Sometimes, You Get What You Want: President-Elect @RealDonaldTrump @Transition2017

Some golfer, or somebody, said “The harder you practice, the luckier you get.” Golfer Jack Nicklaus did say “I don’t believe in luck.” Ordinarily we agree with that sentiment. Hard work and preparation often lead to what is called “luck”. But with Donald J. Trump, er, President-Elect Donald J. Trump, um, come-on guy no one is that lucky, no amount of work or preparation can explain how lucky President-Elect Donald J. Trump is. Come-on, guy. Is President-Elect Donald J. Trump bribing every kook on the left or is he just lucky or are they just that koo-koo-kook???

Today we planned to discuss what President-Elect Donald J. Trump could, would, or (out of the box ideas from us) should do. It was supposed to be (and will be, as we will publish that article soon enough), a continuation of our previous discussion President Trump Revolution Blueprint Priorities: What, When, How, @RealDonaldTrump Must Do. But events of a very lucky nature for President-Elect Donald J. Trump intervened, and as a prelude to Thanksgiving, today we discuss the luck, preparation, or divine intervention on behalf of our newly minted President-Elect.

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Throughout his short campaign which began on June 15, 2015 and ended successfully on November 8-9, 2016 Donald J. Trump often played a song at his rallies. The song was “You can’t always get what you want” by the Rolling Stones. The chorus of the song is “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, well you might find, you get what you need.”

On election day, for survival itself, the nation needed to get rid of Barack Obama and of necessity the Obama Third Term, which is what Hillary Clinton embodied. The country got what the country needed. America, whether by divine intervention, or as a product of human activity, got what America needed to survive. But for many, we not only got what we needed, we got what we wanted. We got President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Likewise, Donald J. Trump got what he needed. Trump needed to win because if he had lost all Hell would have come down upon him. All the power and terror of the totalitarian left would have been loosed upon Trump and his family. Donald J. Trump got what he needed to survive. Donald J. Trump also got what he wanted – which was to lead the country and Make America Great Again.

This weekend, President-Elect Donald J. Trump got more icing on the cake with cherries on top and white and dark chocolate, and marsh-mellows, and syrup and sparklers, and Christmas/Thanksgiving/New Year’s and the Fourth of July combined. All these treats came, special delivery prime, with bows and ribbons, gift wrapped in gold leaf gorgeousness, courtesy of the kook left. It was as if Santa emptied his toy factory, the Easter bunny ovaries worked a lifetime of chocolate egg production, the Tooth Fairy rewarded every tooth ever lost, the Three Kings unpacked their camels, and every Hanukkah gelt and dreidel, was gifted to President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Where to begin? Let’s start at the very bottom of the barrel: Barack Obama. This weekend Barack Obama gave President-Elect Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party a great gift:

Obama — concluding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima — acknowledged that he wouldn’t hesitate to play critic in a Trump presidency if “necessary.” [snip]

“If there’s specifics that have less to do with some proposal or battle but goes to the core questions about our values and our ideals, and if I think that it’s necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideal then I’ll examine it when it comes.”

Did President-Elect Donald J. Trump pay Barack Obama to say something so stupid??? What else could it be? How else to explain the full stupidity of this?? Obama’s legacy was on the ballot in November, sez B.O.:

An angry Obama puts himself on the ballot

Declaring he would consider it “a personal insult, an insult to my legacy” if black turnout falters for Hillary Clinton, Obama did what he got reamed for doing almost exactly two years ago, in the heat of midterm elections in which disdain for him was the defining force: Yes, he said, he is pretty much on the ballot in November.

My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot,” Obama said, his voice rising to a shout as he went well beyond what sources familiar with the speech said was a tamer version of the riff in the prepared remarks.

Obama lost:

Obama lost. Everything went up in smoke. The 10 year plan, the 40 year plan, ObamaCare, TPP – it all went up in smoke – the “transformational world historic” Obama is less than a footnote, less than an asterisk, less than a parenthesis, now.

Most importantly the nonsense about the “Obama coalition” is proven to be nothing but what we termed back in the 2008 election cycle: the demographics of a situation comedy. Why is this all so important? Because the Democratic Party cannot begin to function, cannot recover from the Mistake in ’08 until and unless Barack Obama is repudiated by the Democratic Party.

The strategic mission for the GOP for the next several years should be to make sure that Barack Obama is the face of the Democratic Party for ever and ever. The GOP should not let any rational voice emerge within the Democratic Party. The minute any Democrat politician or interest group so much as suggests that Barack Obama does not represent the Democrat Party and/or that Barack Obama is the reason the Democrat Party is a pile of rubble – the GOP should insist that person is A RACIST!

Barack Obama wants to control the Democrat Party and the GOP should help Obama in that task. The GOP should denounce any and all rational people who want to get rid of Barack Obama, destroyer of the Democrat Party, as a racist – thereby insuring generations of Republican Party control of the Executive and Legislative branches of government.

In 2020 when the national parties meet in convention the GOP should do everything to make sure Barack Obama is center stage at the Democrat convention. If the Democrats in convention try to nudge Obama to anything but the center stage in prime time (like what they did to nonperson Jimmy Carter), the Republican Party should call them out and suggest the Democrat Party is a nest of racists out to deny Barack Obama all the glory he is due.

That Barack Obama destroyed the Democrat Party is now beyond dispute. The goal of the GOP for the next several election cycles should be to keep the Democrat Party in the hole Obama dug. Dig it??? To borrow from the poet Milton, let Obama rule in Hell, the GOP can serve in Heaven.

If Barack Obama, contra George W. Bush who did not critique Barack Obama, wants to be the face of the Democrat Party, let him. Insist on it. Barack Obama as the face of the Democrat Party, is like putting the picture of a rat with blood drenched teeth and diseased fur, on the label of a glass jar of baby food. Ugh!

President-Elect Donald J. Trump had more unsavory news this past weekend which might be painful, but which undoubtedly helps him enormously. That nasty John Wilkes Booth style ambush at the theater against Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence reminds Trump voters of what they are up against. Even within the left, haters of Trump and Pence, the ambush of Pence made no sense:

Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, one who is not shy about making pointed political statements, feels the cast of “Hamilton: An American Musical” bullied Vice President-elect Mike Pence when a cast member addressed Pence from the stage at the Friday, Nov. 18 performance.

“It was the most respectful, benign form of bullying ever. But bullying nonetheless. And by the way, human rights must be won, not asked for,” said Van Zandt in a series of tweets on Saturday, Nov. 19. “When artists perform the venue becomes your home. The audience are your guests. It’s taking unfair advantage of someone who thought they were a protected guest in your home”

“A guy comes to a Broadway show for a relaxing night out. Instead he gets a lecture from the stage! Not a level playing field. It’s bullying. You don’t single out an audience member and embarrass him from the stage. A terrible precedent to set.”

Abuse and bullying by the left is generally ignored by Big Media. But the ambush attack against the genial Mike Pence, well, made no sense because it alienated even those who don’t like the results of the election. Lucky winner? President-Elect Donald J. Trump who defended Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence.

Mike Pence is not the only one bullied by the leftist totalitarians. On Sunday night, Melania Trump was bullied and abused. Imagine what would happen if lantern-jawed Michelle Obama was mocked on a nationally broadcast awards show the way the lovely Melania Trump was bullied:

The hosts of the 2016 American Music Awards, Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, used their joint opening monologue to rib President-elect Donald Trump and incoming first lady Melania Trump.

Hadid tried to embody Melania Trump, saying that she had been working on the impression “all week.” The supermodel puckered her lips, saying: “I gotta get the face right.”

“I love my husband…,” Hadid, 21, started in a thick accent.

