"The United States is the most important country for Japan. Mr Trump is the most suitable (foreign guest) to meet the new emperor first."
What an honor!
It's eat your heart out and gnash your teeth time for bitterness of what could have been, eh.
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And it was funded long ago.
Exactly. Along with ongoing construction at the Rio Grande and quite possibly many other places. Voted for by Obama, Clinton and the Dems when it was convenient to pander to the electorate and get elected.
Of course, as usual with politicians, nothing got done.
How many more hundreds of miles are already funded no one can really tell.
But Trump has the political will to finally built real border security.
Good for Americans, including Dems.
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Trump is building a wall at the Rio Grande anyway, haven't you informed yourselves, even before this farce of a compromise.
The puny $1. something billion or "55-mile" number is to appease libs. Why not 50 miles? Or 40 miles? Happy?
No national emergency required. The funds are there; prior budgets have been approved. Voted for by Schumer, Clinton, Obama and all the libs.
Likely "El Chapo's" cash will fund part of the wall - Mexico in the end funds the wall! $14 billion, baby.
Plus the $6 billion California has to refund the Fed govt for its botched high-speed train boondagle.
The joke's on the unhinged once again.
Real border security as promised, yes!
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For a person to lie on their University application to get into Harvard is a con artist and can't be trusted from the beginning.. I guess she didn't have the marks to get in honestly and resorted to lies instead..
So imagine her lying constantly IF she ever won.. White lies the true meaning.
Agreed. The more despicable thing is this shameless, disreputable woman probably displaced and took the place of many actual Native Americans just as deserving and vying for the same spot by lying about her white heritage.
This is a prima facie of false impersonalization; at the very least she should be convicted of several counts of misdemeanor.
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Trump doesn't control who benefits from the jobs, so you cannot honestly hold up the employment rate of minorities as evidence that Trump isn't racist. However, we can point to his racist rental practices and say he is racist. Damn, there are them fact things again.
Semantics. Words can only bring you as far as you can fool low-information voters.
Lowest unemployment rates ever for whole segments of the electorate.
You think that those former Dems or those black and hispanic families who've been waiting 8 years for a good-paying job care about what leftists or the media say?
I thought so.
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Typical of socialists. Having a bus driver run Venezuela - disregarding how a prosperous country got run into a living hell.
Now thinking that an unemployed nobody who lost an election wasting $millions in outside contributions and spoke to a small group of unhinged activists is at par with a duly-elected President and successful businessman.
We'll get you a wall - all you need to do is thank us later when drug smuggling and illegal immigration are drastically curtailed.
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All the way to the nomination Liz!
(I'm sure she'll win her in own state - Cherokee nation.)
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There you go - the doc has spoken. 6 more years!
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And? Nothing in the entire 14 page document, which is easy to find online in PDF form, says anything about eliminating air travel (which has been suggestd numerous times on this thread), nor about tearing down anything.
Statements such as that are, by definition, hyperbole. It's taking a idea and boiling it down to a fear laden, hyperbolic and hyper partisan talking point to feed out in pablum pill form to those who cannot even take the time to read a 14 page document.
Put that together with a good dose of "SOCIALISM! Hide yur kids, hide your wives, it's SOCIALISM!" and you have a nice opiate for the conservative masses.
You're wrong! We love those lunatics espousing socialism!
Here's a summary from the Wall Street Journal (which should be beneficial for low-information voters):
The Socialist That Could
Kimberley A. Strassel, Wall Street Journal
The Republican Party has a secret weapon for 2020. It’s especially effective because it’s stealthy: The Democrats seem oblivious to its power. And the GOP needn’t lift a finger for it to work. All Republicans have to do is sit back and watch 29-year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . . . exist.
AOC, as she’s better known, today exists largely in front of the cameras. In a few months she’s gone from an unknown New York bartender to the democratic socialist darling of the left and its media hordes. Her megaphone is so loud that she rivals Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the face of the Democratic Party. Republicans don’t know whether to applaud or laugh. Most do both.
For them, what’s not to love? She’s set off a fratricidal war on the left, with her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, this week slamming the “radical conservatives” among the Democrats holding the party “hostage.” She’s made friends with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s Labour Party, who has been accused of anti-Semitism. She’s called the American system of wealth creation “immoral” and believes government has a duty to provide “economic security” to people who are “unwilling to work.” As a representative of New York, she’s making California look sensible.
