July 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #910

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1,161 Responses to July 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #910

  1. FL_GUY says:

    Rally day is always a big day for me and I plan the day around it. They are important to me because President Trump presents many valuable clues and information at his rallies.

    This NC rally showed a gear shift for the 2020 campaign. I loved it!

    One of the things I always closely observe at President Trump rallies are the crowds. As usual, the arena was filled to capacity and thousands more couldn’t get in. Another important point is the mode of dress: large percentage of President Trump gear and/or patriotic wear. The now famous MAGA red hats were in large numbers and of course, shirts, flags and banners for President Trump. You really have to like someone to spend money to buy stuff with their name on it. Usually politicians have to give away stuff with their name on it but people BUY stuff with President Trump’s name on it. I did and I treasure my red hat and Space Force shirt!

    So, if you believe the BS polls that any socialist, anti-American, low IQ D-Rat would beat President Trump if the election were held today, you must be a FAKE NEWS junkie. Those 10s of thousands of NC people and a sea of thousands of red MAGA hats say different.

    At these rallies, President Trump is putting on a performance and he is great at it. He is a seriously effective communicator. It was a magnificent performance.

    Now some people were upset that President Trump used some salty language tonight. Of course it’s language that many people use at times and it shows he’s just like the rest of us but that’s not why he does it. I believe the main reason is that it draws attention to the message and gets more people interested. For instance, the whining about President Trump saying, BS will make people tune it to hear it and in the process they will hear the message they need to hear. There were a great many important points made in the NC speech. If the media-rats report on President Trump saying BS or whatever other salty language, natural curiosity will make people tune in that wouldn’t have watched it otherwise. And I believe once a person actually sees and hears President Trump unfiltered by the media-rats, they are impressed. His genuineness and love of America are the real deal! JMHO

    Some people complain that President Trump is too coarse, too harsh, too mean. To that I say BS! The D-Rats, media-rats and rinos are our enemies. They’ve made it very clear over the last few weeks. The 2020 election is not about political points of view any more, it’s about saving or destroying the United States of America. In this critical battle, we NEED coarse, we need TOUGH, we need MEAN if we expect to win. If a criminal was about to kill you, who would you want to intercede? Barney Fife or Dirty Harry? Me? I’ll take Dirty Harry every time.

    President Trump took a job he didn’t need, gave up a lifestyle that was beyond luxury, works for free, loses money every day and is attacked 24/7. A lesser man would have quit or caved but President Trump is standing strong and working for We the People; President Trump is still willing to do the job after all he and his family have endured. Those thousands of people in NC that took the time to attend a middle of the week rally show that people appreciate it. Thank God for President Trump!

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    • ivehadit says:

      GREAT post, FL_Guy!! So true!
      We love our VSG Donald!

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      • Nobodysfool says:

        I second that, ivehadit. FL_GUY nailed it, as usual.

        Our President was buoyant last night after the impeachment vote was another Demo-rat disaster. He thanked the Dem’s that voted against the stupidity of Al Green and his ilk which was courteous but in reality, those votes were cast to represent constituents back home. They know any attempt to impeach our popular President in the midst of our explosively successful economy is pure idiocy. Those Dem’s that flipped Green off yesterday with their votes know that wide open borders where MS13 animals, Islamic terrorists, contagious diseases, lethal drugs and hundreds of thousands of dependent people can flow in at will is political suicide.

        People may say they hate us and they hate our politics but most of those people are like the Hollywood idiots that promise to leave if a Repub president its elected. It never happens, they never leave. Why? Because America is the best country in the world and they know it. Same thing with gripers and complainers in our communities. They claim to despise all things Trump/America First/MAGA but when it comes to turning our country over to 3rd world status, they stop at that line. When it’s put up, or shut up, they shut up.

        Saying ‘BS’ may be salty to some but it’s common in blue collar circles. After what the witch hunt has done and worse, what it was intended to do, describing it as BS is mild.

        When ‘Love it or leave it’ was coined during the Viet Nam era it didn’t have anything to do with race, creed or color. It was said to America haters, people like Jane Fonda that were aiding and abetting our sworn enemies. It was directed toward street thugs that destroyed businesses, college campuses and inflicted physical harm–just like the Antifa of today. It was intended for the spoiled haters that attacked vets in uniform. Love it or leave it means the same today as it did in the 1960’s—if you hate America, hit the bricks. Go find yourself that nirvana commie country you think is fair, inclusive, diverse. God’s speed.

        America is about building up, not tearing down. America is strength, not weak-kneed cowardice. America is blessed because we’re founded on Godly principles, not secularism and hedonism. America is prosperous and we are the most generous, compassionate country on the planet. We are first on the ground when disaster strikes, giving aid and comfort to all in need–no matter the race, creed or color of those hurting and suffering.

        Four More Years!

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        • And above all, if you are a Member of Congress, you should know that this is one of the most sacred institutions in our country. It is – or, should be – a great privilege to be sitting in that uncomfortable seat, casting votes on behalf of your constituents. You aren’t put there to listen to yourself talk, nor to advance an “agenda.” You are there to represent your slice of America. If you don’t know how to do that, or are not willing to do that, “get out.”

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        • TMonroe says:

          “When ‘Love it or leave it’ was coined during the Viet Nam era it didn’t have anything to do with race, creed or color. It was said to America haters, people like Jane Fonda that were aiding and abetting our sworn enemies. It was directed toward street thugs that destroyed businesses, college campuses and inflicted physical harm–just like the Antifa of today. It was intended for the spoiled haters that attacked vets in uniform. Love it or leave it means the same today as it did in the 1960’s—if you hate America, hit the bricks.”

          Except that the death knell in many ways for the continuation of generational values was how the affirmation of sloganeering allowed the Alinskyites and their institutional enablers to use it effectively as a wedge issue. If the sons and daughters are told “your parents just don’t get it and never will” and hear reflexive slogans that they either can’t explain effectively or don’t feel they should have to when push comes to shove, communication can grind to a halt, and ruts and rifts can grow.

          We don’t get bonus points for intent any more than Soviet ideologues did for intending to improve things for the worker and society as a whole. It’s one thing to assess issues and problems in certain ways amongst those who get it, but to completely punt on the basics when it comes to presenting arguments, positions, and ideas beyond that can make for reckless self-inflicted wounds. (Note that my focus isn’t on the president — who doesn’t punt on this but is willing to moderate tone and approach depending on the audience and objective, like his comments on Hillary after her phoned-in concession — but on us, since we can impact our circle of influence much more effectively than we can expect to impact tweet and speech parlance — which as noted is already being highlighted by plenty.)

          Paul’s perspective on dealing with a wide range of viewpoints — often hostile — with an eye towards enlightened came to mind:

          “For being free from all, I myself became servant to all, so that I might win the more. And to the Jews I became like a Jew, so that I might win the Jews. To those under the Law, as under the Law (myself not being under the Law) so that I might win those under the Law. To those outside the Law, as outside the Law (not being outside the law of God, but under the law of Christ) so that I might win those outside the Law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all these things to all, so that by all means I might save some” (1 Cor. 9-19-22).

          Does that mean we should contort into pretzels of accommodation and understanding every time there is a demand to do so for a PC priority? Absolutely not. Paul appeared unmovable on the essentials, but didn’t chow down on a pork chop when entering a synagogue just because he could. Rather, he appears to be speaking of openings and knowing our audience while having an outcome and goal in mind.

          In my case, I know that forwarding some articles with profanity to some people who are in the process of getting the big picture is pointless, and that being prevalent enough will keep some of them from taking the site seriously writ large and exploring the matters deeper. There are only so many ours in the day and so many times that people are going to be open to input on such issues, and it behooves us to be more intentional where reasonable towards the ultimate purpose.

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      • rmhnc says:

        like, like, like

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    • rmhnc says:

      Like, like, like

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      I like how on his way out he stopped and signed almost every poster or hat offered from both sides to him. Before he went thru the exit curtain he even gave back the pen to one.

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    • wvgrandma says:

      Thank you FL Guy! I agree 100 percent.

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    • I’ll just leave this here, again. Few years old but so true.

      Trump’s ‘lack of decorum, dignity, and statesmanship’

      By Evan Sayet

      My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office”
      Here’s my answer:
      We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.
      We tried statesmanship.
      Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?
      We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?
      And the results were always the same. This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
      I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.
      I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.
      I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.
      Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”
      The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale.. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today.
      The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.
      With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.
      During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.
      Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today.
      Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights.”
      General George Patton was a vulgar-talking.. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
      Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I read your book!”
      That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics. That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis.
      It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted, Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer.
      Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after “the fake media” — and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri — Trump isolated CNN.. He made it personal.
      Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.”… Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. … They need to respond.
      This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery.
      The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve.
      It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.
      Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church.
      Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.
      So, to my friends on the Left — and the #NeverTrumpers as well — do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do.
      These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.
      So, say anything you want about this president – I get it – he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care. I can’t spare this man. He fights for America!

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    • budklatsch says:

      This should be editorialized in every major newspaper in America!

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Yes, there are 10s of thousands at each of his rallies which shows his support is NOT slowing down. However, our enemies, the enemies of America, will not stop at anything to force him out. If he is to win the 2020 election, we must have a clean and fair, devoid of fraud, election. With the way Dims cheat, that is going to be very hard to achieve. We don’t hear much about voter fraud except every now and then there will be an article telling us again about a handful of illegal voters voting in the 2012 election. Who cares! I want something done to prevent the same thing from happening in 2020 or we lose our country!

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    • Sherri Young says:

      PDJT is counting on the evangelical vote. Not keeping the choice of words on a higher level will not help him. I saw Rand Paul nuke himself during a general session at a Republican Party of Texas convention by using two swear words. He was doing okay up until then.

