November 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1035

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633 Responses to November 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1035

  1. Perot Conservative says:

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  2. Good Morning Patriots

    I *watched* some of there hear(s) yesterday..
    #FakeNews is truly the Enemy of the people & America ..
    Are these Folks even watching the same hearings?
    seriously?!..
    First thing I see, is this..
    A very bad impeachment hearings day for Donald Trump

    these Folks are living in another dimension..

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Trump lives in their heads and we allow Trump to live in our lives – thus we are free to move forward, carry on and WIN . They (MSM, anti-trumpets, Libs…) are stuck on hate.

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    • Reminds me of Madam Hillary’s marathon Benghazi testimony.

      I watched most of it as a captive audience in a hospital waiting room as my wife was having surgery that day.

      Contrary to what many believe – including some posters here – Trey Gowdy raked her over the coals and completely owned her.

      Her media accomplices trumpeted how she ‘knocked it out of the park’ before she was even finished getting her derrière kicked under oath on national TV. They turned it into a win fir her.

      Same thing here. The media knows the low information crowd isn’t paying attention to the actual testimony, so they paint a picture for them. It’s a perfect example of what they are, and have been, doing for decades…..except today, they barely try to hide it because they are being forced to target and ever lower segment of the lowest common denominator.

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      • icehole3 says:

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      • WRB says:

        they barely try to hide it

        I get the impression that not only they not hiding their bias, they are up front and in your face, with an arrogant “what’re gonna do about it” attitude.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Your got it. Now, think back to high school,
          junior high. Think back to kids that you knew
          that would be smart assed and disrespectful
          to anyone that they thought they could get
          away with it.

          Got that? Good. Everyone knows someone
          like that. Everyone ALSO knows someone that
          was a teacher, adult, or even another classmate
          that they would never pull that act on.

          Good chance that the person that kept them
          in line was also very quiet. Even when the time
          came to keep some one in line.

          Still remember such a person from my past.
          College concert band director. Jovial, nice
          older fellow. I made the mistake of holding
          one note too long at the end of a piece. In
          rehearsal. Guy shot me a glance. Out of the
          corner of his eye. Never said a word, but I
          swear my blood stopped pumping at that
          instant.

          The best thing about all of this? These types
          of people have NO words that can come back
          to haunt them later.

          I think that the best way we’d have to start
          keeping the MSM in line would be to show up,
          in vast numbers, quietly.Maybe a few low key
          signs.No shouted slogans, no violence. No
          dressing alike, because then they’d accuse
          us of being storm troopers.

          Maybe there’s some former teachers on this
          board. Let us know how you let your kids
          know this. Same applies to former police,
          EMTs.

          “You can be an asshole, but not on my watch”.

          Anyone with any suggestions on how it worked
          for you or others back when?

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          • Deb says:

            That glance your director gave you said “I know what you are trying to pull, don’t do it again.”

            It worked because you recognized his authority.

            We the people are supposed to have authority over the government and the press. The problem is, they no longer recognize our authority.

            We are living under soft tyranny, the press is merely a weapon used by the globalists in power.

            PDJT is the leader of the rebel insurrection. It’s time to start fighting accordingly.

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            • Your Tour Guide says:

              Deb:

              Any chance that you’re typing this
              from outside Dayton, Ohio? I have
              someone named Deb I’m related to
              there. Who I love very deeply, but
              never get around to saying so. Just
              askin’

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      • Amy2 says:

        So maybe they’ll get the idea that nothing sticks to our president, just like Hillary! The difference is, PDT didn’t do anything wrong, so there’s nothing TO stick. That said, perhaps they’ll give up, just like people accepting that nothing will ever happen to Hillary. There’s no changing their minds, so I would consider that a win.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Knowing what we know now about the DeepState — how far would Gowdy have gotten if he wanted to tear the place down?

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    • Kitty-Kat says:

      And they never learn …

      Rachel Maddow et al are again misleading them down a false garden path, at the end of which they will find unbearable disappointment just as when President Trump won the election.

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    • CTH Fan says:

      Local news here mentioned the hearings very briefly and all they played were extremely short audio clips of two witnesses saying how improper the call was. Just the two or three words each and President Trump calling it a scam. Just two or three words each. It sounded terrible for the President.

      The Dems are very practiced in the art of the smear.

      Mr. President, where is Ms. McDaniels. She should be playing clips of each of the witnesses declaring they saw and heard no quid pro quo, no anything. I hope there are ads of this very soon.

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      • Judith says:

        I notice FAUX News doesn’t set the record straight either. They sensationalize and omit important facts . Why does anybody continue to watch those posers anyway? OAN and Epoch Times seem to be the only ones still worth a click.

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    • maggie0987 says:

      The thing to always remember is that the Fake News bunch (worldwide) will NEVER EVER make a positive statement about PDJT – to search for positive statements is to be on a hiding for nothing.

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    • Remington says:

      Cross…Agree 100%…which is why that read about the action taken against the Epoch Times doesn’t sound so….foreign…right about now

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  3. Dora says:

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    • OW21 says:

      WTH???? These people!

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      • Joemama says:

        These people are communists, cultural marxists,and socialist useful idiots for the communists. They think that they are going to be the leaders of the US communist party, living high on the hog, when the USA falls to communism.

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    • topavalley says:

      What could possibly go wrong? (sarcasm)
      These people are crazy!
      Link for the whole bill and an alarming excerpt,

      “A Federal Interagency Committee on Peace is established to coordinate the actions of the department with other federal agencies.

      The Department of Defense and the Department of State must consult with the department concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is foreseeable, imminent, or occurring.”

      https://trackbill.com/bill/us-congress-house-bill-1111-department-of-peacebuilding-act-of-2019/1682777/

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      • topavalley says:

        Full on bats$%t crazy
        Also from the link

        “The department shall encourage citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days.”

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      • snellvillebob says:

        I can see how this will give authorization to any official to charge anyone who disagrees with them, or maybe cites the actual law, with disturbing the peace. If they are going to change our constitution, they need to do it in the proscribed difficult way, not by passing laws stripping us or our rights.

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        • topavalley says:

          They never give up!
          It is ALWAYS about control and money laundering.

          Agenda 21,
          Global Warming,
          Climate Change,
          United Nations Disarmament Treaty,
          Paris Climate Accords,
          Green New Deal

          Ad Nauseam…..

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      • bessie2003 says:

        Those hoping the candle lady, Williamson, become President will love this!

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      • PinotNoir says:

        US out of the UN. Think how many democrat lives that will save.

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    • StanH says:

      These people are bums who live in other peoples pockets. They don’t care about freedom or who is in charge as long as the “free” government cheese keeps flowing. It may require the productive to go Galt.

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    • beaujest says:

      Everything they touch turns turns to shit !

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) is listed as sponsor w/35 D co-sponsors (link below). Congress.gov’s summary (posted below) does not reference giving US to UN. I link the bill in case someone wants to read the fine print.

      SUMMARY Shown Here:
      Introduced in House (02/08/2019)
      Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2019

      This bill establishes a Department of Peacebuilding in the executive branch, dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace.

      The mission of the department includes the cultivation of peace and peacebuilding as a strategic national policy objective and development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution, and structured conflict mediation.

      The department shall collaborate with others to promote personal and community security and peace by supporting policies to

      address personal and family violence, including suicide;
      address crime, punishment, and rehabilitation, including by reducing prison recidivism rates;
      reduce drug and alcohol abuse; and
      create, through local community initiatives, peace projects that facilitate conflict resolution and healing of societal wounds.
      A Federal Interagency Committee on Peace is established to coordinate the actions of the department with other federal agencies.

