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2018_03 14 Bitch Hillary by Stilton

Thanks to tax reform, the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Survey optimism index hit a record high of 107.6 in February.

Yesterday, President Trump inspected eight border wall prototypes. He said he preferred taller walls and walls that allowed Border Patrol agents to see through the barrier.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, Trump $18 billion “big beautiful wall” will pay for itself by curbing the importation of crime, drugs and illegal immigrants who tend to go on the federal dole.

The 5th Circuit Court has upheld Texas’ Sanctuary Cities Ban, declaring it lawful and constitutional.

President Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. CIA director Mike Pompeo will take over at State. This is good news for pro-life and pro-family advocates since Pompeo has a lengthy record in support of a right to life and in opposition to the homosexual agenda.

Gina Haspel, who became deputy director of the agency last month, will become the first woman director of the CIA. (Don’t hold your breath waiting on the Feminist Left to applaud.)

The White House has fired Steve Goldstein, the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, after contradicting the account of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s dismissal.

House Intelligence Committee Republicans announced Monday that they found “no evidence of collusion,” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin in the panel’s ‘Russia probe.’ The Deep State and Democrats aren’t taking the news well.

The abortion debate is over for the Democratic Party. Nine months from Election Day, political veterans eyeing the House landscape struggle to even identify a single Democratic House hopeful — of the hundreds running — who openly opposes abortion rights.

A month after her disparaging comment against Vice President Mike Pence, talk show host Joy Behar finally apologized.


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Keeping Promises

2018 Trump turning ship of state around by Garrison

U.S. building permits have soared to their highest level since 2007.

During a three-month period late last year, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized a staggering 161 pounds of fentanyl, an amount equivalent to 36 million lethal doses.

90% of all illegal immigrants arrested last year had previous criminal convictions or were wanted on charges.


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More reasons for Dems to sit down and scowl

2018_02 SOTU Democrats

Last week, the numbers of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level in nearly 45 years.

The number of individuals getting food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) has continued to decline under the Trump Administration.

The satellite provider DISH announced that it is bringing about 1,000 sales, human resources, and customer relations jobs back to the U.S. from overseas.

This week, Chipotle joined the ranks of companies giving out cash, stock bonuses, and improved parental leave benefits to workers following sweeping changes to the outdated U.S. tax code championed by President Trump.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Really Ugly

The Democrats treated George W. Bush shabbily for eight years because they never got over his refusing to let Al Gore steal the 2000 election. Their souls are empty, so they lash out at anything that doesn’t comport with whatever beliefs they have. But there has never been the volume of visceral rage against a single human being that they display against Donald Trump. Their behavior last night was nothing short of reprehensible. They refused to stand for any reason, including for our troops.

President Trump Delivers First State of Union Address
Trump Channels Reagan In Call To Make America Great Again

“Freedom stands tall over one more monument: this one. This Capitol, this living monument to the American people. A people whose heroes live not only in the past, but all around us — defending hope, pride, and the American way.”

The president ended his speech with calls for bipartisanship saying, “I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve.”

Poll: 75% Approve of Trump’s State of the Union Address

An “instant” poll of viewers who watched President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night found that 75% approved of the speech, while only 25% disapproved — a 50-point margin in the president’s favor.

The Shabby, Sophomoric Behavior of Democrats at the SOTU

It is difficult to imagine a more galling demonstration of incivility than the Democrats in the room for Trump’s SOTU speech. They scowled, frowned, and sat on their hands throughout the speech. They could hardly be bothered to acknowledge the heroes in the audience when they were introduced. While the Dems brought illegal immigrants, Trump invited actual paragons of American character and the families of victims of illegal immigrant crimes, as well as a victim of North Korea. It was embarrassing, like watching the anti-Semites in the UN stomp out of the room when Benjamin Netanyahu speaks. How is it any different? Our Democrats behave exactly like the most racist, intolerant people on the planet, and in their own Capitol.

New Liberal SOTU Rule: Don’t Call President Trump’s Speech Presidential

A New York University journalism professor, a New York Times columnist, and others preemptively attacked any pundits who may praise President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address as presidential.

NYU professor Jay Rosen mocked the tendency to call Trump’s speeches “presidential,” and called out the Washington Post for a story indicating the speech could help reset his presidency.

Black Caucus Sits on Butts, Refuses to Applaud Record Low Black Unemployment Rates at SOTU



Why Didn’t Democrats Stand – Or Even Clap – For This SOTU Line?

