Look, I’ll be the first to tell you that I didn’t want any sort of amnesty for even a single illegal immigrant. But sadly, there are Republicans in Congress who refuse to help pass much of anything to do with Making America Great Again. I’ll give them credit for passing the tax cuts, but tax cuts are things Republicans tend to vote for anyway.
But the sad reality is that there are RINOs in Congress such as Lindsey Grahamnesty. So in order to fulfill some campaign promises such as building the Wall, ending the visa lottery program and ending the chain migration program, deals have to be made. And sometimes, that means giving up some things in order to get what you want.
Even though Trump’s amnesty plan will help 1.8 million illegals to a path to citizenship (which will undoubtedly go towards voting for Democrats), his plan will also help the country far more than you may think.
First, I want to clear some things up. This is not amnesty in the way Democrats would want it. Democrats would hope for immediate legalization of illegals and an immediate and quick path to citizenship. This plan doesn’t do that at all.
According to Breitbart: “The path to citizenship would require a 10-12 year period where recipients would be required to demonstrate good behavior, work and education requirements, and good moral character.”
In other words, the illegals helped in this amnesty plan won’t get to help the Democrat Party any time soon. Not to mention that this plan means that any illegal that doesn’t meet the requirements will then not be eligible to become a citizen thereafter. So no evil jerks like Kate Steinle’s killer or that monster who killed two cops and wishes he could’ve killed more would be able to become citizens under this plan.
Not to mention that this plan also helps keep the promise made to Chuck Schumer after he agreed to reopen the government. Schumer was promised that a vote on immigration must occur on the Senate floor by February 8th. This is likely the plan that will be put to vote by then. (Everyone and their grandmother expects the Democrats to reject this bill and there’s always a chance that some Republicans will vote against it).
But if the biggest purpose of having this plan is so that the Democrats won’t shut down the government again in February, then this plan helps.
This plan, according to Breitbart, also includes: “A $25 billion lump sum ‘trust fund’ for a border security ‘wall system’ for not only the Southern border but major security investments on the Northern border as well. It also includes sweeping limitations for chain migration – limiting family immigration sponsorships to only spouses and minor children – not for parents or extended family members… The proposal would also end the visa lottery program and reallocate them towards fulfilling the skilled-based visa backlog.”
So we can see why this plan is not the “betrayal” you might think it is. I wish it didn’t have to come to this, but RINOs in Congress such as Grahamnesty will constantly side with the Democrats on this issue. In a perfect world, all Republican members of Congress would get behind the MAGA agenda in full and not challenge things every step of the way. If there’s one thing they should learn from Democrats it’s how to be united with each other.
This plan is most certainly not something Democrats would want, even though they claim to fight for “DREAMers”. If anything, this plan will also expose Democrats in their efforts. By voting against it, they are essentially stabbing the “DREAMers” in the back by telling them that they have to continue struggling until they can get rid of Trump. Frankly, the Democrats should know that they’re not going to get a much better deal than this. They should know Trump isn’t going to give them amnesty without funding for the Wall, an end to the visa lottery program and an improvement (or utter abolishment) of the chain migration program.
This plan, though it doesn’t sound good on the outset, is actually a pretty good plan. I’m talking about more than just what the plan is itself. I’m also talking about the fact that this backs the Democrats into a corner. Either they stick to their promise to help the illegals even if this is not a great deal or they abandon the illegals and leave them in the dust for as long as Democrats aren’t in control.
It could be that Democrats are hoping they will be able to take Congress, but frankly, they’d need a super-majority in order to get what they want. They know, or at least should know, that Trump will veto any bad bill that the Democrats pass in Congress. The Democrats would have to gather enough votes to overrule his veto and I don’t see that happening.
First, I don’t see them even gaining any sort of majority, since, and I’ve said this in other articles, all Republicans would have to do is point to the booming economy and say that the Democrats didn’t vote for that. If done right, Republicans could win more seats. Maybe not 60, but certainly gain more of a lead on the Democrats.
Second, even if the Democrats end up retaking Congress, I don’t see them getting a super-majority. Even if some Republican candidates are idiots and don’t utilize the booming economy well (I know there’s more to it than that, but that’s at least one thing all Republican candidates should use), I don’t think enough will lose their elections to get the Democrats a super-majority. I’m also aware that there will be RINOs like Graham in Congress, but I don’t think there will be enough to help out the Democrats. Particularly so since Jeff Snowflake won’t seek reelection (which he would lose anyway) in 2018.
