Reince Priebus: Take Trump’s Claim That The Press Is The ‘Enemy Of The State’ Seriously

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Reince Priebus: Take Trump’s Claim That The Press Is The ‘Enemy Of The State’ Seriously

Only trust Trump and maybe Faux News Channel.

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Meet Gene Huber, Trump Supporter

Gene Huber

Via Raw Story:

…Trump attacked the press and invented a terrorist attack in Sweden that never happened on Saturday at his rally in Melbourne, Florida, but some people will remember the rally for one reason only: Trump supporter Gene Huber.

“A star is born,” said Pres. Trump on Saturday after he invited ardent supporter Gene Huber on to the stage to address the audience.

Huber is a longtime Trump booster who followed the campaign from rally to rally in 2016.

He told CNN after the rally, “I got a six-foot cardboard box of Pres. Trump in my house and I salute that every single day.”

Huber continued, “And I pray. I tell him, ‘Mr. President, I pray for your safety today. And I’m not lying. I do that every day.”

Huber was first in line for the rally at 4:00 am (i.e. 14 hours before it started). While waiting, he was interviewed by cable news reporters. Trump was watching TV of course, and later when he recognized Huber from the stage he invited him to come up and speak.

Maybe he can replace Sean Spicer.

More info:
Fact Check: What Trump Got Wrong at His Rally (Really, at this point why bother?)

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Outdoor Retailers to Gov. Herbert: We’re Outta Here

Governor Gary Herbert’s hopes to negotiate with the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), sponsor of twice-yearly trade shows in Salt Lake City, were dashed today. It was clear that OIA considered it is time for action, not more talk.

OIA Executive Director Amy Roberts said “it is important to our membership, and to our bottom line, that we partner with states and elected officials who share our views on the truly unique American value of public lands for the people and conserving our outdoor heritage for the next generation.”

The OIA said it specifically asked Herbert for four measures that outdoor businesses consider important to their future in Utah:

• End legal efforts or support for congressional action that would facilitate the sale or transfer of federal lands to the states.

• End efforts to nullify the Antiquities Act.

• Stop seeking to reverse the designation of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Herbert this month signed a resolution from the Utah Legislature asking President Donald Trump to rescind the monument designation.

• Support other public lands “that provide the backbone of the industries sales,” OIA wrote.

Herbert did not agree, Roberts said.

“For 20 years … we feel like we’ve been a good partner and very upfront about our [member concerns],” Roberts said, “and what we’ve seen is sort of a ratcheting up over time in actions either by the Utah Legislature or the congressional delegation that really start to threaten public lands and the public’s access to the lands.”

OIA has decided to pull out of Utah, effective in 2019. Most likely the retailers will move their events to Denver, Colorado.

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Leonard Pitts to Trump: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Yesterday, Leonard Pitts published a bracing editorial in response to statements from Trumpistas:

Just last Sunday, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller declared on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that “our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.”

What you do “will not be questioned?” Lord, have mercy. That’s the kind of statement that, in another time and place, would have been greeted with an out-thrust palm and a hearty “Sieg heil!” Here in this time and place, however, it demands a different response:

Just who the hell do you think you are?

It gets better:

Yet you and your coterie of cartoon autocrats think you’re going to cow them into silence and compliance by ordering them to shut up and obey? Well, as a freeborn American, I can answer that in two syllables flat.

Hell no.

Trust me, read the whole thing.

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Flynn Needs A Special Prosecutor

It took less than three weeks for the Trump administration to produce its first blockbuster criminal scandal. Gotta be some kind of a record.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz acted with his usual alacrity and immediately added General Mike Flynn to his list of Trump scandals he will never, ever investigate. Senator Rand Paul ruled out the very idea of “having Republicans investigate Republicans.”

“I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”

So the answer is simple. Appoint an independent Special Prosecutor. Do it now.

Note: General Flynn was touted as an intelligence expert. He didn’t think that his phone calls were being monitored? Of course, it’s just WaPo anonymous sources again. All the more reason to launch an independent investigation.

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Robert Reich: ACA Repeal Is A Tax Cut For The Rich

Via Alternet:

Trump supporters have to go to bed face-down because of all the knives sticking in their backs, and that’s an alt-fact!

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Trump Ready To Support ‘Entitlement Reform’ And You Know What THAT Means

Liar

The Hill reports:

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said Democratic efforts to tie Trump to campaign comments about preserving entitlement programs miss the mark, and that his talks with Trump show the president is prepared to back entitlement reform so long as current beneficiaries don’t see their benefits cut.

…“Some people are taking his comments to say he doesn’t want to look at anything on entitlement reform,” said Meadows. “In my conversations with him, that was not the case. It was more about the benefits that seniors have earned currently.”

As a candidate, Trump promised to “save Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts.”

This is a huge broken promise by Trump, since he campaigned as being the only TeaGOPer who promised never to touch social safety net programs.

More info:
Trump: I’ll protect Social Security. Trump’s budget director: Maybe not.
Trump Breaks Promise To Reduce Drug Prices

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Does It Seem Like Jason Chaffetz Is Having A Hard Time Here?

I would say YES, but I would also say that he is probably the only politician in Utah to hold an actual “town hall meeting” instead of a “phone hall meeting” that we’ve become accustomed to since around 9/11.

You also have to observe that the obviously “leftist” crowd – Americans – didn’t rush the stage or commit any violence. I have to admit, I haven’t seen the whole thing yet. Keep me informed. 🙂

Actual town hall meeting in Utah.

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“Think of his wife”? Really, Orrin?!

In a bit of old fashioned benevolent sexism, Orrin Hatch chastised Elizabeth Warren for her criticism of Jeff Sessions.  Orrin’s argument?

“Think of his wife. She’s a really fine person. Jeff has been here 20 years. He’s interchanged with almost all of us. Sometimes you agree with him and sometimes you don’t, but he’s always been a gentleman.”

And he’s a gentleman, so obviously that deeply troubling record in race is all just a . . .what? Misunderstanding?

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Media Ignores Tragic Violence At Women’s March

Thank goodness for Fox “news”, otherwise we might have never known that Frank Luntz nearly lost his eyesight on January 21st, 2017.

But, in all seriousness, this clip, used on Sam Seder’s “Majority Report” is NOT from “Saturday Night Live”, it’s actually Fox “news”. I don’t know how painful it is to have glitter in my eyes, but this is the guy who told Republican parrots in congress to kill expansion of healthcare in America by calling Obama’s Affordable Care Act, “government run healthcare”.

Frank Luntz is the Orwellian wordsmith of the Republican party and he has indirectly killed people in this country by messing with our minds. No sympathy from me on this one.

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5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters

Since Trumpster fire became president, I’ve seen all of these tactics being used.

Read the whole story – it’s worth the time.

 

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Unpresidented – Trump Cannot Make SCOTUS Appointment In His Last Year


Video from Washington Post.

The Tea-GOP stole a Supreme Court nomination away from President Obama. Trump should not be allowed to benefit from that theft. Dems need to shut it down. “Nuclear” option? Sure, fine, there is nothing to lose now! Trump won’t last a year, and the new rule is no SCOTUS appointments with less than a year to go.

Do not legitimize Trump. Today, the Tea-GOP senators had to break Senate rules to vote on Trump’s nominees in committee with no Dems present. Munchkin lied about robo-signing, he disqualified himself.

Bonus: Senator Orrin Hatch is going around complaining about too much partisanship in the Senate!

More info:
Democrats block confirmation votes for Sessions, Price and Mnuchin
GOP won’t rule out killing the filibuster for Supreme Court pick (Great, average Americans hate the filibuster)

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