Lion of the Blogosphere

Trump’s tweet about border security

I agree with this.

And thus my point from yesterday: Mexico, not surprisingly, isn’t eager to help Trump when his own Congress refuses to help him.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

June 2, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Posted in Immigration

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  1. I wonder if we will ever see a left wing candidate that takes a hard line position on immigration. Bernie circa 2007 was the closest thing to this. We need another FDR.

    99.9% Fine

    June 2, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    • FDR wouldn’t be accepted into today’s Democratic Party.

      • Trump is the modern FDR.

        redarmyvodka

        June 3, 2019 at 1:50 AM

      • In reality Trump is more like the American Vladimir Lenin. The conflict between Trump vs the so called “deep state” is minor nobility vs the high aristocracy much as it was in Lenin’s day against Tsar Nicholas II.

        redarmyvodka

        June 3, 2019 at 5:06 AM

  2. The Democrats don’t want to fix the problem because of all the usual reasons discussed on this blog, but just as importantly their foaming-at-the-mouth base is demanding open borders. I heard some of these people interviewed on a man-on-the-street sort of thing several weeks ago, and it’s apparent that these people clearly don’t expect to have to live with the consequences of their political preferences. They think only bigoted prole whites will be affected.

    And O/T, with the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the news lately, the thought occurs to me that the soldiers and marines who stormed Omaha Beach would today be shocked to find that they fought actual Nazis so their grandchildren could be called Nazis by their political opponents at home.

    Sgt. Joe Friday

    June 2, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    • And O/T, with the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the news lately, the thought occurs to me that the soldiers and marines who stormed Omaha Beach would today be shocked to find that they fought actual Nazis so their grandchildren could be called Nazis by their political opponents at home.

      Which is yet another fault of the Nazis for not thinking through what the consequences would be if they lost.

      It’s almost as if the Nazis would have been better off if they hadn’t started the war in the first place…

      The Undiscovered Jew

      June 2, 2019 at 5:14 PM

  3. Where was this legislation when Reublicans had complete control of Congress?

    Heyoka

    June 2, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    • “Where was this legislation when Reublicans had complete control of Congress?”

      Trump was wasting all of his political capital on repealing Obamacare and a massive tax cut for big corporations and the top 1%.

      • Average Republican might not want the tax cut but they surely want Obamacare gone. Trump was listening to what his constituents want !!

        mpt

        June 2, 2019 at 4:44 PM

      • Trump was wasting all of his political capital on repealing Obamacare and a massive tax cut for big corporations and the top 1%.

        As he was supposed to do and should have been expected to the day he announced his campaign.

        He not only campaigned on cutting taxes and repealing Obamacare, he also happens to be in the top 0.0001% and owns a large corporation that stood to profit handsomely from lower taxes and tossing Obamacare health mandates.

        The important thing is that Trump has enriched himself.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        June 2, 2019 at 5:05 PM

      • The “average” Republican doesn’t understand what Obamacare is, and would definitely support it if it wasn’t called Obamacare. Healthcare cost the GOP a lot of seats in the mid terms and is still an albatross around their necks. Trump should have just changed the name to “AmeriCare” and declared victory.

        Peter Akuleyev

        June 3, 2019 at 3:14 AM

      • Actually, the tax cut did help thousands of Americans like me and small businesses. Obamacare needed to be repealed; I was looted by it and I’m not exactly a wealthy person. Obamacare was always more of a money scam for the insurance companies and a way to destroy healthcare which it did for millions of Americans.

        Someone

        June 3, 2019 at 6:39 AM

      • The “average” Republican doesn’t understand what Obamacare is, and would definitely support it if it wasn’t called Obamacare.

        Have you seen how expensive Obamacare premiums are? And, average white Republicans aren’t eligible for the exchange subsidies since they aren’t poor enough to qualify for those funds.

        For them Obamacare is very badly managed, over-regulated, expensive, private insurance. Hence they (and any white Democrat with employer coverage) do not sign up to an inferior product that costs them more than their employer’s plan.