Considering everything, the Democrats should know that this will likely be the best deal they’re going to get from Donald Trump. If they vote against it, we conservatives can use it as ammunition, saying things like “See? The Democrats don’t care about the people, they only care about their votes. This bill would help nearly 2 million of these illegals but still, the Democrats voted against it.”
Even Rush Limbaugh has said, multiple times, that he’d support an amnesty bill for as many illegals as the Democrats wanted if it means that the illegals don’t get to vote for at least 15 years.
So, overall, this bill isn’t anywhere near as bad as you might believe. Is it perfect? No. In a perfect world, no such deal would have to be made, Republicans in Congress would’ve voted to fund the Wall months into Trump’s first year in office, voted to end chain migration immediately and ditto for the visa lottery program.
But this is not a perfect world. And in order to make deals, sometimes you have to make sacrifices. This plan helps the country more than it hurts it. It’s not what a lot of Trump supporters wanted, but it’s something we should be able to realize isn’t as bad as initially thought.
Not to mention that I’m pretty much ok with whatever the outcome is. If it passes, then we get funding for the Wall, an end to the visa lottery program and a chain migration program that isn’t b.s. If it doesn’t pass, then these illegals will remain illegal and the Democrats might even take a hit on their popularity (I say “might” because I don’t see a large likelihood of that happening. But I know that I’d bring it up as much as possible when talking about the subject).
Either way, I believe the country wins to a certain extent. Frankly, I’d prefer if this bill passes even at the cost of legalization and future citizenship of these “DREAMers” if it means the Wall will start getting built, chain migration is improved to something that makes sense and the visa lottery program is done away with.
Not to mention that funding the Wall will likely result in another drop in illegal crossings. I’ve seen multiple Breitbart articles talking about illegal border crossings getting higher beginning with talks of immigration. Compare that to articles from earlier in 2017 when Trump was freshly inaugurated and Breitbart wrote multiple articles talking about illegal crossing numbers getting lower out of fear for the Wall.
Well, eventually, that fear goes away if the Wall is no closer to being funded than it was last year. Upon the mere passing of this bill, crossings are likely to decrease since the fear of the Wall will soon become a reality.
Now, one could say that these numbers could also skyrocket if people figure that it’d be better to try to cross now, before the Wall is finished building, than later. I would say there’s a possibility of that if I didn’t expect more funding to likely go to border agencies. If I’m thinking about this possibility, I have no doubt that Trump has thought about it as well and would likely do what he can to keep a surge in those numbers from happening as a result of this bill passing.
But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here. Frankly, I don’t actually expect this bill to pass Congress. But if it does, I’m sure Trump is thinking about repercussions and possibilities about the mere news getting out that it will and/or has passed. And if it does pass, I don’t want you to think that Trump has betrayed you or abandoned his campaign promises. In fact, he’s fulfilling a big one with this plan as it is.
Either way, I think things will be fine. And you know me. I’m more of a realist than an optimist.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
You might be wondering what exactly it is that I mean by “less than nothing.” After all, you can’t have less than nothing. Zero is nothing and there’s nothing less than that… well, except negative numbers. And that’s precisely what the Democrat Party has earned with this shutdown.
After roughly 3 days, the Democrat Party caved in their efforts to force a DACA deal with no border wall. The Democrats and Mitch McConnell came to an agreement to sign basically the exact same bill that was up for debate before the shutdown began. And that’s where I say that Democrats gained nothing. But how did they gain less than nothing? Well, this shutdown has the potential to be a liability for Democrats in the mid-term elections.
Last week, I mentioned how all Republicans need to do to win in 2018 would be to bring up the booming economy and how the Democrats voted AGAINST it. Now, they have another arrow in their quiver: the Democrats’ horrible priorities.
During this shutdown, Democrats sided with illegals over American citizens who need the government to survive. Those who rely on welfare and social security checks were in danger of not getting the money they need to simply SURVIVE and those in the military, who are already paid dreadfully little, were in danger of not getting paid as well. That’s why Trump mentioned the military when talking about the shutdown.
