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Trumpism Scores No Wins in South Dakota Primary

I’ve mentioned this idea in a few other posts this week, so let’s consolidate in one post all the reasons that South Dakota’s primary was a bad day for Trumpists:

Neal Tapio for US House
Yup, South Dakota is smarter than that.

1. Neal Tapio lost. The whinging Trump karaoke singer still got far more votes than he deserved, and he actually won two counties, Tripp and Oglala Lakota, whose Republicans have brought shame and humiliation upon their communities.

2. Shantel Krebs lost. Krebs pinned most of her electoral hopes on trying to out-Trump Tapio. Like Tapio, she only won two counties, Bennett and Harding. Unable to organize or unite, Trumpists split their votes and ceded the nomination to the GOP plurality’s pick, relatively mellow mainstreamer Dusty Johnson. Muslim Advocates and South Dakota Voices for Justice celebrated Johnson’s win as a rejection of “bigoted platforms against immigrants, refugees, and Muslims.”

3. Ed Randazzo lost. Randazzo has fomented anti-immigrant hysteria by supporting the same xenophobic rallies where Tapio tried to build an activist base. His defeat by a moderate engineer and a dead man in archly conservative Rapid City further suggests the impotence of Trumpism beyond Il Duce’s personality.

4. Daugaard’s endorsees won. Distinctly un-Trumpy in policy and temperament, our Governor gave $1,000 contributions to Dusty Johnson and to at least eleven Republican Legislative candidates who faced primaries. Johnson and ten of Daugaard’s Legislative picks won their primaries, a much better success rate than Daugaard cash-endorsees in 2012 and 2016.

5. Republican incumbents won. Every Legislative incumbent on the primary ballot advanced to the general election. Less than a third of non-incumbents survived the primary. If Trumpism is about overthrowing the status quo, no such sentiment manifested itself in South Dakota’s Legislative primaries.

6. Dan Kaiser, Dan Richardt, and Char Cornelius lost. Here in Aberdeen, the Brown County Republican Party put three hard-right conservatives into local races. As Republican spin blog Dakota War College says, Kaiser lobbed dubious allegations of gun-grabbing leftism at his opponent, incumbent Sheriff Mark Milbrandt, only to come away with 34% of the vote. Trump-loving Brown County GOP chair Char Cornelius had known Democratic incumbent Rob Ronayne to beat up in a non-partisan election scheduled in conjunction with a primary that gave her fellow Republicans far more reason to show up at the polls than Dems or indies, and she still managed to get only 39% of the vote. The perhaps less prominently right-wing Dan Richardt managed 43% against his more Chambery/establishmenty Republican opponent Alan Johnson. As in last year’s local elections, here in a hotbed of anti-Muslim rallies regularly attended by Republican leading lights, the Trumpist xenophobes were unable to rally a voting majority behind candidates who might support their radical agenda.

7. Rapid City voters approved a new arena. Defeating the civic center replacement plan in 2015 was a crowning achievement for Rapid City’s anti-tax conservatives. Those Trumpy conservatives tried blocking this year’s plan, too, but got swamped by 40% bigger turnout and 2.56 times as many Yes votes. When more people vote, Trumpy anti-ism has less chance of winning.

Neal Tapio demonstrated most vividly that the only guy who can turn Trumpism into votes is the unique monster that is Donald Trump. Trump wasn’t on any South Dakota ballot Tuesday, and Trumpism helped few if any candidates win.


  1. o 2018-06-08

    Cory, does the converse exist? Was there any candidate (especially a Republican) who expressly rejected or rebuked Trump and went on to win?

  2. Kal Lis 2018-06-08

    I hope you’re correct. The Rapid City results should provide reason to hope, but I believe that Murphy was an optimist when he created that little rule of his.

    Noem ran as a “loyal soldier for President Trump” and Jackley criticized her for not supporting Trump enough. Someone in their organizations must have thought being linked to Trump would help them win. Krebs and Tapio got more votes that Dusty Johnson. Granted, Johnson probably would have defeated either of them in a head to head race, but it would have been much tighter than the Noem/Jackley result.

    Again, I want you to be right, but I am worried that Trump is a symptom not the disease itself, sort of like the fever that accompanies an infection.

