July 22, 2019

Trump tweets a tweet to get the week started.

87 comments:

Mike Sylwester said...

That's our President Trump!

wendybar said...

He's not wrong.

Mike Sylwester said...

Rashida Tlaib physically removed from 2016 Trump event screaming 'you guys are crazy!'

Video Resurfaces of Tlaib Screaming, Interrupting Trump at a 2016 Speech

M Jordan said...

This is the only avenue open for the conservative argument: exaggerated, cartoonish, reverse-race-baiting. Dems took away real argument when they went to “Shut up,” they explain. Trump’s the only R smart enough to have figured out to counter this.

Bay Area Guy said...

Anything untrue about the words in the tweet?

I'm not a big fan of calling folks "racist," particularly when there were once real racists out there like Bull Connor, Robert Byrd and the KKK.

But I think in modern America, there are more false charges of racism, than true charges.

The Jihad Squad has been falsely accusing Trump of racism, so in the spirit of the game, Trump is allowed to return the favor.

Regardless of what one thinks of Trump, you must concede that unlike Romney and McCain, Trump fights back and wins. Whether he will win a second term, though, remains to be seen.

Lucid-Ideas said...

If you want to know what the future looks like, imagine a hijabed fake-refugee brother-fucker bigamist spouting fake platitudes and calling you racist and islamophoe while jew-baiting, forever.

- Orville Geordwell, "2019"

n.n said...

once great Democrat Party

That's a controversial hypothesis, which deserves one, two, three, perhaps four Asses.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Truth.

Watch the left and the d-hack press go nuts...

n.n said...

Diversity or color judgment including racism, sometimes euphemistically labeled as "identity politics".

Marcus said...

Keep it up, Mr. President. You have successfully nailed the Democrat Party to this group of Foul Imbeciles.

THEOLDMAN

Hagar said...

To get the week started ...

"They" are going to have to do something about Iran's piracies in the Strait of Hormuz, or there will be trouble about every international shipping strait around the world.

I don't know what, but they cannot let Iran get away with this.

Lucid-Ideas said...

"The once great Democratic Party..."

There was a time in the not-so-distant past where a person like Omar - regardless of the information that has recently come to light - would've sent every reasonable American citizen with an IQ larger than 60 fleeing to any candidate that WAS NOT her.

Quite literally isolated, forgotten, abandoned, and likely indicted on any or all of the various malfeasances attributed to her....which of course might still happen.

But the past is as much an 'undiscovered country' as the future is. Those people cheering her on ARE NOT my countrymen and women. Period. They have abandoned the only thing I thought they might've had left, a sense of disgust, which they don't.

Omar is the face behind the mask. The face of a 'will to power' unmasked and revealed in all it's revulsion. The face of the 'ends justifies the means'. In no other alternate reality does this person have a role in the country except to either be denied entry or thrown in jail for faking things needed to gain entry.

But they cheer her because she's a foil to attack Trump. That is what we call hitting rock bottom but keep digging....

Roy Jacobsen said...

One point of disagreement with that tweet: "So bad for our Country!"

Not necessarily. If it causes people to become aware of what the Democrat Party has become (indeed, what it has been for a while but has been mostly successful in hiding), then ultimately, good for our country.

Kind of like realizing that one should not be gasping for breath after climbing a flight of stairs and finally, actually DOING SOMETHING to lose fat and build strength.

Fernandistein said...

But I think in modern America, there are more false charges of racism, than true charges.

The actual, real, serious, government sponsored racism is almost entirely ignored by the MSM despite costing the public hundreds of billions of dollars.

n.n said...

Iran's piracies in the Strait of Hormuz

Somalian pirates. Iraq in Kuwait. Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Libya remorseful for repenting... The worst case scenario is that Iran is setting up an argument for invasion.

mccullough said...

“Squad” in quotation marks and Racist capitalized.

n.n said...

affirmative-action-and-the-costs-of-diversity

Affirmative discrimination and the costs of color judgments (e.g. color quotas), not limited to "racism." We live in euphemistic times.

