FOR FOUNDATION AND BACKGROUND, HERE IS PART 1 .
[EXCERPT FROM PART 1.]
There’s a lot of talk going on about Trump and his cabal of Putin-Pals, Hard-Core Liberals, White-Nationalists, Protectionists, and general morons, mooks, and Knuckle-Walking, Drool-Monkeys. A lot of rumor, speculation, and out of context guessing.
THIS will NOT follow that pattern. Nope. What we WILL do is look at WHAT WE ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT “TRUMP & GANG”, BEGINNING WITH Trumps ACTUAL voting record and who Trump REALLY supported financially…THIS IS REALITY, NOT RHETORIC:
VOTED FOR JIMMY CARTER- TWICE
VOTED FOR WALTER MONDALE
VOTED FOR BILL CLINTON- TWICE
VOTED FOR AL GORE
VOTED FOR JOHN KERRY
VOTED FOR CHUCK SCHUMER
VOTED FOR BILL DE BLASIO
VOTED FOR HITLARY CLINTON
VOTED/FUNDED FOR PELOSI
VOTED FOR ANTHONY WEINER
VOTED FOR CHARLIE RANGEL
VOTED/FUNDED FOR MAXINE WATTERS
VOTED/FUNDED FOR BARBARA BOXER
VOTED/FUNDED FOR DIANE FEINSTEIN
VOTED/FUNDED FOR HARRY REID
VOTED FOR/FUNDED OBAMARXIST- TWICE
IS FOR A $15.00 AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE
IS FOR TRANSGENDERS USING “WHATEVER” BATHROOM/SHOWER THEY WANT
FOR A BAN ON “ASSAULT WEAPONS”
LONGER WAITING PERIODS TO BUY A GUN
FOR GUN REGISTRATION
FOR RAISING TAXES ON “THE RICH” (JUST LIKE SANDERS, CLINTON AND OBAMA)
FOR GAY/SAME-SEX “MARRIAGE” (SAID THE COURT HAD RULED AND IT WAS “THE LAW OF THE LAND”…UM, COURTS DO NOT MAKE NOR PASS LAW, CONGRESS DOES)
FOR MASSIVE TARIFFS THAT WILL FURTHER DAMAGE AMERICA’S ECONOMY AND JOBS
IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, GOLDMAN-SACHS, AND OTHER BANKERS THAT HE PRETENDS TO HATE
HAS SOROS, GOLDMAN-SACHS AND EVEN CLINTON PEOPLE ON HIS STAFF
FUNDS/SUPPORTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD
FUNDS/SUPPORTS CODE PINK
AND IS ENDORSED BY THE KKK AND STORMNFRONT!!!
ALL OF THE ABOVE IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE…
I ISSUE THE CHALLENGE TO EVERY TRUMP-SUPPORTER TO SHOW ME HOW:
1) any of that IS Conservative,
2) how YOU can be truly Conservative and support THAT.
Now, The New Stuff.
Republicans Gobsmacked by Trump’s Gun Control Comments
FROM OTHER QUARTERS…
Trump’s Sudden Love of Gun Control Isn’t That Sudden
Hello, March. I guess we know it’s coming in like a lion. Making the click-through worthwhile: a volcanic rant about the president’s statements at the White House meeting with lawmakers on gun violence and some cheerful economic news to balance it out.
For at Least a Day, Trump Suddenly Decides He Loves Gun Control
My memories of the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016 were mostly happy ones, and not merely because it was held in Bourbon Wonderland. But I do remember sitting with Charlie Cooke in a mix of mild surprise and bemusement as the organization enthusiastically endorsed Donald Trump, earlier than it had ever endorsed a presidential candidate before…
…But Donald Trump, a Manhattan real-estate mogul who had traveled with his own personal security for years, had never really been a “gun guy.” He says he has a concealed carry permit (hard to get in New York state). In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, he wrote, “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”
The NRA traditionally declined to endorse candidates that supported policies like that, and the group rarely was credulous about conveniently timed changes in position. An endorsement that touted Trump as a longtime defender of the Second Amendment just wouldn’t be accurate. NRA officials Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox did the best they could, speaking extensively about the menace that Hillary Clinton represented, and then touting Trump as . . . well, not Hillary…
…Even in his remarks accepting the endorsement, Trump made comments that suggested he found owning a lot of guns . . . kind of worrisome. “My sons are members,” Trump declared. “They have so many rifles, so many guns, that even I get concerned. I say, ‘That’s a lot!’” The crowd greeted that admission with what can best be described as polite silence…
…But Wednesday we learned that the Trump White House . . . might not be all that different from the Clinton White House on guns after all. During a meeting with Vice President Pence and senior senators . . .
- Trump endorsed the Assault Weapons Ban.
- Trump endorsed background checks for private sales at gun shows.
- Trump endorsed raising the age to purchase firearms to 21. [ME: NO other president has advocated that, NOT Carter, NOT Clinton, NOT even Obama.]
