Sunday, February 26, 2017

Being pushed, not pulled towards Trump...

I know several Trump supporters and to a person, they are more than happy with how he has performed his job. His 85% plus approval rating with Republicans proves that he is certainly not turning off his base. In terms of following through on what he stated he would do during his campaign, I think he has been pretty consistent with his efforts... even as he has been less than graceful in his means.

I know several Trump haters and to a person, they are unhappy with how he is performing his job. His 85% plus disapproval rating with Democrats proves that he is certainly not converting many (if any) of his biggest detractors. The fact that his actions are consistent with his campaign doesn't seem to dampen the lack of enthusiasm for them. It's almost as if they expected that somehow, he would push a different agenda that he campaigned on, and the fact he has stuck to his guns is akin to him rubbing salt in the wound.

Personally I wasn't a Trump supporter. I didn't vote for him. I don't necessarily agree with all of his policies or all of his actions. I believe he picks fights that are not necessary, I believe that too many of his actions are boorish, and I believe he could do quite a bit more to smooth out the rough edges.

All that being said... I find myself slowly but surely moving into the Donald Trump camp, and realistically I can honestly say that it has very little to do with how he is performing his job.

The reason I am moving into the Donald Trump camp is very specifically because I am completely turned off by how the rabid opposition is behaving. There appears to be almost no rhyme, reason, or logic. Rather we are witnessing a blind raging opposition to pretty much everything Trump.  Quite frankly, it all comes off as unhinged and irrational. I honestly believe that some people I know could benefit from some therapy.

If Trump came up with a cure for cancer tomorrow, I am positive that these people would suddenly find themselves to be pro-cancer and no doubt would file a lawsuit somewhere in the 9th circuit to protect the rights of cancer cells. All in the name of opposing Donald Trump.

I can't help associating the current "resistance" to Donald Trump with the sort of behavior one might find at a professional wresting cage match event. People wildly booing and berating the bad guy, even as they deep down understand that the whole thing is an orchestrated fictional event.

What has become abundantly clear to me is that if Donald Trump doesn't either start another world war or lead us into another great depression, it's going to be very difficult to take the sides of the pussy hat wearing protesters, Anti-free speech burning random stuff rioters, or those who want to put the concerns of Middle Eastern refugees ahead of the concerns of Americans.

Donald Trump won't pull me in, because he doesn't have to. His opposition is pushing me to him by offering me no reasonable alternative. I simply can't associate with the hatred, anger, and irrational thought process of the so called resistance. They've become a worst version of what they claim to oppose.

More to the point... I am pretty sure I am not alone.


Roger Amick said...

This from the "fake news" feels the same way you do. New York Times

It’s with a whiff of desperation that President Trump insists these days that he’s the chief executive Washington needs, the decisive dealmaker who, as he said during the campaign, “alone can fix it.” What America has seen so far is an inept White House led by a celebrity apprentice.

This president did not inherit “a mess” from Barack Obama, as he likes to say, but a nation recovered from recession and with strong alliances abroad. Mr. Trump is well on his way to creating a mess of his own, weakening national security and even risking the delivery of basic government services. Most of the top thousand jobs in the administration remain vacant. Career public servants are clashing with inexperienced “beachhead” teams appointed by the White House to run federal agencies until permanent staff members arrive.

Mr. Trump lost his national security adviser this week in a scandal involving ties to Russian intelligence. Robert Harward, a retired vice admiral, refused the job on Thursday, rattled by a dysfunctional National Security Council and a president who has alienated Mexico, Australia and even the British royal family, while cozying up to Moscow.

When Mr. Trump’s assistants can keep the edge of panic out of their voices, they insist that Mr. Trump has gotten more done in the early going than most presidents. And Mr. Trump is so adept at creating smoke that Americans might be forgiven for thinking that’s true. But at this point in the Obama presidency, which did inherit a mess, Congress had passed laws aimed at dragging the economy back from the brink of depression while committing $800 billion in Recovery Act spending to projects ranging from housing to roads to advanced energy technologies.

Roger Amick said...

" Quite frankly, it all comes off as unhinged and irrational"

CH, that's what is wrong with Trump, not those who disagree with him.

Your comment seems to me, that you on that he's the irrational, impulsive behavior, and childish insults and hatred of those who disagree with him should move you away from him. He's the President and that kind of behavior should push you the other direction. But you could disagree with him, without all of the impulsive anger, that some of those who are rationally upset by his behavior, that we agree on.

Roger Amick said...

My phrasing was off a bit.

Simply put, you can find a way to remain opposed to him, without all of the impulsive hatred on the angry opposition. A rational, balanced opposition could bring you back to the Coldheartedtruth.

Roger Amick said...

Your comment about the opposition, misses the new generation that is starting to move on. Cory Brooker,sp, Jim Ryan, who lost to Pelosi, but isn't a disaster, and the guy elected yesterday isn't a disaster. And Castro from Texas, is bright, moderate and was able to win in deep red Texas.

C.H. Truth said...

Sticks and Stones Roger...

You seem to believe that there isn't any difference between a tweet, or an unwelcome boorish opinion... and burning down buildings, illegally leaking classified information, filing idiotic lawsuits, publishing completely false news stories, or blatantly avoiding confirming cabinet members.

califat forever said...

and burning down buildings

Any legit pictures of burning down buildings?????

Myballs said...

Hb the idiot. Economic recovery....with temp, contract, part time, and low wage service jobs.

Obama built alliances? With whom?? He treated iran better than he treated our friends.

Cht is right in his comnentary.

califat forever said...

completely false news stories,

Like millions of illegal votes....buss loads to NH, polls are fixed paid agitators to town halls.....need more??????

Indy Voter said...

Hard to believe you didn't vote for Trump.

Roger Amick said...

You seem to believe that there isn't any difference between a tweet, or an unwelcome boorish opinion. I do see a difference, the impulsive tweet by the President of the United States is far from an "opinion", that you call foolish is not near as important as the tweet made at 3:00 AM by the President.

.. and burning down buildings, if that happened, big IF it is a very rare and not acceptable. But where is the credible source of you claim.

illegally leaking classified information, Deep throat, pentagon papers both told the truth about a President that the public should know about. They will call embarrassing data as a "secret"

filing idiotic lawsuits, publishing completely false news stories, or blatantly avoiding confirming cabinet members. You are buying off on the Trump side, because you don't like the truth. Our media is free for a reason, and your claim that all the negative op eds on Trump as 'false" because you believe a man who was elected on a platform that isn't going to pass, because the American people and the congressional Republicans are feeling more and more as EXPRESSED in the polls that you don't like,

C.H. Truth said...