Comanche Voter said...

Young, inexperienced and not very smart. You took the words right out of America's mouth.

EDH said...

Trump, if he's careful, is more likely to win the long game against The Squad.

Hagar said...

I saw a report that Saudi Arabia is towing an Iranian tanker that broke down in their waters home to Iran - I assume to avoid any chance of a charge of having started this piracy game. They are taking it that seriously, or anyway, being told to.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

"They" are going to have to do something about Iran's piracies in the Strait of Hormuz,

"They" should be UK and EU. Let them take care of themselves for once. They are the ones who supported giving Iran pallets of cash, international trade and nuclear weapons.

I'm tired of Europe always stabbing us in the back and then expect us to rescue them.

Seeing Red said...

To get the week started ...

"They" are going to have to do something about Iran's piracies in the Strait of Hormuz, or there will be trouble about every international shipping strait around the world.

I don't know what, but they cannot let Iran get away with this.

7/22/19, 10:16 AM

It’s going to be a tough nut to crack.

I think at this time, the only thing we can do is open up the spigots. The North Americans should come together. We have a lot of oil.

China is also going for broke with Cambodia.

They need to eat sand.

Seeing Red said...

LMT needs to get it right and pronto.

rcocean said...

The MSM reaction is getting more and more hysterically funny.

First it was "Trump racist tweet. How outrageous!"
Then, "Trump backs off, what a coward". Woo-hoo we forced him to retract.
Then, Trump doubles down and doesn't retract. Trump is crazy!
Now, Trump Triples down. He's dividing the country (and winning).

henry said...

When all but one "race" gets a get out of racism free card due to "diversity" (aka race counting), rampant racism between "african americans" and "hispanics" is to be expected. They get paid for it in diversity set asides.

"the once great Democrat party" are as big at hucksterism as ever.

rcocean said...

The reason Mittens and all the other RINOS have not joined the hysterical outrage brigade is Israel. The 4 are anti-Israel and Mittens doesn't want any part of that. So, he's made some mild criticism and then shut up.

rcocean said...

When this story and the Grocery store kerfuffle are front page news, you know the Country is doing pretty well.

MadisonMan said...

Rashida Tlaib physically removed from 2016 Trump event screaming 'you guys are crazy!'

Someone is overheard yelling "Get A Job" in the video and I guess she followed that advice.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Trump has to be delighted that the Left are providing him with the Twitter megaphone free of charge. But wait, there's more! We'll throw in the outrage sub-woofer to make sure your message reaches as many ears as possible! It's what's happening! Get yours today!

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...
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Jersey Fled said...

Trump approval 48% per Survey Monkey/NBC

Congress 24% in the same poll.

So much winning.

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Inga’s convinced me! Treating her grandsons like second-class half-people is crucial to the future of our country!

#standwithinga

n.n said...

AOC et al acted stupidly at the border, endangering Hispanic and other children, women, and men for political leverage. Diversitist, maybe. Selfie-ish, probably. They also endangered Americans.

DanTheMan said...

>>Iran's piracies in the Strait of Hormuz

Let the Mad Mullahs shut down the straights.
We have the "fracklog", and can drill our way out of this problem. The Europeans can't, so if it comes to shooting, let them do it.

No war for oil! Not necessary. :)

Achilles said...

Hagar said...
To get the week started ...

"They" are going to have to do something about Iran's piracies in the Strait of Hormuz, or there will be trouble about every international shipping strait around the world.

I don't know what, but they cannot let Iran get away with this.


Meh. US ships are explicitly off limits and we are there to back that up.

Every ship from another country Iran takes just isolates them more.

As long as they don't touch US ships make the globalists in Europe beg for our help. We are energy exporters now thanks to Trump. They can always buy our oil instead.

I bet Iran doesn't touch a Chinese or Russian ship either. Just saying.

Iran is sinking under inflation in food prices right now. They are doing this for a reason. Don't bail them out with a war.

steve uhr said...

