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« Reply #1500 on: January 12, 2018, 03:44:42 PM »

Doug points out that may of these countries are poor and miserable to live in for the majority that are not the few families who run the show there or connected through mafia style government gangs or in the case of Somalia total criminal mobs.

We all know this but our big mouth billionaire in the WH is damn clumsy and I am tired of trying to rationalize and explain away what he says as trivial .  
I hope there is a viable Republican alternative to him in '20.  I'll take Mike Pence, Ted Cruz or even Nikki Haley though I know nothing about the latter's overall stances on policy.

Trump (and family ) is not the guy period.

Though we may be stuck with him only because I can't stomach an even worse outcome ->  A Democrat - not one Democrat could I possibly vote.  nada a one

and sorry Rush, this is NOT "faux outrage"  (whatever that is supposed to mean).  I am on your side and Trump's side and even when I saw this I was legitimately outraged:

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/01/12/limbaugh-reaction-trump-shithole-remarks-faux-rage-made-cameras-microphones/

Explaining this away would be like the LEFT explaining away Oprah's comment that all white people who grew up in the Crow South all need to die. (My first thought well if that's true then all Black people who grew up in the same environment wh have to see everything as racist also all need to die off ).

All these kinds of shoot off the mouth statements need not be tolerated from people who are elected or otherwise looked to as role models or spokespeople and Opray has certainly jumped into the ring .
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« Reply #1501 on: January 12, 2018, 07:38:31 PM »


Exactly.

I call on all shithole nations to start an immediate boycott of the US. Not one more refugee/illegal alien sent here until Trump apologizes!
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« Reply #1502 on: January 14, 2018, 11:26:23 AM »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-genius-of-trump-what-the-president-means-when-he-touts-his-smarts/2018/01/13/d70b419c-f55b-11e7-a9e3-ab18ce41436a_story.html?undefined=&utm_term=.fa3f4a370907&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
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« Reply #1503 on: January 14, 2018, 11:38:27 AM »

THIS is what Durbin and the Dems  and the Pravdas are looking to disrupt:

From Jan 10

By Daniel Henninger
Jan 10, 2018 6:46 p.m. ET

By putting it out there that the U.S. president is an “idiot,” a “dope,” “dumb as sh—” and basically insane, Michael Wolff may have ensured the success and continuation of Donald J. Trump’s improbable presidency. That’s right, Michael Wolff, who admitted on “Meet the Press” that “this is 25th Amendment kind of stuff,” did President Trump a favor.


It’s impossible to know which half of Mr. Wolff’s book is more-or-less true and which half is second-level hearsay (similar to many of the Russian collusion stories). So it follows that among those uncertain about what’s fake is Donald Trump. After all, someone did allow Mr. Wolff, a well-known stab-in-the-back specialist, to hang around the White House for six months. A lot of White House courtiers, including the exiled Steve Bannon, seem to have spent most of their working hours the first six months speed-dialing dirt to White House reporters. We all watched the muck leak into the Oval Office.

So if you are Donald Trump, and like any normal person don’t want the world to think you’re cuckoo, what do you do? You prove they are wrong. Which is what Mr. Trump did twice this week with conscious intent in public forums. Both events not only showed the president acting, in his word, “stable,” both also offered a successful model for a post-Bannon, post-Wolff presidency.

People who have a job that requires them to make a living by doing something other than watch Donald Trump in real time most likely didn’t see either of these events. The first was Mr. Trump’s speech Monday to the American Farm Bureau in Nashville, Tenn. The other, which is worth a look if you didn’t see it, was a nearly hour-long session on immigration legislation Mr. Trump held at the White House with about 24 members of Congress, TV cameras rolling and the press taking notes.
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What struck me most about the farm speech was how relaxed Mr. Trump was. Most Trump speeches to large audiences are generally delivered in a simmering anger, the president gripping both sides of the podium and launching words like grenades at a still-doubting world. Not this one. He was at ease throughout.


That would have been about as noteworthy as a passing cloud if not for the next day’s immigration meeting on the Dreamers and DACA legislation. Mr. Trump presided over this meeting like some previously undiscovered Buddha. He talked but didn’t dominate. He methodically elicited views from Republicans (among them Lindsey Graham, Kevin McCarthy, David Perdue and Carlos Curbelo ) and Democrats (Dick Durbin, Steny Hoyer, Dianne Feinstein ).

Once you realized it wasn’t a brief photo-op before the doors closed, the meeting was sort of weird, with reporters and their notebooks looming over the legislators’ backs, but it was also weirdly impressive. They looked like politicians doing real work, and afterward the White House announced the framework of a deal on the Dreamers.

Contrast this with how Barack Obama invited congressional Republicans and Democrats to a public, televised forum on health-care reform at Blair House in early 2010, listened to a series of GOP policy proposals from serious people such as Lamar Alexander and Tom Coburn, and then smirked it all away as nothing new. It was a setup that poisoned the well.

