Inaugural Balls Answer: Is President Trump A Hillary Clinton Or Alexander The Great?

Nancy Pelosi gave the second smartest speech on Inauguration Day. Pelosi’s speech was a retread of much of what Barack Obama said repeatedly in the days since the colossal result of election day November 7, 2016. Unfortunately for Pelosi/Obama and the other kooks on the left, Donald J. Trump gave the smartest, toughest, most contrary, speech since the second Lincoln inaugural.

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We feared the rituals of Inauguration Day and the first full day as president, for Donald J. Trump. We appreciate, understand, respect, pay deference to, ritual. Rituals are important. But rituals have a purpose. On the plus side, rituals can be a soothing balm in times of trouble such as the death of a loved one or a national leader.

Rituals can also have a “civilizing” effect. The coronation of a king invested the monarch with the full weight and majesty of divine right. The rituals of coronation chasten the potentate to use power wisely and sparingly.

As we watched the “peaceful transition of power” that is Inauguration Day, we understood and feared that Donald J. Trump would be “civilized” by the numbing set pieces of national ritual. The formal meeting as the old president about to leave office greets the soon-to-be president; the “tea” of same; the ride to the ceremonies; the formality of announcements as power players are greeted at the main ceremony; the oath of office officiated by the head of the third branch of government to induct the head of the executive branch of office on a platform built as it had been built many times earlier for previous inaugurations; the oath itself handed down from the time the very first president took office to the now forty-fifth executive to utter; the old executive given the boot via transport once reserved for his use; the luncheon given by the second branch of government to welcome the new executive with all it’s ritual speeches by power players, the inaugural parade with representatives of the governed marching along as the new executive salutes military units and quasi military units when appropriate; finally the inaugural balls in which the executive shares a dance with the spouse; then the next day the final ritual of rituals as an Inaugural Prayer Service convenes to foster national unity.

We feared these rituals and the potential effect on Donald J. Trump. Nancy Pelosi played to what we feared in her very smart speech to newborn President Donald J. Trump. Pelosi followed-up on Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s “history lesson” to President Trump by saying,

“… we are gathered today in that old House chamber where Lincoln served beneath the same clock that Lincoln heard ticking but under the gaze of Clio. Mr. President, right up there, above that door, the Muse of History, Clio. For almost two centuries, Clio and her clock have reminded the men and women of these hallowed halls that we are part of history. That our words and actions will face the judgment of history and that we are part of the long and honorable heritage of our democracy.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continued with her “history” lesson to President Trump. The meaning of course and the intent was clear to all. Nancy Pelosi was trying to “civilize” President Trump. By “civilize” we mean to break Trump, to turn Trump into Hillary Clinton.

Many of our regular readers will recall the defense offered during the election by many of Hillary Clinton voters. The argument offered by us on this website was that Hillary Clinton and her campaign had willingly sold itself and proudly become “the Obama Third Term” and therefore we rejected her candidacy. To counter our indisputable argument, to sooth our anger at Hillary Clinton’s willful metamorphosis into an Obama insect, those who advocated for Hillary Clinton offered their defense which was “Vote for Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton is lying.” We found that bizarre argument unsettling, unsatisfactory, and unpersuasive. The argument was that Hillary Clinton was lying to the electorate and that once in office she would not be the “Obama Third Term” she campaigned on in appearance and ads.

Nancy Pelosi on Inauguration Day was doing a mulligan on the “vote for Hillary Clinton because Hillary Clinton is lying” argument. What Nancy Pelosi, rather surprisingly smart to us, was saying to President Trump was “President Trump ignore what you said during the campaign. Turn what you said during the campaign into a lie. If you lie to your voters we can work with you and you will be rewarded by history and Big Media. Just lie Mr. Newly-elected President, just lie to all your supporters. Turn yourself into a liar Mr. President.”

Pelosi’s speech was an echo of Obama’s constant swan song. Obama argued every chance he got after the 2016 elections that once Trump became president he would change. Obama argued that once Trump became President Trump the “job” would “transform” Trump:

Trump will get wake-up call when he takes office, Obama says

President-elect Donald Trump is in for a quick wake-up call and will have to adjust his temperament when he confronts the realities of his new job on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama said on Monday.

In a news conference at the White House, Obama said the freewheeling Trump could not be as outspoken as he was during the long and bitter campaign that ended last week with the Republican’s surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

This office has a way of waking you up,” Obama said. “Those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don’t match up with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself.”

The two men met in the Oval Office last week to begin the transition of power. Obama said on Monday he believed Trump would be pragmatic in office and not approach the country’s problems from an ideological perspective.

“There are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well, unless he recognizes them and corrects them,” Obama said.

“Because when you’re a candidate and you say something that is inaccurate or controversial it has less impact than it does when you’re president of the United States. Everybody around the world is paying attention. Markets move,” he said. [snip]

But Obama, who criticized Trump’s temperament during the campaign, said it was important for Trump to send signals of unity after the hard-fought campaign. He said the political gifts that allowed the Republican to upset Clinton would be put to good use in the White House.

“I’ve been encouraged by his statements on election night about the need for unity, his interest in being president for all people,” Obama said. “In an election like this that was so hotly contested and so divided, gestures matter.”

Obama was trying to turn Trump into a liar. Obama wanted Trump to be like Obama. Lie during the campaign then become something else once in office. It was the “vote for Hillary ’cause she’s a liar” argument.

That was our fear. We wanted “Let Trump Be Trump!” Obama/Pelosi/Schumer wanted “Let Trump be Hillary.”

We got the first answer to our fears quickly, but not with finality. We were heartened. Trump spoke. The Trump Inaugural Address was a war whoop we cheered:

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day, this is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. Jan. 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

President Trump said that to all the power players to their faces. During the primaries Trump had railed against a Republican president at a Republican debate, denounced the Republican establishment too at Republican debates hosted by the Republican establishment! Now it was President Trump against the entire corrupt establishment. “Politicians prospered” thundered Trump, as the lighting bolts from Olympus, the hammer from Asgard, the anger of the Almighty, flowed from his mouth with the vow “That all changes starting right her and right now!”

So much for “ceremony”. So much for the soothing, calming effects of ritual. Channeling all the anger in the cosmos, President Trump championed the “people” governed, and denounced the “small group in our nation’s capital” bleeding the nation dry; the “Washington” that “flourished” as the nation withered; the “politicians” that “prospered” as the “factories closed”.

It had all been heard before from Donald J. Trump. But none of it, not one single word, had ever been heard on the ritual Inaugural Day – spoken to all the powerful assembled – from the lips of an uncompromised PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump.

Yes, the PRESIDENT! The President remained untamed. President Donald J. Trump in his magnificent Inaugural Address was not turned into a liar by Clio, by Hillary, by Obama, by Ryan, by Schumer, by McConnell, by Big Media, by the protests, by the establishment of the Republican Party, by the Obama Dimocrat Party, by the forces of nature, by ceremonies, by rituals. Trump remained true.

Still we were unsatisfied. That speech was prepared before the ceremonies and rituals had a chance to take their “calming” effect. The Inaugural Address was written before the numbing rituals could break his spirit. The speech could have been the last gasp of truth before the lies came. Still, we worried.

On the First Day, the first hours, we still worried even after that cry of war that President Trump uttered. All that was left of the day to unworry us, to calm us, was the thought of apparel. What would Melania wear?

As we waited for the Inaugural Balls to begin to swing we waited and worried. We were not particularly calmed by the first Executive Orders issued by President Trump. One Executive Order impacted ObamaCare in the direction we wanted. Another Executive Order blocked new regulations. The promise of these executive orders was great but we understood that until the various cabinet appointees were confirmed the big items would have to wait. We were willing to wait until the confirmations came and the flood of executive orders began. But we were still unsatisfied and still worried about the effect of ceremony and ritual.

Then the Trump Inaugural Balls began to swing. Trump spoke as his Inaugural Balls swung:

In brief remarks before the couple had their first dance, Mr. Trump said it was “a great day” and that the evening was “so special.”

“People that weren’t so nice to me were saying that we did a really good job today,” he said. “They hated to do it, but they did it and I respect that, I respect that.”

Mr. Trump, dressed in a dark tuxedo with a cummerbund, danced to a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” with First Lady Melania Trump, who wore a long, strapless ecru gown designed by Carolina Herrera.

Nodding to the work ahead, Mr. Trump said supporters will be “so happy” with what they see from the administration over the coming weeks.

You’re going to see things happening over the next few weeks, oh, you’re going to be so happy,” he said. “We want to see great things happen for our country we want to make America great again and we will, and we will.”

Now the work begins, there’s no games right? There’s no games,” he continued. “We’re not playing games, the work begins.”

At the second ball of the night, the Freedom Ball, Mr. Trump echoed similar themes to his speech at the first ball he attended.

There is so much spirit in our country, this is such a great country and we are gonna do things we will not be taken advantage of anymore, we will not,” he said.

“Now the fun begins,” he said. “We’re going to do a really good job, and I will be fighting every single day for you.”

And at the third and final inaugural ball Mr. Trump attended, the Armed Services Ball, Mr. Trump spoke via satellite with U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. One by one, they congratulated him on his inauguration.

“Honestly not only the support you’ve given me, the courage that you show is incredible and it’s going to be appreciated,” he said. “It’s appreciated now but it’s going to be appreciated now more than ever before.”

Mr. Trump added that he likes the service members better than he likes the media.

“I like them much better than i like the media, right?” he said. “These are much finer people, nicer people … you are the nicest people.”

Trump answered our worries with finality. The Inaugural Address was a prepared speech from weeks or days ago. But the impromptu remarks, the statements that came from President Donald J. Trump’s mouth at the Inaugural Balls came from his heart and displayed testicular fortitude. “Now the work begins, there’s no games right? There’s no games, We’re not playing games, the work begins.” Trump answered our worries. “I will be fighting every single day for you.”

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There are ancient tales of Alexander, the son of Philip II of Macedon. One story is of the time the young Alexander visited the Oracle at Delphi to seek blessings for his upcoming battle against Persia (modern day Iran), and/or prophesy of his fortune foretold. Alexander arrived either too late for the scheduled ceremonies of prophesy or the Oracle was too tired. Alexander would not be granted audience and fortune’s secrets would remain unspoken.