      The Department of Defense and the Department of State must consult with the department concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is foreseeable, imminent, or occurring.

      The department shall encourage citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days.

      Cosponsor Date Cosponsored
      Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 03/04/2019
      Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 03/04/2019
      Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 03/04/2019
      Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/05/2019
      Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 03/21/2019
      Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 03/21/2019
      Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 03/27/2019
      Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 03/27/2019
      Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 04/30/2019
      Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 05/02/2019
      Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 05/09/2019
      Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 05/16/2019
      Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 05/16/2019
      Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 05/16/2019
      Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] 06/03/2019
      Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] 06/24/2019
      Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 06/25/2019
      Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/27/2019
      Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 07/16/2019
      Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 07/16/2019
      Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 07/17/2019
      Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 07/18/2019
      Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 07/25/2019
      Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 07/25/2019
      Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 09/24/2019
      Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 10/17/2019

      https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1111/cosponsors

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    • Justah says:

      It was introduced by Barbara Lee (D-California)

      It’s going nowhere, but IF it ever did, the text of this bill involved the newly created Department of Peacebuilding into every department we already have and would be bigger than any department existing now. Everything from education to Justice, Defense, HHR, Energy, State and even the NSA and President’s Office. It’s insane, but the Leftist are completely insane.

      https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1111/text

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    • B Woodward says:

      We’re supposed to trust the UN.

      This is all you can trust the UN for: In the New York Times bestseller Tower of Babble, former United Nations ambassador Dore Gold blows the lid off the UN’s shocking failures to keep international peace, its corruption, its rampant anti-Americanism, and its emboldening of terrorist organizations.

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    • Deb says:

      They’ve been introducing this bill since at least 2015.

      https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1111

      Create a “Department of Peacebuilding.” Sounds like “nation building” and our entire reason for blowing up the Middle East. How did that work out in Iraq, Libya and Syria?

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        I’m pretty convinced that the Olympics is
        another money laundering operation, just on
        a smaller scale.

        None of the cited costs for construction
        of Olympics structures for the 1996 Atlanta
        Olympics were remotely in real world cost
        figures. Plenty of wiggle room for chicanery.

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    • Sharon says:

      Read this same thing several weeks ago. Can’t remember where it was. It also said that this bill if I remember correctly that it was in 2015 that Sheila Jackson Lee introduced it but never hit the floor to actually vote on it but it has been kept in active status all this time! Perhaps waiting for Hillary to become President in 2016 and they controlling both houses!

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  4. Paige Cohen says:

    A reminder to all …A group of about 50 former Obama administration officials (check out who they are here: https://nationalsecurityaction.org/who-we-are) formed a think tank called National Security Action to attack the Trump administration’s national security policies.

    The mission statement of the group is anything but subtle: “National Security Action is dedicated to advancing American global leadership and opposing the reckless policies of the Trump administration that endanger our national security and undermine U.S. strength in the world.”

    https://nationalsecurityaction.org

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  5. Good and important article in today’s American Thinker….possibly important for today’s hearings.

    Trump Never Impounded One Dollar of American Aid to Ukraine.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/president_trump_never_impounded_even_one_dollar_from_ukraine_aid.html

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  6. old white guy says:

    NSA would be a treasonous organization working for the destruction of the republic, all should be rounded up and jailed.

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  7. MfM says:

    In the last couple of days I’ve heard “OK Boomer” used in a dismissive and derogatory fashion several times. It never seemed an insult until now, so I went digging.

    The article linked below may shed light on it’s use. The writer says it’s an “easily repeatable retort to boomer condescension.” I disagree, I think it’s a stab at people they disagree with. The writer (and others) sees disagreement as condescension. For example people in their 50s, 60’s and 70’s have heard we are destroying the world since before the first Earth Day 50+ years ago. None of the dire predictions have come to pass and they have been de-bunked. I take them all with a grain of salt while being easy on the earth and not being wasteful. So the use of “OK Boomer” is actually being what the writer is accusing Baby Boomers of condescending with their use of it to denigrate and make fun of others.

    One thing she’s right about is “Millennials just became the biggest generation in American history. Not to get dark, but they’re going to be around a lot longer than boomers and need to be engaged.” So Trump needs to not ignore them, which he isn’t, there are many of that age group that are vocal Trump supporters.

    She also writes about jobs “Another critical element of this generational war is taking place in the workplace. A USA Today/LinkedIn survey found that as boomers put off retirement, millennials and GenZs are finding it harder to move into middle- and high-level jobs. Over 40 percent of 18- to 38-year-olds reported that they’ve faced this issue.”

    Last quote ““Ok, boomer” isn’t just a proverbial eye roll; it’s a serious warning that many young people believe American society isn’t working for them.” I want Trump to be seen as someone who is working on solutions, such as increasing the economy and increasing jobs. I don’t see DJT or anyone here buying into a war between generations that is being pushed in this article.

    Trump and his supporters, his media people and supporters like us, have to have answers ready when this is brought up. Possibly a good approach is to say that Boomers staying in the workforce can cause problems with opportunities for all younger workers (not just one group). Why are people staying in the workforce? I know why people around me are. Their 401K’s took a beating under Obama and the other thing that hurt them? Health Care took an enormous bite. Older Baby Boomers don’t want to be a burden on their children or society so they are putting in a few more years to get where they need to be to retire.

    I think Trump needs to be targeting the concerns and needs of Millennials (and all ages) without actually saying that is what he is doing. Many don’t get that is what MAGA is, helping everyone to the best that America can be, the boom and opportunities that those Boomers (they are trying to write off) know because they have lived it in the past and they want it for their children and grandchildren.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/469921-ok-boomer-is-much-more-than-a-meme

    Random note this article says Bernie is a Boomer, well he was born in 1941 which was during WWII, and not 1946… like Trump. Maybe that is part of the push, that Trump is a Boomer.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Thanks for the education — I have children and I too have heard this remark.

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      • Amy2 says:

        My daughter gets frustrated when she’s called a “millennial,” it implies she’s too young to know anything. I feel the same way about “okay Boomer,”it implies I’m too old to know anything….a conundrum. We both know quite a bit!

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    • Somebody says:

      MfM, POTUS is addressing some of the needs of millennials via a booming economy. Many of the views of that generation are based on the fact that they’ve never experienced a truly booming US economy. They also have no memory of the US being a manufacturing powerhouse or what the label Made in the USA used to mean.

      They’ve grown up with disposable cheap Chinese imports. They’ve grown up believing their only path for a future is to take on enormous debt to get a degree so they can get some white collar job. They are a generation convinced that they may be the first not to do better than their parents, the first where a large percentage would never achieve the American dream. Their blaming boomers harkens back to their indoctrination they went into a lifetime of debt to get. There is plenty of blame to go around, let’s not pretend there isn’t.

      Ironically the boomers they’re angry at for “holding on” and not retiring are late boomers. Late boomers have much more in common with Gen X than they do boomers. They’re in their 50’s or perhaps early 60’s at the most, why would they retire? There are virtually no pensions anymore, how many times have these boomers lost half or more of their 401K or value of their home? Late boomers have suffered from many of the same issues.

      If the economy continues to grow much of this will work itself out. Companies will expand, people will get promoted and others hired. Many may decide to launch their own businesses adding even more jobs. Home values and the stock market will continue to prosper which will eventually lead to those late boomers feeling confident in retiring.

      I think the messaging needs to be tweaked for the millennials, because again a strong American economy is a foreign concept to them. The unknowns that could also have a positive impact are medical costs. What efforts are undertaken to stem the tide there. Salaries are increasing but they’ve been stagnant for a long time, while medical costs and education costs have run rampant. The final piece is student loan debt. Hopefully if the economy continues to boom, taxes stay low, incomes continue to grow, then the student loan problem will continue to diminish.

