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OMG, Falling in Love with the President
Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon

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Posted By:Drive, 9/8/2017 6:56:24 AM

In the beginning of the 2016 presidential race, most conservatives like myself, had their own favorites and very few considered Donald Trump as one. Mine was Rick Perry followed by Marco Rubio once Gov. Perry dropped out. As the race proceeded and Trump continued to mow them all down, I was dismayed at how the debates seemed to be fixed by the GOP establishment and the media. Then a strange thing happened. I started listening to what Donald Trump was saying during his campaign. My brother Joe who was battling late stage cancer called me up one night speaking enthusiastically about how

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 9/8/2017 7:37:46 AM     (No. 11377260)

Excellent article as usual from Alicia and she tops it all off with this jewel:

FTA: ´´Instead check out Washington Examiner, theconservativetreehouse.com, and the inimitable and priceless lucianne.com for news the mainstream media refuses to cover.´´

Congrats Lucianne...and the First Class Staff.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubby, 9/8/2017 7:44:29 AM     (No. 11377269)

FTA "We are not racists or white supremacists. Nor are we against legal immigration but what drew us to Trump was the fact that the Democrats and the RINOs in Congress failed to recognize the unfairness towards Americans in dealing with the millions of illegals dumped on our doorstep.It is one thing to give sanctuary to refugees fleeing from tyranny and war. That is in the traditional role of churches. It is quite another thing to give any and all who swarm here benefits that belong to our legal citizens who actually paid for them." Amen!

But Congress doesn´t care about that as they rush to pass legislation making DACA legal! I hope it fails either in the House or Senate but I´m mot very hopeful. What has happened to our "Representation" in this government it´s almost non existent. Why are there so many in Congress that love illegals more than America citizens how did that happen?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 9/8/2017 7:59:10 AM     (No. 11377284)

Alicia is one of us. Love her!

Honestly, Alicia, I think this is one of your very best pieces ever. :bighug:

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx, 9/8/2017 7:59:20 AM     (No. 11377285)

...and I love Alicia Colon. Excellent article.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 9/8/2017 8:03:57 AM     (No. 11377288)

I´ll tell you what surprised me...falling in love with Melania. What a great First Lady!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FormerDem, 9/8/2017 8:23:28 AM     (No. 11377307)

everything she said and more! when you think about how to solve the problem that African American teenagers in Detroit want jobs at 15 dollars an hour starting pay, which in the circumstances is unreasonable, and then you look at what Trump is doing, you realize he is making it reasonable. if detroit had a lot of cheap energy, if detroit had good infrastructure, if detroit had good schools, if detroit had law and order, then... then employers would come and hire those kids for decent careers, yes they would. And you can see the Donkeys fighting him every step of the way on all of that. Down with Donkeys, Up with Trump.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 9/8/2017 8:27:44 AM     (No. 11377312)

FTA: "It is one thing to give sanctuary to refugees fleeing from tyranny and war. That is in the traditional role of churches. It is quite another thing to give any and all who swarm here benefits that belong to our legal citizens who actually paid for them."

The problem here is that while the dRATS use anti-Christian rhetoric and policies to punish US true believers, they use the avarice of the same churches to hide and shelter these illegal aliens. When "DREAMERS" were being brought here to the Dallas area, I asked what my Catholic Church was doing.

Maybe there was some vague talk about "helping", but like a secret sanctuary society knowing 0bama was in contempt of constitutional law by this action, the mindset seemed to be that if they were here, we would assist them. Then came the blank stares and radio silence because Homeland Security must have required this for 0bama´s seditious move to continue, while federal money changed hands.

I'm sure that Alicia is aware of my affection for her, and her pragmatic brilliant mind.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 9/8/2017 9:20:34 AM     (No. 11377377)

I can agree with Alicia on this, but ..

(there´s always a "but") ..

.. I´ll go full geek on this. In mathematical terms: the basic function and perhaps the first derivative are still okay, but the second derivative has swung solidly in the wrong direction.

Despite the late, great KSFO talk host Lee Rodger´s admonition "Never fall in love with a politician - they´ll break your heart every time,": we fell in love with Donald Trump because he said what we were thinking. He was our voice.

But while he said what we were thinking, that may not have been what he was really thinking. His purge of populist conservatives from the West Wing, deference to Jared and Ivanka, and now dealing with the Democrat devils in Congress are "tells".