We’re not the only ones who saw the hypocrisy of the left as the lovely Melania Trump was bullied:

Without a doubt this abuse of the lovely and gentle Melania Trump must hurt the entire Trump family. Trump voters and supporters are incensed by this abuse. Cold blooded bottom line analysis? This helps President-Elect Donald J. Trump because his voters are reminded of the how low the Democrats can go.

Also, even though President-Elect Donald J. Trump does not like being victimized, the fact is that any decent American that sees Melania Trump bullied and abused, mocked and jeered at by an ugly thing on TV in a silly awards show, will feel sympathy for the entire Trump family. Every time President-Elect Donald J. Trump and President Donald J. Trump make the case against Big Media, this attack against the next First Lady will be Exhibit #1.

As we have written repeatedly, Big Media is the enemy. The Hollywood establishment and the lowlifes of the entertainment industry are but another swamp that must be drained. Fortunately, for every American who sees the need to destroy Big Media and the cohorts of the left, Donald J. Trump will soon be President of the United States. Sometimes you get what you need.

Ain’t that a kick in the head?


156 thoughts on “Sometimes, You Get What You Want: President-Elect @RealDonaldTrump @Transition2017

  1. Read the last paragraph:

    Obama loyalists plot Trump resistance

    Alumni of the Obama White House spent days mourning Trump’s win. Now they’re ready to fight.

    President Barack Obama told his most loyal operatives that they have 10 days to get over their grief.

    They’re already ahead of schedule.

    In the past week, Obama alumni have planned gatherings at Glascott’s Saloon in Chicago (an old campaign haunt) and The Winslow in New York. In Washington, they’re meeting in hotel lobbies, 14th Street bars, nonprofits’ conference rooms and living rooms, plotting the resistance over beer and hummus.

    One attendee called the meetings “Obama Anonymous,” and while they largely started as impromptu commiseration, they’ve shifted to mobilization. It’s an early sign that Obama can continue to command a formidable movement and potentially launch a serious defense of his legacy as a private citizen.

    Election night felt like “a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from,” said Liz Jaff, a veteran of Obama’s 2008 campaign and White House. “I went from hating everybody to hating myself for not really realizing what was happening.”

    Then Jaff, now at Crowdpac, had about 15 people over to her apartment in Columbia Heights on Sunday, and she started to feel better about Trump.

    “The tipping point was when we started talking about how we could kick his ass, and that we could,” Jaff said. “You realize everybody wants to fight and you suddenly get hundreds of messages coming in from volunteers who you’ve worked with before.”

    It wasn’t supposed to be this way. There’d be a wave election to sweep away Trump’s divisive rhetoric and Republican obstruction all at once. The people who have spent the last decade sweating it out for Obama – in many cases most of their adult lives – could finally lead normal lives, his legacy safely in the hands of the first woman president.

    Instead, said former Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt, “This is going to be a struggle over time, and not just an easy handoff to a different team.”

    Obama himself acknowledged that the shock made the loss even harder to take during a call this week with Organizing for Action, his campaign apparatus turned grassroots mobilizing group.

    “It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged for a while,” Obama said, “but I’m giving you like a week and a half to get over it.” By Thanksgiving, he added, “You’re going to have to be in a more positive place,” if only to deal with arguments around the dinner table.

    They’re gearing up for a lot more than that, and in many cases seriously rethinking their life plans.

    “Not going to lie, I want to get out of politics,” Andy Oare wrote on Facebook Monday. He worked on both Obama campaigns and in the administration before landing at the Glover Park Group, a Washington-based strategy firm. “I thought an HRC victory would allow me the peace of mind to ride off into the sunset, and focus on a more personal and family-focused future.”

    Earlier that day, Oare wrote, his wife had brought home two copies of the Constitution, and it hit him: “The last seven days imposed a seismic shift in what my life looks like over the next four years.”

    That means keeping up the busy pace, Oare said in an interview, juggling a new round of activism with his day job.

    The talks are all early, but a few broad themes have emerged. One is protecting the people most targeted by Trump’s policies and rhetoric. How to block a deportation force, for example? Could Vice President Joe Biden leads an anti-domestic violence campaign? Then there are the Obama policies that are most at-risk: the health law, his climate regulation. Finally, with Democratic ranks decimated not only at the federal level, but in statehouses as well, there’s a significant new emphasis on supporting alumni who are considering running for office.

    Over the past 10 years, Obama alumni have spread throughout the government, the advocacy world, and influential parts of the private sector, including at Google and Facebook. That means there’s a lot diverse talent to harness.

    “Not everybody on this list is going to run a state senate race,” said LaBolt, now a president of the Incite Agency and a partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive. “Whether people are keeping their day jobs or not, they’re setting aside time to be engaged.”

    It’s not clear where the focus will ultimately settle, and Labolt predicted that no one single group will emerge from the effort. The consensus seems to be building around filling in the gaps in existing Democratic infrastructure, rather than creating a whole new universe.

    Even before the election, Obama had already been planning to devote some of his post-White House attention on one big Democratic disadvantage: a new redistricting campaign with former Attorney General Eric Holder called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

    Other ideas are emerging, many still in the brainstorming stage. At one gathering on Tuesday night in a Washington living room, about a dozen current and former Obama appointees discussed creating an “action tank” – like a think tank, but more ground game than Ivy Tower – with the working title “Center for a New American Response.” According to notes from one attendee, they also kicked around the idea of an equivalent of the PeaceCorps or Teach for America to plant service-oriented progressives in the rural areas Trump won, and a toolkit to help a new generation run for local office without waiting for an open seat or working through crusty party committees.

    Obama’s network, its members say, holds so much potential because they still feel bound by his stirring message of hope and change.

    Obama is still a powerful force for the generation that grew up working for him.

    He’s our Jesus Christ. We’re crazy,” said Jaff, not without self-awareness. “It’s 10 years later, and we’re still obsessed.”

  2. “He’s our Jesus Christ. We’re crazy,” said Jaff, not without self-awareness. “It’s 10 years later, and we’re still obsessed.”

    lol They’re dry drunks. They (were forced to) “quit” without a rehab program of education. And they show no indication of wanting the education now.

    So they’re dry, they don’t have their savior, but they’re still drunks, still addicts, still not approaching the world in a rational, sober, clear eyed manner.

    They’re dry drunks.

  3. Admin: there are many reasons to address the problems in the inner city. But politically, the best of all is this: If Trump can do this effectively, and claim credit, than Obama will be seen for what he is, by those who supported him. Oh sure, he can say I support Trump in this effort, and perhaps offer to volunteer. But everyone will know this is insincere because if he cared at all for black people, then he would have made this a priority during his eight year tenure. And when Trump does what Obama failed to do, he will get 40% of the black vote in 2012, and that will be then end of the dims. The biggest advantage Trump has besides the ability to bring the full resources of the Federal Government to bear on issues, is the ability to set the national agenda. Obama will soon find how quickly power slips away after you leave office. Trump will pulverize the obstructionist strategy of the democrats.

  4. I will forfeit the “advantage of having O around as the leader of the Dim party” and settle for him just going away…I have been looking forward to not having to see or hear him anymore…


    Bob Johnson, founder of BET…

    I always liked this man…he stood by Hillary in 2008 when everyone was deserting her to follow O…

    …Mr Johnson met with Donald this weekend…they are both very successful businessmen…his message to the AA community is “to give Donald Trump a shot”

    …give him a chance…

    Bob Johnson, imo…is an honest and honorable man…

  5. It just gets better and better:

    Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’

    President-elect Donald Trump exploded at media bigs in an off-the-record Trump Tower powow on Monday, sources told The Post.

    “It was like a f—ing firing squad,” said one source.

    Trump started with Jeff Zucker and said I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed….

    “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.

    A second source confirmed the encounter.

    “The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks…,” the source said.

    “Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong. He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was network of liars.

