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by ELB
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:24 pm
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Senate Republicans confirm Trump's 51st federal appeals court judge
“My motto for the year is ‘leave no vacancy behind,’” Mr. McConnell told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday morning.
by ELB
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:11 pm
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Grayling813 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:51 pm


I never thought I'd say this...I'm kinda glad Obama kicked his butt. I can only imagine how much worse Romney-care would be than Obama-care.
Oddly enough I think you're right. Without Obama there would not have been Trump, and I cannot imagine any other Republican with his backbone and smarts. Not even Ted Cruz, and I really like Ted, but Trump is a real fighter and he's had decades of experience taking and giving punches and risks in the business world that I think has transferred to his political efforts.
by ELB
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:00 pm
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73% back use of National Guard to secure the border against illegal migrants

That's the Mexican National Guard. The poll was taken in Mexico by newspaper El Financerio. 64% favor closing the [Guatemala] border to migrants entirely, and an even higher percentage for using the NG to control the border.



https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/0 ... umps-wall/


This tracks with a poll taken back in June 2019 that showed 63% favoring closing the Guatemala border to migrants, and an even higher percentage for using the NG to strictly enforce border control. This was in the wake of Trump telling Mexico that he will impose higher import tariffs if Mexico doesn't get control of the caravans crossing their country.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/poll-f ... -migrants/

Trump said he would build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. Mexicans believe him.

Translation of excerpt from El Fianciero article:
On the issue of migrants, the survey reveals important movements of opinion in recent months. The proportion of Mexicans who agree to employ the National Guard to stop the flow of Central American migrants on the southern border increased 18 points, from 55 to 73 percent, between July 2019 and January 2020. Support for the closure of Borders rose 15 points, from 49 to 64 percent between November of last year and January of this year, registering the highest percentage of border closure support to migrants in the series of surveys.

The proportion of respondents who agree with the idea that Mexico became the “wall” of Donald Trump for his work to detain Central American migrants increased from 44 percent in July 2019, to 52 percent in the month of January. The idea of ​​the “wall” became a majority perception.
While the Dems and the lesser courts were fighting the Donald on the physical wall (and phony Russian collusions and phony impeachments) Trump was building another wall further south. Not bad for a 'checker' player.

This is an interesting site that is tracking the progress of the various sub-projects to build the wall:
https://www.trumpwall.construction/

No idea about its accuracy but it looks very interesting.
by ELB
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:22 am
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US Finds Ally in Mexico as Asylum Policy Marks First Year
Many of the roughly 60,000 asylum-seekers have given up and gone back to the home countries they fled

Today, a year after the policy began, many other migrants have given up and gone back to the home countries they fled. Others, like the Perlas, became entrenched in Mexican life. The system known as the Migrant Protection Protocols helped change Washington's relationship with Mexico and made the neighbor a key ally in President Donald Trump's efforts to turn away a surge of asylum seekers.

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Rapid expansion of the policy was key to a June agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that led Trump to suspend his threat of tariff increases. The Republican president said at the time that Mexico was doing more than Democrats to address illegal immigration.

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U.S. border authorities say the policy has contributed to a sharp drop in illegal crossings, though legal challenges could modify or even block it. Immigration judges hear cases in San Diego and El Paso, Texas, while other asylum-seekers report to tent courts in the Texas cities of Laredo and Brownsville, where they are connected to judges by video.
This is a Chicago NBC news outlet, so of course the overall tone of the article is a tut-tut-look-how-awful-this-policy-makes-things-for-illegal-migrants, but they have to admit that it does what it was supposed to do -- drastically curb illegal entry into the US. I don't have the links at my finger tips but other recent articles have noted the drastic reduction in illegal border crossings -- drops in the range of 75%.

Trump has made Mexico be The Wall.
by ELB
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:14 am
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Race relations and 'position' of minorities better under Trump than Obama
Satisfaction with race relations in the United States has jumped under President Trump, the latest indication that the Republican is making significant inroads with blacks and other minorities in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

New details from a Gallup survey on satisfaction said race relations and the “position” of minorities under Trump are far higher than they were under President Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president.
Jeepers, Trump's not any better at being a white supremacist than he is being a Russian stooge. ;-)

Speaking of which:

Standoff: U.S. troops block Russian forces from capturing Syrian oil field

Interestingly the news about the US forces blocking Russian access to the oil fields seems to appear only in the Washington Times, some middle eastern news outlets, and various conservative political sites in the US. Newsweek did mention it as part of an article entitled "Dueling roadblocks increase tension."
by ELB
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:52 pm
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powerboatr wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:25 pm
philip964 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:42 pm
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/1 ... ays-099682

GAO report says White House violated law by withholding aid.

Roberts sworn in as Impeachment Judge today. Trial officially starts with Senators sworn in as Jurors.

https://www.click2houston.com/news/poli ... handoff-2/
GAO also stated OBAMA violated laws when he released begdahl ? its so partisan its not even funny
GAO said Obama violated the law when he released and transported five terrorists from Guantanomo Bay. Congress -- both houses -- passed a law explicitly forbidding the government from spending any money to release and transport Guantanamo inmates and Obama did it anyway. Where was Nancy then?
by ELB
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:22 am
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Illegal immigrant crossings fall 78% and once overcrowded cells are empty
First is daily apprehensions, a number that hit 4,600 at the height of the latest crisis in May. That has now dropped to 1,300.
What’s more, he [U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Mark A. Morgan] said, the 21-daily average is below 1,000, a 78% cut. “That’s a dramatic reduction,” he said, in updating the numbers released last week.



Then there are the numbers of illegal immigrants “in custody.” That was a horrific 20,000 in May for an agency that has just 4,000 beds.
Now a quarter of those beds are unused.



Noting that Congress has done little to change outdated immigration laws, he said that Trump took action and built relationships with Mexico and other Central American nations that now hold immigrants seeking to come into the U.S. until the government gives them the green light.
by ELB
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:07 pm
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For First Time in 26 Years, All U.S. Metros Enjoyed Income Gains

MAGA.

But Democrats are tired of America winning.
by ELB
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:06 pm
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kayt00 wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:42 pm
5. But since he is convicted would all of his appointees to the judicial branch be removed thus opening positions for an extremely left leaning judicial branch.
Appointments to federal judgeships, including Scotus, are lifetime appointments. I See nothing in the impeachment rules that would remotely suggest that just because the president was impeached and convicted any of those judges could just be removed. Each one would have to be impeached bt House and convicted by the Senate.

Alcee Hastings knows how that part works. It’s a blot that he was allowed to be elected to anything after being removed from his judgeship for bribery.
by ELB
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:21 am
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Ed Driscoll (who highlighted this on Instapundit) is right, this must have hurt CNN to publish:

CNN Poll: US economy receives its best ranking in nearly 20 years

One of the purposes of the Schiff Show that is "impeachment", withholding articles, etc, is to give the MSM fodder to bash Trump and crowd out as much good news about him as possible. Combined with Quid Pro Joe's statement at the debates about not hesitating to make everyone employed in f-r-a-c-k-i-n-g jobless, along with other elements of the Green Nude Eel, the Democratic Party is fully ready to trash the economy of the United States.

MAGA 2020

* the naughty word filter wants to blot out f-r-a-c-k-i-n-g when written normally. Somebody fix this.

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