July 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #909

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901 Responses to July 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #909

  1. hoosier1476 says:

    LOL, this is so true

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      Stolen! This thread is the best thread everyday. Treepers are up on &#%t. And we are blessed with a general absence of the dirtbag trolls that infest other sites. I suspect that it’s great admin, for which I give notice and thanks. We see what you do and you’re doing it well. We appreciate it.

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    • John Obidienzo says:

      Who really are the Squad, the Speaker Queen, AntiFa, Google, the Press, the Dems………..’alien’ to our country?

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        The Speaker Queen, who forced a Republican representative to apologize to Obama because he shouted “You lie” when the Liar-in-Chief was, of course, lying, during a SOTU speech, now sides with and defends the members of the squad, who have grossly insulted PDJT with awful language and have repeatedly lied about and distorted the meaning of PDJT’s public pronouncements.

        The Speaker Queen will bear the burden of having contributed to the destruction of the former demoRat party, which has now morphed into the socialist/communist/anti-American/cheating party.

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    • Pale rider says:

      It is forcing everyone to choose a side and nobody can ignore this. The democrats like pig lousy tried to avoid this but can’t. Now we will see the true poll numbers of the American people. There is no more center in the democrats, it’s all communists. There strategy to circle the wagons will be there demise. And notice, Trump offered Pelosi a hand out but she refused. Not enough whiskey in Washington of late. Check and mate Pelosi.

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  2. hoosier1476 says:

    I haven’t read anything but I bet the left are still in total moral panic. But let’s not forget that these are the same people who want Mexican criminal illegal aliens flooding the country and running around free. They have NO moral high ground, no moral compass and are in fact morally bankrupt. Don’t let them cry-bully you into thinking they are some sort of authority that you have to listen to or take seriously at all.

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    • JAS says:

      Precisely. The Democratic Party is the party of atheists and now Muslims. The concept of America, “one nation under God…..” is so repulsive to them, they have lost what little sanity they had left. This because with Obama they thought they had come so close. Then we Americans rose up and said NO!

      That’s what this fight is all about. And there is no way for them to win. There are just too many of us Americans of all creeds, color and backgrounds that love America for what it is, and what it stands for.

      Democrats have always known this: The only way for them to overthrow us it to “import” more votes.

      They will not succeed. Not now, not ever.

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      • DJT2020 says:

        Comments like these are why I come here first thing in the morning. Totally on point.

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        • Slowkid says:

          Import votes is spot on.

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          • Victor Laszlo says:

            Those imports are flowing over the border worse than under Hussein. PT needs to get serious about it.

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            • Bert Darrell says:

              Victor, you are getting boring. It looks like you come to these pages to express your tired views but do not bother to read what others, including Sundance, post.

              Just in case you read this reply, PDJT will not ignore existing laws to make you happy. He’s trying to bring the demoRats to the table to change immigration laws and fix the problem, but the Rats refuse to do so.

              Capisce cumpa?

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              • Victor Laszlo says:

                Sorry to be you, Mr. Darrell, but the fact is there are laws that say he can be more serious about fixing the issue, instead of doing something we all know won’t work, ie “trying to bring the demoRats to the table .” He got elected on this issue because we know he us strong, not a rhino squish worried about optics. Sorry, but I personally am discouraged by the seemingly timid capitulation to those demorats.

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                • Victor Laszlo says:

                  Sorry to bore you. Damn predictive text! Just out of curiosity, I had a very Darrell for a teacher. Are you in brooklandville?

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                • Bert Darrell says:

                  Victor:

                  1) No, I’m not your former teacher. If I had been, I would have taught you more and better.
                  I don’t even know where Brooklandville is located. Too busy traveling the world.

                  2) If you think that PDJT can, by himself, abolish or ignore existing laws that impose “catch and release” and the “20-day compulsory release of alien children”, as well asylum laws, without being impeached by a rabid communist and never-trumper congress (which Obama had in his back pocket), you are mistaken.

                  3) PDJT is a great negotiator and assumed during his campaign that he could negotiate with the Rats, but the criminal Rats have much to lose and decided to use all of their efforts to make his life difficult and block everything he wants to do for us no matter how much pain, sorrow and expense they inflict on the American people.

                  Be well.

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      • It is time for the ones who DO NOT LOVE THIS COUNTRY … TO LEAVE…just as long as we see the soles of you’re feet…99% of American don’t want to change our society to something you left…

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      • G. Alistar says:

        And don’t forget, also democrats are also the party of clown shows.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        But don’t forget the real possibility of voter fraud for the upcoming 2020 elections. The different ways to achieve fraudulent votes was perfected in 2018.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      I respectfully disagree that they have a moral panic. As you also say they have no morals. Evil laughs at the code of decency that constrains it’s opponents. They have no morals and are therefore incapable of having a moral panic or a moral anything really. Morals to them are a weapon against enemies, a tool, a lever. It’s not something they feel. They marvel at good people who do feel it. In fact, they look down on them for it. Look, good and evil, how quaint! How parochial! How rustic! Politicians making moral arguments are like chimpanzees using a stick to eat the termites. Except the chimpanzees don’t pretend they’re helping the termites.

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    • Luna says:

      Philly mayor Kenny said yesterday that his dream is for DJT to be standing at the pearly gates held behind a barbed wire fence and now allowed in. Idiot-so you’re saying God vets who he let’s into heaven based on who follows the rules and laws set forth????

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      • 7delta says:

        LOL. So, he acknowledges that even Heaven has a wall, a gate and vets who is allowed to enter and agrees that there is legal and moral authority to decide who can and cannot enter a sovereign jurisdiction. Of course, in his mind, it only applies to POTUS and the deplorables. Everyone else can do as they please…because ya know, that’s just who they are.

        Maybe more telling is that the left doesn’t even register their flaming hypocrisy and every time they whip out the Jesus/God card to try to shame (manipulate) Christians, they confirm they don’t know much about Jesus/God. It just sounds good and gives them a few minutes of feeling righteously superior.

        I think this kind of tactic falls under “Thou shall not take the Lord’s Name in vain.” IMO, this commandment goes beyond just adding God’s name to cursing. It also covers using God’s Name for vain purposes, ya know, like manipulative, insincere reasons to garner personal, financial or political gain. Oh, Mayor Kenny…epic fail.

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  3. hoosier1476 says:

    I haven’t read anything but I bet the left are still in total moral panic. But let’s not forget that these are the same people who want Mexican criminal illegal aliens flooding the country and running around free. They have NO moral high ground, no moral compass and are in fact morally bankrupt. Don’t let them cry-bully you into thinking they are some sort of authority that you have to listen to or take seriously at all.

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    • It’s actually much more grim than that. There has been an international crime cartel engaged in human trafficking for many decades. Mexico created a “transit visa” to wash their hands of it. It has been immensely profitable to Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. It is no accident that they say they want “open borders.” The most helpless and exploitable human beings on Earth are being treated like cattle, and have been for years. No, it’s not pretty …

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      • hoosier1476 says:

        “Not pretty” is quite an elegant understatement, Mike. One of the things I hate most about lefties is their constant moral preening. The pretense of moral superiority. Yet their house isn’t even built on sand, it’s built on nothing at all.

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      • hoosier1476 says:

        Adding: You’e right, the GOP is just as bad.

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      • Linda K. says:

        I am wondering, if it becomes apparent that Seth Rich was stealing and leaking DNC emails about the Hillary campaign, will his murder be deemed bad enough for someone in justice to prosecute these people? It seems likely to me that Rich leaked to Assange and Wasserman Schulz put out a hit or the Awon brothers were freelancing. I’m not trying to peddle conspiracy theories here but it all fits.
        So, would murder be enough to prosecute these bad actors? Or would Jessica Liu sweep it away along with the prosecution of Andrew McCabe, Peter Strozck and the rest of them.
        AG Barr, is murder serious enough to prosecute?
        We are learning that this coup against our elected President is not worth prosecuting.

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        • G. Alistar says:

          Not without a smoking gun….

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        • Truthfilter says:

          They won’t look in that direction, much less prosecute. Even if it is proven that SR leaked to Wikileaks, they will spin his murder as a Russian hit and claim that SR was unknowingly working for Russian agents. This idea was floated 2 years ago by Donna Brazile in her book.

          Isokoff ran a story just two weeks ago (Yahoo?) that the Seth Rich conspiracy theory started as a Russian disinformation campaign.

