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While Impeachment Rages On, Other News Flies Under the Radar

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Guest Contribution by Gregg Updike

A local Middle Tennessee Talk Radio and the Tennessee Star Report have been addressing the issue of Refugee Resettlement for the last several months.  The crux of the issue is how Bill Lee, the new RINO Governor of Tennessee, has said yes to bringing in refugees who are – reportedly – from primarily the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Myanmar (Burma); real Republican Governors in Texas and Florida, for example, have said no to the resettlement.

This is a national issue as all states supposedly have a say in the resettling of refugees.

According to the discussion, in 1980 (Jimmy Carter of the Mariel (Cuba) boat lift fiasco), a refugee law was passed to accept a certain limited number (approximately 18,000) of refugees every year.  During the Obama years, that number rose to approximately 90,000 annually, and Hillary Clinton campaigned on at least doubling it, as if we can order up refugees like we were ordering stuff from Amazon.  These “refugees” were often just dumped on unsuspecting locals and many have become a separate colony unto themselves, with their own standards, customs and in some cases, laws – see Omar’s and Tlaib’s congressional districts for examples.

President Trump signed an executive order essentially reinforcing the 1980 law and reduced the number of allowed refugees back to the 18,000; essentially 20 percent of the Obama number.  In the EO, – since corrupted by the “interpretation” of federal bureaucrats – state and local county governments were to be allowed to refuse the resettlement of these refugees.  Tennessee’s Governor Lee usurped the local provision and joined many other Democratic and some Republican governors in accepting the refugees without county approval or legislative debate.  It is now being hotly debated in the legislature and at the local and county levels.

Lee appeared on a different radio station with a favorable interviewer and attempted to polish his unilateral decision by invoking how the refugees are primarily persecuted Christians and it is our duty to save them from such persecution.  I have a question for Lee:  If your position is so righteous and proper, why didn’t you try to sell it to the people as a great and noble idea before trying to dictating it to our state?  Lee naturally glosses over the costs of bringing in people who don’t speak English, may bring and spread heretofore unknown and/or untreatable diseases, have few or no marketable skills, have few or no sponsors, and lack any real ability or desire to rapidly assimilate into American culture… He spoke about how, by accepting “our fair share” of refugees willingly, we will have a say as to how and where they will be resettled; which is abject garbage, and he knows it.

Later on the local radio news, the news reporter actually reported the refugees will be given social security numbers and BE ALLOWED TO VOTE!  I don’t know if that is true but it was reported as news – not opinion – several times during the day.

All this talk about resettling refugees to America brings up these thoughts:

Refugees seeking asylum, by law and custom, must first seek it from their neighboring country.

Who (I’ll give you one guess) is paying for them to be resettled half a world away in America?  They surely are not paying for the flights.  This is insane!

I am not against the legitimate refugees seeking asylum, nor am I unsympathetic to their plight. However, America gives billions of dollars to numerous countries every year specifically to avoid this situation.  If we are to be the repository of the world’s refugees, then we should stop giving foreign aid.

America has less than five percent of the world’s population; we cannot support the continuing influx of “refugees” and illegal aliens – most of who do not readily assimilate into our culture – and maintain our standard of living.

If all the bleeding hearts (I’m being kind as to their actual motives) want all these people to come to America – and essentially be compensated via our social “safety net” for doing so, while bringing nothing of benefit to our country – then let’s place them in their communities.  Let’s invoke eminent domain on ten percent of the million plus dollar homes of the elites in their GATED communities; let the ones who can most afford it bear some of the burden of the refugees. Governor Lee could set the example; after all, he is a “rich” and successful businessman and a “Compassionate Christian”.

 

Here is my solution to this self-inflicted problem if we must accept the world’s victims:

Build resettlement communities on remote federal land to process the refugees.  Just after the Pearl Harbor Attack, over 100,000 American citizens of Japanese descent were arrested and forced into internment camps with no due process, by the progressive icon Franklin Roosevelt.

(The camps were similar to Army barracks and were palaces compared to any other nation’s jails, but these citizens lost virtually everything – homes and businesses, and ties to their communities, with no compensation – except what they could carry.)

In this controlled setting, the refugees could be properly vetted for diseases, and criminal, and terroristic intentions.  They would be taught and required to learn English, and a marketable job skillset.  Once they have proved to be accepting of and loyal to America, they then could be relocated to an area that willingly accepts them.  Once relocated, they would be monitored as in a probationary status for a number of years and if they succeed in becoming productive, then and only then, they would become eligible for citizenship and voting rights.  If they fail in any aspect of assimilation, they get deported to their home country.

This is the only sensible and fair way to process refugees and keep American citizens safe and free from potential diseases, monetary costs, and violence, while providing a valid opportunity for a better life to the legitimate victims of oppression and persecution.

If any human “rights” group complains about this asylum process, then we cancel the entire program and accept no one.

 

That is all.

 

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The Democrat Debate is a Week Away, But the Fun has Already Begun

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

The last-gasp pre-debate stunts have officially begun. Expect more to come.  – Democrat presidential candidate Julian Castro, whose failing campaign is drawing its final breaths, tried to pull an attention-grabbing stunt at the Texas/Mexico border city of Brownsville on Monday. There, he personally escorted 13 illegal aliens to the U.S. Border Patrol station and demanded they be released into the U.S.

Castro claimed – most likely falsely – that the 13 “migrants” were LGBTQ folks, and thus, under Democrat identity politics rationale, somehow entitled to special treatment under U.S. law. The Border Patrol took the grandstanding Castro’s demands under advisement, jotted down the illegal aliens’ names, and promptly returned them back across the Rio Grande to have their asylum claims – also most likely false – adjudicated in compliance with U.S. and international law.

Castro then of course ranted for the conveniently-present television cameras, which was the point of the entire exercise. The next debate is October 15, and Castro is out of money, so pulling stunts like this, in which he actively violates immigration laws himself, is his only means of getting media attention. It’s truly pathetic, but then, so is Castro.

Hey, Joe, look at me! – signed, Cory B. – Another guy whose campaign is out of money and desperate for attention is New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who pulled a stunt of his own on Monday. Unlike Castro, however, Booker’s desperate grab for media attention was aimed not at attracting support for his flagging presidential hopes, but at attracting Quid Pro Joe’s attention in hopes of becoming his running mate in 2020.

In an interview on ever-friendly CNN, Booker said this about Creepy Uncle Joe’s problems related to his bullying Ukraine to leave his ne’er-do-well son free to pursue his pay-for-play enrichment exercise in 1996:

“I’ve said time and time again that this is unacceptable, that if you come after Joe Biden, you’re going to have to deal with me in this case. There is no — as you said — these are baseless, unfounded, scurrilous lies, plain and simple, trying to undermine the character of one of the statesmen of our country, not our party, but our country. And so, yeah, you’ve got a problem with me,” Booker told CNN’s Ana Cabrera on “Newsroom.”

Of course, Booker’s new campaign for VEEP would probably be better directed towards Fauxcahontas, since she is for all intents and purposes now the front-runner for the 2020 nomination, as Biden’s polling numbers continue to decline. But hey, you can’t blame a guy for trying to cover all his bets, can you?

Meanwhile, Fauxcahontas attracted attention of her own on Monday, albeit attention of the inconvenient sort, as yet another false claim about her personal history came to light. Little Mouth Always Running has spent the last decade frequently claiming to have been fired from a 1971 teaching job in New Jersey because she was pregnant.  But, as with seemingly every other aspect of her personal life’s narrative, that complaint turns out to be completely false.

As the Washington Examiner revealed, the local board of education in Riverdale, New Jersey not only did not dismiss the young and pregnant Lieawatha, it in fact unanimously approved a new contract for her. What really happened is that, a couple of months later, Princess Gonna Take Your Wampum tendered her resignation.

Here is what Fauxcahontas, in a rare moment of apparent honesty, told an interviewer about it all back in 2007:

“I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me,’” Warren said in the 2007 interview. “I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ My husband’s view of it was, ‘Stay home. We have children, we’ll have more children, you’ll love this.’ And I was very restless about it.”

Oh.

Now, this latest in a long string of outright fictions about her personal life story will of course be considered as a badge of honor by the deranged Democrat Party voter base. As the Campaign Update has repeatedly pointed out, when it comes to picking presidential candidates, Democrat voters love a good life-long fraud, and there is no more transparent life-long fraud in this race than Lieawatha. So, we can expect the Senator from Massachusetts to get a 2-3 point bump in the polls from this story.

Don’t blame me for any of this, folks, I’m just the messenger. These are Democrats we’re talking about here, and this is just who they are and what they do.

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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.

 

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Beto O’Rourke Tries Cussing His Way to the Presidency

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

It didn’t work for Kirsten Gillibrand, Irish Bob, and it won’t work for you. – El Paso native Robert Francis O’Rourke has over the last two days put on the most craven, disgusting display of raw political grasping I think I’ve ever seen.

Democrats always politicize tragedy – that’s just become a sad given in today’s American society. This has just been a fact of our lives since the Clinton Administration, and it’s what Rahm Emanuel was talking about when he famously declared that Democrats should “never let a good crisis go to waste.”

Irish Bob, who has been floundering around for months in a failed presidential campaign that can’t get above the 3% polling level, obviously decided within a few hours of Saturday’s atrocity in his home city that this was his chance to get himself back in the spotlight, perhaps his last chance. But, knowing that every one of his 6,000 or so rivals for the nomination would also be working their butts off to use the shootings to grab attention for themselves, Irish Bob obviously made the conscious decision to be as outrageous as humanly possible in order to stand out from the craven crowd.

How best to do that? Fall back on the two things in his entire life that he is apparently really good at: Cussing and outrageous lying. The lying, of course, is just standard issue part of any Democrat campaign, but the cussing he’s been doing – holy cow. And not just a few cusswords here and there, but loading up almost every statement with bunches of cusswords that my dear Mom used to wash my mouth out with soap for saying. Here are just a couple of quotes from the goofy opportunist over the last couple of days. First, the cussing.:

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And here’s the bald-faced lying:

“He is saying that some people are inherently defective or dangerous – reminiscent of something you might hear in the Third Reich, not something that you expect in the United States of America – based on their religion, based on their sexual orientation, based on their immigration status, based on the countries that they come from. Calling those in Africa shithole nations and saying that he’d like to have more immigration from Nordic countries, the whitest place on planet Earth today. Again, let’s be very clear about what is causing this and who the president is.”

You may remember that, when she first began thinking about running for the presidency back in late 2017, Kirsten Gillibrand went on a cussing rampage because her advisors told her it would get her gobs of press attention. And it did get her attention. What it didn’t do was gain her any favor at all with voters, and there she sits all these months later, still mired at 0% in pretty much every poll.

It won’t work for Irish Bob, either, because everyone already knows what a craven doofus he is and it will be universally be seen as the sad political tactic from a failing candidate that it is.

The same goes for the lying. The only people who are going to believe all that stuff are Democrats who already believe all that stuff, despite the public record to the contrary.

The only people Donald Trump has called “defective or dangerous” are members of drug gangs like MS-13 and domestic terrorist groups like Antifa. The claim that the President has referred to all immigrants or all Hispanics or African Americans in negative terms is a bald-faced lie invented by Democrats like O’Rourke and their toadies in the fake news media. He has borne this out not just in words but in actions as well, as his administration has worked to significantly increase legal immigration while at the same time attempting to stop illegal immigrants from flooding the southern border.

Then there’s the outrageous lie that he has ever supported or praised real “white nationalists,” all of whom in this country would fit into a phone booth if phone booths still existed. He has in fact, on dozens of very public occasions, slammed and disavowed them, as he did yet again in yesterday’s speech.

Donald Trump is an equal-opportunity slammer who counter-punches against those who attack him first. He has spent immensely more time going after white people like Cryin’ Chuckie Schumer and Fauxcahontas and Jabba The Nadler and Pencil Neck Schiff than he has people of color.

Democrat liars and their media toadies want to classify his attacks on despicable hacks like Elijah Cummings – who has become fabulously wealthy while serving in congress on a maximum salary of $174,000 a year while the people in his district continue to suffer in the most squalid conditions in America – and loud-mouthed radicals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of her anti-Semitic crew as “racism” because they know they must somehow distract the public away from learning the truth about those folks. Because the truth about them is so ugly that it would turn voters away from their Party, especially if the public should ever learn that they are now the rule among Democrats, not the exception.

Finally, President Trump has never “incited violence…in this country” as Irish Bob claims in that first quote. That is explicitly true about the two mass shootings over the weekend. As we have discovered over the last two days, the Dayton shooter was a registered Democrat who was a big fan of Elizabeth Warren. The El Paso shooter is also a self-professed Democrat whose “manifesto” lays out his support for all manner of radical leftwing causes, and explicitly states he is NOT a Trump fan.

But, never wanting to let a good crisis go to waste, every Democrat and hack fake reporter in the nation has jumped on the narrative that it’s all Trump’s fault. The only aspect of any of this that is – in Irish Bob’s words – reminiscent of something “you might hear in the Third Reich” is the Democrat/media effort to push the Big Lie.

No one has been more craven and opportunistic about doing that than El Paso’s own Irish Bob O’Rourke.

Disgusting.

That is all.

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WATCH: President Trump Field Dresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

President Trump was on CNBC today, and boy did he take it out on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The first five minutes of the 27 minute clip below are basically the President laying the Chamber out and field-dressing it.

Watch the interview – a transcript of the first 5 minutes follows below:

 

Host: I guess Mr. [Myron] Brilliant (yes, his real name) who was on from the Chamber of Commerce, you got to see a part of that interview Mr. President – what did you make of it?

Trump: Well, I guess he’s not so brilliant. Look, without tariffs we would be captive to every country, and we have been for many years. That’s why we have an $800 billion trade deficit for years – we have a big deficit with every country. They take advantage of us in every way possible, and the U.S. Chamber is right there with them.  And I assume that…I’m a member of the Chamber, maybe I’ll have to rethink that because when you look at it, the Chamber is probably more for the companies and people that are their members than they are for our country.

Without tariffs, we would be outside of – something that I won’t even mention, we would be absolutely at a competitive disadvantage the likes of which you’ve never seen. Now, people haven’t used tariffs, but tariffs are a beautiful thing when you’re the piggy bank, when you have all the money. Everyone’s trying to get our money.

China, the China deal’s gonna work out. You know why? Because of tariffs. Because right now China is getting absolutely decimated by companies that are leaving China, going to other countries, including our own, because they don’t want to pay the tariffs. And China will, in my opinion, based on a lot of facts and a lot of knowledge, China’s gonna make a deal because they’re gonna have to make a deal.

Host: The deal with Mexico. You’ve alluded to something you’re going to make clear later. You’ve heard the criticism – can you go into exactly what else was part of that deal that you haven’t made clear yet?

Trump: Well, I’m gonna tell you that most people, the people having to do with borders and illegal immigration, they understand exactly what that is. But we purposely said that we wouldn’t mention it for a little while, because it has to be brought by their legislative body, it has to be taken to a vote. So we didn’t bring it up, but most people know that answer, and it’s another very powerful tool in addition to the other very powerful tools we got.

We had none of these tools, or virtually none. They’ve been talked about for 20 years with Mexico. Until I said that, and it wasn’t a threat – I thought that we’d be receiving billions of dollars [in tariffs], frankly.

