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Ras: Trump At 55% Job Approval

Rasmussen Reports gives us our first post-inauguration job approval poll for Donald Trump and they are claiming voters giving Trump a positive 55% job approval after the first three days.

PRESIDENT TRUMP – JOB APPROVAL
Approve 55%
Disapprove 44%

This poll was done January 20-22 among 1500 likely voters.

Posted by Dave at 10:06 am
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400 Responses to “Ras: Trump At 55% Job Approval”

  1. jason says:

    First and foremost.

  2. Bitterlaw says:

    First

  3. jason says:

    I see Wobbie in the last thread is already back to his favorite M.O., i.e., regurgitating MSM talking points.

  4. Bitterlaw says:

    What an A-hole!

  5. marc says:

    Former Congresswomen Heather Wilson to be Air Force Secretary.

    Excellent choice.

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/823551591919783936

  6. Mr.Vito says:

    A few days ago…

    “Two polls out this morning SHOW Donald Trump entering office with abysmal favorable and transition approval ratings… I was going to also state that it probably would not be long before Trump screaming about the election polls being wrong…”

    Just put up Calculus the Cat, so I can remember your better days.

  7. Mr.Vito says:

    Ironically, Dave’s next thread compared someone to Baghdad Bob.

  8. wraith says:

    Looks like HHR is morphing into another huffington blog.

  9. Bitterlaw says:

    Stop poking the Wizard. He will shut us down.

  10. Mr.Vito says:

    yeah, Huffington… sure.

  11. Mr.Vito says:

    If he strikes us down, we will become more powerful than he can possibly imagine.

    MU HA HA HA HA HA!

  12. Bitterlaw says:

    Sometimes Mr. Vito sounds like Sir Carmine.

  13. Bitterlaw says:

    We can always go to Corey’s blog. Lots of open space there.

  14. Mr.Vito says:

    Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican… I am sorry for his family, and wish him well in the hereafter.

    I will not miss him on the baseball diamond.

    I tried to link to a reminder why, but the article contained a wirty dord.

  15. Barrett says:

    #13 – #NeverCory

    …for that matter

    #NeverBrady

    …and for good measure

    #NeverElizabethWarren
    #NeverScarletJohannsen
    #NeverAmericaFerrera
    #NeverKamalaHarris
    #NeverAliciaKeys
    #NeverFeminism

  16. Barrett says:

    #8 – you are an idiot. Enough said

  17. Mr.Vito says:

    “#8 – you are an idiot. Enough said”

    Yup… still HHR. Not Huffington.

  18. Robbie says:

    Color me skeptical of Rasmussen’s data until other contemporary results confirm their findings.

    If I’m Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, I move heaven and earth to get as much of their agenda done NOW. I think Trump can be successful (taxes, Obamacare, SCOTUS), but he needs to stop litigating every little slight made against him. The campaign is over. No one cares about crowd size or how many time he’s been on the cover of Time.

  19. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    January 23, 2017 at 10:17 am
    I see Wobbie in the last thread is already back to his favorite M.O., i.e., regurgitating MSM talking points.

    – If you believe Trump’s trip to the CIA where he rambled on about crowd size or Sean Spicer’s press statement were good ideas, then we disagree.

    Again, I believe Trump can be a success, but I believe he must realize governing is not the same as campaigning.

  20. marc says:

    Tell that to the media Robbie.

  21. Robbie says:

    One last thing before the bombardment begins.

    Trump deserves a lot of credit for the cabinet he has assembled. he said he would hire the best people and he did just that. I think Mattis, Kelly, Tillerson, Pompeo, Coates, Sessions, Pruitt, and his HHS pick are fantastic.

  22. Robbie says:

    marc says:
    January 23, 2017 at 11:58 am
    Tell that to the media Robbie.

    – You know, sometimes it’s the job of the president to stay above the fray and keep the eye on the ball. If he wants to be the host of the Apprentice calling into the Greta show attacking Rosie O’Donnell, then he’s in the wrong job.

  23. NYCmike says:

    Robbie,

    Read the piece on Instapundit. Just to have a different opinion on it.

    The way Bush 43 stayed above the fray, while classy, Presidential, and disciplined, will not work anymore. The media wore him and Cheney down, and took the Republican party with them.

    Trump will fight every inch, and I am glad he will do so. That will leave Congress to do what they need to do, hopefully it will be fiscally-minded in nature, with less government as a core principle.

  24. NYCmike says:

    “– You know, sometimes it’s the job of the president to stay above the fray and keep the eye on the ball.”

    -A President can’t keep his “eye on the ball” due to the fact that he is writing 140 characters on Twitter?

    You have a low threshold for what you think is Presidential material.

    I guess that explains JEB!.

  25. PresidentPaul! says:

    W. had about a 10% approval rating when he left office. That hasn’t improved with time either.

    The people are on to the Bushes finally and elected Trump instead.

  26. Barrett says:

    I never expected a disingenuous person like Schumer to keep his word.

  27. Barrett says:

    To be fair to Bush 43, his approval rating was closer to 30% upon leaving office.

    PresidentPaul is the new Cory.

  28. Robbie says:

    How about that Marco Rubio! After all of that tough talk about Russia and Rex Tillerson, he backed down and decided to support him. Who could have ever predicted Rubio would change his mind and back down?

  29. Mr.Vito says:

    I did.

  30. Mr.Vito says:

    Because he is a good nominee.

  31. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    29. I did too. And believe some Democrats will vote for him as well.

  32. Mr.Vito says:

    He rightly made his points, too.

    win-win

  33. Mr.Vito says:

    Robbie is being sarcastic, of course… but it goes nowhere. You can be tough and fair.

  34. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “Do you really think Klobuchar will have any problems with reelection next year, SDC?”

    Wes, I made a mistake and confused her with another senator. Agree with your analysis on her seat being a likely Democratic hold.

  35. Wes says:

    According to Gallup, GWB was at 33% approval in January 2009. His lowest rating was 26% in November 2008. That explains why all the predictions that McCain would win were idiotic.

  36. Mr.Vito says:

    “-Schumer. Enough said.”

    Doesn’t matter… the real story isn’t that Trump went to his CIA meeting without his director because of Schumer. It’s that Trump said such and such and made Chuck Todd mad.

  37. Trump says:

    Yes, Trump is going to take advice from Jeb-c&$sucking haters like Robbie.

    Remember how Paul Ryan pulled the ethics bill after one trump tweet? Deal with it.

  38. Trump says:

    Trump won, despite your constant sniping.

    Fuc$ off, Robbie.

  39. Mr.Vito says:

    Wes, it was over 50% last year, so Bunu’s statement above is equally idiotic.

  40. Mr.Vito says:

    or perhaps that was favorable… but it used to be as low as approval, so obviously he is no longer demonized generally

  41. Wes says:

    No argument there, Vito. I was in fact countering Bunu’s argument.

    Of course all former Presidents, including Hoover, have topped 50% eventually after leaving office, so Bush didn’t do anything special by topping 50% seven years after leaving office.

  42. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    29. Rubio did not back down, he was previously undecided. He never said he would not vote for Tillerson.

  43. Mr.Vito says:

    SDC… that’s insane. The right thing to do is to declare you will or won’t support someone before you interview him.

  44. Cash Cow TM says:

    Rex Tillerson

    ex-troll risen
    sex on triller (like a tractor triller?)

  45. Cash Cow TM says:

    At his doctor appt., Walt had one skin cancer cut off his ankle and will have another cancer spot removed from his shoulder in 6 weeks.

    Doctor said all the other spots were just barnacles.

  46. Mr.Vito says:

    Walt has some scars from his time spent as part of the crew of Davy Jones.

  47. Wes says:

    Those are nothing compared to the scars the Inquisition gave Walt.

  48. Phil says:

    Judge Neil Gorsuch looking like the prime candidate for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Good choice….very conservative, and,as an added bonus, someone who could be confirmed without a filibuster.

    I like Pryor a lot, but he would be filibustered and Democrats have the votes to sustain a filibuster even without needing red state Democrats from Montana, N Dakota and Indiana. As far as nuking the filibuster to get Pryor through, forget it. You can’t count on Collins, McCain, Graham, and Mikulski or even Flake to go along with that.

    The guy looks solid and Democrats would have a tough time stopping him.

  49. NYCmike says:

    Robbie is going after Rubio for being on the fence regarding Tillerson, and asking some contentious questions, and then deciding to vote for his nomination?

    And they let Robbie fly a plane……..

  50. NYCmike says:

    “You can’t count on Collins, McCain, Graham, and Mikulski or even Flake to go along with that.”

    -Assume “Mikulski” should be “Murkowski”.

    That said, how does such an action not then warrant a primary challenge against these Senators?

    I could understand not going after Collins in Maine, the Arizona boys could make a somewhat valid point about a moderating population there, but there should not be any hesitance to primary both Murk and especially Goober Graham, in my humble opinion.

  51. NYCmike says:

    Most Presidents are looked on more approvingly by Americans after they die, except Buchanan.

    HHR alone keeps his numbers in the 20’s.

  52. PresidentPaul! says:

    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/

    Trump inauguration gif. Crowd size very large (no spaces) unlike Fake News claims

  53. NYCmike says:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/315537-trump-gop-set-to-battle-on-spending-cuts

    -This story says that Trump will be fighting Congressional Republicans on spending, but that Trump will be the one seeking deeper cuts.

    I will need a “translation” for that.

    More odd behavior from a Charles-Schumer-type-“liberal-Democrat”…..

    Car 54, with Scooterboy and jason, where are you?

  54. NYCmike says:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2017/01/the_trump_resistance_will_be_led_by_angry_women.html

    ““I feel it’s a permanent break in me,” said Jana Jett Loeb, a 31-year-old lawyer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. “I felt so taken down to size.” Watching a woman who was the best-qualified person ever to run for president lose to a leering sexist who was the least seemed a shattering lesson in the limits of female possibility. “All the time that I was told I was too intense, I was too straightforward, or I was too much, I always told myself: No, I know that’s not true, I have to keep on keeping on,” said Loeb. “Ultimately that wasn’t the truth. And all of the sudden it was the truth. That actually I wasn’t really allowed to be in space and have a voice. I think it has forever changed me. I have felt like my view of the world has become much darker.””

    -Read further, and this same woman says ” “I almost felt that being here would be just a little too emotional for me,””

    Something tells me that Trump is not her problem, but her ridiculously fragile emotional state.

  55. DW says:

    “Color me skeptical of Rasmussen’s data until other contemporary results confirm their findings.”

    Well, Rasmussen was the ONLY pollster to get the national popular vote spread exactly correct.

  56. Barrett says:

    #56 – Nearly 26 million women voted for Trump. He beat Hillary among white women – 57% to 37%.

    This woman’s fragile emotional state could just be some hardcore denial due in part to her ignorance.

  57. DW says:

    58 – and after all the hand-wringing over the Hispanic vote, apparently Trump did no worse than Romney, and last I had checked he might have done slightly better.

