There seems to be a lot of right-wing partisan rage at this site in the last month. Let's recap why there was a need for a change.
- Covid-19 Denialism that led to an additional 450,000 dead Americans.
- Covid Denialism that led to an added $7.8 trillion to the national debt in just four years.
- Rise in hate crime, especially against Asian Americans linked directly to Trump's hateful rhetoric.
- Two impeachments, multiple criminal probes being conducted.
- An armed insurrection carried out against one of the three branches of the government in order to stop the peaceful transfer of power.
If the right really thinks that any of the problems we are facing compares to those failures, they live in a fantasy world. And I'm sure we're going to get one or two pointing to the border as a deflection from the epic failures of the last administration. That's a weak issue for Biden, no doubt. But until he has policies that leads directly to hundreds of thousands of added dead Americans, it's delusional to think we haven't improved the leadership in the Oval Office.
https://thebulwark.com/trump-failed-and … -trumpism/
Actually, I am too busy to look back on the previous president. We have one that is pilling up disasters one after another, and drools... LOL
So, I guess I will pass on worrying about the past, got enough to worry about with a sock puppet playing the president in the White house. "Time to get up Joe put on your little blue blazer, and get ready to practice signing your name... Remember to put both shoes on today.
It seems many here just can't be cured of TDS.
Too busy? I would say too blind. You suddenly call the similar issues at the border that Trump faced a disaster but barely bat an eye at hundreds of thousands of dead Americans. Makes one seriously wonder if you understand what the word disaster means.
I guess we're on to BHS (Biden Hate Syndrome) now, judging by the eight threads you posted this week just to spew the same kind of bile you included in that post above. And TDS (Trump Demagogue Syndrome) is alive and well if you still cling to the days where the leader of the country is responsible for hundreds of thousands of dead Americans and inspires his followers to kill police.
There is no secret I feel Biden is senile and does not belong in office. I certainly don't hate him or feel anything for this man. Biden is a mess and will crash and burn quickly. That is my opinion.
And it is ridiculous to claim Trump had the same problem at the border. The numbers are historic. Not worth arguing about.
And on regard to COVID, I don't blame anyone but China for the virus. And I praise Trump for supplying us with speedy vaccines.
And it's no secret that I think you choose to be ignorant of his disability so that you can act the part of partisan troll.
The numbers were also historic in 2019. Now with Covid and a pair of hurricanes decimating Central American economies, a greater surge is not really surprising.
As for blaming China, not surprising with your history of questionable statements pertaining to race.
Your list is interesting, and is indicative of the extreme partisanship we're seeing today, wherein anyone of the opposing party is evil while your chosen party can do no wrong.
- Covid-19 Denialism that led to an additional 450,000 dead Americans. - Rather sad that you lay those lives at the feet of "right-wingers" while our kids and the left wingers form huge groups without regard to COVID. Those deaths cannot be laid at Trump's feet.
- Covid Denialism that led to an added $7.8 trillion to the national debt in just four years. - Again, rather interesting as we watch left wingers use it as an excuse to add another 4T or so of debt in order to get their wish list. We also saw it in the first stimulus package with Pelosi's suggestion as to how to fund her own wish list.
- Rise in hate crime, especially against Asian Americans linked directly to Trump's hateful rhetoric. - This does appear to be a growing problem, but once more cannot be laid at Trump's feet, for he never encouraged it at all. It is the result of massive stupidity of a small number of people, and that's all.
- Two impeachments, multiple criminal probes being conducted. - This one is extremely interesting as we watched not one but two failed impeachment attempts in an effort to gain political power. The ONLY reason for such a disgusting display was to remove a sitting president from running again and it came 100% from left wingers. Yet here you are, again blaming the right for what the left did.
- An armed insurrection carried out against one of the three branches of the government in order to stop the peaceful transfer of power. - You seem to want to ignore that it was never to stop the peaceful transfer of power, but to stop the stealing of an election by fraudulent means. Not even your gross exaggeration ("insurrection") can cover that up, nor can it cover up the actual insurrections throughout the rest of the nation - insurrections demanding the removal of peacekeeping forces (police) everywhere while left wingers sat by and watched the destruction of a billion dollars of what others had built. You want to talk insurrection, talk about the CHAZ in Seattle, talk about the nightly destructive rampages in Portland that the left not only allowed by encouraged for months. There's a failure for you as the left sat quietly, refusing aid, and watched it happen. Until, at least, it was the left wingers at the top of the heap that were being threatened.
When you're as deluded as the arguments that exist in this post - especially when you deny that the armed insurrection did not intend to stop the peaceful of transfer of power, we have nothing to talk about.
I said that your so-called "insurrection" was, in the minds of those rioters, not intended to stop the peaceful transfer of power, but to prevent stealing an election through illegal fraud.
If you refuse to understand, and accept, that simple fact it is your failure, not mine or anyone else's. That you (and I) disagree there was massive fraud does not change the intent of those people. Just as your refusal to acknowledge that both of the failed impeachment attempts were carried out by the left, not the right, OR that they were done for purely partisan, political reasons.
Oh, so you're a mind reader now? For a guy who always asks for evidence of things, that's a pretty interesting statement to make.
And how were they going to stop the steal of the election? When they attacked the Capitol, that action was to stop the process of certifying the counting electoral votes from the states that they absolutely knew was taking place at that very moment. Your refusal to see that everyone in the country knew that was happening and that it is part of the peaceful transfer of power is a perfect example of the right's efforts to try and whitewash their sedition.
Seditious conspiracy: if two or more persons use force to, quote, "prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any law of the U.S. or by force, seize, take or possess any property of the U.S. Rioters certainly used force to try to prevent, hinder or delay Congress from formalizing the Electoral College vote for Joe Biden as president.
As for the impeachments, both were carried out because Trump violated laws in order to try and subvert the 2020 election. Inciting an insurrection - as both the leaders of his own party noted he had responsibility for on the floor of their chambers - is definitely not legal. Whether they choose to enforce the laws or play politics is a separate matter where they will need to wear the shame of that decision in history.
"Seditious conspiracy: if two or more persons use force to, quote, "prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any law of the U.S. or by force, seize, take or possess any property of the U.S."
