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Trump degrades everything and everyone he touches so last night it was a Boy Scout rally- he went to WV to threaten Moore-Capito and regaled the lads with some profanity laced tales of swinging NY lifestyles of the rich and famous. Got 'em to boo Obama.


Certain factions of the press, the evangelical movement and political hacks have already joined him in the sewer. If you don't see it it's because you're surrounded by people who have already undergone similar degradation (if you live in certain neighborhoods you believe that you're so special that it is impossible).


Oh well, if the Republic still stands in a decade a whole lot of people will have marginalized themselves.

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Senior Contributor

Re: the Boy Scouts

That 'speech' hit the news feed on BBC and CBC too as well as comments from parents who were not too happy about it to with the Bay Scouts for allowing it to happen

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: the Boy Scouts

The previous occupant of the white house never attended a Scout jamboree, probably not politically correct    enough for his goofy donors.   Looks like the Scouts loved President Trump though.   



Trump to Boy Scouts: 'We could use some more loyalty'

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  • Trump made a point of noting Obama had not attended a jamboree
  • He said 10 of his Cabinet members were Boy Scouts

(CNN)President Donald Trump turned a Boy Scouts event into a campaign-style rally Monday, starting off by saying he'd put aside the "fake news" and other issues in Washington while addressing the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

"I said, who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts?" Trump said.
Trump went on to dive into politics anyway -- blasting the media, pushing for the repeal of Obamacare and making a pointed remark about "loyalty."
Listing off the virtues of Boy Scouts at the West Virginia speech, Trump said: "As the scout law says, a scout is trustworthy, loyal," Trump said, before adding, "We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that."
Trump's comments came the same day he called Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was in the Boy Scouts, "beleaguered" in a tweet expressing his frustration over the ongoing Russia investigations.
At the event, Trump also warmly recalled his victory against Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
"Do you remember that famous night on television, November 8?" Trump asked.
He told the Scouts that Republicans had a tremendous disadvantage in the Electoral College and that the popular vote, which he lost to Clinton, "is much easier." He went on to tell the Scouts his victory was "an unbelievable tribute to you and all of the other millions and millions of people that came out and voted for Make America Great Again."
The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement in response to Trump's appearance on Monday, clarifying that the Scouts did not endorse Trump nor did the group support a particular "position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy," and that the group simply always extends invitations to sitting presidents.
It concluded, "the sitting US president serves as the BSA's honorary president. It is our longstanding custom to invite the US president to the National Jamboree."
Trump said many of his advisers were Boy Scouts, as were 10 of his Cabinet members. "Can you believe that? 10," Trump said.
Two of those former Boy Scouts and now-Cabinet members, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, joined Trump onstage. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who made it to Eagle Scout and was the group's president from 2010-2012, addressed the jamboree Friday.
Trump said several times the media would downplay the size of the audience at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, which the Boy Scouts in a news release prior to the event said they anticipated would be more than 40,000 people.
When Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price came out onstage, Trump took the opportunity to mention an impending vote in the Senate that could mean the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislation.
"Hopefully he's going to get the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare that's really hurting us," Trump said.
He went on to say that if they didn't get votes, "I'll say, 'Tom, you're fired,'" prompting laughter as Trump reached out to Price. He also told those gathered that Price needed to get Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican, to support him on health care.
As he went through the speech, talking about the importance of scouting and the lessons the Scouts were learning, Trump continued to toss barbs at "the fake media, fake news," amid more traditional fare, with Trump remarking at length on the importance of scouting and the values one needs to live a successful life.
"As much as you can," Trump said, "do something that you love, work hard and never, ever give up and you're going to be tremendously successful, tremendously successful."
Seven of 11 sitting presidents, including George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, have attended the annual event, according to the organization. Since 1910, every sitting president has served as the Boy Scouts of America's honorary president. But Trump was the first sitting president to speak at the jamboree since George W. Bush.
At one point, Trump made reference to Obama not having attended a jamboree.
"By the way, just a question, did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?" Trump asked, turning around and reaching out his hands.
Trump, who revels in addressing large crowds, most recently addressed a rally in Iowa last month, revisiting many of the talking points that made him victorious in 2016.
And during this speech, Trump offered some of his classic talking points from the campaign, including one aimed at political correctness.
"Under the Trump administration, you will be saying 'Merry Christmas' again," Trump said.

Re: the Boy Scouts

Puts organizations in a tough spot.


"Normally" any would jump at the offer of a Presidential appearance.


But still risky to say no thanks. Probably best to just say, "oh gee, sorry that the agenda is full."


Senior Advisor

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Short memory Nox?



When Gloria Johnson learned that a group of Eagle Scouts was about to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention, she immediately went into action.
She and other California delegates grabbed poster board and markers and made signs that read, "We Support Gay Boy Scouts." As the uniformed Scouts took part in the opening ceremony, the delegates, seated in the front of the hall, waved their signs and booed.
Under normal circumstances, jeering at children is the sort of behavior that might get a delegate sanctioned, if not booted from the convention altogether. But anyone who expected the Democratic leadership to scold the Boy Scouts of America bashers is attending the wrong convention.

Senior Contributor

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My 20 year old son, who is an Eagle Scout, holder of Vigil Rank in the Order of the Arrow, and now, an adult leader of his Scout troop, totally supports our President. 


So do all of his friends and the other Boy Scouts.  


Did you see how big in size and enthusiastic the Scouts were?


There are some youth that are mush-minded Bernie-bots, but there is a new wave of upstanding young people that want A Grand American Republic back, and will fight to make it happen. 


I have already seen the Leftists in Tweets call the Boy Scouts "Hitler Youth" and other ad hominem remarks.  The Leftists are becoming more shrill as their control wanes and their influence diminishes. 

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Of course leaving aside the appropriateness of the comments by White Trash Fuhrer and making it about those evil "leftists".

Senior Contributor

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Your opinion counts for nothing.


Your views are becoming irrelevant. 


Your time in the sunshine is finished. 


Even so,  you will make noise, all the way out. 

Senior Advisor

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Really Nox? The race card. Again.