November 9, 2019

Trump, yesterday: “I caught the swamp... Nobody else could have done that but me.”

The clip begins with Trump addressing the question of his "behavior" and blaming the press for it:



"You've really shaped my behavior... A lot of my behavior was shaped by the fake news." He praises himself for accomplishing all he has "with all of that going on behind me" and conveys (once again) the compliment from Rush Limbaugh: There's not another man alive who could have done that. Then we get the quote in the headline (at 8:25).

59 comments:

rhhardin said...

He means he attacks back when attacked. It's not like he's a leaf blown by the media wind.

Temujin said...

On this, he's right.

Jersey Fled said...

He is right. No one but Trump could have taken on the swamp and did what he has done.

iowan2 said...

The last cryptic message foretold the death of the ISIS leader. Horowitz and Durham must have briefed POTUS

traditionalguy said...

Hmmm? First the Russian Hoax and then Spygate, both sent out by the a President and his CIA, NSA, State Department and FBI, in coordination with the Spy Agencies of Great Britain, Australia, Italy, and followed by two years of the Mueller Special Counsel treason charges circus , all the while under a 24/7 Slander-media attack from the CIA owned Fake News while the RINOs in Congress back stab him , and finally comes the Attack of the Hedge Fund multi Billionaires.

Surviving that while brilliantly restoring the US economy, the US Military, and the US Constitution makes the kid from Queens a true American super hero.

But we hate him for being right.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Unfortunately, he's right.

tim in vermont said...

It’s infuriating when you hear the news repeat over and over again as if it were true that “the call” was about investigating Biden re 2020. It makes you realize that our news is mostly fake. Epstein shows it’s fake. ABC owned by Disney which has unlimited access to pretty young TV stars. Absolutely refuse to mention that there is credible evidence (Ukraine officially admits it and White House visitor logs) that the WB was involved with a DNC contractor who was in Ukraine pressuring govt for dirt on Trump in 2016. Obama administration was pressing them too.

Burisma ends up with a slap on the wrist after raping Ukraine’s energy resources after lawyering up with Democrat connected law firms and dropping Hunter Biden’s name at State Department

Whistle blower’s lawyer has a bunch of likes of videos of teenage Disney stars on his YouTube account. None of the networks will report Epstein story spiking. Only Fox News, which has a tiny audience.

I used to be amused, now I’m just disgusted.

rhhardin said...

I don't get why people don't see Trump's sense of humor. He plays the game respectfully all the time, as well.

He expects back what he gives out and likes the challenge.

The other side seems to consist of morons but that's playing to their audience, I suppose. At least their imagined audience.

Shouting Thomas said...

Only Trump could have stood up to the constant tidal wave of media lies.

And, he’s performed admirably in office, too! Amazing! A week of repeated highs in the DOW, and the media is doing its damnedest to ignore it!

But, we gotta impeach him because the Bidens got a great extortion and bribery racket going. That means a lot of people are in on those rackets, probably bipartisan.

Lance said...

The Ukraine business shows that Trump hasn’t “caught the swamp”. These are multiple careerists at State, NSC and CIA all using their substituting their preferred Ukraine policy for the President’s. It was apparently so bad that Trump had to use his personal lawyer, Giuliani, to route around the blockage and actually conduct diplomacy with Ukraine.

Howard said...

Rush's anal cysts Trump's bone spurs. Cucks rejoice.

Mark said...

Ask Paul Manafort how great its going

Mattman26 said...

Interesting point, Iowan.

Mattman26 said...

Way to stay on point, Howard.

rcocean said...

Trump is right - he's exposed a lot of people. Crazy "everyone's a Russian spy" Hillary, RINO Paul Ryan, Lying Jim Comey, Corrupt Any McCabe, Brennen, Clapper, Jeff Flake, McCain. Even the Bush family and Obama have shown their true colors. Not to mention the MSM, which has drooped the pretense & is now really DNC News.

And throw in all the fake Conservatives: The Bulwark Boys, Bill Kristol, George Will, E. Erickson, Jonah Goldberg, K. Williamson, David French, J.Rubin, Max Boot, Burt Stephens, etc.

Breezy said...

It is a great show to watch! Trump is the underdog against these “6 ways from Sunday” institutional hacks. And he keeps winning! Who doesn’t love the underdog winning?