  3. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Before you get the notion that a bunch of Indians in Oglala Lakota County voted for Tapio, I’d suggest his strong showing from notoriously republican white ranchers and all the whites employed by state agencies.

  4. jerry 2018-06-08

    Krebs and Tapioca should just admit they treasure Russian leadership in the United States.

    “The last twenty four hours of attacks on our closest allies capped by President Trump’s seemingly out of the blue demand to bring Russia back into the G-7 (making it again the G-8 which it was for most of the post-Cold War era until Russia was expelled over the annexation of Crimea) simply brings the matter into a newly sharp relief. If candidate Trump and President Putin had made a corrupt bargain which obligated President Trump to destabilize all U.S. security and trade alliances (especially NATO, which has been Russia’s primary strategic goal for 70 years) and advance the strategic interests of Russia, there’s really nothing more remotely realistic he could have done to accomplish that than what he has in fact done.” TPM 6/8/18

  5. jerry 2018-06-08

    Roger, all those you speak of in Oglala Lakota County can take solace knowing that Robert Mueller just indicted trumps campaign chairman and another Russian.

    “Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday hit embattled ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with a third indictment that also charged a shadowy Russian operative he worked with in Ukraine.

    Manafort, who’s already facing a laundry list of charges relating to his sketchy business dealings in Ukraine, was charged along with Konstantin Kilimnik with obstructing justice by “knowingly and intentionally” trying to secure false testimony from two potential witnesses, according to Mueller.”

    Hey, wait a minute. Those guys will not take solace as they support the Russians and the takeover.

  6. Dicta 2018-06-08

    And yet support for Trump in South Dakota is one of the highest in the US. I want to believe that people are waking up to how stupid his way of viewing the world is, but I am not that confident.

  7. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Trump supporters continue to deny the fact the Russia is our enemy, republicans love to fear, this should scare the hell out of them if it ever sinks in.

  8. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-06-08

    To Roger’s point—indeed, the U.S. House vote in Oglala Lakota went 28 for Tapio, 27 for Krebs, and 25 for Johnson. That’s votes, not percentages. 80 stubborn Republicans in a county with 523 registered Republicans, 5,356 registered Democrats, and 7,730 total registered voters.

  9. grudznick 2018-06-08

    But we don’t know their race, do we? It would be nice if Ms. Krebs provided the race of voters so people could target their advertising.

    Or is grudznick right again that race doesn’t matter, folks, and while Mr. Tapio might have “won” that county, another way to put it is he got 1 more vote than young Ms. Krebs and 3 more than Mr. Dusty, and it was the tightest vote count in the state, the closest results probably ever. By all legal, registered voters, be they bakers, ranchers, vagabonds, carpenters or gypsies. All votes count.

  10. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    I spent the bulk of my life on the Pine Ridge reservation and can attest there are only a handful on Native American republicans and the rest are non-Indian white ranchers and state employees.

  11. mike from iowa 2018-06-08

    Grudz, how many wingnjut pols do you know that actively court voters of color?

    Pols in yer party call immigrants animals and terrorists. I’m guessing they aren’t trying trying to win friends and influence POC voters.

  12. jerry 2018-06-08

    A republican war hero speaks truth: ““Vladimir Putin chose to make Russia unworthy of membership in the G-8 by invading Ukraine and annexing Crimea. Nothing he has done since then has changed that most obvious fact,” McCain said in a statement. “Every day, Russian-led separatist forces are killing Ukrainians in the Donbass. Every day, Putin’s forces are helping the Assad regime slaughter the Syrian people. And every day, through assassinations, cyber-attacks, and malign influence, Russia is assaulting democratic institutions all over the world.”

    “The President has inexplicably shown our adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies,” he continued. “Those nations that share our values and have sacrificed alongside us for decades are being treated with contempt.”

    “This is the antithesis of so-called ‘principled realism’ and a sure path to diminishing America’s leadership in the world,” McCain predicted.”

    So trumpers, everyone knows who you support, Vladimir Putin and the Russian cause. trumpism is just another coordinated attack on America only this time, South Dakota republicans welcome it. I hope you all remember it when the bottom falls out of the commodity market and health insurance becomes less achievable. Remember who brung ya to this situation. NOem, Thune, Rounds and the republican South Dakota legislature.

