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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:28 am

    The reality is the conservative justices are applying judicial restraint and an originalist interpretation of the Constitution. And guess what? When SCOTUS vacancies come up, where do presidents typically look? The lower courts. And they’re being filled with awesome conservatives.

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      bodacious Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Awesome? How about gruesome?
      The Trump administration notified the American Bar Association (ABA) on March 17, 2017, that the group would no longer receive special access to background information on judicial candidates prior to their nomination. A letter to the ABA from White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn II said that all organizations would receive the background information in equal fashion.[1]
      Some ABA supporters criticized the action as retaliation against the group’s low ratings of several of President Trump’s judicial nominees. Some critics contended that the ABA ratings favored liberal judges over conservatives.
      As of February 3, 2020, the ABA had rated 220 of President Trump’s nominees; 150 were rated “well-qualified,” 61 were rated “qualified,” and nine were rated “not qualified.”

      The ABA rated only 9 not qualified. But, the Republicans pushed those 9 through anyway. Even ones who should absolutely not be judges anywhere. Trump thinks 9 is too many and takes away the power from the ABA so that he can satisfy his conservative voters. Don’t you think that he could find 9 qualified nominees to replace the ones not qualified? Why not? Because he thinks he is such a great judge of character that he doesn’t want anyone to tell him what to do.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm

        kinda acting like Barack did

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm

        “…the ABA had rated 220 of President Trump’s nominees; 150 were rated “well-qualified,” 61 were rated “qualified,” and nine were rated “not qualified.”
        The ABA’s ideological bias has long tainted its ratings of judicial nominees.
        They even rated Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor as well qualified.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 24, 2020 at 10:24 pm

          Yep, right along side of Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, even Brett Kavanaugh. Hmmm. They really are biased arent they?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Matthews said that the Democratic Party establishment would be better off with four more years of Trump than a Sanders administration and the revolutionary baggage that comes with it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Chris Matthews compares Bernie winning Nevada to France falling to the Nazis in 1940

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:27 am

    We have massive literacy programs here in the US- it’s called “school.” We’ve had it long before Castro was born. Bernie is in need of some serious history lessons.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:27 am

    We need someone to step in and take over those seats of those who have misused their positions. We need people who understand and care about the freedom and liberty of our country! We are tired of being lied to, taken advantage of. Put in a position of wondering if socialism will be our fate! All Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff have done is cause division and dishonesty while so called serving. They have done nothing productive but work hard at attacking Trump! We need to change for a better future! Trump 2020 and change in the entire system.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Sanders is banking on the brain washed college kids who want everything for nothing !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Sanders is banking on the brain washed college kids who want everything for nothing !
    Well Cuba does have universal health care. It’s universally bad. Most folks can’t even get a bandaid.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Bernie of course doesn’t mention the bottom 98% of Cuba live in poverty while the socialists themselves live off the backs of that 98%.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:25 am

    If a person is a member of the Democratic Party and they are seriously considering voting for a self proclaimed socialist (aka communist) then there is a real serious problem in that party. We just spent three, now going on four years, of a fake Trump Russia collusion investigation by the democrats and now they are getting ready to put up a self proclaimed socialist for president. You just can’t make this stuff up.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:25 am

    We Raised Kids for Decades K thru College were taught that America Sucks, Capitalism Sucks that Socialism & Communism Guarantee Fairness & Equality Cradle to Grave Care. Like there’s NO Rich or Poor in those Countries Who have it…. AOC is the Poster Child of OUR Education System & the Fruit of those Seeds planted like ISIS Terrorists do their Children.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      You should realize that AOC isn’t the only product of our educational system. Most people in the US are and we are better off because of that. Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Mitch McConnell are all recipients of a public education.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:24 am

    One woman, Leta Hong Fincher, revealed that Bloomberg and his lackeys told her they would financially crush her if she and her husband refused to sign non-disclosure agreements regarding “how Bloomberg News killed a story critical of Chinese Communist Party leaders.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:24 am

    “Given the large number of women silenced by NDAs, it’s clear that there has been an environment of sexism at Bloomberg’s company,” Fincher wrote. “Bloomberg managers and lawyers treated me as though I were a piece of company property, an appendage of my husband, using intimidation and threats to try to bully me into submission.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed in an interview televised Sunday that Russians had spent a “lot of money” on bots to go on Facebook and claim that “Biden is a bad guy” — before later acknowledging that the information came not from the intelligence community, but secondhand from his own staff.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Just when you thought Biden or his campaign couldn’t possibly screw themselves over any more…Uncle Joe, the gift that keeps on giving, proves you wrong once again!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:13 am

