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Silly Democrats
"And I promise that we will stand here and obstruct every single one of Trump's attempts to make America great again, isn't that right Nancy?"

The democrats continue to show signs of desperation as they file a “no confidence” resolution against President Trump. Rep. Steve Cohen along with few other House Democrats questioned President Trump mental fitness to serve as the commander in chief of the United States.

“President Trump has been President for six months and his probationary period is long over,” Cohen argued. “This resolution sends a clear message to the President that we disapprove of his cumulative actions, that we are simpatico with our constituents and a majority of the America people, and that we have no confidence in his service.”

Talking about Trump’s past experiences, Cohen argues that Trump is a “president that you wouldn’t want your children to look up to.” “The way he talks about women, the press, the language he uses, the use of Twitter — you don’t want him to be a role model,” Cohen added. . “It’s injurious to our culture, and it’s injurious to … our foreign policy.”

While, highlighting the very famous former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns, the controversy surrounding Trump’s connections with Russia over the release of classified information and his excessive use of Twitter to discuss important issues and to insult the press — all symbolize “unacceptable behavior.”

Cohen was joined in his decision of filing the resolution by lawmakers such Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Al Green, Judy Chu, Mark DeSaulnier, Bonnie Watson Coleman and other members of Congress.

“Enough is enough,” said Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif. “This is not a president who respects our norms, our laws or even our people. He has no compassion and, therefore, he does not have our confidence.”

“It’s clear President Trump has no idea what makes this country great,” she added.

While, the resolution barely has a chance to survive in the Republican controlled chamber, it lists eighty-eight reasons that highlight that President Trump is not suitable to continue his presidency. The real motive of the Democrats for filing the resolution still remains in question, as Cohen argue that the resolution was not filed to make an effect on Trump. “Is it going to have an effect on him? Apparently, his family members don’t have an effect on him; his Republican friends don’t; his Cabinet members don’t,” Cohen stated. “This is an attempt at a political intervention,” Cohen said.

Cohen further mentioned that he sought the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s blessing before he filed the resolution. Pelosi along with few other member of the Democratic Party has been focusing on anti-Trump efforts such as pushing for setting up an independent commission to look into the possibility of a collusion between President Trump and Russia. Talking about Pelosi, Cohen stated, that “She said she didn’t have a problem with us going forward with these types of actions.”

He added, “She preferred people to stay focused on what she thinks is the most important item present, which is an independent prosecutor bill, which I support.”

It is to be noted that the Democrats need to pay attention to the levels of fitness of their own party members, as Pelosi read a false account of the 56 Declaration of Independence during a press conference help this week.

As per FreeBeacon:

“Pelosi read the article during an event held by Democratic lawmakers to discuss the “Democrats for Democracy Reform Legislative Package” and #wethepeople campaign. The legislative package and campaign is a so-called ‘task force’ aimed at “[reforming] government to ensure it works for all Americans.”

The discredited piece, titled ‘The Price They Paid,’ was a popular essay circulating around the internet on Independence Day. The article outlines the fates of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, but according to the fact checkers at Snopes, ‘many of its details are inaccurate.’

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Maxine Waters
Mad Maxine: Furious Allegations... coming to a theater near you.

As the Democrats continue to criticize Trump for his use of Twitter to discuss sensitive issues, it is important that they start taking a look at one of their own.

Maxine Waters continues to promote her agenda against impeaching President Trump, as she tries to take a stab at White House press secretary, Sean Spicer.

Waters tweeted on Friday stating, “Has anyone checked on Sean Spicer?”

However, the tweet backfired as Spicer didn’t hold back on his change to highlight Waters’ special position as “one of the most corrupt politicians.”

Spicer tweeted back, “Just reading about how you were named one of the most corrupt politicians in DC. Congrats!” in response to Water’s failed attempt to let down President Trump and his administration.

Despite being labelled as the most corrupt House member by both the conservative and the liberals group, Waters has been on President Trump’s case since the beginning of time, and has been failing her every attempt in trying to persuade Americans to impeach Trump. She stated that she is ready to take “the gloves off” and fight against Trump who is supposedly “a bully and dangerous for this country.”

“Trump was just so outrageous, so disrespectful, such a bully and dangerous for this country, I decided, ‘You know what? I’m taking the gloves off and I’m going to step out,’” Ms. Waters said. “I was going to not only challenge him but encourage others to see him for what he is: basically a bully, an egotistical maniac, a liar and someone who did not need to be president.”

