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Leader McConnell says “Democrats simply cannot take Yes for an answer on DACA”

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Mitch McConnell said this morning Democrats “simply cannot take yes for an answer on DACA.” The negotiations for a DACA answer seem to be stalled in the Senate as Democrats do not want an answer right now. Leader McConnell says the President has offered everything they want and more and they still oppose DACA fix. They want to be able to use DACA as an election issue.

Leader McConnell announced that the Senate’s work on a solution to the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be limited to this week.

“Senators have had plenty of time to prepare,” the Kentucky Republican said. “There’s no reason why we should not reach a bipartisan solution this week. But to do this, we need to get the debate started, look past making political points and focus on actually making law.”

McConnell twice attempted to set up a floor vote on sanctuary cities amendment from Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa) and a competing proposal chosen by Democrats. But Democrats objected, with Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer saying the Toomey language “doesn’t address Dreamers, nor does it address border security”

 

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“Let’s get this debate started on the right foot,” Schumer said. He proposed a pair of votes, on a GOP amendment to implement the president’s immigration framework and, from Democrats, a bill by Senator John McCain (RINO AZ) and Chris Coons (D-Del) that addresses Dreamers as well as border security. The McCain-Coons proposal, which includes no border wall funding, has no support from the White House.

It is very clear the Democrats do not want an answer on DACA. President Trump has offered  1.8 million illegals a path to citizenship. What the Democrats do not want is border security. President Trump has backed the Democrats into a corner. He has offered everything they want and they decline. It is as Leader McConnell states “The Democrats cannot take yes for an answer.”

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Mitch McConnell 2017 the best year for Conservatives in my 30 years in Congress

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During an interview broadcast on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Daily Briefing,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said 2017 was the best year for conservatives in the 30 years that he’s been in Washington, and the Trump administration has been a “very solid, conservative, right of center, pro-business administration.”

McConnell said, “2017 was the best year for conservatives in the 30 years that I’ve been here. The best year. On all fronts. And a lot of people are shocked. Because we didn’t know what we were getting with Donald Trump. He was doing fundraisers for Chuck Schumer three or four years ago. But this has turned out to be a very solid, conservative, right of center, pro-business administration. And we’re seeing the results of it.”

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Senator McConnell may be giving a preview of what to expect from Congress and Conservatives in Congress in 2018. For most of 2017 Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan were blocking the Trump agenda in Congress. As an outsider in McConnell’s own words they did not know what they were getting. Trump had run as a Conservative but so had George HW Bush and George W Bush and they were not poster Presidents for Conservationism.

It will be exciting to see what happens for the US in 2018. President Trump just finished a very successful meeting in Davos Switzerland at the World Economic Forum where he said the US is open for business. Over 250 companies have announced raises, bonuses and new investment in the US in the billions of dollars. With Mitch McConnell and Speaker Ryan on board with the Trump agenda 2018 could be very exciting.

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McConnell predicts ethics issue if Moore is elected

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Mitch McConnell predicts an ethics issue if Roy Moore is elected. McConnell appearing Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” discussed the Alabama special election. McConnell may have been able to make the prediction because he will be the one to pursue the ethics issue.

Mitch McConnell is ground zero of the swamp. He has no intentions of carrying out President Trump’s agenda. And Moore has stated publicly that he will fully support the Trump agenda.

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transcript follows on McConnell statement:

INGRAHAM: The Alabama Senate race is taking up a lot of oxygen in the political landscape. He is up now in the polls 5 percent. You favored Luther Strange. A lot of money went into supporting Luther Strange. He didn’t win. Roy Moore won. I actually supported Mo Brooks. But Roy Moore won. And now all these allegations against him. You said he should step aside. He may very well win this election. What does that say about four influence in the Senate your influence? Does it have any implication for you? He wants to unseat you, he said.

MCCONNELL: Well, President Trump and I are on the same side. We both supported Luther Strange even though you supported Mo Brooks. The people in Alabama decided to go in a different direction. And on December 12 they will get to decide who they want to send to the Senate and we will deal with that when that happens.

INGRAHAM: So if that happens, there are still senators who say we could vote to expel him to the U.S. Senate. What does that say to the state of Alabama? They have heard all the arguments. And I know you say you believe the women that came forward. I tend to think some of them are credible as well. But people in Alabama are hearing it all.

MCCONNELL: They’re going to make the decision in Alabama —

INGRAHAM: Should you in the Senate invalidate that by expelling him out?

