Friday, February 3, 2017

The left erroneously compares temper tantrum protests with Tea Party...

Senate Democrats should use any and all means, including the filibuster, to block confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. They will almost surely fail. But sometimes you have to lose a battle to win a war.

This is purely about politics. Republicans hold the presidency, majorities in the House and Senate, 33 governorships and total control of the legislatures in 32 states. If the Democratic Party is going to become relevant again outside of its coastal redoubts, it has to start winning some elections -- and turning the other cheek on this court fight is not the way to begin.

And I can't help thinking back to 2009. Republicans made an all-out effort to stop the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately, they failed. Obamacare became law. But this losing battle gave tremendous energy and passion to the tea party movement -- which propelled Republicans to a sweeping victory in the 2010 midterm election. It is hard not to see an analogous situation on the Democratic side right now.

Sorry, but I would argue that it's equally hard to not see the significant and relevant differences here.

Now I don't blame the Democratic pundits for trying to make this sort of analogy. After all they want to believe that the problems with the Democratic Party right now are a fluke and that they are just an election or two away from the permanent majorly they see themselves entitled to.

But there are significant differences between the two movements. The current movement was a movement even before Trump got elected. For all practical purposes nothing has changed other than they they were previously revolting against proposed policies (and the general idea of Donald Trump) where as now they are protesting these implemented policies (and the general idea of Donald Trump). To the degree that there is an evolution to the revolution is that they have convinced themselves that the election result was unjust, and ultimately their potential policy concerns became real policy concerns.  The movement has not expanded from where it was. In fact it has likely declined in numbers, even as it has increased in intensity. Meanwhile Trump is doing exactly what Trump said he would do during the campaign. Nothing more, nothing less at this point.

On the flip side, most people expected Barack Obama to keep his promises of working to unite Americans, and most importantly bringing the economy back from the dead. They did not want to see him demand that "he won" and "elections have consequences" and then ignore the economy (and the opposition Party) while spending all of his political capital on an over-reaching and unpopular health care insurance reform, that was built entirely on partisanship, procedural gimmicks, and false promises about keeping your insurance, keeping your doctor, and saving $2500/year.

The Tea Party movement was in many ways the result of broken campaign promises, lies, and the hubris of going too far with a policy that was not what was campaigned on. It was a reaction to what felt like a political bait and switch. Because the President's and Democrat's actions were not consistent with the campaign, the Tea Party movement grew over time, and included many people who had previously supported Obama or may not have come out and voted at all.

Bottom line here folks: The key to the Democrats waging a similar revolution to the Tea Party movement is not more intensity, more violence, or more protests in general. It isn't about fighting dirty, being partisan, or not backing down. In fact, it's not really anything they can control with their own actions.

The Tea Party movement was not brought about by anything the Republicans did. It was brought about entirely by what the President and Democrats did and didn't do. The Democrats pushed their policies too hard and they did not follow their own campaign rhetoric. They ultimately failed to deliver what they promised to the American public after Americans trusted them with control of the Presidency and both chambers of Congress.

Perhaps Trump and the Republicans will do something similar. But if all Trump and the Republicans do is attempt to make good on their campaign promises, and continue to meet resistance from the Democrats at every turn... it's not going to bolster any new popular movements for the Democrat's cause. It's only going to reinforce the same partisan whining from the very Democratic base that is simply not large enough to carry them to the sorts of election victories that they want to see again. If anything it may reinforce to many Americans that the system is broken, and that one of the two Parties will do whatever they can to make sure it doesn't get fixed.


Myballs said...

The other point is that the tea party included many who were not the far right. It included many dems, libertarians, and moderates.

What we're seeing now is limited to the loud liberal left. It's the coffee party afterba few cups.

Roger Amick said...

Yes Party Movement Is Racist At Heart
Despite the denial of the well documented violence at Tea Party demonstrations, the blatantly racism is even worse.

Roger Amick said...

A record 76 straight months of job growth under Obama.

January job report shows 227,000 jobs.

Some of the right wing sources credit Trump. But the last 11 days of the month, can't be given to Trump.

Bottom line is good news.

C.H. Truth said...

Roger - Trump has been a hands on acting President almost since the election... probably more so than any President in our lifetime. Do you honestly believe that it Obama was still calling any shots a month ago?

Like it or not, the fact that he has been going out, talking companies into keeping factories here, or keeping jobs here goes a long way to convincing the general public that he has been on top of the Jobs issue even before being sworn in.

rrb said...