Waters stated that President Trump is a “disgusting, poor excuse of a man.” She has called Mr. Trump and his administration “the Kremlin Klan.”

She went on to state that President Trump should be impeached and be charged with “obstruction of justice” for his role in Comey’s case. “This president needs to be impeached! I believe that,” Waters stated in May.

She even campaigned hard arguing that “I don’t respect this president. I don’t trust this president. He’s not working in the best interests of the American people. His motives and his actions are contemptible,” “I will fight every day until he is impeached,” Waters had reportedly stated. “Impeach 45! Impeach 45! Impeach 45!”

However, with the ongoing case against Trump Jr. and his meeting with the Russians, Waters believes that she can gain popularity on social media.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, Waters called on her party to not let Trump Jr. “off the hook.”

“At this point, the [New York Times] could release Trump leaving a voice message thanking Putin for his services and GOP would still say ‘nothing burger,”” she wrote.

“Don’t let Trump Jr off the hook. Emails show his willingness to get info from Russia to influence election,” the California Democrat added. “He is in a long line of LIARS.”

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Everyone's Favorite
"We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning"

It seemed like the entirety of the United States of America was against the travel ban imposed by Donald Trump as his first major executive order. Just to refresh your memory, it was to stop people from six Muslim majority from entering the United States and the mainstream media criticized Trump for this decision. There was concern that it violated human rights, and would cause more harm than good for the United States image across the world as well.

The Democrats came out with full force to voice frustration at Trump and his administration, and it seemed like the wheels were about to come off with massive protests being held on airports across the country. However, a recent survey conducted by Politico reveals that 60% of registered voters supported the Travel ban imposed by Trump. The ban denies entry to people coming from six Muslim majority countries for an indefinite time-period, and this caused a lot of people to be stranded in limbo.

Democrats supporting Travel Ban?

The most shocking result of the survey conducted by Politico was not that 89% Republicans support the ban, but that 41% of Democrats also support it. This comes as a surprise, but there were 46% of Democrats who oppose the ban, compared to only 9% Republicans. There has also been a change in Independent supporters, with 56% supporting the travel ban, and 30% not in favor of it.

This is in stark contrast to the picture that the mainstream media is trying to paint, and it seems that there is a personal agenda against Trump and his policies. Contrary to what the media would have people believe, there is a lot of support for the Travel Ban imposed by Trump, and Democrats are also backing it.

New Guidelines Shifting Perspective

The survey covered by Politico shows that a lot of people support the new guidelines added into the travel ban, which suggest that visa applicants from the six Muslim majority countries, must prove they have close family relationships with a U.S. resident. The media isn’t highlighting the fact that there is now popular support for the travel ban, because they don’t want to give credit to Trump, who did what he promised in his very first executive order.

The mainstream media would have you believe that there is an ongoing war between the Democrats and the Republicans, and will never show you that the Democrats are also fans of the Travel Ban.

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Green Kickback
I'm beginning to realize why all these political environmental schemes are really called "Green."

An electric car company that folded after taking millions of taxpayer dollars was founded by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, but the mainstream media is ignoring this pertinent fact. The Mississippi-based company, GreenTech, shut down in January but is back in the spotlight because this week the state’s auditor demanded the firm repay $6.4 million in public funds. Only a small Richmond, Virginia newspaper prominently reported McAuliffe’s ties to the scandal, stating in the headline that “Mississippi auditor demands $6.4M repayment from McAuliffe’s former electric car company.”

Most mainstream news outlets ignored the story altogether and a few kept McAuliffe’s name out the minimal coverage. Washington D.C.’s mainstream newspaper went with a lengthy wire service story that matter-of-factly mentions McAuliffe in the very last sentence. “Among former insiders is Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe,” the end of the article states. “He resigned as the firm’s chairman in December 2012 and said he divested his interest.” How convenient! The article omits that, as GreenTech founder, McAuliffe brokered the deal in which the company got millions in public funds by promising to invest $60 million locally and creating hundreds of new full-time jobs. That never happened and instead taxpayers got fleeced. Now Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering is ordering that the money be repaid with interest and investigative costs. The exact figure is $6,360,019.60.

