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Because character counts, I am a
conservative who cannot support Trump

New York Times News Service, by Bret Stephens

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Posted By:Maggie2u, 1/2/2018 3:50:55 PM

Tax cuts. Deregulation. More for the military; less for the United Nations. The Islamic State crushed in its heartland. Assad hit with cruise missiles. Troops to Afghanistan. Arms for Ukraine. A tougher approach to North Korea. Jerusalem recognized as Israel’s capital. The Iran deal decertified. Title IX kangaroo courts on campus condemned. Yes to Keystone. No to Paris. Wall Street roaring and consumer confidence high. And, of course, Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. What, for a conservative, is there to dislike about this policy record
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Reply 1 - Posted by: tommyr, 1/2/2018 3:54:57 PM     (No. 11497920)

Did you vote for Obama??

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 1/2/2018 3:54:58 PM     (No. 11497921)

Keep that thought for later, in the meantime I´m sure you won´t be missed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 1/2/2018 3:56:31 PM     (No. 11497923)

Bret Stephens is about as conservative as Nancy Pelosi.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: just another nerd, 1/2/2018 3:57:36 PM     (No. 11497924)

You can call yourself anything you like, that doesn´t make it so.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/2/2018 3:57:53 PM     (No. 11497925)

"Because character counts," then you voted for H. Clinton, right?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: IowaDad, 1/2/2018 3:59:19 PM     (No. 11497926)

Actually, I admire Trump despite rumors of his "lying, narcissism, bullying, bigotry, crassness, name calling, ignorance, paranoia, incompetence and pettiness" most of which are minor, irrelevant or highly effective in moving the agenda.

True gentlemen should not go into politics. They have a tough time winning votes, and if elected, they get nothing done.

I prefer this conservative gritty fighter -- warts and all.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: figowitz, 1/2/2018 4:00:13 PM     (No. 11497927)

Can´t read whole article because I´m NOT turning off my ad blocker ... but I´ll ask Mr. Stevens if Crooked Hillary would have suited him better & if he would support her?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/2/2018 4:02:41 PM     (No. 11497929)

I´ll take Trumps character over Hillary´s anytime. But I won´t take your opinion or judgment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: faldo, 1/2/2018 4:04:32 PM     (No. 11497930)

Look at whom you´ve worked for, Mr. Stephens...?

Are you in support of the integrity displayed by the WSJ & NYT...? You darn well know that Glenn Simpson never left the WSJ...!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 1/2/2018 4:05:25 PM     (No. 11497932)

I guess Bret wants to keep his job at the New York Times. Or maybe he liked Hillary´s "character." What exactly is he objecting to? Using Twitter is not a mark of bad character. Neither is holding big rallies. I think it more of a "not our kind" thing. Queens accent, self-promoter, the opposite of circumspect. The Bushes were taught never to brag. That is what Bret and the other Trumpers expect of their politicians, the majority of whom can´t win the big election.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: msjena, 1/2/2018 4:06:26 PM     (No. 11497933)

^^oops-other Never-Trumpers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 1/2/2018 4:13:59 PM     (No. 11497938)

He lies.

He is NOT a conservative. He is a tame pet of the NYT who pretends to be a conservative but really does exactly what his Communist bosses tell him to do to best advance the Commie line that the NYT has been pushing since the 1930s.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jeremiah29_11, 1/2/2018 4:14:32 PM     (No. 11497939)

If Atilla the Hun would drain the swamp I´d vote for him!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Scout Finch, 1/2/2018 4:15:07 PM     (No. 11497941)

Bret´s thoughts on this subject are meaningless to me, as he entered a voting booth and voted for HRC, and complains of Trump´s lack of character.