As the story is told, with some variety, young Alexander did not stand by ceremony. Alexander seized, grabbed, Pythia the high Oracle by the hair, until she screamed “My son, you will shake the world!!!” Alexander had prophesy and his fortune laid before him.

“My son, you will shake the world!!!” We said the same on January 20, 2017.

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131 thoughts on “Inaugural Balls Answer: Is President Trump A Hillary Clinton Or Alexander The Great?

  1. Alexander conquered the known world, and expanded its borders. He brought victory and then civilization to the barbarians who did not have Harvard degrees in those days. Trump is doing the ssame, with a courage and energy unseen in our self serving incestuous avaricious political elites–barbarians of a different kind. Alexander, like Trump, did not stop until his task was complete. And then he he wept, because there were no world left to conquer. That is Trump as well. There are people who enjoy living on the edge and live for the next challenge. They look ahead, not backward. And the realize the untapped potential that is there hiding in plain view, because of our corrupt culture and media.

  2. http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-trump-white-house-website-sets-agenda-that-mirrors-campaign-pledges-1484956089

    New Trump White House Website Sets Agenda That Mirrors Campaign Pledges
    Revised website features issue pages for energy policy, foreign policy, economic policy, expanding the military, bolstering law enforcement and rethinking trade

    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration overhauled the White House’s website Friday and published action plans that ranged from building a wall along the Mexico border to pulling back from trade deals, transforming a number of populist campaign themes into concrete agenda items.

    The revised website created six different issue pages for energy policy, foreign policy, economic policy, expanding the size of the military, bolstering law enforcement, and rethinking trade. [snip]

    Each new item on the White House site contains a blueprint of how President Trump plans to tackle different issues. Many of the items appear to be agendas the White House plans to pursue on its own authority, but there are also calls for congressional cooperation. For example, it says the Trump administration will submit a plan to Congress to rebuild the military, a recognition they will need to authorize such an expansion of spending.

    On energy policy, it says Mr. Trump will eliminate the Climate Action Plan put in place by the Obama administration in 2013. It also says the Trump administration will eliminate the “Waters of the United States” rule, a controversial 2015 policy that expanded waterways that are subject to protection by the Environmental Protection Agency.

    “Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years,” the Trump White House’s website said.

    It also called for pushing for more shale oil and gas development, and said it would use the revenues from this development to “rebuild our roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure.”

    On foreign policy, the new website says “defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will be our highest priority,” referring to the Islamic State terror network. This could be seen as a break from the Obama administration’s foreign-policy approach, which never elevated ISIS to the top of the agenda. Rather, senior Obama administration officials had targeted ISIS as the top terror threat, but much of its focus and strategy was aimed at constraining threats posed by Russia and China.

    The website promises to grow the size of the U.S. military, saying the Navy and Air Force are much smaller than they have been historically. This includes developing “a state-of-the-art missile defense system” that it says will protect against threats from Iran and North Korea.

    On trade policy, it says Mr. Trump will begin by “withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and making certain that any new trade deals are in the interests of American workers.” He will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, and if Mexico and Canada won’t renegotiate that deal, Mr. Trump “will give notice of the United States’ intent to withdraw” from that agreement.

    On economic policy, the website says Mr. Trump has a plant to return the U.S. to 4% annual growth and create 25 million jobs over 10 years, or roughly 2.5 million a year. He aims to push a tax plan that cuts rates for every income bracket and lower the U.S. corporate tax rate. The website doesn’t say whether this will be done in a way that aims to keep the deficit flat, something that policy officials and lawmakers often clash about.

    Similarly, the website says Mr. Trump has proposed a “moratorium” on new federal regulations. It doesn’t say, however, whether that campaign promise will become one of his first executive actions.

    For law enforcement, many of his proposals appear to come directly from his campaign platform. These include the creation of a wall on the Mexico border that the website says will “stop illegal immigration” and “stop the gangs and the violence” and “stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.” Also, more broadly, the website says “enforcing our border laws” will stem “the tide of lawlessness associated with illegal immigration.”

  3. Well we know Moose did not stay around DC for the Women’s March. And Hillary obviously is not there because they are talking that she Tweeted her support. The co-chair has her head covered in shame and the speaker I tuned in on was telling them his name was Charlie and they were all his angels.

    Puke.

  4. If they market a Hillary nutcraker (pull the string and it says not guilty), then perhaps it would be smart to market an Obama voodoo doll which parrots hate speech against white people and CIA talking points, caption to read: this puppet says the darndest thangs.

  5. Hillary’s tweet tells them is with them in spirit, if not in body.

    It took a lot of courage, energy and commitment to send that tweet.

    Given the current state of her health it is understandable that she would be M.I.A. for that event.

    Then again, experience has shown that she would walk a mile to receive a check from a wealthy donor.

    I expect the Trump coronation project was a little exhausting.

    Like a big name rodeo announcer told me one time, when I asked him to attend a cattleman event years ago.

    I am behind you all the way . . . just don’t ask me to do anything.

    On a political level, it was a big mistake for Hillary not to attend that event.

    It would have confirmed he claim to be the women’s candidate

    It might even have innoculated her against criminal prosecution

    Because in the final analysis that too is a political decision.

  6. President Trump now at C.I.A. President Trump jokes “I will give you so much backing. You will say, ‘please Mr. President don’t give us so much backing.'”

    Denounces radical Islamic terrorism.

    We’ll post video when available.

  7. Channeling all the anger in the cosmos, President Trump championed the “people” governed, and denounced the “small group in our nation’s capital” bleeding the nation dry; the “Washington” that “flourished” as the nation withered; the “politicians” that “prospered” as the “factories closed”.
    ——
    Therein lies the animus and distrust by the population against the New Rome.

  8. Lu4PUMA, we read this in a big article on the phony “womens march”:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4142950/Thousands-women-head-Washington-protest-Trump.html

    Protesters chanted ‘Thank you Obama!’ before the rally kicked off at 10am…”

    That was it for us. In 2008 Obama blocked the first woman president and these liars at the “womens march” cheer him. They can all go to Hell. As to Hillary, she was left out of a list of the most important women or such the organizers made. The Bernie Sanders supporters did not want Hillary at the march. So Sanders won.

    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/hillary-clintons-name-left-off-womens-march-honoree-list-w462125

    Hillary Clinton’s Name Was Omitted From the Women’s March Honoree List and People Are Angry

    Plans for the Women’s March on Washington formed shortly after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, yet her name was omitted from the organization’s honoree list.

    On Thursday, January 19, the movement released a document about its guiding vision and definition of principles, which included the names of 27 women who have “paved the way” for equal rights. Clinton, who was the first-ever female presidential nominee for a major political party, was not among them — and people took notice.

  9. admin. This post is such an unexpected and robust treat. TY.

    Another delight from the Inauguration involves singing of national anthem by someone other than Beyonce. Jackie was kind enough to grant StepInIt an interview earlier this week, and ABC will never realize how rude it was to Evancho although I did try to tell them. However the satisfaction comes from the event itself. Jackie sang in the closest proximity to Mooch and Barky so we get to see a few seconds of their emotions. Keep in mind. It’s this white girl singing this time. To add more pleasure there are cameos of Trump singing (no shortage of them over the months), and others near him. Even a nanosecond of Christie.

    Stars and stripes: Jackie Evancho sings the National Anthem

  10. https://patriotpost.us/opinion/47019

    President Trump Declares Independence
    His message to America: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all.

    By Peggy Noonan

    I was more moved than I expected. Then more startled.

    The old forms and traditions, the bands and bunting, endured. I thought, as I watched the inauguration: It continues. There were pomp and splendor, happy, cheering crowds; and for all the confounding nature of the past 18 months, and all the trauma, it came as a reassurance to see us do what we do the way we do it. A friend in the Southwest, a longtime Trump supporter, emailed just before the swearing in: “I have been crying all morning.” From joy.

    I found myself unexpectedly moved during the White House meeting of the Trumps and the Obamas, at the moment Melania Trump emerged from her car. She was beautiful, seemed so shy and game. There are many ways to show your respect for people and events, and one is to present yourself with elegance and dignity.

    The inaugural address was utterly and uncompromisingly Trumpian. The man who ran is the man who’ll reign. It was plain, unfancy and blunt to the point of blistering. A little humility would have gone a long way, but that’s not the path he took. Nor did he attempt to reassure. It was pow, right in the face. Most important, he did not in any way align himself with the proud Democrats and Republicans arrayed around him. He looked out at the crowd and said he was allied with them.

    He presented himself not as a Republican or a conservative but as a populist independent. The essential message: Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all.

    The address was bold in its assertion of the distance in America between the leaders and the led: “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country.”

    It was an unmistakable indictment of almost everyone seated with him on the platform.

    Then a stark vow: “That all changes — starting right here and right now.” Jan. 20 “will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

    And these words were most remarkable, not because they were new, but because he didn’t back away from them, he repeated them in an improvisation: “From this day forward it’s going to be only America first — America first.” To American workers and families: “You will never be ignored again.”

    The speech will electrify President Trump’s followers. They will feel satisfaction that they understood him and knew what they were backing. And it will deepen the Washington establishment’s unease. Republican leaders had been hoping the address would ameliorate their anxieties about the continued primacy of their traditional policy preferences. Forget that. This was a declaration that the president is going his own way and they’d best follow.

    Throughout the speech, and much of the day, Mr. Trump looked stern. At first I thought it was the face he puts on when he’s nervous. I don’t think so now.

    Anyway, it was a remarkable speech, like none before it, and it marked, I think, yet another break point in the two-party reality that has dominated our politics for many decades.

    And so, now, it begins. And it simply has to be repeated: We have never had a political moment like this in our lives. We have never had a president like this, such a norm-breaker, in all the ways we know. We are in uncharted seas.

    His supporters, who flooded Washington this week, were friendly, courteous — but watchful. Two Midwestern women told me separately that they used to be but no longer are Republican. They’re something new, waiting for a name.

    They like Mr. Trump the way you learn to like someone you hired and will depend on. They judged him as exactly what’s needed to cut through the merde machine of modern Washington. He is a destabilizer; he shifts the tectonic plates; in the chaos that results, breakthroughs are possible.

    And yet all admit that yes, we’re in uncharted waters.

