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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones Breaks from the Party and Stands Up for Justice: You Don’t Pursue Impeachment Based on Hearsay

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Alabama Democrat Senate candidate Doug Jones gets into his car after speaking to the media, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones runs against former judge Roy Moore. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

 

 

The controversial runoff between Doug Jones and Roy Moore in Alabama seemed a bit of ugliness in the Heart of Dixie.

In the end, the Democrat won.

And now, that man is playing outside the lines of partisan politics in order to oppose another bit of ugliness: attacks based on hearsay.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Kasie DC Sunday, the senator insisted a great deal of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint relies on the H word.

And that’s not enough for impeachment.

You don’t remove a sitting president based on such second-hand intel:

“A lot of that allegation, a lot of the whistleblower complaint is in fact hearsay. It is what other people have told him. That is clear on its face. I think Senator Graham was right, you don’t impeach somebody based on hearsay.”

The aforementioned Lindsey slammed the complaint Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation:

“This seems to me like a political setup. It’s all hearsay. You can’t get a parking ticket conviction based on hearsay. The whistleblower didn’t hear the phone call.”

He said the whole hubbub of Trump allegedly attempting to make moves against Joe Biden in order to internationally prevent an American Democratic win in 2020 smells like dung:

“This whole thing is a sham. … Who is this whistleblower? What bias do they have? Why did they pick this whistleblower to tell a hearsay story? The transcript does not match the complaint. … [T]his thing stinks.”

In case you’ve been away waterskiing, here’s a reeeeal quick summary of the complaint, compliments of USA Today:

The complaint appears related to President Donald Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump released a five-page summary of the call Wednesday, which revealed the president asking Zelensky to investigate political rival Joe Biden while the president withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to that country.

Back to Doug, the former prosecutor pointed out that there are still a lot of missing facts. And impeachment should only be determined on the other side of their discovery:

“[W]e still don’t have all the facts. We need to get the facts. Whenever you get to an impeachment vote if it gets there, it needs to be based on facts. It doesn’t need to be based on mere allegations and one transcript.”

Good call.

-ALEX

 

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Obama’s AG on 2020: Republicans are ‘Going to Cheat’ in a ‘Whole Variety’ of Ways, and Trump May Refuse to Leave the White House When He Loses

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Can Trump get re-elected in 2020? Apparently, the answer is Most Certainly — after all, Republicans are going to cheat.

So insists former attorney general Eric Holder.



Appearing on hit urban radio show The Breakfast Club Monday, the Obama era’s top lawyer said Democrats have a definite chance this time around.

Host Charlamagne tha God wasn’t so sure.

Eric admitted — it’ll definitely be tough, what with the bamboozlin’ and all:

“It’s going to be hard because the reality is that Republicans are going to cheat. They’re going to try to keep people away from the polls. They’re going to move polling places. They’re going to do a whole variety of things.”

A whole variety! Like a show where you’ve got everything from spinning plates to Elvis. Or like a box of instant oat meal featuring not only strawberries and cream, but also maple & brown sugar and cinnamon and spice.

But the upcoming trickery ain’t so appetizin’.

In fact, Charlemagne said he doubted Trump would willingly exit the White House, even if his challenger won. He’d likely be carted off to prison.

Eric thought maybe so, too. But he used ta not:

“I thought to myself, ‘that’s ridiculous.’ But as I’ve thought about it, this guy with all the norms he breaks through — I think, he loses, and then it will be interesting between, say, November and January, when he would have to start packing.”

Sounds like Trump’s there to stay. Maybe it’s all part of what MSNBC contributor Elie Mystal told the world is absolutely, definitely possible: the rule of an evil GOP for a “thousand-year reich” (here and here).

That’d be less than great for Eric — as pointed out by to The Washington Free Beacon, he’s still very much active in the Democratic Party:

Since leaving the Obama administration, Holder has taken up the issues of gerrymandering and voting rights. He chairs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which aims to support Democratic candidates in state races to help in redistricting after the 2020 census.