The Democrats prioritized illegals over American citizens who need the government funded. I even personally tweeted at Sen. Chuck Schumer that this would guarantee Republicans win in 2018. While that may be a bit far-fetched since we’re roughly 10 months away from November, my message is clear: this shutdown will only serve to HURT Democrats in the future.
Like I said, this adds another arrow to the Republicans’ quiver. All they have to do is remind local voters that Democrats prioritized illegal immigrants over American citizens. That Democrats would rather fight for those who shouldn’t even be here over those who are in need of government assistance. If the Democrat Party wants to be the blue-collar party, this is a horrible way to achieve that.
It’s not just that people were affected by this shutdown for as long as it lasted (which wasn’t much). It’s also that Democrats can easily be called out as hypocrites over this.
While Obama was President and Republicans threatened shutdowns, the Democrats would always scream out that people would DIE if the government shuts down.
Back during the 2013 shutdown, Chuck Schumer said this to Jake Tapper: “It was not a hard line on the substantive issues. It was a hard line saying, unless I get my way I’m going to shut the government down, I’m going to risk default for the nation. Now anyone can do that… I believe in immigration reform. What if I persuaded my caucus to say I’m going to shut the government down, I’m going to not pay our bills unless I get my way? It’s a politics of idiocy, of confrontation, of paralysis.”
Well, look who’s wearing the dunce hat now. By his own definition, what he was doing was simply idiotic, confrontational and paralyzing. But the funny thing is that the Left, rather poorly, tried to blame this shutdown on Trump by using the hashtag “#TrumpShutdown” on Twitter. While there are those who are of low information who believed it (I follow some of those people on Twitter and have a fun time engaging them on these things), most people were quick to see the b.s.
Even the New York Times wrote an article titled: “Senate Democrats Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight; Shutdown Looms.” Of course, I went to look in the Times’ website and couldn’t find it, but rather found another article published on the same day titled: “Government Shuts Down as Bill to Extend Funding is Blocked; Senate Adjourns for the Night.”
Granted, this was a story being updated, so it makes sense that they would change their headline from “shutdown looms” to “government shuts down.” But before the update, they actually managed to say something truthful: this shutdown was the sole fault of the Democrats.
This goes to show just how unorganized the Left was on this if even the MSM blamed the shutdown (temporarily) on Democrats.
And according to the Daily Wire: “The Democrats’ plan was, apparently, to force Republicans to extend benefits for DACA recipients as part of a long-term funding bill. But when President Trump refused the ‘compromise immigration plan’ drafted by Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and his colleagues – largely over a provision that granted temporary amnesty to DACA parents – the plan seemed to break down. Even typically left-leaning media chastised the Democrats for their misstep, and suggested that only Democrats would suffer from negative public opinion surrounding the government shutdown.”
Thankfully, we now have a president that won’t simply cave to the Democrats and this eventually forced Schumer to cave, realizing that this was a mistake (not that he will ever admit that, but he’s gotta be thinking this shutdown served no good purpose for them).
So in reality, this shutdown and its resolution shows us three things about Democrats: 1) They will prioritize millions of people who shouldn’t even be here over American citizens 2) the Democrats are hilariously hypocritical and 3) the Democrats appear to be very weak at the moment.
Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was against Schumer on this, as were progressive activists.
When you gain absolutely nothing and stand to lose future elections due to your mistakes, you appear to be rather weak. Schumer and the Democrats caved. That’s a sentence I’m joyfully happy to write and incredulous over the fact that I’m actually writing it.
It’s clear that Democrats will prefer to fight for those who shouldn’t be here over those who are rightfully here. It’s clear that Democrats are hypocrites about everything they talk about (not something new, but important to point out nonetheless). And it’s clear that Democrats are rather weak at the moment. That was clear the day Hillary lost the election, but now, it’s also clear to those within the Democrat base as well.
This is a bad defeat for the Left and this could spell trouble for them in the coming elections should Republican candidates use this to their advantage.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump met with Congressional lawmakers to discuss immigration, DACA and the Wall. During this meeting, the President made some comments that have conservatives worried he might surrender DACA and perhaps the biggest item that got him elected: the Wall at the southern border.
The President said that he’d be willing to sign anything that comes from Congress about immigration, and you can clearly see why that has conservatives and Trump supporters worried.
Conservatives like Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and James Woods have voiced their opinions after the televised meeting.
