CARAVAN: Border security is a major problem — Democrats refuse to come to the table for the sole reason that they HATE Donald Trump and fixing the border would make him look good. But Trump’s administration is working to enforce our laws and make the U.S. less illegal-friendly. During the past year, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations arm has been cracking down on companies that employ illegal aliens, leading to a 700% increase in the number of people arrested.
“These laws help protect jobs for U.S. citizens and others who are lawfully employed, reduce the incentive of illegal migration, eliminate unfair competitive advantages for companies that hire an illegal workforce, and ultimately help strengthen public safety and national security.” — ICE HSI Executive Associate Director Derek N. Benner
DEMOCRAT PLATFORM IN 3 WORDS: “We hate Trump.” — Chuck Schumer (who, like Hillary, was for a border wall before he was against it) says we can’t afford to shut down the government. Meanwhile Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are willing to keep it closed forever if necessary to prevent any money going to build a border wall. Yeah. That totally makes sense. Not.
And btw, Nancy’s claim that it was Republicans who shut down the government last time is a little off. The Republican-majority Congress that we elected to rein in Obama and Obamacare (which was passed in the dead of night, despite majority opposition from Americans) passed a budget; President Obama refused to sign it because it included restrictions on Obamacare that we’d asked for and been promised by those Republican legislators.
So the government shutdown came courtesy of elected officials doing what they’d been elected to do versus the Democrat Dictator Wannabe in the White House. The previous shut down was the same situation. Clinton got into office with a Democrat Congress and they attempted, but failed to pass Hillarycare. Voters put Republicans into office to rein in Billary, who refused to sign a budget that didn’t give them something or other they really wanted.
This time, we’re looking at a Republican president who is trying to do something he promised over and over on the campaign trail that he would do and that a majority of Americans favor. I.e., improve border security. It’s Democrats who don’t want border security and Democrats who run all the “screw ICE and federal immigration laws” sanctuary cities.
SPEAKING OF TRUMP HATE: New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and “anyone” in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month. William Jacobson says, “What’s at stake in 2020 is not just an election, it’s whether we will enable the open abuse of state power by Democrats.”
CLINTON FOUNDATION: 3 whistleblowers with 6,000 pages of evidence set to testify — The Clinton Foundation is under investigation right now by the Department of Justice and FBI for a myriad of reasons, including whether any tax-exempt assets were converted for personal or political use and whether Hillary was trading favors for donations while she was the head of the Department of State. The pattern of donations strongly suggest the Clinton Foundation has always been more about pay-to-play and enriching Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea, than it has been about doing good deeds.
SEX HARASSMENT IN CONGRESS: No more free rides — The House and Senate reached an agreement to update sexual harassment policies on Capitol Hill, clearing the way for a vote on the measure in both chambers before Congress adjourns for the year. Under the legislation, members of Congress would be personally liable for sexual harassment settlements instead of using a taxpayer-funded settlement account.
HUSH MONEY: Is it a crime? — The Mueller Special Counsel and New York District Attorney’s Office seek to destroy President Trump for paying out $130,000 to shut the mouths of two women who were threatening to say The Donald had had sex with them. The New York District Attorney’s office has picked up the case because New York state crimes can not be pardoned by a president.
While most experts believe paying hush money is not a crime, I’m fairly sure that extortion is. Maybe Trump cheated on his wife; maybe he didn’t. But the apparent fact is that two women demanded money in exchange for not saying he had.
The Trump hating media has decided that these alleged “bribes” are criminal acts. But let’s enter the Way Back Machine and take a look at when Barack Obama was running for president and was being embarrassed by his long-time pastor’s loud, racist, America-hating mouth. Apparently, Jeremiah Wright didn’t threaten to embarrass Obama, so there was no extortion involved. Obama just found him to be a problem for his campaign.
Wright told an interviewer that a member of the church came with an offer of $150,000 if Wright would stop talking until after the election. He also said that Barack met with him personally to say, “I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.”
“THIS IS AMERICA RIGHT HERE”: In 2013, Obama refused to sign the spending bill that had been passed by the Republican-majority Congress we had elected to rein him in. He preferred to force a government shut down on us. You know, that thing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are now screaming about that would be so unthinkably awful? Yeah, that.
