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Letter to the editor: Trump’s ignorance

January 21, 2018

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To the editor:

President Trump has been quoted saying Haiti and African nations are “shithole” countries. Well, Mr. President, I want to set the record straight. Your great education and your genius has failed you in history and vocabulary. If it were not for these “shithole” countries, the U.S.A. would never have become great. A slave rebellion in Haiti, lead by Toussaint-Louverture from 1793 to 1803, smashingly forestalled the French from achieving a foothold in North America. The resulting impact was that Napoleon sold the Louisiana Territory for 3 cents an acre to the U.S.A. America defeated Spain in 1850; borders reached from Atlantic to the Pacific.

Marco Polo imported gun powder produced in China to Europe and added technology of cannon and guns to decimate the native populations of Africa, the Americas and Asia. A few Europeans attacked their vast targets, scavenged such resources as minerals, agriculture and populations that produced billions of dollars for America, England, France, Spain and Portugal.

President Thomas Jefferson wanted men to think and reason and raise Americans to greater heights. President Lincoln decreed all Americans should be able to read and write and complete the eighth grade. The fantastic beginning of our ventures in splitting the atom, landing on the moon, Hubble Space Telescope and the two Voyagers into deeper space.

Mr. President, sorry you don’t understand that one does not debase people due to the color of their skin, origins, of their countries whose civilizations that were more advanced than Europe.

Comments

Richard Riddle 1 month ago

After a year Trump is still a much better choice than Hillary.

Bob Summers 1 month ago

A few congenital Liberals proclaimed they were moving to Canada if Trump won.

Why did they not proclaim to move to Haiti if Trump won?

The climate is better. It's tropic. It is on the same island as the Dominican Republic.

Why did they not clamor for Haiti?

Bob Smith 1 month ago

If hundreds of thousands of your citizens have been risking their lives to flee your country, you might be in a **

Phillip Chappuie 1 month ago

Uh, Mr. Author I have a minor point here. The United States defeated Spain in 1898, not 1850. You may be confusing that with the Mexican War of 1848. signed: a congenital liberal

Bob Smith 1 month ago

Interesting rant, Jesse. Too bad your conclusion is muddled and illogical.

Gary Stussie 1 month ago

"Trump's Ignorance"

I do not understand why people of the liberal persuasion, who tend to be the most judgmental and intolerant of anyone that questions or opposes their positions or ideals, are so comfortable lambasting others that they perceive to be judgmental and/or intolerant.

Appreciate the history lesson. You been to Haiti Mr. Newman? I have. A history of rampant government corruption (just like the mentioned African countries). You know any Haitian? I do! Generally interesting, hard working people.

Could it be the President's alleged comment was an apt, all be it coarse, description of the governments of those countries and not the people or the "color of their skin"?

Gary Stussie 1 month ago

Michael could I book a suite at one of your hotels? Oh, that's right. You don't own any. Pays to be stupid I guess!

Richard Neuschafer 1 month ago

You should know all about that, Gary as you are an expert at being stupid.

Greg Cooper 1 month ago

Wow, Gary. Never did I know that it took hotel ownership to make one successful. Are there other standards that you'd like to convey to us "stupid" ones? Because I don't own a hotel, either, and I don't feel particularly stupid. Maybe being considered "stupid" comes from one's lack of interest in knowing actual facts, from saying things that make no sense, from not lying and then covering the lie with something equally preposterous. Maybe "stupid" is a state of ignorance of the actuality of the world, of not being able to admit when one needs help or input from someone who actually knows, of doing and saying the same stupid stuff over and over. Maybe that's what this is about.

Brock Masters 1 month ago

Why do Democrats insist on making up lies to disparage Trump? Trust me, he actually does things that deserve criticism but when you lie you are the one that comes out looking bad.

1: trump did not debase the people of these countries

2: what adjective he used is not known for certain, but the truth is these countries are crappy countries with extreme poverty, corruption, crime and the people there know it. It is why they take to homemade rafts, hiding in cargo on ships to get here.

