January 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #731

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1,362 Responses to January 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #731

  1. Grandma Covfefe says:

    🦅 * * 9 * * more days until President Trump’s State of the Union speech * *
    Pray for President Trump as he prepares for his SOTU speech….Jan 29th (?)

    MAGA—KAG
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray….
    ———
    🌟 ”You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” 🌟
    — Isaiah 26:3
    —-—–-
    🙏 Pray:
    — for President Trump and MAGA Team–24/7 protection
    — for a successful Government shutdown
    — people protest against Nancy Pelosi’s Anti-American agenda
    — non-essential gov’t workers to get jobs elsewhere
    — 100% of our America WALL funding
    — for ongoing building of our Beautiful American WALL
    — for Jan 2019 invaders to become disorganized
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land and sea
    — for our Military, Border Patrol, Nat’l Guards at the border
    — for our ICE, LEOs, USSS–loyalty to POTUS and USA
    — for Sundance, AdRem, Menagerie and Crew-for reports and a clean Treehouse
    — for safe withdrawal of our troop from Syria
    — Peace in America
    —————————————————–
    🦅 “Democrats will soon be known as the Party of Crime.”
    🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸

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  2. bakocarl says:

    Before I hit the rack I want to comment about the offer and refusal that happened today.

    A part of me most definitely wanted to see PTrump drop the hammer on the Dimms intransigence in the face of the deadly consequences resulting from an unchecked, illegal alien invasion. I wanted to see the formal declaration of a National Emergency and the resultant orders to fund and quickly implement a robust, effective border barrier.

    I wasn’t too disappointed with PTrump’s offer, because it didn’t give away the farm, and he held to his $5.7B for the wall and some more money for other needed support.

    Then when Nasty Nancy flatly refused the deal, I had one of the few moments of satisfaction I’ve had during this 2-year Dimm clown show. The Dimms have now put themselves into a position where the acceptance of any solution that has funding for the wall in it must be flatly refused. PTrump can now cobble together even more elements in an offer that appeal to ever more moderates, independents and sane Democrats. As long as that offer has $5.7B (or more) for the wall, Nasty Nancy will have to reject it . . . looking ever more out of touch, devoid of leadership capabilities and incapable of rational thought.

    Except for the fact that I’ve now got to wait longer for an acceptable solution with a wall, I’m kinda buoyed up tonight.

    All in all, it’s been a pretty good day.

    Thank you President Trump . . . and MAGA!

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      I agree…Checkmate!
      Checkmates bring about a good feeling.
      😉

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    • Whit Apple says:

      Very good summation of the moments reality. I too feel it was a pretty good day.

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      • Remington.....it says:

        Agreed…..today was intended as a positioning move by PDJT. He’s set the context for his next move by allowing the Country/world how obscene and obnoxious the democraps are. I expect another PT body slam coming in short order.

        Also, thinking God put all these absurd clowns, thugs and slugs in Congress for max exposure. Can any serious citizen look at the mess and not sat…WTF…?

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        What a day it was yesterday. While our President carried a heavy heart after standing watch as young Americans killed overseas returned home, the most vile, unhinged segment of the American population clamored for attention at women’s marches. I do hope all those wild eyed, screeching girls picked up their own trash. They were screaming abt the shutdown, surely they created nothing to add to the inconvenience, did they?

        As lost souls that could no more give an accurate account of the human tragedy on both sides of the border plotted by Pelosi, Clinton, Bush, Schumer, Flake, et al, paraded and demoralized themselves outside the WH yesterday, our President was inside preparing one final attempt to work together.

        While the most ill-informed, hate driven people in this country insist on wallowing in their putrid slop full of lies and deliberate misinformation, our President plows new ground in circumventing the first Speaker of the House to disinvite a President from the SOTU.

        Our President has had every sling and arrow aimed his way this week that the human mind can imagine. Yet he rises each day, buoyed by God’s armor and power and the most committed determination to his oath of office since George Washington. And to that end, again we say, ‘shame on you’ to George W. Bush for getting his jabs in on the shutdown by calling for it to end while ordering pizza for SS employees. As if he ever solved a shutdown ‘crisis’ that didn’t involve choking and caving. Both George Bushes failed us at the border and any noise out of ’43’ at this point is reprehensible. Have to wonder if Disgusting Nicolle Wallace writes W’s talking points these days or does he write hers?

        It’s been a heavy week. Again. Our hearts ache and our determination steels each time our President is wrongfully maligned, when his character is unjustly defamed and when this sick, twisted, dangerous 4th branch of govt known as the media buries venomous fangs into America’s flesh over and over.

        The last hope now is an all-out aggressive military-style border control surge. Our President has called for McConnell to bring his plan for vote in the Senate. Doesn’t matter if it passes as long as Warden Nancy holds the checkbook. Pelosi may well be thinking she’s cut off our heads and we don’t even know we’re bleeding but we are aware, we are awake and we are going to stand foursquare behind our President. Bet the vineyard on it, Nancy.

        As the new week ensues and new troubles stand on the shoulders of existing trouble, I hope Paul Ryan is enjoying his comfortable retirement from the Speaker’s chair. It was Paul Ryan that could have funded the wall. It was Paul Ryan that obstructed the will of 63 million Trump voters. He colluded with The Swamp to make sure the funding never happened. Paul Ryan did his level best to squander our President’s first 2 years. Paul Ryan was most happy to hand the gavel over to Nancy’s Gang of Impeachers. Paul Ryan knew what he was doing, he knew what the fallout would be, he was intentional, he lied to all of us, he backstabbed his way into making sure his pick took the Minority seat. When Soros, the Koch’s, WSJ and the Chamber of Commerce talks, Paul Ryan listens. He doesn’t hear us, maybe our voices don’t penetrate the wall around his home. American history will not remember Paul Ryan’s Speakership with anything but great remorse.

        To President Trump, God bless you, Sir. Stay strong and may we all rise up against the hate that was taken to our streets yesterday. The Dark Side is collecting souls at a quick pace. Dangerous times. Be strong, be faithful.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Well said!
      Have a good night’s sleep!

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “looking ever more out of touch, devoid of leadership capabilities and incapable of rational thought”

      They think (and have always thought) that they could just sit back and milk #Resistance. It’s just not a scalable solution. Not to mention being utterly pointless. And the smart ones in the Democrat Party will take notice of that and push for constructive change in the… er… uh… I guess it’s a “strategy”? Problem is finding the smart ones, let alone those willing to speak up. That whole half of the political equation is beholden to the likes of AOC and Bernie, being swept along in the Mad Dash To The Left. The center is suppressed and flaccid. Which means… Civil War of the Democrat Party variety. #ClownShow2020 #Moonbat #DemocratPartyIsDead

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Agreed, Bako – My first thought was that Trump didn’t make Nasty an offer she couldn’t refuse, he made her an offer he KNEW she wouldn’t accept. She digs her own grave each and every day. Can’t fix stoopid. Carry on, Dear President.

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    • Convert says:

      Thank you. So nice to find people who get politics. Politics is not policy, governance, or anything ideologic: it’s about power and leverage and alliances. Trump gets it. Bigly.

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    • You said it all…But no more offers, just declare Emergency and start building the wall with Army Corps of Engineers after new AG is confirmed…

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      I have thought about it this way for a while and have stated so on these pages before.

