The evening of the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, mere days after multiple assassination attempts and two murders, Donald Trump tweeted about the Dodgers/Red Sox game.

What kind of leader talks baseball while fellow Americans mourn? Were he the head of a company, it would be unacceptable. He would be held accountable for what happens on his watch.

Trump "is" responsible. He advertises with lies and insults. He sells violence with a vocabulary of vulgarities. He razzle-dazzles his customers with chants of "lock her up." He promotes a politician who body slams a journalist. He labels the press "The Enemy of the People." He points to Democrats and brands them evil. He manufactures Mexican and Muslim boogeymen. He proclaims "some very fine people on both sides" in Charlottesville, though one of those sides was a group of white nationalists.

A white man mails bombs to Trump’s personal targets. Another murders a black man and woman at Kroger. Another kills 11 Jews in the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Trump is complicit in these acts of violence. His words are the bullets and bombs. He cannot separate himself from the consequences of his dangerous words. He’s America’s boss.

How 'bout them Dodgers?

Kathleen Sukiennik

Galveston

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Carlos Ponce

Kathleen, you are totally wrong. Should we blame Liberal rhetoric for the shooting of a Republican congressman practicing for a charity baseball game? No, only the lunatic gunman is to blame. But before shooting he asked if they were Democrat or Republican.
Trying to blame the president for the shooting of a Jewish congregation is ridiculous. President Trump's daughter, son in law and grandchildren are of the Jewish faith. Even if they were not, blaming Donald Trump would be totally off base.
I wonder why the Galveston County Daily News would should to run such a hate filled Letter to the Editor days after an editorial calling for civility. This letter is anything but civil. It is divisive and totally without merit.

Carlos Ponce

"He razzle-dazzles his customers with chants of 'lock her up.'" That comes not from him but from the people.
"He promotes a politician who body slams a journalist." The reporter Ben Jacobs shoved a phone into Congressman Greg Gianforte's face. Greg Gianforte then tries to remove the phone from his face by grabbing his wrist. BOTH fall to the ground. Gianforte apologized, Jacobs accepted. Gianforte is elected. All move on - except Kathleen and a few Liberal zealots.
"He labels the press 'The Enemy of the People'." No he does not. He calls FAKE NEWS the enemy of the people. Trump likes the press.
"He points to Democrats and brands them evil." The incivility of certain members of the Democrat Party are far from saintly.
"He manufactures Mexican and Muslim boogeymen." He's telling the truth. They are not manufactured. Some ILLEGALS from Mexico are rapists, murderers, criminals. And those few members of the Muslim faith who commit acts of terrorism should be called out. Does this apply to ALL Mexicans, ALL Muslims? No it never has. Only the bad hombres. "And some, I suppose are good people."
"He proclaims 'some very fine people on both sides' in Charlottesville, though one of those sides was a group of white nationalists." This is political rhetoric. There were TWO sides on removing the statues from the park. Those against removal included HISTORICAL PRESERVATIONISTS. He is referring to them, not the white nationalists. I want the Confederate Heroes statue in front of the old Galveston County Courthouse kept. I am not a "white nationalist". There were good and bad on both sides of the debate.
Kathleen should seek a truthful news source. The one she uses is misleading her with political rhetoric, lies and obfuscations.

George Caros

You mean like fake news oh I mean fox news the Russian channel

Carlos Ponce

No George. It is apparent you have no earthly idea what is on FOX news if you call it "the Russia channel".
You remind me of a lady with whom I spoke while in line to vote last week. She was lambasting Rush Limbaugh.
Me: Oh, so you listen to Rush Limbaugh.
Her: No, I would NEVER do that!
Me: So you're commenting on his show without ever listening to it. That's like reviewing a movie without ever seeing it. Would that be fair?
Her: Yes, it is fair.
I bet George Caros is one of those die hard Liberals who does not view FOX News yet feels he can comment on content. Admit it George, you never watch it. Well, it's a free country. I'll give your comment all the attention it is due - or really, NOT due.

Reid Nelson

Carlos, I have found that those most apt to criticize Fox News are the ones whose experience with that news channel is limited to the 30 second sound bites by their fake news channel of choice.

George Croix

You must understand, actual opinion forming requires effort and time and actual observation - better to have your opinion given to you to parrot....
Sqwaaakkkk.... Fox News............
Now, CNN...there's a REAL news source.....where they call 'white men the greatest terror threat in the nation' and ask 'what to do about that'.....

