Daily Recap — November 27th

Ok folks, I’m back, and with a huge challenge awaiting me. I must make a relatively boring news cycle somehow engaging. I accept this challenge with open arms, because no man should shirk a duty simply because of its difficulty. Let’s do this thing.
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—**—TAX REFORM: WHERE THINGS SIT—**—


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Remember tax reform? Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal. The question is whether it will get through the Senate and ultimately to PDT’s desk. It’s a question I wish I had an easy answer to but, frankly, things are very much up in the air. However, we can break down where everything stands to see where we might be headed. If I HAD to guess, I’d say they find a way to get this thing pushed through, if for no other reason than the GOP can’t survive without some kind of legislative accomplishment. Remember, politicians understanding nothing if not self-preservation. So let’s take a look at where we’re at.
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First off, while there have been many minor changes, two big things remain: the lowering of the corporate rate from 35 to 20%, and (more importantly, IMO), the repeal of the Barrycare individual mandate. I’m actually surprised that the mandate repeal has survived to this stage. I figured the RINOs would have killed it by now. Interesting. It’s still there, though, and with it stands my hope for a productive bill.
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The sunset provision on the individual rate cuts remains as well, unfortunately, but at least they’re getting cut for a few years anyway. Folks in liberal states, I’m sorry to inform you that, at least at this point in time, Uncle Sam still refuses to subsidize the high tax lifestyle your local commies have put in place. I know it sucks, but hey, maybe it will provide the impetus needed to get your local officials to lower their rates. That could be a very good thing long term.
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So, now that we have the big picture of the bill, let’s check the scoreboard (or as political nerds call it, “whip count”) for votes on the Hill. Remember, if every Democrat and Independent votes against it, which appears will be the case, the GOP can only afford to lose 2 votes, with VP Pence providing the tie-breaker. Thus, it’s extremely important to keep track of every single vote, because they all matter, big time. Here is the list of Republicans who could make life hard these next couple weeks.
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THE ‘NO’ GANG:
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Steve Daines (R-MT) — Daines just became a ‘no’ vote today. His main concern is that it favors large corporations over small businesses. He believes smaller businesses will be put at a competitive disadvantage against the big boys and wants goodies in the bill to be redistributed according to his concerns before coming over to the ‘yes’ camp, although he’s offered no concrete examples of what he’d like to happen. I wouldn’t classify Daines as a hard ‘no.’ He’s put out several statements about his optimism toward getting to a yes and how he plans on working overtime with his colleagues to get it done. I think this is more grandstanding than anything, honestly. The individual mandate repeal by itself offsets any perceived advantage corporations have. See, corporations can afford Barrycare regulations. Small businesses can’t. That gives corporations a huge advantage over the little guys. But I’m sure there are a few more things that can be thrown in to bring him on over. I don’t expect him to keep the coochie cap on his head.
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Ron Johnson (R-WI) — Johnson will be a harder ‘yes’ to get than Daines, but not impossible. His beef is that the bill doesn’t do enough to help “pass-through” businesses. If you’re unfamiliar, “pass-through” refers to how individual owners of a business pay taxes on income derived from that business on their personal income tax returns. Pass through taxation applies to sole proprietorships, partnerships, and S-Corporations. He’s talking a little tougher than Daines, saying, “If they can pass it without me, let them. I’m not going to vote for this tax package.” But he’s also said he’s optimistic he can get to “yes” and is still negotiating with leaders. Honestly, he’s probably just waiting for internal poll numbers from Wisconsin to improve. He’s in a very purple state. PDT had to work his ass off to rip Wisconsin from Democrat hands, and he’ll likely have to wine and dine Johnson to get him where he needs to be. Or Turtle McConnell will have to offer him the chair of some committee. Welcome to politics, folks! Ain’t it grand?
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THE ‘MAYBE’ GANG:
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Liddle Bob Corker (Disgruntled Midget- TN) — Liddle Bob is still yelling about the deficit. We all know he’s still pissed about not getting any of the jobs he interviewed for, though. And also being so unpopular in his home state than he won’t run for reelection. And that time PDT called him out for his trash talk on twitter. There are about 50 “and’s” I could add to this list but your eyes are probably bleeding from the tax info already. I’ll keep it moving. You get the point, he’s like a scorned woman.
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Susan Collins (Abortion Enthusiast – ME) — Collins says she is “still trying to change” the bill. She didn’t elaborate, but I can pretty much guarantee it has to do with the Barrycare mandate. Frankly, I can’t believe she’s not on the ‘no’ list. There must be some sort of political maneuvering going on behind closed doors to have her on the fence like this. There’s no telling what they offered her. Her own Planned Parenthood clinic maybe?
