• Wall B.S. and the Politics of 2020

    January 11, 2019

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    Posted in: Democracy, Trump

    A wall was not immoral every other time it was built. There are already 700 miles of wall along the southern border, and we’re talking today about building only another 235 miles but somehow that is “not who we are.” In linear distance, it less than a third of who we are, actually. Nobody objected then because this is all about the politics of 2020.

    No previous national emergency declaration (there have been over 50 since the law changed in 1976) was ever considered a sign of “Pandora’s box” with all the fear mongering about authoritarianism attached. Nobody objected then because this is all about the politics of 2020.

    Senators Schumer, Obama, and Clinton voted for a border wall, fence, and barriers in 2006 (the Secure Fence Act), which was completed under Obama in 2015. Nobody objected then because this is all about the politics of 2020.

    The media never “fact checked” Bush or Obama’s statements about the terrorist threat which were used to justify every war and domestic loss of civil rights in the last 17 years. The media “checks” only when it suits their narrative.

    With respect, this is all about the politics of 2020.

    Everyone is otherwise losing their heads, as they have over Steele, Comey, Syria, North Korea, Putin, and everything else this administration has touched. There are better and worse decisions over the last two years, but it is not all crisis, all the time.

    BONUS: Trump’s wall isn’t going to stop much illegal immigration. On the other hand, it is unlikely to hurt much of anything; it will most likely just be another waste of money.


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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...


      What if the Wall was also an aqueduct, built to transfer Texas flood water to the droughtstricken Southwest areas?

      01/11/19 3:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      If any of these shitbags (see below) who did not approve federal backpay for forloughed employees request assistance from a federal agency, tell them you will get back to them…when he’ll freezes over

      Justin Amash (Mich.)
      Andy Biggs (Ariz.)
      Paul Gosar (Ariz.)
      Glenn Grothman (Wisc.)
      Thomas Massie (Ky.)
      Chip Roy (Tex.)
      Ted Yoho (Fla.

      01/11/19 7:29 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      The NYTimes feels they may have abetted Trump’s 2016 win. Their relentless daily scourging of Trump is their self flagellation atonement.

      01/11/19 10:05 PM | Comment Link

    • Rong Cao said...


      The mindset of building a wall represents an isolationism to end the ideas of American exceptionalism and as an indispensable country to the world. Not to mention that this wall elicits the picture of Israel’s concrete wall along the West Bank.

      And if asking China to build a beautiful, great wall for the US-Mexico border in 2019, they gonna use drones, endless cameras and sensors under the grounds along the border to catch any illegal immigrants. The virtual border would suit more for this digital era.

      01/11/19 11:14 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Build a wall around AIPAC HQ in D.C. .

      01/12/19 8:08 AM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      C. Harris, E. Warren,Biden and Castro get more coverage by the press for president than others. They all support AIPAC. Go figure what country is involved in fixing u.s. elections. “We don’t need no education…We don’t need no thought control”. AIPAC will try a vote on Monday again (S-1). BDS. Stop Apartheid and funding War Crimes.

      01/12/19 8:42 AM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Last comment, and then off to watch Rocky and Bullwinkle for a few days (Dem friends have told me to). I forgot to add Bloomberg to list earlier.

      01/12/19 8:56 AM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Americans lie, but believe me, one of my favorite persons I protest in the street against wars is in his 90’s, Jewish, & survived escaping from the Nazi’s. TRUTH is good. Free Assange and many others.

      01/12/19 9:26 AM | Comment Link

    • bobcat said...


      Just read Murtaza Hussain article at The Intercept. OMG

      01/12/19 10:34 AM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Sorry all. I have been off my meds and think someone or country’s are after me.

      01/12/19 11:51 AM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Abbie Ashkenazi is on MSNBC live and check out her bio on Wikiped before it is deleted. IDF will save u.s

      01/12/19 12:17 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Abbey Ashkenazi. Sorry.

      01/12/19 12:17 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Sorry but from my research 30 to 66% of people on MSM are Zionist IDF supporters. Free Palestine and BDS. Someone is at the door. Vote D,R, or Z morons.

      01/12/19 12:46 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Castro live on MSM. Hope he meetys with AIPAC to save u.s..

      01/12/19 12:47 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Julian Castro is LIVE on MSNBC CNN FOX. Why? AIPAC u sheeple. Love Jews. Stop the machine.

      01/12/19 12:51 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Kill AIPAC & TV (I know peter is for the 1st) Sut me up please. I want change we can believe in.

      01/12/19 12:53 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Trumpie: Pay for my Wall or I will kill this dog.

      01/12/19 1:54 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Kurt Bardella was just live on MSNBMIC. Does he still work for Times of Isreal? I will really stop my ranting after weeks of research. Hope gg follows info. Time out.

      01/12/19 2:01 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Micheal Smidt on MSMBC live now. What is his BIO? BDS

      01/12/19 2:07 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Sorry, Schmidt. Off to Bullwinkle… Wait The Atlantic now reporting. Who runs that?

      01/12/19 2:09 PM | Comment Link

    • Chucknobomb said...


      Barney Frank on MSNBC live. What does he think of AIPAC or tose killed in Gaza? BDS

      01/12/19 2:32 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Stormy and McDougle aren’t the only ones who have the little dick-tator by the shorthairs. Trumpie will fold before January 28 because he doesn’t want to be humiliated giving the state of the Union address on Jan. 29.

      Trumpie: The state of the union is …closed. Thank you and goodnight.

      01/12/19 2:44 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...



      When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing.

      — Sarah Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) November 3, 2016

      01/13/19 10:16 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Trump says he a plan to end the shutdown. He will attack Iran if the Dems don’t surrender.

      Crazy loon Johnnie Bolton demanded military options on striking Iran in response to that country’s support of insurgents in Iraq, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

      The NSC made the request after militants aligned with Iran fired three mortar rounds into the diplomatic section of Baghdad, which includes the U.S. embassy, according to the report. The mortars landed in a vacant lot and no one was injured.

      The Journal reported that the Pentagon developed plans for a strike on Iran in response to the NSC request, but it is unclear if those plans were shared with the White House or with Trump.

      Pentagon: Slow walk, don’t run. These guys can fight back…and we don’t want that.

      01/13/19 11:04 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      The sound of one hand clapping…

      Trumpie: Democrats could solve the Shutdown in 15 minutes! Call your Dem Senator or Congresswoman/man. Tell them to get it done! Humanitarian Crisis.

      Flopsweat doesn’t become Demented.

      01/13/19 2:53 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Trumpie: I really mean it. You’re all gonna get it. I’m not kidding. Hello? Anybody listening?

      01/13/19 8:27 PM | Comment Link

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      01/15/19 9:31 PM | Comment Link

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