Democrats Play Identity Politics at SOTU

2018 January 29
by bc3b

 We talked about the Democrats hating working class Americans and being consumed with identity politics. Nowhere is this more evident than the comparison of Donald and Melina Trump’s guests to the Democrats for the State of the Union.

The Trumps’ guests include actual heroes who saved people’s lives, families of murder victims, people who established non-profits to help people in need and working class Americans taking advantage of the tax cut. By contrast, the Democrats’ guest list includes a Marine veteran whose major claim to fame is being transgendered, felons and families of felons and those in the country illegally.

Like their voter base, the Democrats invitees don’t include normal working class patriots who pay their taxes, follow the nation’s laws, love and respect their country and help others in need.

On Monday, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania announced their special guests at the President’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday:

  • The parents of two young women, Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas, friends who were brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members.
  • The first blind, double-amputee to reenlist in the Marine Corps, Corporal (Ret.) Matthew Bradford, who had been injured by an IED explosion while serving in Iraq.
  • The founder of a non-profit rescue and recovery organization that has provided aid to thousands of people across the South victimized by floods and storms, including Hurricane, Jon Bridgers.
  • Fire prevention technician David Dahlberg who saved 62 children from a raging wildfire in Southern California.
  • Police Officer Ryan Holets, who has served six years on the force in Albuquerque, New Mexico, been shot twice and, along with his wife, adopted a baby from parent who suffered from opioid addiction.
  • Coast Guard Aviation Technician Ashlee Leppert who rescued dozens of Americans during last year’s devastating hurricane season.
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agen Celestino “CJ” Martinez, whose investigations have led to arrests of more than 100 MS-13 gang members who have been prosecuted for crimes, including homicide, assault, narcotics and weapons trafficking.
  • U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck, who was directly responsible for saving Chief Petty Officer Stacy’s life after Stacy was severely injured during an explosion in Syria last year.
  • A veteran’s son, Preston Sharp, who has organized the placement of more than 40,000 flags and red carnations on soldiers’ graves, in honor of their service to the country.
  • The president and vice president of Staub Manufacturing Solutions, a contract manufacturing company, who gave increased bonuses to their employees, thanks to last year’s tax reform legislation.
  • A skilled welder, Corey Adams, who, with his wife, became first-time homeowners and invested extra money into their daughters’ education savings as a result of tax reform.

Meanwhile, Democrats’ guests at the State of the Union include:

  • Illegal aliens brought as guests by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and other Democrats,
  • A transgender Marine Corp veteran who opposes Pres. Trump’s efforts to ban transgenders from U.S. military service,
  • The wife of an Iraqi man living in Michigan who was convicted of a weapons charge, spent two years in prison, and ordered deported in 1994, who was arrested and detained by immigration officials in 2017 – and who is leading a class-action suit against the U.S. government’s effort to deport detainees, and
  • The daughter of a man deported after being criminally convicted in 1997 of knowingly possessing false identification to defraud the United States, who was detained and ordered deported in October of 2017 after illegally returning to the U.S.

Hat tip: CNS News Service

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Pelosi’s SOTU guests receive police escort.
55 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 January 30 4:29 am
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    Illegal aliens brought as guests by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and other Democrats,

    The wife of an Iraqi man living in Michigan who was convicted of a weapons charge, spent two years in prison, and ordered deported in 1994, who was arrested and detained by immigration officials in 2017 – and who is leading a class-action suit against the U.S. government’s effort to deport detainees, and

    Both should be arrested upon arrival, the first for being in the country illegally, and the second for not following his deportation order.

    Fact that neither is happening shows swamp still rules supreme.

    This daca framework (no matter if it’s a bs ploy or not), reminds me of sotu 2005, and the resulting disaster for GWB of cir attempt 1.0 late that spring, and the wheels really came off after that – Let that be a lesson for you Donald, I’d say congress two but clearly they’ve not learned a god damn thing in 13 years – it’s why Trump is potus atm.

