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Liz Peek’s op-ed highlights why President Trump’s approval rating with Hispanics is improving. This isn’t accidental. It’s easily explainable.

Peek’s article highlights the fact that “since 2016 the country has added 5.2 million jobs, of which 4.5 million went to people of color. The Washington Post reported that this is the first time in the country’s history that minorities were winning most of the new jobs being created. Hispanic unemployment is currently 4.2 percent, the lowest ever recorded.”

It turns out that the NYTimes reporter covering President Trump’s New Mexico rally was surprised with what she found:

A New York Times reporter was clearly baffled by this turn of events as she ventured to cover the president’s recent rally in New Mexico, where 47 percent of the electorate is Latino. Jennifer Medina was shocked to find large numbers of Hispanics who had waited in the sun to greet the president, and whose “identity was something of an afterthought.”

She met Latino Trump supporters who backed his position on illegal immigration, and who felt that “We need to take care of the people who are already here.” They were not, she reported, “single-issue voters,” which seemed to surprise the Times writer. Those proudly announcing themselves as Latinos for Trump also tended to favor his position on abortion, his appointments of conservative judges, and defense of gun rights.

In other words, Democrats aren’t reading the Hispanic people correctly.

Against these achievements, Democrats are campaigning on open borders and on-demand abortion up until birth. These and other positions which could threaten our robust economy, like the Green New Deal or raising taxes on middle-class voters to fund single-payer health care, will alienate those who are increasingly benefiting from our capitalist system.

Reality check for Democrats. Count the number of smiling faces in the crowd at President Trump’s rally in Rio Rancho, MN. Then count how many of those smiling faces are plastered on the faces of Latina women:

I know that these pictures can be orchestrated and often are. Usually, though, those orchestrated shots don’t have everyone in sight looking like the targeted audience. The people behind Trump’s audience are sending a message. There’s one 1 white male in the audience that I counted. The other men in the audience were Hispanic. The rest of the audience were women.

We’re told by Democrats that Hispanics coming illegally across the border are coming for a better life for their families. I don’t doubt that. If that’s true, though, why wouldn’t Hispanics, whether they’re here legally or illegally, love the Trump economy? Democrats can’t say that Hispanics are coming here for a better life, then say that they hate this booming economy.

When Nancy Pelosi hands the Speaker’s gavel to Kevin McCarthy, this epitaph should be attached to Ms. Pelosi and all of her Do-Nothing Democrats. (Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters should get specially engraved millstones.) But I digress.

This morning’s headlines aren’t shy in declaring the Do-Nothing Democrats’ accomplishments and failures. House Judiciary Committee Democrats got their butts whipped by Corey Lewandowski yesterday. Jerry Nadler got twisted into a pretzel, first by Mr. Lewandowski, then by Ranking Member Doug Collins, then by John Ratcliffe. By the end of the day, Nadler was a pathetic puddle of a man. He clearly isn’t fit to be a committee chairman, especially chairman of an historic committee like the House Judiciary Committee.

The resolution would allow House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., to designate hearings from the committee and subcommittees into an impeachment investigation. Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is scheduled to testify next week.

Armstrong, who voted against the measure along with all other Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, said the inquiry is taking up time and House Democrats “cannot get their act together on it.”

The Armstrong mentioned is North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong.

Unlike the Do-Nothing Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, he’d like to get things done:

He introduced the Justice Reinvestment Initiative Act earlier this year which he said is a bipartisan issue that aims to reduce recidivism, curb addiction and reduce taxpayer spending on criminal justice. Armstrong said the act would focus on nonviolent and drug-related offenses.

Armstrong said he will prioritize the trade agreement, which he believes will pass soon. “It’s tough in ag country right now, and this will do a lot to help,” he said. “It’s a better deal for farmers, and it’s a better deal for the United States.”

Armstrong said his attention this session is also turned to prescription drug package bills that could reduce costs for lifesaving medicines and farm worker immigration reform.