Crimso said...

Note that we've gone from "There is no such thing as the 'Deep State,' and it's crazy to suggest such a paranoid fantasy" to "Help us Deep State Kenobi, you're our only hope!"

tim in vermont said...

Howard is dealing with a little dementia, and the nurse has to wipe the drool off his lip from time to time, not to mention the slight odor of old pee that follows him around. So you guys go easy on him.

Howard said...

There is no message...Just holding up a mirror to the shitshow, Matt.

RNB said...

Cet animal est très méchant: Quand on l’attaque, il se défend.

Francisco D said...

Rush's anal cysts Trump's bone spurs. Cucks rejoice.

I know it is a weekend, Howard. Nonetheless, you really should not start drinking in the morning.

Amadeus 48 said...

Happy Veteran's Day, Howard.

Howard said...

Tomorrow is the Marine Corpses birfday. Three cheers for Smedley Butler.

gilbar said...

Trump is Absolutely Right, let's review

Many people Wanted to drain the swamp, and many people have tried
BUT!
If you get to the position that you could Do Something about it...
The Swamp takes you up on a mountain top, and offers you "the riches of the world" if you kneel down and submit to the will of Mooch.
Anyone else would have scarfed that up!
But Donald? WHAT could they offer HIM? Golf Courses? Beautiful Wives? Liquor and Drugs

narciso said...


From someone whos been in those circles


https://mobile.twitter.com/jabeale/status/1192969204082839552

Kevin said...

The latest impeachment attempt might be an even bigger winner for Trump than Mueller.

The swamp is not just real, it’s demanding to be legitimized.

gilbar said...

Crimso said...
Note that we've gone from "There is no such thing as the 'Deep State,' and it's crazy to suggest such a paranoid fantasy" to "Help us Deep State Kenobi, you're our only hope!"


Remember the Olden Days? Back when the media told us that "it was Crazy" to think that "Professionals in the Government" would DREAM of working against their elected leaders?

Meade said...

Well-Behaved Swamp Catchers Seldom Make History

CoEXIST

Black Lives Maga

gilbar said...

put the pipe down Howard; you've smoked enough

NCMoss said...

The tune from "I fought the law" from the Bobby Fuller Four band was the first thing that came to mind from President Trump's "I caught the swamp".

madAsHell said...

Hitting into the shift!! You magnificent bastard!!

Wince said...

This is part of Trump's slow pivot toward suburban women for the election.

Trump did what he had to to survive the Swamp and come out on the other end.

What I might dub the Shawshank narrative...

"Andy crawled to freedom through 500 yards of shit-smelling foulness I can't even imagine. Or maybe I just don't want to."

Presuming Durham exposes his enemies for their schemes, Trump will have the latitude to become the guy who maybe stepped over the line of "civility" fighting against the odds.

wild chicken said...

Matt Taibbi says Russiagate is the media's new WMD fiasco. Went down the same way, plant a story with some outfit like NYT or WSJ, then cite the story as justification for what deep state wants to do.

Rinse and repeat.

tim in vermont said...

It’s not the “deep state” it’s "patriotic defenders of the rule of law” against, you know, the voters.

traditionalguy said...

Sounds like a complaint by Trump, but the asked him. These days DJT has some famous people actually on his side : Giuliani, Barr, Kanye, Alveda King, Pompey and Kellyann Conway. That’s a strong and well trained team.

What Trump is going to do after re-election is the big question. Especially if the House is Republican too.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Here’s the GOP witness list for the public impeachment hearings, as requested by Devin Nunes.

https://t.co/rSOPzsgpyP

*******

DOJ IG FISA report is coming this month, likely just before or after Thanksgiving.
BUT THERE IS ANOTHER....

https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-new-inspector-general-report-about-use-of-confidential-informants-is-coming_3141345.html

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Emily Litella wants to know why Trump is destroying our nation's wetlands

buwaya said...

This is what a Great Man does - defy or divert the stream of human events.
Most of this is a massive collective, chaotic phenomenon, affected by circumstances such as changes in technology, but sometimes there arises one man, with rare abilities, who can oppose it all. For a while.