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Jeff Snowflake (Latent Homosexual – AZ) — Here is what ole Open Borders had to say regarding his stance on tax reform: “I remain concerned over how the current tax reform proposals will grow the already staggering national debt by opting for short-term fixes while ignoring long-term problems for taxpayers and the economy. We must achieve real tax reform crafted in a fiscally responsible manner. I look forward to working with my colleagues during a full and robust debate on the Senate floor to deliver on that goal.” Flake, like Liddle Bob, is a card-carrying member of the #HeBrokeMe club, so his critiques of the bill are likely a load of crap meant to conceal his personal grudge, which it isn’t doing a very good job of.
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James Lankford (R-OK) — Lankford said today that he wants to vote for the bill but is concerned about the debt. I’ll take him at his word. Either way, I think he’ll eventually come on over.
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Cooter McCain (Sky-Screamer – AZ) — Last time Cooter seized on the opportunity to screw over PDT (the healthcare debacle), he used process as his excuse. He felt that the bill had been shoved through Congress and not given its proper debate time, aka “regular order.” He can’t use that excuse this time around, so he’s pretending to be concerned about the deficit. Mr. “Let’s go spend another $6 trillion nation-building in the Middle East!” suddenly has deep concerns about getting our financial house in order. I would laugh if it weren’t such an insult to our intelligence.
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Jerry Moran (Who the hell even is this guy? – KS) — Moran doesn’t want the Barrycare mandate to go anywhere. He’s also concerned about the deficit and has raised concerns about a provision of the House bill that would tax qualified tuition waivers as income. That should make him popular with the “free college” Bernie bros. I think he ultimately comes over to the ‘yes’ side, though. He doesn’t carry a big enough stick in the Senate to make too big a wave.
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Lisa Murkowski (Undocumented Democrat – AK) — Oddly enough, Murkowski actually backs the repeal of the Barrycare mandate; pretty crazy considering she was one of those who torpedoed the Barrycare repeal earlier this year. It must be more politically expedient now, as it was back when she friggin ran for office on repealing Barrycare. She hasn’t given her support to the full bill, though. I’m waiting to get details on exactly why.
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THE ‘YES’ GANG:
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Everyone else. Duh.
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BIG PICTURE:
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Frankly, I would be more concerned with the #HeBrokeMe members in the ‘maybe’ camp than the 2 Senators who have put themselves in the ‘no’ camp. The ’no’ folks can be persuaded with minor changes/political sausage-making on the Hill. Jeff Snowflake, Liddle Bob Corker and Cooter McCain are a bigger danger to sink the ship. Or in Cooter’s case, set it on fire.
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The one thing we have in our corner regarding those folks is their personal grudgers would be transparent were they to vote against the bill. People are already wondering whether they’ll allow their personal feelings to affect their voting, and a ‘no’ vote would only reinforce that notion. The reason that works to our advantage is politicians care deeply about their legacies. If they torpedo this bill for personal reasons, they’ll become known for it forever. Voting on serious issues based on personal grudges isn’t a good look and it’s certainly not a great way to be remembered. Cooter McCain has shown a willingness to go ahead with it anyway, but he did preempt his Barrycare betrayal with complaints about “the process” to give himself cover for when the ole thumbs down came out. I don’t think any amount of preemptive complaining will conceal the obvious grudge attached to a ‘no’ vote this time around. Then again, his hatred is deep. He may very well be just fine with going out like that.
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As to the multiple Senators with concerns regarding the deficit/debt, that comes down to economic theory. Conservatives believe that lower taxes don’t necessarily equate to lower government revenue. In fact, the Reagan years demonstrated the exact opposite. The idea is that by lowering tax rates, more taxpayers are brought into the system. An expanded tax base = more revenue, even with lower rates. In other words, a lot of people paying a low rate brings in more money than a few people paying a high one. You either believe that will happen or you don’t. If you believe lower taxes will starve the government, then you complain about the debt. If not, you don’t see it as an issue. Or, in some awesome cases, people welcome the government’s starvation. It would force them to reel in spending, at least theoretically. Seeing as how we’re operating on borrowed money already, I’m skeptical.
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In any event, as I stated before, if I HAD to bet I’d say they get it done. You probably won’t want to know how it’s done, as it will definitely require a lot of backroom wheeling and dealing, but the GOP is fighting for its political life. It’s for that reason that I think they’ll find a way. But even then, I give them a 60% chance (at best).
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Stay tuned.
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—**— APOLOGETIC AL —**—