        Even poor minorities still prefer Medicaid over Obamacare.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        June 3, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    • “Where was this legislation when Reublicans had complete control of Congress?”

      The elected GOP is as much opposed to fixing all of the myriad immigration issues as the Democrats. It’s like people still have not gotten that Trump took over the Republican Party to become elected President, but the party itself is the same as it ever was. So we an independent President and a Republican Senate and Democratic House in opposition. Before that, it was a Republican House in opposition.

      Mike Street Station

      June 2, 2019 at 6:01 PM

      • Agreed. More people need to realize it’s basically just the US executive branch that’s doing anything against mass immigration both legal and illegal though the latter is more important because it also pertains to crime levels, public safety, budgets/finances, as well as law and order more broadly. A strong president/executive is always preferable to a weak, divided, corrupt, and mostly stupid bicameral legislature.

        redarmyvodka

        June 3, 2019 at 5:11 AM

  4. Trump tweets a lot of things. He never delivers (except for Israel). He could have built the wall and secured the borders, he is the president after all, but he did not.

    I lost friends because I supported him in 2016. At this point I will not support him in 2020.

    Observant Hebrew

    June 2, 2019 at 4:42 PM

  5. This is what you call Failure Theater. “Golly, I WOULD have given you that big beautiful wall, but Dems and the courts wouldn’t let me. Vote for me anyway!”

    Brendan

    June 2, 2019 at 5:14 PM

  6. You anti-Trump people must be very well off to to think as you do. You must also live in a world of internet autism. In the real world Trump has simply done an amazing job on all fronts. This constant bitchpilling is the new virtue signalling of the alt-right a sort of despair porn that appeals mostly to effete intellectuals. I’m also convinced there is a human psychological inclination toward negativity despite all the evidence to the contrary.

    I’ve listed tons of Trump’s achievements to the present most of them have made America better, safer, richer, and stronger. Trump has done more in two years than most presidents and his presidency is only beginning. I think anti-Trump people are either dumb or expected something VERY unrealistic. The president doesn’t have legislative powers. We didn’t elect a king or a God emperor which was silly even during the campaign.

    I’ve debunked most of the lies posted here but I can’t create a new series of posts for all the drivel otherwise I’d be online all day/night. Most people are simply stupid and uninformed despite being bombarded with information. Since these people are getting more outspoken by the day I’d like a response please.

    It’s very frustrating to know Trump is WINNING on all fronts but people on our side just gobble up fake news all day and yes both the left/right engage in fake news and these media Brahmins really do mind control/mind fuck simple plebs. I’m going to repeat what I’ve written elsewhere online.

    I’ve tried to convey previously here that there is a major class divide among Trump supporters. If you’re well off or a little bit older the reality of modern America hasn’t hit you from the shit economy, open borders, shit schools, high crime, and shit culture which began under Dubya. These trends were local/regional at first but accelerated under Obama becoming national. The strongest Trump supporters have experienced this first hand but those who live in places like California are literally on the front lines. What you call weak platitudes we call revolutionary because Trump is the first major politician to discuss these issues openly and forcefully. I also don’t agree that all politicians are the same and deliver nothing. There are major differences in US administrations it’s not all a con game and there were major turning points in US history as well like the presidential elections of 1860 and 1960 as well as the presidential elections of 2000 and 2015/2016. Those big pivots are getting closer and closer because we’re living in a much more political age.

    I understand some have to be “independent” which is part of their brand but Trump is delivering on all the major issues and we’re barely two years into his presidency. A charismatic, politically astute, media savvy, multi-billionaire like Trump had president written all over him and represents an opportunity never again to be repeated.

    The president is the head of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, NSC, FBI, Department of Justice, State Department, the numerous other major US executive branch agencies, makes federal appointments, and represents the United States internationally. The president controls one of the biggest military juggernauts in world history and controls a massive police state terror apparatus as well. Trump has used the power of pardons to good effect which also shields allies. The presidency is the prize desired by all be more grateful that we have it and will dominate it for at least a decade and hopefully more if MAGA is to be achieved.

