I’m beginning to think that Donald Trump was right when he said that he could “stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose support among certain segments of the population.
The man who crafted a campaign around two primary issues—illegal immigration and trade—just caved on the first of these. After months of being the toughest talker on illegal immigration, he’s basically come around to the establishment’s way of thinking—namely, that there are just too many lawbreakers out there to do anything about it now. Trump maintains that if he’s elected president he will still build a wall on the southern border, though I suspect that he left that for a future flip-flop.
And so the great climb-down begins.
During an appearance on FOX News last week, Trump said that “the first thing we’re going to do if and when I win is we’re going to get rid of all of the bad ones.” What Trump is basically saying is that there should be amnesty for illegals. Sure, if they commit some other crime after they commit the crime of entering our country illegally, Trump will go after them; but all of those “law-abiding” illegal aliens (an oxymoron if ever there was one) will be left alone. That’s amnesty no matter what you call it.
If Trump were to be elected president, and there’s only a sliver of a chance that he will be, nothing will change in this country in regard to immigration, illegal or otherwise. The lawless open border will remain lawless and open, the Border Patrol we pay to pretend they’re enforcing the law will continue to play make-believe, and the rule of law will continue to be a big joke. Don’t believe me? Donald Trump admitted in the same FOX News interview that his policy would be a continuation of his two predecessors. “What people don’t know is that Obama got tremendous numbers of people out of the country. Bush, the same thing. Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws. Well, I’m going to do the same thing.”
Apparently Bush and Obama had the situation under control the whole time. Who knew?His remark leaves me wondering why he chose to run for president on this issue when in fact he was perfectly content with the status quo.
Some people are shocked by Trump’s mealy-mouthed backtracking but I am not. Despite his strutting around in a hard hat at a West Virginia coal miner’s rally, Trump is not a working class hero because he is not working class. Donald Trump is, was, and always will be a certified member of the employer class, which means that he really likes cheap labor.
Of all the Republican candidates for president this past year Trump was perhaps the second squishiest on illegal immigration after Jeb Bush. It wasn’t that Trump didn’t talk tough on the issue, it’s that he didn’t mean a word of it. Donald Trump was, to my knowledge, the only candidate among the seventeen who had ever actually employed illegal aliens. In 1980, illegal Polish immigrants cleared the parcel of land where Trump Tower stands today. Trump has claimed that he can’t be held responsible for the actions of every contractor and subcontractor on the project but there’s evidence in FBI files that he knew exactly what was going on and approved it. In 2013, after several amnesty activists met with Trump, they claimed that he had bragged to them about employing illegal aliens at a golf course he owns in Florida. They left the meeting feeling as if he were on their side—and he was.
Those of you who voted for him have every right to feel betrayed. Trump latched onto illegal immigration because he knew that it was burdening your communities but he doesn’t care about you and he never did. He cares about power. In that regard he’s not all that different from Hillary Clinton or her husband, both of whom were once friends of the Donald.
Now that Donald Trump has burned his supporters on the issue that supposedly distinguished him from the pack, what reason remains to vote for him? I ask this question as a conservative to other conservatives: If Trump is not going to be the leader who finally restores some sanity to the lawlessness that has swept our country, what exactly is gained by electing him?
The obvious answer, I suppose, is that he’s not Hillary Clinton. But is that really the best that his supporters can say about him? Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham are also not Hillary Clinton either. Lady Gaga is not Hillary Clinton. The guy who picks up my trash every Thursday is not Hillary Clinton. There’s got to be a stronger case for the Republican candidate than simply that he’s not the Democrat candidate.
And really, is he so different from Hillary Clinton? I don’t think so. As Joe Scarborough once said, Trump is basically a “centrist Democrat.” Trump used to support an “assault weapons” ban, whatever that is. He wants to curtail our First Amendment protections for the free press. In April, he opposed North Carolina’s HB2 law that prevented localities from forcing private businesses to allow men in the ladies room among. In July, he offered lukewarm support for the law. Over the years he’s made political donations to a variety of candidates, including to the pervy homosexual Mark Foley but also to Chuck Schumer, Anthony Weiner, Harry Reid, Charlie Rangel, and even Hillary Clinton. Trump was very publicly “pro-choice” until about five minutes before he decided to run for the Republican nomination and he later defended Planned Parenthood at a debate saying that they “do wonderful things having to do with women’s health.” He has abused eminent domain in past business dealings and appears to have an ongoing bromance with Vladimir Putin. He is, to put it bluntly, a lowlife dirtbag with no redeeming qualities.