I just can´t take Bret Stevens seriously. Go sell that somewhere else.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pilot222, 1/2/2018 4:16:53 PM     (No. 11497943)

Integrity, honor, character and this moron preferred the Hildabeast? Beam me up Scotty!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sandbar, 1/2/2018 4:17:13 PM     (No. 11497944)

This was posted previously through Breitbart.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: leonardo, 1/2/2018 4:25:48 PM     (No. 11497948)

Stevens has long ago disqualified himself with respect to making judgments on any conservative issues or conservative political figures. As such, there is no reason to pay attention to what he proffers. Character?
Look in the mirror, Bret.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/2/2018 4:28:17 PM     (No. 11497950)

So he prefers style over substance? That´s my takeaway.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bella, 1/2/2018 4:32:41 PM     (No. 11497951)

I´m curious, who cares. He couldn´t find a conservative to quote only a Democrat?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: shmowry1, 1/2/2018 4:36:29 PM     (No. 11497955)

How can you claim that character counts and that Clinton would be a better choice given the mountain of illegal, despicable, and disgusting baggage she carries behind her. Think Vince Foster. Think the Trump Dossier. Think her unbelievably outrageous lie that she didn´t know what "wiping a server" meant. Think Benghazi. Think cheating Bernie Sanders out of the primary. This is a woman who outright lies and cheats to get her way. And her way, is power over all of us little people on the slow march to socialism. As a staunch and completely clear minded conservative, I disavow you, Bret Stevens. Go join the democrats who you obviously prefer to bow in front of. You are the problem, Bret. You and every republican presidential candidate since Reagan is the EXACT PROBLEM. Character does matter Bret, just not the way you think it does. This isn´t 1950, watching Eisenhower on TV extoll American values. Humans are complicated, all of us are. Your "character" argument only serves to prop up republicans who are of the utmost virtue and show no apparent vices. Guess what, we had that candidate. Romney. He lost miserably. To a candidate with better character? No, a swindling socialist hell bent on indoctrinating all federal workers into mindless little liberal drones that target conservatives like us behind the scenes in the hopes of gaining more power and money. They got away with it by way of the liberal media, of which you are a part. Given your pathetic, naive, and dangerous view of "character" perhaps it is we who should be questioning yours. Vote democrat, Bret. It´s obviously what you do best, and want to do anyways. No conservative with "character" would ever vote for the awful Hillary Clinton.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/2/2018 4:42:11 PM     (No. 11497961)

You can take your "character" and wander in the woods with Hillary, Bret. Maybe you´ll run into Neville Chamberlain wandering around in there too.

We are in a WAR for the soul of this country and playing by the nicey, nice rules mean that we will LOSE. We know that places that follow the paths to liberalism end up being Hell on earth. Nope, I don´t want my kids living in that type of country. I´m not afraid of a little dirty work to make things work out the right way.

And BTW, character? Trump has been under a microscope and under attack for a year and a half and his opponents have almost NOTHING on him. He stands up for what he believes in. THAT is what you call bullying? You´re an idiot, Bret.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/2/2018 4:51:30 PM     (No. 11497972)

Mr. Stevens doesn´t have any character that he thinks he has. Only a sleaze would write this type of article that accomplishes nothing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/2/2018 4:54:19 PM     (No. 11497976)

Oh, Muffy, isn´t he just soooo noble?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: franq, 1/2/2018 5:07:42 PM     (No. 11497987)

Who is Bret Stephens, and why does his opinion merit publication?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/2/2018 5:08:51 PM     (No. 11497988)

Stevens may think he´s a conservative, but what he is is a shallow conviction-less hypocrite or he´s just lying to himself. He is what may pass for a conservative in seattle. If character really counted for anything, he wouldnt be supporting hillary, the most dishonest incompetent unaccomplished misogynistic rapist enabling greedy excuse for a political candidate to ever run.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: hpmatt, 1/2/2018 5:20:37 PM     (No. 11497994)

Bret from the WSJ editorial ´Blood & Earth party´ and ´hobbits´ fame? Good job little troll. You up there in Seattle enjoying Hempfest? Or a year-end Antifa planning session? Auld lang syne you little a-hole....

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/2/2018 5:24:41 PM     (No. 11497999)

This creature is a sniveling little worm.

How is that for character?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: beancounter, 1/2/2018 5:29:26 PM     (No. 11498001)

If McCain voted to keep Obamacare because Trump insulted him, that says a lot more about the lack of character of McCain than about Trump.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/2/2018 5:40:14 PM     (No. 11498007)

We had a choice in 2016. Trump versus the Arkansas Tarantula. It was a no-brainer for any voter on the right side of the political spectrum. I actually voted for Ben Carson in the primary. A nice man but I see now the media and the left would have eaten him alive.