Can't fix that, either....

Emile Pope

So, what is the greatest terror threat in this nation? Just asking...

Bailey Jones

I think the president is right on this one - these (latest) acts of political terrorism are the result of the "fake news" media. Which news media has been parroting Trumps fear mongering and demonizing of immigrants and refugees? Which news media echoes his denouncements of black football players and "low IQ" black politicians? Which news media wraps itself in Trumps flag of "nationalism" against the wink "globalists" wink? It's not CNN. It's not MSNBC. They have their own issues and biases to be sure - but this political terrorism lies squarely at the feet of the conservative media. Trump asks for unity - I'll give him that. But unity in America means, and has always meant, uniting behind our common values and our common humanity, even while we will always disagree about how conservative or liberal, or progressive, or libertarian we want our country to be. Trump cannot understand this type of unity. The only unity he understands is unity behind Trump. Obama understood it. As did Bush, and Reagan, and every other president in the modern era. They understood it because they understood what America was about. They understood American history and the purpose and function of American politics. You never heard any previous president call his opposition "evil, very bad people". You never heard any previous president call an unfriendly press "the enemy of the people". And what is to be done to evil people? What is to be done with the enemies of the people?

Carlos Ponce

"Which news media has been parroting Trumps fear mongering and demonizing of immigrants and refugees?"
No "fear mongering" - just preparation for ILLEGALS.
The so called "refugees" were offered asylum and jobs in MEXICO. A few accepted, most did not.
Interviews with the alleged "refugees" indicate many were in the US before and were deported. Deported for "immigration status"? No. For attempted murder and other crimes committed in the US. Wanting better wages or even a job is NOT a legitimate reason for seeking asylum in this country or anywhere else. They are being tutored to say the right things to get into this country.
" You never heard any previous president call an unfriendly press 'the enemy of the people' ". Not in those exact words but examine the words expressed by Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Harry Truman about the press and the message is the same. By the way the "press" is not the enemy of the people. FAKE NEWS is. Get your facts straight. Trump sees a free and HONEST press as necessary for this or any country.

Michael Byrd

I can just envision Kathleen writing this opinion. The room is dark except for the light green glow of her computer screen reflecting on her angry and contorted face, turned a bright red born of bitterness and frustration; veins bulging in her forehead. So many visions in her head, she struggles with how best to convert her visions to words. In one of her visions, she sees herself robed in pure white, seated on the throne of judgement looking down as she declares the error of the ways of those she considers beneath her. Her fingers trembling as each keystroke conveys her hatred and vitriol towards her president for so many wrongs, some true, some half-truth, but most imagined. One might even see tiny droplets of spittle launched from her lips emanating from the angry sea of froth in her mouth as she subconsciously and silently voices the words she is writing. All the while, feeling a complete and utter sense of moral authority and superiority over those she criticizes.

During all of this, she has forgotten one thing.....

Six more years baby!!!!!!!!!!!

Paula Flinn

You are assuming and imagining too much. Many of us are tired of #45 and disillusioned by him. The man tells too many lies and is not civil.

Michael Byrd

As opposed to what, the DNC herd of sheep? You need to get a grip on reality.

Paula Flinn

The reality is that he is President. He chooses to say and do the things he says and does. I don’t have to agree with him or approve of him. That is for his “herd of sheep” to do—blindlessly agree with him and follow him.

Carlos Ponce

"The reality is that he is President. He chooses to say and do the things he says and does. I don’t have to agree with him or approve of him. That is for his “herd of sheep” to do—blindlessly agree with him and follow him."
I said that about Obama.

Carlos Ponce

"Many of us are tired of #45 and disillusioned by him." You are entitled to your opinion. Many of us think he's doing a GREAT job.
Are you willing to give up the low unemployment rates, lower taxes just because you don't like him?
And Paula, Ted Cruz has initiated a "fix" into getting you the money you are entitled to under Social Security. No more penalty for also receiving TRS. Without Cruz and the Republican majority, no "fix".

Kathleen Sukiennik

Michael, You are a really terrific writer. Your create such a compelling image, with all your wonderful descriptive words, it almost makes me wish it really was me! Who I actually am doesn't matter, and I won't bore you with the details you don't know about me. However, I am a writer and I genuinely appreciate and am in awe of your fabulous imagination and your ability to translate your images into words.. May we meet someday under different circumstances.