Some of the right wing sources credit Trump.

which right wing sources alky?

the fact is, 227,000 barely exceeds the maintenance level when adjusting for population growth.

so yeah, we'll let 0linsky have credit for this one since it's nothing to brag about no matter how hard you try.

run along now. there might be a single comment over on your gaslight blog that you need to address.

maybe 2 comments.

rrb said...

Despite the denial of the well documented violence at Tea Party

ah, your hypocrisy is showing again.

the fact is, tea party violence was as scarce as hen's teeth, while the voter fraud you deny exists is legion.

the overwhelming majority of tea party rallies were polite, peaceful, orderly, and the attendees often left venues cleaner than they found them. and i still get a chuckle out of MSDNC's attempt to smear them, particularly in once instance where they implied explicit racism but showing an AR-15 draped over the shoulder of an attendee. only one problem - MSDNC cropped out the gun owner. we found out later via the wide shot photo that the guy was BLACK.

rog, the entire foundation of your movement is based upon lies, deception and hypocrisy. you are not to be taken seriously. ever. on any topic.

rrb said...

Black bloc "anti-fascists" attacked right-wing media figure Gavin McInnes outside a New York University building on Thursday night.

McInnes was there to give a talk to students, but was incessantly interrupted by hecklers. Afterward, masked black bloc protesters assaulted the controversial former Fox News personality and sprayed him with mace. Eleven people were eventually arrested.

"I saw Gavin McInnes and I wanted to punch him in the fucking face, but he got away," said one protester.

Meanwhile, a New York University professor screamed at the police for not engaging in violence against McInnes and his followers (the so-called "Proud Boys"). Her tirade was captured on video. Watch below, starting at the 10:20 mark:

"You are fucking assholes!" the professor shouted at the New York Police Department (NYPD). "You're protecting the Nazis!"

The NYPD had arrived on the scene to prevent violence and escort McInnes out of the building safely. But the professor seemed to think the cops' job was to shut down a speaker she didn't like—by engaging in explicit violence against him.

"You should kick their ass!" the professor declared, referring to McInnes and his entourage. "You should!"

Note that the professor—a dead ringer for Melissa Click, by the way—considered violence to be beneath her and her owns students.

"These are kids who are trying to learn about humanity!" she said. "They're trying to learn about human rights and against racism and xenophobia, and LGBTQ rights, and you're letting these fucking neo-nazis near here! It's not up to these students to kick the ass of a neo-nazi! They don't have to raise their fist! They were taught to be peaceful! Fuck you!"

So according to the professor, it's college students' job to contemplate humanity and practice tolerance, and it's the cops' job to beat up people with whom the left disagrees.

Roger Amick said...

Donald Trump has been President for 13 days and yet more than half of Americans are missing former President Barack Obama, according to a new poll.
A total of 52 per cent of Americans are yearning for Mr Obama, found a survey from Public Policy Polling, while just 43 per cent are glad that Mr Trump is in the White House.
Furthermore, 40 per cent want the new President to be impeached, up from 35 per cent one week ago.

KD< Trump JOBS BOOM said...

January job report shows 227,000 jobs.

Some of the right wing sources credit Trump. But the last 11 days of the month, can't be given to Trump.

Bottom line is good news." ACLU Barbie Leader of the Expresso Sipping Sissies

LOL @ HB, I live rent free in your head.

I put out a few days ago exactly what you would say, and you did, exactly what I wanted you to say.

Proving you are a dumb predictable troll of a midget.

The only months you credit to Obama are the ones that show improving job market.

Nope, Fairy Cherry, this jobs number, the increase in UNEMPLOYMENT Number and the UP TICK in Labor Participation are owned by TRUMP.

Loretta Russo said...

"Public Policy Polling,"


KD, Liberals Check another Victory for your SIDE said...

achete-wielding man slumps to the ground after being shot in the stomach at the Louvre museum as he attacked French soldiers while screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ "

Well at least One French Trooper knows what to do when faced with a piece of US Liberal Supported ass, shot the fuck out of it, kill it.

Paris is hit again , but not to worry, the UN is in charge and will protect all the countries that want to live in peace with the Radical Religion of Allah, All we have to do is Submit.

No thanks.

rrb said...

straight from roger's pee pee pee poll:

"Another aspect of Trump's unpopularity is that he's losing all of his fights."

and with 40% calling for impeachment while he has committed exactly ZERO impeachable offenses, you would have to be a COMPLETE FUCKING MORON to take this poll seriously.

but it is our roger, and his brain, like his liver, is swollen, rotting, and covered in pustules.

