New @RealDonaldTrump GOP: Shiva Ayyadurai For Senate, Smart Bob Woodson

Update: Need more reasons for Shiva Ayyadurai and other pro-Trump reinforcements to go fight against the Swamp in the Swamp? Monday night big red letters on DrudgeReport headlined the news that the ObamaCare repeal and replace died a pathetic death. Um, good riddance.

It took the defection of two more GOP senators (Mike Lee, Jerry Moran) to make it clear to all that the Mitch McConnell/Paul Ryan schemes to pretend to repeal had succeeded to fail. The most unproductive congress in 164 years just hit Ryan bottom.

Are we sad, frustrated, giving up, or otherwise unhappy? Nope. We won’t mope. We’re actually kinda happy. The McConnell/Ryan pretend-to-repeal-and-don’t-really-replace legislative mess heralds what we always thought was the common sense proposal: Repeal ObamaCare first and foremost.

The McConnell/Ryan proposals were a big lie: Johnson’s grievance is with McConnell, who he claims assured senior GOP figures last week that Medicaid cuts planned by the legislation would ‘never happen’ because they were slated to come far in the future.

President Trump is now on board with what we advocated from the first: let ObamaCare collapse then force GOP do-nothings and the Obama Dimocrats to face political death. ‘More Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!’ he predicted. Mitch McConnell is now forced, and has agreed, to a repeal ObamaCare bill.

In 2015 the GOP House and Senate passed a bill to repeal ObamaCare which Obama vetoed. It will be illuminating to watch as the very senators and congressmen that voted for ObamaCare repeal in 2015 knowing Obama would veto any such law argue in 2017 that they cannot vote for the very same repeal in 2017 because President Donald J. Trump will sign such a law. This will be the best test on who must be culled from the herd.

If GOP senators and congressmen vote against ObamaCare repeal because now they know President Trump will sign such a law they need to be culled from the ranks of government workers via a primary challenge against them. Bring in Shiva!

By the way, the latest poll still has Trump beating Hillary.

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In politics, don’t ever give up or get frustrated. There are many ways to get to your goals. Angry at the Obama Dims? Disgusted with the Republican do-nothing establishment that hates President Donald J. Trump? Don’t mope. Fight, fight, fight.

How to fight? Send President Donald J. Trump reinforcements. We mean reinforcements to help – not more GOP establishment blowhards that are “fake pro-Trump” and really hate President Trump and his agenda. So who? Who? Who?

Shiva Ayyadurai in Massachusetts is a strong President Donald J. Trump supporter. Shiva Ayyadurai also knows how to fight.

Shiva Ayyadurai is also further proof of the changes in the GOP since Obama destroyed the Democratic Party of FDR and turned it into a leftist lunacy. Soon after the November 2008 elections, before the 2010 election wipeout for Obama Dimocrats we noted that the GOP was increasingly the party of diversity. We noted how the GOP, unlike the Obama Dimocrats, had male and female Latino governors (Sandoval in Nevada and Susanna Martinez in New Mexico), Governors Nikki Haley in South Carolina and Bobby Jindal in Louisiana both of Indian subcontinent heritage, Latino Senators Cruz and Rubio, women senators along with black congressmen and a senator. It was all part of the monumental Mistake in ’08:

The obvious mistake that the massive “creative class” brains made when they created the Obama monster in a Chicago laboratory was that Republicans would remain static in their strategies and candidates. The stupidity was to think that Republicans would go to sleep and stick to an outdated playbook. Strategists such as Teixeira managed to persuade the gullible “leadership” that even though White Americans would remain a potent electoral force these White Americans could be ignored if they were “lunch bucket Joe and Jane”. In other words, the White Working Class would be ignored and instead wealthy white liberals and their kids would be the only ones invited to participate in the New America.

Now comes Shiva Ayyadurai who knows how to run against Pocahontas: A real Indian can defeat a fake Indian:

Warren takes early salvo from GOP hopeful: ‘A real Indian can defeat a fake Indian’

Mumbai-born entrepreneur: ‘I sent her a DNA test kit for her birthday’

Well that line of attack certainly is an eye opener! But can the Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts be replicated in 2018? The polls look bad for Pocahontas so yeah. But who is this Shiva guy?

Entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai has thrown down a rhetorical gauntlet to critics of his plan to unseat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018: “Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.”

Fox Business Network invited Cambridge’s start-up king on air Wednesday to discuss his realization of the American dream as an immigrant in 1970. Mr. Ayyadurai said that in addition to his seven successful companies and multiple degrees from MIT, his resume is poised to include the role of U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

“I’m looking forward to going against Warren,” Mr. Ayyadurai said. “I know how these elites work. I know I can defeat her.”

The tech-minded businessman, who holds a 1982 federal copyright called EMAIL, added that he was looking forward to the State Convention in April 2018 and the Republican primary election in September.

