January 27th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #738

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1,469 Responses to January 27th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #738

  1. MaineCoon says:

    FYI…

    Tune in tonight at 10PM EST / 9PM CST to listen to Sidney Powell discuss Licensed To Lie and the Mueller Investigation on The Mark Levin Show!

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  2. Dora says:

    de Blasio is in trouble.

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  3. jeans2nd says:

    Evenin’ fellow Incorrigible Deplorables.
    Anyone ever listen to Benjamin Wittes’ Lawfare podcasts? It is tough, tough, work, a challenge to the best of souls. Hafta come here to recharge my soul – thanks for being here!

    Everything Sundance has told us re: the Democrat playbook and intentions ongoing, is straight from these Lawfare podcasts, although Sundance is telling us from experience. These dummies brazenly broadcast their plans outright, and even name names behind their associated Lawfare groups.

    Listening to the last two podcasts, be aware – Lawfare is specifically targeting Jim Risch of Idaho, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and James Inhoffe of Oklahoma, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee. (hey BMT, is Inhoffe not your guy?)

    Please keep an eye and ear on these guys, especially Sen Jim Risch. Sen Risch is from a small state, and Lawfare is specifically targeting Sen Risch as Sen Risch is a big MAGA supporter.
    Anyone in these states, please help us out here, let us know if help is needed.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “These dummies brazenly broadcast their plans outright”

      Oh, no. That’s straight-up arrogance.

      What was being said about Risch? I can go dig it up… but jeez… I already had to sit through that Christopher Wray thing this weekend…

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      • Sherri Young says:

        Just remember that satanists signal their plans in advance too.

        Just a thought.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Just that Lawfare is targeting Risch as one of the ones to try to take out, so as to promote more of John McCain’s priorities – read more war – instead of Pres Trump’s. Sen Risch is a MAGA supporter and must be eliminated, in Lawfare’s view.
        Yes, these people are evil.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      When they control the levers of power it is a way for them to say what to do without actually meeting. 😉

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  4. JX says:

    The origin of this chaos is the claim that Russia hacked the DNC. There is no evidence to support this claim. Never discussed is the illegal and unsecured Clinton server, it’s unsecured communications channels, her unsecured mobile devices, or the posting of SoS emails to yahoo.com. Each of these are a gigantic exposure by themselves, but are never discussed as possible vectors for obtaining the email of the DNC or related persons. Instead we are subjected to the bogus and later retracted claims of Crowdstrike.

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  5. kinthenorthwest says:

    Did you all see the newest from the left
    Leftist Darling Alyssa Milano: ‘The Red MAGA Hat is the New KKK Hood’; Attacks Covington Catholic Students
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/leftist-darling-alyssa-milano-the-red-maga-hat-is-the-new-kkk-hood-attacks-covington-catholic-students/

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    • Jenevive says:

      ANytime any dems talks MAGA and KKK we need to
      remind them of Senator Byrd thier hero, thier mentor.
      they respected him.. He was a member of the KKK so
      if you had no problems with having a KKK member in your
      party then whats the problem now?

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        they are trying to turn America upside down.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        “Senator Byrd thier hero, thier mentor”

        Hillary Rodham Clinton certainly couldn’t get enough Senator Robert Carlyle Byrd (KKK-WV), that’s for sure.

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      • boogywstew says:

        Senator Byrd was a Democratic Senator until 2 years into Obama’s reign and I don’t remember Obama saying a thing about it. Robert Byrd was not just an underling in the Klan, he was an officer of sorts. When Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the Senate in 1967, only 37 out of the 64 Democrats voted ‘Yea”. (58%). 32 out of the 36 Republicans voted “Yea” … 89%.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Wait until they hack Trump’s store and release the names of all the people who have bought Trump gear. Names and addresses.

      Wait for it. It’s coming. So someone can re-educate you up-close and in-person.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      She’s just a typical Hollywood Loony Lefty. I think most of them diss President Trump for their own economic benefit. Try getting work in Hollywood if you wear a MAGA hat in public. These people are simply big phonies.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      These bleeding heart clowns are mentally ill. Milano is just another leftist airhead.