          At the end of all this-no matter what or who is exposed—the Deep State will claim that they were duped by Russian disinformation. It’s their “get out of jail free” card. Blaming Russia was always the catch-all insurance policy, in my opinion.

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      • Pale rider says:

        The golden piñata! In every facet or issue of wealth we see the use or abuse of humans.
        When money is your goal/God no rules apply. Less God more money, more abuse.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      Lols at your double post making me think I responded to the wrong post previously. Not harshing on the double post I totally understand that happens to the best of us.

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  4. Dora says:

    Nolte: Trump’s Bold Truth-Telling About ‘The Squad’ Makes Free Speech Great Again

    Is it President Trump’s fault the Four Harridans of the Dempocalypse are “women of color?”

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/16/nolte-trumps-bold-truth-telling-about-the-squad-makes-free-speech-great-again/?fbclid=IwAR1MKOkwH8Tf3GC7iofVGUYVQ95lutG7r5QZWQuUuxo4wELG-KeCrSP3DEI

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  5. Dave Mitchell says:

    Borderline poor taste, but made me laugh;

    I am glad to finally have a President with balls, and a First Lady without.

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  6. You know, our country could do “Socialism” if it wanted to, and do it better than anyone else on the planet. I, for one, would like “health care” to be seen as a basic human right and supported by the Government, if only to run-out the rampant corruption and profiteering that I see to have seized the companies who are trying to do it (and, pay for it) “for profit.” We already do “Social Security” and “Medicare.” We could do more …

    … but not the way these very naïve young women are trying to approach it. I just shake my head and realize that they don’t have the faintest idea what it means to be a Member of Congress. The Democrats in particular have all of this honor, power and authority and don’t know what to do with it. And then, yesterday, “they just lost it.” I wanted to turn out the lights in the House chamber and tell all of them to go to bed without any supper.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Mr. Robinson:
      Government is made of the same kind people that bring you the rampant corruption and profiteering seen in the private sector. Only we’d have the joy and privilege of having even less choice and accountability that we do now.
      Besides, it’s not a right if you have to pay for it. Tanstaafl.

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        True.

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      • I simply think that we could do it, “American Style™,” if we chose to divert just a few billion dollars that we now spend on blowing people up and spend it instead on healing them. Right now there are millions of people who, functionally speaking, do not have access to basic health care, and who are dependent on companies that make money on the business of “[not …] paying for it.” This being the United States of America, I know that we could implement a solution that would be the envy of the world, and yes, we can afford it. If we chose to do this, no nation on Earth could do it better. They’d all come over here, learn from us, then go back and copy us. As usual.

        But right now, this and several other things are just being used as a “political football” by incompetents who, oh by the way, have cradle-to-grave health care for themselves and their parakeets. The “socialism” that is being spewed, especially by Democrats and especially by certain(!) Democrats, is simply “unworkable nonsense.” I don’t see anyone actually knuckling down, trying to figure out “how to actually do this or that.” It’s just a football. It’s just empty talk and posturing, which accomplishes nothing.

        I really don’t know how a collection of about 650 people, who call themselves “The United States Congress,” could be so damned ineffectual.

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        • Mike,
          Not sure if you are trolling or being naively optimistic about “socialism” and “government run healthcare”.

          “Socialism definition” per duckduckgo’s search result on Merriam-Webster –
          Socialism definition is – any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.

          I think I will rest my case here since it is not worth spending more time discussing merits of socialism in any shape or form.

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        • Deb says:

          We already do it “American Style,” it’s called Medicaid.

          Ever been on Medicaid? Ever had to be on government run healthcare?

          And saying that you have a right to other people’s labor is assinine. Doctors and nurses are not slaves, and the government can not force them to give you free care.

          People seem to forget that health care is a service provided by highly trained people. People who paid for their training and expect a fair trade of money for their work.

          Capitalism with a social safety net is the nearest thing you’ll get to socialism that works.

          Socialism kills.

          It really is as simple as that.

          I have friends who are refugees from Venezuela. If you want a debate about socialism, you should go to a different site.

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          • spoogels says:

            Just look at the UK’s NHS
            Australia and NZ have government subsdized healthcare
            BUT you can also have private insurance

            The problem with govt healthcare is waiting lists.
            Sometimes you can wait months for cancer surgery and years for other surgery like hip replacements, hernia ops etc

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          Have you ever had a transaction with the federal government that was fast, friendly, and efficient? Ever?

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        • Pale rider says:

          Mike, I see you post of the ‘human rights angle’ of this invasion. Do you not see forced socialism In any form, especially health care, is directly opposed to human rights? Someone is paying for the services, forced at some point. Just as an illegal is forced to take lower wages by being illegal. And healthcare is not a right,. Just like driving is not a right it’s a privilege. Voting is a right, a protection. You have a display window of socialism in Venezuela. Study all it’s facets, it never was even supposed to work, it’s a trap to enslave people.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Mike – I echo others replies to you.
          We already “do socialism” “American style”.

          1. Social Security
          2. Medicare
          3. Medicaid
          4. Public assistenace (a few hundred varieties available via multiple federal and state agencies)
          5-1,000. A vast number of taxpayer money giveaway schemes disguised as various grants, benefits, preventive programs, you name it.

          Bottom line: we are going broke “doing socialism”. Social security and other enetitlement programs have announced the forecast end dates of their programs’ solvency.

          Reason: whenever anyone or any entity decides to give away items or services of true value, there will be a never- ending increase of people asking for those freebies AND a never- ending DEMAND that the person or entity offer MORE freebies.

          It’s a perpetual cycle that ALWAYS ends in government bankruptcy, economic implosion, and chaos.

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      • 7delta says:

        You’re correct. Rights cannot be purchased. In the same vein, neither is it a right if someone else is forced to bear the burdens of other people’s “rights”, financially, socially, culturally, medically, morally or in personal or national security. “Human” rights is the disguise of inequality, political usurpation to gain and maintain control over all and the extinguishing of every individual’s natural rights. As Thomas Jefferson said (paraphrased), if government can force you fund things that are immoral or reprehensible, you have tyranny.

        There is nothing about being an elected or appointed official that automatically endows anyone with superior morals or ensures loyalty to those they purport to serve. We have such evidence to this truth, throughout history, including our own, I don’t know how anybody could think giving government more power (and our rights) is anywhere near wise or prudent. It will always be used against the people, including the people who championed the government assuming those powers.

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    • cjzak says:

      “The Democrats in particular have all of this honor, power and authority and don’t know what to do with it.”

      Beg to differ with this statement. They have no honor and authority. Their power comes from their ‘on purpose’ and clearly stated agenda to make we the people bend the knee to whatever they want. Believe me, they know exactly what they are doing and so do we, which means they need to be sent packing asap.

      The old time Dems are no more and I doubt they can ever be brought back. This new version of the party is one that should be recognized as dangerous,tyrannical and controlled by people who do not want America to stand as the free nation it was founded to be under the laws of our great Constitution.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      MR – I understand your concern and passion for affordable healthcare, but TarsTarkas is correct in the fact that our central government would only use the power to promote further tyranny.

      Socialized healthcare is not a right. A right can not be something that takes another’s right. So if I am forced to pay into something…and it’s unavoidable unless I renounce my US citizenship…then my property is being taken from me without due process. What if I don’t get sick? National healthcare is merely the unattainable pursuit of cosmic justice.

      Additionally, even though a concerted effort could be made to “run-out the rampant corruption and profiteering,” more people would needlessly use the system for trivial reasons because it’s “free.”

      Additionally, the Constitution does NOT enumerate the authority to the federal government to oversee healthcare. To do so would require a Constitutional amendment.

      Simply: national heath care infringes on the rights of citizens and removes competition…not a good combination.

      However, co-ops could be created where citizens could voluntarily pay into a managed fund. Competition would then exist and folks could decide on the best co-op for their family’s needs. And folks could not pay in and then suffer the consequences of their choice. A “socialized” version of health care could also exist at the State level where folks are taxed by their State and the State manages/dispenses of healthcare. In this case, freedom and competition are retained because one can always move to a different State with better “socialized” health care, or better co-op’ed plans, or to a State with status quo healthcare. This may require amendments to State Constitutions…but this would be easier that amending the US Constitution.

      IMHO

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      • Petrel says:

        “American Health Care” is the most regulated industry in the US — run for the benefit of the medical & casualty insurance industry, hospital & medical suppliers and the AMA. (Your family physician operates within very strict guidelines, under the threat of de-licensing should he / she stray from so-called “Standards of Care” no matter how stupid, or outdated.)