      PDJT can write off the blue states for electoral votes although he can hope to build up congressmen in swing districts. Flyover country does not want to hear swear words. The Amish who helped him win Pennsylvania need to be able to approve of him on a more personal level. The MSM folks are trying to link Trump and Epstein.

      IMO, PDJT needs to throw his base a bone by watching his vocabulary. This is not a free speech issue. This is a marketing issue. Here’s the idea: if his rally speeches can’t be played in the fellowship hall of a church, he is not communicating with his base.

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      • Bec74 says:

        I don’t think a few cuss words will deter the base or the evangelical vote. They all know who he is. He’s never pretended to be someone he is not. Plus, he has done a lot to protect and promote religious liberty.

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        • Sherri Young says:

          Mitt and the Never-Trumpers will use this. Guaranteed.

          PDJT is smarter than this. The Left is going after him hard enough. He should not have any self-inflicted wounds.

          I enjoyed reading that piece by Evan Sayet. However, that was about scrappiness and tweets by which PDJT delivers messages and gets people to talk about things The Left might not wish to discuss as fully. He assigns nicknames that can create a valuable stir diminish the seriousness with which his opponents might be viewed.

          This is about his choice of words that don’t expose uncomfortable facts or strategies on The Left.

          Very different.

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        • Debra says:

          I agree. And bull$hit is a real thing, so he has a foundation for its use . . .

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        • Agree with Sherri.

          Fine with BS, but using the Lord’s name in vain is a definite no no.

          It won’t have an effect on my emphatic support for President Trump, but it would cause me concern that it might have that effect on others. I really don’t like it.

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      • GB Bari says:

        The President has not used the Lords name in vain.
        He uses a word that describes a substance commonly found on a farm.
        I take no offense, rather I appreciate the emphasis it properly applies to the statement.

        Because the President does not use this often, it reserves the emphasis for those statements where he uses it.

        If Church Lady gets her knickers in a wad because of it, maybe she needs to hear the language used by the Presidents enemies in their false accusations against him and against our nation.

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      • Elle says:

        “if his rally speeches can’t be played in the fellowship hall of a church”

        We both know they won’t be played in the fellowship hall of a church. I would be with you if he had invoked swearing against God. It’s okay not to like it and okay to say so, but let’s expend our energy on supporting him. Don’t help the Dems divide and conquer..

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    • Disgusted says:

      Fla Guy, Thank You! I normally would skim a post as long as yours is here, but I took time and read every word, so happy to read and agree! I want a red hat, no where to buy here in blue country Connecticut.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I love your Rally Reviews! You are very detailed in describing all aspects and then detail why those aspects result in a successful rally, campaign and election. Thank you so much for writing these Rally Reviews. I am going to calendar FL_GUY’S Rally Review Reading for the day after all President Trump rallies so I don’t miss any! A Must Read!

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  2. JoeMeek says:

    The Four Headed Hydra of Hate.

    AOC and her 3 sisters.

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  3. Bigly says:

    After watching politics and the media these last few days – I keep asking this same question…how can anyone vote democrat?

    I honestly do not see how anyone who loves America can vote Democrat. This is NOT the party of JFK or even Obama. This is some lab experiment gone horribly wrong.

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    • Serena says:

      I respectfully disagree with this tweet on one point. The Democrat party today is certainly not the Democrat party of John F. Kennedy or Harry Truman (my emphasis) but it most definitely is the Democrat party of Barrack Hussein Obama. He is pulling the strings along with Jarrett and Soros and open borders globalists. No he did not start this version but he worked for 8 long years to advance it and if Hillary had won as they all expected her to,our country would be so much farther along towards their goal of a socialist takeover.Make no mistake about it,Obama is the very one that escalated their agenda to fundamentally change America.

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      • Tseg says:

        I never heard of a Trans Bathroom until BO got into office, that is for sure. Whereas Trump leads a trade war with China to bring jobs back to America, BO leads a bathroom war to bring Trans males into girls bathrooms… and that was the Lead Story by the MSM for MONTHS. This is no fake news. These are the facts.

        BO fought ferociously for <1% of the US population. The new 1%ers?

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        • Linda K. says:

          I think Obama was trying to degrade the culture with the transgender bathroom issue. I am no prude, but as a woman I don’t want men coming into the women’s bathroom, terrorizing little girls with their appearance and oddity. Not to mention, especially worrisome, the predators who might take advantage of the new norm to lurk in an area where they do not belong and should not be allowed.
          This is obvious to any sane adult.
          Sorry trans people, I know your life choice is difficult for you. If you can pass as a woman, go ahead and use the bathroom, no one will notice. But the men who can’t pass muster, stay out or take your chances in the men’s room. The guys can deal with it better than the women and young girls.

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          • Ackman420 says:

            Agree with gusto.
            Anecdotal evidence that what you say us true:
            As a father of 2 young girls, I am occassionally confronted with a “bathroom” crisis at the store, park, etc.
            If there ever is a situation where my youngest (4) needs to use the bathroom, I will bring her into the men’s room where she can use a stall while I assist.
            It’s the only thing to do, as I would never presume to help my daughter in the ladies room.
            It’s common sense. Men simply don’t belong in women’s restrooms.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        Obama never pulled any strings. He was the puppet, other people were controlling him. And now that he’s out of office he is virtually powerless. He’s still a popular guy, he has a network and he might have some influence, but he has no control.

        Hillary on the other hand had a lot of power. Notice that after Obama left office it was SHE who took control of the Dem Party, not Obama.

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        In furtherance of your astute observation Serena, I’d include decades of Marxist indoctrination of our kids, taught by none other than the left communists of the 60’s.

        We may have tamped down their movement temporarily, but the committed didn’t go underground. Like good little Alinsky soldiers, they flooded the public (govt funded) education system.

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      • rustybritches says:

        I agree one hundred percent what you posted here and I think Obama would go even further if he thought for a min what he was doing would in the end bring our President down He is PURE EVIL BUT THE ONES WHO WALKS ALONG SIDE OF HIM
        ARE WORSE VALERIE J AND SOROS

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      • GB Bari says:

        Agreed. This is most DEFINITELY the DemoncRAT party of Barrack Hussein Ozero. The current DemoncRAT Party is EXACTLY what he was building and encouraging. He encourage Muslims over Christians, people of color over whites, minority cultures over Western culture, central government controlled socialism over free market capi

        He ignored established laws, rules, procedures, and general agreements. His two Attorneys General aided and promoted that lawlessness while denigrating the Constitution. He apologized for America to every foreign leader who he met. He tried to subjugate Americans to the UN and the NWO. He and his cronies expressed frustration with the limits on government power imposed by the Constitution. They were absolutely on a path to eliminate that document and the ideals our founders established.

        Good riddance, BHO.

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    • G S says:

      All this race debacle restarted because of Obama. He fanned the flames of BLM, Occupy Wall Street, Ferguson, Baltimore. He gave prominence to a clock boy.

      And many more episodes that I don’t recall now. But he first set the tone with his Beer Summit at the White House.

      It’s astonishing to remember how quiet the media were when Obama hosted those African dictators and murderes at the White House. And how they fawned when he lighted the White House to celebrate gay marriage, and hold LGBTQAdnauseam meetings there just to provoke religious people.

      I remember Obama’s tweets “What are you going to fight for this new year?” He was inciting violence and the media would pose him with an aureole.

      Obama was the Great Deceiver. To this day, there are people who think the Obamas are poor and humble, even with all the luxurious lifestyle they throw in our faces.

      Obama was and still is The Great Divider.

      Sorry for the long rant.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Obama was a total puppet, he never led the Dem party while he was President and couldn’t do it after he left office either. Hillary stepped in and led the party in 2016, but it looks like she gave up after losing the election, she doesn’t have the kind of cash she used to have because donations to her slush fund “foundation” dried up. Without a leader the Dem party is chaos. It’s like the Occupy movement, with the loudest and most outrageous “activist” types trying to run things but they don’t have executive skills.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I just realized the irony of this. The Dems don’t want Hillary any more but Hillary is exactly the person they need. 🙂

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      • G S says:

        Not a leader, just an inciter. Thinking about it, just like AOC…

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        • 1stgoblyn says:

          Community Organizers…all four of The Squat Squad were community organizers like Soetoro. It must have been one of the required qualifications for the Justice Democrats auditions. They are playing their roles quite well.

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    • pochas94 says:

      You need a vacuum brain, absolutely no capacity for rational thought, and no hope for a future without belonging to a mob.

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  4. Why is nobody talking about the fact that Trump did not mention names or race? These squad women immediately jumped up and declared “it US!!! he’s talking about US!!!” and made it a big them about them. So now they own it and so do the democrats. Could Trump be any more masterful at making people own their own sh*t?

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    • Kintbury says:

      Gov. Huckabee had a tweet on this yesterday. It was perfection, as always.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Yah, he didn’t mention the exact names but we have to be honest and admit we knew who he was talking about. Sometimes Trump makes mistakes and this is one of them. His son put out a tweet later that said something like “if they’re not happy they can leave”. That’s what Trump should have written, not “go back”. You know, “go back to your home country” is a classic insult.

      But it’s all good. The impeachment ruse was taken care of. I want Trump to be careful from now on. Still be very vocal but just be careful about how he words things so he doesn’t give the Dems any assistance in their quest to win the 2020 election. We have to remember that there are many people who might vote for Trump but hate his tweets. Trump should be working to get those votes, to ensure his win. Everything else about him is fantastic. He’s the most productive President we’ve ever had, I think. The economy is great. It’s just his outrageous behavior. Hard=core Trump supporters like myself love his brazen attitude but many people do not..