  13. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Would it even be legal for Krebs to identify voters by race? What else can she collect information on, religion?

  14. grudznick 2018-06-08

    Mr. C, all the Indian Republicans and non-Indian Republicans votes count the same, whether they live on or off any particular reservation.

    I do not believe it is legal for Ms. Krebs to collect, ask, or even mark down what she thinks the race, religion, or favorite football team of any voter. If she is, she should have had her wagon fixed a long time ago. That’s nearly Gantish.

  15. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08


    If you knew that it is illegal for Krebs to ask the race of a voter why did you bother making the comment suggesting otherwise?
    I’m not naïve, I know the voting process why are you even bothering making that comment.

  16. grudznick 2018-06-08

    I had not yet researched it yet, or perhaps I was getting your goat, since you always focus on these issues.

  17. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    You didn’t get by goat, grudz, ignorance annoys me.
    What are you planning to research, something that should be blaringly clear?

  18. grudznick 2018-06-08

    Ignorance that white republican ranchers votes count just as much as Indian republican carpenter votes annoys me. Are you trying to diminish the value of the white voters that chose to vote for the insaner fellow Tapio, or are you trying to prop up the value of the Indian voters that chose of their own volition to vote for that Tapio guy?

    Tapio got 1 more vote than the next comer in that count. That’s all it is. The race of the voters does not matter.

  19. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Why do insist on arguing with yourself? My original comment stands that most republicans on the reservation are white ranchers and white employees of state agencies.
    Nothing more or nothing less.
    If you have an argument with that comment, so be it, it is your problem.

  20. grudznick 2018-06-08

    I think we’ve established there are no stats that back up your opinion, but I welcome you to it, as I am entitled to mine as well. My friend Lyman Pretty Weasel, a registered Republican and former state employee, would agree with me.

  21. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Well, that’s one.

  22. Debbo 2018-06-08

    Roger, Grudz is awfully touchy about race. I’d just let him stew in his own juices.

  23. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Yeah he is Debbo, putting up those kind of defenses usually indicates someone has met with encountered racism.

  24. OldSarg 2018-06-08

    It doesn’t matter. So long as the democrats align themselves with change the constitution, baby killing, open borders, islamist worshiping, MS-13 honoring, drug riddled, spies in the presidential election, raise the taxes, forced health insurance, IRS prosecuting conservatives and russian colluding left they do not have a chance.

    Listen to what I am telling you: You have aligned yourselves with the 5% of voters and you CANNOT win when you do this. Pro Trump/Anti Trump does not matter! You are being ANTI-CULTURE against your neighbors who will not vote to destroy their way of life. You CANNOT attack your friends and think they will support you. It just does not work like that. . . I know it hurts your egos but you have all aligned yourself with a party that cannot win in South Dakota. That’s all there is to it. print more articles, post more posts, drone on and on forever but it does not change reality. “If it walks like a duck. . .”

  25. grudznick 2018-06-08

    Ms. Geelsdottir, is that why you are a man hater?

  26. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Debbo isn’t a man hater, I’m a man and she doesn’t hate me.
    I see OldSarge got up long enough to regurgitate the same old Trump propaganda and talking points.

  27. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Here’s a daily reminder I plan on posting at sometime throughout the day, RUSSIA IS OUR ENEMY.

  28. jerry 2018-06-08


  29. grudznick 2018-06-08

    Russia is, indeed, our enemy. So, to many, is Mr. Trump.

  30. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    What did you think of today’s news that Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, earned another indictment? This one for witness tampering with a Russian.

  31. jerry 2018-06-08

    Conspiracy is a better word than collusion is my take on this. The treason being practiced right in front of us shows they feel the Russians have already won and are now taking a victory lap. Putin has put the right group in power in Washington, so there long term investment is paying off. Putin has made recent billions off his oil and so has trump thanks to his partner trump’s pulling out of the Iran deal.

    To real Americans, Russia is our enemy. To trumpers, Russia is their ATM. Whatever they think is their’s for the taking, will cost them dearly as this goes on. Manafort is going to the hoosegow. The Russian dude that was his accomplice, will sing like a bird for protection. Probably move his sorry arse to South Dakota in the Witness Protection program as he would fit right in with a lot of comrades here.

