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Keep The Pressure On Mitch McConnell

[ Posted Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 – 16:41 UTC ]

Over 200 House Democrats just signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell which demands he allow Senate votes on the universal background check bills that have already passed the House with bipartisan support. Democrats are also saying McConnell should call the Senate back from their August recess to hold a special session devoted to passing these bills. This seems unlikely, seeing as how Mitch doesn't want to pass these bills in the first place. But perhaps shaming him into doing something might eventually bear fruit, if Democrats keep the pressure on McConnell until the Senate does reconvene.

Politically, this fits neatly into a strategy the Democrats were already prepared to deploy. Right before Congress scarpered off on vacation, leading Democrats were stating they were preparing to shame McConnell over his refusal to consider any bill -- even those written by Republicans -- which would deal with election security in any way, even though national security experts have been sounding the alarm on the issue since 2016. McConnell even got a trending Twitter hashtag: #MoscowMitch. Some are now attempting to change this to #MassacreMitch to highlight his refusal to act on gun violence after the massacres America has witnessed recently.

This all fits in with what should be the broader Democratic strategy for the 2020 congressional races, it's worth pointing out. Putting aside the presidential race, the fight for Congress is going to be very important because no matter who wins the White House the makeup of the first Congress they have to deal with is going to go a long way towards defining what they can and cannot do. Holding onto the House is important, but Democrats retaking the Senate would be ideal. Demoting Mitch to the minority would be almost as big a victory as defeating Donald Trump, in fact.

To achieve this, Democrats have to paint a broad picture of the current state of affairs in Congress. This is pretty easy to do, because it is so painfully obvious. Democrats are the ones actively working to change things for the better for average Americans, and Republicans are not just inactive on many important issues, they are actually working hard to prevent any positive change from taking place. In other words: here's the Democratic agenda, with its many various ideas for change, which is in direct contrast to the complete and utter lack of a Republican agenda on pretty much anything real people care about in their daily lives. The Republicans have made this an easy picture to paint, because other than reducing taxes on millionaires, they have done absolutely nothing else of note for approximately the past decade -- unless you count the multiple attempts to throw tens of millions of people off their healthcare.

The Republican agenda was atrophying even before Donald Trump came along and hijacked the party. They haven't had any creative ideas on pretty much anything when it comes to tackling the problems the nation faces. Democrats might be accused of having too many ideas (as their many ideas for healthcare reform prove), but Republicans simply don't have any. If they did, they would have passed a few of them when they held both houses of Congress and the White House. They didn't, because their ideas cupboard is so bare.

Nothing exemplifies this better than what just happened on guns. Nancy Pelosi didn't have to consider calling the House back for emergency action after last week's slaughter, because the House had already acted months ago. Two bills were already waiting in Mitch McConnell's inbox, and had been for quite some time. While the media continues to ignore all the solid legislative progress the House has made since Democrats retook control, that does not mean it does not exist. Democrats already acted, prior to the emergency.

Democrats can make the same case on issue after issue. From elections security bills that Mitch is fighting against to the first-ever $15 minimum wage bill to ethics reform to gun safety to any number of other things, Democrats have already passed legislation that is awaiting Senate action. Mitch McConnell is the problem. He even revels in painting himself as the biggest obstructionist in Washington, as he's taken to calling himself "the Grim Reaper" of Democratic legislative efforts. In other words, the Republican Party is so devoid of new ideas that it has reduced itself to pure obstructionism -- refusing to do anything at all and bragging about it.

This is a very clear contrast between the two major political parties. This contrast should be highlighted by every Democrat seeking office next year. "We are the party of change, Republicans are the party of saying no to everything." That's a pretty easy case to make, and it's also a pretty easy case to back up, because all Democrats need to do is to point to the growing stack of bills that the House has sent over to the Senate. "Here are our ideas, where are yours?" should be the Democratic rallying cry.

But to get back to the present, it is unclear whether Mitch McConnell can be shamed into acting or not. He could just ignore all the calls for the Senate to reconvene, and he could refuse to do anything when they do get back in session. It's what he does best, after all. Mitch doesn't just have a thick skin to repel attempts to shame him, he's got a turtle shell. But that shouldn't stop Democrats from making the attempt.

The real loose cannon (to use a gun metaphor) in all of this is President Trump. Trump has never felt all that strongly one way or the other on guns. When left to speak on his own, he will occasionally offer support for stronger gun control laws. Then his aides get him in a room and remind him of the N.R.A.'s position, and he changes his tune. But his vacillation proves that it's just not that core of an issue for him personally. Trump has tweeted twice in the past few days what appears to be support for a universal background check bill. However, he previously stated that he'd veto the bills the House passed (before the recent tragedies happened). He didn't mention strengthening background checks in his prepared speech earlier this week, but perhaps he's still persuadable on the issue.

If Trump gets behind any version of gun safety, the Senate will likely fall into line very quickly. They're obviously terrified of his clout with the base GOP voters, so they'll pass just about anything he tells them to. So Democrats should be concentrating on convincing Trump right about now, because he would be the key to unlock Mitch McConnell's obstructionism.

Even if the whole effort fails, it is still a politically worthwhile experiment. The idea of universal background checks is itself almost universal, being supported by over 90 percent of the population. A majority of Republicans support it. A majority of gun-owners support the idea. Pushing for such a law -- without any loopholes -- is incredibly popular. Democrats are going to be seen as out front on the issue, and Republicans are going to be seen as bought and sold by the N.R.A.

Even if the effort to shame Mitch into action fails, it will also help paint that larger picture for Democrats. Democrats can rightly point out that it's not just gun safety laws -- Democrats in the House have passed all kinds of good bills on all kinds of subjects, including hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour. None of them can become reality until Mitch McConnell is either forced to take action, or forced out of the majority. That's a campaign theme Democrats running for the Senate should immediately adopt.

-- Chris Weigant

 

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112 Comments on “Keep The Pressure On Mitch McConnell”

  1. [1] 
    Paula wrote:

    I think Dem leaders should call for #MoscowMitch to step down if he continues to hold all legislation hostage as he is, but especially the legislation dealing with guns.

    He shouldn't be "shamed" he should be SHAMED and excoriated non-stop.

  2. [2] 
    dsws wrote:

    Nothing wrong with obstruction per se. It's just a matter of whether the stuff being obstructed is good or bad. Obviously I am on the opposite side from McConnell. But if we were talking about a Republican-controlled House passing bills that shift the tax burden down the income scale and quintuple federal spending without doing any good for anyone but their cronies who profit from the military pork? Yeah, I would want that stuff to be obstructed in the Senate.

  3. [3] 
    Paula wrote:

    [2] dsws: and when Majority Leaders obstructs help to stop people being shot down by white supremacist terrorists and obstructs efforts to stop foreign governments from interfering in our elections, I think the opposition should relentlessly demonize his obstructive traitorous ass. And demand he step down.

  4. [4] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Mitch McConnell — Our nation’s human buttplug — preventing anything from passing that might help relieve what ails our country!

  5. [5] 
    Paula wrote:

    Speaking of McConnell, Al Franken had an interesting podcast with Howard Fineman talking about the total cynicism of #MoscowMitch from July 30th.

    https://alfranken.com/listen/a-conversation-with-howard-fineman

  6. [6] 
    dsws wrote:

    And demand he step down

    Ok, but this is the only way such a demand actually means anything:
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/amymcgrathkentucky

    I'm in.