But not only did Obama shutter non-essential government services, he also ordered government employees to set up metal barricades around open air memorials and then stand there to keep people out. The most notable of these was the WWII memorial that an Honor Flight of veterans was coming to visit. Obama didn’t go down there himself to tell those old warriors they couldn’t visit the memorial they’d come across the country to see.
No, he sent other people to do his political grandstanding for him. Because nothing says “we can’t afford to pay people to do stuff for stupid citizens who elected Republicans to Congress, because those evil Republicans won’t give me the budget I want” like paying people to do stuff to prevent elderly war veterans from walking around an open air memorial commemorating the sacrifices they made to stop Nazism.
But go ahead, Democrats. Tell me again how Republicans are all Nazi lovers. SUPER job on the video by my e-bud and Alert Reader, Mindful Webworks.
THIS IS FRANCE RIGHT HERE: The “people” can be such pains in the bum for would-be dictators like Obama and Macron.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Sales of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” have soared in response to SJWs attempting to get it banned from the airwaves as a “rape” song. Also, a number of radio stations that caved to the complaints have reversed their policy in response to listener complaints and are now playing it again. The recording above is from Neptune’s Daughter, a 1949 romantic comedy musical. This is clearly a seduction song, not a rape song. I wonder how much of a fuss SJWs have ever made about the numerous hip hop and rap songs that blatantly glorify abuse, rape, drug use, and even murder.
PRESS WH CHRISTMAS PARTY: Canceled — For decades, reporters, anchors, commentators, media executives and their plus ones have been treated to an elegant Christmas party at the White House where they enjoyed expensive foods, elaborate desserts, and access to the beautifully decorated mansion. But the biggest fringe-benefit was the picture-taking sessions, in which the president and first lady would spend a couple of hours patiently chatting with guests and posing for pictures in front of a Christmas tree. Last year, the president and first lady hosted the gathering, but did not pose for pictures. This year, they’re just not having the media party at all. Good for them!
MIKA DROPS HOMO-BOMB: People have been fired for less –– This morning on MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski called Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy.” The station tried and failed to censor it, but did manage to leave it out of the closed captioning.
MIKE FLYNN: Judge demands FBI summary 302 report about the ambush Flynn interview — FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok showed up to the White House on January 24th, 2017, along with Special Agent Joe Pientka, to interview General Flynn; the meeting was arranged by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Flynn was told not have his lawyer with him and soon after the FBI agents began to question him he realized he was being ambushed over his phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak. Strzok and Pientka didn’t write their 302 reports on the interview until 7 months later on August 22nd, AFTER Rosenstein wrote his August 2nd memo expanding Mueller’s scope.
Congressional investigators have long suspected the 302 summary notes on Flynn were altered to make it appear he was lying. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe previously testified to Congress that the two agents who interviewed Flynn didn’t detect any deception.
RELIEF FOR MID-EAST CHRISTIANS: Trump signs Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act — The law, which was passed unanimously by both chambers, provides funding to various entities, including faith-based and religious organizations, that are helping with recovery and stabilization efforts in Iraq and Syria in religious and ethnic minority communities, including Christians and Yazidis. It also provides support for groups that are investigating members of Islamic State who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the region.
OPPORTUNITY ZONES: President Trump signs Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council –– Chaired by Ben Carson, the new group will cover 13 government agencies, looking for ways to spur private investment to revitalize hurting communities and unleash their economic potential. It will also work at streamlining, coordinating, and targeting existing Federal programs to economically distressed areas to eliminate cumbersome applications, program waste, and ineffective benefits.
OBAMA’S LEGACY: Another domino falls — “The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it is rolling back some of the excessive, and possibly illegal, water regulations imposed by the Obama administration. EPA’s announcement is a welcome relief for homeowners and property owners impacted by overly aggressive EPA officials.”
FIRST STEP ACT: Trump says the bill will pass — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that that the Senate will take it up as early as the end of this week. The criminal justice reform policy that would overhaul the nation’s sentencing laws has been in the works for three years and has bipartisan support.
FARM BILL: Trump says it has bipartisan support — The 2018 Farm Bill that includes expanded safety-net programs for farmers could be voted on as early as Wednesday or Thursday after joint House-Senate negotiators released the final version of the legislation.
ABORTION FREE: Nashville’s last abortion clinic announced it will no longer provide abortions, because they can’t find a doctor willing to kill babies. Thank God!