    “Trump didn’t say Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.

    “Gayle did not stand up, but asked some question, ‘How do you propose we the media work with you?’ Chuck Todd asked some pretty pointed questions. David Muir asked how are you going to cope living in DC while your family is in NYC? It was a horrible meeting”

    The meeting was off the record, meaning the participants agreed not to talk about the substance of the conversations.

    The hour-long powwow included top execs from network and cable news channels. Among the attendees were NBC’s Deborah Turness, Lester Holt and Chuck Todd, ABC’s James Goldston, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Martha Raddatz, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, Christopher Isham and Gayle King, Fox News’ Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace, Suzanne Scott, MSNBC’s Phil Griffin and CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett.

    Thank you President-Elect Donald J. Trump, soon to be President Donald J. Trump.

  6. Network news directors and anchors went to Trump Tower thinking they were there to “discuss access to a Trump Administration.” ““Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

    “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.”

    “Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.”

    They were schlonged. And walked into it like sheep.


    In a video message released moments ago by Donald Trump, the President-Elect announced that he has asked his team to develop a list of executive actions for his first day as president and announced that he would issue an executive order on his first day of office, withdrawing the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership, and would issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the TPP, voiding Obama’s “free-trade legacy.”

    Trump stated that his agenda “will be based on a simple core principle, putting America first… whether it’s producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right her on our great homeland.”

    He added that he would issue a rule, along the lines of what he proposed during his Gettysburg address, that for every new government regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated, and said that he will direct the labor department to investigate abuses of visa programs.

    TRADE – Withdraw from TPP and negotiate bilateral trade deals in America’s favor
    ENERGY – Cancel job-killing restrictions on American energy industry
    REGULATION – For each new regulation, 2 old rules must be ended
    NATIONAL SECURITY – Develop a plan to protect America’s vital infrastructure from cyber- and all other forms of attack
    IMMIGRATION – Investigate all abuses of visa programs
    ETHICS REFORM – Drain the swamp by impposing a 5-year ban on lobbying (and liftime ban on lobbying for foreign governments)

    President-Elect Donald J. Trump don’t need no stinkin’ Big Media.

  8. “It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

    “Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

    “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.


    Fight, Trump Fight!

    Trump fights for us.


  9. This new policy of cancelling two old regulations whenever you want to pass a new one – couldn’t that be bypassed? If there are old regulations a and b, and they want to pass z – couldn’t they make z say “a, b, and z are in effect”…. and then cancel a and b?

  10. Obama is warring on “fake media” (media anti-Obama) and Trump calls out media for being liars (and there’s plenty of evidence of that).

    But I really hope Trump understands that an objective media is the goal – not a right wing mirror image of all the left wing media we’ve had for so long.

    An objective media will sometimes be criticizing you. They’re supposed to protect us from the government. I’d like to see them get back to that. Trying to objectively evaluate what is going on (good and bad for our country), instead of good=our side and bad=the other party….

  11. Gregg Guttfeld Five @ Five compared Obama hanging around DC to the guy who keeps showing up at High School, long after graduation. Too funny.

  12. lorac
    November 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm
    It means: Hold on to your ass because the bubble is going to blow.

    That was the simple sentence. Here is the explanation:

    The big flaw in Trumps economic plan is how to service the debt (pay the interest) on $20 Trillion. That is what the nation destroyers are betting on. So Trump won, but look what he inherited.

    The estimate of the “no return” debt is $24 Trillion. We are so close Trump has no margin for error. He has to get in fast with effective programs.

    There are those who say no government can stop what is to come. What the article is describing with the selling of the treasuries and the distressed bond market are the death throws of the global economy.

    The globalists plan to make their bid for power in the ensuing chaos.

    What he did in his bid for the Presidency, he must do for world markets and the massive killer debts of the Nations. Maybe even before he gets in to office.

    It will need to be a very artful deal, indeed.

  13. Lu – thanks! (but sorry – a few more questions now 🙂 )

    what does “no return” debt mean?

    If we hit that 24 trillion, what does that mean, what happens? Do we lose control of something? You said that the globalists want to swoop in then – so we must lose some kind of protection or sovereignty if it hits 24 trillion?

    It’s all going to be blamed on Trump. Even though we got into 10 trillion of debt from all other presidents until Obama. Then in 8 years he added 10 trillion – doubled it. No one can tell me he isn’t trying to destroy America (maybe all nation states).

  14. kastew – yeah, isn’t that so “brotherly” – the black gay guy with HIV tells straight black men that St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to prey on drunk white women….

    The politicians and tvevangelicals that seem to preach the most are usually caught eventually with worse “issues” than the people they are preaching to. This guy should have taken a clue from that. He decided to preach from on high to a vp-elect who couldn’t respond (and call it a “dialogue” lol), but didn’t think about the dirty, disgusting skeletons in his closet….

  15. Oh, wait, kastew – the empire is going to *really* strike back when feminists get into that show and start having “dialogues” with that guy on stage!!!! There is NO way they’re going to ignore his encouraging men to prey on drunk women!

    Feminists? You know – they’re the democrats who are doing such an outstanding job standing up to the Muslim encroachment on women’s civil rights… they’re the ones who took their candidate Hillary to task for taking money from Muslim regimes that torture and kill women and gays… you know… the feminists!

    Oh, wait…

    (disclaimer: *I* am a feminist, this new crop are a bunch of idiots, they are certainly not “feminists” in *my* book)

  16. lorac
    November 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm
    Lu…. Luuuuuuuu…… help, can you translate this into a few simple sentences?
    The other problem is the lag time between the tax cuts and the repatriation of overseas capital. The two need to be synchonized. He needs Carl Ichan at Treasury to help figure this out. Perhaps the tax cuts could be made progressive.

    I am not sure that Peter Schiff’s outfit offers an IRA feature, but others do. Birch Gold in Burbank California does. They purchase gold and/or silver on your behalf–coins or bars. They hold them for you in trust at either the Delaware Depository or the Salt Lake Depository. And they use a third party in Texas to set up the IRA for you. You get periodic reports, but they tend to be low in comparison to market because they reflect melt down value, as opposed to spot value.

  17. I haven’t heard him mention anything about Ichan for awhile…. plus, back at the beginning he would often say he knows these guys who would work for free because they love the country, and I’m pretty sure he referred to Ichan that way once… I hope he does involve him…

  18. lorac
    November 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm
    There are all kinds of possibilities for what will happen. I think we will do as well as can be done, with Trump in charge. The Globalists will make their bid, but that is not to say they will succeed.

    There are no real safe investments, anywhere. Investors are running to the least likely to go bust investments.

    At $24 Trillion in debt, it will take everything the nation has, to pay the interest on the debt. The failure of the monetary system can bring a nation down.

  19. Lorac,

    I have a little money in gold, for grocery money if the banks go bust, but do not otherwise think it is a good investment.

    Invest in your health and education. That you can take with you. Invest in your home an your family and enjoy each day you have that the sun shines.

  20. lorac – Martin O’Malley is no longer governor of Maryland. That popular vote article is from 2007. Man it scared me when I saw that. I thought “what would stop other really liberal states from doing the same thing and then the presidency would belong to Hillary. I found this. See the date:

    updated 4/11/2007 11:17:13 AM ET

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland officially became the first state on Tuesday to approve a plan to give its electoral votes for president to the winner of the national popular vote instead of the candidate chosen by state voters.

    Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, signed the measure into law, one day after the state’s General Assembly adjourned.

    The measure would award Maryland’s 10 electoral votes to the national popular vote winner. The plan would only take effect if states representing a majority of the nation’s 538 electoral votes decided to make the same change.

