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He promised her a wall. He promised all of us a wall. A great wall. A very good looking wall. The Great Wall of Trump they would call it. Of course, he had promised much more than a great, good looking wall. He had promised to deport upwards of 11 million illegal aliens in less than 18 months. Hey, it could still happen. There’s still time.

The blonde one has recently ranted and pleaded and tweeted pathetically like a little bird in a violent sandstorm. There has been no response. The big, bigly man, who had claimed that he could shoot anyone on 5th Avenue in New York and still win the Republican nomination and whom she herself had once so sweetly and demurely claimed was so impressive, after a primary debate performance, that he could perform abortions in the White House — has not answered her.

Their relationship is seemingly over. He has moved on. He has upgraded to a much bigger jet that flies him wherever in the world he wants to go on someone else’s dime … our dime. And, after all, there were more important things to attend to. Matters that needed attention. Things where he actually could sometimes look impressive. Fire and find a new FBI director. Badger sheiks in Arabia to snuff out radical jihadism. Call out the Castro regime for their criminal enterprise and rescind parts of the Obama deal with the island nation. Send naval vessels to the seas around North Korea, just in case they were needed. And yes, there is that annoying trumped-up Russia collusion investigation … uh … matter … uh … investigation that won’t go away that he continues to tweet about and has promised to testify about under oath, perhaps giving his attorneys stomach pangs or acid reflux.

A great, good looking wall, even as great as it could be or might have been, is no longer a priority. Perhaps it never was. Perhaps it was an empty promise, like the promise to deport 11 million, to get just enough votes in several states to keep Hillary-Wonder-Woman-Clinton from ascending to the Oval Office. So, an end to justify means. Perhaps even many of those who voted for him knew it was an empty promise. Is that heresy to say that out loud? It does seem that a great, good looking wall is less a priority than even repealing Obamacare, simplifying the tax code or getting near Social Security or Medicare. They aren’t much of a priority either…apparently. Besides, attempted border crossings are down and not that many illegals are clamoring to get into America anymore anyway, now that the ever-embracing, beneficent Barack Obama has semi-retired and built his own wall around his recently acquired bigly home to keep the undesirables at a distance. Perhaps the blonde one needs to chill. But she is not typically thought of as a mellow person prone, as it were, to relaxation. It’s not her … her … idiom? Yes, her idiom. She is wound much tighter.

In Trump, she no longer trusts, even though she had implored America to do so. The title of her gushing book indicated that she felt, that exactly like The Almighty, Donald J. Trump was worthy of our trust. But she has been betrayed. She had fallen for him and fallen hard. Mr. Trump, it has been revealed, was after all, not divine. He was just a man who has his faults and yet a man who occasionally surprises America and the world with bold and smart moves. He tweets. She tweets. Yet, their tweets seem to pass each other like ships in the night. A sad love story really.

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  1. Profile photo of Nanda Panjandrum Thatcher

    Is anyone surprised that a pragmatist has learned to test the waters, swampy and/or shark-infested as they may be?

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    • June 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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    Brian Watt Post author

    Nanda Panjandrum (View Comment):
    Is anyone surprised that a pragmatist has learned to test the waters, swampy and/or shark-infested as they may be?

    Well, apparently one prominent very vocal conservative is surprised.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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  3. Profile photo of Doug Kimball Member

    Ah, excuse me, but I don’t think she’s really a blonde. And those eyelashes, I’ve seen stout walls made out of lesser materials. WFB banned her from NR, a pioneer before Styne. I still enjoy her, of course, but like her former mancrush, she’s best in well spaced doses. (She likes to create drama, which can be tiring, all that disagreement and debate.) She’s much like DT in that regard. Remember her first crush, Christie? She used up one of her allotted fifty ways to leave that lover. Now she’s single again and ready to hold past crushes to their promises. You’d think she would have learned the lesson by now. Men will promise anything to get what they want. Girls who take that literally will always get ugly when the music dies.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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  4. Profile photo of Doug Watt Member

    Well at the risk of the wrath of the Always Trumper’s President Trump has made some good decisions, Mattis, Tillerson, firing Comey, and his decision to roll back the sweetheart deal with Cuba are all good. Twitter needs some work.