Stop the lies. Heck today CNN was forced to admit things are going well for us under Trump.

Bob Summers 1 month ago

Why? Seriously?

The congenital Liberal is born to create fantasies.

It is what they do. This is why they own Hollywood.

By Corinne Weaver | January 18, 2018 9:42 AM EST The entertainment world has readied the battlefield for the resistance with scripted and unscripted shows.

The latest season of television proves this point with at least 36 programs tearing Trump and the conservative movement to shreds. Comedy Central leads the charge with 6 shows directed at Trump, but ABC and CBS also have 5 shows apiece that attack the POTUS on a regular basis.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/corinne-weaver/2018/01/18/potus-preoccupation-least-36-fall-tv-shows-targeted-trump

P Allen Macfarlane 1 month ago

It's one thing to label specific countries, it's another to make a broad generalization about a continent the way he did. Oh, and another thing. If these countries are "crappy", why is it that after conflicts are resolved, most of them wish to return to their homelands? You know, it wasn't that long ago that we wanted to keep immigrants from southern European countries (swarthy people) coming here from their "crappy" countries. People at that time didn't want those folks from contaminating the white, northern European gene pool, as they saw it.

Michael Joseph Walsh 1 month ago

You used an ultra right wing anti-MSM site as a source? You just ruined any chance at credibility. Nor does it dispute Trump's ignorance. Or yours.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 month ago

No one said that we shouldn't have strong borders. But that doesn't include children who grew up here, because their parents brought them here. Were they suppose to jump on the plane as little kids and fly back? It doesn't include refugees fleeing horrible wars. They need a sanctuary. Maybe many would return to their countries after things calm down, or they will assimilate and become citizens, but can you look someone in the eye who has nothing to do with the war, and say too bad, go back and die. And how is a wall going to stop illegals from coming into the country? Didn't work for China. Didn't work for the Soviets. Didn't work for a lot of people.

http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/7-famous-border-walls

Richard Aronoff 4 weeks ago

A wall is working in Israel. It's working in Hungarty.

David Reynolds 1 month ago

If President Trump is so ignorant, then what does that make Senator Schumer & the Dems supporting Schumer? Senator Schumer got only what President Trump had offered before the shutdown. Schumer lost his quest to force President Trump to negotiate regarding DACA on Schumer's terms. Additionally Schumer is weakened when those negotiations continue forward.

Over this weekend Senator Schumer & the Dems were shocked to learned that putting "Illegal Aliens" ahead of American citizens & US Military was not the smartest move they could make.

Additionally the Dems have made another crucial mistake, by not a single Democrat voting for the recently passed Trump tax plan. The economy is soaring, employment is up, wages are increasing, bonuses are being given, consumer confidence is higher than recent decades, and the beat goes on.

The reason this is fatal for Dems is, as President Clinton famously said, "It's the economy stupid".

During the 2018 election & possibly the 2020 election, not one Democrat can take credit for the economy. The Democrats are also clearly on record for supporting illegal aliens over Americans & the military...the vary reason President Trump won in 2016.

So we will see how all of this works out, but for now, the Dems are embarrassing themselves.

Ken Lassman 1 month ago

I'm disgusted with folks who depict this as a win-lose contest, including Trump, who said that the compromise was a case of the Dems "coming to their senses." What kind of language is that? He's the one who is shifting around his position so much that it's hard for either party to know what he will agree to.

The Republicans have reportedly run to their campaign contributers, saying that they've "won" this round, so pay up. What kind of insanity is that? Has anyone noticed that it was because moderate Democrats were willing to give the process more time that the shutdown was delayed for another 3 weeks?

I think the American people need to tell anyone that they will REFUSE to contribute to anyone who depicts the political process in this manner, as it is nothing more than insulting the opposition and widens the divide. Americans are past tired of this attitude and instead the media should be rightfully depicting this as a sign that the moderates of both parties are trying to establish a beach head in the middle somewhere so that a reasonable and reasoned discussion can once again take place in our legislative branch.

