Trump Made NFL Protests About Him

Colin Kaepernick started protesting last year by taking a knee during the national Anthem. Ratings for the NFL started to slip as a few other players, all protesting the alleged racist Flag and country as well as the shootings of black men who get in trouble with the law (most shootings are justified) got in on the action.

This year more players knelt down to dishonor the nation that has given them so much. Face it, most of them are not the brightest bulbs in the box but they can play a child’s game well so they get paid handsomely. President Trump took exception to their kneeling or otherwise protesting the Anthem and voiced his displeasure in a speech by saying that any SOB who sits or kneels or otherwise protests during the Anthem should be fired.

In that instant Donald Trump took away the narrative that the protests were about inequality in this nation or about how poorly some perceive black men to be treated. In that moment Donald Trump put the spotlight on himself and in so doing exposed the reality of these protests. They suddenly were not about the racist country or the Flag that has flown for so long over the oppressive nation. No, it was about Trump and the distaste these snowflake athletes have for the man.

Trump took the focus off the Flag and off the narrative and put it on himself. Now he, instead of our Flag, was the one being attacked and the narrative about how racist everything America is vanished in a puff of bravado.

Interestingly there are people on the left, those who are supposed to be educated, who claim Trump is trampling on the free speech rights of the football players.

Those football players do not have free speech rights when they are at work anymore than the rest of us do. The First Amendment ONLY protects your rights from GOVERNMENT intrusion. Government cannot force religion on you or deny you the free exercise thereof. Government cannot deny your right to free speech or to peaceably gather or any other item protected in the First. Private employers, on the other hand, are not bound by that. The Constitution only limits what government can and cannot do. It does not limit the people of the nation. Private entities are able to tell you what you can and cannot talk about and there is nothing you can do.

If you think the players in the NFL have a right to free speech then explain why they get fined if they question a call by a referee after the game. Why do they get fined if they wear unapproved clothing to interviews? Why do they need permission to wear special shoes or place stickers on helmets? It is because they have no right to free speech.

In the case of the protests, they did not have the right but they certainly had permission. Their bosses allowed them to protest.

Which means, by the way, you can protest as well (and you don’t need permission) by not supporting the NFL.

Regardless of what you do or they do Donald Trump changed the narrative with a simple sentence in a speech and in so doing exposed a lot about the liberals and the lies they live.

My friend Don Surber has a great piece up as well.

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Maybe Trump Better Start Making Those Deals

All during the campaign Donald Trump told us that he loved to make deals, he was a great deal maker (everyone says it) and that he would win so much we would all get tired of winning. Perhaps Trump should start making those deals because I am nowhere near tired of winning.

I don’t think Trump understood how obstructive Democrats and establishment Republicans are. There are not really two parties, they are the uni-party. Different wings of the same bird, as it were. I think Trump believed he would be dealing with people who love the nation and are patriots rather than dealing with people who would just as soon see the nation fail than work with him (John McCain is a prime example). Trump had this mistaken idea that the very people who loved him as a businessman and begged him for donations would work with him to get things done. He was sadly mistaken.

Now Trump has worked with Democrats to extend the debt of the nation and to issue a continuing resolution along with disaster aid until December 15th. We all know what happens when Congress is backed into a corner around the holidays. They work long hours screwing us every way they can and then they take late night votes and pass things that we don’t want all the while claiming they did the best they could. The reality is they will pass anything in order to leave for the Christmas recess. That is where Trump should hammer them all (more on that in a bit).

President Trump also agreed to look at getting rid of the debt ceiling altogether.

In any event, Trump agreed to this extension and I can see why he had to. The weak, spineless Republicans wanted to extend for 18 months (conveniently running PAST the next election) and Trump did not want to do that. He could not stay the course and risk shutting the government down when Texas needs federal aid and Florida and other coastal states will soon require a lot of disaster assistance. The liberals and their stenographers in the media would ride that pony all the way to the election. So Trump did what he had to do.

Here is where I think he can make hay. If the Democrats and weak Republicans start working on things toward that 15 December date Trump should let them know that he will not sign anything that is not what he wants including a tax cut (ideally a revised tax system). He should let them know that he is not afraid to shut the government down over the holidays and that he will require Congress to stay in session until they pass what he wants. It is time Donald Trump showed us his deal making skills.

I know there is a gentleman’s agreement between Trump and Schumer to end the debt ceiling all together. This is a perfect time for Trump to require Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. He can tell them he is willing to work to eliminate the debt ceiling but only after we have a requirement for a balanced budget. That amendment should include some provision about how and when taxes can be raised so that they don’t start raising taxes each year to make ends meet (cutting spending is the goal).