    The mood among Republicans in Washington is hopeful apprehension. Even Trump supporters, even his staff and advisers, feel it. No one knows what he’ll be like as president, how this will go. Including, probably, him. A GOP senator characterized his mood as “tentatively positive.” Another said, with a big grin: “I feel somewhat optimistic!”

    We’ll find out a lot the next few months. How will Mr. Trump work with Congress, and what are his specific legislative priorities? How important will the cabinet be? Will the Trumps really live in the White House or just stay and do events a few days a week? Will they come to own the physical space, the psychic space, of the executive mansion and the presidency? Will they give Camp David — those rustic cabins that are a glass, brass and marble-free zone — a chance?

    The big embassies this week gave receptions to celebrate the inauguration, and invited official Washington. Ambassadors made friendly speeches about their countries’ long, deep and unchanging ties to America. They approached the big change with sangfroid, even jolliness. But Washington still doesn’t know what to make of this thing America did.

    At the Kuwaiti Embassy I looked out at hundreds of Washingtonians of both parties — diplomats, lobbyists, military brass, journalists — all networking, meeting, greeting, all handsomely dressed. As I surveyed the scene I turned to a social figure of 40 years’ standing. “Do they have any sense they’re living through big history?” I asked. “Noooooo!” she said. The look on her face — if it had been the late 19th century she would have said, “Pshaw!” History is not what they’re about, she was suggesting; satisfying their personal and immediate hungers is what they’re about.

    The Trump Wars of the past 18 months do not now go away. Now it becomes the Trump Civil War, every day, with Democrats trying to get rid of him and half the country pushing back. To reduce it to the essentials: As long as Mr. Trump’s party holds the House, it will be a standoff. If the Democrats take the House, they will move to oust him.

    Because we are divided. We are two nations, maybe more.

    Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media — the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left — the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing. The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites.

    He really has no one but those who voted for him.

    Do they understand what a lift daily governance is going to be, and how long the odds are, with so much arrayed against him, and them?

  11. S, Chuck and Tom are horrified:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/20/chuck_todd_trump_insulted_every_living_president_brokaw_he_insulted_all_politicians_point_blank.html

    CHUCK TODD: I have to say, it was surprisingly divisive for an inaugural address and I say it this way. We said it was a challenge when you’re elected as an outsider, you’re elected as a populist and you’re channeling what was real anger out there with his supporters. It’s tough to be both a unifier and a populist carrier. He went with populism and I think that it is going to play well with his folks but that wasn’t the type of inaugural address that was intended to bring this country together…

    America first. There was a point there, Lester, where it felt as if he almost was insulting every living president that was sitting next to him in very personal ways.

    TOM BROKAW: He was also insulting all of the Republican Congressmen and Senators who were on stage. He has a majority but he went after politicians point blank.

  12. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/01/20/krauthammer_on_inauguration_i_guarantee_you_they_are_quaking_in_their_boots_in_foreign_capitals.html

    Krauthammer on Inauguration: “I Guarantee You They Are Quaking In Their Boots In Foreign Capitals”

    KRAUTHAMMER: I wanted to make a point about this speech. A part that we overlooked but I am sure is not being overlooked around the world. There are two audiences obviously for inaugural addresses, domestic and foreign. And I guarantee you that they are quaking in their boots in foreign capitals, particularly of our allies and trading partners.

    The way that Trump spoke about the outside world was the most aggressive, most hyper-nationalist, and in some ways most hostile of any inaugural address I think since the Second World War. What Trump pointed out, what he drew was a picture of a zero-sum world where what we done for the world, they have been stealing from us.

    He says for decades we have enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry. Subsidized the expense of the weakening of our army. We’ve made other countries rich while we’ve become poorer. And then this sort of staggering sentence that the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed around the world.

    In other words, the other guys, “the other,” including friends. I mean, Kennedy spoke harshly about the communist world. This is about our allies. They have been stealing from us, our corrupt ruling class has taken the money of the middle-class and sent it around the world. That’s the exaggerated anti-globalist view. I can understand a lot of the sentiments, but imagine how this has been heard in East Asia, in Europe, in other places, and then he ends up with a phrase that may not be as a resident here, he says we are going to have one principle, “America First.”

    It is capitalized in the version that you get printed out, and then capitalized, it is the name of the isolationist party from the 1930s that fought to keep us out of any entanglements abroad, i.e. out of the Second World War, led by [Charles] Lindbergh and others that dismantled a week after Pearl Harbor.

    For many people around the world, the British in particular, that is quite a resident phrase, and it says to them, to the free world, since Harry Truman and Eisenhower, we constructed a world where we carried a lot of you economically, militarily, et cetera. That game is over, you’re on your own. That is an amazing message for inaugural address. We heard it in the campaign, but this is policy now. And it’s going to have a huge effect around the world.

    More anti-Trump horror and misinformation from Krauthammer. Contra Krauthammer, those allies that see America back from the brink are happy.

  13. Admin…they don’t like the truth…and they really don’t like it splashed out in the open by the new President in his inaugaration address for the whole world to hear…

    …they are “quaking in their boots” because everyone is on notice that they can be “outed” and exposed for their rackets…

    …just wait until Donald starts in on his ‘cuts’ and the gravy train comes to an end…maybe then some of these people will begin to understand what the rest of the country has been going through…

    **************************

    just caught the tail end of Donald’s charm offense at the CIA

  14. Admin…isn’t it amazing and certainly unique that a President would have the citizens of the country as his first priority over the sensitivity of the politicians who have been self serving at their expense…

    …and frankly Hillary could be the poster girl for her actions as SOS

    these corrupted media either refuse…or just don’t get it…their gig is up…

    Donald should really freak them out and have a news channel set up at the WH…

  15. Ashley Judds is nuts and unfortunately that is a true diagnosis

    Krauthammer is a RINO and I am so tired of him being held up as this grand intellectual

  16. Sean Spicer just blew the press up in a short press conference. They are all freaking out cause he basically called them liars and said “no questions… see you Monday” and walked out.

  17. Outris, here it is:

    Bang. Big Media slammed by spicy Spicer.

    News: Theresa May will visit White House on Friday. This should rock the EU.

  18. Nobody but Ivanka looked happy in that picture, that’s when it started to rain. If you look at the crowds they really were all the way to the back and then the overflow on the sides and people still trying to get in.

    Lying Media

    I have to say, S mentioned that Trump acknowledged the Clintons at the luncheon, and he did, I think partly because the crowd started chanting ” lock her up”, which despite my feelings about them at this point , was totally in poor taste.

  19. Peggy Noonan acknowledges that it is possible that out of the Trump chaos, new paths can be forged. But then she ends by focusing on how everyone is against Trump and how hard it will be. It never occurs to her that as Trump creates his new paths, people – more than his supporters – will realize he is making positive, long-needed changes, and get behind him. I’m not talking about the people whose ill-gotten power is being threatened, but the *real* people…

  20. gonzotx
    January 21, 2017 at 7:09 pm
    Nobody but Ivanka looked happy in that picture, that’s when it started to rain. If you look at the crowds they really were all the way to the back and then the overflow on the sides and people still trying to get in.
    ———
    Upon further review, you are correct Gonzo. Fake News on my part. 😄.

  21. The march seems to be therapy for people who cannot get over the election…it’s over and time to look ahead.

  22. The big embassies this week gave receptions to celebrate the inauguration, and invited official Washington. Ambassadors made friendly speeches about their countries’ long, deep and unchanging ties to America. They approached the big change with sangfroid, even jolliness. But Washington still doesn’t know what to make of this thing America did.

    At the Kuwaiti Embassy I looked out at hundreds of Washingtonians of both parties — diplomats, lobbyists, military brass, journalists — all networking, meeting, greeting, all handsomely dressed. As I surveyed the scene I turned to a social figure of 40 years’ standing. “Do they have any sense they’re living through big history?” I asked. “Noooooo!” she said. The look on her face — if it had been the late 19th century she would have said, “Pshaw!” History is not what they’re about, she was suggesting; satisfying their personal and immediate hungers is what they’re about.
    ——–
    El fin de siglo

    For these demimondes

  23. President Trump’s speech to the CIA focused on two evil doers.

    Both are tied inextricably to Messiah Obama.

    On the first day, big media created Obama.

    And on the second day Obama created ISIS.

    And then Obama rested.

    And played golf, lit fires and fucked off.

  24. Milo is the openly gay senior editor of Breitbart and he is tearing through college campuses like a tornado. He is neither a democrat or a republican. He despise both parties equally as many of us do. He is, however, a huge Trump supporter. And he loves to take on big media and the college leftists. He is a fast thinker and he always turns the tables on those who go after him. In that sense he is like Trump. As you know by now there was a shooting at the University of Washington last night and it took place outside one of Milos events. They have not released the details, but it sounds like a social justice warrior was the gunman, and a Trump supporter was the victim. If that is the case, then the corrupt Seattle Times newspaper will hide the truth from its readers, like it always does. Here is a BBC interview where they try to turn the tables on Milo, and he comes down on the faux journalist like a ton of bricks.

    https://youtu.be/Q3K1pGN-O8I

  25. I had to close my FB account too many arguments with people who are in raptures over the women’s march and anti Trump stuff.

    They don’t seem to understand they had 2 tries to put a woman in office and didn’t support her and now it’s all Trumps fault. I need a break.

  26. Trump basically told the CIA in a friendly, folksy and humorous manner to be honest with their intelligence reports.

  27. Wow Peggy Noonan’s opinion piece was sure a downer. Yes, Trump is alone in this fight but I’m hoping like Lorac that with time more people will come around when they see he is doing good things for the people. I’m sick of the Democrats fighting him every step of the way. There are a lot of Democrat Senators up for re-election in 2018 and I hope with the crap their supporters are pulling the Republicans come away with even more seats.

    I didn’t fight with people on FB today or message them but I de-friended a lot of them. I’m just sick and tired of their political opinions and putting up nasty stuff about Trump. Today with even male friends going to the women’s march in Seattle and posting pictures of themselves holding up nasty signs about Trump it was too much for me. My daughter called me minutes later and said she had also de-friended a bunch of people on FB this evening because of that “nasty women’s march, when it’s really women that are mad Trump won.” Surprised me she’d done that because I’d just done the same thing.

    I’ll probably make my FB account a family and friend’s only account and ban any political opinions. A girlfriend of mine did that because of all the nastiness about Trump and she comes down hard on anyone that posts anything that strays toward politics.