It’s typical for lawmakers to resist clapping during the president’s annual State of the Union address when he mentions policies they oppose. But, when the president touches on issues that are clearly bipartisan, both sides of the aisle usually acknowledge it with at least a golf clap. For instance, supporting our military, investing in infrastructure, combating the opioid crisis, and a budding economy can typically be considered bipartisan issues.

CNN Cuomo on SOTU: “I’ve Never Seen Nancy Pelosi’s Face Look Like That”

When even Chris Cuomo mocks your moue . . .

On CNN this morning, commenting on Nancy Pelosi’s sour expression during President Trump’s State of the Union speech, Cuomo said:

“I’ve never seen Nancy Pelosi’s face look like that.”

Rep. Luis Gutierrez walks out of Trump’s State of the Union as progressives write off bipartisanship permanently

Historically, progressives have championed a permanent solution for the so-called “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to this country illegally as children. But they are already balking at any amnesty deal.

Generally, progressives are willing to negotiate at least at the margins of a Republican agenda. But they see anything less than a complete and total scorched-earth strategy as unacceptable.

Shortly after exiting the chamber, Gutierrez summarized his position. “I was hoping to get through my life without having to witness an outwardly, explicitly racist American President,” he wrote in a statement. “My luck ran out.”

With that, Gutierrez managed to do something normally quite impossible. By writing off compromise completely, barely a week after the government shutdown, the progressive has made Trump look like the good-faith, honest adult in the room

Things Democrats Won’t Applaud

Brzezinski Questions Clapping for ‘Great Dictator’ Trump at State of the Union

Here Are The Most Memorable Reactions To President Donald Trump’s State Of The Union Address | CNBC

MSNBC Outraged at Trump Telling Story of Otto Warmbier’s Death: ‘He Wants a War With North Korea’

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Complains About Trump Invoking Church, Family, Military in SOTU Address

MSNBC host Joy Reid took to Twitter after the State of the Union address on Tuesday to attack President Donald Trump for invoking institutions such as family and the military in his speech.

Reid cited Trump’s themes of church, family, police, military, and the national anthem as “tropes of 1950s-era nationalism” that were intended to invoke nostalgia in his supporters.

WaPo Changes SOTU Headline After Liberals Freak Out That It’s Too Positive For Trump

The Washington Post changed its front page headline for President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday evening after liberals erupted in anger.

The paper tweeted roughly one hour before Trump’s speech a picture of the Wednesday edition, featuring a front page headline that read, “A call for bipartisanship.”

Readers responded with vitriol, calling out the newspaper for printing a headline it “will regret tomorrow,” along with a host of other negative comments.

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Still Keeping Promises

2017 Bitter Clingers toon

“With Home Depot and Starbucks moving to offer employees bonuses as a result of President Trump’s tax reform package, the total number of firms rewarding workers has reached 250, a jump of 525 percent in just two weeks,” Washington Examiner reports. “The companies have credited the tax changes for plans to offer bonuses of up to $3,000, increases in retirement plans, wage hikes and even adoption benefits,” Paul Bedard writes.

Reuters reports that FedEx “will spend more than $3.2 billion on wage increases, bonuses, pension funding and capital investment, taking advantage of the U.S. tax overhaul signed into law in December.” Eric M. Johnson writes that “the announcement makes FedEx the latest U.S. company to promise higher pay for workers, citing the tax cuts.”


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SOTU: The Prequel

President Trump will give his first State of the Union speech tonight. It should be far more interesting than Barky’s last one, even just for the agita the progtards will be suffering.

I never watched Obama spew his platitudes and outright lies, mostly because his voice was offensive to me. I may watch part of the speech tonight, but chances are I’ll just recap tomorrow.

Basically it’s a chance for him to tout his successful leadership in growing the economy, stemming the flood of illegal, and promoting America to the world instead of apologizing for her greatness.

The Democrats plan to have at least six — count ’em, six — rebuttals after his speech. The official response will be by some Kennedy (yes,one of THOSE). The most interesting will be by Gasoline Maxine, whose rebuttal will be repeating “Impeach 45! Impeach 45!” over and over until she has a seizure and passes out.

