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« Reply #1200 on: January 22, 2018, 02:35:22 AM »

"The dems already called the tune."

Only half way.

Do the Dems ever show restraint when they are in power? I mean aside from ramming through Obamacare and weaponizing the IRS, the FBI and the intelligence community to use illegal means to maintain power...
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« Reply #1201 on: January 22, 2018, 12:24:52 PM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455629/government-shutdown-democrats-daca-immigration-policy-could-harm-them?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=180122_Jolt&utm_term=Jolt
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« Reply #1202 on: January 22, 2018, 12:30:38 PM »

"Someday we will not be in power; going nuclear carries near certainty of blow back some day.

I'm open to the idea of carving out the military budget as an exception."

   - I agree on both counts.

"Do the Dems ever show restraint when they are in power? I mean aside from ramming through Obamacare and weaponizing the IRS, the FBI and the intelligence community to use illegal means to maintain power..."

   - All true, but Dems get away with treason while Republicans get called out for hypocrisy.  The rules of the Senate slowing down the process should generally be in the favor of the smaller government side.  Even in this case, the 60 vote rule is forcing Dems to side with Trump in order to govern.

Note the false words used by Dems and media that the Republicans "control" all three "branches" and can't govern.  Besides that the House and Senate comprise just one branch, fewer than 60 votes is not control of the Senate, unless we do change the rules..

Do we want it to be easier than 60 Senators to takeover industries and create new monstrosities like Obamacare?  

The fact that former Pres. Obama used Executive Orders and bureaucratic rulings instead of constitutional process and legislative rules to make things happen, like labeling CO2 a pollutant, is what made it easy for his successor to undo.  That he made the Obamacare mandate a "tax" made it possible to undo it with 51 votes in a tax bill.
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« Reply #1203 on: January 22, 2018, 01:03:59 PM »

http://thehill.com/latino/370119-left-says-dems-caved-on-shutdown

https://amgreatness.com/2018/01/22/the-shutdown-victory/
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« Reply #1204 on: January 22, 2018, 01:12:15 PM »


The Amgreatness article captures it perfectly.
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« Reply #1205 on: January 22, 2018, 01:29:05 PM »

"We will vote today to reopen the government," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

   - Confirmation that it was Schumer et all who shut down the government.
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« Reply #1206 on: January 22, 2018, 10:45:47 PM »

Tom Cotton:  "When Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin agree on immigration, that’s not a bipartisan agreement. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin are not adversaries in negotiating. They are allies strategizing.”

https://ijr.com/the-declaration/2018/01/1052987-lindsey-graham-picked-a-fight-with-tom-cotton-it-went-exactly-as-well-as-youd-think/?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_S8ghuHvz63kxDupIEQCzzeGY-EbkTRIhMJ6C5q9_77ZZqWGgP6P0Pu_y9BXHSG4UmSE9PajQfDnTCEHxFaTz2SwQaJLkXGqEdrQpnZX5_NThe
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« Reply #1207 on: January 22, 2018, 11:43:39 PM »

Tom Cotton:  "When Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin agree on immigration, that’s not a bipartisan agreement. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin are not adversaries in negotiating. They are allies strategizing.”

https://ijr.com/the-declaration/2018/01/1052987-lindsey-graham-picked-a-fight-with-tom-cotton-it-went-exactly-as-well-as-youd-think/?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_S8ghuHvz63kxDupIEQCzzeGY-EbkTRIhMJ6C5q9_77ZZqWGgP6P0Pu_y9BXHSG4UmSE9PajQfDnTCEHxFaTz2SwQaJLkXGqEdrQpnZX5_NThe

They both belong to the DC uniparty.
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« Reply #1208 on: January 23, 2018, 09:47:57 PM »

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/370411-dems-sour-on-shutdown-tactics
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« Reply #1209 on: January 24, 2018, 11:09:27 AM »

Here we go again with the Trump name calling, "Cryin' Chuck Schumer".
@realDonaldTrump
Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!
8:07 PM - 23 Jan 2018

Okay, he cried about limiting people of Muslim origin gaining entry into the country:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-UzxqpPLc8  (9:30 mark)

But doesn't the negotiating point above stand on its own, without the name call?

I guess he has his way of winning.  Schumer deserves a putdown and Trump understands he has defeat his opponents, not just 'compromise' with them.  But this cheapens himself too, holds down his approval, doesn't sound Presidential, limits his own effectiveness.  MHO.
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« Reply #1210 on: January 24, 2018, 12:50:35 PM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455680/republican-midterm-elections-2018-unknowns-predictions-hard?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=180124_Jolt&utm_term=Jolt
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« Reply #1211 on: January 24, 2018, 01:47:04 PM »

One good point (among many) made by VDH:

"We have no idea whether the unprecedented hatred for a president, evident in mainstreamed assassination chic and 90 percent negative press coverage, will reach a saturation point and turn off voters."
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About 90 million people (estimate) will vote in the midterm.  0.8 million watch CNN in a day. 2-3 million might watch Stephen Colbert endlessly rip Trump and ore than 230 million eligible voters don't.  Of those, many are turned off by the onslaught.  People eventually notice when coverage is 93% against him while the policies are more than 50% in their favor.  (Case in point, new poll has a large majority favoring big new limits on immigration; they didn't get that from NYT or CBS!)  The Grammies, the Oscars, the Olympics, the NFL, NBA, plus academics and media are all on one side.  Even some liberals are embarrassed by the onesidedness of it all.  People are sick of it.  You can't turn on your TV and not see it.  At some point all the bias runs a big risk of backfiring.  
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« Reply #1212 on: January 29, 2018, 12:52:16 PM »

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/22/trumps-weak-poll-numbers-dont-tell-real-story-commentary.html
http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/chuck-schumer-favorable-rating

Barack Obama's presidential approval rating suffered a rare and steep decline of 18 percentage points from his inauguration to the one-year mark of his first term, from 67 percent to 49 percent.
http://news.gallup.com/poll/116479/barack-obama-presidential-job-approval.aspx
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« Reply #1213 on: February 01, 2018, 04:58:34 PM »

Great reported prank that someone snuck into the SOTU room Tuesday and glued the Democrats seats before they entered.  Seriously, doesn't the non-reaction of the Democrats to such an impressive list of successes, lowest black unemployment rate ever, and even acts of heroism by people other than Trump prove the point about the Left's fear of Trump.  They aren't afraid that he will fail as President of the United States; they are afraid he will succeed!
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« Reply #1214 on: February 01, 2018, 05:26:48 PM »

Great reported prank that someone snuck into the SOTU room Tuesday and glued the Democrats seats before they entered.  Seriously, doesn't the non-reaction of the Democrats to such an impressive list of successes, lowest black unemployment rate ever, and even acts of heroism by people other than Trump prove the point about the Left's fear of Trump.  They aren't afraid that he will fail as President of the United States; they are afraid he will succeed!

Terrified. And with good reason.
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« Reply #1215 on: February 04, 2018, 08:15:03 AM »

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/372101-gop-growing-optimistic-about-midterm-chances?userid=188403

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« Reply #1216 on: February 14, 2018, 10:50:14 AM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/morning-jolt/456405/president-trumps-surprisingly-great-poll-numbers?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=180214_Jolt&utm_term=Jolt
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« Reply #1217 on: February 15, 2018, 01:54:54 PM »

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/14/bill-clinton-white-house-had-security-clearance-ba/
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« Reply #1218 on: February 23, 2018, 09:44:29 AM »

This comes well recommended from someone whom I respect:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/23/2018-election-analysis-politics-217073
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