Indy - I made it abundantly clear during the election that I was not voting for Trump. Gary Johnson got my vote by default.

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - there are no "sides" here. There is just an interpretation of events.

Quite obviously you feel personally violated when the President tweets something you believe he shouldn't write. Seems to me that this should provide you with a unique insight for why the President reacts when someone writes something he disagrees with?

By demanding that there is something wrong with the President reacting to media words, and then going ahead and doing the exact same thing by reacting to Trump's words... it seems you should be equally critical of your own behavior?

But for me, the war of the words between Trump, Democrats, Republicans, media, Hollywood... is politics as usual, just uncloaked and more in your face than we generally see. Perhaps even just a little more honest.

It's the actions. The constant talk of impeachment. The paranoia about "Russia". The over the top delay of cabinet appointments. The protests turning into riots. etc... etc...

I remember how you got so upset that a Republican or two suggested that they wanted to make Obama a one term President? I don't see you similarly upset now that the tables are turned and Democrats are not only suggesting he should be a one term President, but many are trying to figure out a way to get him out sooner, and publicly suggesting as much.

Roger Amick said...

Press secretary Sean Spicer is cracking down on leaks coming out of the West Wing, with increased security measures that include random phone checks of White House staffers, overseen by White House attorneys.

The push to snuff out leaks to the press comes after a week in which President Donald Trump strongly criticized the media for using unnamed sources in stories and expressed growing frustration with the unauthorized sharing of information by individuals in his administration.

Last week, after Spicer became aware that information had leaked out of a planning meeting with about a dozen of his communications staffers, he reconvened the group in his office to express his frustration over the number of private conversations and meetings that were showing up in unflattering news stories, according to sources in the room.

Upon entering Spicer’s office for what one person briefed on the gathering described as “an emergency meeting,” staffers were told to dump their phones on a table for a “phone check," to prove they had nothing to hide.

Spicer, who consulted with White House counsel Don McGahn before calling the meeting, was accompanied by White House lawyers in the room, according to multiple sources.

There, he explicitly warned staffers that using texting apps like Confide — an encrypted and screenshot-protected messaging app that automatically deletes texts after they are sent — and Signal, another encrypted messaging system, was a violation of the Presidential Records Act, according to multiple sources in the room.

The phone checks included whatever electronics staffers were carrying when they were summoned to the unexpected follow-up meeting, including government-issued and personal cellphones.

Paranoia on steroids. Personal phones are private property. If they terminate anyone, they will file law suits, and win.

Indy Voter said...

Don't recall seeing any of that. Your pre-election posts were shills for Trump, and your post-election gloating repeatedly expressed your glee that Trump beat Clinton.

Roger Amick said...

There is no paranoia on Russian hackers and more. An independent investigation into the issue is something you would agree with, because you're certain that there was no interference in the election, right????

I thought that the one term b.s. was unfortunately somewhat racist. Not only that, both parties are unwilling to compromise. I have long thought that the Karl Rove strategy when they made any difference between dissent and treason.

Why are you moving into the Trump corner, how do you support the man who based his entrance into the Republican campaign on the "Birther", racist nonsense?
You know that is a real racism.

Roger Amick said...

Indy, you nailed it. His hatred for Clinton was almost pathological.

Pot calling kettle, he never admits.

Indy Voter said...

White House staffers serve at the will of the president, Roger. They can be fired for any reason, including for what they have on their personal cell phones. Or for refusing to allow them to be searched. It wouldn't surprise me at all if agreeing to such searches was a requirement for accepting their jobs.

That's a toxic environment to work in. It will hurt the ability of staff to function if they're constantly under suspicion. God help the nation if this is what the next four years are like.

Roger Amick said...

CH got his instructions from President Tweeter Trump ANGRY

Donald J. TrumpVerified account‏@realDonaldTrump 8h8 hours ago

Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!

Roger Amick said...

Yes, they serve at his pleasure. But personal phones should not be demanded.

God help the nation if this is what the next four years are like.

We agree 1000%

Roger Amick said...

The people who think anything that says something bad about Trump, if it's accurate or not, need to remember something about a free press and how important it is to our democracy.

If you don't have the courage to challenge authority.we don't have journalism.

Our President does not understand how vital it is to our Democracy.

Jorge Ramos' Commencement Address to the School of Journalism Class of 2015
May. 19, 2015 Public Affairs Staff
Updated Dec. 15, 2015 3:26 pm

Anchor for Univision and Fusion Jorge Ramos delivered the School of Journalism's commencement address on May 15, 2015. The following is a transcription of his speech.

It’s great to be here, you’re excited right? Class of 2015! La clase del dos mil quince!

It is great to be here with so much energy and first of all let me just go through the format. I have to thank Dean Ernest J. Wilson and of course the director of the School of Journalism Willow Bay for inviting me this morning to USC.

I am really honored. It’s great to be here in Trojan territory. I’m here to celebrate you and of course to celebrate the new building and media center. I just had a tour. It’s fantastic. It’s the envy! It’s the envy of any school.

We are here to celebrate the incredible diversity of this University. We’re from all over the world, from China to the barrios of Los Angeles. And that is fantastic! We are here to celebrate the collaboration between the Fusion the company I work for and USC Annenberg to train and inspire young journalists. We are here to celebrate the fact that many of you will be the first in your families to graduate. One in seven, I’m told. And I’m sure your parents somewhere here are crying right now. Because we know it’s a family affair — the fact you’re here means the family worked together, it’s prevalent in the Latino families, they work together for you to be here. And now it’s a huge responsibility, so this is a great reason to celebrate.

I guess I was invited here to talk about the future, your future — and this is what I know.

I’m an immigrant and I’m a journalist and those two things define me.

Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision and Fusion, delivers the commencement address at the School of Journalism ceremony for the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism on May 15, 2015.
USC Annenberg / Brett Van Ort

To be an immigrant means I left everything behind, I left my family, I left my friends my house and I also left the sense that life was going to be predictable. As a young reporter I was censored in Mexico. Back then in the 1980s it was impossible to criticize the President. Just imagine that. Of course I did a report that criticized the President. Before I was fired, I quit. I was going to be fired there was no question about it. I had the opportunity to just say “Well, what should I do?” and I quit. I sold my car, I still remember that, it was an old Volkswagen beetle, a red one. Maybe some of you have that beautiful car. I got a little money, no more than $2,000, and with that I came to Los Angeles as a student. I was only 24. Honestly, I didn’t know anything about the business. But I did know I didn’t want to be a censored journalist.

So I will always be grateful to the United States because this country gave me the opportunities that my country of origin couldn’t give me and I just hope that this country continues to do that with the immigrants who came after me.