    When you run out of things to say that makes any sense, then blame the Russians. Throw in the towel Biden, you’re finished as a viable candidate. Vote Trump 2020.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

    At least the Russians didn’t shoot you in the foot, Joe. That’s something you do quite well by yourself.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Pete Bootygieg’s campaign sent a letter to the Nevada State Democratic Party on Sunday, alleging that there are “material irregularities pertaining to the process of integrating early votes into the in-person precinct caucuses” and asking the party to take three concrete steps to address the purported issues.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2020 at 8:12 am

    “This is frightening because in a way, what they don’t see is that they are the tools of Russia. Not the Republicans, but the Democrats… the ‘Never Trumpers’ are the tools of Russia,”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    President Obama presided over the WORST recovery in history. Obama spurred the economy with BORROWED TAX DOLLARS! His so called recovery caused higher gas prices and stagnant wage growth In reality he squandered trillions of tax dollars much of which went overseas! President Trump has created TRILLIONS of dollars by creating NEW MONEY in America. FYI: money is only created by growing, mining, or producing a product for a profit. You can not tax or borrow your way into prosperity. Obama was not only the WORST President (worse than Carter) in history but Obama was a shrewd and sneaky American traitor and should NEVER have been elected!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    That’s where Keith Ellison comes in. He’s actually a hybrid between both. He represents and is supported both by antifa, MoveOn.org, the Democratic national party’s position on abortion, open borders, sanctuary cities, every platform of the left, whereas on the other side he’s also affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the global Islamic movement that seeks to establish Sharia law.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Bernie, I think you’ve only surrounded yourself with a small population that thinks like you so it’s skewed your perception support. IF you get the nomination you’re going to be in for a big surprise from the majority of the country that does NOT agree with you and it’ll be a landslide for Trump.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    In a few words Sanders is a guy who barely worked a day in his life is running strong among voters who barely worked a day in their lives.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    The last time I heard a President say he wanted to ‘fundamentally transform America’, I had chills of foreboding. That President was Obama & his policies were divisive & continue to harm this Country to this day. The fact that Senator Sanders wants to transform America, should warn every voter to not vote for him.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      What policies were divisive. Don’t give the typical “If I had a son he’d look just like..” because that isn’t a policy.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 24, 2020 at 2:06 pm

        he would of made it one if he could

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 24, 2020 at 5:37 pm

          You aren’t very bright, are you?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Bernie does not stand a chance. If he manages to win the nomination, Trump will beat him quite easily. Not enough socialists out there to even come close. The electoral college gives a vote to all the States and Bernie is less popular than Hillary, and Trump handled her quite easily. Sorry folks, no Communism for you!!! Trump 2020!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Biden is Designed to FAIL so WE’D be STUPID enough to RE-Elect the POS Democrats to Fix IT…with Single Payer…We’ve Already Handed the House BACK to Pelosi & the REST the POS Who Passed IT So WE could See what’s IN IT!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Bloomberg is NO Dummy, He PAID the DNC to be on the Debate Stage, He’s not buying Votes at this time as He doesn’t need to.He’s Busy BUYING the Elected Local,State & Fed Delegates plus the Super Delegates Who want to STAY in Office. The DNC will ensure there’s a Brokered Convention & that Bernie WON’T have enough Delegates on a First Ballot then STEAL it from Him with the Super Delegates. What REALLY Pisses the DNC & Democrats OFF!!! They think & believe just like Bernie does as Obama Care Shows but the Establishment Democrats DONT or Wont openly Admit THEY are JUST Like Him.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    REALLY ALT LEFT Media….Your Credibility ISN’T Low Enough YET? Russia Russia Russia Part II…SMH