Now that sounds like a positive, pro-growth agenda. I believe that there are some Democrats who would like to be productive. I just don’t see many of them in House leadership positions. This is a great sample of what happened during yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing:

Pop the popcorn and sit back in your recliner. The Do-Nothing Democrats might be unproductive but they’re fun to ridicule. That’s the Do-Nothing Democrats’ legacy.

Andy McCarthy’s op-ed unintentionally highlights the difference between Lindsey Graham and Jerry Nadler. They chair the Judiciary committees in the Senate and the House, respectively.

Here’s what Nadler is doing:

Elections have consequences. This was a point we tried to make many times in the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections. The Democrats won control of the House fair and square. That means they get to drive the agenda.

Their agenda, kinda sorta, is the impeachment of President Trump — which is to say, the quixotic quest to build political support for it. According to the Washington Post, that effort is about to sink deeper into farce: Hearings on Stormy Daniels and the hush-money payments to conceal trysts that Donald Trump had — allegedly, of course — a decade before he ran for president.

Here’s what the Constitution says about impeachment:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Simply put, campaign finance transactions from before a candidate is elected doesn’t rise to the level of treason, bribery or other high crimes or misdemeanors. In fact, it isn’t even close. Nadler knows this. Still, he insists on wasting the people’s time on this charade.

While Nadler wastes time and money on this charade, Lindsey Graham is working on something substantive that would make people safer and improve their lives:

Co-host Steve Doocy asked Graham, R-S.C., why the Flores agreement has been politicized. Graham repeated “they hate Trump” in response, arguing Washington needs people who don’t share such hatred of the president. “I have been working on immigration for 10 years. I’m willing to deal with a DACA population… I’m willing to spend money in Central America to make life better. I’ve done everything I know to do… I can’t get one Democrat to agree with me that you should apply for asylum in Central America, or Mexico, not the United States.”

Sen. Graham’s bill would address the Flores Agreement, which essentially is where the practice of catch and release starts. That’s the cornerstone of the Democrats’ open borders policies.

Graham’s bill would also change the US’s asylum laws. The biggest change would be to force asylum seekers to apply in their country of origin at a US embassy or consulate. It would also increase the burden for getting an asylum hearing. Most people seeking asylum (upwards of 90%) pass the initial test. Few pass the court test. (That’s in the 10-15% range.) Those that pass the first test get assigned a court date that’s often 2 years off.

The comparison couldn’t be clearer. Jerry Nadler hasn’t worked on a single substantive piece of legislation since becoming the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Instead, he’s pushed an impeachment charade to appease the Democrats’ looney tune base.

Sen. Graham has spent time confirming judges to district and appellate courts. He’s written legislation to reform out-of-date immigration laws intended to keep Americans safe. He’s worked hard on building bipartisan agreement to fix our broken immigration laws.

Sen. Graham’s legislation should gain bipartisan support because protecting our citizens shouldn’t be a partisan issue. Rep. Nadler’s investigation shouldn’t get bipartisan support because he’s conducting a purely partisan investigation into something that doesn’t rise to an impeachable offense.

In 2020, the American people need to decide whether they want to vote for Republicans who are trying to get things done or whether they want to vote for Democrats who have spent their time conducting sham investigations that do nothing except employ lots of lawyers. I’ll vote for Republicans who want to get important things done. I won’t vote for Do-Nothing Democrats. I won’t vote for Do-Nothing Democrats who’ve voted for extremist health care legislation that’s expensive and that would eliminate private health insurance. Pelosi keeps asking for a Senate vote on the bills her House has passed. Sen. McConnell is right in not giving these bills a vote because they aren’t bills that would fix anything.

This LTE highlights how society is increasingly rejecting objective truth. This paragraph is the perfect example of undisciplined thinking:

Our disagreements about how to run government, provide health care and offer housing and a sustainable living to families are only the tip of the iceberg. We disagree about how to best take care of both immigrants and citizens. None of the ways are the “right” way. We must understand that each is “a” way and that they all work with varying degrees of success. When we factor human kindness into the equation, or love of neighbor, we have more success.