  58. Mr.Vito says:

    “That actually I wasn’t really allowed to be in space and have a voice.”

    She’s definitely in space.

  59. Mr.Vito says:

    “This story says that Trump will be fighting Congressional Republicans on spending, but that Trump will be the one seeking deeper cuts.”

    He probably needs more cuts to offset the wall and the infrastructure bill.

  60. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    57. “Well, Rasmussen was the ONLY pollster to get the national popular vote spread exactly correct.”

    Don’t confuse him with the facts.

  61. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    News Headline: “Sanders, joined by rust belt Democrats, praises Trump for nixing TPP”

    So much for how united the Democrats are.

  62. Trump says:

    #56:

    This is prime reason I suggested a mental and emotional test before voting.

    #59:

    Fwiw, exit polls say 29 % Hispanic support for Trump, over Romney’s 27.

  63. Mr.Vito says:

    the spread was even less though, I think…

  64. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    “News Headline: “Sanders, joined by rust belt Democrats, praises Trump for nixing TPP””

    Happily, Obama is golfing at his billionaire friends golf resort in Palm Springs, so is not seeing Sanders and the rust belt Democrats cheering the destruction of his legacy.

  65. Trump says:

    Also, the fragile emotional state of the cupcakes is deliciously on display if you review YouTube of election night coverage of the Hillary watch party.

    3 year olds have better control.

  66. Mr.Vito says:

    CNN had Romney -44 and Trump -38

    But with Latino women, Romney was -53 and Trump was -44

  67. Barrett says:

    #64 – Add that to Romney winning 43% of women, and Trump winning 41%. Not the difference people were expecting.

  68. Barrett says:

    But Trump beat Hillary in the “Women 40 and older category” by a considerable 52% to 44%

  69. NYCmike says:

    http://www.redstate.com/prevaila/2017/01/23/morning-joe-crew-says-crowd-size-doesnt-matter-discusses-for-entire-show/

    -Developing rule: If Scarborough, Wissing, Robbie, Corey agree on something being bad, it probably is a good thing!

  70. NYCmike says:

    https://twitter.com/ezralevant/status/823633444160884736

    -Have to be honest: A big customer of mine deals with a carpenters union in NYC. They are the WORST!

  71. NYCmike says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/01/23/poll-74-percent-californians-want-end-sanctuary-cities/

    -Not sure why Breitbart Texas has a California story, but this is interesting if real news.

  72. NYCmike says:

    https://www.texastribune.org/2017/01/23/abbott-demands-hernandez-reverse-new-sanctuary-pol/

    -Ok, sue me, but who elected this woman as Sheriff? She looks like Umbridge from the Harry Potter movies.

  73. Bitterlaw says:

    Cash Cow – Tell Walt that I would be happy to meet him and his wife in Philadelphia. I am sorry that you are not welcome at the Flower Show after last year’s unplanned organic fertilizer display.

  74. Jake says:

    70. Spot on Barret. And many of them were at the Inaguration, not at the March comparing underarm hair.

  75. Jake says:

    50. Phil it is a shocker, but Flake wants to break up the 9th circuit, and get it away for Cal influence.

    Blind Squirrel finds a nut

  76. Jake says:

    Can a John Roberts litmus test be done on any SCOTUS nominee first? No more wishy washy it is tax crap

    Roberts looked real good in 2005 too, and we had GOP control Senate also.

  77. Cash Cow TM says:

    Bitter says,

    “Cash Cow – Tell Walt that I would be happy to meet him and his wife in Philadelphia. I am sorry that you are not welcome at the Flower Show after last year’s unplanned organic fertilizer display.”

    Bitter-sahn,

    I will tell Walt.

    He is still checking his schedule….
    Even with his temporary part time job he is not scheduled to work on Fridays and Mondays (unless there has to be make up testing due to snow days)m so if the girls plan to go up Friday and not come home until Monday…it might work.

    Still working on this….

    If he tags along, maybe we can go out for a lunch or something. I know Mrs. Walt and the women always like to go to dinner one night at some italian restaurant where you can bring your own bottle(s) of wine.

  78. Walt says:

    Hey Bitter,

    My wife usually goes with 3 to 5 other women to the Philly Flower Show.

    You may not want to go have a meal with ALL of the party. Several (who are otherwise nice people) are EXTREMELY militant left wing liberals politically.

    Maybe either just you and me grabbing a meal and conversing. Or you, me and my wife. She can bring lists for both of us.
    ************************************
    [Actually the reason she suggested I come along was so we might be able to one night have dinner/visit with some of the family members of a great Philly family (the Mirabellas) who have been friends of her family for better than 40 years. Wonderful people. The mom and dad of the family have passed, but their kids/spouses/families are in the Philly area.]

  79. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Now that Tillerson has been approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lets see how Senators Manchin, Heitkamp, Tester and Donally vote in the full Senate. One or more of them may vote for Tillerson.

  80. Cash Cow TM says:

    wishy washy

    Why I was shy

  81. Robbie says:

    Mr.Vito says:
    January 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    Robbie is being sarcastic, of course… but it goes nowhere. You can be tough and fair.

    – Honestly, what was Rubio’s end game on Tillerson? For more than a month, he gave the impression he was willing to scuttle the nomination and he even tussled with Tillerson at the hearing. Remember that tweet where he said a friend of Putin isn’t his idea of a SoS. Again, what was the end game of all this other than to get a month or so of favorable press coverage?

    Rubio’s actions continue a trend he began in 2013. He signed on to Schumer’s immigration bill only to back away when the going got tough. He then signed on to Cruz’s government shutdown. Last year, he said Trump shouldn’t have access to the nuclear codes and sold #neverTrump swag only to endorse him a few weeks later. Now, his tough talk on Tillerson only to back down at the end.

  82. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    January 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm
    Robbie is going after Rubio for being on the fence regarding Tillerson, and asking some contentious questions, and then deciding to vote for his nomination?
    And they let Robbie fly a plane……..

    – Rubio blustered solely to get favorable coverage and I’m surprised you’re able to dress yourself.

  83. NYCmike says:

    01/23/2017 – Robbie finds out that a Senator from Florida is a politician.

  84. Cash Cow TM says:

    Senators Manchin

    torn ass machine

  85. Robbie says:

    Phil says:
    January 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm
    Judge Neil Gorsuch looking like the prime candidate for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Good choice….very conservative, and,as an added bonus, someone who could be confirmed without a filibuster.
    I like Pryor a lot, but he would be filibustered and Democrats have the votes to sustain a filibuster even without needing red state Democrats from Montana, N Dakota and Indiana. As far as nuking the filibuster to get Pryor through, forget it. You can’t count on Collins, McCain, Graham, and Mikulski or even Flake to go along with that.
    The guy looks solid and Democrats would have a tough time stopping him.

    – Gorsuch will be filibustered, but he’s a fantastic choice and he’s five years younger than Pryor as well. He’s every bit the conservative Pryor, but he doesn’t have Pryor’s rough edges.

  86. NYCmike says:

    ” and I’m surprised you’re able to dress yourself.”

    -Ahhhhh, the beauty of having a uniform for work!

    Remember, Tags on the back side, and watch out for those zipper teeth!

  87. Robbie says:

    SanDiegoCitizen says:
    January 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    57. “Well, Rasmussen was the ONLY pollster to get the national popular vote spread exactly correct.”
    Don’t confuse him with the facts.

    – As I stated repeatedly in 2016, I put ZERO faith in robo polling. Just because Rasmussen lucked into the correct spread doesn’t make their methods any better. My position on this has been consistent for years, especially when it comes to Rasmussen.

  88. Wes says:

    Roberts was a snake oil salesman. Ironically Grover Cleveland–a Democrat–nominated a much more conservative Chief Justice than John Roberts in Melvin Fuller.

  89. Cash Cow TM says:

    DRUDGE

    “Across the universe, galaxies being killed…”

    Damned global warming!
    Or was this GWB’s fault?
    Trump?
    Bueller…?

  90. Robbie says:

    Jake says:
    January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    Can a John Roberts litmus test be done on any SCOTUS nominee first? No more wishy washy it is tax crap
    Roberts looked real good in 2005 too, and we had GOP control Senate also.

    – John Roberts went the wrong way on Obamacare. Name another key case where he went against the conservative view. Maybe there’s one or two, but in a decade or so he’s been with the conservative bloc at every major point.

  91. Wes says:

    Of the 23 Dems in the Senate up for reelection next year, 10 hail from states Trump carried. They’d be wise to thread the needle on these appointments.

  92. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    January 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm
    01/23/2017 – Robbie finds out that a Senator from Florida is a politician.

    – Oh no. It has nothing to do with Rubio being a politician. His loyal supporters view him as a deified figure in the same way many Democrats viewed Obama. Rubio was the personification of all of their hopes and dreams. And because so many of the Rubio supporters are defense hawks who oppose Trump, they really convinced themselves he was going to be their “voice” in the Senate and stand up to Trump. Yet time after time, he proved to be the finger in the wind politician everyone else is.

    I objet to the deification of Rubio by his supporters.

  93. Cash Cow TM says:

    Melvin Fuller

    el vermin full
    full liver men

  94. Robbie says:

    Wes says:
    January 23, 2017 at 6:17 pm
    Of the 23 Dems in the Senate up for reelection next year, 10 hail from states Trump carried. They’d be wise to thread the needle on these appointments.

    – That seems like the prudent play now, but voting against any nominee to the Supreme Court staves off a primary challenge. The Democrats are going to do now what McConnell and Republicans did in the past. They’re going to oppose everything as a way to placate and energize their base. They’re betting Trump will be unpopular and the swing voters who abandoned them in the Obama years will come back in the Trump years. It’s probably the right play for them.

  95. NYCmike says:

    “I objet to the deification of Rubio by his supporters.”

    -I must have missed the hundreds of comments ONLY about Rubio by one or two posters, as we saw with one candidate last year (JEB!).

  96. NYCmike says:

    ” It’s probably the right play for them.”

    -Hopefully, we can depend on Robbie, Corey, and other Republicans like, oh say, David Brooks, to push the Dems in the right direction!!

  97. janz says:

    I looked Neil Gorsuch up and he is described as the most natural successor to take Scalia’s seat on the court, in both his “judicial style and substantive approach.” Also, he’s fairly young, turning 50 this year.

    Trump promised to nominate someone in the mold of Scalia. Apparently, if he does nominate this man, he will be keeping said promise. I’m beginning to truly marvel at Trump’s initial steps taken in office.

  98. janz says:

    Even Mitch McConnell seems to be growing a spine, saying “Trump will get his supreme Court nominee, period.” This indicates he might pull the trigger on the nuclear option to make such an affirmation happen – something McConnell appeared loath to do earlier.

  99. Conservative Populist says:

    For the next four years, Dems will filibuster any SC nominee as payback for Garland.

    McConnell will have no choice but to go nuclear – otherwise no SC nominees will get through in President Trump’s first term.

  100. wraith says:

    “Trump will get his supreme Court nominee, period.”

