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  • Flake: ‘Treason Is Not a Punchline’ — Trump Has ‘Flagrant Disregard for Truth and Decency’

    02/06/2018 3:25:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | February 6, 2018 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) criticized President Donald Trump for the remarks he gave in Ohio a day earlier. During those remarks, he called some Democrats “treasonous” for not applauding the positive economic news at his State of the Union address. Partial transcript as follows: Mr. President, last fall I had the honor to stand in this chamber and deliver remarks on the subject of a great and growing concern to me, the stewardship of our democracy at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government. I stand again today to sound the same...
  • Duckworth fires back at Trump: I swore an oath to the Constitution, not 'Cadet Bone Spurs'

    02/06/2018 8:44:05 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) fired back at President Trump for calling Democrats who didn’t stand and applaud during his State of the Union address “treasonous,” saying she didn’t swear an oath “to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs.” Tammy Duckworth✔ @SenDuckworth We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an oath—in the military and in the Senate—to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap … 7:04 PM - Feb 5, 2018 Trump...
  • RNC to Dems: What, Exactly, Do You Stand For?

    02/05/2018 11:56:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | February 5, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and if that holds true, Democrats will seriously come to regret their decision to sit on their hands while President Trump touted the positive developments his policies have had on the lives of everyday Americans during his first State of the Union address. Those who watched will remember that the vast majority of Democrats either refused to stand, applaud, or both when Trump discussed issues that should transcend partisan politics, including job creation, lower unemployment rates among minorities, higher wages, bonuses, efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, lowering the cost...
  • The Democrats Are Out of Touch on Immigration

    02/02/2018 12:16:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American ^ | February 2, 2018 | Armand Cucciniello III
    On Tuesday evening, in his first State of the Union address, President Trump defended the “American way” and offered a four-point plan on immigration. Trump’s proposal “offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age,” known as DREAMers; includes implementing his signature campaign promise to build a wall on America’s southern border, ending the visa lottery, and ending chain migration. Trump unequivocally extended a hand of bipartisanship. But Democrats were furious over the president’s words, saying he has only made a bipartisan deal harder to reach. Given the...
  • Students Hate Quotes From Trump’s State Of The Union, Until Realizing They Are Obama’s

    02/04/2018 9:59:25 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-4-1018 | Ben Kew
    Some students reacted negatively to quotes they believed were from President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union Address, until realizing they were actually quoting Barack Obama. Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips spoke to students outside John Jay College in New York City, who unanimously criticized the supposed Trump quotes, describing them as “warmongering,” “aggressive,” and “immature.” The quotes, taken from some of Obama’s State of the Union addresses, included threats to destroy the Islamic State, statements of America’s military strength, and attacking China’s economic policy. “Well, first off, ISIS is fake,” replied one man. “It’s something the government made up...
  • Parents Of MS-13 Victim At SOTU: "I Have No Words" For MSNBC's Joy Reid

    02/04/2018 12:05:27 AM PST · by beaversmom · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 1, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    > SNIP < Reid's comments referred to Trump's mention of the gang in the State of the Union -- the part of the address where he acknowledged the family. Another pair of parents who also had a child that fell victim to MS-13, Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas, were in attendance and received recognition. "He gives a speech tonight, in which he makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States, the biggest threat is MS-13, a gang nobody that doesn't watch Fox News has ever heard of. So he makes it sound like they're the biggest threat,"...
  • WaPo Columnist: The Democrats' Antics During Trump’s State Of The Union Was Embarrassing

    02/03/2018 10:08:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | February 3, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Okay—it’s not a defense of President Trump. In fact, it takes it swipes at his presidency quite well, as if to shout at Democrats’ faces on what they need to say to combat the message he’s disseminated to the country, especially on economic growth. Nevertheless, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank was not happy with how Democrats reacted to President Trump’s State of the Union. He seemed especially taken aback at the notion that scores of congressional Democratsdidn’t standwhen he entered the House Chamber, breaking the common rule that when the president enters, no one sits—ever: I take a back seat...
  • I'm Still Cheering For Trump

