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Well, Ms. Tamkin, in all those words I saw nothing indicating that our President has abandoned me. 

 

Would you care to try again???

 

OK - Thank you for this Opportunity to Demonstrate Even More of the Ways in Which Trump Has Abandoned Americans All Across The United States

 

ST. LOUIS — January Harris meets all the “personal responsibility requirements” the Trump administration and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson say boost people out of poverty and government-assisted housing.

 

She’s employed full-time as a receptionist at a local nonprofit corporation. Harris has a long work history in home health care and is a certified phlebotomist. She continued working through multiple moves around greater St. Louis — even through personal tragedy when a gunman shot and killed her eldest daughter four years ago.

 

But Harris struggles to pay her bills despite nine-hour work days and an hourly wage of $10.65. Her limited income pushes her into debt most months. She asks relatives for a few extra dollars to get by and support her 12-year-old daughter, Janelle.

 

Harris, 38, and her daughter now live in a two-bedroom townhouse in St. Louis County, on the outskirts of the city, courtesy of HUD’s housing choice voucher program, commonly known as Section 8, a subsidy system that permits a person to locate and live in privately owned and operated property.

 

Harris’ circumstances mirror those of poor Americans in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation — those who live perhaps only one missed payday away from personal economic disaster. Harris’ household is among 2.2 million others nationwide that, according to data from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, use government vouchers to pay for their housing.

 

St. Louis is one of six communities the Center for Public Integrity is profiling this month on the eve of a critical midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Washington.

 

These communities are connected by their profound needs and sense of political abandonment at a time when the Trump administration has declared the nation’s war on poverty “largely over and a success.”

 

Section 8 and public housing are two core programs under HUD. But President Donald Trump and Carson have targeted those programs for cuts — the result of their crusade for the nation’s lowest-income Americans to become more self-sufficient.

 

Meanwhile, low-income residents in the St. Louis area spend months on waiting lists for public housing units and years waiting for Section 8 vouchers they then, like Harris, must scramble to use.

 

The disconnect between poor people’s housing realities and the Trump administration’s vision for them comes as Democrats find themselves pursuing the 2018 midterm votes of black Americans disenchanted with Trump administration policies.

 

African-Americans in the city and the county of St. Louis, on average, comprise nearly 94 percent of Section 8 housing choice voucher holders and those living in public housing, according to HUD data.

 

In St. Louis County, 22,753 people are part of the Section 8 voucher system, where the average household income per year among Section 8 voucher holders is $13,482, according to HUD data.

 

The Housing Authority of St. Louis County last opened its Section 8 voucher system in 2015, when 13,000 people applied. There are now 3,500 names left on the list, according to Rollins.

 

Chances of getting in the Section 8 voucher system in the city are also slim. The last time it opened was July 2014, when it received 27,852 applications for vouchers in one week.

 

Lovell said there are still almost 21,000 names on the list, which “won’t be open for a while,” she said. For public housing in the city, there are waiting lists with 13,000 to 14,000 people, but they do open up periodically.

 

In February, Trump’s Office of Management and Budget wanted to cut the HUD budget by $8.8 billion, to $39.2 billion. Congress instead granted $52.7 billion to the agency, with a large amount of the money going toward Section 8 programs and public housing. The White House did not respond to the Center for Public Integrity’s requests for comment.

 

Carson sent housing advocates down another spiral in August when he announced plans to “streamline and enhance” an Obama-era rule known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing that required communities receiving HUD funding to make an effort to integrate their neighborhoods or deal with lower federal support.

 

Trump, who trekked to Springfield, Missouri, last month in support of Hawley, boasted of Hawley’s stances on crime and the Second Amendment.

 

Hawley, however, hasn’t spoken much about his stances on housing outside of his lawsuit against the St. Louis Housing Authority as the state’s attorney general.

 

“Trump makes stories. He makes racism,” Hadad said on a July afternoon behind the store counter. “He tells people we’re going to do stuff to other people.”

 

Hadad said drugs have plagued the Hyde Park community for a long time, but the area is getting better even though people there still struggle. Right across the street from the corner store, new homes were being built.

 

He keeps a composition book of handwritten tabs for his customers who find it hard to pay him when it gets close to the end of the month. Some of the charges are for a bag of chips or canned pasta.

 

“A lot of people have good jobs, but it’s still not enough,” he said, stressing that a $1.49 can doesn’t really fill anyone up. “Rich people don’t feel it.”

