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Life Is Good !

The dims have been breaking bad on the folks for some 30 years and it’s a great joy to see them getting it shoved back in their faces. So proud folks are finally standing up, more than that, really takin it to the dims and their minions. The msm is on it’s knees, hollywod is nervous, some big corps like facebook are eating crow. Several minority folks are striking out at dims.

And, its all because of a populist coming down the elevator. Had Hillary won the presidency none of this would have happened. It would be business as usual. Had a repub beat out Trump it would still be business as usual.

Think back to when GHW Bush broke his pee pee over trying to get the North American Union legislation passed into law. The Bushs' and Clintons' worked secretly to put the NAU in place in piecemeal. I believe they got basically everything they wanted except maybe a couple of oil/gas pipelines running from Canada to Mexico along with something like an 8 lane wide N/S highway.

Nothing to worry about. If a dim lost a GOP'er would take up the globalist mantle and run with it.

Then, Trump came down the elevator and the entire world was set on its ass.

Most entertaining, is that the dims were 140% certain that Hillary would beat out Trump. The Clinton's were churning their Clinton Foundation biggly and needed a private communications channel between the Dept of State and the foundation. Worked exceedingly well until 'that racists came down the elevator'.

In prosecuting these dims subpoenas need to start going out now as there is such a plethora of information to be made public. I'm sure Trump will hold the ace cards til long about June/July leading up to the election.

Trumps approval rating is running about 94% and will likely be higher come election time. The dims seem to be their own worst enemy. As d.a.n. likes to say ""Again, many thanks to (dims) for being the gift that keeps on giving. Keep up the great work.""

An additional feel-good is that the House is counting Article V Part II applications received from the states, upping the tally by about 12 per month. Icing on the cake would be if Trump, Hannity or some well known figure would get behind Article V Part II and get the public involved.

Life is good !!

Posted by Roy Ellis at July 16, 2019 8:04 PM
Comments
Comment #446226

Yeah, recently Nike was in the news demonstrating their partisanship over the Betsy Ross flag. Never mind that Betsy was at the forefront of civil rights at the time.

And, it seems Google is giving up their plan (read profit) for delivering ‘dragonfly’ people search and analysis system to communist China.

Just yesterday, was reading a review of how the New York Times and Washington Post supported Hitler in the run-up to the war.

Put hollywood, big biz, msm, univ’s, some dims and reps (globalist) together and you have a super large number of people who don’t like this country.

The left and hater’s are falling apart, fast. Trump is shutting the doors to their access to illegals real fast. If illegals can be struck from voter rolls there is no way for the dims to win in 2020. It’s a life or death thing for them, imo. Just as it was for the Constitution in 2016 and will be also for 2020. Desperate times are upon us.

I truly believe President Trump can save the USA. Trump, Trump, Trump ! ! !

I wish that muslim senator could be forced to take a hajii to mecca. She could zoom right by the Christian Bypass and stay in the Hilton Hotel looming over the kaaba.

People in Minnesota - screw it - not worth my finger energy…

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 17, 2019 10:11 AM
Comment #446227
Roy Ellis wrote: The dims have been breaking bad on the folks for some 30 years and it’s a great joy to see them getting it shoved back in their faces.
Yes, for 30+ years, many Democrats and similar ilk have been trying to use massive illegal immigration to gradually change the electorate, and here is the evidence of 15 actions and objectives that they have been pursuing relentlessly to help secure more votes, money, and power (via more electoral votes for states with large numbers of illegal immigrants, based on the decennial CENSUS, which does NOT verify citizenship).
Those 15 actions and objectives are not a coincidence.
Notice, there is a common-thread in all of their objectives.
It explains why many Democrats want:
  • open-borders;
  • sanctuary cities and states, like California, where Democrats have passed sanctuary city and sanctuary state laws that protect criminal illegal immigrants (such as an illegal immigrant by the name of Garcia Zarate murdered Kate Steinle (who had already been deported 5 times, and convicted 3 times for felonies for manufacturing narcotics), and was then acquitted for that murder, despite Zarate admitting to shooting the weapon that killed Kate Steinle, which should have been, at the very least, manslaughter);
  • calling for the abolishment of I.C.E.;
  • comparing I.C.E. to Nazis and fascists;
  • fighting against a citizenship question on the decennial CENSUS (not the same as the ACS form, which is not used for CENSUS totals);
  • fighting against Vote ID of any form (81% of voter fraud is by Democrats);
  • promises of another amnesty;
  • refusal to require employers to use eVerify;
  • refusal to fix abused asylum laws;
  • refusal to adequately fund border security; illegal immigration is costing about $0.75 Billion per day;
  • refusal to stop abuse of birth-right citizenship;
  • promises of all sorts of free-stuff for non-citizens, such as healthcare, education, free/in-state college tuition; food-stamps, housing, welfare, jobs, voting rights, drivers’ licenses; also register them to vote when getting a driver’s license;
  • voting rights for incarcerated felons (including murderers, rapists, and terrorists; even while incarcerated);
  • resistance and denial of any claims of voter fraud by non-citizens;
  • lying and near-ZERO reporting by news sources about crime and 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens; deceptive reporting of homicide rates by averaging crime by all criminal non-citizens across all 50 states, when 97.4% of all non-citizens reside in only 20% (i.e. 10) states (CA,TX,FL,NY,IL,NJ,GA,NC,AZ,VA), and 40% in only 2 states (CA,TX); little or no reporting on any of these victims of crime by criminal non-citizens;
  • identity politics (you’re called a racist if you disagree with any of the above);
  • etc., etc., etc.
And the majority of the —Main Stream Media—> FAKE NEWS are the left arm of the Democrat party.
Yes, for 30+ years, many Democrats have been doing all of the above, which despicably pits U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants against each other for more votes, money, and power.
However, the Democrats have a long history of other despicable behavior:So, why should anyone be surprised by the depth of their depravity, today?
They eventually failed in the past, and hopefully, their new open-borders scheme (to acquire more votes, money, and power via pandering and massive illegal immigration) will fail again.
Roy wrote:And, its all because of a populist coming down the elevator. Had Hillary won the presidency none of this would have happened. It would be business as usual. Had a repub beat out Trump it would still be business as usual.
Yes, it was funny as hell when the Republican voters rejected all of the other 16 Republican candidates for POTUS in 2016!!! : )
That should have been a wake-up call to Republicans, but many Republicans still have not recovered from this terrible affliction.

Then, consider the reactions and behavior of many Democrats and others on the left, when the Main Stream Media’s 2016 presidential prediction polls were wrong. For example:

At any rate, many thanks to the SQUAD and other Democrats (behind this despicable scheme) for being the gift that keeps on giving! Keep up the great work, so that more and more voters can see the true motive behind these 15 objectives and actions of the Democrats’ platform !

Posted by: d.a.n at July 17, 2019 10:15 AM
Comment #446229

Yes d.a.n. the squad will be one of Trump’s best weapons. So great!

Posted by: Roy ellis at July 17, 2019 10:42 AM
Comment #446238

https://americanpolicy.org/2006/09/20/the-bush-administrations-efforts-to-cover-up-the-north-american-union-myths-facts-truth/

Saw the Trump Rally in North Carolina tonight. He demonstrated big energy and super confidence. Boy, was the sweat rolling.

One can read the link above and gauge his work relative to the NAU/SPP. For example, under the NAU/SPP migrant workers could freely pass between Mexico, the US, and Canada. President Trump is trying to set US borders as the legal checkpoint for migrants. He will likely try to put some laws and controls on immigrants living in the US as non-citizen workers, tightening up on green cards, visas, and implementing something like E-verify (immigrant employee eligibility). He talks of reforming the immigration system but it’s not clear to what extent.

He has modified trade with Mexico and Canada and is working on deals with China and Asia.

Certainly cross border immigration will be reduced but legal immigration will likely remain the same or increase according to workforce needs.

And, Trump could surprise us in his 2nd term, especially if he wins the House.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 17, 2019 9:00 PM
Comment #446268

This is how Liberals win arguments.

You did see what Cortez and her band of merry Muslims want to do, didn’t you?
This exchange has ended and you will be banned if you continue use race or religion in a defamatory way. You have lost this argument.
Posted by: Weary Willie at July 18, 2019 6:55 AM
Comment #446273

Roy, I like your optimism but 15 months is a long time. Some things to consider:

IF the economy turns, Trump will not win.
IF Trump’s support drops even 1%, he will not win.
The majority of Americans are dependent on government in one way or another, and a large majority of them will choose their own comfort and convenience over country - the promised ‘freebies’ will be hard to resist.
IF that happens, Trump will not win.
Lack of results on health care, spending, and physical barriers on the border, also do not favor Trump.

On a MASSIVE scale, democrats and the MSM have been colluding together since 2016 to influence and rig the 2020 elections. They are using lies, hearsay and biased opinions as fact, in order to incite hate and violence towards their fellow Americans, and it is working. Even once moderate dems are screaming fascist and nazi at people who are pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-free speech, or don’t want grown men showering with little girls.
The number of anti-American far-left extremists has only grown and this is a VERY bad sign for America, and Trump.

Yes, I know that I sound like a downer, but with far-left Biden now being called a moderate, things aren’t looking too good for Trump’s reelection.

Posted by: kctim at July 18, 2019 8:29 AM
Comment #446277

WW and kctim, All the negativism, hate, name calling, ‘russia, russia, russia’, and so on …

That will be a big assist in getting Trump elected for a 2nd term. d.a.n. has it right. He ends every post with something like “”At any rate, many thanks to the SQUAD and other Democrats (behind this despicable scheme) for being the gift that keeps on giving! “” The globalist/socialists/communists are their own worst enemy.

Now come on guys, how can Biden compete against Trump? He can barely complete a salient sentence. He is carrying the baggage of 8 yrs of Obama.

Trump is a populist, not a repub or a dim. That means if the economy starts to swoon he won’t sit around and ‘wait to see what happens’. He will get out in front of it, take some action, kick some ass, and so on …

Believe the stats; lowest unemployment in decades for all citizens. Which led to the least number on welfare in decades.