- Trump declared the top priority of the NRA since Trump’s election, concealed-carry reciprocity, “will never pass.” (This bill would ensure that if you have a valid concealed-carry permit in your home state, you are allowed to carry a concealed weapon in any state.)
- Trump contended members of Congress were “petrified of the NRA” and that he was not. “They have great power over you people. They have less power over me.” [ME: Yeah, because you’re a lying, Liberal DEMOCRAT In the Republican Party.]
Finally, Trump contradicted his own vice president’s assurances about due process and basically contended that the government should seize firearms from people it deems dangerous and go back and get legal justification later…
…This is the sort of comment that might have started armed standoffs with law enforcement had it been uttered by President Obama. Had a Democratic president proposed this — literally grabbing guns without legal cause! — the fury from the NRA would have been hotter than a thousand suns going supernova.
The organization’s issued statement yesterday was . . . milder.
“While today’s meeting made for great TV, the gun control policies discussed would make bad policy that wouldn’t keep our children safer,” said Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA’s lobbying arm. “We are going to continue to work to pass policies that might actually prevent another horrific tragedy.”
Keep in mind, Trump made clear at this meeting he simply doesn’t know much about the topic of gun laws at all…
…I’d argue that Trump’s epic flip-flop is a demonstration of why conservatives are fools to turn over the power of government to any candidate who hasn’t been fighting the good fight for a long time, and who can’t demonstrate a grasp of key policy details. “Outsider” is turning into a euphemism for “a candidate who can’t be bothered to do his homework.”…Every time Trump gives a rambling, contradictory, vague answer on some important topic, his defenders jump up and insist, “Oh, he doesn’t get bogged down in the weeds, and that doesn’t really matter because his instincts are sound.” No, they’re not! Someone with sound instincts on the Second Amendment doesn’t go out and say the things that Trump said Wednesday…
…At what point are the president’s supporters willing to hold him accountable for his own statements and actions? Even if you believe there’s some sinister Iago whispering in his ear, at what point will you stop excusing him for listening to Iago?
Pssst, R.I.N.O.s ARE Liberals…j/s…
TWITTER PATRIOT SAID IN RESPONSE-
Isn’t this like “execute the accused first, we’ll determine later if they actually committed the crime”… ?
ANOTHER TWITTER PATRIOT AND EDITOR/WRITER FOR THE NATIONAL REVIEW WROTE-
Person: I voted for Trump ‘cause he’s gonna drain the swamp and crush McConnell and Ryan!
Same person: I’m not worried about Trump’s Second Amendment comments ‘cause Ryan and McConnell won’t let anything bad pass.
HERE IS AN ENTIRE THREAD FROM SETH ABRAMSON, TWITTER PATRIOT-
(THREAD) In America, if you know an employee who you have the power to fire or punish is a witness in a pending criminal investigation—and you angrily berate them for giving truthful testimony in a mid-probe interview with the intent to change their future testimony—it’s a CRIME.
1/ Earlier today, the White House used the New York Times to spread disinformation about Hope Hicks’ resignation. The cover story was that it had “nothing to do” with her questioning by Congress and that her decision to leave had been made “months” earlier. Then CNN said “weeks.”
2/ Now CNN is reporting that Hicks made the decision to resign after she was berated by President Trump for her *truthful* testimony—under penalty of prosecution—before Congress. She testified—*truthfully*—that on occasion she had told “white lies” to protect Trump’s interests.
3/ “How could you be so *stupid*?” Trump is reported to have said to her—apparently with such force and a desire to confront that, per CNN, it was the proximate (if admittedly not the only) cause of her resigning her position. If true, this puts Trump in *new legal jeopardy*.
4/ In context, there is simply no reasonable possibility that Trump was berating Hicks for (in his view) *lying*. You wouldn’t say “How could you be so *stupid*?” if what you were doing was complaining that someone had maliciously made up a lie about—well—*lying to protect you*.
5/ No—what Trump was doing was berating a subordinate who he knew was a witness in a pending criminal investigation (an investigation in which he is a target) for *telling the truth* about having had to lie for him on occasion. This is a textbook case of felony witness tampering
6/ Trump’s intent is established by his knowledge that Hicks was a potential witness against him; that her truthful testimony hurt him; his tone and words in speaking to Hicks; by the obvious—powerful—effect their force and anger had on her; and by bare common sense as to motive.
7/ It’s further established by it being a modus operandi for Trump to contact witnesses in the case against him and express whatever his feelings were/are about their cooperation/non-cooperation in an investigation in which he was/is a target. Like telling Flynn to “stay strong.”
8/ I’ve worked witness tampering cases. I never represented a poor person who wouldn’t be charged with Witness Tampering on these facts—in large part because of the position of power Trump wields with respect to Hicks and his words/tone in speaking to her of *truthful* testimony.
