Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Not Applauding For Dear Donald: Is It An Act Of 'Treason?'

Mod: Obviously Trump is a thin-skinned old dude who doesn't handle criticism very well. He can be a little sensitive at times. But accusing people who don't applaud his speeches of treason? That might be taking things a little far. Here is how the Pulitzer Prize winning website PolitiFact deals with our snowflake POTUS's latest flame out.

Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim about 'treason' (PolitiFact.com link): President Donald Trump’s visit to the Sheffer Corp. near Cincinnati was billed as a chance to discuss the recently enacted tax law. While Trump did discuss the tax law, most coverage of the speech led with a digression in which Trump accused Democrats of treason.

It came as Trump was touting a drop in African-American unemployment, as he had done on several occasions previously. He knocked Democrats for their failure to applaud when he mentioned this during his State of the Union address.

"You’re up there, you’ve got half the room going totally crazy, wild — they loved everything, they want to do something great for our country," Trump said on Feb. 5. "And you have the other side, even on positive news — really positive news, like that — they were like death and un-American.  Un-American. Somebody said, ‘treasonous.’ I mean, yeah, I guess, why not? Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean, they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much."

There’s actually a very good reason why not: The Constitution.

"It was a profoundly stupid and ignorant statement," said Carlton F.W. Larson, a law professor at the the University of California-Davis who is writing a book about treason and the American Revolution. "There are occasional hard cases where it is debatable whether something constitutes treason. But this is not one of them."

Mod: The rest of the article can be read at the link. Included are PolitiFact's reasons for calling out Trump for some pretty extreme fibbing. Needless to say, Trump has been receiving criticism over his treason allegations in some other places as well.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth: ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’ Won’t Tell Me When To Clap (Huffington Post link): Iraq War veteran and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) criticized President Donald Trump for calling Democrats who did not clap during his State of the Union address “treasonous” on Monday. “We don’t live in a dictatorship or a monarchy,” Duckworth tweeted soon after he made the comment. “I swore an oath ― in the military and in the Senate ― to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap.”

This is not the first time Duckworth, a Black Hawk helicopter pilot who received the Purple Heart after she lost both her legs in Iraq when her helicopter was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, has referred to Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs,” a reference to Trump’s stated reason for not being drafted during the Vietnam War.

During a floor speech last month, she also called Trump a “five-deferment draft dodger” as she slammed the president for criticizing Democrats’ support for the military.

“I spent my entire adult life looking out for the well-being, the training, the equipping of the troops for whom I was responsible,” she said. “I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger.”

Dem senator on Trump's 'treason' charge: 'Maybe he's been watching too much North Korean television' (CNN link): A Democratic senator suggested Monday that President Donald Trump might be inspired by North Korea's "dear leader" cult of personality, shortly after Trump quipped that Democrats committed "treason" when they did not applaud his State of the Union. "Maybe he's been watching too much North Korean television where everybody in the North Korean assembly stands up and they all clap together automatically whenever the dear leader says something," Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview.

Whitehouse's comments followed Trump's assertion that the cold reception he got from Democrats last week was "un-American" and might well be called "treasonous."

"Can we call that treason? Why not," Trump said in Ohio.

Whitehouse said it was Trump's displeasure with people in disagreement with him that was un-American. "That's not the way America works," Whitehouse said. "I think that the most un-American thing was what the President said that there oughtn't be dispute or disagreement with him among senators and members of the House of Representatives."

Cadet Bone Spurs Wants A Washington DC Military Parade

Mod: This isn't going over well, either.


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65 comments:

  1. Didn't he get the clap from Stormy Daniels?

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  2. Omg that is hilarious

    I just snarfed my coffee

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    1. People who snarf their coffee are treasonous.

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    2. They should just give him a Submarine parade. Fly him over to Patuxant Naval Air Station on Marine One, stand him by the water near the airfield at Cedar Point, and tell him there are 15 Ohio Class Subs passing in review.

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    3. He was doing so much pattycaking for himself, how did he notice?

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    4. Everyone in the armed forces should claim they have bone spurs and do the parade riding golf carts.

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    5. You people are lying. Trump was a Captain in the 1st Bowling Brigade.

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    6. Donald Trump's 3 branches of government: Lawyers, guns and money. Oh, and porn stars.

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    7. Big Macs, Gum and Bunnies.

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  3. POTUS that are found to be implicated in spying on Presidential Candidates is beyond treasonous.

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    1. Teanuts that would overlook the collaboration of political figures with America's foreign enemies are beyond useful idiots.