      The Democrats / Globalists will never accept the Wall.

      For them to accept the wall would be the end of the Democratic Party and the end of the Global attempt to take over our country.

      Everyday we see and hear of common sense Americans coming to our way of wanting to save our country. However, for the Democrats to survive, they must have millions of low skilled, low IQ, individuals who will do anything to get “money and food” for doing nothing.

      And….will resort to violence creating chaos which the Dems love. Look at Western Europe…..the UK…….heck look at our Own House of Representitves now.

      Building the Wall would end all of this for them.

      DACA……..The Dems don’t care about DACA….. How many would become citizens witi DACA?…….. 30 million?….maybe more…..some are already working….

      I am not defending DACA……..I am just saying…….it has a limit

      But……with no wall……how many millions upon millions will get in…it would never end

      Our President knows this……..

      We cannot survive WITHOUT a Wall……
      The Democrats cannot survive WITH a wall

      DACA is just optics……The Wall is the hill the Dems must die on

      Just saying..

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      • Therapeutic Masculinity says:

        Muzzies in congress. MUZZIES IN CONGRESS ! Mohammed Obama outdid Osama Bin Laden. Billions and billions of travelers must take off their shoes before being groped and felt by morbidly obese “minorities” because of inbred muzzie scum who blow up airplanes and have not contributed one good thing to the world.There was a time when you could board a plane unmolested. seats were wide, cutie stewardesses happily and graciously provided excellent service with a smile. The muzzies have cost civilized society trillions and trillions of $$$ going back to the crusades, Charles Martel, First Barbary War, 2nd Barbary War, WWI, WWII, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria…2,000,000,000,000 inbred muzzies worldwide. they hold political offices in USA, Canada, UK, EU, Mexico…they’re friggin everywhere. Once a world traveler, I accumulated massive numbers of frequent flyer miles. Now it’s been 12 years since I was even in an airport. I am happy as can be where I am, doing what I am doing, and with whom. Endless summer, ZERO blacks, ZERO Mexicans and only a few muzzies who dare not act up. MAGA/KAG !

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        • Peoria Jones says:

          “Endless summer, ZERO blacks, ZERO Mexicans and only a few muzzies who dare not act up.”

          Curious. Where might that be? I know Pitcairn Island is giving away free land to settle, but their internet service isn’t so good.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Gunny, respectfully, you’re wrong on 2 points.

        The 25-45 Million illegal immigrants here may already make it too late., combined with a large legal immigrant number. Plus the higher birth rates, a double whammy. Thirdly, the demographics of Texas and Florida.

        My hope is that 1) we stop the unending illegal migration, and 2) enough Latinos like Trump’s low taxes and strength, they vote GOP. And Latinos are largely Catholic, many pro Life. I thought Trump was a long shot, and really think his election was almost a miracle.

        Second, many illegal immigrants don’t want something for nothing. They dig ditches, work in ag and warehouses and many make $10-15 an hour. Yes, they use the system to make ends meet, and to send money home to Mexico.

        It appears abundantly clear to me Pelosi wants a continuing stream of illegal immigration with DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGH crime rates due to hangs, drugs, booze and underage sex crimes.

        Am I correct here? Essentially Pelosi is saying she is ok with trading 5-10,000 more murders, 60,000 more sex crimes, and 200,000 more assaults – as long as Democrats gain overwhelming political power? And those numbers go up with time and simple addition. Yes??

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        • RedWave 2020 says:

          I’ve been saying this for a while but we need to divide and conquer the democrats. Their method of operating has been to build voter bases while the GOP does nothing.
          President Trump was able to build a huge working class base in the midwest by appealing to the forgotten people with a strong message on trade. Something others wouldn’t have been able to do.
          The next step is to appeal to the African American community particularly those in the inner cities.
          You may be asking how do we do this.
          The answer is we need to focus on issues such as Criminal justice reform as well as marijuana decriminalization.
          We started with first step act now we need to give the democrats marijuana decriminalization (not legalizing federally just not throwing people in jail for possessing marijuana) for full 25 billion wall funding. Right now there is a big problem in the inner cities with too many people being thrown in prison for having marijuana. If Dem’s are on record going against this deal there will be a lot of anger against democrats by African Americans as well as millennial’s for not supporting this. Remember LBJ and the segregationists were able to win the black vote for a generation by having the media fawn over his new found support for civil rights despite the fact that a greater percentage of republicans voted for civil rights legislation in congress than democrats. In 1960 African americans voted almost equally for republicans and democrats but by 1964 they started voting 90%+ for democrats. We won’t win the black vote but going upto 20-30% means Democrats will have a hard time winning again.
          Trump could call up two of the medias most hated men in the modern day. Kanye West for walking of the plantation and former Rep Dana Rohrabacher for unapologetic ally being friendly with their mortal enemy Putin. Invoking their names during the SOTU for suggesting marijuana reform this would send the media into total screeching territory.

          Here’s what Rohrabacher had to say in an interview (https://psmag.com/social-justice/inside-the-mind-of-dana-rohrabacher) :
          You’re an anomaly in the GOP in that you have long supported the federal legalization of marijuana.

          “I’m the point guy on medical marijuana, actually I’m point man on marijuana legalization. The current step is medical marijuana. Everybody knows the next step is legalizing it. Hey, these kids who are in the poor neighborhoods, they get arrested they end up with a criminal record at an early age. Anybody comes from this area [wealthy Orange County], if they are arrested with a little baggie of marijuana, they’re visited right away by the lawyer hired from down the street and they’re out and never spend a day in jail and it’s expunged from their record. These poor kids in the poor areas, the rest of their life they’ve got a criminal record. We have some of these same inequities we’ve got to really deal with.”

          This may upset some law and order folks but consider how much time it took for Republican base to accept bargaining with DACA compared to taking a hard line. Consider how little support Trump lost for supporting criminal justice reform even though just a few years ago this would have been a nonstarter. This is the reality we face with Democrats in charge of the house may as well take the opportunity to make them look like idiots. Better we offer this or more sentencing reforms rather than change the voter demographics of our country making future election all the more difficult by offering path to citizenship for DREAMers .
          Recently even Boehner (yeah he was a disgrace on other issues but still shows how far we’ve gotten) has expressed support for Descheduling marijuana.
          For dem’s this is a matter of them growing their political power they will only give in if their political power is threatened and the only way to do that is to appeal to more Americans. One way to do that is offer something widely supported by the public. Waiting them out is also an option but it’ll take a while.
          This is obviously not something the establishment GOP wants but this will divide the Dem caucus even more.

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          All of you are saying basically the same thing I mentioned.

          The wall must be built……we are being overrun……and the Dems will never agree to this……So the President must just build it…..however he can….

          And….I realize many people from Mexico do come here to work, but many are not contributing to our society….They just send the money back to Mexico…..That number is actually in the billions sent back

          With the next caravan coming……does anyone wonder if Mexico really does want our Wall built?

          And finally….yes…..there are many more illegals here than the DACA plan designates, but after the wall is built, then it will free up the ICE Agents to start rounding them up and deporting millions…..

          If your basement is flooded, you must stop the water from coming in before you clean it up.