Trump may be brash and uncouth but I am reminded about what Lincoln said about Grant, "He fights". Trump fights and he has blind-sided the Dems and their running dog media.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: hpmatt, 1/2/2018 5:47:49 PM     (No. 11498012)

I want to say it was Bret Stephens that wrote the WSJ Editorial that called the Tea Party the ´Blood and Soil´ Republicans - reference to the Nazis in the 1930s. Joel Pollack wrote about it on 3 July 2013, but haven´t been able to dig up the WSJ copy, nor Pollacks. But Brett is definitely a globalist and open borders booster.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/2/2018 5:56:23 PM     (No. 11498016)

Byline on this post should be corrected to Bret Stephens. "Stevens" is incorrect.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/2/2018 6:16:42 PM     (No. 11498027)

#20, great post. Well said.

Trump reminds me of a comment someone said about hiring a lawyer, "you want the biggest, toughest, bad-A##, on YOUR side fighting for you".

(it was actually a bit more colorful than that, but you get the point, I hope).

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Reply 33 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/2/2018 6:19:37 PM     (No. 11498029)

Its so sad, he isn´t invited to the parties the Dems throw, anymore.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/2/2018 6:22:21 PM     (No. 11498033)

you are not a conservative. You are an ass hat!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/2/2018 6:29:37 PM     (No. 11498041)

Another fake Seattle Conservative. Kasich or Flake are your kind of Conservatives.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 1/2/2018 6:30:08 PM     (No. 11498042)

In this day and age Bret Stevens can self-identify as a conservative in the same way Joe, the hairy weirdo, can self-identify as a woman to get into the ladies´ changing room at the pool...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/2/2018 6:30:54 PM     (No. 11498045)

Bret, you ruined what career you ever had. Yes, Clinton has character - what? you idiot.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Spyder, 1/2/2018 6:32:22 PM     (No. 11498046)

Gee wilikers WINNING is so much fun .... still not bored.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/2/2018 6:45:26 PM     (No. 11498058)

Then obviously, Brett, YOU have no character, because you are more interested in the man than the policies he brings with him, which benefit all of America, including you, by the way.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: edgar, 1/2/2018 6:45:54 PM     (No. 11498059)

Bret Stevens is a ´cornball´ conservative.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: jfirebrand, 1/2/2018 6:47:55 PM     (No. 11498061)

I was a NEVERTRUMPER until the election. I voted for Ted Cruz, and hated Trump for lying about that good man. The day he was elected I rejoiced .... That Hildebeast didn´t win. I have watched Trump do a damned fine job, and screw up a few things. Nevertheless, if he runs again, this time I will vote for him.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: susieq1, 1/2/2018 6:49:13 PM     (No. 11498063)

Just what kind of character does this "conservative?" prefer?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: jechislo, 1/2/2018 6:56:11 PM     (No. 11498067)

I knew I should have went with my gut feel when I saw an article written by a conservative from Seattle.

I read for about 1 minute. Well, that’s a minute of my life wasted.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/2/2018 7:14:19 PM     (No. 11498072)

There is a difference, a huge difference, between character and gentleman. Yes, once can have both. The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe. It is possible to have character and not be gentleman. Then its possible to have poor charater and not be a gentleman. Examples would be Bill Clinton, Al Franken, and just about any Democrat. Seems Trump has been true to his word and uncompromising in his vision and mission. He has character. And its certainly possible to have character and not be a gentleman. What Bret is upset over is he isn´t a gentleman. Trump needs to slap on a seersucker suit and bow tie. Maybe that will fix it for Bret.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ho72, 1/2/2018 7:23:13 PM     (No. 11498084)

Just took a vote. No one cares.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: watashiyo, 1/2/2018 7:31:20 PM     (No. 11498095)

For the 100th times, you just can´t FIX STUPID!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: pessimist, 1/2/2018 7:32:25 PM     (No. 11498096)

Towel boy.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/2/2018 7:48:49 PM     (No. 11498104)

Thanks, #24, I didn´t know either so I looked it up: Bret Stephens is a regular columnist for The New York Times. He doesn´t deserve any of our standard great Ldot comments. He is a lib. Just a lib, merely a lib NYT functionary.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 1/2/2018 7:51:28 PM     (No. 11498106)

Find it interesting that Bret Stevens quotes liberal Daniel Patrick Moynihan to define Conservatism. Culture, not politics, determines the success of a society? How would Moynihan define culture? If its anything like the way today´s liberals do, its all wrong. Does Bret Stevens define culture like most other Conservatives? One has to wonder.

