by RICK MORAN
Poor Herbert Hoover. The Republican president had the misfortune of being in office when the Great Depression hit. While some of his policies contributed to the severity of the downturn, the depression was the inevitable outcome of ruinous tariffs and overproduction.
But from 1930 to the 1960s, Democrats made the word “Hoover” synonymous with “disaster.” Hoover became a whipping boy for every Democratic president up to and including John Kennedy.
Now, with a disaster at the border entirely of their own making, Democrats are casting about for someone to blame for the crisis. Naturally, they didn’t have to look very far.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the number of migrant children and teenagers currently held in custody at the southern border a “humanitarian challenge,” blaming the Trump administration’s handling of immigration for the uptick.
“This is a humanitarian challenge to all of us,” Pelosi told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “What the administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the childrens’ interest.”
The media has prepared the battleground for Democrats superbly. Trump has become a villain in every morality play the Democrats are staging. And that probably won’t change for decades.
Due to more hospitable shelters already being at 94% capacity, many detained minors have been staying an average of 107 hours in the facilities, longer than the legally allotted time of 72 hours, according to NPR.
On Saturday, the Biden administration announced it would deploy the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid the situation at the border over the next three months.
Pelosi praised the move, calling it a step to manage border issues better than the Trump administration.
It’s all for show, of course. FEMA is just putting more useless boots on the ground. Their mission is to show that Joe Biden is “doing something about the problem.” Beyond that, their uniforms photograph well.
However, Biden administration officials say it’s been a challenge to keep up with the demand of children needing services at the border, most of whom are under U.S. care for an average of 37 days.
“We are not in a place where we’re going to be able to meet the demand that we are seeing,” an official close to Biden said. “Every day, we are bringing new beds online, but it takes a lot of time, unfortunately, in terms of our licensed care-provider network. We are aggressively adding hundreds of beds by the week to our care-provider network.”
It takes a lot of moxie to blame a president who tried very hard to prevent what’s happening at the border now. But it won’t only be the border crisis.
Hey Rick – ask your folks how they did the same thing to Ike 60 years ago. SAMO SAMO!
All JFK’s disasters were the result of “Operation Wetback”!
I know Rick is way too young to know Operation Wetback; but I am not.
The more things change – it was The Press CYAing for JFK.
THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME – LSM CYAing for Joe!
But… what happened to “Nothing to see here.”?
Trump showed them clearly what to do at the border and how to control illegal immigration and all the associated ills. Enforcing our laws (for once) was a great start and making other governments take responsibility for what was happening in their own countries proved to be pivotal. Building the wall would assure that even when there was a President (or a president*) that would not enforce the laws, border security could still be maintained to a certain level.
Democrats merely prove through exhibition that they don’t care about this country, US citizens OR the illegal immigrants. All they care about is mining misery for votes.
Trump’s entire policy was simply uphold the law and restrict immigration to LEGAL immigration. Everything he did telegraphed the intention to uphold and enforce immigration law and protect our borders. That itself reduced illegal immigration. What got it going again was Democrat efforts to block everything Trump was doing. Democrats were even aiding the illegal immigrants and organizing the caravans. They showed that they would, once again, completely open border if they got the chance. Thanks to fraud, they got the chance and here come the illegal immigrants, about 25% of them infected with and spreading COVID19.
The most important thing to Democrats, no matter how devastating the results is… do the opposite of what Trump did. How infantile.
If you recall, the incompetent failure Obama blamed everything on Bush.
He’s part of the problem, and friend of Trump.
I actually think he voted for Biden.
“Every day, we are bringing new beds online, but it takes a lot of time, unfortunately, in terms of our licensed care-provider network. We are aggressively adding hundreds of beds by the week to our care-provider network.”
Please, take note of the words I have bolded. “Licensed care-provider network.”
Now here is the dirty little secret Americans are not told about. The “licensed care-provider network” is paid for by HHS grants.
Those grants are costing American taxpayer BILLIONS of $$. We have been paying to take care of the children of other nations for years. Some of those children, who are not linked up with a family member in the U.S., are raised in that network.
Take a look at this which covers “unaccompanied alien children” ONLY:
On the left you will see a box that says “keyword search”, type in unaccompanied alien children and drop down and click on 2021. That will give you the report I am referencing.
The total spent this year ALONE is $686,932,236. and does NOT including any grants to cover the current crisis at the border.
Call your Congress member and ask them to explain these grants and why we are raising the children of other nations.
Biden and Pelosi Dumb and Dumber are all too real to us
If the Republicans ran a Black Lesbian for President, CNN would convince some that she’s a member of the KKK…and raped people in high school…and is working for the Russians.
That’s all they have.
Right n ow they are blaming Trump for the sudden border problem brought on by Biden, leading to THIS:
Dallas to house 3,000 children in the convention center.
Odd, this never was needed under Trump. But Obama’s cages are suddenly full.
@Meremortal: Get them into Dallas, then find out if they are infected with COVID. These are the GREATEST idiots we’ve ever had in charge, if you can even call it that.