When Trump sez “do you want 4 more years of Obama duldrums?” people will understand what he is talking about.

I see this election as a big blowout. But, I do want the subpoenas going out now so those folks will be on trial in the middle of the summer next year. “Conspired to overthrow the President of the United States”, and so on …

In the news this morning that Mueller may have left his phone in Trumps office to record conversations. Let’s hope he did …

But, chill out guys, Trump will win by a landslide…

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 18, 2019 10:14 AM
Comment #446280

Sorry Roy, but Trump is on a razor’s edge.
If his support wavers in the very least - he loses.
If even a small majority of normal American’s choose the hateful and violent leftists to get some ‘freebies’, he loses.
The tiniest, REAL scandal that turns out to be factual, he loses.

Posted by: kctim at July 18, 2019 3:20 PM
Comment #446281

I am with Roy on the chances of reelecting President Trump. Please don’t fall for the trap of believing polls or media.

Americans almost always vote their pocketbook come national elections. Though there are many voting Democrat for the “free stuff”, there are even more voting Republican to keep the Dems from raiding their wallets. And, there are millions more voting against those who would steal their retirement funds and savings.

The possibility of Trump sweeping the electoral college is not a mere fantasy.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 18, 2019 4:29 PM
Comment #446282

Lose to who, kctim? The dim party is daid on arrival. Dims currently control the House by 235-199.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/08/nrcc-releases-2020-election-house-targets-after-democrats-win-majority.html
Republicans need to flip 18 seats to take control of the House.

I believe Trump will win the House for an uncontested 2nd term run. I’m more concerned as to who will win in 2024. I’m hopeful Ivanka will run We will need another wealthy populist who is not beholden to anyone or any group, IMO.

Agree, Royal. Folks can see/read what Trump has accomplished. He has the numbers, the dims are holding around zero.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 18, 2019 5:11 PM
Comment #446283

There was a report out today that about 2.5 Million votes went to Hillary in 2016 due to Social Media meddling?

Not sure how they measure that, but there’s no doubt that some people are easily influenced (and brain washed). Especially if you only watch MSNBC and CNN (an echo chamber of Trump haters).

Posted by: d.a.n at July 18, 2019 5:26 PM
Comment #446284

Roy, there are some people who will always believe what politicians promise when running for office. We all remember the famous “unfulfilled” promises of our first black and white president.

Obama promised much and delivered little. President Trump promised much and has delivered much. Voters don’t have memory loss simply because they enter a voting booth.

Obama’s administration did not lift minorities out of poverty, create economic opportunity for citizens, and did not enhance our national security.

Can Democrats run successfully against President Trump by promising a return to Obama’s agenda? Raise you hand if you think so and tell us why.

The Democrat herd of wanna-be presidents are running hard against our national history of great achievement under capitalism. Our military strength, paid for by our free enterprise system helped defeat two great threats to mankind in the last century. We remain the bulwark against dictators and tyrants all over the world. Does anyone look to Europe or Japan to defend freedom?

National pride is returning with President Trump. We are once again proud to be a free and powerful nation dedicated to peace.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 18, 2019 5:29 PM
Comment #446286

Just to tick off a few of his assets for pres.
His confidence – intimidated by no man/woman
His energy – a superman, constantly on the move
Super personality and great communicator
Mexican troops guarding the border
Sanctions on numerous countries
ISIS defeated
Way more control of borders, immigration, OTC and illegal drugs, crime, gangs
Most accomplished first term president
USA well respected
Lowered commodity prices
The list goes on and on . ..

He can promise to get the wall completed.
He can send a ship to Mars
He can promise immigration reform if he has the House

I see no way he could lose the election, unless something really bad happens that he has no control over.

He can run on positive GOP stuff and negative dim stuff. He sure should hold the dims accountable for the worst conspiracy in the history of this country. That alone would smear numerous hi level dims and the msm.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 18, 2019 8:15 PM
Comment #446287

We should be careful to not be over-confident.
That could lead to some people not bothering to vote because they don’t think it is necessary [plus, it’s bad luck! : ) ].
I think kctim makes a very valid point.
Remember, Hillary got the popular vote.
Also, GOOGLE, FaceBook, Twitter, and 95% of the social media and news sources (and a lot of FAKE NEWS sources) are conspiring against Trump, and a recent study shows that it does change votes, and it could change up to 15 Million votes in the next election (not counting all of the dead people and non-citizens that are also voting in our elections (some more than once), and all of the extra electoral votes that some states have due to illegal immigrants being counted in the 2010 CENSUS, all of this, and this, and this, and this).

But let me add to the list of Trumps accomplishments.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trumps-list-289-accomplishments-in-just-20-months-relentless-promise-keeping
______TRUMP ACCOMPLISHMENTS (280) in FIRST 20 MONTHS:________________________________

The haters and grave-diggers so conveniently ignore or trivialize all of the following (the first 20 months):

