‘Tricky Dick’ Burr: Trump ‘misguided’

*Oof.*  It appears our US senators are in a race to see who can infuriate the biggest chunk of the GOP base back home.  Here’s Richard Burr — who, I’m told, played football at Wake Forest sans helmet — being passed the baton by his partner-in-selling-out, Thom Thilli$$$:



What’s got the Tricky One so bent out of shape?  Trump’s comments on radicals from all ends of the political spectrum being the problem.

Well, for what it’s worth, Burr has the enthusiastic support of the Congressional Black Caucus.

24 comments for “‘Tricky Dick’ Burr: Trump ‘misguided’

  1. Eric
    August 17, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Burr, like most establishment DC Republicans, is hopeless. The establishment has no intention of reforming government, draining the swamp, balancing the budget, repealing Obamacare, or enacting conservative reforms. So, instead, they just sit around and blast Trump to cover up for their own corruption and lies to the American people.

    • Jacqui Nowlin-Rowe
      August 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      You’ve got that right Eric. I just wrote Senator Burr last night to plead w/ him to keep our disgusting, Antifa and BLM supporting, NC Gov. Cooper from tearing down our monuments. I guess there’s a fat chance of Burr intervening. Apparently, he’s part of the swamp that needs drained. He’s just another Globalist and I’m sorry I voted for him. MAGA, W/ or W/out POS Burr!!!

    • Kathy
      August 22, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Burr is best buddies with John McCain and Lindsey Graham …. and that pretty much says it all.

  2. August 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Our way forward is to respect law and order. How hard is that, Senator?

    Boggles the mind . . . . .

  3. August 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    The vast majority of Americans would probably agree with Senator Burr’s very mild statement.

    It has been reported by Fox, CNN and MSNBC that every single GOP Senator was invited to come on TV and defend Trump’s comments. Not a single senator would take up any of the 3 cable networks on their offers. Not Cruz, Not Lee. Not Shelby. Not Cornyn. Not Johnson. No one. Nada. Zippo.

    I know, this will be a radical idea to the readers of this blog, but perhaps those defending Trump’s comments are the outliers?.

    Does this cause any of you to pause and to imagine that maybe Trump, and not the rest of the world, is the one that is out of line here?

    It is generally a good idea to unambiguously call out violent acts of the KKK and the neo-Nazis. Does anyone here have a problem with that?

    We’ve had a post about the destruction of property in Durham. How about a post slamming the violence of the fanatical right?

    Just a thought…..

    • Doug
      August 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      I agree in part. Yes he should and has called out the Nazi’s etc. He has also done the right thing and called out the unlawful fascists like antifa and BLM.

      Just another thought….How can it be wrong to call out BOTH sources of evil? The fascist side showed up to agitate and start violence with the white supremacists, so how is that not wrong?

      As far as the politicians, they are only concerned with looking good to the MSM who is in bed with one of the sides of evil. Most of them do not have the cajones to call out the media in the same way Trump has.

    • Charles Raefield
      August 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      I don’t know anybody that is not diametrically opposed to the violent acts of the KKK and neo-Nazis. Getting the MSM and most politicians to even acknowledge the existence of Antifas, or The Workers Party is like trying to pull the teeth our of a Siberian tiger. That is frustrating to us and it is just not right.

      As a North Carolinian it is truly embarrassing to be represented by Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. We could get this from the Democrats.

    • john steed
      August 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      The dishonest Democrat media invites them to come before a firing squad that will distort anything they say? Is it any surprise they all said no to those propagandists? If you want honest news, you have to turn to the internet or the foreign press, particularly British.

      The American big media is partisan in the extreme and not objective or honest. THeir coverage of this subject to date has shown that, and they have shown they will not treat Republicans fairly or honestly.

    • Jacqui Nowlin-Rowe
      August 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      If you support Antifa’s actions and BLM’s actions then you are a fascist!!!

  4. August 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Question: why are Richard Spencer and David Duke so pleased by Trump’s comments? If they are the only ones publicly cheering your statements, isn’t that a sign of a BIG problem?

    • Doug
      August 18, 2017 at 11:56 am

      No, that is a sign of cowardice. Go down to the man on the street to see where the sentiment is. The political class is primarily in bed with the MSM who is a part of the radical leftist movement that is putting this out there.

  5. Sanford
    August 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Every active Republican I talk to in NC is disgusted with Burr and Tillis–and the entire corrupt Washington GOP Establishment.

