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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/02/2018 06:42 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/02/2018 06:42 PM
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Presidential Weekly Address on "The Resistance"

Washington, DC...Presidential Weekly Address on "The Resistance"






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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-02 19:15:31   By: Anonymous
 
Hum deedee-deedee-hua hua


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    Hum deedee-deedee-hua hua
    Posted on: 2018-06-02 19:22:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Weiner dog races!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-02 21:20:11   By: Anonymous
 
what the hell is he talking about. he complains that senate democrats are blocking his nominees. but 70% of the openings available for presidential appointment have not even received a nomination. in the meantime trump's own white house is losing senior staffers faster than he can fill them. great smoke screen and pure BS on the part of donald j trump....LOSER in CHIEF

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-02 22:40:56   By: Anonymous
     
    ^ Mother has always made a really crappy bowl of chili.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-03 07:28:57   By: Anonymous
 
Nostradamus look who still in OFFICE

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-03 08:22:14   By: Anonymous
 
Such an immoral, unethical human being. He says one thing and the next week claims he didn't while all is on video or Tweets. I don't understand how so many continue to give him a pass.

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    Re: Pass?
    Posted on: 2018-06-03 08:31:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Can't understand how you libs gave Obama so many passes for 8 years. At least President Trump loves this country and even with the resistance is getting things done to MAGA! You blind democrats wouldn't know success if it hit you in the face! Sure, if Hillary had been elected she and Kim could have exchanged pantsuits and who knows where the talks could have gone. I'm sure the coffers at the Clinton Foundation would be filling fast. Losers!!!

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      Re: Pass?
      Posted on: 2018-06-03 08:37:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Is the offer cash for clunkers still on?

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      Re: Pass?
      Posted on: 2018-06-03 09:39:06   By: Anonymous
       
      If Felonia von Pantsuit had won the election the US Treasury would be renamed the Clinton Foundation.

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        Ignores Constitution, Laws
        Posted on: 2018-06-03 10:14:25   By: Anonymous
         
        How some can condone the words, actions of this illegitimate pResident is beyond comprehension.
        The Republican party is now the tRump party with all it's illegalities, and lies, now tRump says he can't be indited.
        He believes he is above the law, and the Republicans thru the stolen election are all in with this criminal administration.

        This administration is illegitimate because of the Republican schemes to steal elections.
        Clinton won the popular vote and in the battle ground states of Mi, Wi, Pa.
        The same scheme was seen in these states- the ballots show down ballot votes, but none for president.

        According to Michigan election officials, the 70,000 ballots were counted in down-ballot voting, but it could not be determined whom those 70,000 voters had selected for president. So the votes were tossed out. Had Clinton received those 70,000 votes, she would have won the state of Michigan hands down.

        When the recount was ordered shut-down, those (probably largely black) votes were, metaphorically speaking, flushed down the toilet and there is no longer a legal means to have them reviewed by human eyes and counted by hand. Without recounts in other states, we have no way of knowing if other large urban areas, where black people tend to reside, had a big pool of votes discarded because the voting machine allegedly could not determine who the voter intended to select.

        http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/national-party-news/311099-skeptical-70000-black-voters-abstained-from

        tRump "won" Mi by 11,000 votes, easily if the 70,000 votes were tallied Clinton would of won.
        In Wi, and Pa, Interstate crosscheck was used to deny tens of thousands of legal minority voters their vote.

        In Pa, in Black precincts, the lines were long, and most voting machines were broken, this is another way that democratic voters were denied their vote.

        Clearly we have another illegitimate president.
        In 2000, and 2004, bush 'won" by using a felons list in 2000, and in 2004, the infamous server switch gave a midnight "win 'to bush, another illegitimate administration.

        The Republicans steal elections, it's the only way they can achieve power, then to continue the transfer of wealth to the 1%.

        American democracy is a charade.
        America is an oligarchy, not democracy.

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          Re: Ignores Constitution, Laws
          Posted on: 2018-06-03 10:35:38   By: Anonymous
           
          Ok , one more time. The United States is not a democracy. I know you are shocked. The U.S. is a Representative Republic. It was set up that way to prevent “ Mob Rule” . Close that Mother Jones or Salon tab and look it up. The government run education system has not in the past, and is currently not educating students with useful fact based curriculum. This is by design and Commiefornia is the best example. Please secede.

