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On the roster: Dems addicted to your feelings – ally bristles, Russians cheer as Trump calls for NATO ‘out of date’ – Trump promises “insurance for all’ Team trump-may-boat-Reporter from the White house – you are doing it wrong
DEMS HOOKED ON YOUR FEELINGS
Perhaps the best early harbinger of Donald Trump‘s political success was a picture of a sticker posted on the social media in the summer of 2015.
It read: “Donald Trump 2016/F*** your feelings.”
One of the things the trump followers liked the most, their candidate was to provoke his ability to outrage among loathed classes. An applicant may at the same time, the Republican establishment mortify, the press, social justice warriors and the Europeans was obliged to find a receptive audience in many quarters of the GOP.
As his Republican adversaries have quickly learned, the indignation is pure plutonium for Trump nuclear reactor. Now, the Democrats are proving to understand, even slower, the physics.
So far, a few dozen Democrats have announced they are to boycott Trump’s inauguration, protest, spurred in part by the president-elect nasty feud with civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
Lewis Trump said the same thing he had said, 16 years ago by then-President George W. Bush, declared the incoming Republican President legitimately elected.
Trump, as predictable as the sun rising in the East, took to Twitter to attack the icon of the Congressman. Trump said Lewis should not talk about the election results, but Sad was his “crime-infested” district, and the Lewis, of course, “!”
And for good measure, Trump just got it in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
The answer was predictably drowned tsunami impetus and Washington, almost in the waves of moral indignation. A trillion pixels were murdered, in consideration of the question, including an Atlanta Journal Constitution front page, in fact, Trump responded to ‘ s claims about the crime in metro Atlanta.
We know the cycle by now. Someone says something unflattering about Trump, Trump strikes back with a disproportionate response, and then journalists who spend days sorting through the social media wreck.
Much less is discussed, as a result, were Trump’s proposals on health insurance, controversial appointments, the validity of Russian efforts to co-opt the Trump, or how exactly he was going to prevent his family business from turning into a Republican version of the Clinton Foundation.
This is not to say that Trump problems these attacks as a strategic redirections. No light, seemingly no matter how small, escapes the notice of the President-elect.
A famous Congressman called him an illegitimate chief executive, was certainly bound to get a response. And remember that what actually the rest of the message is not blowing away the bad thing that Trump said, but the reaction to it.
In essence, the story was about the hurt feelings of Lewis, and the members of his party. Without them, the story would have been dead within hours.
Democrats have been obsessed with the question of “normalization” Trump and vowed to have, to denigrate his existence for as long as you have breath in the lungs. And it adds up to a whole lot of hot air.
Always remember, the Al Czervik of the rule, when it comes to trump: you are either with the lovable slobs in the caddy shack or the stuck up snobs in the club house. Trump lives of the offence taken by elites, and enforcer of behavior codes.
It is unthinkable to many Americans, grew up in the Civil Rights era, that someone dismissed so entirely, such an honor to figure out the movement. But to call if it is through the lens of the Czervik, as a rule, trump is only stuffy, old Washington.
This is the reason why Trump insult of a civil rights icon for the negligence on the crime is pure ambrosia for the Core of trump’s. It is the perfection.
It does not work so well for Trump in the sense that his General approval numbers are getting smaller and smaller. Trump will undoubtedly give the office the most unpopular President of modern times, and the damage he is doing now to his relations with key voting blocks and the legislature to linger for a while.
But he will be the President on Friday and has a chance to steamroll through his agenda. His ultimate success or failure will depend on how the agenda-tariffs.
Rather than discussing hurt feelings, Democrats uniquely focused on attack on Trump politics and administration should (if you want results. To be attacked, not politicians, granted special status in the minds of the voters. In fact, complaining about trump the bad comments or boycott the inauguration manages to make you look even smaller.
We all get it: Trump says mean and provocative things on social media and in interviews. Agreed. Now what? Should half of the country will remain an emotional hostage to his provocations?
To normalize the most urgent work for the Democrats right now, Trump so that you can fight him in the normal space of governance rather than the completely abnormal world of endless indignation.
Maybe someone should order a copy of that sticker, and pin it at the top of the DNC.