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      Boomers should be one of those “protected” classes of people !

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    • aisheschayal says:

      I am in the “boomer” generation, the tail end of it. I can tell you that most of my friends have already retired between age 60-62. There are plenty of jobs out there right now for the millennials and genZ’s and plenty of opportunity for start-ups. As far as moving up to the higher paying/ranking positions, from my experience, the structure of management in today’s corporations appears very fluid. It’s rare when you hear about someone staying in a position for more than 3 yrs. anymore. People are rotating jobs and positions like the old time revolving department store door, they are in and out in a few yrs. Today’s typical resume cannot be held to one page, 3 is more like it. I know some people staying in the workforce over 65 yrs old but they are usually doing jobs such as part-time nursing, local government tourist positions, self-employed positions. Furthermore, you really don’t move into the upper echelons of management at the age of 30, a lot of kids with motivation are not coming out of college until they have their masters degree at 24-25 yrs old and are first getting started. So, I am not worried about this issue, I just hope the millennials and genZ’s are motivated to work and be successful and not sitting around daydreaming about free social program.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      Yeah I have heard that to usually I just respond Ok Dickhead that means you have no argument and surrender.

      Remember when this popular response with the left ?. When you would try and inform them of the fascist tendency’s of the left they would respond with. Once you bring up Hitler you lose.

      My college daughter tried that on me once, My response Sit Your Ass Down you have some things to learn.

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    • ltravisjr says:

      I have heard these boomer references myself. Now, what am I? I am technically Gen X. I hear so much about boomers and millennials. Seems I am a forgotten generation but it is probably mine that is the prime of the above workforce.

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      • Dixie says:

        You’re not “the forgotten” although you may be outnumbered here. I heard many references to the fact that Gen X is the generation the baby boomers are putting all their hopes on to pull our country back into alignment. We don’t have enough years left to be able to do it ourselves. Yours is the generation we’re pinning our hopes on…..

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      • Deb says:

        I understand as a Gen Xer myself. The fact is we are outnumbered. The Boomer generation and the Millenial generation both outnumber us.

        Too many of us were aborted. We are doomed to be held hostage to the “majority.” I’ve been trying to raise my Gen Z kids right, but I’m afraid for them when they are left to contend with the Marxist Millenials.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      This topic brings to mind the old lessons from school days, when world government and actual history was taught in schools, that those pushing socialism and communism would convince the younger people, those under 35, to turn against older folks, those with experience in life’s ways.

      It became one of those sixties sayings, ‘don’t trust anyone over 35’ , who just happen to now be those very same young people – boomers!

      Life is boomeranging on the boomer generation!

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Bessie:

        The phrase you’ve quoted is actually worse then that.
        It was “Don’t trust anyone OVER 30!”

        When you look back at everything that’s happened
        since, these 5 words caused more damage then
        anything that comes to mind in the last 60 years.

        These 5 word negate experience, observations.
        These 5 word remove the concept of “wisdom”
        from the equation.

        If wisdom doens’t exist, everything else is up for
        grabs. Anyone else notice that about the same
        time this happened, churches quit mentioning
        Satan?

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    • MILupper says:

      A USA Today/LinkedIn survey found that as boomers put off retirement, millennials and GenZs are finding it harder to move into middle- and high-level jobs. Over 40 percent of 18- to 38-year-olds reported that they’ve faced this issue.

      The average college grad is now about 24 yrs old. Many 26-28. These millennials were told by HS and college instructors that they were so great that they should expect six figure salaries and mid to high level jobs right out of college.

      So now they are told to blame the boomers instead of the education people who lied to them for so many years. Just another victim status for the left to exploit.

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    • StanH says:

      One of the greatest betrayals of this country is when the counter culture in the 60/70s frittered away the gains of our fathers and forefathers for some ethereal utopian dream. When in truth the closest thing to Utopia in the history of mankind is the United Sates of America.With all of it’s faults.

      This was the in for Marxist subversives to use the upheaval of the 60/70s to finally bring this great experiment in freedom and self determination to an end. When in truth these radicals were/are useful idiots pulling “The Shinning City on a Hill” into darkness. Allowing the USA to fail will hurl the world into a dark age that will make the Dark Ages blush.

      Our Founders in their brilliance prepared the moist divinely inspired governing document in the history of mankind The Constitution and Bill of Rights. This is the foundation that has allowed the “esprit de corps” that has allowed a country only 232 years old and it’s people to become the most productive, innovative and inspired people on the planet. Leapfrogging countries thousands of years old.

      For at least 50 years the subversives have been trying to dismantle this great Republic. The start was education. The first thing they must do is diminish the USA the best way to do it accentuate the negative. The best way to destroy us is paint this great land as evil, racist, bigoted, and this is exactly what they’ve done. Christianity = Superstitious, Love of Country = Fascist, Boy = Girl, and so on. Destroy the very thing that has allowed these subversives their freedom to destroy.

      If we want to restore this “esprit de corps”. We must re instill love of country, spirituality, and that can-do attitude that put a man on the moon and these things can be revived. We must educate, we must tout our own achievements with hope for the future and many of the self imposed maladies will evaporate.

      President Donald J Trump understands this and is leading the fight against this entrenched evil. We stick together and much will be repaired. We stick together we crush this evil. God Bless the USA and God Bless President Trump the keeper of the light.

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    • Joemama says:

      “as boomers put off retirement, millennials and GenZs are finding it harder to move into middle- and high-level jobs. Over 40 percent of 18- to 38-year-olds reported that they’ve faced this issue.”

      I have faced this issue big time. It basically destroyed my chances at having a real career. I am considered a baby boomer, but I was in the very tail end of it (1960). After retiring at a late age, the boomers ahead of me, came back as full time consultants without benefits en masse. This killed any chance of career advancement in my 40’s.

      Many early boomers that I worked with basically continued working until death, even though this was not financially required. It actually continues to this day. The people who are now ~ 40 to 60 were denied any real chance at advancement in my industry. Twenty somethings are actually doing quite well in this regard, but there was a whole generation that was skipped.

      Recently, I have been asked if I would like to move into management. At this point, I only have a few years to go and declined the offers, because there is no reason to get into a stressful position, if I have little to no chance of actually reaping financial benefit from the move.

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    • RetiredEE says:

      The communist left believes history is driven by class conflict and that by creating this conflict it will hasten the destruction of our society so they can remake it in the way they want. This was the Nazi approach to rally the citizens by promoting hate for target groups. Boomers are yet another group they hate particularly since we likely see through the propaganda slightly more (maybe). In any event we are a group that can be identified and hated. It has been going on for a while but I suspect will increase exponentially as we move toward the election and following it.

      They are now accusing us of having all the wealth and the poor millennials have so much less. That applies to those of us that have saved. Beware of this movement. I saw this hit piece this morning. What next, a wealth tax so they can redistribute assets of those who have saved?

      https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/boomers-win-again-old-americans-inherit-unprecedented-amount-incomprehensably-large

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    • MamaTried says:

      I believe it is in reference to the 2005 movie that is a childhood cult favorite of Millenials – SKY HIGH. Coach Boomer aka Sonic Boom is a blow hard P.E. teacher that gets a lot of eye rolls from the rest of the characters – especially Kurt Russell’s character. Super cute/intelligent/original movie for being made by Disney.

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  8. A2 says:

    Monsters. The PRC.
    👇👇👇

    Former UK official in Hong Kong ‘tortured in 15-day China ordeal’
    Simon Cheng, who worked at consulate, alleges repeated mental and physical abuse

    A former employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong has alleged he was tortured while being detained in China, during a 15-day ordeal in which he said he was branded “a British spy and secret agent” and held in solitary confinement.