      A MAGA hat to the snowflakes in Hollyweird is like a cross to a vampire.
      They toss that KKK nonsense around while being a member of the KKK party.
      https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/daniel-radcliffe-slams-tom-brady-over-trump-support-and-maga-hat

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    • “MAGA hat defense system,”
      How about side and rear cameras, to collect evidence of your innocence,
      when you have to use the “rotating bear spray dispenser head” on top of the cap.
      And Maybe a tracking device if someone grabs the hat.
      And maybe one of those exploding die packs.

      If you are an inventor without a purpose, run with it, it is yours!

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  6. paulraven1 says:

    Everywhere I look around I see the slow Sovietization of this country. Pre-dawn raids of political dissidents, social media censorship, harrowing public vilifications of conservatives, banning of speakers on college campuses, the total Pravda-ization of the media, the entertainment industry becoming an de facto arm of the Ministry of Propaganda, the blacklisting of comedians and actors and writers who dare express a counter-totalitarian sentiment, even the Churches slowly being absorbed into the virtue-signalng Progressive blob. Show me where, on what beachhead of the culture, we are not losing ground, slipping back into the tide, struggling to hold a position. Our losses have multiplied under Trump; whatever “win” we show in some area of the economy that our innumerate enemy-media won’t report anyway, we’re losing twofold where it hurts.

    Yet there so many opportunities to open the field of engagement, to attack, to advance. We’re not doing it. What is the problem? We’re great at sarcasm, and memes, reams of punditry and blogs and columns pointing out leftist depredations and hypocrisies, but when it gets down to the dirty trench warfare of confronting the Left, hand-to-hand, face to face, we’re not there. What is the problem? Is it just too hard, too psychologically difficult, too personally risky? Look what it did to Andrew Breitbart, after all. I don’t know.

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    • Judith says:

      Globalists had it in for the USA in 2021. There were many false flags planned to weaken our Constitution. But President Trump was a surprise that set back their timetable considerably.

      Yes, they are fighting fiercely now with President Trump at the helm, but this fight was to happen nomatter what. UN Agenda 21’s New World Order has been decades in the making and they won’t ever give up trying to erase our Constitutional Republic.

      The UNiparty are openly flaunting their treason right in our faces. But we trust President Trump to lead our nation and the free world through the stormy seas ahead.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The Republican party has been captured.

      The Media has been captured.

      The DOJ,FBI, IRS etc has been captured.

      Many State AGs captured.

      Public schools captured.

      Universities, colleges, community colleges almost completely captured.

      So little people can fight the fight but the risk reward is very poor. There was that guys that owned and sold hot dogs that popped up as a story on here weeks ago. Leftists targeted and destroyed his business and livelihood. Things like that.

      Here’s the thing, overall we are still a very prosperous country with many ways to amuse ourselves.

      So it has to get a lot worse… like Uncle Joe Biden claiming right of seigneur before people take to the streets.

      Someone has to call for a big rally in DC.

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      • Iron Lady says:

        I’ve said it before, but can’t say enough, I guess. We have no organization – as opposed to leftists who are ready to go at the Soros green light. Any ideas?

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    • mimbler says:

      It is hard to fight an enemy that doesn’t play by the rules.

      If I put a MAGA sticker on my car, both my car and house will be vandalized, and I have some risk of personal injury. The police will do nothing.

      But, I play by the rules. So I won’t key the obama sticker cars, club democrats with bike locks or all the other things the dems do with impunity, and actually do it protected by the police in many cases.

      Until we get a functioning justice system, the mob has all the advantages.

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      • East Indian says:

        Taking all the bullying quietly in the name of “playing by rules” and losing one’s marbles suddenly one day , is not a good strategy. Bullies need to be opposed step for step immediately.

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        • mimbler says:

          I understand the sentiment, but I’m not going to prison to do a tat for tat.

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          • Dekester says:

            Mimbler, you are wise. That said when a physical threat comes my way lookout.