An excellent description of the rioters in CHAZ, isn't it? You remember - those "insurrectionists" that took over a section of Seattle while Washington law makers sat back and watched? But it wasn't an "insurrection" because you couldn't blame Trump for it?
How does that work again? If you can change Trump's words into something bad then you can blame him, but if it is left wingers then it's OK?
I'm sorry - we both know, and the Democrats of Congress have said, that impeachment is a purely political ploy. In addition, neither impeachment effort was found to be valid - both were dismissed in the Senate as being without foundation. So, just as I said, nothing but a failed political action to prevent competition in the election (sounds much like what you're accusing Trump of, right?).
But I do agree that the Democrat party will wear the shame of that action for the rest of it's existence.
I agree you could make the argument the CHAZ organizers could be charged with a similar charge as the Capitol rioters based on the property clause. But that does not exempt the Capitol insurrectionists of their actions in aiming to halt the electoral vote count at all - especially when they killed a policeman in doing so, something you seem intent on justifying. Your deflection does not exonerate them in any way.
Of course impeachment was a political ploy, it had to be since the President cannot be charged for any of his many crimes while in office. Using political means to remove corruption is the policy of our country. Duh.
The fact that the GOP failed to take action on that criminality is the true stain here.
The redundancy of the forum has become ridiculous. We have so much political news, and it would seem this forum is trapped in a time warp. All Trump... We have a hot mess for a president, all kinds of huge brewing foreign calamities, a border that is open with hundreds pouring in daily, 4 new variances of COVID, and it's still all Trump... Go figure.
The Biden Administration is imploding before our eyes, and so quickly.
Just because you shut your eyes to the achievements that the Biden Administration is having in regards to the pandemic, and has begun to work towards another Trump failure - infrastructure - does not mean that the rest of us just want to come here to spew Biden hate.
We get it, you are a Biden troll and want to keep the focus on your conspiracy theories about his mental state and the annual border surge we get when our own President isn't ignoring a deadly pandemic that kills hundreds of thousands of Americans.
I doubt there is a thread that exists where you don't make the same claims. You're like a broken record of Biden obsession.
"border that is open with hundreds pouring in daily"
You exaggerate - the figure was actually 172,000 illegals that were caught (54,000 per day) plus another estimated 1,000 per day that evaded capture. A total of over 200,000 for the month of March. Not "hundreds" per day.
But, according to some, that means nothing because it always goes up this time of year - true as long as you don't mention what it has been in prior years' March.
It's also means nothing when you ignore changes to policy like Title 42, which also had the unintended effect of incentivizing further migration by lessening legal penalties for migrants crossing the border.
"So, in a way, Title 42 reduced the punishment for coming to the United States illegally, for single Mexican men especially," as contended by immigration experts from the Cato Insititute.
The higher numbers could just as easily be attributed to repeated attempts by the same people who no longer get punished for trying to illegally cross the border, just immediately expelled due to Covid concerns and are free to try again right after.
When you get the numbers of people caught multiple times trying to cross the border, let us know.
And it could be attributed to sunspots, the phase of the moon or location of Saturn in the sky. It could be attributed to global warming or to the increasing number of EV's in the country.
Or...we could look at Biden's statements that he will pass legislation to make everyone then in the country a citizen and realize that such a statement will most definitely encourage more illegal crossings. We could look at his new policy that no one from the interior will be deported and realize the same thing. We could even look at his welcome mat for children for us to care for and support and see it a third time.
Of course, we'll have to set aside our hero worship of the man desperate to open our borders to do so.
Trump definitely helped with vaccine development. However, what he failed to do is give any thought or care to the logistics of getting those vaccines into people's arms. Further, he fomented distrust in that very vaccine while promoting COVID denialism. Biden did exactly the thing he was elected to do which was mobilize the power of the government to put together a logistical plan that could distribute the vaccine effectively. Where are we 200 million vaccines in less than 100 days. That's a pretty good accomplishment.
Meanwhile, we have traitors like Tucker Carlson putting people on his program every night saying the vaccine is unsafe, encouraging Republicans not to take it.
How can a President be successful developing a vaccine while he and his supporters admonish people not to take it?
Operation warp speed lined up every one of the facilities that are putting shots in arms. Contracts were secure with each and every drug company for the millions of doses of vaccine and options to order more. Biden has done nothing at all in regards to the operation of obtaining the vaccine and getting into arms. A while back I listed the contract information with the six drug companies that the Trump Ad obtained. And it was OWS that made alliances with CVC Walgreens, Rite Aid, Meijers, Walmart, Publix, Krogers ... major hospitals in each state. This operation was complete, and I have become tired of watching Biden out and out lie about "what he has done to get the vaccine into arms. It was all done in July and Aug of 2020 under trump's OWS. OWS stated they would start vaccinations in Jan 2021, they were early and actually started shipping in late Dec. This team did miraculous work. And Biden deserves Zero credit for their accomplishments. Each state did handle getting the vaccine to the venues at first, but OWS soon cleared up the problem by working with states that were having problems.
I don't watch much of talk jock news. I do know America is not doing well-getting citizens out to get the injection. This is unfortunate because although the media is not reporting it the CDC announced last week we now have four new variances of the virus. It's unfortunate the media does not report this. It might encourage more to get out and get vaccinated.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc … riant.html
https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files … accine.pdf
I will agree no new jock should be discouraging people from getting vaccinated. Media is just not our friend.
July and August? They only started to do it in January, after they fell far short of their stated goals of vaccinating 20 million people. By Biden's inauguration, only a few thousand of the 40,000 pharmacies across the country were able to get the vaccine. Biden's people have since ramped up distribution to efficient levels.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/0 … ies-455284
As for those contracts, Trump's people moved $10 billion that Congress allocated to hospitals because of the terrible relationship they had with Congress, they could not ask them for the money directly - money which never got paid back. So, no, Trump did not work with hospitals, he stole from them because his administration was so inept that they had zero relationship with any other branch of government.
https://www.statnews.com/2021/03/02/tru … arp-speed/
To sum it up. All was in place for distribution in the early fall of 2020. The vaccine was ready in late Dec. By Dec 21, old Joe got his first dose... On Dec 14, the first doses were been supplied. 20 million shots were given by Jan 21.., out of the 31 million doses that were the first shipment to become available. These do go to frontline workers, and some of the nursing home population. And Joe actually had to add the Dec and Jan numbers into his count to reach his goal. I should not assume that was Joe's idea... Not sure if he can add two and two.