KD, Fuck the Radicals said...

Public Policy Polling,"

Snicker. " Ette

He really is as stupid as we have thought for years.

I See the Left Rioted on the campus of NYC,,, nice, liberals like only one voice Thiers.

ONE QUESTION, Did the Democrat Senators that have failed to do their jobs show up to the Confirmation Hearings?

rrb said...

and yet more than half of Americans are missing former President Barack Obama

have you ever taken candy or a toy away from a small child?

yeah, they react with tears, tantrums and histrionics every time.

KD, Actor Clint Eastwood had it Right, "empty Chairs" said...

The Democrats are making it so easy to write the 2018 Election Ads.

All we have to do is show the empty seats at the US Senate Hearings and ask, why did they not do their Constitutional JOB?

rrb said...

hey everybody!

eugenics is back, only this time with an environmental instead of racist twist:

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club -

"We believe in empowering women’s rights. We believe that women who have rights and who have the ability to have choice about their reproductive - make their own reproductive choices - will help to produce strong families and will help to protect the environment at the same time. Sierra club is pro-choice.


[Abortion] helps to address the number of the people that we have on this planet. We feel that one of the ways in which we can get to a sustainable population is to empower women to make choices about their own families.”

Roger Amick said...

As predictable as the sun rising in the east.

rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...
As predictable as the sun rising in the east.

your asshattery?

i set my watch by it.

Roger Amick said...

A gospel politicians preach to instill fear in locals: illegals are bringing crime and robbing their jobs, and radicals among Muslim refugees are terrorizing the "infidels."
Although Trumpism arguably promotes extreme nationalism, anti-globalization, xenophobia, and Islamophobia, however, many politicians in the developed world secretly endorse this divisive doctrine to guard against crime and terrorism.

caliphate4vr said...

As predictable as the sun rising in the east.

What having Bumble's jobs numbers revised downward?? UNEXPECTEDLY

Combined employment gains for December and November, meanwhile, were 39,000 lower than previously reported. The government said 157,000 new jobs were created in December instead of 156,000. November's gain was chopped to 164,000 from 204,000.

Roger Amick said...

The vast majority of the women's rights demonstrations, and those at the airports were non violent.

rrb said...

Roger Amick said...
The vast majority of the women's rights demonstrations, and those at the airports were non violent.

tell that to the muslim immigrant limo owner who had a $70K limo burned to the fucking ground.

and smashing the B of A bank windows?

nice touch.

btw, when IS madonna going to carry out her threat to blow up the white house? has the secret service had a chat with her yet?

or is she getting the hillary treatment for demonstrably breaking the law ?

for at least the last four years we've seen nothing BUT violence from the left.

for chrissakes, if a week goes by WITHOUT a fiery riot i'm wondering what the fuck has gone wrong.

rrb said...

you forgot the urban dictionary link, alky:

rrb said...

What having Bumble's jobs numbers revised downward?? UNEXPECTEDLY

it will be interesting to watch the unemployment rate trajectory starting this month.

i actually had a young and impressionable liberal co-worker insist the other day that if jobs and employment explodes going forward it will be all because of 0linsky, since there is a multi-year lag between the implementation of a president's policies and when they take effect.

i asked her if she truly believed that, and she insisted it to be the gospel truth.

that's when i walked out of her office without saying a word.

i know invincible ignorance when i see it.

rrb said...

It was clear early on that the majority of violent protesters most likely were not from the campus. Still, in the aftermath, I heard people say that peaceful demonstrations would not have succeeded in preventing Mr. Yiannopoulos from speaking. So was violence appropriate?

so yeah, the bezerkely students might have been too peaceful and chicken shit to shut down milo's free speech event, they were damn glad that the soros goons showed up to torch the fucking place.

KD, Alky lol said...

Wait, Now that The Trump Recovery is creating 100's of thousands of jobs in his first Month.

Far exceeding the prior revised months.

Oct 124 K
Nov 162 k
Dec 157 k

Yet, with President Trump at the wheel we get a boom in jobs, the Trump Effect in full view.

rrb said...

"You know, if Democrats were smart, if Cory Booker were smart, he would ask Rachel Maddow to join him, with Milo Yiannopoulos, with Ben Shapiro, and escort them onto a college campus and say: no. This is not what we do in America. If we disagree, we listen and then we argue with our points. This is ridiculous. And Democrats, by their silence, the left by their silence, they’re getting locked in with this. To the American people’s eyes, to citizens across this country, they see opposition to Trump, and opposition to conservative values, as violent thugs. That’s not a good thing."

