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Benevolus
Benevolus

“House Speaker David Ralston, whose support is necessary for any significant legislation, said he’s got no appetite for a revival of the “religious liberty” debate.

That might get interesting.


Gary Sinise is what I suppose we would have to now call an “old school” Republican. One who you can apparently talk civilly with about politics and recognizes that Trump isn’t a conservative.


If you went to Georgia Medical Institute/Everest Institute/Everest College, you may be able to get some money back:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dept-education-cancel-150-million-student-loan-debt-n947821

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/devos-to-cancel-dollar150-million-in-student-loan-debt/ar-BBQVLB7?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Trump is not a true republican –so if you get rid of him you have Pence. Fine by me.

Why does organized labor like many of Trump’s policies. Because he is taking care of American workers far better than the radical leftists…

Why does the radical left want to hammer men and white folks as we discussed a bit yesterday. It makes no sense to me ether.

So I know what the left is against. I am not sure what they are for.

xdog
xdog

Enjoy the true holiday spirit with fire logs that smell like fried chicken.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump: “….I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN.” Tariff tax revenue doubled to $6B this Nov compared to last Nov. The average annual tax increase based on a family of four for a year works out to over $400. But it’s worth it. It’s helping hold deficits to only a trillion… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

I’ve been trying to find something in USMCA that would count as “Mexico paying for the wall.”
I can’t find anything.
And besides that, it has to pass Congress, which is not a done deal. Even Republicans are unhappy with how this is being handled.
But let’s say it passes, does greater access to Canada’s dairy market count as “Mexico paying for it”? Or higher wages for Mexican workers?
Why isn’t there a line item in there that says “Mexico’s payment for The Wall”? Are we trying to trick them into paying?

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-12-12/congress-must-reject-trump-s-nafta-bullying

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Benev, how much do illegal aliens cost American taxpayers each year? The linked article from Google says $116 billion. If it takes $5 billion a year for 3 or 4 more years to build it out, that implies that for $5 billion they could save $111 billion per year. Without Mexican help. http://www.irli.org/single-post/2017/09/27/New-FAIR-Study-Illegal-Immigration-Costs-116-billion-Annually?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlOSeqY6i3wIV1FqGCh2QDA-AEAAYASAAEgK3F_D_BwE My math says that is a far better return than Trump got from paying Stormy Daniels $130,000 to shut up, she didn’t, and now she has to pay $350,000 of his legal fees! A 3 to 1 return. Not bad! Trump looks like he has the Midas… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Can anyone believe that heartless Obama deported more illegals than the inhumane Neanderthal, revolting Trump?! Stop the presses. Someone tell the mainstream media and the moonbats… I don’t believe this. This must be fake news right?

https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Deportations-under-Trump-are-on-the-rise-but-13467316.php

How is this possible? Will a liberal on this blog help me please?

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bethebalance
bethebalance

Off the top of my head, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true.
Obama’s policy was heavy on the deportation, with a focus on violent and other worst offenders. Some call that enforcing the law as efficiently as possible.
But the policy did insult and anger many on the leftmost.
But it didn’t get much media attention, and Fox and Breitbart probly ignored it heavily, so you either missed it, or were maybe you were misled to believe instead that all Dems favored open borders and non-citizen voting.
Or maybe you just believe that without any help from other peanuts in the gallery.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Oh, Benev so you are saying liberals are NOT for open borders and want a Wall and to stem illegal immigration?

If so, welcome to the club.

Why is it that we NEVER HEAR ANY DEMOCRAT SAY THAT? You are the first I have ever heard. May I clarify? So do you support the wall? You must feel that conservatives are being unfairly portrayed on this issue.

GeneHartke
GeneHartke

The GOP and establishment, neoliberal Republican Lite Dems have corporatism and war mongering in common. This isn’t new information.

Ellynn
Ellynn

You need to define what ‘the wall’ means to you when you ask that question. “So do you support the wall?” Based on your history of your post, when you hear someone say they doesn’t support funding ‘the wall’, you hear some variation of ‘you open boarder, let everyone in, soulless MS-13 loving liberal socialist hater of America’. Do I support the wall? No. Am I a ‘open boarder, let everyone in, soulless MS-13 loving liberal socialist hater of America’? Not even close. Your next step is to ask me why I don’t support the wall. Pres. Trump’s Wall is… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

James Inhofe became Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee after John McCain passed away. Defense hawk Inhofe met with Trump last week and pressed for and got an increase in the Pentagon budget from $717B to $750B. That’s his prerogative, except there’s this to consider: After The Daily Beast asked about Inhofe’s purchase of $50,000 to $100,000 of major defense contractor Raytheon stock days later, Inhofe’s office said the senator had contacted his financial adviser to cancel the transaction and instructed him to avoid defense and aerospace purchases going forward. https://www.thedailybeast.com/sen-james-inhofe-bought-defense-stock-days-after-pushing-for-record-pentagon-spendingthen-dumped-it-when-asked-about-it “It’s legal, so it doesn’t matter that it’s… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Reminds me of Cattle Futures, S&Ls, Jim and Susan McDougal ,tens of millions in Foundation donations, a net wroth of $200 million today and having never left Washington while claiming to be broke when they left office…. If they were broke it was paying his rampant legal fees….Oh who just paid for Trump’s legal fees!? Thanks Stormy! Did Trump make his money before coming to Washington…or did he peddle influence like other politicians?. How much is Al Gore worth today after peddling climate change? Net worth today is $300 million. How did he get part of Al Jazeera? Aren’t they… Read more »

chamblee54
Benevolus
Benevolus

That is amazing.
I am sure a lot of this is why Abrams is pursuing the lawsuit.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Kemp has earned the additions of unethical and disreputable to incompetent on his resume.

