POTUS Trump Schlongs: From Davos To DACA

The weak-kneed yelped when President Trump announced he was going to Davos. “Sell-out to the globalists!” these dimwits yelled. The weak-kneed scowled when President Trump’s supposed latest DACA plan leaked. “Sell-out! Impeachment fodder! Liar! Bad negotiator! It’s over for Trump!” Don’t listen to these losers. They’re wrong, President Trump is right.

DACA

AceOfSpades does not know what he is talking about. This loser attacked Trump constantly during the election. The young, but always ill health nut Ace, even vowed to become a Dimocrat because Trump was such loser. Now Ace is aghast once again, weak-kneed, and dumb as ever:

Well, I’ve always suspected Trump would be a weak sister on immigration. Yesterday I gave him the benefit of the doubt, waiting for people I trust to weigh in.

Now they’ve weighed in, and it appears that I won’t be trusting Trump — or even Steven Miller — on this issue in the future.

Schumer has now rejected this offer, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no damage done: This offer, as weak as it is, now becomes the negotiating floor for future Democratic demands. This is where we start from — and God knows where we finish. [snip]

This weak, concede-everything-up-front-and-beg-for-reciprocal-concessions in seventeen years just about concedes that we are now officially an Open Borders land-space, and no longer an actual sovereign nation.

Ace’s co-blogger, the usually astute J.J. Sefton, is likewise citing the worst dumb-asses at Breitbart on the Trump plan. Sefton selects this dumb-ass nugget of nothing from Breitbart to size up the Trump plan:

In negotiation theory, one of the most basic mistakes is to bid against oneself. The Trump White House seems to have made that error, establishing 1.8 million “DREAMers” as a new anchor, a new minimum target for amnesty.

Joel Pollack and Ace lecturing President Trump on the Art of the Deal is like Jeb Bush lecturing Trump on the need for a high energy presidency.

Let’s clue Pollack and Ace and the rest of the wobble crew who think they know more about negotiation than President Trump. Fellas, President Trump is not negotiating. President Trump is playing with the squirrel.


Anyone, Cryin’ Chuck (a.k.a. “ShutdownSchumer”), Ace, Pollack, Coulter, etc. who thinks President Trump is negotiating DACA is out of their minds. These are the same crackpots who thought President Trump had given away his presidency when he “negotiated” on national TV with opponents and supporters of the DACA caca. This is what we wrote at the time of the last Trump “sellout”:

Watch as President Trump pretty much says ‘yeah, I’ll sign anything you give me to sign on DACA. You people are so smart and quick witted I am sure you will come up with something perfect. I will sign whatever you give me because I have no demands for this act-of-love-legislation we will produce. I’ll take the heat from those that are upset. Let’s get this done. It will be beautiful. Of course, what you will produce for me to sign will be so brilliant and wonderful and ready for my signature — because it will include the absolutely-necessary-beyond-any-question WALL, an end to chain migration, an end to lottery visas, an end to catch and release, as well as all the security that will be absolutely necessary.’

What President Trump essentially said was ‘I have no demands to make. Of course, you will give me everything I want.’

Our analysis was soon proven correct as President Trump shut down Lindsey Graham and his amnesty gang. Soon thereafter came the shut down of the government over DACA.

What Ace and the wobble crew who think they know so much about negotiations apparently missed is that the SchumerShutdown was the war. Trump won the war. All that remains is the signing of the documents of surrender.

Recall what we wrote during the SchumerShutdown:

At the end of this fight the Obama Dimocrats will lose. The Obama Dimocrats want to rally their base even as they alienate the independent voters they need. The #SchumerShutdown does rally the Obama Dimocrat base but when the #SchumerShutdown ends in failure and there is no caca DACA deal, the Obama Dimocrat base will be disgusted and discouraged by yet another big loss to the powerful President Donald J. Trump.

The Obama Dimocrats lost the war. Ace and Pollack and the rest of numb-skulls who can’t negotiate their way out of the gym steam-room do not see that President Trump steam-rolled Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck.

Let’s review the history before we play out the string to see why President Trump has won the war during the SchumerShutdown.

1) An exchange of threats and counter threats before the January deadline to fund the government.

2) Obama Dimocrats demanded DACA amnesty in exchange for government funding.

3) President Trump held his “negotiation” on live TV with Obama Dimocrats and Republicans.

4) President Trump during his TV “negotiation” said he would sign a DACA bill but somehow the Obama Dimocrats and the wobbly Ace crew missed the many times President Trump declared that he would sign a DACA bill as long as he got all the things he wanted (such as end to chain migration, end of visa lottery, money for the wall, etc.)

5) Lindsey Grahamesty and his crew went to the White House with an amnesty plan that gave President Trump nothing and President Trump, alongside Senators Tom Cotton and Purdue, informed Lindsey to go to Hell.

6) President Trump endorsed a very good immigration bill presented to the House of Representatives by Congressman Goodlatte.

7) Obama Dimocrats, convinced President Trump would fold, begin the SchumerShutdown.

8) A panicked Cryin’ Chuck, desperate to see the SchumerShutdown end offers President Trump 25 billion for the wall in appropriations.

9) President Trump, sure of victory as Obama Dimocrats threaten to abandon the SchumerShutdown because of fears of losing their elections, declares he will not negotiate until the government is reopened.

10) Cryin’ Chuck ends the SchumerShutdown in humiliation having gained nothing but a depressed Obama Dimocrat base.

That was the war ladies and gentlemen. The war ended with total surrender by Obama Dimocrats.

The next phase of the surrender is the February 8 deadline for government funding. Let’s play out Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck’s alternatives for the government funding deadline:

1) Shut down the government again if there is no DACA deal is alternative #1.

2) Fund the government even without a DACA deal is alternative #2.

3) Because nothing has changed – the results of alternative #1, SchumerShutdown#2, will be the same as before. A President Trump victory and collapse of the SchumerShutdown#2 will be guaranteed. President Trump knows this and Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck knows this. All the senators running in Trump states know this. There are 26 Obama Dimcrats running for reelection and 8 Republican senators running for reelection in safe states. They all know this. SchumerShutdown#2 will result only in further destruction of Obama Dimocrat morale and fury from the DACAs directed against the Obama Dimocrats.

4) Alternative #2 also results in fury from the DACAs directed against the Obama Dimocrats. Also further destruction of Obama Dimocrat morale will result. President Trump wins again.

At this point we can see that the Obama Dimocrats are in an ugly strategic position no matter what happens. Once again President Trump holds all the cards in the casino he owns.

What else can happen? Well, the obvious solution is that the entire proposition fails. See alternative #1 and #2 above. Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy Pelousy along with many anti-illegal immigration organizations as well as many open borders kooks have denounced the deal and promise to torpedo the alleged deal. We’ll be fine with no DACA caca deal. No DACA is a fine art of the deal ending as far as we are concerned.

But there is another possibility. It is a far fetched possibility. But it could happen. It could happen. That alternative is a DACA deal. This is the DACA deal scenario :

1) President Trump proposes a deal this coming Monday, much like the one that has thus far been leaked and derided by Ace and the clown cars.

2) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck and the Obama Dimocrats come to the realization that “resistance is futile”. The deal is tens of billions for the wall and border security; end of chain migration; end of visa lottery.

3) Senator Tom Cotton and those concerned about American security propose that “border security” means an e-verify system. Senator Tom Cotton proposes to strengthen the immigration bill with e-verify. E-verify is the holy grail of genuine border control and visa overstay solutions.

4) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck either takes the revised by Cotton deal or returns to “resistance”.

5) Continued resistance leads to the expiration of DACA in March. Losers are the DACA protected and Obama Dimocrats who will be seen as treacherous goofballs by the Obama Dimocrat base and by the illegal aliens among us. Results are DACA dies and deportations begin.

6) On the other hand, Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck might get Obama Dimocrats to swallow the DACA deal whole. Maybe Senator Tom Cotton can be talked out of proposing e-verify and thereby possibly killing a DACA deal outright in the Senate.

7) The DACA deal passes in the Senate and goes to the House of Representatives.

8) The bill goes to the House of Representatives.

9) The Freedom Caucus adds e-verify to the proposed legislation in the House of Representatives.

10) The House passes the immigration bill mostly with Republican votes, including e-verify.

At this point the bill returns to the U.S. Senate. Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck has several possibilities:

1) Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck can reject the House bill and kill DACA. This results in Obama Dimocrats cheering and DACA soon-to-be-deportees furious. Or…

2) With DACAites so close to an amnesty, and that is what this will be even if citizenship is at minimum a decade away, the DACAites might insist at that point in the bill passing. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, might be the thought here. This results in a total Trump victory, a resolution of the DACA situation, and fury among the Obama Dimocrat nihilist base.

The bottom line in every scenario is that President Trump holds the cards, including all the trump cards, in the casino he owns. Every gambler knows the casino always wins.

As we have seen so many times before, the lies about President Trump being a sell-out, are always disproved. Remember when President Trump was called a sell-out because he made the deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer back in early September 2017? President Trump was attacked and called a sell-out and a bad negotiator because, it was alleged, President Trump would be forced in December to give Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck everything they wanted including DACA. December came and went and President Trump got what he wanted, including that massive tax cut bill while Pelousy and Chuck were left cryin’.

Remember when President Trump said he would end DACA in six months and the same losers called him a bad negotiator and immigration softee? Here’s some of what we wrote back then which is very pertinent as March approaches and February 8 approaches:

As for the nightmare “dreamers”, years ago we warned them not to sign up for flim-flam con man Barack Obama’s unconstitutional lie because they would be surrendering their personal information willingly. Let’s sniff this DACA caca and let’s start with the dopey “dreamers” who believed in Barack Obama.

Not only did the dopeey “dreamers” turn over all their personal information and location to the federal government, they did so knowing full well that (1) DACA could be repealed at any time, and; (2) that the information they provided to the federal government could be used to kick them out at any time; (3) that they were so informed in documents they signed to obtain DACA status; and (4) because by the act of applying for DACA exemption they confessed they were in the USA illegally!

The DACA “dreamers” were fools. They gave away their locations and confessed their illegality. Without a deal, they will be deported to their home countries where they can protest and disrupt and see how quickly they find themselves in a brutal jail cell.

As to the Republicans, March will begin the primary season. The GOP better get a really good deal on immigration for the American people. That was all part of President Trump’s strategy five months ago when he announced DACA would end in March.

In short, President Trump has the GOP establishment and elected officials on a leash. President Trump has Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck and deranged Nancy Pelousy tied down to a wagon like mules.

The obvious steps we have outlined will not satisfy the dullards who are either the first to run from a fight (ACE) or those who want to convince Trump voters that he is tricking them (NeverTrumptards) and will find a way to betray everything Trump has said for decades. These mental weaklings devise all sorts of plots whereby Trump will betray Trump voters. One scenario is the ‘Trump will extend DACA past March’ nonsense.

Can President Trump extend DACA past March? Um, we discussed this a long time ago. We cited the case ruled on by Judge Hanen which decision was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit and which the Supreme Court upheld with a 4-4 vote (after the death of Justice Scalia). Any attempt to extend DACA will fail in the courts when certain states go to court and challenge DACA. The threats of lawsuits by these states is what gave President Trump no alternative but to announce the end of DACA. But even without a lawsuit, DACA died already:

Here’s why Trump won’t extend the March 5 deadline for a DACA fix [snip]

“I certainly have the right to that, if I want,” Trump said Wednesday when asked if he could push the date back.

But immigration lawyers and even many in his own administration disagree, in large part because in the minds of Department of Homeland Security officials, the DACA program has already been repealed, and there’s nothing left to extend. [snip]

To the contrary, DACA was effectively killed on Oct. 5 when DHS stopped accepting any initial requests or renewal applications from people who came to the U.S. as minors and illegally stayed.

Therefore, the March 5 date just marks the end of the grace period established in the hope Congress would propose another solution.

That means as of Oct. 5 of last year, there’s “nothing left to extend,” Royce Murray, policy director at the American Immigration Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, told the Washington Examiner. [snip]

“While the new DHS Secretary could theoretically issue a new memo to re-create the DACA program, they would have to distance themselves from the policy and litigation positions that DOJ and DHS have been taking in opposition to the program,” Murray wrote in an email.

That includes President Trump’s Jan. 25, 2017, executive order directing federal agencies to “faithfully execute the immigration laws of the United States,” which states the government cannot “exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.”

In addition, a Sept. 4 letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised DHS that DACA “was an unconstitutional exercise of authority by the Executive Branch” led by former President Barack Obama.

None of this is confusing. President Trump knows what he is doing. We’re not saying this is “three dimensional chess” that President Trump is up to, like Obama worshipers used to say when they did not know what the Hell that treacherous dummy was up to. What we are saying is that President Trump knows what he is doing.

President Trump proposes a down the road amnesty for not 700,000 but 1.8 million illegal aliens, maybe. The Obama Dimocrats react with outrage and shouts of “white supremacy”. Who wins the argument? President Trump (as illegal immigration hard liner Tom Cotton has said) appears generous and kind even as Obama Dimocrats give themselves away as screaming loons who want an issue not a solution. Loons for whom millions of illegals in the country is never enough. Who wins this artful dealing in the court of public opinion and in the halls of congress?

[Hey, we wrote about this starting in 2009 when Barack Obama said he would pass an immigration bill through the 60 vote Dimocrat majority in the Senate during his first hundred days. Didn’t happen. Then Obama moved the deadline from the first 100 days to the first year, then the second year then the first term, then the second term. Didn’t happen because the issue was more valuable than the results.]

What is President Trump doing? He’s Art of the Dealing. President Trump is turning the Obama Dimocrat wedge issue, into a Trumpian Wedge Issue. Instead of Americans saying “racist Republicans don’t want rational immigration reform” American voters will say “crackpot Obama Dimocrats can’t take yes for an answer and scream no matter what is offered – time to get rid of these Obama Dimocrat crackpots”. President Trump is turning Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck into a never-say-yes-Palestinian.

President Trump is art of the dealing. Think of Mary Poppins, “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in a most delightful way.”



President Trump is administering some tough to take medicine on Obama Dimocrats like Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck. So he adds a little sugar. “Swallow this Chuckie my boy, you will not die, it is not poison.”

Speaking of sugar.

DAVOS

The same dullards who accused President Trump of betraying his voters when the DACA supposed plan was leaked also yelled about President Trump’s announcement of his future visit to Davos, the globalist enclave.

When the “betrayal” card folded, the accusation became that President Trump would not be welcome. That too proved to be a stupidity. President Trump went to Davos, promoted America and America First, and did very well as even the New York Times was forced to admit.



Davos to DACA, President Trump schlonged them all.