In fact, when Stacey Abrams lost the 2018 gubernatorial election, Eric demanded she’d actually won.

Will the same occur in 2020?

Could be; the Republicans will be cheating.

-ALEX

 

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Activists at Boston University Demand Ben Shapiro be Banned from Speaking – Hate Speech is ‘Not Free Speech’

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FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2017 photo, conservative writer Ben Shapiro speaks during the first of several legislative hearings planned to discuss balancing free speech and public safety in Sacramento, Calif. A University of Connecticut Republican student group has invited Shapiro to speak on Jan. 24, 2018, on campus in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

 

 

If I had to point to a single malady that’s destroying the world, it would be narcissism. That manifests itself in too many ways to list here, but if I drew a picture of the earth, it’d be holding a selfie stick.

If I was forced to list a #2, I’d certainly go with ignorance. But, perhaps, my 2nd place is subsumed by the 1st. Perhaps it takes a lot of empowerment to rage against things about which one forgot to first learn.

We live in an era where people will hit the local CVS, drop thirty clams on sharpies and poster board, and spend an entire day screaming at the powers that bedevil — all the while, literally not knowing the definitions of the words on their signs and tongues.

“We forgot to find out what we’re yelling about.”

Oops.

Generally, that wouldn’t have happened in the 80’s.

And the cultural shift is more than a smidge less than Totally Awesome.

But here we are, at a time when activists at Boston University have launched a petition to ban conservative talk show host and author Ben Shapiro from speaking at an upcoming event.

That would be, the Ben Shapiro who’s Jewish and has been shouted down by CVS fans as a Nazi as he sports a yarmulke.

The petition, in an ode to the selfie stick, labels Ben a “racist hatemonger.” It’s received 1,248 signatures so far.

Also in motion: as reported by The Daily Wire, the college’s efforts to reduce the event by half and make sponsor Young America’s Foundation pony up the security fees required to fight the CVS people.

Yea, lo, and other Biblical words that apply:

As Young America’s Foundation’s Kara Zupkus reports, the petition labels Shapiro a “notorious racist and misogynist” and condemns the university for allowing the mainstream conservative to voice his opinions on its campus. The petition paints the university’s free speech-suppressing move to dramatically reduce the audience size of the event and burden YAF with unreasonable security fees as simply a self-serving effort to protect the university’s “image” in light of progressive outrage over allowing conservatives to speak on campus.

Here are some pieces of the petition, as found at Change.org:

Ben Shapiro is a far-right ideologue who has made a litany of bigoted, hateful, false, and inflammatory remarks. From 2012 to 2016, he was Editor-at-large of Brietbart magazine, where he worked closely with Steve Bannon to promote the spread of far-right and openly fascist ideas. He left Brietbart in 2016 and began touring college campuses to promote his bigoted worldview.

Incidentally, if you ever want to hear someone talk extremely unfondly of another, check out Ben’s opinions of Bannon.

More from the protestors:

Shapiro is a major racist and Islamophobe, as well as an apologist for war crimes committed by the United States and its allies.

Shapiro has openly called for mass ethnic cleansing. Most notably, he supports the forcible removal of the Palestinian people from Israel and the Palestinian Territories. For example he wrote, “If you believe that the Jewish state has a right to exist, then you must allow Israel to transfer the Palestinians and the Israeli-Arabs from Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Israel proper.” The forcible transfer of an occupied population is defined by the Geneva convention as a war crime and a crime against humanity according to the International Criminal Court, because it entails mass violence against a whole people. Shapiro’s comments are open support for genocide, and clearly constitute a form of hate speech.

Openly called for ethnic cleansing?

