December 9th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1054

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  1. lawrencepaul1 says:

    This guy is a liberal but even he can see through Warren. She is a phony. So phony in fact that she is even a phony liberal.

    Elizabeth Warren’s “Foreign Policy” – Is She Really As Ignorant As She Appears?
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/elizabeth-warrens-foreign-policy-she-really-ignorant-she-appears

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  2. Reserved55 says:

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  3. jeans2nd says:

    Christmas Party this afternoon at the White house.
    Melania does us proud, again.

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  4. Varney, FBN reports USMCA on verge of passing US Congress. Has to pass in Canada and and Mexico to vote again. Final wording expected to be out tomorrow.

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  5. Within the last couple of years there were comments to the effect that a State which cannot verify that its election is without fraud can be disqualified from being counted in the Electoral College. But I haven’t seen any more on that topic.

    Could we do this? Reading about the intentional efforts to cheat in CA and NY naturally has me concerned (“motor voter”) and it is getting very late.

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  6. lawrencepaul1 says:

    It’s a good old-fashioned Communist/National Socialist show trial. I am certain that Hitler, Mao and Stalin would have heartily approved.

    Democrat’s Witness Karlan Slammed Trump As Most Constitutionally-Defiant President Ever Before He Took Office
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/democrats-witness-karlan-slammed-trump-most-constitutionally-defiant-president-ever-he

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  7. Betty Horstmann says:

    Rush talking about Conservative Treehouse right now!

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  8. TrumpPatriot says:

    SUNDANCE !!! You cannot get any larger coverage than Rush!……..and he just gave kudos to the Treehouse, and the fantastic analytical work you have done. WOW!! (Although he is late getting on top of the best info blog on the internet)

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  9. Trumpstumper says:

    Wow! Rush giving MASSIVE props to the Treehouse!

    2:10pm…

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  10. testpointwp says:

    CTH just got a major endorsement on the Rush Limbaugh show (2:12 PM EST). Traffic should sky rocket in 3..2..1…

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  11. WRB says:

    Rush is going on at length about the CTH and Lindsey Graham’s cover-up article.

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  12. GB Bari says:

    HUGE! – 2:10PM Rush Limbaugh paid very strong compliments to Conservative Treehouse – says “…they’ve done incredible work….” and reads directly from Sundance report and from OANN’s report yesterday on the OANN interview of former Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. Rush again mentioned the Conservative Treehouse again at the end of the segment.

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  13. TrumpPatriot says:

    It was exciting to hear Rush give such a long compliment and reference to the work of Sundance, but on reflection it actually makes me nervous and though I have given thought to his well being before, this is an entirely different level altogether! Rush has the largest conservative audience anywhere, (millions of listeners) and that includes the low-down-socialist-commie-vermin that have gone after Trump and others. When they can entrap a General of the standing of Flynn, and their effort against Rudy they target anyone who has the ability to out the corruption. Sundance is exceptional with his analysis and I will pray he does not become a target, because he goes after the uniparty people!

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    • jeans2nd says:

      This is not the first time Lush Rimbaugh has mentioned CTH (nor will it be the last).

      Rest easy.
      If they were not able to take Sundance out after Trayvon Martin, one could say Sundance is pretty good at protecting himself.

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  14. Hezzy says:

    Congrats Sundance on the Rush endorsement….. Now get ready everyone to be inundated by trolls.

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    • Deb says:

      We are already inundated. Look for smears and slanders. Look for people to start doxxing attempts, not only on Sundance but our wonderful moderators and well spoken Treepers. Destroying the messenger is one of the left’s favorite tactics.

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      • boogywstew says:

        “Eeyores” can be good people who suffer from situational and occasional depression but the people who bring it here non stop, almost as a calling, cause me to wonder if it’s real or their job to crush optimism … ie … trolls. Eeyores will be grazing at the Treehouse tonight … count on it!

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  15. ann says:

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    Trump at NATO Summit—There Is Nothing New About Elitists Trashing Presidents
    Dec 5th, 2019 4 min read
    COMMENTARY BY
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    James Jay Carafano is a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges.

    Group photo of the NATO leaders during the annual NATO heads of government summit on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England.
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    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    There is nothing new about elitists trashing presidents who don’t act and think like they do.

    What’s interesting about this small-ball carping about Trump’s leadership is that it looks like that’s all they have to work with.