MCCONNELL: We will deal with the aftermath the decision of the people of Alabama make on December 12.

INGRAHAM: So you think it is a possibility he could be expelled from the Senate?

MCCONNELL: I think there is a possibility he will have an ethics issue.

INGRAHAM: An ethics investigation once he gets here?

MCCONNELL: Yeah, I think it’s almost certain.

INGRAHAM: How far back will those allegations — they go back almost four decades

MCCONNELL: It will be up to the committee.

INGRAHAM: There a lot of ethics investigations going on.

MCCONNELL: Unfortunately, yeah.

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Bannon on Mitch McConnell’s Toxicity: Even Senate GOP Incumbents Will Not Come Near Him ‘with a Barge Pole’

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Former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News executive chairman Steven K. Bannon told Breitbart News Saturday host Raheem Kassam that Senate Republicans are in “open revolt” against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and that Senate incumbents will not even come close to him “with a barge pole.”
Breitbart News Saturday host Saturday Raheem Kassam and Steve Bannon discussed a recent Politico article that revealed that Senate Republican candidates continue to flee from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Raheem remarked, “Do you think he’s laughing now?”

“There haven’t been people who want Mitch McConnell’s endorsement and Mitch McConnell’s money,” Bannon argued, noting that Senate Republican candidates continue to avoid McConnell’s campaign fundraising.

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Corey Stewart, who is running against Sen. Time Kaine (D-VA), said, “The guy’s toxic. There’s no support for him, even among the establishment. He hasn’t been able to pass the president’s agenda.”

Michigan businessman Sandy Pensler told the Detroit News if McConnell manages to pass the president’s agenda, that serves as an accomplishment. However, he added, “Otherwise he shouldn’t be the leader. It’s a results-driven analysis for me. So far he hasn’t gotten it done.”

Andy Surabian, senior advisor to the Great America Alliance, explained, “Why are Republican candidates tweeting out selfies with Steve Bannon, while at the same time doing everything they can to distance themselves from McConnell publicly? Because they know that McConnell is an albatross, not only in GOP primaries, but more importantly in general elections.”

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who was labeled as Mitch McConnell’s “No. 1 recruit,” refused to endorse McConnell as Leader.

A Hawley spokesman said in October that Hawley “is not willing to tolerate the failure of the D.C. establishment any longer.”

The former White House chief strategist then suggested that McConnell only worked on the president’s agenda when conservatives and nationalist-populists applied pressure on the Majority Leader.

“Mitch McConnell supports President Trump’s agenda when it’s in his own interests,” Bannon added.

Bannon explained, “To work more days to get more things done, to get more judges through, to stop this nonsense with the blue slip fixed, to get the budget passed, and focus on getting taxes done, that all came because pressure was put on him.”

“Those days are over,” Bannon said. “Mitch McConnell is dancing to the president’s tune, he is dancing to the people’s agenda.”

Bannon contended, “If you embrace Mitch McConnell you will lose a Senate seat. That’s why these senators, particularly these incumbents who are in the business of getting reelected, they will not come close to Mitch McConnell, even with a barge pole.”

Bannon concluded, “If you heard the back channels coming from Capitol Hill, coming from the senators who want to cut deals, who want to offload Mitch McConnell, they’re in open revolt out there. McConnell has lost all his stroke.”

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McConnell calls for ethics probe of Menendez

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called on the Senate ethics committee to investigate Senator Robert Menendez Democrat NJ after his federal bribery and corruption trial ended in a mistrial.

“Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment,” McConnell said in a statement.

He added that “Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies. He is one of only twelve U.S. senators to have been indicted in our history.”

The charges centered around bribery from Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. Menendez and Melgen were indicted in 2015 on federal corruption charges including large campaign donations and free flights on his private jet, between 2006 and 2012 in return for the senator’s influence with government officials in the United States and the Dominican Republic.

Menendez is also accused of soliciting underage prostitutes while in the Dominican Republic. It appears Al Franken and Senator Menendez are following the example of Washington serial rapist Bill Clinton.

On Thursday the Menendez trial ended in a mistrial after jurors were unable to come to a verdict after days of deliberating. The verdict appeared to be a win for Menendez

but McConnell said the months-long trial “shed light on serious accusations of violating the public’s trust as an elected official, as well as potential violations of the Senate’s Code of Conduct.”

McConnell’s request came hours after he also called on the Ethics Committee to review allegations of sexual misconduct against Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.). McConnell has also warned GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore that he will face an ethics investigation if he wins the special election in Alabama next month. Moore has called on his accusers to provide proof of the allegations against him.