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Bernie is not running for your welfare. He’s running for his welfare. Did you miss the part where he is a socialist who never worked a regular job a day in his life but is a multimillionaire with three nice homes. No alarm bells going off? The only people who believe that are kids who have never held a regular job and are doing well being supported by mom and dad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    All socialist candidates are puppet masters. They come from the land if Oz. The manipulate their audience to gain control. Eventually they are Svengalied into a life of servitude. And the puppet masters collect fortunes off the sweat and blood of the masses.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I’m glad Bernie is going to represent the Democrats. It finally exposes the party to what it has been all along. The Communist Party of America.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Socialism and communism are two sides of the same coin. Big government, big programs, big taxes… the only difference is we vote socialism in and in communism we don’t have a say at all. Castro came in as a socialist and when in power did not have to pretend anymore. Same with Venezuela.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Amazing that the Left is protecting their web of deceit by “suiciding” yet another person that dares to defy their elitist and seemingly pro-Islamic agenda. Remember when Barry said he would “side with Islam” should the need arise? Well he did and I hope someday he ends up in a cell at Gitmo.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Bloomberg has spent $350 million plus on campaigning,
    who has benefited from this, the media corporations.
    What if he gave every American a Million dollars instead.that would have bought him the votes.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2020 at 4:22 am

      ^^
      “What if he gave every American a Million dollars instead….”

      You truly are some kind of stupid.

      There are approximately 329.45 million people in the USA.
      Even with your pea sized brain, try to think of what the total amount would be to give
      each of those people 1 million dollars each
      That would come out to a total of 32,945,000,000,000‬ dollars.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 24, 2020 at 7:47 am

        To simplify math. Let’s say there are 330 million people in the USA
        Bloomberg has spent 350 million plus on campaigning
        If he gave everyone a million he would have 20 million left. Right?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 24, 2020 at 8:08 am

          Never confuse a liberal with facts. It makes their heads spin.

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            Anonymous

            February 24, 2020 at 8:11 am

            Hey warry, you need to go back to skool.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 24, 2020 at 2:11 pm

          did l explain that without calling you names or insulting your gray matter?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Democrats have gone from separating people by irrelevant characteristics in the name of hatred to separating people by irrelevant characteristics in the name of tolerance. The tactics have changed, the objective never has. It was racist in the past, and it’s racist now.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Democratic Party was the party of slavery; They created segregation and Jim Crow Laws to keep its sentiments in place. When that fell out of favor, they adapted to what they are today. Each of these tactics have the same result – dividing people to make it easier to manipulate them. The target of this new liberal “tolerance” is young people; millennials. It’s easier to instill in people the fear and hatred necessary for this tactic to work than it is to change the minds of people who instinctively know it’s garbage. That’s why the protests, the chants, the screaming of victimhood emanate from there. It’s also why fake hate crimes do too.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:36 am

    This is the cornerstone of bigotry – that people are different and should be treated differently because of their skin tone, sexuality, etc. Democrats a generation ago found their path to power through preaching the superiority of one group over another. Whether they all believed it or not is a question for history to answer, it was simply a tactic that worked. When that position became electorally untenable, the party flipped.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      What in hell’s name are you babbling about?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2020 at 3:48 pm

        It’s obvious that you don’t understand.

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          bodacious Reply Report comment

          February 23, 2020 at 6:21 pm

          When you post random shit and provide no context to what your post’s meaning is, then you should expect someone to question what the post means. When you do not credit the source, you are no better than a thief. You steal someone else’s ideas and present them as your own and want credibility. It is not going to happen.

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          bodacious Reply Report comment

          February 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm

          When you post random stuff and provide no context to what your post’s meaning is, then you should expect someone to question what the post means. When you do not credit the source, you are no better than a thief. You steal someone else’s ideas and present them as your own and want credibility. It is not going to happen.

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            Anonymous

            February 23, 2020 at 11:11 pm

            Do you mean like if someone says they paid for their own retirement when they didn’t, and then wants their posts to be considered credible?

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            Anonymous

            February 24, 2020 at 8:10 am

            Old Bo is just to damn lazy to find it himself. Typical Liberal. Or else he is just to stupid. I refuse to do his work for him. I am not a liberal and have to do my own work, and so does he.

