Strategic Communications – Mercedes Schlapp Discusses Appropriations Shutdown and White House Position…

White House Director of Strategic Communications appears on Fox News to discuss the ongoing appropriations discussion, and the White House position on border security to avoid another shutdown in three weeks.

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89 Responses to Strategic Communications – Mercedes Schlapp Discusses Appropriations Shutdown and White House Position…

  1. Publius2016 says:

    Winning! so obvious to anyone not a SjWs, BLM, Antifa or liberal!

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    • Publius2016 says:

      by th eway, Ann is obviously under extreme duress…unMasked for reasons unknown…

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      • GB Bari says:

        Ann…?

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      • jello333 says:

        I think she may actually believe she’s “helping”. Pushing Trump to do this or that by using “tough love”. But if that’s her goal, she sure doesn’t know how it works. She’s gone WAY beyond the normal constructive criticism stage.

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        • sDee says:

          Coulter is a paid pundit. She says what whoever pays her, wants said. Simple as that.

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          • GSparrow says:

            Coulter’s desire for a wall is shared by most Republicans as the poll above indicates but she inexplicably seems to think all PDJT has to do is wave the magic wand Obama that left for him in the Oval Office.

            POTUS has enemies in every direction that are steadily trying to scuttle his Presidency but she seems to ignore the reality. If Trump had wisely fought hard for the wall during Paul Ryan’s Omnibus Bill, which he should have done, Ryan would have still ensured he did not include the wall funding. Trump was focused on the military funding and took his eye off duplicitous Ryan’s deceptions.

            However, POTUS keeps his campaign promises and is dedicated to getting the wall/barrier built.

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        • cali says:

          @jello333: Ann Coulter doesn’t know when to stop and keep her mouth shut. Her negativity is not helpful nor is her unfiltered and provocative mouth.

          She should learn to use better judgment but even more to keep her disrespectful trap shut.

          President Trump will keep his promise because he is in the process of building the wall as authorized by his constitutional powers: declare a national emergency.

          We are being invaded from foreign enemies among a whole lot of other destructive activities.

          Did you know that our Army soldiers were attacked by a drug cartel causing a shootout between the two? Sure – the msn would not report such a important subject.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      They know exactly that regardless if you are a democrat, Republican, independent, legal immigrant American Citizens, all do not want disease, Drugs, crime, child porn slaves, cheap labor taking over the American lifestyle again.

      Those sick evil puppets are nothing more than vultures feeding off the backs of hard working Americans as the take their dirty money from the swamp.

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  2. Bone Fish says:

    Trump’s done so much for so long with so little from congress, becoming more than capable of doing anything with nothing from them too.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      That’s the way life goes…..if you live in the REAL WORLD.

      Dems/Communists/Socialists/Progressives/Leftists live in a Uni-corn’s Rainbow Passing of Gas….

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  3. jello333 says:

    Hey, a suggestion to anyone who has friends or family who may not know what brings about a “shutdown”, and who consider it “Trump’s shutdown”. I started thinking about this the other day when my wife was talking about it. She loves Trump, and supports him 100%, and she’s all for the shutdown if that’s what it takes. But even she said something like “Trump will just shut down the government again like he did before if he needs to.” I asked her to describe exactly how she thought that happened, and she was WAY off. She kinda thought that anytime he wanted Trump (or any president) could just in effect flip a switch and ZAP everything stops. She knew there had been negotiations and votes and stuff, but really didn’t know what that was all about.

    So yeah, that makes me wonder how many people out there really DO think it’s all Trump’s doing, and nobody else (in Congress) has much responsibility. Whether we totally support Trump’s stance regarding the shutdown (and possible future one), or whether we totally oppose it… I think it’s important that people realize it’s NOT just up to him.

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    • Bone Fish says:

      Shutting Federal.Gov down is a natural extension of understanding that income tax is theft.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Government shuts down when Congress fails to do its job. Congress fails to budget for and appropriate to run the government. They are also supposed to work with the President in doing so since they require his signature on these items before they are laws. Continuing resolutions are a way to get around the real work.

