers and carpenters and plumbers, who were driven out of the market and out of their jobs by illegal aliens who work for less than half the union rate for cash under the table and no benefits.

    They don’t care about several generations of American citizens who paid for the government’s policies with their dreams. When the plant closed and Dad lost his job, next went the boat, Mom’s car, then the house, and then Mom. Forget about college, as well as all the fall-back jobs in town. Hopes, dreams, aspirations, everything that it took several generations of our families to build, going back to our great great grand parents, all of it was gone, evaporated.

    So why should we care about you? You didn’t care about us. And now that we are on track to begin to rebuild it, federal government workers should be lining up to donate their paychecks to the fund to build the wall. Do that and maybe we can work up some sympathy for you. Maybe. Probably not.

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    • starfcker says:

      Trapper, I’ll take it a step further. Not only did these federal employees watch while average Americans got crushed under the globo-bankster-corporate machine, you see how many of these patriotic as##oles are rushing to help our president deal with the corruption amongst their ranks. At this point, federal employment is just a more glorified form of welfare. Extremely well paying welfare.

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      • jahealy says:

        Yep, I think everyone weeping and wailing about the government shutdown is absolutely tone deaf, yet again, to American voters. I’d venture to guess that in January 2019, after watching the last two years of swamp activity and learning about what they’ve been up to for many more years than that, there are very few sh!ts given across this great land for furloughed federal workers.

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      • MTeresa says:

        It’s worse than that. When BHO absolutely exploded the Federal workforce, he packed it with sympathetic like minded people. Time for President Trump to trim the FAT.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Obama even cleaned out the military who didn’t support him and created the SES class that can’t be fired, then moved his people into those jobs before he left in order to conduct a coup.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Paul Kersey: They’re like cockroaches….

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    • CM-TX says:

      ^^^Truth^^^ 👍

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  23. progpoker says:

    I can’t shake the feeling that Miss Lindsay’s suggestion for POTUS to use his emergency powers to build the wall is just as sincere as Rosenstein’s suggestion that Trump fire Comey, Rosenstein’s suggestion led to a Special Counsell. Perhpas Miss Lindsay is laying the groundwork for a Senate removal of an impeached POTUS Trump. They all suck!!!

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  24. Lawrence says:

    This convinces me that the shutdown is not about the wall, but about the fate of Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg. When she goes, the stalemate ends, and Trump wins. She’s probably dead or in a vegetative state. Trump has forced the left to publicly make excuses about RBG’s health that are ridiculous to anyone who’s ever held a job.
    The Democrats are trying desperately to get Trump to hurry up and call a National Emergency so they can send it to the courts and have a chance of winning. They need every vote the can blackmail or muster on the SC. If RBG can’t vote, GAME OVER for the DS.

    At the same time, RBG’s condition is beyond grave and likely not thinking much about the law these days or even drooling about it. She’s taken more hits than Phillip Rivers did today.
    I wouldn’t put it past the Democrats getting the clerks or other surrogates to write RBG’s opinions. Heck they’ve probably been doing this for years now. So you can imagine the stress and panic level of the Dems. They’ve got quite a mess on their hands because they didn’t think she would lose.

    So Trump totally controls the situation. He wins either way. The wall gets built no matter what. Chuck and Nancy are stuck to their positions, and they’re being abandoned by their base as they look weirder everyday to the TV watching public.

    The public is now in the midst of an epiphany that the DEMOCRATS are maybe more than a little shady. Trump has brilliantly framed them in the public eye as not only supporters of international child rape and murder, supporters of endless war, but now, the kind of people who may be keeping a dead body on ice to keep a SC vote. That’s just in the last month!

    No matter what online pundit guru you follow for your MAGA infotainment, we can all agree that the action we’ve all been waiting for is not far off.

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  25. Mike in a Truck says:

    EFF You Light Loafers Lindsay. You know exactly what will happen if PDJT reopens the gubmint for 3 weeks.The Demos will declare victory.Trump caved.”Read my Lips”… Hell no Mr President.Your bring set up.

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  26. frank field says:

    Wallace IS Fox.

    Glad for Hannity.

    Thankful for Dobbs and Bartiromo.

    Overall? Fox is MSNBC Morning Joe.

    RIP THE BANDAID OFF

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  27. moonpup says:

    Derp TV LMAO love ya sundance

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  28. stablesort says:

    Close the TSA and turn that job over to the airlines. That will not only pay for wall, but bring a wall of smiles to everyday travelers.

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  29. technerd55 says:

    There is no need to negotiate when you have the upper hand. Graham’s offer is ludicrous because it reverses the momentum the GOP has in this stalemate and hands it to the democrats. Leave the negotiations to the professionals, Lindsey.

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  30. covfefe999 says:

    I was wacthing the over-the-air Fox channel earlier and Derp’s show came on and I was having a hard time deciding whether or not I could stand watching it. When I saw that Graham was the guest I decided to watch. Great interview, Derp is always afraid to attack Graham and Graham made some powerful points.

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  31. MaineCoon says:

    45’s playing LG like a fiddle🎻

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Graham is too smart and too experienced to be played.

      I just had a thought earlier that Graham might be considering a run in 2024. If he continues to help Trump he might just get Trump’s endorsement.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        And there’s also the possibility that Graham is just on board with the common sense principles Trump adheres to.