Roger Amick said...

So now let’s fast forward to the present. I have been an anchorman for almost 30 years. That means that before you were born I was already covering the news. But here’s the problem. Many years from now when you tell your kids and your family that an anchorman gave the commencement speech at USC when you were graduating they will ask, “Mom, Dad, what is an anchorman?”

Most likely you will have to put me in the same category as dinosaurs and other species about to be extinct and I’m not kidding.

Remember the rain this morning. Remember the rain because I am sorry to say but you are entering journalism and public relations in the middle of a storm. In our profession we are living in the equivalent of climate change with the fundamentals of our profession melting like icebergs in the middle of summer, flooded by social media and looking outside the window honestly with anxiety and uncertainty. Everything is changing, actually, everything is changing and migrating to your cell phones. Newspapers are not being read on paper anymore and guess what? Obviously I’m in the television business and we are producing shows, programs for people who don’t even own a television set. And now let me just give you a quick fact check. In journalism right now we don’t know exactly how to make a lot of money with the new technologies. So don’t expect a big paycheck or at least not now.

Roger Amick said...

And the way to do that is ask tough questions. Don't be scared. There are no silly or stupid or forbidden questions. And your attitude should be that if you don't ask that question to the President, to the Senator, to the mayor, no one else is going to do it. So don't look around to see if someone else is going to do it. It is your responsibility. That's precisely why you chose to be a journalist.

Roger Amick said...

Commonsense said...

Yes, they serve at his pleasure. But personal phones should not be demanded.

You really ought to check with the people who worked for Obama's white house.

This is not some new, dastardly plan by Trump the infringed on privacy rights of white house employees.

It's just now being covered by the media is if it was.

Commonsense said...

Wonder why Roger is so deluded as to actually think anyone cares what Jorge Ramos has to say.

rrb said...

my, my, my...

lil' whore-hey certainly is full of himself now, isn't he?

rrb said...

for chrissakes alky, you act as if the journOlisters are fucking superheroes or something.

they're not.

they're "democrats with a byline."*

h/t glenn reynolds

KD, Alky is Drunk, Spamzial worse then James Eva' said...

Dow posts longest win streak since 1992; Street prepares for Trump's speech to Congress

Fred Imbert | @foimbert
Friday, 24 Feb 2017 | 4:21 PM ET"

Alky is drunk, we have to forgive him.

The problem with todays Liberal is they believed they WON, they have that cute but pathetic , the entire party is of the mind that because they had the most money and in their minds the most STARS they WON.

Reality is just about to set in with them, or God I hope it does soon.

KD, HyperBolic Drunk said...

All you have to do to prove HB is wrong is first read his ranting childish non-sense and turn on your tv , click thru the channels and see that the Media is fully in force and the 1st Amendment is very much Alive and Well.

KD, CNN still on the Air, proving HB wrong , again said...

My GOD how little HB knows about everything , add to that now Employer rights, first off while at the JOB you HAVE ZERO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY, IF your boss wants you to take a drugtest, you have to or you get fired, IF s/he wants to search your desk, the computer , your phone , yet, all can be searched.

The coffee fetcher would not know this because he was just the union step n fetch.

C.H. Truth said...


An independent Prosecutor is no different from any sort of investigative action. They follow some form of evidence that a crime has been committed and that they can ultimately charge someone with such a crime.

First thing here is that a special prosecutor would have no authority to charge anyone from Russia with a domestic American crime. An investigation into what some foreign government has done would generally come from the C.I.A. and various intelligence outfits... and any said response would be diplomatic.

According to investigations ordered while Obama was President, they blamed the Russians and they put sanctions in place. There would be no place for a special prosecutor to reinvent the wheel, and that person would have no authority to prosecute anyways.

If, on the flip side, your argument is that you should hire a special prosecutor to simply "look around" to see "if" something else illegal was done... that is also not within the scope of a special prosecutor. There is no credible evidence from anywhere that there was any collusion between the Russians and anyone in the previous White House or either campaign. Those who had been intercepting phone calls already have suggested as much. No evidence of any collusion, much less any specific evidence of any credible crime of any sort.

If you cannot call for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Clinton's email server (which by all practical means was dripping with illegal actions)... then certainly we cannot call for one to engage in a wild goose chase for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster... just because some crazies demand that it exists.

rrb said...

If, on the flip side, your argument is that you should hire a special prosecutor to simply "look around" to see "if" something else illegal was done... that is also not within the scope of a special prosecutor.

ol rog has morphed into maxine waters. she too keeps insisting that if they simply fish around long enough they'll stumble upon something that'll be impeachable.

Commonsense said...

While liberals whine, Trump gets results.

Shulkin proposes eliminating 40-mile, 30-day rule for non-VA care

WASHINGTON – Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Sunday proposed eliminating a controversial policy that limits veterans from receiving private-sector health care.

Speaking to hundreds of people at the Disabled American Veterans annual conference in Arlington, Va., Shulkin laid out his top 10 priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was his first public address since becoming VA secretary.

High on Shulkin’s list was redesigning the Veterans Choice Program into what he called “Choice 2.0.”

His plan would include removing the rule that allows veterans to go outside the VA for health care if they had to wait more than 30 days for an appointment or live more than 40 miles driving distance from a VA facility. Some veterans and lawmakers have criticized the 40-mile, 30-day rule for limiting veterans’ health care choices, and Shulkin called the program “extremely complex and bureaucratic.”

C.H. Truth said...

It's almost as if they want us to turn into a Gestapo State rather than one guided by the constitution and the protections of things like the fourth amendment.

People like Roger seem to forget that in order for law enforcement to investigate anyone specifically you would need a search warrant and subpoena power. Both require at least some evidence of a specific crime and both require a reasonable belief that the party in question has tangible evidence to prove said crime.

The word that is generally used in this situation is "PROBABLE CAUSE". Prosecutors and investigators are required to provide probable cause to a Judge before garnering a search warrant or an arrest warrant and for the most part even a subpoena

In broad political terms, it's easy to suggest a special prosecutor for pretty much anything. In the tangible specific legal world, you need actual specific targets and some evidence that a specific crime has actually taken place.

So who do you suppose Roger would have the investigate and for what specific crime? Is there evidence that someone from the Trump campaign helped hack the DNC and Clinton campaign email servers? Is there evidence that someone fro the Trump campaign helped facilitate providing that hacked information to Wikileaks? IS there evidence that someone from the Trump campaign was possibly directly responsible for any of the leaks?

What exactly would be the "probable cause" to start investigating American citizens?


rrb said...

What exactly would be the "probable cause" to start investigating American citizens?


when hillary clinton said that "refusing to accept the election results is a direct threat to our democracy"...