      The other place where the government shutdown showdowns happen is to allow the massive spending into debt. There is no debt limit that they will not blast through. But they like to use that occasion to get what they want too. If they were serious about it, we would be running balanced budgets and never need to raise the debt ceiling. But that requires reducing spending.

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        RE: “…..Congress fails to do its job. Congress fails to budget for and appropriate to run the government…..”

        That is the crux of the problem we face in all “Globalist Leaning” government agencies (from school districts, county, city and state on up) and businesses.

        The “Management” of those entities make it their FULL-TIME JOB TO AVOID all Responsibility and all Accountability.

        That’s one reason they are so sold on “OUTSOURCING.”

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      • Marco says:

        Yes, POTUS could employ some debt limit strategery. Don’t approve a raising of the debt limit.

        Government shutdowns are too scattershot, hurting or inconveniencing persons needing to use air transportation, passport services, etc.

        Debt limits? Bring on the targeted pain. As Sundance says, there are trillions at stake.

        Pay off the debt interest, which is the only thing the markets care about, and then cut the budget to keep the government open. Open season for big game hunter Mullaney.

        Farewell, Big Bird! Planned Parenthood? Buh-bye! And farewell grants for San Francisco and sanctuary cities! As Alinsky says, use tactics your base enjoys.

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        • On March 1st, the Debt Ceiling is locked in at the then-current level of Debt.

          Thereafter, the Government can spend no more than it takes in.

          … Unless and until Congress raises the Debt Ceiling and President Trump signs off
          … or Congress overrides his Veto.

          His conditions will get interesting: Art of the Deal.

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    • Jederman says:

      In our lifetimes, gvt shuts down when there are no funds to pay it’s bills (lights, personnel…). I don’t recall a time when the Executive told everybody to just stay home when there was still money appropriated to fund operations. The ball is in the House’s court on the 15th.

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      • I like to describe it as when the federal government cannot agree on an operating budget they have cut back certain services. A partial ( minority ) shut down to me is more appropriately described a Federal Govt. Slowdown. State, City, County, Municipal government continues to function. And yes, if one is out of work in this “slowdown”…yes that person is shutdown.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yep, I’ve had to educate even my normally fairly knowledgable conservative friends. The media really did a job of propaganda on the shutdown.

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    • Helen says:

      I was wondering why the word veto is never used. Instead of always referring to it as President Trump shutting down the government it isn’t referred to Pelosi sending him a bill that is acceptable. It is just a matter of him refusing to sign her crappy bill and unfortunately the funds to pay the salaries are within that bill. It’s like she is saying don’t you dare veto anything I send you. Bring him an acceptable bill Nancy, and the government will have the funds to keep the government open.

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  4. TwoLaine says:

    The only poll I care about was the overwhelming slam dunk in the 2016 Election of President Donald J TRUMP, who campaigned and won based on building a wall and being a law and order candidate.

    Piddly sh1t based on 1,500 people tells me nothing and never did. it’s pure crap and the same applies to those who peddle it!

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  5. Hutzpa says:

    I think by now we know the polls are untrustworthy propo tools to support the narrative d’jour.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Yeah, just look at the poll above. Only 12% think there is no problem. Only 21% of Democrats think there is no problem. Almost as many Democrats think there is a crisis. But by splitting the poll into crisis vs problem, the pollsters split up Americans so they can justify the do-nothing politicians.

      88% of Americans say there is a crisis or a problem. Even 79% of Democrats think that way. Yet nobody but Trump is trying to solve the crisis/problem. They are even obstructing Trump from solving it.

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    • PoCoNoMo says:

      Depends on who’s doing the poll. Sorry if I’m just overstating the obvious…

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  6. Perot Conservative says:

    I thought I would like MA better, but she is coming off a little soft – even on friendly turf.

    I’d bring on Katrina Pierson full time, give her a little polish, but she’s a tiger.