    He can be recess appointed fo 2 years in spite of a filibuster.

  101. Wes says:

    That’s a risky strategy at best, Robbie. Obama was a drag because he pushed through unpopular policies and ignored the recession plaguing the country during his term. In contrast, Trump is focusing on economics right now.

    If he stays the course and maintains a reasonable level of popularity the Dems in states he carried will be in a compromised position.

  102. janz says:

    I think the Dems are pushing the envelope of resistance too far, acting less like senators and more like immature kindergartners. Their nomination questioning is embarrassing, petty and often just nonsensical. All they are doing is preening, posturing for the cameras, using the only political devices they have left in their partisan tool bag, to slow walk nominees in order to demonstrate displeasure at the executive turnover of power.

  103. Robbie says:

    Wes

    I think the Democrats are banking on the fact the out-party does very well in the first midterm of a new presidency. GWB was the recent exception, but that course of action is usually the right POLITICAL play.

    In the end, it really depends on two factors. First, what are the views on the economy. Second, what does Trump’s popularity look like in October 2018. The Senate map is tilted in Republican’s favor, but who knows.

  104. Bitterlaw says:

    Walt – Let me know when you have a plan. I am happy to eat with you, your wife and her communist friends.

  105. Mr.Vito says:

    “And because so many of the Rubio supporters are defense hawks who oppose Trump, they really convinced themselves he was going to be their “voice” in the Senate and stand up to Trump.”

    Not me. I voted him in to get something done with Trump.

  106. Robbie says:

    Mr. Vito

    You are the exception and a good one at that.

  107. lisab says:

    Donald Trump reinstates global abortion funding ban

  108. Bitterlaw says:

    I only voted for Trump to prevent Hillary from being President. Anything positive beyond that is gravy.

  109. Walt says:

    Bitter,

    I will keep you posted about Philly trip go or no go.

  110. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    109. I support Rubio for president and for the senate, and approve of his vote for Tillerson. He had a right to inquire about the Putin issue, but when satisfied relented.

  111. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    107. “The Senate map is tilted in Republican’s favor, but who knows.”

    I cannot see a scenario the Democrats don’t lose any seats in 2018, let alone gain seats. North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia and Missouri are particularly vulnerable seats.

  112. Mr.Vito says:

    You have to watch the whole thing to know why I posted it here.

  113. Frank says:

    Dave,

    Rasmussen’s first job approval number was on Friday. It was 56% (+2%).

    Frank

  114. Mr.Vito says:

    Mark Dayton slurred his words and collapsed at the end of the State of the State address.

  115. Mr.Vito says:

    Pompeo confirmed.

  116. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    119. Very sad regarding Mark Dayton, hope its not serious.

  117. lisab says:

    no comments on

    “Donald Trump reinstates global abortion funding ban”?

    that is a soc. con issue

  118. NYCmike says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPqrimR8GWw

    -Hey Big Joe,

    Is this you? Or is there another “Big Joe”? He is rock-solid!

  119. PresidentPaul! says:

    Pompeo was a pretty bad pick. Ideally he would have been stopped.

  120. NYCmike says:

    “that is a soc. con issue”

    -I would think that Trump would look at that as this type of issue: “Why are we spending $$ in other countries when we can’t afford good health care for our vets?”

  121. PresidentPaul! says:

    I also don’t like Puzder as labor secretary, but I don’t think any of these nominees will have trouble thanks to Harry Reid.

  122. jason says:

    PresidentPaul! says:
    January 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Pompeo was a pretty bad pick. Ideally he would have been stopped.”

    I have a simple way to assess nominees.

    If Bunu doesn’t like him, its probably an excellent pick.

  123. jason says:

    Rand Paul continuing his father’s great track record of losing a lot of votes by 500-1, in his case losing Senate votes by 99-1

    Today he joined all the leftist Dems to defeat Pompeo because he thinks Americans (and the terrorists) should be informed in advance of covert operations.

    When Trump starts rebuilding the “standing Army” both Bunu and Rand Paul will be whining a lot.

  124. PresidentPaul! says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/444157/trump-going-cancel-daca-or-not

    “Immediately terminating” the program wouldn’t necessarily have required an executive order, at least not on Day One. Nor would it require rounding up and deporting the DACAs; ICE has enough to do trying to restart deportation of the drunk drivers and wife-beaters Obama let go to worry about DACAs who aren’t involved in violent crimes. But U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which handles the two-year, renewable amnesty program, could easily have been instructed to suspend processing of DACA applications – both for renewals and first-time applicants – until further notice.
    That hasn’t happened, at least not yet. In response to an inquiry from me earlier today, USCIS spokesman Steve Blando e-mailed me the following: “We are still accepting/processing DACA requests under existing policy.” He told Politico the same thing, verbatim. Politico also reported that “according to the most recent public statistics — from the third quarter of last year — an average of about 140 initial applications and 690 renewals were approved each calendar day.”

  125. jason says:

    Wobbie still upset Rubio was what, 100 times a better candidate than Jeb Bush?

    It’s always all about Jeb Bush.

  126. lisab says:

    “I would think that Trump would look at that as this type of issue: “Why are we spending $$ in other countries when we can’t afford good health care for our vets?””

    perhaps, but he did not cut aid to countries, just to orgs. that use money to fund abortions

    the sad part is that many countries have very low rates of abortion

    but the developing world has very high rates of abortion

    including for sex selection

    i would think that it would make a bigger splash.

  127. PresidentPaul! says:

    Trump going weak on day 1?

    Mickey Kaus?@kausmickey
    Follow
    More
    Mickey Kaus Retweeted Ms. and so it goes
    That’s the next step: If DREAMERS legalized of course they’ll turn around and try to legalize their parents (the ones, in theory, at fault)

    and

    Mickey Kaus ?@kausmickey 6h6 hours ago
    More
    Reagan, Air Traffic Controllers: ‘I can take the heat. I mean business.’ Trump, DACA: ‘Reince & Paul tell me this is no time for bad press’

  128. jason says:

    Bunu is going to be VERY disappointed with Trump.

    You read it here first.

    Of course the guy HE supported said “if you want to live and work in America we will find a place for you” and “imagine 12 million new taxpayers coming out of the shadows”.

  129. PresidentPaul! says:

    First off I’m not a one issue person.

    Second off, Paul would have been good on immigration just as he opposed gang of 8, etc.

  130. jason says:

    The Dreamers should be offered legal status on a quota basis (so many a year) as long as they are not felons and have at least a high school education. After 10 years legalized they can apply for citizenship if they can show they have a job that places them above the poverty line or served/serve in the military and have not been convicted of any felonies.

    Anybody who thought Trump would deport any illegals except felons or those currently detained was deluded.

  131. jason says:

    Second off, Paul would have been good on immigration just as he opposed gang of 8, etc.”

    He had the most liberal immigration policy of ANY candidate.

    Not even Jeb Bush said he would find a place for every illegal and look forward to 12 million new taxpayers coming out of the shadows. Actually not even Hillary said that.

    And Rand Paul did not oppose the gang of 8 because of the content, he opposed it only because it wasn’t his plan.

  132. PresidentPaul! says:

    DACA is clearly unconstitutional. Those DACA waivers expire.

    If nothing else quit issuing them and let them expire.

    That puts major pressure on Schumer for a bill to pass at which time legal status for them could be traded for merit based immigration aka stopping chain migration, border security etc.

    But no good bill means no legal status aka negotiating from position of strength.

  133. Mr.Vito says:

    For DW…

    In ABC night coverage Terry Moran is talking about Brexit and how the night went and says he is getting a “bad” feeling of deja vu… then corrects himself by removing the “bad”…

    every once in a while they slip up and reveal their true leanings…

  134. NYCmike says:

    “every once in a while they slip up and reveal their true leanings…”

    -It seems the more push-back from Trump, Gingrich, Rudy, and other attack dogs, the more it happens.

    ATTACK on every front, at every level.

  135. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Yep Obamacon, those Democrats are unified. Bernie Sanders is praising Trump for ending NAFTA, offers to work with him on it.

    Obama needs to end his golf vacation with his billionaire friend and come back and get Bernie in line. Maybe Hillary will help.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/23/sanders-praises-trump-for-nixing-tpp-delighted-to-work-with-him-on-pro-worker-policies/?utm_term=.11eb73bde06d

  136. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Twitter “mistake” causes 560,000 people to follow Trump’s twitter. The Democrats will blame Putin.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/23/twitter-glitch-made-560000-people-follow-trumps-potus-account.html

  137. Bitterlaw says:

    137. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Whenever Bunu says that something is unconstitutional, remember that he said the Supremacy Clause prevents the US from having a standing military.

  138. Cash Cow TM says:

    “The Dreamers should be offered legal status on a quota basis (so many a year)”

    Make sure you have a quota that is fair to females–51% of the slots for females!

    And so many special needs or handicapped illegals…

    And so many LG-BLTs sexual preference…

  139. Walt says:

    LG–BLTs?

    Now you got me hungry for a large bacon/lettuce/tomato sammich..

    Where is Kim when you need her.

  140. Cash Cow TM says:

    “DACA is clearly unconstitutional”

    DACA?

    Don’t Ask Cows Anything?

  141. Bitterlaw says:

    I think that we need to distinguish the “dreamers” from the other illegals. They did not have the intent to break the law. Gradual citizenship without penalties should be worked out. Deporting them to a country they don’t know is irrational.

  142. marc says:

    President to announce Supreme Court nominee next week.

  143. marc says:

    Wait till Sessions is confirmed, to move on any immigration action. The Democrats are slow walking the vote so it wouldn’t be until early/mid February until we see action.

  144. Mr.Vito says:

    I have to admit that Trump is high energy and was ready to work on a large volume of things on day one.

  145. marc says:

    Patience folks, I know it’s been 8 long years of liberalism coming out of the White House, but the West Wing staff needs time to coordinate all this stuff and the fact that half the cabinet is still not confirmed especially important ones like Justice, HHS and State make it more difficult.

  146. DW says:

    149 – I noticed that too….four years goes by in a hurry, and if you don’t get started immediately, you run the risk of not seeing reaping the harvest of changes in time for re-election.

  147. Mr.Vito says:

    Comey stays.

    Dakota and Keystone pipelines revived.

  148. DW says:

    https://phys.org/news/2017-01-everest-true-height-spurs-fresh.html

    Mt. Everest may have shrunken by an inch.

    No matter, its not the highest mountain peak in the world anyway.

  149. DW says:

    Chimborazo (in Ecuador) is the highest mountain in the world–extending from the earth’s center further up than Everest due to the earth not being round. Everest is further above sea-level, but Chimborazo is higher from the earth’s center.

  150. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trump Job Approval:

    57% – 43% (Approve/Disapprove)

    42% – 33% (Strongly Approve/Strongly Disapprove)

  151. janz says:

    Frank, if one is to believe Rasmussen, Trump’s approval numbers are on an upward trajectory…so far.

