On the Stump, Trump Puts the Hump in Chump

This is President Donald J. Trump’s “O face.” YouTube screen grab.

President Donald J. Trump has said he could shoot a person on 5th Avenue and his supporters would still stick by him. It appears to be one of the few things he’s right about.

Trump has called Mexicans rapists and locked brown immigrant children in cages. He openly mocked a disabled man. He grabbed countless “pussies” without their consent and not only got away with it, he bragged about it like an adolescent schoolboy. The infamous serial philanderer allegedly screwed two adult film stars back when Melania was carrying/raising their child, then paid them hush money before the 2016 election.

All this and much, much more, and his supporters haven’t batted an eye.

So when Trump dry-humped the podium at a campaign rally in Minnesota back in October, simulating sex between two former FBI employees, it should come as no surprise that the gathered MAGA faithful gleefully prodded our pelvis-thrusting president to an on-stage orgasm.

Whether the orgasm was authentic or fake remains in question.

The FBI employees in question are attorney Lisa Page and special agent Peter Strzok, who happened to be having an affair while investigating the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign. To residents of Hannityville, including the president, the couple are known as “The Lovers,” thanks to text messages between the pair indicating anti-Trump bias that were leaked to the media by Trump’s DOJ in 2017.

Although the FBI cleared their investigative work of political bias, Strzok was fired and Page left the bureau. They remain targets of Trump and his right-wing media allies, who view them as elements of a Deep State conspiracy orchestrated by President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s operatives. These members of the intelligence and law enforcement communities allegedly conspired to sabotage Trump’s campaign, and failing to do so, subsequently hamstrung his presidency with the Mueller investigation.

This is the fever dream shared by the president, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage, broadcast every weekday on KQMS, FOX News and hundreds of right-wing stations, podcasts and websites to their collective audience of millions throughout the country.

Trust me, you can’t tell avid consumers of this media anything negative about Trump. “The truth is non-negotiable,” KQMS advertises proudly. Its daytime hosts take the slogan seriously. Theirs is the only authentic narrative, anything counter to it is fake news.

At any rate, we can debate Deep State conspiracy theories and our failing media later. The point here is Trump and his minions remain focused on Strzok and Page’s affair to a suspicious degree, like horny frat boys fighting over the only Playboy.

According to Page, who’s attempting to salvage her marriage in the wake of the highly publicized affair, the unwanted attention has made her personal life a living hell. In an article last week in “The Daily Beast”, Page said Trump’s “demeaning fake orgasm” was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” causing her to speak out for the first time.

“What demeaning fake orgasm?” I wondered when I first read her claim. I don’t follow Trump rallies and hadn’t heard about the incident. The very idea of Trump faking an orgasm, let alone someone else’s, was repulsive and not something I wanted to see, yet I knew there had to be video and that I had to see it.

Later, at Mom and Dad’s house, I caught the video on CNN; Erin Burnett made sure to tease the potentially grotesque segment the whole show, leaving it for last.

It was as confounding, mortifying and juvenile as I expected. You may watch it here courtesy of The Young Turks.

The video begins with the President of the United States in mid-rally, complaining about the fake news Washington Post. He nevertheless cites a Post article stating the effort to impeach him had already begun, published 19 minutes after he took the oath of office. Trump was setting the audience up to take them back in time, before the 2016 election.

“Months earlier, Peter Strzok, ‘member he and his lover, Lisa Page! What a group!” Trump snarled lasciviously as his supporters booed the names of the supposed Deep State operatives. Trump paused to draw energy from the crowd then scrunched up his face, squinted his eyes, cracked a smirk like the one his daddy used to smack off his face and launched into an X-rated burlesque routine.

Demonstrating he has more than just a passing familiarity with gender fluidity, Trump slightly raised the pitch of his voice, adjusted his body language and transformed himself into a woman, Lisa Page, apparently on the verge of orgasm, judging by Trump’s wavering moans.

“She’s going to win, ten million to one Peter she’s going to win, I’m telling you Peter she’s going to win. I’m telling you Peter. Oh Peter, I love you so much.”

Snippets of the dialog come from Strzok and Page’s text messages that supported Clinton. Trump clutched and unclutched the podium as he got into the drag act, which almost certainly gave him a figurative moisty. He puffed out his chest and swiveled to the right just like Mussolini used to do as the crowd roared its approval.

“I love you Peter!” Trump sighed one last time, rubbing his big belly against the podium. He then transformed himself into Peter Strzok, who was apparently taking his lover from behind in Trump’s pornographic mind and building to a climax of his own.

“I love you too, Lisa! Lisa, I love you,” Trump panted, slapping the podium as if encouraging his lover to giddy-up. “Lisa, Lisa, oh God I love you Lisa. And if she doesn’t win, Lisa, we got an insurance policy, Lisa! We’ll get that son-of-a-bitch out. We got an insurance policy!”

As the cheers of the crowd reached a crescendo, Trump busted a fictitious nut on “insurance policy,” then breathlessly explained the current effort by House Democrats is part of that very same Deep State conspiracy.

“Oh, my,” Mom said after the CNN segment.

“What the hell did we just watch?!” I shouted, not for the first time regarding the president.

Dad, who has given up commenting on Trump’s continued trampling of norms, just shook his head.

Trump’s “demeaning fake orgasm” stayed in the headlines only a couple of days last week, in part because it’s an incredibly weird and sordid story, but mainly because Trump is a rumbling, bumbling, stumbling wounded beast about to be brought to the ground by the Democratic-led House of Representatives. He’s committing unforced errors every time he opens his mouth or tweets or wields his Sharpie.

But Trump’s lewd verbal assault on Lisa Page won’t be forgotten. It will be added to the long list of legal, political and social norms Trump has transgressed during his presidency, and indeed his entire privileged life. Trump’s character is questionable to say the least, from his shady business dealings, to his porn-star hush-money payments, to his obsession with conspiracy theories, to his involvement in the insane Ukraine caper.

The list goes on and on and on. Now he’s dry humping podiums at rallies like grandma’s chihuahua on your leg during Thanksgiving.

You know what you call an adult male who publicly degrades a woman like that? A misogynist. A boor. A chump. Trump puts the hump in chump. He’s currently the president of the United States.

His hardcore base will either cheer on Big Orange and his sadistic Orgasmotron, ignore it or excuse it as just Trump being Trump. His right-wing evangelical followers claim he’s a modern-day King Cyrus, a sinful messiah who gosh darn it just can’t stop sinning, but it doesn’t matter as long as he outlaws abortions and gays. It remains to be seen how long his supporters can keep up the act.