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Susan Collins says McConnell is bluffing Senate cannot block Moore if he wins

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McConnell bluffing says RINO Sen. Susan Collins the law prohibits the Senate from refusing to seat Roy Moore, the Alabama GOP candidate accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls, if the state’s voters elect him next month.

Collins told reporters on Capitol Hill that she had studied the law, and that “we would have no choice but to seat him” were he to defeat Democrat Doug Jones in the special election next month, according to a tweet from NBC’s Frank Thorp.

The senator’s comments come days after Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) called on members of his party in the upper chamber to expel Moore from the Senate were he to win on Dec. 15. Democrats and Republicans alike have said that they believe an ethics investigation would be necessary for such an action to be taken.

“I think Roy Moore needs to step aside now, these allegations are disgusting and I believe them,” Kinzinger told CNN last Friday. “There’s no way to defend this. And second, I think the Senate should say that they will refuse to seat him, or in fact expel him if he is the senator from Alabama.”

Moore has repeatedly denied accusations from five women who say Moore pursued them when they were minors, with one woman saying Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old.

The former Alabama Supreme Court justice told Sean Hannity last week that the accusations were an effort from the Jones campaign and the media to derail his Senate bid.

Prior to the allegations, Moore was the favorite to win the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after defeating incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in a primary runoff in September.

“I had nothing to do with this, this is a completely manufactured story meant to defrock this campaign,” Moore told Hannity. “They are losing, they are 11 points behind, they don’t like my acknowledgment that there is a God.”

“These allegations are completely false and misleading,” he added.

Republicans are still hoping that President Trump can give them a way out and convince Moore to drop out of the race.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he has talked with the president about Moore and would continue conversations after Trump returns to Washington on Wednesday.

A senior Senate GOP aide said leaders want Trump to join them in pressing Moore to step aside, but it’s not clear whether Trump will pressure Moore to drop out, or if he has any interest in getting involved.

It is clear that the Democrats and RINO establishment Republicans are fearful of Judge Roy Moore. He is an established conservative and ask Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork what Democrats and the swamp do to right wing conservatives. Susan Collins is correct the Senate cannot block Judge Moore if he wins the election but it appears they are going to do their best to assure that doesn’t happen.

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Mitch McConnell’s ‘Excessive Expectations’ Comment Draws Trump’s Ire

Senator McConnell you mean the ‘excessive expectations’ of Congress repealing and replacing Obamacare like you have promised for the past 8 years?

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out on Wednesday at the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, who suggested this week that the president harbored “excessive expectations” about the pace of congressional progress.

McConnell“Senator Mitch McConnell said I had ‘excessive expectations,’ but I don’t think so,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, as he and lawmakers took time away from Washington during the August recess. “After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?”

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The executive scolding followed the president’s bitter disappointment with the Senate’s failure to dismantle the Affordable Care Act last month — and supplied perhaps the most potent evidence yet that Mr. Trump, seething over the lack of major achievements in his first year, will not hesitate to train fire on allies.

Before Mr. Trump’s tweet, he spoke by phone with Mr. McConnell to express his disappointment in the senator’s comments, according to a person with knowledge of the call.

Growing animated, Mr. Trump emphasized that he would continue to push for a repeal, the person said, and suggested Mr. McConnell do the same.

Mr. McConnell’s office declined to confirm the call or address questions about it.

His message echoed the criticisms in recent days from many conservative news media figures and activists, who blame Mr. McConnell for failing to corral the necessary 51 votes to keep the repeal effort alive.

Yet by antagonizing Mr. McConnell, the president’s often inscrutable Senate partner in conservative policy making, Mr. Trump risks upending an already charged relationship with lawmakers who have joined him in this shotgun marriage of unified Republican government.

Mr. McConnell’s team sought to play down any animosity, noting that he also hopes to proceed on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, despite the setbacks.

“The leader has spoken repeatedly about the path forward regarding Obamacare repeal on the Senate floor, at media availabilities multiple times and in Kentucky,” his spokeswoman, Antonia Ferrier, said in an email. “If he has any new statements, I’ll be sure to pass them along.”

Mr. McConnell’s initial remarks were pointed, but hardly scorching. Speaking at a gathering this week in Kentucky, Mr. McConnell mounted a defense of the chamber’s work, arguing that complicated legislation takes time.

“Part of the reason I think that the story line is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” the senator said. “Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.”

