Not Even A Smidgen

The Reelect Trump 2020 Campaign has unveiled its new advertising campaign. A spokesman said the idea is to remind people how bad things were before Trump.

This is an open thread.

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

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214 Responses to Not Even A Smidgen

  1. swanspirit says:

    Not only do I not miss that dirty rat bastard, I am still repulsed by the sight of his face, and the sound of his voice. If I never saw,or heard him again, it would be too soon, and that goes double for his awful wife.

  2. sfcmac says:

    Barky had one of the most corrupt regimes in history. He weaponized government agencies against opponents, broke the law, violated the Constitution, and used skin color as an excuse for everything. Hillary, Obama, Holder, Lynch, Lerner, et al, belong in prison.

    • Jenlyn says:

      Wonderful description basically he tried to make us like Kenya he almost succeeded and the scary thing is we’re one man away from losing it all. Sometimes I have to remind myself that all of this is real.

    • Island Girl says:


  3. Lulu says:

    He’s fading fast. Without Wall St, the Dem party structure and the entire federal government backing him up he is ZERO. By 2020 he won’t even be mentioned.

  4. jeffhas says:

    After watching the Dems kill off one person one vote in the 2008 primary, and Obama win the general, I was actually ‘hopeful’ he would bring some good in the form of some type of racial reconciliation – if nothing else by his win alone.

    Obama even made that a sh*t show.

    2012 was the bile-tasting election loss that I figured would usher in his ‘successful president’ narrative.

    …. Then came Trump….

    As low and dirty as 2008 and 2012 made me feel, the election of 2016 has made up for it in spades (racial pun intended). Live by the sword, die by the sword – karma is a bitch – nature corrects itself – whatever…. A great wrong was righted with the election of 2016, and everything that has transpired since has been nothing short of amazingly positive with regard to MAGA.

    Never imagined it could be this good.

    • Cisco says:

      There is no substitute for victory.

    • lateblum says:

      I remember when, while he was running, bronco bama pointed out – to everyone – that he was “different” and like no one whose face/image you’d ever seen on a piece of US currency. He started with race and racism, and never hinted that he’d heal the racial divide. And when asked what he hoped to achieve, he said he was like an empty hologram that reflected what the viewer wanted to see.
      I will admit to being a tiny bit hopeful when the cameras panned the throngs of people in Grant Park and the different areas in Chicago on election night. My own kids were so thrilled and hopeful; they went into the city to witness and celebrate that election. The sights of people weeping with joy and hope stay with me. Yes I distrusted him and his words from the getgo, but wished he would at least bring people together – instead the divisiveness grew and grew. And here we are.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Empty hologram is right. I think we all wanted to give him a chance, nobody screamed at the sky. I think my “honeymoon” period lasted to April 2009 when I hit the streets with the Tea Party. Those people weren’t just mad at Obama, but the whole damn Congress too.

        Obama: Worst political experiment ever.

      • 49erDweet says:

        He was the strangest of con men…….he didn’t really understand – or know how to manage – the full force of his con. Basically bc he was lazy……..racial slam possibly intended.

    • lyn says:

      Obama always will be a rat from Chicago.

  5. mothy2017 says:

    I miss the way he inspired us all to be a better non gender conformist. How he ruled us without any controversy. How smooth his words werex like butter, when he spoke without a teleprompter.
    How michelle deigned to share his inimitable fashion sense.

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  7. Lulu says:

    The Woke’ED in Austin want to rename the city because …Confederacy. Stephen F Austin, for whom the city is named, had absolutely nothing to do with the Confederacy (he died in 1836). S F Austin was not pro-slavery. He was practical and slavery existed and had to be addressed. There were very few slaves in Texas especially in the 1830’s as it was not a slave economy nor any other type of economy at that early date as there was virtually no development of any kind except subsistance farming and most people were far too poor to own extra mouths to feed. My own ancestor in Texas at this point did farming, had a river ferry, and horse breeding for saddle and carriage horses (Galveston and New Orleans markets) and had 13 kids who grew to adulthood and were a rough bunch. And he never had any slaves.

