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The Agenda Media, aka the MSM, is buzzing about President Trump’s mistake (in their collectivist minds) of saying he’ll take the blame for a government shutdown. Think of the press’s reports as ‘Shutdown-mania running wild’.

It isn’t that there aren’t consequences for President Trump if there’s a government shutdown. Generally speaking, Americans want their government working. That doesn’t mean they aren’t understanding if there’s a good reason for the shutdown.

When Sen. Cruz shut down the government over the ACA, people figured (correctly) that he was just grandstanding. President Trump shutting down the government over building the wall isn’t grandstanding. People understand that illegal immigration is out of control. They also know that it’s costing them tons of money in terms of the raised taxes to pay for schooling and welfare programs.

Democrats are trying to convince people that they’re serious about securing the border. If they’re so serious, why haven’t they funded the wall that the border patrol is extremely effective? Democrats insist that we accept as fact the words from climate scientists, aka experts, as though they were words chiseled in stone tablets. When it comes to the border, however, Democrats ignore the experts, aka border patrol agents.

I’d call that hypocrisy but that’s obvious. The inescapable truth is that it’s right to listen to experts. There’s no reason not to trust the people who maintain sanity on the border. They’re the experts. I have an opinion on the border but people like Thomas Homan, the former acting Director of ICE, have an informed opinion of what works and doesn’t work. Here’s what he said on the matter:

Approximately 4 minutes into the interview, Homan laid it out plain and simple, saying “this is people putting politics ahead of national security, public safety, ignoring their public responsibilities. These people in the Oval Office — Pelosi and Schumer — both have protective details at great taxpayers expense but they don’t want to use taxpayers’ money to protect taxpayers.”

Rather than asking whose fault it is in shutting down the government, which is slightly immaterial, Republicans should argue what’s the right policy. Then they should call in people like Director Homan and other border patrol experts to testify on this. Let’s see Democrats argue that Director Homan is wrong. Let’s see Democrats state that Brandon Judd shouldn’t be listened to. I’d love hearing one border patrol agent after another explain how effective the wall is.

While that’s happening, I’d love watching Democrats assume the fetal position while they take their political lumps. It’s time to fix this crisis. It’s time to stop letting Democrats get away with playing euphemism games. It’s time for truth to prevail.

That’s the only way to stop shutdown-mania.

It’s apparent that Sen. Patty Murray, (D-WA), is a little hard of hearing. Yesterday, Sen. Murray took ton Twitter, where Sen. Murray wrote “Democrats could not have been any clearer. We oppose President Trump’s wall. We reject his divisive rhetoric & scare tactics. There is no reason for a shutdown right now. I join Leaders @SenSchumer & @NancyPelosi & my colleagues in calling on GOP to make the right choice.”

She’s right. Democrats couldn’t have been clearer in their opposition to President Trump’s wall. Democrats couldn’t have been clearer in declaring that they really aren’t serious about border security. That’s apparent because Democrats haven’t talked with the professionals that patrol the border day-in, day-out for months and years. That’s apparent after watching this interview:

Brandon Judd is a retired border patrol agent, which means he’s an expert. When Mr. Judd states that “I can tell you that where walls were built, they were extremely effective. Where they weren’t built, illegal immigration was absolutely out of control”, that’s something politicians should pay attention to. Mr. Judd is the expert. They aren’t. When Mr. Judd told Mr. O’Reilly that they surveyed border patrol agents and that “96%” of border patrol agents want the wall because it’s effective, that should’ve settled the issue.

In a fact-based, best-practices world, shouldn’t building the wall be the easiest decision imaginable? Sen. Murray’s argument is that the people that flipped the majority in the House did so as a protest against the wall. Anyone with a memory knows that most of the districts that flipped didn’t flip because of the wall. Those districts mostly flipped because of health care.

I think it’s quite possible for Republicans to win this fight if they put together air-tight arguments like what I’ve put together. When people hear that the experts think that walls work, people will wonder why Democrats aren’t listening to the experts. When people hear that a wall makes the border patrol’s job easier, people will question why we haven’t already built the wall.

Let’s also highlight the fact that Democrats who say that spending $5,000,000,000 on a border wall is spending too expensive didn’t hesitate in spending $5,000,000,000 on a worthless program called Cash-for-Clunkers. The chief differences are that Cash-for-Clunkers was proposed by President Obama, whom Democrats love, whereas the wall was proposed by President Trump, whom Democrats hate.