    Coulter has no idea what she is talking about when she talks about the border, and the talk about a wall that stretches across the length of Arizona is nonsense whether it comes from President Trump or Ann Coulter. The Sonoran Desert, especially this time of year is impassible due to the heat. In the winter when temperatures can get down into the 20’s at night isn’t any better.

    The interesting thing about Fast and Furious is that 2,000 + fire arms didn’t cross the border on a mule train. They went through the Port of Entry at Nogales that does feature an extensive wall. Somebody turned a blind eye.

    I’m sorry that Ms. Coulter is disappointed, but if she leaves Arizona alone I’ll be happy.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm
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  5. Profile photo of Randy Weivoda Thatcher

    I’m not worried about Ann, she’ll find another. Maybe Rick Santorum?

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    • June 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm
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  6. Profile photo of Michael C. Lukehart Thatcher

    So sad

    To see love die.

    I think

    I may go cry.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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  7. Profile photo of Hoyacon Member

    It’s not really a sad story. Both got what they wanted out of the relationship. How often can most of us say that?

    Wonderfully written BTW.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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    Brian Watt Post author

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    It’s not really a sad story. Both got what they wanted out of the relationship. How often can most of us say that?

    Then Ms. Coulter’s anger at the President is simply an act? She doesn’t really mean it when she calls Mr. Trump a “jacka**”? (See second linked citation above). I grant you it could all be theater but then I’d be saying that Ms. Coulter is being insincere or even dishonest, and for what…to sell books? To get air time? I would hate to even think of such a thing. That would be so rude.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    Brian Watt (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    It’s not really a sad story. Both got what they wanted out of the relationship. How often can most of us say that?

    Then Ms. Coulter’s anger at the President is simply an act? She doesn’t really mean it when she calls Mr. Trump a “jacka**”? (See second linked citation above). I grant you it could all be theater but then I’d be saying that Ms. Coulter is being insincere or even dishonest, and for what…to sell books? To get air time? I would hate to even think of such a thing. That would be so rude.

    I think she simply changed her mind about him.

    It won’t help her sell books. Her publishers must be very nervous. 🙂 🙂

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    • June 17, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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  10. Profile photo of Zafar Member

    Oh my goodness:

    About Trump’s promises, Coulter said, “I’m not very happy with what has happened so far. I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out. This is why we voted for him. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.”

    It’s starting to sound a little personal.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    Oh my goodness:

    About Trump’s promises, Coulter said, “I’m not very happy with what has happened so far. I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out. This is why we voted for him. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.”

    It’s starting to sound a little personal.

    ….and just a teensy bit revisionist, perhaps?

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    • June 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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  12. Profile photo of Stina Member

    The problem with putting people on pedestals is that they tend to lose their balance…

    I voted for Trump with some of the shared hopes that Coulter has, but I think I have a better grasp on the fact that Trump was, overall, a gamble. He may or may not deliver on what I wanted. So far, I’m pleased with that gamble. I think I’ll win more than I lose, however major what I lose might be.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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  13. Profile photo of Quinn the Eskimo Member

    In fairness, she’s complaining. There are plenty of similarly situated people who continue to make excuses. If Trump is going to improve, that call has to come from his loyal base because I don’t expect him to listen to anybody else.

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    • June 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm
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  14. Profile photo of Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    Personally, I am unsurprised by Trump’s failure to keep his promises. I am unsurprised by Coulter’s reaction. All of this was predictable, and I did predict that these things would come to pass during the primaries. They were the main reason I sided with the Never Trump group. His statements were absurd on the face of it. His plans were non-existent, just castles in the air. Trump has never been real leader. Running a family business doesn’t take real leadership. In a corporate situation one is answerable to boards and stock holders. When you are answerable you tend not the run your mouth in a manner that will get you called onto the carpet for not achieving your stated goals for the company. Trump has never been held to those standards, until now. I suppose it must be a bit shocking for him to have his multiplicity of lies brought up and thrown into his face.