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            bodacious

            February 24, 2020 at 8:14 am

            eLViS, I know where you stole this from. Theft doesn’t seem to bother you much, does it? You are the one too lazy to think for yourself. You just repeat somebody else’s rhetoric and claim it as yours.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:36 am

    “In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” As unimaginable as it seems to us now, that was the Democratic Party’s position just 57 years ago.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      ” I made my mistakes. But in all of my years of public life, I have never profited – never profited from public service. I’ve earned every cent. And in all of my years of public life, I have never obstructed justice. …because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook. I’ve earned everything I’ve got.I am not a crook.” Hard to believe but this was the Republican position 47 years ago. Seems like just yesterday.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 24, 2020 at 8:50 am

        I did not have sex with that woman, seems like only yesterday huh Bill

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 24, 2020 at 12:37 pm

          “We will immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare – and nobody can do that like me. We will save $’s and have much better healthcare! ” Seems like only yesterday and yet we are still waiting for his replacement plan.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Democrats have painted themselves (and isolated themselves) on an island: Communist Island. They look like crazy people. I have the perfect island for them: Cuba. They’ll feel right at home.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 11:29 am

      To nice there , send them to Russia..Siberia

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Give Bloomberg credit. He just set an all-time record. He’s the first gambler in history to lose $350 million in one night in Vegas! From now on, call him “Nondisclosure Mike.” That’s the end of Bloomberg.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2020 at 10:54 am

      Trump’s lost a lot more than that at casinos, the only person ever to go bankrupt owning a casino, and now he’s bankrupting our economy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Bloomberg is the worst public speaker ever. He’s boring, whiny, elitist, arrogant, stuck-up and thoroughly unlikeable. Plus, he’s really, really short. But “Mini Mike” beat even my low expectations during the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:34 am

    The Democratic Party establishment would be better off with four more years of Trump than a Sanders administration and the revolutionary baggage that comes with it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:33 am

    What about all the money Bill Clinton got for a 20 minute speech and the Clinton foundation received from Russia when she was Secretary of State???

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      The first part of your statement is free enterprise, the second part is a lie.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Bill Clinton received $500,000 and the foundation received $110,000,000 from Russia, but when Hitlary lost in 2016 no other foreign country gave money to the foundation, tells the average common sense person a lot about “collusion” with foreign countries.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Tonight (just now) on the Senate floor, I tried to amend the state budget to give all of our men and women of Virginia’s Sheriffs’ Departments a 3% raise for this year. It was defeated, with all democrats voting “no.” When I went to get a vote count from the clerk, Majority Leader Dick Saslaw came up and said this to me: “Hey Stanley, you want to know why your sheriffs didn’t get a raise? —because they came to our committees and said that they weren’t going to enforce our laws.” When I asked him which law was he talking about, he said “gun control”. I was shocked that the Democrats are now punishing our local Sheriff’s Departments (by eliminating a pay raise for them), for the their choice to protect and defend our citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Democrats want to restrict a citizen’s right to protect themselves, but won’t pay our sheriffs’ deputies to protect Virginians. Hypocrisy has a name.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Every American should have access to low-cost, high-quality health care. The Canadian experience demonstrates that government-run health care is not the answer. Canadians pay up to 51 percent more in taxes, yet out-of-pocket health costs are close to Americans’, even though Canada covers only marginally more than the U.S. Government rationing has left Canadians with months-long waiting lists for urgent care, endemic staff shortages, substandard equipment, and outdated drugs.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Listen Bot, you have been told numerous times that your lies don’t fly without some sort of proof that they came from somewhere other than your handler’s minuscule brain.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2020 at 6:01 pm

        You want proof? Get off your lazy, worthless liberal ass and find it yourself. It isn’t that hard as it is everywhere. Even a idiot like you can do it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:32 am

    As I recall it was Obama who told Putin “ I’ll have more flexibility when I’m re-elected “… and not a peep out of the drive by media

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      And not a peep out of the old teach either. Nor any of the other libuffoons.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2020 at 3:18 pm

        That is because we are smarter than that. He said it, and it wasn’t good. We “lib buffoons” don’t accept that Obama was perfect. That is the trump cult.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 23, 2020 at 10:45 pm

          Your “mental accruity” is severely lacking. Heehaw, heehaw, heehaw.

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            Anonymous

            February 24, 2020 at 7:22 am

            ???