And you know what happens with tariffs? Companies will move out of Mexico, and they’ll move out of China, and they’ll come into the United States. They’ll go to other countries, too, but in the case of Mexico, I’d say we’d get virtually 100% of the companies. They make a product and they sell it into our country.

We lose a tremendous amount of money every year into Mexico. For years, we’ve lost over $100 billion per year on trade with Mexico.

And of course, then we get into the second problem we have with Mexico, the drugs coming across the border. We want to have very powerful borders, and you can’t do it unless you have these deals with Mexico.

And the New York Times wrote a story like I’d already done the deal. It’s nonsense. We’d talked about it for months and months and months, and they wouldn’t get there. So we just said look, if you don’t get there, we’re just gonna have to charge you hundreds of billions of dollars in “taxes.”

And we would’ve been just fine, because what would’ve happened [crosstalk] – what would’ve happened is the companies would move into the United States, back where they came from.

They [Mexico] took 30% of our automobile companies, our car companies, they moved into Mexico – they would all move back if they had to pay a 25% tariff. They would all move back, it’s a very simple formula.

Now, that would leave Mexico in an unbelievably bad position, and we don’t want that, either. And I spoke with the president of Mexico, I get along with him very well, and we made this deal. But this is something the U.S. has been trying to get to for over 20 year with Mexico.

As soon as I put tariffs on the table, it was done. It took two days.

He’s [Mr. Brilliant] is not protecting our country. He’s doing a great disservice. And frankly, I’ve never had support from the U.S. Chamber because they know where I stand on these things. I don’t need money, I don’t care how things are [with the Chamber and its members] – the only thing I care about is our country.

He’s protecting all of those companies that are members who like it just the way things are, and they have companies in Mexico, and they have companies in China.

And later, at the 12:17 mark, there is this:

But I just want to say to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: If we didn’t have tariffs, we wouldn’t have made a deal with Mexico. We got everything we wanted, and we’re gonna be a great partner to Mexico now. Because, now they respect us.

[Transcript Ends]

There is much more, and you should listen to all of it. Very educational as to the President’s thought processes regarding tariffs, Mexico, China, and the folks at the U.S. Chamber

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Trump Strikes a WINNING Deal With Mexico, U.S. Media Scrambles to Fake the Story

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

This is how the #fakenews works, New York Times style. – President Trump won his standoff with Mexican President AMLO last night, securing an agreement in which the failed state off of the U.S. Southern border made a series of concessions designed to slow the free flow of illegal immigrants from various nations in Central and South America. But you would never know that from reading the piece the New York Times posted about the deal, unless you read all the way down to the 1,500 word story’s 9th paragraph, where the fake writers of the piece begrudgingly began to detail the Mexican concessions.

From reading only the headline – “Trump Calls Off Plan to Impose Tariffs on Mexico” – and the first 8 paragraphs, which is more than the average reader takes in, you were left to believe that the President simply surrendered in his negotiations with Mexican officials, threw up his hands and gave up on imposing any tariffs due to pressure from Democrats, RINOs and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Because that, friends, is how your fake news media works.

For the New York Times, its all the news that’s fit to fake. Meanwhile, over at CNN, fake host Don Lemon hosted a panel of leftwing nitwits who all joined Lemon in claiming that they knew “this is exactly where we would be on Friday night?” Yeah, sure you did. You’ve been 100% wrong about everything else that’s taken place over the last four years, but this you got right.  Uh-huh.

As part of the agreement reached late Friday, Mexico agrees to deploy an additional 6,000 national guard troops to its southern border to ramp up efforts to stop the caravans before they enter the country, to expand the program that allows the U.S. to send asylum seekers back to Mexico where they will remain while their case is being adjudicated, to implement improvements in cross-border communications with U.S. officials, and to continue to work to arrest and prosecute those who are organizing the massive caravans, a process that has already resulted in several arrests.

The joint statement released Friday night by the State Department also contemplates the negotiation of further measures:

“Both parties also agree that, in the event the measures adopted do not have the expected results, they will take further actions. Therefore, the United States and Mexico will continue their discussions on the terms of additional understandings to address irregular migrant flows and asylum issues, to be completed and announced within 90 days, if necessary.”

So, there’s the actual news as it really happened. You wouldn’t get it from the New York Times, and no one at CNN knew it was where we would end up. Matter of fact, pretty much everyone at CNN spent the past 10 days laughing at the President and predicting his threats to implement tariffs were hollow and would produce no concessions from Mexico at all.

But hey, these are the same “experts” who spent 18 months telling us that “Robert Mueller has the goods on Trump” and that Trump would be indicted any day now. So, just par for the course down there in Atlanta.

In the end, the United States got everything it wanted, and only Mexico made concessions. To normal people, that’s called “WINNING.” I’ll never get tired of it.

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That Time Joe Biden Made Perfect Sense About Our Border Crisis

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Watch Joe Biden actually talk good sense about the illegal immigration crisis at our Southern border. – Ok, it’s an old video clip from 2006 meeting of the Columbia, SC Rotary Club – you know, about five years before the Democrat Party made a conscious decision to discard the support of organized labor in favor of open borders and striving to get millions of illegals registered to vote.

But still, when he was cranking up his failed race for the presidency in 2008, the man made all kinds of perfect sense when discussing the major, overriding issue of our time. Here’s the clip (transcript follows below).:

For those of you who still like to read stuff, I have personally performed the tremendous public service of sacrificing 10 whole minutes of my busy Saturday to fully transcribe Creeply Ol’ Joe’s remarks, verbatim, except for a few seconds here and there when he was mumbling and couldn’t be heard clearly:

Transcript:

[Mexico is] one of the wealthiest countries in the Western Hemisphere! And because of a corrupt system that exists in Mexico, there is the 1% of the population at the top, a very small middle class, and the rest is abject poverty.

Folks, I voted for a fence. I voted, unlike most Democrats, and some of you won’t like me, I voted for a 700-mile fence. But let me tell you: We can build those things 40 stories high, but unless we change the dynamics in Mexico, and in – you will not like this – AND punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when in fact they hire illegals, unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.

Now I know we’re not supposed to say it that bluntly, but they’re the facts. They’re the facts.

And so everything else we do is in between here. Everything else we do is at the margins.

The reason why I believe the fence is needed is not because of immigration as much as drugs. I’m the guy that wrote the National Crime Bill, I’m the guy that wrote the national drug trafficking…I’m the guy that wrote the law that set up the Drug Czar.

Let me tell you something, folks. People are driving across that border with tons, tons – hear me, TONS of everything from bi-products of methamphetamine to cocaine to heroin. And it’s all coming up through corrupt Mexico.

So I’d have ‘em all, have ‘em all as they say in the southern part of my state, I’d have ‘em all [unintelligible] at the border. I’d have a little ‘come to the lord’ meeting – you think I’m joking, I’m not joking – maybe you know about me, I’ve been doing this a long time.

I’ve known every single world leader in every country for the past 40 years, and I know a lot of ‘em well. [unintelligible] I’ve been a sen… there’s only 4 senators that’ve served longer than me in the United States Senate. [unintelligible, everyone laughs]

We gotta level with these folks. Don’t tell me, don’t tell me in Mexico you expect to get the same kind of treatment that we give other democracies, and then you don’t act in a democratic way.

Not on my watch. Not on my watch.

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Here’s the utter, abject shame of this: That is Joe Biden saying what he really thinks about illegal immigration and the threat it poses to our country. But, while serving as the Vice President for America’s Worst Mistake, Barack Hussein Obama, he discarded the ability to say what he really thinks in favor of buying into Obama’s program to “transform our country” into just another third-world sh*thole country.

This clip is really nothing remarkable, other than the fact that is a clip of the guy currently leading the field for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination. Clips just like it exist of Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and even Barack Obama his own self saying exactly the same things about this issue during that same time period.

But again, sometime around late 2011, early 2012, the Democrat Party as a whole adopted a new strategy. They determined that organized labor – which has always rabidly opposed illegal immigration because it suppresses the wages of American workers – was dying, and that over the long term their party would be able to get far more votes either by the voter fraud of having illegals vote in our elections, or by ultimately providing a national amnesty for them all.

Thus, at that point, the talking points among the Democrats and their toadies in the fake national news media all shifted to promoting open borders and amnesty. The new narrative became that party’s new normal, and Biden, being the corrupt and dishonest fool he truly is, went along with the Obama program.

But today, you now see him memorialized in all his former glory, actually talking good sense for one of the rare times in his long, long, long life.

No need to thank me.

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Eric Swalwell Seeks to Put the “POS” in POTUS

The Afternoon Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Some mid-day short takes on the passing scene…

If Eric Swalwell gets elected to the presidency in 2020, he will be living proof that you can’t spell POTUS without the “POS.” – First, he threatened to nuke gun owners on his Twitter feed. Next, he proposed a plan to use Australia and New Zealand as his role model countries for his plans to confiscate your guns.

Now, the farcical college frat party planner from California tells the execrable CNN host Jake Tapper that he would send gun owners to prison should they refuse to comply with his Stalinist gun grab. If your fondest wish is to bring a violent civil war to this country, vote Swalwell in 2020! He’s your man.

By the way, everyone is aware that Swalwell is not in this race because he thinks he has the slightest chance of winning it, right? He is obviously a token, put up to it by Party leaders as a stalking horse to try to gin the public up on the gun control issue. He’s going to be the guy out there promoting all of these radical “solutions” to gun violence so that the other, more viable candidates don’t have to do it themselves.

This way, the Democrat Party and its media co-conspirators keep the gun grabbing issue constantly in the news cycle throughout the nominating process, helping to normalize it in the public consciousness while at the same time allowing the actual leaders in the race to avoid it almost entirely. The hope is to create enough media attention on the subject to allow the eventual Democrat nominee to latch onto the issue on the pretense that Swalwell’s advocacy created some sort of popular groundswell.

If you think the Democrats would never stoop to such an underhanded, dishonest strategy, well, what planet have you been living on for the last 25 years?

Guess who wrote this stuff. – Here are some outtakes from a wonderful opinion piece out there on the interwebnets today. See if you can guess the identity profile of the person who wrote them:

We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful…

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”…

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard … Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true…

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter.

So, what identity profile would you guess most likely fits this writer? My bet is that most readers would guess those words come from an older, white male baby-boomer. Right?

Wrong. those passages and many more wonderfully thoughtful, appreciative and incisive words were written by a young, Millennial-aged woman who wrote them while sitting in a busy “hipster” coffee shop in Nokomis, Florida. Her name is Alyssa Ahlgren, and you all should follow this link to read her entire piece. It’s the best and most encouraging thing you will read today.  Promise.

I swear this is not satire.:

You seriously just cannot make this stuff up.

In case you missed it, we have one more data point that indicates we finally, at long last, have a real Attorney General atop the nation’s Department of Justice now:  A ruling by Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday means certain migrants seeking asylum will not be released on bond but instead will stay in detention.

The NBC report linked above says that the ACLU is already working up a lawsuit to appeal the ruling – they’ll no doubt file it in a district court within the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – but no matter: This ruling is well within Barr’s authority under the law, and any adverse ruling coming out of the 9th Circuit will be reversed by the Supreme Court.

This ruling will have a significant dampening effect on the flood of illegal immigrants coming up through Mexico from Central America to make false claims of asylum, because it closes one of the biggest loopholes in the asylum process. Absent the incentive of knowing they will be released into U.S. society after a brief stay in a border detention facility, those seeking to defraud the U.S. asylum system will be far less willing to make the dangerous 1,000 mile trek to the U.S. border.

This what thinking Americans who wish to preserve our country call winning.

Thanks, Mr. Barr.

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Trump Hoists Pelosi, Democrats on Their Own Sanctuary City Petard

The Evening Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I swear, listening to these Democrats moan every day about whatever their preferred narrative happens to be is like watching Alice in Wonderland – up is down, boys are girls, treason is wonderful, spying is not spying, Ilhan Omar is a patriot Dan Crenshaw isn’t. It’s all so mind-numbingly tiresome.

Today’s big outrage came when the news-fakers at the Washington Post reported that President Trump had proposed in a White House meeting that we should take all the fake “asylum seekers” who are in fact not entitled to asylum at all but who we must let into the country thanks to Democrat laws enforced by Obama judges, and send them to all the Democrat-run sanctuary cities so that Democrats can care for their hoped-for new voter base.

Makes perfect sense to anyone with the ability to reason logically, and that, by the way, is exactly why Democrat leaders pitched such a fit.

The thing about the President’s proposal here is that it exposes the Democrats by taking their “sanctuary city” scam to its logical conclusion. After all, San Fran Nan is fond of calling illegal immigrants “little gifts from God,” so hey, let’s take the 100,000 “gifts” that God is apparently causing to swim the Rio Grande each month and bus them all to San Francisco and Oakland and Los Angeles and every other Democrat-run sanctuary city around the country.

That should make them all happy, right? Well, not to hear San Fran Nan tell it. She pitched such a fit before the cameras Friday afternoon that it looked for a moment she was going to break down in tears.

But wait: A couple of fake “journalists” who write for The Daily Beast online sham news site claimed later in the afternoon to have talked with a bunch of sanctuary mayors and found them to be just peachy keen with the President’s idea:

“The city would be prepared to welcome these immigrants just as we have embraced our immigrant communities for decades,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told The Daily Beast in a statement.

Great! Put ’em on the first bus to Philly! Let’s have a caravan!

“As a welcoming city, we would welcome these migrants with open arms, just as we welcomed Syrian refugees, just as we welcomed Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria and just as we welcome Rohingya refugees fleeing genocide in Myanmar,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement.

Terrific! When’s the next Amtrak up to Chi-town?

“I am proud that Cambridge is a sanctuary city,” Mayor Marc McGovern of Cambridge, Massachusetts, told The Daily Beast. “Trump is a schoolyard bully who tries to intimidate and threaten people. I’m not intimidated and if asylum seekers find their way to Cambridge, we’ll welcome them.”

Awesome! Let’s ship them on the first American or United flight up to Taxachusetts!  Maybe we can get Fauxcahontas to come to the local shelter to recite her stories about her family’s fake Indian heritage – they’ll love that stuff!

During his show today, Rush Limbaugh did his best to make it sound as if the idea was just briefly floated at a White House brainstorming session, but not really given serious consideration and quickly discarded. But the President himself, no doubt smelling a prime opportunity to spend several days hoisting Pelosi and other Democrat leaders on their own petard, put the quietus to that notion later in the afternoon at a press availability, where he said, in part:

“The asylum laws are absolutely insane. They come up. In many cases, they’re rough gang members. In many cases, they’re people with tremendous crime records and they’re given a statement to read by lawyers that stand there waiting for them, “Read this statement.” And it says, “I have great fear for my life. I have great fear for being in my country.” Even though, in some cases, some of these people are holding their country’s flags and waving their country’s flags. And then they talk about the fear they have of being in the country — that the flag they were waving freely.

“So we are looking at the possibility — strongly looking at it, to be honest with you. California, the governor wants to have a lot of people coming in, refugees coming in. A lot of sanctuary cities. So we’ll give them to the sanctuary cities, maybe, to take care of, if that’s the way they want it — because we can only hold them, under the current law, for 20 days. So we apprehend them by the thousands and thousands a day.

“California certainly is always saying, “Oh, we want more people.” And they want more people in their sanctuary cities. Well, we’ll give them more people. We can give them a lot. We can give them an unlimited supply. And let’s see if they’re so happy. They say, “We have open arms.” They’re always saying they have open arms. Let’s see if they have open arms.