Republicans are evidently shocked that Donald Trump worked with Democrats on this with some reports claiming they were quite surprised. Why are they surprised when none of them tried to work with the president to get things done? For months these Republicans have been screwing Trump and the nation by failing to take up his agenda, by failing to repeal Obamacare and in general by failing to do anything to keep the very promises they made to us when they wanted our votes. Donald Trump has been trying to get the Republicans to work with him but they are as unhappy that he won as the Democrats. The establishment wanted Hillary so they could play the usual games. Trump is not a politician and he is not playing their games.

We can help in this process by getting primary challengers for the limp wristed spineless Republicans in Congress and getting rid of them. Vote in true conservatives, people who will actually fight the evil on the left.

And Donald Trump needs to sack up and start showing us the art of the deal he claims to be so good at. If he is having trouble perhaps he should read one of his own books…

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The Democrats Colluded With The Russians

For the last year the media wing of the Democrat party has been working to convince people Donald Trump and his team colluded with the Russians in order to win the presidential election and this media wing has been assisted by Democrat politicians who continue to ignore the evidence that nothing happened. These Democrats are harping on the collusion story because they refuse to believe that the chosen one, Hillary Clinton, could have lost to Donald Trump. There must have been cheating for him to win.

The president did not collude with the Russians. His son had a meeting that included Russians that the media wing reports as having ties to the Kremlin but they are not, as far as anyone can tell, part of the Russian government. Trump went to the meeting because he was enticed with the prospect of information harmful to Hillary Clinton. Instead, the meeting only involved discussions about adoption of Russian children and how to remove the barriers to them.

The meeting lasted 20 minutes and did not involve collusion since the discussion was not about the election. As an aside, even if there had been collusion it would not have been illegal. Collusion is a crime in antitrust cases, not in politics. Hell, Hillary Clinton colluded with many foreign entities to get information on Donald Sr. Politicians have done this for a long time and even the drunken saint Ted Kennedy colluded with the Russians to try and hamper Ronald Reagan.

There have been calls of trying Trump Jr. for treason. We are not at war with Russia so he can’t have committed treason under the definition clearly spelled out in the Constitution (liberals do not read that).

There is increasing evidence that the Russian and the others who arranged the meeting with Jr. have ties to the Democrat party and that the meeting was a ruse to allow the Obama administration to spy on the campaign. Here is how it worked.

Loretta Lynch approved the entry into the US of a Russian who had been denied entry prior to Lynch’s intervention. The Russian, through contacts, sends word to Jr. that she has dirt on Hillary and he agrees to meet with her (and others). The meeting is used as a reason to get a FISA warrant to spy on the people at the meeting under the guise they are meeting with these foreign agents (those dastardly Russians). The warrant is issued and used to spy on the Trump campaign who were “caught up” in the Russian surveillance.

This is the kind of underhanded and sneaky thing a Democrat would do and there is increasing belief that the Obama administration manufactured the whole thing in order to justify spying.

So if that is the case the Democrats would have had to have worked, or colluded with if you will, with the Russians to arrange all of this.

Tell me again why we are wasting time on all this Trump/Russia nonsense…

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Comey Raises More Issues

James Comey testified last week in an event that the media treated like the second coming. The networks preempted their regular programming to show Comey’s testimony because all of them thought he would drop a bombshell that would mean the end of the Trump presidency.

Comey did not drop any kind of bombshell and he left the media and their liberal puppet masters in distress. For months they have been anticipating a death blow to the Trump presidency and they knew for sure they had that blow in Comey. But as luck would have it, Comey confirmed what Trump stated about being told three times he was not under investigation and while Comey said he was concerned that Trump was trying to influence the investigation into General Flynn, his testimony told a different story.

Comey told us that Trump hoped that Flynn would be let go or the case would be dropped but Comey also told us that Trump told him that if anyone from his campaign were involved with the Russians it would be good to know. Rather than try to thwart the investigation it appears as if Trump wanted it done with as quickly as possible so he would not have a cloud hanging over his head.

That cloud could have been removed if Comey had been decent enough to inform the public that Donald Trump was not under investigation. That would have settled a lot of things but Comey did not do that.

As was stated in the Senate hearing, it appears the only thing not leaked was the truth about Donald Trump.

Comey also admitted he was the one who leaked his memos to the NYT through a surrogate. This was probably a criminal act since Comey took those notes after a meeting with the president, took them on a government issued computer in a government vehicle on his way to his government office. The notes he recorded were government property and Comey leaked them to eh media.

What else did Comey leak?

Comey also pointed his finger at former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the things he said indicate she was involved in illegal activity.

There are things here that can be easily cleared up.