    • John Denney says:

      Yeah, but I’m pretty sure Austin was significant in defeating Santa Anna after the battle of the Alamo.

      Remember the Alamo? 😉

    • 49erDweet says:

      Doesn’t Austin have more idiots per square mile than any other TX city? I like the area, but the city itself is a turn off. Austinites take themselves much too seriously. They’re like Californians, only with a trace of a drawl.

  8. helenk3 says:

    just looking at backtrack’s face puts me in a bad mood

  9. helenk3 says:

    what is going on here? the FBI and the SPLC BFFs

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Oh man, this guy, John James, puts Obama to shame. Running against Stabenow in Michigan, he’s more qualified for President (compared to Bronco). Military hero and CEO.

    • Jenlyn says:

      And where the f*** is the black community they should be marching in support of this man claiming him as their hero spokesperson leader. Instead they’re backing the criminals the rap stars the thugs and the people that prey on the black community itself. Just as women have to look in the mirror and claim the responsibility they own in their own downfall the black community has to stand up look in the mirror and say we are the reason we are where we are. This man is a game-changer and I pray he wins not only for himself but for the black community they need to see what real leaders look like.

    • Cisco says:

      The John James video.
      God, I wish I could vote for this patriot.
      Sadly, so so true.
      The worshippers of thugs probably don’t even know that this man exist, his accomplishments and service to his country.

    • lateblum says:

      How was Holder supposed to know the law? He was only the AG of the US. Right?
      Besides, if you recall, there were MANY opportunities to meet with bronco bama while he was running for POTUS. I frequently received fundraiser emails that said “for a donation of just $3.00 you can win the opportunity to meet with (the candidate)”. No one ever challenged that game of chance. I guess they were too afraid of being called “racist” to object.
      I always wanted to donate so I could say, “Not interested” when I won. But he was so vile and revolting to me, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Besides, I figured the whole idea was a scam anyway… just like the candidate.

  11. helenk3 says:

    I do not think I would play poker with Donald Trump.
    an interesting take on the tariff battles going on

  12. helenk3 says:

    my bad self laughed at this.
    I grew up in the duck and cover era, have practice in school on what to do if we were hit by an atomic bomb. Could you see these kids faced with that “trigger warning”?

    • Cisco says:

      Duck and cover era.
      We had to worry about a nuclear attack and these people are afraid of passages from classic literature?
      Every Tuesday the air raid alert would be sounded, testing I suppose,
      at our school we would go into the hallway, stand against the lockers and say a prayer.
      Thinking about it over the years, I suppose under a nuclear attack, praying was about the only thing one could do.

  13. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Ann says:

      Here is the link to the interactive map for anyone who wants to see it. It is very interesting. My precinct went for Trump which shocked me, even though it probably shouldn’t have. There were NO Hillary signs anywhere in my voting district and a number of Trump ones.

      NYT interactive maps link

      And that “density” in the tweets for my area of NYS? Also interesting as once you left the blue city it got purplish and then solid red in the second ring suburbs in my area. Yet his colors show the solid blue-ish color for my county. There is one further down from some Princeton professor in that tweet stream that has tall red/blue/purple graph lines that more accurately shows my county as purple-ish (it definitely leans blue due to the city, but the ‘burbs are purple – at best).

      • Cisco says:

        Definitely worth a look.
        As expected, Chicago was all most solid blue, but heading West,lotsa lotsa red.

  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The Enlightenment was based on the idea that there are objective facts that we can agree on. Facts like, “Boys have a penis. Girls have a vagina.” Now we’re told that there are 1001 genders and that we are bigots if we don’t agree.

    • John Denney says:

      A guy was telling me his friend who studied philosophy at college had told him that you can’t know the truth.

      I asked him, “Is that true?”

      Stunned look, brief introspection, a little grin, and he walked away.