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  7. mg says:

    Due to the following 6 points I believe President Trump has a winning strategy to fund the wall.
    1. Pelosi will never let a dime be funded for the wall.
    2. President Trump knows this but was probably advised that he did not yet have the political leverage to fund the wall through an Executive Order.
    3. Therefore, President Trump engineered the re-opening of the government until February 15.
    4. In the short term President Trump is willing to be criticized as weak in order to appear conciliatory by allowing the legislative process to go forward for 3 weeks.
    5. When no wall funding is forthcoming by February 15, President Trump will have much more political capital to exercise his executive power and to fund the wall through military funds.
    6. The wall funding battle then goes to the courts where President Trump has a good chance of prevailing.
    The related ideas that Pelosi has won and that President Trump is weak will end on February 15.

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    • Kate says:

      MG, I agree but I also believe this is a trap set by the President and good old Nancy has fallen for it.

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    • Sentient says:

      Trump declares emergency on Feb 15 with order I build wall.
      9th Circuit enjoins construction on Feb 16.

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      • Sentient says:

        order to build wall

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      • cozette says:

        Immediately expedited to SCOTUS because it IS a National Emergency. It would be lunacy to allow a lower judge in Hawaii to be able to block the POTUS from exercising the powers Congress gave him to protect Americans. SCOTUS already UNANIMOUSLY affirmed Trumps right to control entry into this country when the allowed the travel ban. The southern border is about controlling entry. Additionally, Trump is not using an EO this time. Hes using an act passed by Congress which has been used many times by all Presidents since the 1970s. Slam dunk. Trumps been setting this up since 2017. Nothing hes doing is random or spur of the moment.

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  8. Sassy says:

    SOTU is all about RBG.

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    • And the spectacle of the dems booing border security!!!

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      • FrankieZee says:

        Piglosi’s optics are going to be so much fun to watch. The Trumpster will go after her and the DEMO CRAPS for not protecting America and having the country infested with so many drugs. She detests Trump and she will not be able to contain her hate for him on live TV. It is going to be a joy to watch. She may stroke out over this.

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    • Og Oggilby says:

      The President’s Annual State of the Union Address, Explained:

      “In its mandate that the president inform Congress about the state of the union, the Constitution doesn’t mention the judicial branch of government. Still, it’s become customary for Supreme Court justices to sit front and center, dressed in their official black robes, during the State of the Union.

      Not all justices have chosen to observe this custom, however. Justice Antonin Scalia (who died in 2016) stopped attending the State of the Union in 1997, reportedly calling it ‘a childish spectacle.’ Justice Clarence Thomas also regularly skips the event, and Justice Samuel Alito hasn’t attended since 2010, when he visibly expressed disapproval over President Barack Obama’s criticism of the Court’s decision in the controversial Citizens United case. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not attend President Trump’s State of the Union in 2018, just as she did not attend his joint address to Congress in 2017. (Neither did Thomas or Alito.)”

      https://www.history.com/news/state-of-the-union-explained

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    • piper567 says:

      sorry, Sassy…I believe its nothing but a power play on Pelosi’s part.
      and her sitting behind the President as he goes on and on ab reality…while she chews her cud.

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  9. There will not be Shutdown 2.0 as Mulvaney implied.

    President Trump lost all leverage when he walked away from the shutdown as a tactic to get the wall. He now only has his EO powers and whatever legitimate legal arguments to defend the inevitable, multi-court challenges. There will be no help from the Congressional Democrats or Republicans. Where can a compromise be negotiated? PT has already come off $25 billion in wall funding and is down to $5.7 billion. He offered DACA, no deal.

    This is not what I expected. I thought he would keep the shutdown going and EO the wall.

    We will see if this strategy is a winning strategy. I don’t see it happening. CJ John Roberts will strike it down when it comes to his court.

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    • President Trump let the Democrats and Republicans off the hook when he threw in the towel on the shutdown.

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      • BobC says:

        Obviously you haven’t been studying PDJT and his lifetime experience of negotiating complex deals with corrupt politicians at city and state level, union mafias, and banks to name just some of the evils he (and his father before him) has had to deal with.

        In this issue, PDJT has played a masterful game in which he has politely fed an ever-growing length of rope to the Dems and especially to Pelosi. The have only two options now: Negotiate a solution to this crisis, or hang themselves with the aforementioned rope on Feb 16th.

        If the Dems fail to negotiate in good faith and another shutdown occurs it will definitely be “The Pelosi Shutdown” and her career as speaker will be in grave jeopardy as soon as a motion to ‘vacate the chair’ gets enough support (that’s already being discussed).