  2. 2018 January 30 5:12 am
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    Early reports Saudi (and US ) backed government of Yeman has fallen completely, I was going to mention this yesterday but situation seemed unclear with gov still seemingly hanging on by slim thread yesterday.
    Southern ‘resistance’ forces have taken full control of government buildings and banks in Aden today though, Hadi is reportedly now in exile in SA after presidential complex taken.

    Increasingly looks like secession – a north\south yemen may happen.

  3. 2018 January 30 7:31 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Lots and lots of articles related to FBI politicization at InstaPundit dot com.
    Don Surber empties both barrels too.
    http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/01/our-constitutional-crisis.html

    Let’s see if Repubs can dent the MSM on this one.

  4. 2018 January 30 7:31 am
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    justrand permalink

    Best description EVAH of Adam “Shitface” Schiff:

    ” He is a smug liar with the most punchable face in the United States.”

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/full-of-schiff-on-dem-memo.php

  5. 2018 January 30 7:32 am
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    JBoz permalink

    If you’ve ever wanted to see what abject and total panic looks like, here’s your chance.

    https://twitter.com/JTMann05/status/958283523894448128

    I think you will enjoy this.

  6. 2018 January 30 7:42 am
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    justrand permalink

  7. 2018 January 30 7:47 am
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    justrand permalink

    JBoz, that trembling Nancy clip was fun…but really was Nancy at her BEST!

    Yesterday Nancy said: “The tax cut is a DARK CLOUD HANGING OVER THE ECONOMY”

    They played the “Dark cloud” clip on Fox & Friends this morning while Kelly Ann Conway was on. Jelly Ann’s response: “I’m going to send her some vitamins with note asking her to live a long time and stay as on as the leader of the Democrat Party!” LOL

  8. 2018 January 30 7:48 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A puzzle explained at PL
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/memo-to-trump-re-reforming-the-civil-service.php
    Here’s a puzzler for you: the number of civilian federal employees is actually smaller than it was when John F. Kennedy was president. This anomaly is explained by one of the smarter liberals around, John DiIulio, in his provocative book Bring Back the Bureaucrats. I say let’s not do that, but DiIulio does reveal that since government is vastly bigger than it was when Kennedy was president, there must be some funny business going on. And indeed there is: government has outsourced bureaucracy to private contractors. It’s a way of paying what are essentially federal workers a lot more than if they were officially civil servants.

  9. 2018 January 30 8:19 am
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    justrand permalink

    Jim, I posted that Don Surber link up on Facebook…thx!

    Of course, they will ban or restrict it…but it’s there! 🙂

  10. 2018 January 30 8:22 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    If only…..

  11. 2018 January 30 8:34 am
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    bc3b permalink

    At San Fran Nan’s age, her “period” is the time between Botox treatments. She either looks like she’s 60 or 90 depending on “her period.”

  12. 2018 January 30 8:36 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    May the members of the Secret Society rue Kipling’s missive — http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_copybook.htm — For ever lightly they tread, er they do, carnage follows.

  13. 2018 January 30 9:03 am
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    indeed, hilarious though dr.

  14. 2018 January 30 9:09 am
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    justrand permalink

    Trump needs to “Go Roman” on the Swamp…but especially the “Secret Society”.

    And he needs a “War-time Consigliere”…to put it in Godfather terms. I really thought Sessions could be that…he is NOT. Sessions spent way too much time on the Senate cocktail circuit.

  15. 2018 January 30 10:54 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR –

    Be especially kind to Just Mary. Her hero, Blaine Grizwald just got traded from the Clippers to the Pistons. As the only white Clippers fan who is not a limousine liberal, I’m sure she is in an unhappy state.

  16. 2018 January 30 12:59 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Yes, he’s a dreamer. What about Joshua’s dreams?

