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It’s amazing how stupid the media can act when they’re defending Democrats. And I’m not talking about how it’s ok for the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid for unverified dirt on President Trump but it’s treason if President Trump contemplates what he’d do if a foreign government offered him dirt on his opponent in 2020. What I’m talking about is missing the real comparison from the interview.

There’s Donald Trump being interviewed and he’s answering all of Stephanopoulos’s questions. I’ll stipulate that his supporters probably didn’t want him to answer all of those questions but that’s President Trump. Let’s be honest about this. There’s tons of proof that President Trump is the most transparent president in recent history. (I don’t think it’s that close, in fact.)

President Trump holds multiple press availabilities each week. It’s routine that he doesn’t make an opening statement but then answers questions for 30-45 minutes. He’s let the media videotape lengthy portions of his cabinet meetings. He’s let reporters ask questions during those cabinet meetings, too. It’s a historical fact that no other president has done this that often since TV was created.

The important lesson to take from this, in my opinion, is that President Trump is the opposite of President Obama in terms of transparency. President Obama used executive privilege to hide what actually happened during Operation Fast and Furious. We might never know what Eric Holder did in getting guns into the hands of the drug cartels. It’s doubtful that we’ll find out what led to the assassination of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry.

Seemingly each week, Judicial Watch announces that it’s won another FOIA lawsuit against the Obama administration. The fact that the Obama administration would try hiding that many things from citizens that they own is instructive in terms of the Obama administration’s penchant for secrecy.

That fits with the Obama administration’s weaponization of the IRS, the ATF, the FBI and the CIA. After weaponizing the government, it’s only logical that Democrats would attempt to hide the Democrats’ weaponization of government. Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch and one of the most frightening people to Democrats in the nation, sums the Democrats’ strategy perfectly in this video:

It’s too late to ‘save’ the MSM. They’re hopeless, utterly hopeless. We need a 21st Century revival of the Pamphleteers. What the Democrats are missing are legitimate patriots. You can’t find them in today’s Democrat Party. They’re certainly missing in the Media Wing of the Democrat Party.

Further, the media insists on running every quote from Democrats saying that Bill Barr is acting like President Trump’s defense attorney. Oh please. Why don’t they talk about this:

“I’m still enjoying what I’m doing, there’s still work to be done. I’m still the President’s wing-man, so I’m there with my boy. So we’ll see,” Holder said in an interview on the Tom Joyner radio show.

Certainly, a strong, strong case can be made that Eric Holder acted like President Obama’s defense attorney. In fact, a stronger argument can be made that President Obama acted as Holder’s defense attorney by shielding Holder by improperly using executive privilege.

Let’s pose a hypothetical question. Let’s suppose that an organization announced that they were holding a rally? Then let’s imagine that nobody attended this rally. Finally, let’s imagine that it wasn’t just any organization and that it wasn’t a rally (single) but rallies.

According to Emily Zanotti’s article, MoveOn.org “kicked off a nationwide campaign to impeach President Donald Trump Saturday with a series of ‘#ImpeachTrump’ rallies and a ‘Day of Action’ meant to inspire the far left to pressure Congressional legislators to undertake impeachment proceedings.”

The bad news is that “‘dozens’ of protesters ‘packed’ a park to listen to speakers talk about Trump’s sins against democracy” in Portland, OR. Then there’s this important information:

MoveOn partnered with around two dozen organizations on the event, including activist group, Indivisible, the national Women’s March, Democracy for America, and CREDO, and looped in celebrities like Chelsea Handler and members of the cast and crew of Modern Family to help promote the event. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who is leading the impeachment charge in the House of Representatives, was among those legislators and high-profile guests invited to speak at the rallies.

With such far left firepower, you’d think the turnout was through the roof. It wasn’t. But things didn’t quite go as planned:

The Washington Times reports that MoveOn.org expected massive turnout at 120 events in cities and towns throughout the country. “Donald Trump’s abuses of our communities and country demand action from Congress, which has the responsibility and authority to hold Trump accountable. The next crucial step is an inquiry into whether to draft articles of impeachment,” MoveOn.org claims on their website, Impeach.org. “The time is now to push every member of Congress to act on behalf of the constituents, country and Constitution and begin impeachment now.”

