February 12th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1119

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542 Responses to February 12th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1119

  1. Reserved55 says:

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  2. Reserved55 says:

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  3. Reserved55 says:

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    • gabytango says:

      What a GREAT explanation of the Electoral College and its importance to our elections! Schools should show this and everyone should listen. Over and over we are shown the pure genius of our Founding Fathers! Thanks for posting!


      • DougEKnow says:

        PDJT best “legacy” accomplishments to date…..
        1 Bilateral trade agreements
        2 Restoring manufacturing sector in US
        3 Energy Independence
        4 Conservative Judicial Appointments
        5 Exposing DC and media corruption
        6 Blowing up the Democrat party

        And he hasn’t even finished his first term!!!

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  4. paintbrushsage says:

    Jim Jordan will be ranking member by then.

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  5. Troublemaker10 says:

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  6. Reserved55 says:

    Cry some more

    Obama’s Wingman

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  7. Reserved55 says:

    Veto and if they override, ignore it. It’s unconstitutional.


    Utah Sen. Mike Lee
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
    Maine Sen. Susan Collins
    Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander
    Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy
    Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    Indiana Sen. Todd Young

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  8. Reserved55 says:

    ’16 memories

    Looks like Bernie in blackface getting his mic stolen


    • Tl Howard says:

      How much per head for those people at a Michael Bloomberg event? If EVER there were a candidate that didn’t arise organically, wow.


  9. Troublemaker10 says:

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  10. Carrie says:

    Will Van Grack ever go away? I wonder what Ms. Powell will have to say about this..


  11. Reserved55 says:

    “Do you know who anonymous is?”

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    • Nigella says:



    • Nancy Capels says:

      Anonymous here refers to the book with that title—-it was a spill the beans book about undermining the president while working in the WH…..

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    • jrparz says:

      I’m under the impression that President Trump was responding to the Anonymous that was responsible for writing that Op-ed and not Q-Anon. I follow Q myself – believe in Q – and feel he/she/them are Patriots and provides a lot of information (via his links & the Anon Army links – but this particular response had nothing to do with Q. Of course I could be wrong but I don’t think so. In any event – God Bless America and President Donald J. Trump! 2020! 2024! 2028! 2032! (You get the picture)

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The WH resistance loser.


  12. Reserved55 says:

    “I ain’t no ways tarred”

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  13. islandpalmtrees says:

    Here Are the 8 Republican Senators Who Voted With Dems to Pass War Powers Measure
    Cristina Laila by Cristina Laila February 12, 2020

    “We should not be at war with Iran unless Congress votes to authorize such a war,” Tim Kaine said.

    As expected Mitt “Pierre Delecto” Romney, Murkowski, Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander were among the 8 Republicans who voted with Dems.

    To this I say:

    When Congress had the chance to stop Obama’s proxy-war from 2011-2018 with Russia they did Nothing to stop it. Now eight Republican Senators voted with the Dems. to advance a resolution that would limit Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran unless Congress says it’s okay.

    Congress vacates their responsibility with Obama by not limiting his actions and now wants to call the shots for President Trump. To the Congress and especially to the eight I say this. Like a child live up to your current responsibilities before seeking more.



    • Although I am perfectly aware of the political motivations here, I also feel that “two wrongs do not make a right.” Our Founders intended that, if this nation “went to war,” it would [be required to …] declare that war, and that the House would have to re-authorize the war effort every two years. Our Founders did not anticipate “endless war,” nor a “military industrial complex.”

      In the present matter, I wonder why this resolution makes absolutely no mention of Afghanistan, which our nation entered into in 2001. To now call the mission “reconstruction” does not alter the fact that American soldiers are dying: it simply means that they are further being hampered from winning.

      Why doesn’t Congress do what the Founders said it must do, and “declare war?” Why has it never done this since December 8, 1941?

      “Ike Was Right!™”


    • tiredofallthis says:

      And why exactly did McConnell allow a vote on this?