 

Source - https://apps.publicintegrity.org/abandoned-in-america/no-place-to-call-home

 

 “A lot of people have good jobs, but it’s still not enough,”.

 

You cannot expect the President to solve all problems that have existed for generations in two years.

 

Your radical left-wing source said that things are getting better in Hyde Park.

 

Patience my friend, patience. With all he has accomplished in two years, just imagine what he will accomplish in the next six.


 

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Well, Ms. Tamkin, in all those words I saw nothing indicating that our President has abandoned me. 

 

Would you care to try again???

 

OK - Thank you for this Opportunity to Demonstrate Even More of the Ways in Which Trump Has Abandoned Americans All Across The United States

 

ST. LOUIS — January Harris meets all the “personal responsibility requirements” the Trump administration and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson say boost people out of poverty and government-assisted housing.

 

She’s employed full-time as a receptionist at a local nonprofit corporation. Harris has a long work history in home health care and is a certified phlebotomist. She continued working through multiple moves around greater St. Louis — even through personal tragedy when a gunman shot and killed her eldest daughter four years ago.

 

But Harris struggles to pay her bills despite nine-hour work days and an hourly wage of $10.65. Her limited income pushes her into debt most months. She asks relatives for a few extra dollars to get by and support her 12-year-old daughter, Janelle.

 

Harris, 38, and her daughter now live in a two-bedroom townhouse in St. Louis County, on the outskirts of the city, courtesy of HUD’s housing choice voucher program, commonly known as Section 8, a subsidy system that permits a person to locate and live in privately owned and operated property.

 

Harris’ circumstances mirror those of poor Americans in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation — those who live perhaps only one missed payday away from personal economic disaster. Harris’ household is among 2.2 million others nationwide that, according to data from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, use government vouchers to pay for their housing.

 

St. Louis is one of six communities the Center for Public Integrity is profiling this month on the eve of a critical midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Washington.

 

These communities are connected by their profound needs and sense of political abandonment at a time when the Trump administration has declared the nation’s war on poverty “largely over and a success.”

 

Section 8 and public housing are two core programs under HUD. But President Donald Trump and Carson have targeted those programs for cuts — the result of their crusade for the nation’s lowest-income Americans to become more self-sufficient.

 

Meanwhile, low-income residents in the St. Louis area spend months on waiting lists for public housing units and years waiting for Section 8 vouchers they then, like Harris, must scramble to use.

 

The disconnect between poor people’s housing realities and the Trump administration’s vision for them comes as Democrats find themselves pursuing the 2018 midterm votes of black Americans disenchanted with Trump administration policies.

 

African-Americans in the city and the county of St. Louis, on average, comprise nearly 94 percent of Section 8 housing choice voucher holders and those living in public housing, according to HUD data.

 

In St. Louis County, 22,753 people are part of the Section 8 voucher system, where the average household income per year among Section 8 voucher holders is $13,482, according to HUD data.

 

The Housing Authority of St. Louis County last opened its Section 8 voucher system in 2015, when 13,000 people applied. There are now 3,500 names left on the list, according to Rollins.

 

Chances of getting in the Section 8 voucher system in the city are also slim. The last time it opened was July 2014, when it received 27,852 applications for vouchers in one week.

 

Lovell said there are still almost 21,000 names on the list, which “won’t be open for a while,” she said. For public housing in the city, there are waiting lists with 13,000 to 14,000 people, but they do open up periodically.

 

In February, Trump’s Office of Management and Budget wanted to cut the HUD budget by $8.8 billion, to $39.2 billion. Congress instead granted $52.7 billion to the agency, with a large amount of the money going toward Section 8 programs and public housing. The White House did not respond to the Center for Public Integrity’s requests for comment.

 

Carson sent housing advocates down another spiral in August when he announced plans to “streamline and enhance” an Obama-era rule known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing that required communities receiving HUD funding to make an effort to integrate their neighborhoods or deal with lower federal support.

 

Trump, who trekked to Springfield, Missouri, last month in support of Hawley, boasted of Hawley’s stances on crime and the Second Amendment.

 

Hawley, however, hasn’t spoken much about his stances on housing outside of his lawsuit against the St. Louis Housing Authority as the state’s attorney general.

 

“Trump makes stories. He makes racism,” Hadad said on a July afternoon behind the store counter. “He tells people we’re going to do stuff to other people.”

