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GOP using Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton to attack James Comey

Chuck Schumer. Maxine Waters. Hillary Clinton.  Those names don’t exactly scream conservatism.

Waters, a totally ineffective legislator from the Golden State, spends more time on MSNBC calling for President Trump’s impeachment than she does on any kind of legislation. Seriously, in the nearly 30 years the woman has been in Congress, she has introduced and passed THREE bills!

Also, in 2009 she was investigated for conflict of interest, concerning meetings she took with a bank where had a vested financial interest.

Chuck Schumer, the liberal senator from New York, is a strong proponent for increased gun control and an abortion advocate, who actually high-fived a fellow Democratic senator after voting for late-term abortion. 

Then there’s Hillary Clinton. The former Democratic presidential nominee, who has an issue with emails just seemingly disappearing, was accused of using the State Department when she was Secretary of State to enrich her and her husband Billy’s foundation, and that’s just her most recent scandals.

She also referred to Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables” and blamed white women for her presidential loss to Donald Trump, saying they simply listened to their husbands when it came to voting booth. Apparently, Hillary doesn’t think white women possess a brain.

Knowing all this about these three Democratic all-stars, why in the world would the GOP use them in their defense of President Donald Trump? But that’s exactly what the Republican National Committee is doing with a website they’ve set up, LyinComey.com. Quotes from all three bashing Comey are prominently featured on the site.

The new website is just part of the GOP’s plan to combat former FBI director James Comey as he’s set to begin his media tour; promoting his new book , which hits shelves Tuesday.

You’ve got to ask yourself, why are the Trump administration and the GOP so afraid of Comey?  If there was no wrongdoing on behalf of Trump and his administration in regards to their dealing with Comey- and I’m not suggesting there is – why such an aggressive plan to discredit him? Why not simply let this thing die down on its own?

What’s that old saying? The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Who would’ve thought the GOP would have ever quoted Hillary Clinton in their defense of anything?

Buckle up and hold on tight because from the looks of it things are about to become really, really interesting and that ain’t no Lyin’.

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‘Pro-Trump’ Rokita called then-candidate Trump ‘vulgar, profane’ in 2016


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Throughout the Indiana Republican race for U.S. Senate, there has been one overriding, dominant issue: Donald Trump.

All three candidates have gone out of their way saying how “pro-Trump” they are; stating it in interviews, in their lone debate up until this point, on TV and radio ads. Basically, wherever Mike Braun, Luke Messer or Todd Rokita appears, you can bet that the phrase “pro-Trump” will be coming out of their mouth early and often.

However, the one candidate who has essentially made cozying up to President Trump the focal point of his campaign has been Congressman Todd Rokita. He’s gone so far as prominently wearing a MAGA hat in two campaign ads, including his most recent one.

In the most recent ad, Rokita accuses Congressman Luke Messer of “plotting with the Never Trumpers to steal the nomination from President Trump. Wow.”

Needless to say, Rokita wants you to believe he was all Trump from the very beginning, never wavering for a second on his support for then-candidate Trump. But that’s not the case at all. In fact, Rokita referred to Trump as “vulgar, if not profane.” Instead, he was all in on Marco Rubio because, according to Rokita, “he’s the standard bearer for the mainstream Republican Party.” In an interview with Fox 59 in February 2016, Rokita is referred to as “one of the first in the Indiana delegation to back Marco Rubio.”

But…but I thought Rokita was always and forever Mr. Trump’s right hand man? Why would he change? Why would he tell us one thing and the fact be another? Political expediency, maybe? Easiest way to get elected?

Here’s why Rokita is now all about President Trump: Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by nearly 20 percent in the Hoosier state.  And in a red state like Indiana, President Trump is still extremely popular. So why not, if you have no original ideas, use President Trump’s popularity to get elected?

This display of utter hypocrisy from Rokita is exactly why people don’t like politicians. Say one thing and do another. Accuse someone of something that you yourself did.

Maybe Rokita should wear two MAGA hats in his next ad to show how “pro-Trump” he really is!  Well, at least now….you know because it could help him get elected.

-BZ

 

 

Trade War with China Could Hurt Farmers

Rural America overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump, who carried the demographic by 26 points over Hillary Clinton. Many of those voters work in coal mines and steel factories – industries that saw significant job losses in the Obama era. But many of those voters were also farmers, and now with Trump’s new tariffs on China, they have in turn enacted their own tariffs on soybeans, corn, fruits, nuts and other crops.

This could be devastating for American farmers, especially those who run small farms that have been in the family for generations.

According to the Washington Post, China buys 60 percent of all U.S. soybean exports which feeds everything from hogs to fish. The soybean export has been economically beneficial for farmers, but markets plunged after China rolled out their own tariffs. It’s expected that Brazil and Argentina would replace the US as China’s main source of soy beans which would be a crushing blow to agribusiness.

