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Trump Just Keeps on Winning for Ordinary Americans

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – This damn Trump economy just will not cooperate with all the Democrats and their media toadies who keep rooting for a recession.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report released on Friday showed the Trump economy adding another 130,000 new jobs even as the economy approaches full employment. FED Chairman Jerome Powell called the report another sign of a growing and healthy economy, indicating that he sees no sign of any recession on the horizon. Democrats everywhere recoiled in horror.

 

Other highlights of this jobs report include:

– Record low African American unemployment;

– Record low Hispanic unemployment;

– A record high number of Americans participating in the labor market;

– A continuing unemployment rate of 3.7%

That, folks, is WINNING, bigly, and it never gets old.

Here’s some news you won’t see on CNN. – Hey, remember back in May when Democrats and their fake media toadies ridiculed President Donald Trump for giving up on the stonewalling congress’s refusal to do anything to secure our southern border? Remember how he decided to pressure the government of Mexico to cooperate in that effort instead, and how the Pelosi’s and Schumer’s of the world laughed and said it would never work? Yeah, I remember all of that, too.

Well, barely three months later, we now know it has worked in a big way. The Mexican government has made great strides in slowing the  invasion of our southern border by Central American migrants who have been recruited and organized by leftist human traffickers from the U.S.

Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador says his government’s crackdown has resulted in a 56% reduction in this highly-0rganized human trafficking invasion across the border in the three months since President Trump gave him the choice of taking action or suffering crippling tariffs on Mexican goods coming across the Rio Grande. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Customs and Border Protection data show that “the number of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in August was 63,989, down from 144,266 in May.”

Obrador, a life-long leftist who campaigned on promises of making the border even more wide open than it already was, has suddenly become a hard-liner in the face of Trump’s tariff threa…er, incentives. Funny how that works, huh? Check out this passage from the AP story:

His administration has taken a tough line against hundreds of African migrants waiting in the southern city of Tapachula for transit visas that Mexico no longer hands out.

“We will not budge,” he said after the Africans protested, “because the recent events in Tapachula aim to make Mexico yield and oblige us to give out certificates so migrants can get into the United States. We cannot do that. It isn’t our job.”

He said migrant caravans once tolerated by Mexico were the work of human traffickers, and effectively ended them.

“All of these people who traffic with migrants’ needs for jobs, safety and welfare, they are committing a crime and they will be punished,” López Obrador said last week. “We are already doing this in Mexico, without violating human rights. We are ensuring there isn’t anarchy, disorder.”

Then there’s this:

Mexico has raided freight trains that migrants ride north, and pulled thousands off buses and out of the freight compartments of trucks. The government has warned bus and taxi drivers they could lose their permits if they transport migrants.

Activists say that has forced migrants to hike through unpopulated areas to avoid checkpoints, exposing them to greater risk from thieves, muggers and rapists who lie in wait.

Now, all the liberal open borders snowflakes out there are going to wail about how mean and nasty that all is. The claims by the “activists” are most likely false, talking points designed to engender exactly that sympathy by their U.S. useful idiots.

But this is exactly what needs to happen to disincentivize these Central American people from signing up for the human trafficking caravans. It is no accident that these caravans started early last Fall, after Obrador had been elected on his promises of easy access through Mexico up to a wide-open border. The Human traffickers – 357 of whom have now been arrested and charged with human smuggling by the Mexican government – took that message down to Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica and tens of thousands fell for the siren song and signed up.

But today, the message making its way down to Central America is going to be that the wide open door is closing, and those who sign up for the caravans are likely to find themselves halted in the middle of Mexico and subject that nation’s governmental authority, and the coyotes who brought them that far are as likely as not to end up in jail.

So once again, for about the 10,000th time, we see a policy decision taken by President Trump being ridiculed by all the “smart people” on the left and in the leftist fake news media ending up producing exactly the results the President intended. Once again, we see the President winning for ordinary Americans while our betters in the D.C./New York/California media-political complex recoil in horror.