    • Myron Smith
      August 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      I agree! 2 Better Senators for NC.

  6. John Blust
    August 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I do not believe the media has honestly covered Trumps statements about Charlottesville. I think many of those who will not defend the president on this re afraid of the false narrative people believe because of the dishonesty. Trump did condemn the white supremacy groups by name. He did not say the different groups in Charlottesville were equally guilty. His comment that there were good people on both sides obviously meant that there were people not part of the groups who were there to show their opposition to remove the statue, and there were people there who were not Antifa or BLM who wanted to show their disdain for the white supremacist Nazis. No one in the Republican party supports Nazis or white supremacists and this whole line of reporting is outrageous. Everyday, everything Trump says is purposefully twisted on everything for the left’s political gain. I don’t reflexively support Trump. His style is often offputting, he tweets too much and doesn’t always watch his words carefully enough. He has made some horrible appointments of people who appear to be out for themselves. But the main focus on the opposition is to create so many problems for Trump that we cannot get repeal and replace, tax reduction and reform, border security, conservative judges, strong economic growth, etc. What I support is not Trump, but a successful country, and Trump is the president and I hope he succeeds. The whole collusion thing is also ridiculous. There are articles about how intelligence experts DO NOT believe that the Russians hacked the DNC. But like with Charlottesville, selective and false reporting is designed to keep that controversy alive. Our Republicans in Congress seem to have the objective of keeping themselves out of any harms way. 2017 may be our only chance to save this nation, and I think those in Congress need to be more bold in fighting for the truth. So the fact that they do not defend Trump doesn’t surprise me, but it is very disappointing. Finally, why are the Democrats never asked the same questions as Republicans? Why is Cooper not asked to denounce a communist mob that tears down public property? Why isn’t Cooper called out for lying blatantly about HB330? Why aren’t the Democrats called upon to renounce their parties racist, slavery-supporting, segregationist Jim Crow past? How many Democrats denounced/renounced a leftist’s attempted murder of several Republican Congressmen? I am sick of the glaring double standard. Why can’t we have some Republican office holders who will simply tell the truth and fight back?

    • DouglasB
      August 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      David Duke thanked Trump for his “brave and honest” comments. John, why were the racists so thrilled by Trump’s comments?

      • Doug
        August 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

        Because he was willing to call out the other side as well. You know the other racists and the ones who truly want to follow the Nazi way.

    • Doug
      August 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Excellent points John.

  7. Andrew
    August 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    To John Blust: Surely you realize by now that establishment Republicans in Raleigh and DC stand for nothing and have no guiding principles. If the GOP had half the spine the liberal Democrats do, we would be winning every argument. Trump is virtually out there alone fighting the DC corruption while the GOP sits back and whines, seemingly wishing they were back in the minority with Obama in the presidency. The GOP has become totally worthless! They are lower than bugs in the dirt.

  8. Carl Mischka
    August 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Very well put and said, Representative Blust

  9. Linda
    August 18, 2017 at 1:12 am

    I would like to see Mr. BURR support the President and really do something for a change

  10. Stenogal
    August 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

    The feckless Burr and traitorous Tillis are a disgrace to North Carolina. How do we get rid of them? I’ve been told it’s harder to become a senator than to become President. I ask once again: Are those so disgusted with these two Quislings willing to put their money where their mouth is an support either an Independent candidate or another Republican candidate? The NCGOP won’t support anyone running against these jerks, but we can beat them, if we unite and fund another candidate, but it takes money (sadly) and a lot of determination. I think people are disgusted with Tillis & Burr, but perhaps too demoralized to unite to defeat them. I hope I am wrong.

    • Doug
      August 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Well, we are going to first have to elect one of those whacko leftist our demorat party puts up. Then wait six years and hold out some hope that someone good will run the next cycle.

  11. Browny Douglas
    August 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    First I would like to say, I mirror the words and reasoning of Rep John Blust. Second i want to thank you John Blust for BEING the citizen and Representative that you are.

    Browny Douglas

  12. hair-on-fire
    August 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Never before has there been such a clear need for our US Senator to be PRIMARIED as for Richard Burr. OK, OK, Thom Thilli$$$ too. Imagine being 0-for-2 in such important positions! Personally, I would prefer repealing the 17th Amd and returning the election of US Senators to the legislatures, not the people. The Founders got it right in the original Constitution. We owned the House, the legislatures owned the Senate… and they could REMOVE either Senator at a moment’s notice!

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