February 11th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #753

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1,085 Responses to February 11th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #753

  1. Troublemaker10 says:


    Public optimism in their personal economy has hit a 16-year high under President Trump, according to a new survey.

    Some 69 percent told Gallup that they expect their personal finances to be even better next year, just shy of the record 71 percent when the internet boom was raging under former President Bill Clinton.

    What’s more, the survey company said that 50 percent believe they are “better off” than just a year ago when the current economic surge was kicking in and when the White House coined the phrase “MAGAnomics.”

    Liked by 6 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      so funny reading articles that say: “My Tax Refunds was lower than last year” but the articles fail mention that these jokers paid less Federal Tax in 2018 than 2017! Duh!! you cant get more back when you paid less!!!

      Liked by 6 people

      • A Moderate Man says:

        I had the same thought Publius2016, the media actually hates our country, they don’t want our economy to succeed.

        Liked by 2 people

      • rashomon says:

        To some uneducated, it’s all about the refund amount, not the total amount of tax levied. They brag about the refund as if the bigger it is, the better. Actually, it’s an interest-free loan to the government. Stupid planning.

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      • The media tax stories are total garbage and have been for 15 months. My tax rate dropped 33% this year with the new tax bill due to being a married small business owner with 3 kids and just the right income level.

        While Bernie and that twit AOC promise free college, the savings from the Trump tax cuts are large enough that the in-state tuition for my oldest is covered in full. Thanks President Trump!!!

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  2. Summer says:

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  3. FofBW says:

    New Dem Ad spoof. Hilarious!

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  4. duchess01 says:

    What next?

    Ocasio-Cortez Defends MS-13

    Freedom News
    The Democratic party has had their lows, but this has gone too far.

    Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attacked federal immigration officers on Thursday after an illegal alien MS-13 gang member, who had 12 prior arrests, allegedly murdered someone on Sunday in her district, which is a sanctuary city.

    “This is one of the most urgent moral issues and crises that we have in America right now,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is not a political issue. Children dying in detention centers should not be a partisan concern. It should be a universal concern for every American in the United States.”

    “ICE operates with virtually no accountability, ripping apart families and holding our friends and neighbors indefinitely in inhumane detention centers scattered across the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “We’re here to say that an agency like ICE, which repeatedly and systematically violates human rights, does not deserve a dime.”

    “I will not give one dollar to black-box detention facilities that think that some people in this country are deserving of constitutional protections and others are not,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “We are a land of laws, what that means is that every person that steps foot on this soil deserves … to have access to our Bill of Rights.”

    Ocasio-Cortez also attacked President Donald Trump over his State of the Union address, where she begrudgingly stood and refused to clap when he championed cracking down on child sex trafficking.

    Ocasio-Cortez’s comments attacking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents comes just days after alleged MS-13 gang member Ramiro Gutierrez, 26, allegedly murdered someone in Ocasio-Cortez’s district.

    “Gutierrez was arrested by authorities on Monday and charged on Tuesday with second-degree murder, gang assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. The victim has been identified as Abel Mosso, a 20-year-old reported member of the 18th Street Gang, a rival gang of MS-13,” The Daily Wire reported. “The brutal video shows a group of men wrestling on the ground. The shooter, allegedly Gutierrez, then unloads six shots, reportedly at the victim’s face. As chaos ensues from horrified passersby, the suspect flees the scene, leaving his victim’s lifeless body.”

    “The MS-13 gang member charged with shooting dead a rival on a New York subway platform in broad daylight had 12 prior arrests and was free on $2,500 bail following an attempted murder charge,” The Daily Mail reported.

    The New York Post noted that “cops bent over backward Tuesday to shield alleged killer Ramiro Gutierrez from public scrutiny after his arrest for Sunday’s broad-daylight slaying in Queens — going so far as to feed reporters bogus information about his whereabouts and claim ignorance on his illegal status hours before President Trump’s State of the Union Address renewing his request for a border wall.”