McAuliffe is a renowned Democratic fundraiser who made a fortune with shady investments in a telecommunications giant that went bankrupt. He started his fundraising career in Jimmy Carter’s 1979 reelection campaign and has raised big bucks for Democrats over the years, but not without controversy. McAuliffe was investigated for campaign-finance abuses during the 1996 presidential election and was deposed by the Senate committee investigating the matter. In 2002 the Virginia governor was investigated for his role in an unprecedented case of political profiteering for turning a $100,000 investment in telecommunications giant Global Crossings into an $18 million profit. The company later made the fourth-largest bankruptcy filing in history and McAuliffe insisted he only did “political work” for the company’s founder who, incidentally, donated $1 million to Bill Clinton’s Presidential Library.

In 2013, McAuliffe appeared on Judicial Watch’s most corrupt politicians list and last year Judicial Watch sued the governor on behalf of Virginia voters for signing an executive order to restore voting rights to about 206,000 convicted felons. In court proceedings, Judicial Watch argued that the blanket restoration of rights to felons violates “provisions of the Virginia Constitution mandating that voting rights may only be restored on an individual basis, following a particular, individualized review and a finding of sufficient grounds for restoring such rights.” Plaintiffs alleged that their votes and the lawful votes of other Virginians will be cancelled out or diminished by felons who are not eligible to vote under Virginia’s laws and constitution.

Though his pals in the mainstream media are keeping his name out of the GreenTech scandal, McAuliffe could still be in serious trouble. The Virginia paper that reported his key role in the bankrupt electric car company points this out: “McAuliffe’s office has said the governor has had no involvement with the company since stepping down as its chairman and divesting his financial stake. But the escalating standoff in Mississippi raises the likelihood that the business deal McAuliffe brokered could be headed toward a bitter end in court. Ending his four-year term as governor with a higher national profile and record as an exuberant pitchman for Virginia, GreenTech’s unraveling could dog McAuliffe amid speculation about a 2020 presidential bid.”

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Trump Impeachment
And you're telling me Republicans didn't have the balls to file these against Obama, even after years of Obama's failed and dangerous Presidency!?

Rep. Brad Sherman has filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The article talks about Trump obstructing justice during the federal investigation that was launched against Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential elections.

While a majority vote in the House is required to impeach the president, it is noted that 46 seats in the House fall under the Republicans.

In his article to impeach President Trump, Sherman mentioned how President Trump had fired FBI director James Comey out of the blue, in May. He further mentioned that this firing should be considered as obstruction justice and accounts as “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Sherman argued that he wishes “to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.”

In his impeachment article he cited the allegations made by Comey against Trump for pressurizing him to quit the investigation. “In all of this, Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office,” the article of impeachment read.

Although, it seems as almost unlikely that Sherman’s article will have success. However, it is believed that it could perhaps serve as a reminder to President Trump and his administration to work on their relations with the Republican Party to ensure that they continue to remain in control.

Much to our surprise, the article came about only one day after President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. was noted to have been in contact with a Russian lawyer that claimed to have “damaging” information on Hillary Clinton, during the 2016 elections.

A spokeswoman for the White House, Sarah Huckabee Sander argued that the article is “ridiculous,” and is nothing more than a “political game.”

“I think that is utterly and completely ridiculous and a political game at its worst,” she stated.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) showed her support, as Ashley Etienne, a spokeswoman for Pelosi stated, “Leader Pelosi has repeatedly called for an outside, independent commission to get to the bottom of Trump’s connection to Russia’s interference in our election and to examine ways to protect the integrity of our democracy from foreign meddling in the future.”

“Recent revelations, coupled with [the] president’s unprecedented campaign of dishonesty and secrecy, give greater urgency to the need for House Republicans [to] bring a vote to the floor immediately to establish an outside, independent commission.” However, Pelosi went on to argue that the Democrats need to invest their time into considering issues that are far more important, such as the issue regarding the Healthcare bill that they have at hand.

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Blame Game
"Well, Ash, I don't have time to sit hear and listen to these complaints - I have another tropical vacation I need to be getting to..."

The former defense secretary for the Obama administration comes clean as he talks about how the Obama administration was well aware of Russia’s meddling in the elections and yet failed to do much against Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election. He stated that the administration took “some actions” against them, however, this “was not sufficient” enough to teach Russia a lesson.