    Meanwhile, out here in trumpland, we are up to the tops of our five buckle overshoes in ignorance of how we are being played.

  32. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    Along with Putin’s oil profits comes his profits from Russian manufactured asbestos, which is the reason Pruitt halted all inspections of homes and buildings that are known to have serious poisonous waste problems. Anything to serve and to protect the republicans owned by Putin.

  33. grudznick 2018-06-08

    It is the Republicans not owned by Mr. Putin who stand between us and him. They stand on the wall, protecting all of us.

  34. jerry 2018-06-08

    Tea Party dudes, the Koch Brothers, have seen the Russian bear like their daddy did. They are now in support of Democratic ideas and are putting political contributions into Democratic coffers. Not all republicans are trumpers that is for sure.

    “The Koch brothers are going rogue.

    For years the political network funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch funded politicians on the right, laying the foundation for the libertarian causes the two support. Their support has gone almost exclusively to Republican candidates, with rare exception.

    But in the era of Trump, what it means to be on the “right” is changing, and the Koch network’s tactics are changing to reflect new realities.”

    Russia is our enemy and we must stand together, all real Americans, to put a halt to their hostile takeover of the United States.

  35. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-08

    We best not forget Putin at least $30 million through the NRA to Trump’s campaign and as much as $170 million to different republicans and republican PAC’s, this is currently under Robert Mueller’s investigation.
    But these are only Putin’s campaign contributions not his investment in private and U.S. government enterprises.
    The reality is that Putin hijacked the republican party with Trump’s help.

  36. jerry 2018-06-08

    Exactly Roger, Russian involvement to tip the scale towards trump has long been proven factual. The conspiracy part is what we are witnessing now with the handing over of NATO as well as trade deals meant to enrich trumps Russian masters and partners.

    Mueller has gotten 5 guilty pleas and a couple of dozen indictments. When Bengayzee was concluded, no guilty pleas and no indictments…after 4 years of hearings on top of hearings.

  37. jerry 2018-06-08

    Here is NOem along with the rest of the congressional republicans doing nothing while trump and Putin divide up the spoils.

    “None of this is an attempt to revive the Cold War. In some ways, the fact that the threat is coming from Russia is inconsequential. This is actually about a country run by an authoritarian leader who wants to break up the kinds of alliances that have kept the global order fairly stable for the last 60 years and take us back to the “Great Power” politics that resulted in two world wars. Rather than standing up to that threat, our current president is playing the role of puppet to that leader while congressional Republicans stand on the sidelines and give him a pass.”

    Another reason not to send Dusty Johnson to take old worthless NOem’s place. All he would do is play an Opie to trumps Goober, same old theme with the same nothing results. Send a Democrat to Washington that knows Russia is our enemy.

  38. Debbo 2018-06-08

    Dana Rohrabacher, CA, is one of Putie’s favorite boys, on his payroll, a fact Lyin Ryan and other top GOP traitors are well aware of. They tried to keep their knowledge of Rohr’s treasonous behavior secret, not wanting their traitorous behavior to become known.

    The people of Rohr’s California district gave him a mere smidgen of the vote. They decided they’d rather be represented by their MOC, rather than elect a scum bag who represents Putie.

    Glub, glub. The GOP, aka, POP (Party of Putie) is circling the drain. Time for real conservatives to come together and form an American conservative political party that is deeply loyal to the Constitution of the United States of America and every one of her citizens.

  39. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-06-09

    On O’s converse request, the closest thing to a Trump rebuke I can think of came from Dusty Johnson when he defended free trade in the SDPB debate. He didn’t mention Trump by name in that statement, but he said reducing market opportunities is bad for South Dakota. In December, Johnson endorsed the Trump travel ban but opposed the federal Muslim registry that Tapio was baiting his opponents into discussing. I don’t think either counts as the strong open rebuke that O is looking for as a test case.