    President Donald Trump also addressed the brutal killing during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

    “The savage gang MS -13 now operates in at least 20 different American states and they almost all come through our southern border,” Trump said. “Just yesterday, an MS-13 gang member was taken into custody for a fatal shooting on a subway platform in New York city. We are removing these gang members by the thousands, but until we secure our border, they are going to keep streaming right back in.”

    source: dailywire.com

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    • Michelle says:

      Would her district like to house all the illegal aliens and MS 13 then?

      Liked by 5 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      A lot more people die in sanctuary cities.

      Liked by 3 people

    • kyblue says:

      Cortez blathers.

      One of the most urgent moral issues & crises in our country? Separating ‘our friends & families’,.. sticking them in inhumane detention centers? These people are invaders, uninvited , & probably living better in the ‘inhumane’ conditions than their standard of living in their countries.

      What about our CITIZENS who are homeless, living on the streets? What about children sold into prostitution? What about a hundred other injustices facing U.S. Citizens?

      What is moral about killing babies?

      We are a nation of laws. Really? What does she know about the Bill of Rights? What does she know about ICE? What does she know about anything? She is a puppet – a dangerous, malicious puppet.

      I’d say Bless Her Heart but I’m not up for even that little put down.
      End of rant 🙊

      Liked by 1 person

      • duchess01 says:

        You have made some valid points, blue – it is very difficult listening to her talk about pure nonsense – it is as if she knows nothing about how anything works – is she really that dumb – or is it true – ‘ignorance is bliss’ – how can anyone take her seriously?

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    • dallasdan says:

      She should spend more time running her trains and talking less.

      Liked by 3 people

      • duchess01 says:

        Hahahaha! Good Point!


      • steph_gray says:

        I have rarely laughed so hard as I did as Dan Bongino’s brilliant send-up of Occasional Cortex’ nonsense in his podcast from Friday 2/8 “Is The Green New Deal a Bad Joke?”

        I highly recommend giving it a listen! Beano for cows! I was out for a walk listening on headphones, I’m sure I startled many neighbors.


  5. MeanWhile..
    (sorry this is slightly OT)…
    My comment, What is there to “teach” the Closet?
    Spread of STDS?
    New Jersey Becomes Second State to Require Schools to Teach LGBTQ History
    Earlier this month, New Jersey followed California, becoming the second state in the union to require schools to teach about LGBTQ history.
    Under the new law, public school teachers must include lessons about the political, social and economic contributions of gay and transgender people. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the measure Thursday, according to CNN.
    The governor said he was “honored” to sign the legislation, which was modeled after California’s measure, which passed in 2011, and makes teaching “about the rich contributions and accomplishments of our LGBTQ community and those with disabilities” mandatory.

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    • Lulu says:

      Public school is child abuse.

      Liked by 5 people

      • rashomon says:

        American students don’t read, can’t write, fall behind in math, believe in any “scientific” fable pushed by “the experts” and know nothing about the history of the world, their country or its civics. Yet, they are to be spoon-fed the sex practices of the LGBTQXYZ community.

        What’s wrong with this picture?

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        • vladdy says:

          If I worked for a nation-wide conservative organization, I’d try to get reps into every Young Republicans club across the country, urging them to teach. If (while we are hating the gov. schools, which they well deserve) we could get kids and mid-life career changers who have the right values to go into teaching, it would help immensely. Many’s the time, when I was there and in “trainings,” I desperately wished our little group of 5-6 people against the 30-40 others — many recently graduated from PC universities — was larger.

          I know the thought, at first, repels, but if we would consider suggesting our own kids go into the field, we could begin to change things there.

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          • formerdem says:

            i tried. they did not want me. i have degrees of useful kinds, and teaching experience, and was willing to go anywhere to help. Also I am charming. they did not want me. i tried. possibly it was the cross around my neck. their problem not mine.

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  6. AmericaFirst says:

    Ever since Candidate Trump descended the escalator in June 2015 and announced that he was serious about ending the Invasion of America, the powers-that-be have been fighting back by labeling him a racist, over and over and over, despite his long history of helping people of every race.