Mark Levin played a clip of what the President said: “And, Chuck, I will say, when this group comes back – hopefully with an agreement – this group and others from the Senate, from the House, comes back with an agreement, I’m signing it. I mean, I will be signing it. I’m not going to say, ‘Oh, gee, I want this or I want that.’ I’ll be signing it, because I have a lot of confidence in the people in this room that they’re going to come up with something really good.”
Then, Levin voiced his concern: “That’s no Art of the Deal, that’s complete surrender. Now I suspect the President will realize that and try to talk some of that back, but that is very bad.”
Ann Coulter went on a twitter rant about how this will hurt the President, saying: “Trump, flanked by Dems & open-borders GOPS, announces plan for 100% open-ended amnesty (per courts).” “But don’t worry! There will be ‘border security’! (Political euphemism for: You’re not getting a wall.)” “This DACA lovefest confirms a main thesis of Michael Wolff’s book: When Bannon left, liberal Dems Jared, Ivanka, Cohn & Goldman Sachs took over.” “After agreeing with DiFi (Agency for Public Management and eGovernment) that stand-alone DACA will come FIRST, Trump’s muscle memory kicks in & he cites Israel saying NOTHING BUT A WALL WILL WORK.” Finally ending with: “Nothing Michael Wolff could say about Donald Trump has hurt him as much as the DACA lovefest right now.”
And conservative actor James Woods also went on a bit of a rant, saying: “If you fold on immigration, you are a one term president.” “That’s it. If Trump rolls over on DACA, he loses my vote. That is a promise.” “End DACA completely, build the wall, defund sanctuary cities, end chain migration, enforce voter ID, and deport all lawbreakers. Democrats never listened to us when they were in control. Wake up, Republicans. You have the power. Use it, for God’s sake!”
That’s a lot of things to say. Because of that, I won’t break down and analyze every single thing they said, as that would make this article far too long.
Let’s just take the most significant comments from each.
Levin said that this is surrendering to the Democrats on DACA and immigration reform. That may be so on the outset, but I have a little more faith in the President than that. He’s not the idiot the Left and MSM make him out to be. He’s a thinker. A strategist. And most importantly in this case, a negotiator.
Levin mentioned the Art of the Deal, the book Trump wrote. It’s precisely BECAUSE he wrote the Art of the Deal that I trust him to make the best deal he can make on this. He knows a bad deal when he sees it. He’s not going to fold on this issue just so the Democrats and the media will like him. He knows who got him elected. He knows what his supporters want.
None of us want DACA. None of us want chain migration. None of us want open borders. We want an end to DACA, an end to chain migration, to that stupid lottery system and most of all, WE WANT A WALL!
But you have to remember, Trump himself is the very person who brought up the Wall. That’s been his biggest promise that Congress hasn’t allowed him to fulfill. While many of the other promises he’s fulfilled or is in the process of fulfilling (stronger economy, bringing back jobs, defeating ISIS), promises like the Wall are beyond the executive branch and for good reason.
While I believe many of the things he says on many issues, I don’t believe that he will simply sign anything that’s brought to his desk. That would guarantee that he becomes a one-term president, as Woods said. Again, he’s not dumb.
Next, we have Ann Coulter. She has had a history of making very explosive tweets in the past. Back in September of 2017, we were in a similar position. Trump had seemingly softened on DACA and conservatives, particularly Ann, exploded over his comments. If you remember, she had tweeted: “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” Remember what happened afterwards? Nothing.
No change was made on the DACA decision, which is why Democrats and some RINOs are still fighting for it today.
Now, she does make one good point. Nothing Michel Wolff could say could hurt Trump more than what Trump could say or do. I believe there are only two beings in existence that can destroy Trump: God and Trump himself.
Again I find myself making this point: he’s not an idiot. He’s not going to self-destruct.
One of the reasons he tweets so much is so that he can maintain contact with regular Americans as much as he can. The media is full of lies. He knows he can’t trust them, so he chooses to use a direct network with his millions of followers. He has paid attention. He knows what his supporters want. We want to Make America Great Again and building the Wall will be a major step towards doing so. He knows this very well.
Now, you may be asking: “Why would he essentially promise to sign anything that comes to his desk?”
I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t know for sure, mostly because I’m not Trump and don’t know what he thinks all the time. But there’re some possibilities.