    The world, some of them grudgingly, are seriously thinking about how to deal with four more years of Trump.

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    “When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington,” President Trump tweeted from the London NATO meeting on Wednesday morning. “We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!”

    Just hours after that tweet Trump left the UK without participating in the final NATO press conference.

    Donald J. Trump

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    ….Just finished meetings with Turkey and Germany. Heading to a meeting now with those countries that have met their 2% GOALS, followed by meetings with Denmark and Italy….

    Donald J. Trump

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    ….When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington. We won’t be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days. Safe travels to all!

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    Quel scandale! And when Trump then decided to skip the final press conference… ooh-la-la!

    It’s much ado about nothing, and it’s nothing new at all.

    The gossipy accounts from the NATO summit come on the heels of stories noting that Princess Anne’s popularity popped up after she apparently snubbed the U.S. president at a royal reception. And, of course, last week, the Washington Post bravely went after the first lady, taking issue with her fashion choices at the unveiling of the White House Christmas decorations.

    Such small-ball reporting reflects how desperate some journalists are to find fault with the president. They must be incredibly frustrated that the president they want to hate so much is so maddeningly effective as both president and leader of the free world.

    There is nothing new about elitists trashing presidents who don’t act and think like they do.

    Washington’s “better types” turned up their noses at Andrew Johnson, Truman, and Eisenhower as not being sufficiently urbane and presidential. Lincoln was reviled by many.

    Gerald Ford was the butt of jokes on “Saturday Night Live” throughout his presidency. Ronald Reagan was considered beyond the pale among the Illuminati in Washington and Europe. No matter, all of these rank outsiders managed the job of president just fine.

    Some suggest Trump is particularly ripe for ridicule. Yes, he is unpopular in Europe, but his approval level among Europeans isn’t much different from that of George W. Bush in his day. And while Reagan was cheered for saying “tear down that wall,” he was also the target of anti-nuclear riots across Europe over the deployment of U.S. intermediate-range nuclear missiles—criticism far more intense than anything faced by Trump.

    Whether it happens at home or abroad, trashing the U.S. president is par for the course—and completely risk-free. Ours is, after all, a free world. Were this Stalin’s Soviet Union or Mao’s China, that kind of criticism would land you in a gulag or reeducation camp. In Putin’s Russia or Xi’s China mocking the great leader won’t earn you much better accommodations.

    What’s interesting about this small-ball carping about Trump’s leadership is that it looks like that’s all they have to work with.

    It’s hard to go after him for his leadership in NATO after the Secretary General heaped praises on him for pushing alliance members to invest in defense and pay more attention to common concerns about China. And, they can no longer credibly criticize him for Syria, where none of the dire predictions have come to pass.

    Most saw Macron’s “brain dead” comment not as a critique of NATO or Trump, but as a reminder that there was no practical alternative to U.S. leadership in the alliance. No one is interested in remaking NATO in the interests of France or the foolish pursuit of European autonomy that would leave Europe more vulnerable than it is now. And virtually no one takes seriously Macron’s jab that the U.S. isn’t the most effective leader in the war against ISIS.

    Nor do the sneerers have much to work with elsewhere in the world. They see that Putin has been checked. They see how Beijing struggles to deal with Trump. They see him continue to press for the denuclearization of North Korea. They watch him just hammer Iran.

    The Europeans see all this too—and recognize that none of it comes at their expense This is why he’s been able to make them do more in their own defense than they thought they could do. They’ve seen that the U.S. isn’t stepping down from the world stage, that we are not cutting back defense or pulling back. His leadership has led the free world to do more to defend the free world.

    Nor does Trump look like a weakened leader in London. Trump clearly believes the impeachment inquiry won’t force him from office or hurt his re-election chances. And it appears that our friends, allies and enemies are thinking that way as well. The world, some of them grudgingly, are seriously thinking about how to deal with four more years of Trump.

    Faced with a president that is actually batting above 500 on the world stage, critics are grasping at any straw they can find, whether it’s going after the first lady’s wardrobe or showcasing national leaders mildly dishing and giggling like middle-schoolers in the lunchroom.

    Good luck with that. If those are the best criticisms that can be found to indict American global leadership, things are going very well indeed for Uncle Sam.

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  16. jeans2nd says:

    “If I hadn’t made a certain move at a particular time the spying in this IG Report would have been worse.” Pres Trump, commenting on the FISA Report (my paraphrase)

    Pres Trump is commenting on the move to Trump Golf Club in New Jersey, facilitated by Adm Rogers Nov or Dec (forget which) 2016, and as reported by Sundance.