“The alternative is to change the laws, and we can do it very, very quickly, very easily. Okay?”

So, get ready, Democrat mayors – you asked for illegal aliens to protect, and Trump has tens of thousands of them to place in your cities. And now, unlike a week ago, he has a Homeland Security Secretary who just might be willing to carry out the plan.

That is all.

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The Fake Media Disgraces Itself In The Wake Of The President’s Speech

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Your fake news media in action!  – President Trump gave a 9 minute speech on the need for ramped-up border security Tuesday night, and in response, the Associated Press disgraced itself with a “report” on the speech that is so biased that it reads like the work of a 14 year-old writing for the local jr. high newspaper.

The AP report’s very first sentence claims that the President’s speech “was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas”. The word “dark” has long been one of the fake media/Democrat coalition’s favorite words to describe any proposal or language coming from any GOP president going all the way back to Ronald Reagan. It obviously polls well for them.

The third paragraph of the AP piece dutifully recites the Democrats’ top-line talking point, accusing the President of “appealing to ‘fear, not facts’ and manufacturing a border crisis for political gain.” The AP makes no attempt to analyze the accuracy – or lack thereof – of those accusations by Democrats.  Because of course it doesn’t.

The fifth paragraph is an ode to the Democrat talking points on the partial government “shutdown” which really isn’t a shutdown at all, stating that Mr. Trump “addressed the nation as the shutdown stretched through its third week, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay and some congressional Republicans growing increasingly jittery about the spreading impact of the impasse.”

Fact:  No federal employee has at this point missed a paycheck due to this “shutdown.”  Not one.

Paragraph #7 accuses the President’s re-election campaign of raising money related to the border crisis, as if that is something unusual.  Politicians of both parties regularly use major public events and crises as events to send out fundraising letters.  It happens all the time, and is hardly a newsworthy event.  The AP would have never dreamed of mentioning this during the Obama years.

Paragraphs #9, #10 and #11 recite more Democrat talking points. You can read them for yourself.

Paragraph #12 is a doozy:  “In his dire address, Trump ticked off a string of statistics and claims to make his case that there is a crisis at the border, but a number of his statements were misleading, such as saying the new trade deal with Mexico would pay for the wall, or suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crime.”

Note the use of the word “dire”, an editorial comment that has no place in a “news” report.  Then there’s the claim that the President was “misleading” in accurately stating that the new trade deal with Mexico will in fact pay for the wall, which it will do many times over in the coming years.  That trade agreement is far more favorable to the U.S. than NAFTA, and will have a significant stimulative impact on the U.S. economy.  The AP is lying here, plain and simple.

That final passage, “suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crime” is yet another AP lie.  An outright, intentional misleading of its audience.  First, the President NEVER claims that “immigrants” are “more likely to commit crime.”  Never.  Not one time.

President Trump does, however, claim that ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are more likely to commit crime in the U.S., which is unarguably true, and which Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton have also correctly pointed out during their careers. The AP is fully aware of this unarguable FACT, but of course omits it from its fake reporting.

Paragraph #13 is another doozy of fake-newsery.  First sentence:  “Trump, who has long railed against illegal immigration at the border, has recently seized on humanitarian concerns to argue there is a broader crisis that can only be solved with a wall.” In fact, candidate Donald Trump “seized” on humanitarian concerns over the border crisis throughout his 2015 and 2016 presidential campaign.  Time after time after time, in dozens of campaign rallies all across the country.

Somehow, the AP missed it.  Go figure.

Second sentence: “But critics say the security risks are overblown and the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.” “Critics” = Democrats. More talking points, which the AP makes no attempt to analyze in the editorial fashion it reserves for Republicans.

Paragraph #14 accuses the President of using “emotional language” to describe horrific murders and rapes committed in recent years by illegal immigrants, crimes the AP has done its best to studiously ignore, like the recent murder of a California law enforcement officer by an illegal immigrant who had been given sancutary by the Democrat Party’s policies in that state.

Paragraph #15 repeats the outright deception about “immigrants” being less likely to commit crimes, leaving out the word “illegal”, which the AP knows is the true focus of the President’s concerns.

In between those last two paragraphs is a chart that shows the yearly apprehensions along our Southwest border.  This chart was published in early 2018 by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.  It shows that border apprehensions fell dramatically during President Trump’s first year in office, as potential immigrants became discouraged at the loss of the Obama Administration’s welcoming hand. The AP dishonestly presents this as some sort of proof that there is no crisis at our border.

What the AP report studiously ignores is the well-documented reality that border apprehensions rose dramatically during 2018, as leftist groups in the U.S. ramped up their efforts to organize caravans of immigrants to assault the border. Indeed, apprehensions in May, 2018 were 400% higher than those recorded in April, 2017.

That’s a crisis.

The rest of the AP report is equally disgraceful, but I’m running out of space here.

Our reality is this: There is indeed a crisis at our Southern border. It exists due to 30 years of idiotic open borders policies enacted by a succession of globalist presidents working with pliable congresses, supported by a string of court decisions issued by lawless leftist federal judges. The result of all of that horrific policy-making and court-deciding is that, once illegal immigrants cross into our country it is now virtually impossible for our government to send them back to their home country.

The leaders of the Democrat Party love this situation – despite all of the human- and drug-trafficking and massive human misery that comes along with it – because they view these new illegal aliens as a gigantic future voting bloc. Many U.S. business interests love this situation because they enjoy the cheap labor.  It’s cynical and disgraceful and it is destroying our society.

The only way to effectively combat the situation is to prevent the waves from entering the country in the first place, because once they are here, very few are ever returning home.  The most effective way to prevent their entry is with a wall, plain and simple.

This is a crisis the Democrats and establishment Republicans have created, and it is a crisis President Trump was elected to resolve.

Our fake news media will never tell you any of this, because none of it is in the approved narrative they’ve coordinated with the Democrats in Washington.  But this is our reality, and it is simply unsustainable.

God Bless President Trump for trying to do something about it.

That is all.

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Politics, 2019: Tumultuous, Clownish, and Massively Entertaining

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

A look ahead to 2019. – Everybody does retrospectives this time of year.  I hate retrospectives – I’ve always preferred to look ahead. It’s just my nature – I have no idea why. So, let’s spend this time looking ahead to some of what we are likely to see in the political realm during 2019.

It’ll be a yuuuuuuge year for confirming judges. – Mitch McConnell may not be on board with President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda – witness his utter inaction over the holidays during the ongoing “government shutdown” – but he does like to confirm judges.  And he’s very, very good at doing it.

Working with just a bare 51-49 majority for the last year, McConnell’s focus on the judicial confirmation process has helped to ensure that President Trump has already had a major impact on the nation’s federal judiciary, and that impact will only expand in 2019. In fact, outgoing Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s obstructionism has already created a large backlog of nominations, so we can expect the Senate to get off to a flying start in this regard early in the year.

We should also expect President Trump to have the opportunity to replace at least one, and possibly two more Supreme Court justices during 2019, much to the chagrin of snowflakes, social justice warriors and all other manner of leftwing lunatics. That will make for all sorts of fun.

The Mueller Witch Hunt will finally wrap up. – Because of course it will, and before March is over. That’s been the plan all along, as this fake investigation has always been about one thing and one thing only: Providing the new Democrat House majority with a roadmap for impeachment.  You can’t have impeachment without the roadmap, and you don’t get the roadmap until Mueller ends his brutalization of the Constitution and issues a final report.

There will be an impeachment. – Because again, that’s been the plan all along, from the day after Election Day, 2016. That’s what the whole made-up “Russia Collusion” fantasy play has all been about, it’s what the failed efforts by James Comey, Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates to dummy up an “obstruction of justice” case was all about, it’s what all the machinations by the cabal within the DOJ and FBI have been all about.

The Mueller Report will fail to identify any “high crimes” committed by the President, but that won’t matter to San Fran Nan and her House majority.  They obtained that majority based on their implicit promises to impeach Donald Trump, and that is what they will do in order to satisfy their lunatic voter base.

They will never be able to attain the 67 votes needed in the Senate to remove President Trump from office, but they are so demented that they really believe they can hound Mr. Trump from office as a previous generation of Democrats and milquetoast Republicans combined to do to Richard Nixon. Boy, are they in for a big surprise in that regard.

The trade war with China will end. – And it will end pretty soon, probably by the end of the first quarter of the year, because China’s economy is bearing the brunt of the impacts. Just as with the revision and replacement of NAFTA, the new terms of trade will be much more favorable to the United States, although our fake news media will lie endlessly about that.

The U.S. economy will chug right along. – Despite all the recent turbulence in the stock markets, the U.S. economy remains in good shape, and the changes in the corporate tax structure signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2017 will keep massive new capital investments – and jobs – flowing into our country from overseas. The end of the trade war with China and the inevitable gridlock in congress that will result from split control of the House and Senate will settle the markets down and keep the economy growing at a healthy rate.

The Democrat presidential field will produce an embarrassment of …well, embarrassments. – By June, there will be at least 15 Democrat candidates formally running for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. The field will include:

  • Creepy Uncle Joe
  • Commie Bernie Sanders
  • Fauxcahontas (and you all know who that refers to)
  • The guy best known for losing to Ted Cruz
  • Willie Brown’s paramour
  • Spartacus
  • Bill Clinton’s former bag man
  • The feckless son of Mario Cuomo
  • A couple of billionaires who nobody really likes
  • The mayor of a sanctuary city whose downtown area is fast becoming one big shanty town
  • and probably Hillary Clinton, too.

Holy cow.  And that’s just for starters.

CNN will keep faking the news. – Because that’s all CNN knows how to do anymore. And let’s be honest, they have plenty of company over at MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and every other national media outlet. CNN’s just basically our favorite poster child for Fake News.

President Trump will keep tweeting. – And thank goodness for that. I love it, just for the entertainment value, and because it enrages so many #NeverTrump nitwits.

Through it all, America will endure. – Because that’s what America does.

 

God bless America, and God bless you all.  Happy New Year!

 

That is all.

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The Fake News Media Doesn’t Even Put Up A Pretense Anymore

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

All fake news, all the time. – If you still do not believe that our national media establishment is 100% in the pocket of the Democrat Party and coordinates messaging with that political party on a daily basis, consider the following story.

We are now in Day 9 of a partial “government shutdown” that exists over the issue of illegal immigration. Early this week, in the midst of this “government shutdown,” a California law enforcement officer was murdered by an illegal alien who he was attempting to arrest for what would have been the illegal’s THIRD DUI crime. Yes, that’s right: thanks to California’s sanctuary laws, this illegal had already been arrested for and convicted of two DUIs, has known gang affiliation, and despite all of that had been allowed to just get out of jail and roam free on the state’s highways to put more lives in danger.

Anyway, that murder took place four days ago now, and in all that time, not one Democrat officeholder has been asked by one intrepid “journalist” to comment on the situation.  Think about that: California has 53 members of the house and 2 U.S. senators, and not one of them has had to field a single question about how they can continue to support open borders and sanctuary laws when their state’s police officers and citizens are being murdered by illegal aliens.

The reason why is obvious: The media and the Democrats are coordinating on a narrative, and that narrative dictates that only Republicans must field difficult questions about illegal immigration. Any “journalist” who violates the narrative runs the risk of being dis-invited from all the best dinner parties. This is not complicated, folks.

Speaking of fake news… – two other fake news stories dominated the fake media this week, and boy, were they doozies.

First, you had the “bone spurs” story. This story, which we’ve heard many, many times before, made a comeback this week, with “new” information.  That “new” information came in the form of the two daughters of the doctor who treated Donald Trump for bone spurs in 1968 claiming that her father – who is conveniently dead – told them that he faked the diagnosis on orders from Trump’s father Fred Trump, so that Donald Trump could avoid the military draft in effect at the time.

1968 is half a century ago, for those who are chronologically challenged.

So, first of all, who cares? Other than a bunch of pedantic Millenial soy boys and valley girls staffing the fake reporter desks at CNN and MSNBC, that is.

Second of all, why should we believe these two women?  In all seriousness – there is literally no reason at all to believe they are anything other than liberal attention-seekers. They bring with them zero supporting evidence – no documentation, no statements from their father or any other doctor. No media outlet would have dreamed of going forward with this story were it leveled at a Democrat president, yet every media outlet in America has parroted the claim this week.

Third of all, who cares? Yes, that deserves repeating.

The next big fake story of the week came from the pathetic McClatchy News Service, which updated its claim from earlier this year that ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had visited Prague during the 2016 campaign to hold secret meetings with Russian agents. This story has been debunked more times than the one about the moon landings being faked, but that didn’t stop McClatchy running with an update claiming that …

“A mobile phone traced to President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen briefly sent signals ricocheting off cell towers in the Prague area in late summer 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, leaving an electronic record to support claims that Cohen met secretly there with Russian officials, four people with knowledge of the matter say.”

Those “four people with knowledge of the matter”? They are not merely anonymous sources – they are anonymous sources being quoted by other anonymous sources, as Brit Hume so ably pointed out:

The reason why McClatchy’s story remains “exclusive” is that it is so obviously faked that none of the other fake media outlets want to touch it.

This is the sort of nonsense your President has to put up with on a daily basis.  It is intentional, it is relentless and it is unending.

Some Twitter funnies to close out this morning’s Campaign Update:

Why yes, yes it is:

You think I’m kidding?  Just watch…

I’m afraid it isn’t a parody at all…

This also is not a parody.  A “Women’s March” event in California has been cancelled because it is “too white.”

Meanwhile, in Paris, the Yellow Vest protesters have identified the real enemy of the people:

That is all.

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Senator Graham Transitions From RINO to Trumpist on Immigration

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

So, you’re sayin’ there’s still a chance. –  Hearts went to palpitating at fake media outlets all over the Texas news media yesterday when their hero, Irish Bob “Beto” O’Rourke, said he just might be running for president in 2020. At least, that’s the way Irish Bob’s comments are being breathlessly reported on your Texas-based radios and televisions this morning.

Of course, as is so often the case with our fake news media reporting on Irish Bob, the reporting isn’t exactly right. What the eternally cute and fidgety Democrat boy toy actually said was this:

O’Rourke said that he had just returned from a vacation with his family and was enjoying being home in El Paso. “That’s what we’re focused on now,” he said. “Just being together as a family, making sure I deliver everything I can to the people I represent until Jan. 3. Then Amy and I will think about what we can do next to contribute to the best of our ability to this community,” he said.

Then he looked at his wife in the audience. “Amy, how was that?”

In other words, the beloved Beto did not say he might be running, he just didn’t say an outright, unqualified “no” when asked. But that was enough to set our “Dumb and Dumber” fake news media off on another round of Betomania promotion.

Because of course it was.

Oh, and by the way, he’s running. There’s way too much money in it for him to do anything else.

Ocasio Cortez Watch:

Irish Bob’s ideal running mate when 2024 comes around got into a little dust-up on Twitter with Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday.  It went something like this:

Bazinga!

Speaking of Senator Graham… – The Senator from South Carolina has been on a roll lately.  I missed this on Sunday, but he sent out a couple of tweets that afternoon that deserve to be noted, mainly because Graham has in the past – while he was following John McCain around like a little puppy dog – always been a dove on illegal immigration:

Folks, when we have looming armies of illegal immigrants behaving so badly at our Southern border that even Lindsey Graham is ready to just shut it down, what we have is an invasion, plain and simple.

