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Here are All the NFL Players Planning to Boycott Trump White House Invite – SO FAR



The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 by a score of 41-33. It was an entertaining game from beginning to end.

However, a number of players are already planning to boycott a trip to visit President Trump at the White House.

From The Hill:

Several players on the Philadelphia Eagles have said they are not planning to attend the traditional Super Bowl winners’ White House visit this year.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive end Chris Long, and safety Malcolm Jenkins are some of the players who have said they don’t plan to participate in the visit to the White House, reported.

The decisions come after President Trump last year ignited controversy when he targeted players for kneeling during the national anthem.

The protests began in 2016 with former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem to protest brutality and racial injustice.

Trump last year called for the NFL to implement a rule requiring that players stand during the anthem — saying that kneeling was disrespectful to the country’s flag and its military.

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Meanwhile, Long — who also skipped the post Super Bowl White House trip last year as a member of the New England Patriots — says that he does not want his children to grow up having been influenced by Trump’s actions or policies.

“No,” Long said during the Pardon My Take Podcast. “I’m not going to the White House. Are you kidding me?”

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Three Eagles will shun a White House visit. Will their team-mates follow?

There is nothing that says the Philadelphia Eagles must visit the White House this year. Just because they carried the Vince Lombardi trophy through a blizzard of confetti in Minneapolis doesn’t mean they are required to drag it into the Rose Garden and hold it aloft for Donald Trump.

The presidential celebration for a major American sports champion is a tradition replayed for nearly four decades. It is not a requirement. It is not a mandate. The Golden State Warriors set a precedent after winning the NBA championship last year when they expressed so little interest in continuing the practice that Trump refused to invite them. Instead, the Warriors plan to use the days surrounding their 28 February game at the Washington Wizards to “celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion.”

Somehow it makes sense the Warriors would protest Trump: the NBA has been open in encouraging their players in a league that is around 75{78542f715c0ddf274bb4bd1417bda8d6bd612435d2d7eeaff437ad9ffc603dfe} black to speak against racial inequality. Few in the NBA blinked when their champion did not want to visit a president who has helped legitimize white supremacist movements. But the NFL, which is around 65{78542f715c0ddf274bb4bd1417bda8d6bd612435d2d7eeaff437ad9ffc603dfe} black, has never been comfortable with teams and players taking social stands – as evidenced by the fact that Colin Kaepernick, whose refusal to stand for the national anthem has been his own protest for racial equality, remains unsigned.

An entire NFL team declining a White House visit would be a significant rebuke of Trump and his policies, one unimaginable before Kaepernick began his protest two years ago.

Already three Eagles players – safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Chris Long and receiver Torrey Smith – have said they won’t attend a White House celebration. That the three would refuse to meet Trump is hardly a surprise, they make up three-quarters of a group that openly supported Kaepernick last season and forced the NFL to contribute close to $100m to social causes. Long skipped the White House trip last year after winning the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots as did his current Eagles team-mate LaGarrette Blount, who said at the time: “I don’t feel welcome in that house, I’m just gonna leave it at that.”

At what point does an Eagles boycott become so large that it’s not worth the team going to the White House? Is it five players? Ten? Twenty? There is a number and reaching it would be an enormous statement by a franchise in a league that hates such controversies.

Football has always had a kinship with the American military. Key pieces of the game’s terminology are war metaphors including phrases like “bomb”, “field general” and “blitz”. Players often speak of “going to war,” when they take the field. And the NFL has always pushed itself as the patriotic league with giant flags brought out for the national anthem followed by flyovers by fighter jets – even when the stadium has a roof and the planes are not visible to players and fans.

Even with several Eagles players saying they will skip the White House, it’s impossible to imagine the whole team refusing to show. Until Kaepernick, NFL players rarely seemed political and there are far more Trump supporters in NFL locker rooms than in the NBA. Football team owners, front office executives and coaches tend to be conservative and their discomfort with Kaepernick’s actions make a statement as extreme as a team boycott of Trump unlikely.

League leaders have spent weeks trying to mend the damage they believe they absorbed in September when Trump said any player who protested was a “son of a bitch”. The NFL wrapped Sunday’s Super Bowl in patriotism like they have so many others and must have been thrilled when players on both teams stood for the anthem. Just as commissioner Roger Goodell tried to pacify both angry players and owners irate with the protests, Goodell likely would search for a public relations solution to a potential Eagles White House boycott.

Though White House visits have been non-political in the years before Trump came to power the tradition has been a positive photo opportunity for presidents. The first Super Bowl winner to visit the White House, the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980, visited Jimmy Carter along with baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, who had won the World Series a few months before.

