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  1. This idiot was our President! This fool is the leading Republican to be our President again! This clown doesn't know sixth grade civics! This one will be hard to believe. What is even harder to believe is this former President thinks it is smart to make such moronic statements. In his mind, he is making headlines. He sure is. The Washington Post reports, "In his first TV appearance since a court-authorized search of his Florida home last month, Donald Trump reasserted Wednesday that any documents taken from the White House to Mar-a-Lago were declassified while he was in office, adding that a president can carry that out “even by thinking about it.” “There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity. Prosecutors have said that about 100 of the documents taken from Mar-a-Lago were marked classified, including some labeled top secret. “If you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified,” the former president added. Again, this man was our President, elected with the aid of Vladimir Putin, Russia's dictator. He is strongly supported on the grassroots level by largely rural voters with limited education. They will remain unaware of what Trump said because their idea of relevant news is the Farm Report.
  2. Trump loses again, and his hand-picked federal judge got her hands slapped because she was foolish enough to get involved in a national security matter to help Trump. CNN reports, "A federal appeals court is allowing the Justice Department to continue looking at documents marked as classified that were seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and resort. "The emergency intervention upends a trial judge’s order over those documents that had blocked federal investigators’ work on the documents, and is a strong rebuke of the Trump team’s attempt to suggest without evidence that materials were somehow declassified. "The ruling was issued by a three-judge panel of the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals – two of whom were nominated by Trump. "Those records – which prosecutors have said contain highly sensitive national security information – are at the heart of the criminal investigation into the mishandling of federal records after the Trump presidency. Concern over them was a major factor that prompted the Justice Department and a court to authorize the unprecedented search of the former President’s home. "Altogether, the 29-page opinion was a major boost to the arguments the Justice Department has made throughout the dispute over the Mar-a-Lago documents, while undermining several claims that Trump had made (and supported by his judge) about the materials the FBI seized." “It is self-evident that the public has a strong interest in ensuring that the storage of the classified records did not result in ‘exceptionally grave damage to the national security,’” the three-judge panel stated. “Ascertaining that necessarily involves reviewing the documents, determining who had access to them and when, and deciding which (if any) sources or methods are compromised.” By undermining the DOJ and its national security responsibilities, Judge Cannon did not agree with that supposition. Hence, the rebuke.
  3. Are Republicans ceding the election to the Democrats?

    Sometimes it seems that way.

    Donald Trump is the leader of the Republican Party, and those running for office in November have sought his endorsement. The qualifier is, they must affirm that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.

    CNN reports, "Donald Trump needs you to know that Republican candidates don’t just like him, they love him. And they need him. Badly.

    "At a rally on Saturday night for Ohio GOP Senate nominee J.D. Vance, Trump made sure the crowd knew that Vance was subservient to him – big time.

    “J.D. is kissing my ass he wants my support so bad,” Trump said.

    "Trump was reacting to a New York Times story that reported Vance had not actually invited Trump to campaign with him in the state. Instead, Trump’s team had simply told Vance that they would be coming to Ohio for a rally.

    "Trump’s campaign stops have always been, primarily, about Trump. You can tell that by the amount of time he spends talking about himself versus how much time he spends talking about the candidate for whom he is ostensibly campaigning."

    It's not just Trump.

    Dean Obeidallah writes, "Some leading Republicans gave Americans a master class on extremism this past week by repeatedly reminding us about the threat they pose to our freedoms and our democracy.

    "Examples of this extremism run the gamut: From two majority-Republican states imposing draconian abortion bans, to voters picking an election denier to be New Hampshire’s GOP nominee for the US Senate, to GOP governors cruelly treating Latino human beings as anything but, to former President Donald Trump’s ominous warning about “big problems” the country will face if he is indicted.

    "After imposing new bans on practically all abortions, Republicans in Indiana and West Virginia are saying that a woman’s uterus effectively becomes the property of the state from the moment of conception.

    "Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are trying to one-up each other with their callous shuttling of Latino migrants to distant blue state locales to score political points."

    Then there is the former Republican President issuing a threat to the American people, stating that if he is charged with any crimes over keeping classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home after leaving the White House, “I think you’d have problems in this country the likes of which perhaps we’ve never seen before.”

    Obeidallah continued, "Election denier Dan Bolduc captured the New Hampshire GOP nomination for the US Senate in Tuesday’s primary. After the primary, Bolduc dropped his election denialism, making a conveniently timed realization that after having “done a lot of research” on the matter, “unfortunately, President (Joe) Biden is the legitimate president."

    The Republican Party is expected to win control of Congress in November. If that happens we Americans deserve whatever happens to us.

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    2. Sandy Shanks

      Sandy Shanks

      Where is the link so I can provide a new article? I can't find it.

    3. sharkman


      I’m not sure what you are asking for, perhaps it’s this:


      If you go to that link, you are in American Federal Politics.  You can start a new topic or post your opinions in any of the existing ones.

    4. Greg


      As sharkman stated, just go to the US Federal Politics forum, and then click Start new topic.

      See attached screenshot: 


  4. I may be new here, but I am not new to writing. I am the author of two books, and I enjoyed being a political columnist for over twelve years.

    I am 79 years old, and I live with my darling wife in SoCal.

    I am a registered Independent, the conservative kind.

    My hobby -- writing. I enjoy researching and writing about politics and events that affect our lives.

    1. DogOnPorch


      Welcome to you.

    2. Army Guy

      Army Guy

      Welcome to the forum, 

      Living in SoCal , i thought California was a liberal as you could get, even worse than our liberals 


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