    I’ve decided every single time this comes up in the media, President Trump and WH spokespeople just need to repeat: “I was never called a racist until I ran for President as a law-and-order President. There is no racism in my past, only hypocrisy in a media that continues to propound lies for a political narrative.”

    If they’re going to repeat the lie over and over again, he might as well repeat the response.


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  7. blognificentbee says:

    Rally Day! Let’s get this party started! 🥂🇺🇸

    Liked by 13 people

  8. Bubby says:


    FTA “A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection…The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.”

    This letter coming up for sale now is a reminder of God’s Providence in the ratification of the Constitution. Interestingly it goes on sale now in the middle of this discussion of the evil of abortion which to my reading of Constitution is not in there. Perhaps God is reminding us that He approved of the Constitution as written by our Founders? Like the snow at Amy Klobuchar’s announcement that she is running for President God has a way of intervening in this world and demonstrating that He is still in control of His creation. God is not silent! Praise God and Godspeed President Trump!

    Liked by 7 people

    • Wow thanks for sharing this.

      Washington was (and remains) our greatest President. The model for leadership; his letters to his troops are marvels of inspiration, courage and modesty. And Adams reportedly wanted to make him a king, but Washington declined. He started the Society of The Cincinnati (named for the Roman military figure, Cincinnatus, who fought and then returned to his farm after serving). SOC members were his officers, still operates to this day with members the descendants of those officers.

      These men were the kind of leaders I grew up with and admired. Sadly I suspect some of the current group might be globalists. But my father and his friends were men of character.

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  9. blognificentbee says:

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  10. G3 says:

    By the time 2020 rolls around, Warren still won’t be an American Indian.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Uh oh Fairfax. What say you?

    Liked by 2 people

  12. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  13. freemilo says:

    Today’s my birthday and the best gift of all is having my healthy, happy children and wonderful husband, but a close second is an AMAZING MAGA rally. I’m so excited to see our wonderful President! I wish I could have gone, but I’ll be watching every second from north Texas.

    Liked by 14 people

  14. duchess01 says:

    ICE Deputy Director Battles Andrea Mitchell…

    Posted by Kane on February 11, 2019 5:52 pm


    Liked by 3 people

    • kyblue says:

      What’s with highlighting the crazy women today, duchess?🤓
      First, the socialist climate expert & now the socialist talking head. Andrea Mitchell who said at Ted Kennedy’s funeral “the angels are weeping” (or some such) because it rained.
      And the Obama/Clinton fangirl. Great judge of character, that one.
      Couldn’t get the video to play but I hope the ICE guy won that battle?

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  15. WeThePeople2016 says:


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    • andyocoregon says:

      It was sure funny how that Democrat congressman last Friday said he definitely would file articles of impeachment against Fairfax today if he didn’t resign over the weekend. Then today he totally whimped out and said he hoped Fairfax would resign but he was going to hold off on the impeachment process for now.
      Someone told him to sit on it.. I wonder who that could have been? Did Nancy crack her whip?


      • piper567 says:

        andy, yeah, well, just like ozero, these vermin sometimes need to retract any half-way decent impulse…they get marching orders: Whoops! Didn’t really mean that line in the sand, honest!
        just like the Dem sat the SOTU speech;
        watch your back indeed.


  16. paulraven1 says:

    We couldn’t defund Planned Parenthood when we controlled the House but Democrats plan to defund ICE. Pathetic on one hand, evil on the other.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  18. andyocoregon says:

    Congresswoman Omar (D) apologized today for her recent anti-Semitic comments but she still retains all her legislative board appointments. When Congressman Steve King (R) made some foolish comments, he was immediately stripped of all his House committee assignments.


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  19. Zippy says:

    Ocasio-Cortez Disavows the Green New Deal’s FAQ After It Becomes a Mockery


    “The Green New Deal (GND) quickly became the subject of such mockery that its godmother, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, attempted to scrub the talking points from her website and pretend they never existed at all. The effort to erase this political disaster is one of the biggest political gaslighting operations in recent memory. It happened so fast that half of the online Left is still touting the GND as the irresistible wave of the future, while the other half thinks it’s a trick concocted by right-wing pranksters.”