  17. 2018 January 30 1:41 pm
    [17]

    In somewhat positive\(or negative news if you think they are correcting error):

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-30/dnc-unraveling-ceo-quits-after-8-months-amid-bailing-megadonors-and-cash-panic

    That said they’ve been in way worse spots before (like 30m in debt a few years back vs effectively none now).

  18. 2018 January 30 1:45 pm
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    JBoz permalink

    Dr Dog #12

    The only sociopolitical element is the inference that “Social Progress” – this constant following of the “market place” truths will end up with mankind justifying their own existence and loosing sight that they are imperfect. From that unfortunate vantage point, they have “progressed” to the point where their downfall is the only possible fate.

    The implication, then, is that those who build a life based on the truths of the Gods of the Copybook Headings will do wisely and avoid destruction. What is unclear is whether Kipling believed men capable of following the truths of the Gods of the Copybook Headings or whether he had a more cynical view of mankind and believed we are all meant to “learn the hard way” and return to them after having ignored them [universal truth, natural law] at our peril.”

    History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes and every few hundred years wealth, power and fashionable marketplace ideas rise to greatness and crash and burn. Mesopotamia, Persia, Macedonia, Greece, Roman Empire, Byzantium, Mongolian Empire, Ming Dynasty, Ottoman Empire, Hapsburg Empire, French-Bourbon Monarchy, British Empire, Third Reich, Soviet Union, and United States of America.

    In these modern times, the West’s unsustainable “ideas of the marketplace” steadily march toward reckoning day. In the United States, the empire upon which the entire global financial fiat-money scheme is centered, the state has erected itself as a welfare/warfare entity, defying natural law in a myriad of ways.

    As we (Americans) “progressed” away from principles of self-determination and self-reliance, we’ve bought into the marketplace ideas of dependence and expectation of comfort, luxury, opportunity and entitlement only the state can promise to provide. We’ve chosen to value positive rights over protecting our negative rights, or natural rights. The Gods of the Marketplace are convincing, persuasive and full of promises they’re unable to keep (the government doesn’t even collect enough tax revenue to cover the costs of endless wars, mandatory entitlement programs and interest on the debt; we’ll eventually default or drastically cut the cord for the dependent class, which will not be pretty).

    Everything about this situation screams unsustainable, but the Gods of the Marketplace continue to promise, and we continue to listen not to nature, but to them. They’re hustlerspeddlers and scheming opportunists now as they’ve always been. So goes mankind marching toward its destruction once more. In the end, perhaps that’s all we really understand.

    Not mine, but it resonates.

  19. 2018 January 30 5:00 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    With Drudge going over to the dark side, here’s a conservative alternative:

    https://thelibertydaily.com/

  20. 2018 January 30 5:15 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive when 40,ooo Vietcong and NVA soldiers Attacked US forces across South Vietnam, including the Marine Base at Khe Sahn, the city of Hue, and the US Embassy in Saigon. Major victories were achieved by the American forces, but public opinion turned against the war through fake news reporting by Walter Cronkite and his fellow broadcaster traitors. Thus began the consequential year of 1968.

    Later that year, the American experience saw the assassinations of MLK and Robert Kennedy, the riots of the Democratic Convention, the black power protests at the Olympics, and a host of other events. Laugh In and 60 Minutes debuted on television.,and Apollo 8 circled the moon.

    All told, President Trumps tweets and Devin Nunes memo seem pretty tame.

    1968 was my last year of a two year tour of duty in California, before shipping out to Thailand and Taiwan. I count myself fortunate to have avoided and survive that tumultuous year. 2018 seems calm in comparison.

  21. 2018 January 30 5:38 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Mullet, estimates range as high as 50,000 dead among the NVA & VC…and we lost 1,100.

    The most lopsided American military VICTORY in our history…portrayed by the traitorous media as a DEFEAT.

    In his memoirs General Giap wrote that he was considering suing for peace…until he saw the propaganda being spewed by the American media AGAINST America. Thousands more Americans would die because of Walter Cronkite.