Actually, the right way to deal with immigration is multi-faceted but eminently logical. It starts with the belief that each nation has the right to determine who gets into its nation.

In fact, it’s important to realize that nations have the affirmative obligation to protect its citizens. Providing for public safety is a core function of government. Implicit in the above paragraph is that there isn’t a wrong way. That’s foolish. The wrong way is the way that the Democrats’ presidential candidates are advocating for.

During the Democrats’ first round of presidential debates in Miami, FL, every Democrat presidential candidate lifted their hand, signaling that they thought the US should decriminalize illegal immigration. That’s insanity. That’s like sending out an invitation to the world that they can live in the US if they pay a fine.

Saying that all ways “work with varying degrees of success” is foolish. Closing immigration loopholes, tightening up asylum questions and sealing our border with physical walls will shut down illegal immigration to a trickle, stop human trafficking and restrict the flow of illegal drugs to the point of crippling the drug cartels’ profits.

Hearing Nancy Pelosi say that obeying the immigration laws that Congress has passed and that various presidents have signed “isn’t who we are” is sickening. If those signed laws that were passed by this nation’s elected leaders don’t represent our nation’s values, what does? After all, those laws weren’t shoved down our throats. They required compromise, wisdom and principles.

Democracy is that great American experiment in which we each have a say because we were created as equals, no matter our lot in life. Gerrymandering and restricting access to polling places (see our neighbors in North Dakota, for example) give lie to the experiment. True democracy makes it easier to vote and works toward equal representation, not the reverse.

Before the federal government existed and immediately after the Colonists won the Revolutionary War, France recognized each of the 13 former colonies as individual nation states. Today’s Democrats advocate for the opposite of the post-Revolutionary War United States by advocating for a system of government that doesn’t take into consideration what rural America, America’s heartland and blue collar America need but caters to the needs of coastal America and elitist America.

It’s important to stipulate that we don’t have a national government. We have a federal government. Theoretically at least, that federal government is there to serve the states. It isn’t there to tell the states what to do. The best way that the federal government can serve We The People is to let us make most decisions at the local or family level.

Yes, there really is a right way. Yes, there really is a wrong way. Though the Founding Fathers were imperfect, the Constitution that they put together was as close to perfect as any document in human history.

Attention Lindsey Graham: you’ve got to beat your Democrat friends over the head with the information from this article. You know who I’m talking about. You told us that you couldn’t find a single Democrat in the Senate willing to co-sponsor your legislation that fixes our asylum laws, fixes the Flores Agreement and closes the gaping loopholes in our immigration laws. We believed you, too.

Sen. Graham, what’s in that article is disgusting. It’s the type of stuff that Democrats should be forced to defend. Daily. When the crew at Fox & Friends asked you what it would take to pass your legislation, you were right in saying that we need fewer Democrats and more Republicans. I couldn’t agree more. Especially after reading this:

Border Patrol agents at the FOB were contacted by Mexican government officials in July regarding two subjects wanted on kidnapping and homicide charges. One of the men was apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in November 2018 near Eagle Pass, while the other surrendered to Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry in December 2018. Both men made credible fear claims, and were ordered removed by an immigration judge after those claims were denied.

Had those criminals not been rejected for asylum, they would’ve gotten released into the US, where they likely would’ve preyed on immigrant populations. That’s totally unacceptable. Those asylum laws must be fixed. If Democrats won’t participate in fixing them, then their decisions need to become the subject of negative ads against them the next time they run for re-election.

If Democrats think that security moms want these types of predators meandering through their streets, Democrats should think again. If Democrats don’t get serious about fixing the border, they should expect a thumping next November. It won’t be pretty.

The people know that the porous US border is where tons of illegal drugs that kill US citizens come from. They know that the porous US border is also where criminals enter the US. Anyone thinking that we’re ok with this broken system must be a thick-headed Democrat.