Though he has generally been a loyal steward of the president’s agenda, Mr. McConnell has tweaked him at times this year, including several pointed dismissals of Mr. Trump’s calls to do away with the legislative filibuster.

Mr. McConnell has also repeatedly encouraged the president to tweet less.

On Wednesday, Republicans in Washington were reminded why, particularly as the party seeks to confront tax policy, a debt ceiling deadline and perhaps a revived health care repeal push when lawmakers return next month.

“Attacking the Senate majority leader of your own party is utterly incomprehensible and completely wrongheaded,” said Michael Steel, a Republican strategist who was an aide to the former House speaker John A. Boehner and to Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential candidate in 2016. “There is no positive result for the president or his agenda in these attacks.”

It is unclear how Mr. McConnell’s remarks, made Monday at a Rotary Club event, hit the president’s radar. As recently as Tuesday evening, Mr. Trump was deploying his Twitter account for a cause Mr. McConnell cherishes, endorsing Senator Luther Strange, Republican of Alabama, a week before his Republican primary in a special election. Mr. McConnell has been seeking to boost Mr. Strange, who took office after Mr. Trump named Jeff Sessions as his attorney general.

Term limits enacted for President to prevent tyrannical rule, why do we not have them for Congress?

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Term limits for the Presidency is a concept that has been controversial since the framing of the Constitution. The position of President had not existed under the Articles of Confederation, with Congress instead wielding both legislative and executive powers. The British Monarchy was not an example the framers wanted to follow since our country was founded as a result of revolution from Great Britain.

Alexander Hamilton and James Madison supported a lifetime appointment to the office of President decided by Congress, not the people.  That would have made the presidency what Virginia’s George Mason called an “elective monarchy,” however, and when this was put to a vote it failed by only six votes to four.

George Washington set the precedent to retire after serving two terms and this precedent was upheld with every following President until FDR. Roosevelt The crisis of the second world war prompted Roosevelt to run for a third term. Then a fourth. When the war was over concern rose over tyrannical rule and the twenty-second amendment was enacted to limit the term of President to two terms.  

The question arises why is Congress not also limited to two terms? If term limits for the President are a good thing why not for Congress. Is the legislative branch not also susceptible to tyranny and arrogance that could arise from an unlimited term of office?

Below are the current highest years of service in Congress. Many more are 20 plus years well beyond two terms in office.

Senate

Patrick Leahy (D) Vermont 42 years

Orin Hatch ® Utah 40 years

Chuck Grassley(R) Iowa 36 years

Mitch McConnell ® Kentucky 32 Years

Richard Shelby ® Alabama 30 years

John McCain ® Arizona 30 years

House

John Conyers (D) Michigan since resigned in disgrace 52 years

Jim Sensenbrenner  ® Wisconsin 38 years

Hal Rodgers (R) Kentucky 36 years

Steny Hoyer (D) Maryland 36 years

Sandy Levin (D) Michigan 34 years

Peter J Visclosky (D) Indiana 32 years

The subject of term limits comes up every once in a while. Most recently President Trump promised to get term limits in his first 100 days in office. But who votes on term limits? Congress, and Congress is not going to give up it’s power. As Lord Acton remark in a letter to an Anglican bishop.  “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men,…”

John McCain is a perfect example of why we need term limits in Congress. The only time he has been to work this year while fighting cancer is to vote against repeal and replace of Obamacare. The only time McCain has been to work this year was to be an obstructionist and carry out a grudge against Trump.

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Term limits enacted for President to prevent tyrannical rule, why do we not have them for Congress?

term limits

Term limits for the Presidency is a concept that has been controversial since the framing of the Constitution. The position of President had not existed under the Articles of Confederation, with Congress instead wielding both legislative and executive powers. The British Monarchy was not an example the framers wanted to follow since our country was founded as a result of revolution from Great Britain.

Alexander Hamilton and James Madison supported a lifetime appointment to the office of President decided by Congress, not the people.  That would have made the presidency what Virginia’s George Mason called an “elective monarchy,” however, and when this was put to a vote it failed by only six votes to four.

George Washington set the precedent to retire after serving two terms and this precedent was upheld with every following President until FDR. Roosevelt The crisis of the second world war prompted Roosevelt to run for a third term. Then a fourth. When the war was over concern rose over tyrannical rule and the twenty-second amendment was enacted to limit the term of President to two terms.  