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          • Judith says:

            The things you all mention are consistent with a New World Order. But slaving at menial jobs is only the half of it. Get ready for no more nations to “divide” us, we are ONE WORLD, blah blah blah.

            The single most dangerous thing about open borders is it erases our national identities, our cultures, and our freedom to live as we choose, in individual nation states.

            We are instead absorbed into a faceless, drab collective, entirely dependent on some distant, authoritarian government.

            What bleeding hearts and compassionate conservatives alike can’t seem to fathom is that, although this may be sold as helping the less fortunate, opening up borders is not meant to lift anybody up.

            Globalism aims to drag great nations down to one level of slaves and serfs who compete for scraps, and are managed and controlled by nefarious world actors to consolidate their own POWER.

            I think it is time to put down those bongs and get real.

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    • kyblue says:

      Hi carl, Don’t count on any more offers. PT delivered his one offer yesterday & it was refused. He knew it would be refused. Now he can precede with other options.

      I’m reposting an article I posted yesterday. This writer makes a world of sense & has some excellent predictions.

      https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/trump_puts_schumer_and_pelosi_in_a_brilliant_vise_grip.html

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Beautiful summation, Bako. You nailed it.

      PDJT is going to use additional adjustments to cleave off her support or isolate her and her leadership team.

      I’m expecting he will start yanking federal workers permanently off the payroll periodically in the coming weeks, using Department heads to enforce the law.

      He is Alinskying the demented Speaker.

      Here’s to taking away her access to Air Force aircraft for any purpose, too.

      Thank you and praise God that our country survived and selected this man as our President.

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      • Tseg says:

        I suspect by the time PT is done, federal workers will be ticked off at the Dems and likely The Dreamers as well. They may not like PT, but they will vote for neither. And you are kidding yourselves if you don’t think there are already millions of illegal dreamers voting.

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    • She refused 5 minutes before the deal. Mistimed remarks. HAHAHA……….

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        Hate and rage will cloud rational thinking. Pelosi was enraged by being grounded the day before, and declined the president’s offer before it was made. I read that Pelosi said no at around 3:30 pm. The president started his speech at 4:00 pm. She didn’t even know what she was declining.

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  3. JohnCarlson says:

    The Mad Hatter was overheard to say, “The main difference between Nancy Pelosi and me is that she thinks she is sane and I know I am mad”.

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    • GB Bari says:

      So what happened to AMLO’s cooperation?

      Color me very curious.

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      • Conservativeinny says:

        Was thinking same thing

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        Yes, GB – I would like to know about that as well. Plus, didn’t send them about $10Billion in additional aid to help them with their immigration enforcement? AMLO has been very quiet lately. I am curious AND suspicious.

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        • angellestaria6674 says:

          Do any of us seriously believe all that money would be used for its intended purpose?

          That’s why I was against giving them that money…graft and greed and a lot of politicians’ pockets. Most of that money will never be used for development for the good of people down there.

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          • mopar2016 says:

            I was against giving those billions away too.
            Sending our money to the turd world is a bad idea.
            The people that are in charge of those countries take that money and laugh at us.

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            • angellestaria6674 says:

              Glad to know I’m not the only one…still knowing how much those governments have been influenced by drug cartels, some of which will probably get some of that money.

              I love our POTUS, but this was a mistake and kinda naive.

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          • olderwiser21 says:

            angelle – based on Mexio’s history of corruption I am sorry to say you are probably right.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Hard to say. Just as with Decepticons on this side of the border AMLO would like to appear to be compliant in what he says he will do. Trade talks were one thing… this issue dips deep into Mexican politics and general sentiment against the US. The actuality takes some time to see and we may not like what we see.

        Border closings may be on the horizon.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Appearances are going to quickly be overcome by actions. If AMLO allows these invaders to threaten our border I cannot imagine that PDJT will not respond in a way that costs AMLO dearly.

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          • angellestaria6674 says:

            Absolutely.

            He cannot back down or show any position of weakness whatsoever.

            The first party who shows weakness and backs down is the party who will start the game-changer.

            Jim Davis over at AT covered the positioning of the parties quite well in this article. It’s what a lot of us have actually understood, but Jim just puts it in a bunch of fine words.

            https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/trump_puts_schumer_and_pelosi_in_a_brilliant_vise_grip.html

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            • Sugarhillhardrock says:

              Angelle
              Thanks for the AT posting, I had not yet read it.

              I am stunned at the sophistication of PDJT’s absract thinking and forecasting of moves on the chess board. One has to conclude that having deep thinkers like Mulvaney and Ross on your team acts as a force multiplier wen gaming out how various scenarios could unfold.

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              • angellestaria6674 says:

                Being a chess player, that is how I view his strategy. Chess is the greatest game on the Earth as far as equating strategy and tactics in life’s thinking of war and battle. You have the subtleties of “seeming” retreat that gives an appearance of weakness (when it’s not), you have sacrifices of important pieces with the intent of checkmate, you have lateral moves that make it seem you’re wasting time instead of charging ahead (too soon)…I see all this in Trump and the better people of his team.

                And yes PDJT can’t do this all on his own. He must have at least 2-3 excellent, skillful team members working with him, to sit down and hash out all the possible scenarios, possibilities and outcomes.

                Above all, I have no doubt God is helping him greatly work against the machine.

                Blessings and have a great Sunday!

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                • Sugarhillhardrock says:

                  Angelle,
                  Thanks for your analogous comparison of chess to the gaming of moves PDJT and his team have to be considering.

                  Good food for thought.

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                • angellestaria6674 says:

                  I love chess like no other game on the planet. Only music surpasses it for me.

                  But the challenge of sitting at the board working on all kinds of sublte, even deliciously sneaky tactics to snooker your opponent….ah, don’t you have to know that Trump is relishing at least some of this chess game fight with the dems?

                  And this too…I’ve been on the recieving end of those tactics on the board. Getting wham-slammed by a more skillful opponent right when you thought you had a good chance to win…oh, that sinking feeling. Wondering if NP & CS are getting a little taste of that…I surely hope so…😉

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                • Concernedcitizen says:

                  Trump is leading the democrats into a Fool’s Mate.

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                • angellestaria6674 says:

                  Oh! My gosh! Thank you. You must be a chess player! You just made my day.

                  Peace to you Concernedcitizen! 🤗🤗🤗

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          • Bullseye says:

            A new fee on remittances might get their attention…

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      • Therapeutic Masculinity says:

        AMLO received his $100,000,000.00 bribe from cartels and leftist donors as did Nieto and Fox before him. Pig Jorge Ramos is at the trough as well. MAGA/KAG !

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      • amwick says:

        🤔🤔🤔🤔

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    • Charge a 10% fee for every WestUnion transaction going to Mexico!

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  11. p'odwats says:

    Two years ago today Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as our 45th President of the United States. After another day of skunking Nancy Pelosi and Chuck U. Schumer again I’m thinking to myself am I sick of winning. Heck no! This is why we put this man into office. He’s only been a politician for two years and yet he’s running rings around people who have been part of the DC Swamp for decades. We definitely got the right man into the Oval Office. Be thankful and pray for him every day because his enemies are only going to get more desperate with each new defeat!

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    • GB Bari says:

      “..are only going to get more desperate ..”