State of the Union To Emphasize Economy, Military Strength

It will focus on five broad topics: the economy, a $1-trillion-plus plan to rebuild infrastructure, Mr. Trump’s new immigration proposal that includes a pathway to citizenship 1.8 million young illegal immigrants, trade policy and a plan to rebuild the military.

“To Congress, the tone will be one of bipartisanship and very forward-looking,” a senior administration official said. “The economic upswing is helping everybody — all groups are benefiting.”

Unhinged: Michael Moore assails Trump, ‘unfit,’ ‘narcissist, ‘sociopath,’ ‘threat to humanity’

One of the chief organizers of Monday’s counter-State of the Union in New York City is charging that President Trump needs to be overthrown before he ends the world. Really.
Moore, with Mark Ruffalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Cynthia Nixon are headlining the Hollywood-filled New York event and is fundraising off it. Trump gives his address to Congress on Tuesday.

[CtH: Maybe these folks could actually LISTEN to the speech?  Just a suggestion.]

Maxine Waters set to respond to Trump after State of the Union

Waters, one of Trump’s most vocal critics, will appear on “Angela Rye’s State of the Union” on BET, according to BuzzFeed News.  Waters, who is one of several Democratic lawmakers who have said they will not attend Trump’s speech on Tuesday, has consistently criticized Trump throughout his presidency, repeatedly calling for his impeachment.

Anti-Trump Moonbat Celebs Plan ‘People’s State Of The Union’, Price Of Admission Is $47.00

Monday’s event also will serve as a platform for the launch of “We Stand United,” the lead organizing group of the “People’s State of the Union.”

The group’s campaign director, Julia Walsh, said, “We’re all going to work together across all different movements to make sure that we win back Congress in 2018 and hold this president in check.”

“It’s the mother of all movements,” Ruffalo said.

[CtH: No, Mark.  The “mother of all movements” in this country was the American Revolution, followed closely by the Republican Party’s founding to end slavery in the U.S.  The “mother of all movements” in all of world history was the rise of Christianity.]

Joseph Kennedy III to give Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union address

[CtH: Not the way Bobby and Ethel reproduced, no.]

“From healthcare to economic justice to civil rights, the Democratic agenda stands in powerful contrast to President Trump’s broken promises to American families,” Kennedy, 37, grandson of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and three-term congressman, told the paper.

Virginia Democrat Elizabeth Guzman of the Virginia House of Delegates will give the Spanish-language response, the paper reported.

[CtH: Name ONE promise Candidate Trump made that President Trump has broken.  Just one.  I’m waiting.]

Joe Kennedy to bring transgender soldier to Trump’s State of the Union

Staff Sgt. Patricia King will be the lawmaker’s guest to Trump’s address, according to The Boston Globe.  King told the Globe that she realized she was a transgender woman while serving in the military, and soon came out to her family.

Trump announced last year that he was banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. However, courts have halted the ban and transgender people were allowed to enlist starting Jan. 1.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to Skip Trump’s State of the Union, Says She is Not Retiring

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be in attendance at President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening.  Ginsburg also skipped out on Trump’s address to Congress last year after attending each of former President Barack Obama’s eight addresses before Congress.

[CtH: She slept through Obama’s.]

Democrats And Leftists Will Be Giving At Least Six Separate Responses To Trump’s State Of The Union Address

No habla inglés? No problemo. Virginia Del. Elizabeth Guzman will give the Democrats’ official Spanish-language response, although it’s not clear how her message will differ from Kennedy’s.

But that’s not all. Vermont’s Independent Sen. Bernie. Sanders will be speaking off-the-cuff after the state of the union during a live streamed event on social media. Remember, Sanders isn’t an official member of the Democratic Party, so he’ll be going rogue as he did in 2017.

Former Maryland congresswoman and candidate in the Prince George’s County executive race, Donna F. Edwards will speak on behalf of the Working Families Party after Sanders.

MSNBC Guest Has Crazy Idea For State Of The Union Response, And It Involves The Black Panther Party

The way Donald Trump has taken advantage of this reality TV atmosphere, I think they should have gotten all of their all stars. This is a different day and age. We don’t have to play by the old playbook rule,” Cross said. “Get Kamala Harris. Get Cory Booker. Get Kirsten Gillibrand. And produce this like you’re producing the trailer for the Black Panther party. Get them all together. Rallying cry.”