Next week, President Trump will officially present his immigration trap, er… plan, to congress, deliver the State of the Union Speech (Tuesday night), and overturn Obama’s directive to close the Guantanamo Base prison and instead declare Gitmo will remain open. The #ReleaseTheMemo memo might also be released.

Trump will once again have a busy week overturning Obama’s “Make America Decline” agenda as well as strive with high energy to “Make America Great Again”.

Warning to President Trump opponents: Prepare to be schlonged.

Share

80 thoughts on “POTUS Trump Schlongs: From Davos To DACA

  1. Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck has more to cry about:

    http://fortune.com/2018/01/25/tom-steyer-daca-dreamers/

    Megadonor Tom Steyer Won’t Give to Democratic Groups Because of the Shutdown Deal

    Hedge fund manager and Democratic billionaire mega-donor Tom Steyer said Wednesday that he will refrain from donating to national Democratic Party committees following the vote in Congress to re-open the government before reaching an immigration deal.

    “I don’t have a litmus test on any one thing, but I do have a litmus test for elected officials standing on principle and doing the right thing, looked at holistically. And I want to say that after the DACA vote I have decided not to give anything to the national party committees,” Steyer said in an interview with Fortune Wednesday.

    When asked if this included the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, (DSCC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), he confirmed it applied to all three. He said he had not discussed this decision with the committees.

    Circular firing squad.

  2. First the DACA offer is not actually an offer. It is the leak of an “possible” offer. There has been some half-assed trial balloon talk. If, and that is a big if, it is a real offer it is a classic bear hug. “A bear hug is an offer made by one company to buy the shares of another for a much higher per-share price than what that company is worth. A bear hug offer is usually made when there is doubt that the target company’s management is willing to sell. The name “bear hug” reflects the persuasiveness of the offering company’s overly generous offer to the target company. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bearhug.asp#ixzz55Njjpm1f Bear hugs almost always have very, very short shelf lives and come as take it or leave it. To dally is to lose.

    Trump has offered nothing, technically, and the Dems and Schumer & Co reacted anyway like loons to his possible “love” extended to Dreamers who have acted as the usual ingrates that their leadership/PR are. Anyway the DACA “extention”, which was an offer to open border’ers and I think a plan hatched with the states (all 20-25 of them) suing to end this fiasco which is currently pending in Brownsville federal district court but on hold for a legislative something, and Sessions has already said the feds are not going to defend against because it is illegal, kicks off again.

    The six month reprieve was accepted in October, gratefully, with many promises to legislate some solution for the poor tiny Dreamer children. But now with March 5, 2018 cutoff looming they want to wiggle out of it. You don’t accept a deal/deadline/promise and then welsh out but that is exactly what they are trying to do. And in the meantime they are showing their preference for the foreign born illegals to legal citizens, that a far left contingent controls the Dem leadership, and nothing will ever be enough to satisfy their demand for a replacement population to maintain their power and funding except total capitulation. And the public is getting sick of the Dreamers, their enablers, and their drama/extortion racket.

    After March 5 DACA/Dreamer is dead. It won’t be a policy, program, marketing campaign of the US government. It will trail around in some federal courts and be uttered by lefty pols. Dems coulda, woulda, shoulda accepted the leaked possibility of a bear hug. But they won’t because it has never been about a hyped, marketed, privileged group of illegal aliens. Besides the Democrats have other bigger problems looming over the horizon. This immigration stunt is just another of many waiting to go away or bite them in the butt.

  3. Admin: the unwritten sequel to art of the deal, is the art of making a reasonable proposal which drives you opponent bat shit crazy—so crazy that he cannot see an opening when he gets one, so crazy that his response is to label a generous–which benefits 2x the number of illegals your opponent was pushing for, so crazy that your opponent can do nothing but double down with the same tired, shop worn invectives that the nation is sick of listening to. Meanwhile, the open borders devotees have abandoned any sense of public relations, and turned loose the hounds of hell to take hostage the nation, while the leftist big media does its level best to cover up the costs of illegal immigration which are also being exposed. Trump’s strategy? First kill them with kindness. Second, step back and watch them kill themselves.

  4. What I believe Trump is doing is sizing up his opponents coalition, figuring out how to pit one faction against another, and make it well nigh impossible for the leader of the opposition to hold his coalition together as is being atomized before his eyes. This strategy is not uncommon in all aspects of business, and the fine art of union busting draws its essence from these sorts of tactics. To hold his coalition together, the opponent is seeks a new consensus, which moves further to the left, and violence becomes the handmaiden. But the wider audience behold what is happening, loses sympathy and begins to perceive the opponent as a threat to stability, and public order. All history can be explained in terms of one simple forumalaic: love of the in group. Hatred of the out group. But when that force gets out of control, the success of their endeavor becomes not merely elusive, but impossible.

  5. I have to say Wbb, the doubling of the dreamers was actually upsetting to me initially, because of their families, ie chain migration. 1.8 could easily be 10 million. I understand that the deal would end chain migration, but after the fact.
    I have never felt that we only had 12 million illegal aliens in America, I bet that number is 30-40 million

    Trump knows what he is doing, the only big fail, and I hope this doesn’t end up fatal, is Sessions.

  6. What we are seeing here is this: the end game of identity politics.

    Identity politics, shorn of its rhetorical excesses, is based on one thing:

    Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

    Sooner or later the inter group fighting it engenders degenerates into a Hobsian war of all against all.

    And that war can continue as long as he can rally the coalition against some out group faction, who can be scapegoated and blamed for all the fact that his in group constitutents just aren’t happy.

    But there comes a point where the scapegoat he has fashioned to hold his coalition in check is no longer viable, and then the erstwhile leader, procateur, call him what you will, must choose sides.

    And this is when the barbarians storm his gates.

    The democrat leader who lives by the sword needs to realize that one day he will die by that sword.

    That is what Pelosi, Shiff and Shumer did not understand, until the dreamers turned on THEM.

  7. Under promise and over deliver.

    That is what the dimwitted dims have failed to do.

    They have over promised, and not delivered at all.

    That is why their rhetoric has degenerated into baseless charges of white supremacy.

    And that is also why the dreamers are poised to cut their throats.

  8. gonzotx
    January 27, 2018 at 10:07 am
    I have to say Wbb, the doubling of the dreamers was actually upsetting to me initially, because of their families, ie chain migration. 1.8 could easily be 10 million. I understand that the deal would end chain migration, but after the fact.
    I have never felt that we only had 12 million illegal aliens in America, I bet that number is 30-40 million

    Trump knows what he is doing, the only big fail, and I hope this doesn’t end up fatal, is Sessions.
    ———–
    I agree with everything you have said here.

    If this is a serious proposal, rather than a tactic to divide the other side inter se se, then I am not happy with it, but it is workable IF you consider the scope of the problem, what will occur if we do nothing, and the bar 60 vote requirement, assuming Trump cannot goose that corpse McConnell to abandon that requirement, before a democrat majority does that.

    The current state presents many problems, but the center of gravity is population displacement, and the concomitant march into a totalitarian order. Therefore, the priority must be first to eliminate chain migration, second to secure the border, third to deny employment and public benefits to illegals. For me, those factors in that order are what is most important.

    Notice, ending chain migration is numero uno!

  9. When I say that ending chain migration must be abolished because it leads to population displacement and totalitarianism, some demented asshole will say that my purpose is to maintain white supremacy, since the white population is still the dominant demographic. If you go back to the Alamo, you will find that there were many Mexicans and Texicans who lived together in peace prior to Santa Ana, and a number of those who died at the Alamo fighting against the dictator were of Mexican extraction. Likewise, a large number of people in the south even today are of Irish and Indian extraction. The difference between them, and the hordes pouring into this country today from shit hole countries in this hemisphere is they are part of our culture, whereas these who come here today illegally, break our laws, and exhaust our benefits are part of a culture which is adverse to ours, and they will become a statum in statum, a ghetto, as we see today engulfing old Europe.