I might add the majority of the people Trump put together that made up OWS are still in their positions and running the show --- Trump's guys.
Biden did nothing other than getting out in front of the nation and, attempt to take credit where it was not due. He is a tool.
The Biden administration indicated that when they entered office, there was no plan whatsoever to disperse the vaccine. This is in keeping with how Trump operates - no logistical planning. That's for somebody else. No federal coordination.
Facts in regard to plans to distribute Vaccine along with a COVID playbook.
OWS was very clear about distribution at the conference that was held on Jan 12, 2021. OWS continued to roll out and improved on getting the vaccine to the venues today... When OWS saw the problems statewide with handling getting the vaccines to delivery sites they stepped in and within days smooth out the problem.
CSapn has all the speakers that attended the OWS conference. CEO from drug stores, Walmarts Meijers, krogers, and more. These venues were. the approach in Oct of 2020, and agreements made to aid in vaccine distribution. https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/10/ … nwide.html
September 16, 2020 https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/09/ … ategy.html
https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files … accine.pdf
This is a very comprehensive plan put out by Operation Warp speed. A playbook...
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-manage … /COVID-19-
These are the facts that I derived my opinion. I have found OWS has done a wonderful job on all counts.
I give the Biden Zero credit for OWS. Biden inherited a superb program that the Trump administration built.
There was no fraud, massive or otherwise. The only reason you think there was fraud is because Trump repeated that lie over and over again and got his supporters to repeat the lie. Still, there's been absolutely zero proof there was any fraud and even Trump's own lawyer said that anyone would have to be insane to believe the lies she promoted.
Now, these same Republicans, believing in this assertion without evidence, are trying to pass voting laws across the country to make it harder for people they don't like to vote. This is the opposite of Democracy. Usually, in a Democracy, you want to encourage voting. When you stop encouraging voting, you don't have Democracy anymore.
You might want to try a more unbiased new source.
"The Bulwark is an American anti-Trump conservative news and opinion website founded in 2018 by commentators Charlie Sykes and Bill Kristol. Its publisher is Sarah Longwell. While it launched as a news aggregator, it was revamped into a news and opinion site using key digital staffers from the defunct magazine The Weekly Standard"
I have trouble taking the article from the Council on Foreign Relations serious. It's just an opinion piece and nothing more. I can site many articles that disagree strongly with the assertions made by the CFR and Dr. Haass.
So, both of your links don't have much substance to them.
Not to you, they don't, because you've fully bought the lies that led you to the Capitol to 'stop the steal.' Not sure I will give much weight to the guy who believed Trump over the State, Federal and the Supreme Court, his Attorney General, GOP state Attorney Generals, GOP head of election districts, and his FBI.
Your opinion on factual substance went out the window to me long ago.
I laughed so hard when I read this I feel out of my chair.
Talk about complete denial of reality. Absolutely loved it.
It'd be funny if any Trump supporter actually understood what reality was. But right now the only word to describe Trump supporters views in living in an alternate reality.
You are so funny --- You really can't let go of everything Trump... It's noon t Trump supporters that don't understand reality --- that would be those that ruminate on all Trump.
Hey, we have one hot mess sitting in the White House. Plenty to discuss, besides the twisted crap the left has come to believe.
Biden is crashing and burning so quickly, he does not seem to know his right foot from his left.
Trump had the border under good control. I will trust the opinions of border officials over those of MSNBC or CNN. Good slop, but just prolonging the inevitable Biden created a huge mess with his big confused mouth. He is in over his head, sort of like Obama was when he lived in the White House.
Like I said I hold China responsible for the virus. As thus far all indicate China is responsible for the virus. And your race comment is ridiculous. I do realize Dems always love to use the word LOL
Would seem you might realize you never come up with an individual thought that does not mimic groupthink of the left. One can almost predict your every word. No really. You just fall back on silly personal quips. You must realize or should realize how redundant these kinds of conversations have become.
Biden is reaching goals on the biggest issue still affecting the country - the pandemic - where Trump failed to reach his by a lot. And getting major legislation done in two months that helps the American people is a huge improvement. The same kind of legislation that it would take a Trump administration nine months to achieve. This is what effective governing looks like and your denial about that is comical.
Recognizing the effectiveness of one administration in comparison to the previous one to actually run the government well is something that should be discussed. The fact that malignant narcissism isn't inhibiting things like infrastructure now - where Biden can have productive conversations with members of Congress from the opposite party without throwing a hissy fit fifteen minutes into a meeting - are notable improvements.
What's funny is that your denial that Covid had the border under control. Encounters are certainly higher with the two major disasters that have struck Central America. I guess 'by under control' that you support policies that are human rights violations to the rest of the world - like separating families or neglecting children who then die (something that did not happen under the previous administration but is somehow condoned by vile Trump supporters).
I will choose to stand with humanity and human rights and ask Congress to change our immigration laws to address our issues, while also criticizing Biden for changing policies that did actually work, such as the remain in Mexico policy, as I have done in multiple threads here.
You know what I find interesting, there were a lot of people who disliked Obama, for whatever reason, but soon after he was out of office all those anti-Obama folks moved on.
Its a shame that for some people, TDS is very real, and after 4+ years of anti-Trump propaganda from media sources they pay too much attention too, they cannot move on in life.... Trump is gone, but they cannot move on.
The only thing Trump truly accomplished is the delay in America's shift from global leader, as we now move into funding the IMF's SDRs and build up many extra trillions of dollars in debt, America will soon be diminished on the world stage, much like Britain was after WWII when the American dollar replaced the pound as the primary currency by which the world traded.
We can only hope that this downsizing goes as well for America as it did for the UK. as we move further along toward a One-World economy and One-World authority in place over all nations.