Possibility #1: To ditch the “divisive” association made to him in a show of solidarity with members of Congress. Even Senator Jeff Flake said that the meeting was far more constructive than he expected it to be and he was “impressed” by the President’s flexibility. For the first time in a long time, the media reports positively about him.
Possibility #2: To get members of Congress to attend his State of the Union address later this month so that they may directly listen to what he has to say, to the accomplishments he’s made in the last year and perhaps to further drive his desire to build the Wall. Trump is a showman. He enjoys an audience. He might want these people to pay close attention to what he wants and what he looks to do this calendar year 2018.
Possibility #3: To show that it’s possible for Congress to work together and get something done. During the campaign trail, there were times when Trump bashed Congress for not being able to get anything done, a point which was made obvious throughout 2017. He might want to make an example out of them by showing the American people and members of Congress that when united, Congress can achieve plenty of things. Perhaps this is merely to put pressure on Congress to pass more MAGA legislation in the future. Personally, I don’t think that would work, but Trump may be looking to see what he can get Congress to do.
I’ll grant you, those are not the only possibilities. It’s entirely possible that none of these are right or only a bit of all of them is right, but we won’t know until the President does or doesn’t do something on this issue.
Now, notice how I don’t mention him folding on immigration as a possibility. That’s because of the very point I’ve been making throughout this article: he’s not dumb. He’s not dumb enough to abandon his base. He knows Democrats will still try to impeach him and when that fails, to defeat him in 2020. I seriously doubt he’s simply looking to be well-liked by the enemy. And I seriously doubt he’d be looking to do that through surrendering everything he stands for.
I think he’s done enough great things to Make America Great Again throughout his tenure as President to warrant a little faith in the guy. He’s often shown to be witty and, to use his own words, a “very stable genius”. And while the Left mocks him for that, it’s a very truthful statement.
I have faith that Trump will not concede to the Democrats and accept whatever deal they want. He’s not going to let them scam him.
“He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Before any liberal readers flip out, no, this is not about race.
Last week, the trial to determine the fate of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the Illegal Immigrant who shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle at a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015, concluded. The Juror acquitted Garcia Zarate of all charges except for felony possession of a firearm.
According to CBS News: “San Francisco Deputy District Attorney Diana Garcia said she didn’t know why Garcia Zarate fired the weapon, but he created a risk of death by bringing the firearm to the pier that day and twirling around on a chair for at least 20 minutes before he fired. She said he then ran away while other people tried to figure out what had happened. The bullet ricocheted on the pier’s concrete walkway before it struck Steinle.”
So the Jurors decided that it was “an accident” because he didn’t intend to hit Kate? WHAT A LOAD OF B.S. THAT IS!
You’re telling me that this guy gets to walk from murder charges because he didn’t directly hit Kate? Ever heard of Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter? (The latter being one of the charges this criminal was acquitted of).
Voluntary Manslaughter happens when “the offender had no prior intent to kill and acted during ‘the heat of passion’…” and Involuntary Manslaughter happens when “the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, either expressed or implied. It is distinguished from voluntary manslaughter by the absence of intention…”
Here’s why I mention both: if you’re in a public space, twirling around a firearm for 20 minutes and eventually fire it, you had intent to either cause harm or kill someone. No sane person would ever do that. What kind of psychopath do you have to be to twirl around a gun for 20 minutes in a public space and fire it at random?
And even if you argue that he didn’t intend to kill Kate, that’s where we get to Involuntary Manslaughter. BUT STILL, HE GETS TO WALK FROM THOSE CHARGES!
An Illegal Immigrant who’s been deported 5 times prior, was wanted for deportation for a sixth time, was in possession of an illegal firearm that he stole from a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger the week prior managed to get away scot-free from any sort of homicide charges. And so far, I don’t see any outrage coming from the people of San Francisco or the American Left.
Remember when George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder (self-defense) of Trayvon Martin? Remember how outraged the Left was? How Obama said that if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon”, in a sort of honor to the delinquent?
Where’s the outrage from the Left now? If Garcia Zarate had been white and Kate had been a minority, would THAT have drawn the outrage from the Left? Or if Kate had been the one to kill Garcia Zarate in that same way and had been acquitted, would that have Democrats saying their son would look like the deranged Illegal Immigrant?