But none of this was supposed to matter, you see, because he was tough on illegal immigration. As I’ve been told over and over again since this grueling campaign began, we’ve got to focus like a laser beam on reasserting authority over our own country and its borders. This argument was advanced eloquently by the writer Ann Coulter, a pundit I liked very much until she went off the deep end for Donald. As she explained in her book “Adios, America”: “What happens with immigration will determine whether America continues to exist or becomes a Third World republic that will never elect another Republican—in other words, ‘California.’ It’s more important than gun rights, right to life, taxes, or Iran’s nuclear program—or whatever other issue you care to cite, because immigration will decide all issues, once and for all, in favor of the Democrats.”
It’s a curious argument—that we can only win the big issues by surrendering on them for the moment to focus on a single one. Will we ever be able to undo all the damage we’ve done by punting all the other issues to the Democrats? I kind of doubt it; they’re skilled at making their policy changes irreversible.
Now that Donald Trump has officially adopted the Rubio/Bush/Bush/Schumer position on illegal immigration, the rest of us are kind of left in the lurch here. The argument before was that even though he sucks on nearly every issue, at least he’s going to start deporting those illegals! Now the argument seems to be that he sucks on every issue including illegal immigration…but at least he’s not Hillary!
This man is the worst mistake the GOP ever made. The positions he takes are written in Jell-O because he has absolutely no principles.
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President Trump Wants To Spread A Message Of Peace While In Davos
THEY WEREN’T EXPECTING HIM TO SAY THAT!
President Trump is again on an overseas trip rubbing shoulders with other world leaders and clarifying his vision for America. President Trump ran on a platform of making America great which was a not so veiled slight toward his predecessor. Many conservatives considered the Obama Administration to have pushed America back in the eyes of many nations around the world. His desire to make sure that America lost its appearance of being an overpowering force, left us in somewhat of a compromised position.
The President’s stance on international policy has been simple; put America first, and help out other people second. Since it’s his job to make sure that Americans are looked after, it’s also his job to make sure the rest of the world knows that we won’t be hurting ourselves to bow to international political pressure. The President’s trip to Switzerland has been no exception, and the South China Morning Post reports that the first impression he’s left on the country has been an obvious one:
“Armed with his ‘America First’ philosophy, US President Donald Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday to tout his economic agenda and lure foreign investment at a global summit that stresses free trade and international cooperation.
‘We’re very happy to be here,’ Trump said as he arrived at the World Economic Forum. ‘The United States is doing very well, and will continue to do well and this will be a very exciting two days.’
He said he was bringing a message of ‘peace and prosperity’ to the gathering of world leaders, business executives and celebrities.
Asked whether he would be supported at the forum, Trump said: ‘I already am. You take a look.’
He had apparently not seen reports of the massive banner reading ‘Trump not welcome!’ that had been hung on the side of a mountain by Swiss activist group Campax.
Trump then went into a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who is angling for trade deals for her country when Brexit takes place next year. He said that the discussions would lead to a ‘tremendous increase’ in trade with Britain, while May said the two countries were ‘on the same wavelength in every respect’.
While the president is expected to declare that the United States is open for business, the protectionist-leaning president’s attendance at the annual gathering for free-trade-loving political and business elites has raised eyebrows.
His decision to sign new tariffs boosting American manufacturers this week has prompted fresh concerns about his nationalist tendencies.
‘I’m going to Davos right now to get people to invest in the United States,’ Trump said on Wednesday before the overnight flight to Europe.
‘I’m going to say: ‘Come into the United States. You have plenty of money.’ But I don’t think I have to go, because they’re coming, they’re coming at a very fast clip.’
In a tweet sent before departing the White House Trump said, ‘Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better … Our country is finally WINNING again!’
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin got to Davos ahead of Trump and insisted Wednesday that the United States supports free trade.
‘’America First’ does mean working with the rest of the world,’ said Mnuchin, who is leading the largest US delegation ever to attend the exclusive gathering.