Frederica Wilson: Trump Doesn’t Deserve to be “Honored with my Presence” at SOTU


Wilson said that instead, she will be viewing the SOTU with:  “My local Muslims and Dreamers and local Mexicans, and local Haitians, and victims of sexual abuse, and local Gold Star families, and local Africans who are Nigerians and South Africans.”

[CtH: “honored with my presence”  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA ::gasp:: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA]

VIDEO: Students hate Trump’s SOTU… before it even happens

Donald Trump’s State of the Union address is coming up this Tuesday, but some students must have gotten a sneak peek, because they already hated it.


Critics of Trump have already begun to express displeasure with his actions in the days leading up to the speech, leading some to wonder whether this opposition is substantive, or rooted in a distaste of Trump as a person.

Wanting to find out, Campus Reform headed to New York University to ask students their opinions of President Trump’s State of the Union. The only problem for them was that the speech would not take place for another seven days.

Would that stop them from giving strong, condemnatory opinions on the speech?

State of the Union 2018 — Where to Watch, Follow, Join the Conversation

The president will likely urge both parties to solve the immigration problem in the United States, commit to serious border security, and announce plans for dramatic infrastructure spending.

The speech will be about “building a safe, strong, and proud America,” according to administration officials, thanking the heroic Americans who worked hard to restore our country after devastating hurricanes hit the country and the Americans who are working to keep the country safe

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Trump and the Davos Divas

Some love him, some hate him. Nothing new. He puts America first, something sorely lacking in the previous president.

Trump storms Davos: The President lands in Switzerland to defend his America First policy in a flurry of meetings with world leaders and billionaire CEOs

President Donald Trump has arrived to Switzerland to participate in the Davos economic conference.  Members of his cabinet arrived in advance and joined in panels and interviews.  He will push his ‘America First’ agenda and seek more fair, reciprocal trade between the US and its allies.

Trump met the British Prime Minister Theresa May after canceling a visit to the UK earlier this month.  The president and Prime Minster shook hands after reaffirming the ‘Special Relationship’ between the nations. Trump said that he would ‘fight’ for Britain and said that any rumors of a fracture in relations were false.

Met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who thanked Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as capital.  He will also attend a reception the White House has said will be held in his honor and meets with CEOs.  Trump said before departing that he was ‘looking forward’ to speaking to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump Is Swarmed as He Arrives in Davos – Says He Brings “Peace”

Reporters asked him what his message will be at Davos this year. The president answered, “Peace.”

Trump to Davos: Hey, we’re all globalists here, folks

[CtH: Let’s all count the number of products in this photo that involved the use of fossil fuels to produce and transport.]

In fact, it might be news to Donald Trump’s political base, for which “globalist” has become an epithet to toss at domestic opponents. Yet the Washington Post reports that Trump and his economic team have started off the Swiss summit by emphasizing that they want the United States to keep its leadership on globalization and free trade.

“This is about an America first agenda, but America first does mean working with the rest of the world,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a news conference Wednesday morning.  Gary Cohn, the head of Trump’s National Economic Council, put it this way: “America first is not America alone.”

Davos attendees are quietly planning to walk out of Trump’s speech

African CEOs said they’d like Trump to acknowledge that he said something inappropriate, and say he’s sorry. “We’re only looking for that, just to apologize” said Luvuyo Rani, the CEO of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, a South African internet company. There’s no way Trump realizes the “damage” he’s caused, said Rani, who added he wasn’t sure whether he’d attend the speech or not.

[CtH: Is he supposed to apologize for Dick Durbin lying about what he said?]’s-speech/ar-AAv8DH1?li=BBnb7Kz

Trump’s ‘shithole’ controversy hovers over Davos meeting

The first American president to visit Davos since Bill Clinton in 2000 will address delegates in a much anticipated speech Friday, and is expected to stick to his America First rhetoric.

“(This trip) is about an America First agenda but America First does mean working with the rest of the world,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

Trump grants first international TV interview to ‘Apprentice’ winner Piers Morgan

Morgan, who previously won the “Celebrity Apprentice,” will interview Trump during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  Morgan has in the past praised Trump. Last year, he said he genuinely liked Trump.

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Trump Official Tells Critics at Davos: Those Who Do Not Want to Listen to Trump Can Leave

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao arrived in Davos, Switzerland a day before President Trump’s arrival on Thursday.  During a breakout conference Chao told Trump critics if they did not want to listen to the American president they could leave.


But Chao defended his decision to attend, saying on Wednesday that the president was doing so in order to engage world leaders on issues of economic importance, Politico reported.