  28. Hey Tony read the Guardian piece at the link you posted. Did you by chance read the comments below the piece? Leftists and their nasty hate on display big time.

  29. From Tony’s article –

    Enough, already. In the quest for, and conquering of, equal rights, women have run out of real outrages. They’ve won the battles. What to do now?

    I’ve been thinking about this in terms of women but also in terms of blacks. Blacks fought for the right to have real educations, but now “genuine blacks” eschew education and take pride in not even being able to speak their own English language – you literally need a translator to understand some of them. Blacks have occupied the highest offices of this land, more than women, since a 1/2 black got the presidency. A zillion laws have been passed, reparations given (to many fake farmers), an unfair advantages given to people who can’t pass a test or qualify for admission to a program. But to the activists, there is still systemic racism.

    Women. I’m flabbergasted. We have definitely taken advantage of our hard fought opportunities, to a much greater extent than blacks. Even the activists are doing well. Yes, there is sexism as there is racism, but the structure exists now to fight it where it appears on an individual level. What is most blowing me away right now is the objectification of women. Whereas before we all were saying, we’re not sexual objects, we have brains, we are creative, we are individuals, we are as human and multifaceted as anyone else – now we are joyfully objectifying OURSELVES. What to do when you’ve won most of the battles on your list? Why, go backwards, of course!

    First it was that pole dancing and prostitution were empowering. Now it’s a greater than ever emphasis on looks, on fake looks especially, and dressing like a street walker, and twerking. It’s not enough anymore to get objectified by wearing minimal clothing, I guess. Now it’s important to stick your butt in someone’s face. We used to point to the dearth of serious, accomplished role models for little girls. Now we’ve gotten laws passed, we rose to the challenge to fill those newly available educational and vocational opportunities, and we have achievers – but what is most popular? Twerkers and fake big butts (thanks, Kardashians and all the singers who are emulating them).

    I think it really does all go back to the dems. They need the divisions, they need to be able to tell people they are victims and only if you vote for them can the people be saved. Of course, any identifiable problem that still exists won’t be addressed, because they need to be able to get people to vote for them.

    The point of the women’s movement was supposed to be to elevate women.

    I don’t agree with this. I think the point was to give us choices. To have the same choices men have, and then we’d sink or swim on an individual basis. I also think it was to give men choices, which has only rather recently started to be embraced by men. But that’s another story. But my point of mentioning this line in the essay is that while I think dems are the problem, I don’t think repubs are the answer. I don’t think either party has it right.

    But I do have hope that Trump might do well in regards to women. He believes in opportunity and in working to achieve what you get. I believe that’s what the women’s movement was all about. And I think we were doing a darn good job until the 3rd wave and intersectionality came about. Objectification and victimhood were invited back.

  30. oops it got cut off – the ending is –

    And to figure out why, I think you have to look no further than politics, on a minority of people in our country who manipulate us to keep their own gravy train.

  31. Yolanda, what absolutely amazes me about this women’s march is that republican presidents are frequently elected. Why NOW is there this huge outrage? Especially considering that IMO he’s less conservative than your average republican politician. I know he said he’s against abortion, but is that different than any other republican president? I mean, this guy was a dem for most of his life, he was a playboy, he’s been married 3 times, he has Hollywood connections, he knows and associates with plenty of gay people, he seems to prefer a homemaker/mother type for his wife but he put no such restrictions on his daughters. THIS is the guy, THIS is the scary republican who is going to take us back to 1930? It’s pretty laughable. But these people fervently believe it. I mean, they’re literally shrieking and crying that he lived to be elected.

    It really makes me think that all this “he’s a fascist”, “he’s sexist”, “he’s racist”, “he’s Hitler”, “he’s anti-Semitic” (all of a sudden “America First” is anti-semitic), “he’s going to deny poor people insurance” – I think it’s all driven by something totally different, but they’re manipulating people to focus on these comfortable grievances. I suspect it’s the globalists, terrified of Trump cutting their feet out from under them. He might be good for the people, but he’s bad for the globalists, so they’re trying to use the people to get rid of him by feeding them lies. And of course the politicians like their gravy train, so they play along. At least they get rich by doing it. Your average media person (not the headliners like Megyn Kelly or shiver down the leg guy) doesn’t get paid all that much. I guess they’re just sniveling fools, too weak to stand up for journalistic standards and the truth.

  32. wbboei
    January 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Channeling all the anger in the cosmos, President Trump championed the “people” governed, and denounced the “small group in our nation’s capital” bleeding the nation dry; the “Washington” that “flourished” as the nation withered; the “politicians” that “prospered” as the “factories closed”.
    ——
    Therein lies the animus and distrust by the population against the New Rome.

    The financing of elites by tax farming the US population is going to be disrupted. The Dems and GOPe will resist because that is what greases their wheels and pays their bills. Spicer essentially told the media that would be cut out of the process. It will be tweeted by Trump and explained in detail via the White House website thus media is obsolete. Their power and business model has been schlonged. They walked right into it by going with the Soros plan to belittle the inauguration. It gave Trump the reason to cut the cord. Time magazine with their stupid about removing the MLK bust was especially helpful. Trump set them up and they walked into it. Perfect setup to get rid of someone or something you don’t need or trust. Trump has done this before (partner, contractor, etc) and knows how to do it.

  33. Trump needed the media in early days of his campaign. It was mutually beneficial because he gave them copy and great ratings and he got exposure. As he went along and became more successful as a candidate and the media turned super-negative instead of treating him as a ridiculous novelty, he turned them into his adversary. It worked and freaked the media out and their whining started. He won and the media was shocked and set back. With the start of his administration the media again went all in negative. He has the White House and the levers of power. They have an industry that relies on access to get stories, eyeballs, and advertising (and globalist billionaire sponsor dollars). He has now cut off their access which will switch eyeballs (that can skip to tweet and White House website directly) thus ad revenues which will result in fewer “journalists”. It is a chain reaction which big poorly managed media like the NYT and WaPo is already experiencing. A businessman would know how to hit them in the pocketbook. Then add in the plan to dilute the DC politicized insiders with more bloggers and foreign press taking their seats in the White House press room and it is a race to the bottom for corporate media. Trump is breaking bones. All they can do is shriek.

  34. gonzotx
    January 21, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    Krauthammer is a RINO and I am so tired of him being held up as this grand intellectual.

    You can add Bret Baier to the mix as he and Krauthammer work in tandem to put down Trump with their nose-in-the-air intellectualism.

  35. The “Women’s March” is nothing but proof positive that feminism has been castrated. Infiltrated and neutralized. The message was more mushy than that of Hillary’s campaigns and mostly looked ridiculous.

    The thing is that many women are happy with traditional roles and that needs to be respected. However, there is a large segment that does not fit into that mold, yet becomes the victim of men who seek to control the less aggressive gender over reproduction and sex. Look at the predominant issues of abortion and rape. The laws that cover these things as well as the financial independence that fair wages effect, tell you what is going on with feminism. It is about the control of women and their freedom from it.

    Yes, look at the laws on abortion, rape and wages and how they are enforced. The rest is smoke and mirrors with a lot of religious mumbo-jumbo thrown in.

    Feminism and civil rights where halted when Bush was elected in 2000 and the lawsuit laws changed. With his re-election in 2004 they started a noticeable decline that has continued with a general loss of human rights promoted by the manner of the globalization.

    A real feminist organization would have greeted Trump with an organized list of demands and told him that he had 2 years until the next elections to show significant progress or they would politically castrate him at the ballot box. As it is, we will be dependent of Ivanka Trump to sort through the mush and try to strain something out of it. What a mess.

  36. lorac January 22, 2017 at 5:55 am
    It really makes me think that all this “he’s a fascist”, “he’s sexist”, “he’s racist”, “he’s Hitler”, “he’s anti-Semitic” (all of a sudden “America First” is anti-semitic), “he’s going to deny poor people insurance” – I think it’s all driven by something totally different, but they’re manipulating people to focus on these comfortable grievances. I suspect it’s the globalists,
    ===============
    Like Barack and Michelle?….

    At the time, admin highlighted the following published by Politico in November. It pinpoints POTUS44 with precision, and hopefully can be a future basis for the claim of treason. Or at least shutting his community organizing venues down.

    Obama loyalists plot Trump resistance 11/19/16.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/obama-loyalists-trump-resistance-231642

  37. Well I was going to take down my Christmas decorations this weekend, but did not get too far. I did get the outside stuff taken down so the neighbors will not wonder about me. But I have been so wound up, I just needed to rest and reflect. The Christmas carols playing in my head have not gone away, but have changed. From those of angels to Joy to the World and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

    I see all the former Hillary supporters who are now just really doubly bitter and angry. And I would agree with them at a certain level about the part gender played in Hillary’s demise. But more of it was her bad choices (poor judgement) and so I can only hope that whatever enforcement is taken on her legal issues, gets applied to all or none. Lock HIM up, I say. The March should have been about Hillary, but instead she was excluded. It is all just so sad.

    And I do not know why I am so optimistic about Trumps success because I do know there is so much danger and a potential for fascism here. And I am not prone to the worship of people and if I were to do so, would not choose Donald Trump. But I keep hearing these Christmas carols.

    But it was the nature of the inauguration speech, that many would view with skepticism, but I will tell you his plans are based on a 12-Step Program and that he is putting the Nation on a program of recovery. That would be that the God given power of the People, that they gave to Trump with their votes, must be given back to the People for him to keep it. In that he understands this nature of power and control, he is sincere in what he has put forward.

    So all there is to say to naysayers is to wait and see. Life is a trip.

  38. I don’t believe hillary lost because she’s a woman. Trump won on the issues and the hard work he put into campaigning around the country. He won in spite of his personality and a few off color remarks that some supporters found offensive.
    The American people needed change and a new direction. Common sense ruled this election.
    Had Hillary worked hard and fought hard for the right issues she would have won. Admin was correct. As soon as Hillary embraced Obama and all of his policies…..she lost.