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        • jello333 says:

          Yeah, I think it’s smart to keep an eye on Graham for now, considering some of what he’s done in the past. But at the same time, I really think we should give him at least SOME benefit of the doubt, and hope he’s really had an epiphany. Because if he has, he deserves our support and thanks that he’s now helping Trump. I mean, if the guy HAS had a change of heart, it wouldn’t hurt for him to get some positive reinforcement from Trump’s strongest supporters. Lindsay really seems much happier nowadays, that he’s being seen (by many of us) as a potential good guy…. so it really isn’t hurting anything for us to at least tentatively support him. I think we’ll all recognize the signs if/when he starts to revert back to his old self.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        I’ll expound. LG is a RINO,McStain/Uniparty advocate, BUT he’s seen the light and has become 45’s BFF golf buddy, which 45 will take full advantage of, BUT SD has outed him as a Brutus. 45 knows it all and will play him for all he’s worth, but play him he will. LG wants something, just like Hailey. 45 will give them their run, but the minute he ever pulls a McStain stunt, he’ll be history just like in the primary. Depends what LG wants and if he waits until after 2024 to turn. My bets on 45.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      That is exactly what I said last week!

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  32. covfefe999 says:

    I hope the libtards watch that last portion of the interview when Graham explains why they don’t need one Democrat to vote to nominate Trump’s choice for the next Supreme Court opening. 🙂 It’s all because of Harry Reid. hahahahahahhahaaha I’m tempted to make a twitter account so I can start haranguing libtards with these juicy angst-inducing facts.

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  33. GB Bari says:

    Yet Lindsey voited in favor of Marxists Kagan and Sotamayor knowing full well of their extreme bias.

    He totally failed to represent his constituents AND the US Constitution. Graham did NOT take an oath to defend and agree with the DemoncRAT Party’s choice of judges.

    Had he actually defended the US Constitution as sworn to, he would have voted against those and all other Marxists.

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  34. ForGodandCountry says:

    “DerpTV”

    Perfect. LOL

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  35. joebkonobi says:

    Republicans now telling Trump not to take executive action on the border. . . .because, wait for it. . .it might go to court! Party of Pansies! Hope the link works. Its Yahoo so could be fake but I think not.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-republicans-oppose-border-emergency-shutdown-drags-181051558.html

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    • Sentient says:

      They’re right, for once. Declaration of emergency = fool’s gold.

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      • joebkonobi says:

        I hope you are right Sentient, but seven democrat senate votes is not a done deal either, and that’s if no Repub defections I would agree with holding off as long as possible, but rather see EA as opposed to surrender or reduce funding.

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    • Daniel M. Camac says:

      joebkonobi, VSGPDJT just needs to stick to his plan. It’s working perfectly. When the fire gets too hot and the Damocraps come back to negotiate he can just tell them “Oh, well the situation is much worse now since you’ve all been partying up in Hawaii, the Caribbean and PR so I now DEMAND 25B or the shutdown continues. That’s politics folks and I’m a very fast learner, probably the fastest. Now would anyone else like to be heard? If not, Have a wonderful day.” LOL.

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  36. k4jjj says:

    A wonderful benefit of the shutdown is having 30 Democrats hanging out in Puerto Rico. Maybe if the shutdown lasts long enough, they will decide to live there permanently. Democrats cannot do further damage if they are not in Washington DC.

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  37. litlbit2 says:

    Interesting to watch as Pelosi and Chuckie jump out front, “no wall funding”. As I stated before the Swamper McConnell hides behind, “I will not bring a bill before the floor POTUS won’t sign” great. All bases covered.

    However, here comes Swamper II, Lindsay, to me signaling just maybe The GOPe becoming a little in panic mode! Suppose Nancy and Chuckie send up a bill that POTUS would sign?

    Wow! Cover blown, now the cast of Swamper are exposed and the blame switches to the GOPe.

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  38. bour3 says:

    Every time I see this privileged nepozoid dope Wallace (without his dad in the business, he’d be managing a Burger King) I’m reminded of those cloth dolls with pinched faces handmade from women’s hosiery. Except the dolls are a lot cuter.
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=dolls+made+from+women%27s+hoisery&bext=msl&atb=v103-5&iax=images&ia=images

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  39. Kia1 says:

    No Mr. President. Do not take any advice from Mr. Graham. Stay strong.

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  40. Graham’s insistence on following the rules (and the impact of the Dems changing the rules for judge confirmation) has dramatic import when considering using the declaration of a national emergency as a way to handle the shutdown and obtaining funding for the wall.
    Right now it looks like a lot of kabuki theater to me, and I think POTUS is correct to wait for a legislative option to obtain funding for the wall. I could be wrong but I think the Dems will fold on the shutdown in the next couple of weeks. Emergency declaration just too darn dangerous if/when the leftists control all houses of Congress.

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  41. LMAO !!
    ~FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace (Registered Democrat) to Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) : “I don’t mean to cast aspersions on Pres.Trump…BUT…I really DO mean To.”~
    Poor Ole Lindsey ‘Grahamnesty’ knows the TRUTH but for YEARS has been a LAP-DOG of deceased John “Songbird” McCain and can’t quite break away from that ‘TAXPAYER-FUNDED-FREE-LOADING-ILLEGAL-Alien’….Conundrum.

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  42. Please President Don’t agree with Either side and Don’t sign until you get The $ 5 Billion for The Wall,please keep fighting we will stant with you 100%,

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