    ======Economic Growth:
  • 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018.
  • For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year.
    ======Jobs:
  • 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
  • More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.
  • Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.
  • The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.
  • Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
  • Unemployment claims at 50 year low
  • African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.
    • African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
    • Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
    • Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.
  • Women’s unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.
    • Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.
  • Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.
    • July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July 1966.
  • Veterans’ unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.
    • July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.
  • Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low.
  • Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.
  • Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.
  • Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”
    • 68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.
  • Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.
  • Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.
    • Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.
  • Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.
    • Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.
  • 100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.
    ======American Income:
  • Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.
  • Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.
  • Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.
  • Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
  • Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.
  • Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.
    • Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.
  • Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.
    ======American Optimism:
  • Small business optimism has hit historic highs.
    • NFIB’s small business optimism index broke a 35 year-old record in August.
    • SurveyMonkey/CNBC’s small business confidence survey for Q3 of 2018 matched its all-time high.
  • Manufacturers are more confident than ever.
    • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future, the highest ever.
  • Consumer confidence is at an 18-year high.
  • 12 percent of Americans rate the economy as the most significant problem facing our country, the lowest level on record.
  • Confidence in the economy is near a two-decade high, with 51 percent rating the economy as good or excellent.
    ======American Business:
  • Investment is flooding back into the United States due to the tax cuts.
    • Over $450 billion dollars has already poured back into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Retail sales have surged. Commerce Department figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent in July 2018, an increase of
  • 6.4 percent from July 2017.
  • ISM’s index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.
  • Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.
  • Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
    • Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.
    ======Deregulation:
  • Achieved massive deregulation at a rapid pace, completing 22 deregulatory actions to every one regulatory action during his first year in office.
  • Signed legislation to roll back costly and harmful provisions of Dodd-Frank, providing relief to credit unions, and community and regional banks.
  • Federal agencies achieved more than $8 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings.
  • Rolled back Obama’s burdensome Waters of the U.S. rule.
  • Used the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations more times than in history.
    ======Tax Cuts:
  • Biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history by signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs act into law.
    • Provided more than $5.5 trillion in gross tax cuts, nearly 60 percent of which will go to families.
    • Increased the exemption for the death tax to help save Family Farms & Small Business.
    • Nearly doubled the standard deduction for individuals and families.
    • Enabled vast majority of American families will be able to file their taxes on a single page by claiming the standard deduction.
    • Doubled the child tax credit to help lessen the financial burden of raising a family.
    • Lowered America’s corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world to allow American businesses to compete and win.
    • Small businesses can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.
    • Cut dozens of special interest tax breaks and closed loopholes for the wealthy.
  • 9 in 10 American workers are expected see an increase in their paychecks thanks to the tax cuts, according to the Treasury Department.
  • More than 6 million of American workers have received wage increases, bonuses, and increased benefits thanks to tax cuts.
  • Over 100 utility companies have lowered electric, gas, or water rates thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • Ernst & Young found 89 percent of companies planned to increase worker compensation thanks to the Trump tax cuts.
  • Established opportunity zones to spur investment in left behind communities.
    ======Worker Development:
  • Established a National Council for the American Worker to develop a national strategy for training and retraining America’s workers for high-demand industries.
  • Employers have signed Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers,” committing to train or retrain more than 4.2 million workers and students.
  • Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
  • Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.
    ======Domestic Infrastructure:
  • Proposed infrastructure plan would utilize $200 billion in Federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment across the country.
  • Executive order expediting environmental reviews and approvals for high priority infrastructure projects.
    Federal agencies have signed the One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) streamlining the federal permitting process for
  • infrastructure projects.
  • Rural prosperity task force and signed an executive order to help expand broadband access in rural areas.
    ======Health Care:
  • Signed an executive order to help minimize the financial burden felt by American households Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
  • Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
  • Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expanding health care options for terminally ill patients.
  • Enacted changes to the Medicare 340B program, saving seniors an estimated $320 million on drugs in 2018 alone.
  • FDA set a new record for generic drug approvals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion.
  • Released a blueprint to drive down drug prices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announce they will freeze or reverse price increases.
  • Expanded short-term, limited-duration health plans.
  • Let more employers to form Association Health Plans, enabling more small businesses to join together and affordably provide health insurance to their employees.
  • Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate penalty.
  • Signed legislation repealing Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, also known as the “death panels.”
  • USDA invested more than $1 billion in rural health care in 2017, improving access to health care for 2.5 million people in rural communities across 41 states
  • Proposed Title X rule to help ensure taxpayers do not fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.
  • Reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy to keep foreign aid from supporting the global abortion industry.
  • HHS formed a new division over protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom.
  • Overturned Obama administration’s midnight regulation prohibiting states from defunding certain abortion facilities.
  • Signed executive order to help ensure that religious organizations are not forced to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or shutting their doors.
    ======Combating Opioids:
  • Chaired meeting the 73rd General Session of the United Nations discussing the worldwide drug problem with international leaders.
  • Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to keep dangerous drugs out of our communities.
  • $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • DEA conducted a surge in April 2018 that arrested 28 medical professions and revoked 147 registrations for prescribing too many opioids.
  • Brought the “Prescribed to Death” memorial to President’s Park near the White House, helping raise awareness about the human toll of the opioid crisis.
  • Helped reduce high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent in 2017.
  • Opioid Summit on the administration-wide efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
  • Launched a national public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.
  • Created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis which recommended a number of pathways to tackle the opioid crisis.
  • Led two National Prescription Drug Take Back Days in 2017 and 2018, collecting a record number of expired and unneeded prescription drugs each time.
  • $485 million targeted grants in FY 2017 to help areas hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
  • Signed INTERDICT Act, strengthening efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids before they reach our communities.
  • DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
  • Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.
  • Declared the opioid crisis a Nationwide Public Health Emergency in October 2017.
    ======Law and Order:
  • More U.S. Circuit Court judges confirmed in the first year in office than ever.
  • Confirmed more than two dozen U. S. Circuit Court judges.
  • Followed through on the promise to nominate judges to the Supreme Court who will adhere to the Constitution.
    • Nominated and confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
  • Signed an executive order directing the Attorney General to develop a strategy to more effectively prosecute people who commit crimes against law enforcement officers.
  • Launched an evaluation of grant programs to make sure they prioritize the protection and safety of law enforcement officers.
  • Established a task force to reduce crime and restore public safety in communities across Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.
  • Signed an executive order to focus more federal resources on dismantling transnational criminal organizations such as drug cartels.
  • Violent crime decreased in 2017 according to FBI statistics.
  • $137 million in grants through the COPS Hiring Program to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities, and support crime prevention efforts.
  • Enhanced and updated the Project Safe Neighborhoods to help reduce violent crime.
  • Signed legislation making it easier to target websites that enable se*x trafficking and strengthened penalties for people who promote or facilitate prostitution.
  • Created an interagency task force working around the clock to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent human trafficking.
  • Conducted Operation Cross Country XI to combat human trafficking, rescuing 84 children and arresting 120 human traffickers.
  • Encouraged federal prosecutors to use the death penalty when possible in the fight against the trafficking of deadly drugs.
  • New rule effectively banning bump stock sales in the United States.
    ======Border Security and Immigration:
  • Secured $1.6 billion for border wall construction in the March 2018 omnibus bill.
  • Construction of a 14-mile section of border wall began near San Diego.
  • Worked to protect American communities from the threat posed by the vile MS-13 gang.
    • ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations division arrested 796 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the prior year.
    • Justice worked with partners in Central America to secure criminal charges against more than 4,000 MS-13 members.
    • Border Patrol agents arrested 228 illegal aliens affiliated with MS-13 in FY 2017.
  • Fighting to stop the scourge of illegal drugs at our border.
    • ICE HSI seized more than 980,000 pounds of narcotics in FY 2017, including 2,370 pounds of fentanyl and 6,967 pounds of heroin.
    • ICE HSI dedicated nearly 630,000 investigative hours towards halting the illegal import of fentanyl.
    • ICE HSI made 11,691 narcotics-related arrests in FY 2017.
    • Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand introduced new measures to keep dangerous drugs out the United States.
    • Signed the INTERDICT Act into law, enhancing efforts to detect and intercept synthetic opioids.
    • DOJ secured its first-ever indictments against Chinese fentanyl manufacturers.
    • DOJ launched their Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) team, aimed at disrupting online illicit opioid sales.
  • Released an immigration framework that includes the resources required to secure our borders and close legal loopholes, and repeatedly called on Congress to fix our broken immigration laws.
  • Authorized the deployment of the National Guard to help secure the border.
  • Enhanced vetting of individuals entering the U.S. from countries that don’t meet security standards, helping to ensure individuals who pose a threat to our country are identified before they enter.
    • These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court hearing.
  • ICE removed over 226,000 illegal aliens from the United States in 2017.
    • ICE rescued or identified over 500 human trafficking victims and over 900 child exploitation victims in 2017 alone.
  • In 2017, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested more than 127,000 aliens with criminal convictions or charges, responsible for:
      Over 76,000 with dangerous drug offenses.
    • More than 48,000 with assault offenses.
    • More than 11,000 with weapons offenses.
    • More than 5,000 with se*xual assault offenses.
    • More than 2,000 with kidnapping offenses.
    • Over 1,800 with homicide offenses.
  • Created the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.
  • More than doubled the number of counties participating in the 287(g) program, which allows jails to detain criminal aliens until they are transferred to ICE custody.
    ======Trade:
  • Negotiating and renegotiating better trade deals, achieving free, fair, and reciprocal trade for the United States.
    • Agreed to work with the European Union towards zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsides.
    • Deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
    • Litigated multiple WTO disputes targeting unfair trade practices and upholding our right to enact fair trade laws.
    • Finalized a revised trade agreement with South Korea, which includes provisions to increase American automobile exports.
    • Negotiated an historic U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to replace NAFTA.
    • Agreement to begin trade negotiations for a U.S.-Japan trade agreement.
    • Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
    • Established a Trade and Investment Working Group with the United Kingdom, laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade.
  • Enacted steel and aluminum tariffs to protect our vital steel and aluminum producers and strengthen our national security.
  • Conducted 82 anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations in 2017 alone.
  • Confronting China’s unfair trade practices after years of Washington looking the other way:
    • 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China and later imposed an additional 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
    • Conducted an investigation into Chinese forced technology transfers, unfair licensing practices, and intellectual property theft.
    • Imposed safeguard tariffs to protect domestic washing machines and solar products manufacturers hurt by China’s trade policies.
  • Withdrew from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
  • Secured access to new markets for America’s farmers:
    • Recent deal with Mexico included new improvements enabling food and agriculture to trade more fairly.
    • Recent agreement with the E.U. will reduce barriers and increase trade of American soybeans to Europe.
    • Won a WTO dispute regarding Indonesia’s unfair restriction of U.S. agricultural exports.
    • Defended American Tuna fisherman and packagers before the WTO
    • Opened up Argentina to American pork experts for the first time in a quarter-century
    • American beef exports have returned to China for the first time in more than a decade
  • OK’d up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.
    ======Energy:
  • Presidential Memorandum to clear roadblocks to construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
  • Presidential Memorandum declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the process to complete construction.
  • Opened up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration.
  • Coal exports up over 60 percent in 2017.
  • Rolled back the “stream protection rule” to prevent it from harming America’s coal industry.
  • Cancelled Obama’s anti-coal Clean Power Plan and proposed the Affordable Clean Energy Rule as a replacement.
  • Withdrew from the job-killing Paris climate agreement, which would have cost the U.S. nearly $3 trillion and led to 6.5 million fewer industrial sector jobs by 2040.
  • U.S. oil production has achieved its highest level in American history
  • United States is now the largest crude oil producer in the world.
  • U.S. has become a net natural gas exporter for the first time in six decades.
  • Action to expedite the identification and extraction of critical minerals that are vital to the nation’s security and economic prosperity.
  • Took action to reform National Ambient Air Quality Standards, benefitting American manufacturers.
  • Rescinded Obama’s hydraulic fracturing rule, which was expected to cost the industry $32 million per year.
  • Proposed an expansion of offshore drilling as part of an all-of-the above energy strategy.
    • Held a lease sale for offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico in August 2018.
  • Got EU to increase its imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States.
  • Issued permits for the New Burgos Pipeline that will cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
    ======Foreign Policy:
  • Moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
  • Withdrew from Iran deal and immediately began the process of re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted or waived.
    • Treasury has issued sanctions targeting Iranian activities and entities, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force
    • Since enacting sanctions, Iran’s crude exports have fallen off, the value of Iran’s currency has plummeted, and international companies have pulled out of the country.
    • All nuclear-related sanctions will be back in full force by early November 2018.
  • Historic summit with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, bringing beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the Korean Peninsula.
    • The two leaders have exchanged letters and high-level officials from both sides have met resulting in tremendous progress.
    • North Korea has halted nuclear and missile tests.
    • Negotiated the return of the remains of missing-in-action soldiers from the Korean War.
  • Imposed strong sanctions on Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro and his inner circle.
  • Executive order preventing those in the U.S. from carrying out certain transactions with the Venezuelan regime, including prohibiting the purchase of the regime’s debt.
  • Responded to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.
    • Rolled out sanctions targeting individuals and entities tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program.
    • Directed strikes in April 2017 against a Syrian airfield used in a chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.
    • Joined allies in launching airstrikes in April 2018 against targets associated with Syria’s chemical weapons use.
  • New Cuba policy that enhanced compliance with U.S. law and held the Cuban regime accountable for political oppression and human rights abuses.
    • Treasury and State are working to channel economic activity away from the Cuban regime, particularly the military.
  • Changed the rules of engagement, empowering commanders to take the fight to ISIS.
    • ISIS has lost virtually all of its territory, more than half of which has been lost under Trump.
    • ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city, Raqqah, was liberated in October 2017.
    • All Iraqi territory had been liberated from ISIS.
  • More than a dozen American hostages have been freed from captivity all of the world.
  • Action to combat Russia’s malign activities, including their efforts to undermine the sanctity of United States elections.
    • Expelled dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, WA.
    • Banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software on government computers, due to the company’s ties to Russian intelligence.
    • Imposed sanctions against five Russian entities and three individuals for enabling Russia’s military and intelligence units to increase Russia’s offensive cyber capabilities.
    • Sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs, and 12 companies they own or control, who profit from Russia’s destabilizing activities.
    • Sanctioned 100 targets in response to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
    • Enhanced support for Ukraine’s Armed Forces to help Ukraine better defend itself.
  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
    ======Defense:
  • Executive order keeping the detention facilities at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay open.
  • $700 billion in military funding for FY 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019.
  • Largest military pay raise in nearly a decade.
  • Ordered a Nuclear Posture Review to ensure America’s nuclear forces are up to date and serve as a credible deterrent.
  • Released America’s first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years.
  • New strategy on national biodefense, which better prepares the nation to defend against biological threats.
  • Administration has announced that it will use whatever means necessary to protect American citizens and servicemen from unjust prosecution by the International Criminal Court.
  • Released an America first National Security Strategy.
  • Put in motion the launch of a Space Force as a new branch of the military and relaunched the National Space Council.
  • Encouraged North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to increase defense spending to their agree-upon levels.
    • In 2017 alone, there was an increase of more than 4.8 percent in defense spending amongst NATO allies.
    • Every member state has increased defense spending.
    • Eight NATO allies will reach the 2 percent benchmark by the end of 2018 and 15 allies are on trade to do so by 2024.
    • NATO allies spent over $42 billion dollars more on defense since 2016.
  • Executive order to help military spouses find employment as their families deploy domestically and abroad.
    ======Veterans Affairs:
  • Signed the VA Accountability Act and expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  • Delivered more appeals decisions – 81,000 – to veterans in a single year than ever before.
  • Strengthened protections for individuals who come forward and identify programs occurring within the VA.
  • Signed legislation that provided $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest dollar amount in history for the VA.
  • VA MISSION Act, enacting sweeping reform to the VA system that:
    • Consolidated and strengthened VA community care programs.
    • Funding for the Veterans Choice program.
    • Expanded eligibility for the Family Caregivers Program.
    • Gave veterans more access to walk-in care.
    • Strengthened the VA’s ability to recruit and retain quality healthcare professionals.
    • Enabled the VA to modernize its assets and infrastructure.
  • Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act in 2017, which authorized $2.1 billion in addition funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
  • Worked to shift veterans’ electronic medical records to the same system used by the Department of Defense, a decades old priority.
  • Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
  • Increased transparency and accountability at the VA by launching an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with access to wait time and quality of care data.
  • Signed legislation to modernize the claims and appeal process at the VA.
  • Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, providing enhanced educational benefits to veterans, service members, and their family members.
    • Lifted a 15-year limit on veterans’ access to their educational benefits.
  • Created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans.
  • VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
  • Signed the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act, increasing the number of VA employees that can assist justice-involved veterans.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 18, 2019 8:56 PM
Comment #446288