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Same old song and dance. We put this rumor that Russia was going to attack to bed years ago but the Democrats have brought it out and dusted it off, and here we go again. It is called the “Cold War Syndrome”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2020 at 8:31 am

    With the Democrats in disarray, the president’s enemies are desperate to find another way to derail his campaign. They can’t debate the economy at this point since it is booming, so they are turning to their familiar tactic of howling about “Russian meddling.” As usual, there was no evidence to support these crazy accusations. It does not matter to Democrats and the media who will continue to use the “Russian meddling” claim throughout the rest of the campaign. With a disorganized Democratic Party race and a strong economy, the old Russian hoax is the only way the president’s enemies believe they can stop his momentum. The American people will realize this is a stale rerun and turn the channel.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Clint Eastwood’s done with Trump, which is a disaster for the phony president. His opinion carries a lot of weight with conservatives. https://variety.com/2020/film/news/clint-eastwood-mike-bloomberg-2020-election-1203511657/?fbclid=IwAR10_9Dy2bxDxYyI3J4-p81OOZ7Ymx9LE5vpNCx3kqlHf3TqDXZHqkga6Jw

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Not any more.He is just a senile old actor now.

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      I know Randy Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2020 at 11:16 am

      I remember when Eastwood make total crap out of Obama, during the empty chair interview. Remember how Democrats ridiculed and maligned Eastwood for that? Now that Mr. Eastwood is dissing President Trump, the Democrats consider his Bloomberg endorsement sacred and Eastwood should be listened to.

      The empty chair interview was one Obama’s better interviews. Even I have to admit it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    As the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) faces a lawsuit over its policy on student gender identity, it’s being accused of discriminating against transgender teachers in the bathroom. On Tuesday, Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) fired out a press release asserting it supports equal restroom access for MMSD students and staff. The union doesn’t like the district’s directive to Frank Allis Elementary school staff to “limit their use of restroom facilities to the single person restroom.” In short, MTI supports transgender women (who used to be men) or men transitioning into women (and vice versa) using student bathrooms. If all access is granted to transgender and transitioning students, then it must be applied to teachers, the union insists..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    DE-CERTIFY ALL TEACHERS UNIONS AND GET THEM OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2020 at 9:46 pm

      If teacher unions had as much power as you give them, then teacher’s would be 100% behind them. Most schools have about 50% membership. The state has stripped them of most of the bargaining power they once had. What is with you and your extreme dislike of teachers? Thought they should have let you graduate by giving you mercy grades?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Joe Biden is considered a centrist among his fellow Democratic rivals vying for the party’s presidential nomination, but turning the United States into a sanctuary country for the world’s criminals is one of the craziest things we’ve heard in a primary teeming with crazy candidates. It’d be nice to chalk the comment up as another Biden gaffe, but it’s actually one of the rare sentences Biden managed to put together without losing his train of thought..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2020 at 9:48 pm

      Well, to be realistic, Trump is turning us into a sanctuary country for criminals who know him or will donate to his re-election campaign, so Biden’s plan isn’t too far out there.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    If he’s elected President, Joe Biden says he won’t deport ANYONE for the 1st 100 days & during his whole presidency he would ONLY deport people who commit felonies IN the United States. If they murder or rape outside the US, Joe will let them stay. Insane!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    You people are still a bunch of insufferable morons on this stuff. For years, you thought the Trump campaign and the Kremlin colluded during the 2016 election, despite there being zero evidence to back up that allegation. It was a myth. It was a hoax. It was based on a shoddy piece of political opposition research funded by the Clinton campaign that was exposed as bunk not by one, but two reports. The Left has been consumed by Russophobia. Collusion delusion is still a thing, but now the shots are being fired inside the ship. U.S. officials informed Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, that the Russians are trying to help his campaign (via WaPo)::

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Maybe instead of manufacturing another bogus hysteria about elections being undermined by Russia, Democrats should focus on the election they themselves undermined in Iowa..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    One of the wealthiest men on Earth is plotting to steal the nomination, the Dem Party cannot even run a Caucus in Iowa, corporate media can arbitrarily decide to marginalize candidates at will, but we’re supposed to panic again about Russian bots on Twitter? Ludicrous freak show..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Bernie is now allegedly receiving “Russian assistance” according to unnamed “US officials,” but of course the nature of that “assistance” is a total mystery. Russiagate was a giant fraud and the chickens are coming home to roost for you braindead “PROGRESSIVES” who championed it..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2020 at 6:16 pm