And many of our hearts are being broken.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 9/8/2017 10:04:45 AM     (No. 11377423)

Trump is not a politician!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sam1, 9/8/2017 10:36:19 AM     (No. 11377457)

President Trump needs to send the NYC liberal Kushner´s home.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: congar, 9/8/2017 10:37:29 AM     (No. 11377459)

I have had a similar experience as Alicia Colon: I voted more against Hillary than I did for Trump, but it was my only choice. Since then I am slowly becoming a big fan. The more spit the MSM, Hollywood, and all academics pour on him the more I like him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: abuela10, 9/8/2017 10:42:08 AM     (No. 11377463)

I may not be completely in love with POTUS but I´m really starting to believe he´s brilliant. Not sure if Bannon was supposed to be there for the long haul but suspect everything the Deep State is telling us is bogus. Jared and Ivanka are there to draw fire. Let´s just wait and see. BTW Trump did deal with Dems to get disaster money. Good job.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Arby, 9/8/2017 10:55:12 AM     (No. 11377484)

He´s the man for these times. War times.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/8/2017 11:10:10 AM     (No. 11377507)

President Trump is not a politician. And the line about having our hearts broken is threadbare. Dragged out by every #NeverTrumper on the site plus a few masquerading as Maybes.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 9/8/2017 11:20:57 AM     (No. 11377521)

Similar story here.

Initial impression of Trump was he´s a liberal Republican. After all this time, still think that description is partially correct, especially in regard to social issues. Trump is hard to define.

Trump was near the bottom of the Republican field for me, but knew he was going to make it through the entire primary season because he had the money. A lot of the other contenders were never going to make it so Trump was a definite contender.

Trump surprised me like to many other voters. He was an excellent speaker that knew how to relate to people. He wasn´t as liberal as I initially thought he was. Economically he is Conservative. More importantly, he was a nationalist.

Other Republicans made a huge mistake when they tried to sandbag him. Didn´t like how the media treated him or how some of the other candidates treated him.

There were 16 Republican candidates for President, and I was shocked how many could not relate to the public even though they had been in public office for 20-30 years. Never liked Bush, Graham, or Fiorina. After the election, added Kasich, Rubio, and Cruz to the list. None of them seemed honest. The only other candidate I liked after the election besides Trump was Perry. If Perry ever runs again, I will vote for him as long as its not against Trump.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/8/2017 11:30:43 AM     (No. 11377542)

First time I heard Donald Trump speak was in a YouTube video of the press conference with victims of Illegal Aliens (July 10, 2015). Became a supporter since then. Previously I had donated to the Cruz and Rubio campaigns. Now I just give to donaldjtrump.com for 2020. We have a genius for president. Just the Paris Climate Accord justifies my vote.

I have seen the conservative movement disintegrate resisting Our Donald. Rich Lowry, Megyn Kelly, Hugh Hewitt, George Will, Ben Shapiro, Brent Bozell, Eric Erickson, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, National Review, all gone because of the laisser faire laisser passer of the Chamber of Commerce. This is a great moment for our country and I am savoring every instant. Never happened in my lifetime previously.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nvr4get911, 9/8/2017 12:16:53 PM     (No. 11377605)

Alicia´s brother Joe died this April. Found out on FB. Will be forever grateful for his impact on his sister. Semper Fi, R.I.P. Joe

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/8/2017 12:48:13 PM     (No. 11377658)

#2- Regarding DACA – Without reservation, holding an adamant conviction about adhering to law and order, the reality of Dreamers is, in a sense, they victims of well-intentioned parents and, as such, present a unique problem to the absoluteness of immigration laws. President Trump is seeking “legal” resolution for the Dreamers but, at the same time, has compassion for their plight. Scripture teaches that, while following the letter of the law, justice, at times, needs to be tempered by mercy. (Colossians 3:13) There is no doubt in the trustworthiness of President Trump’s campaign agenda that includes immigration.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/8/2017 12:48:18 PM     (No. 11377659)

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While there is no doubt President Trump would not be receptive to amnesty for all “illegals,” as parents and grandparents, Congressional legal recourse to provide amnesty for current Dreamers only and ever, with prescribed qualifications and restrictions, would be understandable and, therefore, appropriate and acceptable. Dreamers found to be criminals and/or drug abusers should be deported.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dman, 9/8/2017 12:48:18 PM     (No. 11377660)

Truth to "true believers": Trump is a politician. All successful CEOs must play politics, and be good at it. It is just that DJT has successfully sold us on the meme that he is not one. Masterful!