  21. ” Maryland officially became the first state on Tuesday to approve a plan to give its electoral votes for president to the winner of the national popular vote”
    That will come back and bite them in the ass in 2020 when The Peoples’ Republic of Maryland has to give their Electoral Votes to a Repub.

  22. The Electoral College was established in Article II, Section I, of the United States Constitution, and was later modified by the Twelfth and Twenty-third amendments, which clarified the process.

    When U.S. citizens vote for president and vice President every election cycle, ballots show the names of the presidential and vice presidential candidates, although they are actually electing a slate of “electors” that represent them in each state. The electors from every state combine to form the Electoral College.

    Each state is allocated a number of electors equal to the number of its U.S. Senators (always two) plus the number of its U.S. House representatives (which may change each decade according to the size of each state’s population as determined in the census).

    Each political party with a candidate on the ballot designates its own set of electors for each state, matching the number of electors they appoint with the number of electoral votes allotted to the state. This usually occurs at state party conventions. Electors are typically strong and loyal supporters of their political party, but can never be a U.S. Senator or Representative.

    Electors are also generally free agents, as only 29 states require electors to vote as they have pledged, and many constitutional scholars believe those requirements would not stand in a court challenge.

    After the election, by statutes in 48 states and the District of Columbia, the party that wins the most votes in that state appoints all of the electors for that state. This is known as a “winner-take-all” or “unit rule” allocation of electors, which became the norm across the nation by the 1830’s. Currently, the only exceptions to the unit rule are in Maine and Nebraska that allocate their electors by congressional district, plus two at-large electors awarded to the candidate who wins the state’s’ popular votes.

    By federal statute the electors for each state are required to cast their votes in mid-December, after which the votes are sealed and sent to the president of the U.S. Senate. Though the public votes for the party as a whole, the electors cast individual votes on separate ballots for president and vice president. This has become important in several elections in which electors voted for candidates other than those to whom they were pledged.

    On January 6th, following the presidential election year, the president of the U.S. Senate opens all of the sealed envelopes containing the electoral votes and reads them aloud. To be elected as president or vice president, a candidate must have an absolute majority (50%, plus one vote) of the electoral votes for that position.

  23. Lu4PUMA
    November 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    USGS announced the discovery of 20 BILLION barrels of recoverable oil in west texas. We’ve got enough oil to sell to the world now. It truly is as if God is watching out for us. Lucky Trump.

  24. Yolanda, thank you! I didn’t even see that. Geez, why do sites put up old articles like that? I assumed it was new!

  25. and enjoy each day you have that the sun shines.

    Lu – well, I’m in SoCal, so I actually look forward to the few days a year we actually have “weather” lol But I get your point – something like, “enjoy your advantageous view of the sunset as the ship sinks into the ocean” 🙂

  26. This is a really interesting website I found today – its contributors are therapists who work with kids questioning their gender identity – but these therapists are the ones who feel we are pushing kids into assuming they are meant to change their gender – when really it’s just kids who have interests that society has classified as “girl” or “boy”…

    An interesting thing I learned is that Muslims hate gays – but they welcome transgenders – they push people to become the other sex, so they don’t have to deal with gay people. (And I recall Obama had a transgender nanny in Indonesia)

    Anyway, the website is very interesting, IMO…

  27. admin – I’d really like your opinion on this if you see it – I threw the question out into the universe a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t see any responses…

    There is all this hubbub about why the polls were inaccurate, I’m hearing it again tonight. Perhaps there are various reasons. But we know that on many polls, they were oversampling dems. I have heard NO one in the media report this in all their speculations. Why? Do they want to save it to be able to use in the future…?

  28. A court #Germany has ruled that Muslim men who formed Sharia Police did not break laws … #CreepingSharia 👹 #MAGA
    “Statum im statum”–a state within a state created to overthrow the state. The judges who issued this ruling are just like John Roberts————scaaaarrred. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being a mench and 10 being a wimp, John Roberts coasts in a a cool 250, which makes him a Guinness Book wimp. Maybe these Kraut judges will give poor John some competition. I do not have to read their opinion to know what they did it. They want Muslim police, not German police who might be Christian going into those hostile areas within Germany.

  29. There is a difference between lace curtain Irish and shanty Irish.

    Megan Kelly is definitely shanty Irish.

    Now she is fighting with Hannity.

    Who will be next?

    Anyone who gets in her way.

    She makes Joan Crawford look like Mother Teresa.

  30. From wbboei’s Washington Times link –

    Tulsi said:
    She said that she argued against interventionist policies and wanted to make her views known “before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government.”

    I lean towards liking Tulsi, I’ve appreciated some of the things I’ve heard her say. But – I don’t understand why she specifically called out “neocons” – my understanding is that Obama is trying to overthrow the Syrian government – he’s supporting the “rebels” which I understand are actually ISIS. Russia is supporting the Syrian government and fighting the rebels.

    So – it’s Obama and the dems (maybe some republicans, too, but not solely) who are trying to overthrow the government…. so I don’t understand her comment…

  31. wbboei
    November 22, 2016 at 1:25 am
    Its not just the culture, its the undoing of the nation state precisely as Soros wants.

    Sovereignty rests on the ability to assert jurisdiction, law and force within its borders.

    When government relinquishes that right and responsibility it abdicates its sovereignty.

    The same logic applies here in this country to sanctuary cities.

  32. If the job is offered a Tulsi takes it, I wonder if that will destroy any future political career she might have hoped on having, by being a dem working for Trump… (maybe she doesn’t care)

  33. Oberlin College denies request to suspend failing grades to give relief to students who demonstrated

    “Students in this moment should have complete access to alternative modes of learning while we process what’s happening. Basically, no student, especially black students and students of color, should be failing a class this semester. A “C” should be the lowest grade students can receive this semester.”

    Final exams begin Wednesday.

  34. Here’s what I’D tell that ‘Hamilton’ guy…

    It’s not about the leader, that person in and of themselves. It’s about the legacy of leaders they raise. For me, there’s nothing more rewarding than to know my former driver is now a major in the U.S. Army National Guard.


    Obama came into office touting himself and saying “I won,” but what he lacked was a vision to grow the next generation of leadership for the Democrat Party. He did nothing to grow the Democrat Party — sure HE won an election and reelection, but now all that will be lost, forgotten, and he has no successor.


    The Democrat Party is a group with no vision for America and Americans, other than wealth redistribution, economic enslavement, class warfare, social egalitarianism, and secular humanism…none of which has anything to do with the fundamental principles and values of America.

    It sounded really good when they had this charismatic figure…but that was all it was, a smoke and mirrors image that has been rejected.

    lots more at:

  35. Gonzo: you may recall how several days ago I expressed high confidence in General Mattis for Secretary of Defense, and compared him to Patton? Do you remember that? Well, tonight Ed Rollins said the exact same thing, for the same reasons. My insight was not prescient. It was obvious to anyone who knows anything about the man. As John Quincy Adams said on a different subject: this is not a man to be trifled with. He is a leader.

    at 6:24 mark

    What you are getting with the Trump Administration is alpha males and alpha females.

    What the dims have is a beta male for their leader, and lots of school marms, wimps and wusses trailing behind. Not leaders. Camp followers–just like big media.

    When Obama says beware I will be watching, Trump can say so long asshole, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, go work on your handicap–golf and mental.

  36. Billionaire financier Carl Icahn is weighing whether he will take a position with the new administration as an adviser on economic matters, the FOX Business Network has learned.

    It’s unclear if Icahn, an early Donald Trump supporter, would take an official position with the incoming Trump White House or remain an informal adviser on economic matters as he has done through the President-elect’s campaign, according to two sources with direct knowledge of Icahn’s thinking.

