barfolomew, Your comments are based on speculation. I don't watch cable
TV, so I for sure don't watch CNN or any of the NBC channels. And I'm
not a liberal.Regardless of what Pelosi said, Trump had a golden
opportunity and who do you think would get the credit? Certainly not Pelosi.
Tip O'Niel didn't get any credit for the early Reagan Tax cuts. He
was dragged screaming and kicking, by Reagan.Trump had a golden
opportunity to get what he wants with Congress cooperating along with him. Not
a bad thing.Any conservative would want that to happen. We want the
win. Trump is acting like a petulant child and needs to, frankly, grow up. I
like most of what he's doing but he needs to calm down. I laughed when he
characterized himself as a genius earlier today.Our government works
best when the President and Congress cooperate. Government by executive order
or declaring emergencies isn't good government. Any good conservative
would see that. After all we complained when Obama governed by executive order.
The more crazy noise the Dems make, the more I support Donald Trump as President
and his re-election in 2020! He has withstood more abuse from them and the media
than any President ever. And, he has accomplished more: lowest unemployment,
lower tax rates, building the wall, fewer people on food stamps and
unemployment, lowest unemployment among blacks ever, etc. And, he is the most
transparent in the Mueller investigation: 1.5 million documents shared, 500
people cross examined against 18 Dem attorneys at a cost of $30 Million. With
the report showing "no collusion" with the Russians, he has said,
"Enough!" and rightly so.Now with all the classified
information going to come forth from the 2016 campaign on who did what, the IG
report pending, and William Barr at the helm of the Justice department, we are
finally going to find out the corruption on the other side of the aisle, and I
don't think it is going to be pretty!God bless our country, and
God bless our great President!
Donald said: "I don't do cover ups," Well there's
those porn stars he paid off right before the election.Then
there's that fake letter he wrote about that secret Russian meeting for
Jr., after claiming he didn't.Perhaps he meant he doesn't
do cover-ups well.
I'm voting for Trump for no other reason than how Democrats have behaved;
while he's been President and even before. The previous administration
deceived a court in order to place a spy on Trump's campaign and Democrats
couldn't have cared less. The previous administration's AG met in
secret with the husband of the Democratic party's Presidential hopeful and
five days later the Director of the FBI absolved her with a letter of
exoneration he wrote before he even interviewed her; a letter that was
manipulated by the AG. Funny how Democrats don't care about THAT very real
obstruction of justice. Democrat's treatment of Brett Kavanaugh was
criminal. They claim Trump's behavior is unbecoming of the Oval Office and
yet somehow what they did to Kavanaugh is A-OK. (That guy can't turn Roe v.
Wade fast enough). That whole Kavanaugh affair tells you all you need to know
about what's going on in their hearts and their minds. This is infantile
hypocrisy 101 and it's 100% why I'm voting for Trump in 2020.
@thid The poll of polls average shows Trump’s approval rating has
consistently remained in the low 40’s over the past year and has most
recently been on a downward trend.
Democrat's obstruction and constant ridiculous political posturing about
President Trump is backfiring on Democrats. They could not do more than to get
President Trump re-elected than they are! Every time Nancy opens her mouth
President Trump's approval numbers increase! Keep it up!
barfolomew - Tooele, UTMay 23, 2019 1:57 p.m.@one old man"Investigations don't happen without underlying probable
cause."Yep. Never happened in the history of investigations.
Everybody is just so honest in this world (oh, except for Trump, of course).How could I have been so naive?Thanks for straightening me
out!==You're very welcome.But I'm afraid
I failed. Sometimes it's hopeless . . . . Yet we have to
maintain hope that someday trump's behavior will finally become so
outrageous that no one will be able to continue to ignore it.
Re: Thid"The ONLY policy the Democrats have is overturning the
2016 election, nothing more!"Thid, think back Nov. 2007, and
this statement, "It is our goal to make him a one term POTUS".Ring any bells?
So when is Mexico going to pay for the wall?