Their trip came at the end of February 1980, a precarious time for Carter who was embroiled in the Iran Hostage crisis and was facing a robust Democratic primary challenge from Ted Kennedy. The Steelers visit gave Carter a positive news day in a state with a key primary just weeks away. Carter filled his remarks that day with references to “Western Pennsylvania” as if pleading for votes.

His successor, Ronald Reagan, always a master of optics, must have seen the value in celebrating a winning team and kept rolling Super Bowl champions through the White House as did every president since. Trump’s divisiveness brings a different challenge, one the Philadelphia Eagles – who are perhaps the NFL’s most socially conscious team – must weigh. Visiting is always a political statement even if it doesn’t appear to be one.

Already three have said they will break an old tradition. Will their team-mates follow?

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Liberals Livid After Trump Makes Announcement About Term Limits For Congress




Liberals have another reason to be livid after President Donald Trump just made a shocking announcement about term limits for members of Congress. This is going to make a lot of career politicians nervous.

Career politicians have plagued our government for longer than anyone can remember. While there are some good apples in the bunch, many self-serving swamp creatures try their hardest to stick around Congress in order to build personal wealth and maintain power. Unfortunately, the end result is stagnation and underachievement for what should be a productive highly-paid group of “public servants.”

Now, President Donald Trump is taking aim at the career politicians in the Washington, D.C. swamp with a new announcement on Twitter. The President’s tweet comes just a week after he met with freshman lawmakers to talk about term limits and how they could be introduced into legislation.

“I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts. #DrainTheSwamp,” Trump wrote.

According to The Times, Trump held a meeting in the Oval Office on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and other freshman lawmakers from both parties to discuss the possibility of imposing term limits on federal lawmakers.

The idea of imposing term limits is not new to Trump. During his presidential campaign, he said, “If I’m elected president, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress,” during a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado in October 2016.

Following the meeting with President Trump, Fitzpatrick said he is hopeful that new legislation imposing term limits on federal lawmakers could gain momentum in Congress. Fitzpatrick said that the President was receptive to the idea of introducing legislation for term limits. Fitzpatrick said that he also told Trump that it was during his time working for the FBI that he saw a direct relationship between an official’s time in office and their propensity for corruption.

“We were all taking the same position: We need legislative term limits,” Fitzpatrick said of those participating in the meeting. The Pennsylvania Congressman characterized the lack of term restrictions as a “root issue” in political corruption and said that his goal is to put a 12-year cap on the time any politician can spend in Congress. Fitzpatrick is hopeful that the President’s legislative team can refine the proposals which were presented during their meeting to increase the chances for success.

“I told the president we’re not going to let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” Fitzpatrick said. He emphasized that the process of implementing term limits is a “heavy lift” that requires a Constitutional amendment.

Fitzpatrick campaigned successfully in 2016 on a push for term limits and is ramping up his message in preparation for the upcoming election in November where he is looking keep his seat in the House of Representatives. Fitzpatrick’s Republican primary opponent, attorney Dean Malik, also supports introducing term limits for members of Congress. Malik has stated that 18 years should be the cap for federal lawmakers. “Term limits are essential to prevent the growth of an entrenched political class,” Malik said.

The following is a clip of Fitzpatrick talking about term limits during his previous congressional campaign in 2016. In my opinion, this guy has it right when it comes to term limits. Our government needs a thorough overhaul of crucial policies, and term limits are exactly where we should start.

Fitzpatrick is looking beyond his meeting with the President to continue his push for term limits and said that the other members who were present — representatives Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, and Ro Khanna, D-California — plan to create a bipartisan bill and press the issue in floor speeches in the future.

When Fitzpatrick was asked if a large incoming wave of freshman Congress members could be advantageous, he replied with optimism. “I sure hope so,” he said. “It’s always hard to get members of Congress to vote against their own self-interests.” Now, with the support of the President, I think that term limits can be introduced through the hard work of people like Fitzpatrick who realize that 12 years is plenty of time for a federal lawmaker to stick around.

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Liberals Freak As Pence Arrives At Border With Special Message For Migrant Caravan




Liberals are freaking out after Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with a special message for the migrant caravan attempting to enter the United States. If you’re a “deplorable,” you’ll love every word of this.

According to Daily Caller, Vice President Mike Pence paid a visit to a group of Border Patrol agents on Monday, April 30, 2018. While Pence was visiting, he delivered a special message for not only the hard-working men and women who stand watch at our border but also for the migrant caravan making its way into the U.S.

“This is a time in the life of the nation where we are especially grateful for the tough job that your teams do on our borders and I want to assure you that President Trump and I are absolutely committed to seeing to the construction of a border wall but also reforming our immigration laws,” Pence said, according to the Desert Sun.