Tired of all this winning yet? Yeah, neither am I.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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U.S. News Media Falsely Portrays U.S. Officials as Aggressors in Border Invasion

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Yes, we have films confirming hundreds of mostly-military-aged males from a foreign country attempting to invade our Southern border on Sunday, but this is not an invasion.  Signed, Your Fake News Media. –  After several hundred of the thousands of Central American “migrants” camped out in Tijuana, Mexico attempted to invade the U.S. en masse via one of the border crossings into San Diego, your fake news media and its Democrat Party masters condemned…wait for it…President Donald Trump, U.S. law enforcement officials and the U.S. military personnel stationed there. Because of course they did.

Some things in life are just too predictable.

The invaders hurled rocks, large chunks of granite, bottles and used pepper spray to assault law enforcement officials, who finally responded at one point by using tear gas. Democrats and their media agents nodded in sympathy while the invaders were assaulting our law enforcement officials – this was no day to pretend to support “first responders” after all – and then reacted with head-exploding outrage when the Americans actually fought back with non-lethal means.

These are not people you want in the fox hole next to you when the next war comes.

The despicable creeps who run The Hill actually headlined their report on the invasion attempt thusly:

US agents fire tear gas at migrants along border: AP

So, the 80% of The Hill’s readers with short attention spans who only scan headlines went away outraged in the belief that U.S. “agents” just started lobbing tear gas canisters over the border into Mexico for no particular reason. Which, of course, was exactly what The Hill wants its readers to believe.

Even those who actually read a little bit of the article in question left thinking the U.S. actually provoked the incident.  Here are the first three carefully-worded paragraphs:

U.S. border agents began spraying tear gas at migrants attempting to breach a southern border crossing on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.

The Central American migrants were seeking to come through a border crossing between Tijuana and California, according to an AP reporter at the scene.

The incident happened shortly after the U.S. suspended pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry, one of the busiest entry points between the U.S. and Mexico.

Note the first four words:  “U.S. border agents began”. Right off the bat, the reader is conditioned to believe that U.S. law enforcement initiated this invasion, which the writer takes great pains to portray as some sort of unplanned, spontaneous “incident”, going so far as to say, in the third paragraph that “The incident happened (yes, dear reader, it just ‘happened’) shortly after the U.S. suspended pedestrian crossings”.

So, The Hill is telling its readers that this was just a spontaneous, unplanned event that “happened” after the U.S. Border Patrol agents shut down the border crossing and started shooting tear gas into an innocent group of “migrants” who we are to presume were just innocently milling around somewhere on the Mexico side of the crossing.  In fact, this was a carefully pre-planned invasion, as even the little old Campaign Update reported to you early yesterday morning, fully 8 hours before the invasion began. It is utterly outrageous that American media outlets reported on this invasion in a way that places the blame on U.S. officials, but then, the Campaign Update again predicted that would be the case early yesterday morning.

Enemies of the people, defined.  That is your fake news media.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

But hey, it was all ok when Obama did it. – When a group of 100 “migrants” confronted U.S. Border Patrol officials at the same border crossing five years ago, when America’s Worst Mistake was occupying the White House, the Border Patrol responded by – guess what? – using pepper spray to repel them.  Go figure.  As you might imagine, the fake news media paid the incident scant attention, and what little reporting was done related to it was portrayed in a completely different manner.

Here is the headline from the story run by the San Diego Union newspaper on November 25, 2013:

Border Patrol: crowd confronts agents

What?  No use of the word “fire” in the header?  No mention of pepper spray?  No attempt to portray the Border Patrol agents as the aggressors?  What is going on here?

Surely, the first few paragraphs of this story would paint U.S. officials as the aggressors, right?  Well, let’s see:

A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said.

The incident has raised concerns among advocates on both sides of the immigration debate, as well as Border Patrol representatives.