... that was the one time in her miserable existence that she was exactly right.

the left's behavior, thought process and rhetoric are absolutely dripping with both irony and hypocrisy.

Roger Amick said...

Donald J. TrumpVerified account‏@realDonaldTrump 8h8 hours ago

Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!

Seig Heil!!!!!!

KD, Ellison lost Election with Hillary/Warren ,, Obama Won the DNC is his said...

ol rog has morphed into maxine waters" RRB

MaxiePad Waters is prettier the rog and more sober too.
“Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal would be about socializing … uh, umm. … Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”

Gone are the days of Hating Business, Wealth and Jobs are back in Style.

So the Establishment aka Obama got his girl as the new Leader of the DNC, Radicalization in now complete. My Favorite Liberal got to be the token 2nd in command.

It was a bloody weekend for the Alt-Left and Warren/Hillary/Schummer all lost to Obama and his hand madden takes control jerking the Dems ever farther to the left.

C.H. Truth said...

Roger -

Do you have a tangible response?

What probable cause would be used to investigate which specific people regarding what specific crimes?


by the way, did you see the recent pie chart for how liberals argue?

1% use logic
1% use facts
1% use analogies
97% use Hitler comparisons.

Commonsense said...

Roger's answer is about what you expected.

A childish response in lieu of a coherent argument he is incapable of making.

KD, Winning Biggly for US Vets said...

LOL the Drunkard is back and posting the same post on this side as he does on the Dead HB Blog side.

The US Veteran has a Champion in the White House Again, good to have a Real President in the White House.

Credit CS for bring that good news to this Adult Blog.

In President Trumps first month in office he dropped the US Debt by 12 Billion, nice start, keep going.

KD, All this WINNING BIGGLY said...

A childish response in lieu of a coherent argument he is incapable of making" CS

He is drunk, we need to excuse his childish behavor, that and his buying puts on the US Stock Market on Nov 9th, 2016, he lost a LOT of money. He was not alone. Krugman, Cuban and Buffet did the same.

Back in the real world Trump Jobs numbers are jumping up , more people getting jobs, more houses being built then in the last 8 years, Home Depot stock has been on fire, and their Dividend just jumped 23 percent ...... interest rates can rise to a normal 5.5 % according to the CFO of Home Depot before they have any concern.

So the little grenade thrower Obimbo Left Behind , Janet B. Yellen go ahead raise rates, and pull back on all that QE's , we don't care.

We the American People are willing, able and ready to work , earn and save again to build for our kids and leave them YUGE inherences.

KD, said...

What probable cause would be used to investigate which specific people regarding what specific crimes? " CHT

did you mean to be so mean to HB?

caliphate4vr said...

by the way, did you see the recent pie chart for how liberals argue?

1% use logic
1% use facts
1% use analogies
97% use Hitler comparisons.

It's all they've got

Roger Amick said...

The people who think anything that says something bad about Trump, if it's accurate or not, need to remember something about a free press and how important it is to our democracy.

If journalists didn't have the courage to challenge authority, we would not have freedom.

Our President does not understand how vital it is to our Democracy.

I proudly stand by that comment.

None of you seem to get it. Freedom of speech, religion and the press was the first amendment for a reason. Without those three rights we would not have preserved our government in place, longer than any other government on Earth

When our President says that the free press is an "enemy of the people" it is absolute proof that Trump does not understand that a free press is absolutely vital to the preservation of our democracy.

I had to correct some grammatical errors.

rrb said...

When our President says that the free press is an "enemy of the people" it is absolute proof that Trump does not understand that a free press is absolutely vital to the preservation of our democracy.


first of all, i don't think he said "free" press because we haven't had a truly free press in my lifetime. what we have had is a severely biased and dishonest press that has dutifully carried water for democrats and has attacked republicans ruthlessly.

the msm would be wise to adopt a posture of honesty and objectivity. then they might be able to recover some of the public's lost trust, and at some point in the future might be able to begin to extract their reputation from the shitter.

trump's not the reason trust in the media is hovering at 12%.

but the trust in the media hovering at 12% is a big part of the reason why we got trump.

selena zito might have had the best analysis of the entire campaign. she said that trump supporters took him seriously but not literally, and trump opponents took him literally but not seriously.

the media falls squarely in the second camp.

Commonsense said...

The people who think anything that says something bad about Trump, if it's accurate or not, need to remember something about a free press and how important it is to our democracy.

Gee the liberals weren't so sanguine about the free press and it's importance to a democracy when they were publishing reports of Obama being born in Kenya.

Hypocrisy --- Bedrock ---- Liberalism

rrb said...

President Trump let slip the secret during his first news conference. Here’s what he told shouting reporters trying to trip him:

“I’ll tell you something, I’ll be honest — because I sort of enjoy this back-and-forth. And I guess I have all my life.”

As do his supporters and a good number of detractors, who’ve turned Trump appearances and his press secretary’s news briefings into TV ratings hits on and cable.

Enough Americans have witnessed or perceived media misinterpretations and bias to enjoy seeing its elite members handed back some guff, even crudely. And there’s now a vibrant, imperfect social media on 24-hour online patrol.

Meanwhile, media members who blithely passed along Obama’s serial lies about, among many things, keeping your doctor and health plan under ObamaCare, are now on Alpha Alert for Trump untruths, visibly relishing each one.

The Washington media needs to stop whining, get off their high horse and do the jobs they chose, reporting accurately what a president says now and putting it in true context to what he said last year or last night.

Americans are not dumb, even if you disagree with their presidential choice. In the years B.T. (Before Trump), millions decided the Fourth Estate had become more of a fifth column to combat traditional values and fairness.

That’s dangerous because our democracy needs a healthy, honest press, now also financially troubled. The best way to restore both trust and business health is to reboot and become real journalists again, this time with a professional conscience. Because it takes two sides to keep a war going.

Read more here:

Roger Amick said...

One, two, three strikes you’re out? We hope so because the FBI is launching three separate investigations into Trump’s ties with Russia.

Trump will not complete one term. His increasingly demented comments will lead to resignation, impeachment, or implication of the 22nd Amendment, for incompetent and irrational comments.

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - freedom of speech runs both ways. Something liberals (and the press) seem to want to ignore. Anyone, including the media, is allowed to criticize politicians.

But politicians and other media people are free to call out the media when they are less than honest or less than objective.

They also, quite frankly, are not above the laws of the land. I find it strangely amusing (in terms of the frank hypocrisy) that the media wants to somehow argue that their collusion with intelligence sources (who are breaking the law by leaking classified information) is somehow justified because they are trying to uncover possible collusion with internet hackers (who were breaking the law).