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And the Winner Is…

Trump broke the internet…

Ever the provocateur, the president yesterday released his much-anticipated list of “Fake News Award” winners. They were posted on and the site summarily crashed from the surge of traffic. The media’s reaction was, as always, predictable. Rather than keep you in suspense, here’s the list and the ensuing fallout:

2017 Fake News Awards – The full list
1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

Jim Acosta Fires Back At POTUS Trump After CNN Wins FOUR FAKE NEWS AWARDS

Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta was far from pleased after President Trump bestowed CNN with four “Fake News” awards Wednesday evening. Acosta, who was speaking on a panel organized by Freedom of Press, responded to the news, stating “I would say having been called fake news myself, the president is the king of fake news.”

Earlier in the discussion, Acosta defended against criticism for asking the President if he was a racist in relation to his “sh*thole” remarks.

“God damn it, I’ll say it out loud … it is our right to ask if the president is a racist,” Acosta blurted out.

Congratulations NY Times Hack Paul Krugman Winner of the 2017 #FakeNewsAwards! – You Finally Won an Award You Deserve

On November 9, 2016, New York Times economy “guru” Paul Krugman predicted  that the economy would never recover from a Trump election victory.

On Wednesday January 17, 2018, the Trump Economy officially broke EVERY SINGLE DOW MARKET record.

Congratulations Mr. Krugman.  You finally won an award you deserve!

2017: The Year the News Media Went to War Against a President

■ The Trump presidency was the biggest story of the year, accounting for one out of every three minutes of evening news airtime — nearly 100 hours in total.

■ The tone of coverage has been incessantly hostile, especially for a new President in his honeymoon year: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (These percentages do not include neutral statements).

■ More than two-fifths of evening news coverage of the President (43%) focused on controversies, not policies, with the Russia investigation alone accounting for one-fifth of all Trump coverage (1,234 minutes).

■ Despite their massive coverage of Russia, the networks had almost no airtime for questions about how the investigation began, or whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s current investigation is biased.

Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can’t name ‘objective news source’

Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business.

According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989.

Sarah Sanders speaks for America on S**tholegate: ‘We’ve wasted five days fighting over one word’

Since that ill-fated remark, it’s been six straight days of high-horse moralizing, virtue signalling, hand-wringing, and bed-wetting from politicians, celebrities, and talking heads eager for America to know just how “morally superior” they are compared to that dastardly man in the White House who dared to say something out loud that everyone knows deep down is true, even if they refuse to admit it.

10 of the Dumbest Questions Reporters Asked During Trump’s Health Press Conference

White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that President Trump is in “excellent” health and has “no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever.” But that didn’t stop the press corps from asking a lot of really stupid questions. Here’s a sampling.

1. One reporter asked the White House physician how Trump can become as fit as Obama — who struggled to kick a smoking habit. He then proceeded to whine that the press office doesn’t keep a tally of how much time Trump spends on the golf course and asked if Jackson could help them with that.

Leftist Toilet Mouths Condemn Trump as They Corrupt Nation

Let’s be clear: Leftists certainly object to the substance of Trump’s comments, that we shouldn’t continually absorb poor, unskilled, often functionally illiterate and unassimilable people from Third World nations. But they also object to his alleged style, labeling as obscene the use of s***hole (toilet) to describe such places. So to show us how bad such language is, the Crude News Network (CNN), for example, used it at least 36 times on Thursday. It’s sort of like inveighing against animal abuse and then bludgeoning dozens of dogs to death on air to prove your point.

[CtH: This reminds me of something I’ve noticed often in movie and t.v. outtakes. On Christian movie sets, there are no bleeped out (or non-bleeped out) cuss words when people mess up a line. On mainstream movie and t.v. sets, almost everybody seems to punctuate a goof with “f***” or “sh**.”]

Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay

Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all “non-essential” government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed). Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.

Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.

Red-State Democrats Gamble
Importantly, three Democratic officials in states that went heavily for Trump in 2016 — Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill — were all absent. Sens. McCaskill and Manchin said they were not invited to the White House event.

Normally, the lawmakers who represent states that voted for the other party’s presidential nominee are the most bipartisan — even if it’s just to listen. Early on, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Sen. Donnelly hopped on a plane with Trump. But now that they’re in the heat of fundraising, they do not want any part of it.