  7. [7] 
    Paula wrote:

    [6] dsws: I get that #MoscowMitch is not going to step down willingly. My point is that every form of pressure that can be put on him should be utilized, and that includes him having to defend himself publicly from constant calls for his resignation. He doesn't like being called #MoscowMitch. (Per the Al Franken discussion, he doesn't like being mocked - he's very touchy about being "respected". He needs to be reviled and blamed loudly and relentlessly. He is not immune to criticism or public outrage but he's good at waiting it out. Time to turn the tables.

    Call your Cong/Sen reps and demand THEY demand #MoscowMitch move on legislation or step down.

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    Over 200 House Democrats just signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell which demands he allow Senate votes on the universal background check bills that have already passed the House with bipartisan support.

    We already have as near to universal backgrounds check as it's gonna get...

    99.5% of all firearms transactions are background checked..

    Not a single Crowd Based Mass Shooting would have been stopped by a background check..

    This is fact.

    But, hay.. I am a fair guy... The most fair guy here..

    Ya'all support National Reciprocity for CCWs and I'll support full and complete background checks...

    Deal??

    The Republican agenda was atrophying even before Donald Trump came along and hijacked the party.

    Whatever you have to tell yerself to make it thru yer day??

    While the media continues to ignore all the solid legislative progress the House has made since Democrats retook control

    If it were "solid" legislation, it would be law.. Ya'all made the claim yerselves (when the GOP controlled Congress) that legislation that has no hope of actually passing Odumbo's desk was not "solid" legislation...

    Shirley, that applies when Democrats control part of Congress.... No???

    But to get back to the present, it is unclear whether Mitch McConnell can be shamed into acting or not. He could just ignore all the calls for the Senate to reconvene, and he could refuse to do anything when they do get back in session. It's what he does best, after all.

    Agreed.. Ignoring whiny Democrats is one of the things that Mitch McConnell does best..

    It's why we have Justice Gorsuch instead of Justice Garland..

    :D

    You have to admit.. Recent history shows that McConnell's "ignoring" capabilities works wonders.. :D

    Then his aides get him in a room and remind him of the N.R.A.'s position, and he changes his tune.

    Facts to support???

    If Trump gets behind any version of gun safety, the Senate will likely fall into line very quickly. They're obviously terrified of his clout with the base GOP voters, so they'll pass just about anything he tells them to.

    You just HAVE to know I am going to remind you of this claim down the road, right?? :D

  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:

    The facts are these..

    There are really no new gun laws left that can be enacted that would be permissible under the 2nd and would actually prevent or help prevent Crowd Based Mass Shootings..

    This is fact...

    Given this fact, the ONLY logical and rational course of action for Democrats would be to push other issues related to CBMSs..

    Democrat support of Red Flag laws is a good start...

    It actually addresses the problem that is common to ALL CBMSs....

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    DSWS,

    Ok, but this is the only way such a demand actually means anything:
    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/amymcgrathkentucky

    I'm in.

    Yunno.. If you don't stop agreeing with me and echoing my comments, people around here are going to....

    Well, I am sure you get the picture.. :D

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    Speaking of McConnell, Al Franken

    They guy who quit the Senate because he was accused of sexual harassment??

    THAT Al Franken??

    Yea.. Good source ya got there..

    I guess you are only against sexual harassment and sexual assault when it's a GOP'er who does it..

    :eyeroll:

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:

    He is not immune to criticism or public outrage but he's good at waiting it out. Time to turn the tables.

    But, if he is good at waiting it out, then how can you turn the tables??

    Yer not making any sense, Paula..

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    He shouldn't be "shamed" he should be SHAMED and excoriated non-stop.

    Yea, cuz that's worked SOOO well for Dumbocrats in the past, eh?? ;D

  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    Nothing wrong with obstruction per se. It's just a matter of whether the stuff being obstructed is good or bad.

    Yea.. And if Democrats obstruct stuff that is GOOD for the country, that makes Democrats morons..

    Replace 'Democrats' with 'Republicans' and that is EXACTLY what Weigantians said during Obama's reign...

    The words remain the same.. It's only the Partys that change.. :D

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    It's so utterly and despicably disgusting that Democrats would politicize President Trump's visits to the victims of the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso...

    Proof positive that Democrats don't care about the victims of shootings.. They just want to push their agenda..

    Democrats probably lost millions of votes by their actions yesterday...

    As well they should..

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    FBI finds gunman in Dayton, Ohio, rampage was obsessed with violence

    The gunman who killed his sister and eight other people in Dayton, Ohio, before he was slain by police had a history of violent obsessions and previously mused about committing mass murder, an FBI official said on Tuesday.
    http://news.trust.org/item/20190806225836-tbkgw

    A committed socialist, a member of AntiFa, a Warren supporter and obsessed with violence and mass murder..

    Yep... Sounds like the quintessential Democrat...

    And we come to find out that the El Paso scumbag shooter's rampage was ALSO prompted by Democrat rhetoric...

    Seems like Democrats get the blame for BOTH shootings..

    Figgers...

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    In an address to the nation on Monday, President Donald Trump also backed laws to allow guns to be seized from dangerous individuals, while calling for tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to mass shootings.

    I dare ANYONE here to NOT support any of these actions..

  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:

    More Trump donors who also gave to Castro brothers say they're irked by Dem's tweet
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/six-of-the-trump-donors-joaquin-castro-outed-also-reportedly-donated-to-him-and-his-brothers-campaigns

    Castro has a unique way of soliciting donors..

    He calls them racist.. :eyeroll:

  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    Philanthropist and former Valero Energy CEO William Greehey donated at least $10,000 to Joaquin Castro's congressional campaigns between 2011 and 2013, the Free Beacon reported. Businessman Gregory Kowalski, who was also listed, gave $1,421 to Castro's campaign in 2011.

    "It is just amazing to me that he would do that. ... Then he's calling me a racist because I'm supporting Trump. I mean, this is just ridiculous.” Greehey told the Examiner. “There's a lot of things you don't like about the president and his tweeting, but here Castro is doing the same thing with his tweeting.”

    What IS it about Democrats that they are so utterly STOOPID???

    Is it a Party thing?? A mental deficiency?? What??

  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    Edward Steves, owner of a manufacturing company, said he hosted a fundraiser at his house for Julián Castro's mayoral bid that raised more than $300,000. Donald Kuyrkendall, president of a San Antonio-based real estate company, also contributed to the mayoral campaign.

    “Were his intentions to incite people to picket Bill Miller's barbecue or to come to Don Kuyrkendall’s house, you know, assault my wife, make nasty comments?” Kuyrkendall asked, according to the Examiner. “I'm just hopeful that none of this gets serious and that my grandchildren and children will be not intimidated by this stuff.”

    Attacking children and GRANDCHILDREN...

    We know, by experience here in Weigantia, that attacking someone's grandchildren IS a Democrat thing.. :^/

  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    Another Julián Castro donor, retired real estate CEO Ed Kelley, told the Examiner he considers the former HUD secretary as a friend, but that his brother's tweet "did not leave a good taste in my mouth."