Hate speech? What about free speech? They’ll tell ya:

The fact that Boston University is willing to give a platform to Shapiro is absolutely disgusting and should be condemned by all students and progressive people. This is not “free speech” or a “free debate of ideas.” Shapiro denies the existence of transgender people, he wants to deny women the right to make decisions over their own bodies, and he has openly advocated for genocide and war crimes. These are all forms of hate speech. Shapiro is a racist, far-right zealot who’s aim is to incite hatred and bigotry on our campus and in the larger society. If Boston University truly cares about being a diverse campus; if they truly care about being a welcoming campus to women, queer people, and non-white people, then they should immediately uninvite Ben Shapiro. If they refuse to do so, then the University is unquestionably providing Shapiro with a platform to spew hate-speech as well as incite violence and discrimination against marginalized sections of BU community.

In addition, he’s this stuff:

Shapiro is also a misogynist, homophobe, and transphobe. He supports the banning and criminalization of abortions even in cases of incest and rape.[4] These arguments deny people the right to make decisions about their own lives and bodies. They perpetuate patriarchy and social, political, and economic inequality for women and LGBTQ+ people. Shapiro has also promoted a slew of homophobic and transphobic statements. He opposed the Supreme Court ruling which overturned the ban on same-sex marriages[5], claimed that gay and lesbian couples were unfit to raise children, and more. Furthermore, he has repeatedly denied the existence of transgender people, saying that being transgender is simply a “mental illness.”[6] It was not so long ago in this country that homosexuality was treated in the same fashion, and these statements serve to perpetuate discrimination and oppression against transgender people. Again, these remarks are not a form of Shapiro “exercising his right to free speech” but rather constitute a form of discriminatory hate-speech aimed at discrediting and disenfranchising whole sections of the population.

In the case of the petitioners, they did in fact get some things right. And it sounds as if “free speech” means the freedom to say things with which they agree.

Also, in fairness, they do reference an article Ben wrote in 2002. And it’s unsurprising that it would’ve been controversial if not hated. In 17 years, might his perspective have changed? At the time, he was 19.

Some people at Boston University don’t want to find out:

We Demand that Boston University refuse to allow Ben Shapiro to speak on campus, and we call on all progressive students and community members to take a stand against BU’s decision to provide a platform Ben Shapiro and his hate speech.

One commenter at Change.org observed, “This event poses a danger to BU’s queer and trans community, and the Dean of Students office taking strides to help support it reflects broader cultural problems failed to be addressed institutionally. Shame on everyone involved with the execution of this event.”

-ALEX

 

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Antifa Harasses and Screams at an Elderly Woman with a Walker

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Many, including President Donald Trump, believe that Antifa are basically domestic terrorists.

Antifa showed exactly why some people think that during a free speech event at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Canada with Canadian People’s Party politician Maxime Bernier and Dave Rubin of the Rubin Report.

From CBC:

A large crowd of about 100 protesters decrying the event stood outside with signs advocating for immigrant rights and yelling chants denouncing those entering, comparing them to Nazis and neo-Nazis. Supporters of the People’s Party — some wearing “Make America Great Again” hats — stood behind police and engaged with some of the protesters verbally for about an hour.

The crowd tried to block people from getting into the event and assaulted some.

But the most disturbing moment was when the Antifa people blocked the way of a small elderly woman with a walker and her companion as they tried to cross the street and get into the event. They refused to let her pass, blocking her with their bodies and screaming in her face, “Nazi scum, off our streets! No f**king Nazis!”

Imagine thinking that acting like this makes you “anti-fascist.” Exactly what had this woman done to deserve this treatment? The answer? Probably not agree with the far-left. That apparently makes her a “Nazi” to these people.

Such love and acceptance.

How is going after a little old lady “fighting fascism?” Who were the real fascists here, trying to shut down free speech and intimidate people?

How can anyone support such behavior?

And that’s the greater problem here. Not just that this behavior is horrific, but that liberals and media lend Antifa their support, suggesting their motives are “pure,” they’re just sometimes off in the execution.

No, their motives are not pure, they support systems of chaos that oppress and have resulted in the deaths of millions of people. These types of actions which we have seen again and again are a feature, not a bug.