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      • TrumpPatriot says:

        Nope! Not backing off anymore. Never again. Not worrying about job, friends, family or what they may or may not think. We are in this mess trying to save the greatest country ever founded from the socialists/communists, because we missed the messages, we ignored the shift, we waited for others to speak or take the heat of the risk of speaking or acting.

        I do NOT care what “they” think. “They” criticize our President and did NOT speak up when a member of Congress called the leader of the free world a………..MOTHERF***ER.

        NO MORE politically correct please. It has almost destroyed our country.

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        • yes she Palestinian CONGRESSWOMEN called him- motherfu…..how many republican and demon c Rats-defended VSG/ESG PDJT ???????

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          • Rebelchick says:

            Exactly
            It is nothing more than bullchit calling out his tweets and disecting his every word. when we see daily for decades much worse from those calling him out. They said horrible things about GWB to include that demented speaker of the house witch.
            Hell yeah they need to go home to their chithole country, ungrateful witches.

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        • 4EDouglas says:

          Yes! Amen. Praise the Lord and pass the ammo.
          One of myfavorite movies was “RedTails” about the Tuskeegee Airmen.
          I knew one and the daughter of one, The movie was fairly accurate,
          but it is all there is. but this I like

          We Fight!
          “Per Adrua ad Astra.”
          “With Adversity to the Stars.”

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        • TexanInFL says:

          ^LIKE^…Amen!

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        For decades Rs have turned the other cheek, have been gentlemanly while they were verbally assaulted and let the Dims get away with murder. My biggest gripe about GWB was that he was so afraid to stand up to the leftists as they flung insults and accusations at him. (Now I know it was b/c he was one of them) We need this fighter in the White House to take all the slings and arrows for us. I am so proud that he is my President! Go get ’em, Donald!

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      • James F says:

        “we have to be honest and admit we knew who he was talking about”

        We? Speak for yourself.

        President Trump did not tell anybody to “go back”. He asked a rhetorical question in order to illustrate their hatred, hypocrisy and double standards. “WHY DON’T THEY…”

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      • pochas94 says:

        No, Grandma. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        “That’s what Trump should have written, not “go back”. You know, “go back to your home country” is a classic insult.,

        Really?

        He wrote exactly what he meant to say. He said exactly what Patriots think. The biggest insult of all is Squadsrers calling “impeach”. Nothing comes close to that insult.

        “Go back”, “if you’re not happy, you can leave”, “love it or leave it” is all the same sentiment. That minor distinction is not relevant, in my opinion. Trying to impeach My President is. Key our eye on the ball.

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  5. TwoLaine says:

    Another CNN Republican Women’s Focus Group Gone Rogue
    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/17/women-trump-voters-react-attacks-on-congresswomen-kaye-ac360-vpx.cnn

    When will they learn? 🙂

    Watch it while you still can.

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    • They try these “women” groups because they believe their own narrative, that President Trump has a problem with women voters.

      I recall reading during 2016 that the *real* difference is between single women and married women. Single women like to think of the government as in loco parentis or, substitute for a husband if you will, economically at least. Married women want their children to be safe from Invasion in a sovereign nation that will survive for their grandchildren, and they don’t want their earnings and their husband’s earnings to be sucked away for any and all invaders from wherever who happen to STEAL into the US.

      I am happy to say I know a few single women who are sane. The vast majority of my single friends however are leftists and I spend very little time with them these days.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Totally correct. They believe their own B.S. Like The Kenyan’s scandal free admin. 😉

        Forget the stereo types. They don’t exist either. It is all about dividing us and trying to tell us how to think or feel. Suppression polls.

        And it works for them, usually. Rinse. Repeat.

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      • pochas94 says:

        Women want someone who will defend them, and they’re beginning to see the light.

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    • 4EDouglas says:

      I love the pasty anderson Cooper getting his head handed to him.
      Typical leftie he has no Idea that Women and minorities can think for themselves Trump’s woke the nation to the lefty scam..

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      • TwoLaine says:

        The female “interviewer” really tried hard to push them to her side, but they weren’t budging for a moment.

        #WomenWINNING

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Yes that blonde Bimbo from CNN. My hubby who is not even into the US politics, but adores Trump, said why is this bijotch pushing it on those women. He was just passing by my room and stopped when this bimbo was making those ignorant comments. Then he had a few not so kind words for her will not mention them here.

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

    I love Scavino’s black and white photos.

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  7. Troublemaker10 says:

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  8. Dora says:

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Jake was. Talking to. A bunch of Dems (No Rs??) and he is relaying this tidbit? Save it Tapper. You aren’t. My source.

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  9. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Since these 4 decided to label themselves the Squad, they own each other’s words and actions. Advice to OC – you should disconnect from the others because you don’t need them.

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  10. Serena says:

    There are the two POS America hating Jihadists.Should never be allowed in our government.

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  11. Serena says:

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/ilhan-omar-pushes-pro-bds-resolution-opposes-israeli-aid-bill/

    Ilhan Omar Pushes Pro-BDS Resolution, Opposes Israeli Aid Bill
    Invokes American Revolution in support of BDS movement

    JULY 17, 2019 4:40 PM

    Freshman representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), whose past anti-Semitic remarks have drawn widespread condemnation, is pushing a pro-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolution in Congress this week.

    Omar is co-sponsoring the resolution, which would affirm the right to engage in boycotts as a First Amendment freedom, with Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and John Lewis (D., Ga.).

    Omar invoked the American Revolution by comparing the BDS movement to the Boston Tea Party in a video from America Rising.

    “We must support efforts to end the occupation and achieve two-state solution,” Omar said during a congressional hearing. “We should condemn in the strongest terms violence that perpetuates the occupation whether it is perpetuated by Israel, Hamas, or individuals. But if we are going to condemn violent means of resisting the occupation, we cannot also condemn non-violent means,” she continued.

    “We cannot simultaneously say we want peace, then openly oppose peaceful means to hold our allies accountable.”

    The non-binding resolution “recognizes the proud history of boycott movements in this country dating back to the Boston Tea Party,” according to Omar.

    Al-Monitor reported that Democratic leaders are planning to push an anti-BDS resolution this week. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.), the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a vote on the bipartisan anti-BDS resolution introduced by Bradley Schneider (D., Il.) and Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.). The committee will also consider a military aid bill to finalize a 10-year, $38 billion memorandum of understanding with Israel.

    Engel was one of the few Democrats to strongly denounce Omar’s anti-Semitic comments, saying the congresswoman “invoked a vile anti-Semitic slur.” He is facing multiple primary challengers, one of whom has been endorsed by Justice Democrats, the far-left political action committee that helped propel Omar into her congressional seat.

    Omar told Al-Monitor that despite the bipartisan support behind both the anti-BDS resolution and the military aid bill, she plans to vote no on both.

    Both during and after the hearing, Rep. Zeldin hit back at Omar for her support of BDS. He criticized her for singling out Israel, and tweeted, “Israel is our best ally in the Mid East; a beacon of hope, freedom & liberty, surrounded by existential threats. Shame on Rep Ilhan Omar for bringing her hateful twist on that reality to House Foreign today, propping up the BDS movement & blaming Israel for all of its challenges.”

    Lee Zeldin

    @RepLeeZeldin
    Israel is our best ally in the Mid East; a beacon of hope, freedom & liberty, surrounded by existential threats. Shame on Rep @Ilhan Omar for bringing her hateful twist on that reality to House Foreign today, propping up the BDS movement & blaming Israel for all of its challenges

    A poll released last month showed that a majority of Americans held favorable views of Israel and of American support of its ally, while just 21 percent of respondents held negative views.

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    • So the Democrats in the House are simultaneously pushing a BDS and an anti-BDS Resolution.

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    • 7delta says:

      Omar told Al-Monitor that despite the bipartisan support behind both the anti-BDS resolution and the military aid bill, she plans to vote no on both.

      Which means they don’t have any support from either side of the aisle, but the Pod Squad will continue on their merry way of spouting nonsense and throwing out worn-out false accusations and childish name calling. It’s all they’ve got. They can’t successfully debate indefensible ideas…and there are those closet skeletons that must hidden, by any means necessary. At least for now.

      However, the infidel peas are too arrogant and ignorant to realize they’re advocating for their own subjugation or demise, no matter which ideology on their side wins. The other two know exactly what dish they’re making and that the resemblance to the doomed-to-fail recipe of other two synaptic-impaired peas in their pod make both the peas and their cause useful, but their goal is not the same as the infidel’s social justice democratic socialism. Silly peas. Social justice is the equal distribution of total submission or total neck treatments to all infidels. Evil and stupid go hand and hand, but they’re always a bad combo.

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      • Debra says:

        I am not a body language expert, but in the clips I have seen of the Gayle King interviewing these four, the hanging of the head of the often confused actress indicated to me that she would really like to bolt, but that the reins are being pulled back, bigly.

        Too bad she is not mature enough to be her own person. She could have been a contender for leadership, but as it is, she appears to be quite the empty vessel.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          OC is playing a role. The others are true believers. OC chose poorly.

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        • 7delta says:

          Good observation. Her arrogance and ignorance has gotten her into this place and she’s probably wondering how she got there and whether she should be there, but I do think she’s a “true believer.” It’s just that she’s not sure about the finer points of what she’s decided she believes or whether it matters. She seems confused a lot.

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          • Debra says:

            Agree. And have felt, as Robert noted, that she has been scripted, and is thus an oft-confused actress, since she first arrived on the scene. I think her gut is wrenched most of the time which she tries to ‘hide’ in her self-promotion videos . . .

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Can not stomach the fake lesbian Oprah’s girlfriend. I refuse to watch anything to do with her Oprah or Mrchelle.