    Previously, Fox News previously reported that Wayne Harwell, owner of a local real estate development company whose name appeared on Castro's list, donated money to Castro’s congressional campaign. But Harwell suggested that after Castro's Twitter message, he won't be supporting Castro anymore.

    “I was also on a list of people that gave to Castro and if he dislikes me enough that he wants to put my name out there against Trump, I’m not going to give money to him,” Harwell told Fox News. “Obviously Castro feels pretty strongly against me.”

    According to Federal Election Commission records, Harwell donated $1,000 to Castro’s campaign in September 2011.

    “I’m pretty independent, but I support Trump,” Harwell explained.

    Yep.. Castro is finding out his OWN donor base is going to shrink considerably..

    This really emphasizes the intense mental deficiency of those who suffer from HHPTDS...

    They simply can't CONCEIVE that there are Americans out there who don't hate President Trump as much as they do..

    I am betting that Castro, in his WILDEST DREAMS, never even CONSIDERED that someone who donated to him would also donate to President Trump..

    This simply shows the depth of Democrats' self-delusion..

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

    President Trump's approval rating takes a huge (relatively speaking) jump upwards....

    Interesting to note..

    President Trump's approval rating is 43.6%..

    Odumbo's approval rating at this point in his administration was 43%..

    So, basically, President Trump is a better POTUS than Obama.. :D

    You can't argue with polls, people. Ya'all SWEAR by them.. :D

    How hilarious.. :D

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    The comparison between Trump and Sharpton is an instructive one: While the former was cynically ginning up outrage against the Central Park Five, the Rev. Al was blackening the names of innocent men with the Tawana Brawley hoax, fomenting riots against Jewish “diamond merchants” in Brooklyn, and inciting an arson attack on a building owned by a “white interloper.” Same difference. But what are facts such as these to the gringo of Gracie Mansion?

    What’s more troubling is that the Democratic Party began its love affair with Sharpton well over a decade before Trump was anywhere near the White House, rehabilitating one of New York City’s worst demagogues to the ranks of what Politico laughably describes as a “civil rights leader”—welcoming him to the 2004 Democratic presidential primary, perennially paying him obeisance at Sylvia’s of Harlem, giving him a show on MSNBC, and inviting him to the White House an astonishing 118 times during the Obama presidency. (Thanks, Valerie!)

    And what of the blatant statement of racist thinking remark from first-term Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts:

    We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.

    Insisting that someone with a “brown” or “black” face must endorse a set of ideological precepts (presumably dictated by Ayanna Pressley)—in other words, that one’s skin color ought to determine how one thinks and acts—is textbook racism. Yet while practically every mainstream media outlet is describing, as objective fact, Trump’s various outbursts as “racist,” not a single one has characterized Pressley’s remark in similar fashion.
    https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/289037/the-lefts-race-war

    When it comes to racism, Democrats are in a league all their own..

    Not surprising, since the Democrat Party did give this country the KKK...

  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2012/12/14/ftp238/

    A Weigantian debate on Guns from 7 years ago..

    Amazing the difference in tone between then and now..

  25. [25] 
    neilm wrote:

    Massive ICE roundup in Miss. - focus on food processing plant.

    No management arrested for hiring illegals? I call B.S. If you want to stop illegal immigration, put some rich people in jail, and humiliate them with televised perp walks - in one month you can be damn sure real checks on validity will take place in nearly every workplace in the U.S.

    This is just kabuki for bigots.

  26. [26] 
    Michale wrote:

    gun control is a worthwhile discussion, but it's the wrong one for this week's tragedy. we should be talking about mental illness, social ostracism, lack of a sense of community and mutual responsibility. those poorly treated (if at all), combined with a glorification of deadly violence in every medium imaginable, are a recipe for destruction no matter what the "gun laws" might be.
    -NYPoet22
    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2012/12/14/ftp238/#comment-31219

    JL, I would be VERY interested to know if you still believe as you believed Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 16:31 UTC.....

    I would also be interested in anyone else's take of JL's comment from back then..

    Don't worry, you are responding to JL, not to me.. If that makes it more palatable for ya.. :D

  27. [27] 
    Michale wrote:

    a friend sent me this article today, see what everyone thinks of it:

    http://thebluereview.org/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother/

    It illustrates the problem perfectly..

    GUNS are not the problem. CT's gun laws PREVENTED the shooter from legally obtaining firearms..

    The GUN SYSTEM worked...

    The Mental Health system did not..

    Holding guns responsible for Sandy Hook is as idiotic as trying to treat an alcoholic by taking away his cigarettes....

    Amazing how history repeats itself..

  28. [28] 
    Michale wrote:

    Why Can't We Unify in the Face of Evil?

    This should be easy.

    We're all on the same side. When a white supremacist terrorist shoots up a Walmart filled with innocents in El Paso, we should all be on the same side. We should be mourning together; we should be fighting together.

    Instead, we're fighting one another.

    We're fighting one another for one simple reason: Too many on the political left have become accustomed to castigating the character of those who disagree with the left on policy. Favor tougher border controls? This puts you on the side of the white supremacist terrorist. Believe in Second Amendment rights? You're a vicious, violent cretin covering for those who commit acts of evil. Cite Western civilization as a source of our common values, believe that police forces across the United States are not systemically racist, favor smaller government intervention in the social sphere -- in short, disagree with the program of the American left? Most of all, consider voting for Trump? You're an accessory to murder.
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/08/07/why_cant_we_unify_in_the_face_of_evil_140959.html

    Tis sad, tis true... Tis true, tis sad...

  29. [29] 
    Michale wrote:

    It's rather ironic when you look at it..

    President Trump has unequivocally and without reservation condemned white supremacist groups and their violence and terrorism..

    Compare that to the number of Democrats (ZERO) who have condemned AntiFa and THEIR violence and terrorism..

    Not only do Democrat *NOT* condemn the AntiFa terrorists...

    Democrats **COMMEND** them as being "courageous Americans"...

    And, somehow, President Trump is the bad guy??

    On what planet???

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    Barack Obama can’t help us

    All presidents face moments of tragedy and crisis, when they are called upon to offer words that help us understand what occurred, bind us together as a nation and strengthen our resolve for the future. When they do it well, we remember those speeches for years or decades — Ronald Reagan after the Challenger disaster, Bill Clinton after the Oklahoma City bombing, George W. Bush after 9/11, Barack Obama after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Arizona.

    For all of Obama’s power as a speaker and his skill as a writer (and that of the speechwriters who helped him), your memory of that last one might not be as clear as the others. That could be because it was one of many addresses Obama had to give after a horrific mass shooting (Dallas and Charleston were two others), but it also could be because in the end, for all his efforts to unify the country, the country simply refused. Or at least much of it did.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/barack-obama-cant-help-us/ar-AAFqhtE

    Offered without comment...

  31. [31] 
    Michale wrote:

    When the most recent debate when {Democrat Candidates} all said free healthcare, they all raised their hands. That’s what pushed {Scumbag El Paso Shooter} over the edge. He felt he was justified. He felt he ran out of alternatives.
    -FBI Agent Steve Hooper, AIC, El Paso Shooting

    So, it was DEMOCRAT rhetoric that caused the El Paso shooting..