Emile Pope

I dare say that he may up to the status of "mediocre". Perhaps in a few years he may graduate up to making a complete paragraph that needs indentation. We can only hope...

Joel Martin

Damn Michael, now that's funny.

Victor Krc

It was a dark and stormy night....

Very good.

Paul Hyatt

IMHO GCDN is just as responsible for spreading and fanning the flames of this hotly contested election and the hate that the left is causing. Why do I think that? When they posted this hate filed letter and others yo get the idea of where they stand and that is with all of the MSM who are hate filled against Pres. Trump and all of its supporters...

Jim Forsythe

In the summer of 2016, Nikki Haley warned that if Republican candidate Donald Trump did not change his rhetoric, the consequences could be deadly.
“I know what that rhetoric can do,” Haley told the Associated Press weeks before the anniversary of a racially driven massacre at an African American church in her home state of South Carolina. “I saw it happen.”
Questioned about her comments, Haley’s office said that she “fully stands by her remarks from 2016 and believes to this day that divisive rhetoric is dangerous“

“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” Graham told CNN in late 2015, after Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.

“Who the f knows? I mean, really, who knows how much the Japs will pay for Manhattan property these days?” Trump said referring to Japanese people during a January 1989 Time magazine profile.

He’s a Mexican,” Trump told CNN of Curiel. “We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe.”
“Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a reaction to Trump’s comments"

At a November campaign rally in Alabama, Trump supporters physically attacked an African-American protester after the man began chanting “Black lives matter.” Video of the incident shows the assailants kicking the man after he has already fallen to the ground.
The following day, Trump implied that the attackers were justified.
“Maybe [the protester] should have been roughed up,” he mused. “It was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”

At a campaign appearance in California in June, Trump boasted that he had a black supporter in the crowd, saying “look at my African American over here.”

“The protesters are not blameless,” Rubio said, adding of Trump, “This is a man who in rallies has told his supporters to basically beat up the people who are in the crowd and he’ll pay their legal fees.”“The protesters are not blameless,” Rubio said, adding of Trump, “This is a man who in rallies has told his supporters to basically beat up the people who are in the crowd and he’ll pay their legal fees.”

Carlos Ponce

Apparently some don't recognize political rhetoric for what it is.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, None of the quotes are not true. What Trump said about himself , is true.
I guess you do not believe what Republicans say.
Nikki Haley gave the response to the State of the Union address and are you going to say , she is not telling the truth? She represented the Republican Party and she is using political rhetoric?
If so, why was she speaking when even a member of her party does not believe her?
Or is she telling the truth?
"South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley gave the Republican Party's response to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address on Tuesday, and her speech included implied criticism of Donald Trump. "During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices," Haley said. "We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country." In an interview with NBC's "Today" on Wednesday, Haley specified that Trump, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, was one of the "angriest voices" that she condemned."

Carlos Ponce

Look at the WHOLE picture, Jim. Nikki Haley was appointed UN ambassador by Trump. She served well. At the announcement of her resignation in a joint press conference with President Trump, she was asked if she would run for president in 2020. No, she said, she would be campaigning for Donald Trump's re-election. The quotes you cited were just political rhetoric. Don't be gullible, Jim.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos:
You are saying that once a person declares they are running, that nothing they say should be believed because they are not telling the truth?
You are saying that Nikki Haley was not telling the truth when she gave the Republican response?
You can not have it both ways, either she was telling the truth or she was not!

Carlos Ponce

I surmise you still don't have a grasp on what political rhetoric is. You still see things as either completely true or completely false. That is not the nature of political rhetoric.

Jim Forsythe

You can not have it both ways, either she was telling the truth or she was not!

Carlos Ponce

So sad that Jim Forsythe has no concept of political rhetoric. Don't worry, Grasshopper. One day with study it may come to you. Then again, maybe not.

Jim Forsythe

Not telling the truth is OK, if you are a person that is the political arena. This is what you think?
So you are OK with Nikki Haley not telling the truth?
Maybe she was telling the truth.

