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    • Gezza

       /  January 23, 2018

      Doesn’t even link to the article. Her Twitter feed is very teenagerish. At least we can’t hear her.

  1. Gezza

     /  January 23, 2018

    Trump campaign ad says Democrats are “complicit” in murders committed by undocumented immigrants
    Paul Ryan isn’t sure if the race-baiting ad is “necessarily productive” in shutdown talks.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/21/16916480/trump-complicit-ad

    Trump gets dirtier.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  January 23, 2018

      If you accept that logic then the NRA are complicit in all mass shootings along with gun manufacturers.

      • Corky

         /  January 23, 2018

        No, because gun ownership is a constitutional right. Therefore what flows from that are both good and bad scenarios implicit with said constitutional right.

        Undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be in the country. They are outside the constitution; or should be. Anyone objecting to their removal, apart from being a fugwit, are indirectly responsible for any carnage they cause.

        • Joe Bloggs

           /  January 23, 2018

          Corky’s porkies! Take your false assertion and withdraw …

          When it comes to key constitutional provisions like due process and equal treatment under the law, the U.S. Constitution applies to all persons – which includes both documented and undocumented immigrants – and not just U.S. citizens.

          US court decisions dating back more than a century cover the rights of undocumented immigrants.

          The Fifth Amendment, as well as the Fourteenth Amendment protects everyone from deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law,

          Once an alien enters the country, the legal circumstance changes, for the due process clause applies to all persons within the United States. That includes undocumented immigrants, tourists, people on student visas, everyone who crosses the border.

          Would you take away the right to due process from them all? (rhetorical question – not interested in your response).

          • Corky

             /  January 23, 2018

            Might pay to digest my comments before commenting. Just because they are simple doesn’t mean they are. But thanks for your lecture, and your arrogance..

        • Joe Bloggs

           /  January 23, 2018

          here’s your Constitutional law expert, Corks, finally put in context…

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  January 23, 2018

            Trump’s Supreme Court will have the last laugh on you, Joe. He’s picking judges that are strict on the Constitution unlike Obama.

      • Joe Bloggs

         /  January 23, 2018

        Patz, not only that but the NRA has also emerged as a ‘dark money’ hub for the Republicans and a potential conduit for Russian cash, linked to the Kremlin, that bolstered trumps campaign

        http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article195231139.html

        • MaureenW

           /  January 23, 2018

          Yet after spying on Trump for 3 years and using fake documents for obtaining the warrant to spy on a political opponent; no evidence has been produced to support the Trump/Russian collusion claims. Plenty of evidence has been produced to support the Democrats/Russian collusion claims though.

          • Gezza

             /  January 23, 2018

            So why is there no Trump-sponsored Special Prosecutor looking into this?

            • MaureenW

               /  January 23, 2018

              From what I’m reading, there will be some activity on this once Congress releases the Fisa Memo.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 23, 2018

              Reagan’s quote shows a distinct lack of modesty-shouldn’t other people be saying that about the US ? I don’t think that it’s true, anyway.

              Shakespeare said ‘The brave man is not he who feels no fear.’ How right he was. There’s nothing brave about doing things that you’re afraid to do. Someone who’s completely ‘fearless’ is lacking in judgement. Look at those idiots who pick up venomous snakes in that US church because they are not afraid of them…this has predictable results.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  January 23, 2018

              My turn to be a “grammar prat”, Kitty. I think there’s a “not” missing from your sixth line.

            • Gezza

               /  January 23, 2018

              Seems he thought America was a city. Remember that he had alzheimers though. Cut him some slack.

              Trump’s delusional, but he’s got a narcissistic personality. So I cut him some slack too.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 23, 2018

    Democrats roll over on Government shutdown. Trump out-stared them. Left is mad:
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/370124-2020-democrats-vote-against-schumer-deal

    • Gezza

       /  January 23, 2018

      Temporary funding for 3 weeks.

      “The House must still vote on the measure later Monday afternoon or evening, but final passage is a formality. The bill also funds the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years and delays or suspends a handful of tax increases that were to help pay for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

      After a weekend of partisan finger-pointing — in which Democrats branded the shutdown the “Trump Shutdown,” after President Trump, and Republicans branded it the “Schumer shutdown” — Monday’s vote offered Republicans and Democrats a way out of an ugly impasse that threatened to cause political harm to both parties.

      Mr. Schumer, speaking on the Senate floor, announced that he and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, had “come to an arrangement” to adopt the three-week spending measure while continuing to negotiate a “global agreement” that would include the fate of the dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.”

    • Mefrostate

       /  January 23, 2018

      Sorry Alan, trying to figure out what exactly the Democrats rolled over on? I do see that the Republicans have guaranteed 6 years of CHIP funding – that seems like a win for the Democrats.

      Trump’s managed to be the first to preside over a government shutdown with control of both houses, by failing to broker a deal on DACA, nor to get funding for the wall (I thought Mexico were supposed to pay anyway?).

      Perhaps the Democrats biggest mistake here was to trust McConnell promising to get a DACA bill on the floor, but if he fails to keep his word we’ll just see a second #TrumpShutdown.

      Oh and I also see that Trump is putting tariffs on imported solar cells (while providing subsidies to coal). You right wingers sure don’t seem to believe in free markets when it’s your guy doing the protectionism.