    02/03/2018 5:26:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 104 replies ^ | February 3, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    Donald Trump sure hit it out of the park Tuesday night. Like millions of other people in America who tuned in to the president's first State of the Union Address, I'm still cheering. I wasn't in Washington, in Soviet California, or anywhere else in Trump's America. I was actually on a cruise ship with my wife on the other side of the world in the Tasman Sea between New Zealand and Australia. After I watched Trump's prime-time TV address live in my cabin on the Celebrity Solstice - Wednesday afternoon, my time - I tweeted that it was so...
  • MSNBC has never heard of MS-13

    02/02/2018 3:31:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot ^ | February 2, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    After the State of the Union speech, Ed brought up the President’s reference to victims of MS-13, one of the larger and certainly most bloody gangs in the country. (They’re estimated to have more than 10K members in the U.S. and unknown numbers in other countries.) In predictable fashion, some of Trump’s critics immediately felt the need to disparage the choice, insinuating that the attention given the gang was only meant to gin up hostility toward Latino immigrants. Few, however, were quicker off the mark than MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who took to Twitter during the address to make that point....
  • Pieces of the Same Puzzle: SOTU, DACA, FBI

    02/02/2018 8:04:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | February 2, 2018 | Steve Feinstein
    As if every president doesn’t “read a speech that someone else wrote.” The president may or may not actually write a majority (or any!) of the speech itself, but regardless, the speech is directly, accurately reflective of the president’s policies, plans, and future strategies. The president edits, shapes, tweaks, and ultimately approves the speech. The SOTU speech is the president’s speech, regardless of the actual authorship. The written/spoken line, “We’re going to keep Guantanamo Bay open” was as indisputably Trump’s as “I’m going to close Guantanamo Bay” was Obama’s. Regardless of who originally wrote it, those lines represent each president’s...
  • FLOTUS Friday: Racist Frock Edition

    02/02/2018 6:26:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-2-18 | MOTUS
    What’s a girl to wear? It used to be that a little black dress properly accessorized was acceptable anytime. POTUS makes a nice accessory to a girl’s little black dressDitto winter white; you couldn’t go wrong. Now even our colors have been politicized and in the case of black and white, polarized.When Democratic icon’s don their white robes it’s considered a noble show of support for women: Hillary Clinton’s choice of white is especially notable and likely not coincidental; it was one of the colors worn by the suffragettes in the early 20th century, standing for purity, in an effort...
  • Q Anon: Reactions to the SOTU address and how Q drops support Trump's message

    02/02/2018 4:14:38 AM PST · by ransomnote · 34 replies
    vanity | 2/2/2018 | ransomnote; bagster in post #1
    I was one of the many people moved to tears by President Trump's State of the Union address. We all had our own insights and reasons for the depth of our response. I wonder how many of us felt as though his words began to repair some of the stealthy damage done to our national identity by the DeepState/MSM and the left. Listening to the best SOTU I have ever heard, I can say I wept quiet tears of gratitude, empathy and relief. And there were other tears that were hard to describe. Those tears reminded me of a church...
  • Trump Is Right. It’s Time to Give Agency Heads More Discretion With Employees.

    02/01/2018 11:13:05 PM PST · by lowbuck · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 1 February 2018 | John York
    Among the many sensible proposals President Donald Trump called for during his first State of the Union address, one certainly deserves more attention than it has received. Tuesday, before a joint session of Congress, Trump said: All Americans deserve accountability and respect—and that is what we are giving them. So tonight, I call on the Congress to empower every Cabinet secretary with the authority to reward good workers—and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people. . . snip
  • Democratic congresswoman caught playing Candy Crush during State of the Union

