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« Reply #250 on: April 13, 2017, 07:26:28 AM »

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/328588-trumps-army-pick-faces-tough-confirmation-fight
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« Reply #251 on: April 17, 2017, 04:35:23 AM »

http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/04/george-soros-backed-jared-kushner-venture-cadre-with-250-million/

Bannon vs. Kushner:  http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=71047
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« Reply #252 on: April 17, 2017, 06:05:41 AM »


   
"Soros invested $250 million in Jared Kushner?!?"

Seems like all the NY liberals gaining a foothold in the WH vis v vis this Jared liberal.

His old man is a the stereotype big time donating  liberal.

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« Reply #253 on: April 17, 2017, 06:11:05 AM »

Isn't that the one Christie put in jail?
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« Reply #254 on: April 17, 2017, 08:29:16 AM »

It would seem they are not getting a good return on their investment, with a conservative picked for VP, an originalist picked for the court, the dismantling of the federal CO2 police, the return of a backbone to foreign policy using military strength to empower diplomacy, and tax rate cuts coming.

Trump could just as easily have turned this far to the left, and he hasn't.  MHO.
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« Reply #255 on: April 19, 2017, 06:22:23 AM »

"getting a little nervous":

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/18/delingpole-donald-trump-is-turning-into-david-cameron-this-is-bad/
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« Reply #256 on: April 20, 2017, 03:56:32 PM »

Giving credit for where due, President Trump made some great appointments including Justice Gorsuch, has shown strength in foreign policy, and made regulatory moves like approving the pipeline, but the largerl economic policy begs the question Walter Mondale asked of Gary Hartpence, where's the beef?

Scott Grannis:  "If we don't get substantial progress on healthcare and taxes before year end, the economy could weaken as uncertainty mounts and people delay income and investment decisions."

"No sign here of a Trump bump [on private sector job growth], and it's premature to expect one: we need to see meaningful tax and regulatory reform [first]."

http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2017/04/market-based-chart-updates.html?m=1

Insanity is to expect better results without enacting better policies.

Economically, it is Year 9 of the Obama administration.  There isn't a tax increase that Obama and the Democrats added that has been repealed.  We have the highest corporate tax rates in the world, a medical device tax, Obamacare surcharge, and higher capital gains rates - all still in place.  America has the worst estate tax rate in a dozen years, confiscatory 48% (plus up to 10% in state rate).  Last time estate taxes were jacked up that dramatically we had a Great Depression going on.  We have the highest social welfare benefit participation in our history.  Why would anyone want to earn or build wealth?  We have the lowest worker participation rate for males and the worst hiring rules in our history and lowest entrepreneurial startup rate. Who would want to risk capital or hire someone today?  Who even knows how to do that legally anymore?

Trump took a weak first swing at healthcare reform by letting the House who couldn't get a majority to back it write it.  They have taken no visible shot at tax reform at this time. It's hard to get something, anything through congress, but with both chambers in his party, but it's not harder than what most other recent President faced.  

Treasury's Mnuchin said today: "We're 'pretty close' to bringing forward 'major tax reform' ".

Now would be a good time to get major tax reform done and done right - unless you want another year of the economic results of the Obama administration.

Mnuchin said he hoped passing a tax overhaul will not "take till the end of the year."

How could it get done any sooner?  They haven't proposed anything yet.
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« Reply #257 on: April 21, 2017, 08:28:04 PM »

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/329817-pentagon-experiences-communications-breakdown
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« Reply #258 on: April 22, 2017, 08:51:16 PM »

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/us/politics/donald-trump-white-house.html?emc=edit_ta_20170422&nl=top-stories&nlid=49641193&ref=cta&_r=0
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« Reply #259 on: April 25, 2017, 09:52:46 AM »

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/330341-infighting-cools-down-in-trumpland
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« Reply #260 on: April 25, 2017, 10:35:43 AM »


Feeling a little snarky, I was wondering who were the greatest staffers of all time were, maybe Erskine Bowles or Rahm Emmanuel wink, and which transformational President didn't have staff infighting...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_White_House_Chiefs_of_Staff

If the Kushner-Bannon feud overshadowed coverage of the Gorsuch confirmation, that is a sign of a failed media more than a failing Presidency IMHO.  
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« Reply #261 on: April 26, 2017, 10:41:35 AM »

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/231133/gorka-forward-vitezi-rend-trump?utm_source=tabletmagazinelist&utm_campaign=295f15046a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c308bf8edb-295f15046a-207194629
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« Reply #262 on: April 27, 2017, 08:38:06 AM »