        A vastly better way to operate would allow physicians to form multiple medical societies, each with a permit to sell health & hospital insurance to would-be patients. Medical societies delivering really effective health care would need charge much lower insurance premiums.

        American health consumers would have the option to compare insurance rates and health delivery outcomes between different competing medical societies.

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      Socialism in any form would be the death of America, the end of freedom. Obama Care was the first step to that death and “Medicare for all” or any health coverage for all, will be the end of life for every American as we know it. Think of all the costs that the tax payer would have to pay for. The tax payer would have to pay for the salary, education and malpractice insurance for every physician and healthcare worker out there. No physician or healthcare worker is going to work for less than what they work for now, nor should they have to. I don’t want the government to tell me what I can or can’t do with my healthcare or make me wait to have a surgery that is needed and what doctor to go to. You won’t have those choices with government run healthcare, it would be impossible. Many doctors don’t take Medicare or Medicaid now, they pay next to nothing and those patients take up most of your time, leaving little time for paying patients. Medicaid is abused by many of it’s patients, they go to the doctor for a damn hang nail or if their kid has a hair out of place, it’s ridiculous.

      It’s time to go back to the days when people worked to survive and lived within their means, when accepting a government handout was only done by last resort. No free cell phones, childcare, living expenses, utility bills and so many other freebies.

      We all need to take responsibility for our own lives and stop giving more and more of that responsibility and control to the government.

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        I would respectfully disagree that “Obama Care was the first step to that death.” We’ve been subjected to “socialism” since the 16th Amendment. Socialism began once we were required to pay into a pot, a pot managed by a central government, and a pot spent by a central government Social Security (particularly via administrative law). Medicare/aide, welfare, food stamps, unemployment payments, farm subsidies, etc., are ALL forms of socialism.

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          Yeah, that and the next on, the 17th, have been disastrous for our system of government.

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          • chiefworm says:

            Demon, thank you for acknowledging the disaster of the 17th Amendment. It is unConstitutional on its face as it reverses the Representative Republic form of government our Founding Fathers designed. Democracies ultimately turn to socialism/conmunism as the masses figure out they can vote themselves more stuff. Our Founding Fathers were brilliant! Greed, power and corruption have seeped in over time and caused this delicate balance to be turned on its head. I believe another Revolution/unCivil War looms unfortunately nearer as the left becomes more unhinged.

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        • vikingmom says:

          I would like your comment 10 times if I could!! I so desperately wish that more people understood what irreparable harm was done by the passage of both the 16th and 17th Amendments! That was the beginning of the consolidation of all power to DC and the beginning of the end of personal freedoms.

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        • maggiemoowho says:

          Very true, you are so right👍👍👍

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        • lolli says:

          👍knowserenofear

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    • MAGADJT says:

      LOL @ you thinking government health care would run out corruption. It would be worse! You’re falling victim to the “We’re going to do socialism, but we’ll do it right” canard.

      You would be in a large group of people that invited in government health care and in 7 years, you’d all be looking at each other and complaining about how it was better before.

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    • Justin Green says:

      You think health care should be a right? That’s such a repulsive concept to free people that I seriously hope you’re joking. But I suspect your not.

      People have the right to their own labor and production. Not a right to the labor or production of others. We outlawed slavery. But “health care as a right” by definition will infringe upon the rights of others who provide health care services. To provide health care to all, providers will lose the freedom to price their services at market prices. They will be forced to provide quantities of health care services they might not otherwise be willing to provide at a given price. You would trample on the rights of people to their own labor to provide your pseudo-right. Sickening.

      If you want to avoid “rampant corruption” then the very worst way to provide a private good or service is to grant monopoly power to the federal government. Individual companies that compete have an incentive to minimize fraud because it costs them profits.

      Speaking of profiteering, have you taken a voluntary pay cut lately? If you’re making more than it costs to provide yourself with meager shelter and food, then you’re guilty of profiteering, lol.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        As my uncle put it, “I understand I have to pay that woman to lay on the couch and watch Oprah. Can I at least get some work out of her?”

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      • aisheschayal says:

        I agree Justin. Why do people think they have a “Right” to anything but the right to live and a degree of freedom of choice. Recently “rights” became synonymous with free services. These services are never free, and the ones who pay for them are often the ones who don’t even benefit from the services. Enough. Life as we know it comes with labor and cost, it’s been that way for over 3000 yrs. Everyone do your part. Thank God for Trump making it possible for everyone in America to get a job.

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I have to agree with Deb. I have been on Medicaid literally my whole life – first court-ordered as part of my parents’ divorce, and then since then because I have been pregnant and totally unable to afford any other health insurance in any way. It is rationed – pregnancy Medicaid is far more encompassing than regular Medicaid and even that is a royal pain. You can only go see the doctor for what they say you can, when they say you can. If there is the smallest flaw in the system you get unexpectedly slammed with bills, and it takes forever and tons of effort to get it straightened out.

      I’ve been deaf in one ear for 8-9 years now. I’m pretty sure it’s correctable because I’m pretty sure I know what the problem is. I can’t get it seen to because… well, Medicaid. No, trust me, socialized healthcare in the US is just about as bad as everywhere else.

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    • Remington says:

      Mike…With regard to human rights, you may want to stick with…. life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

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    • Amy2 says:

      You don’t get the best docs when you’re on Medicare. I’d have you ask my mom, but she’s dead and that’s my point.

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    • InAz says:

      @ Mike Robinson

      The corrupt politicians would continue to misuse social security and Medicare, as they do now. Nothing would improve but get worse with more government.

      Look up stories about socialized health care in other countries. The wait for treatments are criminal. The horror stories are numerous. There are death panels also.

      And some socialized countries are collapsing economically under their form of healthcare and other free things for the people.

      It is not free because the people are heavily taxed, it is not sustainable for very long because the money runs out. The wealthy flee. Always. Always.

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    • boogywstew says:

      “Mike Robinson”: Your use of Social Security to buttress an argument that the United States can take on entitlements and do them well actually destroys your whole argument. I suggest you research Social Security criticisms.

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    • cheering4america says:

      “A government big enough to give you everything is a government big enough to take it all away.”

      Before you grow too enamored of single source medical care better look a little more carefully at the results of those who do have it. And it is either naivete or hopeless optimism to think that a government that big could provide anything more efficiently, economically, and competently than private incentivized entities.

      Most importantly, giving the federal government control of access to our health care system does two terrible things: It decides who gets treatment and therefore who lives or dies, and it gives big gov’t control of 1/6th of our economy in one fell swoop.

      “32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.”

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1561529/posts – The Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals (Congressional Record, 1963)

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  7. hoosier1476 says:

    Whoops, Kamala Baby made a boo boo! Condemns the Epstein law firm even white hubby solicits donations from the same law firm. She has a tendency to put her foot squarely in her own mouth

    https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/07/15/kamala-harris-blasts-and-takes-money-from-jeffrey-epsteins-law-firm/

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  10. Tim Banis says:

    “A President with balls,
    And a First Lady without”
    Thanks Dave.

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    • Dave Mitchell says:

      You are quite welcome…I enjoy a well turned phrase, actually have some slips of paper I collected thru my career that contain many witticisms and parables I’ve heard thru my life:

      Standing before the enormity of the Sphinx, they would complain of the heat (some people are just never satisfied)

      The difference between an idealist and a realist is the idealist thinks that because it smells nicer, a rose will make a better soup than a cabbage

      Of all the things I’ve ever lost, I miss my mind the most

      There is nothing that does not exist

      Profanity is the crutch of an illiterate motherf*cker

      Cheers,

      Mitch (aka Dave)

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  11. freespeechfanatic says:

    I was just reflecting on how incredibly moralizing and therapeutic Trump’s tweets and comments on anti-Americanism have been. To say it, to call it out, and not to back down — exhilarating. Reagan was good at this but became less good in his presidency and more specifically spoke FOR America in inspiring terms rather than directly confronted the virulent hatred in his midst. Bushes, both, were disasters of weakness and passivity — totally demoralizing to conservatives. While elder Bush at least snapped back from time to time, his pathetic hemophiliac spawn have demonstrated an almost masochistic thirst for punishment.

    This is so good for our side, for America, for the war against those who hate us and want us demoralized or worse. They know this, which is why they have upped the ante in panic. It will get far worse before it gets better — it can only be “better” when they are routed off the mainstream political map.