The question arises why is Congress not also limited to two terms? If term limits for the President are a good thing why not for Congress. Is the legislative branch not also susceptible to tyranny and arrogance that could arise from an unlimited term of office?

Below are the current highest years of service in Congress. Many more are 20 plus years well beyond two terms in office.

Senate

Patrick Leahy (D) Vermont 42 years

Orin Hatch ® Utah 40 years

Chuck Grassley(R) Iowa 36 years

Mitch McConnell ® Kentucky 32 Years

Richard Shelby ® Alabama 30 years

John McCain ® Arizona 30 years

House

John Conyers (D) Michigan since resigned in disgrace 52 years

Jim Sensenbrenner  ® Wisconsin 38 years

Hal Rodgers (R) Kentucky 36 years

Steny Hoyer (D) Maryland 36 years

Sandy Levin (D) Michigan 34 years

Peter J Visclosky (D) Indiana 32 years

The subject of term limits comes up every once in a while. Most recently President Trump promised to get term limits in his first 100 days in office. But who votes on term limits? Congress, and Congress is not going to give up it’s power. As Lord Acton remark in a letter to an Anglican bishop.  “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men,…”

John McCain is a perfect example of why we need term limits in Congress. The only time he has been to work this year while fighting cancer is to vote against repeal and replace of Obamacare. The only time McCain has been to work this year was to be an obstructionist and carry out a grudge against Trump.

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Term limits enacted for President to prevent tyrannical rule, why do we not have them for Congress?

term limits

Term limits for the Presidency is a concept that has been controversial since the framing of the Constitution. The position of President had not existed under the Articles of Confederation, with Congress instead wielding both legislative and executive powers. The British Monarchy was not an example the framers wanted to follow since our country was founded as a result of revolution from Great Britain.

Alexander Hamilton and James Madison supported a lifetime appointment to the office of President decided by Congress, not the people.  That would have made the presidency what Virginia’s George Mason called an “elective monarchy,” however, and when this was put to a vote it failed by only six votes to four.

George Washington set the precedent to retire after serving two terms and this precedent was upheld with every following President until FDR. Roosevelt The crisis of the second world war prompted Roosevelt to run for a third term. Then a fourth. When the war was over concern rose over tyrannical rule and the twenty-second amendment was enacted to limit the term of President to two terms.  

The question arises why is Congress not also limited to two terms? If term limits for the President are a good thing why not for Congress. Is the legislative branch not also susceptible to tyranny and arrogance that could arise from an unlimited term of office?

Below are the current highest years of service in Congress. Many more are 20 plus years well beyond two terms in office.

Senate

Patrick Leahy (D) Vermont 42 years

Orin Hatch ® Utah 40 years

Chuck Grassley(R) Iowa 36 years

Mitch McConnell ® Kentucky 32 Years

Richard Shelby ® Alabama 30 years

John McCain ® Arizona 30 years

House

John Conyers (D) Michigan since resigned in disgrace 52 years

Jim Sensenbrenner  ® Wisconsin 38 years

Hal Rodgers (R) Kentucky 36 years

Steny Hoyer (D) Maryland 36 years

Sandy Levin (D) Michigan 34 years

Peter J Visclosky (D) Indiana 32 years

The subject of term limits comes up every once in a while. Most recently President Trump promised to get term limits in his first 100 days in office. But who votes on term limits? Congress, and Congress is not going to give up it’s power. As Lord Acton remark in a letter to an Anglican bishop.  “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men,…”

John McCain is a perfect example of why we need term limits in Congress. The only time he has been to work this year while fighting cancer is to vote against repeal and replace of Obamacare. The only time McCain has been to work this year was to be an obstructionist and carry out a grudge against Trump.

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Liddle Bob Corker says GOP becoming somewhat of a Cult in their support of President Trump

Liddle Bob Corker

Liddle Bob Corker is upset that establishment type politicians are being rejected by the voters. President Trump said when he became the nominee that he was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington. It comes as no surprise that Washington swamp creatures including Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Senator Bob Corker were not happy about the swamp draining talk.

Senator Corker announced last fall he will not be running for re-election. He gave close to the same statement as swamp dweller Paul Ryan. Discussed it with my family and time for me to go.

“After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, (wife) Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018,” the Tennessee Republican said in a statement.

“When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people who I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me.

 

The Liddle Bob Corker “cult” statement comes at the heals of another swamp dweller Representative Mark Stanford  of South Carolina losing his Tuesday primary. Stanford blamed the loss on his lack of support for President Trump, which was probably true.