      The difference is that he reported it, unlike Trump, who treasonously welcomed it with open arms.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2020 at 11:19 am

        bernie didn’t want to loose his cover

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2020 at 10:51 pm

        You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier with no “mental accruity”. Heehaw, heehaw, heehaw.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Certain figures in the pro-Bernie media world are going to pretend like they were never on the Russiagate bandwagon and are so appalled that it’s now being used against Bernie (100% predictably) but they are responsible for helping create this pathetic sickness. They are frauds..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    That’s it. Based on the Left’s rules on this nonsense, Bernie is a Russian agent. His trips to the USSR in the past were really meetings with his KGB handlers. He’s now a U.S. Senator. It’s the Manchurian Candidate. The Kremlin is taking over. Panic! Panic! It’s time to impeach Bernie Sanders to figure out what the hell is going on—we can’t trust him with these Russian ties, right? These are the Lefts rules. We didn’t write them. Bernie Sanders is now a Russian agent based on the liberal media’s criterion for who is really a traitor. Forget Jill Stein, it was Bernie!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Contact your Senators and write the President in Protest! Demand our food be labeled where it came from! Imported meat has unknown origin. Meat produced in America is supposed to be inspected by the Federal Department of Agriculture. We pay for that!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Were already IN a 2nd Civil War GOP

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Biden supports the RIGHT to Arm Bears

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Need to be hypervigilant about the school your child attends. Never know what they could be taught. Check their curriculum and day to day schedules and be aware that things may not be all roses. Talk to other parents, visit together and at different times. Most schools are what they are supposed to be but some are everything but what they should be and they can always be a bad apple in a bushel of good ones.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      You got the inside scoop on any North Iowa schools? What kind of subversive stuff are they teaching up here?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Little Mattie Markwart, you’re such a douchebag and a little pussy.

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    February 22, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Mason City Room February 18, 2020
    Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    REGULAR MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on February 18, 2020. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor Pro tem and on roll being called there were present, Paul Adams, Mayor pro tem in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds, Masson, Lee. Absent: Schickel.

    Adopt Agenda: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Dr. Steve Schurlz, President of North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) provided a presentation on the NIACC Bond Referendum. Council comments and questions followed the presentation.

    City Administrator Burnett presented his Monthly Activity Report. Council comments and questions followed the presentation.

    Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda Item #8 and #12 were removed to be acted upon separately.

    Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of February 4 and Council Worksession Minutes of February 6, 2020; Claims dated February 6 and 13, 2020 in the amount of $1,793,753.39; Burkes Bar & Grill – Class C Liquor; Yesway Store #10019 – Carryout Wine; Dollar General #6730 – Class B Wine and Class C Beer; January Financial Report – Cash Basis; Appoint/Hire Dennis Westendorf as Park Maintenance Foreman; Resolution No. 20-19, granting preliminary approval for tax abatements allowed under the Mason City Urban Revitalization Tax Abatement Program for properties listed in Section 1, in the City of Mason City, Iowa; Resolution No. 20-20, authorizing acceptance of a 2020 Iowa Certified Local Government Annual Report and directing staff to submit the report to the State Historic Preservation Office; Resolution No. 20-21, ordering a public hearing on the proposed property tax levy for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for the City of Mason City, Iowa. Motion, Masson; 2nd, Jaszewski that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    8. Restructuring at Fire Department: Motion, Symonds; 2nd, Jaszewski that the recommendation be approved. Discussion followed regarding the history of the position. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    9. IDNR – Low Head Dam No. 1: Motion, Thoma; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 20-22, accepting an Iowa Department of Natural Resources Grant Agreement – Low Head Dam No. 1 safety cost share program and authorizing execution of documents related to said grant funds, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the cost to finish remainder of the dams and grant funding. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adopting the 2021-2025 CIP Plan: The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor Pro tem called for comments and objections. There being no comments the public hearing was declared closed. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that Resolution No. 20-23, adopting the 2021-2025 Capital Improvements Plan for the City of Mason City, Iowa, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Animal Shelter HVAC: The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor Pro tem called for comments and objections. There being no comments the public hearing was declared closed. Motion, Lee; 2nd, Masson that the Resolution No. 20-24 approving plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost for the “Mason City Animal Control HVAC Upgrades” and 20-25, making award of contract to Reliable 1 of Iowa Falls, Iowa for the “Mason City Animal Control HVAC Upgrades”, be adopted and the bid with the recommended bid from Reliable 1 in the amount of $83,889.00, be accepted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Approve the Real Estate Purchase Agreement: 218 8th Place SE: Agreement for the sale of 218 8th Place SE to River City Development Co. Ltd. The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor Pro tem called for comments and objections. There being no comments the public hearing was declared closed. Motion, Lee; 2nd, Jaszewski that the Resolution No. 20-26, approving and authorizing execution of a Real Estate Purchase Agreement between the City of Mason city and River City Development Co. LTD for property generally located at 218 8th Place SE be adopted. Discussion followed regarding when the work would be done, cost for the City to keep the property, putting property on the tax rolls, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:41 p.m.