And I am not a "Never Trumper!" Search my posts. I liked him since I first saw him At the Freedom Summit in Greenville SC on 5/9/15, and despite being a Cruz supporter criticized Ted for not endorsing him at the Convention, and voted for Trump in the election. Considering the current alternatives, I would still vote for Trump. Because I will not march in lockstep and chant "Trump is smarter than everybody; Trump is outmaneuvering everybody; Trump can walk on water, and gosh people like him!" does not make me or others concerned about the purge of patriotic conservatives from the West Wing and current forces (force is the second derivative for those in Rio Linda) active in the WH does make us "NeverTrumpers" - unless those throwing the labels are themselves "Trumpbots".

Cool the rhetoric. It is only alienating people from your side. Broken hearts can very quickly turn to anger.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/8/2017 12:51:12 PM     (No. 11377664)

I was a Scott Walker gal until he dropped out. Then I heard Trump say that the solution to ISIS was to bomb the sh!t out of them. He had me at "bomb".

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/8/2017 12:57:17 PM     (No. 11377675)

Brava, Ms. Colon, brava. Thank you, God bless!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JMEGrammy, 9/8/2017 2:15:18 PM     (No. 11377744)

Similar story for me! I liked Ted Cruz, Scott Walker... Then I kept listening to DJT and kept thinking, wow, he makes so much sense... little by little, found myself defending him to my family who was laughing hysterically at me... Like previous poster, he really had me at bombing heck out of ISIS. I fell in love with him and his wife and haven´t looked back. Am disappointed about Israel with some issues. Jerusalem should be capital and there is no two-state solution.... that whole idea is a repackage of the Hitler´s final solution. I´m hoping that God opens DJT´s eyes some more on this. If you sit quiet and really look at the man, you will see God put him here and God does not make mistakes...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/8/2017 3:51:36 PM     (No. 11377836)

I am such a fan of this brilliant lady. This article certainly represents what many conservatives went through during that campaign. It took me awhile to warm to Mr. Trump but I began to see how many conservative Republicans touted principled Christian values but never fought for our issues once elected. Then, Inauguration Day, and a ceremony more openly and proudly honoring of the Lord Jesus Christ than any in my 64 years.

Thank you Alicia and God bless you!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dvc, 9/8/2017 4:06:40 PM     (No. 11377859)

Alicia Colon is a very intelligent and sensible woman. I always enjoy her essays!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mamabear, 9/8/2017 6:10:29 PM     (No. 11378000)

At first I thought he was just a democrat pretending to be a republican like Michael Bloomberg of NY. What changed my mind?
1) His slogan - ´Make American Great Again´ - acknowledging we have problems that can and should be resolved.
2) His promise to appoint conservatives to the supreme court and his stand for protecting life in the womb.
3) His common sense rally speeches that sometimes even made me laugh.
4) He did not ´roll over and play dead´ when attacked by the news media. He fought back and confronted them with their bias.
5) He practices generosity, seeks fairness, and appreciates faith in God and freedom.
6) He´s a successful businessman and an employer who loves America. He said he owes everything he has to this great country and does not want to see it go away.
7) He had $$ advantages but, his dad made him work for what he wanted. So did mine.
8) He is blunt and straightforward - speaking without the meaningless, flowery, poll-tested, political language that barely disguises the contempt in which politicians from both parties often seem to hold the American people.
9) He loves his family. His children - with all of their advantages - appear to be respected, appreciated and relatively unspoiled.
10) I remember the constant barrage of lies, deceit and debauchery in the first Clinton presidency. Once was enough.

As Alicia C. said in her column of 11/14/2016: "On November 8th, we broke out our bibles, rosaries, prayer beads and shawls and prayed for our country and Donald Trump. We were heard."

Pres. Trump is not perfect. But neither is he a fool. We must continue to watch and pray that he will use God´s help/wisdom to govern effectively and thereby prevail in doing what is right for the American people.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/8/2017 7:23:44 PM     (No. 11378055)

#8/20 – “But while he said what we were thinking, that may not have been what he was really thinking.” I can appreciate that you may still be a bit wary of Donald Trump, especially after decades of disappointment by Republican politicians doing that exact same thing. I share the habit of looking for “tells” to discern the real agenda of those in power. However, I’ve learned that in the Time of Trump the old “tells” aren’t so reliable.