Sadly, you're talking about the most disgraceful man to ever occupy the Oval Office who is still running the GOP. So it's hard to move on when the GOP hasn't moved on from him.
I think after his insurrection, had the GOP renounced him, we'd be moving on.
Again, vis a vis China, we agree. I think you're very right about the shift in global power and the inability of the U.S. to effectively combat the influence of China around the world. Americans just love their cheap underwear just a bit too much.
Yes, we should have "renounced" the only man to make a serious effort concerning illegal aliens and our porous border. We should renounce the man that worked within our laws to do something about DACA instead of simply creating a second class of people in the country. We should renounce the only man that made an effort to control what China is doing to us and our businesses. We should renounce the only man that recognized Israel's right to put their capital where it wanted. We should renounce the man that achieved the lowest unemployment ever for blacks.
What the Democrats, in their fervor to prevent competition for the White House, ignores (and wishes everyone else to ignore as well) is that Trump did a great deal of good in his 4 years. Instead they wish us to embrace their destructive policies than harm both country and individuals.
Maybe, just maybe, we should all be hones and recognize that Trump DID have some good ideas, that he understood some of the needs of the country, and embrace those concepts, furthering them instead of destroying any good that he did. Perhaps we should renounce the idea that Trump was evil from boots to cap and follow his lead where he was right (border, China, illegals, business regulation, etc.).
But liberals will not do that, preferring to live in their fantasy that every word, every gesture, every action taken by Trump was bad.
Actually, It's your warped view of what Democrats represent that is the fantasy. I'm sure with the amount of time you spend here, you certainly may have seen that some can note that the remain in Mexico policy and the safe harbor rules were humane and common sense rules. But in your own hatred and stereotyping of 'liberals,' you cling to the views that all equate to the worst of your own views.
But some of us find the neglect of migrant children that leads to double digit deaths evil from boots to cap. Lying about a pandemic that increases the death toll makes a man evil from boots to cap. A man that lies in an effort to subvert democracy, where those lies lead to dead police is evil from boots to cap. A man that covered for and excused a known murderer of a journalist living in the United States - that's well within the definition of evil.
That you and so many others continue to deny and support someone who worked as much outside the laws of our country as within is why so many of people like crankalicious and myself refuse to let our guard down about a resurgence of the evil that came from Trumpism.
All you sycophants of Trumpism can continue to look through your rose-colored glasses. The rest of us will see hundreds of thousands of dead Americans, an attempted attack on democracy, a defense of murderers, and one whose lies led directly to dead police and recognize that the movement that led to those things is very much alive and well and holds a majority in the current GOP.
And so you will promote a second sub class of citizens; now that we have tens of thousands of DACA we will add tens of thousands children that we will now care for and can add to the existing sub-class of people that live here but cannot become Americans. And once more ignore our own laws as we do so...for the good of the nation.
All for the good of America, right? We stopped the consideration of women, blacks, Chinese and other nationalities and colors as being not worthy of true citizenship so will create a new group in the same position.
You thinking someone is promoting something is, again, your own warped view of other people. And as you tend to, you ignore information that is in the public realm, to formulate your own delusions of what other people truly think.
Should I assume you object to bringing in thousands or tens of thousands of unaccompanied children into the country for our welfare dept. to care for? It didn't sound like it...
Try not assuming anything and just ask, especially since how you paint people is so often very wrong.
I agree with you about the danger of making assumptions, so I will ask. How do you feel about doing away with the "Remain in Mexico" and Safe harbor countries" policies that Pres. Biden changed, and, how do you feel about the way we are handling the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing our border?
How do you feel about the "kids in cages" images we are now seeing—the same as we saw under Pres. Obama and Pres. Trump? How do you feel about the kids' situation appearing to be as bad, or worse than it was under Pres. Trump—who was castigated for his handling of the situation?
I'm on record in other threads as being in agreement with both safe harbor and remain in Mexico policies. Both are common sense and humane and I started my own thread to disagree with some of Biden's changes.
Considering that many of the kids in cages were due to a family separation policy, and that those kids in cages were then misplaced by said administration - I'd argue about that those human rights violations were significantly worse.
I thinking of the game Twister. Going to take some contortions to get through this one.
But to be clear, my response was more intended to say that all three administrations had the same problems, and all three had limited available choices. Same chainlink walls and same shoulder to shoulder mylar blankets.
That all three administrations provided near-identical images of the processes that were their forced solutions says a lot, if one is inclined to listen.
The only Biden-specific inference was the one that spoke of Pres. Trump being crucified for everything about his border policies when we know that both his predecessor and his successor were forced to make the same choices. With that one big exception, of course. But, getting those two stay-in-place agreements was a good thing.
Maybe it's the politics and not the leaders that are the real problem. I think the visual proof of the last three administrations, (if not the proof of the past half dozen or so administrations), strongly shows the problem is with our Congress and not necessarily the president and his cabinet.
Pretty sure the right crucified Obama on immigration and is currently doing so with Biden. But when the left does it, suddenly it's just too darned mean.
Yes, I remember the criticism of Pres. Obama's border situation, but I don't remember it being on the same scale as the criticisms of Pres. Trump. I think the criticisms of Pres. Biden's policies are more deserved than either Obama's or Trump's were.
Because Trump added a family separation that many throughout the world, and not just the opposing party, recognized as a human rights violation.
Biden's policies are basically what Obama's were, are they not? The big differences are in Central America where their economies have been crushed by COVID and hurricanes.
Still haven't figured out that one - how it is wrong to separate criminals from other countries but OK if they are US citizens. We separate parents from children every day as we incarcerate their parents.
Yes, I agree that Pres. Trump's `Zero Tolerance' was an inhumane blunder. Can we now move on to other aspects of comparison?
Pres. Biden, because he experienced it and watched it repeat, had to be aware of the border overcrowding problem. By all indications, he did not have a planned solution for that problem when he pulled a couple of plugs out of the dike, (Trump's Mexico and safe harbor agreements).
Relative to his policies being a continuation of Pres. Obama's policies, I think they are worse. He has presented a more open border message to immigrants, (as they continually attest to, such as the Biden T-shirts), and his rhetoric and actions have hammered CBP agencies.