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  12. Ausonius says:

    I have read and heard fretting comments elsewhere about the “Send her back” or “Send them back” chants in the North Carolina crowd, and that it might have sounded upsetting to newly naturalized legal citizens, that the president, if he heard these people chanting such things, should have intervened and changed it to something else, e.g. “Vote her out.”

    I am not so sure that anybody – even naturalized citizens here legally – would have taken offense. It seems to me that the context was obvious, and that the targets were The Socialist Squabs, not anybody here legally and who went through the process of becoming a citizen.

    Comments?

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    • Somebody says:

      I hadn’t thought about how it might sound to a newly naturalized citizen. It would have been fine for POTUS to laugh and say, how about we vote her out. As it is, he didn’t say anything, it’s not like he started the chant. Is he supposed to control everybody? Wouldn’t that make him a dictator🙄

      Truth is, the MSM will always find something…….he mentioned a white child, but there were cute children of color there. His hair was mussed, he left thousands of people outside in the heat (they probably wouldn’t take that bait 😜). Point is they literally hate him and us, so no matter what they will stir controversy at every turn.

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      • donna kovacevic says:

        If one becomes a naturalized citizen, that means they love and are proud of the country they are in, nothing should make them afraid or uncomfortable, unless they are frauds themselves.

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    • theresanne says:

      This woman has taken so much from America and despised and mocked our religion, way of life, traditions and friends (Israel). We should send her back to the s-hole she was born in, and charge the cost of the ticket to her. Revoke her phony US citizenship and let her try to get the attention she craves there.

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    • rich33y says:

      I do not care if a newly naturalized citizens gets upset.

      This is the only Country in the World with a 1st Amendment and if they don’t like it, “They Can Leave”

      Liked by 8 people

      • spoogels says:

        Like True
        You dont come to America and become a citizen the proceed to attack it
        America saved her bacon and all she does, while grifting, is attack America, and Americans
        Only lefties and Muslim terrorists do that
        Omar’s father is a terrorist who may be guilty of war crimes

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    • Kintbury says:

      She deserves to be sent back and apparently several of her close family and friends do too as they appear to have lied to immigration services.

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    • Baby El says:

      Those who worked hard to get here and become citizens understand exactly what the crowd meant.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Not up to POTUS to intervene. I know the McCain example will be used where he corrected the woman at the rally about Obama being Arab or whatever it was, but it’s not up to POTUS to silence people at a rally, IMO.

      POTUS played no role in what the crowd chanted. Of course that fact will be willfully distorted by the press — as will everything around the chant, including the chant itself (seeing reports of the chant being “send them back” when it clearly seemed to be “send her back”) — as they seek an angle with which to attack POTUS and his supporters.

      The Dems and the media are on life support right now in ways to attack POTUS. POTUS and his campaign team are in prime form already for the 2020 contest. They’re ready, they have their message, they have their chosen opponent (Squad) regardless of who the nominee is.

      You never can predict future events, and what surprises will pop up between now and the election. But on the current trajectory, IMO, we’re headed towards a Trump landslide victory. The Dems are in total chaos and have no clear or capable potential nominee at this point. I don’t think even Obama and the media will be able to salvage things this time around.

      Last night (except for the crowd chant, IMO) was as flawless a performance and staging that I can imagine. Particularly at this point in the campaign and with all the distractions POTUS has faced.

      If things continue on this path, the Dems are going to have such a narrow path to success that it will be essentially impossible for them to prevail in 2020.

      POTUS was, IMO, deity-like last night. Untouchable. No one on the Dem side has any hope of competing with him right now. None.

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    • Legal citizen here………and I took no offense. What offends me is this duplicitous squad and the hate for this country that they regularly vocalize. Truly……if you hate this country so much, why DO you stay? And that is what makes me uneasy. Why are they staying? What IS the plan. There is more to this than meets the eye.

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    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Someone on Twitter was hand wringing that he should have stopped the unconstitutional chant about sending her back.

      Good grief really people? Heaven forbid Americans exercise their First Amendment rights.

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      • Remington says:

        Athena…I had heard he was thinking of stepping it up a tad, and saying send her back – in a pine box, but thought better of it…either way, it seems to fit….

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    • snarkybeach says:

      there are some reports that she even used fraud to get her papers, that she tagged along with the Omar family to enter the USA.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      A newly naturalized citizen might be just as upset as us Patriots!! They know the comments aren’t meant for them because they don’t have the same sentiments as the Squadsters. POTUS hit his target with those comments – the Squad. Et al.

      Can’t wait until this message. Is repeated at every rally henceforth. They dumped pure gold in POTUS lap. He won’t let this fire go out. This message is for antifa, all resisters, DS and for the next 15 months they can hear the Patriots response. No. Longer is thisa one–sided issue. The One America Squad Under God is what you will hear – loud and clear.

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  13. Ausonius says:

    From TwoLaine above:

    Another CNN Republican Women’s Focus Group Gone Rogue

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/17/women-trump-voters-react-attacks-on-congresswomen-kaye-ac360-vpx.cnn

    When will they learn? 🙂

    Watch it while you still can.”

    The website link above to CNN offers this incredible, not-so-slyly biased and simply false commentary reported as a fact on the side

    CNN’s Randi Kaye speaks to a group of Republican women who say they don’t have a problem with President Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

    I suppose nothing from CNN or the MSM should be considered “incredible” any longer: their ability to outrage us has gone stale from its overuse.

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    • Debra says:

      Why do you think Nancy insisted on the resolution?

      Because now it is in the Congressional record, where, you know, all truth emanates . . .

      (Heavy on the /s)

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  14. Dora says:

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • The push to reduce the voting age to 18 from 21 was almost solely due to the fact that 18 year olds were required to register for selective service and were in fact being drafted for armed service. How can these young men be old enough to fight for their country while not old enough to vote?

      (The same argument did not win with regard to alcohol.)

      What could possibly be the justification for allowing 16 year old schoolchildren to vote? Other than the obvious politics of course.

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      • annieoakley says:

        16 year old voters is being pushed by all of George soros’ many 501 c3 organizations. It is part of his well known “Blueprints” for all of the states. Colorado has been a particular target for 10 years at least.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Of course, they will then say the age of sexual consent needs to be 16.

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  16. Our Spirit says:

    Kamala Harris’ family were big time slave traders, yet she calls for reparations?
    https://aim4truth.org/2019/07/17/kamala-harris-and-the-white-irish-slave-trade/

    AIM has uncovered that Kamala Harris’ family historywere …. not only slave owners …. but SLAVE TRADERS in a very big way. We have also examined Harris’ genealogy and cannot find any “black” heritage in her recorded lineage so she needs to stop culturally appropriating the black American.

    Kamala’s paternal ancestor Hamilton Brown was white and a ‘typical’ slave master that we see depicted on the Hollywood screen. He was Irish and recruited slaves among the Irish as well as the coast of Africa. He was a ‘Big Daddy’ slave owner and trader and a prominent town in Jamaica was named after him.

    We are talking about Kamala’s family business of HUMAN TRAFFICKING is how Kamala got where she is today. Major human trafficking and slavery for whites, blacks, creoles.

    Hmm, makes you wonder if Kamala is still involved in the family business and is a part of the human trafficking operation up and down the coast of California.

    Kamala Harris has a despicable Jamaican family attorney-plantation-owner heritage of enslaving many thousands of Africans, Creole and Irish men, women, children and babies as chattel property
    Her great grandfather HAMILTON BROWN sent slave-ships to Ireland to lure his Irish slaves with lies, deceit and false promises–just like George Soros lures migrants along America’s southern border. Kamala taught him well.

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    • Zorro says:

      If you think Obamboozler was the Great Divider then you have seen nothing like what the resentment caused by “reparations” will do.

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    • hoosier1476 says:

      It’s just a matter of time before she makes a public apology for this. Then, it’s inevitable
      that she offers to pay reparations to the Africans, Creole and Irish for her family’s role
      in the slave trade. Out of personal family funds, of course.

      HA HA HA that’s funny! Look folks, I just made a joke!

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    • Debra says:

      And for all that, she did not come into this world as a natural born American citizen, which is an eligibility requirement for the office she is seeking.

      Why should anyone be surprised that she is a rule-flouter and Constitutionally illiterate?

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Anything similar to reparations in the legal world?

      Asking for my wallet.

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  17. k4jjj says:

    Here is the Oath of Allegiance taken by those who wish to become Naturalized U.S. Citizens.

    “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

    Iilhan Omar took this oath when she became a U.S. citizen at age 17, in 2000. She has repeatedly demonstrated she gave this oath FALSELY. She should have her U.S. citizenship revoked for having given a false oath of allegiance and she should be removed from the USA for her fraud.

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    • No, just kick her ass out of an Office that she has shamed. The US Congress does not need Members like these.

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      • cplogics says:

        Nancy Pelosi singled her out and gave her a special dispensation on her head coverings. Up until that time, it was against House rules to wear a hat or head covering in the House Chambers. The more you give these cretins, the more they come back to bite you.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I read a detailed article about her and wow she’s total slime! She filed joint income tax with a guy when they weren’t married! Plus like a dozen other things that she ought to be jailed for. And yet the libtards hold her up like an icon. Always picking the wrong icon, libtards. Traythug, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray … they always choose POS icons.

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    • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

      Didn’t obama remove “allegiance to the US” verbiage from the citizenship oath?

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      • Yes.

        And now the House has removed it from witness swearing in.

        I have concluded that all but about five of our congresscritters should be removed for violating their oaths of office – though I doubt most of them meant it when they swore.

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        • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

          I have to believe PDT isn’t aware of this. As much as he loves our country, I can’t believe he wouldn’t add it back in a heartbeat.