Meanwhile, here in the reality-based world, more and more people are beginning to see Trump for who he is: the strangest and perhaps most dangerous human being ever to ascend to the executive office. He’s done plenty of things worse than what he did to Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, but that was bad enough to disqualify anyone else but Trump from running for the highest office in the land, let alone executing its massive power.

The fact that such a flawed figure has his finger on the nuclear button should give every American pause.

R.V. Scheide
R.V. Scheide has been a northern California journalist for more than 20 years. He appreciates your comments and story ideas. He can be emailed at RVScheide@anewscafe.com.
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118 Responses

  1. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    Tragically, I fear this miscreant will win 2020 not only because of his misguided followers but also because the D’s don’t have a particularly viable candidate. Contemplating four more years of this yahoo, I think I’ll move to Canada.

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      I think Bernie Sanders can take him.

      • I don’t know … I’m feeling a bit nervous about Bernie after the last election, because there were many who blamed Bernie voters (guilty) for being the reason Trump won, because it divided the Democratic vote, which caused Hillary to lose.

        But yeah, in my heart I’m still a Bernie believer.

        • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

          The Democrats need to pick a fresh face. Clinton lost in large part because she was carting around too much baggage. Bernie—whether or not we here like his policies—is seen by too many blue collar midwesterners as a commie. Not to mention, Bernie is a decade older than Trump.

          My favorite among those who I think could trounce Trump in debates is Mayor Pete—he always comes off as a smart, well-balanced, competent, and eminently likable guy who I think would contrast favorably against Trump’s dumb, pompous megalomaniac on stage. I worry that blue collar swing-state midwesterners aren’t anywhere near ready for a gay president, though. I’m with all the pundits who love Sen. Klobuchar’s chances against Trump, but not so the Democratic base—I think she’s sitting at about 5th in the polls right now. Her message—let’s be realistic—isn’t exactly rising to the top.

          As for the national polls, it’s still Biden. He has a tendency to put his foot in his mouth, but that doesn’t seem to matter much these days.

          • Avatar Doug Cook says:

            Pretty decent analysis, Steve. I can’t disagree with much you said. Mayor Pete is the most cogent of the candidates, but I agree with your assessment that much of the country may not be ready for a gay president. In addition, although he wants the moderate lane, I believe he is too far left to garner support in a general election. Although Biden is leading in national polls, he is running 3rd or 4th in the early stages. I know there are a lot of Republicans like me that would be willing to support a reasonable Democrat candidate, like Klobuchar. Maybe a Klobuchar, Mayor Pete ticket or Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard. Anything but Warren or Sanders

          • Avatar Tim says:

            Being openly gay is probably a small hurdle to the presidency, but not insurmountable. But Buttigieg’s extreme leftist policies (like eliminating the electoral college, reducing prison populations 50%, reinstituting racist affirmative action policies, banning the most popular firearm in America, etc) aren’t likely to resonate in the hearts and minds of swing state voters.

  2. Avatar Kathy says:

    Thanks again for a great piece, RV. I tend agree with Beverly, in that the Democrats cannot get their act together. Too many candidates and when Biden announced I was stunned. I’ll assume the DNC went begging. We need a strong sharp candidate to run against Trump and help mend the divide he’s cultivated. The bottom line is we all must vote. Period.

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      I think Bernie Sanders can beat him. I don’t think anyone can mend the divide Trump has created, but I think Trump’s base is gradually shrinking, so there won’t be as many of them.

      • Avatar Bruce Vojtecky says:

        RV, I think Sanders could have beaten Trump in 2016 but his campaign was sabotaged, proven, by Clinton. Now it seems all the Democrats are sabotaging each other’s campaign. Anybody but Trump is not good enough for me.

        • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

          Trump has turned out to be an existential threat to the Republic. I am 100% in the “anyone but Trump” camp. At this juncture in our history, a protest vote for a third-party or write-in candidate is a shirking of responsibility—a refusal to take sides when there are only two sides that really matter. I’ve voted in protest for hopeless candidates before, several times, but in this coming election it would be wrong-headed to do so, if not cowardly. *Especially* if you live in a state that might actually be in play next November for EC votes.

          It’s do the right thing time, Bruce. For the futures of your kids and grandkids.

          • Avatar Bruce Vojtecky says:

            Steve, what future for my kids and grandkids do the Democrats envision? Time, way past time, for the Democrats to deliver a message that will convince me they are worth voting for. I know what Trump will do, and the courts are blocking him at every chance, what will the Dems do?
            Unlike your vote in Shastcanistan, my vote in the Valley of the Sun can make a difference.

          • Avatar Tim says:

            I intend to cast my usual “protest” vote for the candidate that most reflects my values (likely whomever gets the Libertarian nomination). We live in a state where any vote except one for a third part is wasted; the Democratic nominee will win California’s 55 electoral votes even if everyone in Jefferson voted for the runner up.

            If I did live in a state where my vote mattered, I might consider casting a vote for Trump (because if everyone else is going to play identity politics, why shouldn’t I vote for the bastard who isn’t making my life that much worse?). Truly I’d probably still vote L, but I do see an unpopular Trump as preferable to a unpopular Democrat (the left leaning mass media won’t let Trump get away with anything and Trump is giving Democrats a new-found appreciation for the protections afforded by a constitutional republic)

          • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

            Bruce — We’ve had a 35-year experiment called the Reagan Revolution. The fruits of it: Consolidation of more than half of America’s wealth by the richest of the rich (their share still increasing), stagnation of the middle class, and growth of the lower class, including the homeless. On top of that, a federal debt that has grown by a multiple of almost 25.

            Included in Reagan Revolution/neocon package are a series of successful regime overthrows followed by spectacularly unsuccessful exercises in nation-building (Panama perhaps being the lone exception). More recently, we have a POTUS who praises despotic leaders and heaps scorn on fellow democracies.

            We have a GOP that has turned itself over wild-eyed evangelicals and gun-humpers—groups that were formerly pandered to, but are now calling the shots. In arguably still the wealthiest nation on Earth, the percentage of Americans who will never be able to afford retirement has surpassed 40%.

            What do the Democrats have to offer? At least some of them are offering a stark alternative: European-style social democracy. Healthcare that is cheaper and better. A return to separation of government and religion. Sane approaches to quelling gun violence. Immigration reform that works, instead of a showboat approach. Restoring and increasing regulation of the wildly-out-of-control financial sector. At the very least, they’re all offering a change from the status quo.

            And yes, my reference to living in a state that might actually make a difference was a purposeful allusion to you.