So stop embarrassing yourself by trying to depict the legislative branch in the same light as you would All Star Wrestling. The legislative process has only suffered when seen in this manner and can only heal itself if the American people demand a different approach.

Gary Stussie 1 month ago

How do you come up with anything other them they vs us ... Tax Plan ZERO DEMS, all REPs voted for it?

It has been so long since I saw the DEMs vote for anything that did not satisfy one of their many special interest groups or feather their voter nest.... America has a whole bunch of people that are not in a special interest group (remember us deplorables?) ... I will consider not viewing the DEMs the "opposition" when I see them vote for anything that positively effects all Americans!

Ken Lassman 1 month ago

And why do you think they didn't vote for the Republican Tax bill? Did they have any say whatsovever in crafting that bill? Were they given the opportunity to ask any questions about the bill? Were there any hearings about the bill before it was rammed through? This was such an anti-democratic process that voting against that bill should be considered a patriotic act, Gary. And I've already covered this topic with you before, Gary, so stop misrepresenting what really happened: you know better.

Scott Burkhart 1 month ago

Mr. Newman, you were not in the room when President Trump was to have made that comment and neither was I. Neither of us understand the context of any "profanity laced" comments by multiple individuals in the room. There are countries that are not desirable places on this Earth. Not that the people of those countries are necessarily to blame. Graft and corruption are the main cause of their woes. That does not mean that their citizenry has a right to obtain legal residence in OUR country. The Democrat party wants a permanent underclass of voters that they can control with government, social welfare programs and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants cheap labor. Both sides are willing to sell the rest of the country out to obtain this "globalist" wet dream. So, in the last poll that meant anything, the 2016 General Election, the voters of this country elected a man that stood up and said, "Enough is enough!" Close down chain migration, the visa lottery system, and build a physical barrier on the southern border of our country. He has the appropriate law enforcement agencies enforcing immigration law. AND he has told the U.N. that they don't run things in this country and they better watch it or we'll turn off their welfare checks too!

Ken Lassman 1 month ago

How did your family get established here, Scott? Was it just one person or did a couple of brothers come over, or did the first one provide assistance in bringing over others? To establish yourself successfully in the United States, it has always been the rule to bring others with you at the same time or later when you can afford to do so. Even if someone comes based on their "merit," how many of them will stay if they cannot bring others whom they know/are related to later? I would even go so far as to say that one of the main predictors of success for an immigrant's in the US is related to the number of close family members/friends that accompany them, sooner or later. It was true with your family, my family and pretty much every immigrant who has come to the US in search of a good home.

Scott Burkhart 1 month ago

My family immigrated to this country in the late 17th century. When they did, there were no social welfare programs. They didn't get breakfast, lunch, and dinner at school because they fell below the poverty level. They were rugged individualists that knew what self sufficiency meant. This country was closed to immigration from the early 1920s to 1965. Its sole purpose was to give the immigrant populations, scattered throughout this great land, an opportunity to assimilate. A lot of immigrant communities no longer want to assimilate. With the exception of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Muslims around the world believe that Sharia Law should be the governing authority. Pew research, look it up. Lastly, attempting to draw some sort of moral equivalence to my ancestors and others that have forced their way into this country, their first act on American soil is to break immigration laws, and then insist that I support them is stupid. DACA, I might grant the possible exception, however there would be stringent requirements on it. No citizenship. No social welfare. No chain migration. No Visa lottery.

Ken Lassman 1 month ago

The question was: did one person come by him or herself, did more than one come to support each other, or did the person who came later bring more family from "the old country" over here? None of this is inconsistent with being "rugged individualists" and yet by using the disparaging term "chain migration" you imply folks are doing something different today than in all likelihood you family did too, since this is the rule, not the exception. In fact, the presence of another family member present reduces the chances of having to depend on government supports.

And since the first national Naturalization Act didn't even exist until 1790 in the 18th Century, however many of your ancestors who came didn't even have to apply for citizenship when they came. There was no such thing as a "poverty level" then either to fall below, let alone public school lunches, so I don't know why you even brought those up.