    Still, Icahn’s decision to seek some national policy-making role with the new administration is significant. The 80-year-old financier known for his brash commentary on finance and economics has never served in government, and has long communicated to Trump and to the media he is not interested in becoming Treasury Secretary. But in recent weeks, particularly after Trump’s surprise victory over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential contest, Icahn has made it clear that he is increasingly interested in playing a more formal role in development of economic policy, these people add.

    Icahn has said if he took an official position it would be unpaid and he would continue to work largely out of his offices in New York City, where he runs his investment company Icahn Enterprises.

  37. O.M.G. And these are just the ones they’re catching (to release soon I’m sure)

    There’s a graph – it’s a huge number every month – I had no idea it was THIS high. Yeah, for sure “11 million” is a joke.

    If the latest border statistics are any sign, CBP may not see normal levels of immigration for a while. In October, the first month of fiscal year 2017, CBP apprehended 46,195 people, the most in October in the last five years, and nearly 10,000 more than in October 2014, which was the year the border surge turned into a crisis.

  38. Bring back the melting pot!!!


    Comrade Stump ‏@CantStumpTrump1 8h8 hours ago

    The emergence of identity politics is a backlash against the unnatural multicultural state. People naturally gravitate towards their own.

  39. blowme0bama
    November 21, 2016 at 10:43 pm
    There is a world oil glut and the only nation that is not in debt is Saudi Arabia.

    Certainly the “find” is beneficial, but only in a defensive way.

    Using our natural resources to bail us out of trouble is another way of robbing the future.

  40. Lu4PUMA
    November 22, 2016 at 6:38 am

    These fields that are “new” have been known for a couple of years. And like the south Texas nat gas fields and the SD fields will be developed as there is a market and it makes market sense to develop and invest what is really just an expansion of the old Permian basin. The sweet West Texas crude will not be sucked out in an orgy of drilling as there is no current market for it. Some of the leases are on property owned by the State of Texas and the rest by private property owners who will not squander their oil. I don’t believe there is any federal land involved but that is because Texas did not give land to the federal government when it became a state but kept it instead as a condition of statehood. And the use of resources including the earliest salt pans or cutting timber by pre-historics were stealing from the future by your definition. This large reserve field will be used to shape energy policy and adjust geo-petro-politics which is weirdly out of whack due to our oddly pro-Saudi government of the recent past including the Bushes. This, I think, is a very good thing.

  41. lorac
    November 22, 2016 at 3:18 am
    This is a scramble to get over the border for the last freebies. Or smash and grab in crime. It is very like a Black Friday sale for Obama’s poor mistreated student father with whom he projects onto illegals. Mr Obama the professional student was mistreated, not given the money and prestige he deserved, told to finish his course work and leave, and stop messing with the girls. The reverse migration will start soon after Trump is inaugurated. States that have been forced by lawfare to provide resources will start drying up the goodies, states who have topped up their census numbers (and Congress slots and fed welfare and education dollars and outsized their national influence with illegals) will have to start providing tax money from their own state and city tax payers with increased taxes to pay for all the largess and it will get nasty and oh so expensive. What is the fun of virtue signaling if you personally have to pay for it. The first up will be criminals deported. They have families! Sob! And they can go with them or wait their turn to be deported or if citizens get a job. I must have missed the part of some law where criminals and their families are guaranteed a family life and living in the same country. The US citizen criminal population doesn’t get that. I really think some of these folks will be glad to see the back of their criminals. And if their home countries don’t want them back well too bad and it will be astronomically expensive for them with no visas and no trade and no foreign aid via the US. Cause and effect. The dominoes are about to be kicked. Where, how, who will be exactly affected is unknown. It is going to be very interesting. I don’t think Trump gives a rat. Lucky Trump.

  42. I knew he wasn’t going to pursue a criminal investigation against Hillary – emails or foundation.

    All those people who are in jail for much less.

  43. I knew he wasn’t going to, because he’s very black and white – people are either great or evil. And they’re only evil when they’re in his face. Once something isn’t in his face, he doesn’t seem to care anymore. Which may be a good personal trait, but this isn’t just about him.

    Someone using SOS as a means of personal enrichment is a serious crime. Exposing our national secrets is a serious crime. This is pretty much saying it doesn’t matter, future people can do it, they won’t face any charges.

    At the very least, investigate and document.

    I’m pretty disgusted right now.

  44. Yes lorac, the feminists will be out in full swing disgusted with the Brandon Victor Dixon tweets about the ho’s and the jump offs, starting with the ladies on the View. Right? I like Rush Limbaugh’s take on the Hamilton farce – as disgusted as we are with the disrespect shown to Mike Pence, the liberal bs is on display basically for everyone to see. And Trump’s tweets just magnified it because he’s smart that way 🙂

  45. Patrick Buchanan..only Alpha males and females need apply…

    Lprac, I think this is a KAC appeasement and as we know, appeasement never works…
    If he is or is not going after Hillary, sending out KAC, to me, is not appropriate. Maybe he will go after the Foundation and get them both that way..what do I know…

    Wbb, I remember the discussion about the General…Alpha male,,Patton. do have a crystal ball.

  46. lorac, I think the polling is biased on purpose, the media is in lockstep with it, the wikileaks emails confirmed it. They do it to sway public opinion and to give the perception that the majority are on board with their candidate. It also works to depress the opposition. There is no plan to change it, if anything they will double down.

  47. Stephanie Myers ‏@_StephanieMyers 29m29 minutes ago

    #Update #chattanoogabuscrash report: bus driver asked kids ‘are you ready to die?’ He’s been charged with 5 counts of vehicular manslaughter

  48. My guess is that in exchange for helping Hillary “heal”, he will get more cooperation from Democrats in Congress to pass his initiatives. That would be part of the art of the deal.

  49. Tony, I’m on the fence with this issue. While I would love to have an investigation/prosecution, Trump has a lot of other tasks which will directly benefit America. He’s going to need to pick his battles so as not to get mired in things that detract from his ability to move the country forward. Would love to hear Admin’s take.

  50. I don’t see any cooperation happening with the Dems except for infrastructure, everyone wants a road or bridge named after them and they can show something substantial to their constituents that they have supported.

  51. Outris,

    I’m sure he took all that into account when weighing whether to agressively go after her or whether to not do so and look magnanimous at the same time. Also, by strongly implying that she is definitely very sick, he is reinforcing the idea that we are all better off not having someone who is ill and physically weak holding the reigns of power in the White House.

  52. Presumably, Obama is too happy not to call.

    Family of slain SAPD officer says Donald Trump called to offer condolences

    SAN ANTONIO — The family of slain San Antonio Police Department Detective Benjamin Marconi says President-Elect Donald Trump contacted them Monday to offer his condolences.

    Annie Patterson Campos, who identifies herself as a “CSI (Crime Scene Investigator) at San Antonio Police Department” on her Facebook page, shared a post from Detective Benjamin Marconi’s “son” Dane Gregory Marconi. Marconi’s message states “Just got off the phone with the future president Trump, he sends his condolences to our family.”

  53. Try looking at it differently.

    Trump knows Obama has the power to pardon Hillary.

    If Trump announces he is going after Hillary, then it strengthens Obama’s hand because it inflates the political value of a pardon.

    If Trump announces he has more important issues to address and will spare the nation a destabilizing ordeal, then it burnishes his credentials as a leader, and dilutes the political value of the pardon power that Obama holds.

    This has become the war of the 60s counter culture against traditional American culture. That is the culture war that has been thrust upon us. Obama is the anti Martin Luther King Jr. He is the hideous visage of the counter culture, inspired by Marx.

  54. Outris, regarding the Hillary Clinton non-prosecution story, this is another potential Trump win/win scenario. Pick your guess[es] as to which one is correct (we won’t speculate because there are too many known unknowns and too many known knowns and too many unknown unknowns):

    (1) Trump wants to stop Obama from issuing a Hillary pardon so he orders a news leak to the effect Hillary won’t be prosecuted thereby making a Hillary pardon by Obama less likely.