    Nothing that President Trump said..

    Once again.. Nothing but facts...

  32. [32] 
    Michale wrote:

    “The environment is getting worse by the year. Most of y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.”
    -El Paso Scumbag Manifesto

    Wow.. El Paso Scumbag shooter is a Democrat!!!

  33. [33] 
    Michale wrote:

    Mitch McConnell — Our nation’s human buttplug — preventing anything from passing that might help relieve what ails our country!

    And if there is ANY person who is an EXPERT on buttplugs, it would be our very own cockholster, Russ... :D

  34. [34] 
    Michale wrote:

    @Paula

    being shot down by white supremacist terrorists

    Actually, the El Paso scumbag was a Democrat eco-terrorist who has the same ideas about "culling the herd" as many Democrats do...

    There is ALSO the fact that the Dayton shooter was an AntiFa terrorist...

    A couple of FACTS that totally negates your fear-mongering hysterical bullshit.....

    and obstructs efforts to stop foreign governments from interfering in our elections,

    You mean, like Democrats who fight tooth and nail against voter ID???

  35. [35] 
    Michale wrote:

    Trump warned by NRA over background checks
    https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Trump-warned-by-NRA-over-background-checks-14288843.php

    So much for the claim that President Trump is beholden to the NRA...

    Another piece of Democrat bullshit refuted and debunked by FACTS...

  36. [36] 
    Michale wrote:

    On Tuesday, Trump outlined some NRA concerns in a second call with Manchin. "We talked about that," Manchin said. "I told him, we don't expect the NRA to be supportive. Mr. President, in all honesty, when you did the bump stocks, they weren't for you. They were against that, too. You didn't take any hit on that."

    The bump stock ban was ridiculous and will do absolutely NOTHING to save lives..

    It was nothing but a placebo to give the impression that something was being done..

    However, even as useless as it was, SOME people in here can give credit where credit is due..

    "That's the most impressive change in gun law since 1986, and -- again, to his credit -- it came from Donald Trump's administration.
    -Chris Weigant

    But it PROVES that President Trump will buck the NRA if he feels it's the right thing to do...

    Wouldn't it be nice if MORE people here in Weigantia could give President Trump credit when it's due.

    Would definitely result in 2/3rds less comments from me..

  37. [37] 
    Michale wrote:

    My Open Letter to President Trump

    Mr President,

    Extended background checks for gun purchases are a waste of time. A placebo that will have no discernible effect on Crowd Based Mass Shootings.

    But I understand the political reality of wanting to do SOMETHING.. Appearances ARE important, especially in the wake of tragedies such as this. So I don't begrudge you having to compromise on this point.. You still have my full support..

    But, it seems to me a compromise is not a compromise if there is not something for both parties.. That's a surrender. A capitulation. An appeasement.

    To that end, I humbly suggest that you marry National CCW Reciprocity with any Extended Background check legislation.

    As you may know, while a background check to buy a gun is done, the background check to CARRY a gun is much more extensive and complete... It is ridiculous that such a thorough check is acceptable in one state but not acceptable in another. Democrats seem to think that bigger background checks is the "key" to stopping Crowd Based Mass Shootings. Then let them put their legislation where their rhetoric is..

    As a former LEO and former military member (US Air Force & US Army), you have my complete loyalty and support.

    Sincerely,

  38. [38] 
    Michale wrote:

    4 dead, 2 wounded in Southern California stabbings
    https://apnews.com/5e44f7bd106f4fce8da21c2c11f334fc

    BAN KNIVES!!!!! BAN KNIVES!!!!!! BAN KNIVES!!!!!!

    If only there had been an armed citizen to take him down...

  39. [39] 
    Don Harris wrote:

    What happened to reality?

    Aboot the only thing connected to reality is the statement that Democrats acted- except that the acting wasn't taking any action that would actually become law, it was just acting their part in the show.

    Why do you keep peddling the bullshit that Democrats will pass any legislation they are passing when it won't become law and/or are promising in their c ampaigns if they gain control in 2020?

    The Democrats are NOT "actively working to change things for the better for average Americans" any more than Republicans are. The Democrats are only passing legislation they know will not get passed by the Senate or get past Trump.

    If the Democrats gain power in 2020 the excuses will start- we have to work on this "emergency" now and we'll get to that later, that's how Republicans act when they are in charge and we are better than that so we will work with and compromise with Republicans even though we campaigned on not doing so, etc.

    The Democrats exist to create an illusion of a false alternative to the Republicans. They both work for the big money interests and the Democrats job in the show is to be a false alternative to prevent a real alternative from becoming viable which maintains the status quo of big money controlled legislators.

    It is unclear whether or not you can be shamed into actually acknowledging reality instead of perpetuating this obvious lie that the Democrats are not part of the status quo show- but I will keep the pressure on until you start informing citizens aboot reality and what they can do to end the show and obtain democracy that will in reality change things for the better for average Americans.

    Get Real.

  40. [40] 
    Michale wrote:

    Aboot the only thing connected to reality is the statement that Democrats acted- except that the acting wasn't taking any action that would actually become law, it was just acting their part in the show.

    Yea.. They're politicians.. It's what they do..

    If the Democrats gain power in 2020 the excuses will start-

    Oh, you don't have to worry about that..

    It's likely we will never see another Democrat POTUS in our lifetime..

  41. [41] 
    Michale wrote:

    Once again..

    Gun sales surge fueled by first-timers, mostly for ‘concealed’ pistols
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/gun-sales-surge-fueled-by-first-timers-mostly-for-concealed-pistols

    Democrats prove why they are the best gun salesmen on the planet... :D

  42. [42] 
    C. R. Stucki wrote:

    My open letter to President Trump

    As my freely and legally elected president, you also have MY full and complete support.

    However, if you were not such an asshole of a human being, not such an economic ignoramus, and not borderline illiterate, my full and complete support would also be enthusiastic!

  43. [43] 
    Michale wrote:

    The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think
    https://nypost.com/2019/08/07/the-link-between-pot-and-mass-shootings-may-be-closer-than-we-think/

    Yea.. GUNS are the problem.. :eyeroll:

  44. [44] 
    Michale wrote:

    In 2007 the prestigious medical journal Lancet recanted its previous benign view of marijuana, citing studies showing “an increase in risk of psychosis of about 40 percent.”

    A seminal long-term study of 50,465 Swedish army conscripts found those who had tried marijuana by age 18 had 2.4 times the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia in the following 15 years than those who had never used the drug. Heavy users were 6.7 times more likely to be admitted to a hospital for schizophrenia.

    Another study, of 1,037 people in New Zealand, found those who used cannabis at ages 15 and 18 had higher rates of psychotic symptoms at age 26 than non-users.

    Yea, let's demonize guns and glorify pot..

    What could go wrong??

  45. [45] 
    TheStig wrote:

    Didn't Mitch McConnell "fold on earmarks" way back in 2010?

    Apparently not.

    https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/anti-pork-senators-warn-potential-return-earmarks

    Senate rules and earmarks (by any name) go together like peas and carrots. I like to think of it as "engineered corruption." US Constitution, Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2: "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings"

    This is roughly the equivalent of "The inmates shall police the asylum."