Was there collusion with the Russians? Yes, Obama was recorded telling the Russians he would have more latitude after the election (to do things that might cost him reelection if they were done prior to Election Day). Was there an effort to impede an investigation? Yes, Loretta Lynch told Comey to call the Hillary INVESTIGATION a “matter” and this was done solely for optics. It was done to keep from casting an unfavorable light on Hillary over her illegal server and mishandling of classified information. Did Trump try to influence the outcome regarding Flynn? Comey said he took it that way and if that is the case then he must have taken Obama that way when he said Hillary should not be charged because she did not intend to do anything wrong. That was a public statement and Comey made sure she was not charged. If the liberals are going to say Trump tried to influence Comey they must then acknowledge that Obama DID influence Comey.

As for these memos and the information that the liberals waited on with baited breath, how do we know they really exist and if they do how do we know they were written when Comey said they were? He never took notes on all these other people who he had concerns about but he immediately started taking them with regard to Trump. I bet if there are notes he wrote them after he was fired and did so from memory. Without a third party to confirm it boils down to Trump’s word against Comey’s. Trump denies some of the substance of the notes and that means, barring another source, we will never really know what was said.

It is important to note that Trump said Comey told him he was not under investigation on three occasions and the media all panned that claim. During his Senate hearing Comey proved Trump was being truthful.

I think Comey put himself in a bit of a spot. He could well be charged with crimes and end up in real hot water.

The Russians tried to interfere with our elections as they have for decades (we do the same thing). However, Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians and had no contact with them regarding it.

Comey wanted a special prosecutor appointed and that is, according to him, why he leaked information. It appears that there is really no need for a special prosecutor. Perhaps it is time to realize this entire story is concocted by the people who lost the election and need someone to blame.

They lost and they are doing everything they can to keep Donald Trump from doing his job.

We need to make them pay for this.

Comey through the years

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Special Counsel Could Be Nightmare For Trump’s Attackers

The liberal left, never Trumpers, and establishment Republicans have been attacking Donald Trump since he won the election. He was not supposed to win. Hillary Clinton was the next liberal to be anointed and she was so far up in the polls that she should have won so Trump must have pulled some shenanigans to win.

There has been a nonstop barrage of allegations that Trump Colluded with the Russians to win the election. The actual claims were that Russia interfered with the election and this is not in dispute. Here is a newsflash, Russia has been interfering in and trying to influence our elections for decades. The problem is that the Obama administration illegally gathered intelligence on some of the folks in the Trump campaign. What? It was not illegal and they were caught up in surveillance of the Russians? Yeah, you go ahead and stick to that. What really happened is the FBI solicited some former British spy to get dirt on Trump. The guy produced a really outrageous report that no one with two brain cells would give any credence to (and the guy himself said none of it was verified). Then Brennan used that report as the impetus to surveil the Russians in a fashion that would just happen to catch Trump campaign folks in the net.

A little questionable unmasking of those names, some manipulations and distributions to juuuusssst the right people and boom, there is a scandal totally comprised of BS and manufactured from phony information and information that was obtained illegally.

And yes, Obama was involved in this in some fashion.

The chorus has been never ending and it is now at a point where everything Trump does is questioned, equated to Watergate, deemed illegal and impeachable and spread out in the echo chamber of the Democrat Party and the media (but I repeat myself).

The liberals have manufactured stories and associations and then shamed people into recusing themselves from the investigations. Then the Democrats, all of whom were calling for FBI Director James Comey to be fired just eight short months ago, got all worked up that Donald Trump actually fired him.

Comey reacted to his firing by claiming that he wrote a memo about a meeting with Trump in which Trump said Mike Flynn was a good guy and hoped the investigation would end. This hit the proverbial wall with liberals and some establishment Republicans claiming that obstruction of justice might have occurred and that if it did it was impeachable. Interestingly, no one has seen the memo and the news reports it differently than the original context. I quoted above what was originally reported. The MSM, on the other hand (as well as the liberals), have reported that Trump told Comey to drop the investigation. It is being reported as more than it allegedly (no one has seen the memo) is. Top this off with the mindless reporting that Trump disclosed classified information to Russians he met with and the anti-Trump (anti America) crowd is in full tilt.

So now that everyone has been whipped into a frenzy because Donald Trump fired the guy they all wanted fired, said he hoped an investigation into a good guy would be ended and disclosed information he WAS ALLOWED TO DISCLOSE to Russians, the Department of Justice has decided to assign a Special Counsel and even that was reported incorrectly. He was appointed to investigate whether the Russians tried to influence the election (they did and we all know it) but it is reported as if he is appointed to investigate whether Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians. That will certainly need to be looked at but remember what I stated, the MSM and the Democrats have made these two items the same in everyone’s minds.

