The trump circus
It makes me chuckle when the media attempts to have America gloat over DDT’s run as a viable presidential candidate and recognize his legitimacy. He was able to get a voice because he continues to tell a lie to a grossly misinformed racist segment of the republican party….the need to protect the border.
The fact of the matter is, this administration cannot control who attempts to illegally enter this country. What the administration can do, and has done is, strengthen our detection methods, keep our well-trained agents alert at the border and send back the unauthorized entrants.
The Magazine, the Nation, reported the following:
“On March 13, (2015) President Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review its deportation practices, acknowledging the toll that record-high deportation rates are taking on local communities. A White House statement issued later that day read, “The president emphasized his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system.
The President’s pledge came in response to growing pressure from immigrant rights advocates and progressive Democrats outraged by the Obama administration’s five-year deportation spree. Since taking the oath of office, Obama has deported immigrants at a faster rate than any other president in US history, nearly a record 2 million people. On a typical day, there are over 30,000 immigrants imprisoned in the world’s largest immigration detention system. Most deportees never see an attorney or have a hearing before a judge before they are expelled from the country. Deportation carries a high price for families and communities across America: one-quarter of all deportees are separated from their US citizen children and countless others from spouses and other family members.
For the last twenty-five years, and particularly since the start of the “War on Terror,” immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security.
Since then, the government has crafted a range of policies and programs targeting the “criminal aliens” in our midst, boosting funding for these programs from $23 million a year to $690 million a year between 2004 and 2011. No group has been exempt, but Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Muslim immigrants have suffered some of the most stringent enforcement, reflecting the racial profiling to which these populations are subject in the criminal justice, immigration and national security systems.
Weeding out the “bad guys, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently reported that 59 percent of deportations in fiscal year 2013 involved noncitizens with criminal records. Yet, what ICE did not highlight is that the vast majority of criminal deportees were expelled for non-violent offenses, with 60 percent convicted of misdemeanors punishable by less than one year in prison. In 2012, less than one percent of such deportations involved homicide convictions. And according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, in the decade since 9/11, the government has deported thirty-seven people on terrorism grounds—a figure surprisingly low given the law’s expansive definition of terrorism. Clearly, immigrants are not the serious threat the government paints them to be.
“Smart enforcement” strategies have led to an unprecedented level of cooperation between ICE, the FBI and local police agencies as they seek to target “terrorists” and “criminal aliens.” Not surprisingly, the proportion of criminal to non-criminal deportations has grown steadily ever the past decade. Yet, we have seen national declines in crime rates over the same period, and studies have shown that immigrants are much less likely than US citizens to commit crimes. Immigrants are not becoming more unlawful or dangerous; the government is just more aggressive in labeling them as such.”
Believe me there is a lot more to the story; google the “nation” and find the full article for a complete synopsis of the false “our borders are porous” lie.
I show all this to say DDT is playing to the base instincts of people who are too lazy, too ignorant or too racist to find the truth. So someone needs to rebut his diatribe. Let’s see if those republican “wannabees” will bare his lie. Since Hillary or Bernie are not competing with the “wannabees”, it’s smart of them to stay out of the zoo. However we need to be armed with the facts. The borders are not porous, the Administration is doing all that it can to enforce the immigration laws, with a touch of compassion with the meager funds the republicans have budgeted.
99.9% of Mexicans are law abiding, work to support their families and work at jobs no one in America really wants because the wages are low, the work backbreaking but importan to our economy, such as picking tomatoes, apples, oranges, lettuce and so on. Yes, there some jobs that are automated but need migrant works to drive the trucks, haul produce, build houses, cut grass, do masonry and the like.
The media keeps gloating that DDT has a 25% approval rating; all that tells me despite the “fool’s football team” of almost twenty wannabees, 75% of the illiterate do not care for him. Maybe they will later, if the more experienced politicians cannot blunt the thrust of this ”bull in a china shop”. They will put up a pig to run (will they?) because they are too racist to realize that the ones they support, will again ruin their lives and any gains they have made from the Obama economic strategy. They choose amnesia over reality. Eight years ago, remember, no jobs, no health insurance, no home to live in, a war with no end in sight, almost no auto industry, banks on the brink of disaster, …remember? But you jerks want to pretend that that cheeenie and bushie boy care a good f**k about you.
I think those republicans and DDT (a banned substance just like the “duck” should be) should be more concerned with the mostly white guys who have access to guns and indiscriminately try to take out scores of shoppers or movie-goers.
The republicans are the poster boy for the “do nothing” party. Their approval ratings are in the toilet at about 8%.
They ruined the economy eight years ago and made a lot of us, lose our net worth, our savings, our homes, our credit standing and our job, got us into a war with a lie (what’s new??!!); now they want to run (ruin) the country… that has to be the biggest joke of the century. They are just too dumb to be embarrassed over their track record. And those white people and misinformed minorities who are common folks, and not politicians are too prejudiced to see how bad off they really are and how the rich republicans are using them to perpetuate their own bad economic condition.
I need someone, anybody to tell what the republicans have accomplished in Congress except TRY TO repeal ACA and screw the country over the budget while blocking citizens from voting and firing civil service workers. They even want to mess with your Social Security……but you don’t care…”Obama’s bad!!” you scream while waving your rebel flag because you think some republican will do better, ignoring history.
“Take our country back” you yell…..without remembering that your forefathers stole the land, killed the Native Americans and incarcerated what was left of them. Now you let your leaders pollute your air and water, pay you ½ percent interest on your savings, (if you have any) and let the one percent earn as much income as the other 99% of rest of the country and pay no fair taxes.
Yeah, I worry that there are enough of you to ruin the country again, go to war, make enemies in the Middle East and continue to allow jobs to go overseas.
I worry that you will continue to love guns despite the mass killing by sick people, sick in a lot of different ways.
I will worry until November 2016 and hope that another forward looking Democrat will win the White House, because that is the only hope for us to make progress. I worry because there are enough of you to be foolish and kick yourself in your own ass!! I worry…
Enough said, I’m out!!!