"Trump's campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy"The defenders of the Alamo centered upon fighting Mexicans, not
policy.Probably because the Mexicans were attacking them and trying to
kill them. They weren't interested in "discussing policy".So, after over two full years of false accusations and lies, assisted by
a propaganda wing of the news media, Trump finally fights back, and the media
blames him for focusing on fighting ? Yes, when you are being attacked
you focus on fighting! Like I said "assisted by the propaganda
wing of the news media."
@barf Trump paid hush money to a porn star right before the election in
order to cover up his affair with her and lied to the press about his knowledge
of the scheme. He also lied about dictating a statement to his son Don Jr. about
the infamous Trump Tower meeting, initially stating that he hadn't done it.
Fact checkers consistently disprove his statements on everything from "China
pays for the tariffs," to "Puerto Rico has received $91 billion in
aid." The only thing consistent about this President is his pathological
lying, currently over 10,000 examples since the inauguration, truly the
ultimate example of covering up the truth. He has no credibility.
Democrats just can't stop beating the dead horse named "Russian
Collusion". The carcass is not even recognizable anymore. They are
just frantically beating a gooey red stain on their own party's platform.
@barfolomewhere are some bullet points from the muller report to get you
started, search any/all these and you will find more information then you will
know what to do with.2016 Misleading statements about his ties to Russia
Feb. 14, 2017 Asking Comey to end an investigationmarch 2017
Attempts to stop Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation
march 2017 Trump trying to get Sessions to resume control of the
inquirymarch 2017 Trump reacting to the disclosure that his campaign was
under investigationMay 9, 2017 Firing ComeyJune 17, 2017 Trump
reacting to the Mueller appointment and trying to fire himJuly 8, 2017
Misleading statement about meeting with RussiansJuly 2017 Trying to oust
Sessions jan. 26, 2018 Trump talking to witnesses about testimonyapril 2018 trumps questionable Interactions with his personal lawyer congressional subpoenas trump has ordered people to defy: (yes congress has
the power of oversite) Mr. McGahn Carl KlineAttorney General
Barr Wilbur Ross
@one old man"Investigations don't happen without underlying
probable cause."Yep. Never happened in the history of
investigations. Everybody is just so honest in this world (oh, except for Trump,
of course).How could I have been so naive?Thanks for
straightening me out!
@barfolomewthe muller report alone detail 10 incidents when Trump likely
obstructed justice. if you cannot be bothered to read the report itself just
search 10 times Trump may have obstructed justice, muller report and pick out an
article. Then search Trump orders his staff to ignore subpoenas and Trump fights
subpoenas. you literally cannot be on this site and not have access to the
internet and have access to all the evidence you could ever want.
Interesting the contrast in today's article on Fred Rogers and this one on
Donald Trump, a genuine nice person and the current resident of the White House.
barfolomew,The U.S. Presidency is not a joyride for having a jolly old
time every minute of every day. Intense scrutiny and accountability go with
turf. Anyone who runs for President needs to understand that going in. Anyone
who can’t hack it should not run. Those who hold the job are
taken through the fires and are not to seek refuge by wallowing in a
self-seeking complex of martyrdom. In the end, the tortures that go with the job
of being President always reveal the man and what he is made of. We’re now
finding out what Donald Trump the man is made of and it's not a very pretty
@ Joe Hilll"the only way someone could not know the reasons why
Trump is being accused of a cover up and the evidence against him would be a
willful choice not to know and active avoidance of the news."Oh,
I know exactly the "reasons" (as everyone else does) why Donald Trump is
being accused of these things. It has everything to do with the Democrats -
obviously including yourself - not being able to accept the results of the 2016
presidential election. But, go ahead and show me what the
"evidence" is. I would really love to know!
barfolomew - Tooele, UTMay 23, 2019 12:09 p.m.@ Craig Clark"If Trump were as above reproach as he insists that he is, the smartest
thing for him to do would be to cooperate fully with Congress providing all the
documents it requests or subpoenas. Instead, he incessantly demands an immediate
end to the investigations."OK, so I guess if, let's say,
the FBI started investigating you for fraud and corruption (after 2 years of
investigations by another entity), demanded thousands upon thousands of
documents, subpoenaed everyone of your family members and coworkers and demanded
you expose personal financial records for all the world to see, you would simply
shrug it off because you are, "above reproach?" Tell me,
honestly, that you would have no problem with that.Go ahead. I dare you.==barf, I don't know about
Craig, but I wouldn't. Mainly because I've never given anyone any
reason to investigate me.It's something called HONESTY.Investigations don't happen without underlying probable cause.
