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

Enemy of the People

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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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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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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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Trump Approval = 36 Percent

America wants you here

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, 44 percent of respondents disapproved of Trump’s handling of his job as President thus far, while 36 percent approved. Nineteen percent of respondents were undecided.

Trump started out as the least-popular ever, and he is down 8 points in his first week. And that was before the sudden implementation of his idiotic and unconstitutional Muslim ban caused chaos at airports across the country. We now have a full-blown constitutional crisis because some federal employees – apparently on orders from the White House – are refusing to abide by a court order halting the Muslim ban.

As the rule of law crumbles, Reince Priebus told Chuck Todd “We apologize for nothing.” Trump himself said that his Muslim ban was “working out very nicely.”

So far the Dems are not putting up enough opposition to Trump, but the way things are going the Tea-GOP Congress is going to have to stop him or face losing the next election.

More info:
Spontaneous Protests Hit Airports Across America Following Trump’s Executive Order
WATCH: Protesters cheer and sing as detainees are released at airports across US

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#Alternativefacts is Now A Hashtag on Twitter

Paging George Orwell…

“Meet The Press” this morning:

Chuck Todd: You did not answer the question of why the President asked the White House Press Secretary to come out in front of the podium for the first time and utter a falsehood. Why did he do that? It undermines the credibility of the entire White House Press Office on day one.

Kellyanne Conway: No, it doesn’t. Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that, but the point…

Chuck Todd: Wait a minute. Alternative facts? Alternative facts. Four of the five things he uttered. The one thing he got right was Zeke Miller. Four of the five facts he uttered were just not true. Look. Alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods.

In no time at all, #alternativefacts was on Twitter. This is happening.

More info:
Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Inauguration Crowd
‘Alternative Facts Are Not Facts, They’re Falsehoods!: Chuck Todd Battles Kellyanne Conway
Chuck Todd Obliterates Kellyanne Conway For Claiming White House Lies Are “Alternative Facts”

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Never Give Up! Millions March Against Trump

Pussy hats
Washington, DC

The dismal Trump inauguration has been eclipsed by today’s demonstrations against Trump. The crowd was estimated at 500,000 in Washington DC, while a total of 5 million came out in hundreds of marches in cities in all 50 states and around the world on all continents, including Antarctica. A record-setting example of People Power. Chelsea Handler led a march with 8,000 people in Park City.

I am encouraged because the spirit of the demonstrations has been festive and optimistic. Our Democracy isn’t finished yet! What a contrast to Trump’s dark and menacing “American carnage” speech yesterday.

As Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said at the Atlanta rally, “Never give up! Never lose hope!”

HuffPo: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Protesters Welcome Donald Trump To Washington

At Today’s Women’s March, Watch For The PussyHats!
Celebrities Join Women’s Marches Around The World In Solidarity

Get LOUD #WOMENSMARCH #MARCHONMAIN

A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on

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Bloodsuckers Big Day!

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Is This Really Happening?

Via Raw Story:

Scotland’s The Sunday Herald struck a chord this week with a hilarious and chilling preview of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.

In its Sunday TV guide section, the paper characterizes Trump’s swearing in as a return of The Twilight Zone…

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