Same Old Song, Same Faithless Chorus [And Open Thread]

President Trump should get himself a dog.

We all know how this ends.

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  • Scalia

    He’s falling into the, “I want the press to say good things about me,” abyss. His base will abandon him in droves if he guts his stance on immigration.

    • I’m willing to give him more rope. He may yet fashion a lasso and herd the establishment types. He may tie himself a noose for his own use. While I’d prefer to see the former, I’ve no dog in that fight.

      • yetanotherjohn

        He continues to succeed brilliantly on the reason I voted for him … he’s not Hillary. Everything else is just gravy and sometimes the gravy gets lumpy.

        What surprises me is how long the dems took to come up with the idea that if they suck up to him, they are more likely to coop him than if they keep yelling how he is evil incarnate.

  • WHO’S THE BUSTER

    Yeah, send those teenagers and twenty somethings back to where they came from; yeah that makes sense. But, they arrived as two year olds fifteen years ago, may not speak a language other than English and have no familiarity with their “native” country? Tough. Don’t many of them have good jobs and pay taxes, but are ineligible for many benefits? Tough. Aren’t they the embodiment of the American dream? Sure, but they are criminals, they came to this country illegally when they were toddlers.

    If it turns out if Trump has a semblance of a heart his base will abandon him. Plus he is hanging out with, yikes, Democrats. Despite having control of the White House, both houses and the Supreme Court, it is still the fault of the pesky Democrats.

    • Illegal actions have legal consequences. Go tell it to Kate Steinle’s family.

    • jim_m

      Statistically, these people are not college students, they are unskilled, low wage earners.

      Compared with the general population, dreamers are not especially highly skilled. A recent survey for several pro-dreamer groups, with participants recruited by those groups, found that while most dreamers are not in school, the vast majority work. But their median hourly wage is only $15.34, meaning that many are competing with hard-pressed lower-skilled Americans.

      So say again why we need to take people who are parasites on our nation and contribute little to no benefit for our citizens, while taking jobs from real Americans? Oh yeah, left wing slave owners want to exploit brown skinned people.

    • jim_m

      They are illegally here as adolescents and as adults. The crime of being an illegal alien is one they commit anew each and every moment they remain in this country. It is not just something that happens when they are babies. At some point they become aware that they are breaking the law and they are then responsible to do something about it. They are still morally culpable for staying here.

    • Scalia

      Yeah, and what should we do with those who crossed the border illegally as adults? You want them to stay too, right? It’s “heartless” to make “undocumented immigrants” go back to their country, right?

      Your pontifications ring hollow, Buster. If you’re not just pretending for the sake of political advantage, then please tell us what our immigration laws should be.

    • McG

      And whose fault was any of it? Faithless “leaders” who decided to shrug off the rule of law for the adulation of Democrats, the media, and trolls like you.

      And now Trump, as many skeptics feared, seems to be going down that same road. You should be happy: America continues to be dismantled for the sake of teh feeeeelz.

      Get thee behind us.

    • Jwb10001

      Which other laws should we turn our backs on? Any that favor your political side I assume.

  • Wild_Willie

    President Trump knows very well Schumer and Pelosi are snakes. I don’t know what the plan is but I am sure he is leading them to think they know what’s going on and what’s going to happen. Trump to me is always a few steps ahead of the competition. On top of all that, Trump knows Schumer since he was a representative. A snake will always be a snake. He knows this.

    • jim_m

      IDK. I suspect the reason Trump’s response has been so muted is that he really was ready to make a deal with Schumer and Pelosi and still is. If their claims that he was making a deal on DACA and giving up on the wall weren’t true he would be excoriating them on Twitter. But he’s not.

      • Retired military

        Maybe the game is not to get Schumer and Pelosi to coorperate but to make Ryan and McConnell look so ineffective (Not hard to do) they may actually do what they are supposed to do.

        • jim_m

          I think that McConnell and Ryan are so afraid that Trump is going to derail the DC gravy train that they are willing to give the dems the House and Senate and have Trump impeached on whatever bogus excuse the dems can cook up.

          • Retired military

            I AGREE!!!!

      • Wild_Willie

        He has done this before. He knows his base very well and will take care of them.