‘It just means that President Trump is looking out for American workers and American interests, no different than he expects other leaders would look out for their own.’
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross argued that new US tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines are meant to deal with ‘inappropriate behaviour‘ by other countries and are not protectionist. Still, Ross conceded that China could respond by imposing its own tariffs on US products.
As he signed the tariffs, Trump said he was heading to Davos to talk ‘about investing in the United States again.’”
Will soon be heading to Davos, Switzerland, to tell the world how great America is and is doing. Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better…Our country is finally WINNING again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2018
It seems obvious that a president would be looking out for his country and not others while overseas, but in recent years the waters have gotten extremely muddied by the idea that helping the world would help America. Perhaps in some cases that is true, but in the case of America, we tend to be treated like the wealthy uncle who everyone can just ask for things from, and give nothing in return.
Everyone wanted to know what was on the POTUS’s mind when he landed, and here’s what he had to say:
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) January 25, 2018
Didn’t get it? Once again for the cheap seats in the back:
In Davos, Trump says his message for the world is "peace and prosperity." pic.twitter.com/KXbSrQfYKr
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 25, 2018
If seeing is believing, then you’d better find that the President doesn’t plan to back off of his America first plan. His goal is to make our country better than ever. Whether you agree with him or not, he’s charted a path and is marching forward. We ALL will make America great again.
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BREAKING!! Trump Just Received HIGHEST Honor! He Just Beat Out President Ronald Reagan!
HOLY CRAP!! GO TRUMP!!!
According to the highly prestigious conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, President Donald Trump has done a remarkable job during the first year of his presidency. His accomplishments are surprisingly a lot better than the American Conservative icon that was President Ronald Reagan!
The heritage foundation is rightly so calling President Donald Trump the most conservative president they have ever rated. And after the eight disastrous and downright anti-American liberal years of Barack Hussein Obama, this is very positive news for both the fiscal and social future of our nation.
After each liberal Presidential Administration, the Heritage foundation begins developing a list policies that a new Republican administration could adopt if he were to win. In 2016 this list included a variety of initiatives. Some of which included reimposing work requirements for welfare recipients, ending the DACA program which shields young illegal aliens brought here illegally as children, withdrawing from the disastrous and one-sided Paris climate accord, eliminating certain unfair gender identity protections, appointing conservative judges and gutting the heart of Obamacare by removing the individual and employer mandate. President Trump is a master at success according to his first year as President.
In a statement, this week The Heritage foundation confirmed that President Trump has checked off 64 percent of those items which were on the 2016 list. Most of which were enacted either executive order or other means of enforcement. They even went as far as to include President Trump’s budget which was great but never voted on by Congress.
“Trump Administration Embraces Heritage Foundation Policy Recommendations January 23rd, 2018
One year after taking office, President Donald Trump and his administration have adopted nearly two-thirds of the policy recommendations from The Heritage Foundation’s “Mandate for Leadership.”
The “Mandate for Leadership” series includes five individual publications, totaling approximately 334 unique policy recommendations. Analysis completed by Heritage determined that 64 percent of the policy prescriptions were included in Trump’s budget, implemented through regulatory guidance, or under consideration for action in accordance with The Heritage Foundation’s original proposals.
“President Trump had an extraordinarily successful first year,” says Thomas Binion, director of congressional and executive branch relations at The Heritage Foundation. “He put a conservative on the Supreme Court and he enacted historic pro-growth tax reform. This analysis demonstrates the lesser-known policy success that his administration has been fighting hard to enact.”
Heritage Foundation research analysts began developing the policy recommendations in 2016 during the presidential campaign with the following principles in mind: free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
With approximately 70 former Heritage employees working for the Trump transition team or as part of the administration, the policy recommendations have served as guidelines for reducing the size and scope of the federal government through specific and detailed actions.
The first “Mandate for Leadership” was released in January 1981, containing policy proposals of reform that would make government more efficient and effective. President Ronald Reagan distributed Heritage’s book at his first Cabinet meeting.
“As President Reagan did in the 1980s,” Binion said, “President Trump has embraced the comprehensive recommendations made in the ‘Mandate for Leadership.’ These achievements have led to economic growth, a stronger national defense, and a restoration of the rule of law.”