            Folks are on edge now, the hatred of the enemy is palpable. My career afforded me the opportunity of seeing first hand what happens when decent folks are against the wall.

            It ain’t pretty.

            God bless PDJT

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  7. Sandra-VA says:

    I posted this in yesterday’s Daily thread and thought I would post it again. It outlines exactly how the Pelosi group is trying to usurp the Constitution and future elections.

    —————————–

    I would like to urge everyone to read through Queen Pelosi’s H.R.1 :

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1/text

    I have just spent the last couple of hours reading through it and let me tell you, this had better not become law!

    They are basically transforming elections – mandating that States must comply with their edicts. Felons allowed to vote, regardless of State laws; disabled to be allowed to vote via phone; registering everyone who interacts with an agency (including universities that accept fed funds) to be AUTOMATICALLY registered to vote; 16 year olds are to be allowed to register to vote; looks like ballot harvesting is also on the menu. You really have to read this!

    There is a section on campaign finance changes – they declare that the Supreme Court violated the constitution with the Citizens United decision. Reading through their plans for “small dollar” finance is a trip! Includes a new 2 state trial of a My Democracy voucher in the amount of $25 that voters can spend in $5 increments to their campaign of choice… basically, we are going to fund campaigns with our tax dollars! You have to read it…

    They want to mandate how States conduct elections, including rule on voting machines/ballots.

    Voter ID – they are mandating that a voter can present a form… self proclaiming their identity and they most be allowed to vote a regular ballot.

    Oh, and even better… they are going to create a new agency to handle redistricting!!!!!!

    Lots of other juicy stuff with regard to voting, campaign FEC rules, ethics, presidential inauguration committees, presidential transition teams as well as lobbying/revolving door issues/rules.

    The coup de gras is the usurpation of the President/Vice President’s powers with regard to oversight of people in their administration AND that 10 years of tax returns must be made publicly available. You really have to read that section!

    So much in this garbage bill… if any of it passes, watch out for there being 1 party in power for ever….

    ———————

    Additionally, be aware that they are also carving out portions of this bill into other bills that they will likely try to attach to other bills… SO BE AWARE and be vigilant. Read the bills that look like they will pass the Senate to make sure they haven’t slipped any of this mess in.

    One of the other elements( that I forgot to mention last night) of the new Automatic Voter Registration they are trying to push, they also add a caveat… anyone who is illegally registered cannot be prosecuted!

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  8. duchess01 says:

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    • paulraven1 says:

      These people are NEVER boxed in. They’re constantly on the attack, So she refuses funding, forces it into court, hopes for an Obama judge, even a Supreme Court pass or favorable ruling. Anything can happen. In the meantime it’s full steam ahead on impeachment and degrading Trump and his presidency with the media’s help.

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      • duchess01 says:

        Nah, paul – ain’t gonna happen!

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      • Dekester says:

        Paul, your comments are thoughtful and are much appreciated by me.

        If PDJT loses this fight, and a fight it is.

        My two cents worth is that he will burn the fu**ker down.

        Imagine if you will anyone trying to deny the a President of the U.S. an unfiltered rebuke of all the lies and corruption that has been going on.

        Folks seem to forget that he is the President of the U.S.

        For fun let is say he addresses the world from Israel,Hungary, or Poland and just lets go. He has taken names, and he knows what needs to be done.
        So they impeach him..it would be the trial of the century. Maybe in modern history. Imagine if you will the witness list he would compile.

        My money is on PDJT..he has tens of millions of allies the world over. Regrettably we are stuck with the cats piss out of the U.S. Cats piss reeks, but bleach and disinfectant takes care of that.

        Hold tight, PDJT plays to win.

        Remember HRC was 98% to win, and he would never get the delegates because of Cruz, Lee etc.

        He was just Donald Trump then.

        God bless PDJT

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I really, truly don’t think Pelosi has planned this out. And Schumer knows it. Think about it: she’s 3+ weeks in… still shakin’ off the rust… rebuilding the ol’ carburetor. She’s in no condition for a heavy workload.