  152. janz says:

    #148. The nominee I’m looking forward to being confirmed is Price. Obamacare reform is on hold until that happens.

  153. janz says:

    Re immigration reforms: DAPA was inactivated by the courts, right after BO executed that EO. However, DACA is going to be a tenuous act by Obama to either undo or restructure, IMO.

  154. PresidentPaul! says:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senator-lays-groundwork-for-broad-immigration-overhaul-1485270321

    SenThomTillis as deputy chairman of Senate immigration subcommittee and “Pro-reform advocates” are a fan of him.

    He’s preparing a new grand bargain

  155. Wes says:

    Presidents–even highly contentious ones such as GWB–tend to get at least a brief period early on where they are popular.

    Jimmy Carter was popular in 1977 but cratered in the second half of his tenure.

    Reagan was deeply popular early on, dipped once the recession went into full swing, but recovered by election, and maintained decent to great approvals till leaving office.

    GHWB entered office popular, soared to ridiculously high approvals in early 1991, and lost steam going into 1992, bottoming out at 30% that summer and recovering slightly before losing reelection, only to spike to above-water favorables in the lame duck segment of his presidency.

    Much like Reagan, Bill Clinton started strong and lost steam by his midterm but recovered by reelection time and stayed popular till the end.

    GWB was reasonably popular early on, lost ground before 9/11, surged to Reagan and Clinton levels of popularity after the attacks, lost ground afterward, barely went positive in late 2004, held that through early 2005, and then cratered in summer of that year never to recover while in office.

    Obama was quite popular early on, lost ground in 2010 and 2011, regained some measure of popularity in 2012, collapsed after reelection, and finished fairly strong by dint of looking reasonably good compared to his would-be successors.

    That the Ras minus the Ras has Trump with some measure of popularity is a good thing but means something only if Trump can sustain it when voters go to the polls. As should be apparent by all the other examples, that’s no guarantee.

  156. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    See the trolls have disappeared. Contrary to their expectation, the anti-Trump demonstrations seem to have resulted in Trump becoming more popular.

  157. Wes says:

    That’s to be expected, SDC. The attacks on Trump have been personal and even threatening in nature.

    Republican assaults on Obama, spearheaded by the Tea Party, till the Paulbots and other kooks took control of that movement, became effective in late 2009 when Republicans began to focus on the deleterious effects of Obama’s nascent policies. It was easy to cast Obama as an elitist unconcerned with the plight of those outside his core voting bloc when unemployment surged as Obamacare became his primary legislative focus instead of job production.

    Claiming to want to blow up the White House because Trump is President doesn’t help the Left make headway against Republicans–especially since those claiming Trump is a fascist dictator can openly rally against him and speak their minds without fear of imprisonment.

    If, however, Trump comes to be perceived as Obama was in the second half of 2009, Democrats will indeed reap the benefits to one degree or another.

  158. PresidentPaul! says:

    Actually Ron Paul founded the tea party movement in 2007. Then it gained traction with the rest of the party.

  159. NYCmike says:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2612814/

    -I would think she would be fired, since there is proof of her saying she would NOT do her job.

    Fired, and her pension should be withheld as well.

  160. NYCmike says:

    If a Secret Service agent had said the same about Obama, what would the punishment have been?

  161. Wes says:

    That’s a lie, Bunu.

    The Tea Party started off a Rick Santelli rant in early 2009. The Ronulans later infiltrated the movement as a means to try to seize control of the GOP. Once the kooks took over, mainline Republicans actively worked to sideline the loons and went on to win victories previously denied them by the excesses of an increasingly fringe movement.

    You start to sound like Walter Koenig in Star Trek by allocating credit for things to people you like when those people were utterly unconnected to the events in question.

  162. Wes says:

    Governor Mark Dayton (D-MN) has prostate cancer. I wish him a speedy and full recovery.

  163. PresidentPaul! says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bNiDx7qTjA

    Political Tea Party 2007 with Ron Paul. This was done in hundreds of cities.

    Pretty clear where Rick Santelli got his “idea” from.

  164. NYCmike says:

    “Governor Mark Dayton (D-MN) has prostate cancer. I wish him a speedy and full recovery.”

    -When I saw the picture of him collapsing, that was my first thought, that he had cancer.

    Hopefully, he had already been getting treatment for it, and just happened to get dehydrated or something like that. They seem to be able to treat prostate cancer pretty well these days, so good luck to him.

  165. NYCmike says:

    “That’s a lie, Bunu.”

    -Wes,

    I never understand why any mention of Ron Paul being the originator of the Tea Party is such a problem for people. Do we really need Bunu giving these links again?

    Yes, Ron Paul did hold “Tea Party” rallies.
    Then, Santelli had his rant.
    Then, talk radio got involved.
    Then, primary challengers started making noise.
    THEN, maybe, “Establishment” Republicans FINALLY took notice.

  166. Wes says:

    Oh, no. Ron Paul had a bunch of meaningless rallies no one other than the Paulbots knew or cared about.

    As verified by independent sources including lunatic fringe Glenn Beck, Santelli actually started the movement in 2009:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/rick-santelli-tea-party-rant-2014-2

  167. NYCmike says:

    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/01/24/planned-parenthood-caught-denying-women-prenatal-care-92-of-97-abortion-clinics-turned-them-away/#.WIdsTVkM7xE.twitter

    -Ok, let me know which Republican Senators and Congress-people will still support Planned Parenthood after this. Even Susan Collins may back off. Maybe.

  168. Wes says:

    I’m not at all surprised NYCMike would out himself as a Paulbot by claiming Ron Paul–the biggest porker in Congress during the Bush and Obama Administrations–started a movement his lackeys hijacked well after its actual inception.

  169. Wes says:

    Your senior Senator won’t back off supporting Planned Parenthood, Mike.

    That won’t trigger the slightest criticism of him on your part though.

  170. Wes says:

    By the way, the eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil “Establishment” DID take notice when the Tea Party backed loons who would help Democrats win elections, especially Senate seats, and started actively working to nominate people who could actually win–unlike the Bucks, Angles, O’Donnells, Akins, Mourdocks, Wolfs, McDaniels, Brights, and Bosworths you supported.

  171. NYCmike says:

    “That won’t trigger the slightest criticism of him on your part though.”

    -Last I checked, BOTH of my Senators were Democrats, so I would NOT expect them to do the RIGHT thing.

    Then again, seeing as how you had no problem abstaining while Obama was elected, and would have allowed to have Hillary be President without putting up any fight, I can understand your ignorance.

  172. NYCmike says:

    “you supported.”

    -YES, I support the right of incumbents to be challenged, and for those incumbents to show the voters they will remain principled and steadfast in support of the agenda they campaigned on.

    Sue me.

  173. Wes says:

    I knew you couldn’t criticize Schumer, Mike.

    Thanks for proving me right yet again.

  174. PresidentPaul! says:

    btw Julia Hahn is a good hire. She started out as a liberal from California who interned on the Ingraham show but left the show as a conservative. Now works for Breitbart.

    #171
    Wes- Glen Beck was pro-Hillary. How does he count? My point was Santelli stole the Tea Party movement from Ron Paul who had Tea Party rallies in both 2007 and 2011.

  175. NYCmike says:

    “I’m not at all surprised NYCMike would out himself as a Paulbot by claiming Ron Paul”

    -I did not “claim” anything.

    I looked at the video, which I have seen before.

    Last I checked, 2007 came before 2009, so there you have it.

    Wes World may run on a different timetable.

  176. NYCmike says:

    https://pjmedia.com/video/al-gore-dodged-a-question-about-why-his-10-year-warning-was-an-inconvenient-falsehood/

    -Bush was the correct choice in 2000.

    Wes to do his best “Lady Macbeth” performance in 3…2…1….

  177. Wes says:

    Mike just keeps on giving gifts.

    He proudly admits to backing fringe loons who would lose winnable seats to moonbat Democrats.

    Keep up the good work, Mike.

  178. NYCmike says:

    “I knew you couldn’t criticize Schumer, Mike.”

    -Yup, unable to do that….. 🙂

  179. Wes says:

    Bush would have been the right choice had he

    1) had a functioning brain

    2) not lied us into Iraq

    3) not obliterated Republican advantages on fiscal policy by being the biggest spending President between Johnson and Obama

    4) been able to speak two words without mangling the English language

    5) not blown a hole in the Middle East and made both Obama’s and ISIS’ rise to power inevitable

    6) not let Ted Kennedy write the education bill

    7) not signed the 2005 highway bill

    8) not run a demagogic reelection campaign that only set the entire GOP up for failure

    9) had enough backbone not to let the Dems run roughshod all over him while in the White House.

    Aside from that utter CF euphemistically called a presidency, he was indeed the right man in 2000.

  180. NYCmike says:

    “backing fringe loons”

    Will have to get some anagrams out of this!

  181. NYCmike says:

    Wes,

    A lot of those things are true.

    Gore would have been worse. That is also true, imho.

    Too bad the “deadenders” weren’t around in 2000 to deny Bush, the “Establishment” pick, his primary victory.

  182. PresidentPaul! says:

    Buchanan made the mistake of running third part in 2000 rather than in GOP primary (not that he would have won but at least that way would have an alternative message to the Bush Crime Family)

    We at least stopped Jeb! though. The Greatest Guac Bowl Never Sold (WORLD PREMIER TRAILER)

  183. Barrett says:

    NYC, I would say it this way – Gore would have invited an entirely different set of problems. Because Bush did cause a lot of problems for our country.

    Gore’s problems would have been far worse. To not respond after 9/11 would have made him a 1 term president.

  184. NYCmike says:

    Barrett,

    I agree with your opinion.

    I have no issue with criticizing Bush, but compared to Gore, I think he was the better choice.

  185. NYCmike says:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/315888-foxs-tucker-carlson-nearly-doubling-megyn-kellys-primetime-ratings

    -Carlson killin’ it, and Kelly put family before $100 million.

    Good for her!

    I hope she shakes up NBC a bit with a more conservative approach to things.

  186. NYCmike says:

    https://news.grabien.com/story-dnc-chair-candidates-bash-white-people-racially-charged-foru

    -The guys on “Red Eye Radio”, I think it was, played some of this clip last night. He was contrasting this Democratic forum with Trump meeting business leaders and trying to get the economy going in the private sector.

  187. jason says:

    wes should thank God and his lucky stars every day that Al Gore was not elected President.

  188. jason says:

    Ron Paul had nothing to do with the Tea Party.

    The Tea Party was an anti-spending movement.

    Ron Paul was one of the biggest porkers in Congress, the king of earmarks.

    Yes, Ron Paul tried to pretend he had something to do with the Tea Party, which actually had nothing to do with him.

  189. jason says:

    never understand why any mention of Ron Paul being the originator of the Tea Party is such a problem for people.”

    Well, for one its an absolute lie.

    The Tea Party was founded to oppose porkers like Ron Paul.