How exactly do four crazy first term congresswomen have a nontrivial impact on the direction of Democratic Party? Only in Trumps dreams.

AAT said...

Obviously Iran has been doing its best to provoke a war, so I agree with Achilles. Just turn them into an unreliable partner people are afraid to do business with.

AAT said...

“Only in Trumps dreams.”

steve uhr has always had a finger on the pulse of moderate swing voters.

AAT said...

Though he’s right about one thing. the Democrats were already looney left before them, just too calculating to own it. If there is one thing Pelosi is, it’s calculating.

Mark O said...

I love the maneuver. Now Nancy has to protect and accept them.

narciso said...

it's rather striking what the press 'covers up with a pillow'

https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/one-thousand-and-one-nights-and-ilhan-omars-biographical-engineering/#comments

Hagar said...

Lots of people are blissfully unaware that the United States not only have the world's largest navy, but also by far the largest merchant marine.

narayanan said...

Mark O said... I love the maneuver. Now Nancy has to protect and accept them
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OR reject and expel/reprimand them

In the US House can you replace Speaker or do you have to wait till next Election

John henry said...

The word racism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.'

George Orwell

John Henry

John henry said...

I really like the idea of what he did there.

Make them deny they are pig fuckers.

Errr... I mean racists.

Memories of lbj

John Henry

John henry said...

If I get in an accident and haven't paid my premiums the insurance company will laugh at my claim

Are the Brits and others paid up on their nato premiums?

John Henry

Drago said...

steve uhr:"How exactly do four crazy first term congresswomen have a nontrivial impact on the direction of Democratic Party? Only in Trumps dreams."

LOL

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/18/politics/democrats-squad-reaction/index.html

Several Democrats -- from across the ideological spectrum -- are growing tired of the repeated headlines involving four progressive congresswomen as the caucus tries to push its agenda. In conversations that took place before the President hosted a rally in North Carolina Wednesday night where the crowds chanted "send her home" in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Democrats said they want to keep the spotlight on the issues that got them elected, not a fight with the President.

"The President's words and actions speak for themselves. We need to focus on the issues that got (Democrats) here: jobs, health care ... instead of the issues the President brings up deliberately," said one House Democratic lawmaker, who asked for anonymity to speak freely. "Anything that takes away from bread-and-butter issues is playing into his hands."

"The President won this one," said another House Democratic lawmaker of the showdown. "What the President has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks, and the President has now identified the entire party with them."

Steve Uhr once again out on a limb all by himself........

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Inga’s convinced me! Treating her grandsons like second-class half-people is crucial to the future of our country!

#standwithinga”

Ah the effete little Becky has brought me into a thread in which I haven’t yet commented.

#StrangelyObsessedWithInga

Dave said...

Trump has been the best Democratic president of my lifetime. He is a lot like Clinton, who I also liked.

James K said...

If the Democrats do not primary these women in 2020 then they are effectively endorsing them.

Yancey Ward said...

POCs can't be racist, so this makes the tweet racist.

Seeing Red said...

steve uhr:"How exactly do four crazy first term congresswomen have a nontrivial impact on the direction of Democratic Party? Only in Trumps dreams."


And the media’s.

How many profiles? Interviews? Magazine covers?

AOC is being covered in Britain.

Seeing Red said...

It’s a crazy world!

WWII Goes to war with Japan “over oil.”

FF 21st century going to war WITH Japan to keep their oil flowing.

Seeing Red said...

The 2nd time is definitely farce. Lololol

Kevin said...

Watch the left and the d-hack press go nuts...

Trump tweets about squad. Not sexy enough to get click-throughs.

Trump said they're racist. People might think about it and decide it's true.

Trump said they're troublemakers, inexperienced, and not very smart. People will know it's true.

Trump said they were against humanitarian aid, ICE, and homeland security. People might find out it's true.

Trump said women of color are bad for our country. BINGO!!!

Fen said...