Over the past several months, Heritage’s executive branch relations staff reviewed the 334 policy recommendations and met with senior administration officials in the several agencies. Heritage analysts briefed administration officials on the recommendations, provided additional insight and information, and advocated for reform.”
By contrast, during Reagan’s first year in office, Reagan can only claim 49 percent of Heritage’s wish list were checked off. This is excellent news and a big slap in the face to the so-called conservative leaders who to this day call themselves #neverTrumpers but who claim to pray at the altar of former President Ronald Reagan. This proves all of them were nothing more than just peons for the establishment and the swamp all along. They never cared about conservatism, all they cared about was keeping the gravy train going and maintaining the status quo alive. Maybe they just went with the flow of things to save their job and didn’t care about politics?
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Trump Just Pissed Everyone Off With The AWESOME New Picture That Went Up In White House!!
BOOM!!! THATS AWESOME!!
The White House is filled with historical pieces and artifacts that represent our nation’s history, but perhaps none are so controversial as what President Donald Trump just donned the walls of the West Wing with today. Among the painted pieces of notable figures in our nation’s history, is a new framed piece of work that comes with a clear message that cannot be ignored. Now, idiots everywhere are infuriated about what our leader had the guts to put up that we’re pretty sure his supporters are going to love.
The First Family is getting comfortable in their new home, just as the Obamas did in their disrespectful way that nobody seemed to have a problem with. When Trump moved in and began putting his personal touch on the People’s House, all hell broke loose with accusations of tactless taste that his predecessor never got when hosting rappers and their wives. Whether people agree or disagree with what our President just put on the walls, he had the right to celebrate his victory in the way he chose to decorate.
The White House isn’t just a place where the president lives, it’s a monument that represents milestones in leadership throughout our nation’s history. Perhaps not a single leader has been so controversial as our current Commander-in-Chief who overcame all odds to call this place home. Because of that, he has every right to document this incredible feat with a framed piece that shows exactly how that happened.
The media tried to portray that Trump’s opposition, Hillary Clinton, had a huge lead in the presidential race. However, one picture proved that wrong, which has now become the West Wing’s latest and perhaps most extraordinary piece of artwork.
Trump didn’t become president by a mere margin — he won by a landslide of votes where it counted most. The Electoral College is the deciding vote and the now infamous image of which way each area of every state went has become its own modern art on display in the White House, and for good reason.
Spotted: A map to be hung somewhere in the West Wing pic.twitter.com/TpPPDyNFtE
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 11, 2017
Trey Yingst was among the first to spot this new display and seemingly without realizing the can of controversy he was opening with this Tweeted picture of it, he simply stated, ” Spotted: a map to be hung somewhere in the West Wing.” The image of the Electoral College Map from the election Trump swept in 2016 accompanied his sentiment and infuriated idiots around the country who couldn’t fathom why Trump would display such a thing.
It’s unknown at what point these Democratic degenerates forgot who they were talking about — thinking that somehow it was out of character for Trump to gloat. When it’s his right to do so by having earned it through honest means and against all odds, he should display that victory since it sends a message about what America is all about. Trump was truthful in his lead and the media was not, however, this is photo proof of that bias and that the American dream can be accomplished despite any adversary against you, and needs to be displayed for that reason..
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) May 11, 2017
Perhaps the most humorous part of the outrage over this imagery in the West Wing is that the same people who publicly express how tasteless and gross it is, in their opinion, were in support of a wife using the desk her husband received disgusting sexual favors at during his time in office. I think what it comes down to is that the truth hurts and no matter how much some people in America hate Trump, they can’t deny that he legitimately painted the country red in approval of him.
It’s often said that “a picture says a thousand words” but this one speaks volumes beyond that. Trump beat supposed frontrunner Hillary Clinton by far more than a thousand Electoral College votes. This wasn’t just a victory for him, but for the American people who were heard and deserve to have the piece of our country’s history commemorated on the wall of the White House. Every little girl and boy in America with a dream to make a difference and become president one day can do that, just like Trump did as a non-career politician. That’s significant and part of what makes America great.
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HE'S BEEN HOLDING ON TO IT!
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TRUMP IS MAKING AMERICA GREAT!!
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BREAKING!! Trump Just Received HIGHEST Honor! He Just Beat Out President Ronald Reagan!
HOLY CRAP!! GO TRUMP!!!
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