Skip to comments.On immigration, Democrats again give Trump the upper hand
Posted on 06/28/2018 9:05:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats just cant help themselves. They were winning the battle over family separations at the southern border. Americans of all political persuasions were horrified by the images of children in cages separated from their parents. Despite President Trumps efforts to blame Democrats for the catastrophe, polls showed that a plurality of Americans placed the blame squarely on the presidents shoulders. Evangelical Christian leaders who stood with Trump through Stormy Daniels and the Access Hollywood tape began to publicly criticize the family separations. The Rev. Franklin Graham called family separations disgraceful, and the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution declaring them inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
But then, Democrats blew it and gave the president the upper hand once again.
First, they went overboard in their attacks on Trump, with some playing the Hitler card. This is the United States of America. It isnt Nazi Germany, said U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sorry, senator, there are no gas chambers on the southern border. Even Americans who oppose family separations are repulsed by those who compare Trump to Adolf Hitler and detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border to Nazi concentration camps.
Then, to compound her error, Feinstein introduced disastrous legislation now co-sponsored by every Democratic senator that would not simply end family separations but also actually expand the policy of catch and release. (Under the Flores settlement agreement, children who enter the country illegally must be kept in the least restrictive setting possible. Feinsteins bill does not change that requirement while establishing in law a new presumption that detention is not in the best interests of families and children. Since it requires parents to be kept with children....
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The voters of every swing district and competitive Senate race must be made to understand in no uncertain terms that any vote for a Democrat is a vote for open borders.
The American people blamed the parentss of thee children. Blaming president Trump is due to media lies but the parents are to blame.
Every politician who places fraudulently documented foreigners ahead of citizens and the rule of law must be removed from office.
If we want to keep our country.
Marc A. Thiessen is a liar. Nobody I know blamed President Trump. There was even a poll released that showed most people blames the parents of the illegals and not Trump or the US.
The media was battering Trump.on this issue. Perhaps he thinks the media pushing a story means the American people are outraged about something.
I’m still confused, how it is, that the media decided last week.would be kids at the border week.
No they were not. People quickly realized all the pics were from the Obama era. And furthermore, people asked once again; what are you doing for American citizens, which is zero.
I feel the same way as you.
Yep. And you could hear the air gush out of the story like a pin-stuck balloon.
Journalist 2 would be my guess.
Journolist not Journalist. I hate auto correct.
Yup. Yet another coordinated media firestorm.
Yawn. Media created firestorm failed to move the needle 1 degree.
Americans of all political persuasions were horrified by the images of children in cages separated from their parents.
Those images were from the 0bama regime.
“Im still confused, how it is, that the media decided last week.would be kids at the border week.”
Yep, a combination of Journolist 2 and some really damaging stuff against the Obama Administration going on in DC that week.
It’s their call, they control the media (as long as we let them).
I am unaware that the names of the 400 participants of Journolist .2 have been been published. If so, please correct.
Legals hate illegals.....
Most voters want illegal immigration stopped and a wall..
Dems lose on the issue...
It doesn’t help the “face” of the Democrats is Maxine Waters, now plastered all over the Internet pretty quickly.
I sat on a jury of a case that stemmed from a mother and her boyfriend beating a child so badly the child is brain damaged and wheel chair bound.
I’ve worked with foster teens that were prostituted by their parents and grandparents.
I haven’t read the proposal, but depending how it is written these children would be kept with their parents/family members?
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