China also added a 25 percent tax on pork which has caused prices to drop to the lowest they’ve been since 2003.

One farmer, who was interviewed by The Hill, stated that Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum will drive up the cost of materials for grain bins and machinery, putting an extra financial burden on his farm.

Ron Moore, the president of the American Soybean Association said that “Retaliation that reduces demand and prices for our crops will further harm farmers and rural communities that depend on exports.”

Farmers for Free Trade filmed a national ad to run on major cable news networks in hopes the President will listen to their concerns.

 

Farmers who want to film their own videos to engage with their elected officials can do so as well through the Farmers for Free Trade web site. Let’s just hope President Trump is paying attention that a trade war will do a whole lot of harm to the heartland.

 

Revolving door within Trump administration continues; McMaster out, Bolton in

Staff turnover within the Trump administration continues as H.R. McMaster is being replaced with John Bolton as national security adviser.

The mustached-one, Bolton, a Fox News commentator, previously served in the W. administration as ambassador to the United Nations. He’ll take over the post from McMaster, who is set to resign.

Bolton will be Trump’s third national security adviser. McMaster accepted the position after it was discovered that Trump’s first national security advisor had lied to Vice President Pence about his discussions with the Russians.

Whatever your feelings about Bolton’s hawkish positions towards antagonistic countries, the amount of turnover in this administration is pretty astounding.

There’s already been two chiefs of staff, will be two secretary of states, two heads of the CIA and soon-to-be three different national security advisers.

At this point, Pence must be constantly checking Trump’s personal Twitter feed in order to learn if he still he has a job.

While Trump may have been on The Apprentice, his administration looks more like Survivor. Who will be the next voted off?

-BZ

 

Trump congratulates Putin on election win, upset about leak

Vladimir Putin will be the top guy in the Russian government for at least the next six years. Putin recently won re-election with more than 75 percent of the vote, not by any stretch of the imagination.

Anyone who thought that Putin wouldn’t be re-elected is fooling themselves. Russia really doesn’t have, what is referred to as “free and open” elections.

Regardless, this is not the only release why Putin’s re-election has gained attention as of late.

Apparently, in a call with the Russian leader, President Trump actually congratulated the former KGB agent on his re-election. Why the orange one felt compelled to give Putin a pat on the back for his sham win, escapes me.

Others, including Sen. McCain, are also bewildered as to why Trump would do such a thing.

But things get worse for President Trump. Apparently, Trump received national security briefing papers specifically instructing him not to do give Putin a pat on the back.

Now Trump is said to be furious about the leak. Fine. Sure. He should be upset. But why in the world did someone have to tell the president it probably wasn’t the best of ideas to tell congratulate Putin? Why was that necessary? Should’ve been a matter of common sense, right?

Then one has to ask why did Trump feel compelled to ignore that advice? Makes no sense, none.

-BZ

 

Jim Carrey’s ‘art’ has people a bit upset

Whether or not you enjoy his type of comedy, Jim Carrey is a legend in the world of funny.

Dumb and Dumber.  Liar Liar. The Ace Ventura flicks. The Cable Guy and Me, Myself and Irene. These are just some of the funny films Carrey has produced during his career. However, his career seems to have hit an extended dry spell, not really doing much, let alone anything funny.

But like most celebrities whose careers dry up, Carrey has turned to the world of politics in an attempt to stay relevant. His most recent take on our current political situation has some people pretty upset.

Check out the funny man’s artwork.

This photo is obviously a caricature of Sarah Sanders, meant to portray her in a not so positive light.

Carrey then followed up that work with yet another one. This one is a take on President Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Yet, another celebrity doesn’t like President Trump. Big surprise, right?

Likely the biggest shock though is how people have reacted to Carrey’s artistic take on Sanders and Trump.

 

The changes keep a’coming; Tillerson is out

Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. The change was announced by a number of outlets before the Trump tweeted out the news himself.

In addition to announcing the ousting of Tillerson, Trump said CIA Director Mike Pompeo is his next choice for secretary of state. Additionally, the Donald also said Gina Haspel would become the next head of the CIA.

These moves come soon after Hope Hicks, the director of communications at the White House, and Cary Cohn, the chief economic advisor, both announced their intentions to leave.

The personnel turnover with this White House is pretty astounding. But given that Tillerson reportedly learned of his firing the same time the rest of the world did when Trump twitted the news, the high turnover can’t be a surprise.

Honestly, who would want to work with someone who operated in that fashion? I get the President of the United States is a busy person, but with as much as Trump apparently has his phone in his hand, given his frequent Twitter posts, wouldn’t have taken much to dial a number.

But at this point, it’s not if someone else will leave\be fired from this White House, it’s when.

-BZ

 

 

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