  190. Cash Cow TM says:

    President Obama campaign promises kept, compromised or absolutely not done:

    17 kept
    12 compromised
    11 not done at all

    This was FOX News TV station in DC.
    I am sure they got this info from some other source. They did not bother to elaborate on which promises were kept, what a “compromised” promise is, or which 11 campaign promises were not kept.

    I report, you can do what you want.

  191. Trump says:

    The start of the 2009 Tea Party, with the September 2009 Taxpayer March on Washington, was spearheaded by FreedomWorks (with Dick Armey as chairman) and Americans for Prosperity Foundation (chaired by David Koch).

    The two organizations were formed in 2004 after splitting Citizens for a Sound Economy. CSE was founded in 1984 by the Koch brothers, Charles and David, with Ron Paul as the first chairman.

  192. Bitterlaw says:

    I just heard that Trump is still complaining about millions of illegal votes costing him a win in the popular vote. Damn. I can’t imagine what he would be doing if he actually lost. Please stop feeding the left, Mr. President.

  193. NYCmike says:

    “Ron Paul was one of the biggest porkers in Congress, the king of earmarks.”

    -This is the same reasoning which made jason consistently say that Trump was a “liberal Democrat”.

    Ron Paul took advantage of his power/longevity to get stu ff for his constituents. Similar to many other politicians.

    This does not mean that if given the chance he would have CUT the federal budget in a big way, if he ever had the opportunity to do so.

  194. Cash Cow TM says:

    A quick look at WSJ, Wikipedia, Britannica and even the Tea Party organization itself as to when it started…

    They all say they started in 2009.

    Except the Tea Party–they say they started in 2004 and many people claim to be the founder but they never really say who was their founder.

    And the HuffingSomethingtonPost has an article that claims that the evil Koch brothers started the Tea Party 1o years before it was born–alluding it had something to do with protecting big tobacco companies.

    I saw no references (other than Bubu) that says Ron Paul created the Tea Party.

  195. Cash Cow TM says:

    Why would Cash Cow NOT get the CC

    There is no justice.

  196. NYCmike says:

    Bitterlaw,

    Until I see otherwise, I believe Trump, along with his staff, see those complaints as a way to distract the media, for whatever reason. The Spicer guy gave a substantive press conference, and then there were the “illegal votes” shenanigans spoken about again.

    Maybe it will lead to an attempt by Republicans to push more states to get tougher voters rules in place, where ALL people have to prove who they are, as should be the case.

  197. NYCmike says:

    “No justice, no cheese!”

  198. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Quote from CNN story: “Brown also pledged to protect the five million Californians covered under the Affordable Care Act, but remained vague about how he would make up any gaps should federal funding evaporate.”

    California has a about a $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit; a trillion dollar pension debt which is badly underfunded — the state will be soon paying billions more a year to fund it.

    But no fear, Brown will cover the Obamacare costs for Californians. Already over 1/3 of Californians receive government paid medical care. It cost about $80 billion, of which the federal government pays about 1/2. Whats an extra couple of ten of billions of dollars in a state with about a $122 billion dollar budget, and the highest taxes in the country.

  199. Marc says:

    Trump to sign several immigration excutive orders has soon has Wednesday,

  200. NYCmike says:

    What is with all of the EO’s? Are they rescinding Obama’s EO’s, or just piling his own on top?

    Let’s see some legislation, especially legislation REPEALING other law.

  201. Trump says:

    Cash, see 197.

    The Koch brothers founded CSE in 1984, with Ron Paul as chairman, to advocate for corporate interests, with focus on tobacco.

    CSE spilt into two in 2004, into FreedomWorks (headed by Dick Armey) and AFP (headed by David Koch). These two groups have been prominent organizers of the tea party movement (whatever organization that the movement has). It appears there are over 600 tea party orgs currently, down from about 1000 in 2010.

  202. Cash Cow TM says:

    Some illegals voted in 2016? Sure.

    Some other voter fraud by the left? Sure
    *******************************************
    The two above totaling 3 million? No way.
    _________________________________________
    Trump getting his news from Facebook and other fake news.

    I know it must hurt him to think he is not loved and adored by all. Same was true of Obama.

    These two egomaniac psychopaths are cut from the same bolt of cloth.

  203. Marc says:

    NYCmike says:
    January 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    What is with all of the EO’s? Are they rescinding Obama’s EO’s, or just piling his own on top?

    Let’s see some legislation, especially legislation REPEALING other law.
    ———————————-
    That will come when he addresses Congress on the 28th of February

  204. Trump says:

    When the media is hyperventilating about illegal votes, it is not talking about the Trump businesses, is it? Or the Trump cabinet appointees?

  205. Marc says:

    From Robert Costa of the Washington Post:
    Inside the WH tonight, the talk is all about immigration/exec orders. It’s going to be a multi-day rollout by Trump, not just on Wednesday.

    Trump will sign several immigration-related exec orders Wed through the end of the week, per WH official. Sessions/Bannon/Miller involved…

    Several “angel moms” who have grown close to Trump are in town, I’m told, and likely will be at WH on Wed. Women w/ children killed by illegals

    Executive orders on Wed expected to focus on southern border security, immigration enforcement & sanctuary cities, per WH official

    Later in wk, there’ll be orders related to restricting access to U.S. for refugees / others from specific countries. 1st rptd by @Reuters

    notable: WH officials say it’s no coincidence this hard-line immigration push comes as Trump heads to GOP retreat. DT wants party w/ him.

  206. NYCmike says:

    Or about the “Mexico City-POLICY” NO-abortion funding?

  207. jason says:

    So Trump is not deporting any “dreamers”.

    Did any moron here actually think he would.

  208. jason says:

    “Ron Paul took advantage of his power/longevity to get stu ff for his constituents. Similar to many other politicians.”

    Wow, straight out of the Paulbot playbook.

    This is huge lie and complete BS.

    Ron Paul’s “strategy” i.e “scam” was to request earmarks and then vote against the bills. When the bills pass anyway, he can claim he “never voted for earmarks” (which he himself requested previously).

    – 8 million from federal taxpayers for Recreational Fishing Phase Piers.

    ·$2.5 million from taxpayers for “new benches, trash receptacles, bike racks, decorative street lighting.”

    ·$2.5 million from taxpayers to modify medians and sidewalks for an “Economically Disadvantaged” area.

    ·$2.5 million from federal taxpayers for a “Revelation Missionary Baptist Community Outreach Center.”

    ·$38 million in multiple requests for literacy programs to “encourage parents to read aloud to their children.”

    ·$18 million from federal taxpayers for a Commuter Rail Preliminary Engineering Phase (light rail).

    ·$4 million from federal taxpayers for the “Trails and Sidewalks Connectivity Initiative.”

    ·$11 million from federal taxpayers for a “Community-Based Job Training Program.”

    ·$2 million from federal taxpayers for a “Clean Energy” pilot project.

    ·$5 million from federal taxpayers in order to build a parking garage.

    ·$1.2 million for a “Low-income working families Day Care Program”

    ·$4.5 million from federal taxpayers for a new Youth Fair facility.”

  209. Mr.Vito says:

    For DW… error report

    PBS coverage: right before florida is called, they are talking about Toomey.

    They put up a map of Chester, and the woman says she spent a lot of time there and gives a shout out to a family.

    But the map is highlighting Lancaster…. whoops.

  210. NYCmike says:

    “This is huge lie and complete BS.”

    -““Ron Paul took advantage of his power/longevity to get stu ff for his constituents. Similar to many other politicians.””

    Where exactly is the lie?

    1) Fact: The longer a person has been in a position, the more they are able to game the system.
    2) Fact: Many other politicians do the same thing.

  211. NYCmike says:

    Fact: Ron Paul is a porker.
    Fact: Ron Paul would put earmarks in, then vote against bills, to make it look like he was against earmarks.
    Fact: Ron Paul worked with organizations and people who wanted a smaller, more limited federal government, which never came to fruition. (so far)

  212. NYCmike says:

    Fact: The words “Ron” and/or “Rand” followed by the word “Paul” will immediately merit a negative response from an A-Hole on HHR, unless the oriinal comment is negative, which will lead to cheers.

  213. Cash Cow TM says:

    DRUDGE

    “Bus-size asteroid buzzing Earth…

    2nd in 3 weeks…”
    ***************************
    Mr. Asteroid(s),

    Sorry. Your arrival is just. too. late.

    Sincerely,
    Cow

  214. Bitterlaw says:

    Seems like a good SCOTUS pick:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Philadelphia-judge-on-Trumps-Supreme-Court-shortlist.html

    NYC to say je is not qualified because he is on the same Court as Trump’s sister in 3…2…1…

  215. Gelt Goose says:

    Honk.

  216. Cash Cow TM says:

    I bet someone’s po.rn name is

    “Chester Lancaster”

  217. Cash Cow TM says:

    Hey, GG!

    Signed,
    CC

  218. PresidentPaul! says:

    Robert Costa ?@costareports 17m17 minutes ago
    More
    I’ve spoken to several people tonight close to Trump and their read on him/immigration is that his gut is to go the Sessions/Bannon route…

    Trump would face a primary challenge in 2020 if he didn’t follow through on his pledges. Not that he would necessarily lose that, but when you lose your base, you lose the general election also.

  219. PresidentPaul! says:

    Laura Ingraham brings the Ingraham revolution to the WH

    Donald Trump just hired a scathing Paul Ryan critic from Breitbart

    Julia Hahn has instrumental in building the anti-immigration narrative on Breitbart

  220. jason says:

    act: Ron Paul worked with organizations and people who wanted a smaller, more limited federal government, which never came to fruition.”

    Lie and BS.

    Ron Paul was a big spending porker, fiscally irresponsible. For decades.

    The excuse that he “was getting money for his constituents” is used by every other porker.

    Ron Paul was a lying hypocrite when it came to spending. And of course, many other things such as his racist newsletters.

    And he had nothing to do with starting the Tea Party, which was an anti-spending movement, the direct opposite of what Ron Paul represented.

    Ron Paul was never for limited government, he was for HIS type of government.

  221. jason says:

    1) Fact: The longer a person has been in a position, the more they are able to game the system.
    2) Fact: Many other politicians do the same thing.”

    Exactly.

    Ron Paul gamed the system like many other fiscally irresponsible porkers, and the longer he was there the more he gamed the system.

    The whole point is that as a Tea Partier he is a joke.

    Oh wait, he is a joke anyway.

  222. jason says:

    Trump breaking campaign promises on immigration already.”

    LOL

    I predicted yesterday Bunu is going to be very disappointed with Trump.

  223. Cash Cow TM says:

    The ONLY reason why Obama was not more successful as President was because the Republicans kept him from being more successful.

    I know this must be true, because I keep reading it on Facebook.

  224. Cash Cow TM says:

    President DJT says:

    “We will build our own pipeline.
    We will built it with our own steel.
    Like we did in the old days.”

    21 words.
    20 one syllable words.
    1 two syllable word.

    DJT’s mastery and command of the English language is without equal.