Scott Burkhart 4 weeks ago

You make my point. To equate my immigrant ancestry by current events and the state of the world, is stupid. It a specious argument.

Ken Lassman 4 weeks ago

Good. I'm glad you see that the "chain migration" argument is specious and is a non-issue. Having the social supports network try to be a substitute for family and community is an inadequate substitute at best and the fact that "chain migration" is what has allowed most of us immigrants to succeed has always been the case.

Scott Burkhart 3 weeks, 6 days ago

That obtuse, imbecilic immigrant ancestry argument was too easy to shoot a hole through so in typical left wing fashion, you twist the nuance of my statement to fit your moronic argument. Bravo, Ken. I would expect nothing less from someone living in denial. #maga

Ken Lassman 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Um, I can count 3, maybe 4 personal insults in your last statement, Scott, but nary any sign of a reasoned argument. If you want to say you are against having family members being brought over to support a new immigrant as a superior support system to being alone and supported by social services, or coming over alone and NOT being supported by social services either, then by all means, make that argument. But just dribbling out a string of insults is beneath you, Scott.

Scott Burkhart 1 month ago

One more thing, Ken. We are under no obligation to admit anyone to this country. Citizens of other countries are not born with some free ticket to the U.S. Viewing current events and drawing some sort of equivalency to one or two centuries past, is ignorance at its worst.

Ken Lassman 1 month ago

We are under no obligation to breathe either, Scott. And yet as with breathing, our connections to the outside is what keeps us healthy, even alive. Having citizens join us from other other countries, other cultures and other commercial markets is one of the most effective and best ways to develop new markets, maintain existing ones and provide talent for our own, and also to provide new products for US consumers to buy--it's a two way win-win at work here. And so yes: looking to the xenophobia from the past is ignorance at its worst and the wrong model for our future. The majority of the developing markets for us to tap into for our own livelihoods is happening in Asia and Africa, so having healthy connections to both of these regions is essential. If we ignore these facts, then others will fill the need and the US will become more and more irrelevant and less in control of our own destiny.

Marc Wilborn 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Ken, I would agree that allowing one's immediate family into the country can be a positive thing but its a stretch to think it will help the economy because our our markets will be better developed. Continuing this economic point, why would bringing in every relative possible help us? I am not arguing about whether or not it would be better for the family, it surely would be but why better for us?

Ken Lassman 4 weeks ago

I can give you many anecdotal examples of an entrepeneur/recent citizen of the US tapping into expertise in their home country in order to put together a successful business that benefits both countries. In fact having multiple "hubs" scattered around the world and coming together to create a viable product/service and local employment opportunities is a very viable business model that often comes from personal knowledge of individuals whom the other "hub" knows and trusts. This happens a lot more when you have the immigrant links available to you. It's definitely a win-win situation--get it?

Scott Burkhart 4 weeks ago

Ken, I would be all for unfettered immigration to our country if every immigrant that arrived on our shores could not receive ANY social welfare program, save Social Security after paying into the system for the required amount of time. No SNAP, no free healthcare, no welfare, etc. Then you have a true free market system. Too many immigrants arrive here need to be supported for an indefinite period of time and then we allow them to sponsor 3rd cousins, twice removed, on the family plan, just to start the process again. Your compassion is admirable but we are not responsible for the underprivileged of the world. Period.

Ken Lassman 4 weeks ago

That's a whole pack of straw dogs, Scott: who is talking about unfettered immigration? Why would you not want to provide ANY social supports for someone new to your community trying to establish him/herself? Where did I say that we are responsible for the underprivileged of the world? And point out to me any citizen of the US who lives in "a true free market system," Scott , let alone immigrants. Additionally, if you live in a family, you don't have a "free market" in case you haven't noticed. Thank God for that!

With all of those straw dogs around, and it being so windy, I'd keep an eye out for anyone with matches or gas stoves if I were you.