    The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has summoned the Chinese ambassador to demand an explanation after Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen who worked for the British government for two years, went public with his account of repeated physical and mental torture.

    Cheng, 29, was detained for 15 days in August while trying to return to Hong Kong from a trip in mainland China. In an interview with the Guardian he said he was tortured for days before being forced to falsely confess that he and the British government had played a role in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, which were largely peaceful at the time.

    During lengthy interrogations in windowless rooms, Cheng said he was called “an enemy of the state” and “a British spy and secret agent” working for the UK government by his captors, who threatened him with subversion and espionage charges.

    Cheng, held in solitary confinement from the second day of his detention, was also pressed to falsely confess that he “had been used by others” and admit that the British government was masterminding protests in Hong Kong and that he had secured financial aid and resources for the Hong Kong protesters, who the Chinese authorities insisted were “rioters.”

    He was put in what is known as “tiger chair” – a metal chair with bars which disables a detainee’s movements – and barred from wearing his glasses until he was released. He was not allowed to contact his family or a lawyer.

    Police told him he had been reported for “soliciting prostitutes” and said that if he “cooperated” he would face a lesser punishment of administrative detention, which normally involves 15 days of detention, otherwise he would be given the much more severe punishment of criminal detention. Cheng said he had no choice but to make a false confession.

    At times during his detention he was handcuffed, shackled, blindfolded and hooded, and barred from wear his glasses, which made him feel suffocated and nauseated. Secret police grabbed his hair to force him to unlock his phone by facial recognition.

    Later, he was taken out of the detention centre and taken to an unknown location, where he was hung while blindfolded and hooded, handcuffed and shackled on a steep “x-cross” and forced into a spread-eagled position for hours.

    His captors also ordered him to squat and pose in other fixed positions for hours. When he failed to maintain the pose they ordered, they would beat his knee joints with spiked batons, making him shiver with pain. They also yelled verbal abuse at him during the whole torture process, saying he was an “intelligence officer sent by the UK” and “worse then shit.”

    Cheng said he was also subjected to nights of sleep deprivation and if he fell asleep he was forced to sing the Chinese national

    Cheng said during his detention, he was made to believe that the Chinese authorities would charge him with subversion, armed rebellion and rioting, espionage or treason. He said he was terrified that he might never be released.

    It started off as just another day for Cheng when he got on the high speed train in Shenzhen to return to Hong Kong on the night of 8 August after a day trip for work. He knew something was not right when he arrived at Chinese immigration auto check point at the Hong Kong’s West Kowloon high-speed railway station, and the gate did not open.

    He was swiftly taken to Shenzhen, a city that borders Hong Kong, and interrogated by Chinese police. That was just the beginning of his ordeal in custody.

    Cheng’s treatment echoed China’s treatment of political and human rights activists: in a widespread round up of human rights lawyers in 2015, at least 300 legal professionals and activists were held in incommunicado detention of six months, where they were kept in solitary confinement, subjected to physical and psychological abuses and denied family and lawyer access.

    Raab said he was “shocked and appalled by the mistreatment Cheng suffered while in Chinese detention, which amounts to torture.”

    “I summoned the Chinese ambassador to express our outrage at the brutal and disgraceful treatment of Simon in violation of China’s international obligations. I have made clear we expect the Chinese authorities to investigate and hold those responsible to account,” he said. “The FCO is working to support Simon and his fiancée, including to come to the UK.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/20/former-uk-official-simon-cheng-in-hong-kong-tortured-in-15-day-china-ordeal

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    • Free Speech says:

      So sick of the greedy globalists sweeping the CCP’s tyranny under the rug. If we are sanctioning North Korea and Iran, why are we doing business with these thugs, letting their 5G surveillance technology have a monopoly?

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    • aisheschayal says:

      A2 this is horrible and unfortunately not an unfamiliar story from China. Thank you for keeping us updated on these continued atrocities by the Chinese government. I hope you are not at risk, I don’t know if you are residing there, I hope not. Stay safe!

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      • flova says:

        Fentanyl is synthetic and being manufactured in thousands of labs in China and being sold to cartels. They lace meth, cocaine, heroin with this powerful drug. And it’s smuggled over our southern border.

        68,000 overdose deaths in 2018 in the U.S. China is doing nothing to stop it. The demographic most hit are white males from 25 to 44.

        Pres Trump needs to use this epidemic, worse than AIDS or certain types of cancer, as drug deaths are killing more Americans than those two diseases, to expose ChIna’s evil also.

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    • Greg1 says:

      A2, this is atrocious.

      Ultimately, this is what the left wants…….as long as they are in charge.

      Schiff’s and the rest of the democrats antics over impeachment show this is the path they would take if they thought they could. It’s not about fairness and what is right, it is only about POWER.

      You make it abundantly clear what will come our way if we do not fight to stop it NOW.

      Stay safe.

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  9. gsonFIT says:

    I watched more of the Vindman hearings than I had planned to yesterday. I was pissed at Vindman and still am, but this guy is not a leader but a follower. I think Nunes left no doubt that Lt Col. V. discussed the call with Ciaramella. But here is my question. Just how much did Ciaramella guide, manipulate, lead and/or handle Vindman?

    It appears to me quite a bit. I then read the Washington Examiner article about Bro-holes Ciaramella and the Schiff aide who are Anti-Trump and just plain asses in general. My mind couldnt get away from the fact that WB and Schiff aide could have easily manipulated Lt. Col. V.

    I then placed the scenario in the context of Mid-Year Exam, Balsey-Ford, Kavanaugh etc… and I keep coming back to Vindman as the useful idiot. It would be so typical of dems and IC. Lucky for us Vindman is active duty and his real superiors can debrief and find out what the heck really happened using the real military chain of command.

    I believe Vindaman to be a self centered idiot that should not advance above LT Col.. but I also dont think he has the balls to really take down a President of the U.S. Let’s approach the situation from this direction and see how much Schiff sweats.

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  10. ethicall says:

    I was thinking about what Volker said yesterday. He said that if he had known that when Trump or The Ukraine President said ‘Burisma’ on that phone call that it meant ‘investigate Joe Biden’, he would have gone to the authorities himself. He said requesting an investigation in to Joe Bidens involvement with Burisma was wrong. (it was around September when he figured that out?) So did he go to the authorities in September or at all to report it? And if so, what exactly did he report because many times yesterday he was asked point blank if he thought Trump had engaged in any crimes or impeachable offenses on that phone call and he said no, over and over again. No bribery, no QPQ, no extortion. And why wouldn’t Volker, the Ukraine expert, know that the Bidens were connected to Burisma before he even walked in to that country?

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    • gsonFIT says:

      So if you run for President you can rob a bank and suffer no consequences?
      The Biden doctrine.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I didn’t get that either. Volker said that both he and the Ukranians did not think there was any request (or demand, as puffball Vindman claims) for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. He was asked repeatedly And yet he maintains this other position that “investigation” really was about the Bidens, he just didn’t recognize it as such at the time. Well that’s his opinion, it will be easy to defeat in a proper trial. He has no evidence. I think in general he’s a great guy, he certainly seems competent, but he’s yet another one who thinks he can read the mind of the President. I’m glad he retired from his government position. Morrison too.

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      • ethicall says:

        The request about investigating corruption, which may have included the Bidens, was a legitimate request for Trump to make. But what did Volker think was wrong about it, a month or so later? Because he said yesterday that Trump engaged in no criminal or impeachable activity on that phone call. And I don’t think Volker ever reported the request to the authorities.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Volker is McCain Institute. Was.

