The worst thing about the border crisis is knowing that nothing will change. It is too valuable a wedge issue for lawmakers to give serious consideration to a humane solution.
The second worst thing about the crisis is knowing that much of the outraged, emotional attention that national newsrooms are throwing at the border issue will disappear the moment the story ceases to be politically useful. It will be like the Cindy Sheehan episode all over again.
That the immigration crisis is being exploited by certain lawmakers for political gain has been clear for a while now. That it is also being exploited by members of the press did not become as clear until recently, when certain high-profile news anchors flipped from accusing the Trump White House of lying about whether there is a crisis at the border to declaring that there is a crisis at the border and that it is the White House’s fault.
“For anybody who doesn’t think that immigration is a crisis, I got to show you this picture,” CNN’s Don Lemon said Tuesday evening as he showed a photo of a father and daughter who drowned as they attempted to swim the Rio Grande.
Infuriatingly enough, Lemon is the same host who accused President Trump on April 24 of having a “long history” of making things up about “the border crisis.”
Lemon’s colleague Chris Cuomo also used the word “crisis” this month to describe what is happening at the border. But Cuomo had said on Jan. 11: “You can build a physical barrier. But why say it is a cure-all to keep back this demonized group of people, like this marauding horde that doesn’t exist. [Trump] created all of this. It’s all bogus.”
MSNBC’s Brian Williams also led his coverage Tuesday evening by stating that the president is facing a “crisis on the border.” Williams is the same anchor who also accused Trump on Jan. 8 of trying “to sell a crisis that the facts tell us does not exist.”
These reversals are in line with how certain Democratic lawmakers are talking now about what is happening at the border.
In just March of this year, Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, said on social media: “A fake crisis at the border is fear-mongering of the worst kind—and we’re not falling for it. I voted to terminate the president’s ridiculous ‘national emergency.’”
On Wednesday, she tweeted, “This is a humanitarian crisis, and [Trump] is responsible for it.”
They poured 4.5 billion tax dollars into Trumps “fake” crisis. There are some pretty bad poison pills in the bill, according to K. Mc Carthy They’re making sure two departments cannot share information in their own government. This [sharing] is necessary to ensure children are not placed with human traffickers or other predators. Maybe if you had a little time, maybe if you didn’t care about politics, you’d allow a little sharing of information for the children. Yes the RINOs are in on it, GOP members of the Senate appropriations panel have already accepted a similar pro-cartel gag order which was demanded by Democrats for the Senate’s version of the spending bill.
They are crying about detention centers? Think about that one for a minute.
Strip it down fix it and send it back to the house.
The old script https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1143943694883676161/video/1
Yes it is a script sent from the DNC headquarters for the DM (democrat media) to drill into the heads of the hapless.
Russia bombshell, collusion, obstruction, and now manufactured have not aged well have they.
The liberal media can shift from “What crisis? Trump is making it up” to “There’s a crisis and it’s Trump’s fault” at the drop of a ratings point. One thing they can all rely on is that their nodding donkey audiences won’t catch on.
Part of the current crisis is how the administration has chosen to respond to a problem that has been with us for decades. They have increased the level of hostility toward migrants to build political support for “solutions” that many Americans do not find compatible with their own American values. Our path to true greatness does not involve dividing us into a nation of warring camps.
(The linked article includes disturbing photographs.)
June 27, 2019 — A boy was bullied with anti-immigrant taunts. His mom was beaten when she defended him
Unintended consequences are still consequences. That they’re predictable elevates the level of responsibility.
It happens to be the LAW that people are not allowed to come into our country without permission. THAT problem has been made worse by DEMOCRATS creating loopholes in our immigration system and advertising those loopholes to potential illegal immigrants to draw as many of them to overwhelm our resources, which DEMOCRATS will not increase. The solution is the wall, enough Border Patrol to man the ports of entry and monitor the wall, support for ICE to deport as many illegal immigrants as can be found, and the loopholes CLOSED.
You should pass that message along to Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Schiff and the twenty idiots that have been on stage for the past two nights. They think that is the path to power.
Bullied. Gee, that’s tough.
It’s not “non-citizens” that commit the crimes, it’s “illegal immigrants”
Illegal immigrants commit serious, violent crimes at a far higher rate than citizens
California’s sanctuary law releases an illegal immigrant with a violent history before ICE could take him into custody, then he goes on a violent crime spree of murder and robbery
Yeah, “unintended consequences”. “Responsibility”. Thursday night, every Democrat on stage raised their hands in support of free health care for illegal immigrants. Every Democrat opposes including a question on the census to identify how many illegal immigrants we have in this country and where they reside. These stupid, pandering idiots offer free stuff to illegal immigrants with the intent to draw even MORE into our country without knowing how many we have now. This is the MOST irresponsible a proposed leader can possibly be. No concern is shown for the cost to taxpayers in money or safety.
@Greg: A 13-year-old New Jersey boy faces assault charges for allegedly attacking the mother of a classmate, after the classmate reported him to school officials for anti-immigrant taunts, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a media release.
A Trump supporter? NJ isnt exactly Trump country Hillary Clinton won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes. The left churns up all the propaganda, Trump supporters are not anti immigrant, Trump isnt anti immigrant. The invasion at the southern border are gimmegrants. The Democrats cant seem to compromise on reform, as they think it would be a Trump win. They question his restoration of the census, why didnt Barry have to go to the supreme court when he removed the citizenship question, what was his motive?
Senate bill that will provide immediate humanitarian aid at the border. Democrats keep blocking it—more than 30 times now.
Everyone of the wannabes last night are for using tax payer dollars for free healthcare to gimmegrants something a majority of the American people are against.
Like the Abortion issue the left owns the push back.
Let’s see. a typical Democrat rabidly embracing the anti- Trump ideology finds one example of out of 100,000 monthly illegal immigrants to justify their political stance. Even Greg really has to reach into the bottom of the bucket to try to make a point anymore.