Carlos Ponce

Take your time Grasshopper. The longest trek starts with a few small steps. One day you will arrive at enlightenment.[beam]

George Croix

Yet, Trumps plain language has yet to get 4 American's killed who did NOT have to die if given the help they'd requested...repeatedly.....
No, the smooth talker did gets to bear that one...
Personally, I don't like Trump as a person, but DO give credit for calling a spade a spade, instead of dancing around everything and unable to speak without focus group input.....
Or, is 'the largest inauguration crowd in history' REALLY anything compared to "If you like your doctor/plan, you can keep your doctor/plan'...
That pretty much sums up other comparisons, too, imo....
It WAS a hoot listening to the ex-Pres. a couple days ago talking about how dangerous lying to the folks can be......voice of experience....
Mr. Pot said to Mr. Kettle...

Carlos Ponce

Jim is quoting from another of Sean Sullivan's articles from WAPO. But he leaves out certain parts.
"This week, Haley, the Trump administration’s ambassador to the United Nations, spoke out after another mass killing, at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Her message: Don’t blame the president."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/republicans-who-warned-about-trumps-words-in-2016-decline-to-fault-him-now/2018/10/30/b03edeac-dc5a-11e8-85df-7a6b4d25cfbb_story.html?utm_term=.e3eb33d5ece5

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, did she say these things about Trump, including when she was giving the "Republican Party's response to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address , and her speech included implied criticism of Donald Trump"?
If she is not telling the truth why was she on the national stage for the Republicans?
The next time I listen to Republican Party's response, should I consider all of it political rhetoric ( non truth)?

Carlos did she say these things? Yes or no!

Carlos Ponce

Jim, yes she did say those things but like the blind men and the elephant you fail to see the whole picture. It's obvious the concept of political rhetoric is beyond your comprehension. Sad.[sad]

Jim Forsythe

Carlos:
You are saying that once a person declares they are running, that nothing they say should be believed because they are not telling the truth?
You are saying that Nikki Haley was not telling the truth when she gave the Republican response?
You can not have it both ways, either she was telling the truth or she was not!

George Croix

She 'evolved', Jim.
Sound familiar....[beam][beam][beam]

Jim Forsythe

I do not think she has changed her mind.
October 30, 2018
"Questioned about her comments, Haley's office said Tuesday that she "fully stands by her remarks from 2016 and believes to this day that divisive rhetoric is dangerous. But as she noted in her tweet, casting partisan blame in the midst of a tragedy does not help ease anyone's pain - it only adds more pain and is itself divisive and dangerous."

George Croix

Jim, one DOES NOT have to like who they work for, but if they DO agree to work for them, they have to make some effort to separate their personal opinions from their business opinions.
Just like we did..............
I don't know a single person...none...who likes everything about anybody.........
Perhaps I simply haven't met that person who claims they do, yet.....

George Croix

'Progressive' projection - nothing new about that.....

This article reads like complaining about a splinter in a finger while encouraging your pet tiger to eat your neighbor(s)......

Gary Miller

Trump wants Progressives punished. Best way is to vote against them. Loosing elections is why they are so angry. Lets keep them angry. Vote to keep America moving forward. Vote Republican to help Americas minorities achieve the American dream. Election after election Progressives promised equality for America's minorities then after getting elected by minority votes they kept them in the plantation. Since 2016 Trump and Republicans have opened the plantation gates and helped a flood out into succesful society.

Kelly Naschke

Well said Gary Miller.

George Croix

Gary, those minorities, and it's NOT all of them, many, many actually can differentiate between forest and trees, grousing about Trump evidently never REALLY wanted opportunities and jobs, because they NOW have them in numbers HIGHEST IN HISTORY of this country's records keeping, but still P&M.....
You don't LIKE somebody, so you'd rather have less from someone who smiles all the time, including right after announcing the beheading of an American citizen b y the 'JV'....
Well, good luck fixing that.............

Emile Pope

Interesting this keen insight about "those minorities". And how they can decide what is and what isn't important to "those minorities" based upon circumstances he knows nothing about. I hear Omarosa's old job is still open. Still time to put in an application and share your informed opinion with the world...

Don Schlessinger

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Dedrick Johnson

Kathleen... you are spot on with this op-ed. I can't see one lie you told. Everything can be confirmed with audio and/or video. But his blind sheep followers will continue to point the finger at others.

Trump would do good to attend a leadership academy. A real one. Not a fake one like the University he had or the way he defines the media because they are critical of his demeanor, responses, and leadership.