That he has had to revert to the same housing solutions that Obama and Trump had to use, only a couple of months into his administration seems to illustrate that he jumped before he looked when he repudiated the Trump policies that were at least helping stem the flow across our borders.
Pres. Biden owns this one. His actions were political, not compassionate decisions. As a side note, I think your Covid and hurricanes rationalization is just that, a rationalization.
You say rationalizations. I say contributing factors. Yes, I have also been critical of Biden's immigration stance and agree the safe harbor and remain in Mexico policies are actually good. I even propose going a step further and eliminating the option for citizenship for anyone caught illegally entering the country.
I think the thought about becoming ineligable if caught illegally is already part of our laws. I can't remember for sure, but that is my recollection from past look-arounds. The problem is in the asylum aspect of the illegal crossing. It isn't illegal to cross illegally if you do it under a claim of seeking asylum.
As we see that just getting an asylum hearing can take years, then the penalty of losing the chance to become a citizen isn't really a penalty at all. Every illegal immigrant is thinking the asylum claim makes them legit.
I think that Pres. Trump's border stance was a clearly understood message to the potential immigrants. And now that message has been publically and vocally repudiated. Of course, those immigrants think that Pres. Biden has thrown open the doors and invited them to come.
And yet 2019 was still one of the highest immigration years we've had. The only reason it seems Trump was effective is because Covid gave us a year of low numbers.
In terms of staunching the reasons why people want to come here, I'm pretty sure he failed in that respect.
"In terms of staunching the reasons why people want to come here, I'm pretty sure he failed in that respect."
That isn't on Trump. It wasn't on Obama. Biden does share in it with his incredibly stupid comments of encouragement.
But the bulk of the blame lies on Congress: the same congress that has refused to truly address the problem for decades and even today has many members trying hard to exacerbate the problem with yet another round amnesty and attempts to let anyone that says the magic word "asylum" in.
Covid and hurricanes were contributing factors or Covid gave us a year of low numbers . . . Which is it, it can't be both?
Can't it though? Couldn't Covid have both decimated an economy, giving people more incentive to look for a chance to earn a living elsewhere once numbers came down, as well as been a hindrance to want to travel during the height of the spread?
Aside from both of those considerations, couldn't access to vaccines also be a reason people would want to be in the US, as we are currently one of the world leaders in getting shots into arms. Couldn't Biden's awesome use of the federal resources to fight the pandemic be drawing people here?
Given that caravans of people started out long before we were a world leader in getting shots into arms, this doesn't seem reasonable.
No, those people aren't coming because of our response to the pandemic.
Really? Haven't people been touting all the great work done by Trump and Operation Warp Speed since December? Caravans started coming on January 13th. I guess Trump inspired them by touting his wondering accomplishments on the vaccine.
Yes, caravans were on the way knowing Old joe would stumble into the White House on Jan 21... Biden throughout his campaign promised not to deport anyone in his first 100 days. An open invitation to come to cross into the US and not be deported for the first 100 days unless you commit a crime on American soil.
enter at 9:22 No deportations in my first hundred days.
Maybe he was confused when he put out the invite.
Were we a "world leader" in getting shots in arms on Jan 13th? That was the claim...
Are you willing to give Trump the credit for making us a "world leader" in getting the vaccine out?
That was not the claim...there you go twisting words again. I do try and have a conversation with you, but it's pointless.
"...couldn't access to vaccines also be a reason people would want to be in the US, as we are currently one of the world leaders in getting shots into arms.
You're right - it is rather pointless when you can't remember what you said just a few hours ago.
I guess the word currently confused you. Currently - adverb. At the present time.
The claim I made was not that we were a world leader on January 13. MY claim is that we are CURRENTLY a world leader. You asked if we were a world leader on January 13.
My statement pertaining to caravans on January 13th: 'Haven't people been touting all the great work done by Trump and Operation Warp Speed since December?'
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-v … d=74604381
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/ … -get-shots
https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/trump … ell-video/
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru … rus-summit
Oh look! Plenty of examples to back that possibility.
Haggling with you over meanings you cannot process is tiring. Please avoid me or I will just rip you from here on out.
If we weren't a world leader, why come? No vaccines...
Another case of misunderstanding words and denying information spoon-fed to you. Pointless.
On that we agree. Pointless to discuss with someone that denies their own words even when in print.
It would appear some just may prefer" truth over facts"
Truth: masks help stop the spread of COVID.
Truth: vaccines for COVID work.
This are both abundantly true. Then why have Republicans refused to wear masks more than Democrats and why are red states less vaccinated than blue states.
That data would suggest Republicans either want to kill people, overwhelm hospitals, intentionally get everyone sick, or run this country into the ground. Crazy.
Or that they value personal freedom over life, recognize the importance of jobs and try to find a balance between those and masks. Things that the typical Democrat doesn't care about and thus do not attempt to balance anything.
Vaccines - all I can think of is that the push from the anti-vaxxers is succeeding.
At the risk of sounding rude --- I think it sounds ridiculous to state, Republicans want to kill people, overwhelm hospitals, and intentionally get everyone sick? Just over the top... To blanket an entire political leaning group. This form of groupthink shows a type of inflexible mindset IMO.
I can agree with you on your stats in regard to vaccinations. I can agree many republicans think differently than democrats in regards to freedoms and tend to not appreciate Government interference in everyday personal decision-making. I guess this is the reason why Republicans stand apart from those that lean left that prefers someone else to make their decisions.
Just wired differently... And don't worry about the country being run into the ground. Republicans just won't let that happen, we know when to draw the line when it comes to crazy.
"At the risk of sounding rude --- I think it sounds ridiculous to state, Republicans want to kill people, overwhelm hospitals, and intentionally get everyone sick? Just over the top..."
Also at the risk of sounding rude, but while I can't speak for Crank, when I see such foolishness it comes across as intentional rudeness. Intended to be insulting and obnoxiousness but without a hint of honesty or truth, for the speaker knows what they're saying is not true.
It's intended to be hyperbolic.