 

Hadad said drugs have plagued the Hyde Park community for a long time, but the area is getting better even though people there still struggle. Right across the street from the corner store, new homes were being built.

 

He keeps a composition book of handwritten tabs for his customers who find it hard to pay him when it gets close to the end of the month. Some of the charges are for a bag of chips or canned pasta.

 

“A lot of people have good jobs, but it’s still not enough,” he said, stressing that a $1.49 can doesn’t really fill anyone up. “Rich people don’t feel it.”

 

Source - https://apps.publicintegrity.org/abandoned-in-america/no-place-to-call-home

 

 

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Congrats - you found a George Soros funded rag that is willing to bad-mouth President Trump.

 

How do you do that??


Can you disprove any of it? Calling names (George Soros funded rag) disproves nothing.

 

Congrats for your name calling. But the truth stands.


It does indeed - a Soros funded rag was found to support the hatred in the minds of some.

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rk9152:  Congrats - you found a George Soros funded rag that is willing to bad-mouth President Trump.

 

 

George Soros is living rent free in conservative heads just like Hillary. LOL

 

 

 

Our list of funders below includes gifts made in 2017. For more information about supporting the Center for Public Integrity, please contact Mrs. Abeo Venzor (avenzor@publicintegrity.org) at 202-481-1267.

State Disclosures

 
MAJOR FUNDERS
 Adessium Foundation
Laura and John Arnold
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
California Endowment
Carnegie Corporation
Democracy Fund
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Ford Foundation
Gold Bay Foundation
Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Kresge Foundation
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Andrew McCollum and Gretchen Sisson
Park Foundation, Inc.
Public Welfare Foundation
Fred and Alice Stanback
Wyncote Foundation

Does that mean that Soros didn't fund them?

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@rk9152 wrote:

Congrats - you found a George Soros funded rag that is willing to bad-mouth President Trump.

 

How do you do that??


Can you disprove any of it? Calling names (George Soros funded rag) disproves nothing.

 

Congrats for your name calling. But the truth stands.


"The only thing that man learns from history is that man learns nothing from history."
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LydiaN:  When he said it, we were appalled.  But he was smart as a fox and knew what he was talking about 'cause he got his base in his back pocket and they seem to like being sat on.

 

 

Amen to that. They not only vote for him, they defend every despicable thing he does.

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rk9152:  Congrats - you found a George Soros funded rag that is willing to bad-mouth President Trump.

 

 

George Soros is living rent free in conservative heads just like Hillary. LOL

 

 

 

Our list of funders below includes gifts made in 2017. For more information about supporting the Center for Public Integrity, please contact Mrs. Abeo Venzor (avenzor@publicintegrity.org) at 202-481-1267.

State Disclosures

 
MAJOR FUNDERS
 Adessium Foundation
Laura and John Arnold
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
California Endowment
Carnegie Corporation
Democracy Fund
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Ford Foundation
Gold Bay Foundation
Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment
 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Kresge Foundation
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Andrew McCollum and Gretchen Sisson
Park Foundation, Inc.
Public Welfare Foundation
Fred and Alice Stanback
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@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

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Do you really think being called "poorly educated" and as the cartoon illustrates being called "stupid," is having "nice things" said about you (Trump supporters)?  I just have to shake my head because even when Trump is throwing shade on you folks, you just don't get it!  


The thing is - us country bumpkins and deplorables are smart enough to understand subtle irony and sarcasm.

 

It appears that the intellectual elite of the far left take things quite literally.


No it has nothing to do with being Elites............................anyone who has their own seat in Gods Waiting Room - should be one of the first to understand this

 

The Majority of Democratic Voters are Not Elites

I fully agree. It's just that some here (like the one who put up that cartoon) seem so see themselves as intellectually superior to us country bumpkins.

 

 

Republicans have had their share of these working classes but only because those Republicans from these classes tend to like to belong to Cults - like the Organized Religious Cults or Evangelicals and now of course the Trump Cult

"Cult" being defined as one who does not see things the same as you???

 

So maybe you can answer the question - why do Americans support Trump?

It has been answered over and over. You just don't like the answer.

 

How do they continue to overlook all the Lies - All the Corruption - All the Insanity

We do not share your obsessions. Like going bonkers about over estimating a crowd size.

 

You got your two Supreme Court Justices - isn't it now time to rejoin the American Party?

There is no "American Party". There are Democrats and Republicans. And what has SCOTUS to do with changing anything now?

