Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

Donald Trump is a hard man to get a feeling for. A successful businessman who got into politics and went through the primaries like a cyclone in a wheat field. Stunning the world, he defeated someone who had been all but preordained as the next president and turned Capitol Hill on its ear. He has been universally opposed by the establishment of both parties. In spite of the media’s best efforts to destroy the only man with the nerve to stand up to them, he still remains popular with those who voted for him.
He ran on repealing Obamacare and building the border wall. His own party betrayed him on health care and it looks like he gave a big FU to his own party and has worked a deal with the Democrats just to get something done. The modern definition of “bipartisanship” is, was, and always will be the republicans abandoning everything they believe in and give the liberals everything they want. There are conflicting reports about a deal he struck with the left and it is unclear exactly what his motives are.

Pelosi And Schumer: Trump Agreed To ‘Enshrine DACA Protections Into Law’ Without Wall

“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed the Democratic leaders’ claims saying Trump did not agree to excluding the wall from any DACA fix.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/13/pelosi-and-schumer-trump-agreed-to-enshrine-daca-protections-into-law-without-wall/

Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens

In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program.
I would reserve thought on this as this is Democratic statement and nothing is written out. And there was no prior indication that the wall would ever be a part of this deal. Paul Ryan said there would be funding for the wall apart from this. So we’ll have to see how it all shakes out formally.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/13/report-trump-caves-on-daca-wants-quick-amnesty-for-800k-illegal-aliens/

Outrageous Selling-Out of the Base: Immigration Patriots Blast Trump Staffer Marc Short for Trading DACA Amnesty for Tax Cuts
As Breitbart News reported, Trump’s congressional relations aide Marc Short told reporters that he is not asking Democrats to exchange amnesty for the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens covered by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for the legal immigration-cutting RAISE Act, E-Verify, or even border wall funding.
Instead, Short – who previously worked in the Republican establishment and headed an organization bankrolled by the pro-mass immigration billionaire Koch brothers – tied the massive amnesty deal to tax cuts
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/13/outrageous-selling-out-base-immigration-patriots-blast-trump-staffer-marc-short-trading-daca-amnesty-tax-cuts/
Paul Ryan Says US House will Fund Border Wall This Week

Report: Dem pollsters worried that attacks on Trump not sticking
Many of the ideas party leaders have latched onto in an attempt to appeal to their lost voters — free college tuition, raising the minimum wage to $15, even Medicare for all — test poorly among voters outside the base. The people in these polls and focus groups tend to see those proposals as empty promises, at best.
Victor Davis Hansen has a great post at National Review, Two Resistances. The basic thesis is that the Media-Dem-NeverTrump Resistance gets all the attention, but the real resistance is an uprising against elites, so much so that Trump is an acceptable antidote

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/09/report-dem-pollsters-worried-that-attacks-on-trump-not-sticking/

Tough Love: Democratic Operatives Tear Apart the Party’s Current Strategy for 2018
The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence, the rolling back of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, Russian collusion hysteria, the slow pace of enacting his agenda—all of these things have Democrats grinning, expect that they shouldn’t. The party’s own operatives and data crunchers have run through the numbers based on focus groups, and Democrats are still heading for the electoral ditch.
In all, while Trump’s approval ratings might be in the low 40s by the time the 2018 midterms hit, it’s appallingly naïve for the Left to think a blue wave is coming based on that factor alone.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/09/13/tough-love-democratic-operatives-tear-apart-the-partys-current-strategy-for-201-n2381001

New RNC Video Highlights Global Failures of Single-Payer Health Care Systems
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRntMUAnkqk

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10 responses to “Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

  1. Pistol Pete

    No Countries! No Borders! No Boundaries!… Maryland City Gives Non-Citizens the Right to Vote

    The city council says it makes the community “more inclusive.”
    THIS IS THE CAMEL’S NOSE UNDER THE TENT.THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO GIVE THE VOTE TO ALL ILLEGALS AND DO AWAY WITH REPUBLICANS ONCE AND FOR ALL.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/no-countries-no-borders-no-boundaries-maryland-city-gives-non-citizens-right-vote/

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Today Hosts Coddle Clinton: ‘How’s Your Pain?