So they feel it's okay for the media to collude with sources who are breaking the law... so they can expose whether or not the exact same thing was done by somebody else?

It's like torturing a captive, in attempts to force that captive to expose others who are torturing people to gather information.

rrb said...

Roger Amick said...
One, two, three strikes you’re out? We hope so because the FBI is launching three separate investigations into Trump’s ties with Russia.

Trump will not complete one term. His increasingly demented comments will lead to resignation, impeachment, or implication of the 22nd Amendment, for incompetent and irrational comments.

Just how deep do Trump’s ties to the Russian hacking of the 2016 election go? According to Reuters, the FBI wants to know and have launched three separate investigations looking into the scandal. The news organization confirmed the investigations through five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation, shedding light on the scale of the investigation for the first time.

President Donald Trump has claimed numerous times the election was wrought with fraud, yet has insisted it came from the Democrats and illegal immigrant voters.

It seems the FBI does not agree. While their investigations are not centered around the final election results, they are each looking at what role Russia played in hacking the Democratic National Committee and just how much influence the Kremlin had over Trump’s and his campaign.

The White House has been quiet about the investigations, a spokesperson would only point to an earlier quote by Trump during the campaign in which he said, “As far as hacking, I think it was Russia, but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people.”

While it has been previously reported that the FBI was looking into the hacks, the number of independent investigations and just what they are looking for was previously unknown.

Of the three, the most damaging to Trump’s presidency could come from FBI counterintelligence agents based in Washington. According to Reuters, “This counterintelligence inquiry includes but is not limited to examination of financial transactions by Russian individuals and companies who are believed to have links to Trump associates.”

If agents find direct ties to Trump or his campaign, this could be grounds for impeachment if our Republican-strangled Congress chooses to act. Just how many ties to foreign corporations or governments Trump has are still unknown, as he still refuses to release his tax returns to the public.

Previous reports have indicated that Trump and some of his staff could be victims of Russian blackmail. Hopefully, these investigations can shed some light on just how serious this claim really is.

If the President of the United States was installed or was blackmailed by a hostile foreign government, the American people deserve to know.


rrb said...

Trump will not complete one term. His increasingly demented comments will lead to resignation, impeachment, or implication of the 22nd Amendment, for incompetent and irrational comments.

ginny blossom,

in the heat of your hyperventilation you used the wrong amendment.

you're reaching for the 25th, not the 22nd.

you're welcome.

rrb said...

Trump will not complete one term.

i'm feelin' a landslide comin' on.

just sayin'.


C.H. Truth said...

Trump will not complete one term.

Kerry in a landslide...

cowardly king obama said...

Roger will not complete one Trump term. Roger's increasingly demented comments ...

There, fixed it for you.


rrb said...

Leaked audio from an anti-Trump protest group meeting reveals activists with anti-Trump group Indivisible plotting how to best manufacture a hostile environment at a town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on Friday.

The audio, obtained by local radio station KPEL, reveals a coordinated effort to create the public impression that Cassidy’s support for Trump is unpopular with his constituents. The activists, who describe themselves as liberals in the audio, can be heard strategizing how to best turn a local town hall into a political victory.

The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents.

Read more:

“give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside.

would that be the blessed 'free press' media?

Roger Amick said...

Thank you Mr President. George W Bush demolished Donald J Trump.

KD, HB do you want this President to Succeed, IF not,well you know said...

Not One Reporter has been arrested, not one FCC license has been pulled, not one website has been taken down, tell us all the story of how the press is not getting to have it's say?

rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...
Thank you Mr President. George W Bush demolished Donald J Trump.

demolished? you mean like "devastated, complete with a boom, and a landslide" demolished?

KD said...

Trump will not complete one term. " Bookmarked for future use.

HB, on the morning of November 9th, 2016 you invested against the US Voters and the US Stock Market.

Can you share with us how that worked out for you?

Thanks, I know you will answer this question because you are an honest person and just want all the facts to be out for all to see.

Durable Goods spike after two months of the mess Obama left.

rrb said...

Republicans are also fully on board with Trump's frequent accusations that the media is manufacturing "fake news" to undermine his presidency.

Asked if they believe that the news media is "exaggerating the problems with the Trump administration because they are uncomfortable and threatened with the kind of change Trump represents," a whopping 89 percent of Republicans agreed. On that measure, a majority of all Americans - 53 percent - also say the same, although that includes just 21 percent of Democrats.

Roger Amick said...

Thank you Mr President.

Former President George W. Bush and wife Laura Bush arrive at the U.S. Capitol before Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Jan. 20. (John Angelillo/European Pressphoto Agency)
Former president George W. Bush rarely weighs in on current political events, but on Monday, he offered some of his most pointed critiques of President Trump's statements and policies in an interview with NBC News' “Today” show.

Asked about Trump's claim that the media is the “enemy of the people,” Bush warned that an independent press is essential to democracy and that denouncing the press at home makes it difficult for the United States to preach democratic values abroad.

“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.

“Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive and it's important for the media to call to account people who abuse power, whether it be here or elsewhere,” he added.

Bush noted that during his presidency, he sought to persuade people like Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect a free press.

“It's kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we're not willing to have one ourselves,” Bush said.

Roger Amick said...

On Russia, Bush added that “we all need answers” about whether Trump campaign officials had contact with Russian officials in the election. But he did not endorse the idea that an independent prosecutor was necessary. Bush said that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr was an “independent thinker” capable of handling the inquiry.

“If he were to recommend a special prosecutor, then it'd have a lot more credibility with me,” Bush said of Burr.

Lauer sought to pin Bush down on his position on Trump's travel ban, which Bush refused to endorse.
Instead, he offered a defense of religious freedom, warning that the terror threat is not a religious war but an ideological one.

“I think it's very important for all of us to recognize one of our great strengths is for people to be able to worship the way they want to or to not worship at all,” Bush said. “A bedrock of our freedom is the right to worship freely.”

“I understood right off the bat that this was an ideological conflict and people who murder the innocent are not religious people — they want to advance an ideology and we have faced those kinds of ideologues in the past,” he added.

Pressed to state clearly whether he supports or opposes the ban, Bush would only say “I am for an immigration policy that's welcoming and upholds the law.”

rrb said...

ah, suddenly the alky is a YUGE "W" fan.

rrb said...

LAUER: But there’s enormous division right now, and although President Trump has said he hopes to unify the country, have you in the first month seen him do or say anything that, in your opinion, would be an attempt to heal the wounds of the election?

BUSH: Well, first of all, there’s only been one month in office, and so … you know, he’s got four years. Secondly, I think you have to take the man for his word that he wants to unify the country, and we’ll see whether he’s able to do so.

context, alky. context.