By the way, Rep. Ilhan Omar could be indicted soon.

A three year investigation has revealed credible evidence that Ilhan Omar committed perjury, tax fraud, bigamy, and immigration fraud (by marrying her brother while she was already married).

Maybe Ilhan Omar should go back to Ethiopia ASAP before she lands herself in a U.S.A. prison, eh ?!?

Posted by: d.a.n at July 18, 2019 9:42 PM
Comment #446312

Guys, I don’t give polls or the media any attention.

Sorry Roy, but the democratic party is not even close to being dead. The number of leftists has grown and has only added to their ranks. In 2016, there were 67.3 million votes for leftist policy and the party has only moved even further left.
The Republican party in 2016 got 62.9 million votes. It has not moved to the right in order to appeal to the 5.2 million Libertarian and staunch Conservative votes.
Republicans have very little room for error in 2020.

Ivanka will never be President. The left hates her because of her fathers refusal to bow to the PC and social justice nonsense, and the right would not vote for her because of her leftist positions on important issues.

“Can Democrats run successfully against President Trump by promising a return to Obama’s agenda? Raise you hand if you think so and tell us why.”

Yes Royal, they can. Why? For the same reason Obama won - they have the numbers and are single issue voters.
They will tolerate the democrats antisemitism and anti America nonsense, if it means they get their govt health care. They will tolerate the democrats choosing illegal aliens over American citizens, if it means they get govt funded abortion on demand. They will tolerate a stagnant economy if it means they get their govt funded schooling.

And while I agree that national pride is indeed returning in many places, we cannot forget that leftist hatred of America and American culture is increasing.

Posted by: kctim at July 19, 2019 8:50 AM
Comment #446313
kctim wrote: Guys, I don’t give polls or the media any attention.
Right. As we saw in the 2016 presidential election (and other instances), the polls are far off (even IF only considering popular vote).
kctim wrote: The number of leftists has grown and has only added to their ranks. In 2016, there were 67.3 million votes for leftist policy and the party has only moved even further left.
The Republican party in 2016 got 62.9 million votes. It has not moved to the right in order to appeal to the 5.2 million Libertarian and staunch Conservative votes.
Republicans have very little room for error in 2020.
I agree. While I hope for a landslide, I think it could be close, because the ranks of the cheaters and parasites have been growing ever larger, and we have more and more sanctuary cities and states, more and more illegal voting (81% of voter fraud by Democrats), and there is no low that democrats won’t stoop to for more votes, money, and power (including more and more violence and mob-like behavior).
Posted by: d.a.n at July 19, 2019 10:47 AM
Comment #446314

Of course, with democratic leaders, activists and their main stream media in overdrive trying to convince everybody that the whole ‘if you don’t like it, leave’ comment is about race, rather than policy, the democrats are proving once again just how out of touch they are with normal Americans.

Posted by: kctim at July 19, 2019 11:44 AM
Comment #446319


WOW !! Amazing what a tiny $5B fine can do to a behemoth monopoly company like Facebook. Today, on facebook their is a plethora of conservative media outlets espousing conservative or exposing dims. What a game changer as facebook has a huge dim audience.

And, that is just what I’m trying to get across to you WB’er’s. Trump is changing the dynamic. If FB don’t play nice it will be $10B or $15B, at some point it will hurt.

And, there are so many similar things to come on line tween now and the election. Our best weapon is the dims. Lindsay Graham says it all the time - ‘dims will get President Trump elected for a 2nd term’. I agree that dims will play a big roll in getting him elected but there is so so so much much more to come.

A biggie is that the dims recently voted to impeach. Now, any dim that runs will have to stand for impeachment. You mis that with the conspiracy, clintons emails, msm and corporations partisanship and so on . .. it’s just so overwhelming.

However, I do realize there are a large number of stupid dims out there. When you listen to some of these ‘PragerU’ video clips it just screams at you how badly our education system has been defeated, purposely defeated. I’m near starting to believe this illumati BS. It’s near that bad. Maybe we have socialism, communism, and illumatism…

From watching the left I am coming to believe that I am a white supreamist. As I start to see where the left is going with this immigration and minority thing it brings a fear to me kinda like other countries having nukes. Were the left to win and be able to carry out their agendas I’m starting to believe I would become THE minority of hate, much like the Jews were in/around WWII.

I have said here a number of times that 2016 and this 2020 election is a for a ‘life or death’ cause. So many left voters know nothing of the Constitution, history, current laws governing this or that … it’s beginning to take on a frightening feel which makes me want to work harder, be more active in making sure Trump wins.

I just feel like Trump can put so many roadblocks in, and the dims are so self defeating that Trump will win. but, I’m starting to realize that I might become a hated minority and live to see this country become something other than the USA we know, a 3rd world something or other …

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 19, 2019 1:22 PM
Comment #446324

Thanks to kctim for his comments regarding Democrats winning on an Obama agenda.

We simply disagree.

The Democrats running for president today bear little resemblance to either Obama or Hillary.

Socialism is not a winning platform.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 19, 2019 4:27 PM
Comment #446327

I hope Trump wins, but kctim makes some very good points, based on:

  • Hillary won popular the vote in 2016;
  • the Republicans lost the House in 2018;
  • the Main Stream Media and Social Media are stacking the deck;
  • illegal aliens are pouring into the U.S. in record numbers, and there’s a lot of non-citizens voting in our elections; and 81% of voter fraud is by Democrats;
  • Democrat Congress persons and similar ilk are encouraging violence and moblike behavior.
Democrats should lose because of all of those reasons (and these reasons), but it could be a close election, because it seems like the population of cheaters and parasites is growing ever larger.
I hope I’m wrong, but the vast numbers of socialists, cheaters and parasites worries me.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 19, 2019 5:01 PM
Comment #446328

I would remind my moderate friends on WatchBlog that elections are mostly won or lost on campaign platforms and ideas about governing.

I am convinced that President Trump and the Republicans will present a more palatable and sensible platform with ideas that have worked; and are working than our Liberal/Progressive foes.

It is up to those in charge of elections to control voter fraud. It is impossible to calculate winners and losers by an unknown factor. Worry if you must. I will not join you in that useless exercise.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 19, 2019 5:33 PM
Comment #446330

This article is simply too good to not share with my friends.

“On the first night of the debates, Julián Castro called for “decriminalizing” illegal entry into the U.S., which is just open borders plus a parking ticket. Castro and the media have been screamingly telling us that no Democrat actually supports open borders, and yet everybody on stage the second night of the debates called for providing health care to illegal immigrants, which sounds even worse than open borders to me. It’s easy to have sympathy for people living in the shadows, but not when they leap out of the shadows and present me with the bill for their back surgery. Reparations for black Americans was such a radical idea in 2016 that even Sanders didn’t support it. Now most of the Democrats support race reparations in one way or another, and Warren even called for gay reparations, which marks the first time I can remember that anyone called for reparations for rich people (gay couples have a median household income of $104,000). Somewhere in Michigan a pipe-fitter who voted for Trump is thinking, “This is how these guys are trying to win me back?”

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2019/07/29/the-party-of-crazy/

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 19, 2019 5:58 PM
Comment #446332

Final thoughts for today.

Hillary Clinton rode her dark horse named “deplorable” into the ground. I believe that comment cost her the elections as millions of Americans were outraged to be referred to in such terms.

Today we hear a mighty shout from the Left that those who disagree with them are a panoply of disgusting “ist’s” and “phobes” as in “racist” and “homophobe”.

Most of us are just as disgusted as we were three years ago with Hillary. The Liberal/Progressive/Socialist clowns running for president will destroy themselves calling the rest of us “deplorable”.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 19, 2019 6:22 PM
Comment #446335

The question is:

  • Are there enough people in the U.S. that are willing to get out and vote against the Democrats, who are promising all sorts of free stuff (i.e. promoting socialism; promising free stuff for non-citizens too; open-borders; free income; free healthcare; free education; promises of amnesty; reparations; the New Green Deal; etc., etc., etc.), and cheating in all sorts of ways to get more votes (i.e. voter fraud, counting non-citizens in the CENSUS which gives Democrats more electoral votes; pandering to illegal immigrants and creating sanctuary cities and states; refusing to assist I.C.E.; fighting eVerify; fighting against citizenship questions on the decennial CENSUS; lying about the crime (2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens) and lying about the huge costs (over $0.75 Billion per day) of illegal immigration; etc., etc., etc.)?

