February 23rd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1130

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373 Responses to February 23rd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1130

  1. Reserved55 says:

    Update 9 AM ET

    Tommy guaranteed ALL votes would be counted ON election day

    Joseph Biden, Jr. 2020 election candidate
    Peter Buttigieg 2020 election candidate
    Elizabeth Warren 2020 election candidate
    Amy Klobuchar 2020 election candidate
    60.37%* of precincts reporting (1,266 / 2,097)


    • wildsailor2018 says:

      So, about 50,000 total votes? Seems low…


      • Paprika says:

        Especially when there were around 75,000 or so early votes. But remember, that is 60.37% of the precincts reporting, not 60.37% of the votes. A lot of precincts in heavily populated Clark and Washoe counties have not reported in yet.


    • jaxnix says:

      I can’t figure out why the ‘crats are allowing Bernie at all. June 8, 2018 article from the Hill reporting: “The new rule, adopted by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, requires all Democratic presidential candidates to be a member of the Democratic Party, Yahoo News reported.” If I remember correctly after 2016 Bernie made a big deal about returning to be an Independent and has that “I” in the listing of senators currently.


      • Nessie509 says:

        Someone allowed Bernie to sign and affidavit stating he would “govern as a Democrat.”
        That someone needs to be fired.
        The rule was set up so Sanders wouldn’t run.


  2. goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

    Just wonderin’…what if Mr. Sanders chooses Mrs. Obama as a running mate?


    • maxwell102 says:

      I would think for letting Bernie be the nominee, his running mate would be determined by the DNC or higher in some sort of deal. Who is chosen is beyond me, but would most likely be the President in a short period of time


      • TarsTarkas says:

        Stacy Abrams.


        • Guffman says:

          I don’t think Bernie – or any other candidate – would pick a running mate/potential VP that would upstage them. Bernie and the everybody else who runs for President, rightfully has too much ego for that.


        • Judith says:

          @goddess I think it’s far more likely that mini mike will choose Moochelle Obola. Crazy Bernie is a DNC outsider; He is not the Globalists *anointed* one.

          I believe Moochelle would jump in to push mini mike over the finish line, however, if only to shield the TREASONOUS conspiracy that was B Hussein’s true legacy.

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          • mrsqt says:

            …only to shield the TREASONOUS conspiracy that was B Hussein’s true legacy.

            THIS! IF Mooch ran, it would *only* be for this reason… To protect the legacy they sold their souls for AND *almost* destroyed OUR Nation in the process.

            But even Mooch and his wife Zero have to know the “fundamental transformation” of America is no longer possible after President Trump.

            Thank you, Lord for answered prayers. Amen


            • If the Moo came in, who knows how much dirt PDJT has on them and he does not subscribe the RINO version of Marques of Queensberry Rules. They may have weighed risks and rewards and decided not being a highly visible target is the best approach for this election cycle. Just nudge things from a distance and hope possible criminality issues blow over.


            • WhiteBoard says:

              exactly, trump reminded people that they WERENT ALONE

              ( trump destroyed the impact of obama;s political correctness isolating americans into thinking they are alone by prosecuting american speech)

              TRUMP destroyed obama’s isolation of american;s making them feel they aRE ALONE, by threatening career ending murder with saying anything american.


    • thedoc00 says:

      Your point is very perceptive in ways beyond politics. People automatically think the Democrat Party, its allies and members will abandon Sanders. That is NOT the reality of the situation. Everyone of the democrat candidates is promising the same free stuff as Bernie, he is the only one slightly more honest about calling himself a socialist and the most genuine as he has always been and acted in public as a fascistic-socialist.

      Bernie can be controlled by the puppet masters as is evident by his acceptance of wealth over the past years in office and in being bought off in 2016. The puppet masters will just be more uncomfortable with the truth of their China Inc. model being closer to the sunlight.

      The democrat puppet masters want to be in power and if Bernie gets the nod before the convention, they will be ready with a plan to support him as well as with the purchased voting base to stuff the ballot box.

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    • Redzone says:

      Then we would have the first Comvestite Presidency.


    • Chip Doctor says:

      There is no Mrs Obama, unless her name is Barack. Just say’n.


  3. Reserved55 says:

    If one counts slaves, the dims were once the party of working people

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  4. Co says:


    Trump administration will begin denying green cards to aliens who would be dependent on government welfare for extended periods from Monday after the Supreme Court lifted a state injunction on its “public charge” rule in Illinois, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Saturday.