    So what’s with the constant negativity? Do you idiots realize you’re jeopardizing all of our achievements? Either you’re controlled opposition or just plain dumb. Either way it’s becoming clear Trump’s old coalition is falling apart. This is directed to anyone who erroneously believes Trump hasn’t achieved anything or cucks who think Donald The Great is a Mr. Magoo. Many of you don’t appear to understand how the executive branch even works. I’m going to repeat what I’ve written at other sites and blogs. Most of what Trump critics say isn’t true or is only half true and in many cases they’re proven anti-Trump ideologues. I’ve suspected most anti-Trump critics on the left and the right are simply well off enough not to be effected by the reality of modern America.

    I agree that not prosecuting Hillary was a mistake but that was caused by his idiot daughter and her friendship with Chelsea. It was that same softness for his daughter that cost Trump the first general election debate as well. I’ve long been a critic of Ivanka for the record and it appears our enemies finally found Trump’s one weakness which was his daughter and her cuck husband.

    Trump crushed the left, right, center, and mainstream media in 2015/2016 winning a revolution. Trump no doubt failed at appointments and firing general Flynn who was chief of staff material was the worst mistake of the Trump presidency as it legitimized the Russian collusion hoax, encouraged more illegal leaks, and enabled all sorts of traitors, careerists, saboteurs, and malcontents into the halls of power. The first five months of the Trump administration were bad but the second half of 2017 was great and it felt like we were on the offensive again. Some appointments even proved out to be excellent like at Treasury and Defense as well as chief of staff John Kelly who froze out lots of people including Ivanka and Kushner. 2018 has been a mixed year but we retained control of the senate even expanding our domination of the upper chamber and more importantly we have a much more pro-Trump GOP now.

    Where are you people getting the idea that Trump isn’t delivering on his agenda? From a do nothing, chattering class, failure socialite like Richard Spencer? The mainstream media including the so called “conservative media” is anti-Trump. It’s also the nature of the media to engage in hype, controversy, negativity, and hysteria even when things are going well like in the 1990s. The alternative media/new media is pro-Trump but anyone with major reach and mainstream influence is being suppressed, defunded, delisted, deplatformed, and censored by Silicon Valley. I think a united front is important because the fight is far from over.

    The truth is Trump perhaps unlike any president before him is enacting reform/change from improving the economy, fighting crime, changing trade policy, securing the border, combating illegal immigration, and much more. Even anti-trust enforcement is being seriously discussed for the first time in a long time. These sorts of things send signals across society as well prompting more change. That may not seem like a big deal as it’s “part of the job” but literally nothing was being done for sixteen years on any issue of importance. Things had just been getting worse since 2001 onward with a few minor reprieves. Obama may have talked a good game but put little to no effort into fixing anything yet Trump has achieved more in two years than his two predecessors did in their entire terms.

    Even at the local level I’ve seen major improvements since Trump became president and its only the far left publications which openly acknowledge the reign of terror he’s unleashed on “people of color, undocumented immigrants, civil rights activists, criminal justice reformers, and welfare recipients”. They also frame a better economy for all as “tax cuts for the rich” and its only a “matter of time” until it ends but I can read between the lines.

    Our side which I mean nationalists/populists must support Trump. Race realism of any kind is only possible on the right and that’s been true for decades going back to the GOP’s southern strategy. Clinton/Gore may have been the exception but SJW politics have a long history in Democratic circles. Cuckservatvism is a relatively new phenomena and has been strongly rebuked at least by the grassroots.

    Spencer and other doofuses in the alt-right were once deemed ideal leaders for the movement but that flopped badly and many have since distanced themselves from them but they were never true Trump supporters. Their support or lack there of is dependent on the news cycle and the latest headlines. Serious people, organizations, and governments don’t change their views on the whims of the agenda driven press.