When will the left call out this kind of behavior?

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Men are Dangerously Brutalizing Women in Rugby as Teams are ‘Forced to Prioritize Hurt Feelings Over Broken Bones’

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I believe people should present themselves the way they wish. You have but one life; live it as you choose.

Have you always wanted to dress like a pirate? Do it, if it’s worth more to you than freedom from stares at the post office.

Fancy yourself an 18th century Yankee Doodle? Suit up, so long as you can deal with reactions at Jiffy Lube.

In my view, everyone has the right to think as they do, say as they wish, and — with grand lenience — live as they dream.

It should be noted that the following topic is unrelated to issues of identity. It is, rather, one of fairness. And safety.

Not long ago, a ubiquitous bumper sticker laid it out: “There’s No Excuse for Domestic Violence.”

On the left side of the aisle and elsewhere, people decried the physical abuse of women.

And why? Because men were bigger and hideously stronger than women; they must never use that fact to hurt the vulnerable and comparably weak.

Despite a recent trend in movies, the same still holds true: Whereas the 5-foot actress with Kermit the Frog arms now sends the 200-pound dude flying across the silver screen, in reality, he’d just be perhaps mildly annoyed.

“Why’d you hit me?”

Yet, the world of athletics is moving toward a bumper stick revolution.

Apropos, in Great Britain, referees of women’s rugby are quitting. Why? An invasion of men.

So noted the weekend’s Sunday Times.

One ref offered a powerful summary:

“Being forced to prioritize hurt feelings over broken bones exposes me to personal litigation from female players who have been damaged by players who are biologically male.”

Another referee explained that cultural Marxism is preventing people from speaking up:

“If you even ask the question, you are told you are a bigot.”

Odd, given that “bigot” means “intolerance of an opposing view.”

So how rough is the game getting? The ref pointed out that, over the course of half a season, he’s seen five women’s players with beards.

Former Olympic Sharron Davies had a thought or on the subject:

“My daughter Grace was told at the age of 11 she could no longer play with the boys because it was no longer safe. How can they have that rule in place and…say it is perfectly okay for a transgender woman who is a biological man to play with the girls, but girls who are girls are not allowed to play with the boys because it is dangerous?”

On the other side of the argument is Kelly Morgan, a man identifying as a woman in the Welsh league.

And he’s mowing those chicks like so many lawns.

Kelly’s coach explained to the BBC last month:

“She’s going to be a good, good player for the next few years, as long as we can stop her injuring players in training.”

Team Captain Jessica Minty-Madley’s got the gift of metaphor:

“[Kelly] folded a girl like a deckchair during a game, which was quite funny, but they’re still friends.”

Kelly himself appears to believe he’s a victim of circumstance:

“I do feel guilty, but what can you do? I don’t go out to hurt anybody. I just want to play rugby.”

Many Democrats want the same for America, via the “Equality Act,” which would add gender identity to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (here).

Those people had no idea they were marching for men to one day be able to legally pummel women.

Lady boxers, watch out: You’re about to get your faces broken.

Even though there’s no excuse for domestic violence.

Despite the Dems’ talk of being the party of women, that’s exactly who will pay the price for such an unequal equality such as this (here and here).

The field umpire who quit told the Times:

“This is driving female players and referees out of the game.”

-ALEX

 

**If you can tolerate some vulgar language, see Joe Rogan’s summary of the issue at this link.

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehere, and here

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Nikki Haley Lights up Kamala Harris Over Her Cringeworthy Defense of Joe Biden on Ukraine

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Attention may finally be turning toward the question of just exactly what was Hunter Biden doing in Ukraine and China while his father Joe was Vice President and point man for the Obama administration on those countries.

But Democrats really don’t want you to hear it.

Even Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for president in the primary against Joe Biden, came to his defense in a cringeworthy moment when questioned by the media as to what she thought. Would she approve of her Vice President’s son or daughter serving on the board of a foreign oil company as Hunter did?