“In Massachusetts, 46 percent of Democrats have said that Elizabeth Warren should not run,” Mr. Ayyadurai added. “So there’s a significant opportunity here. For me, defeating Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts is driving a bigger blow to these institutions of power right in the belly of the beast.”

But the Mumbai-born entrepreneur (his family moved to the U.S. when he was seven) also went for the conservative punchline regarding Ms. Warren.

“I think only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian. I sent her a DNA test kit for her birthday and I was very sad she returned it. That’s the issue of a real Indian and a fake Indian, the truth, because there is a woman who actually checked off the box that she is Native American.”

Ms. Warren faced scrutiny in 2012 over disputed claims that she possesses Native American ancestry. She has been mocked by critics as “Pocahontas” and “Fauxcahontas.”

“I think it’s going to be a historic campaign. I think it’s going to reveal a lot of very, very important contradictions that are important for the American public to hear,” Mr. Ayyadurai said.

In Hinduism the god Shiva is one of the major deities. Shiva is the “destroyer and transformer” in Hinduism. Massachusetts might get a shiver from Shiva Ayyadurai and a political destroyer and transformer.

Shiva Ayyadurai is a strong supporter of President Donald J. Trump. Take a look. Send him a few dollars. Check out his website and fight #FakeIndian Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren. Check out Shiva Ayyadurai’s appearance with the tickled pink Stuart Varney:



“Shiva I-adore-you” Ha!!! No sitting shiva with this one.

President Donald J. Trump is a destroyer and transformer. Help send President Trump another destroyer and transformer to help pass the agenda. Send Shiva to the Senate, Massachusetts.

It could happen:

According to a new WBUR poll of 508 Massachusetts voters, only 44 percent believe the Democratic firebrand, known for her outspoken critiques of President Donald Trump, “deserves reelection,” while 46 percent say voters should “give someone else a chance.”

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President Donald J. Trump’s main goal is to Make America Great Again. To know how to Make America Great Again we have to understand where and when things went wrong. Bob Woodson of the Woodson Center recalls the civil rights battles of the 1960s and understands how the positive changes of those days have been turned into horror by obaminations such as Black Lives Matter. Here’s Bob Woodson on the Tucker Carlson show:


Black Lives Matter is part of a hypocritical race grievance industry, says Woodson. Inclusion not separation is what Woodson advocates. Black Lives Matter has “hijacked the movement”. The high black poverty rates of today is not a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. Liberal academics made welfare a killer of the black community. The black family has been destroyed by liberal policies. Tell it brother!

Today President Trump begins his three week “made in America” focus on American jobs. President Trump will not only liberate the West. President Trump intends to Make America Great Again. President Trump needs everyone’s help to get the job done. President Trump needs the Bob Woodson and the Shiva Ayyadurai types as well as us to get the job of getting jobs done.

The best thing that can be “made in America” is to Make America Great Again.

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  1. http://freebeacon.com/columns/one-sentence-explains-washington-dysfunction/

    The One Sentence That Explains Washington Dysfunction

    Column: The political class never expected Donald Trump to become president

    The other day Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania explained why Republicans are having such trouble with health care. Speaking at a town hall during the July 4 recess, Toomey said, “I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. I think most of my colleagues didn’t. So we didn’t expect to be in this situation.”

    No kidding. I too can report that, from June 16, 2015, to November 8, 2016, the feeling among the elected officials, party functionaries, consultants, strategists, and journalists in our nation’s capital was that Donald J. Trump stood no chance of becoming president of the United States. And because the political elite held this view with such self-assurance, with all the egotism and snobbery and moral puffery and snarkiness that distinguishes itself as a class, it did not spend more than a second, if that, thinking through the possible consequences of a Trump victory.

    Among those consequences: The expectation that Republicans might actually try to keep the promises they’ve made to voters over the last eight years.

    Paul Ryan’s well-intentioned but superfluous “Better Way” agenda notwithstanding, Republicans and D.C. conservatives were far too taken with the spectacle of the campaign, and with brooding over the ramifications of their coming defeat, than in building coalitions for policies that both Congress and the party’s eventual nominee might support. How to bridge the divide between conservatives and the nation-state populists driving the Trump movement was a subject that rarely came up before Election Day.

    Congressmen in particular—obsessed with self-preservation, wedded to pet issues and special interests, enraptured by self-mythology—weren’t interested in acknowledging the force of, or adapting to, the Trump candidacy. One day last October, for example, I tried to explain to a GOP official that it increasingly does not matter where one stands on the spectrum of left and right, what matters is whose side one is on. The official just smiled politely and ignored me.