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      • duchess01 says:

        And she will fail – We the People are tired of the games – they have until February 15 to propose something – if that fails – she and Schmucky will get blamed for failing to produce. They have made total jackasses of themselves – the American people are not stupid – a little dumbed-down but, not stupid.

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        • andyocoregon says:

          I prefer to think the American Public is busy working, paying bills and raising families. It takes something really huge to pull the honest people together.

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          • duchess01 says:

            True, andy – however – remember how many of those people were unable to work, pay bills, and raise families while ‘that other guy’ was sending jobs overseas – do you really think the American people have short-term memories of those years? I do not!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Maybe but they Lawfare it out like there’s no tomorrow.

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      • duchess01 says:

        They are digging their own graves, Robert – imho – the truth will come out – what is hidden will be revealed – then what?

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        • Robert Smith says:

          I have always thought that it was fantastic to think there would be widespread violence. I still think a “civil war” is too much, but it depends how you define it. I can see scattered acts of violence all across the country though. What happens in a country as free as ours when people on either side decide they just don’t care and decide to set IEDs all over the place?

          Answer: the state still wins. I feel the state always wins if they decide to kill enough of us for the good of everyone.

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          • duchess01 says:

            I refuse to live in fear of what might happen, Robert – ask the people on LI about the violence they experienced when gangs terrorized their towns – if the state had not moved in – it would be continuing – and they are everywhere –

            What is it the state is winning, Robert?

            Most people I know are thoroughly disgusted with what is happening or not happening – they want it to end.

            The Bible says give to Ceasar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s – I will put my trust in God and not in man – He is in control – nothing is impossible for God – He can fix anything – so I am counting on Him to fix this mess.

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  9. rustybritches says:

    Why is it that these people are also allowed to call our President every dirty name in the book and write op eds about him even though they know nothing ? shiffy shift has said for months that he has all this evidence about the President and now they are again going after his son Which they already know he has done nothing wrong and there for if I was Shifty shift I would be careful You make the man mad enough you might not like the end result..
    H Jefferies decided to say that the President was the leader of the KkK and he said again today that he has no regrets of doing that.. called it colorful language and laughed about it..
    so if I decided to call him just a cleaned up nigger would that also be considered colorful language or would they say I did or said something wrong Oh that’s right I would be told that I had said a bad thing but I refuse to say that I am sorry and I am going to let it stand as written
    He is nothing but a stupid black who has no better manners and shame on his parents for not giving him a better upbringing and that goes for all of the people who think they have nothing better to do than drag down the President and his family and for what doing a great job at taking care of this country for the first time in a long time great President great family and great America

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  10. Sherri Young says:

    More news from Venezuela:

    Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

    https://www.ksl.com/article/45469645/venezuelas-ousted-chief-prosecutor-flees-to-colombia?print=1

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  11. Sandra-VA says:

    Well, well, well…. Cernovich is now going to convince his sheeple that Islam is the answer to all that ails us.

    This guy is a complete snake oil salesman.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      From Wikipedia:

      “Michael Cernovich is an American alt-right social media personality, writer, and conspiracy theorist. Cernovich rejects the label alt-right, describing himself as “new right”. The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified him as a male supremacist.”

      OMG. SPLC comin’ in hot with a brand shiny new one.. “male supremacist”!!! You CANNOT make this s-word up. Freaking Clown Show.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      What a nitwit.

      He always struck me as someone who is for sale.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      What the hell is with this guy?

      I see he is in one the attack on religion to set the stage for the Ruth Bader Ginsberg all-out assault on religion.

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    • Rudy says:

      He’s a complete idiot. That is the stupidest thing I’ve heard lately, and I’ve heard a LOT of stupid.

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    • 7delta says:

      Dear dog, what an idiot.