Never forget that that’s what this is: An invasion. Because words are important, and so is recognizing things for what they are.

It is also very important to remember that the people in these “caravans” have no legitimate claim to asylum in the United States. Asylum is meant for those fleeing wars or other violent oppression from the government in their home country. The best fake argument that Democrats and our fake news media can come up with for these folks is that they are “fleeing gang violence,” a term we see and hear repeated ad nauseum in almost every fake news media report on the matter.

Look, people in Chicago have a real problem with gang violence. So do folks in Los Angeles and New Orleans and most other Democrat-run big cities in the United States. No one in the Democrat Party or our fake news media is saying that their constituents in those cities have some sort of unfettered right to form up “caravans” of 5,000 people and storm into Canada.

These people are “fleeing” poverty, nothing else. Most of them freely admit that whenever one of the few moderately-curious “journalists” embeded with them ask why they want to come to America. Some of them are looking for work, others are simply looking to get on America’s public dole, which Democrats have made so easy to abuse.

Even if this bunch had legitimate claims to asylum, they are in that case obligated under international law to seek it in the first foreign country they enter, which would be Mexico. Mexico’s government has generously offered asylum to every one of these people, most of whom flatly turned it down. Real “asylum seekers” don’t get to do that. Fake ones do, apparently.

In situations like this, liberals love to get all teary-eyed and quote the poem on the Statue of Liberty, as if it is some sort of law (it isn’t).  Here is what that poem says:

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”

Here is what that poem does not say:

“Give me an army of thousands of mostly military-aged males, your gangsters yearning to crash through our border checkpoints, The wretched grifters wishing to plant the flag of their home country on our soil and live off the generosity of our taxpayers.”

We are a nation of immigrants, that much of the liberal dogma on this subject is true.  Legal immigration through an orderly process in which our country gets to decide, through its sovereign rights, who does and does not get to enter our shores, is a good and positive thing.

But this – this invasion – is not a good thing at all. Thank goodness we have a President who sees the situation for what it is, and deals with it properly despite all the false hysteria emanating from the other side.

That is all.
Postscript: I meant to include this terrific tweet from Buck Sexton in the original piece, but forgot.  So, a little late, here it is:

Perfect.

That is really all.

 

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The Week in Revew: Democrats/Media Shift Focus Away From Robert Mueller

The Campaign Update Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This was the week that the media/Democrat narrative mysteriously shifted away from Robert Mueller. After a couple of weeks of renewed, post-election focus on Mueller and his fake “investigation”, the media/Democrat axis of propaganda suddenly shifted to climate change, and then back to the border issue, and the 5,000-plus “migrants” from Central America overwhelming the infrastructure and public patience in Tijuana, Mexico.

This is very odd, since the Climate Scam is where the American Left always goes whenever it has run out of anything else to say. “Climate Change” is always their issue of last resort because of its nature as an ever-evolving set of theories that conveniently allow the scammer to blame literally anything that happens in our daily lives on “Climate Change”.

All those people fighting over cheap TVs at your local Wal-Mart on Black Friday? Climate Change. Riots happening in Paris, France? That’s not caused by tax protesters, it’s caused by Climate Change. Record, bitter cold across the midwest and northeast? Climate Change – never been cold up there before. Your car wouldn’t start yesterday morning? Climate Change. Brian Stelter’s disappearing hairline? Climate Change.

It’s all Climate Change all the time, and that’s why the Axis of Propaganda invariably ends up focusing on it for at least one week every year because all of their other fake narratives have come up a crapper.  Thus, this week, a week when it became increasingly obvious that Robert Mueller has a huge bag of nothing where President Trump is concerned and is continuing to systematically wrap up his 19-month witch hunt, the media and their Democrat masters fell back on their old, reliable fright tactic.

The fake news media has also been forced to report on migrant invasion happening at our Southern border after a couple of weeks of attempting to ignore a story that is hugely damaging to Democrat interests. With even the media now admitting that more than 75% of these giant “caravans” consist of military-aged males, many of whom are known violent gang members, and with President Donald Trump tweeting and talking about it each and every day, the post-election effort to simply ignore it became impossible to maintain.

There are reports this morning that several hundred of the migrant army in Tijuana will attempt to storm the border crossing there later today, so CNN will gladly report on that, hoping to get films of violence that are that fake news network’s stock in trade. Of course, CNN will only air any such video if it can spin the shots negatively against U.S. Border Patrol and military personnel who will be there to turn back the invasion.

Which is what this is.  An invasion.

Let’s go to the rest of this Week in Review:

  • It was the week that all the focus on Climate Change and the migrant invasion took preening CNN peacock Jim Acosta right out of the news cycle, and that was a glorious result. America needs more of this.
  • It was the week that Oklahoma beat West Virginia by a score of 59-56 in a college football game in which neither team’s defense apparently ever took the field of play.
  • It was the week that yet another Obama-appointed federal judge ruled that President Trump, as opposed to all other presidents in U.S. history, lacks the authority clearly given to him in the text of the U.S. Constitution.
  • It was the week that the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the man who twisted himself into legalistic knots in order to impose Obamacare on our populace, lied to the American public by claiming there is no difference between an “Obama judge” and the judges appointed by other presidents.  Shame, Justice Roberts, shame on you.
  • It was the week when the White House Correspondents Association ended the tradition of having a bad comedian speak at its annual Dinner, giving yet another win to Donald J. Trump.
  • It was the week that our fake news media invested tons of its air and print time once again trying to convince the American people to care about the killing of a radical Islamist blogger who used to go to dinner parties hosted by editors at the Washington Post. The effort failed. Again.
  • It was the week that President Trump correctly chose to refuse to destroy our country’s key strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing of a radical Islamist blogger who the Saudi government considered to be an enemy of the state.
  • It was the week that Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes, having tried and failed to steal the state’s senate election for Democrat Bill Nelson and the governor’s election for Democrat Andrew Gillum, tendered her resignation in disgrace. Now, if there is still any justice left in Florida, she will be prosecuted.
  • It was the week that Democrats expressed their outrage at all the subsidies and tax breaks given by the states of New York and Virginia to secure the new Amazon regional headquarters sites, while in their next breath confirming their support for subsidies and tax breaks for solar and wind power and billionaire Elon Musk.  *sigh*
  • It was the week that British Prime Minister Theresa May took her “Brexit” deal to European Union headquarters, a deal that will essentially keep Britain under the EU’s despotic thumb. To no one’s surprise, the EU approved. Sellout is Theresa May’s middle name.
  • It was the week that French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron, barely a week removed from denouncing Donald Trump and populism at a summit conference in Paris, saw riots break out on the streets of Paris and his personal approval rating fall to below 20%.
  • Meanwhile, in America, it was the week that President Trump saw his approval rating in the daily Rasmussen survey tick up to 51% and stay there.

There’s a message in there somewhere – wonder if the Boy Prince of Paris can see it through all the smoke rising along the Champs Elysee’?

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The Week in Review: No Good Deed By Donald Trump Goes Unpunished

The Campaign Update Week in Review

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

President Donald Trump was in both Montana and Florida for rallies on Saturday.  Think about that for a minute:  He’s based in Washington, D.C.  He gets up in the morning, gets his daily security briefing, then hops on Marine One – after chatting with the hostile fake news media for a little bit – which takes him to Joint Base Andrews.

There, he boards Air Force One for the 5-hour flight out to Belgrade, Montana.  He spends an hour speaking to an audience of thousands of Montanans – with thousands more watching on large video screens outside the venue – then he hops back on Air Force One for the 2,000 mile, 5-hour flight down to Pensacola, Florida.

There, he again spends an hour speaking to thousands of Floridians, with a huge crowd of thousands more gathered outside, and then hops back on Air Force One for the 1-hour flight to his resort at Mar-a-Lago.  Presumably, he got some sleep there.

This is a 72 year-old man.  By the way, this is a 72 year-old man who works for free.  He donates his presidential salary every quarter to a different worthy cause, an act of generosity that goes unreported by our fake news media.

While Democrats, their agents in the fake news media and even many of his Republican colleagues bitch and moan about him spending too much time at Mar-a-Lago and the other properties he owns on weekends, the fact of the matter is that most normal men his age and wealth status would be spending all of their time playing golf while the kids take over the family business.  Instead, Donald Trump is spending his time presiding over a nation experiencing a booming economy and relative peace and stability in the world.

For delivering all of that, he has been rewarded with 92% negative fake media coverage, hostile and violent rhetoric coming from all corners of pop culture and the education establishment, unending assassination threats from entertainers and social media, and a special counsel investigation that has now lingered on for 17 months.

Our nation has an odd way of rewarding all this WINNING.

Trump in Montana:  Purple mountains majesties above the fruited plain!

 

 

Let’s go to the Week in Review:

  • It was the week that one of Brett Kavanaugh’s Democrat-recruited accusers admitted not only that she lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but that she has in fact never even met Justice Kavanaugh.  If you’re surprised by this, you haven’t been paying attention.
  • It was the week that leftist lawyers for a dozen “migrants” who have never set foot in the United States of America were allowed to file a lawsuit in federal court against a sitting President.  Because, rights, or something.
  • It was the week that a campaign staffer for Democrat Andrew Gillum was arrested for throwing her milk at a group of college Republicans.  Because, hey, this is what the media has empowered her to do.
  • It was the week that multiple staffers for Irish Bob O’Rourke were caught on video illegally using campaign funds to send money to the “migrant caravan” in Mexico, and the Texas news media shamed itself by parrotting the O’Rourke campaign’s talking points and ignoring the video evidence.  Again, if this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention.
  • It was the week the fake news media completely forgot about that Khashoggi guy, and so did every other American.
  • It was the week that the Democrats and their media agents mounted a coordinated effort to define any effort to criticize the despicable, anti-American, anti-Israel George Soros as “anti-Semitic” hate speech.  Holy crap.
  • It was the week that Democrat Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor said in one breath that she often would have used a baseball bat on the late Antonin Scalia if she had had one handy, but in the next breath said that “differences don’t stand, necessarily, on ill will.”  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.
  • It was the week this happened:

*sigh*

  • It was the week a former high-profile campaign worker for Barack Hussein Obama was arrested for spraying anti-Semitic graffiti and attempting to burn down a Jewish Synagogue, and the fake news media studiously ignored his connection to the former President:

  • It was the week garbage human being Alec Baldwin got arrested, yet again:

  • It was the week President Trump re-instituted all previous sanctions on Iran and added a few more.  This came after two days of fake media reports that his Administration was backing off of most of them.  Fake news, defined.
  • It was the week that Morning Joe guest pinhead Donny Deutsch actually said that Donald Trump was elected to the presidency because “I don’t think we were ready for a black president.” Quick:  Someone tell Donny that we actually elected a black president, TWICE.  My goodness.
  • It was the week that this happened:

Are there really real, actual Texans who care what John Brennan thinks about our senate race?  Really???
  • It was the week that CNN fake host Don Lemon told America – or, well, the tiny little sliver of leftist America that still watches CNN – that our biggest terror threat is “white men,” and CNN’s management endorsed his statement.  Again, if this surprised you, you need to pay closer attention.
  • It was the week we discovered that MSNBC’s Katy Tur is, um, geographically-challenged:

  • It was the week that CNN morning host Alyisin Camerota’s tiny little brain exploded when a guest didn’t follow the narrative:

  • It was the week that fake pollsters, on the same day in Arizona, gave us results that said Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was leading by 4 points and Republican Martha McSally was leading by 7.  And some of you wonder why I have a negative view of our nation’s polling industry.
  • It was the week that the editorial board at the Houston Chronicle beclowned itself by endorsing Irish Bob O’Rourke in his race against Ted Cruz because O’Rourke plays well with others.  *sigh*
  • It was the week that this happened:

There was so much more, but I’m running out of energy here.  After all, I’m not a 72 year-old guy who works for free.
That is all.

 

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The Media Beclowns Itself on the Anchor Babies Issue. What Else is New?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Well, now we know why he was transferred. –  Infamous Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger was transferred to a new, maximum security prison in Virginia on Tuesday.  There, he was beaten to death by several mob-connected inmates before 9:00 a.m. That’s some security right there.

Another media narrative epic fail. – Despite the best efforts of our fake news media to lay the blame for the fake pipe bomber solely at President Donald Trump’s feet over the last week, a new poll taken by the ultra-leftwing Huffington Post shows that only 24% of Americans believe he bears much of the blame for the incident, whatever it really turns out to have been.  On the other hand, 50% of Americans believe he bears “no blame at all” for the actions of a steroids-addled nutjob.

Which only proves that at least half of Americans still have their wits about them.

What, you thought Hollywood would actually reform itself? – Here’s how you can tell the whole #MeToo movement has had no impact whatsoever on the depraved Hollywood culture:  Currently in the works are both a major Showtime mini-series and a feature film starring Charlize Theron about the Roger Ailes scandal at Fox News, but there are zero projects in the works starring nobody about piggish big Hollywood muckety-muck Harvey Weinstein.

What does this tell us? It tells us that despite his current situation, Weinstein retains major influence in Tinseltown, and people there are still afraid to cross him. One gets the feeling that if a movie is ever made about Weinstein and his escapades, it will be cast as a light-hearted comedy starring Kevin Spacey and Meryl Streep, and produced by…wait for it…Harvey Weinstein.

And now a word from the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed:

Sometimes it really is difficult to think of China as a “civilized” society.

On this whole “birthright citizenship” thing… – Never in the history of the fake media beclowning itself have so many inhabitants of our fake media beclowned themselves as they did on Twitter yesterday over this “birthright citizenship” deal. It seemed as if every fake journalist in America felt the burning need to get on Twitter and sternly and sagely announce that President Trump’s planned executive order would never work because, and I quote, “birthright citizenship is enshrined in the Constitution!” Why, it’s almost as if they had all gotten a talking points memo from the Democrat Party or something.  Go figure.

The only problem with their joint talking point on the issue is, it isn’t true. Again, go figure.

Look, the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 to protect the rights of freed slaves (about 99% of whose previous “owners” happened to be Democrats, but I digress) and their progeny.  Not only did the 14th Amendment have literally nothing to do with the children of illegal immigrants, the congressional record makes it crystal clear that it was specifically intended to exclude them:

“This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to persons who are ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.”

As I replied to one semi-conservative Texas-based journalist who had displayed rank ignorance on the subject, “There is far more involved here than the 14th Amendment. There is 150 years of case law, 150 years of congressional action, and 150 years of administrative interpretations at play as well. If you’d stop your virtue-signaling for a few minutes, you might figure that out.”

But hey, virtue-signaling to liberals is the favorite passtime of semi-conservative journalists on Twitter, so naturally that particular journalist was unable to stop.

The reality of the current government policy regarding birthright citizenship for anchor babies of illegal immigrants is that it is exactly that:  An administrative policy. It is an interpretation by past presidential administrations that has never been tested in the federal courts.

President Trump, for better or worse, apparently intends to test it, and with the new, presumably-conservative majority on the Supreme Court, he might win.  But more to the point, even an immigration dove like Sen. Lindsey Graham believes the current policy is wrong, and he announced yesterday that he plans to introduce a bill that would correct it.  “Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship,” Graham said in a statement. “I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform – and at the same time – the elimination of birthright citizenship.”

“The United States is one of two developed countries in the world who grant citizenship based on location of birth,” Graham continues, “This policy is a magnet for illegal immigration, out of the mainstream of the developed world, and needs to come to an end.”