“As far as I’m concerned, leave Joe Biden alone,” she said, claiming it’s a distraction (from the real goal of getting President Donald Trump). How dare people look at what Hunter Biden was doing in Ukraine and China while his dad was influencing critical decisions on those two countries!

One shouldn’t ask questions about the propriety of things like this:

Or why Hunter Biden would be appointed to a board of an energy company in Ukraine, receiving $50,000/month when he has no experience in the field.

Harris’ defense of Biden was just too much for former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Right on the money.

Democrats want to distract from the real issue, which is that they have countenanced this kind of thing, both with Biden and with the Clintons.

If a candidate running for president doesn’t see the problem with it and just wants to dismiss it, maybe that person really shouldn’t be running for president.

Good on Haley for calling it out.

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Nikki Haley Lights up Kamala Harris Over Her Cringeworthy Defense of Joe Biden on Ukraine

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Attention may finally be turning toward the question of just exactly what was Hunter Biden doing in Ukraine and China while his father Joe was Vice President and point man for the Obama administration on those countries.

But Democrats really don’t want you to hear it.

Even Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for president in the primary against Joe Biden, came to his defense in a cringeworthy moment when questioned by the media as to what she thought. Would she approve of her Vice President’s son or daughter serving on the board of a foreign oil company as Hunter did?

“As far as I’m concerned, leave Joe Biden alone,” she said, claiming it’s a distraction (from the real goal of getting President Donald Trump). How dare people look at what Hunter Biden was doing in Ukraine and China while his dad was influencing critical decisions on those two countries!

One shouldn’t ask questions about the propriety of things like this:

Or why Hunter Biden would be appointed to a board of an energy company in Ukraine, receiving $50,000/month when he has no experience in the field.

Harris’ defense of Biden was just too much for former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Right on the money.

Democrats want to distract from the real issue, which is that they have countenanced this kind of thing, both with Biden and with the Clintons.

If a candidate running for president doesn’t see the problem with it and just wants to dismiss it, maybe that person really shouldn’t be running for president.

Good on Haley for calling it out.

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Sometimes the Bully Wins

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The figures are in!  In June, there were 60% fewer apprehensions at the US-Mexico border than in May.  This is good news in that the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border has decreased.

What has always struck this writer is the ignorance played by Mexico in the situation.  While a firm believer that the United States should strengthen our southern border be it with a wall, stronger interdiction efforts, or an increase in manpower up to and including military personnel, the big question left out of the equation was: What was Mexico doing to strengthen their northern border?

The answer previously was nothing.  Corrupt Mexican officials were in the pocket of drug cartels and illegal immigrant coyotes.  If not in the pocket, they were killed, turned a blind eye, or simply were overwhelmed and did not give a crap.  Most Mexican immigrants came to the United States for economic opportunity but with an improved Mexican economy, those dynamics have changed.   Instead, most of the problems at the southern border are immigrants from Central America- namely, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras.

So what changed?  After President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on 100% of Mexican goods imported into the country, Mexico changed its tune.  Yes… we heard that the price of tequila and guacamole would go through the roof, but the powers-that-be in Mexico City heard something else.

As a result, Mexico has beefed up security at THEIR southern border with Guatemala.  All those refugees, immigrants, dreamers and criminals are finding it much harder to cross into Mexico.  As any reader of a map will tell you, to get from the US from these Central American countries, you have to first pass through Mexico.

Even a spokesman for a pro-migrant group, Allianza Americas, admits Trump’s bullying policy has worked.  Says Oscar Chacon: “I think that they are getting exactly what they said they would get, by forcing the hand of Mexico.  But the question is, is it sustainable?”  As long as Trump is President, this writer says, “YES!”