  39. Optimist,

    The main reason was Hillary lost is as you say. However, gender was a factor and Trump exploited it. The Crooked Hillary identification was doable because Hillary was corrupt. Misogyny just makes it easier. That is why she could not get away with what BO could. They could both claim protections, he for race and she for gender. But the gender protection does not work for with misogynists. And it is true that race comes before gender when freedoms are rationed out by those in control. Hillary should have known to factor that in her campaign and not follow BO. Yea, there were a lot of reasons Hillary lost. Do not exclude gender.

    The voices I hear chanting, “Lock her up!” are male. You will not hear so many women saying that so loudly.

  40. In the most basic analysis that is at the core of all the facets of HRC’s loss is that she has terrible judgment.

  41. Whose most basic analysis? So say her terrible judgment was to underestimate misogyny and think she could get away with what BO did. With what the Bush have bee doing for 150 years. What is going through the back of the mind of every woman who has experience discrimination is that a man would have gotten away with it.

    The playing field looks way more level to those at the upper end of it.

  42. Whatever gets you through. Think on all the bad, bad decisions she’s made, at every level, since basically forever.

  43. Lu, we just made it through 8 years of Obama. So many people have been miserable and did not want any more Obama. I don’t think a man running as Obama III would have been elected any more than she was….

  44. Lorac,

    That is why the Dimocrats made such a bad mistake in ’08. If they had settled for the more moderate candidate, who would have given them less of what they wanted for 8 years, then brought out their Messiah this election, they would now be now preparing to implement their full agenda. Would Donald Trump have run against that? And won?

    blowmeObama: Donald Trump supported Hillary Clinton in 2008. Obama is when Hillary’s bad bad decisions started, not since basically forever.

  45. Yolanda, the Guardian normally is more left wing and anti-Trump, so for this opinion piece to come out from them must have been a nasty shock to many of its readers hence the vitriolic hyperbole from some commenters. There are some, though, who did agree with it. It’s the same with other articles in other sites where the readership is less conservative.

  46. Lu4PUMA
    January 22, 2017 at 9:05 am
    ———-
    I know it may seem that way to you, but the argument as the cause in fact for why Hillary did not win in 2008 than it is in 2016.

    Personally, without persuasive evidence to support that proposition, I am more inclined to believe that other factors are to blame.

    First of all this was a change election, yet Hillary positioned herself as Obama III. Whether she had any choice others can debate. It is enough to know she did it.

    Second, her tenure as SOS was crowned with no conspicuous policy achievements. There was only the disasters in Egypt, Libya, etc.

    Third, she was caught many times saying one thing to private audiences and the opposite to the public.

    Finally, the question everyone who cares about what occurred in 2008 and again in 2016 should ask is: how much of this was society’s fault and how much of it was her fault.

  47. Lu,

    sorry Hillary was a really bad candidate (one can choose to like her personally and because she is a woman, but it is hard to deny that she was a really bad candidate)

    …she was continually MIA because she was fundraising with Hollywood and Wall St…she ostracized and insulted half the country from her condescending and aloof perch…and worst fact being…she had no message…that was her problem as an individual and a candidate besides being a woman…

    imo…if someone is truly a feminist…you don’t get extra points for being a woman…it contradicts wanting FAIRNESS

    she was First Lady, a Senator and SOS, she ran for President twice and she lost twice…this second time around I could not find any reason to vote for her…

    She based her campaign on running in the shadows of her boss…a man…

    I am sick of women whining…if you have been around truly strong women they don’t make excuses…and many are fearless…they focus

    we could all give reasons for this and reasons for that…but the bottom line is you put yourself on the line and you take your best shot…Hillary took the easy and lazy way out…and she paid for it…

    for all the excuses people can give for Hillary ‘being a woman’ many more advantages were given to her…frankly many more that were given to her opponent who was pulvarized daily by Big Media and it continues to this day…

    if anything, Hillary was protected by Big Media, the Justice Dept, the State Dept and the FBI

    I wish her the best in some other endeavour outside of the federal govt…

    btw…how come the once thriving CGI is now shuttering and closing up shop…

  48. Moramer says:

    Then add in the plan to dilute the DC politicized insiders with more bloggers and foreign press taking their seats in the White House press room and it is a race to the bottom for corporate media. Trump is breaking bones. All they can do is shriek.

    ***********************************
    ***********************************

    “all they can do is shriek”

    and shriek they are…I thought Chuck Todd would almost have a heart attack this morning because he could not get Kellyanne to answer his question the way he wanted it answered…

    Big Media look like petty fools…especially since they seem to be missing the big headlines”

    Asian Pacific Nikkei reports: the USA has withdrawn from TPP

    …and the Trump admin has been working feverishly behind the scenes for months

    consider this notion:

    trapper says:

    January 22, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Yeah. Prepare to be amazed. Prepare to be blown away. Prepare to howl with delight. Get ready. Here it comes. The Trump Deal Team has been holed up working for months, at a work pace set by President Trump. By now they have a comprehensive and fully integrated takeover plan ready to execute, and on Monday they pull the trigger.

    Not just executive orders, but legislation, agency reorganizations, consolidations and realignments of bureaucratic hierarchies, promotions, demotions, firings, eliminations of entire departments and perhaps even entire agencies, and for some workers who can’t be fired but who also can’t be trusted, an empty desk at full pay with no authority and nothing to do. Perhaps a whole warehouse somewhere filled with unused employees in bare cubicles with no phones where careers will be sent to die. Being fired the Japanese way. And it will all be played out over the next three months.

    Oh, and remember all that stimulus money passed every year since 2009, the Obama slush fund squirreled away and spent as he saw fit? I bet there’s still enough left to build a border wall by summer. And I can’t wait to see the budget Trump will introduce. Man, will that ever cause the pigs to squeal.

    So, strap in and hold on. Ignition in 3 … 2 …

    ************************************************
    ************************************************

    Big Media seems so comfortable with the petty…are they ready to have their heads spinning so fast…because now they have a man of action, instead of poser/imposter performing as President

    insert Betty Davis “fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride”

  49. oh and just one more tidbit for BM…evidently McCain and Graham are both are record that they are going to vote for Tillerston…

    full stop..as they say…

  50. Lu4PUMA, you got it exactly right in one sentence: Hillary should have known to factor that in her campaign and not follow BO.

    The loss was entirely, without one single excuse or smidgen of any other possibility, entirely and completely – Hillary Clinton’s fault.

    We excused Hillary Clinton’s “failures” in 2008 because they were excusable. The most important series of facts in 2008 was that Ted Kennedy, Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, and the rest had a conspiracy to support Obama (starting in 2006 and in some cases such as Reid 2004) and not let Hillary know of their secret support. So we excused that. Hillary and Bill were taken by surprise. Hillary and Bill did not understand that many in the Dem establishment believed the “ascendant majority” nonsense and helped Obama secretly with fundraising, information, and logistics. Poor Bill Clinton was calling Kennedy and the rest for support and pouring his heart and strategy out to them, then they would turn around and tell the Obama campaign what was going on. Only after South Carolina voted did the Clinton’s realize there was a conspiracy against them. The Clintons, especially Hillary, did not listen to our advice in 2008, for the most part. Please recall the sexism and misogyny of 2008 and contrast that to 2016 and the sexism and misogyny by Obama and his groper frat boys was much much worse. Indeed we cannot recall one single instance of “likeable enough” “her claws come out once a month” “sweetie” in 2016 that Trump uttered. We were on to it immediately after Iowa 2008 but the Clintons refused to accept the obvious. We excused all of this because, well, as the old saying goes, “fool me once, shame on you”.

    But the saying continues Lu4PUMA, “fool me twice, shame on me”. And that is why Hillary Clinton, and only Hillary Clinton is to blame and deserves every bit of slaps and insults people can muster to throw at her. We try to avoid insults against Hillary and when we see her in obvious pain as on Friday, we feel for her and get upset with the insults flung at her especially by those who once strongly supported her. But we are entirely without justification if we attempt to berate those that have developed a visceral anger and even hatred of Hillary.

    Hillary Clinton, as a woman, a grown up woman, did not factor in anything with common sense into her campaign. If there is misogyny (which there is, with a huge helping of sexism) in a political campaign a grown up woman should not whine and whimper but rather take that into account and strategize accordingly. Hillary saw the sexism and misogyny in 2008 but learned nothing, nothing, not a thing, from it for 2016 (eight years later). For that alone Hillary Clinton deserves every insult and anger hurled her way.

    A grown up woman would have planned for what was coming. And by the way, because the more we think about it the angrier we get, Hillary can go to Hell in blazes and with excrement on her face for what she did to Joni Ernst. Recall Iowa never voted for a woman in a statewide race to victory. Joni Ernst ran for Senate in Iowa and Hillary Clinton campaigned against her. And recall, Hillary Clinton proclaimed to all that just because Joni Ernst was a woman was no reason to vote for her. So Hillary Clinton got what she deserved. We warned at the time that Hillary was making herself defenseless in 2016 with her campaign against Ernst. What goes around comes around Hillary.

    Hillary Clinton exploited gender against a woman in Iowa. Indeed Hillary Clinton does not support women if they are Republicans, conservatives, independents, or whatever. So for Hillary Clinton to believe that her campaign was in any firm footing on sexism and misogyny proves she is totally stupid, delusional, and every other insulting expletive we can devise.

    Hillary Clinton also hired the same Obama frat boys to run her campaign. Remember our warnings about the pollster Joel Benenson? The pollster should be the eyes and ears of the campaign. Did eyes and ears Benenson warn Hillary about the situation in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, and the other states that Hillary barely won such as New Hampshire. No, every analysis of the election demonstrates without dispute that the “analytics” of Hillary2016 failed utterly. Who is responsible for that? Hillary Clinton is responsible. She hired the Obama frat boys more loyal to Obama than her (again, as we warned years before there was a Hillary2016 organized).

    A political campaign should make a strategy to win, not excuses. Hillary Clinton has no excuses. Hillary Clinton is entirely to blame for her loss. The governor of Texas was attacked for being in a wheelchair but he did not whine, he strategized and campaigned. Joni Ernst is a woman but she did not whine, she strategized and campaigned to victory.

    Misogyny and sexism did not make it easier for Trump (because the gender card and and Islamophobic card, and race card were played so often against him it all became noise). Hillary Clinton’s stupidity made it easier for Trump.

  51. S
    January 22, 2017 at 11:51 am
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    Whining? I do not see that pointing out the gender factor in politics is whining.