    McConnell has mastered the system for his own gain and his constituents gain - everybody else can just go to Hell.

    Moscow Mitch is not unique - it's an old political trope in the House and Senate.

  46. [46] 
    Michale wrote:

    And in the JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT DEMOCRATS COULD NOT GET MORE MORONIC Department..

    Donald Trump can’t win.

    He flew to Dayton and El Paso Wednesday signaling gun law concessions and trying to unite the nation, but his enemies only stepped up an increasingly unhinged demonization campaign.

    Take the MSNBC intelligence analyst who suggested on air that the president was sending a sly code to neo-Nazis by ordering that US flags fly at half-staff through Thursday evening to mark last weekend’s mass shootings.

    In his crackpot theory, former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC’s “11th Hour With Brian Williams” that Trump’s choice of Thursday’s date, 8/8/2019, is “very significant in the neo-Nazi and white-supremacy movement.”

    That’s because “the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet and, to them, the numbers “88” together stand for “Heil Hitler.”

    This is just madness. When the president’s foes are so determined to paint him as the devil, they only hurt themselves and help him.

    HHPTDS rears it head again.. :eyeroll:

  47. [47] 
    Michale wrote:

    McConnell has mastered the system for his own gain and his constituents gain - everybody else can just go to Hell.

    Replace "McConnell" with any Democrat and your accusation STILL works..

    Funny how that is, eh? :eyeroll:

  48. [48] 
    Michale wrote:

    @CRS

    As my freely and legally elected president, you also have MY full and complete support.

    However, if you were not such an asshole of a human being, not such an economic ignoramus, and not borderline illiterate, my full and complete support would also be enthusiastic!

    Hehe... That's what I like about you, CRS..

    You can see past Party agendas and ideological slavery and act like an American...

    Kudos...

    So, whose yer choice for the Democrat nominee??

  49. [49] 
    Michale wrote:

    Marc A. Thiessen column: If Trump is to responsible for El Paso, Democrats are responsible for Dayton
    https://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/marc-a-thiessen-column-if-trump-is-to-responsible-for/article_ccbf5072-ec83-5783-bf7d-c0554d8e10d1.html

    Exactly...

  50. [50] 
    Michale wrote:

    WASHINGTON — As soon as authorities said they suspected the El Paso mass shooter was the author of a hate-filled, white supremacist online manifesto, Democrats began blaming President Trump. “He is a racist,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., “and we’ve seen the consequences of it.” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said on Twitter about the president, “Your language creates a climate which emboldens extremists.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., declared that Trump was “directly responsible” for the shooting.

    That is shameful. Trump is not responsible for the actions of a madman. As Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro, a lonely voice of reason on the left, correctly put it, “there’s one person that’s directly responsible for the shooting in El Paso and that’s the shooter.”

    But if Democrats want to play politics with mass murder, it works both ways. Because the man who carried out another mass shooting 13 hours later in Dayton, Ohio, seems to have been a left-wing radical whose social media posts echoed Democrats’ hate-filled attacks on the president and U.S. immigration officials.

    The Associated Press reported on Monday that a Twitter account that appeared to be his “showed tweets labeling himself a ‘leftist,’ bemoaning the election of President Donald Trump, supporting Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging people to cut fences of immigrant detention centers.”

    Should we blame Warren for the Dayton massacre carried out by one of her supporters? How about Sanders, whose anti-capitalist rhetoric might have inflamed this young socialist? Or maybe we should blame Ocasio-Cortez for disgracefully comparing U.S. immigration facilities to “concentration camps” — a phrase that appears to have caught the Dayton shooter’s attention?

    The answer to these questions is of course not. While the rhetoric used by these prominent Democrats is horrifying, they are not to blame. But they also can’t have it both ways: If Trump is responsible for El Paso, then Democrats are responsible for Dayton.

    It works both ways people..

    All of you who preach the hateful rhetoric must own up to your responsibility for causing the Dayton shooting..

  51. [51] 
    Michale wrote:

    So, Trump is far from alone in his responsibility for the hateful rhetoric that is permeating American politics — a fact that many Democrats have just underscored by politicizing the El Paso tragedy before the smoke had barely cleared.

    That's how Democrats roll..

    "We MUST politicize these tragedies."
    -Barack Hussein Obama

  52. [52] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats, the time to work with Trump is now
    https://nypost.com/2019/08/06/democrats-the-time-to-work-with-trump-is-now/

    Democrats would rather see a THOUSAND mass shootings than EVER work with President Trump....

    #sad

  53. [53] 
    Michale wrote:

    Over nearly two decades, several Israeli leaders offered peace terms that included a Palestinian state. The offers were rejected, a rain of Arab rockets and terror attacks followed and across the Israeli political spectrum, there was one reaction: We don’t have a partner for peace.

    President Trump knows the feeling.

    His remarks following the horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton hit all the right notes. He forcefully condemned bigotry and white supremacy and touted measures aimed at flagging potential mass murderers before they get guns.

    “Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul,” he said, and later: “Open wounds cannot heal if we are divided. We must seek real, bipartisan solutions.”

    The result: Democrats branded Trump a racist — Joe Biden even invoked the KKK — and many insisted that the president was to blame for the turmoil in American society. Not one offered to meet him halfway on guns, background checks, the internet, video games or mental health.

    Sadly, this is today's Democrat Party.. :eyeroll:

  54. [54] 
    Michale wrote:

    More to the point, are the mass shootings horrible enough that something finally gets done?

    Trump clearly signaled he’s ready to make a deal, and Dems should take him up on it while the outrage and grief are fresh and the public is paying attention.

    My guess is they won’t. For one thing, the center of gravity in the party has shifted so far left that the 2020 candidates are having trouble keeping up with the latest “woke” demands.

    Debate questions that reflect traditional centrist positions about criminal justice, health care and spending are denounced as “Republican talking points.” Anything Trump would support would be denounced as criminally deficient.

    Congressional Dems are no better. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are afraid to negotiate with the president, lest they be chased out of town for collaborating with the enemy.

    Schumer is especially disappointing. Soon after the election, he talked of making deals with his pal Donald and, for his trouble, got midnight demonstrations outside his Brooklyn apartment. “F–k Chuck,” the mob cleverly shouted, and he folded and joined the resistance.

    Democrats are going to be the big losers in all of this..

    And there are more than a couple people in here who realize this..

  55. [55] 
    Michale wrote:

    Pelosi’s game of playing footsie with the impeachment caucus has achieved nothing except to encourage the wing nuts that she is waiting for the dam to break so she can give her approval. Meanwhile, time passes and House Dems appear ready to go to voters in 2020 with nothing to show for their two-year control except proof that they really, really hate the president of the United States.

    As of Tuesday, the tally from El Paso and Dayton stood at 31 dead and 51 injured. Grief and shock are everywhere as fear and anger spread from sea to shining sea.

    If now is not the time for Washington to come together, when would be?

    Sadly, probably not ever....

  56. [56] 
    Michale wrote:

    The El Paso scumbag shooter worried about a LOT of things, according to his manifesto..

    His worries about immigration was a small part of the manifesto.. And yes.. It's possible that President Trump might have influenced such thoughts.

    But the much larger part of the manifesto proves said scumbag was worried about many MANY other things..