    The littlest things make the biggest difference. Seeing them happen in real-time is amazing amazing amazing.

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  17. IGiveUp says:

    “Undeniable Evidence”: Explosive Classified Docs Reveal Afghan War Mass Deception by US Gov’t

    “Another top official, former White House Afghan war czar Douglas Lute under Bush and Obama, confessed, “We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan – we didn’t know what we were doing.” He added that “we didn’t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking” after the 2001 invasion.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/unearthed-pentagon-docs-reveal-afghan-war-deception-new-pentagon-papers-moment

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  18. Perot Conservative says:

    Trump again right.

    NY Post: Afghanistan report bombshell: US officials misled public about war for nearly 2 decades
    By Yaron Steinbuch, December 9, 2019

    https://nypost.com/2019/12/09/afghanistan-bombshell-report-shows-us-officials-misled-public-about-war-for-nearly-2-decades/

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

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  20. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Tess from Philly says:

      This point needs to be hammered home in 2020, especially here in Philadelphia. The public schools in the poorest neighborhoods are by and large cess pools. Many parents who want the best for their kids are enrolling them in non union charter schools and so the teachers’ union, and by extension, the Democrats, want to starve the charters of public dollars.

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  21. Perot Conservative says:

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  22. Linda K. says:

    Rush Limbaugh just gave a credit to conservative treehouse and quoted the OAN interview woth Ukraniun prosecutors Sundance posted, as well as Sundance’s theory that Grahm is comprimised and so doesn’t want to call witnesses to testify at the impeachment trial.

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  23. Reserved55 says:

    Muslims are the biggest racists in the world.

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  24. Reserved55 says:

    Second time I’ve seen this, but no link.

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  25. Reserved55 says:

    11 tweets Q

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  27. jeans2nd says:

    All the major news today, all the talking heads talking and talking and talking…

    What is missing from today’s noise?

    Never heard of the Afghanistan Papers? Not surprising. The Washington Post obtained over 2,000 documents and interviews outlining how incompetent and mendacious our Fed Gubmint is.

    Anyone with a WaPo sub, please do us a favor and find the part on Gen Flynn. Thanks.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Oh yes…have you noticed…Pres Trump was oh-so-very-correct once again, on all these pointless wars, especially the Afghan War.
      Mebbe why no one is talking about this, hmmm ???

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Fox News finally reported on this, 40 minutes into their 6 p.m. hour-long news broadcast, a report lasting all of 2 minutes.

      Look away Deplorables, move along, nothing to see here, yer gubmint has everything under control…

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    • thedoc00 says:

      The corruption and kick backs from US Foreign aide will dwarf anything one can name in the Ukraine. Corruption in Afghanistan is not limited to in country aid projects but extends (yes) into surrounding ex-USSR republics used by the US to statge forces, AID and logistics.

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  28. Reserved55 says:

    The things one learns on MisleadingDNC.

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    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      Well that’s at least 2 years old. Came out in 2017. I’m not sure it’s legit even, it would be easy to mock up a fake MSNBC screen on your computer.

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  29. Perot Conservative says:

    USMCA Deal reached?

    Robert Lighthizer & Jared Kuschner flying to Mexico; reports Mexico & Democrats on board!

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  30. Reserved55 says:

    Comey in blackface

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  31. Reserved55 says:

    Be nice if President Trump sees this

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  32. Reserved55 says:

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  33. linda4298 says:

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  34. A2 says:

    US has asked for a UNSCR meeting over DPRK recent provocations, to be held tomorrow.

    “ US asks UN to discuss risk of N.Korea ‘provocation’”

    Washington (AFP)

    The United States on Monday called a UN Security Council meeting this week on the risk of North Korean “provocation” as Pyongyang demands US concessions by a year-end deadline.

    The United States, which holds this month’s presidency of the Security Council, is scheduling the session instead of a planned meeting on human rights in North Korea, one of the world’s most authoritarian states.

    This week’s meeting will provide “a comprehensive update on recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, including recent missile launches and the possibility of an escalatory DPRK provocation,” a State Department spokesperson said, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea“
    https://www.france24.com/en/20191209-us-asks-un-to-discuss-risk-of-n-korea-provocation

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Oopsie. L’il i Kim s finding out calling Pres Trump a forgetful old man is not a good thing.
      Sadly, we all know who is really behind this – L’il Xi.