Gregs
Gregs

Another pol who doesn’t want his reputation sullied by an association with Trump

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/politics/chris-christie-donald-trump-chief-of-staff/index.html

Maybe Putin can recommend someone. I don’t think you have to be a citizen or a patriot to take this job.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You dedicate issue after issue to trying to bring down The Great Man, whoooops!!!! Who goes tits up!!?? Lol! Maybe National Review is next?!?!
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/media/weekly-standard-end/index.html

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The “gullible slack jawed yokels” link to a Federalist webpage painted the website as appealing to, well, gullible slack jawed yokels. Federalist Webpage: “I can’t recall a single conservative in Congress, anyone in the National Rifle Association, or any other mainstream right-wing group accusing the Parkland kids of being ’crisis actors.’ ” Search the internet for “NRA crises actors”, and leading results include NRA Board Member Ted Nugent tweeting “It’s all THEATRE: Florida high school shooting survivor caught on video rehearsing scripted lines, coached by….” But hey, who would have thought that Nugent was in the NRA, and a Board… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Link to a NYT column complimentary of Kushner with respect to pending criminal justice legislation:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/for-kushner-criminal-justice-has-been-a-personal-issue-and-a-rare-victory/ar-BBQYugb?ocid=spartanntp

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Lots of good newspaper reading tonight. The Washington Post on Mulvaney as Acting WH Chief of Staff: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-names-budget-director-mick-mulvaney-as-acting-white-house-chief-of-staff/ar-BBQYafP?ocid=spartanntp “At a private dinner this year, Mulvaney told Trump that he wanted to be chief of staff and vowed loyalty to the president’s family, including daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, both of them senior White House advisers, according to an official with knowledge of the conversation. At the time, Trump was deciding whether he would keep Kelly as chief of staff, and Mulvaney told the president that if he were chief, he would not leak to reporters and would… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Looky here!!!
Socialist Obamacare Unconstitutional!!
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/12/14/texas-federal-judge-obama-health-care-law-unconstitutional/
So, y’all know what Obama’s enduring legacy is?!
Men using the women’s bathroon!
LMMFAO!!! Eight Years Pathetic!!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just got off the phone with Hollis. He was asking if Kars for Klunkers was still active? He wants to turn in his 76 Chevy. Andrew?

Noway2016
Noway2016

This is for the BABB Boys: (that be benev, andrew, balance and bearse). Can y’all help me figure out how this EyesOnly/Top Secret/Noforn/Q clearance/SCI/Double Secret Probation Directive ever worked out?!?!
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/7875584/Barack-Obama-Nasa-must-try-to-make-Muslims-feel-good.html
After all, we are talking “Legacy” here…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Listen to the BABB Boys’ answer…
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=17Jq0QqK4k0

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I have never heard of anything more politically incorrect, limp and a waste of time than Obama’s focus for NASA. Contrast that with Kennedy…Politically correct gibberish. Armstrong and NASA scientists just looked at each other and said WTF.

And that politically correct gibberish is what we get from the left’s global warming stances, hatred of white people, knee capping energy US energy efforts, no growth policies and gosh knows what else.

Noway2016
Noway2016

But yet you don’t mind one bit for a lying woman to go back to 1983 to try and destroy the life of Kav? You’re a piece of work, Sniv!!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Speaking of butthurt, got any statues built five generations ago, you wanna take a pick to??

Noway2016
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I think the article was written in jest but you never know. I know that hurts my feelings. Why is beautiful snow always white but an ice storm, which causes so much damage, is due to the ‘black ice”? Why is the family misfit called the “black sheep”? There is so much latent racism. Life is not fair… We should thank our liberal brothers for always pointing out these injustices and trying to correct them. They tell us to never judge anyone or anything by its character, only by its color! Wait, shouldn’t it be the other way around? Go… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

House was adjourned until Wednesday. Donald isn’t worried since he can get a vote to pass a budget bill with $5B for the wall in “two seconds”, “easiest of all.” When called on it, he said he’ll be proud to shutdown government. Next week when it doesn’t pass this week’s statements will be old news. It’s want the GOP call MAGA. I doubt you’ll again see another televised Trump discussion with Dem leadership where he attempts to “own the libs”, like what occurred with Pelosi and Schumer this past week. Narcissist Trump expects being fawned over and the GOP delivers.… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

How ’bout some cheeze with that whine?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s another Trump success no matter what happens.