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#FishLipsFranken held a presser today to apologize for being a massive perv, sort of.
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In case you haven’t been keeping score, the tally of women accusing Aggressive Al of unwanted attention is up to 4, most of them claiming he grabbed a big ole handfulla butt during photo ops. Jesus, Al. Can’t you even take a picture without groping somebody? Then again, those women should be thankful. We all know what kind of pictures he’d be taking had they been sleeping.
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FishLips said he would “work hard to regain [his constituents’] trust”, and that there are “no magic words” to make it happen, but that he was getting hard to work on it right this second, gall darnit. Translation: he’s not resigning. Al says he’ll “work hard to learn from his mistakes.” How hard do you really need to work, bro? Here, squint really hard and focus your brain. Now remember this: women don’t like it when you jam your tongue down their throats, take pictures of yourself grabbing their knockers as they sleep or use photo ops to cop feels. There, did you try really hard to commit that to memory? Good job!! I think we’ve got a changed man here, folks. I guess you really can teach a 66 year-old dog new tricks!
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This comes at a decidedly inconvenient time for our cooter-headed friends, who are struggling mightily to regain their faux moral high ground after new revelations of perversion and inappropriate conduct among their colleagues emerge almost daily. The only consequence of all this, if you want to call it that, was John Conyers stepping down from his chairman spot on a House committee. Yes, John “I-literally-show-up-to-meetings-in-my-underwear” Conyers lost a chairmanship on a House committee. Whoopy-doo, Dems. If that’s their idea of accountability, it’s safe to say they’ve lost all right to whine about our side. Then again, they did that way back when the Kennedys were setting up makeshift whorehouses everywhere they went, but we didn’t have the internet back then and thus the media were able to cover for them. It’s a new day.
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Of course, these latest developments come amid the backdrop of the biggest revelation of all; that Congress has a friggin secret slush fund to pay off gropees with taxpayer money. Oddly enough, we still don’t have the details of who paid whom and for what; only the dollar amounts paid out each year over the last decade or so. Hmmmm, could that be the reason Botox Pelosi and Cryin’ Chuck are so hesitant to throw their coochie cap brethren under the bus? Rhetorical question; of course it is.
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If resignation becomes the standard for any congressional member guilty of inappropriate conduct, half the Democrat party and slightly less of the GOP will be headed home. And they know it. A few folks on the Hill have made comments suggesting resignation, but overall the silence has been deafening.
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You know who has access to that information, though? You guessed it: Donald J. Trump! As POTUS, he has the power to unveil the details of the grope fund. It’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t use this power, especially considering the hell he was (and still is) put through regarding accusations made against him during the campaign. So, this begs the question— why do we still not know what the hell our tax money is going to? The very existence of the grope fund is offensive, but its continued secrecy is an even bigger slap to the face. Again, a few folks on the Hill have called for the information to be released — Rep. DeSantis being the loudest voice — but here we sit, still in the dark about millions of our dollars being used to conceal behavior that any one of us would have been fired for in a split second.
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Even without the access to information afforded the POTUS, PDT has a massive social media platform from which to demand the release of this information. Yet, he hasn’t. His silence has been as deafening as that from Congress. The difference is, when PDT is silent, it’s for a reason. Note how over the last few months I’ve been reminding you that Trump’s lack of tweets regarding the evidence against Hillzdawg likely means he is keeping it close to the vest for his own purposes. Logic dictates that to be the case here as well. It’s not like he’s unaware that the grope fund exists. He’s leaving the subject alone for a reason and, no, it’s not because he’s worried about Allred coming for him. He’s been there/done that. It didn’t work.
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So what’s the game here? Is PDT using this as political leverage for votes he needs later? Is this how we’re going to get #TheWall? Has he made some sort of backroom deal with Turtle to leave this thing alone in exchange for legislative favors? All I know is whatever it is better be good. Damn good. He’s politically savvy enough to know that his base HATES — and I mean HATES — double standards for politicians. The double standard applied to Hillary is a big reason he’s in the White House.
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If he’s protecting Congress, he better be getting something damn good in return. Like no DACA + #TheWall + the RAISE Act good. The very thought of these slimeballs using our money to pay off these women in secret pisses me off to no end. Either deliver the info or deliver your agenda, Mr. President.
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I love ya, but this can’t stand.
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—**— ANOTHER BAD DAY FOR BUREAUCRATS —**—