    (2) Trump wants to concentrate on the economy and does not want the distraction of a Hillary prosecution or trial which could result in charges that Trump is engaged in a political prosecution with the end result being that Hillary gets victim status and thereby skates.

    (3) Trump wants to soften his image for the holidays and calm the left wing losers down so they get gulled and sleepy thereby giving Trump space to finish his preparations for whatever he ultimately decides to do on most everything including a Hillary prosecution.

    (4) Trump wants to be a unifying figure as he heads to electoral college victory then inauguration; after inauguration Trump continues the unity message as long as Obama and the Clintons lay down and don’t oppose him.

    (5) Trump wants no distractions from his economic package and ObamaCare repeal; after he accomplishes these policy goals Trump can be free to “uncover” new evidence that compels a special prosecutor be appointed thereby Trump can appear magnanimous at first then forced for the sake of justice to prosecute.

    Any or all might be true. Parts of some might be true when combined with other portions of possibilities. Take your pick. We’ll watch and wait.

    What we do know of Trump is that he likes to have cards to play. Trump probably wants to do as he plans and he will keep things simple until he is attacked or they try to stop him. At that point Trump can pull out the prosecution card. We once discussed the concept of “two trains running” and leaders like to be able to jump from train to train.

  55. An ongoing Clinton criminal investigation would suck the oxygen out of Trumps administration and focus. I think it is the smart move, tho I do believe she is guilty as sin.

  56. They are publicizing the Electors, of electoral college, addresses trying to pressure them to change their votes to Hillary. ..

  57. In his rallies, Trump would often mention Abraham Lincoln, who wanted to unite the country and treat the South gently after defeating them in the Civil War and was opposed by members of his own party calling for a more punitive approach. After Lincoln’s assassination, they got their wish, which kept the South in a state of hostility towards the North for decades. Trump may be just trying to emulate Lincoln in this situation with Hillary and her supporters.

  58. ” regarding the Hillary Clinton non-prosecution story, this is another potential Trump win/win scenario.”
    Smart move by Trump. He negates all of the planned MSM vitriol about “vindictive”, etc. I suspect that all of the Gov’t obstruction of release of documents to Congress and private law suits will stop and people like Mills, Abdin, Band, etc. will be investigated. The “e-mails” are a side show; the Foundation and “pay to play” are where DOJ and IRS will hit pay dirt.

  59. Well, I am depressed that Hillary will not go to jail for treason, for her selling of our state secrets to foreign countries, and I was really looking forward to that awful Huma finally getting investigated. She has got to be a Saudi spy as far as i’m concerned. And with Hillary in poor health and Huma de facto running the country if Hillary was elected…it was just too horrifying. But what a ruckus it would be for Trump to prosecute Hillary. I do not believe that the left will ever calm down. This is a very bizarre upper middle left that worships communism for some odd reason. They do not seem to have any interests except love for the globalist NWO. I don’t think they will ever calm down. Where I am they are just hysterical. They seem to be getting worse. Lots of upper middle class Moms organizing. They are like the Young Pioneers of the Soviet Union. Except they are the Moms of Westchester. Do they not understand that capitalism is why they can have their million dollar house? All they do is talk about their daughters. My daughter daughter daughter. That’s all I hear. Does anyone have any sons? They should just rename Westchester Daughterville. Another thought. I am troubled by all of these CRY-ins that are happening on college campuses. As a woman I am irritated by it. they wanted to play with the Big Boys. Okay. So a woman ran for President. It was a nasty contest. Oh surprise surprise. “People are being mean!” She lost. And…..all of the girls cry for days. Like a bunch of prissy little girls. And they need play-doh and puppies and chocolate milk and a story. So embarrassing. Suck it up girlfriends. Life’s tough. Sheesh.

  60. Because the media did not cover it, these folks are unaware that the IRS has been used as a weapon against conservatives. Maybe they would notice if it was used against them. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind being audited.

  61. SHV, as you state, the investigations will continue and the prosecutions will continue. Congress will get the documents previously withheld, the IRS will investigate what Lois Lerner did, civil law suits will begin, state attorneys general will pick up prosecutions. Meanwhile the Foundation money is drying up already and former contributors will realize they don’t want to get involved in potential prosecutions so they will stop future donations. The Foundation dies.

    For Trump all options remain open and just because he does not call for investigations and prosecutions does not mean they will not happen.

  62. bottom line…

    as long as Hillary and O…and the snowflakes behave themselves…I prefer Donald get down to the business of ‘making America great again’ and installing his changes…

    Donald has alot of work ahead of him…he is going to have all the Whoppi’s and the rest of them trying to insult, stop and “out analyze’ him at every step he takes…the BM will continue to be petty and act like bratty, rebellious kids who think they always know better…

    Donald needs to keep his focus…and keep moving forward…

    I do believe Donald has a good heart…I think he will be fair and get those changes done…to his critics dismay, he is not going to do everything before he even takes office…in time, I think he has every opportunity to prove all his critics wrong

    one way or the other…Donald will make them understand that he is not their patsy…no matter how many temper tantrums they throw…Donald is a man of ACTION…and he fights back…get used to it…

    I, for one, will be very happy if he can make positive changes in the inner city and start eliminating the killing and instead bring in businesses and an emphasis and pride for learning and working…

    Hillary should just go into private life and do whatever “good” she can…she has enough problems with the problems now over at the Clinton foundation and loss of donors…

    really looking forward to the change and progress of our new President, Donald J Trump…wow…we really did it…

  63. Tucker Carlson destroys alt left communist social warrior. ..this is truly what is wrong with our education system.

  64. Have you seen this? Not everyone’s willing to pardon HRC:

    “Mall Santa In Trouble For Telling Girl That Hillary Clinton Is On Naughty List”


    Marie Tippit, a mother of two sons and a daughter, arose on the morning of November 22, 1963 to make breakfast for her husband, J.D., a patrolman with the Dallas Police Department. J.D. Tippit had grown up on a farm in rural East Texas. In 1944, he answered his nation’s call, joining the U.S. Army. Before he turned 20, J.D. was on his way to earning his wings as a paratrooper in the 17th Airborne Division.

    His unit was dropped into fierce fighting in Germany, sustaining heavy casualties. The young soldier refused a Purple Heart for a minor injury, but was awarded a Bronze Star for valor in battle. Like the president he had voted for — and who would be murdered by the same gunman — J.D. Tippit was a war hero.

    Part of the story is familiar: How, after the president was shot, Tippit was radioed to be on the lookout; how he pulled alongside a suspicious pedestrian who turned out to be Lee Harvey Oswald; how Tippit was shot four times as he got out of his patrol car.

    The 39-year-old officer’s death was reported on television before his wife knew about it. Tippit’s oldest son, who had stayed home from school that day, heard it on the radio and told his horrified mother. J.D. Tippit’s funeral took place three days later — by then Oswald was also dead — and the Beckley Hills Baptist Church was packed to overflowing. J.D.’s death touched a chord in a stricken nation. Thousands of Americans sent letters of condolence. Many sent money for Marie and J.D.’s children.

    Among those who were moved were the Kennedys. In their grief, they blamed themselves for the officer’s death — saying that the president’s visit to Dallas had led to double tragedy. That night, Robert Kennedy phoned the family, and in a poignant touch, Marie Tippit ended up consoling the attorney general: “They got killed doing their jobs,” said Marie. “He was being the president, and J.D. was being the policeman he was supposed to be.”

    A couple of days later, a letter arrived from Jackie Kennedy, who offered her help. In reply, Marie told Jackie that she and her husband had always loved the president, and that the only thing she would like was a portrait of the Kennedy family.