 

Are you folks determined to go down with the ship - like the Manson & Jim Jones Cult Members?

 

Because the Ship is definitely Going Down

 

If not by Mueller - the Mid-terms - The Southern District of NY - the NY AG - The Debt - The Deficit - The Ship is going down and it's starting to sink already

If seeing a sinking ship helps you sleep nights - enjoy!

 

I've heard more criticism of Trump from the GOP controlled Congress on a Wide Range of Issues after they got Kavanaugh than I've heard in the last two years

I haven't. But, hey, enjoy whatever fantasy you want.

  

 


 


However, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who has long been one of the few Republicans willing to consistently break with Trump on policy grounds, offered direct criticism. “Paul Manafort is a founding member of the DC swamp and Michael Cohen is the Gotham version of the same,” said Sasse, referencing Gotham as a popular nickname for New York City. “Neither one of these felons should have been anywhere near the presidency.”

 

A leading Republican senator said Thursday that he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and that "there is no question the Saudis did this."

 
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told CNN that the "intel points directly" to Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and said the Saudis need to "produce" the 59-year-old father of four to dispel concerns.
 
"Everything points to Saudi Arabia, and it would appear he's not alive," Corker said. "I would think that if it were Saudi Arabia and he was alive, with all that's happening right now, they would produce him."
 
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a hawkish Republican who has counted himself a strong supporter of Saudi Arabia, said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Thursday evening that it looked "increasingly likely" Khashoggi was dead and "all the indicators" pointed to Saudi Arabia.
 
"They need to account, Saudi Arabia does, for what happened in the consulate," Graham said.
 

“Nothing happens in Saudi without MBS knowing it,” South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Fox & Friends, referring to the crown prince by his initials. “I can never do business with Saudi Arabia again,” adding, “I’m not going back to Saudi Arabia as long as this guy’s in charge.”

 

“I’ve been their biggest defender on the floor of the United States Senate. This guy is a wrecking ball,” Graham said.

 

Graham also said he felt “used and abused” for being expected to ignore the disappearance and likely death of Khashoggi, a US permanent resident who wrote a column for the Washington Post and who’d been openly skeptical of Mohammed’s public image as a liberalizing reformer.

Speaking also on a Fox News radio show,

 

Graham raised questions about the US relationship with Saudi Arabia as long as Mohammed is the expected successor to his 82-year-old father, King Salman. “I want Saudi Arabia to be on our side,” he said, drawing a distinction between Saudi Arabia and the crown prince. “How do I engage Saudi Arabia when MBS, the de facto leader of the country, is this brazen and this disrespectful for the international norms that we fight for?”

 

Sen. Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana, was also withering in his criticism of Mohammed in an interview on CNN. “This pattern of reckless behavior is consistent of what we’ve seen from the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ever since he assumed his current position,” Young said.

 

Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, put Khashoggi’s case in a broader context of Saudi behavior, suggesting that Congress should force Trump to submit for approval the US’s military assistance to the kingdom in its campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

 

“The disregard for the rule of law and transparency from the Saudi Arabian government cannot be ignored,” Lee said.

 

Source - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/republican-senators-lash-out-at-saudi-crown-prince

 

 

Well, Ms. Tamkin, in all those words I saw nothing indicating that our President has abandoned me. 

 

Would you care to try again???

 


That wasn't the Issue I was responding too

 

This Was

 

I've heard more criticism of Trump from the GOP controlled Congress on a Wide Range of Issues after they got Kavanaugh than I've heard in the last two years

I haven't. But, hey, enjoy whatever fantasy you want.

 

 


Great retort, Ms. Tamkin.

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@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@LydiaN586309 wrote:


Do you really think being called "poorly educated" and as the cartoon illustrates being called "stupid," is having "nice things" said about you (Trump supporters)?  I just have to shake my head because even when Trump is throwing shade on you folks, you just don't get it!  


The thing is - us country bumpkins and deplorables are smart enough to understand subtle irony and sarcasm.

 

It appears that the intellectual elite of the far left take things quite literally.


No it has nothing to do with being Elites............................anyone who has their own seat in Gods Waiting Room - should be one of the first to understand this

 

The Majority of Democratic Voters are Not Elites

I fully agree. It's just that some here (like the one who put up that cartoon) seem so see themselves as intellectually superior to us country bumpkins.