  225. Robbie says:

    The biggest obstacle to the success of Trump’s presidency isn’t the press, angry Democrats, or disgruntled Republicans. It’s his willingness to believe in conspiracies and his Twitter account.

    Yapping about crowd size or telling Congressional leaders he would have won the popular vote were it not for 3 to 5 million illegal voters only hurts himself and the presidency.

    And now tonight, Trump tweeted thoughts that came directly from O’Reilly show this evening. In other words, Trump is now setting policy based on what he hears from Bill O’Reilly and Joe Scarborough.

    This is going to wear down the public. Trump was elected just 11 weeks ago and it feels like he’s been president for 3 or 4 years already.

  226. Robbie says:

    Tomorrow, Trump will issue executive orders about a border wall and other immigration issues. Both are issues key to the base base that propelled him to the nomination. Yet, he stepped all over the message by tweeting tonight he might “send in the Feds” to deal with Chicago’s violence.

    I don’t have a problem with Trump tackling Chicago’s violence, but he continues to step all over his messaging with his stupid conspiracies and cable TV inspired tweets.

  227. Robbie says:

    Imagine how well Trump’s first week on the job would be viewed by the press and the citizens had he not complained about crowd size and imagined voter fraud. Take away those idiocies and this would have been a great PR week for Trump (something he craves above all else).

    Honestly though, is there another person who could have been president who we would have worried about what he would say next? That’s the problem with Trump. I’m afraid to open my iPad in the morning and find out what he’s said next.

    If his daughter and son-in-law truly care about him, then they need to convince him to stop tweeting. If he does that, 99% of his problems will go away instantly.

  228. Robbie says:

    Trump needs to get past this bad start quickly. His best option is the soon to come nomination to the Supreme Court. If he nominates a true conservative and then doesn’t step all over the announcement, he can move past the nonsense of this week.

  229. Trump says:

    F off, as- hole.

    57 percent approval. Suck on it, motherf66ker.

  230. Trump says:

    To as-fuc&is like you, it may seem 3 years.

    Trump is just getting started.

    8 more years to torment you, ha ha ha

  231. Trump says:

    This afu$&tard loser is advising Trump.

    Don’t open your iPad, Jeb coc-sucker.

  232. Trump says:

    Trump is not your president.

  233. Walt says:

    Was off at 8:30 this morning for job training until 5 p.m.

    It was an exhausting day.

    I do not know how many of these 9 to 5 days I can take.

    Work is not all its cracked up to be.

    And I gotta do MORE work Thursday from 9 to 1.

    No rest for the weary…

  234. Trump says:

    Jeb is your president. Go cry to him.

  235. PresidentPaul! says:

    Obamas are taking separate jets to Necker Island for vacation owned by Branson. It can accomidate 30 ppl per day max. $2,167 per person a day.

    also it all has excellent carbon scoring.

  236. sane_voter says:

    The Tea Party effectively started on Feb 19, 2009 with Rick Santelli’s now famous call-to-arms on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and televised on CNBC.

    I went to my first and only political protest, which was a Tea Party rally on April 15, 2009.

    Whatever Ron Paul was doing in 2007 had no bearing on that organic uprising that started in 2009 with Rick Santelli.

  237. jason says:

    Imagine how well Trump’s first week on the job would be viewed by the press and the citizens had he not complained about crowd size and imagined voter fraud”

    Zzzzzzzzzz…. the press would have found something else to attack him on.

    Being nice to the MSM is like being nice to terrorists. It doesn’t work.

  238. jason says:

    I went to several Tea Party rallies in Houston after Santelli started the movement.

    There were no Paulbots there.

  239. Trump says:

    They are talking about crowd size and voter fraud.

    Meanwhile, keystone and Dakota pipelines got the the green light.

    Regarding voter fraud, if trump wanted to pursue it, he now has opening to push true the vote.

  240. Trump says:

    Msm can’t figure out whether to push voter fraud or keystone pipeline.

    Moreover, picking fights with something that has less than 15 percent approval rating never hurts.

  241. NYCmike says:

    Odd.

    The last year saw “conventional wisdom” get turned on its head, yet Robbie refuses to think outside the usual media/political box, and acknowledge that Trump/his staff seem to know a little bit about messaging/getting things done.

    Give him some time, I guess.

  242. NYCmike says:

    “Imagine how well Trump’s first week on the job would be viewed by the press and the citizens”

    -The press won’t vote for him, and the people that did are NOT complaining.

    There are those, like you, who did NOT vote for him, and are complaining.

    There are those, like jason and Wes, who did NOT vote for him, yet are NOT complaining about the actions taken by this new administration.

    Your moniker, Wobbie, fits.

  243. Trump says:

    This Jeb suckers brain has been fried by too much Jeb sucking.

    Reality becomes a problem for these kinds of extreme idiots.

  244. NYCmike says:

    I’ll take a wild guess, and say that Corey is like Robbie, complaining, and that MD is quietly evaluating Trump’s actions, while knitting p*ssy-hats for his wife and her friends.

  245. NYCmike says:

    Cheers, and good night!

  246. NYCmike says:

    JEB!

  247. Trump says:

    This di$&wad thinks WWJD.

    What would Jeb do?

  248. NYCmike says:

    Sorry, 1 more:

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/824080766288228352

    Trump is shouting out loud and clear to ALL:

    “This is unacceptable!”

    I don’t see anything wrong with this. Outreach to inner city minorities, in 140 characters or less, with no federal $$ spent at all.

    Bully pulpit being used to affect change!

  249. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    238. “Trump needs to get past this bad start quickly.”

    What bad start? Trump is at 57% approval in the Rasmussen poll; now Bernie Sanders & the AFT-CIO are offering to work with him on replacing NAFTA.

    Your lecturing someone who has left you in the dust. Were you born clueless or do you practice every day?

  250. Mr.Vito says:

    What is wrong with sending in the feds to help in Chicago? Trump already tweeted before that Chicago should ask for federal help if the mayor can’t control the murder rate…

    “Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson responded late Tuesday, saying: “The Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with DOJ, FBI, DEA and ATF and boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago.”

  251. Mr.Vito says:

    Really weird to see some of these continual knee jerk reactions to Trump… remarkable how easy it is tor him to keep controlling the conversation.

  252. wvally says:

    I’ll take a wild guess, and say that Corey is like Robbie, complaining, and that MD is quietly evaluating Trump’s actions, while knitting p*ssy-hats for his wife and her friends.

    ***

    MD was spotted at the women’s march, actually, but I don’t think he was too pleased that his wife attended.

    https://twitter.com/proudsoul11/status/823938392467656705

  253. Bitterlaw says:

    Trump is a fascist. The Secret Service might actually carry weapons!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4155480/Was-Trump-s-bodyguard-wearing-prosthetic-hands.html

  254. Trump says:

    What did I say yesterday?

    “Trump call for ‘major investigation’ of voter fraud”

    I say, focus on California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington and Colorado, and true the vote.

    Trump’s troll level is Galactic Overlord.

    Keep the low-approval media chasing the voter fraud squirrel while he goes ahead with his agenda.

  255. jason says:

    It took Wobbie 4 years to realize Romney was not such a bad guy after all.

    Maybe in 4 years he will realize that there is a difference between being skeptical about Trump and buying into the obvious MSM campaign to delegitimize his Presidency.

    The MSM is scared to death that finally many more people are aware of what we already knew, that they are basically a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and that the collude among themselves to present the group-think position.

    They can’t allow this to become a prevailing view and they need Trump’s scalp to be able to claim they saved the country from destruction.

    To do that all news that isn’t put out by them is now “fake” or “lies”.

  256. jason says:

    238. “Trump needs to get past this bad start quickly.”

    Sad, but the MSM brain washing does work…..

  257. Trump says:

    While the haters, including the media, are fixated on crowd size and voter fraud, did anyone notice Trump crumbling the union wall?

  258. jason says:

    The “Trump had a bad start” narrative was already set in stone before Trump was even inaugurated.

  259. jason says:

    It’s funny that the same media that is now fixated on crowd size refused during the campaign to show or talk about the size of Trump’s rallies.

    When Trump had rallies attended by 20k persons and Hillary had about 3k crowd size was irrelevant.

  260. jason says:

    As far as the unions go, they will of course appreciate any protectionist/isolationist garbage Trump feeds them. However, the Unions are run by hard core leftists who are not Trump’s friends. They are aware that a lot of the rank and file did vote for Trump, but make no mistake, at the first opportunity they will shaft him as fast as they can.

  261. jason says:

    Bunu, Rand and Ron Paul hardest hit…

    “U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin isn’t jumping on the Republican bandwagon to audit the Fed.

    In written questions by senators following his confirmation hearing on Thursday, Mnuchin was asked about his thoughts on “politicizing decisions made by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the benefits of an independent central bank.”

    Mnuchin’s answer was crafted carefully.

    “The Federal Reserve is organized with sufficient independence to conduct monetary policy and open market operations,” Mnuchin responded to Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat.

  262. Bitterlaw says:

    People in my office are complaining about the traffic caused by the Republican conference and Trump’s visit. Oddly enough, they never complained when Obama and Hillary were visiting weekly in October and November.

  263. Trump says:

    Union members love trump.

    They will love him more when he scraps nafta and imposes import tariffs.

  264. Trump says:

    And the winning goes on.

    Breaking News: Dow crosses 20,000 for the first time ever.

    It’s up 1667 points since president trump’s victory in November.

    Personally, I do not put faith in market reactions to presidents etc., but it is schadenfreudilicious after the constant reference to Dow futures being down during the election night coverage.

  265. marc says:

    Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee on Thursday.

    The consensus seems to be that among the finalists on Trump’s shortlist are Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the federal appeals court based in Denver; Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of Alabama, who served on the federal appeals court based in Atlanta; and Judge Thomas Hardiman of Pittsburgh, who serves on the 3rd Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

  266. marc says:

    Next Thursday

  267. marc says:

    My prediction is that Neil Gorsuch will be the nominee. He has the profile that the President like and the education background that will impress him. Judge Gorsuch clerked for two Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedyand collected degrees from Columbia, Harvard, and Oxford.

  268. Trump says:

    I predict Hardiman, Trump’s sister recommended him.

    Trump is not favorably disposed towards Columbia, Harvard and Oxford types.

    But it is Trump, so who knows.

  269. Bitterlaw says:

    If Trump appointed President Obama to SCOTUS, NYC would defend it as a bold choice and explain why Obama is now a conservative.

  270. Trump says:

    Anybody who clerked for Kennedy should be suspect.

  271. DW says:

    NBC Breaking news: “The Dow (finally) hits historic 20,000 high”

    Wait a minute, on election night James Carville among many other said Trump was on the hook for causing historic losses?

  272. marc says:

    Gorsuch is 49, Hardimen is 51. Hardimen doesn’t have the strong conservative record that Gorsuch has.

  273. marc says:

    When Justice Kennedy and Thomas retire in the next couple of months/years, the one not picked will be a top contender for those seats.