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  18. Troublemaker10 says:

    Pennsylvania mayor refuses to raise LGBT pride flag over city hall, calls it ‘political’ symbol
    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/453502-pennsylvania-mayor-refuses-to-raise-lgbtq-pride-flag-over-city

    Excerpt:

    Reading, Pa., Mayor Wally Scott (D) on Monday prohibited city employees from raising the rainbow flag as part of a pride celebration shortly before it was set to fly, the Reading Eagle reported. It was scheduled to be up on the flagpole until Sunday.

    Acting Managing Director Osmer Deming said the mayor believes the flag represents a political movement and to fly it would be against city policy.

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  19. StanH says:

    What an awesome rally last evening in NC. He kicked ass and took names. This how you beat the the commies, you go right at them. This forces them to defend the indefensible. They must move away from their slogans at get into the details of their harebrained ideas.

    Examples: What does it mean to give 30-40 million illegal invaders free health insurance? What would it mean to give a free college education to all and forgive $1.1trillion in student loan debt? The Green New Deal? Infanticide? What would it mean to give reparations to all decedents of slavery? (With no mention of the money already spent in the Great Society $20 plus trillion. The better question would be, what did it buy us?) …et al.

    The President is hitting the exact right tone with the swamp weasels. There is a Southerns saying that perfectly describes the response to President Trump’s truth Tweets, “squealing like a stuck pig.” Or a bit more highbrow “The lady doth protest too much, methinks” We see you clearly now.

    KAG! …by following our Great President Trump as he takes on the evil swamp denizens.

    God Bless America!

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    • Well, there certainly should be no “student loan debt.” It really doesn’t take half-a-million dollars per person to run a classroom, but that is what the web site of the public(!) institution I attended now says it would cost. In my day, a 4-year degree (out of state) cost $13,000 and was paid for by a candy company. In-state it was a few thousand, usually paid by scholarships.

      “Student loan debt” appeared when Wall Street found it couldn’t sell derivative securities based on “subprime” (worthless …) mortgages. Now they sell derivative securities based on debts that students will never be able to pay off nor to discharge. In case you didn’t notice, these kids aren’t buying houses, aren’t getting married, aren’t having kids. Can’t get those well-paying jobs because millions of non-immigrant indentured servants are being brought here by the millions on visas. All because we value predatory capitalism more than national values.

      To start with, 100% of that debt should be voided, and college education once again be made very readily accessible – as, just a few decades ago, it was. Evil Wall Street sharps should be receiving no national support from us.

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      • gsonFIT says:

        Mike this is one of the best post I have ever read on this site. You summed it up perfectly. This issue is one of the biggest facing the future of our great country. I would like the government to offer corporate America incentives to reduce student loans. 401k matches are deductible, why not double that deduction for student loan assistance/matches. May be make it a tax credit instead of a deduction. Or perhaps reduce a kids overall debt load by any down payment on a first time house. House purchase has a 7 times economic multiplier

        One thing is for sure we have to do something.

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      • Libertybella says:

        I have to disagree about loan forgiveness. I keep thinking about the kids who were fiscally responsible and sacrificed that prestigious college education because they knew they couldn’t afford it and went to a community college instead. OR those kids who worked their way through college ( like I did) and didn’t take on insurmountable debt. If you forgive the debt of some how is that fair to the responsible ones? They would be thinking, heck I should have just gone on to that expensive prestigious college, got myself in debt, and refused to pay it back. Moral hazard.

        You will be asking those who did not get that expensive degree to pay for the ones who did..and the ones who did are more employable and statistically shown to earn much more over a lifetime than those who didn’t get the expensive degree.

        College costs blew up because of govt “Free” money ….classic bubble and govt is responsible…but there must be a more fair way to resolve the problem, that doesn’t include negating personal responsibility.

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        • In my community, a four-year degree costs half-a-million dollars and a community college costs a quarter-million … according to the institutions’ own web sites. This is ludicrous. My wife first attended that same community college, in the 1980’s, and her two-year degree in its entirety cost slightly over $1,000.00. She then went on to a four-year school and completed her bachelor’s degree for about another $1,000.00. No one thought twice – that’s just the way it was then, and should be now.

          It is utterly impossible to rationalize these stupendous debts against the educational experience that you actually receive. You’re looking at “costs” in terms of hundreds of dollars per hour of classroom time – and I assure you that your professor is not getting rich. These costs are completely bogus, and they literally exist only to let Wall Street investors sell derivatives. (And they can’t even tie the securities to the debt that they’re supposed to correspond to, which is against securities law but who cares.)

          You were deceived into taking on unfathomable amounts of debt to pay for an education that does not actually cost nearly that amount of money to provide to you. You are getting nothing for your money. You should be refunded the money that you did pay, and the cost of education should be returned to reality. This is nothing more than a securities fraud.

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          • TrumpPatriot says:

            Mike,

            You are drifting liberal. Free health care? Free college? I was raised to WORK for it.
            People make choices and all choices have consequences.

            People are saddled with student loan debt because it became politically correct to go to college and have “bs” after your name instead of pursuing an honorable trade. Everyone thought a degree equaled wealth and status. I have six members of my own family whose gainful employment is not connected in any way to their degrees. Total waste of resources.

            We need skilled carpenters and plumbers and electricians and the bs movement has created a class stigma for hardworking folks.

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            • Justin Green says:

              Drifting? Yesterday he was talking about health care being a right, lol.

              Mike is a liberal.

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              • Beau Geste says:

                Yup, mike is a liberal. Who loses the $1 Trillion debt Mike “forgives”? People who saved money? The “taxpayer”? Our children? Anyone who has any assets which will be destroyed by federal-debt-caused inflation?
                Colleges and universities have grown ENORMOUS bureaucratic overhead from 1960. Teaching costs and professor/student ratios have remained relatively constant. A major amount, perhaps half, of the actual teaching load is carried by very poorly-paid “contract-adjuncts” who typically don’t even have benefits. But the chart of “administrative” costs has gone straight up. University functions relating to perceived power have been arrogated by “administrators” from teaching faculty. While enslaving “adjuncts”, the “administrative” costs and ENORMOUS salaries and enormous numbers of politically-favored supernumeraries with no actual teaching responsibility other than harassing students and those who teach students, have grown astronomically.

                A simple “fix” is for the federal government to refuse to pay any “administrative overhead”, or only a very small amount, say 5% for accounting, on all grants. There is no reason for the taxpayers to pay for this enormous high-cost-jobs for-friends-and-neighbors folly and graft.

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                • piper567 says:

                  I’m confused here…
                  Isn’t forgiving student loans, and the unfairness to those who have worked to retire their debt sorta like giving illegals “free” Citizenship when so many others have played the game honestly and responsibly?
                  seems like it to me.
                  I’m with Libertybella on this one.
                  ???

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          • Justin Green says:

            I keep trying to respond to this left wing, unsubstantiated fantasy drivel, but twice now it appears my response has been eaten. It was fairly long, debunking Mike’s ridiculous claims.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        That debt should NOT be voided!

        People took out loans and agreed to take them back. It’s absolutely unfair to force the rest of us to pay it off, and we will be forced to pay one way or another. Those students went to universities they couldn’t afford, rented expensive apartments, and lived the high life on borrowed money. It’s no different than getting a credit card and jacking it up. Force them to pay off their loans.

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      • Liberty Forge says:

        “To start with, 100% of that debt should be voided. . .”

        I completely disagree with this idea. To do so is totally unfair to those who have been diligently paying down their student loan debt for years.

        Exonerating some from their debt, and not others — is picking “winners & losers”.

        A lowering of the interest rate on those existing student loans would perhaps be helpful, but the total elimination of those same loans would understandably upset those who have been “following the rules” all along.

        This idea would be rewarding bad behavior. They — and their parents — signed up for “the deal”. They need to live with that decision.

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        • Void the debt and refund the money that you paid until now. You never should have been asked to take on such debt. The only reason why you were, is because Wall Street wanted to sell derivative securities.

          A college education should be easy and attractive to get, because as a nation we need an educated work force. This is the way that it was, when I was in school. And nothing has actually changed regarding the entire educational experience since that time. It does not cost $500,000.00 per person to air-condition a classroom. The debts that you have been required to pay are unconscionable. You should get your money back so that you can move on with your life.

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          • Liberty Forge says:

            “A college education should be easy and attractive to get. . . “.

            Mike — I believe you’re digging yourself in deeper.

            A college education SHOULD NOT BE easy & attractive to get! That’s why the ‘student loan fiasco’ exists in the first place.

            The lure of going to college was sold to parents & students as a ‘necessity’. “You cannot succeed without a college education.” Blah, blah, blah. And here, we’ll make it EASY for you by offering loans — and everyone qualifies!

            It should be “hard” to earn a college degree. A degree needs to be actually “earned” — and not handed to students on a silver platter. If a college degree is EASY, and everyone can have one, you’ve ‘watered down’ the quality of those degrees.

            There are currently an awful lot of students who have earned a worthless degree — and they ARE NOT educated.

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          • Kintbury says:

            Let the schools pay the debt as they were the ones charging ridiculous fees many tens of times the actual cost of the education.

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          • Justin Green says:

            Another lie.

            You are a fraud, Mike. Please show me ANY evidence that there are massive amounts – or even minimal amounts, of credit default swaps on student loan bonds.

            Government is the reason college tuition has risen at twice the pace of inflation. When the government started guaranteeing student loan debt in the 1960’s, the demand curve for college education shifted upward. That increased and sustained increased demand caused prices to climb faster than inflation.

            Wall Street might have liked their bonds secured by government-backed assets, but it was the government guarantee that made it possible, not some sinister plot by Wall Street.