  10. Thanks for the thoughtful analysis. I’m a “deport ALL the squatters!” type, but also see that offering citizenship after 10-12 years of crime-free, public-assistance free, productive American life is a good thing, fair. While I think e-verify is a great idea, what about all the illegals that are paid “under the table”? What’s THAT percentage? So steps will need to be taken to address that situation too.

  11. there needs to be a vetting process for the DACA dreamers that may be allowed to a path to citizenship
    \
    …because the ones that are protesting & going over to Congress and saying F-this & F-that to everyone in OUR halls of congress & stopping traffic on our highways and yelling and insulting American citizens & our President and now for the topper labeling us “white supremacists”, thanks Nancy Pelosi, don’t expect the white working & middle class to be returning to the Dems any time soon…you insult us all… you & the other witch you pal around with, Debbie Wasserman Schultz…btw…the middle class loves crumbs…PDT, keep those crumbs coming, hard working middle class people & their families will eat them up…

    Wouldn’t it be nice if these “dreamers” showed some respect & gratitude and thanked the USA for all the opportunities they have had while they have grown up here and how much they appreciate what the USA offers to them & how they will commit to being great citizens and contribute to our society…instead of just being takers & nasty complainers…much the way most LEGAL immigrants act, believe and behave…grateful, appreciative & thankful…

    Wouldn’t that be what someone asking for something would do?

    No, not a big loud majority of these brats…if this is the face of the DACA “kids”, they need adult supervision to, at the very least, learn some basic, elementary manners; what have their parents been teaching them while they enjoyed living here?…or go find another place to complain…if they choose Mexico they would be put in jail…how would they like that…they do not seem to understand that we do not owe them the right to be here…they need to earn it…and appreciate it…and respect it…

    bad enough the Dem party has carved out illegal sanctuary Cities and now Sanctuary States for illegal criminals to hide and harm American citizens and legal immigrants…and expect the American taxpayer to pay for them, their medical, housing, food…now Cuomo wants to give them free education…does he extend that to what they call “white supremacist” regular Americans…because these days we are all “white supremacists” if we were simply born with white skin…especially to the Democratic party…we are held in contempt for trying to live our lives in our country…

    …and now let’s not even get started on California’s Governor Jerry Brown…
    I spoke to my friend in LA, the one that was a big HC supporter and tortured me for supporting DT…she made the comment that CA is in a crisis stage because of the homeless…which i saw for myself as the dirty, smelly tents actually line the sidewalks of downtown LA with people living on sidewalks in a once beautiful, immaculate city…today I saw on twitter that San Francisco has to provide maps for people to avoid areas that are packed with human waste because of all the “homeless” the twitter poster stated “you want to talk about a “s-hole” literally come to San Francisco, another once beautiful US city

    I didn’t bother to tell my friend it is only going to get worse…what does she expect when CA just became a Sanctuary State…get ready, car registrations & taxes will become worse, everything more $$$ and just watch those property taxes skyrocket…bad enough the State is already looking for ways to steal the tax breaks PDT gave the businesses…what a mess

  12. Speaking of CA, the word out today is that in MN Keith Ellison #DNC #2 and a mouthy supremacist Muslim is getting bored with the House and may run for AG.
    Let’s see how the DACA gems change when they realize that PDT is their only hope.
    FTR, I’m not expecting much, but if I’m wrong, it will be fun to watch.

  13. A king-size TY to admin for sorting through the cacophony to retrieve what’s going on in SwampVille, not to mention how it all is good. I felt lucky to be able to witness most of the Davos/CEO luncheon which obviously was a breath of very sweet air, very welcome interactions; and I started to FEEL GOOD. And now I fell REALLY GOOD.

    Programming note: The Paula Jones part of Fox News’ Scandalous will premiere Sunday night 8 PM , and the first installment, “Up Crooked Creek” has a second airing just before that (7 PM).

  14. https://nypost.com/2018/01/27/clinton-thanks-activist-bitches-in-bizarre-video/

    Hillary Clinton loves you, bitches.

    The former presidential candidate and secretary of state appears in a new video message “directed to activist bitches supporting bitches.”

    “Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thanks,” Clinton said into a cellphone camera, seated at a red banquette in what appeared to be a restaurant.

    “Thanks for your feminism, for your activism, and all I can hope is you keep up the really important, good work,” she said.

    At the urging of an off-camera companion, she added with a laugh: “And let me just say, this is directed to the activist bitches supporting bitches. So let’s go.”

    The video was posted on Twitter Friday night by Huffington Post commentator Alex Mohajer.

    It emerged on the heels of a report about an allegation of sexual harassment within the staff of Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

    According to the report, Clinton insisted on keeping her faith outreach adviser, Burns Strider, on staff after a female staffer accused him of touching her inappropriately and sending sexually suggestive emails.

  15. This Andrew Branca comment at LegalInsurrection is a winner:

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/do-you-support-trumps-dreamer-deal-framework-reader-poll/#comment-816937

    Despite all the accumulated demonstrable experience, people continue to take Trump literally but not seriously, rather than seriously but not literally.

    Which is more likely: (1) Trump is a doofus who just happens to keep winning by accident, or (2) the people opposing and underestimating him are the doofuses who keep losing because they are outclassed?

  16. Don Surber sees the Art of the Dealing on immigration much like we do:

    http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/01/trumps-plan-to-scuttle-daca.html

    But to understand her situation, one has to understand President Trump’s plan to rid the nation of two bills that were never introduced as legislation, but which the media treats as law.

    DACA and DREAMers would reward 1.8 million illegal aliens with citizenship — despite their being here illegally.

    Trump wants to end these Fake Laws, and gave Congress until March to enact legislation, or his administration would enforce the real law.

    He offered a compromise. He would allow citizenship if the DACA and DREAMers kept their noses clean for 12 years. In exchange, Democrats agree to funding the wall, ending diversity visas, and curtailing the friends-and-family chain migration that allows legals to bring in illegals.

    The caterwauling on the right was almost as inane as the howling on the left.

    However, Monica Showalter and other sane people saw through the fog of war and understood what Trump just did.

    Making DACA and DREAMers wait 12 years would greatly reduce their number.

    “It makes sense because studies show that most Dreamers are underachievers, many of whom are just high school graduates, heavy welfare users, have petty crime backgrounds, and do not speak English. It’s almost a given that most won’t make it to the twelve-year finish line without getting into a bar fight, getting caught graffiti-spraying, or be picked up for drunk driving. The only ones who make it will be those with a work ethic and family values. Those actually are the ones who could become Republicans in the long run. Trump knows this. Democrats don’t. They believe their own propaganda about all DREAMers being valedictorians,” Showalter wrote.

    Confession: I knew it was a good deal when National Review called it “The Art of the Choke.”

    I also knew it was a good deal when @PolAgnostic explained it on Twitter.

    “Everyone who has no experience negotiating deals summed up by 100+ pages of legalese should pay attention. You can learn the most important rule of negotiating next: If you aren’t willing to walk away with NO DEAL, you’ve already lost,” he wrote.

    “Where’ve you heard that before? Negotiating an immigration deal falls under that rule.