Justice was not served last week. Thanks to San Francisco’s absent-minded “sanctuary city” policies, a deranged Illegal Immigrant criminal is able to stay in the country and kill people without consequence.
San Francisco disgusts me. I had my issues with them before, but now I am blatantly sick to my stomach with the Sodomic city.
And to enrage us further, Garcia Zarate’s Defense attorney Matt Gonzalez chose to bash the President and Vice President for criticism that had yet to even come to the verdict, saying: “For those who might criticize the verdict – there are a number of people who have commented on this case in the last couple of years; the Attorney General of the United States and the President and Vice President of the United States. Let me just remind them: they are themselves under investigation by a special prosecutor in Washington D.C. and they may soon avail themselves of the presumption of innocence beyond a reasonable doubt, so I ask that they reflect on that before they comment or disparage the results of this case.”
Typical Leftist. He simply couldn’t resist to bring something up that has nothing to do with the present case and will lead to nothing the Left wants.
Mr. Gonzalez, let me make something perfectly clear: Donald Trump was VOTED into office by We the People of the United States of America. There’s not going to be a “presumption of innocence beyond a reasonable doubt” because there’s no substantial evidence of GUILT! Otherwise, believe me, we would know about it by this point given how the Special Counsel leaks info like an ice cream cone under the hot sun.
But your client is, beyond a reasonable doubt, GUILTY OF HOMICIDE! He may not have struck Kate directly, but you can’t possibly tell me there was no intent behind the murder just because the bullet ricocheted and hit her. He FIRED a weapon at a concrete walkway. In case your brain is too small to figure this out: PEOPLE WALK ON WALKWAYS!
I don’t know if Garcia Zarate is the biggest imbecile in the world and didn’t know that bullets can ricochet off of solid structures if hit at a certain angle or if he was just deranged enough to think nothing would happen by FIRING A WEAPON LOW ENOUGH TO HIT SOMEONE, but that doesn’t matter.
The fact is that this deranged Illegal Immigrant SHOULDN’T HAVE EVEN BEEN IN THE COUNTRY AND SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ON THE STREETS. But thanks to the Left’s insistence on protecting Illegal Immigrants, an American woman lost her life and received no justice for it.
And they dare continue to oppose the building of a wall? Kate isn’t the only person to have been killed by an Illegal Immigrant. I’ve seen stories about Illegals raping and killing children. Stories of them killing other people. They are CRIMINALS WHO SHOULDN’T BE PROTECTED BY ANYONE - THEY CLEARLY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR PEOPLE'S LIVES!
And yet, the Left favors them over the American people.
The Left hates America so much that they’d rather see it turn into Mexico, a country without rule of law, than see it succeed.
This is why we need to build the Wall. To keep criminals and deranged immigrants from coming here whenever and however they please. If we had had a wall at the Southern border, at least starting before 2015, Kate would be alive today. As would many other victims of Illegal Immigrant criminals.
I hope we will get to build the Wall sooner rather than later. Maybe we can call it Kate’s Wall.
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
An article on TheHill.com caught my interest recently. You can see why with the title alone: “Liberal unrest threatens Dem immigration strategy.”
You don’t typically see Democrats opposing Democrats, or at least being divided on an issue. Even when they run for their Party’s nomination, they tend to agree on nearly everything, with the only disagreement being on how intensely they should pursue something. So to see an article that says there are people on the Left that don’t agree with Democrats is quite strange and interesting.
You might remember that, recently, Nancy Pelosi was heckled by “immigrants’ rights activists” who want Democrats to pass a “clean” Dream Act while also protecting the other 10 million illegals living in the country.
They heckled her and called her a liar when she said she was on their side (which she is) and believed she was betraying them by cutting a deal with Trump, chanting “all of us or none of us!” Gee, you’re really making this a tough decision, huh?
Those hecklers truly didn’t know that Nancy Pelosi is on their side and wants what they want. Trust me, she wishes Democrats didn’t have to try to negotiate with Trump. But here's the interesting part...
According to The Hill: “Some activists have been brought into the Democratic Party umbrella and agree with the need for negotiation… Others fear a deal between Trump and top Democrats would spare Dreamers while ‘kicking ICE into overdrive’ in persecution of other undocumented immigrants. Among that second group are activists who would rather accept new border-wall construction – a non-starter for the Democrats – than funding that could be used to hire more (ICE) agents.”