Finally, here’s a question for Sen. Murray and the Democrats. What’s more important? Passing a bill that gains bipartisan support but doesn’t fix the problem? Or is it more important to listen to the experts and fix the problem ASAP? I’m kinda strange but I’d rather pick listening to the experts and fixing the problem the first time.

Do you understand that, Sen. Murray?

Anyone who’s watched the video of President Trump’s Oval Office ambush of “Chuck and Nancy” knows that opinions on who ‘won’ the first round are as varied as it gets. What isn’t really debatable, though it’s getting debated, is whether walls enhance security and whether Democrats are serious about securing the US-Mexico border.

President Trump noted that Israel’s wall stopped almost 100% of the terrorists’ attacks. Then he noted that illegal border crossings dropped by 95+ percent in areas where the wall got built. After getting ambushed by these verified statistics, Nancy Pelosi reflexively responded like a spoiled brat by mocking President Trump’s manhood, saying “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. I was trying to be the mom. I can’t explain it to you. It was so wild. It goes to show you: you get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”

That’s what I’d expect from a spoiled brat throwing a temper tantrum. That isn’t what I’d expect from the woman who will likely be the next Speaker of the House. Let me qualify that. That isn’t what I’d expect “from the woman who will likely be the next Speaker of the House” unless that woman was Nancy Pelosi. Then I’d expect it.

That being said, what’s important is whether walls work or whether Democrats are serious about border security. We’ve already verified that walls work. Next, let’s examine whether Democrats are serious about border security. The Democrats didn’t hesitate a split-second in spending $5,000,000,000 for Cash for Clunkers but they’re unwilling to spend $5,000,000,000 for a border wall? It isn’t like Cash for Clunkers was successful. It wasn’t.

Further, does anyone think that Democrats dare defy open border leftists like George Soros, Tom Steyer and other open border special interests? Not a chance. This isn’t about the Democrats displaying fiscal responsibility. This is about Democrats totally obeying their special interest puppeteers. Bill O’Reilly nails it on what’s happening in this video:

Check out what Brandon Judd told Bill O’Reilly on whether walls work:

JUDD: I spent the majority of my career on the southwest border in Tucson, AZ, and I can tell you that where walls were built, they were extremely effective. Where they weren’t built, illegal immigration was absolutely out of control.

Then Judd adds that walls stop approximately 95% of illegal aliens coming in. Later in the interview, Judd replies to Mr. O’Reilly’s question on whether the wall is popular with border patrol agents. Judd replied that they surveyed the border patrol agents and “96% of agents” want the wall.

Simply put, Democrats don’t want the wall even though it’s effective and the border patrol is asking for Congress to fund it. Does that sound like Democrats are serious about border security? Or does it sound like they’re saying the right thing to avoid taking a massive political hit? I’m betting it’s the latter.

Apparently, Nancy Pelosi is still obsessed with President Trump’s manhood. This article quotes Ms. Pelosi as saying “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. I was trying to be the mom. I can’t explain it to you. It was so wild. It goes to show you: you get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”

The article also states that “Pelosi told Democrats the Oval Office meeting was a win for their party.” President Trump essentially got Chuck and Nancy to admit that they aren’t interested in the border wall’s effectiveness. After President Trump rattled off how much the border wall has stopped border crossings where it’s been built, Ms. Pelosi insisted that the wall was ineffective and expensive.

That’s odd to hear considering the fact that Israel’s wall has stopped the vast majority of the terrorists’ attacks. As I said in this post, “Any idiot that thinks that the Israelis don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to their security is either stupid or lying. Period.”

This article highlights the Democrats’ priority:

Schumer and Pelosi put out a terse post-meeting statement: “We gave the president two options that would keep the government open. It’s his choice to accept one of those options or shut the government down.”

The truth is that the Democrats’ top priority is keeping the government open while President Trump’s top priority is to stop drug traffickers, Central American gangs and stopping terrorists.

The wall is the right policy. The Berlin Wall worked nearly flawlessly. Israel’s wall? Ditto. Along come Chuck and Nancy talking about President Trump’s wall and it’s suddenly ineffective? Democrats are arguing from a position of weakness. President Trump has the facts on his side. The other part of this is that President Trump understands how important stopping the gangs and the human traffickers are.