"How exactly do four crazy first term congresswomen have a nontrivial impact on the direction of Democratic Party? Only in Trumps dreams."

If they were trivial Nancy Pelosi wouldn't be doing damage control.

But do tell us more about how this is not important enough to comment on...

Howard said...

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as normalss.

Achilles said...

Hagar said...
Lots of people are blissfully unaware that the United States not only have the world's largest navy, but also by far the largest merchant marine.

We are fully aware.

We just realized the United States has no real interest in protecting the interests of European globalists.

For that matter make Russia and China protect their shit too.

If Iran touches a US ship or US personnel wipe out their navy. Right now just keep the sanctions in place and wait for them to fall.

Bay Area Guy said...

Ilhan Omar is a leftist and a liar. She's also a foreigner, and a woman and a Muslim, but the first two are the primary problems.

Michael K said...

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as normalss.

Of which Howard is a member. The rest of us are the real normals.

Michael said...

Trump has painted Pelosi into a corner. If she reins in the Squad she'll look like an old white woman put the boot on the neck of minorities. If she supports them (or does nothing) then the Squad becomes the face of the Dems in 2020 and risks driving driving away moderates.

Speaker of the House might be the toughest political job out there right now.

Ken B said...

And they say good erotica is hard to write!

Bilwick said...

"Not very smart" ??? Probably to Inga, the Goon Squad sounds like a group of Rhodes Scholars.

Achilles said...

steve uhr said...
How exactly do four crazy first term congresswomen have a nontrivial impact on the direction of Democratic Party? Only in Trumps dreams.

Every single Democrat presidential candidate has explicitly promised to give illegal immigrants free health care.

They have also promised to "decriminalize" the border.

Routinely endorsing acts of violence.

The list goes on.

They just hate freedom and the US and the problem is the squad makes this explicit and undeniable.

Fen said...

Or both:

"... she'll look like an old white woman who put the boot on the neck of minorities (AND) the Squad becomes the face of the Dems in 2020 and risks driving driving away moderates."

Amazing what can be accomplished when we are not Surrendering Gracefully.

Leigh said...

She's now calling for his arrest and prosecution. So, from the left: Confronting your overlords will get you thrown in the clinker.

Not fascist. Not fascist at all. Or "fascistic" if you prefer, even though I maintain that's not a word. And no, I'm not racistic.

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/07/22/charge-with-what-erica-thomas-doubles-down-says-she-wants-police-to-charge-the-man-shes-now-claiming-verbally-assaulted-her/

JAORE said...

How exactly do four crazy first term congresswomen have a nontrivial impact on the direction of Democratic Party?

And didn't you see the D candidates raise their hands re: the Green New Deal.... which got zero votes in the Senate?

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

#noroombetweenwarrenandthesquad
#aocrunstheparty
#unitearoundthesquad
#ingaconvincedme
#standwithinga
#ingasmart
#ingacultist

traditionalguy said...

Interestingly, Presley is the sole African America out of the 4 horsewomen of Dempocollpse.

traditionalguy said...

Ann Coulter pointed out that the spell of white guilt spoken on America by MLK can only be cashed in by the African Americans as a slavery wrong by southern Episcopalian Aristocrats. All brown Hispanics and Muslim semites have no claims to it.

narciso said...

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/07/22/chris-cillizza-says-trump-especially-calls-people-of-color-stupid-cites-aocs-economics-degree/

Michael McNeil said...
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Michael McNeil said...

Hey, narciso, why don't you try making actual HTML (hypertext markup language) links again — using the guide I put together specifically for you!

Notice elsewhere that even Inga can generate such a link in her comments. Please don't just give up after only a single try or two.

If you're having trouble getting it to work (it's extremely easy to make such links, but you've got to know which characters to put where), simply practice a few times (on, say, an Althouse cafe post), and afterward delete your mistakes. Then you'll have it!