      I don’t know exactly what’s going on behind the woodshed, but just recently I’ve heard several seemingly intelligent people, who ought to know better (Cernovich isn’t in this group) talking about how radical Islam isn’t the “real” Islam, blah, blah, blah. It’s like these people think Islam was a wonderful genteel “religion” for over a 1000 years…as if Islam had never invaded or murdered anybody to advance Islam…”I”ll take Gates of Vienna for the Daily Double, Bob”… until a few decades ago, when suddenly somebody started misinterpreting the Qu’ran, and Muslims, for the first time ever, bought, hook, line and sinker, that it’s their religious duty to fly airplanes into buildings and blow themselves up at the local market for Allah, sans any doctrinal support for such FROM Mohammed and Allah. Unfortunately, for the idiots, all Islamic Doctrine is about is conquest, jihad, and forcing shariah totalitarianism onto the whole world. Mohammed was quite clear about what he said Allah said. Indisputably clear and it ain’t nothin’ new.

      These nincompoops would be the first the have their heads separated from their bodies. They’ll be glad to know Mohammed did instruct his followers to keep their blades sharp to minimize suffering…because he was just compassionate like that. Yeah, Islam is the West only hope. How ’bout…no. Christianity didn’t turn out cross-dressing 11-year old lap dancers or the attack on Covington or church child molesters. The self-deifying-atheist Marxist left did, with their infiltration into every institution and the help of their fellow travelers on SCOTUS.

      I’m glad I don’t do twitter, because after responding to this idiot’s drivel, I would have been banned, barred and banished. I’ll just leave now to go pray again today for the soul of this country and for the wretched to quickly awaken to the truth. I always include myself in that group too.

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    • apfelcobbler says:

      It’s going to be a long, long 21 days! Make that 18 days.

      Cerno has been on a bender troll roll – it started yesterday afternoon over the course of 5-6 periscopes and some tweets. I zipped through (a lot of it is tedious) but he was trying to provoke people into defending their faith as vigorously (maniacally) as Islam sects do. He did the final reveal a few hours ago. He was trying to say that evil works when Christians leave the church. That’s the basic idea, anyway. Yesterday I wrote him off thinking he was going 90s New Age multiculti mush head but someone later told me he’d been planning this “provocative series” after the attacks on the Covington kids. He thoroughly debunked the original Covington video on periscope just a couple hours after the video was released.

      Frankly the idea that these primitive tribal societies with low trust, honor culture have anything on Western Civ is preposterous. Best enjoyed in its traditional homelands!

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  12. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • G3 says:

      Isn’t that the same as 2016?

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      • litlbit2 says:

        Except IMO 2016 for the swamp was a learning curve like the dangling shads for the Democrats and the 2018 elections for both evil empires.
        They will be much more refined in both their corruption tactics for 2020. There will not be a swamp team or Soros team, it will be a combined team for any selected candidate that they can purchase probably DNC but smarter than Obama. No more silly child type bicycle sissy’s. This must be for all the marbles, really mean.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I’m sure those democrats will gladly shun the evil Koch brothers. Not.

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  13. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • mr.piddles says:

      There it is… there’s the ol’ Trump Left Hook….

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    • Time's Up says:

      Wall needed to be priority ONE on day one.

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      • mr.piddles says:

        I like where we are now, TBH. Wall is coming… again, as President Trump has reminded us… they’re already working on it! He’s making it a priority NOW. So two years in ain’t bad if you consider everything else. What’s the big “failure” you can point out now… Obamacare? That was DOA on January 20, 2017… cuz Republicans in Congress.

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      • mimbler says:

        We all prioritize differently which is fair.

        For myself the judges were probably the number on priority and he has been good there.

        Now, the wall is a huge priority for me too , don’t get me wrong, 🙂

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    • G3 says:

      Thank you President Trump!
      MAGA 🇺🇸 KAG 🇺🇸

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    • Robert Smith says:

      USA USA USA

      In the end Trump may just have to fire Mueller, gut the DOJ, and FBI, be brought up for impeachment, expose everything, and tell them to F-off. Build the wall after lawfare tries to stop it anyway. This is his side job. This Constitutional crisis may be the only way.