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Gallop

    69% expect their financial situation to improve over the next year

    Optimism about finances over the next year is almost at a record-high level

    50% say they are in better shape financially than a year ago

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ optimism about their personal finances has climbed to levels not seen in more than 16 years, with 69% now saying they expect to be financially better off “at this time next year.”

    So much for the lie that people are getting destroyed with their taxes this year


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  21. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Will Ilhan Omar be treated like Congressman Steve King and be removed from all Committee assignments or will she just get a mulligan?

    Liked by 6 people

  22. Top IT out-sourcing companies, such as InfoSys, Cognizant, etc. have more than 100,000 Indian H1B applicants waiting for the gate to be open. Those big companies are happy to pay less for much cheaper labors to replace American IT workers…

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  23. Troublemaker10 says:

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  24. sunnydaze says:

    Rally begun. Prayer time:

    Liked by 1 person

  25. andyocoregon says:

    The Judge gets it right once again:

    Liked by 7 people

  26. WeThePeople2016 says:


  27. Robert Smith says:

    USA Today working hard…
    Robert Mueller has spent two years investigating Trump, and he hasn’t said a word. It’s possible he never will.


  28. Lisa says:

    AOC’s New Green Deal….no more cows…where they are going with this is lab grown petri dish meat from stem cells. https://gizmodo.com/the-future-will-be-full-of-lab-grown-meat-1720874704


  29. Troublemaker10 says:

    We made $3000 more in income last year, and still paid $1900 less in Federal income tax than the year before. Trump’s tax reform was significant for us.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Good to hear! We need to post success stories.

      We Need to counter the Leftist talking points about less “refunds” v. less taxes. Less refunds do not mean more taxes!!!!

      We also need to put the blame on the high tax states own gov when citizens in those states pay more v. blaming tax cuts

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  30. LBB says:

    Judicial got more emails.

    “The trove of documents released by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid-pro-quo between the State Department and the FBI — in which the FBI would agree to downgrade the classification level of a Clinton email in exchange for more legal attache positions that would benefit the agency abroad. There was no indication such a quid-pro-quo ever took place.”



  31. Cheesehead54016 says:

    Let the “Finish The Wall” Rally begin. Thanks El Paso.


  32. Troublemaker10 says:

    POTUS is speaking directly to the Iranian people now.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. mashall says:

    South American and Mexican Governments hold dangerous criminals in their prisons only until they have been bought off or extracted enough info or money out of them, after that these prisoner convicts become a financial burden. (feed, incarcerate).
    These corrupt Governments then release some of the prisoners very early with the agreement that they will never return under threat of death. These banished men invade other countries including America, where they can easily develop Fake ID to work and live for years. Another motivation to these corrupt Governments is they benefit from the US Dollars sent home from the exiled convict now an Illegal Invader of the US.
    Imagine if every violent convict was released from US prisons and they could not be identified and you could not verify their past record.
    Those that advocate for Illegal Alien Invaders could NEVER KNOW if these people are good people “just looking for work”.
    No legitimate ID is Third World, which we are becoming daily.


  34. Troublemaker10 says:


  35. Troublemaker10 says:

    Parody account. Lol. 😀

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  36. Troublemaker10 says:


  37. jeans2nd says:

    Jessica Tarlov, one of the most detestable “guests” in all of television punditry, just told Shannon Breem at Fox that the phrase “Late Term Abortion” is not a thing and just a made-up phrase by the Right-To-Life people to scare people away from abortion.

    See folks, all that stuff last week about New York and Virginia joining the states that allow late term abortions was a figment of your imagination. You just imagined you heard the Virginia gov say those things on that radio station. Never happened. Fake News


    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      Ah!!!!! That explains it. You right wingers are so sneaky… You got me on that “Late term abortion thing. Good on Ms. tarlov to point out your sneakiness….


  38. Mark Jones says:

    Four Fairfax staffers step down?

    (Fox News.)


  39. Badger 1 says:

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for TIME Magazine “Person of the Year!”


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