    Guthrie began the interview by comparing Clinton’s loss to the pain of childbirth: “I remember I gave birth nine months ago and afterwards they come to you and they say, how’s your pain, scale to ten, one to ten? How’s your pain? So I thought let’s start there, how’s your pain, how are you doing?”
    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/09/13/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Obama Announces Two-Day ‘Inaugural Summit’ for His Foundation
    OH,GOODIE
    When I left office in January, I asked of you the same thing I asked of you way back in 2008. I asked you to believe not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours,” Obama said. “When Michelle and I launched the Obama Foundation, we turned to you first.”
    I JUST THREW UP A LITTLE

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/obama-announces-two-day-inaugural-summit-foundation/

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Record 73.3% of School Lunches Served in FY16 Were Free or Reduced Price

    THE LEFT IS ALWAYS WHINING ABOUT GIVING FREE MEALS ON WEEKENDS AND DURING THE SUMMER.
    THAT WAY WELFARE MOMS CAN TRADE THEIR FOOD STAMPS FOR DRUGS INSTEAD OF FEEDING THEIR KIDS.
    The percentage of free or reduced price meals served in public and non-profit private schools has steadily risen in each of the last nine years, from 59.3 percent in Fiscal Year 2007, to 73.3 percent in FY 2016, according to data compiled by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

    Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals.
    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/record-733-school-lunches-served-fy16-were-free-or-reduced-price

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  5. Pistol Pete

    Chelsea Manning Named Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics

    Harvard’s announcement of its incoming class of visiting fellows at the Institute of Politics celebrates Manning’s inclusion as the program’s “first transgender fellow.”
    Other visiting fellows for this academic year include former White House press secretary Sean Spicer; Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, Robby Mook; and Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. (D.).

    The Institute of Politics’ acting director, Bill Delahunt, celebrated the diversity of viewpoints represented in the new class of fellows.
    http://freebeacon.com/politics/chelsea-manning-named-visiting-fellow-harvard-institute-politics/

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Senate looks at trimming pension benefits for government union workers

    Johnson is still looking into the controversial policy of allowing union representatives to dedicate some or even all of their time to union activities while being on the government payroll, using federal facilities and resources and qualifying for all of the benefits which accrue to people actually doing work on behalf of the taxpayers.
    Oddly enough, the renaming of the “official time” policy to, “federal taxpayer-funded union time,” might be the most stinging and satisfying element of the amendments. Because that’s precisely what it is. It’s time that the unions spend doing zero work for the taxpayers while being generously rewarded on their dime
    https://hotair.com/archives/2017/09/13/senate-looks-trimming-pension-benefits-government-union-workers/

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  7. Pistol Pete

    Latest Lunatic Claim: Pumpkin Spice Lattes Fund Trump White Supremacy

    “That favorite fall drink of yours is funding rent payments to white supremacy.”

    Given the severity of the campaign’s language, one may assume profits from sales of Starbucks’ beloved PSLs are being surreptitiously redirected to the Klan or neo-Nazi groups. In fact, UltraViolet’s actual complaint is that a couple of Starbucks’ 24,000 locations happen to be in properties owned by the Trump Organization
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/latest-lunatic-claim-pumpkin-spice-lattes-fund-trump-white-supremacy

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Atheists Tell School to Stop Playing Hallelujah Chorus

    I WAS IN THE A CAPPELLA CHOIR IN HIGH SCHOOL FOR FOUR YEARS.WE SANG THIS SONG AT EVERY COMMENCEMENT.
    THESE HATERS CAN GO POUND SAND
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s local chapter is angry after a teacher at Linden Elementary School played a portion of the “Hallelujah Chorus” during morning announcements.

    “While this music may be beautiful and even inspirational for Christians, it is not acceptable for broadcasting to the entire student body at Linden Elementary,” Aleta Ledendecker wrote in a letter to the school district that was obtained by the Oak Ridger.
    https://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2017/09/13/atheists-tell-school-to-stop-playing-hallelujah-chorus-n2380893

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  9. Pistol Pete

    Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner sit together at divorce court

    Abedin, whose husband will be sentenced later this month for sexting with a minor, smiled as she stood next to the disgraced ex-congressman in the courthouse elevator, even though she’s filed a contested divorce proceeding against him.

    And Weiner seemingly couldn’t be happier.

    “Feeling ​OK, Anthony?” a reporter asked.

    “Thank you, yes. Bless you guys,” the repeat sext-offender, who ​once ​went by the online moniker Carlos Danger, said on his way into Manhattan Supreme Court.
    http://nypost.com/2017/09/13/huma-abedin-and-anthony-weiner-show-up-at-divorce-court/

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  10. Pistol Pete

    Betsy McCaughey: Dems Want Judges, Not Voters, To Help Them Win Elections

    Democrats claim Wisconsin’s election map is unfair because Democratic voters are getting “packed” into too few election districts, “wasting” their votes and allowing Republicans to win the majority of districts.

    The real problem is these Wisconsin Democrats are concentrated in cities. Democrats win big in cities, but lose suburban and rural districts. So Democrats want the Supreme Court to help them win more state seats by requiring that electoral maps spread their votes across more districts.

    It’s a brazen political gambit disguised as high-mindedness.
    http://www.investors.com/politics/columnists/democrats-sue-to-have-judges-redraw-district-line-to-help-them-win-elections/

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