Roger Amick said...

“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.

He does not think the media is an "enemy of the people"

rrb said...

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes spoke to reporters earlier today and said he had seen no evidence of any contacts between the Trump administration and Russia. He also said he’d been told by people inside the intelligence community “there’s nothing there.”

Nunes opened himself to questions and was asked by CNN’s Manu Raju, “Can you say categorically that there were no contacts whatsoever between any officials affiliated with the Russian government and the Trump campaign?”

“Not that I’m aware of. We still haven’t seen any evidence of anyone from the Trump campaign, or any other campaign for that matter, that’s communicated with the Russian government,” Nunes replied.

Raju then asked why Nunes had agreed to talk to a reporter about the matter at the request of the White House. Nunes replied by turning the question around, “If the White House asked me to talk to you would you think that that would be okay or not okay?” When Raju suggested that the White House was urging Nunes to “knock down these stories” Nunes replied, “No, that absolutely didn’t happen.”

A few minutes later another reporter asked, “So the FBI specifically told you that they have found no contacts between any Trump associates and Russian officials.”

“As of right now I don’t have any evidence of any phone calls. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist but I don’t have that. And what I’ve been told by many folks is that there’s nothing there,” Nunes replied.

A few minutes later Nunes was asked again by CNN’s Jim Sciutto to clarify that he has been told there’s no evidence of any contacts. “The way it sounds like to me is it’s been looked into and there is no evidence of anything there. Obviously we’d like to know if there is,” Nunes said.

Asked if a special prosecutor was appropriate, Nunes said there would be nothing for them to do. “If at some point serious crimes have been committed it would be something that we’d consider but at this point we don’t have that,” Nunes said. He added, “But at this point the only serious crimes we have are leaks that have come out of our government to the press and others.”

rrb said...

“We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.

indeed we do. an honest professional media that reports facts, and doesn't turn every report into a mini op/ed.

instead we have a partisan media full of hacks, liars, and other garden variety douchebags all vying for a pulitzer from their liberal mutual admiration society.

try to comprehend what bush is saying, alky. what he actually said, not what you desperately wanted to hear.

rrb said...

ah, the good old days -

The Justice Department spied extensively on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010, collecting his telephone records, tracking his movements in and out of the State Department and seizing two days of Rosen’s personal emails, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

In a chilling move sure to rile defenders of civil liberties, an FBI agent also accused Rosen of breaking anti-espionage law with behavior that—as described in the agent's own affidavit—falls well inside the bounds of traditional news reporting. (Disclosure: This reporter counts Rosen among his friends.)

UPDATE: Fox News responds with a blistering statement that asserts Rosen was "simply doing his job" in his role as "a member of what up until now has always been a free press.”

The revelations surfaced with President Barack Obama’s administration already under fire for seizing two months of telephone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press. Obama last week said he makes “no apologies” for investigations into national security-related leaks. The AP's CEO, Gray Pruitt, said Sunday that the seizure was "unconstitutional."

The Obama administration has prosecuted twice as many leakers as all previous administrations combined.

“The president is a strong defender of the First Amendment and a firm believer in the need for the press to be unfettered in its ability to conduct investigative reporting and facilitate a free flow of information,” White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted last week. “He also, of course, recognizes the need for the Justice Department to investigate alleged criminal activity without undue influence.”

The details of the government's strategy against Rosen sound like something out of a spy novel.

Investigators looking into disclosures of sensitive information about North Korea got Rosen’s telephone records and a warrant for his personal emails but also used his State Department security badge to track his movements in and out of that building, the Post reported, citing court documents.

Indy Voter said...

Not one, but six, journalists were arrested for doing their jobs on the very first day of this administration.

rrb said...

Indy Voter said...
Not one, but six, journalists were arrested for doing their jobs on the very first day of this administration.

and so they were -

At least six journalists were charged with felony rioting after they were arrested while covering the violent protests that took place just blocks from President Trump’s inauguration parade in Washington on Friday, according to police reports and court documents.

The journalists were among 230 people detained in the anti-Trump demonstrations, during which protesters smashed the glass of commercial buildings and lit a limousine on fire.

The charges against the journalists — Evan Engel, Alexander Rubinstein, Jack Keller, Matthew Hopard, Shay Horse and Aaron Cantu — have been denounced by organizations dedicated to press freedom. All of those arrested have denied participating in the violence.

smart people stay the fuck away from anarchists smashing windows and setting cars on fire. that's something that could've been reported on from a distance. being in the thick of it just for the sake of the experience is a dumbass move.

and it happened during occupy wall street too:

Journalists were among the scores arrested in New York City as the Occupy Wall Street movement marked its one-year anniversary.

The movement has been holding protests for the past few days to commemorate the date, and police have been very active in responding. More than 100 people were arrested on Monday alone.

As they have been since the protests began, journalists found themselves swept up, though on a smaller scale than at the movement’s 2011 height.

Josh Stearns, campaign director for media reform group Free Press, compiled news about the arrests on Storify. Photojournalists appeared to be the most frequently targeted. Two photographers and one journalist were arrested on Saturday night, and several more during Monday’s protests. At least one journalist from the local WPIX station was arrested on Monday. In one instance, police arrested a photographer, Julia Reinhart, while she was wearing identification that listed her as a member of the National Press Photographers Association. Another journalist and illustrator, Molly Crabapple, tweeted about her arrest on Monday. “Can’t wait to draw this,” she wrote.

John Bolger, a student journalist at Hunter College, was also arrested.

The NPPA issued a statement saying that it was “deeply concerned and troubled by the aggressive and indiscriminate manner in which officers and command staff are allegedly treating those exercising their First Amendment rights.”

KD, Rocketing Durable Goods, Trump Effect said...

Roger now loves all things "W". go figure.

What a whore.

rrb said...

Union leaders in California continued a protest even after neighbors and police informed them they were at the wrong house because their target, Rep. Steve Knight (R., Calif.), had moved away months ago.

The group of over 50 protestors, who arrived in Service Employees International Union (SEIU) vans, carried a fake coffin to the house to send a message that Knight's votes in Congress were "killing" them, according to a report in the local Antelope Valley Press.

Police arrived at the scene to alert the union protestors that they were in the wrong place, but the activists—who had already been informed of this fact by neighbors—decided to continue the protest anyway. The police removed the protestors from the home's driveway and front lawn, where they were holding a candlelight vigil.

KD, Felony Crime - WTF Ammunity for the PRESS ? REALLLY? said...

At least six journalists were charged with felony rioting" RRB

Remember when Indy was not a douche?

KD said...