      Going to get? They have been getting increasingly desperate since Nov 8, 2016. The Dimms & the Deep State are beyond “desperate”; they are entering a new stage – an overtly dangerous threat to the nation.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Yes, GB.

        I am concerned for POTUS safety on a daily basis. Grandma’s prayers are good ones to always keep in mind as we watch PDJT rekindle the fires that MAGA.

        His revitalization of America is angering some very powerful and dangerous people.

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  12. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    First Blexit rally is being held today, Jan 20, in Los Angeles. Hope it goes well.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/30/exclusive-candice-owens-announces-first-blexit-rally-well-see-you-in-los-angeles/

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  14. woohoowee says:

    While Democrats dither over the border wall, deadly fentanyl floods our communities

    -snip-

    On Christmas Day, 18-month-old Ava Floyd ingested “a large quantity” of fentanyl while her parents were producing and packing the potent drug for sale at their home in Clinton Township, Mich. That afternoon, Ava died at a local hospital. An autopsy found that her tiny body contained “15 times as much fentanyl as officials have seen in recent overdose deaths.”

    -snip-

    Our border crisis is real. About 90 percent of heroin and 80 percent of fentanyl in the U.S. is sourced from Mexico. While rehabilitation and addiction recovery services are a key component of the strategy for dealing with America’s opioid crisis, we must also address the porousness of our border.

    -snip-

    For the past two weeks, I have written about the congressmen, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who refuse to acknowledge the border crisis, or forget the drug epidemic facing the nation, including southeast Michigan. I have written letters to each of my Democratic congressional representatives detailing the crisis and my concerns, and I have heard nary a peep in response.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/while-democrats-dither-over-the-border-wall-deadly-fentanyl-floods-our-communities

    Americans are dying and Democrats don’t care.

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  15. Sunshine says:

    ABOUT that Viral Video of a MAGA boy and an Elder Aboriginal Vietnam Hero – FAKE NEWS, all set up by Anti-Trumpers. These boys need help as they were set up.

    FIRST, other angle that tells another story

    SECOND, https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxUrUStXgAE0o3U.jpg

    LAST: Full video

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    • mr.piddles says:

      What’s the Polish guy doing beating the drum?

      Pocahontas says: “The Polish guy gets to beat the drum, and all I get is a whole lotta grief?!?”

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      “these boys need help.”

      They do. This is why professional astroturfer (fake grassroots) outfits like Indivisible or Women’s March only allow certain people to interact with the media. The ‘protesters’ are given scripts they don’t deviate from.

      As soon as you get a novice off-script you can get into the danger zone rapidly. Expecting any high school-age person to be able to navigate these traps is a fool’s errand.

      Lesson learned by the boys today. Be careful what you say and do, it will be twisted and edited against you by a joyful media.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        ‘off-script’ in this instance not realizing how even inaction can be framed as ‘mocking.’

        The guy did nothing wrong. But he was set-up to make it look like he did something wrong.

        It’s a cruel world we live in, with the Stunt Dem Media Complex. They will take any video clip or sound byte and make it a story for a week, truth be darned.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      My heart is breaking for these brave boys….Pray for them

      Liked by 5 people

      • Robert Smith says:

        This is par for the course. Anyone who wants to be public has to be prepared for the Democrats/leftists/Deep State to make them pay.

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        • Conservativeinny says:

          How can you even say that? Those kids were not public and were on a field trip for school.

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          • Robert Smith says:

            I’ll agree with you on it not being fair at all.
            Having spent years in more rough and tumble parts of the internet before coming to CTH it is what it is. We could hope that it’s different but social media enabled these internet habits to become the norm. The problem is that people that used to do these things before were not the norm. Now they do it not only as SJWs, to enforce PC, but mainly to silence us.

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      • rbette1299 says:

        All because their smiles were construed as a smirk. This is where “they” want to take all of us to a place where every twitch of our face can be miscontrued as a micro aggression. We need to send our support for these young men to the School Principal who has already released a statement that they are looking into the matter. No doubt he is receiving thousands of hate mail for the alleged “smirk”.

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      • nwtex says:

        Snake Plissken
        ‏ @MrWyattEarpLA
        2h2 hours ago

        Their main motivation right now is both revenge & to crucify Trump-supporters publicly to set an example for anyone who would DARE support the President. Notice they have more courage to become violent & in your face when you are a 45 supporting child, woman, elderly or minority
        21 replies 194 retweets 356 likes

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      • mopar2016 says:

        We’re not going to put them in a shark tank Anna.
        We’re going to put them in congress.
        MAGA KAG.

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    • Tazio Nuvolari says:

      These kids need all of us to help them. Hopefully Sundance will do a thread on this. They are trying to get these kids thrown out of school and are doxxing them. The school is saying they are going to suspend them and the older people who were chaperoning them.

      Truth is, this Phillips guy with the drum is a hard left activist. These kids were told to wait there for their bus, Phillips approached them and walked into the middle of their group.

      Phillips claimed these kids were chanting “build the wall” but there is nothing showing them doing that. They DO have a school chant going (you can hear it and the school name) when Phillips walks into the group. These kids do nothing but stand there. Phillips grandson is with them and goes racial, telling the kids to “go back to Europe”.

      These kids were also accosted by a group of nutjobs who call themselves “Black Hebrew Israelites”. They are an insane group of very racist nutjobs. There is plenty of information about them on the web. Here you can see these “Black Hebrew” people calling a young black man in this group the “n’ word and telling him when he grows up, the whites are going to “harvest his organs”.

      (This tweet calls them BLM, but they are “Black hebrew Israelites”.

      And here is a long, ten minute version where you can hear Phillips son with his racial BS and at the end the vileness of what these kids were subjected to by these “Black Hebrew Israelites”.

      This Phillips guy instigated the entire thing and then tried to pass himself off as a victim. He’s full of sh*t and we cannot let them ruin these kids life over a lie! Please, everyone contact the school and let them know these kids are the victims.

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      • Tazio Nuvolari says:

        One more thing, that tweet by Amber Lynn claims a few of the kids were chanting about the wall when the BLM (actually Black Hebrew Israelites) were harassing them but to me is sounds like they are calling the name of the black kid in their group when the BHI nuts were saying there are no black people in the school group.

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      • Conservativeinny says:

        How do we help????

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      • nwtex says:

        This is one of the tweets following the lyin’ vid.
        ——
        “Here are the Twitter handles of most of the school’s corporate sponsors:”
        (List omitted by me-nwtex)
        “Let ’em know their dollars are probably best spent elsewhere.”

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      • Lulu says:

        The Catholics in their diocese need to cut all donations to their Churches and notify the Bishop that they will not donate until the boys are back in their Catholic HS.

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      • Lulu says:

        Democrats are evil to the core, and will do anything to destroy you. Our side needs to get serious and go to war. That means no employing Democrats, no befriending Democrats, no patronizing Democrats, no contact with Democrat family members, no giving money to charities that serve Democrats, no gong to movies, no cable TV.

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      • Sunshine says:

        Yes, SUNDANCE should make a post of this terrible setup story. These boys need to be defended and the truth revealed. One all-inclusive post makes it easier to forward the story to others.

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    • Majik says:

      I keep hearing whispers in the wind that this is the beginning of a preemptive strike on Judge Amy Barrett…

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    • Majik says:

      Liked by 3 people

      • kyblue says:

        Whoever Wheeler Walker is, it isn’t Paris Hills, Ky. It’s Park Hills, Ky. In northern Kentucky.