Portland, OR isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of conservatism. Look at this ‘crowd’ gathered in Portland:

There are town team baseball games in small town Minnesota that attract more people. By all means, though, Democrats should keep making the #ImpeachTrump drumbeat. Don’t let the crowds fool you, Democrats. You’ve found your winning issue for 2020. Want more proof? Check out the ‘crowd’ that gathered in Newport, RI:

I’d argue that it attracted people by the dozens except I’m not certain the plural conjugation of dozen is accurate. Again, it’s worth noting that Newport, RI isn’t a hotbed of conservatism. One of their senators is Sheldon Whitehouse. Ideologically speaking, Whitehouse is just a bit to the left of Al Franken.

That’s what happens when you try selling something people don’t want.

A theory developed while reading Salena Zito’s latest article, which is titled “What happens when Joe stops being Joe?” Salena’s article asks the question of what happens to VP Biden when he stops being lovable old Joe. That theory is that President Trump should highlight his economic accomplishments by highlighting his regulatory accomplishments in Rust Belt states.

She notes that Biden’s rollout was virtually flawless but that his handling of the Hyde Amendment was a disaster. Then she quotes Jeff Brauer, a “political science professor at Keystone College here in Factoryville.” Brauer said “What Biden needs to do is appeal to voters in the middle and even the Right. This move isn’t going to help in that. Moving hard left in the primary could prove to be fatal for the general. Biden has also succumbed to far-left pressures on the environment by rolling out a policy plan that is far more liberal than expected.”

Zito then points out, as I have multiple times, that “Trump’s victory in 2016 was primarily due to his support in the Midwestern, Rust Belt states, whose voters had been hit hard economically as jobs moved elsewhere. With a recent boom fueled by natural gas, some of these areas are bouncing back.”

The Hyde Amendment hurts Biden in the short-term but the environment hurts him in the long-term. If Democrats don’t flip the blue collar vote in 2020, they can kiss that election good-bye.

Few people paid attention to the early days of the Trump administration. That’s when Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and President Trump used the Congressional Review Act to eliminate tons of Obama environmental regulations. That wasn’t just smart policy. It was fantastic politics. President Trump can visit the Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana cities most affected (positively) by the elimination of those Obama-Biden era regulations.

What should worry Democrats most is that Biden and Tim Ryan are the only Democrats with a legitimate shot at those voters. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg don’t have a shot at those voters.
This is Biden’s Hyde Amendment flip-flop:

On issue after issue, President Trump has been the reasonable politician in the room. Whether we’re talking about immigration, taxes, regulations or the economy, President Trump has presented sensible options. When Congress runs away from some of those policies, it just makes him look that much more reasonable, especially in light of the fact that Democrats are hell-bent on impeaching President Trump.

What’s especially helpful to President Trump is the fact that he, Ryan and McConnell eliminated so many environmental regulations. Now that the US is a net exporter of energy, he’s in an especially strong negotiating position with Eastern bloc countries and Russia. Put differently, President Trump should make the case that his strong economy has made the US stronger internationally. Biden can’t make that same argument.

Eric Swalwell’s hit piece in the Atlantic is what you’d expect from a no-talent back-bench bomb-thrower. He went into this election season as a nobody. Nothing has changed. As always, Trey Gowdy puts it best during this interview with Martha McCallum:

But I digress. Now onto Rep. Swalwell’s hit piece. This paragraph is particularly revealing of Rep. Swalwell’s (lack of) character:

The president continues to betray America, putting his own interests ahead of our country’s. His statement that he would accept a foreign power’s offer of information harmful to an electoral rival, and probably not inform the FBI of such an effort, shouldn’t be shocking—because he already did it.

Here’s what President Trump actually said:

There’s no doubt that President Trump said that, if you’re a congressman and a foreign operative offers said congressman dirt on the congressman’s opponent, that they wouldn’t necessarily call the FBI. When Stephanopoulos brought up Al Gore calling the FBI, Trump immediately highlighted the fact that Gore had just received a stolen briefing book. A crime had been committed. Of course, you’re obligated to report federal crimes to the FBI.