    They didn’t think Trump could, or would, or should win, and so they dropped the health care and tax policy ball. [snip]

    Trump was overthrowing both the party and conservative movement establishments, violating norms of discourse and behavior, altering the ideological composition of the GOP, and thriving amidst chaos, polarization, and conflict. Not only did he invite rebuke, he loved it, for it gave him the opportunity to separate himself from the Republican Party of the Bushes, Dole, McCain, and Romney. [snip]

    Well, joke’s on us, because not only did Trump become president, he knows how to hold a grudge. [snip]

    “Donald Trump Faltering? Die-Hard Fans Refuse to Buy It,” read the headline of a particularly condescending New York Times report from Pennsylvania last October. “In the campaign’s last weeks,” wrote the Times, “at such rallies, Mr. Trump is sealed in a hermetic bubble with his most fervent supporters. They are people passionate enough to wait hours to attend a rally where the candidate and the crowds draw energy and affirmation from each other, while dismissing any discouraging information.” The rubes.

    Turns out, there’s another hermetic bubble, one that stretches from West Forty-Third Street in Manhattan to the corner of Seventeenth and I streets in D.C. It didn’t expect Donald Trump to win, it dismissed any discouraging information to the contrary, and it did not, in the words of Pat Toomey, “expect to be in this situation.” And if we didn’t expect to be where we are today, how on Earth can we know where we’ll be tomorrow?

  2. Melt Flake:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/17/white-house-squeezes-jeff-flake-240613

    White House squeezes Jeff Flake

    The Arizona senator’s potential GOP primary foes have been in talks with the president and top administration officials.

    The White House has met with at least three actual or prospective primary challengers to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in recent weeks, a reflection of Donald Trump’s strained relations with the senator and the latest sign of the president’s willingness to play hardball with lawmakers who cross him — even Republican incumbents.

    Flake, a longtime Trump critic who refused to endorse the president during the 2016 campaign, is one of a handful of undecided Republican votes on the Obamacare repeal effort. He’s also one of the most vulnerable Republicans up for reelection in 2018.

    Since taking office, Trump has spoken with Arizona state Treasurer Jeff DeWit, a top official on his 2016 campaign, on at least two occasions, according to two sources familiar with the talks. More recently, since June, White House officials have also had discussions with former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who has announced her bid, and former Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham, who like DeWit is exploring a campaign.

    At a Republican National Committee meeting outside of San Diego in May, David Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager and the president of the influential conservative outside group Citizens United, told Graham that either he or DeWit would likely get substantial backing from conservatives should either enter the contest, according to three people familiar with the conversation.

    Maybe [Flake] should get back on the Trump team. A lot of people believe in Trump’s policies,” said former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a prominent immigration hard-liner who backed Trump, noting that the president remained popular in Arizona. “There’s a silent majority that’s still there, and still in this state, so watch out.”

    Graham, who has begun reviewing polling and purchasing campaign website addresses, was present at a meeting this spring of top GOP donors in Arizona that was also attended by Chris Bannon, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s younger brother and a University of Arizona official. At the top of the agenda, according to three people familiar with the event, was a prospective Graham primary against Flake. During the meeting, which was also attended by Arizona Cardinals executive Michael Bidwill, several donors expressed mounting frustration with the incumbent. [snip]

    The bad blood between Trump and Flake dates back to the 2016 presidential race, when Flake was frequently critical of the president. In the waning days of the campaign, Trump became so angry with the Arizona senator that he proposed bankrolling a 2018 primary campaign against him. Backstage before a rally in the state, the president vented that he wanted to find a challenger to run against Flake and that he’d spend $10 million out of his own pocket to defeat him.

    Trump is keeping close tabs on Flake’s fortunes back home. During a meeting with a small group of state Republican Party chairs in the Oval Office on Tuesday, he asked Arizona GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines for an update on the race. Lines responded by telling the president that the state party did not get involved in primaries, according to three people familiar with the exchange.

    “The mutual dislike runs deep,” said Constantin Querard, a Republican strategist who oversaw Ted Cruz’s 2016 campaign in the state. “That both complicates [Flake’s] path to re-election by putting him at odds with much of the Arizona GOP, and it makes it very likely that if he gets a primary challenger that the Trump team likes, that challenger will be funded and supported in a way that makes beating Flake the most likely outcome.”

  3. I really, really like Shiva
    First of all he is very personable, attractive, obviously very smart & articulate with a nice splash of humor
    He has a great reassuring tone to his voice
    Very successful & down to earth at the same time…Massachusetts roots

    …and he is confident & itching for the fight

    …no way Warren can compete with his authentic legal immigrant American success story

  4. Looks like Obamcare is here to stay. GOP had 7 years to figure out how to repeal and replace and just blew it.

  5. jbstones

    the GOP never had any intent to repeal/replace. they will wait out Trump’s presidency and then go back to business as usual. if this doesn’t convince Americans that the uniparty is the enemy, nothing will.