On Thursday Ms. Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her vaunted Green New Deal, complete with the details of how Democrats plan to reach climate nirvana in a mere 10 years. It came in the form of a resolution, sponsored in the Senate by Massachusetts’ Edward Markey, on which AOC is determined to force a full House vote. That means every Democrat in Washington will get to go on the record in favor of abolishing air travel, outlawing steaks, forcing all American homeowners to retrofit their houses, putting every miner, oil rigger, livestock rancher and gas-station attendant out of a job, and spending trillions and trillions more tax money. Oh, also for government-run health care, which is somehow a prerequisite for a clean economy.
It’s a GOP dream, especially because the media presented her plan with a straight face—as a legitimate proposal from a legitimate leader in the Democratic Party. Republicans are thrilled to treat it that way in the march to 2020, as their set-piece example of what Democrats would do to the economy and average Americans if given control. The Green New Deal encapsulates everything Americans fear from government, all in one bonkers resolution.
It is for starters, a massive plan for the government to take over and micromanage much the economy. Take the central plank, its diktat of producing 100% of U.S. electricity “through clean, renewable, and zero-emission energy sources” by 2030. As Ron Bailey at Reason has noted, a 2015 plan from Stanford envisioning the goal called for the installation of 154,000 offshore wind turbines, 335,000 onshore wind turbines, 75 million residential photovoltaic (solar) systems, 2.75 million commercial solar systems, and 46,000 utility-scale solar facilities. AOC has been clear it will be government building all this, not the private sector.
And that might be the easy part. According to an accompanying fact sheet, the Green New Deal would also get rid of combustion engines, “build charging stations everywhere,” “upgrade or replace every building in U.S.,” do the same with all “infrastructure,” and crisscross the nation with “high-speed rail.”
Buried in the details, the Green New Deal also promises government control of the most fundamental aspects of private life. The fact sheet explains why the resolution doesn’t call for “banning fossil fuels” or for “zero” emissions across the entire economy—at least at first. It’s because “we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast” (emphasis mine).
This is an acknowledgment that planes don’t run on anything but fossil fuel. No jet fuel, no trips to see granny. It’s also an acknowledgment that livestock produce methane, which has led climate alarmists to engage in “meatless Mondays.” AOC may not prove able to eradicate “fully” every family Christmas or strip of bacon in a decade, but that’s the goal.
Finally, the resolution is Democratic math at its best. It leaves out a price tag, and is equally vague on what kind of taxes would be needed to cover the cost. But it would run to tens of trillions of dollars. The fact sheet asserts the cost shouldn’t worry anyone, since the Federal Reserve can just “extend credit” to these projects! And “new public banks can be created to extend credit,” too! And Americans will get lots of “shared prosperity” from their “investments.” À la Solyndra.
At least some Democrats seem to be aware of what a danger this is, which is why Ms. Pelosi threw some cold water on the Green New Deal this week. They should be scared. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a freight train gaining speed by the day—and helping Republicans with every passing minute.
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The belief that climate change is a worry not shared by 99% of the population and an issue limited to private jet owners is sickening in its stupidity.
The belief is that issues of food on the table and the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness are far more important to 99% of the people rather than this faux socialist, globalist distribution of wealth bill of goods for which you, your children and grandchildren to the 100th generation will be slaving and paying for - which, using your own words, is entirely and categorically stupid.
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Where did you get the 99% from?
Anyone who doesn't own a private jet and that most likely includes you too.
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I don’t want to state the obvious but it might be necessary to point out that climate scientists are not burning fossil fuels. You tend to find that most doctors are not smoking cigarettes nor recommending them as what their country should do,
?? Issues of food on the table and the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness are far more important to 99% of the people rather than this faux socialist, globalist distribution of wealth farce.
When Al Gore, the Democratic rich hypocrites and the global warming alarmist poohbahs discontinue use of private jets and electricity in their own homes, then we may be onto something.
Until them let's stick with President Trump's agenda of job creation, higher wages, border security and quality of life issues for all Americans, including Dems.
Get woke on real issues already!
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The unhinged are so desperate and hateful that they'd agree to a plan to have themselves swim in their shorts back to the states for vacation, because a bartender with radical socialist ideas suddenly has this "bright" idea to abolish airlines.
This nobody has accomplished nothing in her young life and will be gone in a month out of her 15 seconds in the spotlight. Even her own party thinks she's a looney egomaniac.
Get a hold of your senses already!
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I've never seen Trumpists call out or even engage in dialogue, over the appalling racists in their ranks.
Racists? The record stands that black and hispanic people have benefited from the Trump presidency in terms of jobs alone, more than his predecessor.