There’s also no doubt that President Trump, when posed with a hypothetical question on getting dirt from a foreign operative, said “Maybe you do both”, meaning he’d listen to what the operative said and he’d call the FBI, depending on the content. I’m not a constitutional scholar but I’m fairly certain that isn’t what the Founding Fathers meant when they talked about high crimes and misdemeanors.

Keep fighting, Eric. If you do, perhaps you’ll achieve what Joe Biden already has. Biden has gotten a nickname of “1% Joe” from President Trump. How appropriate.

It isn’t a stretch to think that President Trump is the early winner in the fight over border security and illegal immigration. President Trump is totally tweaking Democrats for doing nothing about the border security crisis. This will shock people but here goes. President Trump is using Twitter to criticize Democrats. (Frankly, I couldn’t have seen that coming in a million years. Not!) But I digress.

After Mexico signed the agreement Friday night, President Trump rightly contended that Mexico had done more to fix the border crisis than Democrats:


The Democrats haven’t lifted a finger to fix the crisis. They passed a mass amnesty bill that makes border security worse. They haven’t written any legislation that would fix asylum laws or that would fix the problems caused by the Flores decision. Further, of the 48 members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, 33 are Democrats. None of them has written a piece of legislation that has solved a single problem.

That’s a problem. When you’ve campaigned on being a problem solver, it’s difficult to get re-elected when you’ve caved to Ms. Pelosi on every major issue. If Democrats think that they can win by just opposing everything Trump, they’re stupid. The Problem Solvers Caucus members are certain to get highlighted as part of the do-nothing Democrats during the 2020 post-Conventions campaign. And let’s be honest about something. When President Trump paints a bullseye in the middle of your chest, this is the likely outcome:

It isn’t too early for House freshmen Democrats to start working on their concession speeches. Lots of them will be giving that type of speech come November, 2020. When you care more about partisanship than about doing what’s right for the nation, you should expect to lose.

Nancy Pelosi erupted again, saying that President Trump’s tactics “undermined America’s preeminent leadership role in the world by recklessly threatening to impose tariffs on our close friend and neighbor to the south.” Then she said that “threats and temper tantrums are no way to negotiate foreign policy.”

Actually, when you’re dealing with a do-nothing Democrat House intent on sabotaging national security, it’s the perfect way to get things done on the international stage. That’s what President Trump is dealing with. Unlike Ms. Pelosi, President Trump is intent on addressing the biggest issues on our plate. Nancy Pelosi (and her Democrats) don’t care about America’s agenda. They’re all about their special interests’ agenda.

If that agenda diverges with America’s agenda, then Democrats side with the special interests. But I digress. Back to Ms. Pelosi’s hissy fit:

“Congress will continue to hold the Trump Administration accountable for its failures to address the humanitarian situation at our southern border,” she said. “President Trump must stop sabotaging good-faith, constructive, and bipartisan efforts in Congress to address this complex problem in a humane manner that honors and respects our most cherished national values.”

What a windbag. That’s what DC politicians do when caught doing nothing. Pelosi knows that House Democrats haven’t done a thing to fix the humanitarian or national security crises. Instead, Pelosi’s Democrats passed a blanket amnesty bill that doesn’t fix any of the problems we’re currently dealing with.

Thanks to Ms. Pelosi’s Democrats, 31% of all girls brought illegally into the US from Mexico have been sexually assaulted. Ms. Pelosi, which of our “cherished national values” does that uphold?

This is Pelosi just 3 months ago:

She’s the witch that’s sabotaging good-faith attempts to fix this crisis. Simply put, she isn’t a patriot. She hasn’t been for years. She’s been a total autocrat whenever possible. Not a single Democrat voted for President Trump’s tax cuts that have the economy sailing. Not a single Democrat voted for border wall funding until after she became Speaker. Only then did Democrats vote for funding the wall. BTW, they still haven’t lifted a finger on fixing US asylum laws.

How she has the audacity to say that Democrats are part of “good-faith, constructive, and bipartisan efforts in Congress to address this complex problem” is beyond me. Ms. Pelosi is a proven liar. She shouldn’t be mistaken for being a patriot.

The MSM has complained about President Trump’s tweets as though they were meant to be ridiculed. The MSM hasn’t noticed that Sen. Schumer’s tweets is more ridiculous than President Trump’s tweets.