    This could have one of two effects. My preference is that he grow into the position, mature even at this late date. We are within two years of each other’s age, and I learn and adapt every day. He can too. He could become a leader. The second effect is that he simply reintrenches, continues to tweet the nonsense he has been tweeting, and eventually disappoints his most ardent followers. Though not my preference, this is what I think will likely happen since he tends to live in an echo chamber of his own making.

    My readings about former presidents is that most come to office unprepared for what it is really like. Some grow into it, most do not. Humility it an essential element. GW Bush had it in spades. Even though his presidency was largely a failure, he, as a person, was and remains commendable. Grant was a terrific fighting general, very capable of making hardnosed decisions which cost thousands of lives by keeping the simple goal of victory in the forefront of his vision. When he became president the goals were no long simple, and he floundered. Those are just two examples. There are lots more. I don’t think that Trump has the chops of either of these two men or even the majority of his predecessors, if any. Because we are stuck with him for at least the next four years, I hope he develops them. I am not sanguine, but I am also not totally pessimistic.

    As to Coulter, she is an extremist. With her it is all or nothing. That is how she has made her name. Whether it is who she actually is or not doesn’t matter. It is how she has portrayed herself, and she is stuck with that image, like or not.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 6:41 am
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    Stina (View Comment):
    The problem with putting people on pedestals is that they tend to lose their balance…

    I voted for Trump with some of the shared hopes that Coulter has, but I think I have a better grasp on the fact that Trump was, overall, a gamble. He may or may not deliver on what I wanted. So far, I’m pleased with that gamble. I think I’ll win more than I lose, however major what I lose might be.

    If this is what we end up with at the end of Trump’s presidency, it will have been a big (overall) win.

    I think he could have passed a tax cut (small personal income and significant business tax cuts) without a lot of problems, and sold it as fixing what’s been broken the last 8-16 years (or helping to fix it). Then moved onto bigger and tougher problems, but at least have a solid win under his belt to point to, as the economy improves.

    Republicans in Congress have been half in/half out on Trump. I think that’s why their Barrycare fix was a mess, and half-buttocked. Which is just a way of describing the ongoing cowardliness of our betters in those “leadership” positions, because they’ve always got their on the ball. Their ball. Re-election.

    But speaking to Ms. Coulter’s dilemma, it’s not much worse than anyone who votes for a Congressman/woman in their own district, knowing they’re status quo, but voting their guy/gal in because he’s their guy/gal. Who gets money for their state/district from the federal trough, so it’s OK.

    We’re getting what we deserve. By impugning so much power (in the form of spending) to Congress, we invite the hawgs.

    Image result for Pig Eating

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    • June 18, 2017 at 6:47 am
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    Something happened to Coulter when she was researching her book on illegal immigrants. She, like so many Americans confuse the indigenous american subculture of gangs, drug dealers, child abusers with hispanics. Maybe it was her first exposure to this subculture and in fact it’s not pretty. They speak spanish, rather poorly, but most are not hispanics. They are indigenous Americans from the lower and historically abused classes of Mexico and central america who hate the hispanics who govern them as much as they hate us, who see the SW US as theirs to the extent they think about anything but are primarily products of our demand for drugs and our drug laws, our weak border control, killing of the braceros program, political correctness that doesn’t allow us to choose who immigrates and the Democrat party who think, mostly correctly, that they will remain a permanent underclass who vote democrat and clean houses for less. The wall won’t do much more than raise the price of coyotes, and boats, which is something but not much. It certainly will not stop the worst because they finance themselves with the narcotics business. And just sending criminals home isn’t enough. 20,000 percent profits bring them or substitutes back in droves. We must know who is here with e verify and deal with all of it. The wall is an expensive distraction and in the absence of a way to know who is here legally, who overstayed a visa, vanished from school, crossed in a boat, crossed the border, drove in legally as a tourist it will do little. It’s a symbol and symbols are important and I think we should build it where it makes some sense, but it’s still mostly a distraction and not the real issue. I think starting with criminals and building some of the fence is about right, but real policies which don’t require new law, should be in the works. Then there is the war on drugs which we have no inclination to deal with so we’ll still continue to get the worst of the bad.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 6:55 am
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  17. Profile photo of Hypatia Member

    I love Ann C.