    Beyond Spencer my second guess for all the cynicism would be Ann Coulter. The last president to seriously oppose illegal immigration was Bill Clinton and she despised him. She shilled hard for a lot of bad stuff over the years/decades and only began to talk demographics after 2012. She also dates negros and people like Dinesh Tandoori so I’d hardly call her credible. Trump promised to build the wall in his first term and as far as I’m aware that’s a work in progress. He’s even shut down the federal government to secure funds for the wall which step by step is reaching the sufficient threshold.

    For people who love the news many here don’t seem to know much about what’s going on and its significance. The Trump administration is taking anti-trust seriously and has actively opposed the AT&T takeover of Time Warner. They lost the case but they’ve appealed it and the message is clear the Trump DOJ is going to be aggressive on these issues. They’ve also rejected net neutrality and worked to preserve a free and open internet delivering a major blow to Silicon Valley by putting the future in the hands of the telecom industry which created the high speed connections, wireless networks, undersea cables, and digital platforms that enable the communications revolution not search engine providers and tech companies like Google. Nevertheless taking on the largest and wealthiest corporations in America like Google who have an army of high priced lawyers on their payroll also requires an ironclad anti-trust case and those take years to build.

    Update: The United States Department of Justice the best law firm in the country together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a major anti-trust investigation into Google with the DOJ spearheading the federal governments efforts into a single consolidated front.

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/05/31/justice-department-launch-antitrust-google/

    Trump has stopped the US government’s war on coal and other cheap and legitimate forms of energy. Trump is slashing regulations and cutting taxes two major economic successes while squeezing states like California whose tax rates actually went up significantly. Rich liberals can no longer exempt themselves from the massive taxes they impose on the middle class. Threats by the Trump administration against foreign governments have also denied Hollywood lucrative funding and reduced their cash flow. The Trump administration has also launched major police sweeps and massively cracked down on pedophile rings/religious cults a large number of which are in liberal areas and southern California in particular. Trump has also broken the Negro Felon League (NFL) de-legitimizing the organization and wakening up boomer cucks and GOP types to the nonsensical children’s game they worship.

    Again for many who discuss government and public affairs you don’t seem to know much about the US executive branch. The president is the chief law enforcement officer of the nation, commander in chief of the armed forces, and he represents the United States internationally. The Department of Justice, security bureaucracy, and the FBI are under his control. Trump is basically a policeman he doesn’t have legislative powers to massively curtail legal immigration. He can only combat illegal immigration and slow legal immigration which he is successfully doing. His attorney general Jeff Sessions was basically as far as white nationalism can go in mainstream and respectable circles. He certainly unleashed a reign of terror I’m sorry to see him go and I’m concerned if the success will continue under a new AG but so far so good.

    The inauguration day protestors may have gotten off but many were fired from their jobs, suffered the stress of legal proceedings, and have had their records ruined. Antifa has also been labeled a domestic terror organization and the media no longer openly celebrates them for fear of being prosecuted as accessories. More progress needs to occur here and if anyone is protecting them within the DOJ its deputy director Rod Rosenstein the phony conservative who attempted to launch a coup against Trump and has been directing the Mueller witch hunt/coup attempt as well. I’m shocked he still hasn’t been fired but hopefully a new AG will clean up the department.

    On the foreign policy front can you point to anything Trump has done that is excessively deferential toward Israel and not in line with long standing US history? All I can think of are tearing up the Iran deal which was likely dependent on having a war in Syria. Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is simply recognizing the reality that there will be no Palestinian state but that ship already sailed long ago. Saudi Arabia likely has the best leader in its history who much like Trump is a reformer and has purged all the pro-Bush, pro-Clintion, and pro-Obama elements from the halls of power in Saudi Arabia. MBS is smeared relentlessly in the press because he is a powerful and effective Trump ally.