Scott Burkhart 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I still stand by the statement that we are under no obligation to admit ANYONE to this country, much less those that entered illegally whether or not it was of their own volition. We either have laws or we don't. We either have borders or we don't. We have the right to be a sovereign nation. AND if all of these other countries are so GD wonderful, and they aren't, I suggest their citizenry stay there and you pick your favorite one and move there, Ken.

Ken Lassman 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Why are we not obligated to admit someone who meets all of the requirements outlined under the Immigration and Nationality Act? What makes you think it's OK to break this law?

Richard Aronoff 1 month ago

The shutdown fiasco is positive proof that President Trump is absolutely sane. Because only a crazy person would accept an "immigration IOU" from the Democrats after the massive screwing they gave President Reagan when he granted amnesty to over two million people in exchange for a promise to secure the border.

Armen Kurdian 1 month ago

Why did this letter get published...it's so poorly written, I really have no idea what the heck he's talking about. It has nothing to do w/the President's comment.

Gary Stussie 1 month ago

ABC, NBC, CBS ... crickets.

FOX News ... Latest batch of senior FBI official Peter Strzok text messages to his mistress FBI lawyer Lisa Page indicate Strzok was hesitant about joining Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team because of his “gut sense” there would be “no big there there.”

You may recall Strzok was appointed to the Mueller probe until Mueller became aware that his text messages had become public an showed his intent to activate "insurance policy" against Trump becoming President.

Yesterdays batch made clear that Loretta Lynch knew Clinton would not be prosecuted for Email Server, 2 months before Clinton and her cronies were interviewed!

Also yesterday ... the FBI notifies that the technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page from December 14, 2016 to approximately May 17, 2017 ...(a crucial time period spanning everything from the Trump transition to the appointment of Mueller on 17MAY17).

I find the fact that this does not appear to bother folks on the left a staggering testimony to their blind partisanship.

Wow! .

Richard Neuschafer 1 month ago

Speaking of blind partisanship maybe you should read what you write.

Richard Heckler 1 month ago

There are holes in the Wall concept. The holes have been known for two decades. Corporate Welfare knows no boundaries

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14942

As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security marches down the Texas border serving condemnation lawsuits to frightened landowners, Brownsville resident Eloisa Tamez, 72, has one simple question. She would like to know why her land is being targeted for destruction by a border wall, while a nearby golf course and resort remain untouched.

Tamez, a nursing director at the University of Texas at Brownsville, is one of the last of the Spanish land grant heirs in Cameron County. Her ancestors once owned 12,000 acres. In the 1930s, the federal government took more than half of her inherited land, without paying a cent, to build flood levees.

Now Homeland Security wants to put an 18-foot steel and concrete wall through what remains.

While the border wall will go through her backyard and effectively destroy her home, it will stop at the edge of the River Bend Resort and golf course, a popular Winter Texan retreat two miles down the road. The wall starts up again on the other side of the resort.

“It has a golf course and all of the amenities,” Tamez says. “There are no plans to build a wall there. If the wall is so important for security, then why are we skipping parts?”

Along the border, preliminary plans for fencing seem to target landowners of modest means and cities and public institutions such as the University of Texas at Brownsville, which rely on the federal government to pay their bills.

A visit to the River Bend Resort in late January reveals row after row of RVs and trailers with license plates from chilly northern U.S. states and Canadian provinces. At the edge of a lush, green golf course, a Winter Texan from Canada enjoys the mild, South Texas winter and the landscaped ponds, where white egrets pause to contemplate golf carts whizzing past. The woman, who declines to give her name, recounts that illegal immigrants had crossed the golf course once while she was teeing off. They were promptly detained by Border Patrol agents, she says, adding that agents often park their SUVs at the edge of the golf course.

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There are some wealthy landowners and campaign contributors on that border who do not way any government activity on their property ====== as GW Bush was advised.

Their haciendas like privacy. Which tells me the immigrant situation is mostly a fairy tale.

BOEING has taken taxpayers to the cleaners on a virtual wall idea that was never applied to a border security operation. Yep they still got OUR tax dollars as payment.