    But- a 93% reduction in illegal border crossings since a Trump took office.

    It’s difficult to imagine a physical wall coulda done so much, so fast.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 7:02 am
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    Hypatia (View Comment):
    I love Ann C.

    But- a 93% reduction in illegal border crossings since a Trump took office.

    It’s difficult to imagine a physical wall coulda done so much, so fast.

    Yep, the fact that President Trump was believed when he talked about deportation did more than a wall could have, especially a wall that is out in the middle of nowhere. Distances between ranches and small towns that are the only source of water in most parts of Arizona make crossing the desert impossible on foot. The rule is about 1 gallon of water for every hour you are out hiking. There is a separate morgue for border crossers in Pima County that didn’t survive the hike. There are probably remains that have not been found yet. Surviving a full day isn’t the problem, surviving 4 or 5 hours in 110 degree heat is the problem. There are and will be rescues of recreational hikers this summer, some of them don’t survive either.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 7:52 am
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    Almost all politicians end up disappointing their supporters. Why?

    Because politics in the United States is essentially a system whereby 315 million citizens (and about 130 million voters) reach a consensus, a compromise on public policy issues.

    You can change who occupies the White House, but that does not change the attitudes of 130 million voters.

    It’s like when a professional football team has a lackluster season and the team fires the head coach. But without making wholesale changes to who the players are, it doesn’t matter who the head coach is. The results will be the same.

    Same with replacing Obama with Biden, Trump with Pence, Boehner with Ryan, McConnell with Cornyn, Reid with Schumer, Sanders with Warren.

    Until the people change their views on the issues, changing presidents isn’t going to make an enormous difference. A small difference? Yes. Illegal immigration is down. Gorsuch, not Garland, is on the US Supreme Court. So thank Trump and McConnell and the other 51 Republican US Senators (also known as RINO GOPe members) for that.

    But don’t get your hopes up too high. Politicians are not able to save the people from their self-destructive tendencies.

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  20. Profile photo of Sweezle Member

    The drop in illegals entering the U.S.A. and the increase in illegal criminal deportations is like Christmas every day. I think Ann needs another hobby. The “Wall” only makes sense in the abstract. Results matter more.

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    If she’s lost patience with Trump, does that mean that Berkley will now let her speak.

    They must be so confused right now.

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    Sweezle (View Comment):
    The drop in illegals entering the U.S.A. and the increase in illegal criminal deportations is like Christmas every day. I think Ann needs another hobby. The “Wall” only makes sense in the abstract. Results matter more.

    The reason the wall is so important is that it has longer term affects. Not just symbolically either but that is very important here. I’m in agreement with Ann on this –he needs to move this forward faster but — here’s the important thing — is he really to blame on this lack of progress? What are the actual facts on the ground? Does Ann know that he’s stopping or slowing progress? If so, how and what actions has he slowed or stopped?

    Bureaucrats learn passive aggression in their first job (they put it in their food — and unionizing doesn’t help) and foot dragging is a hugely important function for those charged with doing the nation’s business.

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    I Walton (View Comment):
    The wall is an expensive distraction…

    I was never a big fan of the idea originally, but some people think differently.

    “President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.” — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, January 28, 2017

    Then there are people like long-time California resident Hugh Hewitt who think that all you need to do is build a wall and very little else, although I think he always referred to it pre-Trump as double-barrier fencing.