If I hear another Democrat insist that “this isn’t who we are” if we don’t enforce the laws that Congress has passed and that the president has signed, I’ll punch that Democrat. Ignoring laws that we don’t like isn’t who we are. Further, telling me that we don’t have the resources to prosecute criminals tells me that those offices aren’t run efficiently or that those people are lying to us.

Thankfully, President Trump’s wall is getting built. That isn’t the total answer but it’s sure to help CBP. There’s already reporting out there that the new wall is a force multiplier. That’s because walls help funnel coyotes, drug smugglers and human traffickers into chokepoints, which increase agents’ efficiency.

If the Democrats don’t do anything to fix our immigration and asylum laws, they’ll pay the price in states like Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Democrats are salivating at the possibility of flipping the Senate seat that Martha McSally currently holds in Arizona. Rest assured that a broken immigration system helps Sen. McSally.

Since Democrats took over the US House this past January, essentially nothing has gotten done. That’s because this batch of Democrats are totally beholden to the Resist movement. Resist Democrats aren’t interested in doing what’s right for America. Resist Democrats only want to hate President Trump. Lindsey Graham is right. It’s time to elect people that don’t hate President Trump so we can fix this nation’s existing problems.

According to Sen. Graham, not a single Democrat will co-sponsor his immigration bill. If you think there are moderates Democrats in the Senate, you’re totally wrong. The LFR definition of a moderate Democrat is one that’s campaigning. The minute they get their election certificate, they turn into Schumer’s shills or Durbin’s dupes.

Co-host Steve Doocy asked Graham why the Flores agreement has been politicized. Graham repeated “they hate Trump” in response, arguing Washington needs people who don’t share such hatred of the president.

“I have been working on immigration for 10 years. I’m willing to deal with a DACA population… I’m willing to spend money in Central America to make life better. I’ve done everything I know to do… I can’t get one Democrat to agree with me that you should apply for asylum in Central America, or Mexico, not the United States.”

This is proof that Democrats hate President Trump more than they love this country. Think about this: think that Democrats voted unanimously against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Thanks to those tax cuts, the US economy is the envy of the world. Democrats said no to these low unemployment rates, these rising wages, this prosperity.

The 2 most important things to the average person are peace and prosperity. Unemployment is at a 50-year low. Wages are rising. Minority unemployment rates are the lowest they’ve ever been. That’s what’s called prosperity by everyone that isn’t a Democrat. Democrats keep talking about the impending recession.

On national security, it’s impossible to think that Democrats are serious. Democrats want asylum seekers to appear in court, then released. Democrats know that the vast majority of these people will never set foot in a court again. If that isn’t the definition of open borders, then that definition doesn’t exist.

Graham further chastised Democrats for refusing to work with him across the aisle on illegal immigration and said he can’t find one lawmaker from the opposing party who will agree to reform Flores. “I can’t get one Democrat to agree to allow children to be held with their families humanely for, 40, 50, or 100 days so we can process their claims,” he said.

“They literally want them released in the United States… They will not work with me. They will not work with President Trump. I am dumbfounded as to why we can’t find [a] compromise.”

When Democrats won’t work with Lindsey Graham on immigration, that’s proof positive that they aren’t interested in fixing things. It’s time to throw a bunch of Democrats overboard by electing people who will actually fix things.

When Democrats unanimously vote against fixing illegal immigration after they voted unanimously against the Trump/GOP tax cuts, that’s proof that Democrats are the definition of do-nothing politicians.

The US Senate used to be the greatest deliberative body in the world. Today, it’s the embodiment of the Swamp, thanks mostly to these Do-Nothing Democrats.

Let’s be clear about something regarding the thugs who shot at San Antonio’s ICE Facility. They aren’t protesters. They aren’t activists. They’re full-fledged domestic terrorists. Now the FBI is investigating the terrorist attack, as it should.