            Average student loan debt for the class of 2018 was $29,800. Far short of the $500,000 you claim.

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      • rozelave says:

        how about students not signing up for loans they don’t intend on paying?

        there should be no loans available for dance or acting majors. students should go to community college for two years and then transfer. Also commute from home to a local college and save the room, board and food costs. That way you can also work a part time job to help defray costs.

        There, I just saved you probably 75% of the student loan amount. The plan works. It’s how I paid for college.

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        • More or less, so did I. The amount of money that I was charged – that the candy company was charged – to let me sit in those classrooms for those four years was actually reasonable. I could credibly correlate the money that was being paid to the cost of providing that experience to me. I cannot begin to correlate “half a million dollars in debt, per person(!)” with anything that actually happens in a classroom.

          To Wall Street, your half-million dollar debt is a half-million dollar asset that can now be bounced into the mirror-ball of “derivatives” to become, on paper, tens of millions of dollars. Even though you’ll probably never be able to pay the debt. That’s where Wall Street obtains its “$1.1 trillion” number … literally, right out of its own ass. Well, you’re going to college to get an education, not to feather the cap of an unscrupulous financier peddling yet another worthless security. You are being saddled with unconscionable amounts of debt for no other actual purpose. It is simply impossible to assert that these sums are justifiable – that they actually correspond to the actual costs of supplying what you are buying.

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          • Justin Green says:

            Can you provide a source for your $1.1 trillion claim? Total outstanding student loan debt is $1.56 trillion. It crossed the trillion-dollar mark in 2013.

            Can you provide a source showing that there are currently credit default swaps or other credit derivatives being traded on what is 80%+ government-owned securities (not Wall Street)?

            I had posted a much longer post debunking this idiocy with a source, but it looks like it was eaten. I’m going to give it a while to see if it resurfaces before I write all of it over again.

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          • Risa says:

            In my home state, Oklahoma, tuition was much more affordable when my husband and I attended college in the 70’s because our state was funding the state colleges and universities fairly generously, approximately 70% of the schools’ annual budgets. Now it is down to 12%, so administrators have raised tuition accordingly.

            It doesn’t help that there is also an expansion of “Studies” degrees, along with Vice Presidents of bogus areas such as “Diversity”, who receive generous salaries and benefits.

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        Those fine dining halls offering cuisine from around the world, safe space padded rooms, separate (but inclusive) gender/race/afrocentric/indigenous/trans social club meeting rooms, religious “meditation” rooms replete with prayer rugs, olympic sized indoor pools and separate dorms based on racial identity ain’t gonna pay for themselves!

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        “To start with, 100% of that debt should be voided….”

        Who do you think will be on the hook for this debt?

        I’ve no issue if you (and your kids/grandkids) wish to pay the debt for gender studies degrees, but please don’t include me in this altruistic gesture.

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        • Justin Green says:

          Taxpayers. Mike doesn’t get it. He’s never set foot in an economics class and gets his facts from God-knows-where.

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          • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

            Not suggesting this is Mike’s case, but in my experience, usually ppl who are living on the govt teat or don’t own a home don’t understand or care about such things.
            They also don’t understand that the govt doesn’t haven’t a penny, so when we hear universal healthcare or free schools, that’s cool the govt will just pay!

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      • Justin Green says:

        Mike, you keep spreading this lie. You really need to stop. It’s so factually inaccurate. I’m not going to address it (again). You just need to do your homework better, because you’re dead wrong.

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      • StanH says:

        We can’t do it all. You give an inch they take a mile, or inch by inch everything’s a cinch, that’s a great Marxist slogan…enough with the cliche’s. The problem is you have to be dealing with people of goodwill, this is entirely vacant on the left if you haven’t noticed. By extension the next move will be free college. Who will pay for that?

        But, I agree about the cost of college these days, it’s obscene and has been building up for decades, but not everyone should go to college either. Also, these “kids” do have some culpability in choosing something they can’t afford. I too am an old guy, if I had done something as harebrained as getting a degree in Advanced Basket Weaving and was saddled with debt from said tuition, it would just be to damned bad. I can hear my Dad saying now, God rest his soul, “I told you not to get a useless degree, consider this a life lesson son.”

        With that being said, I guess you missed my overall point?

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      • gsonFIT says:

        I cannot get into this more right now but hope to do so after work tonight. This is important.

        There are really 2 issues: What happens to the massive debt load carried by students and second how to manage future loans going forward.

        Regarding the second issue, I think that Mike has nailed the securitization of loans. When he refers to “derivatives” he is talking about the pooling of private loan $ and subsequent resale of these loans as safe corporate bonds. The underwriters take “little crumbs” of the offering but this amounts to 1-3% of a $1.5 trillion loan market Often young students are not savvy enough to make life time decisions for this kind of money. So we now have a $1.5 trillion potential bubble overhanging our economy. Our economy is about $20 trillion per year This is the exact same recipe as the mortgage crisis of 2008.

        Again I cant go into it right now but keep in mind Municipalities and Boards of Regents are getting into the act to. Their tax free bonds are considered even safer but they can bubble up too There are graduate teaching students that do not want to repay student loans so they stay in school. They have gotten older and want to live in nicer housing. Thus evolved the student housing municipal bonds. Arghhhh!

        I am held to a fiduciary standard in my investments business, so should all of wall street. Schwab used to give away free plane tickets for 500 discount trades at $4.95/ per. What kind of investment advice is that. It is the same kind that entices a 18 year old to assume $200k in debt for a sociology or drama major

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      • hoosier1476 says:

        I think students should be able to get out of student debt via bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is allowed to anyone else in order to get a fresh start, so why not students? .

        If banks or lending bodies knew that the student would be able to default. they’d tighten up their lending practices ASAP. No more 6 figure loans for a woman’s study degree, as
        banks would know they’d probably never see their money again.

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        • Enlightened Curmudgeon says:

          Being able to bankrupty out of student debt was denied by an act of congress back in the 70’s or 80’s. allowing a student to bankrupt out of student would make the process fair by allowing only those who truly cannot pay back the loan have the loan discharged. it would not discharge student loans when the graduate was making a lot of money (doctors, lawyers, etc), and would also cause a stigma to those who had to discharge via bankruptcy that might cause those on the margin to rethink whether to do it or not.

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          • Maquis says:

            The possibility of poorly educated graduates with worthless degrees declaing bankruptcy would be a profound incentive for institutions to ensure their graduates are capable of prospering and repaying their student loans.

            This would massively impact the abundance of fake studies. It would also create financial pain for virtue signaling institutions committed to accepting students with “diverse” superficialities but little to no academic potential.

            Sounds to me like we ought to suggest such free-market reforms to PDJT.

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      • cjzak says:

        Bingo and add to that the colleges get govt. guarantees on the student loans in case of default. (Think this is still in effect). The colleges are in a win win situation so why not raise tuition prices, raise salaries etc.? Big mistake for the govt. to get into the school loan business on our dime. Not sure when this started but it was a scam waiting to happen for we the people.

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      • Truthfilter says:

        You cannot get Federal college loans without filling out the FAFSA. This information is processed by lending institutions who stand to make a great deal of money on federally “guaranteed” student loans. Many students are offered more money for “living expenses” for each year in college than I make as a 50 year old teacher. Most 18-22 year olds don’t have the sense to decline these loan offers. They buy furniture and expensive electronics, pay rent on those nice new condos (that nearly every university continues to build), go on trips, buy cars, etc. My youngest daughter was offered $30,000 in extra loans for one semester even AFTER her scholarship had covered tuition, etc. Higher education is not only indoctrinating our young people -it’s leading them into financial slavery. This is why so many young people supported Bernie. They are blaming the wrong people. It’s all by design.

        No bank or financial institution would make huge loans to 18-22 year olds if those loans could be charged off in bankruptcy. The federal guarantee places these debts squarely on the student and the American taxpayer while the banks and the universities grow fatter and fatter. Remove the federal guarantee and this parasitic system will either become more accountable -or it will die.

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        • Ackman420 says:

          There’s a way to get a free college education.
          It’s called a “scholarship”, and requires working extremely hard.
          More students should attempt this route.
          Otherwise there is always the trades, or even the military.

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  20. Don McAro says:

    President Trump….. Now remind the leftists about chappaquiddick…..
    get it in the news cycle for the 50 th anniversary….. Say it should be re-opened

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  21. Carrie says:

    When the Denver Post becomes the Karl Marx Post and decides that Denver police cannot print one of their pictures showing a protestor committing a crime in the hope of finding more witnesses…

    Liked by 5 people

    • Troublemaker10 says:

      Yeah, they are being a bit nit picky about it. They say the police can give their link to the photo, but object to them simply posting photo directly on their webpage.

      The police aren’t a publishing institution (they are law enforcement), and the photo is printed publicly. What does it matter? I think their explanation is silly.

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    • Denver Post’s days are numbered anyway

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    • cjzak says:

      This is really dumb. A publicly printed picture that can be seen by anyone is somehow not to be allowed to be shown by police on their website? Typical backwards reasoning and a ridiculously thought out issue by the leftist paper. If I was the police I’d show it anyway on the website.

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  22. Carrie says:

    I’m sure this was a COMPLETE accident, I mean it has to be right? The globalist NATO committee is full of warm-hearted folks…

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  23. gsonFIT says:

    So I try to keep my comments positive, BUT I am not sure everyone understands why the dems voted William Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt. These cabinet members did not supply the subpoenaed documentation from the deceased political analysis about the citizenship question for the upcoming census. This issue was resolved (albeit unjustly) by the judiciary over 2 weeks ago. Then conceded by PDJT’s admin thus becoming a non issue approximately 1 week ago.