It is a bad policy that offers perverse incentives that encourage illegal immigration. It is a policy with no true firm basis in the law, zero actual basis in our constitution, and it needs to end if we are to ever restore some semblance of order to our system of legal immigration.

Given all of that, you can expect to see journalists in Texas and nationally to continue making fools of themselves over the issue on Twitter.  They obviously can’t help themselves, and truly enjoy doing it.

It’s a clown show out there. Be careful, and vote Republican.

That is all.

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Our Southern Border is Being Invaded

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Warning to all my Houston friends – downtown’s going to be a mess today. – With more than 100,000 ticket requests having now come in for spots in the 19,000-seat Toyota Center, supporters of President Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz began lining up for admission at 8:00 Sunday morning for tonight’s rally.  City officials announced Sunday night that portions of six different downtown streets will be blocked off all day today as part of the Secret Service’s security operation for the event.

Downtown Houston’s traffic scene is a mess on any weekday.  Today, it’s going to be a nightmare.  If your employer lets you work from home, today would be a great day to take advantage of that benefit.

By the way, your fake news media wants you to believe that most of these people lining up to wait more than 24 hours to get into that arena to attend a political rally aren’t going to take the hour or so necessary to actually cast votes in this election.  Your fake news media is in for a very rude awakening over the next couple of weeks.

Um…Jim…we’re “skeptics” because the leftwing bias shows in the media’s reporting, not its social media snark. – Jim VandeHei, the CEO and co-Founder of Axios, has a little piece this morning in which he gives his fellow fakenewsers this advice:

News organizations should ban their reporters from doing anything on social media — especially Twitter — beyond sharing stories. Snark, jokes and blatant opinion are showing your hand, and it always seems to be the left one. This makes it impossible to win back the skeptics.”

As is typical of these fake news media moguls, this completely misses the point.  People are “skeptics” because of all of the news faking that goes on in the media’s reporting, not in its social media snarking.  All the social media activity does is demonstrate clearly what we already know, which is that 98% of our national news media has a strong leftwing, anti-Trump bias, and that bias shows up every day in its fake reporting.  Mr. VandeHei’s advice here is not to do something to get that bias out of the reporting, but to make the confirmation of it stop showing up in social media.

In other words, as has become sadly typical of fake news media executives, his goal is to eliminate transparency in the media.  And these people wonder why tens of millions of ordinary Americans consider them to be an enemy.

This isn’t a “caravan of migrants”, it’s an invasion. – After being briefly halted at the border between Mexico and Guatemala, the invading force of overwhelmingly-military-aged males from Central America was allowed to restart its progress northwards by Mexican officials on Sunday.

The force of supposed “asylum seekers” mainly from Honduras began the day 2,000 strong, but somehow had ballooned to more than 7,000 by nightfall.  So obviously, this is now a caravan made up mainly of Mexican citizens, yet our fake news media continues to characterize it as a bunch of Honduran asylum-seekers.

Let’s be honest about what this really is:  This is not a “caravan of asylum-seekers,” it is an invasion.  Virtually all of the people interviewed by the fake U.S. media openly state they are coming to America for work, not out of any fear or mistreatment in their home country.  Wanting a better job is not a valid reason to seek asylum in the U.S. or pretty much any other country on earth, yet our fake news media continues to misinform the public.

This is an invasion, and the truth is that neither the Democrats nor establishment, Chamber of Commerce Republicans care to do anything about it.  The Republicans want the cheap labor, the Democrats want what they view as future voters, and they’re all just fine with having the public schools in border states overwhelmed with non-English-speaking children and our housing and social services overwhelmed by people who lack the skills to fend for themselves.

Mexican officials have obviously lied to President Trump about their ability – or, more likely, willingness – to prevent the invading force from transiting the length of their country to the U.S./Mexico border, so it appears likely that a force far larger than its current 7,000 will arrive at the border sometime around Election Day.  Which, of course, has been the plan all along by those who have organized and funded the invasion.

President Trump has few real options on how to deal with the problem.  He could honestly declare a state of emergency given that this truly is an invasion of our Southern border, and bring in U.S. military forces to actually shut the border down.  But would shut down not just illegal immigration, but also the massive amounts of trade that takes place across that border every day, exacting a major economic cost.  It’s a real conundrum, but U.S. immigration law leaves the President with few other choices.

Make no mistake about it:  This is what the whole media/Democrat-generated hysteria over “we can’t separate the families!” was all about earlier this year.  They wanted to force the re-implementation of the Bush/Obama-era “catch and release” program in which illegal immigrants are processed, held briefly at the border, and then simply released into the general population, never to be seen again.  And they succeeded in forcing that policy back into place.

Thus, when this invading force – which could grow immensely larger than its current size as it transits Mexico – arrives at the border in early November, this is what the law will require the Trump Administration to do absent shutting down the border.

And remember:  On December 1, a new President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), will take office in Mexico.  Mr. Obrador has long advocated not just that Mexican citizens should be allowed into the United States, but that they have an absolute “human right” to do so at their own volition.  Here is what AMLO had to say about this matter in June:

“Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their towns to find life in the United States,” Lopez Obrador said during a rally in the Mexican city of Culiacán, eluniversal.com reports.  “It’s a human right we will defend,” he added.

It’s an invasion, plain and simple:  Highly-organized, well-funded, and President Trump appears to be the only person in Washington, D.C. interested in doing anything to bring it to a halt.

 

That is all.

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The Mueller Investigation is “Seinfeld”: A Popular Show About Nothing

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Coincidence?  Probably not. – ICE agents found, arrested and deported the last known Nazi WWII-era prison guard living in America.  The Democrat Party, its paramilitary arm, Antifa, and it’s propaganda arm in the national fake news media all want to abolish ICE.  Let that sink in.  They also all want to confiscate your guns and abolish the 2nd amendment.  Think about why that is.

The Robert Mueller Special Counsel Juggernaut thus far… – Ok, lessee here.  To this point, here is what Bob Mueller and his gang of Clinton/Obama hacks have produced thus far in their 16 month-long “investigation”, i.e., Witch Hunt:

– Obtained convictions of Paul Manafort for a series of financial crimes committed a decade ago while Manafort was working for Ukrainian clients alongside…wait for it… Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta;

– Had to farm out the Michael Cohen case to the Southern District of New York due to its irrelevance to anything having to do with the Special Counsel’s charge;

– Has now postponed any sentencing of Gen. Mike Flynn for the FIFTH TIME since Flynn entered his guilty plea for “lying to the FBI,” a plea that has now been conclusively shown to have been given under duress as Mueller and his thugs threatened Flynn’s family;

– Is begging to get 30-90 days in jail for George Papadopoulos, who the fake news media tried for months to portray as the very justification for the FBI’s illegal spying on the Trump Campaign during 2016, but has now been conclusively revealed as little more than a bit player, if a player at all;

– Has indicted about 30 Russian ham sandwiches who will never come to America to stand trial;

– Was forced to desperately postpone the trial against the lone Russian ham sandwich that did show up for trial because he and his thugs were completely unprepared to make a case;

– Has in 16 months brought ZERO charges that in any way relate to allegations of Trump “collusion” with Russia, the ostensible justification for the investigation in the first place;

– Has in 16 months delivered ZERO evidence to support rampant media allegations of obstruction of justice on the part of President Trump.

This is a clown show, folks. Or a better analogy is that it’s like Seinfeld – a show that everyone watches and laughs about and talks about the next morning over the water cooler at work, but which is ultimately about nothing.  A big, ol’ flaming bag of nothing.

The Cohen thing is different in that it is at least about something real, not about a fantasy concocted in concert by the Democrats and the fake news media.  The problem for Trump haters is that it, like the charges against Manafort, is also about ancient history, two alleged affairs private citizen Trump supposedly had with a porn star and a centerfold more than a decade before he ran for office.

Again, the charges to which Cohen pleads are irrelevant to anything related to the Trump campaign or presidency – tax fraud, bank fraud and one charge of a campaign finance violation.  The problem with that last charge is that no money ever passed through any account in any way related to the Trump campaign.  The overly-zealous prosecutors in the case are going to try to claim that the payoffs to the porn star and centerfold were made in an effort to “influence” the 2016 election, and thus amount to a contribution in-kind to the Trump campaign.

Okayyyyyyyyy…do the Democrats and fake news media really want to go there?  Think about the possible implications of this line of reasoning for a moment.  If one accepts this logic, then basically every minute of programming that aired on CNN during 2016 would have to be classified as an illegal in-kind contribution to the Clinton campaign, not to mention 90% of the fake reporting by the rest of the fake news media.  This is billions of dollars worth of outright advocacy designed to – guess what? – influence the 2016 election.

By the same logic, every moment that Jim Acosta and April Ryan and 90% of the White House press corps spend on White House grounds should be accurately classified as opposition research for the Democrat Party and efforts to influence the 2018 mid-term and 2020 presidential elections.  Because if we’re going to be honest about this, that is all they are doing.  They are nothing more than operatives for the Democrat Party.

The other speculation is that the Cohen plea deal gives Democrats a reason to pursue impeachment should they take control of the House in November.  Again, do the Democrats really want to go there?  These are the same Democrats who steadfastly refused to condemn then-President Bill Clinton for having sex with a 22 year-old intern in the Oval Office, and then brutally bullying her to remain silent about it.  Most of them still refuse to condemn Clinton to this day, in fact.

The Democrats in 1998 couldn’t offer up a single vote in favor of impeaching Clinton when he was brought up on proven charges of obstruction of justice, perjury, lying to federal investigators, and abuse of FBI files.  Not one.  Single.  Vote.  But now they’re going to try to impeach a Republican president for the “crime” of entering into a hush money agreement over two alleged affairs from 10-12 years ago?

Without doubt, Trump’s behavior, if true, is wholly immoral and should be condemned on those grounds.  But as has been pointed out many, many times, Americans did not elect Donald Trump on the illusion he was a choir boy.  Besides, the Democrats voluntarily and unanimously surrendered any moral authority in these matters 20 years ago, and there is just no going back from that.

Despite all the media frenzy flying around today, Donald Trump will serve out this term and most likely end up being a highly successful two-term president.

The blood of Mollie Tibbets is on Congress’s hands. – Fake news media outlets all over America feverishly worked to avoid mentioning yesterday’s revelation that University of Iowa Student Mollie Tibbets was murdered by an illegal alien, because of course they did.  Doesn’t fit the narrative, after all.  One MSNBC Democrat spokesperson who nobody’s ever heard of refused to even mention Ms. Tibbets’ name, referring to her only as “some girl in Iowa…who Fox News is talking about.”

Many on the right, meanwhile, rushed in to blame Ms. Tibbets’ killing on the Democrats and their refusal to cooperate in the building of the border wall, but this is overly simplistic.  The truth is that the the current insane construct of our nation’s immigration laws has been a bipartisan enterprise that has been constructed by a series of congresses and presidents of both parties going all the way back to the 1960s.  Who can ever forget, for example, the “Gang of 8” that led the fight for a horrific comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013?  That despicable exercise, which would have provided overarching amnesty, institutionalized open borders and turned the nation over to the Democrat Party into perpetuity,  included the very worst the U.S. Senate has to offer, including Republicans like Jeff Flake and John McCain, and Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin.

So you can’t just blame the Democrats for this murder and the ongoing crime spree by those living illegally in our country – the GOP establishment wing deserves all sorts of credit for it as well.  This has been a purely bipartisan exercise.

Just another day in Mueller is Seinfeld America.

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The Democrat Party is Self-Destructing

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Well, yes, because she hasn’t uttered an un-scripted word in public in 30 years. – The Pantsuit Princess was over in jolly old England on Friday, making herself a nuisance to the Brits for a change.  At one point, she recited a line someone had written for her comparing herself to …wait for it…Winston Churchill!  Yes, THAT Winston Churchill.  Here’s the line:

“I’m sure they said that about Churchill between the wars, didn’t they?  I mean, I’m not comparing myself (oh, no, perish the thought!), but I’m just saying people said that, but he was right about Hitler, and a lot of people in England were wrong. And Churchill was a pain. He kept popping up all the time.”

See how she did that?  She not only equates herself to the greatest conservative figure in British history, but also gets in the shameful “Trump = Hitler” dig.  Her scriptwriters are obviously working overtime.

Unfortunately for the Fainting Felon, the British press is a little quicker on the uptake than the 2 digit IQ U.S. media, and a reporter for the U.K. Guardian hilariously notes that the Coughing Crook made the Churchill reference “a fraction too quickly for the line to sound spontaneous.”

You don’t say, my good man.

Hey, if you’re doomed to lose an election, might as well make it a complete bloodbath, right? – Hey, remember when every liberal/leftist/progressive/socialist/communist Democrat in America was telling all of us that criticizing a federal law enforcement agency was tantamount to treason?  Yeah, what was that, last week?

Well, this is this week, and now the Democrats are not only criticizing a federal law enforcement agency – ICE – they’re equating the agency to nothing but a bunch of …wait for it…Nazis (don’t they have anything else?) and now pushing bills to eliminate the agency entirely.  Man, did that escalate quickly, or what?

Yes, friends, the same bunch of lying circus clowns who told you that one must never utter a word of criticism against the utterly-corrupted FBI lest you be accused of being a traitor to your nation are now pushing actual legislation to eliminate the federal agency that plays the main role in apprehending MS-13 gang members and guess what else?  Child traffickers.

That’s the agency the Democrats want to eliminate, the one that has been responsible for a 400% increase in apprehension of child traffickers over the 18 months since Donald Trump became President.  Let that sink in.

November is going to be a Red Tsunami.

Don’t believe me?  President Trump understands what a powerful issue this will be for Republican congressional candidates.  As I was compiling this piece early Saturday morning, the POTUS issued the following Tweets on the subject:

Today, to top it all off for the Democrats, their professional radical agitator community is staging anti-ICE, pro-open borders demonstrations in hundreds of cities and towns all across the country.  Of course, the two senators who have come out in favor of eliminating ICE – Kirsten Gillebrand and Kamala Harris – are both running for President in 2020, and they obviously believe the best way to win the nomination is to pander to the Democrat Party’s most radical faction.

No word yet from either on how they plan to move to the middle for the general election after they spend a year sucking up to MS-13 and the nation’s child molester communities, but we can be sure they have a plan that involves copious amounts of lying, because that’s what leftwing politicians always fall back on when all else fails.

My goodness.

Hey, about that Supreme Court vacancy… – But make no mistake, the immigration issue is not the Democrats’ only death-spiral issue for the midterm elections this year – they also appear intent to commit self-immolation over the vacancy on the supreme court that exists due to Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.  For the Democrats, this vacancy is about what all supreme court nominations in the last 45 years have been about:  The fall-on-your-sword defense of the most baseless supreme court decision in American history, 1973’s Roe v. Wade.

This is terrible for the Democrats for one main reason:  it will turn off many of the middle-to-upper-class, suburban mothers with whom their party has made significant in-roads over the last few election cycles.  Yes, they used the same strategy to oppose Neil Gorsuch, but that fight was in mid-2017, long enough ago to have faded from the memories of most of this crucial voter faction.

Now, the Democrats are going to be using all of their harsh “kill babies at all costs at all times” rhetoric bare weeks before Election Day, making speech after speech and TV appearance after TV appearance parroting their pro-abortion talking points.  All to keep in place a decision that has no real foundation in the Constitution, and which has been the single most divisive decision in the Court’s history.