      Protecting his criminal butt.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      Yet Hillary was investigated all during her candidacy for destroying 33,000 emails under a federal warrant and destroying 10 or so phones and tablets with a hammer.
      I guess she does not want that to happen to her again and is not trying to create a law without going thru the House, Senate and a presidential signature.

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Volker has to be participating in a cover up.

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  11. covfefe999 says:

    It’s a shame our media is so in the tank with the Democrats. Imagine if Vindman were a Trump ally, and the media learned that this guy with dual US-Ukraine citizenship received mutliple offers to work for the Ukraine government? The media would be in a frenzy digging for more info and we’d see headlines about how Vindman is a Ukranian asset. Instead we get article after article about how the GOP was mean to Vindman (more feeeeelinnnnngs, like Yovanovitch) and what a patriot he is in spite of all of the evidence that he’s got major issues worthy of investigating.

    When Nunes asked Vindman (and Williams) about accessing a colleague’s computer without permission/authorization I’m assuming Nunes already knew the answer. The media should be digging into that too.

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    • deplorable says:

      “In 2014 when the expansion started, the feds stopped doing audits of states Medicaid eligibility determinations.”

      Once again, it appears the Obama administration chose selective law enforcement. Laws you like: enforce. Laws you don’t like: don’t enforce. Political enemies: strict (weaponized) enforcement. Political allies: look the other way.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        That would be an impeachment charge if Trump was seen as not enforcing laws.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        I keep listening to the impeachment ‘charges’ and wonder what is so wrong with the President wanting to make sure the gov’t of a very, very corrupt country is going to root out corruption before giving them our taxpayer dollars. The Dims turned their heads and looked the other way when Soetoro committed impeachable offenses every other day. Just proves the Dims are accomplicit and are afraid of the end to their gravy trains.

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  14. Justin Green says:

    Just a minor point for discussion…

    May 12, 2016 – Lutsenko, a Ukrainian parliament member, is appointed to be the Prosecutor General, after the Ukrainian parliament changes the law allowing a non-lawyer to hold the position.

    May 13, 2016 – Biden informs Ukraine the $1 billion in aid will be released to the Ukraine.

    August 14, 2016 – Manafort “black ledger” payments apparently delivered to DNC.

    August 22, 2016 – Yovanovitch arrives in Ukraine as Ambassador – was briefed on Biden/Ukraine before her confirmation hearing

    June 2017 – Giuliani meets with Ukraine President and General Prosecutor. This meeting is cited by Democrats as evidence that Giuliani was pressuring the Ukraine to investigate the 2016 elections and/or the Burisma/Biden corruption.

    July 2017 – Grassley letter to Rosenstein urges investigation into Bidens/Ukraine.

    Fast forward to 2019:
    April 24, 2019 – Trump recalls Yovanovitch
    April 25, 2019 – Biden announces candidacy

    So the question is this – if Giuliani and others were already trying to get the Ukraine to investigate Biden before he announced he was running, then how can this be for “political purposes”? It’s just a continuation of Trump’s already existing efforts to get to the bottom of Democrat corruption.

    It looks more like Biden ran to shield himself from investigation.

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    • Also remember: Biden is thoroughly corrupt … so much so that he confessed to obstruction of justice (and implicated Obama as he did so). He is also known to be deep in many, many other crimes – as are Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff, and many other American names.

      The Ukranians elected their new President, by an overwhelming majority, on the promise to “drain the swamp.” His government is investigating many people now – including the Bidens. And, the two countries have a ratified treaty which specifically mandates mutual cooperation on law-enforcement matters particularly(!) concerning corruption. So, neither side needed any “prompting” at all.

      What’s got these people running around like headless chickens is the simple fact that today there is no American President to “give them six hours!” The Ukranians are investigating, and we, as our Treaty demands, are fully cooperating with them. And there’s nothing the criminals can do about it now.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I want to add to your timeline documenting the latest coup plot. I don’t think it occurred spontaneously, I think it was planned. I think Vindman was recruited n advance to be the mole. I’m even wondering if Biden’s entry into the 2020 race was co-ordinated to enable it

      early to mid March 2019: Ukraine elections were heating up. Reformer Zelensky was polling well and had a good chance of defeating incumbent Poroshenko. Biden made public statements about considering a run in 2020 though he hadn’t yet officially declared his candidacy. Various articles about Biden mentioned his Ukraine problems.

      Mar 31 2019: The first round of Ukraine elections were held. Zelensky and Poroshenko were the top two finishers so they advanced to the second round, the runoff. Zelensky had been polling well and had a good chance of winning.

      Was Zelensky, the reformer, a threat to Biden or maybe to the Democrats in general? Poroshenko was the President since 2014. After he was elected, Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of Burisma. In 2016 Biden got the prosecutor fired who was investigating Burisma (Insert video of Biden bragging about the firing.) Biden was probably a bit desperate for Poroshenko to be re-elected. A Trump-Zelensky alliance would cause him big problems. And if Ukraine has Hillary’s missing emails it would severely damage the Democrats for many years.

      Apr 21 2019: Zelensky won the second round of the Ukraine elections and became President. Trump made his 1st call to Zelensky. Vindman was on the call. Trump congratulated Zelensky and extended an invite to the White House. There was no mention of the Bidens.

      Apr 25 2019: Biden announced his candidacy

      At this point, if Trump mentioned anything about the Bidens to the Ukrainians then the Dems could spin it as Trump seeking Ukrainian help to defeat a political rival. The traitors lay in wait.

      Jul 25 2019: Trump and Zelensky had a phone call. Vindman was on the call. Trump mentioned the Bidens, that Joe Biden may have stopped the investigation/prosecution of the company Biden’s son was working for and he asked Zelensky to investigate.

      This was good enough for the traitors. Even if completely warranted, requesting that Ukraine investigate their own corruption, the mere mention of either Biden was the traitors’ trigger. Vindman must have been squirming with excitement when he heard this. On Jul 25 or Jul 26, Vindman reported the contents of the call to George Kent and to an unnamed individual “in the office of” some branch of the intelligence community. Eric Ciaramella reportedly works on the National Intelligence Council which is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The office of, just as Vindman began to reveal during the hearing. If Ciaramella isn’t the whistleblower then he might have been a liason between Vindman and the whistleblower.

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  15. covfefe999 says:

    Just want to remind everyone that this impeachment mess is what we get when we fail to give the House majority to the GOP. If you support Trump, then support all GOP candidates, period. Vote straight GOP down your entire ballot next November. If we could starve out the Dems, then after that we could work on starving out the RINOs. But majorities are too important right now for you to be scrutinizing individual candidates.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      We also need many more concerned citizen Poll Watchers. The Dem’s have a way of busing in voters and double voting in addition to miraculously having dead voters come back to life to vote. Funny that… 😡

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      • dwpender says:

        We also need at least Veritas, and hopefully Barr’s DOJ, conducting undercover video stings in neighborhoods where ballot harvesters are busily at work. Can you imagine the fables these “closers” tell in order to get that all important sealed ballot?

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      • TMonroe says:

        And people need to be proactive on this if they hope to make a difference

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    • EVEN IF THE DAMN RINO stinks…PULL THE DAMN LEVER FOR A REPUBLICAN!!!! I HAVE always thought that…Better to have the House/Senate than to diddle the time with a dem!!!!!!

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      • Beau Geste says:

        I disagree. We need to advise the GOPe that if ANY GOP senator or representative votes for impeachment or votes to convict, that we will not vote for ANY GOP candidates in 2020. They can sort out how to enforce against pierre delecto and other never-trumpers. (“no funds for your lobbyist buddies”).

        When we get requests for donations from the RNC, put this message in the empty return envelope, and give to the PDJT campaign. PDJT can distribute funds as appropriate.