    /s/Paul Adams
    Paul Adams, Mayor Pro tem

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:39 am

    That’s it. Based on the Left’s rules on this nonsense, Bernie is a Russian agent. His trips to the USSR in the past were really meetings with his KGB handlers. He’s now a U.S. Senator. It’s the Manchurian Candidate. The Kremlin is taking over. Panic! Panic! It’s time to impeach Bernie Sanders to figure out what the hell is going on—we can’t trust him with these Russian ties, right? These are the Lefts rules. We didn’t write them. Bernie Sanders is now a Russian agent based on the liberal media’s criterion for who is really a traitor. Forget Jill Stein, it was Bernie!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Joe Biden claimed the economy is not as great as you think, “no matter what people say.” Does that include Barack Obama, who this week tried to take credit for the Trump economic boom?

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      February 25, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Obama fixed the mess Republican greed created, and he had to do it his first day in office, since the crisis came to a head at the end of 2007, leading to the crash of 2008. Republicans, as usual, stole all the money in the national treasury, then ran away and hid in their gated communities and vacation homes abroad, while Democrats and the working class cleaned up their mess. Again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Democrats refuse to acknowledge how they got here in the first place. The Obama-Biden years of big government were a failure. Trillions in taxpayer-funded stimulus at the start of the administration, yet Biden told us there was “no possibility” the jobs were coming back.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:37 am

    In June 2016 Obama told us what we can’t do. Some manufacturing jobs are “just not going to come back.” You can’t negotiate better deals for American workers, he scoffed. “What magic wand do you have?”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Half a million new manufacturing jobs and two blockbuster trade deals later, President Trump is proving the real magic is keeping your promises, and unleashing the American spirit of resilience and optimism..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Vice President Joe Biden gave a stark assessment of the economy today, telling an audience of supporters, “there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession.” Appearing at a fundraiser with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) in Milwaukee, the vice president remarked that by the time he and President Obama took office in 2008, the gross domestic product had shrunk and hundreds of thousands of jobs had been lost. “We inherited a godawful mess,” he said, adding there was “no way to regenerate $3 trillion that was lost. Not misplaced, lost.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:36 am

    “.. It’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot. You just do not want the average (U.S.) citizen carrying a gun…”-Michael Bloomberg, Jan. 4, 2020 “Guns? What for?…to fight the government? The Cuban people don’t need guns nowadays.” -Fidel Castro during his very first speech upon entering Havana Jan. 8, 1959

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    February 22, 2020 at 8:35 am

    As the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) faces a lawsuit over its policy on student gender identity, it’s being accused of discriminating against transgender teachers in the bathroom. On Tuesday, Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) fired out a press release asserting it supports equal restroom access for MMSD students and staff. The union doesn’t like the district’s directive to Frank Allis Elementary school staff to “limit their use of restroom facilities to the single person restroom.” In short, MTI supports transgender women (who used to be men) or men transitioning into women (and vice versa) using student bathrooms. If all access is granted to transgender and transitioning students, then it must be applied to teachers, the union insists.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:35 am

    DE-CERTIFY ALL TEACHERS UNIONS AND GET THEM OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:35 am

    The coronavirus may be dealing a severe blow to the Chinese economy and its ruling elite, but it’s also created a fog concealing Beijing’s continued manipulations in the United States.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said during a CNN town hall in Las Vegas on Thursday evening that under his presidential administration nobody would be deported during his first 100 days in office. The former vice president also ruled out deporting illegal aliens for crimes committed in other countries, which would make the United States a sanctuary for criminals all over the world. Democrats are the part of Criminals and Crime!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Joe Biden is considered a centrist among his fellow Democratic rivals vying for the party’s presidential nomination, but turning the United States into a sanctuary country for the world’s criminals is one of the craziest things we’ve heard in a primary teeming with crazy candidates. It’d be nice to chalk the comment up as another Biden gaffe, but it’s actually one of the rare sentences Biden managed to put together without losing his train of thought.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:33 am