While the intent is not to kill people, overwhelm hospitals, and slow the recovery, that is the practical result. This is what happens when you refuse to wear a mask and refuse to get vaccinated.
That said, I applaud those Republicans who wear masks and have been vaccinated. Just talked to one of my very conservative friends last night. He got his shot recently, which proved helpful since he promptly got COVID from his daughter. I just don't think he advertises that fact to his conservative friends.
However, when I hear people like Jim Jordan haranguing Dr. Fauci, demanding to know what date everything will be fine while his constituents are the reason things are not fine (along with plenty of young liberals), I want to scream.
Thank you; I graciously accept your applause as a mask wearing, vaccinated Republican.
Unfortunate that your friend got COVID; it does take a month or so after the second shot to gain full immunity. I know I continued to stay away from elderly family until after that time.
The problem with Fauci (and Democrats in general) is that a great many people are coming to believe that there will be no end. That the control of the people will continue indefinitely. While I have not gotten to that point, I can understand it and am (very gradually) coming to the same opinion. Liberals in this country have found another way to control people and actually have no intent of ever releasing that control. A few months (2 or 3), the country is vaccinated and we still hear we must distance, mask up and close businesses and that opinion could become very strong.
"we know when to draw the line when it comes to crazy."
That might be the funniest thing I've ever seen. You are the party of crazy. You're the party of conspiracy theories. You're the party of "stop the steal", which is fake (even Trump's lawyer says you'd be nuts to believe it). You're the party of QAnon.
However, I do actually agree about the inclination to want to government to solve problems. Most of the liberals I know don't actually like a lot of government interference. Were we to have an actual civil exchange about this, I would tell you that there is certainly an element that seems to want the government to do everything and solve every problem. It's not healthy.
All that does not excuse the fact that Republicans (not all of them) are disinclined to wear masks and disinclined to get vaccinated and that is leading to more infections, more death, and a slower recovery.
I will bow out of the conversation. A bit hard for me to converse with your form of logic. And it would seem rude for me to become argumentive Have a nice weekend.
My form of logic is called "logic".
During the pandemic, a huge number of Republicans have refused to wear masks. Republicans have been the anti-mask party. Now, Republicans are the anti-vaccine party. While this does not apply to all Republicans, it's simply a fact that Republicans are much more likely not to wear a mask and much more likely not to want to take the vaccine. Overall, red states are far behind blue states in vaccination rates.
Your logic is not in any respect backed up by facts. One only have a look at the stats on Worldometer to see how the red states are doing in regard to stats. The graphs tell the story of red states number of cases and deaths are going down, with fewer spikes. They build slow herds. Yet red states are spiking out of control. I live in Michigan, we have the second worse numbers in the country, along with four other swing states that have Dem Governors. We have been under very draconian mitigations. We are spinning out of control, with children now contracting the virus.
The facts show most red states are doing well, and have lower infections than blue states. One only needs to take time and look at the graphs on Worldometer to see which states have the virus under control. Such as Texas that has been fully open for a couple of weeks and has watched the infection rate fall, as well as the death rate. The majority of states that have the highest death rate, and infection rate are blue states.
Stats and graphs give a factual picture of the fact red states have done poorly controlling COVID on the most part. In regard to comparing which political party's citizens are being vaccinated. I have checked the polls, they do show fewer Republicans are choosing to be vaccinated. This certainly shows many Rep for various reasons are not taking the Vaccine.
Trump's lack of a distribution plan:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal … SKBN29T0FY
Trump's plan - leave it to the States. Biden's plan - coordinated federal involvement:
https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2 … it-did-ex/
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01 … square-one
Blue States vs. Red States on vaccine rollout:
https://www.smdp.com/red-states-on-us-e … ons/203910
Then, of course, you have red states lifting mask mandates, which can only increase the spread of COVID.
You'll notice, I was specifically pointing to vaccination rates and lack of mask wearing. It's simply a fact that if you don't wear a mask, you increase the risk of spread. A non-mask wearing Republican can just as easily give COVID to a Democrat as a Republican, so it's going to be awfully hard to determine who is responsible for spreading COVID. However, we still know these basic facts:
Republicans are less likely to wear a mask.
Republicans are less likely to be vaccinated.
Logic dictates the following conclusion: Republicans are more likely to be spreading COVID, contracting COVID, and preventing the country from returning to normal through their behavior.
According to the Washington Post, the number of Democrats who say they will get vaccinated is about 80% while the number of Republicans who say they will get vaccinated is about 45%.
In an October research poll, nearly 30% of Republicans expressed skepticism about masks and masks were cited by Republicans as the number one most negative thing about COVID.
Your citation that most red states are doing well has no context, which is another way to say a "lack of logic". Since infection rates in all states have declined from January highs, it's also factual to say "all states are doing well" if you're comparing today's rates vs. the rates of a few months ago. Thus, one can accurately say that red states are doing well in this context.
Now, having said all this, I'm perfectly well aware that young, spring break partiers of all political stripes are undoubtedly responsible for a significant amount of spread.
The Pew Research study is interesting, particularly the section that kind of characterizes the difference in attitudes between Republicans and Democrats regarding masks. That difference basically boils down to this:
Dems: people not wearing masks is the problem
Republicans: masks and government overreach is the problem
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2 … t-reasons/
All my sources were Government sources, CDC, Government agencies that worked with OWS. They were not media sources. Sorry, these links showed the data which shows OWS setting up arrangements with venues to distribute the vaccine, as well as the OWS handbook that is being followed to this day. I can see we are once again at a dead end. I like facts from the source, and OWS is the source I tend to believe.
In regard to Republicans versus Democrats opting to take the vaccine.
We live in a free country. I would think anyone that does not get the vaccine is putting their health at risk. One that has the vaccine should feel safe to soon resume their norms. Others that chose not to get the vaccine are at risk, and could eventually add to a herd. I am not for forcing anyone to take a vaccine. I got mine I feel safe. And I don't really care to push my will on anyone.
Well, I'm glad you've gotten vaccinated. And actually, any Trump supporter who has had to endure the avalanche of anti-science rhetoric but has come through still believing that vaccines work should be commended.