Or how in 2011 Mr. Obama blew up the deficit-reduction deal Joe Biden had worked out in meetings and dinners with a bipartisan supercommittee. Mr. Obama then descended on the group to lecture it on his demand that they raise taxes on “the wealthy” and corporations. “I will not support any plan that puts all of the burden for closing our deficit on ordinary Americans,” Mr. Obama magisterially intoned. The bipartisan deal collapsed.

The Trump-Republican-Democratic DACA deal, if it succeeds, will be a major bipartisan accomplishment.

But back to the Trump-is-Dr. Strangelove thesis. Mr. Trump himself contributed to the mania with a tweet, days before the Wolff book’s release, about his nuclear button being bigger than Kim Jong Un’s . That tweet put the president’s mental capacity in play, even among supporters, which is not where he should want it to be.

Instead, the Trump immigration negotiation session with Congress is the sort of public presidential face the world should see more of. In fact, that meeting’s productive content is a template for broadening the president’s Twitter account, an underutilized asset.


The morning after the immigration summit, a grudging consensus formed that Mr. Trump had confounded critics of his basic competence. A parallel consensus snorted that this positive moment won’t last.

And maybe it won’t. If this week’s impressive Trump performance gets buried beneath petty feuds, Mr. Wolff’s dumpster diving inside the Bannon-era White House will be seen as prescient and accurate enough.

But if the president running that meeting is the one seen by voters going forward, Mr. Trump should invite Mr. Wolff to the second inauguration.
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http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/368954-gop-sen-trump-did-not-make-shithole-comment?rnd=1515941970

http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/368963-cotton-attacks-durbin-for-claims-of-trumps-shithole-countries?rnd=1515947330
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« Reply #1504 on: January 15, 2018, 12:19:33 PM »

http://observer.com/2018/01/donald-trump-supporters-voice-support-for-shithole-countries-comment/
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« Reply #1505 on: January 16, 2018, 05:09:26 PM »



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5lcART6TTE
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« Reply #1506 on: January 16, 2018, 05:56:06 PM »

This is in an article reporting his declining support.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/the-voters-abandoning-donald-trump/550247/?platform=hootsuite

In other news, Trump would win MN today.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/minnesota-kinda-likes-donald-trump.php
Closing the poll gap since losing MN by only 1.5%.

Even though he is getting shithole media coverage.
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« Reply #1507 on: January 16, 2018, 07:01:07 PM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455449/donald-trump-democrats-not-friends?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-01-16&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives
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« Reply #1508 on: January 16, 2018, 08:26:28 PM »

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-risk-heart-attack-dangerous-220447054.html

As a doctor I can tell you this is true but so what!

2 out of 3 Americans have BMI over 25! 
I don't recall Newsweek which I used to subscribe to in the 80s having a big propaganda hit about the ONE smoking cigarettes !

Why does Newsweek keep getting on yahoo news every day with its anti Trump tirades?

Queen Hillary looks pretty darn pudgy to me.  What is her BMI ? I guarantee it is over 25.

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« Reply #1509 on: January 16, 2018, 10:16:21 PM »



http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455453/president-trump-undoes-obama-legacy-commonsense-nobama?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NR%20Daily%20Monday%20through%20Friday%202018-01-16&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives
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« Reply #1510 on: January 18, 2018, 06:21:10 PM »

"Dr. Jackson, did you take a waist measurement for the President? His weight — I think you said 239, right? That seems — I think that’s just shy of obesity, right? So you’re confident of that number, and did you do any measurements?"

  - This from a press who thinks Oprah should be President.

Can you imagine asking this of a woman?  Of Oprah?

Did you take her measurements?  Is she obese?  What exercises did you recommend?
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« Reply #1511 on: January 18, 2018, 08:15:15 PM »

 Talking to Trump: A How-To Guide
Insights from more than 50 people the president met with in his first year in office
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press
By Peter Nicholas and
Rebecca Ballhaus
Updated Jan. 18, 2018 7:57 p.m. ET
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President Donald Trump has received huge public exposure in his first year through blanket TV coverage, speeches and tweets. But what is he like in person?

While some of the president’s most provocative private comments have made headlines—his demands for loyalty from top officials and his vulgar reference to African nations, for instance—The Wall Street Journal gathered others shared by more than 50 people who met with the president to discuss a range of issues in the Oval Office, on Air Force One and at Mar-a-Lago in the past year. Here are their insights:

Be prepared for a change of topic...

In an early session on his infrastructure plan, Mr. Trump detoured into a riff about part of the road network that has long bugged him: guardrails. “It’s put together with these screws, right?” he told cabinet members and business executives, who nodded solemnly. “I always think if I ever went into that sucker I’d be afraid that it opens and you get speared.” He continued: “I want to hire whoever their salesman is. He’s the greatest salesman in the world. That is the worst crap.”