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    • WSB says:

      Unfortunately, Reagan was forced to run with his handler, the past CIA Director and usurping swamp leader…George Herbert Walker “One World Order” Bush.

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    • cheering4america says:

      President Trump’s refusal to apologize for not having done anything racist reminds me of:

      “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

      President Trump is leading us in a revolution each time he tells the truth about these virtue-less “virtue-signalers.”

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  12. Sentient says:

    Joe Scarborough says that the president’s tweets about the Squad reflect “David Duke racism”. I guess Scarborough doesn’t know that Duke has praised Ilhan aomar and called her “the most important member of Congress”. https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/7/david-duke-praises-rep-ilhan-omar/ So the president going after Omar is a repudiation of Duke’s beliefs.

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  13. Jenevive says:

    MAybe we need to start not letting WORDS bother us.
    Look what happened when Hillary called us Deplorable
    we embraced it, we didnt run away and hide. and they don;t
    call us that any more..

    They throw the word Racist around like people throw candy
    at a parade. Maybe if don;t care that they call us that
    then they will stop…according to Dems we are all racist
    Nazi, Whatever phobe of the day. so it shoudln;t be any surprise
    to us when they call us that.. Words only have power if you
    let them..

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    • Sentient says:

      If they don’t call you racist you’re doing something wrong. Here’s a question they’ll never answer: is it racist if it’s true?

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      You can’t say lots of stuff that’s True. You can’t point out that nobody ever says Asian countries need to be more diverse. Or black countries. Or Mexican countries. In fact, they only ever say that about countries that are majority white. Whoa, careful there Slick, you’re trending racist! What the hell, let’s go for it. There’s no country run by blacks that is successful and prosperous. Wait, WHAT? Did he really say that? See there’s many many things that are True but you’re not allowed to say it. This is just some of the forbidden race stuff. There’s also forbidden religious stuff, forbidden man and woman stuff, forbidden government stiff… if there really is an Overton window, it’s just barely open. Almost any subject you can think of, much of the Truth is off limits. It’s dysfunctional. It’s why we can’t have real discussions about our problems. It’s why we can’t have real solutions.

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      • The Demon Slick says:

        For the record I know many smart and moral black people, we need to lift them up, and let the bums flounder, just like we do with white people. It’s not helpful to make believe.

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      • umr_engnr says:

        Spot on. It sounds like we need to stop playing by their rules. Thank God for President Trump.

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        • Victor Laszlo says:

          Indeed, they dont play by the rules; rules are only for moral people.

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          • Victor Laszlo says:

            Thinking about it, they’re not even playing the same game. We should be ignoring or laughing at them. Instead, we still expect them to play fair, and worry about what they might think/ say about any actions we take. Why are we giving them that legitimacy? Being civil and following the rules they make for us is not a winning strategy, IMO.

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            • Debra says:

              We are called to treat people how we want to be treated.

              The correlation to that is that they treat us how THEY want to be treated.

              So, treat them how they treat us. When they object at how they are being treated, shrug your shoulders and say ‘imagine THAT’ . . .

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      • Tl Howard says:

        We can’t talk of IQ or how intelligence is related to human behaviors.

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      • Pale rider says:

        It’s the truth Slick, truth puts the power where it is supposed to reside. Lies bring it to the enemies camp.

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      • InAz says:

        Notice that the wealthy people never
        never ever go on luxurious vacations in African countries, Middle East and very few Central and South American countries.
        They all go to the evil colonialist countries of Europe for their luxurious vacations, or areas that the very wealthy have taken over like Monte Carlo and private islands, private beaches, etc.

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      • boogywstew says:

        I say men and women are equal but different. The left wants men and women to be the SAME.

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        • Debra says:

          We are equal because we are all humans (whole set).

          We are not the same because we are male AND female (sub-sets of the whole set).

          We are complementary because it takes one from each subset (male AND female) to create an equal (another human to populate the whole set).

          That created equal human is an INDIVIDUAL, uniquely formed, NOT the same as any other created equal human.

          It is the ‘created equal’ concept to produce ‘natural born’ humans which foes of humanity want to break down:

          – the push to recognize 57 subsets
          – the legislation that proclaims two males can be listed as the parents of a child
          – the scientific research that postulates that two women’s DNA can be meshed to construct another being, who will ALWAYS be female AND barren
          – the desire to sexualize children who are functionally not able to reproduce
          – the declaration (futuristic) that AI ‘beings’ are sentiment
          – the ideological allowance that ‘marriage’ is what your ideology says it is, and not that which advances humanity by the creating an equal human being (one man + one woman)

          Absolutely, this is a battle that our side needs to stand firm on in defense of Almighty God, the Creator of All things.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You know, Jenevive? I think you’re onto something. We embraced “deplorables” to our benefit and foiled the Left.

      How do we turn “racist” into something good?

      Someone calls you racist and you respond with a big smile: “Yes! I’m a racist! I LOVE ALL THE RACES!”

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      • I literally did that very thing, at the first Trump Rally I attended in Phoenix, in July of 2015. There was already a lot of tension because of McCain’s denouncement of all the ‘wack-a-do crazies’ who were showing early support for candidate Trump.

        I was walking towards the Phoenix Convention Center, when I was confronted by a group of angry Mexicans with protest signs, and the group surrounded me, asking me if I was a racist, since I was headed to the Trump Rally. I smiled and told them, “Absolutely, I’m a racist.” The looks on their faces and their replies were unforgettable. The only response that one of the protestors came back with was, “You’re admitting it? You;re saying you’re a racist?” I said, “Yep” and kept walking, and that was it. That was the end of the confrontation. Surely to Gawd I can’t be the only person who responded like that to them, but perhaps I was the first.

        Does anyone besides me remember that old rhyme from 2nd grade– “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” What the heck has happened to us, in those interim years?

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        • boogywstew says:

          I read all your posts and I never detected a hint of you being a racist? I would have sworn on a stack of Bibles, in a court of law, that you were not a racist. I think you need to re think that strategy. I was brought up in the 1950s and 1960s in a staunch Roman Catholic Republican home and we were always taught at home and in Catholic school that all races were equal in the Eyes of God and nothing else mattered. I was taught that there would be nothing wrong with interracial marriage … as long as she was Catholic!

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      • hoosier1476 says:

        “How do we turn “racist” into something good?”

        If you’re uncomfortable with calling yourself a racist, this elegantly simple meme will do in the pinch

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        • JG3 says:

          Check out a box of Crayons…one of the colors is white!

          We’re all a color…reminder, “It’s not the color of your skin, but the content of you character”

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  14. sunnyflower5 says:

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  16. Bubby says:

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/16/ms-13-los-angeles-machete-seven-murders/

    FTA “Prosecutors called the San Fernando Valley-based gang a “particularly violent subset” of MS-13 that “has recently seen an influx of young immigrants from Central America.”…The Trump administration has made MS-13 a major focus of his crackdown on illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The notoriously violent gang originated in El Salvador, but has strongholds in numerous American cities.”

    This is what is coming across our Southern border that the Democrats don’t want to stop. I guess these MS-13 member’s “spark of divinity” was somehow extinguished because Speaker Pelosi these ARE animals! To me allowing MS-13 into the country is just as much a part of the congressional anarchy caucus as the four women of color in Congress! MS-13, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, The Squad are all part of the anarchy the left is fomenting in an effort to destroy the Republic! They’re all connected!

    I live west of Houston and the reported ICE deportation raids have most of the Houston Hispanic community in hiding according to local TV news reports. What that tells me is that most of them are illegals! If we haven’t reached a tipping point we’re damn close! Godspeed President Trump!

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    • “The skeleton in everyone’s closet,” both Democrat and Republican, is the international cartel of human trafficking that has been going on for many decades. Mexico invented something called a “transit visa” and looked the other way. There’s a tremendous amount of money in treating the most-disadvantaged and helpless people on this planet as though they were so much cattle. This is the real reason why US laws are the way they are – why the “loopholes” exist, why the laws aren’t enforced, and why the US Congress is in no hurry to change things.

      The best thing that we can do for these wretched people is to enforce our laws, and to strengthen our laws, and to confront the other nations of the world who are fully complicit in what has been going on literally for decades. Until we do this, the horrific abuses will never end.

      God has a soft spot in His heart for these, “the least of them.” There is no corrupt motive within the heart of any Member of Congress that He does not clearly see. Not a single sparrow falls that He does not mourn.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Has Wall construction stopped due to a lower court stay on Military funds?