  15. Dora says:

    Can you imagine the confusion this will create?


    City report on Confederate monuments raises idea of renaming Austin

    Known as both the “father of Texas” and the namesake of the state’s capital, Stephen F. Austin carved out the early outlines of Texas among his many accomplishments.

  16. Lulu says:

    Why are so many of the Resistance and N-Trumpers looking at dropping out of online fights and the STRESS of it all? They are finally looking at their stock and portfolio quarterly statements. Many/most are making more money NOW than they did when they were just insider/connected/globalist/Obama-ite-lick-up-the-leftover-slop-low-level flunkies. Money talks and bullshit walks in the end.

  17. Ann says:

    This was from 2009, but it started making the round on Facebook again a few weeks ago…For the Chick-Fil-A lovers.

  18. Myiq2xu™ says:

  19. Venus E. Lee says:

    Must read thread

  20. Dora says:

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  27. lyn says:

    This is so true.

  28. mothy2017 says:

    Was reading tweets on the bus about Cohen tapes. Postulated that many of the recordings are not by Cohen but a result of surveillance and some before FISA. I was completely confused and can’t locate the tweets now.

  29. John Denney says:

    So, how long until the government starts taking 21% of the food at a church potluck?

    Seriously. That is what a church does: people bring what they have to share with others, whether it’s a potluck or the collection plate.

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  31. Dora says:

    A community wanted changes at gas station. They got them as Obama station gets new name

    COLUMBIA – A Columbia community is saying goodbye to Obama.

    Obama the gas station, that is.

    The landmark convenience store and fueling spot on Farrow Road is changing its name at the urging of nearby residents. The new name also comes with other changes, after community leaders protested the renewal of the business’ license to sell beer and wine. To one community leader, the changes are a step toward the revitalization of the Booker Washington Heights neighborhood.

  32. Ann says:


  33. Ann says:

    Ack, spammy got me… could someone please fish out that fox tweet for me. Thanks!

  34. Myiq2xu™ says:

  35. lateblum says:

    I just saw the video of Michael Avenatti and Alan Dershowitz from an Anderson Cooper on CNN.
    I didn’t like Avenatti before, but now, I think he should go sit in the corner for a very long time just for being so rude and aggressive.

  36. Dora says:

    Illegal aliens and now illegal pets. Gosh, I hope the pets can’t vote!


    New York City is crawling with illegal exotic pets

    t’s a jungle out there!

    New Yorkers love their dogs and cats, but also their monkeys and ferrets.

    The 311 hotline has logged 369 calls since January 2017 about “illegal animals” kept as pets.

  37. mothy2017 says:

    Related to nothing — I don’t understand how someone can watch tom cruise. I find his face disconcerting. He’s 56. Wierd surgery. To me he looks like he’s having an allergic reaction.

  38. Myiq2xu™ says:

    A couple weeks ago Tiggy warned me to dump any Facebook stock I had. He said it was going to drop like a rock. Then he left me a dead mouse and went back outside.

    • lyn says:

      This says it all:

      John Weaver @JWGOP
      Proud husband to Irish citizen/dad to 2 awesome kids. Aggie. Spurs. Bush 41/McCain/Kasich strategist. Views my own. Retweets interesting only.

    • Anthony says:

      Wonder where the little snot heard that? My neighbor down the street’s myna bird has been spouting similar crap.

      • Lulu says:

        Kids who have to brown-nose their own parents are sad. And the parents who brag about how their kids are little brown-nosing f’ers are awful.

    • Constance says:

      If/when Tiggy gives you any “buy” advice please pass it on. That kitty is sharp!

    • Venus E. Lee says:

  39. SHV says:

    CNN…”Times (NYT) publisher warned Trump about labeling journalists as enemies”

    “Giuliani: President Trump Has Recordings of Dozens of Journalists Discussing Him With Michael Cohen…”
    Can’t wait to hear Maggie H. talking to Cohen about how to take down sitting President, PDJT!!