...especially if it involves old enemies and old friends...

In an April meeting focused on bolstering business, Mr. Trump repeatedly interrupted his speech to jab at the news media or to call out executives in the audience, many of whom are his longtime buddies. “Trump reads his audience and responds to that,” said Kathy Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, an association of executives that organized the White House event.

    Trump Has Broken All the Rules

    In the year since he took office, President Donald Trump has shown that he isn’t bound by what had been seen as the previous conventions of the role, Gerald F. Seib writes.

    Click to Read Story

    Trump Pledged 28 Actions: Has He Delivered?

    The president entered office a year ago with sweeping promises, ranging from protecting workers to cleaning up corruption and ending illegal immigration and Obamacare. Here’s a scorecard.

    Click to Read Story

    For Businesses, a Net Success

    Trump's initiatives on taxes and regulation have been broadly welcomed by business, even though his relationship with CEOs has sometimes stumbled.

    Click to Read Story

    37 Ways Business Rules Have Changed

    Trump has pushed for deregulation across industries. Here is a sampling of the major changes.

    Click to Read Story

    A Look Back at Approval Ratings

    President Trump is the first in polling history to spend his entire first year with more disapproving than approving of his performance

    Click to Read Story

    Stock Market Roared, Boosted by Earnings and Tax Cut

    Stocks benefited from a mix of pro-business policies, steady corporate earnings and a rebound in global growth.

    Click to Read Story

    Key Moments from Trump’s First Year

    The president has reversed his predecessor’s policies—and sometimes stoked a backlash with his unconventional approach to leading the nation.

    Click to View Timeline

    How Trump Upended Foreign Policy

    As president, Trump has reshuffled the deck of U.S. relationships

    Click to Read Story

    President Trump's First Year in Office

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Trump's First Year

...and expect him to be blunt...

Meeting last spring with representatives of veterans’ groups and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Mr. Trump criticized the slow pace of terminating federal employees, particularly at the VA. “You just need to start firing people,” he told Mr. Shulkin. “Let them sue us. I don’t care if they sue us.”

...to the point of abruptness.

Mr. Trump abruptly stood up before a March meeting had finished with five chairmen of congressional committees and Vice President Mike Pence. “I have to go do some work in the Oval Office,” he told them, according to one of the chairmen. “But if you need me, I’ll be in there.”

He can be persuaded to change his mind...

Mr. Trump was annoyed with Congress last summer for passing legislation imposing new Russian sanctions. He told aides he was inclined to veto the bill because he wanted better relations with Russia. Aides told him Congress would override the veto, making him look weak. Mr. Trump yielded, signing the bill in August. A White House official said the president never gave serious consideration to not signing the bill, but was frustrated at Congress for inserting itself into a foreign-policy matter.

...especially if it is tactfully done…

Around the same time, Mr. Trump had an idea about how to counter the nuclear threat posed by North Korea, which he got after speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin : If the U.S. stopped joint military exercises with the South Koreans, it could help moderate Kim Jong Un’s behavior. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis used an approach that aides say can work: “He says, ‘Your instincts are absolutely correct,’ and then gets him [the president] to do the exact opposite of what his instincts say,” said one person close to the White House. Mr. Trump dropped the idea, although he has ordered aides to give the exercises a low profile, eliminating press releases and briefings about them.

...and he can take frankness.

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings from Baltimore took Mr. Trump to task for his depiction of African-American neighborhoods as destitute and crime-ridden. “Most black people are doing pretty good. We have people struggling to make ends meet, but that’s insulting,” Mr. Cummings told him. “Probably nobody has ever told you that.” “You’re right,” Mr. Trump responded, “nobody has ever told me that.” Mr. Cummings later, however, wound up disillusioned, saying, “I don’t think it made any difference.”

Sometimes delaying works best...

To convince Mr. Trump to change course, White House aides sometimes stall, hoping he’ll forget what he wanted done and move on to something else. Trying to dissuade him from taking tough trade actions against other countries, aides caution that such moves could reverse the stock-market gains he touts. Or they might tell him that an action he wants to take on steel or aluminum must wait a month or so until the Commerce Department weighs in.

... but he can also get exasperated...

People who overheard a phone conversation between the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recall Mr. Trump saying, “Rex, Rex, Rex, how many times do I have to tell you…”

...and arguments are rarely final.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump talked about how the U.S. should have seized Iraqi oil as recompense for the 2003 invasion. In office, Mr. Trump returned to the idea and advisers told him it wasn’t feasible. They thought the matter was put to rest. Mr. Trump has since asked about it again. One White House official characterized his question as: “Why do we go into these wars if we don’t get anything for it?” Said another U.S. official: “No case is ever settled.”