For instance, moments after President Trump announced that the US and Mexico had reached a deal on border security, Sen. Schumer tweeted “This is an historic night! @realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to ‘greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.’ Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future.”

First, the problem isn’t solved. This is just President Trump doing his best to limit the damage of the current crisis. Sen. Schumer first said that this was a “manufactured crisis”. Throughout, Sen. Schumer has sat on his hands instead of providing ideas that would fix this crisis. Doing nothing except obstructing is what Sen. Schumer does best. That’s why this tweet is utterly laughable:


The next serious proposal from Sen. Schumer or Pelosi will be their first of this session of Congress. We’ve got a crisis at our southern border. What’s the only legislation that’s been written on immigration? The House passed a mass amnesty bill that won’t fix any part of this crisis. The Senate has done even less than the House. In fact, Senate Democrats haven’t done anything about immigration. So much for the thought that Democrats have provided “serious proposals to address the nation’s most pressing needs.”

Here’s another of Sen. Schumer’s idiotic tweets:


What a wimp! President Trump pressured Mexico into multiple concessions, which should help with this crisis. Thus far, Mexico has done more to fix the humanitarian crisis and national security crisis than Democrats have done. That isn’t a high bar since Democrats haven’t done a thing that’d fix a thing about these crises. If Democrats don’t siding with the Resist Movement instead of with the American people, their 2020 fates will be grim.

Sen. Schumer should stop flapping his gums and stop with his obstruction. Democrats haven’t provided any assistance since President Trump was elected. Democrats unanimously voted against President Trump’s tax cuts. Democrats frequently voted against eliminating industry-killing regulations. Frankly, Sen. Schumer’s tweets are almost as worthless as his actions on important issues.

Apparently, President Trump’s tactic of imposing tariffs on Mexico worked. Ed Morrissey’s post is both thorough in delivering details to its readers but it’s the best analysis to their readers, too.

Ed cites this article from the Guardian in one of his first updates. That update quote says “According to a US-Mexico joint declaration released later in the evening, Mexico agreed to take more migrants seeking asylum in the United States while they await adjudication of their cases. The country also agreed to increase enforcement to curb illegal immigration, including deploying national guard troops to its southern border and cracking down on human smuggling organizations, the declaration said.”

I can’t praise Team Trump enough for their efforts to stop “human smuggling organizations” as part of this agreement. While others ignored that part of the crisis, Team Trump didn’t. When honest journalists write about this part of the agreement, it will be noticed that the Democrats talked about border security while Team Trump delivered border security to the most vulnerable amongst us.

Put differently, President Trump delivered while Pelosi’s Democrats on the Problem Solvers Caucus sat in the corner and did nothing. As far as I’m concerned, they’re virtually worthless.

Here’s another update and analysis from Ed’s post:

Update: This appears to be the biggest win for Trump in the declaration. Apart from Mexico’s pledge to maintain its current aggressive actions in shutting down the southern border to unauthorized migration, Mexico agreed to take back anyone crossing the border, asylum application or not:

The United States will immediately expand the implementation of the existing Migrant Protection Protocols across its entire Southern Border. This means that those crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their asylum claims.

In response, Mexico will authorize the entrance of all of those individuals for humanitarian reasons, in compliance with its international obligations, while they await the adjudication of their asylum claims. Mexico will also offer jobs, healthcare and education according to its principles.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued this statement after the official agreement had been signed:

I am glad President Trump has secured a commitment from the Mexican government to do more to secure their own borders and control the flow of people through their country. The security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States is unacceptable and Mexico has a crucial role to play as a responsible neighbor.

It is also good news for Kentuckians and for all Americans that U.S. families won’t be hit with the price increases that would have resulted from new tariffs on imports from Mexico.

Following this new progress, the onus is now squarely on my Democratic colleagues in Congress. Republicans have been working for weeks to secure supplemental funding for the badly overstretched agencies conducting law enforcement and humanitarian missions amid the border crisis. Thus far, Democrats have dragged their heels and preferred to pick political fights with the President rather than get something done. Until they put aside political gamesmanship and allow us to pass this needed funding, Democrats will continue to own the grave consequences.