Bret jumps ugly all over Trump´s character, but gives a pass to Hillary and all the other candidates. That´s where Bret goes wrong again. Trump had better character than Hillary, Bernie, and most of the Republican candidates. Its one of the reasons Trump won. It is surprising that Bret Stevens missed this. One has to ask what else is motivating Bret Stevens in attacking Trump.

Watching how the media has behaved over the last decade (and longer), no journalist gets an automatic pass when it comes to credibility. That includes Bret Stevens.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Rightfromthestart, 1/2/2018 8:07:16 PM     (No. 11498110)

Frankly,my dèar,I don’t give a damn.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: pucky1, 1/2/2018 8:12:40 PM     (No. 11498115)

Can fine wine be served from a broken vessel? Of course.

Bret, enjoy the benefits of Trump even though you wish a more refined man.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 1/2/2018 8:35:51 PM     (No. 11498127)

Couldn´t take this article seriously. Bret Stephens is either stupid or stoned.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 1/2/2018 8:37:33 PM     (No. 11498130)

For Mr. Stephens´ information, I didn´t vote for Trump because of his demeanor, his personality, his wealth, or any characteristic of his that didn´t necessarily appeal to me. It was because of the goals he set for America if he were to become president. And....the alternative to him was a ´corrupt to the core´, lying, arrogant, power and money-hungry grifter. I question the sanity and patriotism of anyone who knew the true character of Clinton, and voted for her anyway - as many did just because she was a Democrat.

I´m thankful every day America dodged ´the MOAB´ when the Democrats´ stranglehold on our system of government was at least loosened. They are an overwhelmingly corrupt and autocratic party at this point. It´s obvious they want total control over us because ´they know best´ and demand we believe, speak and do as they say.....period!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/2/2018 10:54:27 PM     (No. 11498193)

what i know about Trump´s character is he is defending the vulnerable against everyone, including thinking ahead realistically on behalf of African-American teenagers and DACA. And what i know about Stephens´s character is, he has been dragging at Trump´s ankles the whole time. On character, Trump wins.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: EQKimball, 1/2/2018 11:01:33 PM     (No. 11498198)

Fine, but fighting for contol of the cockpit is better done when the plane is on the ground. At 30,000 feet, I am less concerned about the table manners of the pilot.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Kristen, 1/2/2018 11:01:36 PM     (No. 11498199)

As for character, Bret Stephen´s is not good. For one, he lies about being a conservative.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: pchristopher, 1/3/2018 2:01:08 AM     (No. 11498251)

I´m assuming The Seattle Times is the Leftist Coast branch of the NYT and should, therefore, be given no credence.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: xcenturion, 1/3/2018 2:24:58 AM     (No. 11498258)

You´re confusing conservative with commie, you rat.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: pensom2, 1/3/2018 4:35:53 AM     (No. 11498270)

Bret keeps writing about the same, tiresome topic--why he can´t abide Trump. He´s like those commentor trolls who, no matter what the topic, are always going off on how they´re atheists or vegans. Enough!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/3/2018 8:48:04 AM     (No. 11498399)

That´s my story, too, #41.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/3/2018 10:31:48 AM     (No. 11498505)

An old maid is a woman looking for the perfect husband. Think about that!

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Reply 62 - Posted by: SALady, 1/3/2018 7:04:19 PM     (No. 11499167)

Sorry, Bret, but Jesus or Gandhi aren´t coming back to run as Republican candidates (though they clearly would over running as Demon-RATs)!!!!!