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    • Dee Paul Deje says:

      CJ there-are-no-Obama-judges Roberts.

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  10. 4sure says:

    There will not be another government shutdown.

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  11. She showed little to no outrage over Pelosi’s refusal to allow PT to deliver his SOTU. This is not acceptable.

    Where is the counter punching coming out of this WH? Condemnation, outrage, taking Pelosi to task for being partisaned over SOTU.

    This is not winning.

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    • mimbler says:

      I’ve thought from the beginning, he should just ignore her as irrelevant and give the SOTU somewhere else.
      It is a fairly recent tradition to give it in the house anyway.

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  12. I’m disillusioned with PDJT’s lack of success with “border security” but not to the point where I can be negative towards him and his possibilities of success. Are some of TCTH Branch Clingers’ leaves starting to turn to the dark side?

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    • I don’t think so. I think we are trying to get our heads around what is happening and have legitimate questions about strategy, direction, and outcomes.

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      • Amy2 says:

        We’ll have an outcome on February 15th. PDT’s strategies have gotten us a lot so far. I can wait three weeks. Everyone else will too.

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      Starting to?

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    • Petrel says:

      CTH posters near the Mexican border report all sorts of Army Corps construction activity, apparently funded through some sub-set of last year’s military appropriation. Since next-year’s budget will likely be a continuing resolution, President Trump may well have key sections the border wall built by November 2020.

      Why the shut-down in January 2019? The exercise may have been to teach low-information voters about Democrat contempt for their safety.

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  13. ristvan says:

    Far too much unrealistic pessimism here today based on this interview. Its pretty simple and very much in PDJT’s long term favor, as MS laid out in general terms.
    Pelosi said no negotiating while gov is shut. And ATC and TSA unions were about to hurt the country thru sickouts. So PDJT calls Pelosi’s bluff, reopens for 3 weeks, and says negotiate like you promised. Dems might or might not do so in good faith.

    If so, PDJT wins in 3 weeks, probably with at least a partial DACA solution since that is what the Dems lose most otherwise—Daca is dead at SCOTUS sooner rather than later.

    If not, PDJT has taken NOTHING off the table. Renewed shutdown, national emergency, or (prefered) invocation of ‘bulletproof’ 10USC284(b)7—plus no DACA. And, if not, PDJT also gets a major campaign issue to exploit.

    Looks to me like he has Pelosi politically checkmated either way. The pessimism here about a classic ART of War/Deal maneuver is IMO unbecoming of Treepers.

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    • neal s says:

      Well put. It is tiresome to read so many wrongly thinking that PDJT caved and lost.

      While I am eager to finally see some shrinking of the government, I am patient and can wait some more to see a reduction in force. I think that the challenge of draining the swamp is very similar to what was faced in WWII. Too many have unrealistic expectations of how quickly the job can be competently done. Some things that can be done quickly cannot be done well. Perhaps the best we can do is try to educate others, encourage those who are flagging, and pray for our VSGPDJT and our country.

      I have also been praying that the enemies of MAGA continually be ever more ridiculous, and so far I have yet to be disappointed.

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      • cozette says:

        The shut down was ALL about reducing the size of government and restructuring it. Listen to the cabinet meeting where Mulvaney explains the plan. Its on YT.

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    • By win, you mean the Dems and Republicans fund the wall?

      Not going to happen. They believe they have the legal arguments to defeat P Trump in the courts on the wall, they believe they have the electorate to defeat the president, they believe they are on the right side of the issue.

      They will not be giving P Trump the money he wants to build the wall. They told us that. They never caved on the first shutdown, they won’t be caving now.

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      • ristvan says:

        RTD, on several previous threads I provided the lemgthoy legal,details as to why you are just wrong.
        Stop emoting, start learning. Short answer, 10USC284(b)7.

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        • I am not emoting, far from it.

          . You are the one emoting with your “ART of War/Deal maneuver is IMO unbecoming of Treepers” …You know know many times we heard that regrading Jeff Sessions and DJT; they were playing 72 dimensional chess and engaging in Art of War tactics……………..stick to discussing the topic and refrain from psycho analyzing people who express opinions here.