And with trump, there is a whole trainload of that.
@ Craig Clark"If Trump were as above reproach as he insists that
he is, the smartest thing for him to do would be to cooperate fully with
Congress providing all the documents it requests or subpoenas. Instead, he
incessantly demands an immediate end to the investigations."OK,
so I guess if, let's say, the FBI started investigating you for fraud and
corruption (after 2 years of investigations by another entity), demanded
thousands upon thousands of documents, subpoenaed everyone of your family
members and coworkers and demanded you expose personal financial records for all
the world to see, you would simply shrug it off because you are, "above
reproach?" Tell me, honestly, that you would have no problem
with that.Go ahead. I dare you.
casual observer asks: "Would that include a coup by politically motivated
members of the FBI and CIA?"I guess if you believe that the
president is above the law, and that those charged with law enforcement should
ignore all the Russians dealing with Donald's elections team,
administration and family.Or maybe you actually believe what the
president has told you, which with his record I wouldn't bet on his
honesty.And since this was a coup attempt, I would have to assume
that high ranking leaders in the CIA or FBI with the power to do such have been
accused and indicted for treason, but once again the truth, evidence and
honesty, eludes the far right trump apologists.
@barfolomewthe only way someone could not know the reasons why Trump is
being accused of a cover up and the evidence against him would be a willful
choice not to know and active avoidance of the news.
@Thid:"The left needs to get on board helping make America great
again."-- Oh, we're on board all right; getting rid of
Trump is the first step in accomplishing that goal.(I agree with
Flashback & Iron Rod for a change, it's a Miracle!)
This line says it all:"President Donald Trump dropped the
pretense of working "
@ Flashback"Trump had a Reagan style opportunity to put his
stamp on something that would benefit a whole lot of people, with the help of
Schumer and Pelosi and he blew it."You're kidding, right?
Less than an hour before their meeting to discuss infrastructure,
Nancy held a press conference declaring the President a criminal, a liar and
leading a cover-up - all without one shred of evidence or even a cursory
explanation of the details of her accusations. And now you're
going to sit there and tell me she was prepared to negotiate with the President
in good faith? Seriously?"It was a bright cold day
in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."Besides,
Flashback, Donald Trump has already "put his stamp" on many things that
benefit a whole lot of people. But you probably don't know that because CNN
and MSNBC simply aren't going to tell you since it doesn't fit their
ideological agenda. Or probably (and I'm betting it's the case)
because you refuse to acknowledge his accomplishments as that would go against
your personal hatred for the man and your instilled sense of victimhood. The left needs to get on board helping make America great again.
Threatening congress about investigation will cause Articles of Impeachment. The
Donald only recognizes one branch of government, the others are fake to him.
LOU Montana - Pueblo, CO"Our founding fathers created the
constitution to protect us from a dictatorship overthrow."Would
that include a coup by politically motivated members of the FBI and CIA?
@Thid Barkerso lets look at the facts Thidfact #1 democrats where
standing in Trumps officer waiting to meet on making a deal on infrastructure
policy.fact #2 Trump walked out of this meeting after three minutes and
before policy discussions even began. Fact #3 this is not the first
meeting he has walked out of or canceled with democrats scheduled to meet with
him to discuss policy deals.