While, on one side, Donald Trump Jr. is under the spotlight for his meeting with a Russian lawyer, the Obama administration too are not very far behind when it comes to building ties with Russia.

As reports revealed by the Washington Post suggested that the Obama administration was well aware of Russia’s hand in the elections, and yet they failed to take any serious measures, President Trump made complete use of this opportunity, as he tweeted, “The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?” Trump tweeted on June 23.

The president argued in a tweet he posted in June that, “The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..”

This Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Dana Bash met with the former president’s defense secretary. She took this opportunity to allow the public to get a clear understanding of what the administration did or could have done to stop Russia in the near future.  Bash asked Carter, as to “why didn’t he [Obama] act?” against Russia?

It has been noted that Ash Carter was personally present in the Situation Room, as the former President was made aware of Russia’s intention in terms of the presidential election.

Carter responded by stating that the former president did take “some actions.” Whereas, the department that he managed “took a wide range of actions.”

“To me, this was part of a pattern. To me, personally, this was part of a pattern with Vladimir Putin. But I don’t think — I think it’s quite clear that was not sufficient,” Carter said.

“That’s why it’s so important to press the Russians now. If it were sufficient, Vladimir Putin’s answer to our president wouldn’t have been to cast doubt upon or ask for further intelligence from the United States,” Carter added.

“Did President Obama make a mistake in not doing more?” Bash asked Carter.

“He took some steps, no question about it. But I think you see from Vladimir Putin’s answer right now that more needs to be done,” Carter said.

“Putin is not convinced that there are going to be consequences of a magnitude for Russia, as a consequence of interfering with the U.S. election that make it unwise for him to do it in the future. That hasn’t been accomplished yet,” Carter said.

While, President Trump hasn’t quite yet set up a press conference to discuss his meeting with Vladimir Putin. However, Reuters has reported Putin stating, “I believe it would not be entirely appropriate on my part to disclose details of my discussion with Mr. Trump. He asked, I answered him. He asked pointed questions, I answered them. It seemed to me that he was satisfied with those answers.”

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Bernie Sanders
"Do as I say, not as I do!"

On Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared to have gotten quite agitated following a question by CNN’s Erin Burnett, regarding the FBI’s investigation of his wife’s role in possible fraud in a land deal that failed, when she was president of Burlington College.

“We understand your wife has hired a lawyer to represent her in a possible probe into a land deal that fell apart,” Burnett said. “This was back when she was president of Burlington College—”

“No, it was not when she was, oh,” Sanders interrupted, “let me say a word about that, you know.”

“I just want to ask you,” Burnett continued, “do you know if she’s under FBI investigation?”

“Excuse me,” Sanders interjected, “my wife is about the most honest person I know. When she came to that college, it was failing financially and academically. When she left it, it was in better shape than it had ever been.”

“Five years later, just at the moment, coincidentally no doubt, when I’m a candidate for president of the United States, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, a co-chair, vice chairman of the Republican Party in Vermont launched this investigation,” he continued.

“So all that I will tell you now, Erin, it is a sad state of affairs in America,” Sanders added, “not only when we have you know politicians being destroyed … when there are attacks against elected officials, when you’re going after your wife, people’s wives, that is pretty pathetic, and that’s where we are right now, and that’s about all that I’m going to say.”

“I do just want to understand though,” Burnett pressed, “at this time, do you have any knowledge as to whether she’s under FBI investigation?”

“That’s all that I want to say, and we’ll let it play out,” he responded. “But I think it’s fairly pathetic that when, you know, people are involved in public life, it’s not only that they get attacked, but it’s their wives and their families that they get attacked. That’s what this is about.”

The FBI is looking into a $10 million loan that Jane Sanders took to buy 33 acres of land for Burlington College. Investigating authorities believe Sanders likely overstated the financial position of the college to secure the loan. Hence, when the donations she had promised weren’t fulfilled, the institution defaulted.

Investigators are also looking into the possibility that Senator Bernie Sanders may have used his position in the government to influence the loan in any way.

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Nancy Pelosi
"You are going to have to read the speech in order to find out what's in it..."

On Sunday, during an event in New York City, Nancy Pelosi seemed to suffer from spells of memory loss, while giving a speech regarding Obamacare.