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            Re: Ignores Constitution, Laws
            Posted on: 2018-06-03 11:01:11   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump can pardon himself. Maybe all people in prison around the world should pardon themselves

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              Re: Ignores Constitution, Laws
              Posted on: 2018-06-03 11:06:09   By: Anonymous
               
              He wrote don jrs bs excuse for the Russian meeting at trump Tower. His administration said many times, don jr wrote it. Lying, never stops with this so called president

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                Representive Democracy
                Posted on: 2018-06-03 12:24:58   By: Anonymous
                 

                Q:
                What Countries Have a Representative Democracy?
                A:
                Quick Answer

                Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are some of the countries that utilize representative democracies either wholly or in part. A representative democracy is a system of government in which representatives are elected to serve terms in office as representatives of their constituents. Continue Reading

                https://www.reference.com/government-politics/countries-representative-democracy-b3f7ec56d1153890

                We are supposed to have free, fair elections, this part of our government now is so corrupted that only can a landslide such as Obama had can over come the 12 Republican schemes to steal elections- 2000, 2004, 2016.


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                  Re: Representive Democracy
                  Posted on: 2018-06-03 16:09:03   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Sorry, Liberals, But America Is Not A Democracy, And It’s Better That Way

                  Our republic is democratic in that it is controlled by public opinion, but our Constitution requires patience and persistence for the people to express that opinion through elections.

                  By Clifford Humphrey
                  February 7, 2018

                  It is no secret that the United States is a severely divided nation. In fact, division seems to be one thing that unites Americans today. Across the country, citizens disagree on kneeling, bathrooms, guns, and free speech. Californians are so divided they are actually considering splitting up their beloved republic into three separate states.

                  The important question on matters of disagreement is: Who gets to settle these differences? The answer, of course, is “We the people,” but we are disagreeing more and more about what that phrase even means. This disagreement is based in part on the fundamental distinction between a democracy and a republic.

                  Our Founders did not believe that the people have a right to enact whatever laws the majority necessarily want, but, rather, that the people have a right to enact whatever laws the people as a whole think are just. That higher aspiration requires deliberation, but also time. The name the Founders most often gave to this form of government was “republic.”

                  Today people frequently misunderstand what a republic is and often conflate it with a simple democracy. So let’s reexamine the answer in the U.S. Constitution to the perennial question of “Who should rule?”
                  ‘Whoever Can Change Opinion Can Change Government’

                  Abraham Lincoln noted that “Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.” Public opinion, as we know, is changeable. Since the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey, liberals are claiming that the people have spoken and that these elections represent a nation-wide rejection of President Trump.

                  Only time will tell how correct such predictions prove, but their faith in the legitimacy of elections, at least, is encouraging. Where was this faith, however, the day after Trump was elected? Many were convinced that that election was unjust and that Hillary was the rightful winner. Riots broke out to the chant of “She got more votes!” betraying either insolence toward or ignorance of the Electoral College.

                  After the presidential election, the chairman of the Democratic National Convention, Tom Perez, actually asserted that the Electoral College is not in the Constitution, even though it is. These claims are shocking because the Electoral College is not just another issue that divides Americans. It is part of the very means by which we settle our divisions.

                  One aspiring writer for The New York Times summed up these liberal discontents by declaring that because Trump did not win the popular vote “We have entered a period of minority rule.” She correctly notes that most of the Democratic voters today are condensed in the country’s largest cities. Because the Electoral College collects votes from across the country through popular elections of whole states, occasionally the collective votes of those states outnumber those with the more populated urban centers. Her indictment: we are an “undemocratic” country.

                  The Times author notes that “Conservatives are often unmoved by complaints that our system is undemocratic, arguing that America was intended not as a democracy but a republic.” Then she declares, “But if this was true at the founding, it’s probably not how most Americans understand their country today, when ‘undemocratic’ is considered a political epithet” (my emphasis).

                  In short, she claims the majority of Americans think we should consider the United States a democracy whenever a minority of citizens decide the presidential vote. Never mind that this minority represents more than 80 percent of the counties in this country.
                  The Slow Democracy Movement

                  But let’s consider that argument. We are so used to referring to our system of government as a democracy that the term “republic” is now little understood. Fortunately, James Madison wrote a clear definition of the American understanding of the term: “We may define a republic to be … a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people; and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behaviour.”

                  Thus, a republic’s defining feature is democratic consent of the people. We see that feature in the direct election of representatives and senators, but institutions guided by the indirect will of the people—like the appointment of Supreme Court justices and the presidential election through the Electoral College—are equally republican.

                  In a republic, the people are indeed sovereign and the majority have the democratic right to speak for the whole. But our Founders wisely limited the use of that democratic right with republican institutions in order to protect the people from “the tyranny of their own passions.” Precisely because of these limitations, the people are able to express their sovereignty in their most reasonable capacity.