Anonymous Indy Voter said...
Not one, but six, journalists were arrested for doing their jobs on the very first day of this administration."

There job was to commit crimes, really, that is insane on your part, don't be a douche.

rrb said...

John Hayward @Doc_0

And now, watch your totally unbiased professional media dance to the Clinton machine's tune to manufacture a political career for Chelsea

7:09 AM - 27 Feb 2017

KD, Trump Stock Rally best in US History, WInng so freaking Biggly said...

Trump Stock Rally continues with 12 up days more then any time in the Obama "8 Lost years".

This kind of wealth creation is making a real difference in the lives of college kids and their 529 Plans and Educational IRA's , in the lives of working people and their 401 k plans and those in retirement that need to generate income to enjoy life more, Thank YOU President Trump, keep going, keep on keeping your promises and we will keep ours to you and the Nation.

Work has it's rewards.

KD said...

One of the all time fav's on the Left is Billionaire Warren Buffet.
SO what is his take on the US Market. in a word "Buy".

I like his thinking and his actions.

Roger Amick said...

Donald Trump’s unrelenting assault on the media is in fact an assault on the implacability of truth, the notion of accountability and the power of free speech. It is also a bit of a bow to the conspiracy theorizing that Trump is wont to do.

Last week at CPAC, the politically crippled Reince Priebus delivered a soliloquy lamenting Trump’s negative media coverage, saying, “We’re hoping that the media would catch up eventually.”

Trump’s “boss,” Steve Bannon, immediately blasted the notion the way a shotgun blasts a quail rising from the brush:

“The reason Reince and I are good partners is that we can disagree. It’s not only not going to get better. It’s going to get worse every day.”

Bannon continued:

“And here’s why. By the way, the internal logic makes sense. They’re corporatist, globalist media that are adamantly opposed — adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda like Donald Trump has.”

He later added:

“And as economic conditions get better, as more jobs get better, they’re going to continue to fight. If you think they’re going to give you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken. Every day — every day, it is going to be a fight.”

Roger Amick said...

The conspiracy theory Bannon posits here is perfectly shaped for the xenophobe: America’s media has economic interests that extend well beyond this country’s borders, and therefore Trump’s “America first” message and policies pose a very real, bottom-line threat to the media’s global prosperity. The threat is so urgent that the American media is willfully damaging the only real asset it has — credibility — by inventing falsehoods designed to damage Trump and insulate its own profitability.

Roger Amick said...

As far-fetched as this may sound to any reasonable person, one must always remember that Trump isn’t a reasonable person or even a particularly smart one, which makes him the perfect vessel for Bannon’s pseudo-intellectual vanities.

The day after Bannon spoke, Trump himself came to CPAC and reaffirmed his commitment to this anti-media crusade, parroting Bannon’s language. Bannon is the President without the title.He tells Trump what to think and say. Trump ain't all that bright so he can make him do what he wants, with the alt-right racist beliefs.

First Trump said: “A few days ago I called the fake news the enemy of the people. And they are. They are the enemy of the people.”

He continued in a barely coherent diatribe of sentence fragments, incongruous ideas and broken logic. But if you listened closely, you could hear echoes of Bannon. At one point, Trump said: “We have to fight it, folks, we have to fight it. They’re very smart, they’re very cunning and they’re very dishonest.” At another he said of the media: “Many of these groups are part of the large media corporations that have their own agenda and it’s not your agenda and it’s not the country’s agenda, it’s their own agenda.”

Trump is Bannon’s puppet, whose one sustaining parlor trick is to deliver incoherence with confidence. Strangely enough, people find comfort in this kind of imperfect parlance.

Maundering is the rhetoric of the middlebrow.

Demagogic language is reductionist language. It draws its power from its lack of proximity to soaring oratory. It can be quaint and even clumsy, all of which can give idiocy, incomprehensibility and untruth a false air of authenticity.

So Trump and Bannon spin their folksy tale of media corruption to give Trump a needed enemy in his perpetual campaign and a needed diversion from the enormity of his disasters. This fits Trump perfectly because not only does he have a gnawing insecurity, he also views the confrontational nature of news as maleficently targeted.

Commonsense said...

Charles Blow is the very same guttersnipe that called all Trumps voters racist white trash.

It's no wonder he's your hero.

C.H. Truth said...

The man who is a multi-billionaire and managed to get himself elected President of the United States.... "Isn't particularly smart".

I guess there are two kinds of smart.

- The sort of smart that makes you get ahead in life and become successful.
- The sort of smart that makes you think your smarter than people much more successful than you because you write for a newspaper.

C.H. Truth said...

Not only that, but Donald Trump managed to outsmart the collective main stream media, who thought they were playing him for a fool.

Roger Amick said...

I remember when you said that the only reason, was President Obama was elected, because the voters are gullible, they don't know much, so they were dumb enough to elect him.

Given the fact that who voted for Clinton, were those with a high level education.

Roger Amick said...

Posted with permission from International Business Times
President Donald Trump was well on his way this week to cementing a presidential record for the least-approved first 100 days in American history.

A poll released Sunday night by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal indicated Trump was continuing to face the lowest approval ratings for any incoming president in recent years, with the majority of Americans disapproving of Trump's first few weeks on the job. About 48 percent of those surveyed said they viewed the president’s performance unfavorably, compared to 44 percent who approved of Trump’s first 100 days thus far.

The joint survey was conducted from Feb. 18-22 and surveyed 1,000 Americans across the United States. But its results weren't out of the ordinary: Trump’s approval ratings have continued to sink to new lows amid ongoing investigations into his presidential campaign's ties to Russian government operatives, as well as his continued Twitter spats with everyone from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.t, to the national intelligence community's FBI and CIA.

Commonsense said...

The same survey said that 51% of Americans think the media have been “too critical” in their coverage of President Trump and 60% are hopeful and optimistic about the future.

Bullet points you and the mainstream media somehow missed.

Commonsense said...

Apparently CNN's jihad against President Donald Trump is starting to hurt.

YouGov survey: CNN drops to last place among the three cable news networks in brand perception

KD, said...

Let us throw a bone to our dear friend Alky and for just a second believe what he is telling us, Trump is Stupid and so are his Voters, yet, so stupid are the US Voters that they not only voted for President Trump but down ticket to a vast majority in the US Congress and State Houses and Governorships and State Everything and Local everything.

Obama left the USA in an Economic Mess, simply a fact.

Obama left the bitter coasters in worse shape in Democrat Party History, simply a fact.

The bitter coasters hate the working class voter, simply a fact.

Hi Odopie, hope your morning is going great, mine is, because Hillary will never ever be President, simply fact.

Commonsense said...