  14. sunnyflower5 says:

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  15. Reserved55 says:

    “Trump is the blackest president we’ll ever have.”

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  16. Reserved55 says:

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  17. 17CatsInTN says:

    Well, I just called my senator’s office, Lamar Alexander (TN – R) and pretty much blasted them out of the water for his vote with Ds on limiting the President’s war powers. I asked this poor kid (who sounded about 18) if he saw what happened in NH yesterday? He got the most incumbent votes of any president in the last 4 decades. I said the people in this country are behind our President 100% and the RINOs in the Senate better get their acts together and start supporting him. I said he is the first President in my lifetime, other than Reagan, to actually do something about our national security and our borders and fight terrorism.

    I was HOT! I did keep my speech clean, though, which was an effort…lol! Anyway, for all the good it did, at least he heard from one more constituent how much we love and support our President. That was the real goal. I have no real expectations that Sen. Alexander will change his stripes. He’s a thoroughgoing RINO.

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  18. jx says:

    Rudy Giuliani’s “Common Sense” – new episode

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  19. Zippy says:

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  20. sunnyflower5 says:

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  21. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Trump’s FBI Targets “White Nationalists” Although Antifa Is Real Problem

    “The FBI has just classified “white nationalists and Neo-Nazis” (n.b. no distinction) as the same as ISIS (!), and America’s JournoFa are congratulating themselves….”



  22. trapper says:

    Interesting. Chinese infiltration of state government

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  23. not2worryluv says:

    I just don’t know why President Trump gets involved with a guy like Roger Stone. Stone has been nothing but a media hound at best and most Trumpers that I know can’t stand the guy.
    No one is above the law and Roger Stone miscalculated his odds.


    • Shari says:

      Not 2worryluv go whine somewhere else !

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    • Go to Huff& Puff…….snowflake…

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    • Bigbadmike says:

      Roger Stone is a ball buster and helped our President become POTUS. While you were probably licking Hillbag’s feet.

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      • not2worryluv says:

        I’ve been on CTH for years and have supported the site. I’m a long-time supporter of POTUS. I just think there are bigger battles to fight in the big scheme of things and Roger Stone is not one of them.


    • MAGADJT says:

      LULZ! Clutch your pearls some more why don’t you? You don’t think the dems have black ops guys like Stone running all over the place? People like Stone are a common entity in politics on both sides. It doesn’t matter how much attention he craves. He is a citizen and was/is being railroaded by the justice system. You need to wake up.

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    • lftpm says:

      not2worry, Stone has a clean criminal record. Absent TDS, he’s normally get 6-12 months, suspended to 1000 hours of community service. James Wolfe leaked classified info to a NYT paramour (who was half his age), which qualified for 5-10, then lied about it to the FBI, worth another 2 yrs. He got 2 months. Senator Warner pulled strings because Wolfe was going to testify that Warner authorized the illegal leaking.

      Stone was caught up in the illegal FISA spy gate, and Mueller’s illegal investigation. If he were to be sent up the river for essentially life, he would be able to appeal based on fruit of the poisonous tree. Moreover, his attorneys were ready to prove his innocence by proving the FBI had no genuine evidence that the DNC server was hacked by Russians–pnly DNC contractor Crowdstrike alleged this, and Crowdstrike altered the server by inserting code–Fancybear junk– that made it look like Russians had hacked.

      But corrupt judge ABJ ruled they could not present this to the jury. She denied Stome his basic right to prove his innocence. She also threatened cruel and unusual punishment (Manafort solitary confinement treatment) if Stone talked about the case in public.


  24. Carrie says:

    It’s absolutely terrible what globalists/deep state Italy are doing to Matteo Salvini!!

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  25. CNN_sucks says:

    Listening to Lou Dobbs. Draining the swamp is now front and center. It should be Centerpiece of PDJT platform.