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    • I’m not keeping count, but I think all these frivolous “resistance” actions against everything this president does filed by unethical activist lawyers is going to unintentionally give Trump the best record of victories at the SCOTUS of any president in modern (or maybe all) time………in contrast to his predecessor, who holds the all-time presidential record for being overturned, reversed and smacked down by our SCOTUS.

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    • FofBW says:

      This is nothing new. It was standard practice back in the 60’s and 70’s.

      Each candidate was interviewed by a Consulate Counselor and had to have proof they had gainful employment waiting or a solid means of support, i.e., family already living here.

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      • Yep, I have my grandparents records from Ellis Island. They had to divulge how much money they had, their occupation and name the address of the relatives with whom they intended to live . . . . . oh, and of course they were screened for parasites & diseases.

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      • rashomon says:

        I, too, have records of distant cousins coming to the U.S. in the late 1800s and early 1900s with notations on their U.S. citizen sponsor and that sponsor’s address, the amount of money they carried and their anticipated job and workplace. Our government took immigration seriously.

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    • Reserved55 says:

      Socialist Sonia and her fellow Travelers believe a District so called judge is the law.

      “And with each successive application, of course, its cries of urgency ring increasingly hollow,” Sotomayor writes.

      But the disingenuous alarm isn’t what bothers her most. “Perhaps most troublingly, the Court’s recent behavior on stay applications has benefited one litigant over all others,” she notes.

      That litigant is the federal government under president Donald Trump. Though she didn’t name the president in her dissent, the justice is clearly unimpressed with the Trump administration’s exceptional neediness, and even less taken with her colleagues’ willingness to be its supreme enforcers.

      During the first 30 months of the Trump administration, the government sought emergency or extraordinary relief from the Supreme Court with “unprecedented frequency,” Vladeck argues. It applied for at least 20 emergency stays, filed petitions for review before judgment in nine cases, and sought writs of mandamus against three judges. That’s a stark contrast to the past 16 years, during which the government sought only eight stays total, four reviews before judgment, and no mandamus writs.

      Vladeck, like Sotomayor, partly blames the court for the uptick in action. “[T]he Justices have largely acquiesced in the [government’s] newfound aggressiveness,” the professor writes. He argues that the justices mostly now seem to go with the government’s contention that it suffers irreparable harm from lower court rulings without attempting to measure actual likely damage. That’s precisely Sotomayor’s complaint in the latest case.

      The professor, unlike the justice, however, also puts the people at fault. He says the public’s indifference to the additional activity is problematic. The emergency requests are granted and denied with great consequences, little notice, and “no public opprobrium.”

      Yet here, where the government didn’t prove any harm would come from waiting for a lower court’s decision, and there’s less than a week to wait, the high court stepped in to answer the administration’s pleas for extraordinary relief.

      The updated rule was challenged in courts around the country. **A New York matter yielded a nationwide injunction** barring its application while that case was pending. But two federal appeals courts declined to block it. The Trump administration thus challenged the New York court’s expansive stay in an emergency request to the high court, and the justices in a 5-4 vote granted it last month.

      Sotomayor believes the emergency stays waste valuable time and resources on matters that are still being fleshed out in lower tribunals, eroding the whole appellate process. “[T]he Court—in this case, the New York cases, and many others—has been all too quick to grant the Government’s reflexive requests. But make no mistake: Such a shift in the Court’s own behavior comes at a cost,” the justice warns.”


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      • IGiveUp says:

        A rebuttal to Soto’s argument (if the majority opinion wasn’t sufficient argument):


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        • Redzone says:

          Pathetic the R’s ever approved her, especially when she was on tape laughing about Judges actually making the law rather than following the Constitution.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Disappointing the article did not further articulate that the purpose for citing Article III and separation of powers is that the courts DO NOT LEGISLATE. They needed to state this point in very plain language.

          In the past, even the more liberal courts would refuse to legislate, refuse to make a ruling and state, “there is a problem here that congress needs to fix as the current law may not be sufficient”. Even the conservative courts would rule per the law and make the same statement of the need for legislative remedies to redress issues they saw.

          Justice Sotomayor and her ilk have to be cited in these types of rebuttals, in very plain language, for appropriating powers that are allocated to them in the constitution and not leave it to the average reader to understand the flowery language of the courts.

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        • madeline says:

          She should recuse herself from any other immigration arguments. SHE IS BIASED!

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      • mimbler says:

        She ignores the fact that in the first three years of PDJT administration courts have issued more nation-wide injunctions than in the entire 20th century. These activist rulings have to be appealed in order to continue governing.