Again, I hope so, and I hope Trump wins, but I think it is risky to declare success so soon, because it could instill complacency IF too many voters think Trump has already won the election, and would hope that Trump supporters don’t slack off, and hope they keep plugging away to disseminate the facts and information to help voters be more informed (especially when 95% of the —Main Stream Media—> FAKE NEWS is pro-Democrat).

So, I share kctim’s concerns, and voters had better not become so complacent, that they don’t bother to vote.
It’s NOT a bad thing to worry about (especially IF it motivates Trump supporters to remain vigilant).
It’s risky to underestimate the Democrats and their supporters (remember, Hillary won the popular vote, and Democrats won the HOUSE in 2018).
I personally am not 100% convinced yet (especially 16 months before the NOV-2020 election) that it’s already a shoo-in for Trump, and a LOT can happen between now and NOV-2020.

Many voters may have issues with Trump, but they should consider Trump’s numerous accomplishments, and the high probability (fact, in my opinion) that all Democrats running for the POTUS are FAR, FAR, FAR WORSE !

Independent voters will decide the election (as usual), and independent voters are more critical and logical (and less partisan), and they need to understand that promises of all sorts of free-stuff by Democrats is a recipe for disaster, will fail miserably, and that Trump’s administration has better policies for Making America Great Again, and Keeping America Great.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 19, 2019 10:54 PM
Comment #446339

I think we are under represented. I think the U.S. Citizen is under represented. The U.S. Constitution states a numerical value to each representative. That value was 1 representative for every 30,000 people.

Congress took it upon themselves to limit the number of representatives to a total of 435. This dilutes the amount of representation the individual has in the House of Representatives.

The HOR should contain over 11,000 representatives. I see nothing abnormal about the HOR consisting of 1 representative for every 30,000 people.

For what reason was the law passed that limited the HOR to 435 representatives? Was it expediency? Was it lazy? Was the area of the room the overriding factor? What prompted the change to a permanent HOR restricted to 435 representatives?

Keep in mind the 1:30000 number. It’s mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. It is a fact.

A law that defies the Constitution can be found to violate it, or can be found to follow it, or it can be ignored and used as a stepping stone for any despot to use at it’s whim.

That despot is referred to as “The Deep State”.

Let’s do the math.

340 million people in the U.S.

Divide that by 435 and you get ?

That’s 780,000 people for every one representative.

Using the law which congress limits the size of the People’s house to 435 members, Congress has by itself reduced the power of the people to a mere fraction of what was intended in the U.S. Constitution.

Let’s take it literally as a 1:30000 requirement. Let’s insist over 11000 people control the purse strings instead of just 435.

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-11-02-0189-0002

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 19, 2019 11:59 PM
Comment #446362

HHHMMmmmmmm … I’m not sure I like the idea of growing the government ever larger (much less from 435 to 11,000), because I am not convinced that more is better, whenever it comes to more government.
Also, perhaps we should first determine IF tens of millions of non-citizens are going to continue to be counted on the decennial CENSUS, since the apportionment of representatives (i.e. electoral votes) is based on the CENSUS?
There are reasons why Democrats:

  • do NOT want any citizenship questions on the decennial CENSUS;
  • want open-borders;
  • want to register non-citizens to vote when they give them drivers licenses;
  • do NOT want voter ID;
  • want more sanctuary cities and states;
  • refuse to cooperate with ICE and warn illegal immigrant communities when ICE raids are scheduled;
  • pander to illegal immigrants with promises of free stuff, amnesty, healthcare, education, etc., etc., etc.;

(Sorted by ELECTORALs per state):
State | Electoral Votes (2018) | Population (2018):
CA | 55 | 39,557,045
TX | 38 | 28,701,845
NY | 29 | 19,542,209
FL | 29 | 21,299,325
IL | 20 | 12,741,080
PA | 20 | 12,807,060
OH | 18 | 11,689,442
MI | 16 | 9,995,915
GA | 16 | 10,519,475
NC | 15 | 10,383,620
NJ | 14 | 8,908,520
VA | 13 | 8,517,685
WA | 12 | 7,535,591
MA | 11 | 6,902,149
AZ | 11 | 7,171,646
IN | 11 | 6,691,878
TN | 11 | 6,770,010
MN | 10 | 5,611,179
MO | 10 | 6,126,452
MD | 10 | 6,042,718
WI | 10 | 5,813,568
CO | 09 | 5,695,564
SC | 09 | 5,084,127
AL | 09 | 4,887,871
KY | 08 | 4,468,402
LA | 08 | 4,659,978
OR | 07 | 4,190,713
OK | 07 | 3,943,079
CT | 07 | 3,572,665
NV | 06 | 3,034,392
MS | 06 | 2,986,530
AR | 06 | 3,013,825
UT | 06 | 3,161,105
IA | 06 | 3,156,145
NM | 05 | 2,095,428
WV | 05 | 1,805,832
KS | 05 | 2,911,505
NE | 05 | 1,929,268
ID | 04 | 1,754,208
ME | 04 | 1,338,404
NH | 04 | 1,356,458
HI | 04 | 1,420,491
RI | 04 | 1,057,315
ND | 03 | 760,077
VT | 03 | 626,299
AK | 03 | 737,438
WY | 03 | 577,737
DE | 03 | 967,171
MT | 03 | 1,062,305
SD | 03 | 882,235
DC | 03 | 702,455

Compare state populations to the number of representatives (i.e. electoral votes) per state, and you’ll see it does NOT appear fair, and some Democrat states have somehow obtained more electorals per person (or fewer persons per electoral). California, with the largest population, should not have more electorals per person than Texas, or Florida. Also, NY and FL both have 29 electorals, and similar state populations, but NY has more electorals per person than Florida. Why is that?

(Sorted by PERSONS per ELECTORAL (descending):
STATE | ELECTORALs | POPULATION | PERSONS/ELECTORALs | ELECTORALs/PERSON
TX | 38 | 28,701,845 | 755311.7 | 0.00000132395670 (smallest)
FL | 29 | 21,299,325 | 734459.5 | 0.00000136154549
CA | 55 | 39,557,045 | 719219.0 | 0.00000139039708 (should be the smallest?)
NC | 15 | 10,383,620 | 692241.3 | 0.00000144458291
NY | 29 | 19,542,209 | 673869.3 | 0.00000148396734
GA | 16 | 10,519,475 | 657467.2 | 0.00000152098845
VA | 13 | 8,517,685 | 655206.5 | 0.00000152623630
AZ | 11 | 7,171,646 | 651967.8 | 0.00000153381804
OH | 18 | 11,689,442 | 649413.4 | 0.00000153985109
PA | 20 | 12,807,060 | 640353.0 | 0.00000156163866
IL | 20 | 12,741,080 | 637054.0 | 0.00000156972564
NJ | 14 | 8,908,520 | 636322.9 | 0.00000157152928
CO | 9 | 5,695,564 | 632840.4 | 0.00000158017713
WA | 12 | 7,535,591 | 627965.9 | 0.00000159244311
MA | 11 | 6,902,149 | 627468.1 | 0.00000159370654
MI | 16 | 9,995,915 | 624744.7 | 0.00000160065387
TN | 11 | 6,770,010 | 615455.5 | 0.00000162481296
MO | 10 | 6,126,452 | 612645.2 | 0.00000163226611
IN | 11 | 6,691,878 | 608352.5 | 0.00000164378370
MD | 10 | 6,042,718 | 604271.8 | 0.00000165488444
OR | 7 | 4,190,713 | 598673.3 | 0.00000167036015
LA | 8 | 4,659,978 | 582497.3 | 0.00000171674630
KS | 5 | 2,911,505 | 582301.0 | 0.00000171732489
WI | 10 | 5,813,568 | 581356.8 | 0.00000172011405
SC | 9 | 5,084,127 | 564903.0 | 0.00000177021542
OK | 7 | 3,943,079 | 563297.0 | 0.00000177526243
MN | 10 | 5,611,179 | 561117.9 | 0.00000178215666
KY | 8 | 4,468,402 | 558550.3 | 0.00000179034921
AL | 9 | 4,887,871 | 543096.8 | 0.00000184129246
UT | 6 | 3,161,105 | 526850.8 | 0.00000189807045
IA | 6 | 3,156,145 | 526024.2 | 0.00000190105334
CT | 7 | 3,572,665 | 510380.7 | 0.00000195932168
NV | 6 | 3,034,392 | 505732.0 | 0.00000197733187
AR | 6 | 3,013,825 | 502304.2 | 0.00000199082561
MS | 6 | 2,986,530 | 497755.0 | 0.00000200902050
ID | 4 | 1,754,208 | 438552.0 | 0.00000228023131
NM | 5 | 2,095,428 | 419085.6 | 0.00000238614736
NE | 5 | 1,929,268 | 385853.6 | 0.00000259165652
WV | 5 | 1,805,832 | 361166.4 | 0.00000276880684
HI | 4 | 1,420,491 | 355122.8 | 0.00000281592773
MT | 3 | 1,062,305 | 354101.7 | 0.00000282404771
NH | 4 | 1,356,458 | 339114.5 | 0.00000294885651
ME | 4 | 1,338,404 | 334601.0 | 0.00000298863422
DE | 3 | 967,171 | 322390.3 | 0.00000310182998
SD | 3 | 882,235 | 294078.3 | 0.00000340045453
RI | 4 | 1,057,315 | 264328.8 | 0.00000378316774
ND | 3 | 760,077 | 253359.0 | 0.00000394696853
AK | 3 | 737,438 | 245812.7 | 0.00000406813861
DC | 3 | 702,455 | 234151.7 | 0.00000427073620
VT | 3 | 626,299 | 208766.3 | 0.00000479004437
WY | 3 | 577,737 | 192579.0 | 0.00000519267418 (largest representation)

As you can see above (see MS-Excel spreadsheet ; see graph), it does not seem like Texas should be at the top of the list (based on persons per electoral; it seems like California should be at the top of the list).
How did this happen ?
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California has about 3 million illegal immigrants, and who knows how many of them are voting too, since California registers illegal aliens to vote when they give them a driver’s license.
Why does New York and California (blue states) have more electorals per person, than Texas and Florida (red states) ?
The formula(s) certainly are not linear.