Asimov addressed this in the classic "Foundation" series. The conceit is that this irresistible stream has become predictable through advanced computer modeling techniques. But it all comes a cropper because of an unpredictable wiod card, one bizarre man.

That is a "Great Man".

Michael K said...

Howard said...

There is no message...Just holding up a mirror to the shitshow, Matt.


To the guy who holds up a mirror and sees a shit show. Mirror, mirror on the wall..

Becoming modesty, Howard , but I don't think you are quite that bad.

A little rusty zippers and yellow socks, maybe.

Seeing Red said...

Back off and I’ll back off.

Lololol

All he has to do is tweet how the Epstein whistleblower is being handled and on FB vs impeachment.

Wince said...

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...
Here’s the GOP witness list for the public impeachment hearings, as requested by Devin Nunes.

Nunes' witness list should have included Eric Ciaramella by name.

Not identifying him as the "whistleblower" but simply as a fact witness because of Ciaramella's nexus with the DNC's Chalupa, Brennan, Biden in Ukraine.

Yancey Ward said...

What was odd about that statement was that not a single reporter asked about it, at least not in the videos I saw. That was very odd.

Yancey Ward said...

Wince wrote:

"Nunes' witness list should have included Eric Ciaramella by name."

You know, the editing out of Ciaramella's name by everyone in the media, mainstream and social, is probably one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen in 40+ years of watching and reading political coverage. The whistleblower's identity was determined by studying the details of his history as reported in the fucking NYTimes; and that story was surely sourced back to the staffers of Adam Schiff who were trying to build up the whistleblower's credentials before his identity became a bigger problem for Schiff.

Schiff even included Ciaramella's name in the Bill Taylor transcript, and when Gateway Pundit pointed this fact out, Schiff immediately took down the transcript from the House site, even though the transcript has already been distributed widely.

In Taylor's testimony, the Republican counsel made a point to ask Taylor if he knew the name Eric Ciaramella, and Taylor almost certainly lied when he claimed it didn't ring a bell.

Fiona Hill was asked a question about the people who worked in a particular posting, past and present, and conveniently got every name right except for Eric Ciaramella, whose name she hesitated at, then claimed she couldn't remember who the last person was.

Taylor's and Hill's prevarications should tell anyone with half a brain cell that both were aware who the whistleblower is, and they likely were involved in the construction of the complaint at an early stage. Both should have just admitted they knew the guy since the lies were more informative against their interests. These people are morons.

So, what is the goal with all the denying and editing out of Ciaramella's name? The Democrats seem to have had the plan of impeaching Trump for revealing the whistleblower's identity, they just needed Trump to say the name, or at least one of Trump's aides to say the name. For this to have worked, though, they needed to keep the name secret from the public until that event occurred. I suspect this is one reason for the leaked biographical details from Schiff's staff to the NYTimes in October- they were attempting to goad someone in the White House to say the name, but it didn't work- the details themselves were used by the public to hone in on exactly two people who worked on the NSC, but only one of them had the deep connections to Biden, Eric Ciaramella. Schiff was the one who outed the guy, and his hasty taking down of the Taylor testimony this week is proof of it.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Howard said...
Rush's anal cysts Trump's bone spurs. Cucks rejoice.
**********

Howard, what branch did you serve in? What was your MOS?

Somehow it doesn't occur to you that the military doesn't want to admit people with ailments that would prevent them from being fully-effective combat troops.

I knew a guy with pilonidal (not anal) cysts. It wasn't pretty. No one would want to fake it. As for bone spurs, you've already been taken to school as to why that ailment would be disqualifying.

Far more satisfying for you to brood ever the "undeserved" success of others, I guess.

Nichevo said...


Howard said...
Tomorrow is the Marine Corpses birfday. Three cheers for Smedley Butler.

11/9/19, 7:55 AM


If the alternative to being Smedley Butler was bone spurs, why are bone spurs not more noble?

Andrew said...

Some great comments, and I won't bother repeating them, except to say:

1) President Trump truly is a remarkable man. I suspect one reason that the Left hates him so much is that he is constantly proving that The Great Man theory of history is correct. What he has been able to accomplish, with the amount of hostility against him from all sides, is extraordinary. I would even call it Providential.