They’re going to do all of that because their radical voter base demands it, but these suburban women are not leftist radicals.  They’re moms with little kids running around the house, kids to whom they gave birth and love with all their hearts.  When they witness the radical, often violent demonstrations coming to our nation’s streets this summer and fall, many of them are going to be turned completely off and decide to either stay at home or vote for the Republican candidate because they can’t stand to support that kind of depravity.

President Trump announced yesterday that he has narrowed his field of candidates for the nomination to five judges – three men and two women – and will make his announcement on July 9.  He’s not going to waste any time here because, as with the ICE issue, he understands what a winner it is for him and his political party.

The Democrats, as usual, appear to be clueless.  And that’s how we like them.

Just another day in the Democrat Party is self-destructing America.

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The Democrats’ New Rules Aren’t Really Helping Them

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

It’s all Donald Trump’s fault!  He caused this!  Oh, wait… – When some nut job killed five people working at an Annapolis, MD newspaper on Thursday, many of the fake journalists who infest Twitter immediately knee-jerked to the conclusion that the tragic event was all the fault of President Donald Trump.  Then it turned out that this guy had had a running feud with the paper since 2011.  None of the fake journalists then backed up and blamed Barack Obama.  Go figure.

But wait, these are the rules you asked for, Congresswoman.  What’s the problem? – Mad Maxine Waters told the fake news media yesterday that she’s decided to cancel fundraising events in Alabama and Texas due to “serious” threats she’s received in the mail this week.  The Braying Buffoon is, of course, fresh off of a Saturday event at which she incited violence against members and supporters of the Trump Administration, and then several subsequent appearances at which she refused to pull her remarks back and simply reinforced them.

So, sadly, these are the new rules she’s said she wanted, and now she’s complaining about having to live under them.  Her fellow Democrats would do her a favor by joining with Republicans to force her out of the congress entirely and send her back to California to live in that multi-million dollar mansion she’s somehow been able to afford on a government salary.  That would get her out of the limelight and most likely put an end to any threats.  But doing that would require personal integrity on the part of those Democrats, so we know that’ll never happen.

Speaking of the new rules, more than 600 women staged a sit-in in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington DC on Thursday in support of the Democrat/Media-fabricated “don’t separate the families!” issue on the border.  The Capitol Police stated that 575 of the women (don’t any of these people have jobs?) were arrested and carted off to local jails, where they will be arraigned and released and probably pay a minor fine.  Because that’s all we do to people who disrupt the nation’s business these days.

This weekend, there are several hundred such protests planned to take place in cities all over the country.  ABC Radio reported this morning that “organizers” expected more than 100,000 people to participate.

Let’s think for a moment about that that word “organizers” that ABC so casually tossed out to its listeners without any effort to identify who they might be.  Who are these “organizers?”  Who do they work for?  Who’s paying them?

ABC and their fellow fake news outlets want us all to just think that these are just a bunch of sweet little ladies and short, skinny guys with mustaches who “organize” such events out of the goodness of their little hearts.  They want you to think that these events are somehow organic, that they just happen due to the pressing demand from people who can’t wait to get out onto the street on hot summer days and carry signs with stupid slogans on them while chanting slogans that are even more stupid.

The truth is that these “organizers” are professional agitators in the same mold as Barack Hussein Obama, who did this stuff for a living before some domestic terrorists and radical preachers decided he should go into politics.  Indeed, the 28 year-old gal who got elected to congress in New York on Tuesday is nothing more than a professional “community organizer.”  These people are both the past and the future of your Democrat Party, folks.

What you’re going to see on Saturday is a bunch of events organized by these Obama clones, in which most of the participants are not local citizens but paid protesters bused into these cities in buses paid for by George Soros and big foundations with names like Park and Heinz and Rockefeller.   There’s nothing organic about them and they really have very little local support.

Saturday, then, is actually the kickoff of the Democrat Party’s campaign for the general election.  These events will probably be fairly tame, but you can expect them to become increasingly shrill and violent as Election Day approaches and it becomes increasingly obvious the Democrats are going to suffer an other loss at the polls.  Because this is all the Democrat Party is anymore.  If you vote for them, you are voting for the destruction of the American Union.

Speaking of people trying to destroy our Union, Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray testified up on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, and boy, was it a spectacle.

Not that anything new really happened:  Wray was his normal dissembling, ineffectual self and Rosenstein was his normal hostile, transparently lying self.  This is who these guys are, and what they do.

Trey Gowdy got in his five minutes of hyperbolic grandstanding, after which he will go and accomplish nothing of substance, because that is who he is and what he does, too.  It’s always inspiring to listen to him chastise these people as only he can do, but then reality inevitably sets in and you realize that that’s really all there is.

Jim Jordan got the best rise out of Rosenstein and that was fun, but at the end of the day, Rosenstein is just going to go on withholding key documents from the various congressional oversight committees, and Wray is just going to continue being a feckless leader who is doing pretty much nothing at all to reform the disgracefully corrupted FBI.

I would talk about the Democrats on the committee, half of whom are illiterate half-wits, but really, that’s all that ought to be said about them.

So, another all-day hearing during which nothing of substance was accomplished.  After the hearing, the full House of Representatives did vote along party lines to approve a resolution that DOJ produce the documents by next Thursday.  But the “resolution” is non-binding and fails to spell out any potential penalties for Rosenstein failing to comply, which will certainly be the case.

The reality here, of course, is that the House is not going to really do anything until and unless Speaker Paul Ryan is replaced by someone who possesses a set of gonads.  Because Ryan is the obvious block to any effective action, and as long as he’s the Speaker, the current stalemate will continue.

Just another day in nothing real happening here, folks, move along America.

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Mexico’s Next President Promises to Make Our Immigration Problems Exponentially Worse

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – JSW Steel announced a $500 million investment in the revitalization of the Acero Junction facility located in Mingo Junction, Ohio.  Faced with the possibility of import tariffs being implemented by the Trump Administration, JSW chose to make this massive investment in America rather than construct an entirely new plant in India.

“The Trump administration was the driver behind giving us in the U.S. the ability to compete for capital,” JSW Steel USA CEO John Hritz said during a First on FOX Business interview with Edward Lawrence on Thursday.  “We are going to revitalize that facility and that entire community.”  Other than the story linked here and a couple of other web-based reports, the fake news media completely ignored what would have been a major and extremely rare story during the Obama Administration.

Leftists hate you and want to take your freedoms away, Part 9,885. – Donny Deutsch, the hair jelled-up metrosexual doofus who for some reason appears on Morning Joe each morning, told the show’s puny audience on Friday that Trump supporters are “like Nazis” and encouraged leftwing agitators like Antifa to target such supporters rather than the President himself.

“What has to happen now is this can no longer be about who Trump is, it has to be about who we are if we’re working towards November,” he said. “We can no longer say Trump’s the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you’re the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you, not Trump, are standing at the border like Nazis saying ‘you here’, ‘you here.'”

So our fake news media has invented this border issue out of whole cloth, taking a standard process of  temporarily separating illegal alien parents from minors that is common practice in Canada and most other free nations and portraying it as the return of concentration camps – as I predicted they would back in December 2016.  They and their Democrat wards have now spent the last week becoming increasingly shrill and at times violent in an effort to turn this situation into an election-impacting issue, in keeping with the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals playbook that they religiously follow in their daily lives.

With a raft of late-week polls showing they are failing in this effort, mental midgets like Deutsch get frustrated and resort to just lashing out at anyone they can think to demonize, which is of course the clearest sign we can have that the bad people are losing the issue.  The Democrat/Media propaganda complex will continue trying to keep the issue alive for awhile longer, but it’s a loser for them because most Americans do not want the completely open, unregulated borders that is always the goal of the American left.  So you can bet they’re already getting ready go to the next page in their playbook and drum up a new fake issue starting next week.

So predictable.  So tiresome.  So utterly un-American.  That’s who these people are.

And hey, they have a new hero who is about to become President in Mexico.  Isn’t that wonderful?

Yes, friends, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or “AMLO” as his supporters like to call him, is going to be elected the next President of Mexico come July 1.  AMLO is a 64 year-old leftist radical who has been bouncing around the Mexican political scene for 40 years, just waiting for the moment to arrive when he can seize power and turn our neighbor to the South into another banana republic in the style of Castro’s Cuba and Maduro’s collapsing Venezuela.  That time has now arrived, as AMLO is so far ahead of his pathetic opponents in recent polls that the vote is a foregone conclusion.

So if you think the problem of illegal immigration is bad now, just wait until this nutjob assumes office come December 1.  By this time next year, unless congress acts (which is like expecting your cat to scrub your toilets) we are going to be in the midst of a REAL humanitarian crisis down in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, not some fake crisis made up by the fake news media.

And yes, you can quote me on that, because this is not speculation, it is an inevitability that AMLO is literally promising to create in his campaign speeches.  You don’t have to believe me, just check out these quotes from a speech this week that were reported by the Daily Caller on Friday:

“And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

He then declared it as “a human right we will defend,” eluniversal.com reports.

For all you Morning Joe viewers, Pantsuit Princess fans and Bernie Sanders sycophants out there, this is what any sane country would treat as an outright declaration of war.  This is a promise to not just do nothing to prevent the illegal migration of Mexican and Central American citizens across the border into the United States – which is what the current and past Mexican regimes have done – this is an open commitment to literally cause and lead an overt, intentional invasion of the Southwestern United States.

AMLO’s long-stated ultimate goal will be to overwhelm the social and political systems in the southwestern U.S. and, once that is accomplished – no doubt with the willing assistance of the Democrat Party and our fake national news media – begin a massive transfer of American wealth into Mexico.  AMLO’s leftist policies will inevitably decimate the Mexican economy and turn the country into a Venezuela-style failed state, and he’s ok with that.  Because that is the best way to encourage millions of Mexico’s citizens to attempt to flood across the border with the United States.

This is not a conspiracy theory;  this is not paranoia.  This is AMLO’s plan, a plan that he has publicly laid out a thousand times during a 40-year political career, a plan that Univision fake news anchor Jorge Ramos was applauding and supporting on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Thursday evening.

Here’s the thing:  It’s not just the Democrats who don’t give a damn about this, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and the rest of the establishment Republicans in congress don’t give a damn about it either.  So get ready, because your government isn’t going to do a damn thing to stop it, other than whatever President Trump is able to do through executive action.

Just another day in this immigration problem is going to get exponentially worse America.

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Melania Trump trolls the media, media too dumb to figure it out.  Film at 11.

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

It’s just like that trash compactor scene from Star Wars, only R2D2 won’t be saving him. – The walls of the justice system closed in a little more on FBI Super Duper Agent and Aspiring Latin Lover Peter Strzok, as Attorney General let slip during an interview that hey, his security clearance has been revoked.  Note for the faint of heart:  This film does not have a happy ending for the former Texting Titan of the FBI.

Gosh, why would that be?  So, so hard to understand.  Oh, wait…  – A new poll from YouGov.org finds that public favorable view of the Federal Bureau of (fake) Investigation has dropped by 11 percentage points since February, as the details of the agency’s massive wrongdoings throughout 2016 and 2017 have made their way to light despite the best efforts of our fake national news media to keep them hidden.  The most disgusting part of the poll is that the FBfI’s most favorable ratings come from Democrats, who spent the 100 years prior to the inauguration of Donald Trump bashing the agency.  But hey, now they know it was nothing more than a tool of the Democrat Party trying to fix the election for the Pantsuit Princess, they love it.  It would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad for the country.

Speaking of polls, this whole fake border crisis isn’t working out too well for the fake news media and their Democrat wards.   A new poll from Rasmussen finds that fully 54 percent of likely voters blame the parents of these children for their situation (imagine that) and only 35 percent blame the government.  No doubt heads were exploding all over the headquarters of the DNC, CNN, the NYTimes and the WaPo after that poll came out.  This is not how this was supposed to go for them.  Not at all – not even close.

Democrats in Action! – Democrats on Tuesday:  “End family separation! End family separation!”

[Trump ends family separation]

Democrats on Thursday: “End family reunification! End family reunification!”

*sigh*

Melania Trump trolls the media, media too dumb to figure it out.  Film at 11. – The First Lady traveled to McAllen on Thursday to visit one of the facilities that is at the center of the latest episode of fake liberal outrage.  As she boarded Air Force One, all the fake reporters gasped in unison as they noted she was sporting a $39 jacket, on the back of which was the slogan “I don’t really care, do U?”

As if it were all a coordinated effort (note: it is), the entirety of the nation’s fake news media went immediately into deflection mode, ignoring the First Lady’s long, detailed visit with the children in the McAllen facility and her discussions with those who care for them, focusing instead on her fashion choice.  What does it mean?  Is she making a statement towards these poor, poor children?  Maybe she’s mad a her evil husband – that must be it!

All the social justice warriors on Twitter also went into an immediate rage, because, well, of course they did.  When one asked me “can you imagine what would be happening if Michelle Obama wore that jacket?” I responded “no, because I can’t imagine Michelle Obama ever putting on a $39 jacket.”

Several hours after the First Lady returned to Washington, we of course found out it was all an effort to tweak the fake news media’s collective nose, as the President issued the following tweet:

Hilarious.  Obviously, the White House strategy on this fake border issue is not just to let the Democrats and their fake media guardians wail away and reveal they don’t really give a damn about any kids, but to help them along by trolling them as the First Lady did yesterday.  While some might characterize that as callous, it is in fact entirely appropriate to the situation.

Think about it:  The outrage is false.  Pretty much every allegation leveled at the Trump Administration has been shown to be false.  Most of the images and video shown by the fake news media has been revealed to be from the Obama years, during which the media/Democrats never uttered a peep.  Even the little girl on the cover of Time Magazine has been shown to be a fake – she was never at any time separated from her mother.

The obvious next tactic the media/Democrats will be deploying today will be allegations that the children are somehow being “abused” by those caring for them.  By Monday, those allegations will also be proved to have been false, because this is what our fake news media does.

Given all of that, why should the Administration do anything other than taunt their opposition, and troll them into revealing their true nature and goals?  When literally everything about the opposition is fake, the opposition does not deserve a serious response.

And hey, as I write this piece this morning, President Trump has issued the following tweets:

Ok, I can stop now.

Just another day in now even Melania’s trolling the fake news media America.

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You Want a New FBI Director? How About Michael Horowitz?

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Yes, because remember how much she did for Haiti.  Wait, what?  – In keeping with her life-long belief that there’s a sucker born every minute, the Pantsuit Princess has decided to use the media-generated fake border crisis as a fundraiser.  Yes, even though she isn’t technically running for anything right now, the Grasping Grifter, even at her advanced age, just cannot let a good fake crisis go to waste.

So she sent out a fundraising email yesterday to all of her millions of dimwit supporters, urging them to send her money to her new political organization, Onward Together, so these morons can think they are “doing something” by purchasing the Fainting Felon a new Lamborghini or whatever she plans to do with this latest batch of ill-gotten gain.  Because, hey, there really is a sucker born every minute, and they all voted for the Coughing Crook in 2016.

Here’s what the fake border crisis is really all about. – It’s not about soulless leftist ghouls who support Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts suddenly caring about children, it’s not about the Trump Administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy, it’s not about wanting to keep families together or any of the nonsense First Lady Laura Bush included in her disgraceful op/ed in the WaPo yesterday (Japanese internment camps?  Really, Laura?  Who talked you into putting your name to that line of abject BS?).  Those are just the well-coordinated talking points on the matter agreed to by the Democrat Party and their propaganda agents in the national news media.