No one voted for Trump because of the “Access Hollywood” tape. They voted for him because of his issues; most prominently, his promise to build “a big beautiful wall.” And who’s going to pay for it? MEXICO!
You can’t say that at every campaign rally for 18 months and then not build a wall.
Do not imagine that a Trump double-cross on the wall will not destroy the Republican Party. Oh, we’ll get them back. No, you won’t. Trump wasn’t a distraction: He was the last chance to save the GOP.
Millions of Americans who hadn’t voted in 30 years came out in 2016 to vote for Trump. If he betrays them, they’ll say, “You see? I told you. They’re all crooks.”
No excuses will work. No fiery denunciations of the courts, the Democrats or La Raza will win them back, even if Trump comes up with demeaning Twitter names for them.
It would be an epic betrayal — worse than Bush betraying voters on “no new taxes.” Worse than LBJ escalating the Vietnam War. There would be nothing like it in the history of politics.
He’s the commander in chief! He said he’d build a wall. If he can’t do that, Trump is finished, the Republican Party is finished, and the country is finished.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/26/ann-coulter-not-building-wall-government-shutdown/
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« Reply #263 on: April 27, 2017, 08:40:51 AM »

Yes.

No one voted for Trump because of the “Access Hollywood” tape. They voted for him because of his issues; most prominently, his promise to build “a big beautiful wall.” And who’s going to pay for it? MEXICO!
You can’t say that at every campaign rally for 18 months and then not build a wall.
Do not imagine that a Trump double-cross on the wall will not destroy the Republican Party. Oh, we’ll get them back. No, you won’t. Trump wasn’t a distraction: He was the last chance to save the GOP.
Millions of Americans who hadn’t voted in 30 years came out in 2016 to vote for Trump. If he betrays them, they’ll say, “You see? I told you. They’re all crooks.”
No excuses will work. No fiery denunciations of the courts, the Democrats or La Raza will win them back, even if Trump comes up with demeaning Twitter names for them.
It would be an epic betrayal — worse than Bush betraying voters on “no new taxes.” Worse than LBJ escalating the Vietnam War. There would be nothing like it in the history of politics.
He’s the commander in chief! He said he’d build a wall. If he can’t do that, Trump is finished, the Republican Party is finished, and the country is finished.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/26/ann-coulter-not-building-wall-government-shutdown/
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« Reply #264 on: April 27, 2017, 09:34:10 AM »

Coulter was out front on this.  The kickoff to his campaign and its main theme all the way through was based on her book Adios America and the painstaking research she put into it.

He negotiate down in a lot of different ways and control illegal immigration in other ways but he has to build some kind of physical barrier at the border.
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« Reply #265 on: April 27, 2017, 09:36:06 AM »

"If he can’t do that, Trump is finished, the Republican Party is finished, and the country is finished."

The Republicans in Congress and the Senate are probably to blame . With majorities in both houses why can't they fund the wall?

I looked up the estimated cost and all the LEFT wing media outlets from Wash composte to the New York Slimes are all in unison coming out and trying to brain wash every one into thinking the wall would cost double - triple and even  more then the original estimate.

No hidden agenda there of course -  rolleyes

Paul Ryan if he can't get this done has to go.   I am finished with him.  He is really a big Rino - really a big government Republican.
Watch them cave on taxes too.  Rush was laughing at even the thought that we will ever get any real significant tax cut through without them finding ways to make us, the portion of the the country that pays the bills, pay up.

Unbelievable.
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« Reply #266 on: April 28, 2017, 12:20:12 AM »

The Wall belongs in Homeland Security and/or the Budget thread.  Ryan and his failures belong in the Congress thread.

This thread is more for Administration personel matters.

Thank you.
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« Reply #267 on: April 28, 2017, 08:51:06 AM »

@ making his life as miserable as they can:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-says-he-thought-being-president-would-be-easier-than-his-old-life_us_5902b2c6e4b0bb2d086c6c09?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
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« Reply #268 on: April 29, 2017, 06:34:31 AM »

Of course the source is Breitbart but this sounds positive:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/28/hill-steve-bannon-reasserts-influence-100-days-push/

Jared and Ivanka are ok as trusted organizers of conduits to Donald but I certainly don't want them influencing/shaping policy.
They have no role for that IMHO.
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« Reply #269 on: May 04, 2017, 06:27:38 AM »

For all the Bush and company suck eggs patronizing for Latino votes with their open borders they never got to this level of Latino support:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/03/poll-finds-hispanic-support-for-president-trump-up-to-45-since-election/
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« Reply #270 on: May 08, 2017, 03:33:10 PM »

Ivanka Trump to review climate change as US mulls Paris pullout
The president’s daughter and adviser will look at the issue as he weighs taking the US out of a global emissions-cutting deal

http://www.timesofisrael.com/ivanka-trump-to-review-climate-change-as-us-mulls-paris-pullout/
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His liberal daughter is the best person in the country to advise on this most important decision?