          • Avatar Bruce Vojtecky says:

            Steve, I can understand you and a lot of others that are in the “anyone but Trump” camp. But in 2016 the “anyone but Clinton” camp gave us Trump. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

          • Avatar Kathryn McDonald says:

            I completely agree, Steve, although I’m glad Tulsi Gabbard will never get the nomination.

        • Avatar Gary Tull says:

          Bruce, So you did a write-in when trump ran in 16, correct? Was that good enough for you?

          An old adage; wishy-washy comes to mind.

          • Avatar Bruce Vojtecky says:

            Gary, in 2016, when I lived in Wyoming, I wrote in Mitt Romney who actually has never given up condemning Trump. Wishy washy would be what the Democrats are doing right now. They state a plan then wait for the polls to come out and change their plan. That’s what sank Harris’s candidacy.
            Romney at least had a chance where a Republican vote for president in California is a wasted vote.
            And if the Democrats would take their impeachment blinders off they would realize there is a lot else going on.
            As far as AGW, which seems to have been put on the Democratic backburner, a Colorado environmental group sued BLM in Wyoming on mineral leases and the BLM put those leases on hold as they do more environmental studies. All those BLM leases in Utah that the Democrats lamented about Zinke putting up for lease have been put on hold for further environmental studies.
            The courts have ruled against Trump using military funds for his border wall.
            Here in Arizona, rookie Mark Kelly is outpolling Martha McSally for the former McCain senate seat.
            And there is nothing wishy washy about last weeks Republican Women Tea in Redding that all the Republicans attended and boasted of their political clout in Redding.

          • Avatar Gary Tull says:

            Bruce, write-ins seldom have a chance and they usually amount to a wasted vote. For sake of not being labeled rank & file right-wingers, it appears that numerous repubs now call themselves something else- Independent, for instance. It’s a convenient way of suggesting they may be a bit more open-minded when considering certain political issues, I suppose.

            In any case, I apologize for suggesting you might be wishy-washy.

    • Avatar Doug Cook says:

      In a recent poll, with Hillary Clinton in the mix, she jumps to the top of the polling. That had to be a scary thought for the Democrats. As far as getting out to vote, if Biden or Warren become the nominee, the young voters will stay home in droves. The Democrats can’t win without the younger voters.

  3. Avatar Tim says:

    Wait, why was Trump’s boorish act “degrading a woman” – wouldn’t it be degrading to both Strzok and Page? I would think the misogynist is the one singling out only the female FBI employee for victimhood, in effect implying women are weak and in need patronizing paternal protection…

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      Trump’s treatment of Lisa Page is clearly misogynist behavior, on par with his other attacks on women who don’t kiss his ring. So far, Peter Strzok hasn’t complained about being degraded, even though he clearly was. I’m not sure what you’d call that. Misanthropic? Perhaps I’m being a bit to chivalrous for you Tim? At any rate, in the next to the last sentence, I make clear that Strzok was a victim too.

      “He’s done plenty of things worse than what he did to Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, but that was bad enough to disqualify anyone else but Trump from running for the highest office in the land, let alone executing its massive power.”

      • Avatar Tim says:

        Chivalrously treating her with kid gloves – because she is a woman – would be misogynistic.

        Being an equal opportunity ass is probably one of Trump’s more progressive qualities.

    • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

      It’s pretty damning when your best defense of Trump’s behavior is to quibble about semantics, isn’t it?

      But to answer your question: Just as a logical construct, Trump degraded both a man and a woman, so that act included “degrading a woman.” And in the conservative culture of misogyny, a married woman having an affair is more shameful than a married man having an affair. As evidence, the guy mocking them has confessed to multiple acts of sexual assault and has paid off two women to keep quiet about his own sexual infidelities, and yet he feels free to stand at a podium and act like the sun shines out of his @$$. That’s because in his world, men like him get a free pass. Men, and men only.

      • Avatar Tim says:

        I’m just pointing out liberal culture’s own misogyny (and equivalent racism) made obvious by these hypocritical double standards meant to protect what they implicitly presume inferior.

        I might agree with your second paragraph if Trump had made any mention of, or allusion to, the FBI employees’ marital statuses (if he did, it wasn’t in RV’s youtube clip).

        • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

          What they implicitly assume inferior? Nah. More like who they observe to be subject to sexism or racism. If I stand up for a woman who’s a victim of blatant misogyny, it doesn’t mean I think that woman is helpless. It’s not an insult to be supportive.

          • Avatar Larry Winter says:

            It’s also insulting to provide that video as if it proves anything.

          • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

            Tim, I’m deeply embarrassed for you. The phenomenon of voter ID laws decreasing minority voting is a population-level issue. An edited video of people on the street—Berkeleyites correctly naming the problem, followed by minorities showing their IDs—proves absolutely nothing.

            The actual data show that minorities are disproportionately affected by these laws, in part because ~10% more minorities than whites don’t have state or federal IDs. It’s no accident that the laws prevail in Red states with white-dominated legislatures and African-American populations that vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. It’s no accident that in many Red states, mail-in ballots are excluded from the ID requirement (not surprising, since minorities disproportionally eschew mail-in voting).

            Most of all, the alleged need for voter ID—that it decreases widespread voter fraud—is a flat-out bald-faced lie. Study after study confirms that widespread voter fraud is a phantasm invented and spread by bullshit artists. There were only 4 confirmed cases of voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. Three were by Republicans.

            A Trump voter in Iowa got caught trying to vote twice in Des Moines, and when asked for an explanation, she said, “The polls are rigged.” A Texas Republican Trump campaigner tried to vote twice because he wanted to “test the integrity of the system.” A Republican woman in Illinois was caught filing an absentee ballot for her dead husband.

            Shame on you.

          • Avatar Tim says:

            Meanwhile in the last few months 62,000 lawful gun owners in California were deprived of their rights in order to prevent 101 “prohibited persons” from buying ammunition: https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article238203004.html

            Seems to me the ratio of unintended disenfranchisement is much lower for voter ID…

          • Steven Towers Steven Towers says:

            Tim — The weakness of whataboutism misdirection plays aside, by my reading of the article the ammo sales rejection issue is an acknowledged technical glitch that’s in the process of being resolved—not expanded upon, as with systematic voter disenfranchisement in red states.

          • Avatar Tim says:

            There is no technical glitch. If you haven’t bought a gun in the last 5 years or have moved since you did, you’ll fail the background check. The fastest way to “fix the glitch” is, absurdly, to buy a new gun every 5 years and every time you move: https://anewscafe.com/2019/10/15/redding/my-new-rifle/

            If you think voter ID laws are discriminatory because grandma might not be able to find her birth certificate to get her ID, you ought to think universal background checks are discriminatory too (which require not only the ID, but the lack of a criminal record disproportionately affecting poor whites & blacks – i.e. those most in need of a hedge against oppression).

          • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

            State of California online forms are rife with technical glitches. Unless the law itself has the 5-year requirement in order to purchase ammo, the background check form that only okays an application if it recognizes a gun purchase in the last five years is a glitch. I also find it reasonable that you be required to present proof of your current address when you purchase guns and ammo. I moved back to Palo Cedro in the last year and got a new driver’s license long prior to the expiration date precisely because of the current address issue.

            I read the article you linked as “evidence” that the 5-year rule is not a glitch. While I understand Mr. Montgomery’s frustration, I can’t take his factoids about the approval process at face value. That’s in part because he says this:

            “Give us hunters back our lead bullets. They are more accurate and more effective on game, besides being less expensive. The lead ammo ban is based on fraudulent science, plain and simple. No one who drives a car can claim that a few rifle bullets in the mountains are a significant source of pollution.”

            That’s a credibility-sapping misrepresentation of the lead bullet problem. California condors are carrion feeders. The problem isn’t random lead slugs spread across the landscape. It’s animals that are shot and not found by hunters, and lead left in gut piles, later found and consumed by condors. It’s estimated that 1 to 1.5 million waterfowl are shot and able to escape each year, later to die, which is why lead shot has been banned nationwide.

            Finally, the price differential between lead and lead-free ammo is dropping as requirements/demand for lead-free ammo goes up. If the negligible difference in ammo cost is an issue for you, maybe you need to get your meat from a cheaper source than hunting. I guarantee the venison, bison, duck, fish, and shellfish I buy at R&R is hella cheaper per pound than any meat I’ve ever killed.

          • Avatar Tim says:

            What you find reasonable has no bearing on California gun law. When you change your address with the dmv, the DOJ’s database is not notified and updated.

            As for the California condor, they’re not even found north of Sacramento so why is the ban statewide? And why couldn’t the problem be mitigated with fully jacketed bullets?

            The answer is California gun laws are not meant to make sense, they are meant to frustrate. They are meant to discourage and de-normalize gun use as part of a long term Democratic plan to get Americans to give up the 2nd amendment. Here’s Eric Holder in the 90s talking about how Democrats need to brainwash the public into making gun ownership/use as unpopular as smoking: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gYyqBxD-3xw

      • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

        That’s exactly how I saw it Steve. Trump degraded both of them, I just didn’t have the vocabulary to express what was done to him. Even though he’s married too, the Hannityville hen house has been clucking about her way more than Strzok. Guaranteed more than half the rally audience is completely aware of Ms. Page’s infidelity, she’s a 39-year-old good looking accomplishing attorney who happens to be a Democrat, everything they despise in a woman.

        From the locker room perspective, Lisa Page is being forced to submit in a variety of ways. Trump mimicked her having an orgasm in the world’s biggest public forum, like some kind body snatcher. After Trump was done with the body, he transferred Page to the podium, and forced her to submit from behind. This is some incredibly weird shit for a president to be doing.

  4. Avatar CHRISTIAN Gardinier says:

    In so many ways, tRump is not only a Putin Asset but racist, sexist pig. The Storm is alive!

  5. Avatar Randy says:

    Hey R V, How about you hosting a call in talk show that would air on our two local community radio stations, KKRN and KFOI?

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      Sure, I’d be interested. I’ve done radio as an interview subject about 100 times, but I’d be a total radio rookie starting out. I think you can email me through via A News Cafe.

  6. Frank Treadway Frank Treadway says:

    Please forward the 4:45 U Tube piece to every local and network executive, especially Rachel M. They deserve to be disgusted. There’s more to come from POTUS, he’s in self-implode mode.

  7. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    “The fact that such a flawed figure has his finger on the nuclear button should give every American pause.”

    Honestly, this might be one of the best arguments *against* impeachment. If Trump is convicted by the Senate and removed from the White House, the finger on the nuclear button will be that of Mike Pence, an apocalypse-yearning evangelical who spends every day wearing a facial expression suggesting he’s fantasizing about all of us sinners burning in a fiery Hell.

    The prospect of President Pence is also one of the best arguments that it’s the severity of Trump’s crimes that require he be impeached. It’s certainly not for the pleasure of evicting a pig to be replaced by a rattlesnake.

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      Don’t worry, Steve, the House will impeach Trump, but the Senate won’t convict him. The show trial should be very interesting heading into 2020. It’s never too late to invade Iran.

  8. Avatar Doug Cook says:

    I can’t help but wonder, after knowing what Trump was like before the election, knowing his personality traits that everyone is offended by, RV still decided to vote for the man. Why? Because the alternative was even worse? That RV was willing to overlook his personality because of Trump’snon-interventionist foreign policy? Ok, I’ll buy that. Commenters are posting about their concern with Trump’s finger on the nuclear button…but you have to agree that President Trump has been much more cautious with the use of military force than even Obama was. For example his stopping the attack on Iran after they shot down one of our drones. Will President Trump ever get credit for his caution use of military force? Of course not. By the way, there is no doubt that the FBI was out of bounds in trying to stop Trump from being president. That is why Strozk got fired. That is why Trump got elected, to change the culture of the deep state. Nobody finds it troubling that members of the Justice Dept claim that they would do whatever possible to ensure that Trump doesn’t get elected?

    • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

      We knew Trump was something of a loose cannon. I think many of us are shocked and awed, now that he’s POTUS, by how completely unhinged he is.

      Voting for Trump was more a vote against the establishment than a vote against Clinton (who it’s true was the establishment candidate). It’s understandable—the establishment hasn’t served most Americans well since the advent of the ongoing Reagan Revolution.

      Trump would have my approval for showing restraint with the military if it were not for abandoning our allies, the Kurds. He also loses point for his accelerated arming of the despicable Saudi regime, and for constantly providing comfort to vicious autocrats everywhere.

      Strozk got fired by a Trump political appointee after the equivalent of the FBI’s human resources department recommended a 60-day suspension and a demotion. His career over because he texted uncomplimentary texts to his girlfriend about our thin-skinned POTUS.

      Among Strozk’s and Page’s thousands of texts were disparaging remarks about Trump, Chelsea Clinton, Eric Holder, Bernie Sanders, and others. Strzok called Trump an “idiot” and texted “God Hillary should win 100,000,000 – 0” after watching a Republican debate. Strzok and Page also discussed creating a Special Counsel to investigate the Clinton email controversy, and suggested former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald be considered for such a probe. They were reckless with their opinions about lots of people across the political spectrum, shared via texts on FBI-issued phones, but only one of their targets got elected and used the power of his office to be vindictive. Our man-child POTUS.