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        I had no idea what a Wheeler Walker Jr. was. Turns out, it’s the stage name for one Benjamin Isaac Hoffman – a so-called comedian and writer for leftist Hollywood propaganda. Political activist, sexist, and anti-Trumper.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hoffman

        This tweet was a crime on so many levels. I hope people will contact law enforcement. These commie thugs inciting violence need to start facing justice.

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    • pnj01 says:

      One of the “Indigenous” supporters at 1 minute forty seconds (1:40) tells the March for Life kids: “go back to Europe where you come from” in support of the “Tribal Elder” whose supposed point (lost in his drumbeating until I’d heard him being interviewed afterwards) was that he was protesting the building of a wall. Seems like the Native position is at best an issue of whose ox is being gored. Because Latinos are welcome but not Europeans. GOT IT!

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  16. angellestaria6674 says:

    Somebody I dearly love sent this image to me years ago because they knew, that with a lot of serious enemies and hatred and every evil device under the sun that was getting thrown my way…still is today….but nevertheless I am passing this image on for our President, because he is surely in this position. But God is greater and stronger than the dragon of Hell and all his mortal emissarys he is inspiring and using to destroy DJT. Because SOMEBODY (we all know Who!) up at the very Top of the Ladder already made provision a long time ago to destroy this dragon.

    So Mr. President, this is where I (we) see you today. Fight the good fight of faith, God and love of nation.

    Blessings and many prayers for our President!

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  17. Convert says:

    These kids are getting destroyed online and in real life. Doxxed and threatened tonight in a scorched Earth campaign by the media and Twitter mob… There are videos which show the story in a very different light all over Twitter, too, but they will I’ll be disappeared, I predict.

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  18. POTUS PENDING SHUT-DOWN LEVERAGE … So-far completely missed:

    Deferral of 25% Tariffs on $200 Billion of Imports from China EXPIRES on
    … March 1st.
    … with China owning many $ BILLIONS of U.S. Treasury obligations.

    Debt Ceiling EXPIRES on
    … March 1st.
    … with NO BUDGET for the 25% of Government Shut Down.

    No way in hell that POTUS raises the Debt Ceiling
    … without MASSIVE and CONTINUING reductions in the Deficit.

    POTUS options to operate below the Debt Ceiling in the meantime:

    • As the debt approaches the ceiling, Treasury can stop issuing notes and borrow from its retirement funds, which exclude Social Security and Medicare, by drawing down the $800 billion it keeps at the Federal Reserve bank. [Fed reaction: 😳 … Quantitative Tightening ENDS.]

    • Beginning March 1st, the Debt Ceiling is FROZEN at that level, and Treasury CANNOT auction new notes. It must rely on incoming revenue to pay ongoing federal government expenses.

    • Treasury then decides which bills to pay and which to delay. Foreign owners would get concerned that they may not get paid. The U.S. debt to China is the largest, followed by that of Japan.

    POTUS then drops the HAMMER on DEFICITS:

    • Spending stops on all non-essential services, projects and programs [Democrat Pork].

    • The Federal Reduction in Force kicks in to eliminate Federal Workers [Obstructionists and Non-Producers] and Senior Executive Service [Deep State] members that were proven UNNECESSARY during the 10-weeks and continuing Shut Down.

    • POTUS triggers the 5%-plus Departmental Cost Reductions identified under the 2018 EO.

    • POTUS implements the Federal Government Restructuring Plan developed by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney per 2018 EO.

    https://www.thebalance.com/u-s-debt-ceiling-why-it-matters-past-crises-3305868

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    • [reposted from yesterday thread]

      Liked by 3 people

      • angellestaria6674 says:

        Good you did. One of our Treepers earlier today posted a link to your comment. Was glad because I and some others missed it yesterday. Makes good common sense. You know, some of this stuff is pretty basic and not rocket science! Bullet point are great!

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    • WES says:

      BlackKnightRides: Seems like a rather wide range of things converge around the March 1st date! It would seem even budgeted items could be subject to temporary cuts by debt ceiling.

      Not sure how the Dem/Rep blame game will play out if the gov shutdown goes to March!

      Right now Nancy & company seem 100% determined to take it to that point and beyond since they control the purse strings.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      “No way in hell that POTUS raises the Debt Ceiling
      … without MASSIVE and CONTINUING reductions in the Deficit.”

      This is pure fantasy. Trump is all about the economy and cutting spending reduces the economy. Rather, he is more likely to point out how he has reduced the deficit as a percentage of GDP.

      He may hoot and holler but do not expect him to get serious about spending until his second term. Just not going to happen. Trump will do nothing to take away from his GDP.

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  19. Grandma Covfefe says:

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    • angellestaria6674 says:

      Grandma, his last 2 sentences…

      “The hatred is powerful and it’s pointed towards you, too. Even more so actually.”

      …are spot on. Take Trump out and you basically ruin things for a much larger group of people.

      But I opine that God’s Eye is scanning all this nefarious activity, knowing who all the bad players are and every single wicked device, sin, murder and corrupt deed that each and all of them have committed… and He most likely has a plan of His Own. And I don’t think we’ll have to wait for the Second Coming to see its first implementation.

      Look how he judged and brought down evil people and empires in the past. Look what He did by using King Darius to kill King Belshazzar of Babylon and then take over the kingdom in one night. When God puts handwriting on the wall and one, rather one individual or a whole nation, does not pay serious attention to it, things can go very ill rather immediately for evil people and worshipers of gold, silver and wine.

      Shalom

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    • Abster says:

      Yes, continue praying for President Trump. The hate is real and now at all time high. The left wants revenge.

      Liked by 5 people

  20. Grandma Covfefe says:

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  21. andrewalinxs says:

    interesting portion of this article sd retweeted: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/inside-the-mueller-teams-decision-to-dispute-buzzfeeds-explosive-story-on-trump-and-cohen/2019/01/19/d89dba5b-fa0f-445b-9fd3-72f0e911e28d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.814b0eff3ba7

    ather than conferring with Justice Department leaders, for much of the day. In the advanced stages of those talks, the deputy attorney general’s office called to inquire if the special counsel planned any kind of response, and was informed a statement was being prepared, the people said.

    It seems Deputy AG rsonally wanted to know is Muller would respond to the Buzzfeed article.

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    • boogywstew says:

      That is astounding news! Sleeper story of the day!

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      • WES says:

        Boogy: Notice that they were disinclined to respond at all and only did it at 7:30 PM! This was all planned!

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        • andrewalinxs says:

          They did not plan to have to respond until the story was published and how crazy it was.

          SD I think has it right Muller is trying to salvage the institution and the story would of made that impossible if it went responded to.

          Dems and the media where getting ready for impeachment blitz and I think they where afraid the President would of ordered everything declassified as a result.

          After all the levrage from the threat of being accused of obstruction is gone when their going to do it to you anyway.

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          • snarkybeach says:

            Mark Levin thinks that Mueller only responded because they were implicated in the BuzzFeed story as a leak. Mueller can’t afford to have the AAG institute a leak investigation…

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    • WSB says:

      I am not sure what Devlin Barrett is attempting to do here…he may be attempting to justify the length of time it took for the Mueller team to research their files to make sure of their facts. However, are they supposed to be sharing transcripts of an ongoing investigation with the media?