And, btw, many "Trumpists" were conned by and voted for Obama, Mr. GD America himself, the first (half) black president.
So how can they be racists?
Perhaps it's because we found the emperor wore no new clothes but a radical, marxist empty suit.
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No wall for you. You dont have the leverage or the popular support.
Good possibility the leverage will be masses hounding Pelosi & Dems, including Dem constituent Fed employees, if there were to be another shutdown next Sat.
If 76% approved of his speech, you can rest assured a good portion agree with his stance on border security and illegal immigration.
No more open borders for you!
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Give us money to build a wall! The wall is already being built! Give us money to build a wall. Socialism is bad because it takes away people’s money! Give us money to build a wall!
No need to be dazed and confused. President Trump signed the bill to fund the gov't through Feb 15th.
The Pelosi shutdown will commence next Sat if she doesn't get her act together.
And Socialism is indeed bad because... it is socialism.
“We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”
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President Trump: "America Will Never Be A Socialist Country"; "We Were Born Free And We Will Stay Free"
Ha! 76% approval of speech with 59% very positive!
From CNN no less. (Obviously didn't have time to do the usual oversampling of democrats to eschew.)
Sleepless night for some of the folks here!
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Not at all. We are on the side of letting them take care of it themselves. Trumpophiles, however, can't make up their minds if they are for American intervention overseas or against it.
The EU along with many countries are with the USA in supporting Guaido and Venezuelans.
The only people against anything Trump does are the bitter unhinged.
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Obama was not pro-Chavez or Madura. Let's have a little honesty.
Yeah. Still in denial about the radical marxist? Here's one story /photo /video from the main stream media, no less. Search Obama Chavez for much more.
Here's Obama's condemnation on the death of the tyrant:
“At this challenging time of President Hugo Chavez’s passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the Venezuelan government. As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the United States remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.”
A joke? No, that is all he could or would muster on the demise of one of the most noxious figures in the hemisphere who was infamous for his support for Iran and other rogue regimes and domestic repression. President Obama never bothered to mention Chavez’s deplorable record of trying to meddle in and destabilize democratic governments. And then there was his support for terrorist groups. But if you didn’t know better (and perhaps you do), you’d think Obama was indifferent on the domestic and international misdeeds of the tyrant.
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An "option". Nothing more, nothing less. No need to get worked up. And it's called leading, rather than leading from behind like his predecessor who celebrated both Chavez and Maduro.
Venezuelan air force Gen. Francisco Yanez who defected 2 days ago states that “90 percent of the armed forces are not with the dictator.” Sen. Marco Rubio claims that at least seven “other high ranking officers want to do the same but are still in fear.”
Many of us have Venezuelan friends. And I can state that they are not fools. Perhaps fearful. Dead squads and all.
Touchy situation. President Trump is right to take a side. Against Russia, China and socialists.
Funny situation for anti-Trumpers. Whose side to pick? (Tick tock)
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browny1Today 09:13 am JST
Any facts to back up such commments. I know they are repeated ad nauseum, but that doesn't make fake claims the truth. Such nonsensical fear-mongering comments are usually the last ground before capitulation. Why don't you discuss the issues you brought up in detail, so as to add to the debate.
I doubt you're a low-information voter, but perhaps you should read the news and not just limit yourself to opinionated, one-sided pseudo-news reporting at hard-left outlets.
Here's a tidbit of real news making national headlines:
Democrats are furious at former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz for announcing that he may launch an independent campaign for president. They fear he will split the anti-Trump opposition and help reelect the president. But what angers them, even more, is that Schultz is calling Democrats out for how radical their party has become.
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently floated her new wealth tax, Schultz called it "ridiculous." When Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said we should "eliminate" private health insurance, Schultz said, "That's not American." When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a 70 percent marginal tax rate, Schultz dismissed it, saying "I don't think we want a 70 percent income tax in America." Indeed, Schultz has ripped the entire Democratic socialist agenda, declaring "Free Medicare-for-all, government-paid free college for all -- first of all, there's no free. I mean nothing is free."
No wonder Democrats are fuming. Instead of debating Republicans, they may spend the next two years fighting a liberal independent who is slamming their far-left policies.
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We are disputing his credibility because he has demonstrated many times that he shoots off at the mouth in a firing from the hip manner.
Peccadilloes, my friend. You may not like his in-your-face style as a first-time politician, but he's been elected President fair and square, and he's been quite effective. Everyone admits we did not elect a saint.