    • Avatar Katie says:

      You are throwing a lot of things together in the kettle Doug. So you say Trump got elected to “change the culture of the deep state”. First of all, what is the culture of the “deep state”? Does simulated sex at the podium achieve that goal? Does separating migrant families achieve that goal? Does making fun of any and everybody achieve that goal? The list goes on and on. Can we set the bar higher, please?

      • Avatar Doug Cook says:

        Katie, I actually don’t like using the term deep state, it is more of an imbedded bureaucracy. If you want an example of this deep state. Watch the Senate hearing of the IG report about spying on the Trump campaign. We all should be very afraid if what the FBI did. This should be a bi partisan outrage. But because it was against the Trump campaign, I’m sure the left will ignore this Here is an example. The FBI spied on Carter Paige because he had dealings with Russians, even though Paige informed the CIA and was working with the CIA. the FBI knew that Paige was an operational contact,but they did not reveal that information to the FISA Court when getting the wire tapping authorization.

    • Avatar Common Sense says:

      R.V did vote for him Doug.And the difference between R.V and the Typical Trump Cult 45 drinker is, R.V admitted he probably made a mistake or at least Recognized the Experiment didn’t go as planned, and regretted it!

      Always be FOR something….Not against anything.

      And let us never forget….the Media is in it for the Win it game. It’s called Ratings! No he is not magically not be impeached….He Will. He won’t be removed by the Followers of Cult 45/Fellow GOP’s not at all.

      The Current Score is, the Dem’s are 2 Touchdowns ahead in the late 3rd Quarter.

      Do the Dem’s have their stuff down and have a Strong Candidate? Ahhh NO. Does that matter for Impeachment? NO. Impeachment is about breaking the laws and the constitution. You know that thing he swore on a bible to Uphold!

      • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

        I feel like the third quarter ended today, or rather it will end later tonight, when the House Judiciary Committee votes on the two articles. Didn’t see any strong defenses coming from the Republican side. I agree with you CS, this is about upholding the rule of law. You can’t let any president do this shit. I hope we do tighten down on future presidents, Republican or Democrat.

        • Avatar Doug Cook says:

          “…Didn’t see any strong defenses coming from the Republican side.” Did you watch the same hearing as I did? After all the talk of collusion with Russia, bribery, extortion, and more, Democrats have reduced their articles of impeachment against President Trump to two: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Honey, we shrunk the impeachment. Whatever happened to bribery and extortion? They don’t even pretend any more to prove a quid pro quo.
          Obstruction of Congress…even a weaker article. Every modern President has to some extent or another resisted Congressional subpoenas. President Obama certainly did during the Fast and Furious investigation, to the point that Holder was held in contempt of Congress. becoming the first U.S. Attorney General in history to be held in both criminal and civil contempt. The Democrats are impeaching President Trump because they despise him and the way he governs.
          “…I hope we do tighten down on future presidents” Rest assured, RV…we will. The Democrats have opened Pandora’s box. Now the door is open to impeach a president over policy disagreements. It is now much easier to impeach a president for nonsense reasons.

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      Thanks for reminding me I voted for Trump, Doug! Geez, I’m never gonna live that down. Here’s something I didn’t say outright in the story, but I can understand why rabid Trump supporters, especially the people who go to rallies, think he’s funny as hell. Maybe it would be funny, in MOVIE about a president, not the actual President of the United States.

      • Avatar Doug Cook says:

        LoL…it’s my job now to keep reminding you

      • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

        There’s a scene in Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy” where President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (“five-time Smackdown champion, porn superstar, and President of the United States”) stands before an unruly Congress and fires an automatic FN M249 at the ceiling. That movie is nearing documentary status.

        • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

          Coincidentally, I recently googled, “has Trump ever shot a gun?” I figured the short-fingered vulgarian would be gun shy, but apparently he’s been a concealed carry guy for a number of years.

  9. Avatar Robert V. Scheide SR. says:

    There is an old saying “If you don’t have anything good to say about a person, say nothing”

    Therefore on Trump I have just one thing to say “Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out”

  10. Avatar Chad Magnuson says:

    Facts.
    Trump is the president of the USA.
    Those who voted for trump were voting for a change to the established way of doing business.
    Trump was known as a conman and a business failure.
    Trump was known as a misogynist, a racist and a liar.

    What those who voted for trump never realized.
    Trump has worked to normalize Russia’s attempts to undermine our democracy.
    Trumps lies would amount to not simply misinformation but outright denigration of our values and norms.
    Trumps economic actions would be diametrically opposed to the working poor and underserved population of America.

    I suspect there are many more rational people in America who realize they voted for the wrong candidate. I will even be willing to bet some of those regretting their initial support for trump are members of the senate.

    • Avatar Common Sense says:

      Chad I would just add, that the saying, a person and his dog tend to start looking a lot like each other in each passing years is certainly an interesting one.

      You are correct, he is a Russian Asset. Willingly or unwillingly. The Foreign Ambassador is at the White House at this moment! Talking about adoption I am sure!!

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      I agree, there are a lot of smart people, like me, who idiotically voted for Trump because we didn’t understand what a god damned freak he actually is. I’m an anti-Clitonista, so here in Cali I cast a protest vote that didn’t really matter but still counted. After three months of his presidency, I realized he’s a complete and total fraud. My Plan B was Trump would create chaos, and we may see its peak in the upcoming Senate trial, after the House impeaches him. Everybody’s say Merry Christmas again!

  11. Avatar Randy says:

    I can understand why people have confidence in Trump as a business person. He has all the components to win at business. Unequaled self importance, the ability and nature to utilize every leverage of money, position or circumstance to his peraonal advantage. He is completely unhindered by the restrictions of moral code, personal integrity or ethics and can therefore throw the full of his being behind the most petty of lies or the most egregious of actions and he fully believes he is above all rules of conduct simply because of who he is, “The chosen one”. Trump never misses the chance to point out to his loyal following how important he is and how much they need him lest they forget why they pledge unwavering allegiance to him. The USA is not one of his golf clubs and the office of POTUS should not be hijacked as a personbal business position. Beginning with the demonstrable lie that AGW is a “hoax”, dropping out of climate agreements, spending public funds to prop up the dying industry of coal, dismantling crucial environmental regulations and opening up protected public lands to pillage by his corporate partners should be more than enough to identify him as a “clear and present danger” to our country and planet even without using the power of the POTUS and our public finds to squeeze “political errends” outmof foreign leaders. The fact that his following are apparently so weak of mind and character that they will back his every lie, every assault on common decency and commit to the blatant ignorance he promotes is very disturbing and reveals the clear and present danger we all face,

  12. Avatar Gary Tull says:

    Way back when I was a kid (again way back) there was a ‘Big Time Wrestling’ character on TV called The Slickster. He would show up in the ring after the last round of a match acting as a promoter to the winner – usually the bad guy who was throwing chairs.