    Discrimination exists and should be addressed. I don’t know what “extra points” you are talking about besides protection from UNFAIRNESS.

    I do not know where all these truly strong, fearless and focused women are that you are referring to, but none of them have made it to Hillary’s level to even run for POTUS. You think that’s FAIRNESS?

    So take a look at the billionaires of the world and Donald Trumps cabinet and tell me that happened through fairness and women are not fearless or focused enough to be members of the club.

  52. Lu4PUMA, you’ve elicited a great many responses and you are courageous to voice them. Please don’t take our anger as in any way directed against you.

    It is Hillary Clinton and the Obama Dimocrats who infuriate us. Saturday’s phony “womens march” was so disgusting as they “stood” with their “Muslim sisters” instead of denouncing Islam and it’s hatred of women. We didn’t see Hillary Clinton or any of these marchers denounce Islam nor for that matter the black rap musicians Hillary campaigned with who constantly insult women as “hos”.

    The battle against sexism and misogyny will continue. But Trump is not the enemy (recall Trump was the first ever to hire a woman to manage a construction site and a woman to run his winning campaign (Hillary hired a boy who didn’t know a dildo from a poll)).

    The real fight against sexism and misogyny starts tomorrow with this:

  53. While Davos Elites Address Populism, Just “Eight Men Own Same Wealth As Half The World”

    1. Bill Gates

    Net Worth: $75 B

    Source of wealth: Microsoft

    2. Amancio Ortega

    Net Worth: $67 B

    Source of wealth: Zara

    3. Warren Buffett

    Net Worth: $60.8 B

    Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

    4. Carlos Slim Helu

    Net Worth: $50 B

    Source of wealth: telecom

    5. Jeff Bezos

    Net Worth: $45.2 B

    Source of wealth: Amazon.com

    6. Mark Zuckerberg

    Net Worth: $44.6 B

    Source of wealth: Facebook

    7. Larry Ellison

    Net Worth: $43.6 B

    Source of wealth: Oracle

    8. Michael Bloomberg

    Net Worth: $40 B

    Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-16/davos-elites-address-populism-while-8-richest-men-have-much-wealth-poorest-half-worl

  54. There goes the race card, out the window:

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/trending-now/jesse-jackson-trumps-inauguration-speech-was-full-of-hope-and-inclusion/486617787

    Jesse Jackson: Trump’s inauguration speech was ‘full of hope and inclusion’

    WASHINGTON – Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign.

    “The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a target, a timetable and a budget.”

    Trump’s speech hit many of the populist chords he refined on the campaign trail, portraying Washington as full of elite insiders indifferent to the common man.

    Jesse knows which way the wind is blowing and he wants cash.

  55. These two phony scumbag “women” deserve all the insults the world can muster:

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/snl-sings-to-sir-with-love-in-honor-of-president-obama/

    Sasheer Zamata and Cecily Strong closed out Saturday Night Live tonight by offering a musical farewell to Barack Obama‘s presidency.

    Standing in front of a banner of America’s former leader, Strong sang “To Sir, With Love” before Zamata joined in halfway.

    At the end of the song, the two of them presented Obama with a present: a tea mug saying “world’s greatest president.” The two offered their last goodbyes, though Zamata couldn’t help but slip in a “don’t go” amid the thank-you’s.

    Two school-girl pussies who are happy Barack Obama blocked the first woman president.

  56. Sorry, but we have to call “c*nt” when we see it. “Race” and “class” but no “gender” from Jane:

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/20/jane-fonda-include-race-class-everything/

    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Jane Fonda declared, “[W]e have to include race and class in everything we do as we go forward.”

    Another phony “woman” who talks race but not gender. And some wonder why “women” leaders lose against black men they are obviously more qualified than.

  57. Lu, why is HRC’s name always popping up in association with shady events / enterprises, since basically forever? Vast right wing conspiracy, or bad, bad judgment?

  58. Admin says:

    Hillary Clinton exploited gender against a woman in Iowa. Indeed Hillary Clinton does not support women if they are Republicans, conservatives, independents, or whatever. So for Hillary Clinton to believe that her campaign was in any firm footing on sexism and misogyny proves she is totally stupid, delusional, and every other insulting expletive we can devise.

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    Admin…that is how the Dimocrats roll these days…and it’s not just for women of the opposition that they do not support…but also, African Americans and the gay community…

    this hypocrisy by the santimonious Democrats is a big reason why I become an Independent…I cannot stand their phony self righteouness…all they care about is people that mirror them and their stale party line…

    as soon as you stray or have an independent thought…or opposed them…then for Democrats, you are fair game to be demonized and insulted…

    take Marc Lamont Hill and his disgusting comment “mediocore negroes” how dare he!

    Chuck Schumer surely does not speak for me…neither does disgusting Ashley Judd…the dems are the party of the ruder you can be…they have no limits…or civility anymore…Warren could not even shake the hand of Devos…something really wrong with these people…thank goodness they are not in leadership or power positions…so immature and spiteful…

    …this is another hope I have for Donald…that he is not an idealogue and he will be fair and a straight shooter…an equal party offender, if need be…

    that’s the problem we have in January, 2017…the stranglehold of the two party system that feeds those on the top…

    that’s what Donald’s inaugeration speech was about…

    …and lastly, I am all for women expressing themselves in solidarity, etc…but not only did they ignore Hillary, their saint, yesterday…they pushed out the women that are ProLife…so again…the Democrats will support you as long as you get in line and speak their speak…no room for independence or free thinkers…

    Democrats have become a party of Group Think…at least the Republicans have Donald Trump to “break some bones” or slap them into reality…

  59. admin

    January 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    There goes the race card, out the window:

    Jesse knows which way the wind is blowing and he wants cash.

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    Admin

    I thought the exact same thing when I read that…i won’t be surprised if he has already called ex football player Jim Brown and Steve Harvey to see if he can get in on thier action…

    the Trump train is leaving the station…get on board or be left behind…

  60. admin
    January 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm
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    No offenses taken. I think it all goes back to the mistake of ’08 and Hillary made bad decisions since that cost her the election in ’16. I did board the Trump Train myself and I would not have done that if she had not made herself so unacceptable. It is still not so simple and very unfair to dismiss the misogyny that was pervasive throughout. And to be particularly disgusted by the nature of the so called Women’s March. So, in a round about way, my point is the same.

    But Trump gets no free pass. He has been the beneficiary of the misogyny of his supporters as well as Hillary’s bad judgement, you can decide for yourself which one matters how much. So maybe he is capable of being inclusive but that has not shown up so much yet. Just how long should we wait for FAIRNESS? This is only a lesser consideration of mine in deference to the state of the Nation, which is dire.

    I guess we will see.

  61. also regarding Schumer, Mike Moore, Jane Fonda, Judd, Madonna, Lewis, essentially the whole democratic party and their supporters…

    their strategy going forward is too RESIST…even if they are resisting their own best interests or the interests of their supporters

    even if they do not know what they are RESISTING…just resist…it is almost laughable…

    they are SCARED…they are so scared that all their sacred cows are going to go roaming over to the new guy and what he has to say and offer

    so all the DIMS have left is to RESIST by DIVIDE and Conquer…

    they have to keep all their people angry and afraid…lest they see another way and begin to think for themselves…

    so what are they left with…fighting Donald because he wants to help the inner cities they have ignored…

    oh they are so indignant that he would even consider helping the people they believe they own…

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    SNL has jumped the shark…they are all propoganda now…just like the rest of NBC and MSNBC…same mantra…all day and cap it off on Saturday night…

  62. 5. Jeff Bezos

    Net Worth: $45.2 B

    Source of wealth: Amazon.com

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    ?

    Zero Hedge is using old numbers

    In fact, Bezos net worth is nearly double that amount, i.e.

    $70.70 billion as of January 2017.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Bezos

    Trump needs to reign this guy in.

    First, he needs to close the tax loophole that Bezos feeds off.

    Second, he needs to use the anti trust laws to attack the vertical monopolies Jeff is creating.

  63. When I say Bezos feeds off of that was a tactless way to put it.

    What I meant to say . . .

    (a phrase heard too often in the past eight years when bambi ventured off script and stuck his foot in his mouth)

    The tax loophole which is the lynch pin of the Amazon business model.

    His foray into drones and robots represent the long term vision of the elites

    Which is, and has been since the 1960s, a global population reduction from 7 billion to 2 billion.

    To save the planet, so they say.

  64. Practice may not make perfect, but it reduces the margin of error.

    Poor John Roberts flubbed the 2008 nomination big time–they had to do a do over.

    In 2012 after he caved on Obama care, he felt less pressure.

    This time he carried it off, grateful that he will not be threatened anymore.

    Still, I thing Trump needs a more forceful individual in that position.

  65. The Women’s March is a man.

    Ex-WSJ Reporter Finds George Soros Has Ties To More Than 50 “Partners” Of The Women’s March

    Former WSJ reporter Asra Nomani asks in the NYT’s “Women In the World” section what is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the Women’s March? Her answer: “as it turns out, it’s quite significant.”

    Here is what else she discovered.

    Billionaire George Soros has ties to more than 50 ‘partners’ of the Women’s March on Washington

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-22/ex-wsj-reporter-finds-soros-has-ties-more-50-partners-women%E2%80%99s-march-washington

  66. admin
    January 22, 2017 at 2:07 pm
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    Great tweet yet about the idiots in the Women’s March.

  67. One of the BIG organizers of the women’s march was Linda Sarsour. Sarsour is a Pro-Palestinian Muslim activist. She also advocates for Sharia Law in America and has ties to terrorist organization, Hamas. She was wearing and giving out American flag hijabs at the march yesterday. You can see in pictures the following website the women were so grateful they were in tears as Linda Sarsour was tying on their hijabs. Stupid women.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/figrues-organizer-dc-womens-march-linda-sarsour-pro-sharia-law-ties-hamas/

    These are some of Sarsour’s tweets: “You’ll know when you’re living under Sharia Law if suddenly all your loans & credit cards become interest free. Sound nice, doesn’t it?” “If you are still paying interest then Sharia Law hasn’t taken over America.”

    Someone named Patriotic Rosie tweeted this: “That awkward moment when you realize the organizer of the #WomensMarch is pro-Sharia Law, the very opposite of women’s rights.” This is what these ignorant Democrat women are pushing. Islam is responsible for the worst abuses of women and children and these women are freely embracing it. Stupid, stupid.