 

 

Republicans have had their share of these working classes but only because those Republicans from these classes tend to like to belong to Cults - like the Organized Religious Cults or Evangelicals and now of course the Trump Cult

"Cult" being defined as one who does not see things the same as you???

 

So maybe you can answer the question - why do Americans support Trump?

It has been answered over and over. You just don't like the answer.

 

How do they continue to overlook all the Lies - All the Corruption - All the Insanity

We do not share your obsessions. Like going bonkers about over estimating a crowd size.

 

You got your two Supreme Court Justices - isn't it now time to rejoin the American Party?

There is no "American Party". There are Democrats and Republicans. And what has SCOTUS to do with changing anything now?

 

Are you folks determined to go down with the ship - like the Manson & Jim Jones Cult Members?

 

Because the Ship is definitely Going Down

 

If not by Mueller - the Mid-terms - The Southern District of NY - the NY AG - The Debt - The Deficit - The Ship is going down and it's starting to sink already

If seeing a sinking ship helps you sleep nights - enjoy!

 

I've heard more criticism of Trump from the GOP controlled Congress on a Wide Range of Issues after they got Kavanaugh than I've heard in the last two years

I haven't. But, hey, enjoy whatever fantasy you want.

  

 


 


However, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who has long been one of the few Republicans willing to consistently break with Trump on policy grounds, offered direct criticism. “Paul Manafort is a founding member of the DC swamp and Michael Cohen is the Gotham version of the same,” said Sasse, referencing Gotham as a popular nickname for New York City. “Neither one of these felons should have been anywhere near the presidency.”

 

A leading Republican senator said Thursday that he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and that "there is no question the Saudis did this."

 
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told CNN that the "intel points directly" to Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and said the Saudis need to "produce" the 59-year-old father of four to dispel concerns.
 
"Everything points to Saudi Arabia, and it would appear he's not alive," Corker said. "I would think that if it were Saudi Arabia and he was alive, with all that's happening right now, they would produce him."
 
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a hawkish Republican who has counted himself a strong supporter of Saudi Arabia, said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Thursday evening that it looked "increasingly likely" Khashoggi was dead and "all the indicators" pointed to Saudi Arabia.
 
"They need to account, Saudi Arabia does, for what happened in the consulate," Graham said.
 

“Nothing happens in Saudi without MBS knowing it,” South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Fox & Friends, referring to the crown prince by his initials. “I can never do business with Saudi Arabia again,” adding, “I’m not going back to Saudi Arabia as long as this guy’s in charge.”

 

“I’ve been their biggest defender on the floor of the United States Senate. This guy is a wrecking ball,” Graham said.

 

Graham also said he felt “used and abused” for being expected to ignore the disappearance and likely death of Khashoggi, a US permanent resident who wrote a column for the Washington Post and who’d been openly skeptical of Mohammed’s public image as a liberalizing reformer.

Speaking also on a Fox News radio show,

 

Graham raised questions about the US relationship with Saudi Arabia as long as Mohammed is the expected successor to his 82-year-old father, King Salman. “I want Saudi Arabia to be on our side,” he said, drawing a distinction between Saudi Arabia and the crown prince. “How do I engage Saudi Arabia when MBS, the de facto leader of the country, is this brazen and this disrespectful for the international norms that we fight for?”

 

Sen. Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana, was also withering in his criticism of Mohammed in an interview on CNN. “This pattern of reckless behavior is consistent of what we’ve seen from the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ever since he assumed his current position,” Young said.

 

Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, put Khashoggi’s case in a broader context of Saudi behavior, suggesting that Congress should force Trump to submit for approval the US’s military assistance to the kingdom in its campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

 

“The disregard for the rule of law and transparency from the Saudi Arabian government cannot be ignored,” Lee said.

 

Source - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/republican-senators-lash-out-at-saudi-crown-prince

 

 

Well, Ms. Tamkin, in all those words I saw nothing indicating that our President has abandoned me. 

 

Would you care to try again???

 


That wasn't the Issue I was responding too

 

This Was

 

I've heard more criticism of Trump from the GOP controlled Congress on a Wide Range of Issues after they got Kavanaugh than I've heard in the last two years

I haven't. But, hey, enjoy whatever fantasy you want.

 

 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@LydiaN586309 wrote:


Do you really think being called "poorly educated" and as the cartoon illustrates being called "stupid," is having "nice things" said about you (Trump supporters)?  I just have to shake my head because even when Trump is throwing shade on you folks, you just don't get it!  