Nice people make terrible leaders. You need someone with some backbone, who is willing to play as down and dirty as necessary, to be a true leader and fight against the evil of this world (muslims, LIE-berals, Socialists, Demon-RATs, feminazis, etc)

I didn´t vote for Trump for pope. I voted for him for president, and, so far, I believe he has done a pretty darn good job!!! He has definitely done about 1,000,000,000,000 times better of a job than the Hilldebeast would have done!!!

So take your holier-than-thou attitude and shove it where the sun don´t shine!!! We have to deal with reality here, and the nice candidate you are describing would be eaten alive by the Demon-RATs today. And we would all suffer the consequences!!!!!

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Reply 63 - Posted by: CharlyG, 1/3/2018 7:28:33 PM     (No. 11499196)

One word response to character counts....


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Five major oil companies for years deliberatively sought to downplay and discredit scientific warnings about the risks of global warming, alleges a lawsuit filed Wednesday by King County. The Superior Court lawsuit names BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell as defendants, and seeks financial compensation to help pay for the costs of coping with sea-level rise, extreme weather and other effects of climate change. The lawsuit faults the oil companies for intentionally producing and marketing massive quantities of fossil fuels

With girls joining the ranks,
Boy Scouts plan a name change
Associated Press, by David Crary    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 5/2/2018 8:27:28     Post Reply
NEW YORK — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America´s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect next February. Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said many possibilities were considered during lengthy and "incredibly fun" deliberations before the new name was chosen. "We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward," he said. "We´re

The professor, the cop and the student:
A tale of sex and deception
in San Juan County
Seattle Times, by Mike Carter    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/19/2018 1:45:29     Post Reply
RIDAY HARBOR — A tall man with an imposing head of wavy blond hair, a wide smile and a French accent, Gerald Grellet-Tinner was a sort of rock star among paleontologists. A one-time scuba trainer for the French Foreign Legion, Grellet-Tinner was a published post-Ph.D.-level researcher credited with discovering how a species of dinosaur incubated eggs in volcanic vents, and a gem expert who had worked with the Department of Homeland Security on terrorist money-laundering issues in the wake of 9/11. He conducted research for the University of Chicago and taught at UCLA before moving to Orcas Island in 2014.

Sawant gives bad Marx to Women´s
March for Barbara Bush tribute
Seattlepi.com, by Joel Connelly    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/19/2018 12:44:13     Post Reply
The Seattle City Hall´s resident socialist, City Council member Kshama Sawant, has reprimanded Women´s March organizers for delivering a brief Twitter tribute to America´s former first lady Barbara Bush. After Bush, 92, died at home Tuesday evening, the official Women´s March account tweeted: "Rest in peace and power, Barbara Bush." Sawant was quick to give Women´s March bad Marx for its ideologically incorrect tribute. "This is terrible," Sawant tweeted. "@womensmarch organizers have helped lead historic protests since Trump´s election, but this tweet shows how even without a political compass, even well-meaning progressives can end up giving cover to ruling class and ultimately undermining

King County sticks with peace circles
for juvenile crime, even after
a murder charge
Seattle Times, by Claudia Rowe    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/11/2018 10:06:10     Post Reply
He was a risky proposition from the start. But that was precisely why prosecutors were interested in Diego Carballo-Oliveros. The 16-year-old had been charged with two robberies, appeared capable of considerable violence and faced the possibility of years locked in a juvenile jail. With stakes that high, Carballo-Oliveros could have been the ideal test case, the kid who proved that a therapeutic approach to juvenile justice could catch the most challenging teens before they graduated to a lifetime in prison. Instead, he became the boy who nearly dashed King County’s fledgling effort to confront youth crime in new ways.