  6. The police shooting of the Australian immigrant by a Somalian immigrant police office is shaping up to be an American tragedy. The facts on the ground are odd. A newish officer with a few complaints about strong arm tactics (against women apparently) riding with a junior and quite young (community program) cop in training driving with NO body camera on and no squad car camera on either. And it is in a middle class low crime area with little for cops to do except traffic work.

    The facts of what happened will dribble out slowly. The back story is the city and state leaders are desperate to “assimilate” a large immigrant population by any means necessary that they voluntarily imported. The shooter cop was “placed” in this safe precinct with great fanfare and hoopla by the mayor and very political police chief, was having complaints filed against him by the public, assigned a “driver” junior cop-ette, and has gotten himself in the ultimate trouble with a gun.

    Both the mayor of Minneapolis and the governor of Minnesota, as well as their US Senators, have been pro-refugee settlement for a long time. They took the federal money, bought the ideology, and now have a crime ridden sub-culture riddled with terrorism plots and economic struggling. Forcing assimilation with public employee programs from that sub-culture into another resident culture is going to have serious problems. Like not following rules (turning on the cameras) or understanding “mouthy” (talk a lot and don’t act subservient) women who are wearing pj’s outside in the late summer evening nor mind their own business and cause too much “work”.

    I’m afraid that the “affirmative action” of placing a guy from a culture (and religion) that has a very different take on “authority” who was put in this position by social justice, and “all cultures are the same” types in very liberal states are about to have their ignorance and idiocy exposed. A cop who has three complaints in less than two years would be riding a desk while his boss collects evidence to fire him. This schmuck was being driven around while armed.

    The harm caused by the do-gooders and wish casters is catching up with them. An American tragedy.

  7. Flake makes a perfect “object lesson” for the GOPe. An open and obviously bought globalist and functionary of the national Chamber of Commerce, open border society, and general creep. At least he stays bought. The Arizona Republican party is a closed club with Flake and McCain keeping out anyone who challenges their old school rigged rules. With McCain incapacitated (very likely permanently), Trump makes this public by putting a bulls eye on scummy Flakes back at peak weakness with the old Arizona criminal war horse headed for the knacker’s yard. And Flake’s up for being primaried in 2018! How con-veeeen-ient. Did Flake not know Trump is a specialist at busting up the old club? Didn’t think you would be made an example of what not to do? Bye Jeff.

  8. jbstonesfan
    July 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    …GOP had 7 years to figure out how to repeal and replace and just blew it.

    The Senate GOP is not ready to sell out their Republican “friends” at the state level who took the Medicaid money “stupidly”. Kaisich is a prime example. These states took the Faustian bargain of big money for several years from the feds with the provision that it would phase out and the states would cover it. IT IS going to phase out and bust their budgets. They being so stupid and gullible refuse (as of now) to understand that they can rip off the band-aid (and Obamacare commitment) by repeal or just let it all fizzle out in a death spiral and bankruptcy for their budgets. The jig is up. To provide Medicaid health insurance for increasing large percentages (25% in CA) of their population is not tenable.

  9. Update: Need more reasons for Shiva Ayyadurai and other pro-Trump reinforcements to go fight against the Swamp in the Swamp? Monday night big red letters on DrudgeReport headlined the news that the ObamaCare repeal and replace died a pathetic death. Um, good riddance.

    It took the defection of two more GOP senators (Mike Lee, Jerry Moran) to make it clear to all that the Mitch McConnell/Paul Ryan schemes to pretend to repeal had succeeded to fail. The most unproductive congress in 164 years just hit Ryan bottom.

    Are we sad, frustrated, giving up, or otherwise unhappy? Nope. We won’t mope. We’re actually kinda happy. The McConnell/Ryan pretend-to-repeal-and-don’t-really-replace legislative mess heralds what we always thought was the common sense proposal: Repeal ObamaCare first and foremost.

    The McConnell/Ryan proposals were a big lie: Johnson’s grievance is with McConnell, who he claims assured senior GOP figures last week that Medicaid cuts planned by the legislation would ‘never happen’ because they were slated to come far in the future.

    President Trump is now on board with what we advocated from the first: let ObamaCare collapse then force GOP do-nothings and the Obama Dimocrats to face political death. ‘More Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!’ he predicted. Mitch McConnell is now forced, and has agreed, to a repeal ObamaCare bill.

    In 2015 the GOP House and Senate passed a bill to repeal ObamaCare which Obama vetoed. It will be illuminating to watch as the very senators and congressmen that voted for ObamaCare repeal in 2015 knowing Obama would veto any such law argue in 2017 that they cannot vote for the very same repeal in 2017 because President Donald J. Trump will sign such a law. This will be the best test on who must be culled from the herd.