  22. 2018 January 30 5:46 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    21, and then South Vietnam had the gall to stay alive after the US withdrawal … until finally Dem lawmakers refused to allow the US to sell them ammo. At least that’s what I read.

  23. 2018 January 30 6:00 pm
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    justrand permalink

    You read correctly, Jim. The South Vietnamese were holding their own…but the Democrats needed them and America to be crushed.

  24. 2018 January 30 6:03 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Btw, here’s an EASY prediction:

    Once the ACTUAL Intelligence Committee memo is released, the Democrats will “leak” their self-serving response memo.

    Illegally…but when has that stopped them?

  25. 2018 January 30 6:54 pm
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    gnqanq permalink

    JBoz – #18 – civilizations rise and civilizations fall. People will continue on after the collapse. Saw a youtube video on the collapse of complex societies (the guy interviewed is an expert on complex societies). People will go on BUT a whole lot less (he estimated that 10’s of millions if not 100’s of millions will die in a very short period of time – within months). That is how it plays out in complex societies. Look how few people are in the production of food (farmers). Not going to end well.

  26. 2018 January 30 7:08 pm
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    mulletover permalink

    19. 1968 also saw (or didn’t see) the last 1:05 of the “Heidi game” where ABC cut off the end of the Jets / Raiders game. The Raiders scored two late touchdowns to come from behind and win.

    Another tumultuous event for that year.

    No word on how the cheerleaders were dressed.

  27. 2018 January 30 7:10 pm
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    fight on permalink

    Before Trump utters a word in SOTU speech I can report CNN, MSNBC et al will report the speech was a dark and oppressive speech painting America as a country in decline.

  28. 2018 January 30 7:14 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Rome went from the largest of the time, 1m people to around 10k after aqueducts were severed and could not be restored. A collapse indeed.

  29. 2018 January 30 7:25 pm
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    fight on permalink

    Pelosi looks like a witch burning at the stake.

  30. 2018 January 30 8:15 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Great speech so far. He has hardly used the word “I,” unlike some previous Presidents.

  31. 2018 January 30 8:41 pm
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    What’s with this “paid family leave” bullshit??

  32. 2018 January 30 8:59 pm
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    justrand permalink

    The Democrats refused to even stand for the line “the state of our union is throng”. EVERY Congress, regardless of who was in power, has stood for THAT line. Fu@k the Democrats.

  33. 2018 January 31 6:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    30

    Pelosi looks like a witch bitch burning at the stake.

    FIFY

  34. 2018 January 31 6:24 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  35. 2018 January 31 6:42 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Moderate” Dem senator almost stands up during SOTU LOL

    “Somebody asked about Manchin. This Twitter link shows him starting to stand and clap, then he looks over at Schumer and sits back down.”
    https://twitter.com/kmbiamnozie/status/958564457709555713

  36. 2018 January 31 6:44 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I love memes and been meaning to thank DrDog for 10 and 16, which I sent to all my buddies.

  37. 2018 January 31 6:54 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    You are welcome Jim.

  38. 2018 January 31 7:22 am
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    justrand permalink

    At the SOTU the Democrats wanted to portray them as “unified in resistance”…but instead came across as PETULANT and PETTY Politicians.

    ==> “Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi watching Trump’s speech looked like a pair of sullen six-year olds on a sugar crash the day after Halloween. Bernie Sanders looked mummified. Schumer was slumped so deeply in his chair he was almost falling through the crack.

    Other Democrats, even ones who should have known better or secretly felt otherwise, sat on their hands. You could see them glancing at each other, wondering whether they were allowed to applaud or stand up. What a bunch of cowards.

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/sourpuss-democrats-self-immolate-state-union/

  39. 2018 January 31 7:29 am
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    bc3b permalink

    NorCal Jim –

    Chuck Schumer is far more visible to the American public than Harry Reed was and, while Reed looked like a sweet old grandfather type, Schumer looks like a crooked used car dealer.