From crack cocaine to Mar-a-Lago:
The unusual journey of the MyPillow man
Washington Post, by Kyle Swenson    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/9/2018 10:51:29     Post Reply
The pillow salesman had so much crack cocaine pounding through his bloodstream he hadn’t slept for two weeks, he would later say. Even the drug dealers were counseling Mike Lindell to slow down. It was March 2008, and the Minneapolis-area entrepreneur’s life was in free fall. Marriage broken. House lost. Business — a company he started four years earlier called MyPillow — struggling. Two weeks into this particular bender, Lindell went to his usual drug dealers for a fix. But the guys had already put word out on the street: No one sell to Lindell until he sleeps. “They were three of

Body pulled from ocean in ´immediate vicinity´
of Hart family crash site
Komonews.com, by Kirsten Nicolaisen,    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 4/8/2018 2:30:47     Post Reply
A couple vacationing on California´s coast spotted a body in the Pacific Ocean near the Hart family crash site Saturday afternoon. A bystander pulled the body from the stormy surf and onto the beach where it was recovered by Westport Fire crews. The Mendocino County Sheriff´s Office says the body appears to be that of an African American female, and that deputies are investigating the possibility that it may be one of the two missing Hart girls. Official identification will most likely be done through DNA analysis, which could take several weeks. The Mendocino County Sheriff´s Office is monitoring ocean conditions

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Scientists discover fossil of ancient
sea creature, name it after President Obama

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USA Today, by Doyle Rice    Original Article
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It lived an uneventful life in Earth´s oceans 500 million years ago, but now this newly discovered creature has an unusual honor: It´s been given the scientific name Obamus coronatus, a name that honors President Barack Obama´s passion for science. (Coronatus means "crowned.") The tiny, disc-shaped animal was about a 1/2 inch long, with raised spiral grooves on its surface. It spent its entire life embedded on the ocean floor, likely never moving, according to scientists from the University of California – Riverside. A second small animal, an egg-shaped critter that may have looked like a raisin, was also discovered.

Michelle Obama Joins Laura Bush
in Slamming Trump Border Policy:
‘Sometimes Truth Transcends Party’

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Newsweek, by Jason Le Miere    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 6/18/2018 11:23:53 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama joined her fellow former first lady Laura Bush Monday in criticizing the hard-line Trump administration immigration policy that has led to families being separated at the border. Bush, the wife of former President George W. Bush, penned a tweet over the weekend in which she echoed the widespread condemnation of the new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I live in a border state,” Bush said. “I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.” Quoting that tweet, Obama wrote that “sometimes truth transcends

Hillary Clinton on family separations
at border: Jesus didn’t say, ‘Let
the children suffer’

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Washington Examiner, by Emma Ayers    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 5:19:24 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton weighed in Monday morning on the ongoing controversy regarding the Trump administration’s "no-tolerance” border policy, suggesting that Jesus would not condone the actions of the American border authorities. At an awards lunch for the Women’s Forum of New York, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee called out “those who selectively use the Bible” to give grounds for the separations, which were reported by the Department of Justice on Friday. “I went to a lot of years of Sunday school — even taught it from time to time. I’ve studied both the Old and New Testament, and what is being

Romney calls for ‘disturbing’
family separations to stop

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Washington Post, by Elise Viebeck    Original Article
Posted By: Tishimself- 6/19/2018 12:53:19 AM     Post Reply
Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney called on the Trump administration Monday to stop separating immigrant families at the southern border, calling the controversy a “humanitarian crisis” that requires Congress to devise a permanent solution. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, declined to blame President Trump or the Department of Homeland Security specifically in remarks to a group of voters at a park here. He called images of children separated from their parents “pretty disturbing” and “heartbreaking.” “I think immediately we should go back to the setting where we’re not ripping children away from their parents, and then we expect Congress to take

Democrats propose changing
legal voting age in Michigan to 16

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Detroit Free Press, by Kathleen Gray    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/19/2018 10:22:30 AM     Post Reply
LANSING — The unprecedented outpouring of activism from students after the shooting at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., in February is the genesis for a bill introduced in the Legislature last week that would change the voting age in Michigan to 16. "We allow 16-year-olds to go off and get jobs and pay taxes, but we fail to allow them to exercise their voice come election time," said Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights. "Young people are setting aside their differences and identifying issues they think need to change. And they can do everything to get that change

Separating Families At The Border:
The Hysteria Overlooks Some Key Facts

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 6/19/2018 5:53:37 AM     Post Reply
Illegal Immigration: The latest outrage by the Trump administration is its policy of "ripping" children away from parents who´ve crossed the border illegally. As with so many other things involving Trump, there´s plenty of emotion but precious little in the way of facts. The furor reached critical mass after the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that 1,995 children had been separated from their illegal border crossing parents from mid-April through May. That number included, DHS said, cases where the adults were arrested for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct. The practice has generated a rising storm of protests,