      Also, ir is peculiar that the communication is described as coming from the DEPUTY attorney general’s office asking if the Mueller Operation would be putting out a statent.

      That would Rod Rosenstein? I thought he was recused from anything having to do with the Mueller investigation.

      Hmmm.

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  22. Mormon Insider says:

    The Catholic school kids are getting hammered and it’s all fake news. Tim Pool has been following this story in detail. https://twitter.com/Timcast/status/1086866650446655488

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    • pnj01 says:

      It is fake news. I watched the video of the “Native American” and the Catholic School Kid with the MAGA hat. The kid was just standing there on a step and the NA was the one in his face with a beating drum. Th kid did nothing wrong, and the attack is just part of the Alinskyite tactics of the Left designed to ignore the overwhelmingly positive message of the March by focusing in on a distorted reading of innocent conduct.

      I am a proud Catholic who thanks God for His 2000 Year old Holy Catholic Church, but I am ashamed by the press release from the Diocese of Covington, KY which takes the NA’s side and says what the kid (and his fellow Catholic school students who were around the scene but doing nothing particularly offensive) did was inconsistent with Catholic Teaching. My Church, which I believe is Christ’s only founded Church, is in the control of a vicious leftist who is undermining the Church’s central Message and substituting for it a leftist message of political correctness. Because the opponent of the School Kids’ Christian Message of no Baby Killing is an NA, the diocese automatically assumes the NA is in the right. SUCH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS SICK and HARMFUL TO THE CENTRAL MESSAGE OF THE CHURCH. It is not the first time we have had a bad pope and Holy Mother the Church will survive, but scandal is being spread by the political subversion Francis is committing and bishops in too many dioceses are going along with.

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  23. Ackman420 says:

    The radical left doesn’t even want the deal, anyway. We spent an afternoon arguing over the merits or fails of the deal. AND THEY DONT WANT IT!
    Let’s take this afternoons bloguments to heart. Remember, we are on the same side up here in the branches. Its OK to disagree, and even fight a bit. Let’s keep our eye on the ball, folks.

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  24. joeknuckles says:

    Gilet Jaunes, the best a Frenchman can get.

    Liked by 8 people

  25. citizen817 says:

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  26. citizen817 says:

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  27. Keln says:

    Why We Do What We Do…

    I’m often told that we of the Trump persuasion do what we do because of some blind following of a man we pour all of our hopes into.

    That isn’t true of course, as I’d rather pour my hopes into that sublime cup of coffee I get at my local McDonald’s every morning that gets me started on the awful DC drive most mornings.Or I should put my hopes into God above. I do not put my hopes into a politician.

    But of course Donald Trump is no mere politician. I know many of you believe that what he is able to do is some numbers of dimensions of chess, yet I prefer to look at it as Providence blessing a people who shall never give up what their ancestors won by blood.

    But why do we do what we do? Why do we wear the MAGA hats? Why do we love bricks or want to build walls or toss coats to random people?

    It is because we love our country. But we don’t love our country because it happens to be the one we were born in or live in or adopted. No, we love our country because it is literally the only country on Earth where true freedom is still painstakingly etched into the very stones of our foundation.

    Most things in life, you may find as you get older, and I am already 40 years old myself, are not worth fighting for. In fact, most things you fight for you will eventually figure out were bullshit.

    But this country. This freedom we took a stand on over 200 years ago, that is worth fighting for. What we do, we do for generations in the future who may never know who we were. And that is fine.

    For if those future generations call themselves Americans, then we stood and we won.

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  28. William Schneider says:

    I might add if no one else has that the latest polling by NPR shows that Latinos have shifted there support of Trumps demand for a wall on Mexican border by 19% percentage points in the last month alone.(from about 30% to 49%) The Latinos population is beginning to see that the Democrats are doing nothing for them and will eventually ruin the country they love.
    I believe the Democrats are losing the PR battle with this wall and eventually it will help reelect PDT.

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    • Franklin says:

      Sorry but the wall is only one issue that affects voters. The Spanish surname voters are not a monolithic block. There are many different subgroups within this one demographic. Normally a change in voter preference requires a seismic event. The Democratic Party has been able to embrace the different voter groups through shared issue support. This is the Republican’s weak point.

      Also recent polls are very suspect coming from the MSM. This same group may favor abortion, be anti gun rights, and want more government social programs. What would that tell you about these voters?

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      • Rynn69 says:

        How about this for a seismic event? You decimate the middle class with Democrat Party policies…no one will be on welfare. Period.

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      • RedWave 2020 says:

        The main thing with that poll was that the sample size was only 30 people. Shifts could very well be happening but polling a greater sample size is necessary. We can’t expect that there’s a 20 pt shift towards Trump with Hispanics with only 30 people else we make the mistake the media did in 2016 when they trusted the polls.
        Hispanic voters tend to vote based on country of origin and also whether their parents came legally or illegally. Cubans are very republican. Venezuelans and Puerto Ricans are swing voters.
        The dreamers are not natural republicans as Jeb! would like to say. Although we can definitely improve our numbers with Venezuelans and Cubans just based on Economy as well as a bit more outreach.
        Rick Scott is very good at campaigning to hispanics. He over performed in FL compared to Trump and could be a very good surrogate especially in places like AZ.

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  29. 4gypsybreeze says:

    Check out Facebook Fox and Friends (for fan’s) page. Jan. 17 at 8:20 a.m.
    You will see Democrat Shutdown Explained. There were over 1.1 thousand likes…and people saw that graphics with explanation.
    Then I tell people…families going without paychecks. People fighting about this. It is less than one percent of the annual U.S. Budget. Is it really worth it?

    Messing and playing with peoples lives while they pay game over what basically is $57.00 Again…is it really worth it–No, It is not.

    If you go to that page…share it…share it…share it!

    You will either wake some people up. Or you may get lucky and shut some people up.

    When you go into a lot of detail with a lot of people about what is happening they eyes get glazed over. Baby steps. Baby steps.

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Sorry about the typos….I am VERY tired up there!
      A couple other pages put it as their feature…but fox and friends for fans had the most views (of course). I was busy…busy…busy on Wed. and Thursday. I was waiting for post cards to come in! So, I went online and went in a posting frenzy.

      Can now say that I have completed 100 more postcards since I got the delivery on Friday.
      I am sending to the local officers of Senators of Reps. and focusing on the area most hit…(and Democrat)…by the Shutdown right now. . Will be at the mailbox on Monday morning.

      I am paraphrasing …but the saying that it is sometimes better to stab with the pen than slicing with the sword is really pretty good to remember.

      Good night treepers and God Bless all!

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      • Peoria Jones says:

        Good work, Gypsy. Thank you!

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        • 4gypsybreeze says:

          I take absolutely no credit for the graphics. I saw it a week or so ago. Friend has a daughter who is Fed. Prison. Working without paycheck in FL.

          Explained about the $57.00. Ho-Hum response from him. Saw the Democrat Shutdown Explained Meme a few more times.
          Texted him meme! THEN he understood.