He should have elevated an expert to take on the experts, someone like Richard Lindzen, Fred Singer, Roy Spencer, John Christy.
http://www.populartechnology.net/2008/11/carbon-dioxide-co2-is-not-pollution.html?m=1
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« Reply #271 on: May 10, 2017, 06:40:50 AM »

I thought Trump should have fired him on January 21st.

This makes sense about why now:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/09/james-comey-simple-explanation/

Comey would let the Dems drag out the "Russian connection " thing for four years it appeared.

And of course the Democrat Party PR division, CNN, is IMMEDIATELY picking up the baton on the Russia thing: (with of course the Dems useful idiot Senator Graham)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/grand-jury-fbi-russia/index.html

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« Reply #272 on: May 10, 2017, 07:22:49 AM »

Compare this :

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/alan-dershowitz-james-comey-fbi-firing/2017/05/09/id/789173/

with this:

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Morning-Joe-Joe-Scarborough-FBI-James-Comey/2017/05/09/id/789166/   AND

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-gop-chairman-of-senate-intelligence-1494375798-htmlstory.html

I call Republicans like this as being fake self righteous.
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« Reply #273 on: May 10, 2017, 09:49:48 AM »

Maybe Trump read our posts...



I thought Trump should have fired him on January 21st.

This makes sense about why now:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/09/james-comey-simple-explanation/

Comey would let the Dems drag out the "Russian connection " thing for four years it appeared.

And of course the Democrat Party PR division, CNN, is IMMEDIATELY picking up the baton on the Russia thing: (with of course the Dems useful idiot Senator Graham)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/politics/grand-jury-fbi-russia/index.html


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« Reply #274 on: May 10, 2017, 11:46:53 AM »

When Loretta Lynch recused herself from the Hillary Clinton matter, that did not make James Comey in charge of prosecutorial decisions.  He pulled an Alexander Haig there, took charge, and blew it.

People asking why now should ask why their guy didn't do it when they thought he was failing at his job.  Or it is all just talk...

He didn't ask her any question about intent then said he didn't find intent, when the law clearly states that intent is not required.

She was guilty and then uncharged, treated differently from others because he did not want to upset the ongoing election.

Now she is still uncharged because he cannot or will not read the law, or enforce it.  He was fired once they had an assistant AG in place to do that.

Rightfully fired.  Good riddance.
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« Reply #275 on: May 10, 2017, 03:50:35 PM »

Doug:

"Rightfully fired.  Good riddance."

Agreed.

But now we have too many on OUR side who are ready to abandon the President because:

they planned to all along,
or they are simply political cowards.
some illusion about the "country first" phony lecturing.  If they really believed that they would realize our biggest threat is the LEFT and they would be sticking together.  Not they have to agree with everything Trump does or says but Comey certainly is not worth running and fleeing under the covers for.

One thing about the crats they mostly stick together.

And they have guts - I will give them that.

Our side is lacking the same.
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« Reply #276 on: May 12, 2017, 08:36:38 AM »

http://stiltonsplace.blogspot.com/2017/05/federal-bureau-of-incompetence.html


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« Reply #277 on: May 12, 2017, 03:36:11 PM »

My question to Jonah why does he think people are not "running to the phones" after every meeting because they are bribed to do so.

I couldn't think of anything that would get people to run to a phone to be the first to give a good scoop then a 5 or 10 K bundle of cash.  Can you?

How does he know there are not ways they are being bugged?

How do we know the media is not simply making some of it up. Or that their "sources"  (those on their payrolls)  are not making it up?   They can say they heard anything they want and who or how can we refute them?

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447567/trump-white-house-leaks-show-president-dramatic-personality

Wasn't it Clapper or another spy who said once the best way to get information from enemies is not to torture them , but simply to pay them?
I've seen first hand how *nearly anyone* can be bribed.

all people in the spy business know this to be true.  so wouldn't the NYslimes or Clinton news network simply offer insiders money under the table?
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« Reply #278 on: May 12, 2017, 06:49:52 PM »

Leaking classified information is a crime.

But when the 'leak' is false information, it is not a crime.  
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« Reply #279 on: May 14, 2017, 12:49:34 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIARMMtUdZQ
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