“That’s ultimately what the race devolved down to, which was, was I Trump enough?” Sanford told reporters on Capitol Hill.

“It’s a very tribal environment right now,” he said. “Are you for or against Trump?”

What Liddle Bob Corker is saying is that he is not happy with the success that President Trump is having without the support of swamp dwellers like himself, Mark Sanford and Paul Ryan.

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Liddle Bob Corker says GOP becoming somewhat of a Cult in their support of President Trump

Liddle Bob Corker

Liddle Bob Corker is upset that establishment type politicians are being rejected by the voters. President Trump said when he became the nominee that he was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington. It comes as no surprise that Washington swamp creatures including Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Senator Bob Corker were not happy about the swamp draining talk.

Senator Corker announced last fall he will not be running for re-election. He gave close to the same statement as swamp dweller Paul Ryan. Discussed it with my family and time for me to go.

“After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, (wife) Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018,” the Tennessee Republican said in a statement.

“When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people who I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms. Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me.

 

The Liddle Bob Corker “cult” statement comes at the heals of another swamp dweller Representative Mark Stanford  of South Carolina losing his Tuesday primary. Stanford blamed the loss on his lack of support for President Trump, which was probably true.

“That’s ultimately what the race devolved down to, which was, was I Trump enough?” Sanford told reporters on Capitol Hill.

“It’s a very tribal environment right now,” he said. “Are you for or against Trump?”

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President Trump says John Brennan is panicking, he has disgraced himself and his country

John Brennan

President Trump tweeted today that John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself. He has disgraced his country. Brennan responded to the Presidents Sunday tweet that he was demanding an investigation into weather the FBI/DOJ infiltrated the Trump campaign for political purposes.

John Brennan followed up with the below tweet. “Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan. If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.

It sounds like Mr. Brennan doth protest too much.

 

Trump goes on a rampage about John Brennan saying “We now know that Brennan had detailed knowledge of the (phony) Dossier...he knows about the Dossier, he denies knowledge of the Dossier, he briefs the Gang of 8 on the Hill about the Dossier, which they then used to start an investigation about Trump It is that simple. This guy is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of jail.”

The President is absolutely correct John Brennan is behind all of this probably at the direction of Barack Hussein Obama. Devin Nunes has been demanded the original documents that prompted the investigation for months and the DOJ is stonewalling. It is clear President Trump exposed a rat by John Brennan’s reaction.

House GOP leaders call for second Special Counsel to investigate abuses by Obama FBI & DOJ

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Two House GOP representatives have called for a second special counsel to investigate abuses by the Obama FBI and DOJ.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Monday he backs the appointment of another special counsel to look at how law enforcement has handled the Russia probe. Scalise’s statement echoed similar calls from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) over the weekend.

Both Scalise and McCarthy want to be on record as supporting the President and a second special counsel as both are in line for Speaker of the House if Speaker Ryan steps down early. Ryan has already announced his retirement but hopes to stay till the end of his term. There is pressure within the party for him to step down immediately.

 

“I agree with the many others who have called for the appointment of an additional special counsel,” Scalise said in a statement Monday.

“We need a second special counsel,” McCarthy told Fox News on Saturday.

Neither Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell have expressed interest in a second special counsel. That should come as no surprise since they are both swamp creatures and Trump haters. They may not verbalize the hating part but they both have done everything they can do to block the Trump agenda.

The Mueller investigation is going into its second year after spending near 20 million tax dollars and Mueller still has nothing. Yet the Obama FBI and DOJ implanted a spy in the Trump campaign. Got a FISA warrant based on opposition research that they knew was fake. And the Obama administration and crooked Hillary made a deal with the Russians to sell them one-fifth of the US uranium and nothing has been done about it. Jeff Sessions is sleeping on the job. Time to wake him up.

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President Trump says John Brennan is panicking, he has disgraced himself and his country

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President Trump tweeted today that John Brennan is panicking. He has disgraced himself. He has disgraced his country. Brennan responded to the Presidents Sunday tweet that he was demanding an investigation into weather the FBI/DOJ infiltrated the Trump campaign for political purposes.

John Brennan followed up with the below tweet. “Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan. If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.

It sounds like Mr. Brennan doth protest too much.

 

Trump goes on a rampage about John Brennan saying “We now know that Brennan had detailed knowledge of the (phony) Dossier...he knows about the Dossier, he denies knowledge of the Dossier, he briefs the Gang of 8 on the Hill about the Dossier, which they then used to start an investigation about Trump It is that simple. This guy is the genesis of this whole Debacle. This was a Political hit job, this was not an Intelligence Investigation. Brennan has disgraced himself, he’s worried about staying out of jail.”