  40. elliesmom says:

    I decided to go ahead and cut the wet grass this afternoon. I killed the lawnmower. What is that thing they say? No good deed goes unpunished?

  41. mothy2017 says:

    What are the red X’s about on the twitter?

    • 49erDweet says:

      Virtue signaling.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Letting everyone know they’ve been shadowbanned.

    • Shez ZK says:

      The red X’s are to show that a Twitter account knows it’s being shaddowbanned. A form of protest & publicity to highlight Twitter fucking with everyone except Progs.

      The new Quality Filter Crap is because most of the Board of Directors are in Europe or from Europe. With their European Mindset of controlling speech & behavior. They let their foreign script kiddies try to code the rest of us out of all convos. It will be interesting to see if some of the charges of electioneering or election tampering, FEC violations, etc., will start to take hold. @Jack Dorsey and the BoD all need to be replaced.

  42. lyn says:

    1. The conspiracy to frame Trump was a coordinated effort, with Obama at the center. Consider just this timeline.
    Warning : you WILL (and should) be extremely angry about what Obama & Clinton were up to.
    It’s criminal & totally disgusting. Read on.

    • Dora says:

      I find it more and more amazing that Donald Trump actually won!

    • swanspirit says:

      That is one hell of a thread to read. I shudder to think what would have happened had Hillary won. Or if the Dims return to power.

    • Lulu says:

      If you look at the outlines of the criminal conspiracy it isn’t brilliant or unprecedented it is merely complicated. Pretty much every Chicago/Bronco scam is. Lots of rats’ mazes, dead ends, diversions, scumbags getting paid, high falutin’ blah-blah, and dirty cops. Lots of people who think they are smarter than they are too. Everyone involved has a long history of being a dirtbag. They made lots of mistakes because they believed their own campaign PR (Trump’s tactics are very foreign to them) that Trump is a moron and that Bronco/Hillary are geniuses. Both Hillary and Bronco are back-riding thieves with delusions of grandeur and C+ thugs which is why they can’t really get along. They couldn’t just lose and go away because their scams failed and they had to keep them going or face blow-back from their backers who are sick of them but implicated in too much really bad stuff to stop completely too. Hillary/Bronco are in a Catch-22.

  43. votermom says:

    The power went out for a couple of hours. KTY enticed KTE to play cards on the floor, then hubby decided to teach them poker. Soon Mr Doggy was sitting there too, drooling on te deck and looking like he was waiting for his turn.n
    Our very own Dog Playing Poker.

  44. Venus E. Lee says:

  45. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Someone tried to defend Obama by saying that he tried to do his best. I was tempted to reply:

    “Obama tried his best, but his best wasn’t very good.”

    Over the past 10 years my politics have done a 180 but my opinion of Barack Obama has remained unchanged. He is an unqualified narcissist. Even after 8 years as POTUS he hasn’t learned a goddamn thing.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      If Jake isn’t careful the mob will turn on him.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Oh, they will. It’s only a matter of time. There is no greater crime in lefty/SJW circles than to actually tell the truth.

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          One minute you are sitting on top of the world and the next you are Justine Sacco.

          • Lulu says:

            Jakey has to throw in the old butt kissing “he deserves it” to make it at least patatable to his social and work milieu. Bronco deserves nothing. He f’ed everything he touched. It is the same shit as “I don’t like Trump but…” When you fold to the mob to try to utter some inanity which is glaringly obvious and that a half-wit would have noticed you are a sycophant. Bronco concentrated all Dem party resources on himself to drag his dumb ass across the finish line in two elections. He was an utter failure because he is too stupid to understand that he needed legislatures (fed and state) to co-operate with him. Pen, phone, lawfare, weaponizing the fed bureaucracy only worked a little for a while. But he got rich which was the point.

