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All the lies and exaggerations from the Democrats periodically exceed my tolerance for nonsense. And I have a pretty high tolerance. But I’m frustrated that there is no venue for the Republicans to insist that the Democrats provide some answers to their absurd claims and attacks against Trump. Isn’t there some way we can force the Dems to respond to the following questions?
- Why won’t you acknowledge that terrorists and gang members have been apprehended at the border?
- How are your decisions helping to protect Americans?
- Why don’t you see the approach of another caravan as a problem?
- Why are you saying that constructing a barrier is immoral?
- Why aren’t you considering the assessments of the Border Patrol, that they need a wall to protect the country?
- At what point did it become clear to you that a wall was not helpful, given that you approved a wall just a few years ago?
- If you are a compassionate person, why would you want to give illegal migrants the impression that it is safe to bring their children?
- You say walls are not effective, and yet the segments of our border that have walls or fences have worked? How do you respond?
- What data can you provide that shows that walls aren’t effective?
- Why should we believe that if we re-open the government that you would negotiate in good faith?
I would want specific answers to these questions. They are in no way intended to be rhetorical. I’m tired of the schoolyard attacks; all the Democrats who insisted that Trump was going to lie and scare-monger before his speech looked like petty adolescents to me.
It is mind-boggling to think that the Democrats are unwilling to negotiate with the President on the wall at all. Do you think that most of the American public realizes that this is not even an ideological battle, but a war on Trump? Is the public so willing to accept the personal grudges of Pelosi and Schumer against Trump in place of decent public policy?