Pelosi also spoke about her father, “He was part of a group called the Berkson Group and they did rallies and pageants and parades and um, and when he stood up on the floor of Congress, ‘I stand here as a representative of the …” and then she seemed to be distracted, as she gazed at the audience, standing at a loss of words.

Getting back to what she was saying, Pelosi added to her botched speech, “members of the Jewish army.”

Talking about Obamacare, she elaborated, “Home care — some, you know, people are at home but they still get care from, uh … from Medicaid,” she said, before going silent again while staring into the crowd.

Continuing her speech on health and medical care, Pelosi said, “It will have a tremendous impact on what families can do for their children … ” and motioned with her hands, as if searching the air for the words, and added, “with relationship to what they need to do.”

It is to be noted that this is not the Nancy Pelosi has made such a botched speech. Earlier this month, following the attack on Republican congressmen at the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Pelosi confused his critical injuries with death.

“Our hearts are broken over the assault that was made, really on all of us,” Pelosi said, referring to the attack on the congressmen by a left-wing activist.

“But personally heartbroken over the dea— uh,” she continued, pausing, closing her eyes and lowering her head, “of what happened to Steve Scalise, our colleague,” she finished.

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Maxine Waters
"Listen, this chump is just one of the greatest neurosurgeons, and hospital managers to ever live - clearly, these are not transferrable skills"

Democratic Representative Maxine Waters spoke at a town hall rally, telling supporters and a small number of Trump supporters what she planned on doing with Ben Carson, President Trump’s Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

According to a reporter from Los Angeles Times, who was present at the rally on Saturday, in Gardena, California, the Democrat said that it would be better if Carson went back to being a surgeon. Being a ranking democrat on the House Committee for Financial Services, she reassured her supporters that she would not hesitate to “take him apart” when he appeared before the committee.

The vocal anti-Trump congresswoman also took aim at other members of Trump’s cabinet. She criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Education Secretary Betsy Devos, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the LA Times reported.

The rally however, saw its share of protests too. Trump supporters, who weren’t allowed entry into the town hall, used their loudspeakers to hurl allegations at Waters. They also chanted “let us in” in unison, from outside where they could hear the congresswoman’s speech.

Waters’ staff made sure, through an online form, to identify people who lived in her congressional district. The staff ensured that only those from her district were allowed in, and used some help from the police to keep the others out.

Waters has been a controversial opponent of President Trump. She accused Trump of appointing “scumbags” to his cabinet and called for his impeachment too. She also called for former Fox News host Bill O’ Reilly’s imprisonment.

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Abandon Ship
Isn't rearranging leadership in the Democratic party a lot like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?

A new report from Politico has revealed that Democrats recently met to discuss House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future as the leader of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party seems to be in disarray especially after the disastrous elections that many had expected to expose Trump’s weaknesses, however, it did quite the opposite.

About a dozen Democrats, led by Representatives Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), spoke about how the hopes of retaking the House of Representatives from Republicans would go down the drain if Pelosi was still in charge of their group.

“There are many more people today, even from November, who are much more vocal, who have approached us and said, ‘I’m done. We need to move forward and we need to get a new leadership team in place,” Rice said.

Pelosi, in response, rejected criticism by flaunting her achievements, saying, “Well, I’m a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. … My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our elections.”

“We don’t agonize, we organize,” she concluded.

Rep. Rice disagreed, saying, “There is a consensus, I think, that we can reach in the caucus that allows for a new leadership team to be put in place in a time that’s well before, hopefully, November of next year.”

The discussions regarding replacing Pelosi comes on the back of the Democrats’ recent defeat in the special election in Georgia. Democrats were of the opinion that Trump’s low favorability might come to show in the special elections; however, all expectations regarding the special elections have been dashed with a clean sweep in four elections.

Most of the blame has been shifted towards Pelosi. Karen Handel, winner of the special election in Georgia, while campaigning, made sure that she clearly showed the connection of her opponent, Democratic candidate Jon Ossof, to the House Minority Leader. Being the most expensive House election in US history, especially for Democrats, it was more painful for them.

The division in the Democratic Party is now more apparent than ever. Even President Trump took to Twitter, to mock the infighting between party members, saying, “I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party – and please let Cryin’ Chuck stay!”

Another lawmaker said that the Democrats’ image has become “toxic” in several parts of the country. He further elaborated that this was even worse than Trump’s image.

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