KD, Alky drunk again clearly said...

Alky you said Obama adding 20 Million Jobs, then you ran off, did you find the link that proved that jobs Number?

rrb said...

i think ol' rog had to fall back onto the old "saved or created" trope that axelclod and ploof had a penchant for peddling back in the day.

it was idiotic then and it's idiotic now, but as long as the liberal base laps it up then it's mission accomplished.

KD, Run Little Alky said...

The question came from Laura Wilkerson, who tearfully recounted what happened to her son.

“In 2010 one of the illegals slaughtered my son,” she began. “He tortured him, he beat him, he tied him up like an animal. And he set him on fire. And I am not a one-story mother. This happens every day because there are no laws enforced at the border.”

“How do you reconcile in your head about letting people disavow the law?” Wilkerson continued. “The second part of my question is this: If you need to go home tonight and line up your babies as you say, and your grandbabies, which one of them could you look in their eyes today and tell them that they’re expendable for another foreign person to have a nicer life? Which one would you like to say ‘You, my child, are expendable for someone else to come over here and not follow the law, and have a nicer life’?”

Nancy Poloser is asked a question, OF COURSE, she does not answer it, she babbles, but in the end SHE makes clear , she cares much more for the ILLegal then she does the American.

Sick, just so freaking Sick.

KD, said...

Labor Participation Rate at the Beginning of the Obama BOOM.
2009 65.7

2016 62.7 at the End of the BOOM

so 3 percent less Americans are now in the Work Force then when he took office.

Trump Labor Participation Rate at the Beginning

2017 - 62.9

Trump Effect, more people getting back in to work to Make America Great Again.

Alky on the evening and morning of the Election of Donald Trump cheered loudly the drop in the "futures Market of the US Stock Market" he went all in with his money on the advice of Paul Krugman.

So ALky, how are those holdings today?

ALky also cheered when the market took a breath and drop a very little , but now, did you catch your breath as the market rises.

opie said...

so 3 percent less Americans are now in the Work Force then when he took office.

Your frame of reference is what, kd? The population of the US? Or some other base. BTW, sure is a big slug of people retiring in your attempt at intellect. LOL BTW...Busch was hemorrhaging 729K job in feb 2008. Obama left trump an increase of 230k or a net change for trump of Plus ONE MILLION! Sounded like donnie took credit for it and you idiots will give it to him.

BTW, there was no massacre in bowling green, nor was there ever 56 states.....idiot

opie said...

Loretta Russo said...
"Public Policy Polling,"


Idiot!!!! At least our esteemed host makes up some BS about the validity of polls he doesn't like. What is your excuse?????

KD said...

BLS Stats

KD said...

Obama said 59 states

KD, said...

Kellyanne Conway Admits 'Bowling Green Massacre' Error - The New ...
48 mins ago - Ms. Conway, a counselor to President Trump, cited a terrorist attack in Kentucky that never happened. She said it was a mistake."

She already admitted her mistake.

When does Obama Appologize for 8 years of mistakes , failures and fuck ups.

Starting with the list of Lies of promises on ObamaCare?

Which Cabinet Nominee have the Dems WON On?

Loretta Russo said...

Stupid Opie. Is your daughter still wearing tampon earrings?

Loretta Russo said...

"Photos: Yemeni Bodega Owners in NYC Protest Trump Travel Ban"

Whaaay all da women at.....

opie said...

oretta Russo said...
Stupid Opie. Is your daughter still wearing tampon earrings?

Idiot Loretta, that all you got???? I guess being a native sure does have its disadvantages. LOL

opie said...

Anonymous KD, said...
Kellyanne Conway Admits 'Bowling Green Massacre' Error - The New .

And you give her a pass while you and your kind keep bringing up the 56 states. You really are as dumb as loretta. LOL

opie said...

KD said...
BLS Stats

That ain't what I asked, stupid farmer.

Loretta Russo said...

Stupid Opie.

KD HyperBolic loser for life said...

I am hoping as more people get jobs they can then move out of Rentals and we can come off this 50 year low in home ownership.

All Americans.

"The U.S. Census Bureau released its second-quarter estimate of the homeownership rate. The news? “Homeownership rate falls to 62.9%, half a percent lower than a year ago and reaching lows not seen in half a century!”

KD, Opium ask your race team to explain it to ya said...