      All while doing MAGA first and foremost. That’s Trump’s job #1.

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  14. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Build The Wall
    And The Uniparty Will Fall

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  15. andyocoregon says:

    I’m watching an excellent program on Fox News right now called “Battle at the Border: A Town Hall Special” with Brian Kilmeade. If you missed it, it repeats at 11:00 pm EST tonight.

    Lots of testimony from relatives of murder victims by illegal aliens. Liberals are protesting it, so you know it’s great.

    https://www.kens5.com/article/news/politics/fox-news-to-hold-battle-at-the-border-town-hall-in-san-antonio/273-bf1dd525-dce0-47ff-b81a-842eae59d16d

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  16. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  17. carole says:

    How is it that 65 million people voted for POTUS and The Wall and yet one old lady who is a couple of Aricept (TM) tablets away from full-blown dementia and who was put in Congress by only a few thousand people from her particular posh district of San Francisco can stop The Wall because she “refuses to discuss it?” Do you get this? I don’t.

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    • Judith says:

      The short answer is election fraud.

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      • soozword says:

        AND voter fraud — two different issues.

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        • carole says:

          Judith and sooz: Please go back and read my post. It has nothing to do with election or voter fraud. bakocarl explains it below. Thank you, bakocarl!

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          • Judith says:

            Election fraud is relevant. It may not be the answer you sought, but I was referring to the election fraud in which the RINOS allowed the Democrats to steal the house in the first place. This was by design.

            That is the only reason that Nancy became the Speaker of the House. Without voter fraud Republicans would still hold their majority and POTUS would not have the Democrats now controlling this phony investigation.

            But bakocarl also has a good explanation for the mechanical aspects of your question.

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    • bakocarl says:

      The Constitution allows the House and the Senate to make their own rules. One of the rules is that the Speaker of the House can control what is brought up for the House to consider. One exception to that (Idon’t know if there are more) is that the House can vote for a Discharge Petition – needs a majority – so the Dimms won’t as yet go along with it.

      So NumbNuts Nancy can merely refuse to let any bill with wall funding go to the floor of the House for discussion and I vote.

      I don’t like it that the politicians have given so much power to the Speaker of the House and Leader of the Senate . . . it’s all politics, not for the good of the people . . . and it stinks.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Until enough of those 65 mil show up on the steps of congress, the illusion that they have any say will remain.

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    • piper567 says:

      carole, beats the he!! out of me!

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  18. sunnydaze says:

    Now they’ve trotted out the “Red Scarf” pro-Macron marchers in France.

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    • dauntlessguy says:

      Red Scarves are Commie Globalists. They can’t win with brute force so they are attempting fake opposition to try to temper the yellow vests. IMO it won’t work and they will go back to brute force.

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  19. The left is flipping out the Howard Schultz may run in 2020 and split their votes. I’m thinking we need convince all Trump supporters to pick Schultz in every single poll they can until election.

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    • carole says:

      I hope I do not sound too far removed from popular culture, but I had to wikipedia Schultz to find out who he is. Seems he is a character in some old 1st grade reader. To wit: Look, Nancy! Look, Chuck! See Schultz run! Run Schultz, run! Run run run!.

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    • Sedanka says:

      Sounds like it’s time for Operation Chaos 2.

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    Dare ya not to laugh. Double dog dare ya…

    Did ya catch that? “Pelosi’s negatives shot up during government shutdown more than any pol…”
    Salena Zito is a trusted source.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Nancy’s a fairly unlikable person. She’s that person you know in real life that will not listen to anyone. I don’t think Trump’s opponents will admit it but he is a entertaining and likable guy – even if you disagree on policy. Unless you have TDS and then you just hate him.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I like that President Trump is above the GOP as a party. Demand too!

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  21. StephenCL89 says:

    With everything that has been going on in the news recently I have thought it wise to go back and do some research into our country’s History. For the past few months I have been reading and watching things on the judiciary as well as the period between the Founders and the Civil War; The Antebellum period.