    If GOP senators and congressmen vote against ObamaCare repeal because now they know President Trump will sign such a law they need to be culled from the ranks of government workers via a primary challenge against them. Bring in Shiva!

    By the way, the latest poll still has Trump beating Hillary.

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  10. Will Obama rush out to admonish us not to rush judgment on this guy?

    Noor “extends his condolences to the family and anyone else who has been touched by this event. He takes their loss seriously and keeps them in his daily thoughts and prayers,” his attorney said in a statement.
    “He takes these events very seriously because, for him, being a police officer is a calling.”
    The state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has taken over the investigation.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/minn-shot-woman-call-previously-celebrated-article-1.3334772

  11. They (GOP) are going to get slammed in the midterms and just imagine what happens if/when they take back the senate. You have Sanders and Warren as leaders of the party and NGO groups led by people like Sasour highly influential in the party. Not sure what happened to trump, but obviously this Russian bs really distracted his ability to do what he promised. No repeal and replace, no wall, no tax cuts, no capital in Jerusalem, etc…Only great thing was actually getting Gorsuch in and that was by breaking the filibuster.

  12. jbstonesfan
    July 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm
    They (GOP) are going to get slammed in the midterms and just imagine what happens if/when they take back the senate. You have Sanders and Warren as leaders of the party and NGO groups led by people like Sasour highly influential in the party. Not sure what happened to trump, but obviously this Russian bs really distracted his ability to do what he promised. No repeal and replace, no wall, no tax cuts, no capital in Jerusalem, etc…Only great thing was actually getting Gorsuch in and that was by breaking the filibuster.
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    JB, I have to ask…. what planet do you live on?? Of all your Chicken Little posts over the years, this one sets a new standard.

  13. Outris, I have had a very difficult time logging in , but perhaps the issue is fixed it as it seems to be working now.
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    And he certifies the Iran deal which he promised to tear up.

  14. jbstonesfan,

    Trump is not certifying the Iran deal, he is certifying that Iran is in compliance with it. I do not see his setbacks as reason to do anything but get rid of the roadblocks. We just need to identify the targets.

    Now that the false narrative has been broken, more of the American people are going to come out for Trump in 2018.

    I made a $50 to Shiva and that was really hard because I need it more than he does. I made that donation so they can hear my $voice and count my vote.

    TRUMP!! TRUMP!! TRUMP!!

  15. Can I ask a ? What is stopping the insurance companies from having across state competition. I kept hearing how this was trumps answer to thae Obamacare mess, so how and why is this not been done. Repeal it then open the market place come October/November when it’s time to sign up. Why are they making it so hard. HE’s never gonna get the Dems to work with him and the republicans are basically useless. ADmin how does it get done!

  16. JtJames, it’s against the current law for insurance companies to compete across state lines. This is an area in which the states regulate a great deal. If a citizen from state A wants to buy a product sold in state B they cannot.

    As to why the competition is not allowed there are many reasons. For one, state regulators love to regulate and don’t want to lose their power. Also, insurance companies don’t like competition and they have lots of money and power over politicians. To change this situation would require 60 votes in the Senate and a majority of the House. It will take a lot of pressure to get this done.

    You are correct that the Dims will not work with Trump on anything.

    As the article states, there is more than one way to skin a cat (sorry for the gruesome imagery cat lovers). We think there are several things that President Trump can do about this. What? Stay tuned.

  17. Eli Lake on the Iran deal:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-18/trump-just-came-very-close-to-killing-the-iran-deal

    Trump Just Came Very Close to Killing the Iran Deal

    At the last minute, the president nearly told Tillerson not to certify Iranian compliance.

    Under President Barack Obama this kind of thing was routine. Since the Iran nuclear deal was reached in 2015, every few months the State Department would inform Congress that the Tehran government was in compliance.

    Then Donald Trump was elected president. He had campaigned against the agreement, and many of the top aides he brought into the White House believed the Obama administration had turned a blind eye to Iran’s regional predations to secure a bargain that in the end was harmful to U.S. national security.

    Nonetheless, Trump’s State Department in the spring certified Iran was in compliance. On Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was supposed to certify Iranian compliance again. Talking points were sent to columnists. Senior administration officials briefed analysts on a conference call. The Treasury Department was set to announce new sanctions against a number of Iranians to soften the blow for the Republican base. Allies in Congress were given a heads-up.

    There was just one problem: Donald Trump. In meetings with his national security cabinet, the president has never been keen on Obama’s nuclear deal. What’s more, Iran’s regional behavior has only been getting worse since his inauguration.

    So just as Tillerson was preparing to inform Congress on Monday that Iran remained in compliance with what is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Trump called it off, according to administration officials. He wanted to know his options and what would happen if Tillerson didn’t make the announcement.