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          • WES says:

            RTD: You would do yourself some good and relieve much of your frustrations by reading Ristvan’s research!

            President Trump will build the wall! And it won’t be by using an emergency because that is exactly what the Uniparty wants him to do! It is a legal trap!

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  14. Old Scroll Ranger says:

    Opening the government so people can get paid is a WIN.
    Three weeks continued negotiations is a WIN.
    Failure of the democrats to negotiate is a WIN.
    Declaring a national emergency is now a WIN with public support.
    Having my continued support is a WIN.

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  15. Let the HAND-WRINGING BEGIN…ON MY MARK, GET SET…Ain’t sayin’ go and I ain’t backing down…

    You squirrels are chasing VERY SHINY OBJECTS…this DID NOT START WITH THE SHUTDOWN…
    THIS STARTED WHEN ONE, PDJT, CANCELLED THE CODEL THAT PELOSI WAS TRYING TO TAKE. HE JUST PISSED IN HER CHERIOS AND SHE HAS NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT

    EXCEPT…We ain’t opening the House for a SOTU, we ain’ bargaining on anything that he wants, and wez setting up committess to IMPEACH HIM!!! She is a BRAIN DEAD ZOMBI ON LIFE SUPPORT BECAUSE WHEN THE GOV SHUTS DOWN AGAIN I DARESAY THAT THERE WILL BE QUITE A FEW DEMS OUT OF WORK.

    So, Buckup Buckos because PDJT said the ride was going to get rough and this is one of those times. Besides, he still has ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS, EMAILS AND SUCH so let the Good Times begin…

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    • I won't back down says:

      just announced SOTU speech is back on for Feb 5th – grab the popcorn. Best line of the night will be “We’re all pullin’ for Ruthie!!” and “We sure miss her!!”

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  16. @ChicagoBri says:

    This shutdown was due to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, who are clowns sans the red noses.

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  17. Sentient says:

    How about trying something new: the president could propose a temporary income tax surcharge on incomes >$1 mil. Enough to raise, say, $12B. Half of it for the Wall and half for tax credits for homeowners who install wind or solar. I don’t care about the latter any more than any of you do, but I’d like to see the Dems have to either give in on Wall funding or vote against taxing the rich and supporting “green” energy.

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  18. CorwinAmber says:

    What I loved about the President’s decision to sign a 3 week CR is that he made sure that we knew it was about “border security” and not “immigration reform”…a distinction with a difference IMHO. So hopefully what he has achieved is a period of intense publicity over border security, which includes a wall, rather than the usual bloviating on the need to repair our “broken” immigration system by granting amnesty to those who are here illegally. So, when the subject of DACA comes up, he can simply say “what does that have to do with border security?” That is a discussion for another day…

    Furthermore, I am assuming POTUS has a succession of expert witnesses who will testify as to the efficacy of barriers along the border…which is what a number of Democrats have said all along – “we need to hear from the experts!” Somehow, I cannot imagine the Dems finding an “expert” who will aver that walls are not necessary or helpful. If they do, then why not respond with a query about the border walls that already exist: should we tear them down?

    Again, much is afoot and I am confident our VSG has it under control…but that’s just me.

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  19. Will says:

    Looks like Pelosi just read the latest polling data, and it’s not good for her –

    https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/DyBzwWNX4AAokR6.jpg?itok=SvWWcNLy

    SOTU address on for Feb 5th. Nancy finally realized it was time for her to stop acting like a toddler.

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    • piper567 says:

      Will, t6hanks for posting this letter.

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    • jello333 says:

      Nancy’s gonna be high as a kite that evening. Can you imagine her being forced to sit right behind Trump, with her every move viewed by millions watching on TV? NEVER could she make it through the speech without a lot of help…. Mother’s Little Helper to the max.

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      • FrankieZee says:

        Her OPTICS may be Oscar Award winning. I can’t wait. maybe she strokes out on national TV.

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        • jello333 says:

          I couldn’t wish an actual stroke on anyone, even someone as scummy as Pelosi. But total, abject humiliation with the whole world watching?… oh yeah! 🙂

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        • When it hits…EVERYTHING GOES BLANK…and there ain’t nothin’ anyone can do ’bout it!!!