        She knows that, of course, and is just being transparently partisan.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        Too much work for the court? She doesn’t write the opinions anyway: her clerks do. Tending to laws is the Supreme Courts job. If she feels overwhelmed then she should quit so the President (on behalf of the people) can find someone who is willing to work rather that attend social functions. If she is tired of the liberals losing, which is what she indicated, the she just needs to calmly wait and Justice Roberts will come to her, and the other liberal Justices, rescue on the next piece of liberal law. Justice Roberts has no problem betraying the best interests of the American people and the law of the Constitution.


    • scrap1ron says:

      Yeah, the wise latina had a cow over the biased evil conservatism displayed by the SC. Someone should send her a big box of chocolates to help her cope.

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  5. OhNoYouDont says:

    As the Soviet joke went, “We pretend we work, and they pretend they pay us.”

    Bernie Sanders Is Hopelessly Naive

    That was happening when Bernie went to the USSR. Yet with all his excitement about chandeliers, puppeteers, and the KGB-sanctioned rehearsal spaces, he completely missed the zeitgeist. The Vermont communism-lover was as close to liberation as he could ever get, but he chose to bond with his minders. And millennial hipsters think he’s cool.

    He is a special kind of tourist known to Russians. The “tell me something nice about your country” tourist, the “surely the bad things I’ve heard are all CIA propaganda” tourist, which is one grade below the “let’s be nuanced about your situation” tourist.

    That said, the attitude toward those types of people was generally positive. They were still American, still in blue jeans, and they could tell us a thing or two about the music. We believed them to be basically well-intentioned but hopelessly naïve.

    After moving to the United States, I no longer believe Bernie-types to be well-intentioned. Regardless, the man who could be led astray that easily should never be the president of the United States.

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  6. Reserved55 says:

    A morning Smile


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  7. sunnyflower5 says:

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  8. billybob says:

    “You’re describing a lot what sounds like political suicide?” MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace said.
    “It is,” Carville said.
    Best bit is that Bernie may cost them the house for all the Democrat voters that stay home . And the Don keeps the whip on Bernie to the finishing line . Brilliant 😭

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  14. NJF says:

    So I guess I really tuned out last week? Lindsey’s committee is going to start investigating FISA / Russia investigation next week?

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  15. Go Comrade Bernie ! ….. ( back to Russia )

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  16. Reserved55 says:

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  17. We should promote an idea:

    Ignore words and speeches. Judge them by their actions, results/fruits.

    The more we do this, the more we will elect and support people that help, and the less likely we support wolves in sheep’s clothing (all socialists for example).

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  18. Reserved55 says:

    How long does Hillary allow Tom to continue?

    “Currently our data shows that this is a razor thin margin for second place in Nevada, and due to irregularities and a number of unresolved questions we have raised with the Nevada Democratic Party, it’s unclear what the final results will be,” Hari Sevugan, Buttigieg’s deputy campaign manager, said in a statement.

    Buttigieg’s campaign gave party officials a deadline of 6 a.m. to respond to the letter and asked that they take the next 24 to 48 hours to offer “the level of transparency and accuracy” promised for the caucus. A spokeswoman for the Nevada State Democratic Party did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Sunday morning.”

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  19. Reserved55 says:

    Which ism does this fall under?

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  20. Carrie says:

    Assange and his lawyers were secretly recorded in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.


  21. Reserved55 says:

    Sandinistas Unite


  22. Carrie says:

    Corruption in the media- especially at Politico? Say it isn’t so!

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  23. Troublemaker10 says:

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  25. Reserved55 says:

    8 tweets S Carolina poll

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  26. Ausonius says:

    How is having 60% of an electorate vote against you a “landslide” ?

    Only with biased Orwellian “news” agencies would that be possible. Welcome to 21st Century America, Land of the Favor-Seeking Press, and Home of the Biased Balderdashers.

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  27. Troublemaker10 says:

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  28. Hans says:

    Here is the next PDT TALKING POINT …. CHINA NATIONALIZATION OF N95 FACE MASK. you got that right. Time for India and the US to work together to face the Chinese threat,

    Here is the link https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/trump-trade-adviser-navarro-china-put-export-restrictions-on-n95-face-masks-then-nationalized-a-us-factory-that-produces-them-there-video/


  29. maggiemoowho says:

    If it was Russia who supposedly hacked the DNC, Clinton and Podesta emails, why is the hackers ip address from Ukraine? The original email notifying Clinton, Podesta and others of the hack says Ukraine.