THE RULES: FOR THE PEOPLE
“Duty, gratitude, interest, ambition itself, are bound by the chords by the [chamber of deputies], to fidelity and sympathy with the great mass of the people.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 57
TIME OUT: LOYALTY IS DIVIDED,
As the nation honors Martin Luther King Jr. today is the LAT looks back to the issue that ultimately divided the king from his most powerful ally, then-President Lyndon B. Johnson: “the king had previously publicly expressed some concerns about the [Vietnam] was, but Johnson was a great strategic puzzles. Johnson was one of King’s biggest allies in Washington and had helped shepherd through Congress the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The democratic President also had to causes championed antipoverty programs, another of King’s signature. But the growing war under Johnson’s leadership. … The speech was refined, and at the 4. April 1967, in front of a sold-out audience at the Riverside Church, called the king the war is an enemy of the poor”, that was swallowing the nation, the young men and their resources for antipoverty programs , such as a demonic, destructive suction tube.'”
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ALLIES BRISTLE, RUSSIANS CHEER AS TRUMP, NATO CALLS ‘OUTDATED’
Radio Free Europe: “Moscow has welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump calls obsolete NATO as a key NATO allies Germany responded with concern at his remarks. Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on January 16 that” NATO is in fact a remnant [of the past], and we agree to.” … Germany, one of the United States at the next NATO partners, was concerned about Trump’s remarks. The German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: “this is inconsistent” with what Trump is nominated to lead the Pentagon, James Mattissaid in his Senate hearing last week. Mattis on January 12, called NATO “the most successful military Alliance in modern history, perhaps ever’, and said that Russia is a threat. … The US President, the comments about the NATO came proposed as a trump card, that he you might be to end the economic sanctions against Russia in return for an agreement to reduce nuclear weapons.”
Trump blasts Director of the CIA, about the criticism of Russia threats – Fox News: “President-elect, Donald Trump blasted the outgoing Director of the CIA, John Brennan on social media Sunday after Brennan said Trump does not have a ‘full understanding’ of Russia’s power and threat in the world. “I don’t think he said a full understanding of Russian capabilities, and the actions you take on the world,” Brennan ‘Fox News Sunday.’ …Trump responded with a two-tweet message that is critical of the CIA-Brennan and inquired whether the Director had supplied a dossier of unverified allegations that Russia had gained spies, compromising personal and financial information on trump.”
TRUMP PROMISES “INSURANCE FOR ALL’
WaPo: “President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he has to negotiate just before the final to replace a plan the President Obama’s signature health care law with the goal of “insurance for all”, while also vowing to force pharmaceutical companies directly with the government on the prices in Medicare and Medicaid. Trump rejected the special features in the telephone interview show late on Saturday evening with The “Washington Post”, but all the proposals of the future President would almost fixes, no doubt, the Republican effort to overhaul the Federal health policy is dominated, as he is preparing to work with his party Congress.”
TEAM TRUMP to BOOT REPORTERS FROM THE White HOUSE
The hill: “The White House Correspondents’ Association Board, said on Sunday that it will continue the support of the briefing room and is open to all journalists who request access In a statement released Sunday afternoon, the WHCA President , Jeff Mason , he said, is the encounter with the incoming press Secretary and Sean Spicer , on behalf of the organization, the members try to be more clarity about exactly what’ the trump administration is suggesting about media access to the White house…President Donald Trump, the team is reportedly considering, if the press corps from the White house. Instead, the press corps can be reported to the White House Conference Center, in the vicinity of Lafayette Square, or in the Old Executive Office Building next to the White house, Esquire. “There is no decision,” said Spicer on Sunday, adding ‘there were some discussions about how to do it.'”
AUDIBLE: ALL THE PRESIDENT-ELECT’S MEN…
“This is a garbage document.” – Bob Woodward on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” talking about the dossier, and whether it would be part of the intelligence briefing given to trump.