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        • Beau Geste says:

          To follow up – If PDJT is successfully impeached and convicted (and blocked from further office), the country is gone anyway. So, if the GOPe permits this, they need to be complately removed (of course, true GOPe traitors would be rewarded, even when defeated, but that is a given, too)
          As unpleasant as it is, the only choice we have is to make sure that ALL GOP are defeated if they do not ALL forcefully oppose this coup.

          Do not accept excuses like “repubs are independent”, or “we will wait and see”,
          or “we cannot control our members”. Or even “some of our GOPe members and donors are crooked in the kickbacks, so want PDJT removed to stop any investigation of kickbacks and corruption”.

          Tell the RNC when they want money or votes, “no donations until ALL GOP representatives/senators pledge to actively prevent the coup and impeachment/conviction of PDJT.”

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    • railer says:

      The impeachment mess has only come about because Ryan and the Swamp wanted it to do so and threw the election accordingly, so voting for RINOs isn’t the answer. Trump’s easily swatting this off, much like he swatted off Ryan.

      The story is a bit more nuanced than just voting for your Uniparty franchise of choice. Ryan throwing the election has brought about the opportunity to expose our enemies and bring them out in the light of day. Trump chose to amplify that exposure, so he’s clearly not afraid of the impeachment mess, and likely views it as a tool to his ends. If he was a kneejerk RINO, he wouldn’t be doing all this. Proper support for Trump involves drawing bright lines like he himself is doing, not reflexively supporting Uniparty Swamp creatures.

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      • dawg says:

        But if Rs controlled the House, we would probably be having hearings into Bidens corruption instead of Trumps impeachment hearing.

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        • railer says:

          No, Ryan would never have investigated his Uniparty soulmate Biden. He would have been more likely to start this impeachment himself. He proved that when he fabricated a story to pull Nunes off that committee when much of Muh Russia was just starting to be exposed. Ryan and Pelosi are soulmates too.

          The Uniparty thrives off all those who vote rigidly for one or the other of the 2 letters of the alphabet, both of which are identical Swamp denizens. They are pleased by this behavior, because that means their paymasters are pleased, and they all get paid.

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          • dawg says:

            Maybe, but its a stretch to think this impeachment would be going on with an R controlled House.

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            • railer says:

              It’s not even a stretch, it’s a near certainty. The same people pay Ryan as are paying Pelosi. I’d be stunned if Ryan hadn’t opened up an “impeachment inquiry” over this Biden/Crowdstrike phone call. His buddies are cashing in just like Nancy’s and Biden’s.

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              • dawg says:

                I disagree that a Republican controlled house would be having this impeachment “inquiry”. I do think there are lots of Rs in house and senate that dont want Trump as president, but they couldnt vote to impeach because they know that would end their career in public office.

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                • railer says:

                  Sorry, but again, Ryan would most definitely get the majority votes to open this same impeachment inquiry, and he most definitely would have done so. He’s paid by the same people who pay Nancy, and he hungers to destroy Trump. He knows what I know, that there are a sufficient number of voters who think like the people just above think… that they’ll vote for their preferred letter of the alphabet no matter what, thus enabling the Uniparty to prosper, and that’s who Ryan represents.

                  Not to mention, Ryan ended quite a few careers in public office not long ago, when he threw an election, so that wouldn’t phase him, that I can tell you.

                  You’re dealing with a Uniparty. It will act monolithically. It’s a Uniparty, afterall. One way or the other, it’s going to do Uniparty bidding. To think otherwise is naïve.

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        • Child of Morning says:

          The DOJ should be investigating The Bidens. Rudy Giuliani should be nowhere near this. I think this administration finding itself in this situation is simply not excusable. Fool me once…..

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          • Beau Geste says:

            PDJT cannot trust the SES holdovers he cannot fire. Look at these “resisters” he has – voldemort-cia-guy, vindeman, sondoland, yovanovich… It has been proven PDJT can’t trust the deep-state-implanted spies. obama had his “czars” as people he could trust, to tide himself over until he could get his characters in place.

            Hopefully, the crowdstrike, biden and hillary-steele investigations are proceeding in the Ukraine.

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    • highdezertgator says:

      Elections have consequences.
      FDR and Democrat majority began the creation of the “administrative state” and social security.
      LBJ and Democrat majority created the “Great Society”…. “Medicare and Medicaid”; “civil rights”; “war on poverty”; “welfare”; “education system”; National Endowments of the Arts; NPR; “Dept of Transportation”; “Cultural Centers”; “Environmentalism” etc ……
      Every facet of American life was and continues to be impacted by the “un-elected administrative state” the “Boomer Betters” who cling to their programs and “pogroms”

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      • highdezertgator says:

        Amity Shlaes new book Great Society: A New History, Amity writes about that period in her new, amazingly prescient and well-written book, Great Society: A New History, “Many Americans ached to remake American society over.” Some great and necessary things were accomplished, especially in civil rights. But overall, good intentions led to so many dreadful results, especially in destroying African-American communities in northern cities. Government involvement in healthcare unintentionally led to spiraling costs. Misbegotten economic policy gave us and the world a terrible period of economic stagnation and inflation.
        Forbes article and interview 11/18/19 with Amity
        https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2019/11/18/beware-will-disastrous-mistakes-of-the-1960s-and-1970s-repeat-amity-shlaes/#244a7239527d

        PS: Amity was interviewed by Dennis Prager yesterday

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        And before that Woodrow Wilson gave us the League of Nations and the Federal Reserve.
        The DNC has had a long term plan for America for over a century. We are now nearing the end game for that plan. If they win it will be the end of America.

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      • Linda K. says:

        Yes, but when Trump had the majority the RINO jerks did nothing to help him. Not even to appeal Obamacare.

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        • highdezertgator says:

          As Dan Bongino says there are no more Republicans… they are all Democrats (CofC-Globalist-administrative-state-bureaucrats) and the Democrats are all socialists / communists (no bill of rights or constitution …totalitarians).
          and
          When George Wallace ran as a 3rd party candidate in ’68 he accurately described the difference between Democrats and Republicans as tweedle dum and tweetle dee.

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    • QCM says:

      “Republicans” control the Senate, how is that working out for us? How is that working out for PDJT and his appointments? When was the last time the “Republican” controlled senate was recessed? Tell us again how helpful is it to vote RINO?

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      • highdezertgator says:

        there are no more Republicans… they are all Democrats (CofC-Globalist-administrative-state-bureaucrats) and the Democrats are all socialists / communists

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  16. Troublemaker10 says:

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  17. bulwarker says:

    Get excited…….

    Brendan Gleeson (“Mr. Mercedes”) is set to play President Donald Trump in A HIGHER LOYALTY, an upcoming CBS miniseries based on the tell-all book by former FBI director James Comey. Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”) will play Comey.

    https://deadline.com/2019/10/donald-trump-brendan-gleeson-james-comey-miniseries-a-higher-loyalty-cbs-studios-1202753800/

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  18. lawrencepaul1 says:

    And there really was not much more to it than that.

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  19. Christine Kennedy says:

    Good evening dear Sundance and fellow Treepers, and greetings from Queensland!

    So, I posted this 2 hours ago at The Australian (digital comments), and a lot of people seem to like it:
    *****
    Christine*
    2 HOURS AGO
    Welcome to the Administrative Deep State, folks, who’ve run US foreign policy for decades – until President Trump!