This is about what immigration fights are always about:  The Democrats want to turn our nation into just another third world country filled with people dependent on the government, and they believe the best way to do that is to flood the southern border with immigrants from third world countries.  This current effort is an attempt to destroy the rules that govern legitimate requests for asylum.  Those rules currently apply only to very specific life-threatening situations:  Democrats want to expand those rules so that they essentially will allow anyone in for any reason, including – you guessed it – poverty.

Think about it:  almost all of the people currently being held in these migrant centers are from central America.  They traveled well over 1,000 miles in an arduous journey through Mexico where, if they really needed asylum from a life-threatening situation, they could have sought asylum.

Did any of them do that?  No.  Why?  Because they don’t want asylum in Mexico, they want to live in America, where the government doles out benefits like no one actually has to ulimately pay for them.  Before they left their home countries, most of these “refugees” have in fact been trained by American social justice warriors on exactly what fake story to tell when they reach the U.S. in order to gain entry, an effort that began about half a decade ago during – you guessed it – the Obama Administration.

President Trump says that isn’t going to happen, “Not on my watch,” and more than 500 days into his presidency he has given us no reason not to believe he means it.  But there are a whole bunch of weak-kneed establishment Republicans up on Capitol Hill who will sell you all out in a heartbeat for any legislation that “solves” this issue.  So, you’d best all get on the phone and warn your congressman or woman to think twice.  Trust me, some of them really need the warning.

 

Meanwhile, up on Capitol Hill, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and feckless FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the IG’s report issued last Thursday, which covered the FBI’s fake 2016 investigation into the Pantsuit Princess’s email scandal.

As I predicted in yesterday’s Campaign Update, Wray was his typical dissembling self, reciting careful talking points written for him by other people to recite, deflecting, refusing to answer on false grounds and just generally looking like the small and ineffective man he obviously is.  His smallness and ineffectiveness were only amplified by having to sit next to Horowitz, who, even with one hand obviously tied behind his back by Rod Rosenstein, was as forthcoming as he could be and did his best to provide the Committee with as much information as he possibly could.

The session began with Chairman Chuck Grassley tossing out the first bombshell, detailing the fact that he had also invited former FBI Director and current teenage drama queen James Comey to testify, and that Comey’s lawyer had sent back a decline letter in which he stated Comey, if forced to testify, would exercise his 5th amendment right against self-incrimination.  This huge news was of course studiously ignored by the fake national news media.

Horowitz stuck with the obviously dictated talking point that he didn’t find “documentary evidence” that the blatant political bias exposed on the part of FBI Super Duper Agent Peter Strzok, ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Comey himself influenced the conduct of the fake investigation, but no one was buying it.  And, despite that absurd protestation, Horowitz did manage to sprinkle in details of all manner of obvious bias throughout his answers to the pointed questions coming from some of the committee members, including Lindsey Graham, John Kennedy and Ted Cruz, in addition to Grassley himself.

In addition to those details, Horowitz also laid out two big pieces of new information that were not included in his report:

  • He informed the committee that the Teenage Drama Queen himself is actually the subject of a current, ongoing investigation into his mishandling of classified documents; and
  • He confirmed the existence of a federal grand jury looking into all of this, which is most likely associated with U.S. Attorney John Huber’s ongoing investigation into all of the FBI/DOJ’s 2016 efforts to fix the election.

Many, including me, have long suspected that Huber must have at least one and possibly multiple grand juries convened for months now, but before yesterday, no one at DOJ had confirmed that likelihood.

Horowitz will testify again today, this time before the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Bob Goodlatte.  The membership of that committee includes bulldogs like Jim Jordan, Trey Gowdy, Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis, so expect some real fireworks from today’s session.

Interestingly, our useless FBI Director will not be accompanying Horowitz in today’s testimony.  Which only further raises the question:  Why is this guy in that job?  What good is he to anyone?  He’s nothing but a career bureaucrat, obviously in way over his head, and he has no intention of reforming anything.

Some have speculated that Wray is just a placeholder who will be replaced by a more effective, reform-minded leader when all the dust has settled from these investigations.  Trey Gowdy’s name has often come up as a possible replacement, given his background as a prosecutor before he ran for congress.  Gowdy in fact almost appears to be angling for that eventuality, given his always equivocal public statements regarding the FBI and its “stellar” “rank and file.”

I have a better idea:  How about making Horowitz Director of the FBI when all of the investigations are done?  You want a reformer, how about the guy who knows where all the agency’s bad actors and bodies are buried better than anyone else?  You want someone who knows how to manage?  This guy has been managing a gigantic staff conducting dozens of simultaneous investigations for a decade now.  You want someone who isn’t shy about bucking the system and isn’t squeamish about fighting higher-ups?  Horowitz has been doing that his entire career.

It’ll probably never happen, but after yesterday, it sure seems like a heck of a good idea.  Just throwing it out there.

Just another day in the drama never ends America.

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Despite all the Media Hysterics over Porn Stars and Mueller, Trump Just Keeps on Winning

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – California Governor Jerry Brown announced late Wednesday that he will send 400 state National Guard troops to the border at the request of President Donald Trump.  Brown, always under pressure to pander to his state’s open borders crowd, claimed the troops would not be used for “enforcing federal immigration laws.”  Rather, he said their task would be to supplement state and federal efforts to “combat transnational crime.”

Note to Governor Brown:  Same thing.

Thank you for your service.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Speaker Paul Ryan, under whose leadership federal spending has mushroomed at an unchecked, record pace, announced he would not seek re-election to his congressional seat this November.  Immediately upon his announcement, all the inside-the-Beltway pundits warned us in unison that we are sure going to miss Paul Ryan after he’s gone.

These, of course, are the very same inside-the-Beltway pundits who warned us in unison that we would sure miss John Boehner after he was gone.  All of you who have missed John Boehner for even a millisecond, stand up so you can be recognized.  Go ahead, stand.  No, seriously, get up off your sofa and…

Ok, that’s my point.  The Speaker is dead, long live the new Speaker.  I assure you, life will go on.

To his credit, the Speaker said that his decision was predicated on his desire to spend more time with his wife and young children, and he strongly implied that his days of seeking public office are over.  Let’s hope that’s true – he has a beautiful family.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part III – Under repeated questioning from Republican house members during his second day of testimony, Facebook android CEO Mark Zuckerberg blinked and claimed that, in the act of banning the completely un-threatening Diamond & Silk as somehow being a “threat to the Facebook community,” his evil minions had “made an enforcement error.”

He also claimed – falsely – that his evil minions had in fact already been in touch with the pro-Trump African American women to correct their error.  This was news to the pair, who are still telling Fox News this morning that they have not heard a peep out of anyone at Facebook.

“We have not been in communication with Facebook,” Hardaway said. “We have not been contacted. We haven’t spoken to anyone over the phone. So that was a lie.”

If this surprises you, you need to pay closer attention.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part IV –  Amid all the hysteria over the abusive Mueller investigation and false Zuckerberg testimony, the fake news media barely noticed the new executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday.

Trust me, this is important.  This order reverses an Obama order that basically ended work requirements for welfare, and, more destructively to our society, allowed states to offer welfare and other social benefits to illegal aliens.

The Trump order requires states to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1611(a), which denies such benefits to non-qualifying illegal aliens, which will end up being almost all of them.  Here is the relevant passage:

“(b)  Within 90 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries shall each submit a report to the President, through the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, that:

(i)    states how their respective agencies are complying with 8 U.S.C. 1611(a), which provides that an alien who is not a “qualified alien” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1641 is, subject to certain statutorily defined exceptions, not eligible for any Federal public benefit as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1611(c);”

Once the illegals who entered the U.S. simply to get on the government dole start realizing that dole is going to stop, the self-deportations will begin.

And the fake news media, so focused as it is on porn stars and its dead Russia Collusion fantasy play, barely blinked.  Amazing.

So, why is the President just now taking this action, 15 months into office?  Mr. Trump was holding out hope for a long time that he could get the Democrats – and Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – to work with him in good faith to reach an agreement on some form of comprehensive immigration reform. He has now realized that none of those congressional actors have ever had any intention of doing that, so is now taking every executive action he can take to improve the situation on his own.

He obviously reached that conclusion after congress presented him with the atrocity of an Omnibus budget bill in March, and has been taking various actions to protect the border since that time.  Tuesday’s executive memorandum was just the latest such action, and most likely won’t be the last.

Just another day in Trump just keeps on #Winning America.

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It Was Border Security Action Week at the White House

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I had no idea this was a thing. – As I sit here writing this piece, Fox & Friends is carrying a report of a pregnant mother who got mad at her little kid when he popped her “gender reveal” balloon.  Yes, friends, there is apparently such a thing as “gender reveal” balloons.  The balloon in the video is a huge black thing that, when the little kid popped it, was revealed to be filled with pink confetti.

If I understand this “report” correctly, the young mother was on her way to an actual, real “gender reveal” party – which is also apparently a thing now – where the idea would be to pop the damn balloon and fill someone else’s home with that gross pink confetti as her means of letting everyone know she would be giving birth to a girl.  What, you couldn’t just send everyone an email?

My goodness.

Well, that escalated quickly. – In Thursday’s Campaign Update, I advised you all that the ordering of National Guard troops to help patrol the southern border would not be the only executive action President Trump would take to beef up border security.  One additional action I told you to expect him to take was to rescind the order by George W. Bush that implemented the so-called “catch and release” policy, which forces immigration officials to release illegal immigrants into the general population while they await a formal hearing, a hearing for which almost none of them actually show up.

It took the President exactly one day to fulfill that prediction, as he signed a memo last night ordering an end to this idiotic policy, and instructing Defense Secretary James Mattis to ” produce a list of military facilities that could be used to detain illegal immigrants.”  You can be sure the fake news media and Democrat Party already met overnight to crank out their “concentration camp” narrative to describe this new detention policy.  Because that’s what our fake news media does.

Friday was a very busy day with other efforts to beef up border security, as the Trump Administration acts to fill the gaping national security void left by a recalcitrant congress.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed U.S. attorneys in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to prosecute all cases – not just the relative handful currently taken on – of illegal border crossers “to the extent practicable.”

This direction by the AG leaves much discretion up to the various U.S. attorneys, so we can anticipate the few remaining Obama holdovers in those states to ignore it, but it will no doubt result in increased enforcement of immigration laws, which will in turn certainly have a dampening effect on the number of attempted border crossings. When your country is literally being invaded, any action to increase security is a welcome one.

Naturally, though, the social justice warrior community was predictably outraged by the AG’s directive.   Cecillia Wang, a deputy legal director at the anti-American ACLU, was quoted as saying “This will be assembly-line justice, where large numbers of defendants are forced through the system without adequate time to consult counsel.”

Yeah, you know what?  I got no problem with that.  No problem at all.  Again, our country is being invaded by drug dealers, terrorists, and child- and sex-traffickers, and it is long past time the situation be taken seriously.  These are not U.S. citizens we are dealing with here.  These are invaders who knowingly and intentionally break our laws, and “assembly-line justice” is all the justice they’re entitled to.  More than they’re entitled to, actually.

In addition to that action by the Justice Department, the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense announced late Friday evening that the first 500 national guard troops, along with supporting equipment, vehicles and helicopters, are already on their way to their new border assignments.  To supplement the federal action, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced they’d be sending a combined 400 national guard troops to the border by their own orders.

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has not yet let it be known whether or not she will become part of the seditious “resistance” and work against the President’s plans to beef up border security, but California Governor Jerry Brown very predictably said he will not cooperate with any national guard deployments from his state.

Governor Brown’s gesture of opposition is ultimately a futile one, given that the POTUS has absolute authority to simply nationalize National Guard troops in any state and deploy them on his order.  But engaging in futile and seditious gestures is what California’s state government is all about these days, so no one was surprised by Brown’s latest unpatriotic announcement.  One can only hope Gov. Martinez will not lower her own state to the California standard.

Regardless, the Trump Administration’s actions to beef up border security without any help from congress this week have been swift and decisive.  And as the Campaign Update has predicted and chronicled throughout the week, they all started with a couple of presidential tweets last Saturday morning.

If you get your news from the mainstream fake news media, all of these actions came as a surprise to you, just as they came as a surprise to all the fake journalists.  Some things never change.

Just another day in fake news media America.

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Congress Won’t Defend America’s Borders, So President Trump Will Do it for Them

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – President Donald Trump’s job approval rating in the Rasmussen Survey – the most accurate poll throughout the 2016 campaign season – rose again on Wednesday, to 51%.  On the same date in his first term in office, Barack Obama’s approval rating stood at 46%.  The new poll result caused enraged fake reporters and social justice warriors’ heads to explode across the country.

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – The Trump economy continued to roar, with the ADP/Moody’s private sector survey of payrolls showing that 241,000 jobs were added in February, well above the expectation of 205,000.  The rapid creation of private sector jobs, along with the tax cuts taking effect in people’s paychecks, most likely has a lot to do with the President’s strong job approval.  Go figure.

Formerly amusing late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel used part of his monologue Wednesday night to mock First Lady Melania Trump’s accent, as he played a tape of her reading a book to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll.  No one could confirm whether or not the First Lady responded by calling him a simpleton in each and every one of the five languages that she speaks fluently, but she should have.

As the caravan of Honduran “refugees” began to dissolve south of Mexico City on Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order sending national guard troops to patrol the Southern border, saying the action is necessary since congress refuses to act to change the country’s idiotic open borders immigration rules.

Following the signing, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters that her department would be working with state officials in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California to activate and deploy the guard personnel and equipment that will be assigned to the border.  That was all expected.

What came next, though, was somewhat surprising to the fake journalists at the presser.  In response to a question about the President’s recent comments that he might use the military budget to fund the building of his long-promised border wall, Sec. Nielsen said:

“What [Trump] meant is there are some lands that the Defense Department owns right on the border where we see illicit activity,” Nielsen said during a White House press briefing. “We’re looking into options for the military to build wall or military installations on the border.”

And so it begins.  Isn’t it ironic that Pueblas sin Fronteras, the radical open borders group that organized the caravan of Hondurans, has in fact provided Mr. Trump the justifying event for deploying the National Guard to the border – thus providing the enhanced border security congress refuses to fund – and which in turn is going to provide the pretext for using part of the beefed-up military budget for constructing at least part of a border wall?  Because that’s exactly what has taken place here since the President first began tweeting about the caravan on Saturday.

If you still buy into the fake news media/Democrat narrative that the President just belches random stuff out onto his Twitter feed while eating ice cream in bed with no plan in mind, well, there’s really not much anyone can do for you, is there?

By the way, if you’re thinking this is all Mr. Trump is going to do related to taking executive action to enhance border security, you might want to hold that thought.  One of the aspects of illegal immigration policy that the President has complained about in recent days is the so-called “catch and release” policy.

Under this policy – which we can lay at the feet of George W. Bush and Karl Rove, who began it – illegal immigrants who are caught coming across the southern border are briefly held while their personal information is recorded by border officials, and then just released on their own recognizance while awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge.  Obviously, the vast majority of these folks simply vanish into the interior of the country and never show up for said hearing.

This policy is not a part of immigration law.  It was created via an executive order by former President Bush, and happily continued throughout the Obama years.  While Mr. Trump has repeatedly criticized the policy, he has not taken action to rescind the Bush order, or to formally issue guidance to border officials to halt its enforcement.