People will say he is an attention whore. He is a pompous person. He is this or that. I can only say what he is not. HE IS NOT A CREDIBLE LEADER at all. But we have to deal with him because of the mistakes many people made at the polls. In 2020 ... if God allows us to make it that far..... we will fix that embarrassing, costly, mistake.

George Croix

It was 'the video' that made Trump do it.
But, if you like your video, you can keep your video.....

Credible leadership......funny stuff.....

Ask the millions who now have jobs about Trump's credibility, and the businessmen who can re-invest in America again.
Unless one wants to be a dependent of the government, in which case, the last guy in the office, the food stamp and unemployment check President, was perfect.....

Carlos Ponce

Dedrick posts, " I can't see one lie you told."
I am reminded of the line fro "everything is Beautiful":
"There is none so blind as he who will not see...."

George Croix

Routinely bashing the Police like the last Pres. did, and even inviting the vile BLM TO the White House after they'd called for killing Police, and GOT dead cops from it, wasn't 'vile'.....??
I'm thinking DEAD is a LOT more vile than unhappy...........
The assault/harassment, like the current leftist 'leaders' OPENLY, REPEATEDLY call for, also seems to be missing from the Hate Trump narrative....
Projection...very 'progressive'....and the mainstay of the deranged 'resistance'....

Anyway, barring a miracle, Nancy will be Speaker as of next Wednesday, then watch the fur fly..........I look forward to having the question answered: "Impeach for WHAT?"......but then, a base that routinely doesn't even know how the government works, what Congress is, doesn't care about little details....imo..... like, well, the laws.....

Victor Krc

Even IF the House goes to the demo-gogues it is very likely that the Republicans will still have a solid control of the Senate. So Trump can still repair the Judiciary with his appointments, Chucky Schumer to the contrary notwithstanding.[tongue]

Victor Krc

Speaking about political rhetoric, does anyone have any thoughts as to why the democrats have not said anything lately about impeaching Trump and Kavanaugh? At least I have not heard anything about it lately.
The know that if they do they will hurt themselves in this election. If they try that shenanigan they will not be successful and will insure Trump's reelection in 2020.
Also, did y'all know that Claire McCaskill is running political ads in Missouri claiming that she isn't "one of those crazy democrats". How about that for rhetoric.

Carlos Ponce

Interesting article from thee American Thinker:
"[Cesar] Sayoc Accusation Doesn't Pass the Smell Test"
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/10/sayoc_accusation_doesnt_pass_the_smell_test.html
Among observations:
"Why does Cesar Sayoc, the alleged “MAGABomber”, follow mainly liberals on Twitter and have a van covered in brand new pro-President Donald Trump stickers? It's as if he isn’t a supporter and wants it pinned on the president."
and
"Cesar Sayoc -- the alleged mail bomber -- had Trump stickers all over his vehicle. But on Twitter, he only follows 32 people -- many of whom are left-wingers like Lina Dunham, Barack Obama and Jimmy Kimmel. What gives?"
"Indeed, what gives? Before we haul down the false flag, it might be worth trying to answer that question. It just doesn’t make sense, but maybe Sayoc is a few fries short of a happy meal and logic does not apply. Logic will certainly not apply to Trump critics who are already blaming for Sayoc’s actions a resident of the White House one celebrity has thought of blowing up, whose severed head replica has been held up by another celebrity, whom a top Hollywood actor would like to punch in the face as another notes that it has been a long time since an actor assassinated a President. Toxic atmosphere and toxic rhetoric indeed."

Ron Shelby

Trump is absolutely responsible. And it started even further back when Newt Gingrich was first elected to Congress and began undermining "statesman" like legislative conduct. Instead, he turned it into a "three ring circus" pitting groups against each other. See this month's Atlantic magazine article interviewing him. He's incredibly open about it, what he intended to do, and very proud that its turned into what it is today. Sad.

Carlos Ponce

Atlantic magazine used to be a fine publication. But I question their current veracity and credibility. I would question anything from them as Liberal bias.
And Ron, the "three ring circus" involving National politics has been around for centuries. You cannot deny that, nor would our Founding Fathers.

George Croix

So, then Obama was absolutely responsible for the deaths of Policemen called for by the vile BLM because HE routinely and openly accused Police of brutality, racism, and even murder? That and his incessant race baiting also then caused the national divide to re-widen there?
Can't have one without the other.........