    Re-posting from Cameron’s other article for greater visibility since I just posted it there:

    Let me give a brief summary of Vindman’s testimony on oath today. He:

    * admits he leaked classified information (= espionage);

    * admits he went outside the chain of command (= insubordination);

    * stated in his opening statement he was the primary advisor to President Trump, then admitted under questioning that statement was false, and indeed he’d NEVER even had any contact with Trump (= perjury);

    * revealed he’d threatened President Zelensky by warning him to stay away from US politics (I can’t even comprehend how many years THAT will put him in the brink);

    * admits he actively promoted policies that were in direct contradiction of USA’s foreign policy under President Trump (= treason);

    * calls himself an “expert” on Ukraine, but stated he knew nothing about CrowdStrike;

    * lied in saying he doesn’t know who the CIA leaker (“whistleblower”) is, which is nonsense since we all do, we’ve mapped the CIA leaker’s entire history, so we know precisely where and when Vindman worked with the CIA leaker, and KNOW Vindman is lying.

    Vindman will be Court-martialled and jailed for his deep involvement in this attempted coup of President Trump.

    Watching this Dem train-wreck is flat out hilarious.

    And now they have to contend with the FISA Abuse Report by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz being released in the first week of December (which is Phase 1 of destroying the Dems) with Horowitz appearing before Congress on 11 December to explain his Report.

    Oh, by the way, Horowitz released his precursor Report today into the FBI’s use of “Use of Confidential Human Resources” (ie oconus lures e.g. Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper) and it’s absolutely SCATHING. Publicly available.

    🍿Popcorn time.🍿

    Likethumb_up41

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  22. aisheschayal says:

    This whole impeachment inquisition (as Nunes aptly labeled it) is like The Emperor has no Clothes story! How can they possibly be believing their own charade is not exposed to anyone with half a brain! It boggles the mind just like the Mueller witch hunt and the Kavanaugh crusade. I see the mainstream is down playing it this morning. As Grandma Covfefe says may they “to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, rumble, grumble, crumble.. then diminish….pouf….poof”

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  23. Troublemaker10 says:

    So true.

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  24. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Imagine if that read ‘hits all time high’ or ‘hits record high’. Instead we get ‘peaks’, as if it will never get any better. And that is from a ‘friendly’ newspaper. At least they reported it.

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  27. burnett044 says:

    those ole mid-terms have come back to bite us in the arze…….

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      Dems used “vote harvesting” to win. We’d better be ready for their tricks in 2020 (Hello, Ronna).

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Vote harvesting, outspent us, 100’s of millions in dark spending, candidates raised more than ours did, lied about wanting to work for America and not impeach Trump, used court ordered gerrymandering to take over states, (just in time for the census), somehow got scores of GOP to not run for reelection, used a biased press, took advantage of false accusations to energize themselves and demoralize us, succeeded in getting GOP traitors to block all sorts of things, further demoralizing us,…

        The list goes on and on.

        But all is fine, the RNC raises more money than the DNC. And the DNC wastes their money by spending it to help their candidates, while the RNC saves their money for bragging rights. /s

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      • Zy says:

        What does expect RM to do with corruption going on in the back rooms of polling places?

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    • PInky1920 says:

      They use their power to do nothing but terrorize, harass, demoralize and denigrate the American people, hoping to keep us at each other’s throats, it’s much easier to come in a take control.

      They hate us because we refuse to drink their cool aid like the other half of the country has; their Pravda media is an alternate universe. The “reporting” on the farce impeachment hearings is complete effin science fiction.

      They’re all devils. Chaos, enmity, lies; we know he was a liar and a murderer…from the beginning, don’t we?

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  28. Reserved55 says:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1190039245429387264

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  29. dogsmaw says:

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  30. Bogeyfree says:

    A lot going on but there are three things with regard to Ukraine and possible money corruption that I wanted to consolidate and post so no one misses these.

    IMO these give me some hope that the Ukraine corruption will be exposed soon as the real reason the DS is so desperate to take down PT with this fraudulent impeachment.

    IMO it has always been about the money and the syphoning / kickbacks of US tax payer money.

    The first is the letter from WH OMB back in early Aug of this year asking for an audit and justification from the State Department about a number of USAID money programs that it sent over to Ukraine. By the way this fits with the Glen Beck video from a few days ago that was so riveting.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1196540217131438091.html

    The second is an article from Nov 16 2019 of an ISIS leader captured in a Ukraine apartment building. But note this comment in their article.

    “We know that the U.S. State Department that helps promote Democracy through the USAID program paid the rent of the apartment that these “Chechens” lived in. We have communicated with our American Colleagues to clarify why the apartment rent was paid by an individual named Yovanovich for almost 10 years (Lease prepaid in 2009) from the U.S. Consulate in Armenia.
    Georgian Press Conference November 22, 2017 – Giorgobiani”

    https://loomered.com/2019/11/16/high-profile-kidnapping-isis-leader-arrested-in-ukraine-bust-suspected-links-to-yovanovich-biden-kerry-pelosi-and-romney/?fbclid=IwAR2U7QGHHCuHGdwa926mYZYB6xo7BOv9-dIsw1hGuttGQcyCsycLLhXBbZ0

    And the third event is the detention of a Ukrainian banker, Alexander Gritsenko.
    He is suspected of money laundering and misappropriation of funds, as well as the creation of a criminal organization.

    Char74able suggests that this means an investigation into Burmisa May have been opened by the Ukrainians.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Char74able/status/1196954649884069890

    https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2019-11-16—the-sbu-announced-the-detention-of-the-head-of-ukreximbank-alexander-gritsenko-.B1zsoCFTjS.html

    I believe that much of this could be stuff that Rudy was investigating and turned over to Pompeo and hopefully Barr.

    I really hope Sundance does a dedicated Ukraine thread on these three events and any possible linkage he sees.

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  31. Reserved55 says:

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  32. covfefe999 says:

    Trump absolutely needs to start a new network. Real news. Facts.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Think about Sundance, Jeff Carlson, John Solomon, Sara Carter, perhaps Dershowitz and Starr all under one roof.

      Couldnt come up with many dems/libtards but you get the idea

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    • Linda K. says:

      He may have time for that someday.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      Something must change. The paradigm needs to be demolished. This is a media-driven, media-orchestrated impeachment. The democrats are merely the tools. The media must be either obliterated or supplanted. It is no longer adequate to call them fake, corrupt or dishonest and then endlessly and passively consent to their interrogations. Let’s go — it’s time for some “fundamental change” of our own.

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    • dwpender says:

      OANN is doing a GREAT job now. Too few people have access to it because distributors such as Comcast refuse to carry it. Directv has it.

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  33. youme says:

    Criminal alien, wanted for killing motorist, flees after local law enforcement ignores immigration detainer
    https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/criminal-alien-wanted-killing-motorist-flees-after-local-law-enforcement-ignores?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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  34. covfefe999 says:

    If Vindman and Schiff are being truthful and they don’t know the identity of the whistleblower, then Eric Ciaramella is a liason, not the actual whistleblower. I think it’s pretty clear at this point that Vindman ran to Ciaramella, but Vindman and Schiff both know Ciaramella. Did the plotters of this latest coup attempt recruit some other goon to file the official whistleblower complaint?

    If this debacle ends up in the Senate, the Senate can call Ciaramella as a witness, right? And Vindman, right?

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  35. Reserved55 says:

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  36. FofBW says:

    Thank God for President Trump, who has our back.

    He is the Right man at the right time.

    Most would have caved a long time ago and faded into history.

    Keep praying for him and our country!!!

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Totally agree with your comment but he needs to be more careful for the rest of this term, and if we are able to re-elect him we MUST maintain the GOP majority in the Senate and win back the GOP majoriy in the House else we’re going to see repeated subsequent coup attempts.