  274. marc says:

    Any speaking of Justice Thomas retirement, the administration hopefully will nominate a black conservatives to some of these appeal courts vacancies, so there will be a well to pick from.

  275. AlbertHodges says:

    President Trump is Making America Great Again.

    Promises made. Promises kept.

    And yet some people just cant stand to see America winning again.

  276. Bitterlaw says:

    Remember when we hated Executive Orders? Apparently, they are awesome now. I can live with EO’s that cancel Obama’s EOs. New ones? I prefer Congress to do its job.

  277. DW says:

    286 – completely agree. I had wished that Trump would stand up on day 1 and say,

    “I have a stack of papers here representing every Executive Order issued by Barack Hussein Obama. Executive Orders are for kings and tyrants, and they illustrate why our founding fathers pressed for independence. We need to get the power back to the people as designed, through their elected representatives. So I will give one and only one executive order and that is to hereby rescind all of President Obama’s executive orders and hereafter will defer to the elected body of representatives to fulfil their role.

  278. GPO says:

    marc says:

    January 25, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Gorsuch is 49, Hardimen is 51. Hardimen doesn’t have the strong conservative record that Gorsuch has

    I agree – been reading up on all of them and Gorusch seems significantly better to me, but I am no legal expert

  279. DW says:

    The SCOTUS isn’t saved yet…Trump has to make a good pick. But considering where this went to get to this point…

    Scalia died.
    Obama eager to pick successor.
    Media eager to paint GOP as sore loser.
    Squishy Republicans starting to signal that Obama should get his pick.

    Then…

    McConnell says no way.
    Obama makes a pick.
    McConnell says no way.
    Media makes a stink about it…doesn’t matter.
    Squishy Republicans come around.
    The election year drowns out the news of the SCOTUS vacancy.
    Obama’s pick lapses with the election loss of Clinton

    Normally, the GOP finds a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

  280. NYCmike says:

    Looks like a couple more are catching up to ol’ NYC (please notice the time stamps):

    Bitterlaw says:
    January 25, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Remember when we hated Executive Orders? Apparently, they are awesome now. I can live with EO’s that cancel Obama’s EOs. New ones? I prefer Congress to do its job.

    DW says:
    January 25, 2017 at 10:47 am

    286 – completely agree. I had wished that Trump would stand up on day 1 and say,

    NYCmike says:
    January 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    What is with all of the EO’s? Are they rescinding Obama’s EO’s, or just piling his own on top?

    Let’s see some legislation, especially legislation REPEALING other law.

  281. NYCmike says:

    By the way, Marc gave an answer to the legislation part of my query.

  282. NYCmike says:

    Obama would be a BOLD choice for Supreme Court.

    I think he might surprise us.

  283. NYCmike says:

    “Normally, the GOP finds a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.”

    -It seems a “liberal Democrat” may have straightened out their spine.

    T
    R
    U
    M
    P
    !
    🙂

  284. Frank says:

    Rasmussen: 57%-43%

    +9% (42-33)

  285. Trump says:

    I am not sure what the kvetching is.

    I haven’t researched all the Trump orders, but it seems to me he is executing what the laws already are.

    Where is the problem?

  286. NYCmike says:

    spine

    pines
    penis

  287. NYCmike says:

    straightening out would work for several of them!

  288. Mr.Vito says:

    Executive orders are fine for signaling policy changes and telling executive agencies how to operate.

    As long as they don’t supersede actual law or power given to Congress, I don’t care about them.

  289. NYCmike says:

    Frank,

    We Need Some L A TIMES ! !

  290. NYCmike says:

    And where is “Nicky Numbers”, that magnificent bastard!?!

    Him and Frank got me through last year!

  291. Trump says:

    For example, much of obamacare details were built on rules promulgated by various departments.

    That’s how obamacare law was written. So his order basically says, stop it.

  292. NYCmike says:

    CCC+1

  293. NYCmike says:

    Understood, Mr. Vito and Trump.

    I believe the Shyster and myself had remarked only because the only action these days have been EO’s, and they were something that made for lots of howling when done by Obama.

    I do believe both of you are correct in your assessment of the situation.

  294. AlbertHodges says:

    So sad that so many are so unhappy.

    #MAGA

  295. NYCmike says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaadfwY5bw4

    -What is the deal with Ashley Judd?

  296. Mr.Vito says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/24/list-trumps-executive-orders.html

    Here were the orders through yesterday…

    It will take a little longer for legislation to ramp up… right now the Senate is busy with these slow moving hearings

  297. Trump says:

    “Democrats urge Trump to make ‘bipartisan’ Supreme Court pick”

    Like Kagan?

  298. NYCmike says:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-donald-trump-vows-launch-major-investigation-alleged/story?id=45033266

    -I like the response by the guy from Ohio, where Trump won BIGLY.

    I would also like to point out my comment from yesterday.

    NYCmike says:
    January 24, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Bitterlaw,

    Until I see otherwise, I believe Trump, along with his staff, see those complaints as a way to distract the media, for whatever reason. The Spicer guy gave a substantive press conference, and then there were the “illegal votes” shenanigans spoken about again.

    Maybe it will lead to an attempt by Republicans to push more states to get tougher voters rules in place, where ALL people have to prove who they are, as should be the case.

  299. NYCmike says:

    wvally,

    That picture with the banner plane was a good one!

  300. Mr.Vito says:

    I think it is incredible that the media continues this dance with Donald Trump… they did it for a year and lost. No one cares except fot the ones who already want Trump to fail… . Meanwhile Trump is enacting his agenda behind the scenes… most people here seem to have a more favorable opinion of him now that we have seen his picks, his meetings, and his policies thus far. I mean, we aren’t even arguing with soccer guru for the most part anymore….

  301. Mr.Vito says:

    In the spirit of friendship, I also will not root for the Patriots to lose the Super Bowl.

    I respect that Brady and Belichek and Kraft put friendship with Trump over strong political blowback in their region.

  302. Bitterlaw says:

    Brady is the best QB ever. I still hope he loses. Both can be true.

  303. Trump says:

    312: Mr Vito,

    What’s there to argue?

    I have been saying for over a year that Trump is the best that the GOP had.

    That has been true since day 1, it’s just that haters and assorted losers have been blind. Partly because Trump is not a standard central casting republican nominee, and partly because he is rough. But from day 1, he had the message and the delivery to cut through b.s.

    At this point, the only holdouts seem to be the Jeb-bot brothers, who, as I claim, have had their brains fried by too much Jeb-sucking.

  304. Mr.Vito says:

    And this crap about “alternative facts” shows me the media has learned nothing over the past year over their, as Ann Coulter put it (Geez they got me quoting Ann Coulter now), willful and intentional misunderstanding of the English language in order to cast someone negatively…

  305. Mr.Vito says:

    Hell, a poll after the election showed 69% of voters do not believe the media is honest and trustworthy…

    That’s worse than bot h Clinton and Trump in the exit polls.

  306. DW says:

    317 – a somewhat common theme on the election night coverage was for the network panel to say that voters are angry at Washington, and even angry at us the media. But then they just sanctimoniously talked about how people just didn’t like it when they told the facts about Trump.

    They are in total denial and do not have a clue why it is they are not trusted.

  307. Todd McCain says:

    I hope it’s Gorsuch; Hardimen seems more of an unknown that could end up being a Souter.

    Pryor would get demonized.

    Gorsuch doesn’t seem to wear his conservatism on his sleeve the way Pryor does so it would be harder for Senate Dems to filibuster.

  308. Mr.Vito says:

    DW, I gave you an error report for your atlas. My number is 220 but my posts are off by one.

  309. NYCmike says:

    “Pryor would get demonized.”

    -I don’t like this excuse to NOT nominate someone.

    If Gorsuch and Pryor are similar in that they are conservative, Scalia-like justices, then I would choose the younger person.

    BUT, if Pryor is rock-solid while Gorsuch has some questions, then go with the more conservative jurist.

  310. NYCmike says:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2612772/

    -BOOM!

    When even Susan Collins is calling you for partisanship, then you know you are over-reacting!

    Schumer does not know how to deal with Trump, and it is showing!

  311. NYCmike says:

    I like the last quote by Cassidy:

    Cassidy added, “We shouldn’t force a plan Mr. Schumer thinks is working in New York on Montana or Indiana or West Virginia.”

  312. Phil says:

    Doesn’t matter which of the three leading candidates Trump picks. Dems will filibuster. They easily have the 41 votes necessary to sustain a filibuster. Even if red state Democrats from ND, Mt, Indiana, and WV break with their caucus they have more than 41 votes. Only way to get Trump’s selection confirmed is the nuclear option and Schumer knows McConnell doesn’t have the 50 votes from his own caucus to make it happen. Useful idiots like McCain will keep it from happening. Schumer holds all the cards. He is saying nominate a moderate or the Supreme Court stays 4-4.

  313. SoHope says:

    I would be ok with Gorsuch. The PA judge refered by Trump’s sis terrible scares the hell out of me.
    I would do Pryor (would force the nuclear option) then we would already removery the filibuster on SCOTUS because we all know we will need to to appoint for RBG. Best to cross the bridge now than right before midterms or in 3 years.

  314. Trump says:

    McConnell will lose his job if he doesn’t get trump’s nominees confirmed. GOP voters will not tolerate any excuses.

  315. SoHope says:

    I think we can force the nuclear option this early if dems can be portrayed as obstructing a decent judge. If we can’t do the nuclear option now it definitely won’t happen a year from now during campaign season

  316. Wes says:

    Then, Phil, McConnell can declare the Senate to be in recess. Immediately after that, Trump can make a recess appointment. Republicans can then hammer the Dems as obstructionists going into the midterm. Once the GOP conference expands next November, McConnell will have greater leverage to either force Schumer to comply or deploy the nuclear option.

  317. Phil says:

    Yeah, you would think McConnell would lose his job in that instance but McCain, Collins, Graham, Flake, and Mukowski won’t care. You can’t count on these jelly fish spined sqishes. McCain and Mukowski for sure just want to be loved by the MSM. Graham does what McCain tells him. Collins has never cared about conservatives and Flake is just that – a flake.

  318. NYCmike says:

    Phil,

    I think your pessimistic streak is getting too much play.

    Schumer can keep his coalition together, with the media’s help….for a while.

    Trump still has a Twitter account, as well as the Presidency.

    52 Republicans, plus 8 of these: Tester, Nelson, Heitkamp, Brown, Casey, Donnelly, Manchin, McCaskill, Baldwin, Kaine, Klobuchar, King.

    He will get it done.

  319. Trump says:

    When the pressure is on after the nomination, I don’t think any of these stand a chance. See what happened with Tilleson.

  320. NYCmike says:

    #330 – Phil,

    Watch yourself! Wes is here, and talk like that about incumbents tends to stress him out.

  321. NYCmike says:

    SoHope checks in!

  322. jason says:

    MTM RIP

  323. jason says:

    I have nominated Bitter for SCOTUS.

    Sue me.