    Automation causing job losses.. He openly supported UBI... He railed against oil drilling and fracking.. He was hysterical about college debt.. Was a recycling nazi... Groused on and on about sustainability.. And, of course, culling the herd to save the environment...

    ALL of these concepts are borne of DEMOCRAT rhetoric...

    We already know that the Dayton scumbag shooter was AntiFa and a Warren supporter...

    Once we dig past the surface, we find that the El Paso scumbag had a LOT more in common with Democrats than he had with President Trump...

    "These are the facts of the case. And they are undisputed."
    -Captain Smilin' Jack Ross, A FEW GOOD MEN

  57. [57] 
    Michale wrote:

    Universal's 'The Hunt' that satirizes killing of 'deplorables' slammed online, called 'beyond sick' and 'disturbing'
    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/universal-pictures-the-hunt-killing-deplorables-slammed-beyond-stick-disturbing

    Remind me again how it's the Democrat Party who is all about peace and love and tolerance??

    I seem to have forgotten, what with all the FACTS to the contrary.... :eyeroll:

  58. [58] 
    Paula wrote:

    #MoscowMitch has the power to deal with gun violence - Blotus doesn't since he does what Putin & Steven Miller tell him. But a Blotus veto could be overridden.

  59. [59] 
    Paula wrote:

    Oops, that is Stephen Miller.

  60. [60] 
    Patrick wrote:

    It was a warm & wonderful visit. Tremendous enthusiasm & even Love. Then I saw failed Presidential Candidate (0%) Sherrod Brown....

    What an f'n asshole, He goes there to show support and winds up calling people names.

  61. [61] 
    Patrick wrote:

    Repubs want to focus on mental health issues. Last time I checked, racism, bigotry and white supremacy were not mental health issues.

  62. [62] 
    Michale wrote:

    @Patrick,

    What an f'n asshole, He goes there to show support and winds up calling people names.

    Oh fuck you, you dipshit moron..

    YOU people have been calling President Trump names all fucking week..

    NOW you whine and bitch because he responds in kind??

    Fuck you, dipshit..

  63. [63] 
    Michale wrote:

    Last time I checked, racism, bigotry and white supremacy were not mental health issues.

    Dayton Shooter...

    'nuff said..

    You want to ignore the shooter that was a Democrat...

    Why is that?

    Because you don't really care about the victims of mass shootings unless you can pin it on President Trump..

    What a low-life piece of shit you are..

  64. [64] 
    Patrick wrote:

    Trump Follows Call For Unity After Shootings With Week Of Attacks.
    President Obama sang “Amazing Grace.” President Trump hurled insults at just about everyone.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-unity-shootings-twitter_n_5d4c2403e4b09e7297425896

    This clown is a total embarrassment to our country.

  65. [65] 
    Paula wrote:

    [59] Patrick: Yep, there was no question Blotus would turn his visits into vehicles for self-aggrandizing. He went to Dayton & El Paso purely to try to change the narrative from "no one wants him to come" and no doubt the deplorables will buy it, but no one else will.

  66. [66] 
    Michale wrote:

    President Obama sang “Amazing Grace.” President Trump hurled insults at just about everyone.

    Factually NOT accurate..

    But what do you expect from Huffpoop and a piece of shit like Patrick..

    This clown is a total embarrassment to our country.

    Yes, Obama was...

    But fortunately we have President Trump now.. Fixing all of Odumbo's mistakes..

  67. [67] 
    Michale wrote:

    It was Democrats who were protesting and attacking the GOP and President Trump during the visits to grieving families and friends..

    Typical Democrat scumbags.. Can't wait to use dead bodies as Party bludgeons..

    Disgusting, the whole lot of them..

    And ya'all STILL ignore the Warren supporter and AntiFa terrorist who killed 9 in Dayton..

    Patrick, I bet you even cheered on the scumbag who tried to kill Republicans at baseball practice, didn't you..

    What a low-life waste of skin you are...

  68. [68] 
    Patrick wrote:

    Oh gee...I almost forgot. The only thing repubs can fall back on is the baseball shooting. Is that all you got?

  69. [69] 
    Michale wrote:

    Oh gee...I almost forgot. The only thing repubs can fall back on is the baseball shooting. Is that all you got?

    I don't NEED any more... Low life scum like you CHEERED the baseball shooter.. Since you don't deny, that makes it factually accurate.

    I ALSO have the Dayton shooter who was a Warren supporter AND an antifa follower..

    The El Paso shooter??

    Had a LOT more in common with Democrats than he had with President Trump and Trump supporters.

    All these are FACTS..

    That YOU ignore because you have no response to them, other than more bigoted bullshit..

  70. [70] 
    Michale wrote:

    According to Democrats, if one doesn't condemn something loudly and constantly, then that means that one SUPPORTS the actions..

    None (NEN) of ya'all have condemned the baseball practice shooting...

    NONE of ya'all have condemned the Dayton antifa terrorist attack..

    NONE of ya'all have condemned the Tacoma antifa terrorist attack..

    NONE of ya'all have condemned antifa at all.

    By YA'ALL'S own definition, that means ya'all support antifa terrorists and ya'all support mass shooters as long as they are Democrats..

    The facts are clear...

  71. [71] 
    Michale wrote:

    And Patrick runs away.... :eyeroll:

  72. [72] 
    Michale wrote:

    Dr. Alveda King pushes back on Beto, others on left: 'President Trump is not a racist'
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/alveda-king-beto-orourke-trump-not-racist

    According to Democrat morons, Dr Alveda King, whose uncle is Dr Martin Luther King...

    According to ya'all, Dr King is a racist...

    ANOTHER fact that you lusers (NEN) can't address..

    ALL these facts and you are totally stymied...

    No wonder ya'all are PWNED....

  73. [73] 
    Kick wrote:

    Paula
    3

    Yep.

  74. [74] 
    Kick wrote:

    Paula
    7

    This!

    He doesn't like being called #MoscowMitch.

    It hits too close to the bone deep corruption.

  75. [75] 
    Michale wrote:

    He doesn't like being called #MoscowMitch.

    Facts to support??

    No???

    Figgers...

  76. [76] 
    Balthasar wrote:

    NONE of ya'all have condemned the Dayton antifa terrorist attack..

    Proof that Dayton was antiFa?

    And proof that Moscow Mitch hates these nicknames is readily available.

  77. [77] 
    Kick wrote:

    Patrick
    59

    What an f'n asshole, He goes there to show support and winds up calling people names.

    Yep.

    Their news conference after I left for El Paso was a fraud. It bore no resemblance to what took place with those incredible people that I was so lucky to meet and spend time with. They were all amazing! ~ Donald Trump

    So what were Brown and Whaley's statements that "misrepresented" that hospital visit in Dayton?

    He was received well by the patients, as you'd expect. They're hurting. He was comforting. He did the right things and Melania did the right things. And it's his job in part to comfort people. I'm glad he did it in those hospital rooms. ~ Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown,

    *

    I think the victims and the first responders were grateful that the President of the United States came to Dayton. ~ Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

    First, Trump wants to be the victim on a day he's supposed to be comforting actual victims. He's whining yet again like a fucking toddler and seeking attention for himself and his own pathetic ego. Second, how far up his own ass does Trump's head have to be to cry like a baby about people "misrepresenting" his hospital visit when they said nice things? Imbecile!