    I think the Israel border wall is about 440 miles. About 700 miles of fencing apparently or supposedly already exists along the Mexico border. That appears to be about the distance from San Diego to El Paso. It’s another 850 to 900 miles from El Paso to Brownsville. That doesn’t seem too difficult, if someone other than Luis Gutierrez’s good friend Paul Ryan were not Speaker of the House. Speaker Ryan was also an opponent of Proposition 187 which was supported by 58.93% of Californians and which was carried by 49 of 58 California’s counties as compared to Trump who was supported 31.62% of Californians and who carried only 25 of those 58 counties.

    And what about the fact that I think the 2006 law authorized construction of a fence, but Congress refuses to build it? Isn’t this an important reason why some independents with conservative instincts continually lose faith in the Republican Party?

    I also heard this immigration quote recently:

    “Saturday last week three Muslim terrorists killed eight people and wounded fifty on and near London Bridge… It took an American observer to cut through the b.s. Katie McHugh, a writer for Breitbart.com, tweeted on Saturday that, quote: ‘There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there.’ That was so obviously true, Ms McHugh had to be silenced. We can’t have people saying true things about Muslim terrorism. That would be almost as bad as — perhaps just as bad as, perhaps worse than — saying true things about black crime. Breitbart, which is in process of gentrifying itself to become just another bland, CultMarx-compliant news outlet, fired Ms McHugh… The definitive comment on this event, it seems to me, was supplied by one of Steve Sailer’s commenters, quote: The problem is clearly not radical Islam, but radical liberalism.” — John Derbyshire, June 9, 2017

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    • June 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm
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  24. Profile photo of Chris O. Member

    Maybe Ms. Coulter isn’t feeling her audience at the moment and trying to reconnect, thinking that her support of Trump set her adrift. I doubt that’s true, they’re probably still there.

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):
    I still enjoy her, of course, but like her former mancrush, she’s best in well spaced doses. (She likes to create drama, which can be tiring, all that disagreement and debate.)

    My perception of her is strongly in line with Doug here. She has a brilliant mind, but spends too much time trashing her perceived opponent, or at least treating them as a child. That sometimes includes people admired around here. When she’s engaged in the meat of the argument, she’s often compelling.

    As to the wall…

    Hypatia (View Comment):
    a 93% reduction in illegal border crossings since a Trump took office.

    …seems like something is going right.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm
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    Ann’s forgotten the order of things. First the abortion in the Oval Office, then the Wall.

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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):
    The definitive comment on this event, it seems to me, was supplied by one of Steve Sailer’s commenters, quote: The problem is clearly not radical Islam, but radical liberalism.” — John Derbyshire, June 9, 2017

    Wow — how very very true.

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  27. Profile photo of Doug Watt Member

    How about a land swap. Border wall for the return of Federal Lands to the State of Arizona. Turn the red to white in the map of Arizona. Tribal lands and military bases remain under Federal Control, it’s not like the BLM or Forest Service really manage those lands anyway. You can have the Grand Canyon too.

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  28. Profile photo of Fritz Member

    Note to Ann:

    “Put not your trust in princes.”

    Ps 146:3

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    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):

    “President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.” — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, January 28, 2017

    Then there are people like long-time California resident Hugh Hewitt who think that all you need to do is build a wall and very little else, although I think he always referred to it pre-Trump as double-barrier fencing.

    I think the Israel border wall is about 440 miles. About 700 miles of fencing apparently or supposedly already exists along the Mexico border. That appears to be about the distance from San Diego to El Paso. It’s another 850 to 900 miles from El Paso to Brownsville. That doesn’t seem too difficult, if someone other than Luis Gutierrez’s good friend Paul Ryan were not Speaker of the House. Speaker Ryan was also an opponent of Proposition 187 which was supported by 58.93% of Californians and which was carried by 49 of 58 California’s counties as compared to Trump who was supported 31.62% of Californians and who carried only 25 of those 58 counties.