´Darlene´ to replace ´Roseanne´
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American Thinker, by Ed Straker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 4:59:32 AM     Post Reply
Roseanne Barr has become untouchable due to the "Valerie Jarrett/Ambien/Planet of the Apes" controversy, irrevocably contaminated by racism. This presents a problem for ABC, which canceled her revived show but wants the show to return in some form because it had high ratings. The apparent solution is to create a new show focused on the daughter character "Darlene," which would exclude Roseanne. Unfortunately, Roseanne Barr owns a chunk of the show, and ABC doesn´t want to be seen letting Barr profit from it, so ABC is in talks to buy the show from Barr so she would not technically profit

Why the OIG Report Should
Scare the Hell Out of You

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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 6/18/2018 5:05:18 AM     Post Reply
The Justice Department’s tepid OIG report, with its risible assertion that there was no political bias in the FBI’s Clinton email probe, suggests that it was written by people afraid to tell the unvarnished truth about the conduct of the federal government’s police apparatus, an agency that openly defies congressional oversight and has participated in a vendetta against a sitting president. The FBI’s leadership clearly hopes that the Democrats will win majorities in Congress and put a halt to the investigations into its multifarious abuses of power. The OIG is loath to face the ruthless reprisals that would inevitably follow

How can FBI Director Wray clean out the
swamp if he doesn´t even see the corruption?

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Fox News, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 6/19/2018 4:38:13 AM     Post Reply
FBI Director Wray has said nothing to reassure Americans that he understands the serious corruption highlighted in the IG report. The FBI´s cover-ups and stonewalling on Wray´s watch add to his credibility problems. Both in is his press conference after the IG report was released, and in his testimony Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Director Wray demonstrated he was more concerned about protecting the reputation of the institution of the FBI than about the astonishing corruption of top FBI officials detailed in the IG report. During today’s hearing we heard about FBI agents who aren’t corrupt and how the Clinton email

Audio: Congressional Intern Screams ‘F***
You!’ at President Trump at Capitol

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Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/19/2018 9:15:11 PM     Post Reply
A female Congressional intern, screamed, “Mr. President, f*** you!” as President Donald Trump walked through the Capitol to a meeting with House Republicans on immigration. (Tweet) Video that captured the profane protest was captured by Fox News’ Chad Pergram, “Congressional aide or intern yells “Mr President, f*%k you!” from across the Capitol Rotunda as he walks to the Speaker’s office before mtg with House GOPers on immigration. Gets attention of USCP/Secret Service”…”The woman who heckled the President most likely had to either be an intern or aide. Someone with a hard Congressional pass allowing

Melania Trump´s approval rating drops
6 points after she disappears
from public for a month following
her kidney procedure

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Daily Mail [UK], by Emily Goodin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 6/19/2018 1:59:42 PM     Post Reply
Melania Trump´s approval rating is down six points after she spent a month out of the public eye following her kidney procedure, a new poll revealed. A new CNN poll shows 51 percent of Americans approve of the first lady, down from 57 percent in a poll conducted last month. Her unfavorable rating is at 29 percent, up from 27 percent last month. The survey was conducted from June 14-17, one month after Melania Trump had her kidney procedure at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, which took place on May 14 and kept her out of sight for 25 days.

Starbucks provides weak sales
outlook, will close 150 stores

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Fox Business, by Thomas Barrabi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/19/2018 5:28:07 PM     Post Reply
Starbucks shares fell as much as 3% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the coffeehouse chain provided a weak sales forecast for its upcoming quarter and said it would shutter 150 stores in fiscal 2019. The Seattle-based company said it would close underperforming stores in “densely penetrated markets” and slow its rate of store growth. Starbucks said it traditionally closes about 50 underperforming locations annually. Starbucks said it expects same-store sales to grow 1% in its third fiscal quarter of 2017. Analysts had expected same-store sales to grow 3% in that period. “While certain demand headwinds are transitory, and some of

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