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While sending 14,000 troops to Saudi Arabia, Trump claims to reduce Middle East troop presence.

I know it's shocking but the Trump has lied to us. He claimed he wanted to reduce U.S. troop presence in the Middle East as his rationale for moving U.S. troops out of northern Syria, thus allowing Turkey to overtake the Kurdish population who, subsequently, needed to retreat from the area for their for safety.

President Donald Trump has insisted that his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the Syrian border with Turkey is a step toward getting the United States out of "endless" wars.

But one critic of the move says Trump is breaking his own promise by sending troops back into other parts of the Middle East.

"That is one reason we're seeing so much increased tension in the region and that President Trump has sent 14,000 American troops to the region since May," McGurk told MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Oct. 20. "So he can't tell his political rallies that he's getting troops out of endless wars when he's sending 14 times the amount back into the region."


https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2019/oct/22/brett-mcgurk/mcgurk-right-trump-has-sent-14000-troops-middle-ea/


Clearly, reducing U.S. troop presence in the Middle East was not the objective in the Trump's decision in Syria.

BTW, Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor under President Obama, this morning on "Face the Nation" pointed this out and I'm saddened that this is the first I'd heard of this....thanks MSM.

I support Mayor Pete. But I will vote Biden in the primary.

I'll be damned if I sit by and watch the corrupt POS president and his corrupt republican party do to Joe Biden what they did to Hillary Clinton.

"Joe Biden slips in polls amid Ukraine attacks from President Trump"

https://today.yougov.com/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/10/03/biden-polls-ukraine-trump
Posted by ChiTownDenny | Sun Oct 6, 2019, 10:32 AM (9 replies)

STOP putting liars on teevee!

Rudy Giuliani is a liar. He, like Kellyanne Conway and so many other Republican defenders of our corrupt president, does not inform the public. Instead, he misrepresents, obfuscates, and filibusters. He adds nothing to our understanding of how our government is operating. More importantly, acting as a liar is detrimental to our understanding and the pursuit of democracy.
Hey George (This Week with George Stephanopoulos) and Margaret (Face the Nation), you disappoint me! Today, you contributed to the corruption of our discourse.
(end rant)

Anyone know how to use Uber or Lyft

without a smartphone using a laptop?

Ha, Bernie!

I'm not a Bernie Sanders fan. But I believe in giving credit where credit is due. And Bernie deserves credit for this exchange with Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation.

MARGARET BRENNAN: I want to ask you about Iran. Was President Trump's decision this week to call off that strike the right one?

SEN. SANDERS: See, it's like somebody setting a fire to a basket full of paper and then putting it out. He helped create the crisis and then he stopped the attacks. The idea that we're looking at the president of the United States who number one, thinks that a war., with Iran is something that might be good for this country.

MARGARET BRENNAN: He was just doing a limited strike of just a limited strike.

SEN. SANDERS: Oh, just a limited strike- well, I'm sorry. I just didn't know that it's okay to simply attack another country with bombs just a limited strike- that's an act of warfare. So two points. That will set off a conflagration all over the Middle East. If you think the war is either- the war in Iraq, Margaret was a disaster I believe from the bottom of my heart that the war- a war with Iran would be even worse, more loss of life never ending war in that region, massive instability.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/full-transcript-sen-bernie-sanders-on-face-the-nation/

Thank you, Bernie! That's the point: we can't simply drop bombs on Iran in retaliation for an alleged drone downing and it not be an act of war!

A Majority of House Democrats Do Not Support Impeachment.

According to recent reporting, a majority of House Democrats do not support impeaching the president; only a few dozen or so Democrats support impeachment.
[link:https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/23/politics/democrats-impeachment-whip-list/index.html|

Also, according to reporting, the majority of Americans do not support impeaching the president; only around 29% of Americans support impeachment.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/0/27/the_political_case_for_impeachment_doesnt_hold_up_140425.html

So why is it that we are inundated with impeachment talk everywhere we turn to for news? It's a non-starter given these facts.

Now, I get it. I would like this corrupt, incompetent, POS forcibly evicted from the White House. Impeachment would give me great satisfaction and would validate my faith in the constitution and justice. But given the above statistics, it ain't gonna happen. Maybe, and that's a big MAYBE, the Congressional hearings will reveal enough to alter the current landscape. I'm not going to hold my breath.

But has everyone forgotten the wall to wall coverage of "Hillary's emails" and the damage that did to her presidential campaign? The wall to wall coverage of Democrats not impeaching Donald Trump is doing the same thing. The Democratic party is being damaged by the MSM's incessant coverage of impeachment. Weak, fearful, unorganized; you name it. That's the theme about Democrats not impeaching Trump.

