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Klavan: Family Separation = Katrina

 

On his excellent podcast, Andrew Klavan has identified what’s really going on here: reporters and Democrats are not suddenly concerned about children being separated from their parents at the border, they just think that have the next Katrina, a massive club they can use to beat Trump like they used the hurricane to beat Bush. It’s not real outrage — all the Left’s outrage is phony. It’s opportunism.

Bush never fought back — we have to hope Trump continues to. Fortunately he has more sheer cussedness than 100 normal people.

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How Trump’s Politics Betrayed Him and All of Us

 

On June 6, I wrote a post about the dangers of Trump following the Bush political playbook, as he does, and how that could trip him up. The parallels between W. Bush political strategy and Trump’s political strategy are uncanny. Further, the Left reacted to both men in almost the same way. We are still, for all the talk of Hope and Change and Draining the Swamp, in a Bush-Clinton Family political moment with the Republicans and Democrats both running different versions of Bush and Clinton when they aren’t running someone with that name.

In my previous post, I wrote that the danger for Trump would be the mainstream media finding a weakness in his aggressive, fighting tendencies or lack of knowledge about our norms. In his child separation policy, the media found a perfect and telling issue to hammer Trump and force him to fold.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number 180 (!!!) for June 20, 2018, it’s the Good Latte edition of the show with your hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg, AI-guy Mike Stopa and, much more important than that, guest the inimitable syndicated columnist, Harvard Professor (check this out!), and author of The Great Revolt, Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics, (with co-author Brad Todd), Salena Zito.

We will talk with Salena about her book, the great heart she shows in her writings, her gig as a Harvard Professor and Trump-supporting thugs on the beach! (and much else).

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Michael Warren joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the fierce debate about illegal immigration and parents and children being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as the growing trade war with China.

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The Unraveling of Democracy? Not If She Can Stop It.

 

DHS is no longer ignoring the law. We are enforcing the laws as they exist on the books. As long as illegal entry remains a criminal offense, DHS will not look the other way. DHS will faithfully execute the laws enacted by Congress, as we are sworn to do. Surely it is the beginning of the […]

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What is Mexico doing vis a vis migration problem?

 

I have tried unsuccessfully to google any information about what Mexico does about caravans traveling through their country on the way to the US. Or what happens when the US turns these migrants back. All I am able to find on Google are current stories from the liberal media on the migrant plight. Some objective […]

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A Solution for the Shared Problem of Europe and the USA – Illegal Immigration

 

Although the circumstances are not exactly the same, there are indeed some common aspects to the illegal immigration challenges facing the USA and Europe. Looking mainly at the US for this post, here are some generally accepted facts about illegal immigrants in the United States: More

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

 

When I moved to this area of Tennessee some five or six years ago, we purchased a house and solicited cost-plus bids from several general contractors to make some modifications and add a couple of rooms before we moved in. My bid documents required the use of legal residents only. I advised bidders I had no objection to paying a premium to satisfy that requirement. The contractor I really wanted to do the work was explicit: He used carpenters that weren’t here legally and he didn’t want to use any others. So, we agreed to part ways.

Then another contractor said he was willing, but wanted me to tell him how to identify legal residents. My guess is that he knew the answer because when I began to research, I first identified those documents easily forged. Then I discovered there were ways one could be reasonably certain but, at least here and at that time, I couldn’t legally ask for that type of proof: To do so opened one to lawsuits at the least. (Don’t ask for details, I don’t remember and I’m not interested in repeating the research.)

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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren and reporter Andrew Egger sort through a dizzying day of news, including a new New York lawsuit against the Trump organization, the upcoming Inspector General’s report slamming Jim Comey for his handling of the Clinton investigation, and the unfolding human rights crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Maybe Trump should hire these guys…

 

https://www.dailysabah.com/war-on-terror/2018/06/09/turkey-finishes-construction-of-764-km-security-wall-on-syria-border Funny how walls seem to work everywhere else. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to reports that former FBI Director James Comey is described as “insubordinate” in the forthcoming inspector general’s report and former deputy director Andrew McCabe is asking for immunity before testifying to Congress about the Hillary Clinton email investigation. They also push back against the outrage surrounding the arrest of an illegal immigrant delivering pizzas to a military base, pointing out the man told a judge he would leave the country eight years ago and never did. And they’re puzzled by Sen. Bernie Sanders refusing to endorse his own son’s congressional bid when he’s been very active backing other candidates around the country.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America toast better-than-expected unemployment numbers, the best in 18 years. They also lambaste Virginia Republicans for rolling over and approving the Obamacare Medicaid expansion they claimed to oppose for years. And they dig through more eye-opening posts from Joy Reid’s supposedly hacked blog, including her likening of John McCain to the Virginia Tech shooter, endorsing the removal of the Israeli government to Europe, and likening illegal immigration to slave labor for multinationals.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America return with three crazy martinis. First, they shake their heads as President Trump tweets that those who died for our country would be really proud of his economic record. They also roll their eyes as liberal politicians and media figures express outrage over images of illegal immigrant children being confined to cages – until they learn the images are from 2014 during the Obama administration and then delete their tweets. And they react to California scrambling to find records for tens of thousands of voters who were mistakenly enrolled twice, all of this just a week before primary day in the state.

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American Taxpayers not invited, bureaucrats and subsidized foreigners free access?

 

I enjoy PowerLine. Great stuff without crazy spin. This posting on immigration ticked me off, and not because of anything John Hinderaker wrote. It featured a think tank paper claiming low-skilled immigration boosts votes for Republicans. The .org website blocks downloads by American taxpayers, but is free to federal bureaucrats, journalists, academics, and foreigners subsidized by […]

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