    02/01/2018 6:02:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    A Democratic congresswoman was caught playing what appeared to be the popular smart phone game Candy Crush during President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D- Mich) could be seen tapping away at digital jelly beans and gumdrops while Trump delivered his message of “unity” to the nation. Some fellow members of Congress were seen reading Twitter and emails just beside her.
  • [Flashback] Why Fewer People Will Watch Obama's Last State of the Union

    02/01/2018 5:42:44 PM PST · by edwinland · 4 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Daniel White
    Whatever he says Tuesday night, the state of President Obama’s Nielsen ratings won’t be strong. As the President prepares to give his annual State of the Union address one last time, he’ll likely score among the lowest viewership he’s had during his Administration and far below the numbers seen by Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. There’s not much Obama can do about it, either. State of the Union ratings have been dropping steadily as Americans have vastly more entertainment options on a Tuesday night in January than they did in years past.
  • BUSTED: Liberal Rep. CAUGHT Playing CANDY CRUSH During Trump’s Address

    02/01/2018 5:41:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies ^ | 2/1/2018 | Hannity Staff
    Liberal legislators and members of the Congressional Black Caucus were caught-red handed this week; reading and playing video games on their mobile phones while President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to the American people. Images first surfaced on the internet of Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence typing-away on her smart phone as the Commander-in-Chief outlined his vision for 2018 and beyond. Upon further inspection, the photos showed Rep. Lawrence playing popular web-based game Candy Crush in the middle of the address. “That State of the Union is put out an hour in advance so Democrats and Republicans...
  • Dana Milbank: 'Democrats’ Behavior at the State of the Union Was Embarrassing'

    02/01/2018 2:24:06 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 1, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    You can get an idea of how ridiculous the Democrats acted during (and after) President Donald Trump's State of the Union Speech on Tuesday by the fact that even as liberal a columnist as Dana Milbank of the Washington Post has found them to be embarrassing. Milbank is hardly an admirer of the President since last September he wrote a column claiming that Donald Trump is killing him followed later that month with the complaint that Trump is "Driving Us Crazy." However even Milbank has complained about the attitude of the opposition party in Democrats’ behavior at the State of...
  • The Night the Democratic Party Committed Political Suicide

    02/01/2018 12:51:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Before I get to the embarrassment of the nasty, bitter State of the Union display by the Democratic Party, let me lead with great news. First, the jobs front. Wednesday morning saw the release of ADP/Moody’s Analytics private payrolls report. New job creation exploded once again under President Trump. Businesses added 234,000 jobs in January versus an expected 185,000. Manufacturing added 12,000 jobs and construction 9,000 new jobs - in a traditionally slow month. WOW. Secondly, the numbers from Trump’s State of the Union. Fox News had the biggest audience for a State of the Union in the history of...
  • Longtime Trump Critic Frank Luntz Apologizes to President After State of the Union

    02/01/2018 1:03:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | February 1, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was met with widespread approval from most of the country, but many Democrats, liberals, progressives, and other longtime opponents of the president were unmoved by the speech. One exception to this general trend in the media sphere was Republican pollster Frank Luntz, who tweeted his approval of many different aspects of Trump’s speech before concluding: Tonight, I owe Donald Trump an apology. Tonight, I was moved and inspired. Tonight, I have hope and faith in America again. It may go away tomorrow…But tonight, America is great again. #SOTU— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January...
  • Frank Luntz, former Trump hater: ‘I owe Donald Trump an apology’

    02/01/2018 3:38:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies ^ | Cheryl K Chumley
    *snip* From Luntz, on Twitter: “Tonight, I owe Donald Trump an apology. Tonight, I was moved and inspired. Tonight, I have hope and faith in America again. It may go away tomorrow. But tonight, America is great again. #SOTU.” The fawning didn’t stop there. “Even in foreign policy and national security,” Luntz wrote in a separate tweet, “this speech [is] a perfect blend of strength and empathy. These heroic stories break our hearts, but sturdy our resolve. This is the Trump his voters wanted him to be. #SOTU.” And this: ‘This speech represents the presidential performance that Trump observers have...