Compared to the list posted by #26, concerns about a “purge” of populist conservatives, deference to Jared and Ivanka, and working with the Democrats in Congress appear to be insufficient causes for heartbreak. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily enemedia soap opera where every supposed inconsistency is magnified a thousand-fold. Bannon and Gorka are still on the Trump Train and will be more effective outside the WH, Jared and Ivanka are not mini Jarretts, and dealing with the Democrats on the debt ceiling was necessary to fund the hurricane relief yet not yield the budget process to next year. All of your “tells” are ambiguous.

If “Trumpbots” seem impatient it is because we have a President who is battling the Deep State and there are still those who can only muster lukewarm support sprinkled with absolute faith in the enemedia’s meme de jour. It is frustrating to see so much winning in seven months and yet others just want to focus on ancillary issues as if they provide the “proof” Donald Trump is a fraud, a Democrat, and just another politician. It gets real hard to tell the difference between a NeverTrumper and those who claim support for the President yet rarely offer positive comments.

MAGA – I trust Trump.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/8/2017 7:51:37 PM     (No. 11378087)

To #27, yes, yes. The sad part is the lukewarm Trump supporters manage to express respect and admiration for all these lifelong Republicans who have so little to show for their decades of "service" on Capitol Hill.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 9/8/2017 8:11:40 PM     (No. 11378106)

Sorry, #20, but if you disagree slightly with Trump and aren´t always in lockstep with everything he says and does, you are a Never/Trumper in most posters´ eyes. It´s like the Obama voters who thought he was perfect. I am proud to say I´ve never fallen in "love" with any politician and yes, Trump is a politician.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: dman, 9/8/2017 8:29:44 PM     (No. 11378124)

It is what it is. I said what I said. That is honestly how I feel, and there are others who feel likewise. I reject the "all or nothing" loyalty approach. Have seen too much over the years for that. I still respect most of you, and consider myself on your "side" - whether the feeling is mutual or not.

I appreciate these threads where our differences can be expressed openly and honestly. Let the Truth bubble up as a result.

December and March will be here before we know it. I hope my concerns are misplaced, and will freely admit it if so. This is not about me or Trump or any individual.

It is about our country.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/8/2017 8:54:21 PM     (No. 11378151)

It gets real hard to tell the difference between a NeverTrumper and those who claim support for the President yet rarely offer positive comments.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/9/2017 12:29:18 AM     (No. 11378282)

Yes, it’s about our country and I agree that these threads offer us the opportunity to sift through all that has happened since the election. I’m a dedicated Trumper and passionately defend him against his critics, however I strive to be polite while being thorough in my arguments. The fact that I address points of disagreement does not mean I believe someone has no right to their observations and opinions, but I do strive to offer alternative ways of analyzing events. I protest the notion that any criticism of Trump’s actions automatically deems someone a NeverTrumper in my eyes and then somehow unworthy of existence.

We are all on edge due to the magnitude of corruption and treason that has placed our country in such peril, and I confess to giving into the temptation to snipe and snap upon occasion. Mea culpa. My frustrations with some of the President’s critics are the superficiality of their concerns that often nitpick trivialities, don’t recognize his accomplishments except when unavoidable, and repeat the enemedia narrative of the day. It does get tiresome. I would gladly entertain a criticism of the President’s actions if it were original, serious, and thoughtful.

Contrary to some assumptions I would disembark the Trump Train if President Trump betrays the MAGA agenda, rather than just some political party tradition or offends garden party sensibilities. Against the Deep State I trust Trump’s intellect, experience, and instincts even when I don’t understand what he is doing, or only understand partially. The enormity of his task demands loyalty during his first term, barring unforeseen events, and then we will know. I gave the Uniparty Republicans 20 years; I can give President Trump one term in office and hopefully two.

MAGA – Give Trump a chance. It’s about the country.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/9/2017 12:59:53 AM     (No. 11378293)

I too appreciate this forum where we can openly discuss the huge number of issues facing the country. Most of us have been Republicans for a long time. We have been through a lot especially since the Clinton years. I
defend Trump because he stands UP for this country in a consistent manner we have not seen in a very very long time. I think the differences between folks who revere the party and those who believe the Uniparty is real will continue to widen. Trump has many faults. So has every other recent President. There are certain things if he backtracks on - he WILL lose his support and 2020. The difference between him and most every other politician is -- I think he gets that. If I have this all wrong, I will come here humbly and let everybody take a whack. I have been wrong many times. Hey, I argued with people that Dubya was a conservative...