    For the first time in history Trump met with the leader of North Korea paving the way for diplomatic recognition and a formal end to the Korean War. I agree that American-Russian relations have not improved as much as I would have hoped but the US was always a sea based power in contrast to the land based power like Russia. Conflict of some sort no matter how small was inevitable yet despite that Trump has done the best he could and I continue to remain supportive. As of a few weeks ago Trump has pulled US forces out of Syria in a major step forward with Russia. I’m neutral on Venezuela because Latin America is the United States backyard where the US has home field advantage and regime change talk excites boomer types and the Venezuelan exile community which may be necessary to win Florida in 2020.

    All in all the majority and especially the productive forces of society are satisfied with the Trump candidacy/presidency which has delivered on its promises and again proves the masses know more than the DC/Manhattan chattering classes and their wannabes in the blogging world.

    I’d like to add that I think Jeff Sessions was a great attorney general obviously not against the swamp but in terms of going after dangerous criminals, illegal aliens, sanctuary cities/states, drug offenders, and people of color. He also paid generous settlements to victims of IRS abuse and launched discrimination lawsuits against institutions like Harvard. Sessions admires the US federal government and didn’t want to destroy the law enforcement juggernaut he controlled for practical reasons. It’s also better for a presidency to move forward and not look backward. I also agree with his perspective that a major problem in modern America is that we’ve had too many overly political attorney generals.

    Sessions was a in a tough spot in regards to the swamp he obviously made lots of friends, colleagues, and associates over the years/decades. As attorney general he faced opposition from within the Department of Justice, opposition from Congress including the GOP, opposition from the courts, and opposition from the mainstream media. He agreed to recuse himself on the Russian collusion hoax because it’s not a hill he wanted to die on but he did make it clear he wouldn’t tolerate illegal leaks and established a special unit within the DOJ to investigate/prosecute any and all leakers. The leaks basically stopped after that.
    Trump made it clear if the special counsel went after his family and business he would terminate Mueller. The cunning snake has skirted around that targeting people and entities close to Trump but not too close. The House Intelligence committee has been running a parallel investigation to the Mueller special counsel and Trump has allowed his allies in Congress especially congressman Devin Nunes to expose the massive corruption, fraud, and criminality in the halls of power. What happens next in this high stakes tango dance remains to be seen.

    I suspect 2019 will be a make or break year for the Trump presidency leading into 2020. MAGA is not a one term project it will require a minimum of two terms and likely then some with a worthy successor.
    I get it most of you don’t care about truth, justice, history, and law but are more interested in the latest headlines, whose up/whose down, what’s trendy, and the latest talking points. In other words you’re conservative SWPL. I’ve also observed a sharp age/class divide among Trump supporters. Trump’s biggest supporters are people in their early 30’s and younger. You know people who never saw good government, low crime, good schools, secure borders, and a good economy during much of their lives.

    As for the wall Trump has already delivered in a legal sense. His administration has tightened asylum laws making illegal aliens wait on Mexican territory as their cases are processed in America and given the litigation backlog they’ll likely never enter the United States and simply give up and return home. A physical wall is necessary and coming but the legal wall is perhaps much more powerful.

    Trump’s new attorney general pick is just as good as Jeff Sessions if not better and he’s been endorsed by Florida attorney general and blond babe Pam Bondi.
    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-op-pam-bondi-bill-barr-20181221-story.html

    I’m a Trump supporter in fact I’ve been a Trump supporter from the beginning even before the beginning and throughout 2015/2016 I remained faithful all the way to victory night. I remain supportive into the present. Not many Trump supporters are like me even some pretty conservative people began cucking during the Access Hollywood tape. The same weakness and defeat I saw early on and near the end of the campaign is the same weakness I see now. I’ll take a mercenary like Sean Hannity over most part time Trump supporters.
    I’ve written a blog part time before and I know hard it is to come up with material and maintain reader interest. Imagine having a regular schedule and multiple hours of programming content. Yikes. I’d have to engage in fake news and endless negativity all day as well.