Barack Obama’s administration was reported in The Washington Post in 2016 as considering sharing intelligence on ISIS with Russia. WAPO reported it as if it was a wonderful thing. Donald Trump did share the intelligence and the very same newspaper reported it as Trump disclosed classified information.

Democrats and their media wing (the MSM) are tickled pink that a Special Counsel has been appointed (The Wall Street Journal, not so much). They think this will lead to the impeachment of Trump. They are wrong and they really did not think this through. You see, the special counsel will have broad authority to investigate and that means he can sweep up all the Democrats who have been involved in wrongdoing.

There is no doubt that James Comey will be interviewed and while the Democrats think he will say Trump tried to influence the investigation proving obstruction of justice I highly doubt that will take place. James Comey is on the record, under oath, saying that he has not witnessed anyone trying to influence investigations. He gave this answer AFTER the alleged incident reported in the yet to be seen memo. Comey also never reported to the DOJ that Trump tried to influence the investigation, something he is obligated to do under the law. Given that he said he never witnessed such a thing and he did not report Trump one can only conclude that Trump broke no law and did not obstruct justice. Comey is too smart to claim that he felt Trump was trying to obstruct justice or he would be admitting to breaking the law (by not reporting it) and to lying under oath to the Senate. This is a nonstarter.

It is unlikely, barring any surprises, that the investigation will result in harm to Trump. It will harm the country because it will stifle the Trump agenda as spineless Republicans resist working on anything for a guy who has a special counsel investigation going on. Since many major law enforcement agencies and their leaders have already stated there is NO EVIDENCE of collusion between Trump and the Russians I fail to see how that evidence would suddenly appear. We already know they will discover the Russians tried to influence the election. Our country knows they did it and have done it in the past. Right now the Democrats are screaming about it and saying we can’t let it happen and express their righteous indignation but the Russians have done no more than our country, and most recently Democrats like Obama, has done.

Obama’s group that used to be Obama for America and is now Organizing for Action worked, under the direction of Barack Obama, to undermine and interfere in the Israeli election in an effort to oust Benjamin Netanyahu. What they did is no different than what the Russians did.

Recently, Barack Obama publicly injected himself into the French election by telling the people of France they should vote for Emmanuel Macron instead of Marine Le Pen. Now how is what he did any different than what the Russians did? I know he was public and they were sneaky about it but they did the same thing, injected themselves into the election of another country in order to affect the outcome. So excuse me if I ignore the Democrats and their selective outrage over the Russians trying to influence our election.

The special counsel will be looking at a lot of things and will have a lot of latitude to investigate. How many leakers will be identified? How many of the people who have been leaking secrets will be brought to justice? Will the ties of John Podesta and Hillary Clinton to the Russians be disclosed as part of the investigation? Will Susan Rice be prosecuted for unmasking the names of Americans who were targeted for illegal surveillance (see above)? Will the investigation look into why James Comey did not seek to charge Hillary Clinton for her crimes in setting up a home server and then using it to illegally transmit classified information? Will the meeting between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lynch (when Hillary was UNDER INVESTIGATION) be revisited?

There are many moving parts to all of this and the sweeping investigation could derail a lot of people including members of Congress. Wouldn’t it be a sweet bit of irony if the investigation by the special counsel the Democrats begged for caught a bunch of Democrats and Trump came out clean?

One good thing for the administration is that it can ignore questions about Russia and all the things that the left has been buzzing about by saying that they can’t discuss it because of the investigation. It will also take away the thing Democrats have been overwhelming the news with and take their message away.

They might have to actually get to work.

Speaking of which, if I were Donald Trump I would play hardnosed with these pukes in Congress. I would not allow them to recess in August and I would keep them in session with no other time off until they passed tax reform and a budget for fiscal year 2018.

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States. Article II, Section 3 US Constitution [emphasis mine]

I would say that not having a budget is an extraordinary occasion. If Congress does not like it then it should try doing its job…

The country is heading for another civil war. The left is inciting violence and is interfering with the duly elected president because it does not like the outcome of the last election and it is imposing its will on the people and causing harm. It will not take very long before the right starts fighting back and when we do we will eliminate the left. Just remember, the left started this but they will not be able to finish it and they will not like the outcome.

Or as I read on one of the feeds, Impeach Trump and there will be war.

Proceed at your own risk.

As an aside wouldn’t it be great to see that prick Schumer frog marched out of DC?

Look at him. That is what you get when they remove the foreskin.

Maybe the Democrats are making noise to distract the public from the good news. Can’t have people knowing Trump is good for the economy…

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