He is happy to play tour guide...

In the middle of meetings with executives and lawmakers, the president sometimes invites them to walk over and take pictures in the Oval Office if they haven’t visited before. “I mean, who does that?” said Scott Heitkamp, the CEO of ValueBank, who attended one such meeting in March.

...even if the seating arrangement is tricky.

Unlike past presidents, who often sat on couches with Oval Office visitors, Mr. Trump sits behind his desk, raising the question for guests: Can they put their papers on the Resolute Desk? “At one point, I set my papers on the table, and then I thought, maybe that’s not the best form,” said former Rep. Jason Chaffetz. “So I picked them back up again and set them back on my lap.”

He can be courteous with Republicans...

When Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.) visited the Oval Office after his return in September from a near-fatal shooting, Mr. Trump made sure he sat in the chair normally reserved for visiting heads of state. “That’s an honor,” Mr. Scalise said.

...and Democrats...

Mr. Trump spent months courting Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va), at one point introducing the senator to an assistant and instructing her: “When Joe calls, you make sure to give me the message.”

...and isn’t beyond using chocolate to win someone over.

Mr. Trump invited Rep. James Comer (R., Ky.) to fly with him after a rally in Louisville as he sought support for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. On board, the president asked him whether he had any children. Three, Mr. Comer said. Mr. Trump handed him three Air Force One-branded boxes of M&Ms: “Give them to your kids and tell them they’re from me.”

But he has a short fuse...

Backstage at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, when Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) told Mr. Trump several religious organizations in his state opposed the White House’s travel ban, the president snapped: “Nobody told me you were going to be a nasty man.”

...and sorry can be the hardest word.

Weeks after Mr. Trump’s election victory, the incoming president and his advisers were considering how to handle China being upset by a phone call he held with Taiwan’s leader. The question of an apology was broached. “Never, ever apologize,” Mr. Trump said.

And finally...

Mick Mulvaney, the president’s budget director and frequent golf companion at the Trump course in northern Virginia, said Mr. Trump will point out arcane features during the rounds, noting “which trees have died and which trees to cut down and what greens are struggling with what fungus.”

—Gordon Lubold and Michael C. Bender contributed to this article.
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« Reply #1512 on: January 20, 2018, 03:52:04 PM »

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/286506/#respond


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« Reply #1513 on: January 25, 2018, 12:09:32 PM »

http://thehill.com/policy/international/370435-ugandan-president-i-love-trump-because-he-tells-africans-frankly

Ugandan president praises Trump for his frankness: 'Africans need to solve their problems'

Imagine the advancement of humankind if African nations suddenly got their act together.  For a how-to guide, just read the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom:
Rule of Law
Property Rights:
Freedom from Corruption
Limited Government
Fiscal Freedom
Government Size/Spending
Regulatory Efficiency
Business Freedom
Labor Freedom
Open Markets
Trade Freedom
Investment Freedom
Financial Freedom

It's 2018 and we know how to eradicate poverty.  We just don't seem to know how to set a better example.
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« Reply #1514 on: January 25, 2018, 02:16:22 PM »

I see that Melania didn't go to Davos with President Trump.  Coincidentally this comes on the heels of the revelations of him buying the silence of a porn star he fuct sans condom shortly after the birth of his son Baron.  Various sordid details being leaked about it, and assertions they have separate bedrooms in the White House.

Can't be easy being Mrs. Trump.
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« Reply #1515 on: January 25, 2018, 04:21:14 PM »

He treated his first wife the exact same way

BTW how do you know he didn't use a condom?

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« Reply #1516 on: January 25, 2018, 05:30:04 PM »

It is what the porn star says.

Imagine how Melania feels, reading that realizing that it was while she was post-partum with their son.  She knew he was a dog when she married him, but still , , , hard to imagine she would want his dick in her now , , ,
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« Reply #1517 on: January 28, 2018, 08:35:57 PM »

Trump Hits Alps, but Melania Is Frosty in Florida
Maureen Dowd JAN. 27, 2018
  
President and Melania Trump in Brussels in May. Credit Jonathan Ernst/Reuters  
  
WASHINGTON — Melania has learned a few things from the master.

The first lady will never be as brilliant at trolling as her husband. He is an idiot-savant who plays in the roiling ocean of Twitter as naturally as a blubbery-necked sea lion.

Only Donald Trump, a Rat Pack relic who spurred the reckoning with his transgressions toward women, could send out a tweet taking credit for the women’s march.

But the Slovenian Sphinx has her moments.

It started when she seemed to sartorially upbraid Trump for his Billy Bush vulgarities by wearing a pussy-bow blouse to the St. Louis debate. Then, in a master stroke, she chose a first-lady project that could only be interpreted as a wicked rip on her husband: fighting vicious cyberbullies. Last spring, Melania’s personal Twitter account favorited a GIF of her own downcast face at the Inaugural Address with an accompanying crack: “Seems the only #Wall @realDonaldTrump’s built is the one between him and @FLOTUS.”