Bob Smith 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Come on, Richard. Even the folks at VOX laugh when they read Kos articles.

Bob Summers 1 month ago

And there you have it. Trump is ignorant?

Congenital Liberals doing what they do naturally.

During the financial crisis, the federal government bailed out banks it declared “too big to fail.” Fearing their bankruptcy might trigger economic Armageddon, the feds propped them up with taxpayer cash.

Something similar is happening now at the FBI, with the Washington wagons circling the agency to protect it from charges of corruption. This time, the appropriate tag line is “too big to believe.”

Yet each day brings credible reports suggesting there is a massive scandal involving the top ranks of America’s premier law enforcement agency. The reports, which feature talk among agents of a “secret society” and suddenly missing text messages, point to the existence both of a cabal dedicated to defeating Donald Trump in 2016 and of a plan to let Hillary Clinton skate free in the classified email probe.

If either one is true — and I believe both probably are — it would mean FBI leaders betrayed the nation by abusing their powers in a bid to pick the president.

More support for this view involves the FBI’s use of the Russian dossier on Trump that was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. It is almost certain that the FBI used the dossier to get FISA court warrants to spy on Trump associates, meaning it used the opposition research of the party in power to convince a court to let it spy on the candidate of the other party — likely without telling the court of the dossier’s political link.

Even worse, there is growing reason to believe someone in President Barack Obama’s administration turned over classified information about Trump to the Clinton campaign.

https://nypost.com/2018/01/23/evidence-suggests-a-massive-scandal-is-brewing-at-the-fbi/

Bob Summers 1 month ago

This bears emphasis to illustrate the congenital Liberal's evil natural behavior and prove Trump is not "ignorant" when he said he was spied on in '16

More support for this view involves the FBI’s use of the Russian dossier on Trump that was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. It is almost certain that the FBI used the dossier to get FISA court warrants to spy on Trump associates, meaning it used the opposition research of the party in power to convince a court to let it spy on the candidate of the other party — likely without telling the court of the dossier’s political link.

Even worse, there is growing reason to believe someone in President Barack Obama’s administration turned over classified information about Trump to the Clinton campaign.

Ken Lassman 1 month ago

For most readers, as soon as you say "congenital Liberal," you have totally negated anything else you say. You have not only thrown the baby out with the bathwater; you've chewed a hole in the tub with your neo-eugenics teeth, ensuring that you get wetter and wetter each time you try to carry that bathwater. Oh, well.....

Bob Summers 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Deny science all you want.

It is what the congenital Liberal does.

You flat Earth meme, is unsustainable.

Ken Lassman 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Seriously? I've asked you for the "science" of how DRD4 polymorphism DETERMINES behavior and I only hear crickets in return. Either put up or shut up, Bob. Your "flat earth" charge is pure projection and you know it.

Steve King 4 weeks, 1 day ago

I too got a 100% on the cognitive test. I drew a clock, identified the donkey, lion and something else. Oh and some numbers, I remembered some numbers. Sad. We'll see...

Gary Stussie 4 weeks, 1 day ago

OMG! Starbucks, 2nd only to Planned Parenthood, in its liberal leanings, "dishing out pay increases and stock bonuses to its employees" ...the company credited "recent changes in U.S. tax law". Also "will offer 6 weeks of paid leave to all non-parents" and "create 8,000 new jobs".

Now if this would have happened on President Obama's watch, his name would have been mentioned in the USAToday articles 14 times ... President Trump was not mentioned.

People are noticing the overwhelming amount of overt, and subtle, liberal bias in the MSM ... and their reputation is suffering.

Steve King 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Well Gary maybe because these are mostly one time bonuses. Plus the 1,000's of jobs cut after announcing the bonus giving. It's cover for them. 2017, worst job growth since 2010. 2 guilty please, 2 under indictment. Little real winning unless your in the top 1%.