          On a side note, I believe POTUS himself is going to be briefing the country on just about everything and that is why the presser this p.m. This looks like Whittiker/Barr is going to be house cleaning before the SOTU speech, because HELL IS GOING TO BE VISITING…

          EVERYTHING HAS BEEN BUILDING TOO THIS. Nunes yesterday, SD today on the circular logic of protecting asses and piglosi setting up committees for impeachment. Taking it a step further, IF, AND I SAY IF, POTUS DOES THIS…THE ENTIRE US GOVERNMENT will be a HIGH RISK. So I think there are going to be actions going on behind the scenes. And people put into places that are the watchers watching the guilty and dems are full of them.

          I have seen many things in my tenure in the military, 30 years worth and this is going to be fun to watch. As someone said above, THE PRESIDENT IS THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY AND NOTHING SURPASSES THAT. NOT EVEN THE MEMOS AND “CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS”…That is why the presser today.

          PDJT gave the ultimatum today. Barr/Whitiker are on the same page. Shut the damn thing down, get these depts fumagated and press on. NO MORE BULLSHIT!!! PDJT is that type of leader/manager to do this. His past actions speak louder than what is being spewed on these fine web pages!!! We are coming to the end and the SOTU is where the country can either 1) START HEALING, OR 2) WE GO DOWN THIS PATH TO OBLIVION…I don’t think 2 is going to happen.

          P.S. Ross was there to keep peoples feet to the fire and report back to PDJT. Any ambiguities and it was reported back to the President.

          And yes it was a counter-intelligence operation ON OUR OWN SHORES and was ILLEGAL FROM THE START. PDJT is the Ultimate Authority…God Bless to Sundance for his wonderful and insightful work!!!

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      • Hunter says:

        Nancy seated behind POTUS during the speech???

        …quick, somebody needs to make sure POTUS eats 2 helpings of pinto beans & cornbread w/ a side order of steamed/boiled cabbage…prior to the event…and call it a stealthy silent-but-deadly form of vengeance…lol.

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  20. I Do not Believe lib’s polls, Build The wall,

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  21. litlbit2 says:

    Please add Kevin McCarthy

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  22. Cathy M. says:

    Lindsey Graham made a good point.

    ” Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump have all sent troops to help secure the border in the past.

    What’s the difference between troops securing the border and troops constructing barriers to secure the border?”

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/lindsey-graham-tweetstorm/

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    • mimbler says:

      Indeed, PDJT has already used them to reinforce existing walls and add new fencing when he deployed them against the caravan.

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      • cozette says:

        And Soros is thoughtfully sending another caravan of 8,000 plus people who intend to enter American whether we like it or not. It will create great video evidence of the border crisis right while Trump has shined the spotlight on “walls are immoral but I have them around my mansion” Pelosi. 3 whole weeks. We can judge for ourselves whether drones and sensors can prevent the caravan members from entering. LMAO.

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  23. California Joe says:

    Ten years ago both houses of Congress voted overwhelmingly for an extensive border fence covering most of our Southern border with Mexico. If President Trump issues a national emergency along the Southern border which requires the building of extensive fencing and the Democrats file for an injunction President Trump’s Exhibit A is….both houses of Congress already voted for this ten years ago and the situation has only gotten worse since then. Obviously, it is a national emergency!

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  24. GSparrow says:

    Mercedes is another one of Trump’s best spokespeople.

    When appropriations were mentioned, I had hoped that a discussion of Trump determining where he can appropriate funds from other departments would have been discussed. Last night Jason Chaffetz joined anti Trump Rubio and said he disagreed with using an EO. How many other so called former anti Trumpists are for blocking Trump’s EO.

    However, as an alternative to an EO, Chaffetz claimed that Trump can legally appropriate funds from the monies already allocated and passed in the Budget to build the wall. He claimed Obama did this for some of his priorities. Certainly WH Chief Mulvaney would know all about this option. Is this a viable plan or not?

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  25. SteveC says:

    And 16% of Independents are clueless.

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