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  26. Carrie says:

    Wait, what’s this? Another Op-Ed at NYT that omits obvious conflicts of interest? Another typical day at NYT…

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  27. Reserved55 says:

    Don’t Forget: New Hampshire Winner And Dem Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Has A Lot Of Crazy Plans

    A total of nineteen

    “1. $34 Trillion Socialized Health Insurance Overhaul
    Sanders would ban private insurance and implement single-payer government health care. Under his Medicare for All proposal, “federal spending on health care would still increase by 10 percent of G.D.P., or more than triple what the government spends on the military,” according to The New York Times.

    2. Mass Bailout of Student Loan Debt
    The senator would bail out student loan debt for “45 million Americans,” totaling “about 1.6 trillion,” according to his campaign website.”


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    • So far as I can see, I see a Sitting Senator(!), who, by virtue of his very-highly privileged Office, actually possesses right now(!!) “the singular capacity to act.” (Only 99 other people, in all of America, possess the same privilege.)

      Okay … so … what is this “highly-privileged person” right now, actually doing? About either one of these “pressing issues?”

      Uhh … nothing.


      Because he would actually have to come up with a plan. And then, he would be beholden to actually accomplish it.

      Yes, the world has a term for such people. That term is: “Fantasy Football.” 🤡

      “A candidate. That’s all that I ask. Really. A real candidate. Someone … anyone … that I can seriously consider. This is supposed to be ‘what you do for a living.’ So, I ask again … Someone? Anyone?? I’ve voted for your Party in the past, you know …”

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  28. Reserved55 says:



    • Super Elite Covfefe999 Loves Her President! says:

      She’s not going to do very well in real life. 🙂

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    • You guessed it right… “racism,” at least as such people as this define it, is nothing more than “a trope.” It’s a straw man. A windmill that’s supposed to be your jousting target. And… nothing more.

      Throughout the actual country, millions of people have come to terms both with their gender and their skin’s melanin content. And they have learned to look beyond it to very clearly see the actual issues that seek to disguise themselves (and thus, to explain themselves) behind either or both of those terms.

      Fact: If you are determined to “discriminate yourself against your fellow man,” then you really don’t need a reason. And therefore, “the people against whom you are determined to discriminate” really don’t need to delve into your mind. They’ve got much better things to do with their lovely afternoons.

      “Yes, indeed they do …”


    • Robert Smith says:

      Now *that’s* a Racist.


  29. Reserved55 says:

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  30. Shari says:

    Not 2 worryluv go stuff it! Our President can get involved with anyone he wants! You are not is keeper or any smarter than our President ! Stick It! Go to your mommy’s basement.

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  31. Reserved55 says:


    What a hateful subhuman

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Yes , childhood hurts coupled with her genetics: according to what she tells of her childhood, her dad was an alcoholic and an inveterate gambler, who often stole family possessions to pay for his habit. One day, he took just about everything and disappeared.

      Her hate toward men seems rooted in her hatred of her father. Sad, that Americans should have to pay for her psychological hang ups. She should resign.

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  32. Reserved55 says:

    Judge Jackson,

    Not to worry, she’s one of us.

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  33. Tiffthis says:

    Bloomberg has paid thousands of meme pages to post memes about him 🤣🤣 the internet response is: 1- he’s desperate 2- Trump 2020 🤣🤣🤣

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    • Somebody pretty-please tell me why The Democratic Party, Incorporated® is even the slightest bit interested in this man, other than the fact that he is also a Billionaire?

      “I’m sorry to say it to these people, but …” Donald Trump did not win, merely because he is filthy rich!

      And therefore … “someone else whose only real qualifications are also that ‘he is also filthy rich'” … ain’t gonna cut it!

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      • Tiffthis says:

        I think it’s because the DNC is broke and Bloomberg promised them 2 billion.

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      • alligatriot says:

        ” … please tell me why The Democratic Party, Incorporated® is even the slightest bit interested in this man … ”

        TDS makes strange bedfellows.