    However the “walk out” dems decided it best to continue beating that dead horse and voted the United States Attorney General and United States Secretary of Commerce in contempt for non compliance. This is how a Congressional Contempt ruling looses it weight and authority.

    dems damn the boarder crisis to play politics. Shows you where their hearts are.

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    • To me, this is an embarrassing abuse of power, perpetrated by schoolyard bullies who don’t want to cooperate with other officers of their own Government. All of you are supposed to be on the same team – all of you working for us, in case you’ve forgotten that small point. The contempt authority should be very, very rarely used, if at all. Now, gather up your toys and go home.

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    • JustaVerb says:

      Funny thing is, you get Barr and Ross in the same room with those knuckleheads for 3 hours on CSPAN and the next day Trump’s approval ratings will be up 2 points.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Dems have cried wolf so many times that Patriots understand their game and the general public is catching on too. All the crap they throw at POTUS just before 2020 general will lose a lot of is intended afftect…wolf, wolf, wolf is all to be heard.

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  24. Carrie says:

    We all know that Google is evil. And now, apparently, even some Hillary supporters are seeming to grudgingly agree…

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  25. Carrie says:

    This is the first time I have seen the MSM finally mention about Ilhan Omar’s super sketchy second marriage (which was done for immigration purposes, as we know).
    Please focus carefully on the photos of the second husband, because I seriously doubt that Ilhan is his type anyway…

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7258833/Trump-claims-theres-lot-talk-Ilhan-Omar-married-brother.html

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  26. TwoLaine says:

    Thank God Anthony Scaramucci got booted from the White House. He’s an idiot thinking that his friends are not friends of the USA.

    Jeh Johnson, another idiot. NEVER let him anywhere the White House again!

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Jeh Johnson claims he worked with Congress. B.S. This mess is HIS MESS!

      He worked with the UNIParty and they rolled over and played dead with The Kenyan and team even though we gave them the House and the Senate! They gave it all away.

      I’m done with him. He can go home too.

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  27. ilcon says:

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  28. OhNoYouDont says:

    Google’s controversial plan to launch a censored search engine in China has been “terminated”, a company executive has said.

    The project was reported to have ceased late last year but rumours that it remained active persisted.

    “We have terminated Project Dragonfly,” Google executive Karan Bhatia told the US Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Buzzfeed, which reported the new comments, said it was the first public confirmation that Dragonfly had ended.

    A spokesman for Google later confirmed to the site that Google currently had no plans to launch search in China and that no work was being done to that end.

    ‘Disturbing’ project

    Google’s prototype Chinese search engine had previously been labelled “disturbing” by one former employee.

    Dragonfly had attracted criticism as a potential means through which Chinese authorities could censor web content and monitor citizens’ behaviour online.

    In late 2018, Google seemed reluctant to confirm that development of the search engine had been completely stopped, despite growing pressure on the firm.

    Work on Dragonfly at that point was “limited”, chief executive Sundar Pichai told the US House Judiciary Committee in December.

    According to documents obtained by investigative news site The Intercept, Dragonfly was launched as a company project in the spring of 2017.

    The documents also suggested that Google engineers were at one point working on ways to filter out websites – including the BBC and Wikipedia – from search results, based on web censorship in China.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I’m sick of these U.S. companies who bend over and take it up the rear from China just to get business there. Especially Google and some other tech companies who are constantly whining about privacy and other rights of individuals … and yet they help China treat their own people like slaves.

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      • Rileytrips says:

        Covfefe999, maybe Google, Facebook, et al, act this way because their upper management teams are filled with foreigners who have no real loyalty to the USA or our Constitution, were not raised in countries that have free speech. Congress keeps allowing them to import more through the H1B Visa programs. I wonder how many of their employees graduated from our Universities and are citizens or legal residents – born and raised here?

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      • Rileytrips says:

        Covfefe999, if Google and others weren’t allowed by Congress ( via H1B Visas ) to fill their ranks and management teams with foreigners who have no loyalty to the USA/Constitution, and were not born and raised in countries with free speech – we might not be having these censorship problems. How many Google employees were born and raised in America, and graduated from our Universities?

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Sure it’s terminated.

      Just roll out the product’s important bits quietly. No need for fanfare.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      Does terminated mean re-named?

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    • Maquis says:

      “Dragonfly had attracted criticism as a potential means through which Chinese authorities could censor web content and monitor citizens’ behaviour online.”

      Wut? Like Google already does to US citizens and most of the world?

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  29. Carrie says:

    John Solomon soon on Hannity

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  30. TwoLaine says:

    What all of these people want to do is to SILENCE PRESIDENT TRUMP, and therefore silence US.

    They have tried to do this since DAY 1. They have been calling him a racist (us) since he came down the elevator.

    IF he doesn’t fight back, WHO WILL???

    Do you think any of the so-called Rs on the hill will fight back? NO! DREAM ON!

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    • It’s just part of the left’s attack against our country via our First Amendment. Their PC Groupthink Fascism is intended to control speech. President Trump didn’t get the memo in that and speaks his mind…which is outside of their speech code mandates and it’s driving them bonkers (although it was a pretty short drive to begin with).

      Think of the preposterous “Obstruction” theories put forth in the second part of the Weissmann Report. They actually rely on calling the president’s exercise of his First Amendment Rights in speaking out against that charade as an element of an obstruction charge.

      The president knows this and he’s virtually using his constitutional rights to beat the left over the head with it…..and they can’t touch him.

      Brilliant.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Oh yes, he’s BRILLIANT, and sees way past them at all times, just as he ALWAYS has.

        I said from Day 1 that he would create the BEST USA brand we have ever seen and he did it all in VERY short order. Before his 1st mid-terms as President. TRULY AMAZING!

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  31. Test. I haven’t been able post comments or like others comments for several months. Just trying some stuff with this comment. MAGA KAG

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  32. hoosier1476 says:

    I enjoyed what Trump did with the 4 Diverse Horsewomyn of the Jihad, or whatever you want to call them. However, it’s my hope that POTUS backs off them and moves on to other things.
    I think he’s backing off, but too soon to tell for me to see.

    I think that if he keeps pushing, they could gain sympathy for being “targeted” or “bullied” or something like that. Plus, he’s giving both the old white guard and the new brown commie faction something to unite around and to rally against. Which is, I guess “racist tweets,” LOL.

    If he backs out, then the old guard and the new guard should go back to savaging each other.
    It looks like there is a race war going on inside the Dem party, and I bet the hatred they feel
    for each other is something you and I can’t fathom. The fact that the Dems split on impeaching
    him should, I think, add to the tension that’s already there.

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    • Eric says:

      The stupid (and dangerous) thing is that the Democrat Party created the race-baiting, anti-American Marxists that are now taking over their party. They felt they could control them.

      How many times in history have parliamentarians felt they could control the extremists only to find themselves hanging from a noose?

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    • It’s all right with me for him to “call out” these people for being insufferable jerks. I don’t like feeling embarrassed about how Members of Congress are behaving.

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    • ivehadit says:

      Pardon me Hoos, and please take no offense, but I need to rant:
      Gosh, I wonder if the most brilliant strategist we have ever known in politics has thought of this? /s

      Someday people will understand that Donald Trump knows exactly what he is doing and the outcome he wants…ten steps ahead.
      /rant off

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      • hoosier1476 says:

        I take no offense, and I rant plenty, believe me. He probably has already figured it out.
        But it was bugging me, so I wrote it more to get it off my mind because it would’ve bugged me until I wrote it out

        Really wrote it for myself more than anything, if that makes sense,

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      • hoosier1476 says:

        want to add; I have little problem with anyone disagreeing with me. Part of what I like about CTH is that is has a nice measure of diversity of opinion.

        Who wants to spend time in some sort of boring echo chamber? Not me

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        • Debra says:

          But, but, brown people must speak with a brown voice! And black people must speak with a black voice!

          And, and, Mika says it is her job to tell you what to think!

          It is diversity in color, not diversity in thought, to which you must bow down to, according to these ‘leaders’ with a voice . . .

          (Heavy on the /s)

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          • Maquis says:

            To even claim there is such a thing as a black or brown or white voice is as racist as it gets. Get over yourselves losers.

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      • bentley1blog says:

        ivhadit…very, very on target. Thank you.

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    • Rileytrips says:

      He should just make a generic statement from now on, when asked, such as, “ if anyone does not love our country, they can always leave”. Don’t mention their names or Congress anymore. Unless, of course, these 4 demons make more statements attacking our country and our traditions/beliefs.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      What if the hate-America and hate-Jews comments continue from Ilhan? She probably will cool it, but that won’t last, the hate is too much a part of who she is.

      President Trump illustrates by example that calling out bad behavior is the right thing to do. No more gasping and cowering; HAVE THE COURAGE TO SPEAK UP!

      Recently in France a Jewish woman was beaten for an hour before being thrown to her death off a third story balcony to the words “Allahu Akbar!” Where’s the outrage? Is fear of reprisal silencing the voices of decency …. again?

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    • I disagree with you.

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    • Hmmm... says:

      It should not be lost among those that follow politics that AOC displaced an old guard white male Dem who was destined for leadership. If you are a white male Democrat it should become more and more apparent that you have no future with this party presuming that you have aspirations beyond being a prop. The tension is real. It is not reconcilable. And it will tear apart the party before 2020 especially because they now have the added pressure of having to beat President Trump. I predicted on Nov 9th 2016 that the Dems would be incapable of holding together their coalition for 2020 and I have no doubt that this prediction will come true. Harris is their best chance and even their own party find her to be opportunistic and mercenary. It’s not good for them now and their dirty laundry from 2016 has yet to be aired.