    With the strong Trump approval ratings that Dicta points out, it would seem unlikely that any GOP primary candidate would have openly attacked Trump. Why kick that hornet’s nest? If 71% of your voters like ice cream, don’t say, “I hate ice cream!” However, I’d suggest support for Trump doesn’t easily translate into support for candidates down-ticket who say, “I love Trump!” The primary results suggest a disconnect, perhaps like the disconnect on ballot measures: 71% of South Dakotans agreed with me on Referred Laws 19 and 20 in 2016, but only 39% of my neighbors voted for me.

  40. mike from iowa 2018-06-09

    What does the UN think of Drumpfism? Not much.

    The report acknowledges that previous administrations haven’t distinguished themselves by their concern for these inequities, but quotes Alston to the effect that the Trump Administration has “deliberately targeted the most vulnerable in society, kicking away every ladder of social wellbeing in order to serve Trump’s rich supporters and his alt-right agenda”.

    In other words, it’s not that this government can’t take care of the poor. It won’t. It has no interest in doing so.

    The blogger, Mel Gurtov, provides examples of the measures that Alston identified as particularly onerous to the most vulnerable:

    • Debasing civil society: Supporting limits on voting rights with specious arguments about voter fraud and “covert disenfranchisement” such as gerrymandering and various ID requirements.
    • Giving huge tax breaks to millionaires and big corporations while about 40 million people live below the poverty line—among them, 23.8 million considered in extreme or absolute poverty. The richest 1 percent of Americans now account for 20 percent of national income, double the percentage in 1980. “The proposed tax reform package stakes out America’s bid to become the most unequal society in the world,” says Alston in a separate statement (
    • Putting new limits on basic anti-poverty measures such as work requirements for welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing, health insurance, and veterans’ benefits.
    • Limiting opportunity: “The United States now has one of the lowest rates of intergenerational social mobility of any of the rich countries. . . . The equality of opportunity, which is so prized in theory, is in practice a myth, especially for minorities and women, but also for many middle-class White workers.”
    • Promoting racist stereotypes that seek to stigmatize non-whites as being mainly poor, lazy, and unworthy of uplifting.
    • Tolerating the highest rate of infant mortality, the highest rate of youth poverty, and the highest income inequality among all rich countries.*
    • Treating Puerto Rico as a colony, and imposing fiscal discipline that fails to take into account people’s need of social protection. (The mayor of San Juan says it all: Trump’s , total neglect has to be called [out]. The United Nations says that when people are denied the right to access to basic human services — like electric power, like water, like food, like appropriate medical care — that it is a violation of human rights.”)

    We have gone from a war on poverty to a war on impoverished.

  41. mike from iowa 2018-06-09

    BTW the Guardian was the only media outlet that reported on the UN report.

  42. jerry 2018-06-09

    RUSSIA IS OUR ENEMY. Today, trump pouted while the spittle ran down his double chins on how not to do trade negotiations. In the meantime, Russia and all of these country’s had their own trade shindig. We are loosing.

  43. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-09

    RUSSIA IS OUR ENEMY- Jerry, Trump’s behavior at the G-7 was a disaster and his actions deplorable. Loved the picture of Angela Merkel chewing Trump out as he sat there with his arms folded.
    The House & Senate are going to have to take a more active role in finding out exactly Trump’s foreign policy and relationship with Russia is.
    If he treats our strongest allies the way he does, he’ll be worshipping at the feet of dictator Kim Jung Un.

  44. Debbo 2018-06-09


    Yup. pres Animal Sh*thole arrived late and left early because he wasn’t having any fun!

    That Merkel photo is perfect. Caught him in mid pouting tantrum. The adults and the toddler.

  45. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-09


    Trump arrived late to the gender equality summit and completely skipped the summit on climate change.

  46. jerry 2018-06-09

    RUSSIA IS OUR ENEMY. Wonder why congressional republicans still ignore that fact? Could be the corruption to be gained, not clear to me yet. One thing for sure though, with this meeting today involving Russian and China on trade and economics, the United States will soon be knocked off the top of the biggest economy on population purchasing alone.

  47. jerry 2018-06-09

    Here is the part that alarms.

    “Diesen argues that: “The emergence of economic mega-blocks actually improves economic relations by creating more symmetry. For example, China’s CIPS (Cross-Border Interbank Payment System) undermined the ability of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) to be used for economic coercion, while CIPS and SWIFT still cooperate. Similarly, the EAEU [Eurasia Economic Union] gets its strength from the ability to integrate with other regions as opposed to isolating itself.”