It's time to stop falling for this...and even call out the MSM for its role in creating this havoc within the Democratic party.

Trump proposes $845 billion reduction to Medicare in new budget.

As a candidate in the 2015 GOP primary, Trump promised he would not cut, among other entitlement programs, Medicare. As a candidate in the 2016 presidential election, Trump promised he would not cut, among other entitlement programs, Medicare. Trump has released his 2020 budget proposal. Guess what? Trump proposes almost a $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare. Other entitlements including Medicaid also take a hit.

While your reading the news about Trump setting the country up for a new shutdown showdown because his budget proposes billions for his border wall, no one is talking about his proposed cuts to Medicare.

This should be the headline: Trump proposes $845 billion reduction to Medicare in new budget. Trump promised over and over to 'save' Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.




[link:https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/11/18259789/trumps-2020-budget-proposal-cuts|

Papa John's is the worst pizza I've ever had.

I recently relocated to South Florida from Chicago. Being a Chicago resident, it was ridiculous to order pizza from the Big 3 chains, Domino's, Pizza Hut, or Papa John's. I mean c'mon; Chicago Pizza! But now that I'm in the Sunshine state, on occasion I've ordered from Domino's and Pizza Hut. Today, for the first time, I ordered from Papa John's. YUK! Without a doubt the worst. And the most expensive of the three chains.
Just a friendly warning to anyone with a pizza craving. YUK!

Meghan McCain talks ORAL SEX on "The View".

Today I found myself listening to Meghan McCain talk about her first experience with ORAL SEX. To be clear, McCain stated on "The View" she learned about oral sex from Bill Clinton. This isn't the first time McCain stated she learned about oral sex from Bill Clinton. She has been saying this for years. In fact, years ago she wrote a book stating this.

The Monica Lewinsky scandal unfolded when McCain was 14, and to her dismay, was responsible for her first exposure to the definition of “blow job” – “Yes ladies and gentlemen, Meghan McCain’s first exposure to oral sex was also, sadly, political,” she writes.
[link:https://www.politico.com/story/2012/05/meghan-mccain-dishes-in-new-book-076816|

Clearly this disgusting behavior by McCain is her attempt to score political points, to get her face on teevee, and in doing so to make money. I think it's time we shut this convo down!

To be clear, Bill Clinton never talked about oral sex. Republican pundits (such as Meghan McCain) have; Republican politicians (such as John McCain) have; and Republican Special Prosecutors (who could find no criminality except not disclosing consensual sex) have.

McCain's objective is transparent; she continually tries to vilify Bill Clinton. I find it deeply offensive that Meghan McCain continues with this trope. To help her see the error of her ways, I think it only fair to ask Megan McCain what her thoughts are on her father's infidelities and his multiple marriages. Since she claims to be knowledgeable about oral sex, has she had the conversation with her parents; are they knowledgeable too? Meghan McCain is recently married. Has her knowledge benefited her husband? The guy does smile alot; he's Republican pundit Ben Domenech. Hey Ben, is Meghan knowledgeable?

See how that works, Meghan McCain. You disgust me! STFU!

It's Time For Vice President Joe Biden To Collect His Gold Watch.

The old movies I've seen on my teevee, the Jack Lemmon and Gregory Peck type movies, illustrate that there was a time in America when, after you put in your years on a job, you got a token of appreciation when you retired. In these movies that token of appreciation was usually a gold watch. Hey, Joe Biden! It's time for you to collect your gold watch!

I don't know what Joe Biden thinks he will bring to this campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president. I don't know what his personal ambitions are, irrespective of his several past failures to obtain the nomination. I do know that the Democratic party doesn't need him to run. I do know that the party is well served with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders duking it out for the nomination. And I do know that Joe Biden will never be president. There are too many Clintonistas and Bernieacs who simply wont let it happen.

In the meantime, Joe, take a peek at what's ahead... Not good for you or the party. Collect your gold watch!

[link:http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/20/politics/joe-biden-osama-bin-laden-raid/|

Joe Biden changes story on Osama bin Laden raid

Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden offered an account Tuesday of the decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that differed from some of his previous retellings -- and from Hillary Clinton's.

His remarks come as he considers facing off against the former secretary of state in the 2016 presidential race, and they seem to signal that he sees his earlier stance on the raid as a potential liability.

[...]"We walked out of the room and walked upstairs," Biden said. "I told him my opinion: I thought he should go, but to follow his own instincts."

The new account is a significant departure from what he said at a Democratic retreat in January 2012.

"Mr. President, my suggestion is, 'Don't go,'" Biden said, according to an ABC News report from that time.



p.s. Hello DU. My first diary here. Please bear with me as I learn the blockquote and link functions. I hope my voice will add to the conversation. I hope we elect a Democrat for President.





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