By contrast, Senate Minority Leader Schumer issued this ‘statement’:


McConnell and Trump sound like leaders. Schumer sounds childish. That’s why Sen. Schumer is likely to be the Minority Leader for a great many years. David Asman at Fox Business offers this commentary:

If this article doesn’t stir Democrats to action, then they’ll be exposed as heartless politicians who only care about winning elections. Here’s a serious question for House Democrats: Why don’t you attempt to put nation ahead of political gain for a change?

I won’t pretend that the GOP is faultless on immigration. Still, I know Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has put together legislation together to fix the current crisis. That’s leaps and bounds beyond anything that House Democrats have done.

Mark Morgan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, didn’t pull punches in addressing the crisis:

Participating in the briefing was Sen. Chuck Grassley. Here’s what he had to say about what he’d heard:

I can’t believe that this actually happens but that people down there in Central America or Mexico are renting babies to get across the border and then sending them back and renting them again to get across the border. The public doesn’t know about it. I hope you guys will help advertise that, assuming the information that I heard yesterday was accurate because that’s a humanitarian crisis that we have to be concerned about.

What will Nancy do? What will Chuck do? Can they be bothered to give a damn? Thus far, they’ve said that it was a manufactured crisis, that the problem was caused by President Trump’s policies or simply refused to fix the asylum loopholes.

Their accomplices in the press, especially Jessica Tarlov, insist that Democrats care about border security. That’s BS. If they cared, they’d pass Sen. Graham’s 11-page bill that could fix these problems within a week. Democrats won’t do that, though. Their actions speak for themselves.

If Democrat members of the Problem Solvers Caucus don’t defy Ms. Pelosi, most of those freshmen Democrats will be one-term wonders. If Pelosi, Schumer and the Democrats listen to the Resist Movement, they’ll deserve to lose in a landslide. This is a crisis. Crises demand fixing.

Thus far, Democrats have failed miserably.

Anyone that thinks that Democrats don’t have a border security crisis isn’t paying attention. They definitely haven’t read Paul Bedard’s article about the crisis that Democrats refuse to fix.

Bedard’s article starts by saying “Calling the surprising May surge in illegal immigrant arrests on the border the “worst case scenario,” a top immigration analyst has boosted the expected level of crossings 10%, to over 1 million. U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday revealed that May apprehensions topped 144,000. This year has seen 676,315 apprehensions so far, up 99% over this time last year. That shocked immigration officials who had hoped it would drop in part due to the Trump administration’s get tough efforts on the border and the potentially deadly heat migrants encounter traveling through northern Mexico.”

Thus far, House Democrats haven’t lifted a finger to fix the immigration crisis. They’ve passed an immigration bill that will invite more illegal aliens to our borders but they haven’t passed a bill that’d fix the asylum crisis or the humanitarian crisis or the exploitation of young girl crisis.

Further, Democrat members of the Problem Solvers Caucus haven’t written a single piece of legislation that addresses these crises. If Democrat members of the Problem Solvers Caucus wont fix problems, then they’re worthless! They should be thrown out in large numbers in November, 2020.

By contrast, Sen. Lindsey Graham is working with President Trump to fix the problem. He’s written actual legislation that’d fix many of the problems. The chances that Democrats will work with Sen. Graham is virtually nonexistent. As long as the Resist Movement exists, then Democrats will be Democrats first, patriots only as a last resort.

Steven Kopits, the president of Princeton Policy Advisors which has predicted that immigrant apprehensions would reach 931,000 this year, expressed concern about the May numbers and boosted his prediction to 1,072,000. “This is the highest for the month of May since 2000 and the highest for any calendar month since March 2006,” he said in a report provided to Secrets. “We had expected a major surge heading into the summer months, but this is above our worst case scenario,” he added.

Today on Outnumbered, Harry Reid’s former spin-meister said that it’s finally time to have a conversation about this subject. Fuck that noise. (Pardon my French but this subject pisses me off on multiple levels.) The time for a leisurely conversation was a year ago. This time, it’s time for action:

Sen. Graham’s legislation will fix most, if not all, of the incentives that’ve precipitated this crisis. I’m betting that Democrat support for Sen. Graham’s legislation will be minimal, if that. Democrats are too obedient to the Resist activists to support Sen. Graham’s legislation. That’s because today’s Democrats are politicians first, patriots only rarely. What a sickening bunch.