The President is absolutely correct John Brennan is behind all of this probably at the direction of Barack Hussein Obama. Devin Nunes has been demanded the original documents that prompted the investigation for months and the DOJ is stonewalling. It is clear President Trump exposed a rat by John Brennan’s reaction.

Crazy good economic news has to be driving the press and Socialist Democrats crazy, UPDATE

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Black and Hispanic unemployment for April are at record low. Please don’t tell the Congressional black caucus wouldn’t want to ruin their day.

The unemployment rate for black workers dropped to 6.6 percent, beating the previous record low of 6.8 percent set in December.

The jobless rate for Hispanics fell to 4.8 percent, tying the record reached last year and in 2006.

The economic news coming out of Washington has to be driving the mainstream press and Socialist in America crazy. Does anyone think if Hillary Clinton had won the election any of this economic news or the news that Kim Jong Un will meet with President Trump in May of this year to discuss denuclearization.

The economy added 313,00 non farm related jobs in February, crushing expectations, while the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, a low since the early 70’s.

An increase in the labor force participation rate to its highest level since September 2017 helped keep the unemployment rate steady as the numbers of those not in the workforce slipped by 653,000 to just over 95 million.

The total counted as “employed” in the household survey surged by 785,000 to a record 155.2 million.

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Manufacturing added 31,000 jobs in February,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its monthly employment report released today. “Within the industry, employment rose in transportation equipment (+8,000), fabricated metal products (+6,000), machinery (+6,000), and primary metals (+4,000).”

The last time there were more manufacturing jobs in the United States than there were in February was in December 2008, the last month before President Barack Obama took office. That month, according to BLS, there were 12,850,000 manufacturing jobs. But, in January 2009, the month Obama was inaugurated, manufacturing jobs dropped to 12,561,000—and did not move back above 12,600,000 until last month.

The total counted as “employed” in the household survey surged by 785,000 to a record 155.2 million.

The black unemployment rate fell back down after after a slight spike in January. The unemployment rate for February was 6.9 percent.

President Trump touted the low black unemployment rate in his state of the union while the congressional black caucus sat and scowled. Unable to even be happy about good economic news for the black Americans they represent.

The stock market is also very happy about the great economic news with the market up 330 points already today. President Trump is proving the establishment politicians in Washington wrong in every respect.

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Paul Ryan is not running for re-election, GREAT the swamp continues to be drained

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Paul Ryan is not running for re-election. Great the swamp is being drained. It is clear that Ryan is not in step with President Trump so one should lead, follow or get the hell out-of-the-way.

Ryan will more than likely say he is grateful for the opportunity to serve and wants to spend more time with his family. Or that he needs to take care of his health that Washington takes a lot out of you. This is not a bad thing if Congress worked like it should there would be term limits and guys like Paul Ryan would not have to retire.

The Republicans will be left in a difficult spot with the mid-term elections coming up. Ryan’s seat was firm he won the seat handily in the last election. And more than likely would win again. But if having the Republican leadership means we get bills like the Omnibus spending bill what is the point?

President Trump has tweeted “Speaker Paul Ryan is truly a good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!”

Brendan Buck, counselor to the speaker, says the “the speaker is proud of all that has been accomplished. He said Ryan is ready to devote more of his time to being a husband and a father.”

Buck says Ryan will discuss his decision at a news conference Wednesday.

Buck says that while Ryan did not seek the position of speaker, “he told his colleagues that serving as speaker has been the professional honor of his life, and he thanked them for the trust they placed in him.”

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Band of Central America Migrants stopped in Mexico as Trump threatens NAFTA repercussions

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The caravan of Central America migrants was stopped in Southern Mexico today with no hope of reaching the border. This as President Trump threatened Mexico with repercussions on NAFTA if they did not stop the Honduran immigrants.

“The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our “Weak Laws” Border, had better be stopped before it gets there,” Trump wrote. “Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen.”

The caravan that once numbered 1,150 or more people actually halted days ago in the town of Matias Romero in the southern state of Oaxaca.

On Tuesday, the group — mostly Hondurans — that had been walking along roadsides and train tracks prepared meager breakfasts with donated food.

They were getting advice from Mexican immigration officials on filing for temporary transit or humanitarian visas in Mexico.