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LOS ANGELES - Graydon Carter, the longtime editor of Conde Nast´s culture magazine "Vanity Fair," will be stepping down in December after 25 years at the helm, the publication said on Thursday. Carter, 68, who has steered Vanity Fair through the shifting journalism landscape and expanded it onto a successful digital platform as well as print edition, will oversee the magazine´s 2018 Hollywood issue, the publication said. "I’ve loved every moment of my time here and I´ve pretty much accomplished everything I’ve ever wanted to do,” Carter said in a statement, adding that he was "now eager to try out this ‘third

NY Times needs to come
clean on wiretap headline
New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/7/2017 7:43:57     Post Reply
The Justice Department announced this week that there was no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped, as President Trump alleged. OK, that almost settles the issue. I’m still waiting for the New York Times — the self-proclaimed “paper of record” — to explain its Jan. 20 front page story that had the headline “Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides.” Times reporters were already embarrassed when former FBI director James Comey testified before Congress that one of the paper’s major stories was dead wrong. In the Jan. 20 story, the Times said “intercepted communications” were being used as part of the case



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´My prognosis is very poor´: John McCain
reveals he´s in ´very, very serious´
condition as he continues his battle against
brain cancer

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Daily Mail (UK), by Keith Griffith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/25/2017 12:30:17 PM     Post Reply
John McCain revealed his doctors gave him a ´very poor prognosis´ when he first found out about the rare and aggressive brain cancer that he continues to battle. The Arizona senator said his doctors told him at the time that his condition was ´very, very serious´. ´So I just said, "I understand." Now we´re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can. And at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived,´ McCain said during an interview on 60 Minutes, that aired Sunday night. McCain underwent surgery in July

Karl Rove Blasts Trump Over NFL Kneeling
Comments: ´Loser in the Minds of the
American People´

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Independent Journal Review, by William Steakin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/24/2017 12:24:00 PM     Post Reply
Karl Rove, a former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, ripped into President Donald Trump on Sunday for wasting his platform and his time attacking NFL players protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. “The president has two very valuable assets: his time and his voice. This president wastes it when he engages with things like this,” Rove said Sunday during a Fox News panel discussion on Trump´s recent controversial attacks of NFL players who protest for civil rights by taking a knee during the national anthem. Rove added that the president often spends time he ought to be

N.F.L.: Steelers Plan to Stay in
Locker Room During Anthem

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New York Times, by Ken Belson*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/24/2017 11:50:59 AM     Post Reply
N.F.L. players and owners, already on edge after critical statements made by President Trump at a rally on Friday night, woke up on game day to another series of tweets from the president, this time calling for football fans to boycott N.F.L. games unless the league fires or suspends players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. (Snip) Steelers Won’t Participate in Anthem The Pittsburgh Steelers team does not plan to emerge from the locker room in Chicago until after the national anthem. “We’re not going to play politics,” Tomlin told CBS. “We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating

Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers
Player To Stand For National Anthem [Video]

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Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/24/2017 6:09:52 PM     Post Reply
The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team remained in the locker room during the national anthem, with the exception of one player: Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, who plays offensive tackle for the Steelers. While the rest of his teammates remained in the locker room, Villanueva stood in the tunnel holding his helmet in his left hand and holding his right hand over his heart as the anthem played. WATCH: (Videos/Tweet) Villaneuva played in college at West Point Military Academy before going on to become an Army Ranger. He served three tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.

Dallas Cowboys Kneel Down in Arizona
– Crowd Boo’s –
NFL Implosion Complete…

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The Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: greggojo- 9/25/2017 10:14:18 PM     Post Reply
The Dallas Cowboys, together with team owner Jerry Jones, take a collective knee at the start of the Monday Night Football game to display their unity with… well, something probably. Stick a fork in the financial future of the NFL, it’s done; finished.The only thing that was saving the NFL from full organizational collapse was the advent of Fantasy Football Leagues and the subsequent betting and fan-based league play therein. Never underestimate the inability of any business organization to inoculate itself with idiot resistant policies once they enter the arena of identity politics.