Democrats Block 2018 Budget, Gain Another Month to Push Amnesty
Late Tuesday, the GOP gave up on 2018 budget talks and drafted a new temporary budget plan, dubbed a Continuing Resolution, which would keep the government open for another month until February 16. That date will mark almost five months after the 2018 budget was slated to begin October 1.

If the CR passes the House and Senate, the GOP and the Democrats will get another month to develop a 2018 budget while Democrats gain another month to wear down GOP and Trump opposition to their amnesty-plus plan.

Don’t fall for Operation Demoralize 2018

The key to Democrat victory in November 2018 is to keep Republican voters home.


I would not be surprised to see that strategy used more generally against Trump supporting Republicans in the House. And it could be effective. Someone who normally would vote Republican but stays home is as good as a vote for Democrats.

So expect there to be a sustained effort to demoralize Republican voters, Trump supporters, and independents who are willing to vote Republican. That’s part of the reason Democrats and the media have shifted to round-the-clock accusations of racism against Trump.  I have written about this phenomenon in the past. I call it Operation Demoralize.

Trump schools GOP Congress to play hardball

Instead of rolling over for Democrats and virtuously claiming they’ve “reached across the aisle,” as they always have done, Republicans are now playing hardball. They’ve maneuvered to put entitlements and swing state-sensitive tax cuts on the line as bargaining chips to avoid a government shutdown. In doing this, they have just laid out a plan to beat the Democrats at their own game.

Do Democrats really want to face the 18 million parents whose nine million children use the CHIP program to explain that all that could come to an end because of the Democratic Party’s higher priority of amnestying 800,000 DREAMers? Do they really want to face the New England voters in the medical device industry, which has been singled out for punitive Obamacare taxes, or explain themselves to all the union workers set to pay massive Obamacare “Cadillac” taxes just for the “privilege” of having good health care insurance?

Voters don’t actually want Oprah to run for president

“Oprah’s strong standing among Democrats does not translate to a clear interest in her launching a presidential campaign,” said Kyle Dropp, co-founder and chief research officer of Morning Consult. “While 77 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Oprah, only 38 percent say she should run in 2020.”

The “Oprah 2020” rumors were sparked earlier this month following her emotional speech at the Globes, in which she touched upon the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements sweeping the nation recently.

Trump Honors Civil Rights Icon Barbara Jordan ‘Who Called for End to Chain Migration’

“As Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform—now called the Jordan Commission in her honor—she stood up to special interests determined to profit politically and financially from our broken immigration system. She remained steadfast in promoting common-sense reforms that would better protect the rights and needs of Americans,” the presidential message stated.

Trump also noted that Jordan “called for an end to chain migration, which has allowed millions upon millions of low-skilled foreign nationals to compete for opportunities and resources against our most vulnerable American citizens—many of whom come from African-American and Hispanic-American communities.”

94-Year-Old Bob Dole – Confined to a Wheelchair – Stands for National Anthem at White House

94 year-old war hero and former Senator Bob Dole was honored today at the White House.  Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate.

Grassley under fire for planning vote on 17 judicial nominees

Under Senate rules, nominees have to be approved by the full Senate in order to carry over into a new session of Congress.

But advocates are accusing Grassley of trying to avoid public scrutiny by slipping controversial candidates opposed by Democrats into an already stacked agenda.

Liberals Furious NHL Picked Trump-Supporter Kid Rock to Perform at All-Star Game

But, as Bucholtz revealed, a list of folks on Twitter were incensed that Rock was chosen to perform at the game; because the Detroit-based singer is a well-known supporter of President Donald Trump and a Republican booster. Kid Rock even briefly contemplated running for the U.S. Senate from Michigan.

But, liberal members of the media attacked the NHL on Twitter calling Kid Rock a “racist” and slamming the league for “going political” with the choice:

President Trump to Address March for Life

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Wednesday afternoon President Trump will speak to the March for Life in Washington D.C. on Friday. He is the first sitting president to do so. He will address the crowd live through a video conference.

“Since his first day in office, President Trump has remained steadfast on his campaign promises to the pro-life cause and has actively worked to protect the unborn…We welcome our 45th President, Donald Trump, to the 45th annual March for Life,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said in a statement.

Judge Upholds Alabama Voter ID Law In Win For Common Sense

A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.”

For those who don’t, obtaining a qualifying ID can be done “with little to no effort and no cost.”




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