How It’s Calculated:
The Constitution provides that each state will have a minimum of one member in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then the apportionment calculation divides the remaining 385 seats among the 50 states. Congress decides the method used to calculate the apportionment.
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The method for calculating the apportionment has changed over time. The methods used through most of the 20th century have been based upon the use of a mathematically determined priority listing of states. Adopted by Congress in 1941 and used each census thereafter, the method of equal proportions also results in a listing of the states according to a priority value—calculated by dividing the population of each state by the geometric mean of its current and next seats—that assigns seats 51 through 435. The method of equal proportions is calculated according to provisions of Title 2, U.S. Code.
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For a technical description of how the method of equal proportions was used in developing the apportionment counts, see Computing Apportionment.
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Computing Apportionment:
Article 1, Section 2, of the United States Constitution states:
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“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.”
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Therein lies the primary mandate of the U.S. census, apportionment of the House of Representatives. Since that first census in 1790, five methods of apportionment have been used. The current method used, the Method of Equal Proportions, was adopted by congress in 1941 following the census of 1940. This method assigns seats in the House of Representatives according to a “priority” value. The priority value is determined by multiplying the population of a state by a “multiplier.”
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For example, following Census 2000, each of the 50 states was given one seat out of the current total of 435. The next, or 51st seat, went to the state with the highest priority value and thus became that state’s second seat. This continued until all 435 seats had been assigned to a state. This is how it is done.
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Equal Proportions Method:
P - represents a state’s total population
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n - represents the number of seats a state would have if it gained a seat (because all states automatically received one seat the next seat gained is “seat two,” and the next “seat three,” and the next “seat four,” and so on.)
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The multiplier equals:
1 divided by the square root of n(n-1)
[which is called the reciprocal of the geometric mean]. Computing these values is quite easy using a PC and a good spreadsheet package.
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Thus the formula for calculating the multiplier for the second seat is:
1 divided by the square root of 2(2-1)
or 1/1.414213562 or 0.70710678
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The multiplier for the third seat is:
1 divided by the square root of 3(3-1)
1/2.449489743 or 0.40824829
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The multiplier for the fourth seat is:
1 divided by the square root of 4(4-1)
1/3.464101615 or 0.288675134
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Continue until an appropriate number of multipliers have been calculated.
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Once the “multipliers” have been calculated, the next step is to multiply this figure by the population total for each of the 50 states (the District of Columbia is not included in these calculations). The resulting numbers are the priority values. Make sure you compute enough multipliers to cover the largest amount of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives that any one state stands to gain. Multipliers and priority values must be calculated for the largest number of seats assigned to a state. For example, if the largest number of seats assigned to a state is 50, multipliers and priority values must be calculated for the 50th seat. If you are using a PC, compute multipliers for seats 2 through 60. This will assure you have enough multipliers for apportionment.
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Once you’ve calculated priority values for each state for the total anticipated seats, the next step is to rank and number the resulting priority values starting with seat 51 until all 435 seats have been assigned (remember, each state automatically received one seat). Next, tally the number of seats for each state to arrive at the total number of seats in the House of Representatives apportioned to each state.
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Multipliers and Priority Values
Table of multipliers for seats 2 through 60. [TXT - 2.9K]
Priority values for House seats 51 through 440 for Census 2000 apportionment. [TXT - 7.8K]
Priority values for House seats 51 through 440 for the 1990 census apportionment. [TXT - 19K]

I still do not see a good reason why California has more electorals per voter (or less voters per electoral) than Texas and Florida. It doesn’t seem right.
Here’s another explanation of the Apportionment calculations.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 20, 2019 3:26 PM
Comment #446363

If one state receives another seat, that seat must be taken from another state. It can happen no other way with a limit of 435. Perhaps Texas is being robbed of representation by other states every 10 years.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 20, 2019 4:24 PM
Comment #446369

However, James Madison makes some good points about having more representatives (i.e. more representatives per voter, or less voters per representative).

In Federalist No. 55, James Madison argued that the size of the House of Representatives has to balance the ability of the body to legislate with the need for legislators to have a relationship close enough to the people to understand their local circumstances, that such representatives’ social class be low enough to sympathize with the feelings of the mass of the people, and that their power be diluted enough to limit their abuse of the public trust and interests.
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… first, that so small a number of representatives will be an unsafe depositary of the public interests; secondly, that they will not possess a proper knowledge of the local circumstances of their numerous constituents; thirdly, that they will be taken from that class of citizens which will sympathize least with the feelings of the mass of the people, and be most likely to aim at a permanent elevation of the few on the depression of the many;
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Madison also addressed Anti-Federalist claims that the representation would be inadequate, arguing that the major inadequacies are of minimal inconvenience since these will be cured rather quickly by virtue of decennial reapportionment. He noted, however,
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I take for granted here what I shall, in answering the fourth objection, hereinafter show, that the number of representatives will be augmented from time to time in the manner provided by the Constitution. On a contrary supposition, I should admit the objection to have very great weight indeed.
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The ideal number of members has been a contentious issue since the country’s founding. George Washington agreed that the original representation proposed during the Constitutional Convention (one representative for every 40,000) was inadequate and supported an alteration to reduce that number to 30,000.[7] This was the only time that Washington pronounced an opinion on any of the actual issues debated during the entire convention.
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Madison argued against the assumption that [even] more is better:
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Sixty or seventy men may be more properly trusted with a given degree of power than six or seven. But it does not follow that six or seven hundred would be proportionally a better depositary. And if we carry on the supposition to six or seven thousand, the whole reasoning ought to be reversed. … In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the scepter from reason.

One thing to consider is cost (as of 2018):
Cost of 435 representatives: $174,000 x 435 = about $76 Million per year (NOTE: The Speaker of the House receives a salary of $223,500).
Cost of 11,000 representatives: $174,000 x 11,000 = about $1.9 Billion per year (over 25 times more).
But, each representative also receives a lot of other allowances and expense funding.
Congress does not pay for its own flights. … Congress does not have to approve spending for its foreign travel each year, and there is no set dollar limit. When members of Congress decide to travel abroad, the State Department makes the arrangements and Treasury pays the bills.

Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution requires that:

the House Representatives be apportioned among the several States according to their respective populations;
The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every 30,000 persons;
Each State shall have at least one Representative; and,
The reapportionment shall occur once every 10 years as a result of the decennial census.

However, In 1911, Congress passed legislation that changed the apportionment method (again), and also ultimately fixed — by default — the number of Representatives at 435.

Is that really legal [i.e. to exceed the 30,000 person limit], without an amendment to the Constitution?

Posted by: d.a.n at July 21, 2019 11:31 AM
Comment #446371

..passed 1911, effective 1913. Gee… What else happened in 1913? Quite a lot when it comes to our federal government. Of course, what representative, soon to be enjoying the fruits of the 16th amendment, wouldn’t want to limit the number of people controlling that enormous windfall?

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 21, 2019 12:24 PM
Comment #446379

Did Congress pass a law that violates the U.S. Constitution [by limiting Congress to 435 members]?
I suppose you’ve seen this 30,000 website, which wrote in the Q&A:

Q4: What is the Solution?
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A4:The solution is to substantially increase the number of congressional districts in accordance with the original vision of the Founding Fathers. Thirty-thousand.org advocates the bill passed by the House in 1789: to require there be at least one Representative for every 50,000 people. At the current population level of approximately 300 million people, that formulation would require a minimum of 6,000 congressional districts.
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As it turns out, one for every 50,000 people is not an arbitrary ratio. With some Congressional districts nearly twice as large as others, the House is now in egregious violation of the constitutional principle of one person one vote. Achieving minimal parity among the districts requires that we reduce the population difference — between the smallest and largest districts — to less than 5%. Calculating the number of Representatives necessary to reach this level of parity (for any given population level) is a matter of mathematics. At a current population level of approximately 300 million people, over 6,300 Representatives would be required to bring the House into compliance with one-person-one-vote. If we are not willing to apply this principle to the nation’s supreme assembly, then there is little value in imposing it upon our subordinate ones.

This appears to be yet another of many ways the U.S. Constitution is being violated.
I wonder how many ways the U.S. Constitution is being violated?
  • Tyranny Law #1: Any power that can be abused will be abused.
  • Tyranny Law #2: Abuse always expands to fill the limits of resistance to it.
  • Tyranny Law #3: If people don’t resist the abuses of others, they will have no one to resist the abuses of themselves, and tyranny will prevail.
  • - Frederick Douglass, civil rights activist, Aug. 4, 1857

Posted by: d.a.n at July 21, 2019 2:09 PM
Comment #446382

Many thanks d.a.n., for your participation on WB and moreso, for the information and education you bring to the blog.

Thank You !!

I can’t see where 200 or 435 or 6k would be appreciably different in legislating. Certainly the logistics would be more difficult, costly to handle 6k as opposed to say, 100. More difficult too, for the lobbyist but, would not slow them down or make them less effective, IMO. Like, if AT&T could, they would dump #100M on congress tomorrow, to settle the negotiations with CBS.

I do hope that you will check further to see that Tx has been shortchanged in reps. Be interesting to see if your rep and senator or aware of a possible violation.

I recall Eric Cantor had no idea what Article V P II was, or maybe it was his staff responding to me… ??

Tyranny laws - so correct. If folks can get away with something once and have the opportunity, they will expand on it, until stuff hits the fan. Like the Obama admin. They weaponized the IRS to go after the Tea Party and got away with it. Then did the same thing in knocking down the Bengazi thing and got away with it. Then, they went for broke weaponizing the entire gov’t to try and take Trump out resulting in the largest, and most crucial, conspiracy in the history of the USA.

They haven’t lost yet! They are balls to the wall in trying to make Trump guilty of something. They may try something similar in this next election cycle.

They gotta pay … if they get away with it some fools will up the anti at some point downstream.