    And for a few hours on Monday afternoon, it looked like the White House was going to tell Congress it could not certify Iran was complying, without saying Iran was in breach of the pact. This would have triggered a 60-day period in which Congress could vote to re-impose the secondary sanctions lifted as a condition of the deal, or to strike it down altogether.

    The predicament, according to administration officials, was that Congress (not to mention the other signatories to the seven-party agreement) was not prepared. Trump had yet to even put forward a broader Iran policy. What’s more, the U.S. intelligence community feels that Iran is pushing the edges, but overall is in compliance.

    Eventually, Trump walked back from the ledge, and the administration certified Tehran’s compliance.

    But White House and other administration officials tell me the president nonetheless is serious about cracking down on Iran for its regional aggression, and is leaning closer to those of his advisers who are pushing him to pull out of the agreement that defines Obama’s foreign policy legacy.

    In this sense, he is moving away from some of the most important members of his national security cabinet. Administration officials tell me that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Tillerson have made the case that it was in the U.S. national interest to certify Iran’s compliance. They argued that the deal is structured so that the U.S. and its allies delivered the benefits to Iran up front. This included sanctions relief, a recognition of Iran’s right to enrich uranium, and removing Iranian companies and individuals from various sanctions lists.

    The Iranians, on the other hand, have to keep allowing inspections of their nuclear sites and limit their stockpile of low-enriched uranium over the lifespan of the deal, which expires in the next 8 to 13 years. Iran has already received much of the money that was frozen in foreign banks under the crippling sanctions that brought its representatives to the negotiations. So pulling out of the deal now would leave Iran cash rich and under no obligation to cap its nuclear stockpiles or allow international inspections.

    Others in the administration, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo and senior strategist Steve Bannon, have argued against the deal. In some ways this is not surprising. Pompeo was one of the pact’s harshest critics when he was in Congress. Bannon has been opposed to most international agreements, from the Paris accord on climate change to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    For now, it’s worth watching what Trump administration officials say about the agreement. One talking point from White House officials on Monday was that the administration considered Iran to be in breach of the spirit, if not the letter, of the nuclear agreement because, they say, the bargain’s purpose was to enhance regional stability.

    All of this is also a lesson to Western businesses hoping Iran will be a safe place to invest in the aftermath of the nuclear bargain. Administration officials on Monday said the Treasury Department was still reviewing a proposed sale of civilian airliners from Boeing to Iran’s largest airline. That deal is under scrutiny because Iran uses its civilian air fleet to send supplies, personnel and weapons to the war in Syria.

    Finally, even if Trump decides to keep re-certifying Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, the Iranians have started hinting that they consider the non-nuclear sanctions imposed by the U.S. to be violations of the agreement. Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, said this to CNN on Sunday. He pointed to Trump’s speech at the G-20 summit last month in which he dissuaded foreign leaders from investing in Iran, something Zarif said undermined the spirit of the agreement.

    It’s best not to take anything Zarif says at face value. He is a well-known dissembler. What’s more, Zarif has been saying the U.S. is not complying with the Iran deal for more than a year now.

    The point, however, is that the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration is in trouble. Even if Trump doesn’t follow his instincts and kill it, there are plenty of signs the bargain is likely to fall apart.

    President Trump knows what he is doing and is sailing the ship of state in a good direction.

  18. JTJames@8:44PM

    The insurance companies don’t want across-state competition. Across-state competition=lower premiums=less money for the insurance companies. Since they own the corrupt-o-crat politicians of both parties, it never gets done despite the lip service. I thought Trump might be able to make some deals with the Never-Trumpers, but it seems they hate him too much. They will need to be primaried in 2018 in order for Trump to get his agenda through. It was never going to be easy or fast, even though Trump is doing all he can on the agenda items that he can do by himself.

  19. admin
    July 19, 2017 at 2:11 am
    The states DO want to hang on to regulatory power over insurance. BUT Obama already broke their back with the wretched Obamacare by imposing ruinous standards, must cover this and that, no cost controls, etc which shot that “control” to hell already. Trump is going to have to point out that Obamacare is a public money cost shifting scheme. The states that took the Medicaid money want it to continue and the states that didn’t don’t want to pay for other states citizens to soak up endless, very costly and poor quality insurance that doesn’t even give good health care. Obamacare was meant to be retaliatory in this part of its implementation but it has backfired. The “Medicaid” states thought they were getting something for nothing. Wrong.

    McConnell (Kentucky) and Ryan (Wisconsin) are both from “Medicaid” states who chose to take the Medicaid money. They are playing chicken with the budget and betting (or praying) their states will be bailed out with a continuation the Obamacare funding. Trump has signaled otherwise. “Trump: ‘We’ll let Obamacare fail’ http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/politics/trump-health-care-failure/index.html CNN has no clue. Illinois is already under federal court orders on who gets paid with the Medicaid money they get. The trip wires will start going off, courts will be involved in all these states, providers will stop providing and/or go broke, and on down the line like dominoes. The states will have to deal the aftermath of their own decisions. It is ugly but it isn’t cruel. Why didn’t they see it coming? This is not Trump’s fault. And he knows it. And so does the public.