It isn’t being reported anywhere in the fake news media right now, but there are two main reasons why Mr. Trump has kept this policy in place:

  • Absent the creation of more immigration judges, the illegals currently being released into the general population will have to be held, probably for months, in detention centers, and congress has failed to provide additional funding for the creation of more such judges; and
  • While the Obama Administration did for a time hold hundreds of illegal immigrants in such detention centers along the border – centers that still exist – the media studiously ignored reporting on them.  In a Trump Administration, we can bet the fake news media would focus on such centers every day in an effort to portray them as modern-day concentration camps.

To this point, the President has no doubt been convinced by his advisors not to take any action on “catch and release” for these reasons.  But it is obvious that Mr. Trump is now fed up with the current status quo, and is going to act on his own to enhance the nation’s border security in pretty much any way he can.

You should expect Mr. Trump to formally rescind the Bush order in the coming days, and then prepare yourselves for all the “concentration camp” stories that will become ubiquitous on CNN and the broadcast networks in the following weeks and months.  Because that is what the fake news media does.

Just another day in no more open borders America.

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President Trump Tweets, Mexico Blinks, Media Narrative Stinks

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

After spending the last several days reporting that a large caravan of Honduran immigrants was traversing the length of Mexico in a quest to enter the U.S. illegally, the mainstream fake news media is now shifting gears to create a legend that the gang of illegal immigrants was never really headed for America at all.

Color me shocked.

This emergency change in fake news narrative comes after the Mexican government – obviously responding to warnings issued since Saturday by President Donald Trump – halted the procession of illegals in the state of Oaxaca, south of Mexico City, and began processing them through its own immigration laws.  Mexican officials denied that their action had anything to do with Trump’s threats to modify U.S. participation in NAFTA should the caravan continue to the U.S. border, but those denials ring hollow given that the procession had traversed the southern half of Mexico unimpeded until Monday’s sudden decision to bring it to a stop.

So, given that the overarching media/Democrat narrative demands that President Trump must never be credited with any positive outcome for America, all the fake reporters and editors have unified around the new tall tale.  The caravan’s organizers, however, keep letting the cat out of the bag.

Consistent with the new narrative, ABC’s Tuesday report on the matter hilariously stated that “Bogged down by logistical problems, large numbers of children and fears about people getting sick, the caravan was always meant to draw attention to the plight of migrants and was never equipped to march all the way to the U.S. border.”

This new fake media narrative flies in the face of earlier media reports of the procession, such as Buzzfeed’s coverage from March 31, which said in part, “Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.”

Obviously, before the President started tweeting about this caravan, there was no question about its ultimate intentions.  Which is not surprising, given that it is in fact an event that has been organized annually by Pueblos Sin Fronteras in recent years, always with the goal of reaching the U.S., a goal that was actively encouraged by the Obama Administration.  (Many readers will in fact remember media reports during the 2014-16 time frame of U.S. government officials actually helping to train the aspiring illegal immigrants on how to communicate with reporters and U.S. immigration officials once they reached the U.S. border.)

And don’t kid yourselves into thinking that this action by the Mexican government means the current caravan has actually come to an end.  As Buzzfeed’s Adolfo Flores is reporting today, many of the participants plan to continue on:

“At the end of the day these people have the right to ask for asylum,” said Gina Garibo, one of the organizers for Pueblos Sin Fronteras, the volunteer group that organized the caravan.

She denied the caravan was over. “We have to follow through with our promise” to help people gain asylum in the United States or Mexico, she said. Migrants would continue moving but in smaller groups than the caravan.

President Trump obviously recognizes this reality and promised at a Tuesday press availability to use the U.S. military to police the border:  “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

I pointed out in yesterday’s Daily Campaign Update that Mr. Trump was, with his Twitter activity on this issue, laying the groundwork for some form of executive action on border security.  Today, we see the manifestation of the first step towards that goal.  No one should assume it will be the last, just as no one should assume the current caravan has actually come to an end.

It’s a safe bet the fake news media will be forced to shift its narrative again before this is all over.

 

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President Trump is Laying the Groundwork for Executive Action on the Border Situation

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

There is just no good reason why any average citizen needs to own g…er…knives? – The murder rate in London surpassed that of New York City for the first time ever in February, as Islamic-driven knife killings continue to grow in the gun-banning metropolis.  As of this writing, no one at CNN had asked David Hogg for his views on London’s pressing need to ban knives.  But it seems to be just a matter of time.

Speaking of the ever-more annoying Mr. Hogg, he’s gonna have some ‘splainin’ to do with his CNN masters next time he goes in for an interview.  That’s because on Sunday he made the mistake of posing for a photo with Javier Manjarres, a Republican congressional candidate who is challenging Democrat incumbent Ted Deutch.

As if the sin of paling around with a – gasp! – Republican wasn’t damning enough in the eyes of everyone at the fakest of all fake news outlets, Hogg’s error was made even more unforgivable by the fact that Manjarres was wearing a t-shirt that depicts President Donald Trump urinating on the CNN logo (see below).  Oh, my, CNN might have to go find itself another gun-banning teenager to exploit.

Headlines we never saw during the Obama years… – The Wall Street Journal reports that the big economic issue facing Iowa and much of the rest of the American midwest is that there are too many jobs and not enough workers to fill them.

According to the Journal:

“It is a problem playing out in many parts of the Midwest, a region with lower unemployment and higher job-opening rates than the rest of the country. Employers, especially in more rural areas, are finding that there are just too few workers. That upends a long-running view in Washington, D.C., and many state capitals, where policy makers often say the unemployed simply lack the skills to get hired.”

Should the pace of economic growth and job creation experienced in the 14 months of the Trump Administration continue for another 14 months, this midwest-based “problem” will inevitably spread to other parts of the country.  This is an almost inevitable outcome as the overall economy approaches full employment.

Of course, there will be exceptions to the rule, isolated pockets of the country where chronic unemployment levels will persist and people will remain addicted to the public dole.  Those pockets of economic under-performance are easy to predict:  They go by names like Chicago, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia and other big cities that have been governed by Democrats for decades.  It’s the way Democrat politicians like it to be.

DACA is dead, and NAFTA could be next, if Mexican officials don’t act to halt the caravan of more than 1200 Central American nationals that has been making its way through their country unimpeded over the last few days.  At least, that’s what President Trump said on his Twitter feed yesterday and early this morning, and as we have seen so many times in the past, the President doesn’t just toss stuff like this out there for no good reason.

The tweet storm began on Sunday morning, with these two Presidential messages:

“Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!”

and..

“Mexico is doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S. They laugh at our dumb immigration laws. They must stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!”

Mr. Trump expanded on this theme with three more tweets this morning, concluding with:

“DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon… No longer works. Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation. Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!”

So, after 7 months of publicly holding out hope that the cynical Democrats might want to make a deal in which DACA gets extended in exchange for wall funding and other immigration reforms, the President has finally figured out that the Dems never had any intention of making any such deal, preferring instead to keep the DACA kids in limbo so they can exploit the issue in the November midterm elections.  Ok, he knew that all along, but it’s good to see him abandoning all pretense, and calling things as they really are.

The problem the President has here is that there is literally no reason at all to expect the Senate Republicans to “go nuclear” or even lift a finger at all in an effort to change the immigration laws.  At least half of the GOP caucus in the senate favors chain migration and the insane “diversity lottery” system in their eagerness to attract campaign money from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Sadly, it is up to the President alone to stop the ongoing invasion coming across our southern border.  If the President wants to build his long-promised wall, he’ll have to find a way to get it done using his emergency powers and the defense budget, as we discussed last week.  Expecting Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to do anything about it is just a waste of time and energy.

Given the President’s past use of his Twitter feed as a prelude to taking action, we should expect him to take some form of emergency executive action to address the border situation in the coming days.

Just another day in the southern invasion continues and congress doesn’t care America.

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The Sessions v. California Lawsuit is a Good Start. Perp Walks of CA Officials Would be Even Better

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – The Trump economy just continues to add jobs at a phenomenal pace.  The ADP/Moody’s Analytics report for February indicates the economy created 235,000 new non-government jobs, well above expectations of 195,000.   The same report raised the initially-reported January number from 234,000 to 244,000.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday that the Justice Department is filing a lawsuit against California, challenging the state’s “sanctuary state” laws that have its officials openly violating national immigration laws.  The challenge is filed under the “Supremacy Clause” of the U.S. Constitution, which holds that, when state laws are in direct conflict with federal laws, the federal law prevails.  This would seem like a pretty open and shut case, but we can assume that the outlaw 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, through which this case would have to go prior to moving to the Supreme Court, will find some absurd means of ruling in the Golden State’s favor.  Because being overturned by the Supreme Court is the 9th Circuit’s favorite pastime.

California Governor Jerry Brown, who has spent the last 7 years turning his state into a third world country modeled on Venezuela, denounced Sessions’ move, in the process revealing his state’s strategy in fighting the case.  Brown stated at one point that the case would “last longer than the Trump Administration,” which, if his lawyers engage in delaying tactics, could certainly be the case should Trump not win re-election in 2020.  In the meantime, absent further enforcement actions by the federal government, California just gets to keep engaging in its sedition actions on behalf of the MS-13 gang and other illegal immigrant criminals.

One possible further enforcement action for Sessions to take would be to start charging California officials, like Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, with criminal violations.  Ms. Schaaf, who called Sessions a “racist” after he had announced his lawsuit, was directly responsible for the escape of hundreds of known criminals last week during an ICE roundup of criminal aliens in her area, when she tweeted out a warning about the operation 24 hours in advance.  This is clearly obstruction of justice, and if Sessions really wants to change behavior by California’s outlaw office holders, conducting a few televised perp walks of people like Ms. Schaaf being hauled off to jail in handcuffs would be a great way to start.

Narrative failed?  Double down on the narrative. – In the wake of their narrative of a Texas “blue wave” having failed miserably in Tuesday’s Texas primary elections, the fake news media and Democrat-leaning elections analysts like Charlie Cook did what Democrats do:  they doubled down on the narrative.

Cook, who cited “a lot of evidence” that a blue Texas wave was forming, despite the fact that GOP turnout for the primaries was 50% higher than the Democrat turnout, said  “It’s the Democratic tidal wave versus the Republican seawall.  At this point, my bet is that in House, the wave is bigger and stronger than the wall, but in the Senate, my money is on the wall not the wave.”  Yeah, ok.  Cook also predicted that Hillary Clinton was going to easily be elected to the presidency in 2016, so there’s that.

The Democrats, meanwhile, continued to cling to their hopes of a blue wave by repeatedly pointing out that their total turnout was just over 1,000,000, the first time that had happened since the 2002 primaries.  None of them went onto mention the inconvenient fact that, in the 2002 general elections, their party lost every statewide election in Texas, with Republican Rick Perry prevailing over his extremely well-funded opponent, Tony Sanchez, by a 58-40 margin.

As for Cook’s claim that the Democrat “could” hope to move three of the state’s 36 congressional seats from Republican to Democrat, even that is highly suspect.  Of the three vulnerable Republicans Cook cites – John Culberson, Pete Sessions and Will Hurd – only Hurd would seem to be in real jeopardy.  That is not at all surprising, given that Hurd represents a district that runs from San Antonio all the way to El Paso, one which most observers think is a slightly Democrat-majority district.

Hurd in fact defeated a Democrat incumbent to win the seat in 2014, and barely defeated that same Democrat to win re-election in 2016.  Were that district to flip back to the Democrats in this election, that would not be a “blue wave”, that would simply be the normal course of business.

But hey, stories discussing the normal course of business don’t generate Internet clicks or TV audiences or newspaper sales the way a narrative about a “blue wave” coming to Texas does.  Right?  Right.

Just another day in the Texas Blue Wave is clickbait America.

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More Dead Americans Thanks To Idiotic Liberal Policies

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Liberals and fake journalists all breathed a sigh of relief yesterday afternoon, when they found out our latest terrorist wasn’t another guy named Mohammed from another Middle Eastern Arab nation.  They all thought it was going to be like an episode from “24” or some other show on network television, where the swarthy-looking terrorist is some guy with an odd name, but who hails from England or Romania or somewhere.  That relief lasted for about five minutes, as they slowly realized that Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was in fact a radicalized ISIS disciple from one of those -stan countries.  Dang it!
  • So, another radical Muslim commits an act of terror in New York City, ramming a truck rented at a Home Depot in Pasaic, New Jersey into a bunch of innocent people on a bike/pedestrian path.  He screamed “Allahu Akbar” while running around the streets waving a bb pistol and a pellet pistol, and the nitwits at CNN are still confused as to what that might mean.  No surprise there.
  • Given their tradition of blaming such incidents on inanimate objects, liberals and fake journalists all over the country are this morning preparing talking points about the need to ban Home Depots.  Some of you think I’m joking.  Others of you know it’s entirely possible, maybe likely.  Certainly, they’ll want to pass new laws that prevent Home Depots from renting trucks, because, well, trucks.
  • What they won’t want to do is say anything, not one word, about the fact that this Guy With The Very Long Name from one of those -stan countries was in our country under something called the “Diversity Immigrant Program”, a program that is designed to “increase the number of immigrants from countries with low rates of U.S. immigration.”  It will come as a surprise to no one at all – not even liberals, who are always surprised about pretty much every negative impact to our society that their actions inevitably cause – that Mr. Very Long Name was issued that “Diversity Visa” in 2010, by the Barack Obama Administration.
  • Good lord.  This is the most diverse country on the face of the earth.  Do we really need a quota system in our immigration program at this point, a quota system that willy-nilly issues visas simply based on country of origin, with no thought at all on whether or not letting this person in is any kind of real benefit to our society?
  • But this is how liberals think:  “Awwww, poor Guy With The Very Long Name That I Can’t Pronounce is from one of those -stan countries – I don’t really even know which one – so we have to let him in!  It’s racist or something if we don’t, and we have, um, like, compassion or something!”  Really, that is the extent of their thought process in such matters.
  • So Mr. Very Long Name is in our country because liberals are idiots, and eight innocent actual American citizens are dead.  The liberal response to that inconvenient fact is to add a touchy-feely hashtag to their social media posts and temporarily adopt a touchy-feely avatar to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.  By engaging in that tribal behavior, they mindlessly virtue signal their solidarity with the victims, with not a single thought at all given to the fact that those victims are victims directly as a result of tribal, virtue-signaling, liberal thought and policies.
  • So today’s liberal/fake news media joint talking points will be all about banning trucks, banning Home Depot truck rentals, banning Home Depot entirely, banning bb-guns and pellet-guns and passing new laws that force every American who is not a radicalized Muslim terrorist to use whatever pronouns the Muslim terrorists prefer on any given day or face jail time for our insensitivity because it’s the insensitivity of all you old white men that’s the REAL PROBLEM HERE, DAMMIT!  (Hang on while I catch my breath.)
  • But those talking points won’t say one word about the liberal tribal behavior, their pathological need for virtue signaling, and idiotic liberal policies that result, policies which were the direct cause of the death of 8 innocent Americans on the streets of New York City.  Because that would be taking responsibility for their own idiotic actions, which is something liberals are fundamentally, constitutionally, unalterably incapable of doing.  Ever.  Because they’re sensitive and compassionate or something, and you aren’t.

Just another day in dead Americans caused by liberal policies America.

That is all.

 

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