9/ Remember: Trump has been *instructed* by an *army of top criminal defense attorneys* to *never* have *any* conversation with *any* witness in the pending federal criminal investigation now targeting him. He *literally shouldn’t have opened his mouth* to Hicks on this topic.
10/ In this context, expect Mueller to now speak to Hicks a second time, as she now becomes a witness in a new Obstruction and/or Witness Tampering investigation (“intimidation” sub-clause). I said long ago that if Trump didn’t restrain himself he’d dig a deeper hole—and he has.
CNN: Trump ‘berated’ Hicks after House Intel testimony
NOTE/ To be clear, the reason we know—and Trump knew—he was berating Hicks for truthful rather than false testimony is it would have been a statement against Hicks’ own self-interest (a category of testimony recognized in law) for Hicks to claim to be a liar when she was/is not.
Hopefully, Hope’ll come clean with Mueller, flip on the Trumps and get her life back. Her attraction to malignantly narcissistic misogynists led her down the road to potential criminality: Lewandowski, Porter and worst of all, Trump. She’s young and deserves a break.
BUT HOPE REIGNS ETERNAL…OR SOME SUCH…
Publishers already contacting Hicks about book deal: report
Book publishers have already begun contacting White House communications director Hope Hicks to obtain the rights to her memoir upon her exit from the Trump administration, the British tabloid Daily Mail reported Thursday.
The 29-year-old longtime Trump aide could be expected to make up to $10 million from an advance to a book deal and is actively being contacted by movie and TV producers as well, the Mail reported.
“Next to Ivanka and Melania, Hope is the woman closest to the president,” one publishing executive told the Mail. “[She] knows all the secrets, all the foibles, all the quirks.”
One White House insider also told the website that Hicks reportedly kept a “detailed diary” of her interactions and time in the White House, a resource that could be a major asset if she plans to write a memoir.
MORE TRUMPSTER ON ANTI-LIBERTY VIEWS-
TWITTER PATRIOT, PENELOPE PRATTS, WRITES:
#Putins asset needs a lesson in what “due process” is! He was for it a couple weeks ago… #Justsayin
YET ANOTHER TWITTER PATRIOT WRITES-
#trumptrain ever wonder why the things Trump claims are #fakenews end up being true?
ANOTHER TWITTER PATRIOT WRITES-
My latest for the
@washingtonpost. “We kissed conservatism goodbye when we let Trump lead the GOP”
When you let a closet Democrat like Trump lead the GOP, this is what you get
He can’t defend traditional, conservative Republican positions when he doesn’t know what they are.
By, Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant and a Daily Beast columnist.
In a White House meeting Wednesday, President Hillary Clinton expressed a willingness to ban assault weapons, tweaked Republicans for being afraid of the National Rifle Association and mused aloud about bypassing due process to seize firearms.
My bad. That was President Trump.
Wednesday’s Cabinet Room gun control roundtable left gun-rights advocates, NRA members and rank-and-file conservatives (the few of us left, anyway) aghast that Trump not only isn’t who he claimed to be on the campaign trail — we already knew he holds almost no firm political convictions — but that what passes for a Republican policy proposal in his administration is up for grabs and that his most loyal followers don’t really seem to care. The whole thing prompted normally Trumpist Breitbart News to run a “Trump The Gun Grabber” headline, but that hand-wringing is too little, too late, and unlikely to further cool Trump’s lukewarm approval ratings. Trump’s underwater overall but still enjoying robust support among “Republicans.”…
…As a longtime GOP consultant, I’ve always had a half-joking, half-serious rule about political candidates and elected officials: They can be tough, smart, decent or talented, but of those traits, they realistically only get to choose two. Trump, entirely sui generis in our politics, is a successful politician embodying none of those. He’s poorly briefed, malleable, crass and dishonest, and all he cares about is how he comes across in the press. Which makes it damn-near impossible for any self-respecting conservative to understand him, anticipate his positions or trust him on policy….
…In every legislative fight, the president is a weak ally and an unreliable narrator. Except for tax cuts — the easiest thing in the world to sell (who doesn’t want a bigger paycheck?) — he can’t sell what he doesn’t understand, and that’s a lot.
Over the course of his life and career, from guns, to health care, to abortion, to the Iraq War, to whether the federal government’s monthly employment numbers are “phony,” Trump hasn’t been even close to the get-it-done, never-back-down, super negotiator of his own daydreams. As near as I can tell, his deepest convictions are that the best steak is an overcooked one and that there’s nothing that doesn’t look better with his name, in all-caps, appended to it.
He’s a gun-grabber today. Give him a day or two, and he might think about grabbing something else.
“We kissed conservatism goodbye when we let Trump lead the GOP”
There ya have it…sooner or later this is all going to blow up like a M-80 in a crap filled toilet…
We REAL Conservatives warned-
You #TrumpTrolls ignored/rejected everything as “fake news”…let me repeat: WHAT YOU CALL “FAKE NEWS” IS DAILY BEING PROVEN TRUE!