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    2. I honestly think we are running out of ways to say we've had enough and can't believe the POTUS is still the POTUS. Practically every day the POTUS does something to embarrass our nation, we as a people, and we report on it, blog on it, etc. but goddamn if we can't seem to get rid of him. I am quite confident history will view this POTUS as the most embarrassing, destructive, treasonous, worthless, unintelligent 4 years (hopefully much less) in over 200 years.

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    3. 6:46 - I for one am glad our Federal law enforcement people were doing their jobs. Hopefully they can now finish their work and lock Trump and his fellow travelers up.

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  4. Too bad USA immigration did catch 'trumps' family members who snuck across the Canada & USA boarder, way back then? Or birth control would have helped thin out a bald d.j.t. - I wonder if the Canadians want him and his family back now in 2018?

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  5. Dem rep mocks Trump on military parade: His last one 'not very well attended'

    Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen on Tuesday mocked the idea of a military parade at the request of President Trump, suggesting last year’s inauguration event was “not very well attended.”

    Larsen included a photo from the president’s inauguration showing empty stands and a link to a USA Today article titled, “There were a lot of empty seats in the stands along Trump's parade route.”

    The tweet followed a Washington Post report that said Trump asked the Pentagon to look into holding a military parade. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later confirmed that Trump requested the Defense Department “explore a celebration” for Americans to demonstrate their support for the military.

    The subject of Trump’s inauguration crowd size became a thorn in the side of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who in his first briefing from the podium insisted Trump had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/372692-dem-lawmaker-mocks-trump-calling-for-military-parade-his-last-parade-was-not

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    1. don't rain on trumps parade

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    2. Is that a reference to the Trump tape Putin has?

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  6. So now we are going to witness the soothing of an authoritarian narcissistic dictator's ego by spending precious treasury on his stupid parade. This piece of cow dung needs to be hosed out of the barn. I hope Mueller indicts the crap out of him, Pence and the rest of his criminal gang. I feel sick damn every day because of this orange idiot.

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    1. Kim Jong Don

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    2. You know exactly what Trump's parade needs? One brave person who is willing to walk out an stand in front of a tank. Think of the picture as the MSM compare it to the person who did the same in Tiananmen Square.

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    3. Since people didn’t show up for his inauguration, Trump wants to re-stage it with people who he can order to show up.

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    4. "'Explore a celebration' for Americans to demonstrate their support for the military" - What the hell do they think Veteran's Day (originally "Armistice Day" from WWI) and Memorial Day (originally "Decoration Day" ) do?????? Tens of thousands of cities and towns across this nation "celebrate" the veterans on those days (both of which are Federal holidays) - including the living and those who have passed on.

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    5. Inauguration Redux

      The deep pain from so few attending his stolen election celebration has gone totally subconscious and morphed into this new grab for ego satisfaction.

      More scalp reduction and hair spray.

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  7. If Cadet Bone Spurs wants a parade so he can play soldier (instead of finding ways to get out of really serving his country when he was of age), let him pay for his parade himself. He is the one who keeps telling us that he is a billionaire, so paying for his parade should be no problem. Of course, this includes the repair on all the roads that the heavy military equipment will tear up.

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    1. Trump to Kim, "My Parade is Bigger than your's"

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  8. He is the biggest idiot to set foot in the White House. Of course he doesn't know the definition of treason, he is illiterate. He doesn't know that the Constitution is more than a few pages of paper with writing on them

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  9. Watch: Donald Trump Tries and Fails to Hold Melania's Hand, Gets a Handful of Her Coat Sleeve Instead
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/watch-donald-trump-tries-fails-122609787.html

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  10. Do Democrats love this country? No joke; do they?
    It is refreshing to have a President that speaks the language of the voters.
    It is refreshing to finally see things getting done.
    It is refreshing to see the economy booming.
    It is refreshing to watch the swamp in Washington D.C being drained.
    It is refreshing to watch the Dems squirm while they are the party being exposed as the party that sits on their hands and do nothing.
    Seven more years, MAGA.

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    1. You might think he speaks the language of the voters, but please remember one thing. Three million fewer of them gave him their votes.

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    2. 7:46 finds Treason quite refreshing.

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    3. Some people like the idea of being given absolutes to believe in. Doesn't matter to them whether they are true or not.

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  11. You remember Regan's movie 'Bed time with Bonzo' the chimp? well it looks like Bonzo grew up and in a cheap suit running America in to the ground - 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedtime_for_Bonzo

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  12. Speaking of Bonzo, redaction from the Dems FISA memo would not be wise, as they are trying to set up a trap with he said she said.
    It is obvious that the Dems are attempting to cover up one of the largest unethical covert operations from President #44.