Opium, It is not my want to educate you upon issues of the Economy.

You simply , like HB and Jane, do not have the intellect to understand.

You are arguing with the BLS, they keep the stats in the USA.

The myth that the reason that the Participation rate took a three percent dive under Obama, is that older Americans are retiring at a rate that younger people are not replacing them is science fiction.

More older adults are still working, some by choice most because the have to financially.

The last 8 years has seen those people clinging to employment.

Roger Amick said...

The racist rodent is wrong as usual.

tell that to the muslim immigrant limo owner who had a $70K limo burned to the fucking ground. That was not during the women's rights demonstrations, or the Trump Muslim ban.

and smashing the B of A bank windows?

Same as above.

Roger Amick said...
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Roger Amick said...

State pension costs doubled after rate increases
State payments to CalPERS next fiscal year are expected to total $6 billion, nearly double the $3.2 billion paid six years ago before a wave of employer rate increases.

A new state budget proposed by Gov. Brown last week also shows that state payments to CalSTRS for the fiscal year beginning in July are expected to be $2.8 billion, nearly double the $1.5 billion paid three years ago when a rate increase began.

"In the long shadow of the recession, the share of the population in the work force sunk to 62.4 percent in September, the lowest level in nearly 40 years. The government calculates that number by counting the people who have a job or are actively looking for one. That means students, retirees and stay-at-home parents are generally not considered part of the labor force.

"Indeed, the shrinking of America's workforce is largely due to broader demographic shifts. The labor force peaked at 67.3 percent of the popuation in 2000 and has been drifting downward ever since. The biggest driver has been the retirement of Baby Boomers, who are turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 each day. Young people are also staying in school longer and less likely to work during their studies."

A quick Google search provided proof that the K'putz comments can't be right.

Roger Amick said...
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Roger Amick said...


1: have you noticed that they are trying to give Trump credit for something he's been President for 12 days.

2: Not one comment on the U6 they throw out every single time during the President Obama administration.

Loretta Russo said...

Boo hoo drunkard.

Roger Amick said...

Obsession Disorder is not curable.

Roger Amick said...

1,716 days. Get over it.

I can out think you and not break a sweat.

Loretta Russo said...

Illusions of grandeur is common with drunks.

Roger Amick said...

Roger Amick said...

The tribal delegation visiting Sheikh Abdelraouf al-Dhahab was still talking in the very early hours of the morning last Sunday when his nephew, Abdullah, noticed strangers approaching on foot across the rocky, inhospitable terrain of central Yemen.

"Who are you?" Abdullah called out into the night. "Who are you?"

The men shot him dead.

One U.S. Service Member Killed, Several Others Injured During Raid In Yemen
Startled by the gunfire, the Dhahab family scrambled to take up its own weapons and defend its house.

According to accounts by locals, this was the way the battle began with U.S. special operations forces and some of their allies, which would unfold over several hours on the ground — and end with an aerial bombardment.

By dawn, one American sailor was dead and three other service members were injured. Locals say numerous civilians, including women and nine children, were among the Yemenis killed. The U.S. military has opened an investigation, and U.S. military officials tell NPR that civilians were indeed among the victims.

Taken together, claims and counterclaims from the U.S. military and local residents described a chaotic operation, one that drew sharp criticism from Yemeni officials who usually support the U.S. The aftermath of the raid shows the potential dangers if the U.S. military relaxes its current restrictions about using force and protecting civilians, which President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to review.

One local man, Sadeq al-Jawfi, was monitoring the battle from his village about 3 miles away, in constant telephone contact with men from his tribe who were visiting the Dhahab family.

A Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, destroyed a funeral hall in October.
Hani Mohammed/AP
American officials described the raid as an attack on a compound. But Jawfi's description was of a family house in a village with similar houses, albeit one with guard posts, where people were well-armed.

The Dhahabs and other families fought against the American raiders, who called in air support. The bombardment struck houses in which families were sheltering.


Can you just imagine what our esteemed host would be saying about this disaster, if President Hillary Rodham Clinton had ordered this to go, while at a dinner party with friends and family? He would be calling for her head on a spike. President Donald Trump was not in the situation room.

This is another example of how the ultra partisan politics have altered the pursuit of the coldheartedtruth.

Roger Amick said...

Being smarter than you is not grandeur. It's a walk in the park.

Cue alky and what ever. Obsession Disorder is incurable.

KD, Reversing the obamaeCONomy said...