The people working in that building are federal employees, making it the feds’ jurisdiction. Obviously, I don’t know who fired the shots but it isn’t a stretch to think that the terrorists are affiliated with the Democratic Party. Democrats have said nothing about organizations like Antifa, #BlackLivesMatter and Indivisible. So-called protesters visited Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Kentucky, where one of the terrorists said that she wished that someone would stab the motherf—-r in the heart:

Let’s hope that terrorist is arrested, tried, convicted and sent to prison. But that’s a different terrorist attack. Let’s return to the one in San Antonio. Here’s what we know at this point:

The FBI said Tuesday it is investigating after shots were fired in the early morning hours at a San Antonio office building that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). No one was injured in the shooting, officials said.

Investigators say that around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, shots were fired into a window of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office and Removal Operations Field Office.

Later, a press conference was held:

The FBI special-agent-in-charge Christopher Combs called it a “targeted attack.” “To fire indiscriminately into any building especially a federal facility is not an act of protest- it’s an act of violence,” Combs said at a press conference. “And in in this case it’s an act of violence that could have resulted in the assassination of a federal employee. That cannot happen in San Antonio.”

Isn’t it interesting that this terrorist attack took place in San Antonio, the home of Joaquin Castro, the man who outed Trump supporters? Isn’t it interesting that twin brother Julian Castro, a politician who is running for president as a Democrat, thinks that illegal aliens shouldn’t be charged with a crime for illegally entering into the United States?

If Democrats keep ratcheting up the immigration rhetoric by saying that detention facilities are like Nazi concentration camps, the depravity level will drop further. If Democrats keep talking about ICE ripping families apart, the next attack against an ICE facility might include fatalities. At this point, Democrats appear to be in a race to the bottom of the depravity barrel.

How low can Democrats go? God help us with that. It’s a frightening though.

Within minutes of the mass shootings last weekend, Democrats were blaming President Trump’s rhetoric for the shootings. Saying that their antics were disgusting doesn’t suffice. When Joaquin Castro outed his own constituents, he insisted repeatedly that “No one was targeted or harassed in my post.” I said then that he lied through his teeth. Now, I’ve got verification in the form of this article:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workers are facing a rapidly escalating series of threats, including protesters menacing their children and shots being fired at their offices, amid a rising tide of anti-ICE rhetoric from the left fueled by congressional Democrats, media voices and presidential hopefuls.

Other than FNC, nobody else in the media is covering this. Unfortunately, the Democrats’ threats don’t stop there:

Footage published Tuesday by Breitbart News shows protesters in Florida from groups such as Never Again Action and Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County threatening workers and former employees of the GEO Group, a private contractor used by ICE.

One protester threatened the family of GEO Group’s former general counsel, John Bulfin. “We know where all your children live throughout the country … John Bulfin you have kids in [bleeped out], you have kids in [bleeped out],” the protester yelled. “We know everything about you and you won’t just be seeing us here.”

Joaquin Castro’s denials notwithstanding, it’s exceptionally clear that these Democrat-affiliated hate organizations won’t hesitate in threatening and intimidating political opponents.


In this video, Joe Scarborough lied when he said that Republicans insisted that the information that Rep. Castro published was secret:

That’s an outright lie. Period. Republicans repeatedly said that the information on the “San Antonio 44” would be used to harass those donors. In fact, Republicans were remarkably consistent in repeating that claim. Now, we’ve got proof that those people have gotten harassed. Additionally, we’ve got verification that Democrat-affiliated anarchist organizations are threatening and intimidating ICE agents and their families.

In the video, Castro tries absolving himself of guilt by saying that “this information was first put up by a local Indivisible group.” Here’s what Indivisible stands for:

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine this: it’s 2021. Trump lost and an inspiring progressive takes office. Democrats held the House and retook the Senate. On day one, the new Congress passes sweeping democracy reforms to roll back decades of Republican attacks on our democracy. We smash voter suppression and expand voter access, end gerrymandering, take on money in politics, admit new states, and take back the courts. In short, we unrig the rules and put democracy back in the hands of the people. Then we turn to a major progressive legislative agenda – immigration reform, climate change, health care, and more.

Let’s admit that this isn’t a centrist agenda. I’m betting that the vast majority of these items wouldn’t poll above 20%. That’s who’s supporting Joaquin Castro. That’s who’s supporting Democrats. Remember that Joaquin Castro is described as a moderate.