And who can forget the crisp hand swat in Israel or her wish to spend Christmas on “a deserted island”?
session - Clinton bashing. What else is new?

Last weekend, on the anniversary of the inauguration, Melania Instagrammed a throwback picture of herself in her powder-blue Jackie suit, not with her husband but with a hunky Marine escort. She wore a delighted ear-to-ear smile, the kind she never seems to flash around the Donald. (It would have been even funnier, of course, if she had posted a photo of herself in front of some empty stands and a sparse crowd, but we’re talking more grounds for divorce there.)

After the Stormy Daniels story broke — about Trump cavorting and watching Shark Week with the porn star and telling her not to worry about Melania, at home with a new baby, and then having his lawyer allegedly pay Stormy $130,000 during the campaign to hush her up — a wintry Melania canceled her plan to accompany her husband to Davos.

Instead, while the kid from Queens was abroad trying to impress the soul-sucking global elites he got elected railing against, pathetically bragging that he had “a crowd like they’ve never had before in Davos,” Melania made a solo visit to the Holocaust Museum here for Holocaust Remembrance Day. This looked like a subtle reproach to Trump for his unspeakable defense of the “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Va., and an allusion to the president’s statement last year on remembrance day, which somehow neglected to remember Jews or anti-Semitism. What a Stephen Miller special that was.


  

Afterward, the always elusive first lady became even more elusive, slipping out of Washington, much to the surprise of the press. Suddenly, as Stormy Daniels began her media tour on “Inside Edition” and booked an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel,” Melania was making a stealthy landing in Florida on an Air Force plane.

Trump could humiliate his wife by being a big, horny pig, but he is the one who comes off as the embarrassment. He’s an embarrassing husband and an embarrassing president and an embarrassing leader of the free world. Barack Obama was always calling to our better angels. Donald Trump is paying off porn stars and denigrating struggling countries that send minorities to the U.S. as “shitholes.” How did we drop so far and so fast from class to crass?





Partly, it was the Democrats’ preference for lecturing and entitlement over winning and wooing. They passed over people who had better messages and more authentic personae who might have beaten Trump, like Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, and gave the nomination to Hillary Clinton, a flawed feminist icon who was stunted in her ability to criticize her rival for his retrogressive treatment of women since she had enabled her husband in his retrogressive treatment of women.

The Times reported Friday that Hillary protected a senior adviser on faith in her 2008 campaign who was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a young female aide. Hillary ignored the advice of her campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, to fire the man, Burns Strider, and simply docked him several weeks of pay and made him undergo counseling. The subordinate who complained was given a new job.

As The Times’s Susan Chira wrote, the episode was “a poignant reminder that placing women in positions of leadership does not ensure they will always act to protect other women.”

Everyone wondered if Melania’s rebellious vanishing act — combined with the simultaneous Times scoop that Trump had already tried to fire Robert Mueller but was blocked by the White House lawyer, Don McGahn — was the beginning of the “unraveling,” as one top Democrat put it. (Surely, the Trump unraveling began with his birth, like Damien in “The Omen.”)

“There’s an endgame in sight, though it may take longer,” Tim O’Brien, a Trump biographer, told me. “It’s like ancient Rome where they’re all turning on each other. McGahn is taking out the long knives to stick Trump in the back. At some point, General Kelly may do the same. Bannon is exiled to the outer walls of the city, where he is collecting wayward Roman soldiers to go back and attack Trump. There are orgies and payoffs and mud wrestling, so beyond anything we’ve experienced anywhere.”

The White House is either ancient Rome falling or the Moscow cat circus, as Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio calls it, or a blender with the top off, as one of my colleagues dubs it.
 
It’s a shattering moment for the country, when many of the institutions that gave America its identity as a smart, brave, generous, fair country — the presidency, Congress, sports, faith, Hollywood, big business — seem corroded and immoral.

When we look in the mirror and try to figure out who we are now, elevating a corporate tax cut over our fundamental values is not going to cut it.
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« Reply #1518 on: January 29, 2018, 08:38:52 AM »

When did it become okay to go after the family, I missed that rule change.
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« Reply #1519 on: January 29, 2018, 04:20:36 PM »

When did it become okay to go after the family, I missed that rule change.