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    1. Yes, it is obvious. Especially if you spend your days and nights smoking weed.

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    2. Please articulate what is unethical in obtaining a warrant signed by an Article III judge in a counterespionage investigation of a US citizen who has dealings back to 2013 with Russian spies who want to destroy the United States.

      I can understand from your Russo-centric position how it would be unethical, but please imagine that you're an American and articulate it from the American perspective.

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    3. 8:10 probably doesn't have a clear enough of an understanding of the issues here to appreciate how ridiculous he sounds.

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  13. POTUS, an abridged future:

    Mueller interview---->Trump family/staff indictments for obstruction, lying to investigators, and lying on sworn disclosure forms---->pardons and attempted pardons---->state indictments for money laundering----> resignation under threat of impeachment---->pinch-faced beady-eyed demon sworn in---->state convictions for money laundering---->prison time for Trump family members/staff---->major asset forfeitures---->Cadet Bone Spurs claims victory.

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  14. 8:24am. Hint: everything was based upon a lie.
    Now proceed with your make believe outline of injustices.

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    1. Explain the lie.

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    2. Which of the thousands of Trumpian lies and traitorous acts are you referring to 8:55?

      Your kkk-supporting traitorous money launderer is going down. Mueller already has him. The interview is just a formality.

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  15. 7:25am. I cast my vote for Meryl Streep wearing a pink pussy hat.
    She needs to get back to a "safe place" with her fellow thespian's.

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    1. Whatever. You need new material.

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    2. and You need to upgrade your google translate

      Apostrophe fiend

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  16. 8:58am. Explain the Democratic Party, you will have your answers.

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    1. Uh oh. It's a Fox Koan.

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    2. That was a cowardly dodge

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    3. I didn't realize that swapping comments with an anonymous idiot took courage.

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  17. Uh oh. That's so SNL 70's snark or Koan Head remark.

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    1. I'll take your word on that.

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  18. Imagine if Obama had asked for a military parade.

    The Foxnews RWNJ cult would be bleating that it’s a prelude to the occupation of red states and imposition of Marshall law. Gun sales would skyrocket and the shelves of Walmart and Target would be emptied by self-proclaimed defenders of freedom preparing to hunker down. Not surprisingly, book sales would remain flat.

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    1. Fox News repeatedly claimed that Obama’s ‘hated’ America because he didn’t wear a flag pin on his lapel.

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    2. Just like the Trump campaign, Fox News is run by foreigners.

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  19. votevets.org is a democrat front

    basically they endorse all democrats
    http://www.votevets.org/candidates

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    1. At this point I can't imagine any patriot would vote for a Republican. The entire party has become a front for Russian intelligence.

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    2. 11:10 - Paul Eaton is a retired Army General. Show a little respect.

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  20. You mean like u respect general Flynn and general Kelley and general Mattis

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    1. As long as they are not indicted for any crimes, sure. Personally I think it is good there are Generals in the White House who are keeping an eye on the Orange Lunatic. Would you leave Trump alone with the nuclear football?

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  21. Just goes to show yeah, crazy bald people who need suntan lotion can not be trusted these same fools predicted Obama was not going to be able to handle it (but he turned out to be a great president) and look what happened with that flaming idiot - d.j.t.. Would not walk across the street to save this fool. History will tell future generations that d.j.t. was a miscarriage that the Republican party supported in his dictatorial attempt to reach over his bald head to be a leader - the republicans will fail at keeping their heads above 'treason charges' and be banned like communism should be here in the U.S.A. 2018.

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  22. Where's Daniel Ellsberg when you need him?

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  23. Bencosme has announced a fundraiser with the Arcadia Realtors.

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  24. Trump's Chief of Staff Rob Porter has just resigned from the White House of Horrors for wife beating. Trump's creeps knew about it for months.

    White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him - Allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives were known among senior aides to President Donald Trump for months, even as his stock in the West Wing continued to rise, multiple sources told CNN on Wednesday.

    Porter denied the allegations but resigned on Wednesday. A scramble ensued inside the West Wing to defend him when the claims became public this week, the sources said. That effort continues even after his resignation.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/07/politics/rob-porter-white-house-who-knew/index.html

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    1. Pussy Grabber? Meet Wife Beater.

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  25. The tattler is liberal biased on every article, like can you guys post a positive article?? Instead of trashing everything and anyone that you dont disagree with? The left is so intolerant and rude just like the tattler. Every article is a hostile attack and put down.

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    1. Right. Donald is so complimentary of others.

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