    And here’s the clincher:
    “China’s cooperation with the EAEU mitigates Russian concerns about asymmetries, and enables greater EAEU-BRI [Belt and Road Initiative] integration under the stewardship of the SCO. Also, unlike the EU, the EAEU provides great benefit to non-members (non-zero sum) by creating an effective transportation corridor with harmonized tariffs, standards, etc.”

    Know what has kept us on top of the heap, all the trading has been done with dollars since the end of World War Deuce. An empire is only as good as its currency and that Euro and Yuan are knocking on the door, real hard. But trump got his trademarks while we get the skid marks.

  48. OldSarg 2018-06-10

    Guys, Trump keeps winning. . . Even the MSM is turning to support him. The voices of complaint fall farther and farther behind as Trump continues his push to seccess.

    Your efforts are all for nothing. Your voice is not heard, your complaints fall on ears that no longer hear. It is over and all you do is drone on and on . . . Very sad really. . .

  49. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    From Vox, Drumpf doing his best OldSnot immitation- ust hours after leaving the G7 (Group of Seven) summit in Quebec on Saturday, President Trump abruptly retracted US support for a joint statement signed by every nation in the group and blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “meek and mild.”

    Firing off tweets from aboard Air Force One, Trump said he was reversing the US position in response to Trudeau’s comments at a press conference at the end of the summit. Trudeau had pledged to impose tariffs on the US in response to Trump’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs against Canada.

    “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around,’” Trump tweeted. “Very dishonest & weak.”

  50. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-10

    Trump is not winning and has not found “seccess”, quite the contrary, he has started a trade war with what used to be or partners in the G-7.
    The very notion of Trump demanding the return of Russia to the G-7 shows us where Trump’s heart and hand truly are.
    mike from iowa, you might want to let Robert Mueller that OldSarge has declared his investigation is done and that he might as well go home.

  51. OldSarg 2018-06-10


    “Canada has long maintained a high tariff wall on most dairy products. The duty on milk is 270 per cent. That keeps most imports from the United States and elsewhere out of Canada “

  52. OldSarg 2018-06-10

    Justin Trudeau’s EYEBROWS FELL OFF!!!!

  53. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    The United States enjoys a large dairy trade surplus with Canada.

  54. jerry 2018-06-10

    Better run on down and buy yourself some two by somethings right quick like. The price of lumber and plywood will be going up July 1. The last time our housing market got a hit was just 11 years ago so we may be seeing deja vu all over again.

    Cheap Canadian lumber means we all can do projects our sweety’s want us to do. Now we can just blame Canada for making our lumber cost so much sweety’s projects will not be finished while we head on out to the old fishing hole for some bass fishing. Thanks Justin Trudeau for Making Fishing Great Again.

  55. jerry 2018-06-10

    Does anyone but OS, think that the American taxpayers are not subsidizing American lumber, milk, meat and poultry?

  56. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    I see only right wing outfits are worried about Trudeau’s eyebrows. Trust OldScratchy to go for the jugular of important happenings from Drumpf’s Debacle in the North.

    Roger, rumour has it Drumpf has entrusted OldSicko to run the propaganda mill on the internet. For some reason he couldn’t find a venerable woman and chose OldSnickers Bar as a close equivalent.

  57. jerry 2018-06-10

    Ah, it seems like only a few days ago, our liar in chief, trump, said that the tariffs were being done for national security reasons. Then he tweets what OS just said about the 270% on dairy.

    “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, ‘US Tariffs were kind of insulting’ and he ‘will not be pushed around.’ Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”

    So then, how is a cow a national security issue? Could it be that the liar in chief is just lying once again? Indeed.

  58. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-10


    After switching to FOX, CNN, MSNBC on tv, and visiting several Facebook news sites, I could not find a single source that approves or endorses Trump’s behavior at the G7, republicans are repulsed at Trump’s support for Russia while damning our allies. Sen. McCain went so far as to say that, he would prefer to support our allies in the G7 than support this American president.

  59. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    [Trudeau] really kind of stabbed us in the back,” Kudlow said on CNN.