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      • Bubby says:

        Mike exactly and Amen! By not stopping these illegals coming into our country we have in essence allowed the politically corrupt and narco states of Mexico and Central America to remain in place. America has become their welfare program. Our foreign aide to these countries never reaches the poor but rather is used to maintain/fund the existing corrupt governments. If the aide stopped and the illegals returned home then changes would have to be made and probably violently. But to continue doing what we’re doing nothing will improve for those left behind! Open borders and one world order has been tried before and God put an end to it see Genesis 11.

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      • TreeClimber says:

        I beg to differ. Violent ignorant illegals are not the most “helpless and disadvantaged people on earth.” That distinction belongs to the tiniest of us who we’re wantonly pulling apart and gruesomely murdering before selling for parts.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Several of my California friends fear it is already too late. Inundated.

      Large numbers of lower middle to formerly middle class jobs taken by illegals. Warehouse, the trades, carpenters, painters, tree care, cabinet installers, cement work, truck drivers; their wives – fast food, house cleaning, retail. The European population aging or moving out.

      My friend from Iowa says the local population is maybe 25% Latino, but the school population is 50? In Iowa!

      I read the serious drug trade in Chicago is run by the Mexican mafia and cartels.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        I do not do business with businesses that hire non-English speakers. It’s just a case of not participating in my own and my son’s replacement. YMMV.

        The Irish showed us the power of the boycott. We all need to apply that power liberally and marry it to the power of the Amish shunning.

        If we treat this mass of invading unwanted humanity and those who employ them as if they do not exist (not buying, selling, speaking, interacting with them, “they are dead to us”) they will have no choice but to leave.

        We are still many and they are still few.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Reinforcements. Expect convoys of supply trucks to follow.

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  17. These people did not “listen” closely to Trump’s tweet when he said that these people should go back to the places they came from. And nevertheless, this wasn’t his point. His actual point was simply: “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” And, if you are a Member(!) of the United States Congress, you’re supposed to be part of the solution. You aren’t elected to be in that hallowed place to push your own agenda or to hear yourself talk.

    But, if you “pass resolutions” because you’re angry at what someone said to you when he spoke frankly and honestly, well, you’re just hearing yourself talk. “Suck it up, buttercup.” Someone called you out for what you were saying in public and as a Member of Congress, and he was exactly right. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

    Better response: “I’m sorry. I was an asshole. I promise to shut my mouth and get back to work doing the job you elected me to do.”

    Try that …

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    • highdezertgator says:

      President Trump Tweet… excerpt “Then come back and show us how….it is done.”
      (Tweet Thread Verbatim)
      Quote – “So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” July 14, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

      Don’t need a “Council of Nicaea” to translate or interpret for me. …. clear and concise!

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  18. Bigbadmike says:

    In case anyone is interested, the President is having a Rally in Greenville, NC tonight at 7PM EDT. It will be in the 90’s. The Squad is not planning on attending. Paul Ryan will also not be in attendance.

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  19. Did they name themselves as “the squad”?
    Who named them?

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  20. This woman is going to run against AOC! She’s a conservative business woman! May be we can support her!

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    • One thing that we certainly know about this “Squad” is that they will be one-term Congress(wo)men. They simply lack maturity. They’re in it solely for themselves. They like too much to hear themselves talk, and they’re not listening. I was really hopeful when these bright new faces were elected to Congress, but it’s obvious now that they really don’t understand how to do the job and/or they’re just not willing to do it. Well, that’s why we elect ’em every two years. They have proved to be extremely disappointing – even an embarrassment.

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      • Agree with you but Larry doesn’t think R s have a chance!

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        • Deb says:

          It would take a tremendous grass roots effort, something the GOP is loathe to do. The tea party started out as a grass roots movement. And it was coopted and destroyed.

          The local communities here need to rally around these R candidates. It can be done, but the Rs need to reach out to their Dem neighbors. You win these districts one hand shake at a time.

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Co opted yes destroyed no it simply returned to the vapor it came from and dematerialized as Trump

            A movement found its leader.

            Thank you God for my beloved President.

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          • jbowen82 says:

            That might be true as a long-term project, but there’s simply no way to convert a deeply Democratic, majority-minority district. I’d say it’s almost certain that AOC will get primaried by a mainstream Democrat and lose her seat. She will then move on to replace either O’Donnell or Matthews at msnbc.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        Mike, if you had been paying attention and doing your homework you would have done w/e you could to not have one of these 4 elected. Just b/c someone is young and/or new to politics does not mean they would be good for the country. Read up on ‘Justice Democrats’ and you will better understand what this country is up against.

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      • JG3 says:

        One, and done~

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    • JAS says:

      “Bridges”. Great campaign ad.

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      • listingstarboard says:

        She is very impressive! Makes AOC look like a self important self absorbed greedy brat (not hard to do lol)

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      • cheering4america says:

        Well at least no one can say that she is “against immigrants,” Real ones that is.

        Theme for Rs in the upcoming election?

        “This isn’t working, lets try Sanity.”

        (“This” can be anything from AOC’s stupidity to the syringe filled streets of LA to the poop-covered streets of San Fran, to the anarchy in Portland, to …)

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      • boogywstew says:

        It’s fun to imagine AOC debating Ms.Murray. Sort of like Albert Einstein debating a salad.

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    • stella says:

      I’m letting everybody know. This woman is a recent “convert” to the GOP. She’s a carpetbagger who up until now supported AOC and Obama. From another candidate in the district – a real conservative who is a Facebook friend:

      Ruth Papazian
      3 hrs ·

      For my supporters who read the article about Scherie Murray entering the race as a GOP challenger to AOC, don’t fret. Turns out she is a recent GOP convert who doesn’t live in the district and supported Obama and AOC. In other words, just another opportunistic carpetbagger.

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    • stella says:

      More information. Read carefully.

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  21. sunnyflower5 says:

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  22. Perot Conservative says:

    The Hill, John Solomon

    FBI spreadsheet reportedly nails Steele / dossier lies, half truths.

    Recent media reports of OIG being impressed with Steele sound like blatant spin / lies.

    90% of dossier inaccurate, lies, or unverified.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/453384-fbis-spreadsheet-puts-a-stake-through-the-heart-of-steeles-dossier

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  23. Margaret Berger says:

    Mr Robinson, we have had two enormous socialized medicine programs in this country and both have been very very bad. One is the health administered to the Native Americans and the other is military medicine. Socialized medicine doesn’t. It doesn’t work because there are no people on earth and never will be that would deliver that in a fair way because there is nothing fair about socialism in medicine or government.

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    • FofBW says:

      They would be so much more efficient and cost effective if run by a HMO, IMHO.

      I use the VA medical system. All in all the day to day folks really care. There is still a improvement needed for trip to a hospital.

      BTW, if you want to be humbled by our troops sacrifice, go to a VA hospital lobby and sit for awhile.

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      • Like I said, “I know that we can do it, American Style.™” When we finally want to, we can get it done. We’ll look at all the problems experienced by every other existing implementation of such programs, in every country including our own, and we will fix them. We will improve upon everything. We’ll show the rest of the world what they’ve been doing wrong. And we’ll fiddle with it until we get it right.

        But that’s not what these Members of Congress are actually interested in doing. When we finally want to do this, it will be very hard to do. The problems are complex and they intimately touch every person’s life. Every decision will be some kind of tough compromise. Today, these people are merely posturing.

        Nevertheless, when as a nation we finally decide to do this – and I am confident that we eventually will – we will do it like no one has ever done it before. We’ll do it better than anyone ever did it before. Why? Because we’re the USA, that’s why! 😀

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        • Deb says:

          This is Utopianism. It simply doesn’t work.

          Power needs to be decentralized. Hospitals that are independent and compete against other hospitals are more efficient and have better care.

          Ever lived in a county with only one hospital? Ever been on military health care? Ever been on Medicaid? Ever lived by Canada and watched Canadians cross the border for heart surgery, cancer treatments, hip replacements?

          I have experienced every one of those scenarios.

          The only difference with a completely government run system is that then the government will be able to deny people treatment. Look at Charlie Gard, the baby who wasn’t just denied care, he was denied the right to leave Britain to have care in the US!

          https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/829104/Charlie-Gard-update-latest-parents-condition-story-NHS

          The UK government condemned that baby to die, even though his parents were willing to pay to get him care elsewhere.