A couple hundred men did break off from the march Sunday, hopping a freight train north, probably with hopes of trying to enter the U.S. But the rest seemed unlikely to move again until Wednesday or Thursday, and they probably would take buses to the last scheduled stop for the caravan, a migrant rights symposium in the central state of Puebla.

Irineo Mujica, director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the activist group behind the annual symbolic event designed to draw attention to the plight of migrants, said the caravan would continue only to Puebla southeast of Mexico City, “but not in a massive way.”

After the symposium, some migrants might go to Mexico’s capital, where it is easier to make an asylum claim. Mujica said about 300 to 400 say they have relatives living in Mexico and so may consider staying here at least temporarily.

There were reports Mexican officials were seeking to end the caravan, but it was for all intents and purposes over anyway. The participants were never equipped to march en masse to the U.S. border or anywhere near it.

The caravan had angered President Trump as initially it appeared Mexico wasn’t doing much to stop them. The President tweeted.

“Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!” Trump wrote in one. “With all of the money they make from the U.S., hopefully they will stop people from coming through their country and into ours.”

Mexico’s interior secretary, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, rejected such pressure.

“We will act with complete sovereignty in enforcing our laws,” he said Monday. “Of course we will act … to enforce our immigration laws, with no pressure whatsoever from any country whatsoever.”

President Trump is right about Mexico and Central America laughing at our dump immigration laws. He is also right about the need for a wall. The wall must be built now. There is enough Government waste in the Omnibus spending bill we can surely divert enough money to complete the wall quickly. Our sovereignty depends on it.

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Trump screwing with Democrats minds once again threatens to Veto Omnibus spending bill

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President Trump is once again proving he is the master of the “art of the deal”. He is screwing with Democrats and RINO Republicans Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Trump tweeted this morning he is considering veto of the massive 2,220 plus page Omnibus spending bill.

Just yesterday Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan were having a collective political orgasm over this spending bill. In Washington that tells us the tax payers we are being screwed royally. This bill is full of pork. And apparently  as early as Wednesday President Trump was on board with signing the bill. Just yesterday White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters the President would sign the massive 1.3  trillion dollar bill.

Congress has recessed and more than likely the Democrats and swamp creature Republicans left thinking they had pulled one over on this utter fool Trump. Then Trump does what he does best.

This morning the swamp wakes up to Trump being Trump. The President tweeted “I am considering VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in the Bill) and the BORDER WALL which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.”

Trump may or may not veto the massive pork filled Omnibus spending bill. But it is clear shots have been fired by Trump and he is making clear that he is not to be screwed with by Democrats or Paul Ryan. Trump is serious about the wall and National defense and he has totally co-opted the DACA issue from Democrats. Trump saying in the tweet that DACA was “not even mentioned in the Bill.” Proving once again the hypocrisy of Democrats.

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Crazy good economic news has to be driving the press and Socialist Democrats crazy

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The economic news coming out of Washington has to be driving the mainstream press and Socialist in America crazy. Does anyone think if Hillary Clinton had won the election any of this economic news or the news that Kim Jong Un will meet with President Trump in May of this year to discuss denuclearization.

The economy added 313,00 non farm related jobs in February, crushing expectations, while the unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent, a low since the early 70’s.

An increase in the labor force participation rate to its highest level since September 2017 helped keep the unemployment rate steady as the numbers of those not in the workforce slipped by 653,000 to just over 95 million.

The total counted as “employed” in the household survey surged by 785,000 to a record 155.2 million.

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Manufacturing added 31,000 jobs in February,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its monthly employment report released today. “Within the industry, employment rose in transportation equipment (+8,000), fabricated metal products (+6,000), machinery (+6,000), and primary metals (+4,000).”

The last time there were more manufacturing jobs in the United States than there were in February was in December 2008, the last month before President Barack Obama took office. That month, according to BLS, there were 12,850,000 manufacturing jobs. But, in January 2009, the month Obama was inaugurated, manufacturing jobs dropped to 12,561,000—and did not move back above 12,600,000 until last month.

The total counted as “employed” in the household survey surged by 785,000 to a record 155.2 million.

The black unemployment rate fell back down after after a slight spike in January. The unemployment rate for February was 6.9 percent.

President Trump touted the low black unemployment rate in his state of the union while the congressional black caucus sat and scowled. Unable to even be happy about good economic news for the black Americans they represent.

The stock market is also very happy about the great economic news with the market up 330 points already today. President Trump is proving the establishment politicians in Washington wrong in every respect.

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