      • Bill says:

        You said it. He’s a billionaire and he’s Paying their debt. The DNC runs itself just as they would the country. Into the ground overwhelmed with debt. Whichever billionaire willing to pay their way out of debt would get their full support. As that person would own the party. They are so pathetic.

        The only reason they don’t back Bernie is he can’t solve their debt crisis. He 100% speaks and preaches their true beliefs. Their worship of the almighty dollar shows their true colors. They will sacrifice all their true party goals, which Bernie espouses, but since he is not wealthy enough, they turn their back on him. P

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  34. Reserved55 says:

    Michael Avenatti extortion trial comes to a close

    “The attorney, Howard Srebnick, urged jurors to disregard the California attorney’s four-letter words as he threatened Nike lawyers that he’d publicize misdeeds and pummel the value of the company’s stock unless he was paid up to $25 million to conduct an internal probe.

    “This was exactly what the clients wanted. He acted in good faith. Not guilty,” Srebnick told Manhattan federal court jurors of the meeting Avenatti had last March with Nike attorneys.”
    He said Avenatti may have worn a suit, used legal terms and acted like a lawyer, but what he did was an “old fashioned shakedown.”

    “Podolsky said Avenatti did not tell Franklin he was demanding to be allowed to conduct an internal probe of Nike for at least $15 million before he would agree to settle Franklin’s claims.

    On one recorded conversation played for jurors, Avenatti could be heard telling Nike lawyers: “A few million dollars doesn’t move the needle for me. I’ll go take $10 billion dollars off your market cap.”



    • Robert Smith says:

      “…On one recorded conversation played for jurors, Avenatti could be heard telling Nike lawyers: “A few million dollars doesn’t move the needle for me. I’ll go take $10 billion dollars off your market cap…”

      Is Avenatti actually a sympathetic character for possible jurors?

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  35. Reserved55 says:

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  36. Yet another American journalist, Helen Buyniski, writing on a web site partially funded by the Russian (gasp!) Government, posts a very interesting point:

    Almost a THIRD of US workers can’t live on their paychecks, spelling doom for a service economy based on discretionary spending


    Once again, I offer this web-link to you for your careful consideration:

    “This is uncharted territory. The only certainty is that business as usual – debt bubbles swollen beyond absurdity while the supposed adults in the room are literally swimming in too much money to care – can’t last forever.”

    I believe that she does indeed have a valid (and refreshingly non-party) point.

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  37. dawg says:

    Q: Does anyone know why Donald J. Trump doesnt wear glasses?

    A: Because he’s got 2020.

    I found the bumper sticker I was looking for:


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  38. Troublemaker10 says:

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  39. Tl Howard says:

    Can someone help me with this. I caught the last thirty seconds or so tonight of a Lou Dobbs’ interview with the son of Jerry Falwell.. I presume they had been talking about traitorous Mittens because Falwell said that he had it from sources that Romney might be seeking to be the VP nominee for one of the POTUS candidates.

    I shook my head, thinking, how in the world would Mitt Romney help any Dem get votes against Donald Trump. Never Trumpers are already not going to vote for Trump. Further, any Dem nominee is 99.9% likely to pick a minority and/or a woman to complete the ticket and Mitt is neither.

    Arguing that adding Romney would bring some kind of harmony to a divided country is, I’d imagine, what this move would actually be trying to accomplish but I can’t see any Dem even considering it. No Dem is going to be happy a Republican millionaire, even one who hates Trump, is taking up half their ticket.

    STill, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this.

    IF there is any truth to it at all, the ONLY thing that I can think of is that perhaps some Dem planners are thinking that Utah, a red state, can be picked off if Mittens goes “blue.”

    Anyone have thoughts about this. Why is this being floated?


  40. Troublemaker10 says:

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  41. T2020 says:

    The rant of an animated squirrel makes more sense than the entire Democrat party.


  42. WSB says:

    Happy Birthday, President Lincoln!!!!!!

    Presidential thread, right?!



  43. Ivehadit says:

    Who is the WH Anonymous?! It’s driving me crazy…

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