  20. From the link.

    So, the non-compliant plans that are supposed to be cheaper, and hence attract more young and healthy people, wouldn’t be that cheap for long. They would soon be rising at rates much higher than if they had their own risk pool. That’s bad for consumers and bad for members of the party that promised to replace Obamacare with something that would reduce the cost of health insurance.

    In short, the original McConnellCare was a ship with a big hole in its hull. Cruz plugged that hole, and then someone else, likely McConnell, opened up another one.

    Had the GOP passed this bill and President Trump signed it into law, it would have caused much of the same problems that the Obamacare exchanges are already facing. The only difference is that the GOP would then be culpable for the mess.

    Trump, congressional Republicans, and conservative commentators should be lauding the likes of Paul, Lee, Moran, and Collins for preventing a disaster. But chances are, they’ll be vilified for it.

  21. foxyladi14
    July 19, 2017 at 11:05 am
    —————
    No, Foxy, that is not a screw up, that is how things work in the swamp. Bezos is sucking his billions out of the American Taxpayer. Shop cheap or not, you will be paying him. It is a racket.

  22. I saw that S

    I wish him the best, awful news.

    I have had so many issues with him since 2008, but this is a horrible diagnosis.

    I have t say when Trump ridiculed his service and being a POW, that was beyond the pale.

  23. For adults with the more aggressive glioblastoma, treated with concurrent temozolomide and radiation therapy, median survival is about 14.6 months with a two-year median survival rate of 27%; five-year survival is 10%. However, there are case reports of patients surviving for 10-20 years…..

  24. gonzo, yes I would not wish cancer on anyone

    right now I am dealing with cancer in my beautiful little princess cat…it is heartbreaking…I took her in for 3 surgeries and in between the first and second we had two great years of wonderful health, then in March I took her in and by May the tumors were already back in clusters, I had the last surgery then and the cancer is back with a vengeance, I have never, ever seen such an aggressive disease

    cancer is like an alien that just invades the body and eats it up

    it literally breaks my heart, but she is so graceful and peacefully taking it day by day…I know she doesn’t have many left…this is so hard…

  25. Drudge is presenting Trumps team as in full disarray and out of control.

    Doesn’t help that the GOP are traitors

    And he himself comes out against Sessions. I understand his being angry but everything doesn’t have to be public.

  26. I don’t really go to Drudge much anymore…

    But does this feel like winning anymore?

    The SCOTUS is letting the ninth decide the refugee case till it meets again in October?
    Roberts is a snake

    Trump needs to decrease refugees to 1,000 a year or less, screw them.

  27. In case anyone here is curious about the use of ketogenic diets and cancer and the Warburg effect on cancer cells from CHO deprivation, I highly recommend “Tripping over the truth: How the metabolic theory of cancer is overturning one of medicine’s most entrenched paradigms” by Travis Christofferson and Dominic D’Agostino who give an excellent summary of the war on cancer and why current therapy has not changed the overall death rate from the 1950s.

  28. Trump doesn’t say things publicly for no reason, he may want Sessions resignation, but just a few weeks ago it was leaked, of course, or fake news, take your pick, that Sessions offered his resignation and Trump declined, saying he was 100% behind Sessions…

    This is a set up of something, just what that is I don’t know.

  29. Carbs are sugar and sugar feeds the beast cancer Tony, so that would make sense.

    Drs get like one class on diet, truly, they like us must seek out information.

    In Nursing school, I actually had 3 classes on nutrition and then worked in an area that used nutrition as one of its treatments for chronic pain so I worked with dieticians all the time.

    Not all Nursing schools were as forward thinking as that one in Milwaukee at the University I found out. Our entire pre Nursing curriculum was only missing physics from pre med, all the science classes were the same and then we had the 3 nutrition classes.
    Very solid

  30. In case anyone here is curious about the use of ketogenic diets and cancer and the Warburg effect on cancer cells from CHO deprivation, I highly recommend “Tripping over the truth: How the metabolic theory of cancer is overturning one of medicine’s most entrenched paradigms” by Travis Christofferson and Dominic D’Agostino who give an excellent summary of the war on cancer and why current therapy has not changed the overall death rate from the 1950s.

  31. But he has a Wall around his own Estate. SMH

  32. S, I am terribly sorry to hear this news about your beloved pet. I lost my best friend “Monster” who was almost 18 years old in May and I an still in mourning . Prays for you and your beautiful cat.