          • lateblum says:

            That is the same way bronco “worked” while in the state legislsture. He did not “do” teamwork because “there is no I in team”. He wasn’t interested in forming alliances unless he was assured that alliance was going to be helpful to Him. Thus, his many votes of “present”. When he hooked up with Emil Jones, the leader of the Illinois senate, it was so that Emil could add bronco’s name to bills up for votes. In fact, there were times when bronco’s name was listed as the author of the bill even when he’d had nothing at all to do with those bills.
            He didn’t get rich while in the IL senate, it it was the stepping stone to the vast riches he now has acquired. He has deserved NONE of what he now has.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Malignant narcissist. Don’t forget malignant.

      • Lulu says:

        How about greedy son of a gun? They sucked up all donations to his crap “organizations”, moved the DNC to Chicago (for a while anyway) to control every penny, shorted the state parties, refused to back candidates that were not 100% Bronco zombies, purged the party leaders mercilessly, ran off old blue dogs, moderates, and young up and comers who might make him look like a doof, law-fared billions out of businesses as fines to be paid to his “community organizing” groups, got bought by donors for their pet criminal schemes, paid his army of aparachniks, etc. The Dem party is a criminal scheme at present as it has been since 2007. It can’t die soon enough.

  46. 49erDweet says:

    Late Sunday evening update on the Cranston Fire between Hemet and Palm Springs, it is now over 50% contained. Mostly in bushland. Some scattered structures gone, but not like in Redding.

  47. Dora says:

    Elections sure are getting strange.


    Cockburn calls out Riggleman’s Bigfoot posts

    Bigfoot has become a hot topic in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District race.

    Leslie Cockburn, the Democratic nominee, tweeted screenshots from an Instagram account of Denver Riggleman, the Republican nominee, depicting images of Bigfoot naked but censored.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I am confused. I thought the D’s love seeing pictures of their idols out and about in the woods. It does beg the question is it Hilly or MO?

  48. Dora says:

    “The Democratic National Committee has acquired 94 million cell phone numbers of registered voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections”

    • Lulu says:

      Since no one answers the phone anymore good luck to them. That’s a whole lot of nothin’ they bought. They will be connecting to elderly people who can’t see the caller ID or kids who don’t have all their friends numbers programmed in. The DNC is still in the 20th Century. It’s really cute.

      • Cisco says:

        If your not in my phone book, I block the number

        • Lulu says:

          Yep. I MIGHT look when it rings. But probably not. We still have three phones ringing. His, mine and the land-line with answering machine. The land line is for business and only answered 9-3. Maybe. If someone is over that way. Hubby’s cell is usually muted, turned off or out of juice so don’t call him.

        • DeniseVB says:

          LOL, reminds me of “Good Luck Unknown Caller, I rarely answer the phone for people I know”

  49. Dora says:

    Male House Democrat Wants Taxpayer-Funded Tampons For His Office

    Democratic representative Sean Maloney (N.Y.) cannot stop talking about tampons and wants taxpayers to pay for feminine hygienic products for his staff members.

      • Lulu says:

        Do we have to pay for men’s razors? How about T-paper, soap, shampoo, lice removal, corn plasters, laundry and dry cleaning? For his underpaid staff. Why does he pay them so little that they can’t afford general hygiene products? And why is he fixated on this one thing like a pervert? Are his staff weirdos? Is he? Can they not budget for these “things”? Could he just order some boxes of them and bill it to petty cash or copier paper since his female staff is so broke and whiney and can’t go to the drugstore? And yes all of an employees “costs” are included in the salary even they are too dumb to budget. Are the taxpayers supposed to budget for them? We could deduct $100 per month from salary and then provide a gross of them monthly (yearly too confusing I would guess) like a box of cheese commondities from the US Dept of Agriculture for the food impoverished.

    • swanspirit says:

      Where is old “Tampon Earrings” Melissa Harris Perry when a Dim needs her?