  78. [78] 
    Patrick wrote:

    ‘Moscow Mitch’ merchandise sales top $200,000 in 48 hours

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/moscow-mitch-merchandise-sales-top-200000-in-48-hours-kentucky-dems-say

    OK I repent. There is a God. And this is from foxnews.

  79. [79] 
    Kick wrote:

    Monmouth poll in Iowa puts Andrew Yang at 2% support and officially qualifies him for the third debate in Houston.

  80. [80] 
    Patrick wrote:

    The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. News coverage has got to start being fair, balanced and unbiased, or these terrible problems will only get worse!

    — Donald J. Trump August 5, 2019

    Someone should remind him Fox News dropped "Fair and Balanced" 2 years ago.

  81. [81] 
    Kick wrote:

    Patrick
    77

    I know, right!?

    Ordered these for my bar:

    https://store.kydemocrats.org/moscow-mitch-moscow-mule-mug/

  82. [82] 
    Patrick wrote:

    Thanks Kick, I did'nt see those. Now I got a new coffee cup.

  83. [83] 
    Kick wrote:

    Patrick
    81

    Heh. :)

  84. [84] 
    Kick wrote:

    Patrick
    79

    The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. News coverage has got to start being fair, balanced and unbiased, or these terrible problems will only get worse! ~ Donald J. Trump August 5, 2019

    Someone should remind him Fox News dropped "Fair and Balanced" 2 years ago.

    Someone should also inform the inveterate imbecile that this presidential endorsement of the idea that words can contribute to "anger and rage" and can cause "terrible problems" applies equally if not more so to the language of the President of the United States.

    Thanks for the admission of culpability, Chump!

  85. [85] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Michael

    As a former LEO and former military member (US Air Force & US Army), you have my complete loyalty and support.

    How perfect that you’d lie about being former law enforcement in your letter to Trump! One liar to another, huh?

  86. [86] 
    Chris Weigant wrote:

    Some more info on debate qualifying (short answer: dsws was right about state polls):

    http://www.chrisweigant.com/2019/08/06/post-debate-polling-trickles-in-and-our-new-contest/#comment-142043

    -CW

  87. [87] 
    Michale wrote:

    Proof that Dayton was antiFa?

    It's already been posted.

    And, since ya'all didn't refute it, that means it's factually accurate..

    Ya'all's rules..

    And proof that Moscow Mitch hates these nicknames is readily available.

    Then you don't have ANY problem posting it, right???

    :eyeroll: moron

  88. [88] 
    Michale wrote:

    @Cockholster

    How perfect that you’d lie about being former law enforcement in your letter to Trump! One liar to another, huh?

    Any facts to support I am lying??

    Of course not..

    Figgers..

    What can you expect from a cockholster.. :eyeroll: moron..

  89. [89] 
    Michale wrote:

    dsws was right. State polls (the ones the DNC officially approves of) do count. Yang has now qualified for the third debate. More info from the article on others:

    So, what you are saying is I was right when I posted a few days ago that Yang qualifies..

    I'll take it.. :D

  90. [90] 
    Kick wrote:

    Russ
    84

    As a former LEO and former military member (US Air Force & US Army), you have my complete loyalty and support. ~ Michael

    Love, Your Trump Cock Holstering Cultist Whore

    How perfect that you’d lie about being former law enforcement in your letter to Trump! One liar to another, huh?

    A letter to Trump?! I would wager that Michael didn't reveal that he's a confessed criminal and all that other criminal activity that landed him in Shithole. I would also wager he'd sign a real letter to Trump with his fake name.

    Hey, Russ, do you know any LEO who is stupid enough to believe that changing the spelling of their first name by simple transposition of letters would conceal their identity enough to post it all over a forum? *laughs*

    Or an LEO who would post the names of his wife, children, and grandchildren all over an archived forum?

    I could go on, but you get the idea. :)

  91. [91] 
    Michale wrote:

    @Daddy's Little Cockholster,

    Someone should also inform the inveterate imbecile that this presidential endorsement of the idea that words can contribute to "anger and rage" and can cause "terrible problems" applies equally if not more so to the language of the President of the United States.

    Thanks for the admission of culpability, Chump!

    "I've just collapsed it into about a dozen comments now that I've invoked "HIDDEN" and relegated it to its proper place of invisibility. Be gone! And so it is."
    -Victoria, Daddy's Little CockHolster

    Once again, Victoria is proven to be a liar..

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA

  92. [92] 
    Michale wrote:

    Love, Your Trump Cock Holstering Cultist Whore

    As opposed to you being Daddy's little cockholster???

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Oh...

    I thought you were blocking me, crack whore???

    "I've just collapsed it into about a dozen comments now that I've invoked "HIDDEN" and relegated it to its proper place of invisibility. Be gone! And so it is."
    -Victoria, Daddy's Little CockHolster

    Once again, Daddy' Little CockHolster is proven to be a liar... :D

    Or an LEO who would post the names of his wife, children, and grandchildren all over an archived forum?

    Or that a crack whore prostitute would attack a man grandchildren because she disagrees with him politically..

    Of the two, it's YOU who comes out looking like a total scumbag and waste of skin..

    Seriously, Victoria.. Why don't you eat a bullet.. You would make your family SO much happier if you just ended your life...

    Oh that's right.. Yer afraid of guns.. Go jump in front of a train or off a building.. Everyone in this world would be better off if you just ended your life..

    Go for it.. It's the best thing you can do for your family...

  93. [93] 
    Patrick wrote:

    ListenWYH - 84

    How perfect that you’d lie about being former law enforcement in your letter to Trump! One liar to another, huh?

    Is this a joke? Did he really send a kiss ass letter to his best buddy.

    Maybe I have not been paying attention. But then I dont spend 20 hours a day here like our LEO.

  94. [94] 
    Kick wrote:

    Patrick
    92

    Is this a joke? Did he really send a kiss ass letter to his best buddy.

    So I heard from a post by Russ. I think the so-called "LEO" and "investigator" has failed to factor in the fact that Donald Trump has no use for criminals like Mike the admitted criminal and jailbird.

    Maybe I have not been paying attention. But then I dont spend 20 hours a day here like our LEO.

    I'll add you to the growing list of posters here that read the fake cop's shit purely for comic relief and nothing more. Welcome, Patrick! :)

  95. [95] 
    Patrick wrote:

    I equate it to Fiorello LaGuardia reading the comics over the radio in 1945.

    It must have made listeners laugh back then. Reading his comic posts make me laugh now.

  96. [96] 
    Michale wrote:

    I just love how ya'all "ignore" me.. :D

    Once again, ya'all prove how I live rent free in ya'all's head..

    Ya'all can't argue the facts so you attack the person.

    AND the person's kids and grandkids.

    What a bunch of lusers..

  97. [97] 
    Michale wrote:

    How perfect that you’d lie about being former law enforcement in your letter to Trump! One liar to another, huh?

    How perfect that you would make threats of real life violence and then run away like the pussy you are..

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  98. [98] 
    Michale wrote:

    The concern isn't limited to Iowa. Recent interviews with dozens of Democrats in other early-voting states registered a fresh anxiety among the most diligent deciders: If Democrats don't start to figure things out soon, they could give President Donald Trump the upper hand.