    One side has multiple choices they can offer (Trump) and the other side (Dems) already have deal breaker “minimums” their radical base is demanding. (From outside of Schumer’s house @ 3 AM)

    Only Trump can walk away. Trump’s team goes in KNOWING what the Dems MUST HAVE for a WIN.”

    Now let me pause now to remind people that “The Art of the Deal” and “The Art of the Comeback” are merely Trump’s riffs of “The Art of War,” which goes back 2,500 years. This is basic stuff that requires stealth, patience, and discipline — all of which are in short supply among liberals both in and out of the media. [snip]

    “Stay Calm and Let President Trump worry about Making a Deal

    But the professional punditry are up in arms over this calling him a sellout, a loser, and even an artichoke.

    Somehow these super-slick genius Democrats spent twice as much money as Trump did and lost the election.

    But never mind all that. The pros tell us that the Democrats have Trump over the barrel.

    Never mind that they said he would never be nominated and even on Election Night gave him less than a one-in-four shot at winning.

    Now they write him off on DACA and DREAMers.

    People like AceofSpades who have never negotiated anything rely on smart activists on immigration who also have never negotiated anything to make negative judgments about President Trump’s negotiating skills. President Trump is a man who has negotiated deals hinging on the cost of a quarter of a penny for sheetrock per pound as part of multibillion dollar deals.

    For anyone to listen to those with no experience negotiating anything (yes, we have experience negotiating big deals) over someone who has demonstrated a pretty good, not perfect, record of negotiating over his lifetime (including writing some books on the subject which have been big sellers because they offer good advice) is just dumb.

    We don’t particularly like the leaked deal (which might or might not be the deal that is proposed on Monday) but we see the negotiating smarts behind the supposed deal. No one can claim to know what will come out of these negotiations but we would bet that President Trump through instinct alone will come out winning for his decades long position on illegal immigration and legal immigration.

    We take President Trump seriously not literally.

  17. I have always appreciated the insights of Monica Crowley. Typically, she appears as one of several guests reacting to a political event. The reference point is brief and episodic. Rarely if ever do you get to see her lay out the elegant and sustained argument in favor of Donald Trump that she alone is capable of because of her unique background and mental acuity. But here it is. And it is simply the best . . . . . . . . . . . . The struggle between the Trump movement and the entrenched elites is existential. And if we lose, they will kill us.

  18. Mooler’s finest hour. Head of FBI but cannot answer a single question about an investigation into the IRS for targeting conservatives. Oh? Why not? Because he is a political partisan, and his RABID partisanship taints everything he does.

  19. Interesting post from zerohedge comments on an “over for Trump” article written by a follower of the two headed dentist:

    CuttingEdge MillionDollarButter Jan 28, 2018 2:10 AM Permalink

    Aye, MDB.

    Tick tock, motherfuckers.

    The only Trump action that thoroughly pissed me off was the cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase. Other than that?

    The Dems have had a year to form a cohesive opposition, and Trump is stronger now than he was at inauguration – even with the entire MSM (sans Fox) and social media complicit in trashing him at every turn, and feeding the public shite.

    Right now the FBI (hopefully the non-corrupt part) are on the Clinton Foundation, Pay4Play, Uranium 1, Wankerwoman Schultz, Fusion/Dems, Planned Parenthood and any other stink you care to mention. And with Chuckie and Skeletor directing operations? They ain’t exactly “winning” much, are they?

    If the memo is released pre-SotN, Trump could read the full thing out as his speech, and show the public the true “state of the nation”. Though he would probably tweet the link to his 40m twitter followers – there cannot be a faster way of getting the message out there.

    Going to be a hell of a week – buckle up.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-27/foss-trump-revolution-over

  20. POTUS explains the Art of the Deal on DACA for the dummies at Breitbart.

  21. foxyladi14
    January 28, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    ———–
    impressive.

    but the current state of the military is another story.

    obviously, we are stronger today than we were in 1940 when we were unprepared.

    but our global responsibilities are far greater

    and our military leaders tell us the gap is a threat to national security.

    the video shows a parade of sophisticated weapons systems and troops.

    to me the most impressive is the nuclear submarine for state based conflict

    and the seal teams are most impressive for terrorist missions.

    when I entered Annapolis in 1968, Admiral Draper Kauffman was superintendant

    he was the founder of the SEALS

    in WWII they were called frogmen, in Viet Nam UDT and today SEALs

    frail and bespeakled, Admiral Kauffman was no superman

    his family was well off in the Washington establishment

    but like George Patton, who came from a wealthy San Franciso family

    and Billy Mitchell father of the air force who came from the wealthiest family in Wisconsin

    He chose the path of warrior

    Another unlikely was Admiral Hyman Rickover, class of 1922

    He was the father of the nuclear submarine–the silent service

    He held court in the old Navy building in Washington DC

    Before an officer could enter the nuclear program he had to go before Rickover

    His interviews were an irrational and sadistic ordeal

    Late in his career he married a much younger woman

    She was sympathetic to the anti nuclear movement

    Initially, his position was more nukes less kooks

    But after hanging out with her, and by virtue of advancing age

    He came to adopt that view

    Which made him a liability in is current position

    An acquaintance of mine was Secretary of the Navy at that time

    He had the unenviable job of sacking Rickover

    Rickover tried to go around him to Reagan, but the firing stuck

    Despite all his accomplishments, the time to go had arrrived

    The only one who did no know it was Rickover himself

  22. Obama was a pathological liar.

    One of the more egregious lies concerns Bengazi.

    Where he has American blood on his dirty hands.

    Our troops on the ground were in a state of extremis.

    They asked for help, and the request was denied.

    Obama claims that he gave an order to do everything possible to help them.

    And then he went to bed, because he had to campaign in Las Vegas next day.

    If he gave that order, then someone below him in the chain of command defied it.

    IF he gave that order then there would be a WRITTEN RECORD of it.

    That is mandatory protocol.

    Gowdy spent 1 year “investigating” the Benghazi incident.

    Did he request a copy of that order?

    Did he even ask for it?

    If he did, and it was denied, then THAT should have been in his report.

    THAT IS WHY I am glad Gowdy is NOT heading up the FBI investigation.

    We know what happens when douchebag Republicans like

    Thom Tillus or Richard Burr conduct investigations, which are cover-ups

    We expected more from Gowdy, and we did not get it.

    And more is the pity for that.

    Fortunately, we have Nunez, Gates, Jordan and DeSantis running that show.

    If I ever meet Gowdy, and at some point I will, I will ask him whether he ran the traps on that alleged presidential order, and see what he says.

    It is a logical question and he had a full year to tap his way through to it.

    https://youtu.be/cd_DIwnw_eM

  23. Think back to Denver in 2008. We were told that if Hillary challenged Obama at the convention then the blacks would riot and the cities would burn. If the issue had been pressed on Benghazi, then we would have heard that same response. And even now, that will be the big media mantra if the flames of the FBI scandal start licking at his heels. So lets be real about this. It was not the fear of revolt that stayed the hand of truth and transparency. It was the desire of the elites to have a corrupt manipulable man in the Oval office who would do their bidding. From their standpoint , which is adverse to that of the country, Barack Hussein Obama was a cheap date.

  24. Traditionally, golf is a game of etiquette. One of the no nos is to hit into the group in front of you. Rarely if ever does it happen intentionally. But occasionally it happens unintentionally, and it can have consequences.