  50. Lulu says:

    The Progs are still bitching about Hill winning the popular vote and should be prezzy. The electoral college is ignored just like Hillary’s Robbie Mook did. Then sideways they start bitching about the Senate and how little doof states shouldn’t have TWO Senators who can cancel out the moral, superior in all ways and bestest ever Congressmen from blue cities who have ALL of the population of the US! The cities don’t have ALL the population, rings around cities vote very differently than highly urban proggy with freebie cities and have significant populations, and blue voters congregate and pack cities. I do think that some Dems know this but I’m not sure anymore since they seem so ignorant and unable to understand statistics.

    Trump is also herding Repubs. I really think he is ready to shut down the gov this fall if the Repubs do not get on board with the border and illegal alien control. Ryan is a lame duck and why he thinks he still runs anything is unknown or maybe he has a globalist open-border contract out on him. McConnell is a sneaky old bastard so he may be just f’ing with his own conference for being a bunch of dicks. If there is one issue that will win in a gov shut-down for Trump it is open-borders and the House and Senate Repubs will have to chose sides right before an election: Enforcement/Wall/Rule of Law vs Open Borders/Crime/Cheap Labor. The 2020 Census fight over not counting anything but US citizens in representative districting and getting rid of birthright citizenship for children of illegal or non-resident aliens is lining up too. This will finish gutting the Democrats. Trump always has several things going simultaneously in various stages of develpment just as an international builder/construction tycoon would. So many people simply cannot comprehend this including Democrats/media and the US federal bureaucracy. Internationally it is becoming understood.

    • Cisco says:

      👍! Lulu

    • swanspirit says:

      Of course he can have multiple things going simultaneously, he has been doing that for decades.
      Odummy could barely put his feet up on the desk and chew gum. 😎

      • Lulu says:

        Some people do it very, very well. Like Trump. I suspect his father could do it too. It is a type of brain really. When the “multi-tasking” boom was being written about and pushed by employers a few years back I was amused. You can train people into a little of it but it is really a natural ability that is then honed and sharpened. Women do it too but it is a little different it seems.

        • DeniseVB says:

          At the veterinary hospital, my boss liked to hire people with waitressing experience to man the front desk, those were our best receptionists 🙂

    • mothy2017 says:

      Sometimes when I allow the fake news to get inside my head I think about Rocket Man, Putin, Juncker, and others – if the dims were truly making progressive in truncating 45’s term this is not how those in power internationally would be acting.

  51. Dora says:

    The mob is taking control. Sounds dangerous. I keep thinking of that second civil war that’s coming.


    Philadelphia terminates ICE contract after activists storm city hall; DHS rips ‘misguided’ move

    Philadelphia has announced it will end a major information-sharing contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), bowing to intense pressure from activist groups and drawing immediate condemnation from federal officials.

    The move means that the city will not renew a decade-long arrangement to share real-time arrest information with ICE when it expires at the end of August.

  52. Dora says:

    After looking at these pictures, the reaction of the mayor is shocking. Well, almost.


    PARIS SUBURB OF SAINT DENIS: A ‘No Go Zone’ where more than 300,000 illegal alien Muslim invaders are squatting, 6 miles from the Eiffel Tower

    Anne Hidalgo, Socialist Mayor of Paris, announced she was going to sue Fox News, the Trump-supporting Right-wing U.S. TV channel, for claiming that there were ‘no-go areas’ open only to Muslims.

    • Cisco says:

      ‘The challenge,’ says Paris senator Philippe Dallier, is ‘to prevent Saint-Denis becoming a huge ethnic ghetto of two million mainly Muslim inhabitants within 20 years, where speaking Arabic is more useful than French.”
      Forget it Dallier.
      France is fk’d beyond repair.
      So sad, truly so sad.😢
      I loved visiting your “former” country.
      Heartbreaking knowing I’ll never go back.

    • Dora says:

      It is sad.

      St. Denis has the oldest Gothic Cathedral in Europe. It is where the Royal Crypts are located. God only knows what they will do to that church once there are enough of them.

      I am also sorry to say that I can never go back.

      Very, very sad.

  53. DeniseVB says:

    New thread up 🙂

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