It’s worth asking if the Democrats will ever put America’s needs ahead of their ideological goals. At this point, I’m not confident they will.

When it comes to talking out of both sides of their mouth, nobody’s better at it than Nancy Pelosi. At the 6:34 mark of this video, Ms. Pelosi said “I don’t think we should have a debate in front of the press on this but the fact is the House Republicans could bring up this bill and pass this bill, if they had the votes, immediately and set the tone” for the debate:

Later in the meeting with President Trump, Ms. Pelosi said “There are no Republican votes for the wall.” Earth to Ms. Pelosi: here’s breaking news for you — the House already passed the bill that includes $5,000,000,000 for President Trump’s wall. Still later, Ms. Pelosi said “We’re coming in here in good faith to negotiate with you to see how we can keep the government open.”

What a pile of BS. What Ms. Pelosi means by “good faith negotiations” is that she expects President Trump to drop his funding for the wall. She and Sen. Schumer accused President Trump of wanting to shut down the government unless he got what he wanted. The Democrats’ position is just as hardline as President Trump’s. The difference is that President Trump highlighted how effective a border wall is. The difference is that Ms. Pelosi rejected President Trump’s verified facts.

In fact, Ms. Pelosi insisted that Israel’s wall wasn’t effective. Seriously?! Any idiot that thinks that the Israelis don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to their security is either stupid or lying. Period. What’s hilarious is when President Trump interjects that “It’s called transparency, Nancy”, then she replies “It isn’t transparency when we don’t agree on a set of facts.”

Actually, whether both sides agree on a set of facts or not, negotiations held in front of the TV cameras is transparency. The root word for transparency is transparent. The definition of transparent is “having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen.” Other definitions for transparent are “manifest; obvious; open; frank; candid.”

What’s more open or candid than a negotiation held in front of TV cameras? Frankly, Ms. Pelosi appears to want these negotiations to be held behind closed doors so she and Sen. Schumer can come out to the TV cameras and mischaracterize what was said behind closed doors.

After watching Kimberley Strassel’s interview on Fox & Friends, the more convinced I am that we’ll see a government shutdown over President Trump’s wall. If/when that happens, expect the MSM to write tons of breathless stories explaining how Republicans are losing the shutdown fight. Republicans should ignore those stories because they can win a fight over the border wall as long as the caravans keep popping up.

The Democrats’ only hope on this is to muddy the subject up by talking about immigration. A shutdown will focus the people’s minds on the wall, though, because President Trump will talk constantly about funding the wall.

Since he’s got the biggest megaphone in the Western Hemisphere, he’ll dictate the agenda. Pundits will insist that Republicans always lose shutdown fights. Historically, that’s true. Then again, let’s not forget the #SchumerShutdown.

Why they’ve typically lost is another story. They’ve typically lost because the Democrat president had the biggest megaphone. With that not being the fact in this instance, the odds change.

It’s worth noting that most of the government is funded. The MSM won’t get away with stories about this or that department that helps widows and children closing until the evil Republicans fund them. Those types of departments are funded so those stories won’t appear.

Next, lots of people are experiencing the burden these asylum-seekers are causing. When they disappear into the US, they carry with them costs for health care, education, etc. The immigration activists don’t admit that but it’s a fact.

Don’t be surprised if President Trump puts on a full-court press on this one.

John Kass’s column highlights the Democrats’ empty immigration plan. Kass’s column opens by saying “if there is one thing worse than that photograph of a little Honduran boy breathing through an oxygen mask after being hit with tear gas on our Southern border, it’s this: Using that image as a sentimental weapon to fend off or obliterate clearheaded immigration policy. But that’s where we are now, aren’t we? The caravan of thousands of Central American migrants is finally at the border.”

President Obama mocked Republicans, hinting that we were paranoid for thinking that impoverished people in a caravan 1,000 miles from our border posed an existential threat. Now that the election is behind us, President Obama has taken his trash-talking off the stage and gone into hiding.

That isn’t surprising. He never won a fight based on persuasion. The few fights he won were won by trash-talking and with his infamous pen and phone. Here’s President Obama with his trash-talking:

If the media ever forced Democrats to debate immigration substantively, the fight wouldn’t last long. Thankfully for Democrats, there’s no chance that the MSM will force them into that fight. Unfortunately for Democrats, I’ll do my best to pick that fight.