    My dad was a junior officer at the beginning of world war II, and despite the war, junior officers in that venue–Florida had a pretty good life, and spent afternoons either playing golf or flying to Cuba and bringing back Bicardi rum and Belinda Belvedere cigars. However, for him, that ended one afternoon, when he inadvertently hit into the group in front of him, thereby offending the sensibilities of the imperious wife of the imperious commander of the base. Next morning he was summoned before the commanding officer who gave him an all expenses paid ticket into the teeth of the war aboard the USS Enterpise.

    Last week I played golf with a good golfer, who told me a similar story. It may be apocryphal but I doubt it. He told me that a partner of his hit into the group in front of him, and one of the players in that group came completely unglued. He apologized and it was not accepted. He tried again. Same response. The other guy was mad enough to go fisticuffs, and the had to figure out as way to calm him down. Necessity being the mother of invention, the offending golfer approached him at the end of the round, and told him he was the manager of the local Ruth Chris steakhouse, and felt so bad at hitting into him that he called them and told them to give him a free dinner, with drinks, on his account. Finally, the enraged golfer calmed down and accepted the apology. The golfer I spoke to said, I did not know you worked at Ruth Chris. He laughed and said “I do not”. When the ill tempered golfer showed up at the restaurant to claim the free food, and was told we have no manager by that name, I leave it to your imagination the Vesuvian eruption that followed.

  25. Grammy awards are on, not watching but B.B. has a link up

    Non stop Trump bashing

    These denizens of virtues, these sexual abusers, rapists, foul mouth misogynistic pedifiles… who the f¥Cl listens to them? Geez

  26. Yes, there was Trump bashing at the Grammys and they even sunk to having musicians actually reading from Fire & Fury & a short cameo from Hillary…but that didn’t stop the voters from shutting out JZ completely…he was up for 8 Grammys and got nothing…nada…

    …and my favorite, I was pulling for him…Bruno Mars won 6 Grammys …he won all the biggest categories and blew JZ out of the water…I love Bruno, he uses his music to bring people together & make them dance and have fun and be above all the divisions…

    the rest of the bashers did the usual lecturing and condescending…not Bruno, in his own way he was almost trying to tell them to knock it off…

    Congrats to Bruno Mars & his 24K Magic …pure Grammy win magic…the guy just exudes fun & good vibes…

    btw… Bruno has a musical special playing on cable these days ‘Bruno Mars 24 Magic at the Apollo’ if you ever see it playing check it out for some good old fun entertainment; not all this dark, mean spirited, & sexual exploitation that most of today’s “music” has

    http://variety.com/2018/music/news/grammys-2018-bruno-mars-kendrick-lamar-win-jay-z-shut-out-1202679720/

  27. The big question leading into Sunday night’s Grammy Awards: will hip-hop finally get its long overdue recognition with an Album of the Year win? Not quite, though R&B had an exceptionally strong showing on Sunday night.

    Jay-Z, who was 2018’s most nominated artists, with eight, walked away empty-handed.

    Bruno Mars won all seven awards that he was nominated for: Album and Record of the Year for “24K Magic” and Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like;” Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “That’s What I Like.” “24K Magic” was also awarded Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) and Best R&B Album. Mars already claimed 11 Grammy Awards going into the night.

    “Don’t cut me off Grammys, please,” said Mars from the stage while accepting the last award of the night. Recounting his early days as a young performer entertaining tourists in his native Hawaii, Mars name-checked writer-producers Babyface, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Teddy Riley as key influences.

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

  28. Stunning truth and what is most stunning it is from ABC News! From Davos! The only story that matters for this year’s elections is the economy:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/analysis-economy-stupid-now-trump-economy-blasting-off/story?id=52632659

    Analysis: It’s the ‘economy, stupid’. And right now, the Trump economy is blasting off

    Davos, Switzerland — It’s not Comey. Or Mueller. Or the Russians. Or Stormy Daniels.

    It’s the economy, stupid.

    And right now, the Trump economy is blasting off.

    Davos Man likes.

    In conversations with business and political leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there is almost zero mention of the controversies which consume coverage of Trump in America.

    Instead, people talk about the real possibility now that growth in the U.S. economy could hit 4 percent this year — a positively Clintonian benchmark. The impact worldwide would be tremendous.

    We forget what that kind of economy means. Clinton averaged roughly 4 percent GDP growth. Record budget surpluses. Record job growth. Real household incomes up across the board. A skyrocketing stock market.

    Money in peoples’ pockets—for college, for retirement, for vacations. Businesses booming. New ones starting. And the USA once again the engine pulling the world economy. [snip]

    And they give a lot of credit to Trump for the renewed strength and vigor they sense in the sinews of the global economy.

    Deregulation is the first thing they mention. The cost of doing business has come down fast. That means margins will go up. That’s why so many investors see American companies as such good bets.

    And that’s all Trump.

    The tax cut is also—no surprise—hugely popular here. It seems the old US corporate tax structure was operating as a kind of logjam in the world economy, freezing up the flow of money and distorting investment decisions.

    The dam broke. Trump broke it.

    And now corporations are paying bonuses and boosting wages for American workers. All that money is just now beginning to hit the economy.

    One example: J.P. Morgan says it will spend $20 billion over five years to raise hourly pay of its workers and open new branches in the U.S., as a direct result of the tax cut.

    “I think it’s possible you’re going to hit 4 percent sometime this year,” CEO Jamie Dimon said here in Davos. “I promise you, we are going to be sitting here in a year and you all will be worrying about inflation and wages going too high.”

    Needless to say, if the American economy is running at 4 percent growth later this year—Democrats can probably kiss goodbye to their dreams of a wave election sweeping them into power.

    And if Trump and Congress pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would pour more money into the US economy next year—2020 looks very different, too.

    Trump may be benefiting from the hard work of the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve in recovering from the worst economic downturn in 80 years. But he is surely benefiting.

    And it may be that he, like Ronald Reagan, is lucky in his timing in another, deeper way.

    At the moment both men came to power, an economic paradigm had hit a dead end.

    For Reagan, the New Deal approach to the economy had faltered, growth had dried up, inflation raged, working-class Americans were struggling and beginning to give up hope.

    For Trump, the “neoliberal” approach that Reagan had helped to establish and Clinton had refined, had faltered. Growth had slowed, inequality had skyrocketed, working-class Americans felt abandoned and many despaired, turning to opiates and anger for relief.

    Things needed to change. In 1980 and in 2016.

    The direction of the change may differ profoundly, but maybe it’s just the jolt of change itself that counts. Maybe the economy just needs a good hard kick from time to time to get the engine to turn over and the thing going forward again.

    Trump earthquakes. The biggest one will come before July. Many others will strike before June and after July.

  29. > Trump earthquakes. The biggest one will come before July.
    > Many others will strike before June and after July.
    ————-
    Ok, I’ll bite. What happens in July?

  30. How come this bit of news never came out earlier?:

    https://spectator.org/as-democrats-cave-more-obamacare-taxes-put-on-ice/

    Lost in all the sound and fury that accompanied the recent shutdown of the federal government was some good news for Americans facing ever increasing health care costs. Part of the price paid by the Democrats to get out of the hole they dug for themselves when they forced the shutdown was the suspension of three onerous Obamacare taxes — the medical device tax, the tax on premium (Cadillac) health plans, and the health insurance (HIT) tax. All three were wildly unpopular with the voters, due to go into effect imminently, and would have made medical care even more expensive.

