Daily Archives: February 20, 2018

Democrats don’t want immigration reform

They didn’t do diddly about fixing immigration during the 111th U.S. Congress, when they had majority control of both sides of Congress and the White House.

And now, they have blocked a Trump-supported Republican deal that would have offered a path forward on DACA.

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Sen. James Lankford (R-OK): “Most of what was proposed by the President and Senate Republicans has passed the Senate multiple times over the past fifteen years, but not today. It’s disappointing that Democrats would not come to the table simply because President Trump supported it. Immigration reform is complicated and emotional, but it is essential that we keep working until we reach a good faith solution for the future of all Americans.”

Fox Business’ Trish Regan:Maybe they don’t want Republicans to get the credit for giving these dreamers a path to citizenship!”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “I thought my friends across the aisle would jump at this opportunity to fulfill what they say is their top priority. But they just could not take ‘yes’ for an answer.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR): “What this debate has shown is just how unserious the Democrats are about illegal immigration.”

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA):Senate Democrats have shown their true colors. First, they shut down the government over DACA. Today, they had an opportunity to vote to provide certainty for 1.8 million DACA recipients and they voted no.”

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Russia’s 2016 Effort

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The Russian effort to disrupt our last presidential election cost them millions of dollars and succeeding only in wasting our time and money on the Mueller investigation, as Democrats tried — and failed — to find grounds for impeaching President Trump.

One thing the Russians did was advertise rallies for and against a particular issue at the same time and place, hoping the proximity of opposing groups would provoke violence.

The plan’s only semi-success was in Houston when two Russian fake groups, “The Heart of Texas” and “United Muslims of America”, had opposing rallies that attracted a total of 60 protesters who did get a tad testy with one another.  One side was even armed … with a bubble-making machine.

Another thing the Russians did was post ads on social media, but they were so bad at it, that only 44% of the total ads they paid for were displayed before the election and about 25% were never seen by anyone at all.

Plus, the ads were so stupid and over-the-top that the only voters who would have liked them were thinking that way anyhow.  E.g., one showed Hillary Clinton as the devil boxing with Jesus Christ, while another showed a buff and muscular Bernie Sanders.

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