          That’s what power does, it corrupts human beings and leads to people being killed by red tape.

          We built the greatest health care system the world had ever known. Then we let greed destroy it. And you think the government can save it? The government has been hastening the demise since Obamacare so they can swoop in.

          Our social safety net is already more comprehensive than many socialist countries. Medicaid, public housing, SNAP, WIC. Numerous private charities providing food and housing and clothing and other services. Even hospitals can’t turn anyone away if they go to the ER.

          If you are homeless and hungry in America it’s because you want to be.

          As someone who once needed to use the safety net, and now proudly pays taxes so I can help others get a leg up, I say screw socialism.

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          • I respectfully disagree. I do not believe that hospitals “compete” with one another in any effective way. I think that they should be a community resource that does not consider itself to be “in competition” with any other instance of that same resource.

            I do not believe that the “for profit” is either equitable, or financially successful. I believe that the pursuit of a “business” motive works against their mission. This is my opinion.

            I acknowledge that there are many problems with present implementations of this kind of health care model, but I believe that our country can look at these problems and fix them. I believe that we can figure out a way to get it done – better than it has ever been done before – just as soon as we decide to. As I predict that one day we will decide.

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            • Amy2 says:

              Competition is our only means to choice. It’s true in retail, it’s true in education, it’s true in medicine; it’s even true in romance! Even Cain and Abel experienced competition in their offering to the Lord, and we all know Cain’s result.

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          • TreeClimber says:

            “If you are homeless and hungry in America it’s because you want to be.”

            That sentence, out of your whole post, is untrue. Some people “aren’t eligible” for that safety net, because, quite frankly, they’re the wrong color.

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            • Deb says:

              Even non-profit hospitals are competing for patients Mike. You need to fill the beds to pay the bills.

              Competition is what creates world class cardiology departments, the best cancer treatment centers. Competition is not just for profits, human beings who are highly successful are also highly competitive, and will have more success when given a challenge they can rise to.

              Competition also prevents the concentration of power. Once power becomes concentrated, it will be abused.

              This is why government health care doesn’t work. The red tape alone causes delay in care that leads to death. There is no way to fix that, red tape and agency errors are simply inherent in a large government system.

              If we could “get out the kinks” created by government monopolies, why isn’t going to the DMV a pleasant experience?

              Socialism always fails because it is and idealistic utopian fantasy that doesn’t take into account basic human nature and economic truths. Saying socialism can work is like saying 2+2=5.

              And when I lived in a county that only had one hospital, it was a non-profit hospital. The lack of competition led to a culture where good enough was good enough. Excellence went out the window. When that happens, the quality of care will continue to deteriorate, and people end up having to drive hours for decent care. The drop in patients leads to budget issues, which only exasperates the quality of care issue. Competition is good for health care workers and patients.

              I grew up on government run health care. I come from a military family that is also full of nurses. I have some who like Charlie Gard needed specialized care as infants, and they would be dead had they been born anywhere but America. My refugee friends from Venezuela come from families full of doctors. Socialized medicine is one of the reasons they fled with their children to the US.

              The flaws in socialized medicine aren’t “kinks,” they are inherent and unavoidable because of the basic tenets of socialism.

              Socialism kills.

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            • Deb says:

              That’s BS. I have volunteered for charitable food pantries, homeless shelters, crisis housing for families, crisis pregnancy centers, drug programs. The services provided by these organizations is vast, and no one is ever turned away.

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              • TreeClimber says:

                Don’t know where you are. I’m glad good compassionate people volunteer. But around here, it’s not that way at all. If you don’t tick off the right boxes, that system chews you up and spits you out – and if the beds are full, tough to be you.

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        • Yadent says:

          It was mentioned earlier that ‘healthcare’ needed to be considered as a ‘right’. Question, can a ‘right’, ANY ‘right’, be truly a right if based on a privilege? EVERY healthcare provider in the Western world MUST possess a LICENSE in order to provide said healthcare. A license by definition being a state granted privilege. As a provider I can have my license suspended or revoked for offenses not related to the healthcare field thus ‘depriving’ my patients of their so-called right to care. Healthcare is not a right but a moral obligation by those who possess the knowledge……but dispensed only by those privileged with a state granted license.

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            Yes. Rights can be rights when based on privilege. You have the right to an attorney whether or not you can afford one if you are charged with a crime. I am an attorney. I pay handsomely for that “privilege” every year. I maintain expensive malpractice insurance and bar dues annually to be in the “club” after paying handsomely for law school. My right to practice is a privilege regulated by the Supreme Court of my state. I am governed by scads of rules.

            Yet, any petty criminal without a pit to hiss in can commandeer a “privileged” attorney as a matter of *right*.

            Zaldrizes buzdari iksos daor.

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            • yadent says:

              And yet that petty criminal’s right to an attorney is only as good as the attorney’s ‘privileged’ status which can be changed by a host of situations either by the attorney them-self or by state action. Purposely miss a ‘dues’ or license renewal payment and your client’s ‘right’ to legal services from you disappears like a fart in the wind. The ‘rights’ you speak of are state generated rights, ‘rights’ that can be given and taken away at the whim of said state. Your ability to practice law, my ability to render healthcare are dependent on the state giving privilege. Your clients, my patients ‘rights’ are intimately entwined with our granted privilege. No privilege, no ‘rights’.

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            • yadent says:

              No privilege, no ‘right’. Miss a ‘dues’ or license renewal payment and see how long your ‘privilege’ status lasts along with your client’s ‘right’ to your services………

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        • Steve says:

          Once you let government control healthcare, your options go to zero. If you want to educate yourself on what Socialized Medicine would be like, I will suggest to you that you read The Complete Lives System, written by Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel (Rahm’s brother). It is the blueprint used in the UK, and was where MaoBamsCare was supposed to lead.

          Here’s the Cliff Notes version of Emmanuel’s book: if you are between the ages of 14 and 41, you’ll get pretty much any medical procedure you need. These are deemed the peak productivity years. Any younger or older, some procedures, especially expensive ones, are denied. (Remember the two young children in the UK.)

          The fact of the matter is simple….no nation, even one that can print money like we can, can be all things for all people for all times. You either have a free market, or you have rstioning… period. There is no “third way”. Whether we are the USA or Zimbabwe, you cannot create what is an impossibility.

          If you want affordable health care, first you must get all third party payors out of the equation. This is where even so called conservative economists miss the mark. They think adding to the number of insurance companies will spur downward pressure on costs, not taking into account insurance companies simply pass on the costs from providers. In order to put that downward pressure on providers, you need to get the middle men out of the way.

          In Kansas there’s a group of Doctors who formed an association, where they take no outside insurance. They charge $50/mo for an adult and $10/mo for children. That monthly fee gets you unlimited doctor visits and many routine procedures 24/7/365. XRays are as low as a buck or so, and if you’re in a direct dispense state, where the doctor can directly dispense medication, they have negotiated 90% discounts with pharmaceutical companies. Add in the Oklahoma Surgical Center, which again takes no outside insurance. Get a pacemaker implanted for around $13,000, a procedure that can cost up to $60,000 at a regular hospital.

          Where to get the money for that pacemaker? If you spend just $120/mo for your medical ACCESS(as opposed to coverage) and put around $500/mo into a health savings plan, you would build your own medical expense nest egg. For cancer or other highly expensive treatments, here you add an AFLAC style policy for around the cost of renters insurance.

          The siren song of government run healthcare is tempting, but in reality we have no smarter politicians here than in other nations.

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  24. Dora says:

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    • Articles of Impeachment have been filed many times before. But we know that the Democratic Party will accuse the President of “high crimes and misdemeanors” for purely political reasons, even as they institutionally run so far to the left that they fall completely off the table. As a result, in 2020 the Party will suffer such a disastrous defeat that it probably will cease to be a viable political party in this country.

      Impeachment is the candle flame, and they are the moths. “flap flap flap flap…Pfffft!”

      The Founders of this country were very aware of the political side of impeachment, which is why they struck out words like “maladministration” and inserted “high crimes and misdemeanors.” But it simply doesn’t matter to these people: “Orange Man Bad.” The majority of the country certainly does not feel this way, but they don’t care. They have conspired for more than three years to “take down” this President, not comprehending that in the attempt they will “take down” themselves.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      The Missing Link has been found.

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      It’s not the first time Green has reached that point.

      He’s twice forced impeachment votes – in 2017 and 2018 – both of which drew just a few dozen ‘yes’ votes.