    The 2.3 percent tax on medical devices, which went into effect on January 1, has long been billed by Obamacare advocates as a corporate tax. Like all taxes levied on corporations, however, it would have inevitably been passed on to the customer. [snip]

    This excise tax has already been implemented and suspended once. It originally went into effect January 1, 2013, pursuant to the provisions of the “Affordable Care Act,” and bedeviled the medical device industry until Congress decided to suspend it at the end of 2015. [snip]

    Thus, the medical device tax went back into effect at the beginning of the year. It looked like a replay of the 2013-2015 mess, but the Republicans took advantage of the Schumer shutdown blunder to squeeze another two-year suspension of the tax out of the Democrats.

    The Republicans also forced the Democrats to push back, for the second time, the implementation date of the so-called Cadillac tax. [snip]

    During the recent budget negotiations, the Republicans squeezed another two years out of the Democrats. Now the Cadillac tax isn’t due to be implemented until 2022. [snip]

    In addition to delaying implementation of the medical device tax and the Cadillac tax, the Republicans extracted a delay in the health insurance (HIT) tax from the Democrats. [snip]

    Regardless of how far those bills get, however, the recent budget deal forced by the ham-handed Democratic shutdown charade has resulted in welcome tax breaks that will save Americans a lot of money. Combined with the elimination of the individual mandate in the tax reform bill passed in December, the delayed implementation of the medical device tax, the Cadillac tax, and the HIT tax moves the ball down the field. Obamacare’s opponents are winning the game one yard at a time. It’s not as dramatic as a successful Hail Mary, but the result is the same.

  31. http://freebeacon.com/politics/steyer-warns-overconfident-dems-2018-going-tough-election/

    Steyer Warns ‘Overconfident’ Dems: 2018 ‘Going to Be a Very Tough Election’

    Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer said Friday that the economic gains occurring under the Trump administration will make 2018 a “very tough election” for Democrats.

    Steyer, who has spent millions on a campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, told CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla that Democrats should not be overconfident going into this year’s midterm elections. Quintanilla questioned whether Steyer’s massive spending could bring about a sweeping victory for Democrats since the economy under Republicans has seen gains in the stock market and in workers’ wages.

    “You’ll be up against that message from another famous Democratic operative, James Carville, that ‘it’s the economy, stupid,’” Quintanilla said. “Why aren’t you worried about that?”

    “Listen, I think anybody who’s a Democrat and is overconfident about November 6, 2018, is wrong,” Steyer replied. “I agree with your point that this is going to be a very tough election.”

    This is going to be a hotly contested election.

  32. admin
    January 29, 2018 at 12:57 am
    ——————
    Candidate Trump called the economy a bubble. President Trump owns it and now has a different story. The optimism that fueled the holiday spending pushed the mainstream further into debt.

    So why would the banksters not take their market adjustment just before the 2018 election?

  33. Lu4PUMA, why would anyone bail out on the stock market or the American economy before the 2018 elections? There are trillions of dollars pouring in from U.S. companies’ overseas accounts and investments from other countries. Big tax cuts and investments are also hitting before the 2018 elections. There will be infrastructure spending in large sums (already happening due to hurricanes) and more massive amounts possibly to be spent if the infrastructure bill passes thereby bringing government money into the process, not just private investment.

    Candidate Trump called the economy a bubble and he was right. It was a bubble manufactured by the FED.

    The economic story of today is cuts on government (due to Trump not filling posts) and more cuts to government once the SALT deductions cease to feed big blue governments. In addition the creation of jobs and the lowering of regulations makes the economy that much more efficient. Remaining to be seen is the effect of lower immigration (legal and illegal) on wages.

    The markets fell today due to rising interest rate fears. But this is good. Interest rates should rise.

    The big fear for post 2018 elections, will be inflation. But before 2018 elections the banksters will stay in because the economy is growing. As to debt levels of Americans, the expectation is that higher wages will bring relief. It is likely that holiday spending spiked because Americans see a better future ahead and that means higher wages.

  34. Memo released, soon:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/29/house-intel-votes-to-release-controversial-surveillance-memo-to-public.html

    House Intel votes to release controversial surveillance memo to the public

    The House Intelligence Committee on Monday evening voted to release a classified memo circulating in Congress that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuses.

    The vote was announced to reporters by California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, who called it a “very sad day, I think, in the history of this committee.” The motion passed on a party-line basis, he said.

    President Trump now has five days to decide whether he has any objections before the memo can be publicly released.

    Last week, a top Justice Department official urged House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes not to release the memo, saying it would be “extraordinarily reckless” and could harm national security and ongoing investigations.

    The four-page memo has being described by GOP lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia.

    Those who have seen the document suggest it reveals what role the unverified anti-Trump “dossier” played in the application for a surveillance warrant on at least one Trump associate.

    Schiff said the GOP-majority committee also voted against releasing a counter memo written by Democrats.

    “Today this committee voted to put the president’s personal interests, perhaps their own political interests, above the national interests,” the Democrat said.

    The vote came the same day that it was reported that FBI official Andrew McCabe has left his post as deputy director.

    The White House seems to favor the memo’s release, but wouldn’t explicitly say whether the president will back the effort.

    “We want full transparency,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. “That’s what we have said all along.”

    Sanders said they were letting the process play out before officially weighing in.

    On Sunday, FBI Director Christopher Wray went to the Capitol on Sunday to view the four-page memo, sources told Fox News.

    According to one source, Wray was asked to point out inaccuracies or other issues with the wording — and said he would need “his people to take a look at it.” The source said the review is ongoing.

    South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who helped write the four-page memo, said Sunday he wants it made public.

    He also suggested the memo indeed addresses whether the FBI relied at least in part on the dossier — paid for partially by Democrats and the Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election — to apply to a secret federal court to get a surveillance warrant, purportedly on then-Trump adviser Carter Page.

    “If you … want to know whether or not the dossier was used in court proceedings, whether or not it was vetted before it was used. … If you are interested in who paid for the dossier … then, yes, you’ll want the memo to come out,” Gowdy told “Fox News Sunday.”

    The dossier was compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and contained opposition research on Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Steele was hired by the U.S. firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the research with funding from the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. At the same time, the firm was allegedly doing work to help the Russian government fight sanctions.

    Requests for surveillance warrants are made through the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also known as the FISA court, and target suspected foreign spies inside the United States.

  35. I think the “mystery” of the memo is what is the memo a summary of. The general assumption is that it is based on FBI/DOJ documents released to the committee in early Jan. this year, documenting the FISA activity involving “spying” on the Trump campaign. The real bomb shell will be if the memo is based on Nunes’ review of WH documents in March 2017. These were likely Presidential Daily Briefings (Obama directly involved) detailing FISA and “spying” on Trump campaign.

    https://www.wired.com/2017/04/devin-nunes-white-house-trump-surveillance/

  36. Two interesting bits here, both hidden rather badly in this CNN report:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/29/politics/house-intelligence-committee-devin-nunes-memo/index.html

    An administration official said the House Intelligence Committee memo was being couriered over to the White House on Monday evening and will be reviewed. [snip]

    Separately, Republicans on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees are expected to get briefed Tuesday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is investigating FBI actions during the 2016 election, according to two members of the panels, which are conducting a separate investigation into the FBI.

    One of the members, Jim Jordan of Ohio, confirmed to CNN the meeting was taking place Tuesday, saying it will not be the first time the members are meeting with Horowitz. Democrats on the committees are contending they were not invited to the briefing.