    Days later, a framed photo of the president, the first lady, and their two children, taken at Hyannis Port, arrived in the mail with an inscription reading:

    “For Mrs. J.D. Tippit – with my deepest sympathy – and the knowledge that you and I now share another bond – reminding our children all their lives what brave men their fathers were – With all my wishes for your happiness, Jacqueline Kennedy.”

    But true happiness proved hard to come by for Marie Tippit. She married twice more, but as she told Michael Granberry of the Dallas Morning News in a rare 2004 interview: “No amount of time can take away the pain I feel for the man I loved. And for anyone who thinks I’m over it, well, they never really knew J.D. Tippit.”

  66. S
    November 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    Italy in crisis…Italian women afraid to go out alone…
    …this is what the ALT-LEFT wants to bring here…women on the left…wake up

    Try CTRL-LEFT for descriptive impact.

  67. admin
    November 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    There are separate causes of action against The Clinton Foundation.

    1. cause of action 1: it is a pay to play scheme

    2. cause of action 2: it is not a charity

    A Nixon style pardon of Bill, Hillary, Chelsie, Mills and Band(?) would pre empt the first cause of action, in my opinion.

    However, it would NOT pre empt the second cause of action, i.e. not a charity.

    Furthermore, the second cause of action would be far easier to prove. Why? Because the burden of proof rests with CGI to prove that it is in fact a charity, and meets the rigorous requirements of the law.

    It cannot possibly meet that burden because its books are a mess, its practices in Haiti and elswhere are suspect, and the Band email will be a smoking gun.

    Consequently, there is no way CGI will be able to establish that it is a charity.

    Here then is the point: when they are sued, the charitable deductions taken by corporations who paid into the CGI under the pay to play paradigm will be null and void, and those billions of dollars will need to be paid into the US Treasury.

  68. I never expected Trump to investigate Hillary right away – he has a lot to do – although it would have to be FBI and DOJ who do it, or it would look political. But all of a sudden out of the blue, there’s Kellyanne Conway on the tv this morning saying they’re not going to investigate. It shocked me, I guess.

    But I truly feel that someone at some point has to do this. Otherwise, the president who ran on having the government work for the people again, will be enabling the same old swamp, with the elite being able to get away with what none of us can. And I think that would be very damaging.

    Admin, you say all this will be going on, on its own…. but Trump could tell them all to stop if he wanted, couldn’t he…?

  69. If Trump delivers with regards to the economy, immigration and security, then people will not care about whether or not he has Hillary arrested and put in jail in 2020.

  70. They were saying on tv one night that Trump can’t really create a blind trust, since his kids will be running his companies, and after all, Trump does already know which countries he has businesses in. I was just thinking that this might be one reason he might not end up having a criminal investigation of the Clinton Foundation pursued, because it might lead to more harassment of Trump and his holdings. Not that he is going to do pay to play, but there could be accusations if someone feels he is treating countries better that he has businesses in, it could be much louder if his FBI and DOJ were pronouncing judgment on Hillary and the Foundation…


    Melania and Barron have to do what is best for them, but Trump is such a hard worker, that if they’re not with him every night, he might have no distractions most days and work himself to exhaustion. I’m happy he’s such a hard worker, but I hope he takes care of himself.

  71. O.M.G. This Wolf Blitzer needs to be knocked upside the head. The video gets particularly good a little after the 5 minute mark


    Rep. Steven Smith ‏@RepStevenSmith 1h1 hour ago

    .@wolfblitzer is the worst of them all in the #FakeNews. He’s not just a bad journalist—he’s a scumbag.

    ‘You’ve Asked Me Eight Times!’: Sean Spicer Blows Up When Wolf Blitzer Pushes on Neo-Nazis

  72. Oh – I think it’s time to “get out the vote” – since at every election, people whine about voter ID because it somehow disenfranchises people who have to have photo ID to get their welfare, etc, I think we need a public service announcement to let people know that in 2 years there will be another election. Since apparently so many of them don’t seem to know until the last minute and then say it’s a hardship to get ID…. lol

  73. Cleaning the swamp requires investigating the Clinton’s. Donald is making a mistake here, imo. He needs to show that he is serious about holding crooked politicians to account.

  74. I get the feeling that Hillary Clinton will die of whatever ailments that she currently has sometime before Trump’s first term is finished.

  75. Sorry, Wolfie, we’re not responding to your bullshit anymore. There is a new sheriff in town and he will not play your game. Nice try, azzhole.

  76. Nomobama – Do you think Donald Trump may have made an agreement with Leslie Rutledge the Arkansas AG to do the heavy lifting in investigating and charging Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation?

  77. Trump making statements that he is open minded now regarding climate change, appointed Nikki Haley to UN and thinking cigarette’s and coffee get more out of a Muslim terrorist prisoner than waterboarding…
    If he goes full Metal Jacket with Romney as SOS, this could get very ugly.


  78. I guess a certain amount of backing away from campaign rhetoric is expected, but that is the politics of old, not new. Donald should be careful.

  79. Judging on some of the comments at Breitbart and CTH, they are succeeding in gaslighting the more gullible types into belching that Trump has betrayed them.

  80. Betty,

    I really don’t know. If that is what Trump has decided to do, I guess that gets him out of the crosshairs of some on the rabid left since the investigation would appear to be independent in some respects, and then also gets Trump the possible end result of a Clinton indictment. Obviously, we need to give Trump time, but conciliatory remarks are not what I want to hear at this point. Bold pronouncements would further demoralize the Democrats and I believe have them going at each other. I don’t mind Trump making overtures to those Democrats who seem honest and who have an independent streak like Jim Webb or the Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.


    This guy has a good take on things, even though I still want to see Clinton indicted. It’s plausible that Trump is trying to stay on the sidelines and let others do this arguably dirty work.

    There’s a comment on this video (in the comments section) in which the commenter wonders if Trump is acting to keep Obama from pardoning Clinton before Obama leaves office. I don’t know if that makes any sense, though, since how can someone be pardoned if she has never been charged in the first place?

  82. Tony Stark
    November 23, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Exactly. People need to step back and take a chill before falling for the MSM spin.

  83. Why was Donna Brazil fired from CNN but not Wolf Blitzer or anyone else at CNN when they too were shown to be colluding with the DNC in the Wikileaks emails? I think Donna has grounds for a lawsuit. Whenever I hear Wolf on the air I wonder why is he still there but Donna Brazil is fired?

  84. If I never hear the name Hillary again, would be fine with me. Making the prosecution of Hillary Clinton a top priority in the new administration would be a huge mistake. It would be non-stop 24/7 Hillary Clinton bullshit from the MSM. No focus or discussion on the real issues, terror, immigration, trade, jobs, etc.

    The names Clinton and Obama should be relegated to the dustbin of history.

  85. Regarding Clinton, I personally feel it is a wise choice. Why have people rally around their martyr. Also, I don’t believe he said he would not go after Mills, Abedin, Podesta, etc…

    There are many ways to cook a goose. Death by a thousand psychological cuts.

  86. Kastew, welcome. I can’t believe people haven’t learned to sit back and trust in Trump’s judgment. The man has phenomenal instincts. Every single time I said “he should not have said that,” I wound up with egg on my face because what he said just made him stronger.

    I detest Romney. I hope he is not SOS. But, if he is, there is a reason why the Trumpster chose him. The only way I can make sense of it is, if we are fighting globalism who better to be the face of the people than a class-A globalist.

    I’m sure Trump has something up his sleeve to keep Romney on track.

    That said, I would much rather have Rudy. (I LOVE Rudy)

  87. Foxy, the video is kind of cute due to the reaction of the children. Unfortunately, what I saw is their reaction to all the things he’s said which were turned into political-hit-piece commercials. I only saw the first third, so I don’t know if it changes further on. Frankly, I started getting angry because I didn’t see anything positive he has said replayed in the time I watched.