        • Scalia

          I hope you’re right, but this doesn’t look good at all.

        • jim_m

          He is not ideologically grounded, so his calculus is based solely on personal gain. Since he no longer sees profit in working with the GOPe, he is now turning to the dems. If he thinks that he will get a better deal from them he will switch in a heartbeat. You could see the first President to win the Presidency twice, once for each party.

          • WHO’S THE BUSTER

            I am sorry, he is yours.

          • jim_m

            I’ll bet you are sorry that he is ours.

          • WHO’S THE BUSTER

            I am sorry he is either.

            I would prefer he stayed in his former career as a huckster. Hopefully he will return to that job.

          • Had you stopped with “I am sorry.” No one here would have done anything but agree with you. Meanwhile feel free to point out my endorsement of candidate Trump or nominee Trump…

  • Retired military

    Should have included a picture of RINO Ryan and Mitch the Bitch McCuckold McConnell.

  • pennywit

    1) Donald Trump is not Emperor Caesar. He is president, elected by the people to an office that is limited by the Constitution and that he holds for a limited duration. Neither elected nor appointed officials owe him the kind of loyalty expected by a monarch.

    2) President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders should not be and are not long-term political allies. They are political players who can find mutual advantage by working with each other on an ad-hoc basis — which is how our government is supposed to work.

    • Retired military

      “d mutual advantage by working with each other on an ad-hoc basis -”

      Democratic politicians consider working with each other as republicans completely caving on everything and giving the democrats what they want.

    • Scalia

      Gaius Julius Caesar was never an emperor; he was elected dictator—holding specified powers and was limited in scope. Within the scope of his powers, his authority was nearly absolute, but he was in not an emperor. Octavian (Augustus) was Rome’s first emperor.

      Moreover, Rome’s numerous civil wars demonstrate the necessity of political alliances, so the metaphor holds for any situation wherein one person’s or group’s friendliness masks the intent to kill.

    • WHO’S THE BUSTER

      It appears, at times, that Trump prefers fealty, rather than loyalty.

      • jim_m

        Fealty, n: Faithfulness; allegiance. See synonyms at Fidelity

        Loyalty, n: The act or state of being loyal,. See synonyms at Fidelity.

        Who’s The Buster, n: Imbecile, Dumbass. See synonyms at Moron.

        • WHO’S THE BUSTER

          Fealty: a feudal tenant’s or vassal’s sworn loyalty to a lord.

          https://www.bing.com/search?q=fealty&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSPG

          As to the last comment; I do not recall ever making a personal remark that disparages you or your character and I will continue to follow this pattern.

          • We warned you that you would not like the new rules…

          • WHO’S THE BUSTER

            “We warned you that you would not like the new rules…”

            I have no idea what you are referring to with that comment.

          • jim_m

            Of course you don’t. That would require actually reading and comprehending the comments of other people here on the blog for the last year or so. We have pointed out multiple times that reading comprehension is something that eludes the left.

          • We believe you. Which has everything to do with our assessment of your reading comprehension and retention and nothing whatsoever to do with our assessment of your honesty.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71adf1cb8f66d81a0da972eea7241638e1c6a2a73f6297a6fb080192ecea4522.jpg

          • jim_m

            The sworn oath is simply an oath of loyalty. Your criticism is ill phrased and founded ultimately in your ignorance of language.

            I wasn’t insulting you. I was simply posting an accurate description of your mental capacity. You could disagree with that, but it appears you lack the faculties to mount a cogent defense.

  • WHO’S THE BUSTER

    The Vietnam series starts tonight on PBS. Everyone in government should be required to watch all of the episodes. The first five minutes offered sage advice, that a mistake was made and five Presidents from both parties couldn’t admit it was a massive error.

    • jim_m

      The problem is that people will not agree on what that mistake was. The left believes that it was opposing communism, that American involvement was an attempt at colonialism and imperialism and that it was motivated by racism. The right believes that opposing communism was correct (evidence the genocide that followed our defeat) and that the mistake was allowing politicians to sap the will of the military. The latter is a lesson that our country has still not learned.

      • Indeed. Both Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan were won militarily and then pissed away by the dhimmocrats.