The rule is: Whatever benefits the left at the moment.
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« Reply #1520 on: January 31, 2018, 08:34:41 AM »

https://www.dailywire.com/news/26561/poor-jimmy-porn-star-stormy-daniels-releases-new-ryan-saavedra?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=013118-news&utm_campaign=position1
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« Reply #1521 on: January 31, 2018, 08:37:58 AM »


Will he cry on camera again?
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« Reply #1522 on: January 31, 2018, 01:20:03 PM »

Oy vey , , ,

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2018/01/31/stormy-daniels-to-jimmy-kimmel-it-doesnt-look-like-my-signature-on-trump-statement/?undefined=&utm_term=.44a9a34de4f8&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
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« Reply #1523 on: January 31, 2018, 08:30:00 PM »

[I didn't watch the speech, had my own activities to attend to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-1F8SKVfQ]

I've now heard parts of it and parts of the Davos speech.  I think we can almost all agree that delivering this kind of message is something Trump is very good at.  Polling shows people like the speech.

One theme is that Obama said I and Trump said we, calling on people to come together.  Dems made fools of selves in mostly minor ways.

John Hinderaker of Powerline blog and Center for the American Experiment summed it up this way"  "American Freedom is in better condition at the end of Trump year one than at the end of Obama year eight."

Trump has passed enough of his agenda now that he should stay focused from now until midterms on selling America and selling the  wisdom, merit and success of his policies.  As his approval jumps over 40% so does his chance of holding the House and Senate.


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« Reply #1524 on: January 31, 2018, 08:37:20 PM »

[I didn't watch the speech, had my own activities to attend to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-1F8SKVfQ]

I've now heard parts of it and parts of the Davos speech.  I think we can almost all agree that delivering this kind of message is something Trump is very good at.  Polling shows people like the speech.

One theme is that Obama said I and Trump said we, calling on people to come together.  Dems made fools of selves in mostly minor ways.

John Hinderaker of Powerline blog and Center for the American Experiment summed it up this way"  "American Freedom is in better condition at the end of Trump year one than at the end of Obama year eight."

Trump has passed enough of his agenda now that he should stay focused from now until midterms on selling America and selling the  wisdom, merit and success of his policies.  As his approval jumps over 40% so does his chance of holding the House and Senate.




I listened to about half of it. It was very well done. Trump continues to surprise.
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« Reply #1525 on: February 01, 2018, 08:37:36 AM »

"I listened to about half of it. It was very well done. Trump continues to surprise."

As did I.  I take back what I said 2 weeks ago after his "shithole" comment.  I will be voting for him '20 if he keeps this up.

He is the only one with the guts to stand up to the Left.  (well, maybe Cruz and a few others )  Yes WE have dreams too !!!

However he did cave to a degree on immigration which I am not thrilled about . 
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« Reply #1526 on: February 01, 2018, 09:18:38 AM »

"I listened to about half of it. It was very well done. Trump continues to surprise."

As did I.  I take back what I said 2 weeks ago after his "shithole" comment.  I will be voting for him '20 if he keeps this up.

He is the only one with the guts to stand up to the Left.  (well, maybe Cruz and a few others )  Yes WE have dreams too !!!

However he did cave to a degree on immigration which I am not thrilled about . 

I take that to be a negotiation ploy as far as immigration goes.
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« Reply #1527 on: February 02, 2018, 11:44:12 AM »


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5345079/Trump-vaults-49-cent-approval-rating-voters.html
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« Reply #1528 on: February 06, 2018, 08:56:31 AM »



Trump Drops the T-Word

Democrats who fail to applaud him aren’t betraying the country.
 


 




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Updated Feb. 5, 2018 7:47 p.m. ET

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Treason by any other name is not defined by refusing to applaud Donald Trump during his State of the Union speech last week. Still, at a discursive speech Monday in Cincinnati that was nominally about the strong economy, President Trump decided to drop the T-word on the Democratic hand-sitters. “They were like death, and un-American,” Mr. Trump said to the Ohio factory workers. “Somebody said treasonous. Can we call that treason? Why not? They certainly don’t seem to love our country very much.”


When politicians start accusing opponents of treason, our former Journal colleague Seth Lipsky has made it a practice to recall that “treason” is defined narrowly in Article III, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.



President Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform after touring Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash outside Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 5.
President Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform after touring Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash outside Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 5.   Photo:  jonathan ernst/Reuters 
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Perhaps we should be grateful to Mr. Trump for giving us the opportunity to quote the Founding Fathers: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”

Watching Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer scowl through the State of the Union speech, several words occurred to us: churlish, grumpy, resentful. But treasonous didn’t spring to mind. Mr. Trump’s mind no doubt is filled with smoldering anger because opponents have called him authoritarian, totalitarian, Hitler and insane.


Voters may be getting turned off by the hyperbolic rhetoric of politics, but they’d better expect more of the same. Mr. Trump tweeted Monday that Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee “must be stopped,” whatever that means for a duly elected Member of Congress, while Mr. Schiff accuses Mr. Trump of colluding with Russia based on little evidence. The real treason here, in the non-constitutional meaning, is against normal political debate and reason.
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« Reply #1529 on: February 06, 2018, 09:00:49 AM »

Yawn. Slow clap for the virtue signalling rinos at the WSJ.