  88. Trump is not deluded enough to think that anything he does is going to unite the country, such as non-prosecution of Clinton and Romney as SOS (I don’t think that will happen anyway). Accordingly, I look at every idea he floats from now on as a negotiating ploy. Any of these current proposals, if even true at all, would require a MAJOR concession from someone about something (Schumer, perhaps?) to help pass his agenda.

    While reversing Obama’s executive orders can be done by Trump alone, he needs congress to pass most of his agenda. Having a Republican majority in both branches is better than having a Dem majority in either; however, he still has to consider a potential Senate filibuster for most issues, as well as various Repub senators who hate him (e.g., McCain, Sasse, Flake). With a narrow Senate majority, just a few unpredictable senators peeled off by the Dems could be problematic.

    It’s all “the art of the deal” from now on.

  89. “since how can someone be pardoned if she has never been charged in the first place?”
    Ford’s pardon of Nixon is the precedent, however, the validity of the pardon was never challenged in court.

  90. Thanks for the kind welcome Felix! I agree with you, Trump has quite remarkable instincts. He’s quite amazing to watch. You know, the only time I thought he was going to really lose it was when he lost Iowa. And I thought okay, that’s his weakness, the man HATES losing. Winners aren’t losers! But man did he re-group. I see him as someone who learns from his mistakes and isn’t afraid to correct it and change course (scrapping the Trump/Pence logo, changing campaign managers) . I thought Romney was a decent man until his absolutely bizarre and unprecedented news conference trashing Trump. I love Rudy too.

  91. What I find most disturbing is how Romney wuss-melted at the sight of Obama and Candy Crowley, yet managed to sound so tough when degrading Trump.

    If Trump chooses him, he must have good reason. We’ll see.

  92. Ben Carson accepted cabinet position at Hud
    I think he will be be innovative, inspiring and great in that position…he & Donald can do great things for the inner cities together

    posted another comment that got swallowed up somewhere

  93. Essentially my swallowed up comment said I cannot stand Remmnick & Frum…they are both up to no good and troublemakers

    And imo…a big, emphatic NO to Romney…he is a snake and cannot be trusted

    Rudy can do the job and will always have Donald’s back…Romney cannot be trusted

  94. S
    November 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Romney…he is a snake

    Ditto. SoB will surround himself with a bunch of those weird preppy, tight assed, snippy little fan boys of his where they’ll plot fail attempts to undermine Trump.

  95. Exactly. People need to step back and take a chill before falling for the MSM spin.

    Alcina, “let people be people” 🙂

    Nothing wrong with our brainstorming, trying to figure out the different possible options going on…..

    “let thinkers think!” lol there I like that one better lol

  96. Mike Marks – I thought that Harry Reid went the nuclear route and got rid of the fillibuster (for their benefit apparently not thinking someone *else* might be in office sometime and use it against *them*)….

  97. The thing about Romney is that he is very rich himself. He really doesn’t have to work at all, but I can see him wanting to run for president for his ego. So it makes me wonder why he wants a government job that isn’t #1… Trump should keep a good eye on him to make sure that Romney is for sure doing what Trump wants… but Trump has no problem firing someone, so if Romney is pursuing other goals, Trump can just let him go…

  98. nomobama – I only watched half of the video. IMO, the kid is 10 years old (and very tall for his age). He did way better than most ten year olds, particularly at 3 am, would do, sitting and standing around a bunch of grownups, with nothing to do. Then they were referring to him as “anti-social”, using the wrong incorrectly. They meant that they think he lacks social skills. He had very little opportunity for conversations standing on that stage, with all those grownups.

    For my part, I vote “no”. Really, you’d have to interact with him, watch him interact in his home, with his peers, etc. A 10 y/o standing on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people, and everyone is an adult, and again, he has nothing to do but stand or sit there – it’s just a moment in time.

  99. Baron Trump does not appear to have any autism. He appears more detached than overwhelmed. He looks at the audience with curiosity. I would say, maybe some confusion on how to behave, but with underlying self assurance and a sense of entitlement. At the most, he could be on the fringe of the Asperger spectrum, but then, so am I.

    I do not think he is a delicate flower that needs to be protected. He and Melania need to get their asses to the Whitehouse and support DT 110%.

  100. I think Melania and Trump’s young son should be taken out of public view totally. They were not elected to anything, there is no public right to view them, snipe at them or insult them. There is not a requirement of a social life in the White House nor a constitutional duty to provide one. The media, pop culture maggots like Rosie O’Donnel and the professional sneerers in the society pages of newspapers have no right to be provided copy. Since “family” is no longer off limits and ten year old boys can be smeared by women who have to buy their children from junkies and are famous for their same sex melodrama divorces, Trump can just say he was forced to provide a private life for his son and his wife is going into it with him as his mother. After the orgy of narcissism, media worship of all things Obama familias, and the overexposure of Michelle and the girls, it would be a respite from having private matters shoved down the throat of the public and maybe the media could concentrate on things that are of national concern namely policy. Cut the media off since they can’t behave themselves.

  101. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am most thankful for the Trump election victory even though there are now some grumblings from the Hillary campaign that she may
    challenge his victory. Go away, HilLIARY! Donald should challenge the illegal 3 million non-citizen votes that more than likely were cast for you.

    I have only gotten to hear Melania Trump a couple of times in the past. I genuinely like her, even though she has that pretty, pouty model face. Her pout hides her personality. Anyway, I read this comment about Michelle-O in the comments area of an article on the Gateway Pundit blog which made me laugh. There was an attached photo which I could not copy to here, nor was I able to view the photo on that blog site.

    “You’re not alone! I with YOU 100%! Everything about Michelle/Mike/Mitchel point toward the men’s room. For 7.5 years, I have over looked Mitchel’s/Mike’s/Michelle’s “Nixsonoian” perpetual 24 hr. a day 5 o’clock shadow. The Adams apple the size of a softball. Size 15 high heels, Hands that can palm a beach ball and did not dare stare at the YUGE serpentine bulge south of his/her waist (no hips “BIG clue”) in a simple frock or heaven forbid HOT PANTS. Yes. I believe my lying eyes. The administration should be proud of its stance on transsexuals and aiding them in use of female bathrooms’/locker rooms. Embrace the breakthrough in the trans-gender evolution in our once great society. Mike could be Ru Paul’s stunt double (Ru’s prettier). You go GIRL or Guy!!! Congratulation; Mr. and Mr. Obama! (Don’t ask don’t tell… Hell; I don’t have to ask. I CAN TELL!!!)

  102. Imo…Barron is adorable. ..imagine being 10…the youngest son of Big Donald…and part of his first & second families. the middle of a Presidential campaign. ..with all that has been said and gone on…with Melania as your Mom…

    And Dad is elected President and he puts you front and center by his side at 3 am when he acknowledges winning the Presidency. ..kind of overwhelming

    Donald had Barron at his side at that moment for a reason. ..whatever it is…Barron is a little boy in a big new and different …and maybe scary…world for him…he’s a handsome little boy…I agree with the video after the one nomo posted…give Barron his space…

  103. The Associated Press ‏@AP 2d2 days ago

    BREAKING: Dalai Lama: “I have no worries” about Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president.

  104. Deplorable Grizzly Retweeted

    🐸John Rivers 🐸 ‏@JohnRiversX2 2d2 days ago

    Maybe a nation of 320M ppl w/ nothing in common shouldn’t be run by 15 billionaires in Palo Alto.

  105. Jonathan Collins ‏@hookem5746 2d2 days ago Houston, TX

    A good man from Ohio, Tim Ryan(D) is being accused of sexism for challenging Cali elitist Pelosi(D) for House Dem minority spot. 🤔🤔 #maga

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