    That said I agree Nikki Haley was a terrible choice for UN envoy and she was a never Trumper as well but she’s been fired now albeit quietly and on positive terms. The state department was another problem but Rex Tillerson wasn’t THAT bad he dismissed/fired dozens of career people in Trump’s earliest days in office ridding the department of entrenched opposition. Trump loyalist Mike Pompeo has now taken charge of the organization. He’s the same bulldog who headed the CIA and got them under control for the president. John Bolton like him or hate him is another powerful and effective Trump loyalist/ally hence his position in the white house.

    Lots of prominent never Trump people have been removed from the halls of power via termination or retirement both in the executive branch and congress. The senate in particular was a major thorn in our side because they also oversee appointments. Now we have a staunchly pro-Trump GOP controlled senate. This is important because Trump can’t afford to antagonize his GOP allies on capital hill.
    There have been many nationalist/populist victories domestically and especially internationally which may not be something you’re interested in but Trump has sparked a world revolution of sorts. I agree there is a deliberate attempt to isolate Trump from allies and deprive his supporters of power. That’s why the president is appointing a new attorney general one who shares and in some ways pioneered Jeff Sessions worldview but can also bring a swift end to the Mueller coup attempt.

    Giuliani is also a valuable asset to the Trump White House. Most lawyers are soft and intellectual types more interested in preserving their reputation with the BAR and attending cocktail parties than serving their clients including the president. Rudy is the right man to serve at the president’s side together with Miller, Mike Pence, and other GOP factions in the white house.

    If anyone is interested in a source of information that is beyond the alt-light but not quite alt-right occupying a very interesting middle ground simply following the facts where they go much like myself check out a guy called Trump Mafia and his sister channel Truth Syndicate on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/DEFCONYuko

    Update: the new attorney general has exceeded all expectations ending the Mueller coup attempt and putting a new US attorney in charge of investigating the origins of the Russian collusion hoax. This is a major victory and turning point in the Trump presidency freeing up the Trump white house to deliver on its major agenda items. While the arrest of Julian Assange is regrettable hopefully Trump can deliver a pardon down the line but for now it also sets the precedent of destroying journalists/leakers. Trump appears likely to win 2020 easily and a sort of reverse Mueller will occur during the months/years leading up to reelection. Bringing justice is necessary but if I had to choose between that and Trump’s major promises I’d choose the latter. On that front Trump is finally laying down the law against Mexico threatening to enact major tariffs unless they start cooperating with his efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and destroy illegal immigration.

    redarmyvodka

    June 3, 2019 at 5:02 AM

  7. Immigration is about one thing and that’s control. The Democrats moved to supporting immigration because they believed that a demographic shift would benefit them electorally. Republican politicians support immigration because they believe that a demographic shift is inevitable and that Trump’s rhetoric jeopardizes their ability to capture all of these newly arrived “natural conservatives”. Both sides benefit financially from open borders.

    I live in Loudoun County, Virginia, a bedroom suburb of DC and was active for a long time in the local Republican Party. I was kicked out for speaking in favor of Trump and against the Never Trump positions of local politicians. The funny thing is that once these same politicians realized that Trump wasn’t going anywhere they all sought jobs in his administration and pretended like they never made pro-open borders comments.

    The elite in the DC Metro doesn’t much care which party is in charge as long as they continue to make money and move up the ladder. Trump threatens this group’s existence by calling them out directly on Twitter, pointing out the stupidity of their policies, and actually daring to implement policies that they warned for years would be disastrous to the nation.

    The DC area is a world on to itself. The highest income counties in the country surround DC. People live in million dollar houses, drive 80 thousand dollar cars, take a month of vacation to exotic destinations, and pay for it all with your tax dollars. Immigration is the cost of doing business, the country be damned. If they do nothing about immigration they receive donations from citizens who want them to change their policy and lucrative government contracts to house, feed and transport migrants. It’s why they always talk about ending big government but do nothing.

    David

    June 3, 2019 at 10:19 AM


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