The policy has also forced Mexico to house, feed, and care for thousands of “asylum” seekers until their cases are decided in the United States.  While the issue of asylum is a tricky one given that poem on a statue in New York Harbor, it must also be realized that a poem is not immigration policy (with all apologies to Jim Acosta).   While this writer does not think it should take 6-8 months to make these decisions, this writer also realizes that not all, perhaps the majority, of the asylum cases are not legitimate.  Thus, better to err on the side of caution.  If the answer is a change to the asylum laws or more manpower or just plain brute strength and a solid “NO,” this writer knows not.

But one thing is certain.  After following through with tariffs on China, the European Union, and Canada, Mexico realizes they are dealing with a President who will not back down.  All the cajoling and niceties expressed between Bush and Obama with Mexican leaders did little to stem the flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border whether they were from Mexico itself or points further south.

This week, Mexican and American officials will meet to discuss Mexico’s efforts to decrease Central American migration through their country with the United States as the final destination.  They are expected to ask for an expedited asylum process.  There are no objections to that request.  Unfortunately, you have many in Congress (ahem…Democrats) who think “expedited” means everybody.  They are also expected to ask the US to take measures to curb the flow of guns into Mexico.  As for that request, thankfully Eric Holder is not the Attorney General.  Finally, they are expected to ask the US to increase aid to Central America.

As for the final request, this writer has no problem with the concept in the abstract.  However, for too many years we have seen too many American tax dollars squandered around the world.  Provided there are enough safeguards that ensure that Nicaraguans will stay in Nicaragua, that Hondurans will stay in Honduras, that Mexicans will stay in Mexico and Guatemalans will stay in Guatemala, there should be no objections.

In the interim, if the statistics are to be believed and if they are an indication of a trend, then President Trump, despite his shortcomings elsewhere, should continue to play the economic bully as concerns immigration.

After all, what does the United States stand to lose?  Fewer Californians eating guacamole and fewer people drunk on tequila may not be a bad thing after all.

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Public Domain via USCBP Flickr PhotostreamU.S. Border Patrol agents arrest illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States after crossing the Rio Grande River in McAllen, Texas on November 15, 2018. Photo by Ozzy Trevino

The figures are in!  In June, there were 60% fewer apprehensions at the US-Mexico border than in May.  This is good news in that the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border has decreased.

What has always struck this writer is the ignorance played by Mexico in the situation.  While a firm believer that the United States should strengthen our southern border be it with a wall, stronger interdiction efforts, or an increase in manpower up to and including military personnel, the big question left out of the equation was: What was Mexico doing to strengthen their northern border?

The answer previously was nothing.  Corrupt Mexican officials were in the pocket of drug cartels and illegal immigrant coyotes.  If not in the pocket, they were killed, turned a blind eye, or simply were overwhelmed and did not give a crap.  Most Mexican immigrants came to the United States for economic opportunity but with an improved Mexican economy, those dynamics have changed.   Instead, most of the problems at the southern border are immigrants from Central America- namely, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras.

So what changed?  After President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on 100% of Mexican goods imported into the country, Mexico changed its tune.  Yes… we heard that the price of tequila and guacamole would go through the roof, but the powers-that-be in Mexico City heard something else.

As a result, Mexico has beefed up security at THEIR southern border with Guatemala.  All those refugees, immigrants, dreamers and criminals are finding it much harder to cross into Mexico.  As any reader of a map will tell you, to get from the US from these Central American countries, you have to first pass through Mexico.

Even a spokesman for a pro-migrant group, Allianza Americas, admits Trump’s bullying policy has worked.  Says Oscar Chacon: “I think that they are getting exactly what they said they would get, by forcing the hand of Mexico.  But the question is, is it sustainable?”  As long as Trump is President, this writer says, “YES!”

The policy has also forced Mexico to house, feed, and care for thousands of “asylum” seekers until their cases are decided in the United States.  While the issue of asylum is a tricky one given that poem on a statue in New York Harbor, it must also be realized that a poem is not immigration policy (with all apologies to Jim Acosta).   While this writer does not think it should take 6-8 months to make these decisions, this writer also realizes that not all, perhaps the majority, of the asylum cases are not legitimate.  Thus, better to err on the side of caution.  If the answer is a change to the asylum laws or more manpower or just plain brute strength and a solid “NO,” this writer knows not.