          Did it to a few more people. And it was like a light went on! Went to a friends FB that is total rabid… people who live across the border got in the conversation…and it totally shut down the conversation. Before that was called some pretty bad names. THAT is when I knew it would work. They were my test subjects so to speak.

          We have some great meme (ers) at the Treehouse. If we could get them to do the same type thing using the $57.00 explanation…we could get the word out.

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  30. Julia Adams says:

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  31. cripto says:

    “Green Beret, two language specialists, SEAL-turned-DIA civilian among dead in ISIS-claimed Syria bombing”

    WASHINGTON — The ISIS-claimed bombing of a restaurant in Syria on Wednesday killed an Army Green Beret with four children, a former Navy SEAL working for the Pentagon’s intelligence agency and a Navy linguist, the Pentagon announced Friday.

    Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Navy Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent, 35, of Pine Plains, N.Y., and Defense Intelligence Agency civilian Scott A. Wirtz, 42, of St. Louis, Mo., were killed in the blast, the deadliest incident for the U.S. military since it began operating on Syrian grounds in 2015.

    The attack in the small northern Syrian town of Manbij also killed an American contractor working with the Defense Department. The DOD declined to name the contractor, but her younger brother identified her as Ghadir Taher, 27, who immigrated with her family to America from Syria and was working as an Arabic interpreter, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    The Defense Department declined to name three wounded servicemembers, as is Pentagon policy, officials said.

    The attack on Wednesday brings the number of American servicemembers killed in action in the anti-ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria to 16. Wirtz is the first known Defense Department civilian killed in action in what has been called Operation Inherent Resolve since 2014.

    The servicemembers were at a restaurant near a crowded market for a meeting with local leaders, U.S. Central Command said after the attack. Members of the Manbij Military Council, which has controlled the city since it was liberated from ISIS in mid-2016, were also reportedly among the roughly 16 people killed in the blast.

    The attack appears to be the work of ISIS, a defense official said Friday. That official stressed that the investigation into the attack was ongoing and the Pentagon had yet to reach a final conclusion on the party responsible. President Donald Trump last month declared ISIS defeated in Syria and announced he would withdraw all American forces from the country in the near future. The Pentagon has begun withdrawing equipment from Syria, but roughly 2,000 troops remain on the ground there, officials have said.

    Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday at the Pentagon that the attack would not change the administration’s determination to leave Syria.”

    https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/green-beret-two-language-specialists-seal-turned-dia-civilian-among-dead-in-isis-claimed-syria-bombing-1.565006

    The other person who died identified.
    https://www.stripes.com/news/us/arabic-interpreter-from-atlanta-among-19-killed-in-suicide-bombing-in-syria-1.565163

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  32. cripto says:

    “Soleimani primes pro-Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq for terror attacks on exiting US forces”

    “Iran’s Mid East commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani has devised a plot to force US troops not just to leave Syria but to be thrown out of US bases in Iraq as well,
    Sunday, January 20, 2019

    DEBKAfile
    Sunday, January 20, 2019

    “Iran’s Mid East commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani has devised a plot to force US troops not just to leave Syria but to be thrown out of US bases in Iraq as well.

    Iraqi Shiite militias have been assigned to carry out terrorist attacks on the US troops scheduled to leave Syria. A US or Israel military reprisal in Iraq will, according to Soleimani’s plan, provoke Baghdad into ordering the US forces to leave their Iraqi bases forthwith.

    Both US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have vowed to remove the Iranian military presence from Syria. The former said explicitly: “The US will use diplomacy and work with our partners until ever last Iranian boot is expelled from Syria.”
    The Iranian general is however running a three-track plan to prove them both wrong, while also pursuing his plan to get the US expelled from its military bases in Iraq.

    The concentration on the Iraqi border of 10,000 troops belonging to the large pro-Iranian Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) aka as the Hashd Al-Shaabi militia (first reported by DEBKAfile on Jan. 17) is stage one of Soleimani’s military track.

    Revealed here for the first time by our sources is Soleimani’s latest project in Syria. He has sent his officers to set up liaison hubs for the Iraqi PMU militiamen to coordinate militarily with the Arab tribes of eastern Syria. It is believed that their tasks will focus on engineering terrorist operations against the US troops heading out of Syria.

    Informed intelligence sources strongly suspect that the huge suicide bombing in the northern Syrian town of Manbij last Wednesday, which claimed 5 American lives and killed another 11 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters, was the first of these attacks to be carried out on Soleimani’s orders by one of those joint squads.

    Tehran is also going to great trouble and expense to plant imported Shiite communities in the Syrian villages and townships located along the Damascus-Beirut highway and partly depopulated during the civil war. Some of these Shiite communities come from Iraq; others are the families of Afghan and Pakistani Shiite militias recruited by Tehran to fight for Bashar Assad in the civil war.

    These militiamen, whose families awaited their return in refugee camps in Iran, are being demobilized and allowed to bring their families over to rejoin them in Syria. According to some estimates, Tehran has been able to swell Syria’s Shiite population by some 9,000 imported families, all of them serving yet another of Iran’s objectives in Syria: the creation of a Shiite Corridor between Damascus and Beirut.”

    Iran’s Mid East commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani has devised a plot to force US troops not just to leave Syria but to be thrown out of US bases in Iraq as well, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report.
    Iraqi Shiite militias have been assigned to carry out terrorist attacks on the US troops scheduled to leave Syria. A US or Israel military reprisal in Iraq will, according to Soleimani’s plan, provoke Baghdad into ordering the US forces to leave their Iraqi bases forthwith.
    Both US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have vowed to remove the Iranian military presence from Syria. The former said explicitly: “The US will use diplomacy and work with our partners until ever last Iranian boot is expelled from Syria.”
    The Iranian general is however running a three-track plan to prove them both wrong, while also pursuing his plan to get the US expelled from its military bases in Iraq
    The concentration on the Iraqi border of 10,000 troops belonging to the large pro-Iranian Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) aka as the Hashd Al-Shaabi militia (first reported by DEBKAfile on Jan. 17) is stage one of Soleimani’s military track.

    Revealed here for the first time by our sources is Soleimani’s latest project in Syria. He has sent his officers to set up liaison hubs for the Iraqi PMU militiamen to coordinate militarily with the Arab tribes of eastern Syria. It is believed that their tasks will focus on engineering terrorist operations against the US troops heading out of Syria.

    Informed intelligence sources strongly suspect that the huge suicide bombing in the northern Syrian town of Manbij last Wednesday, which claimed 5 American lives and killed another 11 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters, was the first of these attacks to be carried out on Soleimani’s orders by one of those joint squads.

    Tehran is also going to great trouble and expense to plant imported Shiite communities in the Syrian villages and townships located along the Damascus-Beirut highway and partly depopulated during the civil war. Some of these Shiite communities come from Iraq; others are the families of Afghan and Pakistani Shiite militias recruited by Tehran to fight for Bashar Assad in the civil war.

    These militiamen, whose families awaited their return in refugee camps in Iran, are being demobilized and allowed to bring their families over to rejoin them in Syria. According to some estimates, Tehran has been able to swell Syria’s Shiite population by some 9,000 imported families, all of them serving yet another of Iran’s objectives in Syria: the creation of a Shiite Corridor between Damascus and Beirut.”

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  33. Jason Ross says:

    Cool story. Shia and Shiite have been at war since 700AD. Time to bring the troops home. NOW.