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Trump Drops the T-Word

Democrats who fail to applaud him aren’t betraying the country.
 


 




By
The Editorial Board
 
Updated Feb. 5, 2018 7:47 p.m. ET

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Treason by any other name is not defined by refusing to applaud Donald Trump during his State of the Union speech last week. Still, at a discursive speech Monday in Cincinnati that was nominally about the strong economy, President Trump decided to drop the T-word on the Democratic hand-sitters. “They were like death, and un-American,” Mr. Trump said to the Ohio factory workers. “Somebody said treasonous. Can we call that treason? Why not? They certainly don’t seem to love our country very much.”


When politicians start accusing opponents of treason, our former Journal colleague Seth Lipsky has made it a practice to recall that “treason” is defined narrowly in Article III, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.



President Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform after touring Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash outside Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 5.
President Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform after touring Sheffer Corporation in Blue Ash outside Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 5.   Photo:  jonathan ernst/Reuters 
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Perhaps we should be grateful to Mr. Trump for giving us the opportunity to quote the Founding Fathers: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.”

Watching Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer scowl through the State of the Union speech, several words occurred to us: churlish, grumpy, resentful. But treasonous didn’t spring to mind. Mr. Trump’s mind no doubt is filled with smoldering anger because opponents have called him authoritarian, totalitarian, Hitler and insane.


Voters may be getting turned off by the hyperbolic rhetoric of politics, but they’d better expect more of the same. Mr. Trump tweeted Monday that Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee “must be stopped,” whatever that means for a duly elected Member of Congress, while Mr. Schiff accuses Mr. Trump of colluding with Russia based on little evidence. The real treason here, in the non-constitutional meaning, is against normal political debate and reason.

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« Reply #1530 on: February 06, 2018, 12:49:45 PM »

Stupid? Yes and I don't approve, but strategic? Maybe. 
1) He called them out for disapproving of America and its accomplishments, not just his policies.
2) Maybe he is desensitizing people to extreme language that is so easily bandied about - like "impeachment".  60 elected Democrat representatives already voted to begin impeachment hearings before a high crime has been identified.  And it's reported like news.
3) The whole Russian investigation is a treason accusation against him without a shred of evidence to support it that we know about and everyone of stature including every identifiable Democrat says the investigation should go on until completion.  How do THEY like the game they started?  When did YOU stop beating your wife?
4) Fighting back with William F Buckley level dignity doesn't work in 2018.  It didn't work then either.
5) Which side is off their rocker?


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« Reply #1531 on: February 06, 2018, 02:28:31 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=79&v=kyRuEzlpTXg
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« Reply #1532 on: February 08, 2018, 06:19:13 PM »

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/8/trump-approval-rating-tops-obamas-same-point-presi/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWWpRNE5tWTRaR0V5WkRFeSIsInQiOiJwd1dtQnQwWCtDNjNaMEVsZnIxRHhLT2JxRzJ4V3diSm55NTVvR1RWMTN6aG9aYUw4cnExYlh0WFdXRTJtZHoydHU4UlAyMllrVFZ6T1kyam5DMEdnK0h6WUdocElIXC9HVHRlT3R0cWlCVTQ5T3lleU1rbk9kZWJpQjRTb0tQMXcifQ%3D%3D's
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« Reply #1533 on: February 12, 2018, 11:16:31 AM »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/which-is-scarier--that-trump-doesnt-read-his-daily-intel-briefing-or-that-jared-kushner-does/2018/02/11/faad67e4-0f30-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html?undefined=&utm_term=.8fad8ca18ee4&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
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« Reply #1534 on: February 16, 2018, 02:10:19 PM »

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/theres-a-good-chance-president-trump-is-being-blackmailed.html
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« Reply #1535 on: February 16, 2018, 02:13:30 PM »

Seems like a well researched story.  He was married 2 years to Melania, Barron was one, it sets up a pattern of how people were paid for silence.  Consensual but opens the door for others who did not appreciate similar advances.  I have no idea if any of it is true.  All long before he was President.  He has never claimed a lifetime of marital fidelity.  Could be damaging or is it all defects we already knew about him.  Certainly a distraction and likely stuff that Melania didn't fully know.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/donald-trump-a-playboy-model-and-a-system-for-concealing-infidelity-national-enquirer-karen-mcdougal
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« Reply #1536 on: February 16, 2018, 02:53:57 PM »

Seems like a well researched story.  He was married 2 years to Melania, Barron was one, it sets up a pattern of how people were paid for silence.  Consensual but opens the door for others who did not appreciate similar advances.  I have no idea if any of it is true.  All long before he was President.  He has never claimed a lifetime of marital fidelity.  Could be damaging or is it all defects we already knew about him.  Certainly a distraction and likely stuff that Melania didn't fully know.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/donald-trump-a-playboy-model-and-a-system-for-concealing-infidelity-national-enquirer-karen-mcdougal
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Yawn.