  68. The_Donald @TheDonaldReddit
    Nothing screams “women’s rights” more than glorifying a religion that enslaves women. https://redd.it/5pc1r2
    8:13 PM – 21 Jan 2017

    let’s not forget the atrocities afforded gays on behalf of muslim law. what freaking morons.

  69. http://nypost.com/2017/01/22/how-trump-made-small-town-america-matter-again/

    How Trump made small-town America matter again

    By Salena Zito

    The first time Donald J. Trump stepped onstage in Pennsylvania in April 2016 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, it was clear something very different was going on in this state, with this candidate.

    It was not because the rally was massive, or because it was boisterous, or that it was poorly organized, though all those things were true.

    Having already attended 18 of his rallies throughout primary states across the country, I found, in fact, that it looked very familiar.

    It was different because it was in Pennsylvania.

    It was a campaign that was designed to fail from the very beginning.

    Trump had no grass-roots organization in the first caucus state of Iowa, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had locked up the best operative in the Hawkeye State. Trump didn’t have any street cred with evangelical voters, while Texas Sen. Cruz not only had that, he had an app to get them out to vote.

    Trump lost Iowa to Cruz, but not by much. Bush was dealt a devastating blow, finishing in sixth place, a bruising indictment of all things establishment.

    By the time Trump arrived in New Hampshire, then South Carolina and Florida, he still had no staff, he still had no money, he still hadn’t built any relationships with the stakeholders who typically brought folks out to vote.

    Everywhere Trump went, he was fighting with the establishment, he was fighting with the Democrats — even fighting his own campaign staffers.

    Yet he won all three states, handily ending the candidacies of Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, proving he didn’t need the establishment, he didn’t need the stakeholders and he didn’t need the money.

    All he needed was that connection that he had with the people and that simple but brilliant tangible benefit he was offering to take them toward, the cry of “Make America great again.”

    All he needed were the rallies.

    It was the secret sauce that reporters, pollsters, academics and critics almost all missed.

    Trump’s plan was a genius gamble; use the press to get his message out, which he did, doing sometimes 10 to 12 media hits a day across the cable and network news shows. They were sometimes long-winded, rambling streams of consciousness, they were oftentimes controversial — and they never failed to get everyone’s attention.

    In those moments, he tapped into a populist sentiment of enough with all things big: big banks, big government, big bureaucracies. Voters were tired of adapting to every new elite, politically correct edict, tired of being scolded by their betters and, most of all, tired of being left behind.

    In primary after primary, they voted against their ideologies and, sometimes, their best interests. They crossed party lines when they could in open primaries and switched parties in closed primaries.

    By the time he arrived in Pennsylvania in April, a state that had not seen a contentious Republican primary since the 1980 Ronald Reagan-George H.W. Bush contest, Trump had already annihilated 15 of his 17 Republican rivals.

    And while no one was looking, 90,000 registered Democrats switched their affiliation to vote for him in the primary.

    The only two left to battle against him in the Keystone State were Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was born there, and Cruz, who had built up an army of pledged delegates in the state. Pennsylvania has a quirky delegate system: The winner is not who has the most votes, but who has the most pledged delegates, a process that requires a candidate to have deep establishment connections to the delegates and the willingness to win them over.

    Cruz had plenty of that and Kasich was trying, but Trump was about to show everyone he knew how to connect when needed. *

    The drive from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg on old US Route 22 to see Trump’s first rally took an hour longer than on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but the trip began to tell the story of how this candidate would most definitely be the Republican nominee, and possibly the president.

    Town after town was worn down by neglect. Main Street shopping districts were half boarded up, sometimes with only a Dollar General store serving as an anchor. Voters were angry with Washington, DC, disappointed in President Obama, and were tired that every time they sent DC a message with their votes, elected officials misread it.

    At the Farm Complex, the event center was bursting at the seams. Inside, about 6,000 people patiently waited, and outside, an additional 6,000 who could not get in and were being harassed by anti-Trump protesters.

    His supporters chanted, “Build that wall” and “Get a job” at the protester,s who volleyed a with a singsong, profanity-laced version of the chants. When the protesters shouted, “Black lives matter” over and over, Trump’s crowd responded with, “Blue lives matter.”

    Inside, Trump walked onstage to a deafening greeting and said, “Oh, we’re gonna build the wall.”

    Six days later, he won the state in historical numbers over Cruz and Kasich, capturing all 67 counties, a feat no one had ever achieved. He won the delegates as well, securing the nomination — perhaps not officially, but certainly emotionally.

    The numbers showed he won the support of the majority of men and women, voters with incomes over $100,000 and under $50,000, and Republicans in cities, suburbs and rural areas.

    He also won among voters under 45 and those 45 and older, as well as moderates and conservatives.

    In short, his victory was the result of a growing coalition that no one understood. *
    To tell the story of how Donald Trump’s campaign won this election is to tell the story of how he won Pennsylvania in the general election.

    As with the primary contests, his state operation was lean on staff, and its mailing effort was the least resourced of all the battleground states.

    What he did have was David Urban, a longtime Pennsylvania operative who knew the state and its people inside and out.

    Urban also know his best campaign strategy was to have Trump there once a week between the convention and Election Day, and he did just that, with Scranton serving as the bookend appearances.

    Urban placed him not only in Scranton, where a Republican presidential candidate hadn’t won in a generation, but he also shuttled Trump to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Hershey and Gettysburg. The crowds were historic. The enthusiasm was not only palpable at the events, but it created a trickle-down impact — yard signs.

    Experts will tell you yard signs do not matter, but they were so symbolic of Trump’s unorthodox campaign style: If he was not in your face on television, he sure was in your face with his yard signs in your neighborhood, large ones, small ones, homemade signs with colorful anecdotes, and even an entire house painted red, white and blue with a 15-foot-tall steel cutout figure of Trump guarding it.

    So many visitors came from around the country to see the roadside spectacle (they averaged 1,400 a day), an around-the-clock security guard had to be on duty.

    Every poll told you Trump was losing; every conversation you had with someone told you otherwise.

    When I interviewed Trump in September, right before he was to speak at the shale conference to hundreds of oil and gas small-business men and women in Pittsburgh, he was centered and gracious.

    “Two things people don’t know about me,” he said as the interview was wrapping up. “I am humbled by the people who do support me, because most of them are the ones who are almost to the point of giving up hope, and we can’t have that in America.

    “And the other thing is people don’t know that I am nice, that I am a nice person.” *
    By the time Election Day came around, Trump had visited Pennsylvania 15 times in 13 weeks, with his children and vice-presidential nominee, Mike Pence, making dozens
    of visits in between.

    As with Trump’s visits to Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, experts chuckled at the waste of time and effort in states they believed he would never win. But the campaign believed there were plenty of Trump-Pence voters hiding in plain sight.

    In the end, he pulled off a stunning win in Pennsylvania, turning out voters in counties like Luzerne, Erie, Cambria, Washington and Westmoreland at a rate that eventually would offset Hillary Clinton’s solid numbers in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

    The key was picking off Obama Democrats in the suburbs and rural areas, and getting regular Republican midterm voters, but squeamish presidential voters, energized. It worked. Just as it worked in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina.

    Trump’s win was threefold. It occurred during populist unrest; he was unlike anyone whom voters had ever seen before; and the experts misjudged how disliked Obama’s policies were, because the focus was too much on his personal popularity.

    Data were never able to track that type of emotional push against government.

    In a republic that is 240 years old, it isn’t often that a political occurrence can surprise. The 2016 presidential race was one that will go down in the history books, marking a rare occasion when a true populist was able to transfer that energy into votes.
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    “the polls never picked Trump winning up”…because they didn’t want to pick it up

    …just like they…BM & their cameramen did all they could to try to HIDE the enormous crowds and enthusiasm that was building for Donald…they would not dare SHOW or mention the SIZE or allow the TV viewing audience see it…time and time again…BM robbed the TV audience from the excitement the country was feeling…unlike when they promoted it for O…

    BM was already hard at work with their FAKE NEWS…which they are all in collusion with right now as I write this…their goal: make everyone hate the Donald…

    Donald won because he worked his ass off…this man is the epitome of a winner…he gives it all he has…no one will ever mistaken him for a quitter…

    …and for the record…while Donald was trudging from one rally to the next and one farm to the next airplane hanger…where was Hillary? for weeks we never saw her…and then she showed up and basically just thrashed and name called Donald and his supporters…

    …that is what I mean about extra points for being a woman…she coasted with no message, believing BM would carry her to a guaranteed win…

    Donald did it the old fashioned way…he worked his ass off and the people got his message and decided to give him a chance…

  70. Lorac I really liked your comment January 22, 2017 at 5:55 am. I think you are dead on in that analysis as to why everyone is suddenly so freaked out by what we perceive as a really middle of the road candidate. He’s certainly no conservative as most Republicans like Pence are. The only answer is that the globalists are afraid of him and are brain washing the people through mass media. Sad, that there are so many people that don’t do any investigation on their own. My sister is one of those brain washed people and has disowned me because she considers me a “radical right winger who voted for Trump.” I sure don’t even consider myself as a right-winger. Rather I consider myself an independent who can think for herself without BM.

  71. How refreshing to watch Rat boy Chuck Todd get is worthless ass handed to him.

    No. Its more than refreshing . . . its priceless.

    This was nothing short of a TKO.

  72. THIS IS A MUST SEE…this fabulous guy is telling it like it is in downtown Los Angeles yesterday in the middle of protests

    I gotta say it…I love him!

  73. Bezos’s fascination with–and commitment to space exploration and robots with the brains of humans calls to mind something Justice Holmes said in 1913:

    “If I feel what are perhaps an old man’s apprehensions, that competition races will cut deeper than working men’s disputes and will test whether we can hang together or can fight. I think it not improbable that man, like the grub that prepares a chamber for the winged thing it never has seen but is to be — may have cosmic destinies that he does not understand.”

  74. ‘Big Joe’ made my b’day…best gift from the heavens…

    just watched him again…all off the top of his head…enjoy yourself and please view ‘Big Joe’ above

    …like to hook him up with Brunnel Donald Kyle and send them into every protest out there…

  75. I think she could have slammed him when he kept going to the “demonstrably false statement” well, over and over. WHAT did Spicer say, *exactly*? He bitched about early photo, then correctly stated that the Park Service doesn’t provide estimates and THEN spewed out the known crowd capacities of various areas on the mall. That’s what he did.