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  34. jack says:

    Since Jan 3rd I have thought for a few weeks that Trump has been doing great in his tweets.

    Yesterday I saw a change in his speech , modifying his stance and I was nervous about it, and stated that, BUT others here were saying that it was Trump being in “art of the deal mode” … and showing compromise to give the impression Trump is more flexible. And if the Dems continued to reject everything Trump just stated in speech, … it would show the Dems are being “unreasonable” and too ridge and inflexible.

    We are in a showdown, and Dems have made it a “shutdown” too. We have all been witnessing that the Dems have not supported Trump in the House and Senate for 2 years. But NOW the Dems own the House , and they are going to reject everything Trump wants, and the MSM are siding with the Dems , like they have the last 3 years.

    So, what happens the next two years?

    I think the Dems have to separate Trump from Trump’s Base, and if they don’t they will lose in 2020! What choice do the Dems have.

    GOPe are nervous and shaky, they have been for 2 years, and the Dems are unified in opposing everything Trump says and does.

    The Uniparty want to break Trump, and get Trump to say/do something that will piss off his BASE.

    We should stick together in this TreeHouse, but yesterday, after Trump’s speech, some of us were nervous Trump was modifying his position, to show American’s Trump is flexible. And Trumper’s in this place were “fighting among ourselves” and Sundance stayed out of the fight. Just like for a long time Sundance stayed out the “Jeff Sessions” fight, until he joined forces with the “anti-Jeff Sessions people” towards the end.

    Sundance has principles he believed in before Trump was on the scene, and he has seen so many times, how the D.C. Swamp can “squeeze politicians” over time. Many of us over the years have seen politicians change once they were in D.C. a few years, so we are leery of what the atmosphere of D.C. can do to a politician.

    We should stick together, and call it as we see it, we support Trump because he Promised to do certain things, and he was willing to face the Dems/GOPe/MSM head on. I want Trump to continue to do that.

    I will speak my mind, and encourage you to speak your mind, in making sure the promises Trump made to us, come true! MAGA

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      I’m hoping Cohen is having second thoughts about continuing to lie and make up stories about Trump after witnessing the BuzzFeed takedown.

      I think he has likely been bribed by the democrats to make crap up, or twist things.

      If he lies to Congress (made up stories) he could get years added to his sentence.

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  35. JohnCarlson says:

    The GSA is now accepted bids for the construction and furnishing of the coming Nancy Pelosi Memorial Lunatic Asylum and House Fly Museum.

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  36. Guyski says:

    This is definitely implausible, but not impossible.

    Resolution declaring the office of speaker vacant

    https://ballotpedia.org/Resolution_declaring_the_office_of_speaker_vacant

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    • Guyski says:

      Just to add to the possibilty for fun, since it is implausible.You have 199 or 200 Repubs, 15 Dimms that voted against Pelosi as speaker. That gives you 214 or 215, so all you need is 3 or 4 more dimms (if my math is correct).

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  37. rayvandune says:

    I hope President Trump resists the urge to become involved in the Catholic school kids controversy and let the conservative internet handle it. Looks like an open and shut case of media malpractice. It is infuriating that their school seems to have thrown them to the wolves before hearing anything from their perspective. THAT should result in expulsion… from someone’s job!

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  38. Franklin says:

    The President’s good friend Sen. Graham in Turkey (who paid for his trip?) He should be arrested and tried for treason upon his return to the US

    ”In a press conference on Saturday, “after lengthy meetings with Erdogan,” Graham called “for a slower, smarter withdrawal of American troops from Syria to avoid setting off a broader war and a nightmare for Turkey,” The New York Times reported.”

    ”US has 2,000 Special Forces troops in Syria. “They could be withdrawn and replaced with a new mission and a smaller force,” The New York Times reported Graham as saying.” [N. Y. Times maybe using TRT World as their source]

    http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/38c96a2e-b136-407a-abec-64a79d577460

    WTH did he say?
    ”By arming the YPG terror group in Syria, Washington created a nightmare for Turkey, said US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham during a visit to the Turkish capital on Saturday.”

    Sen Graham is kissing Erdogan’s ***

    https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/us-arming-ypg-created-a-nightmare-for-turkey-senator-graham-23443

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    • WSB says:

      Some accounts reported that Graham’s visit to Turkey was at the behest of the Trump Administration. So, I am not sure what to think of his trip.

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  39. Trending... says:

    Another day another full month we are wasting talking about shut downs rather than Nancy’s dream for Cap n Trade, higher taxes, abortion on demand, man vs the earth (attack in American production) and that socialist hottie.

    Keep it shut down! Every day that goes by Nancy is wasting time to get her radical agenda passed through the house and the dems are exposed as all talk, no action incompetents! The radicals won’t ever change their votes, but this whole incompetent fight by Nancy May keep some home in November 2020.

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  40. Boots says:

    https://gunowners.org/alert11619.htm

    Trump’s AG choice, William Barr, has documented anti-gun record. Supported Clinton AWB and ban on falsely named “hicap” magazines (30 rd AR is standard cap). Recently told Feinstein he supports gun confiscation. Said confiscation currently underway via “reasonable suspicion” laws that allow cops to confiscate guns under “reasonable suspicion” the gun owner is a danger to others or him/herself. The day they come for my weapons is a day those who sent them will never forget.

    WTF is wrong with Trump? CONSTANTLY picks POS for critical appointments to positions that can either drain or protect DS.

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  41. Boots says:

    Unconstitutional “gun protective orders” increasingly used for gun confiscation. Just an accusation by anyone or everyone results in cops showing up at 5 am to take your guns. Cops have already killed several innocent victims of these Soviet style confiscations. Gary Willis of Maryland was one of them.

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/30567-law-abiding-gun-owner-killed-during-red-flag-confiscation-raid

    Excerpt
    —–
    Family members told Capital Gazette reporters that a distant relative had requested the ERPO the day before, due to an “incident” that occurred at his residence. The details of the “incident” remain unclear at this writing, but the backpedaling by the police chief began almost immediately. Said Anne Arundel County police chief Timothy Altomare:

    If you look at this morning’s outcome, it’s tough for us to say, “Well, what did we prevent?” Because we don’t know what we prevented or could’ve prevented. What would have happened if we didn’t go there at 5 am?

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  42. Hebo Sabe says:

    Sure thing Laura.

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    • Boots says:

      You got a problem, I’ll give you all the space you need. Be a man instead of a little gurl.

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    • Boots says:

      IInnocent American killed and your head so far up your rear all you can do is snipe at those more intelligent and prescient than you. Life must be tough going through it being so stupid.

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  43. Dora says:

    IRS Loophole: Millions Of Illegal Aliens Are Getting A Bigger Tax Refund Than You Are

    The costs of illegal aliens continue to be a concern despite the fact that these reports garnered a lot of attention nationally at the time of their report.

    https://freedomoutpost.com/irs-loophole-millions-of-illegal-aliens-are-getting-a-bigger-tax-refund-than-you-are/

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  44. youme says:

    This is a lie

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  45. Dora says:

    It bothers me to see what has happened to the President’s state. And mine.

    Not only does New York have two corrupt senators and a disaster for a governor, but the largest, most popular, and once beautiful city is being run by loonies.

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