If Democrats were ever forced into admitting that the border wall was as much about stopping fentanyl as it is about stopping illegal aliens entering the country, they’d look like idiots. If Democrats were forced into admitting that the people putting these caravans together also traffic in sex slaves and have caused most of the opioid epidemic, they’d instantly lose the fight over border wall funding.

Frankly, that’s why I hope there is a government shutdown on Pelosi’s watch. I want this attention focused on Democrats’ unwillingness to stop the opioid crisis before it starts. I want this attention focused on all of the components of illegal immigration. Finally, I want Republicans highlighting the difference between illegal immigration and legal, by-the-books immigration.

It’s time to have an adult conversation about immigration. Democrats won’t do that unless they’re forced into it.

Before the election, Jim Acosta infamously insisted that Hondurans weren’t invading the US. Acosta and CNN said that pictures of thousands of migrants marching on highways were, essentially, figments of our imagination.

Now that those ‘figments of our imagination’ are throwing projectiles at border patrol agents, it’s time for Acosta and CNN to admit that they’re officially the propaganda service for the DNC. I don’t care whether CNN and/or Acosta apologizes. That means nothing to me. I’d rather watch columnists like Rich Lowry extract several pounds of flesh from the media’s collectivist hides in columns like this one. Remember this?

It’s been about three weeks since CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly told President Trump at a news conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion.” Acosta strenuously objected to a Trump ad that showed migrants climbing border walls: “They’re not going to be doing that.”

Guess what, Mr. Acosta. Migrants climbed border walls this past weekend. These ‘migrants’ aren’t “hundreds of miles away” from the US-Mexico border. They’re at the US-Mexican border and throwing projectiles at border patrol agents.

These ‘reporters’ only have a passing relationship with the truth, if that. Bill O’Reilly exposes that fact in this video:

Any Democrats saying that they’re pro-law enforcement are lying to you. Any media that insists that they’re foundational to democracy but then intentionally misreports like Mr. Acosta frequently does is a parasite, not part of the foundation of this nation.

President Trump is right. These migrants are bad dudes. They didn’t hesitate in using women and children as human shields. How despicable.

To hear “Al Otro Lado, a binational advocacy group that provides legal assistance to migrants seeking asylum” talk about yesterday’s incident at the border, women and children refugees “were peacefully demonstrating in Mexico” when they were “injured by tear gas launched by US authorities.” To read this article, though, you’d get a different picture.

According to the article, “some have organized protests to pressure U.S. officials to devote more resources to speed up the process. On Sunday, one of those protests, peaceful at first, turned chaotic when several hundred migrants broke away, overwhelming Mexican federal police officers before rushing a border fence and attempting to illegally enter the U.S. In response, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers shut down both south and northbound traffic at the San Ysidro border crossing south of San Diego for nearly six hours.”

If you read Daniel Chaitin’s article, you get the real story:

The Mexican government announced Sunday evening that it will deport nearly 500 migrants who rushed the U.S. border between Tijuana and San Diego, Calif. In a statement, Mexico’s interior department said these migrants were captured with the help of local authorities of the government from the state of Baja California and will be deported after attempting to cross the border “violently” and “illegally.”

Here’s the important information:

Videos and photos of the migrants, including children, crossing a footbridge over a canal in Tijuana as they headed to the border were posted to social media. The incident prompted both the U.S. and Mexico to shut down the port of entry on their respective sides.

It’s obvious that Al Otro Lado isn’t telling the truth.

It’s great to hear that “34 caravan members [had been arrested] for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and they would be deported to their home countries.” What’s surprising is that Tijuana law enforcement are making the arrests.

These thugs should be deported because they didn’t think that the laws applied to them. They crashed through the fencing at Mexico’s southern border. They thought about crashing through the fencing of the US-Mexico border until the military installed razor wire to reinforce the border.

It’s becoming a difficult situation in Tijuana, with Mexican residents growing tired of the invasion. (That’s the Mexicans’ words, not mine.) Check out how testy the situation has gotten in Tijuana:

Now that things are reaching critical mass in Tijuana, perhaps it will pressure the Democrats into actually eliminating immigration loopholes. I can’t wait until the Democrat House helps put together funds to build President Trump’s wall.

If Democrats want to be known as the all-investigations-all-the-time Party, that won’t be difficult. They’re already on their way to that status. If House Democrats don’t work with Senate Republicans and President Trump, their time in the majority will be short-lived.