Compare that with the opposition: open-borders, anti-ICE, anti-police, pro-illegal immigration, pro late-term abortion, pro-Antifa, socialized medicine without a plan on how to pay for it, blatantly using government agencies against political opponents, horribly anti-American in essence - the list goes on and on. We aren't going to be duped.
Perhaps you should argue on the issues.
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I think they should offend all patriotic Americans.
Highly amusing, responses to this thread. As Mark Twain once quipped, "The reports of my death are exaggerated."
President Trump will finish his term and likely be re-elected. The left doesn't have a worthy national candidate and seem to exalt those who pander to the unhinged left, which unfortunately won't win the electoral college.
What is patently false is the assumption that those of us who vehemently disagree that the America we love be "fundamentally transformed" by the previous POTUS radical adherent of Alinsky, who utterly failed but definitely ruined the economy and exacerbated partisan politics - and his would be successor - the perennial money-grabbing loser, are not "patriots".
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
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Wow, we're getting as deep into the conspiracy theories as the righties ever get on JT!
Unfortunately for you, your entire theory on the money and the reasons it was paid are entirely wrong.
$1.8 billion airlifted secretly in the dead of the night to the mullahs of Iran, the world's foremost sponsor of terrorism who cries out "Death to America" at every opportunity? Why not a bank to bank transfer? That last president would have been condemned as treasonous if he were anything near being a Republican.
The political hatred of the unhinged is so severe, they can't think straight.
Unfortunately, Trump will be president until 2024, then President Pence!
Ten more years of broken mirrors for you!
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When the President makes the unhinged go wild, then he must be doing something right.
These "intelligence services" participated in the $1.8 billion hostage payoff to Iran which went ostensibly to fund terrorism and have providing wrong "intelligence" of epic proportions - from the Pearl Harbor attack, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Tet Offensive, the Iraq War, 9/11.
Fact: John Brennan's admittance that he voted for Communist Party leader Gus Hall for president in 1976. Imagine, a commie sympathizer leading the CIA. Should have been DQ'd.
Fact: Most of the Obama "intelligence" holdovers are deep state operatives, working in treason against the interests of the U.S.A.
"Back to school" is putting it mildly! They should be scrubbed, cleansed and lose their pensions!
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Giddy, giddy, giddy are the left coast advocates posting in droves like little elves!
What President Trump does not say is whether he's going to give prime time honors to the House when the shutdown is ended.
Now he can choose when, where and how.
What is left unsaid is setting precedent - such as in foolish Harry Reed eliminating the filibuster for the appointment of Federal Judges - which is why the next few Supreme Court justices are guaranteed to be conservatives chosen by Trump (and Pence after his second term).
Then, wait till the next lefty president is disinvited.
Then you'd hear uproar and see rivers of outrage and tears.
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Cursory research will ensure you know a bit beyond rudimentary knowledge of how the US government works.
Wow. Asserted like you have exclusive rights to "a bit beyond rudimentary knowledge". Us poor blokes who just happen to disagree with you are expected to kowtow to the left wing version of reality?
How about a full explanation from your point of view so we can discuss. Enlighten us please.
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yet POTUS arent meant to profit from their presidencies.
Open your eyes, my friend. This person made his billions before he became president. He'd be living large without being president. Anyway he doesn't take a salary, all donated to charity. Appreciate that at least.
His vanquished opponent would have grabbed a salary and much more for her pay-to-play "foundation", and given her daughter another $300k job from her sycophants.
you havent figured that out by now its doubtful you ever will. This coming from a person who neither supports Dems or Republicans , but knows stupid when I see it, as do the majority of Americans
That's your opinion whatever your purported political inclination is.
But the majority of real Americans, us, the deplorables, many of whom are much smarter than you, I guarantee, would prefer to disagree.
Vote your opinion. If you lose, accept defeat.
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yep which he profits off by charging the American taxpayer for him and his entourage to stay there
A legitimate enterprise, you should add, before he became president, on which he risked millions and generated jobs.
Compare Trump with a community organizer who risked not a single cent of his own cash and didn't create a single job - a taker of American tax money who exacerbated the partisan divide.
Why all the hatred, wtfjapan?
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Yes, the truth is very convenient for those of us who believe in it but not those who subvert it.
The truth is far more simple. It's crystal clear and cannot be subverted.
We do not want America to be fundamentally changed into a socialist, nanny state. Trump, not the most conventional candidate, was pitted against a radical leftist, pay-for-play politician.
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