Emile Pope

First, what you wrote was false. Second, because things were going so well before? I remember the love shown by the republicans to President Obama when he was elected and how they pledged to work with him to help solve the country's problems. Not the party that on inauguration night made a pact to oppose everything he tried even if they supported it before and blame him for the obstruction. Yes, I remember it well...

Carlos Ponce

You must be growing old, Emile. Your memory isn't working well.
There was no "pact" inauguration night. Just political pep talk given by McConnell. But when you examine the successful legislation in 2009 passed by bi-partisan margins.
January 29, 2009: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, House 250-177 Senate 61-36
February 4, 2009: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (SCHIP), House 290-138, Senate 66-32
February 17, 2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), House 244–188, Senate 61-36
March 11, 2009: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, House 245-178, Senate Voice Vote
March 30, 2009: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, House 394-13 Senate 77-20, House with Senate Amendment 285-140
April 21, 2009: Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, House 279–149, Senate 79-19
May 20, 2009: Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, House 338-52, Senate Unanimous Consent
May 20, 2009: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, House 234-191, Senate 91-5
May 22, 2009: Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, House 411-0, Senate 95-0
May 22, 2009: Credit CARD Act of 2009, House 357-70, Senate 90-5
June 22, 2009: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, House 307–97, Senate 79-17
June 24, 2009: Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 including the Car Allowance Rebate System (Cash for Clunkers), House 368-60, Senate 86-3
October 28, 2009: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, including the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, House 281 - 146 , Senate 68 - 29.
November 6, 2009: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, House 403-12, Senate 98-0
Senate make-up 56 Democrats, 42 Republicans
House 255 Democrats, 179 Republicans

Emile Pope

Total, total garbage. What you fail to mention is that through 2009, the republicans did not have enough votes in the senate to block any legislation from being passed. They needed 40 votes and only had 39. The second Scott Brown took office in 2010 and the republicans had 40 votes, everything stopped. Tell us of how many bills were passed after that? Nothing but one vote changed and everything came to a screeching halt because the republicans were able to obstruct everything and did. Another false argument supported with evidence based on nothing...

Carlos Ponce

Emile must have been poor in math as well as government and history. Look at the numbers. Most were passed with Republican votes. And not all Democrats voted according to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid's dictates.

George Croix

First, no what I wrote is factual. Because I didn't act 'stupidly' or presume innocence...or guilt.... based on race...repeatedly..... And, because i can read from more places than left wing web sites, evidently.....
Your simple assertion, rather than proof as false, because you can't, is noted. Care for a second chance? WHAT was false...?
SOME Republicans said they'd oppose everything Obama did....AFTER, as you've conveniently left out, Obama told them flat out, at their first face to face meeting post-election, when Repubs were trying to tell him some of their ideas, that, quote "We won!" This followed by almost every speech made denigrating ALL who opposed his agenda.....and now, today, whining like a little girl about the same being done....
Care to deny that, too???
Paul Harvey would say, "And THAT's the Rest of the Story".....and, so will I......

Emile Pope

As I wrote before, garbage. The measures would have passed because the republicans didn't have the votes to stop them whether they wanted to or not. But the second they got the one vote to stop anything from passing, they stopped everything from passing. How many bipartisan measures passed once Scott Brown got to the senate? The republicans stopped anything from being passed.

Carlos Ponce

"The republicans stopped anything from being passed."
Check the math, Emile. With only 56 Democrat Senatorial votes possible they needed bi-partisan support to reach the magic number of 60. There two only TWO Independents. The other votes must be REPUBLICAN.

George Croix

So, you DO speak French, Pope...........with a fixation on trash...
And, as always, can't do what you demand of others....
[whistling]
Problem with your historical revisionism, is the PURPOSE of representative democracy was immediately discounted by your soon-to-be failure ex-President..."We Won." That pretty much eliminated any effort to consider other opinions or bills, and near daily demonizing made sure no further effort would be made. Pres. "Nobel Prize for What he Might Do" never made any effort - and now, like I said, he tries to glom onto Pres. Trumps HUGE economic successes of historical proportions, for ALL CITIZENS, even you, Pope, not just those like Trump, which is certainly UNLIKE Obama's incessant baiting and targeted giveaways. Guess that 'magic wand' that Obama said would be needed to do so was found by pres. Trump, huh....????
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