    Much of what I have been seeing truly gives credence to the idea that History repeats itself. Many of the same arguments and battle lines that were drawn over moral issues and federal powers mirrors much of what is going on now. One book in particular that is very good is H.W. Brand’s Heirs of the Founders. It gives a good telling of the major events of the period as well as focuses on three major players of the second generation; John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster.

    One section that really interested me tonight was a fight that was raging right after Andrew Jackson had become president. It involves Daniel Webster and the Senator from South Carolina, Robert Haynes. This was January 25-26th, 1830 and Mr. Haynes had given a speech on the floor of the Senate where he eviscerated Daniel Webster and the North (especially New England) of doing everything they could to undermine the Constitution and the South (at least in his own mind, that is). He claimed that since Northern merchants transported Southern goods that they were as guilty as the Plantation masters for slavery. That Freedmen in the North faired far worse than slaves in the South. He also claimed that the Federalists (now Whigs or Republicans) were undermining the Constitution for the States right to own slaves as well as the Federal Government having no right to impose a tariff on foreign goods. He then turned all of his wrath and bile toward one man, Daniel Webster, as the main executor against the wishes of the people as well as the regions of the South and West.

    It was fascinating because though one might think that Senator Haynes’ rhetoric was something one might here at a Trump rally or by Conservatives today, it isn’t. As a Democrat of 1830s he is using the same tactics as that of Democrats of the 2010s. He lied, made up ,and distorted the original intent of the Constitution and Founding Fathers as a way to silence those who opposed him. After the speech he was lauded by friend and foe alike for his eloquence and prose, that most believed the cause of Daniel Webster and those who supported him were done for. Reading this I was struck by how familiar it was to what we saw this weekend with the Wall and end of the government shutdown. The Democrats praising themselves and Nancy Pelosi for how wonderfully they were able to show up President Trump. Brand writes that Washington D.C. had not been that politically charged and excited since the War of 1812. Everyone was awaiting a response from Daniel Webster but few believed he could come back from the trouncing that Haynes had given him.

    Again this is the same thing we have heard for the past few days from the Left, the Media, and even those on our own side. “Trump’s done”, “President Pelosi”, “He can’t come back from this humiliation”. Trump is alone just like Webster was. Also like Webster, Trump is not as easily intimidated as everyone around him may think. After Hayne’s speech in 1830 Charles March, who was a friend and supporter of Daniel Webster, believed that the Democrat from South Carolina had done an incredible job but that he greatly underestimated Mr. Webster. He recorded what a similar doubter had said to a Haynes’ enthusiast, who was ready to read Daniel Webster last rights over his political career.

    “He has started the lion. But wait until we here his roar or feel his claws.”

    Haynes would soon learn that Daniel Webster had both a mighty roar and powerful claws. That what he thought was a final nail in Webster’s coffin was actually one in his own. I believe that Pelosi and the Democrats will also soon learn how mighty a roar and claws President Trump has as well. Just like Webster destroyed Haynes, Trump will destroy Pelosi and all of her ilk. So take head, pray often and watch the cycles of History realign once again.

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  22. sunnydaze says:

    New MAGA HAT FB page started a few hours ago.

    Lady wants to proclaim Feb. 20, 2019 as MAGA Hat Day. = Day for everyone to come out wearing their hats.

    Actually, it’s a pretty good way to counter the Hat=KKK crap the Left wants to push.

    https://www.facebook.com/MAGA-HAT-2511288432277702/

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  23. JohnCarlson says:

    The Catholic Church is like a fish – it has rotted from the head down. Today we have the worst (and by far most political) pope in modern times. For over a decade the disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (a man who molested boys and seminarians) was the most powerful man in the US Church. Several dioceses paid out large sums to McCarrick’s victims. Benedict XVI placed sanctions on McCarrick. Francis not only lifted the sanctions but made McCarrick one of his top advisors. Many of the bishops and cardinals in the US appointed in
    recent years are men that McCarrick pushed. So, while McCarrick is sequestered in a monastery in the middle of Kansas, his disciples continue to destroy the Church from within.