                  Thus our republic is democratic in that it is controlled by public opinion, but our Constitution requires patience and persistence for the people to express that opinion through elections. By filtering the people’s judgment through elections over time, the Founders established a republic that would allow the people’s best beliefs about what is just—not their immediate impulses for what they want—to guide the government. Such a deliberative process is best described as republican, not “undemocratic.”
                  Hard Questions about Justice We Can’t Avoid

                  One would think that Trump’s election would have taught even the most ardent proponents of simple democracy to appreciate that our Constitution requires significant time and continuous electoral victories to effect substantial change. If, however, republican institutions like the Electoral College continue to be condemned as undemocratic, then how much longer will the country even be satisfied with having only two senators from each state, regardless of population? Perhaps we should take it all the way and let China and India have proportional representation in the United Nations.

                  These discussions necessarily lead to hard questions about justice, but we cannot avoid them. If the urban-rural divide deepens further, and if the majority of citizens eventually lose faith in the prudence of our republican institutions, then we have a very big problem on our hands.

                  But it can be avoided. To do that we must recommit to agreeing with Lincoln that not a simple numerical but “A constitutional majority is the only true sovereign of a free people,” and we must heed his warning that “Whoever rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarchy or to despotism.”

                  Clifford Humphrey is a Georgia native currently living in Michigan where he is a PhD student at the Van Andel School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College. His interests include the American founding, federalism, and political philosophy.

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                    Re: Representive Democracy
                    Posted on: 2018-06-03 16:54:37   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Your opinion, that's ok. The majority believe Constitutionally The US is a Representative Democracy.

                    It's like law- the conservative interpretation, then the liberal, they differ.
                    Factions dictate philosophy.
                    One is for the people, the other all for me.
                    The law can be a vehicle for social betterment- health care, police. fire protection.
                    It depends on who is handling policy priorities,
                    Conservative- let the rich have it.
                    Liberal, all should benefit from a society, as all are needed to have a society.

                    AS we see, the 1% stole an election and know no bounds of social, moral, or legal restraints.

                    It's all for the 1% until the music stops with the illegitimate pResident we are suffering under, and the earth is suffering with the backward policies of more coal, nuclear, and opposition to the future - clean renewal energy.
                    More pollution, and cancer. His choice, your leader tRump.
                    Sad

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                      We Are There, Tyranny- Republicans ?
                      Posted on: 2018-06-03 17:05:09   By: Anonymous
                       


                      President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer made the bold claim that even if the president committed murder he still could not be indicted for his crime.

                      Giuliani argued that Trump’s constitutional powers were so broad he could do anything he wanted and still evade an indictment.

                      How long did it take? we are there.

                      It's a clear choice- tRump tyranny, or the laws of The US.

                      Where are Republicans ? During Nixon's illegalities , they chose country over the oligarchy, or their own interests.

                      The Republicans helped in Nixon's resignation. It took both political parties to save the country.

                      It is time again for people who believe in justice and the rule of law to stand up to the forces of tyranny.

                      tRump believes he is above the law.


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                        Re: We care more about actions not words
                        Posted on: 2018-06-03 17:38:12   By: Anonymous
                         
                        President Trump is Winning and real American Patriots approve him.

                        Friday, June 01, 2018
                        The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.


                        Other Most recent polls for President Donald Trump:
                        Polling group Date Approval
                        Rasmussen Reports May 7–9, 2018 48%
                        Ipsos/Reuters May 3–7, 2018 44%
                        CBS News May 3–6, 2018 40%
                        Gallup Poll May 7 –13, 2018 43%

                        Making America Great Again.

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                      Re: Representive Democracy
                      Posted on: 2018-06-03 18:33:12   By: Anonymous
                       
                      One doesn’t “believe Constitutionally “ , it is the document that sets the standards whether you believe it or not.

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                        Re: Representive Democracy
                        Posted on: 2018-06-03 18:58:41   By: Anonymous
                         
                        Interpretation of law, or the Constitution , there are 'interpretations".
                        There are Conservative, and Liberal 'interpretations" , the SCOTUS shows this in their rulings- the majority decisions now are from Conservative justices, as the court is packed by denial of justice replacement by Sen. McConnel.

                        If you deny there are political faction "interpretations" of the law, this discussion is over, as that is an indisputable fact.

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                          Re: Representive Democracy
                          Posted on: 2018-06-03 19:50:43   By: Anonymous
                           
                          pull my finger..

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          Re: Ignores Constitution, Laws
          Posted on: 2018-06-03 21:36:27   By: Anonymous
           
          You are the only one that is Illegitimate. Did you ever study US History? YOU Trump haters only take up oxygen....get lost...Move to Switzerland (pure democracy) Idiot

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            Re: Ignores Constitution, Laws
            Posted on: 2018-06-04 17:56:13   By: Anonymous
             
            You are wrong. Trump and the lying is telling Americans he his guilty as hell. Impeachment is way overdue.

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