Thursday, August 02, 2018

Trump In Florida Rally-- On Resistance to Secure Borders

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At his rally in Florida Tuesday night, President Trump made it very clear that he is not going to back off his beliefs, and his promise to voters about secure borders.

About the resistance, he said, "Republicans want strong borders...Democrats want open borders."

He may be overly optimistic---regarding Republican leadership.

Let's take a closer look at the resistance, the arrogance, and the ignorance.

Be informed.

Tuesday night in Florida---to a packed arena, President Trump said, "Republicans want strong borders and no crime. Democrats want open borders, which equals massive crime. And on top of that, the Democrats ...they've launched outrageous attacks on our credible law enforcement officers and on ICE and our Border Patrol---can you believe it?"

Republicans may want "no crime," but some of us, particularly the leadership, are not acting like they want "secure borders."

Washington Times reports: "Ryan, McConnell come up with more excuses not to fund border wall."

The Washington Times said yesterday, "Congressional Republicans on Tuesday brushed off President Trump's threats of a government shutdown over border wall funding, saying that while money for the wall is important, they're not going to let it send Congress into gridlock."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he's intent on making sure the annual appropriations process doesn't get bogged down in ideological spats.

McConnell says he "supports Mr. Trump's goal of a border wall, but his party is not going to slide into a shutdown."

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is slouching along behind McConnell with an occasional "me too."

McConnell and Ryan met with the president last week regarding a so-called government shut down. When they emerged from the meeting they told the press they had "convinced the president to cool it on his wall demands," according to the Times.

Ryan said, "Mr. Trump was ready to be patient."

Keep in mind this is coming from the "Republican" leaders who promised to repeal and replace Obamacare and a host of other leadership promises, while Obama's Democrats strengthened their far-Left progressive positions on nearly every social issue---including legally redefining marriage, expanding abortion and essentially opening our borders in their attempt to make us just another European type country.

These two leaders have to bear at least some if not much of the responsibility for the free range activities of the Obama administration.

Most of us little people know that had Trump not run for president, Hillary would be in the White House.

And these two would likely not be in their positions today.

Hopefully, they're wrong about Trump's patience with them, as they have been wrong about so many things during the past decade.

And it appears they may be wrong again.

The president is not saying what Ryan and McConnell said he is saying.

The president has been anything but patient since his meeting with McConnell and Ryan.

On Twitter Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday he said he's ready to have a government shutdown unless he sees action on his immigration priorities.

He said, "I don't care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security is the long-term viability of our country. A government shutdown is a very small price to pay for a safe and prosperous America."

McConnell says his reason for putting off the border wall funding is primarily because bills are moving so fast through Congress this year, it's difficult to keep up with it all.

In 2016, Americans elected a non-politician president who, in the real world, is used to getting things done---we used to call it "multi-tasking."

Wouldn't it be terrific if we could also find "public servants" who could walk and chew gum at the same time?

The president is also not saying what a White House spokesman says he is saying.

Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, is taking a softer approach in quoting the president. He is suggesting a shutdown showdown could be pushed off until after the election.

He says the president "wants Democrats to come to the table and stop playing politics with people's lives. Whether a shut down happens before or after the elections, his focus is on getting the problem fixed."

McConnell and Ryan seem to be in agreement with the Democrats, but not the American people.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer likes what he is hearing from his Republican colleagues. He says Republicans must continue to resist Mr. Trump in order to keep on that track.

He says, "They're going to have to show some strength and tell Donald Trump, 'if you want to get the government working and not in total gridlock he's going to have to leave it to the Congress'."

It appears that's exactly what they are telling Donald Trump.

Apparently, Senator Schumer feels comfortable--- and safe, with his far-Left political agenda as long as McConnell and Ryan are in control of the Republican Party.

Do Republicans really support building the wall?

Sharyl Attkisson, an Emmy award-winning journalist with CBS for years, now an independent journalist and host of the TV show "Full Measure," wrote an article last September in which she explained how the media purposefully confuses the public regarding support for building the border wall.

It is in depth. I recommend you read it. It's very informative and helpful regarding this and other issues.

A recent CBS poll finds that 51% of all American voters support building a wall on our southern border. That poll would include the likes of citizen Barack and citizen Hillary, as well as all the conservative deplorables.

The same poll found overwhelming support for either deporting or detaining families (including children) who are crossing into the U.S. illegally.

Pew has found that 74% of Republicans and Republication-leaning Independents support building the wall.

Attkisson says some polls show as many as 80% of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents support building the wall, but the media never quite come clean with the public in their reporting of surveys.

In light of all this, it's not surprising that Gallup found during July 1-11, 2018, that 77% of all Americans disapprove of how Congress handles their job. Only 17% think they're doing a good job---6% don't know if they are or not because they're uninformed.

Pray for our country. Pray for the president. Vote.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Bold.