    And what about the fact that I think the 2006 law authorized construction of a fence, but Congress refuses to build it? Isn’t this an important reason why some independents with conservative instincts continually lose faith in the Republican Party?

    I also heard this immigration quote recently:

    “Saturday last week three Muslim terrorists killed eight people and wounded fifty on and near London Bridge… It took an American observer to cut through the b.s. Katie McHugh, a writer for Breitbart.com, tweeted on Saturday that, quote: ‘There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there.’ That was so obviously true, Ms McHugh had to be silenced. We can’t have people saying true things about Muslim terrorism. That would be almost as bad as — perhaps just as bad as, perhaps worse than — saying true things about black crime. Breitbart, which is in process of gentrifying itself to become just another bland, CultMarx-compliant news outlet, fired Ms McHugh… The definitive comment on this event, it seems to me, was supplied by one of Steve Sailer’s commenters, quote: The problem is clearly not radical Islam, but radical liberalism.” — John Derbyshire, June 9, 2017

    A wall in Israel is hardly relevant to our two giant borders and three coasts, porous open towns, villages cities scattered within reach of thousands of miles of entry points and the total absence of ways to know who is here. It isn’t a substitute for real policy of enforcing existing law. It’s been promised and it’s an important symbol which when combined with effective policies should have a big impact. So build it where it promise to help the most, but don’t fall on that sword or bust the budget over it.

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    I Walton (View Comment):

    The Cloaked Gaijin (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):

    “President Trump is right. I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea.” — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, January 28, 2017

    Then there are people like long-time California resident Hugh Hewitt who think that all you need to do is build a wall and very little else, although I think he always referred to it pre-Trump as double-barrier fencing.

    I think the Israel border wall is about 440 miles. About 700 miles of fencing apparently or supposedly already exists along the Mexico border. That appears to be about the distance from San Diego to El Paso. It’s another 850 to 900 miles from El Paso to Brownsville. That doesn’t seem too difficult, if someone other than Luis Gutierrez’s good friend Paul Ryan were not Speaker of the House. Speaker Ryan was also an opponent of Proposition 187 which was supported by 58.93% of Californians and which was carried by 49 of 58 California’s counties as compared to Trump who was supported 31.62% of Californians and who carried only 25 of those 58 counties.

    And what about the fact that I think the 2006 law authorized construction of a fence, but Congress refuses to build it? Isn’t this an important reason why some independents with conservative instincts continually lose faith in the Republican Party?

    I also heard this immigration quote recently:

    “Saturday last week three Muslim terrorists killed eight people and wounded fifty on and near London Bridge… It took an American observer to cut through the b.s. Katie McHugh, a writer for Breitbart.com, tweeted on Saturday that, quote: ‘There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there.’ That was so obviously true, Ms McHugh had to be silenced. We can’t have people saying true things about Muslim terrorism. That would be almost as bad as — perhaps just as bad as, perhaps worse than — saying true things about black crime. Breitbart, which is in process of gentrifying itself to become just another bland, CultMarx-compliant news outlet, fired Ms McHugh… The definitive comment on this event, it seems to me, was supplied by one of Steve Sailer’s commenters, quote: The problem is clearly not radical Islam, but radical liberalism.” — John Derbyshire, June 9, 2017

    A wall in Israel is hardly relevant to our two giant borders and three coasts, porous open towns, villages cities scattered within reach of thousands of miles of entry points and the total absence of ways to know who is here. It isn’t a substitute for real policy of enforcing existing law. It’s been promised and it’s an important symbol which when combined with effective policies should have a big impact. So build it where it promise to help the most, but don’t fall on that sword or bust the budget over it.

    Talk like this weakens resolve. The wall diverts attention from the border patrol being able to simply do their jobs. That’s what’s really hurt us is the lack of will in enforcing our laws already in place. That’s what has changed since Trump and it’s real and it should be getting stronger in future. The wall is a symbol and a communication to the illegals who were being winked at before and knew that they would be able to come here without a big hassle while here (except every now and then).

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