Here's how it works (note: omit the line endings I'm showing for clarity between sections; also, capitals vs. lower-case letters make no difference). I'm creating a link to Althouse's blog as an example:

text that precedes the link
<a href="https://althouse.blogspot.com/">
text that names the link e.g. Althouse
</a>
text that follows the link

Which then comes out looking (in one's posting) like this (notice that the link works!):

text that precedes the link Althouse text that follows the link

____

There is one potential gotcha in that some operating systems (iOS was doing it for a while with iPhones and iPads) will attempt to interject curly quotes (“e.g.”) when one types the double-quotes key. Straight double quotes ("e.g."), contrariwise, are required for bracketing the URL (universal resource locator) link — as shown in the exemplar at top; curly quotes emphatically won't do. (If you can't see the difference, zoom in.)

The solution to this issue (while it was happening in iOS — using iOS's crappy on-screen keyboard) is to hold your finger down on the double-quote key until the subsidiary menu opens up (displaying several different kinds of quotes), then select the straight quote.

Beyond that, if you fail to bracket your URL with straight double-quotes, as in that first exemplar (but your HTML code is otherwise correct), sometimes it will work… and sometimes it won't. Specifically, there are characters allowed to appear in URL's which are disallowed in (unquoted) HTML.

AAT said...

Using a mac, leave off the double quotes, just put in the link. I don’t know about other OSs, but that gotch kept me from linking for a couple of months after having done it with quotes for years.

Richard Fagin said...

Jew haters, all four of 'em. Yeah, they are racist.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Lions don't give a rat's ass about mousy hyperlinks.

Whether too lazy or too stupid to copy and paste, yeah yeah yeah it's "hard" without a mouse, you have voided yourself. Walk on home boy.

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mikee said...

"...will not be allowed to go unanswered."

And with that phrase from his first tweets about the Squad, Trump won 2020.

The left can stand anything but opposition.
Well, maybe they have trouble withstanding temptation, too.
And honesty. They can't stand honesty.
Facts give them trouble, too. As do history, and reality, and ridicule.
But other than those things, the left can stand anything but opposition.

Michael McNeil said...
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cubanbob said...

The Commie Quad: Four pro-terrorists, pro-Marxist, anti-white, anti-Semite and anti-American elected Democrats that no Democrat disavows. There isn't one Democrat running for president that disavows them. Not one. And how many elected Democrats at any level of government are disavowing them in whole or in part? None that I've seen. But our resident Lefties tell us Orange Man Bad.

Michael McNeil said...

AAT: As noted above, leaving off the straight double quotes on URL's does not reliably work all the time; that is, there exist URL's you'll run into where that tactic will fail.

Meanwhile, I tested producing html links on a Mac (MacBook Air running OS X 10.11.6):

text preceding the link
<a href="https://althouse.blogspot.com">Althouse</a>
text following the link

Produces:

text preceding the link
Althouse
text following the link

____

Thus we see that there's no problem at all (at least these days) typing and getting straight double quotes using a Mac.

I suggest that the problem you had in the past took place during the same time frame as it was also occurring on iOS (a few years back), and Apple has since reversed course on that change for both OS's.

stephen cooper said...

With each of the 4 socialist Congresswomen there is a an element of stupidity, of course - each one qualifies as a Racist Persons of Stupidity when you factor in their racist statements about the history of socialism and, in the case of Cortez and Tlaib, their ignorant statements about the racist history of National Socialism.

readering said...

He can't keep doing this as his campaign method. Folks will tune out.

Ray - SoCal said...

So much for any attention tomorrow to Mueller's testimony...

Trump’s twitter laser pointer works again with the media cat type attention...

Amazingly done using the word Racism.

It’s going to neuter even more the emotional power of that word!

I don’t remember a Republican ever using it before.

Per critical theory, Racism charges need to include power, therefore people of color can’t be racist... nice for Trump to destroy this shibboleth.

NEO-FIDO said...

When a Party sleeps with bitches, it gets fleas.

TJM said...

Well said, President Trump, until recent years a Dem