I'm sure this will shake everyone who saw Trump as a paragon of personal morality.

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« Reply #1537 on: February 16, 2018, 03:50:45 PM »

quote author=G M
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/donald-trump-a-playboy-model-and-a-system-for-concealing-infidelity-national-enquirer-karen-mcdougal
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I'm sure this will shake everyone who saw Trump as a paragon of personal morality.
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I know, nothing new, but one more time we get one more reason that some people around us, wife, girlfriend, daughter, person of principle, cannot be told in a close election where we need every vote that this man or person should be their choice for President.

I succeeded in persuaded my liberal leaning girlfriend last time, who could not stand Trump and demanded a president be virtuous, to vote for neither.  My daughter who I'm sure did not vote for Trump has not said and I have not asked how she voted.

I sadly wish we had a candidate that I could say without apologies is the best person for the job.  Maybe Mike Pence someday but he would not have won if he had run with all the others in 2016.


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« Reply #1538 on: February 16, 2018, 04:06:20 PM »

quote author=G M
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/donald-trump-a-playboy-model-and-a-system-for-concealing-infidelity-national-enquirer-karen-mcdougal
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I'm sure this will shake everyone who saw Trump as a paragon of personal morality.
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I know, nothing new, but one more time we get one more reason that some people around us, wife, girlfriend, daughter, person of principle, cannot be told in a close election where we need every vote that this man or person should be their choice for President.

I succeeded in persuaded my liberal leaning girlfriend last time, who could not stand Trump and demanded a president be virtuous, to vote for neither.  My daughter who I'm sure did not vote for Trump has not said and I have not asked how she voted.

I sadly wish we had a candidate that I could say without apologies is the best person for the job.  Maybe Mike Pence someday but he would not have won if he had run with all the others in 2016.




Really decent people avoid political office. We have to decide among those who run. I didn't like Trump at all. He has turned out to be far better than I thought possible.

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« Reply #1539 on: February 16, 2018, 04:15:56 PM »

AGREED.
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« Reply #1540 on: February 16, 2018, 04:23:48 PM »

"Really decent people avoid political office. We have to decide among those who run. I didn't like Trump at all. He has turned out to be far better than I thought possible."

I agree, all true, same for me.  He is performing his duties as President in excellent fashion so far.  He is not a person you can point your children to and say I would like you to grow up and aspire to be like him.  If you are Melania's father and had all the information, you would tell her he is scum.  We are supporting a President that we wouldn't want as a spouse, friend or relative.  It sucks to have to settle and not just for moral reasons of principle but as a practical, political matter as well.  His defects lose him votes and gain him nothing.

Democrats have more skill and experience at looking the other way and more help at covering it up.
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« Reply #1541 on: February 16, 2018, 06:46:53 PM »

Not to mention grifting operations like Trump University, bullying that little old lady in Atlantic City with eminent domain, and a reputation for stiffing contractors.
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« Reply #1542 on: February 16, 2018, 07:13:48 PM »

" Not to mention grifting operations like Trump University, bullying that little old lady in Atlantic City with eminent domain, and a reputation for stiffing contractors."

Katherine and I did not at all appreciate it some yrs back when watching one of his celebrity apprentices he had no problem with ideas being stolen from one being used by others.  In fact he though that was just part of the game.

He can be  a very ruthless guy.
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« Reply #1543 on: February 16, 2018, 07:51:20 PM »

He is a bastard, but thus far he has been our bastard.
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« Reply #1544 on: February 16, 2018, 09:10:07 PM »

Bonus points-- Who said that and about whom?
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« Reply #1545 on: February 16, 2018, 09:41:05 PM »

Bonus points-- Who said that and about whom?

FDR about Patton.  (?)
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Yes, bullying the lady for his parking lot using eminent domain was disgusting, but what I hated him for in the primaries was that he supported that Supreme Court ruling, Kelo.

That he supports ends justify means may be why he was able to play ball against the Democrats.
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« Reply #1546 on: February 19, 2018, 07:52:03 AM »

If Dems win House OR Senate, this is going to happen , , ,

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/374323-calls-mount-from-dems-to-give-platform-to-trump-accusers?userid=188403
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« Reply #1547 on: February 19, 2018, 08:39:58 AM »


That's right.  It will be ugly, so ugly that maybe it will backfire on them.  A replay of Clinton Whitewater, economy grows while opposition talks about past wrongdoings...  Why are R's conceding the loss of the House instead of fighting for it?  In the end they won't impeach over anything we know now.  True leftist ideologues fear Pence more than Trump.  As we asked of Gore in the 90s, why elevate your next opponent?
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« Reply #1548 on: Today at 01:10:58 AM »

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/16/trump-russia-election-hacking-investigation/

 rolleyes rolleyes rolleyes
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