From what’s written, I’d argue that he’s a far left nutjob whose brother stated on national TV that he’d decriminalize illegal immigration. That’s the veiled way of saying he’s for open borders. There’s nothing moderate about these positions.

When you couple outright threats and intimidation with policies that deliver outright lawlessness and corruption, that’s something that must be rejected forcefully and immediately.

Frank Luntz was in the debate hall for both nights of the Democrats’ presidential debates. To be honest, I thought that the supposed frontrunners sounded like idiot bomb-throwers while the lower tier candidates sounded reasonable in some instances. In this situation, reasonable is a relative term. Think John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Michael Bennet.

I wouldn’t put Joe Biden in that category. At one point, Biden said “I am the only candidate whose plan limits the insurance companies from charging unreasonable prices. We should put some of these insurance executives who oppose my plan in jail for the 9,000,000,000 opioids they sell out there.”

Notice how Biden started by saying that “insurance executives who oppose [his] plan” should get thrown in prison before catching himself and mentioning opioids. Before that, Biden said that his plan “limits the insurance companies from charging unreasonable prices.” Who determines what’s unreasonable? The government? Once the government is the arbiter of what’s too expensive, what effects will that have on insurance companies? Has Biden thought about that? I’m betting he hasn’t.

So we supposedly have a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. Frank Luntz thinks that that fight is over:

Luntz is right. This fight is over. At the first Democrat debate, every Democrat presidential candidate raised their hands when asked if they’d decriminalize illegally entering the United States. Listen to the ferocious reaction of the audience when attacking CEOs and corporations. Notice how far left Democrats have gone with illegal immigration. Changing it from a criminal charge to a civil fine is like sending out a notice that a small fine will be imposed for illegally entering the United States. That would open the floodgates and then some. People wouldn’t need to game the asylum system. They could just pay a fine, then become a legal resident of the US. Tell me the difference between that and open borders.

The Democratic Party of Bill Clinton is dead. Based on the criticism against President Obama, I could make a strong argument that the Democratic Party of President Obama is in hospice and fading fast. I’m not certain that the Democratic Party as it exists today will exist in 15 years.

I can’t feel anything except satisfaction knowing that Alyssa Milano was taken down a bunch of notches. Milano got taken down those notches by Angel Moms Mary Ann Mendoza and Sabine Durden. If you’ve never seen Mary Ann Mendoza in action, you’re living a deprived life. I was going to try and say something snappy that captured everyone’s attention but I realized that a video is worth a million words. This video, to be precise:

Then again, this video would work, too:

But I digress. A progressive, whether they’re an actress or a politician, can’t think for themselves. Also, they’re the ones telling us “This isn’t who we are as a nation.” (Like they’d know? Yeah right.)

Mrs. Durden blistered Milano:

“You do know that we have many children in America that have been separated from their parents because one or both broke the law?” she asked the actress. “Yes, imagine that: Someone paying the consequences of their actions and their families suffer because of it.”
“Thousands of American children have been forever taken from their families and will never be able to be reunited, hugged or kissed by their parents,” Durden continued. “So you just keep ignoring our tragedies and pain and try to persuade people that you actually care or have a real heart. No Oscar award for your poor performance.”

Mrs. Mendoza blasted Milano, too:

“The amount of children who are being trafficked is of no concern of hers,” Mendoza told Breitbart. “The percentage of trafficked children is so much higher than those separated. Thank goodness our Border Patrol men and women are aware of this and are helping those children whom Alyssa has never mentioned,” she added.

Then Mrs. Mendoza gave Milano a lesson in real activism:

Mendoza then issued a challenge to the actress in name only. “If she is truly concerned about the children, fight for the American children being raped by illegal aliens in our country,” she said. “Put your boots on and leave your home and go work at the borders with our Border Patrol agents for a week.”

Many thanks to Rusty Weiss And Jeff Dunetz at the LidBlog for finding the quotes.