    US trade adviser Peter Navarro echoed the same sentiment, telling Fox News that “there is a special place in hell for any leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump”.

    Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland responded to the comments by saying that Canada will retaliate to US tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way and it will always be willing to talk.

    “Canada does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks … and we refrain particularly from ad hominem attacks when it comes from a close ally,” Freeland told reporters in Quebec City on Sunday.

    Well, Drumpf has a built in excuse for his failure to be with Kim.
    Trudeau made Drumpf look weak. Drumpf does that by backstabbing allies through Twitter after he is safely away from them.

  60. jerry 2018-06-10

    President? Fox news called trump a dictator.

    “”There we have him. There is the president of the United States, Donald Trump, about to walk down those stairs, stepping foot in Singapore as we await this historic summit with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un,” Huntsman said.
    “This is history we are living, regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators. What we are seeing right now, this is history,” she said.”

    Two dictators, from her lips to God’s ears. On Fox no less. What a true statement.

  61. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    So then, how is a cow a national security issue?

    Remember that one cold night when we were all in bed and the football boys had a lantern in the shed. The cow kicked it over and turned around and said there’ll be a national security alert in Chicago tonight.

    Drumpf actually asked Trudeau if Canada burnt the WH down.

  62. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    Navarro called Canada’s high tariffs on American dairy products, and planned retaliatory tariffs, an “attack on our political system.”

    That is harsher than any Drumpf criticism of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Priorities Gentlemen.

  63. Roger Cornelius 2018-06-10

    When Canada burned down the White House, was that before or after the Bowling Green Massacre?

  64. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    Good one, Sir. Did you see you missed out on buying George Armstrong Custer’s goldie locks at auction for a measly 12.5K? Of all the weeks to run short on petty cash,

    According to history, Custer’s locks were at one time held prisoner by rebels and only returned after the Civil War.

    I’m certain the combined Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho nations treated his scalp with less consideration June 25th, 1876.

  65. mike from iowa 2018-06-10

    Adam Best


    Fox & Friends accidentally said this about the Singapore summit: “regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators.”

    This gaffe is probably the most honest thing ever said in the program’s history.
    9:53 AM – Jun 10, 2018

    More Drumpf winning.

  66. Debbo 2018-06-10

    “meeting between the two dictators.”

    Oh poor Faux Noise. They are wrong of course, as they always are. pres Animal Sh*thole, is not really a dictator, he’s a desperately wannabe, because then maybe he can Force people to like him. That’s the only way they ever will.

  67. mike from iowa 2018-06-12

    Drumpf’s favorite grope toy and her WH installed hubby made at least 82 million bucks outside income while being employed by the world’s least greatest negotiator, Drumpf.

    Nice work if you can get it-nepotism, that is.

  68. leslie 2018-06-12

    dailykos worth quoting: “WW 2 casualties…318,274 Americans died, 565,861 wounded served in uniform including … father and two uncles. Millions more, including … grandparents, worked to build munitions, planes and other weapons.

    Their sacrifice of blood, sweat and tears paid for the reputation of the United States as a trusted partner for every peaceful nation on the planet for the last 73 years. We have been the world leader worthy of inclusion in every noble act. We are not perfect but we have always sought to be better than we were in the past.

    In barely 500 days Trump has completely decimated the reputation and tossed away that sacrifice. Nobody trusts Trump. No nation wants to partner with us. No leader feels a need to include Trump in their decisions. We are isolated and without influence….”


    June 10 · 11:03:23 PM

  69. leslie 2018-06-12

    Distractio: G7. Distraction: Korean nukes. Distraction: Pardons (Muhamad Ali).

    Within the next month, Mueller is reportedly planning to deliver his findings in the obstruction of justice investigation to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Donald is very worried,” said a Republican close to Trump. The difference is that Trump is now more unshackled than at any point in his presidency, meaning that firing Mueller or Rosenstein remains a possibility. “We’ve entered the era of primal Trump,” says

    Here it comes, Trump’s/GOP’s/Fox News/ect…19th nervous breakdown….:)

  70. Debbo 2018-06-23

    Who else would support such a lunatic?

    Good links Mike. Gracias.

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