IMO, they are playing with fire on this socialism thing. Once you get that ball rolling it’s seems impossible to stop, will run to a fatalistic end.

But, you gotta love the President. He tells it like it is, doesn’t shy away from words/phrases that, while truthful, can be twisted and used against him by dims/msm. And, most often, he comes off stronger because of it.

I’m convinced he will win big in 2020. dims have pretty much condemned themselves. I still believe they are daid as a political party but really won’t know until the election.

Newt Gingrich says Trump will win by a landslide as its a bread and butter issue and the economy is sound and people have some bucks in their pockets. I believe that too, and Newt is a good sounder, IMO.

A real biggie is that the dims can only look forward to derision and subpoenas a la Hillary and the conspiracy. Judicial Watch says there are emails showing Obama was in the loop with the conspiracy. And, Trump has so many irons in the fire that will come to fruition tween now and the election. It’s a no-brainer guys…

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 21, 2019 4:27 PM
Comment #446384

The upcoming Mueller hearings in both the House and Senate will be interesting. The Dems will attempt to get Mueller to expand on his report, and the Reps will ask pertinent questions not related to the contents in the report. I expect great theater, but not much more.

Mueller will have to be very careful to not deviate from his written report.

More Dem debates coming soon to entertain us all. All the long-knives are being sharpened to slice up Biden.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 21, 2019 4:58 PM
Comment #446388

Wait, WAIT … there’s more.

Just reading a mag article on Sebastian Gorka. Wasn’t it Ben F. who said ‘a republic, if you can keep it’? And Gorka, saying, that ‘the loss of liberty, the extinction of liberty is just one generation away’.

And, me saying that the 2016 and this coming election was/is a life or death situation for the USA. It’s every bit that serious, IMO…

Royal, I agree on the Mueller hearing. dims see Mueller as a lifeline but, it ain’t gonna work. Because, you are right, he has to stick to his report. If he tries to indict Trump on ‘new evidence’ or ‘surmisations’ he will be crux’d by the GOP, IMO. Mueller should be getting a subpoena sometime in the Spring. Lock her up …

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 21, 2019 5:38 PM
Comment #446389

Failed in include Gorka saying “I think none of the standing politicians on the left have a snowball’s chance (against Trump)”.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 21, 2019 5:43 PM
Comment #446390

And, the big hope is that Trump will win the election, that some GOP Trump haters lose the election and the GOP wins the House. WOW, Trumpism like greased lightening. ..

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 21, 2019 6:30 PM
Comment #446393

As I can tell about one of every ten political msgs on FB are being posted by dims. Cause they are daid, got no mooooni.

And, their msging is so bad, so untruthful, that even the dullest dims can see thru this. The GOP msging is biting, hurtful.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 21, 2019 9:39 PM
Comment #446394

I agree that the Democrat party’s platform is a recipe of “How to Destroy a Nation”.

However, I do genuinely worry:

  • that many Trump supporters won’t bother to vote, because they may think Democrats don’t have a chance;
  • Democrats will turn out in greater numbers, because Hillary won the popular vote in 2016, and the Democrats won the majority in the House in 2018;
  • that many non-citizens will be voting too.
  • and that there are too many people in the U.S. that:
    • (1) want the government to take care of them from cradle-to-grave;
    • (2) want to ride in the wagon while everyone else pushes the wagon;
    • (3) want the government to help give them everything for free, and some master parasites within government gain power by pandering and fostering a pathetic sense of entitlement, and perpetuating the myth that we all can somehow live at the expense of everyone else;
    • (4) want the government to help them to disguise their jealousy and envy as demands for equality;
    • (5) want to play the race card at every opportunity possible;
    • (6) want free-stuff, and many will be fooled by all of the promises of all sorts of free-stuff:
      • a free income;
      • promises of free college tuition;
      • promises of free college for non-citizens also;
      • already, some sanctuary states give free tuition or in-state college tuition to non-citizens, but charge higher college tuition rates for out-of-state citizens;
      • promises to eliminate all college loan debt;
      • promises of free healthcare (including free healthcare for non-citizens);
      • promises to allow non-citizens to vote;
      • promises to allow people to vote at age 16;
      • promises to allow non-citizens to be counted in decennial CENSUS (which can increase the number of electoral votes for states with large numbers of non-citizens, since the decennial CENSUS does not verify citizenship); there is a reason why California is a sanctuary state with about 3 Million illegal immigrants;
      • promises to allow convicted and incarcerated felons to vote (including murderers, rapists, pedophiles, etc.);
      • promises of reparations for black people (punishing others that had nothing to do with slavery, which was abolished 154 years ago in 1865);
      • promises to promote sanctuary cities and states; promises of another amnesty like the shamnesty of 1986; promises of open-borders, while conveniently ignore 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens (source: site2data.com/homicides1.html);
      • promises to abolish I.C.E. and BCP (Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection);
      • promises to refuse any legislation to:
        • (a) require employers to use eVerify (to verify eligibility for employment);
        • (b) to stop the abuse of asylum laws;
        • (c) and stop the abuse of birth-right citizenship (women from all over the world are booking vacations to the U.S. to give birth, so that their child will have U.S. citizenship; 70% of births at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX are by illegal immigrants);
      • promises to give illegal immigrants drivers’ licenses, and also automatically register them to vote; illegal voting by non-citizens is widespread in all states;
      • promises of statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C.;
      • promises to change the number of Supreme Court justices with hopes of packing the court with more extremists like themselves;
      • promises to abolish the 2nd amendment, but call for restricting or eliminating 2nd Amendment rights, and say it is worth it “even if it saves only ONE life”, but hypocritically ignore about 2,000 homicides per year by criminal non-citizens (source: www.gao.gov/assets/320/316959.pdf ; site2data.com/homicides1.html );

Posted by: d.a.n at July 21, 2019 11:17 PM
Comment #446482

“Leaking” Adam Schiff is in the top 20 club of “Hypocrite Democrats”.
He says Trump invited interference in the 2016 election, but conveniently ignores the fact there’s no proof of that, but Hillary’s camp created and paid for the infamous “Steele Dossier” which claims that President Trump committed collusion. The Democrats’ deeds amount to high-tech treason, and the FAKE NEWS press, corrupt FBI, DOJ, and other officials did unbelievable things covering for Hillary, and continue to cover for Hillary, and many were working under the assumption that she would become the next U.S. president; there was corruption at the highest echelons of those agencies and serial abuse of the secret FISA process surrounding the 2016 election.

High-ranking officials and other major players in those agencies — which Obama oversaw — are increasingly embroiled in the growing scandal: “Leaking” James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Andrew Weissmann, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, etc., etc., etc.
These are abuses of power under Obama administration, which has a long history of this type of misconduct on everything from the Benghazi terror attack to the political misuse of the IRS. They weaponized the most fearsome government agencies to target, monitor and presumably illegally unmask political opponents, including members of Congress, journalists reporting unfavorable stories, Trump allies and average Americans. Obama created a climate in which the potentially criminal misuse of the DOJ and the FBI, as currently being unraveled, was not just acceptable but perhaps encouraged, thereby giving rise to what could be the most dangerous scandal in American history.
And today, at Mueller’s testimony in Congress, Democrats are still trying to push their fake allegations, while conveniently ignoring all of the above.

To this day, there is no evidence of collusion or obstruction, but Democrats still pretend there is.

At any rate, many thanks to the Democrats for being the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 24, 2019 12:04 PM
Comment #446484

The Mueller hearings today are simply boring, being nothing but a rehash of everything we already know. I think Mueller is in mental decline. He didn’t appear to know facts that appeared in his report. It makes one wonder who actually wrote the “Mueller” report.

It was embarrassing for Mueller to have to sit there and be informed that “prosecutors” never “exonerate” anyone. Their function is to find guilt, not innocence.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 24, 2019 1:58 PM
Comment #446486
Royal Flush It was embarrassing for Mueller to have to sit there and be informed that “prosecutors” never “exonerate” anyone. Their function is to find guilt, not innocence.
Yeah, yet Mueller did not agree with that fact about “exoneration”.

I will give Mueller this much credit.
Mueller could have lied, and could have alleged that there WAS credible evidence of a crime by Trump (regardless of whether a sitting President can be indicted or not).
However, had Mueller done that, he would have then had to produce evidence (which did not exist).
I don’t see how any of this witch hunt (and weaponization) is helping Democrats.

Mueller looks like his eyes are very heavy, as if he is about to fall asleep. That’s understandable, because it’s about to put me to sleep too. : )

Posted by: d.a.n at July 24, 2019 2:14 PM
Comment #446487

It is well known d.a.n. that Mueller did not wish to testify before congress. The Dems insisted because they expected some political gain; not any new revelations.

I do not believe that these hearings will cause more Democrats to climb onto the “impeach Trump” clown wagon. The Liberal Dems are beginning to look like the vindictive dunces they really are.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 24, 2019 2:29 PM
Comment #446488

Many thanks to Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe for asking this question which reveals the Mueller hypocrisy.

“A Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee ripped into Robert Mueller at Wednesday’s hearing, claiming that the special counsel violated Justice Department principles when he failed to decide if President Trump committed a crime without exonerating him.

Which DOJ policy or principle sets forth a legal standard that an investigated person is not exonerated if their innocence from criminal conduct is not conclusively determined?” asked Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, a former federal prosecutor. “Where does that language come from, director? Where is the DOJ policy that says that?”

When Mueller didn’t respond, Ratcliffe asked the 74-year-old former special counsel to “give an example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined.”

“I cannot, but this is a unique situation —” Mueller said before he was interrupted by Ratcliffe.

“Let’s just leave it at you can’t find it because — I’ll tell you why — it doesn’t exist,” said Ratcliffe.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/07/24/mueller-grilled-on-conclusions-about-exoneration/23777304/

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 24, 2019 3:15 PM
Comment #446492

The Mueller hearings were a clown show starring the DEMOCRATS.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at July 24, 2019 4:42 PM
Comment #446493
Royal Flush wrote: “impeach Trump” clown wagon …
LOL! Funny!