Trump’s Scottish golf resort, to continue with expansion despite the promise of new or pending deals –The guardian
In 22 Ohio counties, Trump won the highest percentage of votes for all the Republicans in the history of theColumbus Dispatch
Monica Crowley Trump renounces administration position in the middle of plagiarism claims WashTimes
Fox News contributor and radio host Laura Ingraham wondered, Va. Senate bid WashEx
Colorado Republican Congressman leaves city hall after a member of groups in an uproar over ObamaCare – the Denver Post
FROM THE STANDS
“Do you think President-elect, Donald Trump will insist on a genuine Federal -run voter-ID sometime soon? There is absolutely no doubt, it is very necessary.” – Roger Carlson, Calimesa, California.
“Chris, I was wondering if anyone knows the cost of the building full of clerks, secretaries, managers, supervisors, and any amount of desks, phones, computers, etc. the ‘manage’ Obamacare? Medicaid as a substitute of people with this ACA from the work and fill out GSA auctions with lots of great bargains. Reduction of government spending?” – Bill Zeigler, Shelton, Wash.[Ed. Note: Would the savings that we get so easily! ObamaCare – if we understand it as a subsidy for the insurance is mainly administered by the States through “exchange.” Similar to Medicaid itself, the money flowing from taxpayers to Washington and then from Washington to state welfare agencies for distribution. In the previous fiscal year, the Federal government something in the order of $532 billion for Medicaid through the States paid. This corresponds to a total expenditure of over $110 billion for ObamaCare subsidies. It would not be as easy as rolling the money over, though. First, ObamaCare-the numbers of users already a part of their own insurance costs, while Medicaid is free. So would cost quite a bit. The other part is that ObamaCare is essentially on a decentralized basis by private insurance companies that participate, while Medicaid is essentially an insurance provider. Receiver to receive the treatment and the Provider will file claims with the government. It is a bureaucratic nightmare, creating huge waste and often leads to low quality of care. Oh, your proposal would likely add, not subtract, desks, and costs.]
“Just read the Thursday column. ‘BCE’ instead of ‘BC’ is not ” political correctness.’ Although I am a minister who considers himself an academic, I accept this, because a decent Christian is sensitive and charitable to those who do not. It is largely an academic question, but where are the Jews and those of other non-Christian religions are concerned, what’s the harm in relation to the respect of differences? The number is not changed. The only thing that is worse than ‘political correctness’ ‘my way is the only right way.'” – John A. Johnson, Tucson, Ariz.[Ed. Note: As expected, could that priest be, to show kindness and deference with your approach. It is one thing to be admired. My argument against euphemisms in General is that they obfuscate and deceive. When it comes to our language, it is a never-ending battle between the forces of clarity and those of concealment. And sometimes, as here, the issues include culture. Consideration is a good thing, if we exchange an unflattering name for one of the children. Teaching children not to say “gypped” out of consideration for our Roma brothers and sisters is a good thing. Relative to the descendants of the indigenous people of their tribes, and not as “Indians” is also good. And in both of these examples is a criminal offence to be replaced by clearer, more precise language. But I can’t see why it is helpful to continue in addition, the story of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, but then calls it something else. As I mentioned the other day that we don’t need to rename the days of the week, as they rise from the names of Norse and Roman gods. In the case of “BC” and “AD” the case is still stronger, since they are named simply to honor Jesus, but are explicitly linked to His birth. With a euphemism, which could have obscured a clear understanding of the history, if the name of a hostile or derogatory, but that is not the case here. Sure, “my way is the only right way” approach to life is uncharitable and counter-productive. But we don ‘ T disrespect of differences, if we receive a clear language and historical context.]
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YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG
AP: “authorities say a man was accidentally shot to help while you try to kill a Buffalo in a south-central Kansas, meat-processing business. The Reno County Sheriff’s Department, says Duane Helms from Moundridge was wounded in the leg, shortly before 12:30 p.m. Friday, Yoder meats in Yoder. The authorities say Helms the support of a Yoder meat was the staff try to shoot a Buffalo, so that the animal could be slaughtered. The sheriff’s department says Yoder meats employee with a gun was up on a ladder trying to shoot a Buffalo trapped in a trailer when the animal turned around, shaking the head and knock the staff out of balance. That’s when the gun discharged, shooting the helmet. The Department is not open immediately Helms’ state of health on Saturday.”
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