@Thid Barker - Victor, IDMay 23, 2019 6:30 a.m.This article is more
fake news! Its the Democrats who are fighting President Trump's policies,
not the other way around! The ONLY policy the Democrats have is overturning the
2016 election, nothing more!"Right? Yesterday's meeting was
diabolically labeled "2 Trillion dollar Infrastructure Meeting". Agreed
to by Dems and Trump. But, us smart insiders know that it was a trap. It was
secretly the "Overturn the 2016 election" meeting. Trump, although
totally prepared to deal with a historic Infrastructure package that benefits
all Americans, wisely pulled the plug and walked away. Trump 2020!
If Trump were as above reproach as he insists that he is, the smartest thing for
him to do would be to cooperate fully with Congress providing all the documents
it requests or subpoenas. Instead, he incessantly demands an immediate end to
Trump has no substance. He certainly has no infrastructure plan. How many
infrastructure weeks have we had now? And that is the most generous way to look
at Trumps actions...Either he had no real plan that even his own
Republicans would support so he used Pelosi's remarks as an excuse to storm
out of a meeting and hold an obviously planned for "impromptu" press
conference where he rambled incoherently. OR He has a
plan that would add jobs, protect and serve the American people and he is so
petty and vindictive that he refuses to move forward with it. He will hold our
roads, bridges, schools - our safety - hostage in order to make his point. In
order to hide the truth from the American people.When Obama was
under investigation over his birth certificate, he simply released it to the
public and continued to do his job. Why won't Trump do the
@Thid Barker: "This article is more fake news!"translation:"This article said something that doesn't
align with my particular political opinion so it's fake news!"
Are we happy we gave out electoral vote to this fine mature Christian
gentleman?It still concerns me that he wants an additional two years
on the end of his presidency because in his own words he was robbed of the first
two years.Let’s hear from more Trump apologists
Many people are saying that the Donald just invited and caused more
investigations by another chaotic move. Thin skin and no plan only leads to
Policy?What's that?Besides, it probably
wouldn't fit in a Twitter message.
Clinton was under constant multiple investigations throughout his presidency and
yet managed to work with congress. Obama was frequently under investigation and
the target of a relentless birther movement which Trump was a part of and Obama
still managed to work with congress. Its time for Trump to turn of the TV and
stop governing via tweeter.
lets look at the time line of the past 48 hours or so Sunday night Trump tweeted
that he wants a trade deal before he will discuss infrastructure. yesterday
morning he went on a tweeter tirade about the investigations taking place in
congress. later yesterday morning the democrats meet ti discuss his
administrations stone walling of the investigations. yesterday afternoon he
storms out of a meeting with democrats to discuss infrastructure after three
minutes and goes to the rose garden where his staff have pre-organized the press
for his "Impromptu" appearance. it is yet another illustration of the
Trump'd in mature approach to governance.
It truly saddens me to think that the only platform that our President will have
when he attempts to keep his office in 2020 is opposition to investigation.Where's the beef? His domestic policies are not consistent. His
foreign policy is filled with inconsistencies. The only thing he has been good
at is taking the advice of the extremists on the Right for judicial picks. And
he is also rather good at overturning long standing democratic traditions. And
please, Republicans don't try to run on the economy. You got a shiny new
one from Obama after the Bush near Depression.He has got nothing
upon which to run but his foul temper and the unwavering support of his Trump
tribe.This not only saddens me, but puts fear into my heart for our
Trump had a Reagan style opportunity to put his stamp on something that would
benefit a whole lot of people, with the help of Schumer and Pelosi and he blew
He would have to have a policy first. It seems last time he ran on
Not being Hillary, not much of a platform.No wall paid for by Mexico, no
Best Health Care for everyone. Donald had no infrastructure plan, so
he walked away to do what he does best, sew discord and give dishonest
It has been clear for years now what Trump's policies are. The Democrats
have 'resisted' and fought against anything he wanted to do. Why is
the 2020 campaign centered on fighting Democrats any surprise? This is
precisely the group fighting "tooth and nail" against anything that
would show Trump as being successful.
Our founding fathers created the constitution to protect us from a dictatorship
This article is more fake news! Its the Democrats who are fighting President
Trump's policies, not the other way around! The ONLY policy the Democrats
have is overturning the 2016 election, nothing more!