    If he’s elected President, Joe Biden says he won’t deport ANYONE for the 1st 100 days & during his whole presidency he would ONLY deport people who commit felonies IN the United States. If they murder or rape outside the US, Joe will let them stay. Insane!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:33 am

    One of the wealthiest men on Earth is plotting to steal the nomination, the Dem Party cannot even run a Caucus in Iowa, corporate media can arbitrarily decide to marginalize candidates at will, but we’re supposed to panic again about Russian bots on Twitter? Ludicrous freak show.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Maybe instead of manufacturing another bogus hysteria about elections being undermined by Russia, Democrats should focus on the election they themselves undermined in Iowa.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:31 am

    You people are still a bunch of insufferable morons on this stuff. For years, you thought the Trump campaign and the Kremlin colluded during the 2016 election, despite there being zero evidence to back up that allegation. It was a myth. It was a hoax. It was based on a shoddy piece of political opposition research funded by the Clinton campaign that was exposed as bunk not by one, but two reports. The Left has been consumed by Russophobia. Collusion delusion is still a thing, but now the shots are being fired inside the ship. U.S. officials informed Sen. Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, that the Russians are trying to help his campaign (via WaPo):

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Certain figures in the pro-Bernie media world are going to pretend like they were never on the Russiagate bandwagon and are so appalled that it’s now being used against Bernie (100% predictably) but they are responsible for helping create this pathetic sickness. They are frauds

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Bernie is now allegedly receiving “Russian assistance” according to unnamed “US officials,” but of course the nature of that “assistance” is a total mystery. Russiagate was a giant fraud and the chickens are coming home to roost for you braindead “PROGRESSIVES” who championed it

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Yeah I’m sure these democratic liberal a holes would love to restructure our country but fortunately the people still get to vote because as they keep reminding us this isn’t a dictatorship!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Democrats already have their losses attributed to Russian interference , when not one Democrat cares about the future of America , not one of them defends our Constitution ! Democrats are out to destroy America , as they are all in Globalists pockets !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Bernie is their man. We already know he is a communist and Putin supports him.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Bernie is a Commie/Red as they come.She is too, I think they sit around and talk about what Office he will hold in Russia.They have not come by their millions honestly!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    If this report is true, then the U.S. “officials” are showing Bernie more courtesy then they showed candidate Trump. Why no illegal FISA warrants against Bernie’s people?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    If Bernie is elected and no one tries to stop him from turning our country into a socialist nation, then within 4 years Russia will just walk in and take over our country because Bernie will destroy us

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 21, 2020 at 10:12 pm

      They are already here and living in the White House.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2020 at 12:53 pm

        Not yet Bernie has not been elected

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2020 at 12:55 pm

        do you think the guy in the white house would have done this much good for our country if he was a Bernie?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 22, 2020 at 1:15 pm

          He would have done more.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 22, 2020 at 1:21 pm

          Bernie would have a health care plan in place. Remember that promise from the man who supposedly keeps his promises? We would have drug prices under control. We would be working on our infrastructure needs rather than spending billions on a wall that is easily scaled, and falls down when the wind blows. We also would have fewer people in prison because Bernie’s people wouldn’t be committing crimes while in the White House. Farmers would not be going bankrupt at a pace not seen since the 70s. And our allies would still be our allies.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Bernie Sanders said at the debate last night that he wants minimum wage to be $15 per hour.
    15$ X 40 hr week = $600
    600$ X 52 weeks per yr = $31,200
    Bernie Sanders wants free health care for all and was asked how he would pay for it. His answer was raise taxes to 52% on anybody making over $29,000 per year.
    52% of $31,200 = $16,224 in tax
    $31,200 – $16,224 = $14,976 is your pay
    $14,976 ÷ 52 weeks = $288 per week
    $288 ÷ 40 hr week = $7.20 per hour
    So, he wants to raise taxes on everyone….
    Everyone. At 52 percent tax, you’ll be making less than minimum wage now, so people with no job can see doctors for free…
    Math. It’s fascinating.

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    Pat Reply Report comment

    February 21, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Stopped by Tailgaters last night and the place was as dark as a cave. The parking lot isn’t even plowed, what happened?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 21, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      They were holding a Trump rally and the actors failed to show up.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 21, 2020 at 2:50 pm

        how do you know that, were you there?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 21, 2020 at 3:17 pm

          Democrats bussed them to the next debate…for moral support

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2020 at 7:13 am

        So in your infinite wisdom, you don’t really know?