      Almost hate to say this, but Trump needs to ditch Giuliani or keep tight control of him. Giuliani is supposed to be one of Trump’s personal attorneys, yet he is acting like the Ambassador to Ukraine, meeting/talking with Zelensky and other officials and trying to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. Are the investigations warranted? Absolutely. But Trump doesn’t have enough control of the situation to be able to behave the way he wants, with the Dems having the majority in the House and so many roaches infesting the intelligence agencies. Trump and Giuliani have even ticked off Volker who seems to be a really great and competent guy who became frustrated with sloppy non-standard dealings with Ukraine. What works in New York City does not work in DC.

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      • Lulu says:

        Rolecon

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      • Mike Robinson says:

        Rudy-G is one of the world’s great lawyers, and he is doing exactly what the President tasked him to do. The President can employ any emissaries he pleases. It’s pretty easy to see why he sends “an attorney who took down the Mob” here.

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      • kaste668 says:

        Agree to disagree. I believe POTUS should have the people around him that he feels he needs. It is unconcerned Americans who could not get out and vote in the mid-terms. The American people let POTUS down and put him in this situation.

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      • jx says:

        Presidential envoys are nothing new.

        George Washington
          Gouverneur Morris sent to Britain

        Thomas Jefferson
          James Monroe sent to Paris to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase

        Harry Truman
          General George Marshall sent to China to help end it’s civil war

        John Kennedy
          Robert Kennedy sent to Moscow

        Bill Clinton
          George Mitchell sent to Northern Ireland
          Bill Richardson sent to Haiti
          Lawrence Pezzullo sent to Haiti
          Colin Powell sent to Haiti

        G. W. Bush
          James Baker sent to Iraq
          John Danforth sent to Sudan

        And now the greatest scandal in world history:

        Donald Trump
          Rudy Giuliani sent to Ukraine

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        • dwpender says:

          Don’t forget that Kissinger was Nixon’s personal emissary on critical matters (China, USSR, Vietnam) during his first term. William Rogers and the entire State Department were left out of the loop.

          Back then everybody understood the President was in charge of U.S. foreign policy and could use anybody he wanted to assist him.

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

      Liked by 2 people

  37. Sherri Young says:

    From a former CIA image analyst/House staffer/Gulf War whistleblower:

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    • Mike Robinson says:

      No law is truly “permanent,” and PATRIOT has very significant flaws which are now very plain to see. Just like the 1970’s-era FISA, it creates(!) national security issues, because “a nation consists of its citizens.” No matter what the [good?] intentions might have been, we have to look hard at effects. These powers are quite capable of exposing any citizen to mortal dangers they don’t even know exists … and which didn’t exist until these laws were made.

      Part of Congress’s duty is to be responsible and responsive. Horowitz is about to hand us 500+ pages of problems, and some of those problems are “architectural, systemic, endemic.”

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  38. labrat says:

    If “Epstein didn’t kill himself” can become a thing – why can’t “Eric Ciaramella is the whistle blower” become the next social media phenomenon?

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I have been thinking about how powerful it is that we all cried out the Emperor has no clothes! on the Epstein story. The people are becoming emboldened! We can do it with any story! we are revolting from being governed by obvious fake news narratives

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    • snarkybeach says:

      It was trending a couple weeks ago when Eric was outed. Twitter suspended a couple accounts for a few days in solidarity or maybe the Dems complained.

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  39. NJF says:

    This guy nails it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kitty-Kat says:

      A close second, imo, is how they posit that this economy is really Obama’s economy; that President Trump is profiting from the delayed effects of Obama’s economic structures, policies and genius.

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      • NJF says:

        My reply to idiots who try to argue this is, “really, cause I’m pretty sure Trump reversed/cancelled all of Obama’s Econ initiatives/strategies.”

        The typical response is”….but, but Orange Man Bad.”

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  40. Avi says:

    “ That’s Lt. Colonel Vindman”

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  41. Zippy says:

    According to Pew Research, 70-80% of immigrants, legal or otherwise, regardless of educational level or income vote LEFT. As predicted in the title of a book by a person too many here hate, it’s Adios America.

    California’s changing demographics will further doom Republicans

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-18/skelton-california-changing-demographics-republicans-democrats-elections

    SACRAMENTO — Democrats dominate politics in California and Republicans are doomed for one simple, overriding reason: shifting demographics.
    In short, the GOP’s core constituency is white people and they’re a declining slice of the California population pie. Conversely, Democrat-backing Latinos and Asian Americans have been expanding their slices.

    That pattern is projected to continue, although at a slower pace. So the raw numbers won’t be getting any better for the already weakened California GOP.

    “Republicans are heading into a demographic cul-de-sac,” says longtime Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC.

    “This is not just in California, but nationally. It’s happening here first. But it’ll tend to happen around the country.”

    How Voters Turned Virginia From Deep Red to Solid Blue
    A new kind of suburbanization is sweeping through politics, from Richmond to Atlanta, Houston, Denver and elsewhere, and Democrats are starting to breach Republicans’ firewalls in elections.

    Once the heart of the confederacy, Virginia is now the land of Indian grocery stores, Korean churches and Diwali festivals. The state population has boomed — up by 38 percent since 1990, with the biggest growth in densely settled suburban areas like South Riding. One in 10 people eligible to vote in the state were born outside the United States, up from one in 28 in 1990. It is also significantly less white. In 1990, the census tracts that make up Mr. Katkuri’s Senate district were home to about 35,000 people — 91 percent of them white. Today, its population of 225,000 is just 64 percent white.

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    • Eric says:

      I’m not as pessimistic about all of this.

      I’m from Virginia. The state is screwed but it’s more than about immigrants pouring into the state. Most of the nation’s richest counties surround DC. It’s the heart of the Swamp. The GOP here is in cahoots with the DNC. It is the center of the “resistance” along with NYC and LA.

      I think the thing that scares the heck out of the Left is that President Trump is gaining in popularity with Latinos and to a lesser extent blacks. If the Latino population – which tends to be much more religious and traditional in values – continues this shift to the Right, then this whole project backfires on the Democrats.

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      • Boots says:

        The state is screwed but it’s more than about immigrants pouring into the state.

        Huh? That’s exactly what Zippy’s post said; demographics caused George Washington’s home state to become Democrat.

        If the Latino population – which tends to be much more religious and traditional in values – continues this shift to the Right, then this whole project backfires on the Democrats.

        We’ll need a seismic shift, not the small shift. More than that, America needs to stop importing non-whites. Ted Kennedy’s 1960s amendment to US immigration policy opened the door to 3rd world persons, who for the most part have a culture, mindset, and values antithetical to ours.

        Bleeding heart conservatives fell for Kennedy’s BS about equality, fairness, and opportunities for the downtrodden. In reality, Kennedy’s amendment was all about changing American demographics from white to brown and black. As today’s society proves, said persons have little if nothing at all in common with traditional American values. And that’s EXACTLY WHY the Democrat Communist Party wants them here.

        We don’t need so much a shift of Latino’s to the right. We need to STOP NON-WHITE IMMIGRATION! (I am yelling!) How we do that, is the question.

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  42. Dora says:

    Godspeed Mr. President.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. youme says:

    Like

  44. jx says:

    It’s “dangerous to let the voters decide” – Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

    I’m “concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected” – Al Green (D-TX)

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  45. Dora says:

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      They underestimated him in 2015, and they still underestimate him today.
      They are so used to dealing with jelly spined politicians that they are unable to understand how this man works.

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  46. dreamguardian007 says:

    Fund raising letter from my Senator Cornyn pitched “This is a warning that Texas conservatives cannot ignore.”

    In red ink, instead of checking the money box, I wrote “Support President Trump. This is a warning Senator Cornyn should not ignore.”

    Most fun when they include a pre-paid envelope.

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