    Flamboyantly colorful in every offensive way and dressed like an inner city pimp, he was about as outrageous and disgusting as anybody could possibly be. I suppose it was part of the program. However to this day, when I see a video-clip of trump carnival-barking at a self promoting rally, turning around and working his base, (and them eating it up) I see The Slickster.

    I’m asking the Gods. Does America really support this version of The Slickster these days?

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      There’s no question that Trump’s burlesque moves come straight out of wrestling, held in similar sized stadiums as his rallies!

  13. Avatar Candace says:

    It’s mind-blowing to me what Trump supporters are still willing to shrug off in support of this president. Admitted sexual predator? Yep. Shrug. Racist? Yep. Shrug. Misogynist? Yep. Shrug. Proven serial liar? Yep and yep and yep. Shrug. Russian and Saudi accomplice or rube? Yep. Double shrug. Good economy/bad economy, that’s a heck of a lot of moral shrugging to justify continuous support of this president.

    • Avatar Sue says:

      Yep Trump 2020; he will win in the biggest landslide. Our economy is fabulous; our military and vets getting the help and money they deserve; new trade deals and less regulation have made us less reliant on other nations; blockbuster job numbers; Baghdadi dead; ending wars; etc… America First and he’s proving that daily. He is also our first true Pro-Life President!! He’s a flawed human as are most politicians; you don’t have to like the man to like what he’s doing for our country. There is a yuuuge Trump hating group out there; but there is even a larger group that fully supports our President, just watch a rally!

      • Avatar Chad Magnuson says:

        OK. I’m watching a rally.
        Crowd size is not huge. Not even hugely.
        Many very young kids. Everyone wearing trump shirts and hats. I suppose so we don’t forget who’s again talking gibberish, telling lies, reminding us how good he is and vilifying everyone not in lock step with him.
        Did you judge how good Hitler was by crowd size also.

        Blockbuster job numbers? Why is unemployment so high in this trump loving part of the state?
        Why is the federal deficit at $23 Trillion I’f the economy is so great.

        America first? At what price?

      • Avatar Candace says:

        Sue, I suppose it’s true that you don’t have to like that the president is a self-admitted sexual predator as long as he’s your “pro-life”, “America First” (apparently that excludes respecting American women) guy. Pretty low (dragging on the ground) bar as far as I’m concerned. You may be right about 2020 but I for one am hoping you’re wrong. Ad far as watching one of his rallies? Hard pass. Not interested in watching the president of the United States dry hump
        a podium. That’s more than “flawed”, that’s downright repulsive.

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      Double shrug, LOL.

    • Avatar Doug Cook says:

      Candace, If Trump is a racist, he’s not a very good one, black unemployment is at a record low of 5.5%. wages are up, he championed a prison reform bill, he recently hosted at the White House young black community leaders, he is providing federal help to curb the violence and black murder rate in Chicago. Russian rube? Once again, Trump had been much tougher with Russia than his predecessor. President Obama refused to give Ukraine military aid when they needed it to counter the Russian invasion. Obama didn’t want to upset Putin. It was Trump that supplied Ukraine with the Javelin missiles, he has expelled Russian diplomats, authorized multiple rounds of new sanctions against Russia and persuaded NATO allies to increase their defense investments… and twice bombed Putin’s ally, the Assad regime, for Syria’s use of chemical weapons against civilians. So explain to me how President Trump is a ‘Russian rube’ and Obama wasn’t.

      • Avatar Candace says:

        Doug, what constitutes a “good” racist?

        • Avatar Doug Cook says:

          Candace, I’m sure you know what I meant. You call President Trump a racist, but he has done more for the black community than his predecessor did. Trump, through more funding and executive orders, is ensuring that historically black colleges (HBCUs) are able to thrive and continue to provide vital educational opportunities for black students. Black leaders have praised the president for this help. So, I realize that you believe Trump is a racist, but his actions don’t support your claims. Matter if fact, I doubt you have any proof of his alleged racism. Why do you suppose his support among black is increasing?

      • Avatar Gary Tull says:

        Doug, I see Candace asked you a question.

        • Avatar Candace says:

          Doug, If you still think Trump isn’t a racist, no “proof” I give will change your mind. “Good people on both sides”, “Illegal Mexican immigrants are mostly rapists and murderers”, “shit hole countries”, “separation of immigrant babies and children from their parents and children and locking them in cages” and on and on. Ring a bell? You and I seem to have a different definition of what racism looks and sounds like. So my original question still stands, what constitutes a “good” racist? Considering your latest comment directed at me, by your definition, that would indeed be Trump.

          • Avatar Doug Cook says:

            Candace, I see you have to misinterpret President Trump’s comments to try and prove that he is a racist.. Let’s look at the rest of Trump’s comment that is always left out.

            “…Excuse me, excuse me. They didn’t put themselves — and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group. Excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.” President Trump went on to condemn the Neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists.

            Let’s continue…
            President Trump never said “Illegal Mexican immigrants are mostly rapists and murderers”. What he said is that Mexico dumps their criminals across the border, which is true, and he specifically talks about the gang MS-13, which he calls animals, which they are. Of course the main stream media twists his remarks to where they say he said that about all immigrants. The outright distortion of the president’s remarks by the mainstream media is not just unfortunate…it is downright unforgivable, and expected nowdays.
            Sh**t-hole countries… as an Air Force veteran that has traveled extensively around the world, there are plenty of sh**t-hole countries out there. I have been to Haiti on humanitarian missions…it is a sh**t-hole country. I have been to a number of African nations…many of them are sh**t-hole countries. Not because of the people, because of their corrupt and repressive governments. Many were not. I have been to Tanzania, a beautiful country with wonderful people. Trump’s comment was questioning the immigration policy of having the Diversity Visa Lottery program, also known as the green card lottery. Under the program, the State Department offers 50,000 visas each year to immigrants from parts of the world where relatively few people have recently immigrated from.
            “separation of immigrant babies and children from their parents and children and locking them in cages”
            You mean those cages that were built under President Obama? Remember those pictures of children in cages that were attributed to Trump that were taken under the Obama administration? Was Obama a racist too? Under Obama, these were called “detention facilities, under Trump…they are called cages. Here is how Obama’s ICE Director characterized them, ‘The kids are being house in the same facility built under the Obama administration.’ If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015.” He goes on to say that the Border Patrol facilities where all illegals are initially kept “were not built to take care of children.” In fact, the recent surge of younger illegal immigrants is a new trend. He said that there are no cages but chain-link fencing that separates kids from adults, done for safety. “It’s chain link dividers that keeps children separate from unrelated adults. It’s about protecting children,”
            To answer your question, no…there are no good racists. But if you have to twist facts to try and prove racism. What does that say about your claims? It is no different than what happens frequently on college campuses…there are not enough examples of racism on our universities, so activists start making up racist incidents. Or look no further than Jussie Smollett…making up a fake MAGA hat wearing Trump supporter attack. I would rather look at President Trump’s actions, rather than biased, out of context fake comments. His actions show that he is not in any way a racist.