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If you’re tired of Obama’s political hacks operating within the government without accountability, you should welcome this news.
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For years, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (and many others) have complained about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, more or less calling it a Democrat political operation who answers to no one and picks on whomever they please. They’re correct. Started as part of the 2010 Dodd/Frank legislation, its mission is supposedly to protect consumers from abusive and/or unfair practices. In reality, it’s been a building full of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats squeezing businesses for political purposes. As we learned with Lois Lerner’s IRS, anytime you can get rid of Obama’s hatchet men, it’s a good day.
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And no, this doesn’t mean that consumer protection laws are being shredded.
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“This agency will stay open. Rumors that I’m going to set the place on fire, or blow it up or lock the doors are completely false,” Mulvaney said. “I am a member of the executive branch of government. We intend to execute the laws of the United States.”
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He went on to drive the point home about the unchecked power the agency has enjoyed since the Obama administration, adding:
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“I am just finding out about the powers I have as acting director and they would frighten most of you. It’s frightening to think about how little oversight Congress has over me now as I am the director.”
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When’s the last time a politician held a press conference to say that he needs less power? I find it rather refreshing.
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Mulvaney wasted no time reining the place in, imposing a 30-day hiring freeze and a full review of what the hell these people are doing that benefits the people. If you’re wondering what kind of effect this could have on the average American, think about this. Banks are hesitant to grant loans to small businesses now because the costs to process said loans have become so burdensome so as not to make it worth their time. These are the small loans that people use for startups. And by the way, these folks who have been making small loans so hard to get are the same far left Democrats who brought on the housing crisis by ordering banks to give loans to people who clearly would not be able to pay them back. They caused the problem, then offered the solution. And whaddayaknow, their solution involved an expansion of government control over the private sector. Whoodathunkit.
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Not surprisingly, the deep state bureaucrats didn’t go quietly. Leandra English, who was elevated to interim director of the bureau last week by its outgoing director, Obama man Richard Cordray, immediately launched a court challenge to PDT’s authority to name an acting director. Unfortunately for them, the law is not on their side. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 gives the POTUS full authority to name an acting director until such a time that a permanent one can be confirmed, which should happen sometime in the next few months.
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If you’re thinking, “well yeah, but that hasn’t stopped coochie cap judges from blocking Trump’s moves before,” I understand your concern. But not this time, Jack. This case will come before Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by….wait for it….President Donald J. Trump! That means a federal judge may actually rule according to the law for a change! Pinch me, I must be dreaming. See folks, this is why the accelerated rate of judge appointments lately is so important. Liberals run to their buddies in the judiciary when they need to force their garbage on us. It’s time we started fighting them on their own terrain. I’m glad to see we’ve gotten the wake-up call.
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It’s nice to read some good news for a change.
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—**— AND NOW FOR THIS NONSENSE —**—


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It’s pretty stupid that this is a news story, but it’s all over the place so I figure I need to bring it up.
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Today, in a White House ceremony honoring Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War II, PDT took a little jab at Chief Taxahonky, aka Elizabeth Warren.
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“You were here long before any of us were here,” PDT said. “Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas. But do you know what? I like you.”
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Sorry, but LOL. That is friggin funny, no matter how many pearls the haters clutch.
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Sitting Bullshit wasted no time lunging for the race card, claiming that PDT’s name for her is a “racial slur.”
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“This was supposed to be an event to honor heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country,” Warren said on her home reservation, the failing MSNBC. “It is deeply unfortunate that the president of the United States can’t even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without throwing out a racial slur.”
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Yawn.
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I know I’m preaching to the choir here but, no, PDT is not being racist toward Native Americans (or as I call them, drunken injuns). Warren lied about her lineage on her application to Harvard University in order to gain an advantage in the hiring process. It worked like a charm, as she managed to land a cushy $400K teaching gig. The #FakeNewsCrewconveniently omit that detail when covering PDT’s OMG HITLER-LIKE remarks. Taxahonky would later go onto say that she believed herself to have Native American heritage due to her “high cheek bones.” No, I’m not kidding.
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Thankfully, we have Sarah Sanders as Press Secretary and, as always, she expertly shut down the righteous indignation of the holier than thou reporters gathered before her:
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“I think what most people find offensive is Sen. Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career,” she told them during the daily press briefing.
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The vagina crew weren’t done there, though. They also managed to get offended by PDT’s reference to Chief of Staff John Kelly as “chief.”
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“He’s the general and the chief,” PDT said. “I said, how good were these code talkers? He said, ‘Sir, you have no idea. You have no idea how great they were.’
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TWO INJUN TERMS IN ONE CEREMONY? OMG HE’S EVOLVED INTO SUPER HITLER.
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Anyway, I’m glad we were able to discuss this hard-hitting news that has such dire implications for our country. Thanks, #FakeNewsCrew, for making this today’s top headline. You are an invaluable asset to our nation.
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—**— PRINCE HARRY GOT ENGAGED —**—