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Excellent observation. Just as PDJT supporters decline to give money and support to the RNC because money would go to RINOs , the radical/socialist supporters-funders are avoiding the DNC old-guard machine. The Republican realignment has already been underway, but the Dem internal disarray is still accelerating.

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  33. sunnyflower5 says:

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  34. NJF says:

    I keep arguing with my kids (18 & 21) that language matters & the systematic destruction of what things actually means is extremely dangerous.

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    • Rileytrips says:

      All federal funds should be frozen/stopped going to Colorado State U. If America/Americans are not something to be proud of and love, they don’t deserve or need our tax dollars.

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    • Rileytrips says:

      No more federal tax dollars to this University, then. If “America” is to be avoided in statements there, they need to close their facility and move elsewhere.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Well, so much for “America the Beautiful.” Try singing the Colorado State University version:

      O beautiful for spacious skies,
      For amber waves of grain,
      For purple mountain majesties
      Above the fruited plain!
      United States! United States!
      God shed His grace on thee
      And crown thy good with brotherhood
      From sea to shining sea!

      Of course, the God part would have to go, too……. Censorship of language grows and grows . . . .

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    • TreeClimber says:

      I constantly have that argument with my (30+ year old) husband. He just doesn’t care, and he doesn’t understand the power of precision.

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      • bofh says:

        It’s not a random coincidence that Noam Chomsky, one of the grand poobah’s of the left, is an MIT professor of linguistics. We have been surrendering the language, among many other things, for too many years now.

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    • Lady in Red says:

      What’s funny is I actually used to prefer United States because America was TOO inclusive ( “America” could conceivably include North, South and Central Americas). These people are deranged. It’s because of MAGA. If PDJT begins using an equally successful slogan with United States, they will argue the opposite. I have no doubt.

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    • cjzak says:

      So if you use the word America do they expel you? What if you’re visiting and walk across campus and you just happen to mention America a number of times loudly do they make you leave campus? If I lived there I’d definitely make a campus visit and just mention America a few dozen times. What the heck is wrong with these people! ThT is just ridiculous and who thinks this stuff up? Glad I went to college when you were there to get a degree for a job after graduating, not get involved in this kind of political nonsense.

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    • annieoakley says:

      I must know 10 recent Graduates and even more long ago grads. Very, very sad but remember Al-Awaki taught at this school and his Death to America, death to Israel, kill the Infidels videos are still up on youtube. Many of Dennis Prager’s vids supporting the US and Israel have been removed.

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  35. Margaret Berger says:

    Mike, we are a Republic with a capitalist economy. It is not the job of our government to redistribute the wealth of it’s citizens. No, socialized medicine and no loan forgiveness for the students. Will people be deceived by some enterprising crooks (like universities selling worthless degrees in puppetry) in our system? You betcha. Does that make the system evil ? No. Will socialism ensure that evil selfish people won’t take more than there fair share? No, If you like socialized medicine so much Canada and Uk have that. They speak English too. Beth they don’t have the student loan problem .

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    • Free Speech says:

      I’ll add, if we got rid of the fractional reserve banking con that has stolen the value of our money for 100 years, things like medical care and college tuition would be a lot more affordable, and wouldn’t need to be subsidized by a socialist government for citizens.

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    • Let’s do the math. You’re being asked to pay half a million dollars for what, exactly? To sit in a classroom. Let’s say your degree calls for you to take a total of about fifty courses. They meet for one hour three times a week for about fifteen weeks – about 45 hours of instruction time times fifty courses … 2,250 hours of time. Every student in that room is being charged, by this math, $222.22 per hour to be there.

      Now, what’s the teacher’s salary? How much is the power bill? The mortgage, if any, on the classroom building. You readily see my point: there is absolutely no connection between the actual cost of what you are actually buying, and the amount of money that you are being required to pay … basically, forever.

      As I said, the only reason for that “impossible debt” is to fund a security. Wall Street couldn’t keep selling securities based on mortgages that would never be paid off, so they switched to student loans that will also never be paid off.

      What’s most important to us as a nation is that we have a well-educated work force. We built public universities to achieve that. We owe nothing to Wall Street speculators who are quite literally robbing our students.

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  36. ilcon says:

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I can vouch for this — husband’s family escaped communist country. He is FIRMLY conservative as he experienced the results of the disastrous and dangerous far left dem policies.

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  37. freespeechfanatic says:

    “However, it’s my hope that POTUS backs off them and moves on to other things.
    I think he’s backing off, but too soon to tell for me to see.
    I think that if he keeps pushing, they could gain sympathy for being “targeted” or “bullied” or something like that.”

    I’ve heard this sentiment too many times this morning around the internet. It’s a false logic, failing to account for the nature of the Left and the nature of this war. It’s the old logic, based on flinching anticipation not only of the Left’s power to intimidate but our own reflex to pull back.

    Don’t pull back, Mr. Trump. Don’t back off. Play it straight and true as you always do, and throw on the red meat in the proper proportions (as you always do).

    The Left can’t stop being who they are but without being pushed into a public exposure of their grotesque nature beyond the controlling capacity of the media, it won’t matter. Trump is playing it EXACTLY right, pushing them into the public more and more, and he will know exactly when and how much to push.

    This is the true brave new world. Leave the old cautions and fears behind. Embrace the Suck.

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    • rvsueandcrew says:

      freespeechfanatic….. My comment (above) agrees with you, only you expressed what I wanted to convey a lot better than I did!

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    • hoosier1476 says:

      Thanks for commenting, here’s my response.

      “It’s the old logic, based on flinching anticipation not only of the Left’s power to intimidate but our own reflex to pull back.”

      Not my logic in this case. My thinking is more of a strategic, deliberate step back on the part of Potus, in order to get out of the way of the Dems continuing to destroy each other

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      • freespeechfanatic says:

        I believe that. But the bottom line is the same. It’s a strategy that is no longer operative, not with Trump. He’s broken the strategic paradigm (which was always one based on fear masking as prudence, not one based on “we have an enemy, this is a war, let’s win this war”).

        I only alluded to the fallacy of the “get out of the way while they’re destroying themselves” premise. But it is certainly a fallacy. The problem is, we ALWAYS get out of the way, and they NEVER destroy themselves. That simple. Moreover, the objective is to expose, exaggerate and accelerate the behavior that is destroying them — beyond the protective cover of the media. That’s what Trump is doing, but maybe not necessarily as a strategy. For Trump, I think, it is a natural instinct based on common sense, clear goals, and a resolute confidence in himself, America and the truth.

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  38. ilcon says:

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  39. spoogels says:

    Gotta love Trump!

    President Trump Told a Businessman: “You’re Going to Vote for Me or You’re Going to be So Godd*m Poor” (VIDEO)

    Hr is right If the Commie Dems win, its more than 90% taxes plus confiscation of assets plus nationalization of their businesses/factories a la AOC’s New Green Deal

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/president-trump-tells-businessman-youre-going-to-vote-for-me-or-youre-going-to-be-so-goddam-poor-video/

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  40. sunnyflower5 says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/lynne-patton-aoc-public-housing-crisis
    At around the 3:00 Lynne Patton mentions the possibility of running against AOC. She’s very informed and in touch with the local constituents everyday.

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  41. spoogels says:

    Ocasio-Cortez: Nobody is ‘heartbroken’ at the prospect of losing private health insurance

    Except politicians who are immune

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-nobody-is-heartbroken-at-the-prospect-of-losing-private-health-insurance

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  42. lawton says:

    It sucks we didn’t get to hear what Solomon had about one of Mueller’s deputies.

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  43. Katherine McCoun says:

    This is a parody account of Sean Spicer. Often very funny.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Debra says:

      Congress needs to act. The state of the ‘marriage’ laws in this country is one which condones this and any other ideology that has its own idea as to what ‘marriage’ is. A Logical Defense of Marriage Act would shut down all this BS.

      Those kids being rented for a free pass into our country have probably been ‘married’ to their lessee’s each time they are bought. What? You think that our BP can discriminate against a ‘foreign’ marriage certificate? Just think of the outrage that AOC +3 can drum up on that front . . .

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    • lisabrqwc says:

      [i] ‘You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.’ [/i]

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  44. ilcon says:

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  45. MaineCoon says:

    What I like about the ‘Squad’ is – of their own doing – they now are fair game at each rally and are dead meat regardless if they were to never again open their mouths, but, we know they will.

    If all goes well, strong challengers of each will occur, like the one who announced to oppose Cortez yesterday. They want to criticize our country and President ad infinitum, well, they just made #1 on the Hit Parade of National Enemies as a direct result of their destructive words and socialistic thinking.

    We will not be a socialistic country.
    We will not be Somalia.
    We will not be Palestine.
    We will not be Venezuela.
    We will not be Cuba.

    Those 4 Squardster enemies want those countries – then leave USA. You have made yourselves unwelcome here.

    You don’t like us? The feeling is mutual.

    Leave the country and leave us alone and our President.

    Looking forward to the next rally! Cinncinati? August 1st?

    Have a nice few days Squad before the next rally. You all are now officially on the defensive until your little next election.

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

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  46. MaineCoon says:

    Fox is carry a live press conference #RaiseTheWage is now the Dems push. Hasn’t it been proven the $15/hr wage had put business out of business or at least drastically decrease their work force to compensate?

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    • Free Speech says:

      Like everything else Liberals have come up with the last 50 years, it sounds good, it feels ‘just’, but it doesn’t alleviate the problem. In fact, it often makes it worse. The marriage of corrupt politicians to shallow thinking voters is how we’ve gotten into this fix.

      Liked by 1 person

    • OhNoYouDont says:

      @ 37:45 of video

      …. you want to go down the ‘Pelosi” slide?

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  47. ilcon says:

    Make no mistake this is the Ds 2020 platform.

    Liked by 2 people

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