Right.
Courts don’t exonerate.
Courts ONLY do two things:

  • decide “GUILTY”, or
  • decide “NOT GUILTY”.
Mueller’s investigation should be no different.
Implying guilt without evidence is nonsense, and possibly criminal, and possibly a form of discrimination, or harassment by the government (i.e. deep state in this case).
IF you are accused of a crime, without a shred of evidence, and the Court continues to harass you, you might have a case for harassment?!?
Perhaps the majority of voters will (essentially) prosecute the Democrats’ despicable behaviour (on election day)?
Democrats in Congress should be angry with Mueller for leading them on for so long, and making them think there was some evidence of a crime.
The result of Mueller’s investigation is “NOT GUILTY”, case closed, no matter how badly Mueller, Democrats, and similar ilk want to find a crime (who are still in search of a crime, after 3 years, and a 2 year investigation costing $40 Million, for 19 lawyers, 40 FBI agents, analysts, accountants, & other staff, 2800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 230 communication records, 13 requests to foreign governments, 500 witnesses, and testimony by A.G. William Barr, and testimony today by Robert Mueller).

Eventually, you’d think many Democrat voters would think Democrats are worthless IF the HOUSE (which Democrats control) cannot agree to impeach Trump with so much overwhelming evidence of criminal behavior, that they claim exists (i.e. “Lying and Leaking” Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Eric Swalwell, “Valor Stealing” Dick Blumenthal, Ms. “Shut Up” Mazie Hirono, Kamal Harris, “Anti 2nd Amendment” Eric Swalwell, “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker, “Socialist” Bernie Sanders, “Cryin’” Chuck Schumer, “Impeach this M****r*****r” Rashida Tlaib, Jim Clyburn, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, and Seth Moulton, “New Green Deal” AOC, “Crooked” Hillary Clinton, and many Democrats) !?!

It’s funny watching the Democrats try to spin today as a great day, and more reasons to try to impeach Trump.

But, many thanks for the Democrats, who are the gift that keep giving, who are calling for impeachment (despite no evidence of a crime), who keep digging that hole ever deeper for that dead horse they keep beating.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 24, 2019 5:42 PM
Comment #446494

Trump sounded pretty committed to finding out who started this whole thing.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 24, 2019 8:29 PM
Comment #446495

I think a lot of security clearances should be pulled, also.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 24, 2019 8:30 PM
Comment #446496

I was watching “Leaking and Lying” Adam Schiff on MSNBC (he wouldn’t dare go on FOX or OANN).
He’s especially wants to keep digging that hole ever deeper for that dead horse he keeps beating.
Funny how many Democrats suddenly believe Mueller’s testimony is a game changer.

But, many thanks for the Democrats, who are the gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 24, 2019 8:42 PM
Comment #446498

Rachel Madcow loves “Leaking and Lying” Adam Schiff.
He’s a hero, to hear Rachel tell it.

Posted by: d.a.n at July 24, 2019 9:07 PM
Comment #446554

Should the Democrats continue to “investigate” rather than “legislate”, they will face an angry electorate come November 2020.

Very few Demos ran on a platform that included impeaching President Trump. Yet, some of them act as though they have a mandate from the electorate.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 26, 2019 3:46 PM
Comment #446557

They’ve seemed to have given themselves the mandate. That guy who thinks it’s so simple a caveman can do it tried to start impeachment proceedings and got his extended eyebrow handed to him. I can’t believe his constituents hold the same vitriol he has for the President. When asked, he is vicious in his denunciation of President Trump.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 26, 2019 5:47 PM
Comment #446558

Royal, it’s all over but the shouting, IMO.

Unbelievable how desperate Mueller looked during the hearings.

The dims and msm have nothing left to hang their flag on.

Here forward it will just be a plethora of information coming out against the conspiracy and subpoenas going out to the deserving.

The dim party could be forced to disband. Maybe this will be a chance for a 3rd party or a new party startup. Maybe the Trump family could carry the flag for a new party.

The ‘Founder’ of GOOGLE is suggesting the government do something about partisanship/hate/monopolization so demonstrated.

There is a world of clearing up to do. Going to take some time. Will they start at the bottom and work their way to the top? Dunno, but it’s going to be a sweet sweet coupla years ahead…

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 26, 2019 5:49 PM
Comment #446560

Thanks for the Al Green video clip Weary. Fox News features him, and his abominable comments, quite often.

The words “racist” and “bigot” have lost their meaning for many on the Left like this guy. He thinks highly of Rev. Sharpton, one of the most racially obsessed people I know of in this country. He praises Rev. Jackson who is an accomplished extortionist. He does not believe Minister Farrakhan or Wright are practicing racists.

Al Green tries to appear in public as a reasoned politician. Scratch him and he bleeds racism and hatred.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 26, 2019 6:12 PM
Comment #446561

Even a dead animal can inflict damage through the reflex action stored in the body. We can’t let our guard down or the Democratics will gore us with an unconscious jerk of their massive extremities.

It would be catastrophic if, after this long battle, both adversaries die and a meager painter or bartender steps in to fill the void.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 26, 2019 6:28 PM
Comment #446563


https://youtu.be/H8BWGtvA_co

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 26, 2019 6:58 PM
Comment #446564

Right Royal, Al Green is a nasTY one. But, the folks are giving back in spades. There are two radio stations 24/7 taking it to the dims. Vicious, mean, but necessary in this most important election cycle. The dims are saying that they will be set back 50 years if they lose. I agree.

WW, I realize that the Trump admin could screw up or some dastardly thing happen to take the edge off the Trump regime. But, I’m not going to worry about getting kicked by a daid cow. Trump will dot the I’s and cross the T’s.

Hearing that the SC approved Trump spending defense dollars to build the wall. Last dim gasp on that one … NEW WALL BEFORE XMAS . .

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 26, 2019 8:51 PM
Comment #446596

Ustabe folks just listened to bad mouthing coming from dims/msm and let it go, biz as usual.

But, leading up to, and losing the 2016 election they have gone so far overboard with hateful rhetoric they have awakened people who are giving it back to them.

And, fer shure, much of the pushback is emboldened by the way the President reacts and goes on the offense.

Recently, he went after Obama and some $60M dollar book deal. Today, he slammed Elijah Cumming for doing zilch to help Baltimore, the 3rd most dangerous city. I’ve never heard anyone question Cumming’s leadership. So great to have these poor performers called out.

They don’t need a pass for being of color. Thank you, Mr. President.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 27, 2019 4:32 PM
Comment #446618

Every time Cummings is in the spotlight it devolves into race.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 28, 2019 11:03 AM
Comment #446632

“Every time Cummings is in the spotlight it devolves into race.”

Thanks Weary. I will go further; every time there is a disagreement between political parties it devolves into race.

The Dems are reduced to being a single-issue party. Racism. They practice what they denounce.

I will flat out say that we can expect “race” to dominate the Demo debates this week.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 28, 2019 3:15 PM
Comment #446638

dims are determined to keep on playing the big lie. They will go down with the ship cryin out russia russia russia . ..

Reason is; they know globalisation is going to take a hit under a Trump presidency, going to set them back some 40-50 years, they can’t believe what is happening to them, they have no way to circumvent the justice thats going to be delivered to them, they are so dumbfounded and frightened that they can’t speak to their having played a part in the worst conspiracy in the history of the USA.

I don’t think anyone can see or discern what justice will look like for the Obama admin. And, its even more murky to imagine the charges to be brought against the msm.

Some are already turning on each other.

And, President Trump has played it perfectly as I can tell. He didn’t prematurely fire anybody, he didn’t use his power to stop the special counsel or any other dim investigations, some still ongoing, some being initiated almost daily. Nope, he let them hang themselves, let it play out in the public eye and now, after 2 1/2 years they have nothing and the evidence against them is piled sky high.

Hard to believe such a conspiracy, right from the pinnacles of power, could be effected in this country. Very sad, but going to be a super entertaining coupla years as the culprits get to own their role in this greatest conspiracy.

Take your time Mr. President, stretch it out thru your 2nd term. And to think, we’ve got a front row seat, maybe even have Sean Hannity narrating …

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 28, 2019 6:20 PM
Comment #446639

I agree Roy; the outlook for our nation looks better the more the Left twists itself into a pretzel.

In 2020, I expect the nation to reject all the greed, hate, lies, and deception that has been practiced by the Demos.

Posted by: Royal Flush at July 28, 2019 6:44 PM
Comment #446640

You don’t have episodes like this at the local government level. If this was to happen in a local government the population would have a field day running the perp out of town.


Posted by: Weary Willie at July 28, 2019 6:49 PM
Comment #446641

I would suggest it happens quite a bit, WW. It just isn’t played out with the magnitude, gravity of this Obama admin conspiracy. Locals don’t have the wherewithall to utilize CIA spies, FBI intel investigators, NSA intercepts and so on, in carrying out their mini-conspiracies.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at July 28, 2019 7:32 PM
Comment #446642

I think you’re making my point for me, Roy Ellis. You’re saying the only reason this is happening is because the power of an omnipotent federal government is dominating the resources!

Could your city and county and state governments operate without federal money?

If it can’t it’s incompetent. It’s not protecting you. It should be abolished and replaced as per the Declaration of Independence and in a way described in the U.S. Constitution in Article 5.

Once we realize we have an option an Article 5 Convention is the next legal option.

Before any city defies the federal government it should ask itself, “Can your city support itself?”.

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 28, 2019 8:33 PM
Comment #446643

I think it would be interesting to know how much of the food produced in the great state of Texas is consumed in the city of Chicago.

Could that scenario be quantified?

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 28, 2019 8:43 PM
Comment #446675

Not sure. However, did you know farmers receive considerable subsidies (over $20 Billion in 2018)?.
About 39% of the nation’s 2.1 million farms receive subsidies, with most going to the largest producers of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice (as of Apr 16, 2018).

Posted by: d.a.n at July 29, 2019 1:46 PM
Comment #446677

That’s up now with the tariff subsidies.

Has anyone considered dissipating the population centers to relieve crime and health issues?

Posted by: Weary Willie at July 29, 2019 2:37 PM
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