          • Avatar Doug Cook says:

            Candace…I will conclude by mentioning an event I saw on C-Span last year. It was President Trump meeting at the White House with black religious leaders. Trump talked at the beginning of the meeting about his administration’s efforts at creating jobs, investing in distressed communities and helping former prisoners find work. Then he asked each pastor to speak. “This president actually wants to prove something to our community,” said Pastor Darrell Scott of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. “The last president didn’t feel like he had to,” Scott said of Barack Obama. “He felt like he didn’t have to prove it. He got a pass.”

            …and President Trump has come through with help, as I described earlier. He succeed in efforts at creating jobs, investing in distressed communities and helping former prisoners find work. President Trump signed legislation creating Opportunity Zones, a way to spur new capital investment in America’s black communities. So it is no surprise that black unemployment is at record lows.
            Again, I will judge someone’s alleged racism by their actions, not biased twisting of facts.

        • Avatar Doug Cook says:

          LOL, Gary, I appreciate the fact that you wait with bated breath to read my brilliant analysis on different subjects, however…I do have a full time job and don’t spend all day, every day on ANC. I will attempt to be more diligent in answering questions quickly.

  14. Avatar Sue says:

    It’s our differences that make the world interesting; we may never agree on any level. Whomever is our next President will prove the other’s points. I’m sure you all are as confident in your candidate as I am with mine; Trump landslide 2020…..only time will tell.

    • Avatar Randy says:

      Honestly curious Sue if you watched the live testimonies in the impeachment hearings and hoping you could share a few of your most highly respected sources of climate science information. Thanks

      • Avatar Sue says:

        I must admit I don’t follow any of the ‘climate change’ stuff; honestly not a believer, nor do I believe that the world is going to end in 12 years or anytime soon.

        • Avatar Randy says:

          “I don’t follow any of the ‘climate change’ stuff;”? In case you are interested, there is not a single organization of professional, working climate scientists from any country on earth that has not joined in the collective conclusion that human generated co2 is driving our planet toward ecological catastrophe. Nor is there a major university from around the globe that has not studied climate science and confirmed that AGW is for real and taking place at this moment. I personally feel that able minded citizens who refuse to look at the crucial evidence of AGW are highly irresponsible and that elected policy makers who refuse to look at the evidence, or make flase claims that AGW is a “hoax”, are guilty of gross negligence and should be removed from office and stripped of all public benefits. Thanks for your honesty.

        • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

          Willful ignorance is never a good look, nor is pronouncement of it a useful addition to any conversation.

  15. Avatar Sue says:

    AGW doesn’t cause me any concern whatsoever….none zero zip. You may think I’m irresponsible and I’m ok with you thinking that.

  16. Avatar Candace says:

    I find it interesting (appalling) that whenever I point out Trump’s (again, we all heard him say it) sexual abuse towards women, it’s glossed right over by Trump supporters, both women and men. In my mind there’s no excusing that away for anyone and certainly not the President of the United States. Yet that’s exactly what Trump supporter do with their “no one is perfect” “ I like some of his policies”, “chosen by God” excuses. You either respect women or you don’t. It’s not ok. It’s never ok.

    • Avatar Tim says:

      Has this dangerous menace to women sexually assaulted someone while in office or are we just rehashing old claims from the last election (the one in which his opponent had no better record on sexual harassment & intimidating abuse)?

      • Avatar Candace says:

        Tim, in response to your first question, given the many allegations from numerous women, who knows? As to your second question regarding the “rehashing” of the infamous recording of his “I can grab em by the p—-y” coupled with his “women leaking blood from everywhere…” , etc. rhetoric? Yes, I am, although I wouldn’t characterize it as “re-hashing” since for me it never went away. Regardless of whether or not it happened on the campaign trail or after he was elected, he’s now the President of the United States and again, for me, that level of disrespect towards women is never acceptable and can’t be white-washed away as harmless “locker room” talk. If he’s anything it’s certainly not “harmless”.

        • Avatar Tim says:

          Aside from having fundamental differences on the role of government & responsibilities of citizens, the party for which you want me to vote also calls me a deplorable clinger who couldn’t have built my business without white privilege & the government’s help.

          If that’s my only other option I’ll pick the vulgar boor instead.

          • Avatar Candace says:

            Tim, whelp, if a vulgar boor who happens to brag about grabbing women by their p—-y is preferable to you, you’re correct in that Trump is most definitely your man.

          • Avatar Tim says:

            I imagine you would have seen more than an enabling intimidator of sexual harassment victims if Hillary Clinton won; you’d probably even call her election a proud moment in time for women…

    • R.V. Scheide Jr. R.V. Scheide Jr. says:

      There’s something wrong with Trump mentally. It’s the only explanation for the entire package of insanities he presents, including the sexual assaults on women. I think his base will shrink as people realize he’s cra-cra.

  17. Terry Turner Terry Turner says:

    You have written yet another brilliant, insightful article, R. V. Thank you.

    Frankly, Trump and his crew scare me for so many reasons. One is that there is so much misinformation credited as ‘fact’, and normally well-meaning, decent people are believing the lies.
    In addition, he and his men are packing the courts with his men, often unqualified, as fast as possible, to protect him and his crew from suffering any consequences for his crimes.

    I just never imagined that we would have a President who so openly flouts the rule of law, and that too many members of Congress appear to be in his pocket.

    • R. V. Scheide R. V. Scheide says:

      Thanks, I’m still shaking my head over our increasingly weird president. The right-wing media is in full-tilt spin mode attempting to deflect the impeachment story, but Trump will be impeached. The Supreme Court picks are awful, and it needs to be a major campaign issue in 2020. I think he’s gonna lose.

    • Avatar Doug Cook says:

      “… he and his men are packing the courts with his men, often unqualified, as fast as possible, to protect him and his crew from suffering any consequences for his crimes.

      Well,…yes, Terry. That is what presidents do. When they get elected, they appoint judges that fit their ideology. Do you think President Obama appointed right wing conservatives to the courts? Do you expect president Trump to appoint left wing judges? Of course not.

      • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

        Sorry Doug. Trump and the Republican Senate have excelled at fast-tracking young, inexperienced, partisan attorneys from dubious law schools at a level never seen by any previous Republican or Democratic administration. Mitch McConnell is the evil genius here, not Trump. Under Trump, Republicans can cease calling themselves the law and order party, and that goes particularly for Trump’s pardons of convicted war criminals. He’s a horrifyingly bad leader.

      • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

        Actually Doug, Obama left a large backlog of empty seats in the federal judiciary because Mitch McConnell refused to schedule confirmation hearings for his nominees.

        Under the McConnell-led Senate, confirmation of Obama appointees virtually ground to a halt—most famously his nomination of Merrick Garland to the SCOTUS, but scores of other federal court nominees as well.

        During George W. Bush’s final two years in the White House, the majority Senate Democrats confirmed almost 70 federal judges—a courtesy that Democrats now rue because McConnell has turned out to be such a bad actor.

        It’s one of the infuriating things about Democrats—they don’t understand the basic tenets of game theory, the most basic of which is “tit-for-tat.” If you get chumped, you chump your opponent right back.

        • Avatar Doug Cook says:

          Steve, If you look at total judges appointed by president, you don’t see confirmation of Obama appointees grinding to a halt. Obama had 329 confirmed judges…GW Bush: 327…Clinton: 378. Not a huge difference.

          “…During George W. Bush’s final two years in the White House, the majority Senate Democrats confirmed almost 70 federal judges”

          Maybe President Bush’s nominees were more moderate than Obama’s.

  18. Avatar Chad Magnuson says:

    Americans should take it personally is when POTUS flat out lies, when volumes of facts in opposition to his false hoods are clearly evident.
    We’ve come to expect his narcissism and live with it. To expect his being a whorehound as acceptable. To see through his phony claim as a Christian, and accept it.
    To flaunt his obvious love of our countries number one enemy. To defend Russia against our own intelligence.

    But the lies, the open public lies, are enough for me to support impeachment of trump.

  19. R.V. Scheide Jr. R.V. Scheide Jr. says:

    I think there should be an article of impeachment for hisTwitter account.

    • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

      That’s a joke—right?—but when you’re the POTUS and you use your Twitter account to call people traitors (e.g., the people who spoke to the whistleblower), and then advocate a return to executing traitors “like they did in the old days,” you’re committing the crime of abuse of power. This is a guy who really does pine for the tools that the dictators he admires all possess.

  20. Avatar Common Sense says:

    The Gifts that just keep on giving…..thank you Intelligence Community for all that you do!

    Lev Parnas- You might want to cut a Deal here real soon!!

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-11/giuliani-associate-parnas-got-1-million-from-russia-u-s-says

    • R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

      All the corrupt Ukrainians involved with Guiliani are from the pro-Russia Ukrainian side, from Rudy’s henchmen to the former prosecutors to the oligarchs, Manafort’s connections. Every single one of them has been forced to back off their phony claims, but Guilaini was feeding the dirt to Hill and Fox journalist John Solomon anyway. Solomon appeared on Hannity dozens of times pushing these false accusations. There’s never been a correction made by Fox, the Hill is now investigating all of Solomon’s past work. Solomon used to be a real journalist, he’s turned into a partisan hack.

      Anyway, it would be one thing if Rudy was the Secretary of State and Trump was working to bring peace to Ukraine and Russia by softening our relationship with Russia. About one third of Ukraine is pro-Russian, they have more in common than not, and our anti-Russian stance in the wake of the USSR’s collapse is silly. If that’s what was going on, we could call it foreign policy by a bold President that truly was bucking the Deep State.

      But that’s not what’s going on here. Rudy is Trump’s fixer, Trump, Pence, Pompeo and Barr were all in on it, and they got burned by a bunch of Ukrainian crooks. It’s LOL funny. The guest host for Michael Savage was arguing for the Senate to have a full-tilt impeachment trial and call everyone, especially Hunter Biden.

      By all means, put everyone involved on the stand, and get ready to pass the popcorn. 2020 is looking more and more awesome.

  21. Avatar Sue says:

    Happy Friday…I’ve finally read through all the comments. I get that there are many people that don’t like Trump while reaping the rewards of his presidency. I also realize I’m not going to change anyone’s opinion on this site, but here is a small sampling of his accomplishments. Over 3m new jobs (yep he has a magic wand); manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in 30 years; economic growth at a whopping 4.2%; median income highest EVER; African, Asian and Hispanic-American unemployment lowest EVER; energy independence; retail sales have surged; biggest tax cuts reforms in history; ObamaCare individual mandate eliminated; Right-To-Try and VA Choice; US Embassy moves to Jerusalem; defunding anti-Semitism universities; rebuilding our military; hospitals will need to show prices soon; USMCA; FDA new generic drugs saving us 9b; ISis eliminated; Baghdadi killed; DOW sky high; ending wars; border wall working; all those beautiful new constitutional judges; etc. And just like I won’t change anyone’s opinion; I won’t change mine. He truly will go down in history as the Greatest President Ever. Turn off the MSM and do your own research (or not…I don’t care). Which democrat is going to run against Trump? Now that’s an honest question. Trump is a hard-ass pussy-grabbing man fighting (and winning winning winning) for us everyday. I love politics!!!

    • Avatar Randy says:

      Sue, The fact that you do not have time to view the factual, scientific evidence of AGW while blindly supporting the blatant lie that AGW is a hoax is a clear sign that you have no interest in the truth even at the perile of our planet, our nation, our families and each and every one of us including our future heirs. For the sake of your own family look at the truth.
      https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

    • Avatar Randy says:

      It is no surprise that you failed to read your own post beyond the fake headline.

      “But the bad news is that each threshold of higher temperatures and sea levels is all but irreversible, so absent very aggressive action over the next decade, tens of feet of sea level rise will be unstoppable.

      Even worse, the climate policy agenda President Donald Trump is pushing — actions that include rolling back U.S. laws that reduce carbon pollution and abandoning the Paris climate agreement — would lock us in to such high CO2 levels, sea levels would rise a foot per decade in just a few decades.”

  22. Avatar Sue says:

    Whaaaat I absolutely read my post prior to posting.

  23. Avatar Common Sense says:

    The party of Russia! A good read for those that want to deal in Reality and can see what is going one right now.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/04/republicans-have-become-party-russia-this-makes-me-sick/

  24. Avatar Gary Tull says:

    The above Washington Post article link is free to open (in its entirety) to all. Every registered voter should read it, IMO.

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