Immigrant-rights groups in San Diego said they didn’t know beforehand about the plan to rush the border, and they worry that desperation is driving homeless deportees to make a bold bid to rejoin their families in the United States.

“A group of about 100 people…threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents” the story begins, clearly and correctly portraying the invaders as the aggressors. The next phrase, “who responded by using pepper spray and other means” clearly and correctly portrays the U.S. Border Patrol as the party being attacked, and responding with appropriate means to protect themselves.

Why the difference in reporting? Isn’t the answer obvious? When the media is fake, and it shares pre-planned talking points with one political party, the nature of the reporting related to eerily-similar invasions will depend entirely upon which party controls the White House.

Again, all of which just proves exactly how clear-eyed President Trump really is when he tags the fake news media as the Enemies of the People.

 

That is all.

 

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Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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A Border Miracle Based Strictly on Psychology

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Tired of winning yet?  National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told C-SPAN Monday that the rapid downturn in illegal border crossings is “nothing short of miraculous.”   He elaborated that total recorded border crossings in 2017 are just 53% of what they were in 2016, and that percentage continues to drop each week.  As we have noted before, this has been achieved without building single foot of wall, without changes to existing statutes, without any new huge budget allocations to the Border Patrol, without the introduction of any new technology.  The one and only reason for this fall is the simple fact that we have a President of the United States who is focused on enforcing the laws already on the books.  Isn’t it amazing how simple psychology changes human behavior.
  • Meanwhile, in the aspiring third world country of California, 8 Senate Republicans broke with party leadership and voted in favor of extending that state’s job-and-business-destroying “Cap and Trade” program through the year 2030.  After the vote was taken, Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) told reporters that “California Republicans are different than national Republicans.”  Yes, they appear to be Democrats.
  • Fresh off of causing progressives’ heads to explode with its fantastic “clenched fist of truth” ad starring Dana Loesch, the National Rifle Association embarked on another snowflake-triggering exercise, this time targeting the fake journalists at the Washington Post.  In the ad, a while male (trigger) spokesman looks directly into the camera (micro-aggression) and tells the WaPo (unfair targeting) that ““Your paper’s new slogan may read Democracy Dies (trigger) in Darkness (micro-aggression). It should say Journalism Dies at the Washington Post.”  The University of Missouri is gonna need more safe spaces.
  • Speaking of entitled snowflakes, the bicycle riders of Portland, Oregon are up in arms after the leftist Democrat-dominated legislature passed a budget package that includes a $15 excise tax on the purchase of high-dollar bikes.  This move comes a year after the legislature raised the state’s gasoline tax by 10 cents/gallon, a move that prompted complaints from car owners tired of having to dodge bike-riding scofflaws in their daily commutes that bicycle-riders weren’t paying their fair share for road maintenance.  Of course, snowflakes protested the move.  BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step in the wrong direction.  We are taxing the healthiest, most inexpensive, most environmentally friendly, most efficient and most economically sustainable form of transportation ever devised by the human species.”  Yes, and you are also not exempt from paying taxes.  If you can afford a $2,000 bicycle, you can also afford a $15 tax, especially given that Oregon has no sales tax.  Toughen up.
  • In other news, Senate Republicans appear to be intent upon committing political hari-kari, as the defection of two staunch conservatives, Mike Lee and Jerry Moran, ensured the death of the current legislative vehicle for reforming Obamacare in the Senate.  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that his strategy will now shift to a straight repeal of Obamacare, with an ensuing effort to pass a bi-partisan reform bill.  Given that almost every Senate Republican already voted in favor of a straight repeal multiple times while Obama was in office, one might think they would easily do so again.  But one would be wrong in thinking that.  There is no more dangerous and faulty assumption to make than assuming intellectual consistency from DC establishment Republicans.  It’s going to be a long, hot summer.

Just another day in milquetoast Republicans America.

That is all.

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