      And his third attempt isn’t likely to get much closer to success as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has strongly resisted impeachment calls.

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  25. youme says:

    Trigger warning. Yes. I know buzzfeed is leftist. Yes. I do read it.

    In response to a FOIA request by buzzfeed for every document Mueller’s office collected during its probe, a DOJ attorney stated the response will be 18 billion pages

    DOJ came up with this number by saying it would process records from 2300 media devices which have a combined storage capacity of 240 tb. If filled that’s the equivalent of 18 BILLION pages.

    11 terabytes of non-email digital data, which is the approximate equivalent of 825 million pages (assuming each terabyte consists of 75 million pages);

    318 gigabytes of email, which is the approximate equivalent of over 215 million pages (assuming each gigabyte consists of 677,963 pages).

    More than 2 million pages of investigative records that are not on media devices;

    More than 2,300 media devices that have a combined storage capacity of 240 terabytes of data. If these devices are filled to capacity, this is the approximate equivalent 18 billion pages.

    https://www.emptywheel.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/190715-Leopold-Status-Report.pdf

    Mueller warrants: 321 docket entries…. 156 pages

    ttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6167620-190624-Mueller-Warrants.html

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    • youme says:

      83 devices Sseized from Paul Manafort’s condo
      4 DVD discs
      7 external hard drives
      12 SD cards
      7 memory sticks
      1 micro SD card
      1 iPod
      3 compact flash cards
      1 MacBook Air hard drive
      2 iPads
      9 thumb drives
      1 iPhone
      1 micro vault pro
      1 DEWF_COMBO1: A 1TB (containing forensic images and device extractions from rooms: C, F, K, and Q)
      7 iPods
      1 iMac (including 1 Solid State Drive (SSD) and 1 Hard Disk Drive (HDD))
      4 iPhones
      1 SD card
      12 digital flash drives
      1 Macbook Air
      2 iPad Minis
      2 micro SD HC cards
      2 SD HC cards
      1 ultra-SD XC I card

      https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.vaed.383106/gov.uscourts.vaed.383106.48.0.pdf

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Interesting details on the amount of information.

      Not having time to dig into this was there any mention if the government will be billing Buzzfeed to pay for the costs of providing these documents similar to what the government does when FOIA requests are made by right leaning people or organizations?

      Often sending outrageously huge bills makes FOIA requesters have second thoughts, a way for the government to get citizens to back down, so am wondering if equal treatment is going to happen.

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    • Amy2 says:

      Wow, that’s a lot of redacting. ‘Think they can handle it?

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  26. JustaVerb says:

    TracyBeanz w an Butowski/Rich/Assange update:

    https://nationandstate.com/2019/07/17/new-information-from-ed-butowski/

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  27. StanH says:

    The political discussion is finally where it should be. Freedom vs Marxism. Main Street vs Wall Street. Representative government vs K-Street. Light vs dark. Good vs evil. Adults vs petulant children. USA vs NWO. “A time of choosing.” Finally not the mushy middle, always leaning left.

    October 27, 1964

    “I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this. I have been talking on this subject for ten years, obviously under the administration of both parties. I mention this only because it seems impossible to legitimately debate the issues of the day without being subjected to name-calling and the application of labels. Those who deplore use of the terms “pink” and “leftist” are themselves guilty of branding all who oppose their liberalism as right wing extremists. How long can we afford the luxury of this family fight when we are at war with the most dangerous enemy ever known to man? …

    …You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We can preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we can sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”

    First and last paragraph Ronald Reagan’s speech “A time for choosing.”

    The more things change…

    KAG! …by keeping America.

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    • WSB says:

      Thanks for posting, Stan.

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      • StanH says:

        It’s a long speech but a great speech, ahead of it’s time. It’s more pertinent today perhaps than in 1964 at least some of the left still loved their country at that time. Today we’re dealing with the Woodstock Nation and their spawn, anything goes.

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        • boogywstew says:

          I borrowed the director’s cut of “Woodstock” from our local library this week. The hippy crap ruins the movie. Joan Baez boo hooing over her incarcerated Tom Hayden husband, Country Joe and the Fish’s obscene singing, David “Cutting In Line for Your Liver” Crosby doing anything etc. To me, Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice” is only eclipsed by Alvin Lee and 10 Years After’s “I’m Going Home”. Lee rose to the occasion … rose above himself and I don’t think he played even one wrong note. He deserved that watermelon!!!

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          • StanH says:

            Ten Years After always a good concert. The movie was exceedingly boring the hippie crap was some of the reason. A lot of the acts that didn’t get on the movie was a crime such as Johnny Winter playing Mean Town Blues, he killed it.

            Perhaps the biggest legacy from the concert was the concept of ” The Woodstock Nation was born.” As was promised 50 years ago we are seeing the fruit of that poisonous tree.

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          • boogywstew says:

            David Harris and NOT Tom Hayden was Joan Baez’s husband.

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        • WSB says:

          I love watching the old film of Reagan giving it!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Yup!! You have to define the problem before you can address it.

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  28. Bigbadmike says:

    Breaking. Squad to announce run for President. Combined ages make them eligible to run for POTUS. Their campaign slogan will be ITMF, pronounced “Itmof”. Their planned kick off will be in Charlottesville, VA. Then, a late night rally at the site of the planned Obama Presidential Library in Chicago.

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  29. MfM says:

    As expected the news coverage of the King of Prussia Launch for Women for Trump is twisted to paint the attendees in the worst possible light. I overheard a number of interviews and this article is ridiculous. On the other hand, if they discount Trump’s support, fine with me. One piece I read ‘several hundred’ attended. It was over 1,000, pretty clearly even without having the benefit of the raised media platform. It’s simple math when there are chairs in rows!

    https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/women-for-trump-rally-king-of-prussia-lara-trump-maria-panaritis-20190717.html?utm_source=facebook.com&cid=Philly.com+Facebook&utm_campaign=Philly.com+Facebook+Account&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2EN5P5IZ28S4WEGVqbh8Z4-lYwCV9jpHr93oSzkUZBoLl5SkO_EHsJHD4&fbclid=IwAR1znJISsE7Vd_jTIKAqvZS6yutxEF6OsQ1oR-u5CyTUEAhdRxbHGtfRFQo

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  30. Bogeyfree says:

    I am shocked that more people are not talking specifically about page 12 paragraph 43 of the alleged complaint filed by Butowsky’s Lawyer this past Monday.

    If true it could be a total game changer IMO.

    Where is Ristvan as this is right up his alley!

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  31. Joemama says:

    I do believe that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the democrat party.

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    • As a radical in the 60’s and a member of sds at that time, I can testify that this is exactly how the communists/socialists took down sds. SDS, contrary to what some people here believe, was not a socialist/communist organization when founded.

      Starting in say 1967/1968 the PLP (Progressive Labor Party- Chinese form of Communism) and some other organizations that were Communist/socialist, began moving members into sds. In fact, Kent State University’s sds was taken over by the children of Communists/socialists (it does run in the family). It was kind of interesting how all of these extreme leftists just ended up at Kent State. I went to a regional meeting there and I was told I had to agree and think the way they told me to, so I left the organization on the spot. (No one tells me what to think or say).

      Anyway, the last national meeting of sds took place I think it was 1968 and the commies/socialists disrupted the meeting to the point that the leadership was forced off the podium, no business could be transacted….the organization blew apart, and what was left was the most radical piece The Weather Underground.

      It’s amazing, but that is what the radicals are doing to Congress.

      Pelosi made a huge mistake from the start catering to these women. How in heck did that Omar person get on the foreign relations committee? I figured Pelosi was taking money from the Muslim Brotherhood or something…why in heck would you put a freshman on that committee with a history of anti-semitism. Ditto AOC; putting her on important committees. Then protecting them from their own words….making excuses for Omar…she made a huge mistake as did all of the old timers going along with the Green New Deal, etc.

      Once they blow up the Dem Party, I have no idea what will happen to the House of Rep…if the most radical take over the majority we are truly in for a very scary ride. In the 60’s, we still had law enforcement and government officials upholding the law, now we have a totally corrupt FBI, judges, supreme court….this does not look good for our country.

      The Republicans are a joke…they seem oblivious to what is going on…jeez…these guys are so out of it. Wait and see I guess….

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      • StanH says:

        Great post. With one exception, the Republicans are complicit.