    My suggestion for the GOP is that they label vulnurable Democratic senators like Claire McCaskill and Heidi Heitkamp as “Schumer’s Puppets” and ask the votes what do you want – New York liberal values or Missouri/North Dakota values?

    As I have said before, the GOP needs to go for the jugular by convincing voters the Democrats are the party of identity politics and hates working class Americans and I believe Schumer can be its albotross.

  40. 2018 January 31 7:51 am
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    justrand permalink

    Good article, and spot-on analysis:

    ==> The Democrats loathe the tax reform that has kick-started the American economy. They abhor the return of American manufacturing and the bonuses so many companies have doled out to their employees. It was not so long ago that Obama essentially swore that “those jobs are never coming back.” “Crumbs,” billionaire Pelosi called their bonuses. The left today hates our military. They hate the notion of national security. Like Obama, they cannot abide the unfair advantage, as they see it, of American might, American success, and American freedom which they are always trying to impede, to restrict, to regulate and tax. The left has been doing its best to turn the United States into Venezuela for two generations. Progressivism is socialism. Venezuela is how it ends.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/the_shabby_sophomoric_behavior_of_democrats_at_the_sotu.html#ixzz55m2FEEm2

  41. 2018 January 31 8:00 am
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    justrand permalink

    Bc3b: “As I have said before, the GOP needs to go for the jugular by convincing voters the Democrats are the party of identity politics and hates working class Americans”

    Actually, the Democrats are going out of their way to convince Americans of those FACTS…the people just need to pay attention. I pray some will.

    Meanwhile, the media (all except FoxNews…until Shepherd Smith comes on) are going 24×7 to convince the American people to believe THEM, and not their “Lyin’ eyes & ears” regarding the speech.

  42. 2018 January 31 8:15 am
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    justrand permalink

    “AMERICANS ARE DREAMERS TOO!” (it just bears repeating)

    But then there are other “Dreamers”, who dream of robbing & terrorizing (and yes, KILLING) Americans:

    http://michellemalkin.com/2018/01/31/dreamers-vs-demons/

  43. 2018 January 31 9:39 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    44,

    Be I 30 again I would say bring VZ to America. Not because I want it here, but because it will have a cleansing action that generations in the future will understand, never again.

    I am also tired of the perpetual war we have been in for the last 50 years. It has done us no favors and these days its like America is being played for a chump. I want a military that is the 800# gorilla in the room, but do we need to be playing so many away games?

  44. 2018 January 31 9:57 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting — https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-31/john-kelly-confirms-hes-seen-memo-and-it-will-be-released-pretty-quick — Errors? Ok. How about giving a list then let the people decide?

  45. 2018 January 31 10:03 am
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    justrand permalink

    But…but…releasing the memo is TREASON! Just ask this dickwad:

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/booker-releasing-nunes-memo-tantamount-treasonous/

  46. 2018 January 31 10:09 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    I had suggested falcons could be one way to stop drones — https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5466103/vladimir-putin-trained-birds-prey-drones-isis-kremlin-hq/ — Those damn Russians again….

  47. 2018 January 31 10:15 am
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    justrand permalink

    Splendid! I especially liked the comment someone sent in that said: “I hope that young man wins his seat on the Student Council” 🙂

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/from-the-sublime-to-the-ridiculous.php

  48. 2018 January 31 10:42 am
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    fight on permalink

    Bye Bye now. Biggest disappointment in Congress. And still believes Mueller will play it down the middle. Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.

    http://www.goupstate.com/news/20180131/trey-gowdy-not-seeking-re-election-to-congress

  49. 2018 January 31 10:45 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  50. 2018 January 31 12:07 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    53, Dan Bongino is a standup guy.
    I know that with Allen West the GOPe redistricted him out of a seat. I think they had it in for Dan too, but maybe just low levels of support. I know he worked hard to win a seat in Congress but came up short.

  51. 2018 January 31 12:46 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, that Dan Bongino audio was excellent…and absolutely worth every minute!

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