Next, Pence sent a message to the caravan of people who publicized their journey up through Mexico with the intention of entering the United States without regard for our laws. Some of those have reportedly begun the process of filing for asylum while others have been photographed climbing the border wall in defiance of our immigration laws.

“We’ve been watching with great interest the advance of the so-called caravan and are grateful for the efforts particularly over this weekend that our Border Patrol has been making and ensuring that those some 150 that are still part of the caravan are dealt with in a manner consistent with the law and that our laws are enforced,” Pence continued as he spoke during a meeting with Border Patrol agents in Calexico, California.

“A nation without borders is not a nation as President Trump has said many times, and the briefing we will have today, the remarks that I’ll share in a moment and the opportunity that we’ll have to be along that new section of border wall, give evidence to the fact that this is a President, this is an administration that is absolutely committed to border integrity and to the sovereignty of the United States,” Pence added.

I could not agree more with Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks in support of President Donald Trump’s position that a “nation without borders is not a nation.” In reality, the push from liberals to flood our country doesn’t stem from a lack of understanding about sovereignty. The left completely understands border security and the concept of lawful immigration. The problem is that those principles don’t fit their political agenda because they need illegal immigrants to help them build a new base of Democratic voters.

Democrats would be lining the borders with their own bodies as a human wall to keep out immigrants if they were sure to vote Republican. This isn’t about humanitarian efforts or an act of kindness for liberals, it’s about voting, and while they continue to push for open-borders, there is a price to pay.

Every year the taxpayers in our country foot the bill for the federal and state programs that provide housing, food, and education to illegal immigrants and their families. This tremendous burden has been placed on the backs of hard-working Americans by politicians who are only interested in keeping the flow of illegal immigrants coming into the country.

In exchange for carrying the burden of supporting millions of illegal immigrants, Americans have been given higher taxes, fewer jobs, and the nightmare of gangs like MS-13. These problems are just a few of the consequences that average Americans suffer.

It’s infuriating to see politicians push for destructive policies that promote illegal immigration while knowing that they themselves will never have to live in the communities which are negatively impacted. It’s time for Congress to honor the will of the people and fund Trump’s border wall.

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After ‘Feminist’ Comedian Bullies Sarah Huckabee Calling Her Ugly to Her Face, Roseanne Knocks Her Out COLD





Michell Wolf was invited to the democrats White House Correspondent’s dinner to make the journalist laugh at the party. However, what started out as fun and laughter soon turned into criticism and lies.

Wolf’s initial attack was on Vice President Mike Pence and abortions. Michelle Wolf was joking about how everyone should try and have an abortion, and how you really got to knock the baby out of there… NOT FUNNY!

And this wasn’t even the most disgusting part of her attack. She then decided to bash two conservative women in Trump’s administration who were attending the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Ms. Wolf sure made herself look like a complete idiot in front of the entire White House. Roseanne Barr had the greatest comeback to Wolf’s jokes…

According to 100percentfedup:

First, she wished that a tree would land on White House Communications Director Kellyanne Conway:

“You guys gotta stop putting Kellyanne Conway on your shows. All she does is lie. If you don’t give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie.

It’s like that old saying, “If a tree falls in the woods, how do we get Kellyanne under that tree? I’m not suggesting she gets hurt, just stuck.’”

Wolf saved some of her nastiest material, however, for White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, who was seated next to her at the podium:

“And of course, we have Sarah Huckabee-Sanders. We are graced with Sarah’s presence tonight. I have to say, I’m a little starstruck, I loved you as “Aunt Lydia” in “The Handmade’s Tale.” (laughter from the crowd) Mike Pence, if you haven’t seen it, you would love it.

I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s really resourceful. Like she burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s lies.

It’s probably lies.

I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee-Sanders? Is it Sarah-Sanders? Is it Sarah-Huckabee Sanders? Is it cousin Huckabee? Is it Aunti Huckabee-Sanders? Like, what’s Uncle Tom, but for white women who disappoint other white women? Oh, I know, ‘Aunt Coulter’.”

Surprisingly, some of the most biased journalists in the business expressed their disgust in Michelle Wolf’s “comedy act”.

Politco reporter Kyle Cheney got it right with this tweet:

Legendary female comedian, Roseanne Barr pointed out how liberals use women to attack and bully women, suggesting that the liberal press condoned Wolf’s embarrassing bullying of Sanders and Conway in front of a captive audience of liberal wolves. Barr tweeted: “they use women to attack and bully women.”

Johnny Argent used a great analogy about last nights vulgar comedian and the liberal journalists who clapped for her.

Barr then tweets the three rules of comedy. Although she didn’t address Wolf directly, it’s pretty clear who Barr’s three rules were meant for.

Here are Roseanne Barr’s three rules of comedy:

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