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Prince Harry got engaged to an American chick named Meghan Markle. Once they’re married, they’ll be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Frankly, I don’t care. All I know is if that ginger’s family ever sends redcoats back over here they’ll get sent back to Britain totin’ another ass-whoopin.
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Moving on.
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—**— ANOTHER SHADY ROY MOORE ACCUSER —**—


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Thank God for Breitbart News, who are the only major outlet actually looking into the other side of the Roy Moore story.
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Thanks to them, we now know that the mother of Tina Johnson, who accused Moore of groping her in his office, was represented by Moore in a vicious custody case for Johnson’s then 12-year-old son, Daniel Sitz. Tina, who was a teenage mother, had her custody challenged because of her bat**** crazy and unfit behavior. She had even been in the care of a shrink for her crazy outbursts and generally bizarre behavior. The mother accused her of being violent, backed it up with facts and ultimately won custody of the boy.
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But that’s not it. Johnson has also been arrested and pled guilty to stealing checks from a family member. She’s also been battling a well-documented drug problem for years.
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In case you don’t remember the name, this is the “he didn’t pinch it; he grabbed it” woman. She reached out to the hometown paper to get her story out there for everyone to know. The reason these latest developments are important is that this is a he said/she said case. That being what it is, one would think that “journalists” might be interested to know whether the person making the claim could be trusted. Seeing as how she has a clear motive to screw Moore over as well as a friggin conviction for fraud, one would think this might be worth mentioning in news coverage.
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But nope, not with the #FakeNewsCrew. It’s a woman telling a story about the boogeyman, and that’s all that matters. There is no other side of the story with these people. John Conyers come to meetings in his underwear, secretly pays off his victims with taxpayer money and Botox Pelosi calls him an “icon” who “deserves due process.” But Roy Moore is accused of inappropriate acts out of nowhere after several decades as a public figure and boom!, lock him up and throw away the key. Are you sick of this garbage yet?
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As far as Moore’s chances of beating back the political/media establishment to win the Alabama Senate seat, he’s looking pretty good. The only polling data worth looking up, the RealClearPolitics average, has the race as a dead heat. The best poll for the commie he’s facing, Doug Jones, puts Moore 3 points behind, but still within the margin of error. What the liberal (and GOP establishment) sites don’t tell you is that as much as 10% of those polled claim to be undecided. That bodes very well for Moore. These are the same folks who went for Trump during the presidential election. Most of the time they have some nagging family member around when the pollster calls and don’t feel like hearing the nonsense that will accompany a “Roy Moore” answer. Some will even say they’re voting for the Democrat and then vote for the Republican in the privacy of the voting booth.
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PDT has also stepped up his support of Moore, although he hasn’t given an explicit endorsement and likely won’t campaign for him. Most experts expect somewhat of a “Trump bump,” as it’s called, but pollsters haven’t had time to gauge how much the ole presidential twitter feed has meant thus far. We should be getting numbers soon, though. But even then, just like now, you’ll have to take those numbers with a grain of salt.
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If you’re a betting man or woman, the safe bet is on Moore. The swamp has overplayed its hand once again and, frankly, I don’t think there’s a hand they could have played anyway. Moore is anti-Establishment and pro-Christian. Those traits alone will likely be enough to get him across the finish line.
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I mean, Gloria Allred? Really? These people never learn.
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See you tomorrow, Trumpers.
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There it is, homeskillet. You know the drill: questions, comments, concerns, memes, insults, compliments, stickers, jokes, emojis and, if we have time, complaints.

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3 thoughts on “Daily Recap — November 27th

  1. Wonderful Recap Trey, thank you. Loved the Mulvany story. This will really help small businesses in America. Sarah out did the cooter cap wh patrol troll’ s today, love her!! Melania & the White House Christmas tour was charming & sincere. Melania is quite the “Angel”. ❤🇺🇸🕇🎄

  2. Great Recap, as usual. I really look forward to reading these each day!

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