Hillary will never ever be President

Now that is something to celebrate. A song from the Wizard of Oz comes to mind.

Commonsense said...

California is about to double down on stupid.

California dreaming: Legislature to take up single-payer system

Both Colorado and Vermont gamed out the possibilities of a single-payer health care system, only to discover that it would create a fiscal nightmare. Colorado voters shot it down, while Vermont governor Peter Shumlin had to cancel his own campaign pledge after studies showed that budgets couldn’t possibly keep up with costs. Moreover, the failure of ObamaCare co-ops show that government-run insurance doesn’t work without access to massive amounts of red ink.

So of course California wants to take a third shot in the last 15 years to impose socialized medicine within the Golden State.

Roger better hurry up and get that liver transplant. Because if this passes, he will never get it.

rrb said...

Bullet points you and the mainstream media somehow missed.


the bias of omission.

KD said...

The People on ObamaCare are being paid for by the payroll tax against workers both former (now retired) and those still working that pay into the Medicare System. That Robbery has to stop or it will collapse Medicare.

Is that what ObamaCare lovers designed it to do?

rrb said...

Is that what ObamaCare lovers designed it to do?


the thing was designed to fail from the start. intentional failure meant an entre` to single payer in order to "fix" it and "save" it.

the thing was grubered from the get go.

KD Hb loser for life said...

So of course California wants to take a third shot in the last 15 years to impose socialized medicine within the Golden State."

I hope they do it. I want them to create a massive INterloper Magnet to attract as many illegals and lazy people as possible to that State.

You know it will have to have a provision that no one, no matter their illegal status can be turned away.

KD LESS Blacks own homes today then 6 years ago said...

Can you imagine the Liberal OutRage IF President Trump took $800 Billion from Medicare and put it to use somewhere else in the US Governement.

But because a fellow leftist ass hat did it , the left said and did nothing to stop that raid on paychecks of every American that pays thru the Medicare Payroll tax.

KD, Chuck Shummer losses another election with sanders and Warren said...

Stocks post best winning streak in 25 years
by Matt Egan @mattmegan5
February 16, 2017: 9:13 AM ET "

Yep, driving past the "Lost Years" of Obamanomics and back to the Years of Reagan to find a stronger Stock Market.

Winning like this for those that moved wealth into the Market on Nov 9th (pre-market opening) has been very enriching.

However, HB invested against the US Voter, the US Market and has lost a lot of money.

Roger Amick said...

The worst first month in history¿

Trump signs executive order on immigration, but it's so badly drafted it causes chaos around the country and is immediately put on hold by court.

Trump chooses crackpot as National Security Advisor, fires him three weeks after inauguration.

Trump tries to bully China by playing games with One China policy, is forced into humiliating retreat after realizing he's playing out of his league.

Paul Ryan proposes border adjustment tax to raise $1 trillion, but can't convince anyone to sign on.

Trump casually green-lights raid on Yemen over dinner, it turns into an epic disaster that kills a SEAL and accomplishes nothing.

Trump blathers about the wall and a 20 percent border tax on Mexico, causing the Mexican president to cancel a planned visit.

Congress goes into recess, but Republicans are embarrassingly forced to cancel town hall events because they're afraid of facing big crowds opposed to their policies.

Trump continues to claim that crime is skyrocketing; that he won a huge election victory; that his inauguration crowd was immense; that polls showing his unpopularity are fake; and that refugees have wreaked terror on America, despite the fact that these are all easily-checkable lies.

After weeks of confusion on their signature priority, Republicans finally realize that repealing Obamacare isn't all that easy and basically give up.

Trump proposes spending an extra $54 billion on defense without realizing he can't do that.

Commonsense said...

Got tired of playing alone on the legacy blog Rog?

KD, HB funny guy, no really, Funny said...


Please can you open a spam free thread about tonight's Historic Speech.

I wonder who on the Left will have their Joe Wilson moment?

HB, how are you, doing well I hope, have you come to grips with the Nov 8th loss and the financial loss you had because of your actions against the US Stock Market on Nov 9th?

KD, Wealth is back in style said...

Got tired of playing alone on the legacy blog Rog?"

LOL, he spammed all he can there, so he is here posting the same MUTHAJones trash.

He just said that ObamaCare is not going to be repealed , nor replaced, another "Kerry in a Landslide" moment, *bookmarked*

Roger Amick said...

I have another post about Trump's economic policy..

It already has more visitors than your blog since it was opened.

Commonsense said...

Yeah Rog, you took a popular political blog and trashed it down so bad the owner had to start another blog just to disassociate himself from you.

That's quite an accomplishment.

Now you're trying to do the same with this one.

Don't you feel proud.

Commonsense said...

Ahead of Joint Address, Most Voters Think Trump Is Delivering on Promises

As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, most voters say he has kept his promises to the American people during his first month in office.

According to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll, 56 percent of Americans think Trump is keeping the promises he made on the campaign trail. About a quarter (27 percent) of Americans said he is not.

It is fascinating that the underlying component numbers for job approval are so positive for Trump but just job favorability is still under 50%. Given this number and the optimism about the future number, he job favorability should be 10% higher.

I can only guess that the media's jihad against Trump is depressing his approval numbers.

KD, Getting People back to work and contributing said...

This is what success looks like if your an financial retard.

2016 GDP Final number = 1.6 percent

That is the best Obama could do after overspending at a rate of 14 Trillion Dollars, countless QE's and keeping interest Rates at non-sense levels.

Now that the Adults are back in charge we have to work very hard to over come the MESS of 8 Lost Years.

KD, Trump Wins Biggly said...

15 year high, Americans looking pass the 8 lost years are ready and more then able to Make America Great Again, by working together for a better, more wealthy, stronger America.

Consumer Confidence hit a 15 year high in the Latest Consumer Confidence Index Report.

KD, Get off the Sofa, out of the Welfare lines and grab a j o b said...

Austin Weinstein

‎February‎ ‎28‎, ‎2017‎ ‎9‎:‎04‎ ‎AM Updated on ‎February‎ ‎28‎, ‎2017‎ ‎9‎:‎28‎ ‎AM

Consumer confidence *expectedly* increased in February to the highest level since July 2001 as Americans grew more upbeat about present and future conditions, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board.

Key Points
•Confidence index advanced to 114.8 (forecast was 111) from a revised 111.6 in January
•Present conditions gauge increased to 133.4, the highest since July 2007, from 130
•Measure of consumer expectations for the next six months rose to 102.4 from 99.3
•Share of those who said more jobs will be available in the coming months rose to 20.4 percent from 19.7 percent"

Leftist News Media Bloomberg news, I picked this site because I wanted the left here to hear it from one of their own.