    *From:* Google <no-reply@accounts.googlemail.com
    *Date:* March 19, 2016 at 4:34:30 AM EDT
    *To:* john.podesta@gmail.com
    *Subject:* *Sоmeоne has your passwоrd*
    Sоmeоne has your passwоrd

    Hi John
    Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your Google Account

    Saturday, 19 March, 8:34:30 UTC
    IP Address:
    Location: Ukraine

    Google stopped this sign-in attempt. You should change your password


    The Gmail Team
    You received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about
    important changes to your Google product or account.

    Charles Delavan
    HFA Help Desk

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  30. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Paprika says:

      And yet, regardless of what Lindsey says, he has only scheduled one Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this upcoming week and that is for “Hearings to examine rule by district judge, focusing on the challenges of universal injunctions”. Which is a good topic to examine, but it is not about FISA abuse.

      Shucks, I’m still waiting for his examining the improprieties of the Kavanaugh hearings!

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  31. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  32. Reserved55 says:

    Breadline Bernie is a Communist

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  35. cheryl says:

    Bolton Breaks Silence on ‘Grossly Partisan’ Impeachment, Blasts Dems Who Wanted Him To Testify
    Bolton derided the impeachment of the president as “grossly partisan” and said that he did not believe his testimony would have changed anything, The Associated Press reported.


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  37. CM-TX says:

    Poor Putin getting blamed for everything… somehow, it’s always his fault! 😉

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  38. Reserved55 says:


    • Judith says:

      You’re in good company Jon Ralston. The Demonrat party doesn’t know what it’s doing, either. Their sole platform is “Get Trump.” And they still can’t cite ONE valid reason, even for that.

      Get Trump out..
      • He negotiated better trade deals for our energy consumption, our manufacturing industry and our farmers!
      • His trade policies and small business growth initiatives have secured employment for a record-breaking number of Americans, minorities and women.
      • His tax reform put more money in the pockets of American wage earners and businesses!
      • He created opportunity zones to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods.
      • He loves our country and it’s beautiful flag!
      • He takes care of our great Veterans!
      • He supports our LEO’s!
      • He releases non-violent, “reformed” offenders from harsh prison sentences!
      • He pays working parents to bond with their newborn babies instead of killing them!
      • He approved “right to try” life-saving treatments for terminally ill patients!
      • He believes in our God-given rights protected by our Constitution!
      • He wants to give students a choice on where they go to receive their educations!
      • He stands for law and order!
      • He puts the needs of American citizens first!
      • His wall will help to stop human smuggling, drugs and criminals from streaming across our border!
      • He wants ICE to secure the border and deport criminal aliens!
      • He believes in the power of prayer!

      What a “maroon!” /s


  39. Reserved55 says:

    Outnumbered Black woman seems to be a Bernie bro.


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  41. Troublemaker10 says:

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  42. Reserved55 says:

    Good idea,

    Get woke go broke

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Why let the buses even get to the highway? Greyhound Buses have a DOT number associated with them. The US DOT needs to visit every Greyhound depot and garage to dead their buses for safety issues. Then have an audit of the log books for every driver. Then after they clear the depot or garage, pull them over and wait for the warrant.

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  43. Troublemaker10 says:

    Nice message from Ajit Pai ahead of India trip.

    “Only in America”.

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    • albertus magnus says:

      But will you still love them, tooommmmmmmoorrrrrrooow?

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      The dream police
      They live inside of my head
      The dream police
      They come to me in my bed

      The dream police
      They’re coming to arrest me
      Oh no

      Well I can’t tell lies
      ‘Cause they’re listening to me
      And when I fall asleep
      Bet they’re spying on me tonight,


  47. Co says:

    Entitled and other names I will not type:

    After an aide to Sen. Amy Klobuchar forgot to get her a fork with the salad he brought her on a flight, she scolded him and then ate the salad with a comb when the crew did not have any utensils on board.

    When she had finished eating, the Minnesota Democrat, who is running for president in 2020, made the staffer clean the comb she had brought with her in her bag, the New York Times reported Friday.



    • iswhatitis says:

      I keep reading this “story” for, it seems like, several weeks, but every single time it’s just allegations and accusations – no proof.

      Perfectly matching Nanzi Pelozi’s “Smear-Wrap” technique.

      I’m beginning to think it might just be B.S.

      People on “our side” just as much as “those” on the other side seem to like to be led down the path of spreading narrative bullpuckey (even that URL looks chock-full of “tracking” [everything after the “?”] so “they” [the click-baiter string-pullers] can see how far and wide it got spread).

      I guess some must think this is what it takes to win – and maybe so. I just hope those reading and spreading it around, while doing so, recognize it for what it is.


  48. Troublemaker10 says:

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