In wake of President Trump´s harsh words, it´s
time for NFL owners to sign Colin Kaepernick

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USA Today, by Josh Peters    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/25/2017 1:51:29 PM     Post Reply
CARSON, Calif. — It’s time for NFL owners to go beyond issuing statements and to make a statement: bring back quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On Sunday, from an undisclosed location, Kaepernick retweeted on his Twitter account several images of NFL players wearing T-shirts that read #IMWITHKAP. NFL owners need to show they are as well. They finally can dispel theories that Kaepernick has been blackballed for refusing to stand for the national anthem last season, or, fearing a blacklash from fans, that they simply lack the courage to give him another chance. In May 2016, speaking at a campaign rally in Kentucky,

Dallas Cowboys, Including Jerry
Jones, Take a Knee Before Anthem

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Washington Post, by Benjamin Hoffman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 9:32:18 PM     Post Reply
A day after most of the N.F.L. engaged in at least some form of demonstration during the playing of the national anthem, the Dallas Cowboys linked arms in the middle of the University of Phoenix Stadium field in Glendale, Ariz., and collectively took a knee before the song was played. The Arizona Cardinals linked arms in the end zone with some military personnel in a show of unity. By the time the pop star Jordin Sparks began singing the song, the Cowboys, who were joined in kneeling by the team’s owner, Jerry Jones, had moved to the sideline, linking arms while standing. The crowd, which had booed as the visiting C

Steelers Coach Didn’t Want Army Vet
To Stand For Anthem [Video]

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Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/24/2017 11:00:39 PM     Post Reply
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Sunday night that he did not want offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem, instead of sitting it out with the rest of his teammates. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers player to stand for the anthem. While Villanueva stood in the tunnel, hand over his heart, the rest of the team remained in the locker room in protest of President Trump’s comments that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. Tomlin said in a post-game press conference

Pittsburgh Steelers Player Alejandro
Villanueva Apologizes For Standing
During Anthem…

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/25/2017 7:32:22 PM     Post Reply
Many people heralded Pittsburgh Steeler football player Alejandro Villanueva as a hero for standing up during the national anthem…. Today, not-so-much. Unfortunately, today Villaneuva says he was embarrassed to stand for the U.S. flag and National Anthem; and he apologized to his team and coach for not supporting their decision to stay in the locker room. ( Tweets)I wonder if all of those people who purchased his jersey will now be asking for refunds? (VIDEO)

A third of Americans less likely to
watch NFL games due to anthem protests

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Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/24/2017 11:43:49 PM     Post Reply
“Are football fans voting with their TVs?” asks a new Rasmussen Reports survey. “As the NFL struggles to explain this season’s downturn in viewer ratings, 34 percent of American adults say they are less likely to watch an NFL game because of the growing number of protests by players on the field,” the poll reports, noting that 12 percent say they are more likely to watch, while half say the protests have no effect on their viewing decisions. “Interestingly, there’s little difference of opinion on the protests and NFL viewing habits among whites, blacks and other minority adults,” the poll

McCain: Trump hasn’t apologized for POW crack
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New York Post, by Mark Moore    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/25/2017 4:49:53 AM     Post Reply
Arizona Sen. John McCain insists his vote against a GOP plan to repeal ObamaCare is not payback for Donald Trump demeaning the former POW’s heroism during the Vietnam War when the president remarked, “I like people who weren’t captured.” “If I took offense at everybody who has said something about me, or disparaged me or something like that — life is too short. You’ve got to move on,” McCain, a Navy pilot who spent more than five years in a North Vietnamese prison, told CBS’s “60 Minutes” in an interviewed that aired Sunday. “And on an issue of this importance

NFL may lose bigly with social justice antics
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American Thinker, by Brian C. Joondeph    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 9/24/2017 3:07:50 PM     Post Reply
It´s DEFCON 1 this weekend – not between the U.S. and North Korea, despite the battle of insults between "Dotard" President Donald Trump and "Rocket Man" Kim Jong-un. Instead, the war is between the president and the sports world, specifically the NFL and NBA. It led the Drudge Report on Saturday. Since when have professional sports become political? Long before Trump moved into the White House. The NFL is famous for its activism. Support for Black Lives Matter after Ferguson. Solidarity with Trayvon Martin. Lectures from Bob Costas – not on the upcoming game, but on gun control or global


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