I was listening to NPR this morning and the biggest group lagging in getting the vaccine is white, evangelical Christians and those in rural areas. In other words, Republicans, mostly.
What this shows is that four years of calling science fake, promoting hydroxychloroquine and bleach as effective COVID solutions, and just generally making stuff up, has taken a toll. Many people don't believe the vaccine will work because they believe science is fake. They prefer to believe in Tucker Carlson. Good luck with that.
More lack of Trump COVID planning sources:
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/5 … n-we-could
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/30/trump-b … llout.html
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/30/trump-b … llout.html
Fact: Trump was never interested in the details. He was always big picture. He's never been interested in the details.
Fact: Biden got into office, mobilized the power of the federal government, and got distribution rolling. I suppose that if Biden doesn't deserve any credit, then it's an odd coincidence.
Sometimes the federal government is actually good for something.
Operation Warp Speed (OWS) was a public-private partnership initiated by the United States Federal government to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
The team had the support u=of the Federal Government under Trump, as well as Biden. I actually feel they deserve the credit for getting all done that has been done. It would appear both presidents have given them a free hand to do the best job they could with this crisis.
I give Trump credit for forming the team, and most likely listening to their ideas.
In regards to getting the vaccine out, I can only speak to what's going on in my state, my local area. Michigan has very low participation in Black citizens getting vaccinated. TIn Detroit Wayne county we have the lowest participation in the state. Our government sent the vaccines to this area first and has had to disperse the vaccine to other counties due to it spoiling.
Otherwise, it would appear by the county that Rep and Dem counties are doing well getting the vaccines in arms.
Wayne county is a Dem county. We need this county to step up and help us build a herd. But due to fears they just seem not willing to get the vaccine.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ … 109466002/
Black people have a pretty valid reason for being skeptical. However, in that same NPR story, African-American willingness to get the vaccine has risen substantially.
I support anyone's right to make their own decision in regards to the vaccine. And yes history has made the decision harder for black people to make, not completely trusting the Government makes it a hard decision. Although I think it would be wise for black citizens to be vaccinated due to the virus has been proven to affect black people more so than other races.
I hope more will get the vaccine just due to my belief it's one of the only ways we have to try to subdue the virus. I will admit after researching the vaccines I felt leery about getting the vaccine. But I weighed the pros and cons. My better judgment was to get the vaccine.
"Although I think it would be wise for black citizens to be vaccinated due to the virus has been proven to affect black people more so than other races."
Are you sure? Although I have seen that blacks have a higher infection rate, I have seen nothing at all comparing blacks to other races...living in the same or similar environment. I think if we did that - compare two races living in the same area - we would find that the infection rate is also similar.
Most of my research was concentrated on Michigan in regard to higher death rates in Blacks.
Among the 6,065 COVID-19 related deaths in Michigan, Black individuals are experiencing 3·6 times the mortality rate of White individuals (p<0.001), with a mortality rate for Black individuals under 65 years without comorbidities that is 12·6 times that of their White counterparts (p<0.001). After accounting for age, race, sex, and number of comorbidities, we find that Black individuals in all strata are at higher risk of COVID-19 mortality than their White counterparts.
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/ecli … S2589-5370(21)00041-9/fulltext
Fact: Trump never promoted bleach as effective COVID solutions and the lie that he did is just that - a lie, regardless of how many times it is repeated.
"Promote" is not accurate. "Suggest", "Joke", "Infer"? One of those is accurate. I stand corrected on the word "promote".
Basically, the President of the United States just sort of speaking off the cuff wondering if maybe injecting bleach would stop COVID. That okay?
Still, such a massively stupid thing to say it's hard to fathom. The hydroxychloroquine thing was bad enough.
You are absolutely correct, IMO, in your conclusion. Congress refuses to address that problem, leaving the President without much in the way of options, less if he chooses to follow the law.
"Should I assume you object to bringing in thousands or tens of thousands of unaccompanied children into the country for our welfare dept. to care for?"
Looks like a question to me...the sentence even has the proper punctuation required by a question. But why ask when you refuse to answer when I do?
Why answer when my concerns were already noted and you ignored them? I noted that while in our charge, we have a responsibility to not let children die. From that, you made wild assumptions of policy beliefs based on your own views of 'liberals.'
I asked because it sounded like you approve of taking in unlimited children that are dropped on our doorstep from Mexico. I just wanted to verify that was your point before making the assumption that it is so.
But you steadfastly refuse to accept or reject that thought, leaving me to make any assumption I might think appropriate.
Actually, you had already tried to paint my position as 'supporting a sub-class of people entering the country,' as you stated...
...after I stated that 'some of us find the neglect of migrant children that leads to double digit deaths evil from boots to cap.'
You chose to misinterpret the word neglect. Just the latest example of you twisting words to try and make yourself believe something that is not remotely true.
Again, I'm left to my own to decide what you meant.
I shall assume you mean we must take in unlimited numbers of illegal alien children to care for and support the rest of their lives.
You should just stop trying to fabricate what others mean and give up. It's becoming quite clear you really don't understand many people who don't think like yourself.
Or should I assume you mean we should keep killing children at the border through neglect?
No that would be Biden and his lying cronies, that the media try to make protect'
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., admitted to signing off on LIES --- information in a third-party advocacy group's email that went out about the Georgia voting law after it passed.
The Washington Post flagged an email Warnock signed from the liberal nonprofit 3.14 Action as an example of Democratic lies about the sweeping Georgia voting reforms, as it claimed the new law restricted weekend early voting and ended no-excuse mail voting. NOT FACTUAL
"Sen. Raphael G. Warnock, one of two new Democratic senators representing Georgia, signed an email sent out by the advocacy group 3.14 Action after the law passed, which claimed openly it ended no-excuse mail voting and restricted early voting on the weekends — also early proposals that did not become law," the Post reported. Those ideas were considered but did not make it into the final bill, which actually expands early voting in Georgia to 17 days, including two Saturdays. It also still allows no-excuse absentee voting, albeit with a shorter window of 67 days to apply. His statement went out on March 30, five days after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed the final bill into law.
His lie or sheep feed was for those that are affected with the uncurable TDS. And the media helped spread the feed around.