But one thing is certain.  After following through with tariffs on China, the European Union, and Canada, Mexico realizes they are dealing with a President who will not back down.  All the cajoling and niceties expressed between Bush and Obama with Mexican leaders did little to stem the flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border whether they were from Mexico itself or points further south.

This week, Mexican and American officials will meet to discuss Mexico’s efforts to decrease Central American migration through their country with the United States as the final destination.  They are expected to ask for an expedited asylum process.  There are no objections to that request.  Unfortunately, you have many in Congress (ahem…Democrats) who think “expedited” means everybody.  They are also expected to ask the US to take measures to curb the flow of guns into Mexico.  As for that request, thankfully Eric Holder is not the Attorney General.  Finally, they are expected to ask the US to increase aid to Central America.

As for the final request, this writer has no problem with the concept in the abstract.  However, for too many years we have seen too many American tax dollars squandered around the world.  Provided there are enough safeguards that ensure that Nicaraguans will stay in Nicaragua, that Hondurans will stay in Honduras, that Mexicans will stay in Mexico and Guatemalans will stay in Guatemala, there should be no objections.

In the interim, if the statistics are to be believed and if they are an indication of a trend, then President Trump, despite his shortcomings elsewhere, should continue to play the economic bully as concerns immigration.

After all, what does the United States stand to lose?  Fewer Californians eating guacamole and fewer people drunk on tequila may not be a bad thing after all.

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Trump, GOP Call for Action on Adam Schiff Fabricating Trump Quotes

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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, pauses while speaking during a media availability after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published on Saturday, Feb. 24, a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they investigated his ties to Russia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

On Thursday, during a live Committee hearing concerning President Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) fabricated Trump quotes. Schiff pretended to read from a transcript of the Trump phone call with the president of the Ukraine and made up several false things.

Republicans are now taking action.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) introduced a motion in the House to censure Schiff which he explains during an appearance on Fox News. Biggs also noted how another one of the Democrats’ claims, that the conversation shouldn’t have been put on a secure server, fails. There was classified information on the call since Trump was discussing other nations with the Ukrainian president. That type of information, Biggs observed, is always classified. That in itself would justify putting it on the secure server in addition to the justifiable concern that the Trump administration has had about leaks.

President Trump also called on Schiff to resign.

According to PJ Media, Trump said that Schiff had “made up & twisted words into my call with the Ukrainian President to make it look like I did something very wrong.”

The president tweeted, Schiff “then boldly read those words to Congress and millions of people, defaming & libeling me. He must resign from Congress!”

He literally made up quotes from a conversation President Trump had with the leader of another nation, thereby not only undermining the President’s position at home but abroad too. America’s position is now weakened because of a) the content of Schiff’s lies and b) the publication of the transcript of a supposedly confidential conversation between two heads-of-state — a transcript that had to be released because of Rep. Schiff’s lies. Other leaders will now think twice before telling the president anything important for fear it might be leaked by Democrats in Congress and their allies in the CIA.

While claiming to care about Trump’s actions, Schiff is actually the one who put our national security in greater peril.

Schiff not only made those comments on Thursday, but he doubled down on the lies today on ABC with George Stephanopoulos, again claiming that Trump tried “to coerce that leader to manufacture dirt on his opponent and interfere in our election” which happened “at a time when the president is withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to Ukraine,” none of which was true.

And of course, that’s not the only problem when it comes to Schiff in this matter. He claimed to Stephanopoulos that once he found out about the complaint he went public and called for its release. But he only went public in the past week. He’s known about the complaint and may have even seen it since at least August 12. What he told Stephanopoulos today about that was untrue.

So what did Adam Schiff know and when did he know it?

Schiff has a long history falsehoods. It’s long past time that he be called on it.

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