2) The Bizarro world in which the Democrats and the news media live is (politics aside) completely perplexing to me. It's as if the Internet hasn't been invented. Just go on Twitter and search Ciaramella's name. Everyone knows it, and new information about him is being uncovered by amateur online journalists every day. Meanwhile the Dems and the mainstream press act as if his name is still a secret. They really are the horse and buggy riders of this generation. They can't comprehend how obsolete and irrelevant they are. And Trump intrinsically knows that they are not to be taken seriously.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

as we posted before-- NYT et al was digging on this ciaramella bit since May.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1192418116216770561.html

Also, as posted before- there is reason to believe Haspel has some sort of hand in this in that she was at least overseeing the 'whistle leaker" rules revision.
She is now protecting EC in some capacity?

n.n said...

Witch trials, warlock hunts, and violence from conception (announcement) that has been progressive from birth (inauguration).

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Don't forget Comey had an office in the NABU in the Ukraine....

https://nabu.gov.ua/en/tags/fbi

‏@RealSLokhova has good threads

The point to take away (if you ignore Steele’s friend Harding’s propaganda) is that the “whistleblower”, Nuland, Steele, Chalupa are all connected and work together previously on the coup in Ukraine. That same group then took out Manafort.

MUST LISTEN: Dennis Prager Scores Interview With Gen. Flynn’s Alleged ‘Honeytrap’ (Lohkova) And Her Story Is One All Americans Need To Hear

https://www.redstate.com/slee/2019/11/09/must-listen-dennis-prager-scores-interview-gen.-flynns-alleged-honeytrap-story-one-americans-need-hear

narciso said...

the NABU, never seem to nab any of the big fish, just relatively small fry, they got minor oligarch, but not zylochevsky, well he has friends that attend his energy conference in Monaco, every year, through proxies they lobbied vindman, (a financial motive for his actions)
then you come to the next level of the nesting doll, kolomoisky, he was a actually a minor provincial official, but the chancery declaration in Delaware, proves he and another oligarch, bogotov (sic) were the original owners of the privat bank which controls burisma,

FullMoon said...

Perfect. Compare and contrast

traditionalguy said... [hush]​[hide comment]

Hmmm? First the Russian Hoax and then Spygate, both sent out by the a President and his CIA, NSA, State Department and FBI, in coordination with the Spy Agencies of Great Britain, Australia, Italy, and followed by two years of the Mueller Special Counsel treason charges circus , all the while under a 24/7 Slander-media attack from the CIA owned Fake News while the RINOs in Congress back stab him , and finally comes the Attack of the Hedge Fund multi Billionaires.

Surviving that while brilliantly restoring the US economy, the US Military, and the US Constitution makes the kid from Queens a true American super hero.

Howard said...

Rush's anal cysts Trump's bone spurs. Cucks rejoice.

Dr Weevil said...

I have a fairly unusual last name, at least in this country, and a common first name, and there are at least ten other people with the same first and last name on the web, most of them in the U.S. I wonder how many Eric Ciaramellas who are NOT the whistle-blower have suddenly been deleted from the web - not just their own Facebook accounts but every trace of their name on their friends' and relatives' sites wiped out, as if they had never existed. I'd suggest that the press track some of them down to ask how they feel, but that may not be possible after the big wipe.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

PapaD says Mifsud has just been 'kidnapped' by Italian intel and taken from his hideout

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

is POTUS releasing a transcript of the 2nd (earlier) call to the Ukraine president, before Schiff's hearings start on Wednesday?

taking the 'wind' out of whistleleaker sails?

Milwaukie guy said...

Thanks for the Elvis Costello nod, Skylark.

tim in vermont said...

"he point to take away (if you ignore Steele’s friend Harding’s propaganda) is that the “whistleblower”, Nuland, Steele, Chalupa are all connected and work together previously on the coup in Ukraine. That same group then took out Manafort.”

And Mfsud

https://twitter.com/GeorgePapa19/status/1193250283226140672

Churchy LaFemme: said...

DOJ IG FISA report is coming

So is Jesus, but I'm not holding my breath.

tim in vermont said...

Now the take is that they don’t want to blow up the re-authorization of the Patriot Act by highlighting its abuses prior to Dec 15

FullMoon said...

DOJ IG FISA report is coming

So is Jesus, but I'm not holding my breath.

Hope the report arrives before we all die due to climate change.