Gary Stussie 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Today's news Steve ... Home Depot (HD) announced on Thursday that it will pay its 400,000 U.S. hourly workers a one-time bonus of up to $1,000 tied to President Trump’s tax reform. The largest U.S. home improvement chain is joining JPMorgan (JPM), Verizon (VZ), Disney (DIS) and at least 170 others in adding to employee compensation after President Trump signed a sweeping tax-reform bill into law.

The stock market is at an all-time high, a record. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years, and because of regulatory and other reforms, more people working in the United States today than EVER before.

Job growth - One should not be disappointed withthe pace of job creation this year . While one would expect big job gains in the immediate aftermath of a major recession as the economy catches up, seeing substantial gains this many years after the recession officially ended is far from guaranteed.

Making America Great Again

Gary Stussie 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Trump is going to get a comprehensive IMMIGRATION LAW ... this is very concerning to DEMs.

Do you remember that in his 2008 campaign, Obama promised in a conversation with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to make passing immigration reform one of his first legislative priorities, and even set a timetable. “I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days,” he said. “But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I’m promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible.”

If Obama had wanted to act, he could have. Obama’s party controlled the House, and Democrats had a 60-vote filibuster-proof Senate majority. If Obama really wanted to pass either the Dream Act or comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans were powerless to stop him. But he didn’t do it.

Trump is also probably going to get a PEACE PLAN between Israel and Palestine ... at least the DEMs are darned concerned he will. Here is something you won't see on NBC, CBS or ABC:

Numerous foreign and national sources reporting that Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly tried to meddle in Middle East peace talks, allegedly telling a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas not to “yield to President Trump’s demands.”

Kerry reportedly told Agha to share a message with Abbas – urging him to “hold on and be strong” during talks with the Trump administration and “play for time ... [and] not yield to President Trump’s demands.”

Kerry, who served as former President Barack Obama’s secretary of state during his second term, also reportedly told Agha that Trump would not be in office for long, suggesting he could be out in a year.

Search "Kerry Palestinians" ... numerous sources! Isn't that some crap! Kerry is envisioning a run in 2020 ... @%#$& traitor!

Bob Summers 4 weeks ago

Democrats midterm elections slogan should be.

Winning by denying

Richard Aronoff 4 weeks ago

Given that Mueller was Comey's mentor and recommended him for the top job at the FBI, can someone explain to me why he is not covered by this:

28 USC Section 528 - The Attorney General shall promulgate rules and regulations which require the disqualification of any officer or employee of the Department of Justice, including a United States attorney or a member of such attorney’s staff, from participation in a particular investigation or prosecution if such participation may result in a personal, financial, or political conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof. Such rules and regulations may provide that a willful violation of any provision thereof shall result in removal from office.

Scott Burkhart 4 weeks ago

That's an easy one, Richard. Deputy AG Rod Rosentstein is part of the whole cabal. When the Congressional Intelligence Committee memo becomes public, we are going to see how Rosenstein was part of the bigger whole in getting Clinton exonerated and sicking the attack dogs on Candidate, President Elect, and President Trump.

Bob Summers 4 weeks ago

Outsider's like Trump are to be shunned by club members.

Bob Summers 4 weeks ago

Liberals think Trump is ignorant and Liberals give sanctuary to criminals?

Go figure.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-daca-age-illegals-far-more-likely-to-commit-crimes-be-in-jail/article/2645776

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/26/illegals-commit-crimes-double-rate-native-born-stu/

The crime rate among illegal immigrants in Arizona is twice that of other residents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, citing a new report based on conviction data.

The report, from the Crime Prevention Research Center, used a previously untapped set of data from Arizona that detailed criminal convictions and found that illegal immigrants between 15 and 35 are less than 3 percent of the state’s population, but nearly 8 percent of its prison population.

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3099992

Gary Cauthon 3 weeks, 6 days ago

It can't just be that law enforcement in Arizona makes a point in seeking out immigrants. No, that would just make too much sense.

I get that you don't want criminals in the US with the rest of us. But the way you talk makes you sound like one of the evil dudes in Escape from New York.

Bob Summers 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Obviously the next President after Trump should be an Illegal Alien or we truly are a racist nation.

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