    Once again... Democrats are dancing to President Trump's tune.. :D

  99. [99] 
    Michale wrote:

    Latest Biden blunder: ‘Poor kids’ are just as bright as ‘white kids’
    https://nypost.com/2019/08/08/latest-biden-blunder-poor-kids-are-just-as-bright-as-white-kids/

    Yea.. Biden has a shot at the nominee!!! :D

    Joshua, still waiting to hear from ya.. :D

  100. [100] 
    Michale wrote:

    “We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it,” Biden said at the event, according to video of his remarks.

    “Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids,” he added.

    Biden almost immediately went into damage control mode, quickly adding: “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”

    But President Trump’s campaign quickly seized on the tongue slip, with his “rapid response director” Andrew Clark tweeting out a video clip of the remark.

    “Yikes…have fun mitigating that one,” he tweeted.

    Yea, I actually feel sorry for Biden..

    But his Trump hate overrode his common sense.. He has no one to blame but himself...

  101. [101] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yo!!! Stat-Boi!!!

    Where ya been!!! My stats are getting stale.. You were supposed to keep all the Michale-Obsessed group up to date with my posting stats...

    Get with the program, son....

  102. [102] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden walked out of the Democratic primary debates last week red-faced after he accidentally told donors to “go to Joe 30330” when he meant to tell them to “text JOE to 30330? to donate.

    On Monday, the befuddled 76-year-old bungled the locations of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings when he expressed sympathy for the “tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before.”

    Poor Biden.. He's running on fumes...

  103. [103] 
    Michale wrote:

    Epstein also had longstanding ties with Richardson. The former governor, DNC chairman, and presidential candidate—who also served as President Clinton’s Energy Secretary and UN Ambassador in the late ’90s—was reportedly a guest of honor at Jeffrey Epstein’s secluded Zorro Ranch outside of Stanley, New Mexico, and appears in Epstein’s “little black book” of contacts. Giuffre has previously claimed that Epstein transported her to New Mexico as his underage “sex slave.”

    Richardson returned $50,000 in campaign donations from Epstein after the financier’s 2007 plea deal in Florida.

    The former governor has been hit by scandal before. In 2011, he was under investigation by a federal grand jury for possible campaign finance violations for allegedly giving a woman $250,000 in hush money after she threatened him with a sexual harassment suit. (The investigation was closed without any charges.) And in 2009, Richardson withdrew from a Cabinet appointment as President Obama’s Commerce Secretary over allegations of a pay-to-play donor scandal, though he was never charged.

    Another politician accused by Giuffre is George Mitchell, the former Democratic leader of the Senate and Bill Clinton’s Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (and later President Obama’s envoy to the Middle East). Mitchell built a renowned legacy as a statesman. In a 2003 profile of Epstein for Vanity Fair, the former Senator and Army counterintelligence officer praised Epstein: “He has supported some philanthropic projects of mine and organized a fund-raiser for me once. I would certainly call him a friend and a supporter.” The feeling was mutual, with Epstein regarding Mitchell as “the world’s greatest negotiator.”
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-unsealed-documents-name-powerful-men-in-sex-ring

    Looks like Democrats are up to their eyeballs with Jeffery Epstein connections..

    I wish I could say it was surprising, but it's really not..

  104. [104] 
    Michale wrote:

    Man wrongly outed as Trump donor by Castro, forced to go over 'situational awareness' with wife, kids
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/man-wrongly-outed-trump-donor-joaquin-castro

    Remind me again how peaceful and tolerant Democrats are???

    I seem to have forgotten what with all the FACTS to the contrary...

  105. [105] 
    Michale wrote:

    A San Antonio man was wrongly outed on Twitter as a donor to President Trump by Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro and said Friday the incident forced him to review emergency plans with his wife and three children.

    Harper Huddleston said on "Fox & Friends" that his name appeared on Castro's list instead of the name of his retired father, who contributed to the Trump campaign. He said the mix-up was because they share the same first name, but have different middle names, though his father does not go by the name Harper.

    Huddleston said he supports Trump and has contributed in the past to the mayoral campaign of Castro's brother, Julian, who is now running for president. He said he was glad to have received the negative attention instead of his father, but explained that he was forced to go over emergency plans with his wife and three children.

    "We convened together as a family and talked about situational awareness, exit strategy, avoiding and exiting conflict, talked about staying low and close to home and just being at our very highest senses," said Huddleston.

    Considering the disgusting attacks my children and grandchildren have had to endure from scumbag Democrats in here, I feel for the guy...

    If he's smart, he will be carrying and endeavor to take out any threats to his family's well-being..

    As I am....

  106. [106] 
    Michale wrote:

    "Moms, dads, retirees and to associate these people with those types of claims is just wrong," he said, arguing that he believes Castro's actions will actually motivate the president's supporters.

    "All this does is galvanize the interest and reinvigorate making America great again," said Huddleston.

    Yep.. Every time a scumbag Democrats does something moronic and heinous like this, a thousand new Trump voters are created...

  107. [107] 
    Michale wrote:

    Black Guns Matter founder Maj Toure on Fox Nation: Gun-free zones 'do not work'
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/black-guns-matter-maj-toure-gun-free-zones-do-not-work

    Gun Free Zones are "soft targets".. They might as well advertise We're Friendly To Mass Shooters.. Come On In and Massacre Everyone!!

  108. [108] 
    Michale wrote:

    In Fox Nation's latest episode of "The Liberty File," Judge Andrew Napolitano sat down with Black Guns Matter founder Maj Toure, and former NYC Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik to discuss gun violence and the Second Amendment, following the two mass shootings that tragically took 31 lives last weekend.

    Discussing the shooting in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, the guests said they were surprised to learn that Walmart, currently the largest seller of handguns and firearms in the country, is actually a "gun-free zone" for customers.

    I pretty much ignore any NO GUNS ALLOWED signs. Unless it has the force of law behind it or I am in a location that has armed personnel to handle threats, I am carrying.

    As El Paso proved, Wal Mart does NOT have adequate security personnel to handle threats...

    I always carry in WalMart...

  109. [109] 
    Michale wrote:
  110. [110] 
    Michale wrote:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/cartoons/images/2019/08/08/gary_varvel_gary_varvel_for_aug_08_2019_5_.jpg

    Fundraising before the bodies of El Paso and Dayton are even cold..

    Disgusting does not do it justice...

  111. [111] 
    Michale wrote:

    Yo!! Stat boi!!! You keeping up!!????

    BBBWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  112. [112] 
    nypoet22 wrote:

    @m,

    do i still think gun control was the wrong discussion for the sandy hook shooting? sure i do. adam lanza was severely mentally disturbed, and the guns he used were not his. at least in that case, mental health care and correcting the reagan era de-institutionalization of the severely mentally ill is definitely more relevant.

    the more recent tragedies i'm not sure about, as i don't have enough information to make a reasoned judgment. as i also said back then, it's still a worthwhile discussion to have. should gun owners be held responsible for carelessly granting access to their mentally ill relatives? should insurance be required to cover the damages that result from such oversights? damned if i know the answer, but i know we shouldn't stop asking the questions.

    JL

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