With the National Debt rising under Obama from under 10 trillion to 20 Trillion, the debt servicing becomes ever harder to do on the backs of those few of US actually working.

So the two blog financial Retards believe the cause of the drop in people working in the ObamaEconomy was attributed people retiring.

Do the millions that went on SSI Disability, never before in the history of the USA have we seen in 8 long dark years that program get over run by Americans wanting to feed off of the workers .

What will the two blog financial Retards say as the Participation Rate rises?

I read more about the disaster that is CALPERS, wow, Jerry Brown fucked the shit out of those millions of workers in retirement and those still paying in.

Time to tax the general public in CA more to pay for the public leaches.

KD, HB Please Post More said...

Both of the big pension systems expect their investment fund earnings to pay roughly two-thirds of future pension costs. The rest of the money will come mainly from the state and local governments with a smaller amount from employees."

ACLU Barbie

Thanks for pointing out how much money is taxed already in CA , yet, the Fund is underfunded ,, with only 69% covered, don't worry Moonbeam has a plan, yep Tax the people ever more to pay for out of control Pensions that not only pay the so called "worker" but his family for life.

opie said...

2: Not one comment on the U6 they throw out every single time during the President Obama administration.

You noticed!!! Shocking how predictable these non educated non thinkers are. Then I look at loretta's posts and am amazed a 60 something indian can be such an immature name calling brat who brings my daughter into the conversation because she can't do anything else to feel like a grown up. Sad waste of natural resources.

opie said...

the fact is, 227,000 barely exceeds the maintenance level when adjusting for population growth.

And that 700k loss in Feb. 2008 did what rat????? You blamed it on Obama Idiot

opie said...

the fact is, 227,000 barely exceeds the maintenance level when adjusting for population growth.

As predictable as the day is long, Pauline expectedly adds nothing to the fray. LOL!!! Gonna be a long weekend for the drunk of atlanta with the falcoons in the big game. Take aspirin early, pauline, beat the bums rush. LOL

KD, Opie Got Data? said...

And that 700k loss in Feb. 2008 ......?????" Opie

Where did you get that number?

BLS shows a job loss of -84 for Feb. 2008.

opie said...

Where did you get that number?

Google it like I did. You got nothing else to do.... LOL!

opie said...

Try 2009 . Hate when that happens and I'm sure you will make an issue of that mistake. Idiot.

KD, said...

Nope, you again self-inflicted.

opie said...

KD, said...
Nope, you again self-inflicted.

Yep, that is the second time I made that exact same error. Sucks not being able to see. Unlike you, I admit it. You on the other hand are still doing goats and will never forget my indiscretion while still saying 56 states was said by obama. Unfortunately, you have nothing better to do but point out the obvious, like 9 million signed up for Obama care in the last 3 months. Please ryan......repeal it now!!!!!! LOL

KD, 20 Trillion in Debt is one of the problems left by Obamanomics said...

Barack Obama Is Now The Only President In History To Never Have A Year Of 3% GDP Growth

Tyler Durden's picture

by Tyler Durden

Jan 27, 2017 "

Historic Failure, over spending the US Budget by 10 Trillion Dollars in just 8 years and now leaving the US with a 20 Trillion dollar drag on the few workers in the USA.

opie said...

Historic Failure, over spending the US Budget by 10 Trillion Dollars in just 8 years

Historic failure of the Busch administration which massively increased the deficit due to his recession plus 2 unfunded wars and his tax cuts. LOL

Roger Amick said...


A federal appeals court on Sunday ruled that President Trump’s controversial immigration order will remain suspended for the time being, allowing those previously banned from coming to the United States at least another day to get here.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit preserves a lower judge’s order to temporarily halt the ban — and based on a schedule the court outlined, the stop will remain in place at least until sometime on Monday. The Justice Department said it would not elevate the dispute to the Supreme Court before that.

Trump responded to the development Sunday by writing on Twitter that he had “instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY.” A Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman did not immediately return messages seeking comment on how, practically, that screening would be implemented.

“Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril,” Trump wrote. “If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!”

The next few days will be telling for the future of the president’s executive order. The appeals court asked those challenging the ban to file written arguments by 4 a.m. Eastern on Monday and asked Justice Department lawyers to reply by 6 p.m. Eastern. They could then schedule a hearing or rule whether the ban should remain on hold.

wphamilton said...

Yes that's what I've been saying Roger. The ONLY thing the appeals court decided was to schedule a hearing and responses on Monday (today). No appeal has been rejected, no decisions made in the appeal.