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        • In a sense, yes they are complicit, but knowingly? Do Republicans really want to destroy the country? They may want to get rich by getting money from lobbyists and the CoC, but do you think they see the actual consequences? If they did, it would seem that some of the commies would join the Republican Party and run for office….they could fake it to win and then go all out like the Dem commies.

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      • Deb says:

        Thanks for the fascinating post. I watched the Weather Underground, a documentary about Bill Ayers terrorist group that spun off of the SDS. It was eye opening and the reason I couldn’t vote for Obama. Seeing the real history of violent communist radicals in our country, and how they now all have important jobs in education and are big players in the Democrat party, woke me up.

        I would argue though that the DOJ and the courts have been corrupt for decades. That is why Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are not in prison. Not only are they not in prison, they helped launch the political career of a future President.

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        • Ayers, in particular, had a rich daddy…so that got him off and yes that has always been true. But today, much much worse…openly corrupt and aligned with the commies. Dohrn was the real mastermind and radical btw; no one could stand Ayers.

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  32. ilcon says:

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  33. K Ma says:

    Funniest line T has said yet.. Trumps Tweeted regarding the 4 congress women. They’re the reason there are directions on a shampoo bottle

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    • citizen817 says:

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    • ivehadit says:

      That’s from Sen. Kennedy -LA

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  34. 1970novass396 says:

    Never underestimate the party of Stupid. The blacks will vote for them 90% and that will put them over the top. Without the black vote the dems would never win another election.

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    • “Okay, so your skin is (black / white / yellow) and this means categorically that you’re supposed to vote a certain way.” Uh huh. Human brains don’t work that way. Everyone is going to make some kind of a choice no matter what color their skin happens to be, what gender they happen to be, and so on.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        And historically here in the Deep South that voting choice made by people of African descent is 90% DEMOCRAT, Mike. Sorry, but that is the way that it is.

        Perhaps in other parts of the nation, among better traveled, better educated, etc. populations of descendants of former American slaves of African heritage there is a significant move to the Republican Party, but not among the African descended folks with whom I work and interact every day.

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      • Amy2 says:

        But they do have different experiences because of the color of their skin, which affects their voting. I try to understand that, but can only to a certain extent.

        From the movie “Soul Man”: “- Professor Banks: You’ve learned something I can’t teach them. You’ve learned what it feels like to be black.
        – Mark Watson: No, sir.
        – Professor Banks: Beg your pardon?
        – Mark Watson: I don’t really know what it feels like, sir. If I didn’t like it, I could always get out. It’s not the same, sir.
        – Professor Banks: You’ve learned a great deal…”

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    • yadent says:

      The Free Sh-t Army is a rather large component of the American populace. They will vote to maintain their status at other’s expense, just like any other special interest group. Blacks are a significant % of that group. Democrats are the major resource supplier for that army. Not hard to figure out who the army supports politically………

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  35. Robert Smith says:

    Former CIA Agent Is Grateful for President Trump after Prior Administrations and CIA Directors Ignored Her Pleas for Help in an Italian Court
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/former-cia-agent-is-grateful-for-president-trump-after-prior-administrations-and-cia-directors-ignored-her-pleas-for-help-in-an-italian-court/

    Sabrina De Sousa

    @Sadiso
    Follow Follow @Sadiso

    I am a “woman of color”
    among several “of color” & “white”
    Americans unjustly held in foreign captivity, whose freedom from prison @realDonaldtrump secured within days of his admin.

    We were all treated as Americans.

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Thiessen-A-new-low-even-for-Trump-haters-13745634.php … @marcthiessen #milanrendition

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  36. ilcon says:

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    • boogywstew says:

      Amazing isn’t it? When you spend time at The Treehouse, you’re swamped with hysterically funny posts, memes and videos that would indicate there’s enough tasteful material and artists to do a weekly right wing SNL plus SCTV, 52 weeks a year. Look at the ratings powerhouse FOX has been in the TV news business. I want there to be a repeat of that success with OAN and we need our own SNL and SCTV. We need our own Tweet, Facebook, Google and Amazon. The market is clearly there! IMHO

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  37. DJT2020 says:

    But but I was told that Trump united the dems???

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  38. Margaret Berger says:

    Deb, I am with you, and I too have experience socialized medicine. Flattery Mike,is not a plan “we can do it the American way”. If it is socialized medicine it is not the American way. The American Way is a republic with a capitalist economy. That is not socialism.

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  39. ilcon says:

    There is only one America you commie.

    Trying to out Romney Romney

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    • Sentient says:

      Technically that might be true. She may not hate America. She may just hate most of the white people in America, excepting a spy boy or two.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        Like so many hypocritical women “of color”, AOC likey her whitey betasoytoyboy (“Critical theorist” women Trinh Min Ha (Vietnamese) and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Bengali) both married white men while spewing about how white men raped and objectified women “of color” in “the colonial narrative”). And AOC’s white cuck is only too happy to oblige her while she advocates his replacement. I guess men who look like her aren’t good enough for the precious Boricua?

        If I were a Puerto Rican man, I’d be seriously insulted, p.o.ed and angry. Racism never is a good look, but the left really embraces it, don’t they?

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    • I believe that it is entirely correct to “call out” these women for their words and actions, and to do so very harshly because their words are harsh also. They are Members of Congress, but they are creating problems not solving them. “If you do not like this country [that you are supposed to be serving…], feel free to leave!”

      And what these people should be doing in response is accepting the rebuke with a sincere apology, as any mature adult would know to do, knowing that in fact they are very much in the wrong.

      Unfortunately, they are not mature adults. They are not professionals. “Pride goeth before the fall.”

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    • listingstarboard says:

      Did you know that the polygamous sects of the Mormon Church that operate out of Colorado City boot out their young men so they are not competition? Some of these boys end up working at a cement factory next town over that is owned by Jeffs brother. So holier than thou Mitt Romney what are you doing about your Church members separating families from children? This is an old article but it is still going on. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/14/usa.julianborger

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      • InAz says:

        The polygamous sects that exist in Colorado and Arizona are not associated with nor part of the main Mormon church of Salt Lake City and the church of which Romney claims membership.

        These sects use the word “Mormon” but they are not members of the main Mormon church. These sects broke away from the main Mormon church many decades ago.

        But……..to question Romney and All politicians about this horrible practice by these religious sects is important, because it brings the problems to light and shows the hypocrisy of the corrupt politicians. It shows that the corrupt politicians put foreigners above American citizens.

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    • When somebody tells me “America was never great”, I always ask where would they rather be and ask what I can do to help get them there. No point in them being miserable and making everyone around them miserable.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      She wants to fundamentally transform the foundation and principles of America…. make it “her truth”…..as in, that way of not hating America.

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    • boogywstew says:

      Are you the same “Joe Walsh” whose early 1970s’ album was titled, “You Can’t Deal With A Sick Mind” ? (TRUE!) You’re leaving out, like many are on the Left AND Right, that the President said to go home AND come back.

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  40. ilcon says:

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  41. TwoLaine says:

    Ben Carson up next on Americas Newsroom on FNC.

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  42. ilcon says:

    NanChuck’s America.

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  43. sunnyflower5 says:

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  44. sunnyflower5 says:

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  45. ilcon says:

    Look. Four men of color.

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    • Sentient says:

      Schumer forgot – it’s not “climate change” anymore. It’s the “climate crisis”. Try to keep up, Chuck.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      The fact is that, except for non-existent invisible humans, all of us are persons “of color”.

      Racism is a man-made billy club used by vile politicians to guide the most ignorant, gullible, mentally diminished, and/or devoid of self-esteem, into a virtual corral where they are trained to respond to key words or specific commands (e.g., racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynist, to name just a few). As of late, racism has become a key word used by the corrupt to control unprepared human herds and train them to respond to simple commands without much forethought. Examples of commands are: riot, loot, hit, attack, destroy, burn, kill).

      The physical perpetrators are victims (useful idiots), generally disposable. Rage by the affected is often exploited to recruit more stooges (e.g., Hollywood artists for propaganda) or future politicians to join some cause (e.g., arms control). All the while, puppet masters enjoy the results of their machinations and plan their next move.

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    • JG3 says:

      Today, on Rush, he told about Prince Charles telling a group that if Climate Change isn’t enacted that humans will go extinct within 18 months…

      35 years, 12 years, 18 months… beginning to look like code speak for something else?

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  46. ilcon says:

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  47. i’ll just leave this here.. A MUST WATCH!

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