  37. Last night I raised doubts about Trey Gowdy.

    I questioned why as Chairman of the Bengazi committee he failed to determine whether Obama gave the order he claims he did to save the beleaguered troops. ALL HE HAD TO DO was check the record because IF Obama was not lying in this instance, and if he gave the order he claimed he did to the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to save the troops, then they committed insubordination by not carrying it out. But he did not give the order, then he lied and their blood is on his hands. Well, Gowdy spent a year but never determined whether there was a record of the order having been given.

    Gowdy makes more noise than a brass band. Time and again he reminds us that he is a former assistant US attorney and he brandishes those skills in open hearings. But when the chips are down where the fuck is he? Is he all hat and no cattle??

    When I heard just now that he opposed releasing to the public the memorandum detailing the treasonous acts of the leadership of the FBI, which once more implicate Obama, my doubts about him are reinforced, and substantiated. I hate to say it. But how can it be otherwise.? But assume for the sake of argument that it is problematic to let the public know what their government is doing? If so, then who is to provide the oversight? Who will follow the bread crumbs where they lead, which again will implicate Obama. Hindsight tells us that if he were to lead such a committee, then he would fail the country once again.

  38. Schiff is one deranged motherfucker. He accused Tucker Carlson of being a Russian agent. Tucker gave the right response telling Schiff he is “a liar and a demagogue.”

  39. The point is, he is not someone to be taken seriously, any more than that female clown in the cowboy hat from Florida, who tried to pick a fight with a four star marine general. What horrible representatives of the American people, those two are. They are parodies.

  40. admin
    January 29, 2018 at 7:09 pm
    ——————————
    While individuals may not see cause to exit the market, the banking cartels may have cause to take a needed adjustment and also take Trump down, or at least limit his power. So who runs the world?

  41. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/29/exxon-mobil-to-invest-50-billion-in-us-over-5-years-citing-tax-reform.html

    Exxon Mobil on Monday said it plans to invest $50 billion in the United States over the next five years, saying its decision is partly due to corporate tax cuts.

    The investment, $15 billion of which had already been announced, will go towards increasing production in the Permian basin in western Texas and eastern New Mexico.

    Exxon announced $20 billion in spending for U.S. Gulf Coast manufacturing in March. [snip]

    Darren Woods, chairman and CEO of Exxon, said in a blog post that the investment is partly due to recently passed corporate tax cuts. The announcement puts Exxon on the board with a number of other companies that have announced employee bonuses and investments following President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers’ tax overhaul.

    “These investments are underpinned by the unique strengths of our company and enhanced by the historic tax reform recently signed into law,” Woods said in the blog post.

    “These positive developments will mean more jobs and economic expansion across the United States in a myriad of industries.”

    In the post, Woods said Exxon would invest $50 billion over five years, but a spokesperson later clarified that the company had already announced $15 billion of that spending.

    As part of the investment, Exxon plans to increase production in the Permian basin, a shale oil region in western Texas and eastern New Mexico where the low cost of production has attracted drillers. Exxon said it will expand its operations, make improvements to infrastructure and construct manufacturing sites, activities that it expects will generate thousands of new jobs.

    Exxon doubled its holdings in the Permian last year through the acquisition of companies owned by the Bass family. The $5.6 billion acquisition ranked as the second largest deal in the U.S. oil and gas exploration and production space, according to Houston-based advisory firm PLS.

    Woods said the investment announced Monday comes on top of billions it had earmarked last year to projects on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

    Exxon in March said it would spend $20 billion to construct chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas facilities along the coast. The company said at the time it aimed to create 12,000 permanent jobs on the back of the investment.

    Woods said on Monday the company could expand its facilities on the Gulf Coast, pending an evaluation of the impact of lower tax rates on several projects currently in the planning stage.

    “These are quality investments for our shareholders that are made even better by tax reform,” Woods said.

    “These are all possible because of the resource base developed by our industry along with sound tax and regulatory policies that create a pro-growth business climate here in the U.S.”

  42. According to Morris, the memo will have important consequences. Among them, it will lead to the eventual collapse of the Mooler investigation. He goes on to say other things, such as Gowdy helped write the memo, which may explain why he was against releasing it, but if it is true then he should have confidence in its findings, therefore his opposition has to be political. Also, we see evidence in the emails of how big media and democrats were working together to destroy Trump. Finally, we learn that Mueller is a liar, and that he lied when he claimed the FBI had no prior knowledge of that the United States would be attacked on 9/11, when in fact he knew that during the prior administration the chief terrorist in that plot was arrested by the FBI and his computer which contained the names of his 19 co-conspirators was seized by not acted upon because he was detained solely on immigration violations. Morris compares that lapse in security with the failure of the US government to warn of the imminent attack on Pearl Harbor. But then as now Mueller covered it up.

  43. Also, Morris in the wake of the release of the memo and the inspector general’s report (and lest we forget the whistle blower testimony before congress) a special prosecutor WILL be appointed.

  44. Furthermore, if Morris is right, this memo will put the left wing establishment between a rock and a hard place. Until now they have been able to support Obama on the one hand and to claim that they are fierce defenders of civil liberties. The two propositions are contradictory, as we saw when he spied on journalists, but the establishment types managed to duck the issue, and were never asked to confront the inherent contradiction between civil liberties, and their president who trashed them. Then, however, they claim that he did so to protect the nation, but this memo will show that he did it for other reasons which were crassly political, and had nothing to do with protecting the nation but were solely intended to protect him and his party.. This will be a tough pill for the Bolsheviks at the ACLU to swallow, and I hope they choke to death on it.

  45. Apparently Chuckie Schumer hasn’t always pandered to the illegal immigrant lobby, only when it’s convenient. Here he is in 2009:

  46. https://www.dailywire.com/news/26501/andrew-mccabe-set-meeting-leaked-cnn-which-led-ryan-saavedra

    An explosive new book claims that now-former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe set up a meeting with the White House which was leaked shortly after and was used to the start the “obstructive” narrative in the media and quite possibly in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

    McCabe requested to meet privately with then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in February 2017 so that he could tell Priebus that everything in a New York Times article titled, “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence,” was “bulls***.” The Federalist reports:

    McCabe claimed to want Priebus to know the FBI’s perspective that this story was not true. Priebus pointed to the televisions that were going non-stop on the story. He asked if the FBI could say publicly what he had just told him. McCabe said he’d have to check, according to the book.

    McCabe reportedly called back and said he couldn’t do anything about it. Then-FBI director James Comey reportedly called later and also said he couldn’t do anything, but did offer to brief the Senate Intelligence Committee on the matter later that week, suggesting they’d spill the beans publicly.

    Then, according to Howard Kurtz’s new book “Media Madness”:

    Now, a week later, CNN was airing a breaking news story naming Priebus. According to ‘multiple U.S. officials,’ the network said, ‘the FBI rejected a White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump’s associates and Russians known to U.S. intelligence.’

    Priebus was stunned by the implication that he was pressuring law enforcement. Had he been set up? Why was the FBI leaking this information when one of its top officials had initiated the conversation?

  47. DOW is still above 26,000. This even though DOW is down almost 400 points today. Dow dropped almost 200 points yesterday. But still over 26,0000. Will DOW jump up tomorrow, or continue the FED/Facebook/Apple slide?

    These days everything is exciting. It’s never boring.

  48. Democrats pulling their hair out fearing the concussive effects drowning in the FISA memo due to their own filthy corruption riddled Party!

    Tucker: FISA memo likely played role in McCabe ‘removal’

  49. I expected a sell off as the valuations are too high. I should have taken some profit but I don’t need the cash now. Just hold steady and things will be fine as this certainly was not unexpected.

Comments are closed.