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      • A2 says:

        You will appreciate this. Qiushi, the insider CCP journal, published a hagiographic article on the course of the CCP Revolution, ending with the great era of Chairman Xi Mao2.0.

        Someone on social media responded ( my translation)
        stupidwz
        @stupidwz
        Dec 5
        Qiushi revealed that Xi Jinping’s new era will last 38 years. The CCP’s excrement is divided into 4 stages:
        “Revolution” from 1921 to 1949, 28 years
        “Construction” 1949 to 1978, 29 years
        “Reform” 1978 to 2012, 34 years
        “Renaissance” Xi took power from 2012 to 2050, 38 years
        Congratulations to the Nazis, even your offspring who have not yet been born, and 30 years of hardship. I believe he will turn this place into North Korea in ten years, and Xi Sanpang will be in office for 30 years.

        🤣🤣🤣🤣

        (Calling Xi Jinping, Xi Sanpang ( 习三胖) is a rift on the Chinese name for Fatty Kim3, as he is the third fat man leader compared to his starving people)

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  35. noswamp says:

    What does the DNI do? I am sure it is something important, but Trump should get rid of this department, as well as the director of DNI. Doesn’t every agency have an intelligence wing?

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  36. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • nimrodman says:

      Well … WORKING PEOPLE … have to pay for it

      But illegal immigrants, welfare slugs, homeless deadbeats, and Somali refugees in Wisconsin will get it for free

      I recall medicare taxes being deducted from my paycheck for all of my 47-year working life

      And as I look at these “everyone gets Medicare” proposals, I wonder:
      “Well, are they going to kick in contributions that equal what I kicked in over that 47 years?”

      I don’t really expect to get an answer to that, but if I did, I think it’d be in the ballpark of:
      “Not bloody likely”

      So where will the money come from?

      You and me

      We paid for our own Medicare and now we’ll pay for someone else’s on top of that
      Maybe even 1-1/2 or 2 or 3 someone else’s

      Same as the Obamacare scam

      “We’ll blow up your healthcare plan and jumble everything up to disguise that we’re now forcing you to pay for poor people’s healthcare on top of your own”

      But don’t get me started …

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  37. rustybritches says:

    For the past few days I have been bent out of shape and tonight decided to vent on this subject
    A few days ago there was a statement made by the Lap dog media that Michele had been given another award for being a peoples people, and today I saw the magazine with her photo on the cover of people, and its all about her telling her story, What dam story does this witch have to tell other than more lies about America but to keep things in perspective I realize that there was several other people on other peoples Covers so just decided to put the stupid looking Magazine on the back of the rack and move on, But I am so sick of the way that Melania is treated by the lap dog media and how they constantly trash her now because they have no other way of getting to the President.
    This family has been threw enough and by god if Michele does not have any more class than what so far she and Obama have shown Then good luck when she steps into this race and she will not find that this time she is treated as she once was and this time she will be treated as
    the FORMER LADY OF HER OWN PRISON. scunge and then some..

    Our FIRST LADY IS one classy lady and she is beautiful inside and out and she handles her self with out giving into the pity pot like Michele use too,

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    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      This piece of trash is never ever going to be President. She won’t dare enter the race.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Yes, I agree that Melania is treated horribly unfairly

      But – Melania is and will always be graced with the beauty and natural grace that is so evident in her

      Compared to that “other one”, I can’t help but recall what’s said to be quote of Winston Churchill

      Berated by a society lady who took exception to his sloppy condition and claimed
      “Mr Churchill, you’re drunk!”

      His reply:

      “Yes, my good lady, but in the morning I’ll be sober and you’ll still be ugly”

      (paraphrased, words to that effect)

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  38. burnett044 says:

    a Trumpmas story….

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  39. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    My butt is so numb from sitting all afternoon and evening reading the IG report and researching various things. And I feel sick from eating mostly IG report snacks and no proper meals. 🙂 I made it to like page 384 or something.

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  40. hawkins6 says:

    I don’t have a Twitter account so I don’t know if Pete Hegseth’s account is still shut down by Twitter’s biased censors. His last tweet is Dec 7th.

    I hope in all the talk about revisions to the USMCA, the section about social media has been changed to make them more accountable for their censoring actions like Ted Cruz and some Dems had been requesting.

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