The thing is - us country bumpkins and deplorables are smart enough to understand subtle irony and sarcasm.

 

It appears that the intellectual elite of the far left take things quite literally.


No it has nothing to do with being Elites............................anyone who has their own seat in Gods Waiting Room - should be one of the first to understand this

 

The Majority of Democratic Voters are Not Elites

I fully agree. It's just that some here (like the one who put up that cartoon) seem so see themselves as intellectually superior to us country bumpkins.

 

 

Republicans have had their share of these working classes but only because those Republicans from these classes tend to like to belong to Cults - like the Organized Religious Cults or Evangelicals and now of course the Trump Cult

"Cult" being defined as one who does not see things the same as you???

 

So maybe you can answer the question - why do Americans support Trump?

It has been answered over and over. You just don't like the answer.

 

How do they continue to overlook all the Lies - All the Corruption - All the Insanity

We do not share your obsessions. Like going bonkers about over estimating a crowd size.

 

You got your two Supreme Court Justices - isn't it now time to rejoin the American Party?

There is no "American Party". There are Democrats and Republicans. And what has SCOTUS to do with changing anything now?

 

Are you folks determined to go down with the ship - like the Manson & Jim Jones Cult Members?

 

Because the Ship is definitely Going Down

 

If not by Mueller - the Mid-terms - The Southern District of NY - the NY AG - The Debt - The Deficit - The Ship is going down and it's starting to sink already

If seeing a sinking ship helps you sleep nights - enjoy!

 

I've heard more criticism of Trump from the GOP controlled Congress on a Wide Range of Issues after they got Kavanaugh than I've heard in the last two years

I haven't. But, hey, enjoy whatever fantasy you want.

  

 


 


However, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who has long been one of the few Republicans willing to consistently break with Trump on policy grounds, offered direct criticism. “Paul Manafort is a founding member of the DC swamp and Michael Cohen is the Gotham version of the same,” said Sasse, referencing Gotham as a popular nickname for New York City. “Neither one of these felons should have been anywhere near the presidency.”

 

A leading Republican senator said Thursday that he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and that "there is no question the Saudis did this."

 
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told CNN that the "intel points directly" to Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and said the Saudis need to "produce" the 59-year-old father of four to dispel concerns.
 
"Everything points to Saudi Arabia, and it would appear he's not alive," Corker said. "I would think that if it were Saudi Arabia and he was alive, with all that's happening right now, they would produce him."
 
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a hawkish Republican who has counted himself a strong supporter of Saudi Arabia, said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Thursday evening that it looked "increasingly likely" Khashoggi was dead and "all the indicators" pointed to Saudi Arabia.
 
"They need to account, Saudi Arabia does, for what happened in the consulate," Graham said.
 

“Nothing happens in Saudi without MBS knowing it,” South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Fox & Friends, referring to the crown prince by his initials. “I can never do business with Saudi Arabia again,” adding, “I’m not going back to Saudi Arabia as long as this guy’s in charge.”

 

“I’ve been their biggest defender on the floor of the United States Senate. This guy is a wrecking ball,” Graham said.

 

Graham also said he felt “used and abused” for being expected to ignore the disappearance and likely death of Khashoggi, a US permanent resident who wrote a column for the Washington Post and who’d been openly skeptical of Mohammed’s public image as a liberalizing reformer.

Speaking also on a Fox News radio show,

 

Graham raised questions about the US relationship with Saudi Arabia as long as Mohammed is the expected successor to his 82-year-old father, King Salman. “I want Saudi Arabia to be on our side,” he said, drawing a distinction between Saudi Arabia and the crown prince. “How do I engage Saudi Arabia when MBS, the de facto leader of the country, is this brazen and this disrespectful for the international norms that we fight for?”

 

Sen. Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana, was also withering in his criticism of Mohammed in an interview on CNN. “This pattern of reckless behavior is consistent of what we’ve seen from the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ever since he assumed his current position,” Young said.

 

Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, put Khashoggi’s case in a broader context of Saudi behavior, suggesting that Congress should force Trump to submit for approval the US’s military assistance to the kingdom in its campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

 

“The disregard for the rule of law and transparency from the Saudi Arabian government cannot be ignored,” Lee said.

 

Source - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/republican-senators-lash-out-at-saudi-crown-prince

 

 

Well, Ms. Tamkin, in all those words I saw nothing indicating that our President has abandoned me. 

 

Would you care to try again???

 

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