    Conway – “What demonstrably false statement, Chuck?”, “The Park Service doesn’t give crowd estimates, but we know from the Capital Steps to X holds 250,000, from X to Y holds another 200,000, then from Y to the Washington Monument is another 250,000. The Press reported a total of 250,000 people there and there were that many in front of the Capitol steps alone, without accounting for everyone on the mall. The media’s representation was demonstrably false, Chuck”.

    Always easy to come up with an knockout argument after the battle is over.

  76. S that Big Joe Youtube video you posted is GREAT. I asked people on twitter to retweet it for me. That is one black man that is smart and he’s telling those marchers the truth. He’s trying to tell that young, black woman that Margaret Sanger started Planned Parenthood to wipe out blacks and she’s calling him a liar. Tells her she needs to know her history. That video needs to go viral.

  77. Yolanda, isn’t he faulous…

    btw…don’t feel bad I have also been called a right winger…my friend in LA tells me ‘you used to be a CA girl, now you are a right winger’ I told her, no I have not changed at all, I am none of those things…say what you want…I will not let it effect our friendship (I know in her heart of hearts she doesn’t mean it and she apologizes…they are just so emotional out there…brainwashed…the LA crowd is off the deep end…it is going to take them a while to come back to any reality at all…best to stay clear of the discussion and talk about our loveable cats for now…

  78. blowme0bama
    January 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    The demonstrably false statement he is referring to was the Spicer claim that Trump had the biggest crowd, ever.

    BO in 2009 claimed 1.8 million.

    Demonstrable? I do not know, but I do not think Trump actually beat that. Of course, BO’s supporters were not facing an angry mob and bad weather. It is all kind of petty. The press was playing games.

  79. I do not recall him saying the “biggest crowd ever”. He said the greatest number of viewers, worldwide, over 30 million something. Is that not correct?

  80. Checked again, he said, “[t]his was the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period both in person and around the globe.” No, he didn’t say the biggest crowd, ever.

  81. Hey S I’m a San Diego California girl born and raised. I was a BIG Hillary supporter in 2008 and was devastated when she lost so that’s why my sister thinks I’ve changed so much. According to her, I must have been brainwashed to go from Hillary to Trump. I was coming on this site way back then and reading most everyone’s wise words but very rarely ever posted.

    I distinctly remember the morning I read in the DailyMail that Trump was going to run for President and I said to my husband “I really like that idea. Maybe it’s time a successful businessman was President.” My husband laughed at me and asked me if I was serious and I told him I most certainly was. Trump had me from day one and I became more and more sure of my decision as he spoke and as the media attacked him. I hope and pray my trust is well founded.

  82. Oh by the way up until recently my user name was different. When admin was having all that site trouble months back, I couldn’t get on here except by re-registering and using a different name. After all that was straightened out Word Press would not let me use my original name to log back on here.

  83. Jesse wants to get paid, thinks he’s going to do the old razzel dazzle on Trump, unlikely, but Trump will use him.

    People are so myopic, angry, they don’t want facts, they want pussy hats. Well I hope that made them all feel better, now go back to your miserable existences and Trump and the adults will try to put Himpty Dumpty together again.

    My fear is what happens after Trump? The forces of evil, Soros funded empire will not rest. How many trilogy’s do we have within us ?

    Hillary was lazy, Trump out worked her and people understood he was our last chance.

    God bless him and keep him safe

  84. blowme0bama
    January 22, 2017 at 7:16 pm
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    I was paraphrasing. But that is what they are claiming is demonstrably false.

  85. Nigeria arrests 65 at pro-Trump rally

    Lagos (AFP) – Police in Nigeria on Sunday said they had arrested 65 people at a demonstration of support for US President Donald Trump organised by pro-independence activists in the country’s south.

    The rally, which took place on Friday in the southern oil hub of Port Harcourt, was organised to coincide with the billionaire businessman’s inauguration as the 45th US president.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/nigeria-arrests-65-pro-trump-rally-190819914.html

  86. Spanish? Gone ! Trump ditches Spanish language from White House website

    Newly invested US President Donald Trump continues to Make America AMERICAN Again. The new team responsible for managing official channels of the White House has decided to close the social media accounts that were in Spanish language. They also closed the Spanish version of the official website – created in 2012 – which now shows a “page not found” message.

    http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-01-22/spanish-gone-trump-ditches-spanish-language-white-house-website/

  87. oh my…..🙂. Hate to be Barry when Moochelle sees this photo. Although, to be fair he’s used to Moo’s bigger trunk, so his hand may have been expecting a higher contact vector…LMAO.

  88. Lu4PUMA
    January 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    blowme0bama
    January 22, 2017 at 7:16 pm
    ——————-
    I was paraphrasing. But that is what they are claiming is demonstrably false.
    _________________________________________

    Gotcha. And I demonstrated that MSM’s “demonstrably false” narrative is demonstrably false by a simple listen to what Spicer actually said. BigMedia lying again.

  89. blowme0bama
    January 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    I do not think it matters a whit whether she answered that question with precision.

    What mattered was the full scale counter attack she launched against him and his network on account of the larger issues they refuse to cover, and their bias.

    While he held onto that one question, which was a nawthing of a question, like a drowning man hangs on to a razor blade.

    I think she destroyed the little pervert.

  90. S and Yolanda
    I quit facebook after Trump announced. I boarded Trump train early. For me it had a lot to do with the town a grew up in becoming a shit hole. No hope. No jobs. Lots of heroin.
    I guess Bill Maher made some snark about Trump winning all the counties plagued by drugs. What a fucking asshole. The junkies did not vote those of us that watched helplessly as young lives whithered. Did go out and vote. We are the fathers, brothers, mothers, children, grandparents, spouse of those you look down on. Something had to change.
    I quit facebook because progs talked at me. How could I be a gay man that lived in NYC for twenty years and support Trump. They did not consider that perhaps I saw something different. They are rich kids that think everything is about money. They want all this feel good stuff but write off cable. I love my country. I have been given so much. I had an outhouse and a bucket on wintry nights. I was born with two holes in my heart, an aorta that was a mess, ventricles leaked, heart 4x times normal size a few other things. I think the medical term is bum ticker. My parents were teens. Poor. I was born in a country that had exceptional medicine. I was for reals at deaths door in 1967. I am going to be 50. We didn’t have that fancy stuff like a tv, washer, indoor plumbing when I was a kid. I lived in Paris and London as an adult. This country gave me so much. I am proud to be an American. My rich friends will never understand what they were given. They have distaste for working class. Most are not very bright. They are intellectually lazy. They went and send their kids to Quaker schools. Its progressive group think. Nothing is ever challenged. Look at what Milo does. Poor kids are not equiped to handle a differing opinion. I ignore Westboro. Not giving them my energy.
    Gonzotx said protesters were myopic. I agree. They will burn out. Madonna and Ashley Judd were insane. Ivanka is going to continue to shine long after rosie is committed.

  91. I hope Trump has his lawyers ready.

    Ethics Group Will Sue Trump On Monday Over Foreign Government Payments

    Trump is barely two days in office, and already a lawsuit is set to be filed against the newly inaugurated president. According to press reports, a group of lawyers, including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing the President of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced Sunday night it is bringing a suit “to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.” The group said the suit will be filed in the Southern District of New York at 9 a.m. on Monday.

    Piggybacking on popular displeasure with the Clinton Foundation likewise accepting hundreds of millions in foreign payments, Deepak Gupta, a Supreme Court litigator working on the case, said the lawsuit will allege that the Constitution’s emoluments clause forbids payments to Trump’s businesses and will seek a court order forbidding Trump from accepting such payments. The case is part of a wave of litigation expected to be filed against Trump by liberal advocacy groups. It will be filed in a Manhattan federal court, Gupta said, and plaintiffs will include Richard Painter, a former ethics lawyer in Republican President George W. Bush’s White House.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-22/ethics-group-will-sue-trump-monday-over-foreign-government-payments

  92. Lu4PUMA
    January 23, 2017 at 6:35 am-
    Deepak Gupta, a Supreme Court litigator working on the case
    ——
    He was the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, appointed by the big media beloved messiah, who acquired the reputation of an anti corruption crusader based on his heroic actions against clerks janitors, and small fish in major financial institutions, but when it came to prosecuting the top echelon of Wall Street and the big banks, he was a nothingburger. It is obvious from the timing and the splashy headlines, that he is looking to get interviews on MTP, at the cost of bringing down the country. If this move is not political, then riddle me this one: why did he wait until after the inauguration to make this move? And, why do it all all? Is he, perchance, a political hack looking to the mid term elections?

  93. I thought a sitting president couldn’t be sued….?
    I’m sure I remember seeing an article last week in which Trump said he wouldn’t be accepting foreign money…

    How handy this all is – “yeah, people didn’t like Hillary’s pay to play, but we didn’t feel like doing anything about her doing it, so we’ll pretend Trump is doing it and go after him”

  94. The guy who needs to answer these questions, as well as the merits of the charge is Andy McCarthy, who worked in that office during the 1990s, prosecuted and convicted the Blind Sheik and will bring unbiased analysis to this issue. One thing I know for sure, because I knew the FBI agent who was in charge of the anti Soviet espionage in New York City, and two US attorneys like this guy Gupta, is that the FBI/Justice Department does not go after someone, and invest the resources and political capital that may entail because of what they have done . . . . . but who they are. If you applied this same standard to Boeing I am pretty damned sure they are doing the same thing. During the 1970s, a boyhood friend of my dad in a small town in western Montana was the senior executive and had of engineering of Lockheed, and he lost his job for foreign payments which were required to sell his product in a middle eastern venue. However, no criminal penalties were assessed. I read his obituary before posting this comment. There is no mention of this. His brother was the finest country lawyer I ever met.

  95. Belay my last question, i.e. why did they not bring this issue up during the campaign, like they brought up the Billy Bush tape, etc? Upon a moment’s reflection, the answer is obvious. They were cocksure that they did not need to because the polls big media cooked up made it appear that he could not win.

  96. foxyladi14
    January 23, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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    Just shows the nature of the enemy and not to underestimate their capacity for evil.

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