  324. Trump says:

    One thing to remember about Trump and the Supreme Court.

    He will nominate a conservative judge the first time around, because that is what he promised to do. If a GOP senate cannot put the person on the bench, the matter is between the GOP senate and conservatives.

    Remember, Trump is not ideological. Next time, he will nominate someone like Merrick Garland.

  325. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump should divert funds any withheld from sanctuary cities to building the wall. That would be awesome.

  326. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    Elon Musk has come out in support of Tillerson.

    “This may sound surprising coming from me, but I agree with The Economist. Rex Tillerson has the potential to be an excellent Sec of State,” Musk tweeted”

  327. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    308. “Until I see otherwise, I believe Trump, along with his staff, see those complaints as a way to distract the media, for whatever reason.”

    Would agree, the media is ignoring the substantive policy changes Trump is pushing through; instead, their acting like chickens with their heads cut-off regarding his tweets. He is controlling them, and they are too dumb to realize it.

  328. SanDiegoCitizen says:

    340. The irony is much of the public seems to understand what Trump is up to, and they are enjoying the show.

  329. Bitterlaw says:

    Sorry to hear about the death of fellow diabetic, Mary Tyler Moore. Beautiful, funny and classy.

  330. Mr.Vito says:

    Shouldn’t someone be trying to stab her head with scissors and vacuum out her brain?

  331. Mr.Vito says:

    On second thought, they might have already vacuumed it out…

  332. jason says:

    Even at DKos they have some that are against THEIR deadenders.

    “The tea party also ‘cleansed’ the GOP of five senate seats! MO, CO, NV, DE, IN.

    By all means let’s follow suit! Primary all infidels! Run Bernie clones in North Dakota! Because some senators voted for cabinet picks! The horror!”

  333. NYCmike says:

    https://reason.com/archives/2017/01/25/virginia-certificate-of-need-hospital

    -This hit close to home.

    My wife had to get transported to a hospital with a NICU when she had trouble carrying our son, but thankfully, being in Brooklyn, the other hospital was only like 1 mile away.

  334. DW says:

    I thought Mary Tyler Moore passed away a few years ago? Must have been someone similar.

  335. Wes says:

    THE IRONY IS THAT Democrat Senators vote agains4t their leadership only cosmetically.

  336. PresidentPaul! says:

    Boom Never believe fake news.

    CNN Quietly Releases Updated Pic Showing Trump’s Inaugural Crowd Size Greater than Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Crowd

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/crowd-size-matters-trump-is-right-it-was-huge/


    However, the pictures in the article show the crowd size for Obama when he was speaking during his 2009 inauguration with the crowd from Trump’s inauguration approximately 3 hours before Trump spoke.”

  337. NYCmike says:

    http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/obamas-parting-gift-trillion-dollar-deficits-as-far-as-the-eye-can-see/

    -When I hit the link, and saw the picture of Obama waving as he left, it kind of shocked me, because it seems so long ago already.

    That really felt GOOD!

  338. PresidentPaul! says:

    OH – The KKK hood that was a dust cover over classroom equipment

    An apparent student of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has posted shocking footage showing a Ku Klux Klan meeting on the school’s premises, sparking uproar against the university. The video, shot from afar, showed a white cloth draped over something, and the suggestion was that it was a person wearing a KKK hood.

    Plot twist: It was just a cover on a piece of lab equipment.

  339. Mr.Vito says:

    CNN cheated. Trump had fewer people. Both can be true.

    DC went like 95% for Clinton and is full of minorities… of course Obama had more people… and most Trump supporters probably worked on Friday…

  340. Mr.Vito says:

    Well, DW… I just started watching CSPAN coverage… began with 30 straight minutes of a slobbering interview with a Clinton biographer from the Hill… she kept talking during the Star-Spangled Banner. Every caller was anti-Trump.

  341. jason says:

    thought Mary Tyler Moore passed away a few years ago? Must have been someone similar.”

    Who was similar to MTM?

    Well there was Rhoda Morgenstern….but she is alive too… well Valerie Harper is.

  342. jason says:

    Diane Feinstein has voted for every Trump nominee so far.

    Go figure.

  343. Mr.Vito says:

    “Who was similar to MTM?”

    I wouldn’t know… I’ve never watched any of her shows.

  344. NYCmike says:

    “Diane Feinstein has voted for every Trump nominee so far.”

    -Possible that her husband has a relationship with all of the businesspeople, and will make some million$ off of those relationships.

    It’s not like she has to worry about losing any election.

  345. Mr.Vito says:

    Mary Tyler Moore

    Royal Retro Emmy

  346. Mr.Vito says:

    Maybe she is fair minded.

    Maybe she’s tired of gridlock.

    Maybe she’s tired of watching all her colleagues lose.

  347. Mr.Vito says:

    Trump Prepares Orders Aiming at Global Funding and Treaties

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/united-nations-trump-administration.html

    Someone should tell Trump we can understand if he doesn’t keep all his campaign promises the first week.

    Busy, busy, busy.

  348. lisab says:

    what the heck did trump do today?

    my teachers were livid …

    something about sanctuary cities and the wall …

    trump is going to give dems heart attacks

  349. Robbie says:

    Why would Trump want his first week as president to be dominated by news story about SCOTUS or keeping campaign pledges when he can tell stories about voter fraud he heard from former Masters champion Bernhard Langer?

    Whether it’s Melania, Ivanka, Eric, or Don Jr., , the Trump family needs to tell their father to knock it off. He’s the president, not the host of the Apprentice.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/trump-bernhard-langer-voting-fraud.html?_r=0

  350. PresidentPaul! says:

    Trump fighting with Graham is a good thing because it keeps him reminded who the enemy is.

  351. Robbie says:

    jason says:
    January 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm
    Diane Feinstein has voted for every Trump nominee so far.
    Go figure.

    – Outside of abortion, she is not the typical doctrinaire liberal.

  352. Mr.Vito says:

    They can’t help themselves.

  353. Robbie says:

    NYCmike says:
    January 25, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/01/25/britains-populist-ukip-party-on-track-to-pull-off-a-major-upset-in-labour-stronghold/
    -Robbie, Corey, and Cory should be here soon to comment on this.

    – Figures you would be a UKIP supporter. I doubt you even know what they support other than hardline immigration views.

    By the way, how many seats in the British Parliament does Nigel Farrage’s turd-fest party have? ZERO!!!

  354. Robbie says:

    Another storyline that needs to be put to rest is the idea Trump is conducting some sort of masterful disinformation campaign by talking about “shiny objects”. He’s not. He just tweets about what he sees on TV. He’s got limited impulse control.

  355. Mr.Vito says:

    How Donald Trump, Theresa May are the 2017 version of ’80s power couple Reagan-Thatcher

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/01/25/may-and-trump-revive-signs-reagan-and-thatcher-relationship/96942376/

    Heh

  356. Cash Cow ™ says:

    Boss Man’s most recent computer is down. I am typing on the not new one. On the not new one the FOUR A-Z things on the typing thing between the H and the ” on the center row are not abe to operate. ..This is pure Hades…I _ust have to thin_ of words totype that do not have the _etters _ , _ and _

  357. Cash Cow ™ says:

    Boss Man is doing various things on his o_d _ap top to get it up and running again. This suc_s. A_so, the enter _ey does not wor_ to ma_e the next sentence go to the next _ine.

  358. Cash Cow ™ says:

    Boss Man cannot post on this _ap top because he cannot type his name is “Wa_t”…But Cash Cow TM wor_s.

  359. NYCmike says:

    Robbie,

    Yes, I am pretty ignorant of the UKIP, as I DO NOT CARE ABOUT PARTIES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, for the most part.

    I just knew that since the media describes them in bad ways, you would accept their caricature of them, and take their view, without seeing what they are about.

    Knee-jerk, the same way you are with Trump.

    Pretty funny, actually.

  360. NYCmike says:

    “He’s got limited impulse control.”

    -Did Steve Schmidt say this on MSNBC, or you were in the West Wing yourself?

  361. Mr.Vito says:

    Type q for k, and Capital i for l.

    Things wiII turn out oqay.

  362. Mr.Vito says:

    Or number 1 if you prefer for l.

  363. Mr.Vito says:

    Maybe you can use ; for j

  364. Mr.Vito says:

    Then little ; ;ason will be tiny ; ;ason.

  365. Cash Cow ™ says:

    Mr. Vito, you are a genius socq! I thought about Cow moseying on down to Shepherdstown, WV where Sen. Manchin has apparentIy brought a bus Ioad of Democrats to a retreat there at the 4 star Bavarian Inn and be the HHR fy on the waII down there. But wva11y 1ives down there not too far from The Bavarian Inn. She shou1d be contacted to go there and be our HHR spy.

  366. Cash Cow ™ says:

    the newer 1aptop is about 50% done 1oading stu.ff that needs to be 1oaded on it.

  367. Mr.Vito says:

    ;ason 1iqes 1itt1e ;oqes

  368. Trump says:

    The.Jeb-fu$&tard Robbie is giving unsolicited advice to the grand master Trump.

    Shove it where the sun don’t shine, as&wipe.

    We have seen the results of your advice. 3 delegates for $150m.

  369. Trump says:

    This Jeb sucker is one f$&ked up moron.

    Get psychiatric shock therapy, di$&wad.

  370. Cash Cow ™ says:

    Uh oh… Here is a news story from Fredericq MD. Big accident caused ear1ier today when traffic was stopped on the interstate to a11ow the Sen. Democrat motorcade heading to Shepherdstown. One dead in an SUV and wrec aso invo1ved 3 dumpt truqs. Manchin and Bernie Sanders and the rrest of the Senate Dems qi11ed somebody. http://www.fox5dc.com/news/maryland-news/231662675-story

  371. Cash Cow ™ says:

    …wrecq a1so…

  372. Cash Cow ™ says:

    They say BIG security in Shepherdstown at the Bavarian Inn for the Dems sequestered there. Iots of machine gun toting guards.

  373. Wes says:

    Walt, I wonder how wise it is for Joe Manchin to host a retreat of Democrat Senators in his home state.

  374. Mr.Vito says:

    That’s legit, Cash. Remember Christie killed some people by stopping traffic, too.

  375. jason says:

    Trump fighting with Graham is a good thing because it keeps him reminded who the enemy is.”

    I think he was reminded of who the enemy is when Rand Paul voted against his nominee, something not even Diane Feinstein did.

  376. Walt says:

    Wes,

    Shepherdstown is referred to by the rest of WV as the People’s Republic of Shepherdstown. Most liberal House of Delegates district in the WV.

    Manchin and the U.S. Dem Senators will feel at home there.

  377. Walt says:

    When we get to 400 (CCCC) I got a surprise to tell you.

  378. Cash Cow TM says:

    DJT on TV in special interview with CBS David Muir.

    This ought to be good…

  379. Cash Cow TM says:

    DJT aka Muhammad (“I am the Greatest”) Ali

  380. Cash Cow TM says:

    OK…here is the surprise.

    New Thread.