So it’s clear that there are two groups of immigrant activists: those who want Democrats to make a deal with Trump that would protect Dreamers and those who would rather ACCEPT BUILDING THE WALL than risk ICE hunting them down and deporting them.
“’A wall isn’t ICE, a wall doesn’t walk into your home and drag you out by your *expletive* hair’”, according the The Hill.
Man, I never thought I’d see immigrants be willing to give Trump the wall if it means that THEY get to stay here and not worry much about ICE. But here’s the strange part: while a Wall definitely takes a lot of money to fund, it likely won’t take away funding for ICE. Yes, ICE wouldn’t be heavily funded if a Wall is built, but it’s still a threat to illegals.
But I guess they have to deal with the cards they’ve been dealt. It’s either allow Trump to build a Wall and not have ICE super funded and super powerful to deport a whole lot of them or make a deal that just protects DACA recipients, doesn’t protect the rest and ICE gets funding that otherwise would’ve gone to the Wall.
I would feel sorry for them if they weren’t criminals. I would feel sorry for them if they weren’t looking to pay for their crimes one way or another.
But these kinds of things typically go ignored or unnoticed by the MSM. As did the overwhelming majority of support for Trump over Hillary, the media chooses to ignore the fact that there’s internal struggles within their own party and even their BASE!
However, that really shouldn’t come as such a big surprise. We all saw just how truly divided the Democrat base was in the primaries. Bernie Sanders was clearly better liked than Clinton, but the DNC never gave him or anyone else the chance to be the Democrat candidate for the 2016 election. And it’s clear that there were plenty of (registered) Democrats who wound up not voting at all because Hillary was so unlikable or simply because they were pissed that the DNC screwed Bernie over.
So there has been evidence of Democrats being divided, but they are not typically divided on ISSUES. While you see every single day that Republicans are worthless and are heavily divided on issues such as Obamacare and tax reform, Democrats tend to stick together. But, then again, all Democrats are Establishment (and the Establishment is communist), so they all know what way to vote.
But it’s entirely different to see people outside the Establishment divided on an issue, as opposed to a candidate. Sure, they will prefer one candidate over another, but they typically all agree on issues. They are typically either communists or dangerously misinformed. But here, you can see at least two sides within Democrats.
One side would rather try to strong-arm Trump (a tactic that simply won’t work) into protecting Dreamers and giving up on the Wall, and the other side would rather allow Trump to build the Wall, knowing that ICE won’t then be heavily funded to “mass deport” millions of illegals.
And it’s truly interesting to see this. Mostly because we’ve mostly been talking about Trump and HIS base and supporters and how THEY feel about a deal with the Democrats. But we have not payed attention to the Democrat base, largely because we thought they were all on the same page. I certainly didn’t expect Pelosi to get heckled by people that she agrees with and is on the same side with.
Heck, I even remember the time when Bernie Sanders was heckled at a campaign stop by Black Lives Matter people, even though he is on their side as well. So it’s clear that there is at least SOME division within the Democrat base.
And do you want to know what else is interesting? We (conservatives and Trump supporters) aren’t divided. The media will tell you that Trump’s base is leaving him and that we are divided amongst ourselves, but none of that is true. What they think is Trump’s base is the REPUBLICAN base. And, to an extent, they are right! Trump’s base is, largely, the Republican base… it’s just that Republicans no longer HAVE a base.
I wouldn’t call myself a Republican any more. I would call myself a Trumper. I don’t support the Republican Party, because they don’t support me. Trump, on the other hand, does support me and other Americans, and so, I support him. The Republicans no longer have a base. That base is now Trump’s base. But why do I say “to an extent”? Because I know and have seen plenty of former Democrats be in support of Trump.
Democrats who have formerly voted for Obama at least once and have decided to instead support Trump. Trump’s base is the Republican base + disillusioned Obama voters. Trump’s base is an AMERICAN base. Pro-America. While the Democrat base is largely anti-America and the Republican base is virtually non-existent.
And to see the Democrat base be divided at least to this current level is great. That’s merely one of the many reasons Trump won the election. And thankfully, we continue to see at least SOME level of division within the Democrat base.
We don’t tend to see evil and ignorance be divided, but when it happens, it’s great to see.
“But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.”
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