  33. Distancing from the W.H. for when it hits the Fan? 😀

  34. Thank you Gonzo and JBStonesfan…

    JB…I am so sorry to hear about Monster, I truly know how you feel…it hurts…I am sorry you had to go thru this along with the other family issues you have…

    …if you have ever seen the picture of the white Persian on the Fancy Feast cat food can or the FF commercial that is exactly what my little angel looks like…it makes me tear up right now to think how this awful cancer has stolen more and more life from her each day…even though she is only a 6 lb little powder puff she has put up a valiant and graceful fight to live…
    …for all cat lovers that have female Persians, Siamese or Himmies…please, please spay them before their first heat because the females are especially suspectible to mammory cancer and it is awful…witnessessing this has taught me alot about cancer and the process of dying…, I did everything I could to save her and have tried to be so strong, I think she will be at ‘rainbow ridge’ by this weekend…I will miss her so much…
    thanks for listening…

  35. We’ll Sessions said he ain’t going anywhere, I love it here, so you’ll have to fire me…

  36. I feel everything you are going through S. I did everything I could as well and in the end it was the most painful experience in my life. Our pets are in many cases closer to us than most people and certainly more loyal.Prayers and thoughts to you and your kitty.

  37. 7/20/2017
    …The ceasefire brokered by the Putin and Trump administrations went into effect earlier this month and has – for the most part – brought peace to a small strip of war-torn southwestern Syria. But the accord is vulnerable….
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07/20/syria-ceasefire-brokered-by-us-russia-holding-but-with-flaws-tricks-in-play.html

    There seem to be lots of articles with lots of caveats which I’m too lazy to pore through. Instead I raise a glass to Putin/Trump. Comments invited.

  38. S,

    I have a sweet calico that had a accident 4 years ago and almost died. I have been paying the vet and doing cat nurse ever since because I cannot bear the idea of losing her. Just a loving creature, who was a low budget pet for 10 years. All we can do is love them while they are here.

  39. I cannot feel so sorry for McCain. He has betrayed the voters who elected Trump. And his involvement with the Deep State stinks. Yea, there has been something wrong with his thinking for some time now.

    When Trump was elected, he should have retired if he could not support him.

  40. thanks JB…

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

    Lu4Puma, I understand your commitment and love for your sweet calico…

    I have been half in denial and not wanting to face it (and up to now she has been such a trooper) and the other half in numbing reality…but reality is taking over…

  41. Mueller is broadening his investigation to include the private business deals of Trump and his associates.

    Enough is enough. Time for Trump to fire Mueller.

    Or rather, time to fire Rosenstein, and keep on firing top DOJ officials, until he finds someone who’s willing to fire Mueller.

    He should do it, and then hold a press conference: “I’m the president, and I’ll fire whomever the hell I want to. Don’t like it? Go ahead and impeach me.”

    The do-nothing Senate can’t wipe its own ass, much less put together 67 votes to remove Trump from office.

    So go ahead, Mr. President. You have nothing to fear but fear itself.

    Make America Great Again.

  42. http://twitter.com/The_Trump_Train/status/888329488567873536
    President Trump added 1,027,000 in the last 6 months. Compare that to Obama, who lost 3,826,000 jobs in his first 6 months. #AmericaFirst [I’m assuming #’s are correct, so its a great upper].

    He defends his HC on FB:
    President Donald J. Trump will continue to advocate for repealing and replacing the abject failure that is Obamacare (video of statistics) http://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/posts/1379057572181972

    Another video mirrors his spirit in Poland:
    http://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/888199111077314560
    .@POTUS: “…seize this moment. Believe in yourselves, believe in your future, and believe, once more, in America.”

    I think he’s back up.

  43. Keeping in mind wbboei’s thought when Favreau and Rhodes began tweeting, how about this?
    Eric HolderVerified account
    @EricHolder
    AG 82
    Joined June 2015
    http://twitter.com/EricHolder/status/888222773348360192
    Trump cannot define or constrain Mueller investigation. If he tries to do so this creates issues of constitutional and criminal dimension.
    I guess Donald’s not allowed to cherry pick as #44 did. 😉
    At first glance I thot 82 was Eric’s age, but that was really hard to believe. He’s established himself as 82nd AG.

  44. This could explain recent Drudge behavior:
    FEC Shoots Down Democrat’s Plan to Target Conservative Media …
    http://www.breitbart.com/…/fec-shoots-down-democrats-plan-to-target-conservative-media/
    Jul 14, 2017 – The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has declined a proposal by … in the 2016 election to target conservative media including the Drudge …

    The situation seems settled, but. when does a Dem ever give up potentially viable smears?
    I know I have not stopped on the Dems. I’ve just mailed about 30 copies of their history re 2008 Primary and Obama/Casey/GovWolf statements between August 16 and early March 2017.

    I just don’t know when I’ll ever give up on trying to make that stick in their minds.

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