Rile em up... keep them well fed and they thrive on lies.
In my view, the lies about Georgia's new voting laws are clearly meant to spread discord and promote a racial divide. And we wonder why Americans have taken sides. This kind of politicking is out and out disgusting.
One could say a similar thing after Obama left office, that he was still part of the Dems, that they hadn't moved on, depending on what & who you listened to.
Trump is gone, he won't be returning in any meaningful way, he has been all but silenced by Facebook, Twitter, the media at large... he will be used as the 'bogeyman' to scare those who invest too much time into the fiasco of America's politics-as-usual-freak-show.
What IS REAL is the devaluation of the American dollar...
The Trillions of dollars being diverted to the IMF which in turn will feed those funds to nations like China making them even more powerful, who in turn will gain more control within the machinations of the WB IMF BIS UN etc. etc.
There are dual issues of import that are being fast-tracked one is the shift away from the Dollar being the global reserve to an international currency not dependent on the dollar... which will greatly diminish America's economic might as well as its international clout.
The second is creating the legal machinations required to circumvent the Constitution, recognizing the higher authority of international authorities over and above national interests or individual rights guaranteed in the Constitution, and while doing this creating a surveillance state that subverts people's concept of "freedom of speech" thereby silencing all dissent, actually making dissent illegal.
So much as disagreeing with a politician or a government authority in a position of power shall become tantamount to being a terrorist.
We do not have much further to go, before a system of authoritarian control is securely in place in America, as it is in China, where speaking out against the "the Party" is as big a crime as murder.
The difference being, that here in America we will dress these up as "hate crimes" or labeling words as "violence" against another or "terrorism"... the result will be the same. Opposing views silenced, disagreement with those in authority made illegal. Welcome to our version on 1984,
I don't know of any new policies Biden has created to deal with the crisis at the border.
I DO know there are at least three policies President Donald Trump had in place that were working and Biden did away with them.
First, the public health exclusionary order, they lifted that as it relates to minors,” he said, referring to the order instituted in the early months of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. "Well, guess what we have now at the border? Lots more minors. That's not a surprise.”
He added the second policy that was dismantled was the “Remain in Mexico” policy that kept migrants there while their asylum hearings were arranged in the United States.
The final policy dumped that should be restored is the “safe third country agreement,” Cotton said,.
The so-called safe third country agreement with countries like Guatemala that says if you pass through a country that's not your own seeking asylum, you have to make that asylum claim in the first country you pass through. That's the international norm.
So, President Donald Trump had a much better ability to handle the problems at the border than the fraudulently elected Biden.
I concur with the last two policies, they actually do make sense, and are humane. I'd even go so far as to pass a law that if you get caught entering illegally, you are forever barred from future citizenship. Steering people to legal immigration should be the goal. Trump did get somethings right with the border, but also some things very humanely wrong.
But if you cannot recognize that Title 42 (newly formed in Covid times) which just immediately deports people without penalty invites them to try again can be a causation of an increase in border encounters, not sure I help you.
And that fraudulently elected Biden line, still believing Trump's lies I see.
The evidence of fraud of the 2020 election is being carefully compiled. Here is one more example.
"Michigan judge rules secretary of state violated election law by unilaterally changing absentee voting rules"
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news … tee-ballot
Evidence has been regularly collected since the fraudulent election. When the Republicans take the house in 2021...an investigation will be conducted. As I said before, this isn't over.
And yet, the case you link to does not assert fraud at all.
The Administrative Procedures Act requires state agencies that are developing a rule to better implement state law to go through months of public notices, drafts, impact analyses, public comment and public hearings.
When a final version of the rule is complete, it is submitted to the Legislature's bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. The committee has 15 session days to take action on the rules before they are finalized and filed with the secretary of state.
"There is no support in the statute for plaintiffs to demand that an audit cover the subject of their choosing or to dictate the manner in which an audit is conducted," Murray (the judge) wrote.
Gee, you think if this was a fraud case, he would have allowed an audit.
Republicans are now a party of traitors, believing virtually any falsehood that comes out of their leader's mouth. Trumps says the insurrectionists were "hugging" those cops and they believe it. He says there was massive fraud and they believe it. His lawyer admits in court she was lying about it! What more proof do you need there was no massive fraud. She said you would have to be an idiot to believe her.
They also want to believe that Democrats are massive sex-traffickers. Yet, Matt Gaetz may be an actual sex-trafficker and suddenly child rape is a good thing. It's funny, QAnon seems like a front for the very debauchery they so seem to despise.
State election law was intentionally violated. What could be the motivation? It is not a desire to have an honest election. Quite the opposite.
Here in Michigan, there were 7.7 million absentee ballot applications sent out ahead of Michigan’s August primary and November election. Unsilisitated. This mass mailing cost Michigan state $4.5 million, which was covered with funds from the federal coronavirus relief package. Money that should have been spent on COVID-related problems, such a getting food to people in need, and some assistance to people;e that lost their homes.
Michigan Senate Republicans unveiled 39 wide-ranging bills to alter state election laws, targeting areas like absentee ballots, and need to make sure to keep ID law and a law that the signatures must be checked for validity.
The Michigan package includes a bill that would bar voters from using absentee ballot drop boxes after 5 p.m. on the day before Election Day. Local clerks must ensure that a dropbox "automatically locks or is locked at 5 p.m. on the day before Election Day, and remains locked until after the election."
Another proposal would bar local governments from providing prepaid postage for absentee ballot return envelopes as some did to encourage participation last year. A bill would require voters without photo identification to vote through a provisional ballot, rather than signing an affidavit to vote, as can be done under current law.
The new Senate bills would specifically allow election challengers and poll watchers to use cameras to videotape the tabulating of votes and expand the rights of challengers,.and challengers would have the right to observe the election process at a "reasonable distance" that allows them "to clearly read and observe" lists of participating voters and tabulators.
It will pass... And these laws help me as a voter feel comfortable that some of the fraud will be curbed.
Not true. If your goal is unlimited immigration for anyone wanting in then Biden's policies will, indeed, solve any "border problem", for there will be no border to have a problem.
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