    A recent article in Church Militant describes how bad the current state of the Church is:

    The so-called Lavender Mafia, gay or gay-friendly clerics occupying positions of power with the Catholic Church, are rapidly losing their beneficial cloak of secrecy.

    An article by Catholic political conservative Andrew Sullivan on Monday highlights the studies showing there are thousands of U.S. clerics who are homosexual.

    “In the United States, however, where there are 37,000 priests, no independent study has found fewer than 15 percent to be gay, and some have found as many as 60  percent,” wrote Sullivan. “The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits.”

    Francis is a Jesuit. Jesuits operate many of the largest Catholic universities in the US: Boston College, Georgetown, Xavier, Fordham, Creighton, Marquette, Loyola, St. Louis University, Gonzaga, etc.

    While Sullivan is gay himself, his figures appear to be fairly accurate. The late Cardinal George of Chicago, one of the last traditional cardinals, estimated that 30-35 percent of priests in the Chicago Archdiocese were gay.

    St. Pius X, pope in the early 20th century, frequently wrote about he dangers of modernism and the damage it could do to the church. Unfortunately few popes since the 1950s have heeded his advice.

    The Covington Catholic incident illustrates just how bad the Church leadership problem is. Based on the original (doctored) video, the boys own bishop and principal condemned them. They also were condemned by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and bishops from across the country, who couldn’t posture fast enough.

    Political correctness has replaced morality in the Catholic Church, which once was a leader in the fight against communism. Add religion to the other thing the left controls along with education, the media and the courts.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      John, you may be interested in the thoughts of Col Patrick Lang, whose blog is “Sic Semper Tyrannis.” Col Lang is “a Knight Commander oft (sic) the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a papally protected order of chivalry.” (Col Lang’s words.)

      Here is Col Lang’s short blog post – Bishop Foys says he was “bullied.” https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2019/01/bishp-foys-says-he-was-bullied.html
      Be certain to read the comments.
      All the best, John.

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    • Dutchman says:

      The Catholic chuch has been rotting, from the head down, for a long time.

      Martin Luther, the Protestants almost every sect of Christian faith started as a group of Catholics, who broke from the Catholic church, over corruption and materialism OF the hierarchy of the Catholic church.

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  24. Ivehadit says:

    I am watching Mark Levin’s show with Sydney and my blood pressure is through the roof.

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  25. Ghost says:

    Observations from a smaller limb.

    The federal reserve open market committee meets this week. According to the rules there has been a change in representation by the regional districts. 4 new members take their place at the decision table. I don’t expect any raise in rates, but am curious in what happens during the discussions of unwinding the asset balance sheet.

    Explanation of the balance sheet: The Fed bought large quantities of U.S. treasuries to provide liquidity during the Tush/Osama years. It is called quantitative easing. They also purchased large amounts of mortgage loans.

    I noted and posted in July before the Helsinki meeting with Putin that the Russians had dumped half of their U.S. denominated holdings in the market. My projection at the time was $42 billion, It had no effect. This was important because discussions were under way within the Fed to unwind the balance sheet at $50.Billion a month. They moved there balance sheet down from 4.5 trillion to 4 trillion beginning in the fall. The Trump maganomics train was not noticeably slowed down.

    I’m concerned with the Treasuries if you have a higher number for the balance sheet.

    Prior to the December meeting the Fed was rather unanimous in the “fight against inflation and normalizing interest rates”. There is now a schism growing. It is being reported as those who are Hawks and Doves.

    Hawks reported as: need to continue normalizing interest rates and unwinding the balance sheet. Cynical view: we need to slow down the Trump train so he won’t get re-elected.

    Doves reported as: need to evaluate possible effects to a potential world wide economic slow down. Cynical view: Europeans are in trouble we need to prop up the globalist base

    The next planned raise in the Fed funds rate was planned for March, we will see. I have been following two things I hope to share in the near future, just waiting for some numbers to drop to confirm my observations. We are still winning bigly on the economic battle front.

    /smile

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