@ AZ Eagle"Sorry Dems, but your squad had your chance. Time to
let the grownups get the jobs done that you failed to do when you had the golden
opportunity of a lifetime!"I recall Marco Rubio wigging out when
the "Gang of Eight" was seeking a bi-partisan solution to the
immigration problem a few years ago, largely because he knew he'd be
running for president and the GOP base would have crucified him had he worked
toward a solution.But finger-pointing isn't going to solve the
problem. DREAMERS see the USA as their "golden opportunity" and I see no
evidence any of them are squandering that opportunity.
Larry Pressler speaks the truth and he is absolutely right.There is
one fact which the haters of President Trump have forgotten. When the Democrats
held the Presidency AND the Congress in 2009 through 2011, WHY didn't they
fix the DACA problem, raise taxes on the rich, and do everything they want Trump
to do for them now?The Democrats might as well admit they failed to
do their jobs. Now they are acting like two year old brats throwing a tantrum on
the floor: "We want our way!" Sorry Dems, but your squad had your
chance. Time to let the grownups get the jobs done that you failed to do when
you had the golden opportunity of a lifetime!
who is smarter? people who spend billions of dollars on a wall, or the
people who spend 20 dollars for a ladder?
Build the wall as soon as the check from Mexico clears.Mexico paying
for the wall was an integral part of the wall promise. Go back and listen.
Time and time again Trump linked the building of the wall to Mexico paying for
it.Why does he get a complete pass on this promise? Because
it's ridiculous? Is it anymore ridiculous than a 30 foot concrete wall
solving our immigration issues? Of course not. Even here multiple people
including the author have admitted the wall is ridiculous...but cheap.
Here's what ridiculous and cheap, insist not one American dollar goes into
the wall that we were "promised" we wouldn't have to pay for.Quit picking and choosing parts of the promise.
@-Utah GirlI think you misunderstood
@ Hugh1"Their children are collateral damage - little humans who
live among us, but now without value or purpose."It's hard
to believe a condescending, racist comment like that could escape the
moderator.DREAMERS serve in the military. They are teachers and
lawyers. They are in the health care profession. They attend our colleges and
universities. They own businesses. They have been through a demanding vetting
process.Calling DREAMERS "collateral damage" and
"without value or purpose" only illuminates who the "little
human" is, Hugh1.
Generally the argument from Republicans has been in the past to reduce illegal
immigration and increase legal immigration. Now it's to reduce illegal
immigration and reduce legal immigration. Democrats are not going to accept the
It needs to be remembered, when Reagan gave Amnesty to illegal aliens their
status was permanently changed. The promised border security measures never
materialized. The giving of legal status or a path to citizenship to
Dreamers will also be permanent. There needs to be real Immigration Reform
that cant be changed easily by a different president. Same for the funding of
the wall or other border security measures. We need a virtual wall, not a full
length monument to stupidity.
Trump made a great concession - if he was a politician who would keep his word
and deliver on a promise, but he isn't. It looks to me that Trump will so
undermine the Republican party that Democrats will take control of Congress in
2018 or 2020 and the Presidency in 2020. Democrats will reverse all of Trumps
executive orders. I hope they learn that morality trumps sleazy and that single
party dominance is a temporary political fix for the base, but not for US. As for the Dreamers and their families? We hired their parents to work
at jobs that Americans wouldn't do. We used them for our purposes and now
we want them gone. Their children are collateral damage - little humans who live
among us, but now without value or purpose.
I, for one, enjoy reading Senator Pressler's opinions. I may not agree with
everything he says, but for the most part he expresses ideas that opens doors
to new thinking and to new approaches to the political issues we all face.
Thanks to him and to this paper for hosting his opinion pieces. I look forward
to reading many more in the future.
“President Trump made a great concession in offering the Dreamers a path
to citizenship. “Ha! Poor ol’ Larry Pressler! You would
think he would have developed some savvy after all those years in Washington.Trump has ALREADY rebutted that so-called “concession” to
the dreamers, hasn’t he? Trump changes his mind so often, he can’t
even remember what his last position was on any given subject.Trump
is dizzy, and his supporters and apologists are even dizzier. They can’t
keep up with Trump’s decrees because Trump can’t even keep up with
Trump’s decrees. Republican politicians can’t be counted on to
deliver on anything anymore.This infamous “memo” is a
case in point. It was supposed to be earth shattering, and it turned out to be
just . . . Well . . . Dumb.Hey Christoph -Re: "Truth
and goodness and community and honesty and family will always prevail."Well good! But that means Trump's days are numbered, doesn't
I agree with this article - Trump is trying to find compromise both sides need
to give a little and take a little.However the dems are so bent on
destroying Trump and so filled with hate towards him I have many doubts that
there will be any compromise on the dems side of the isle.It almost
appears the dems really dont care about their daca program and protecting the
people, true colors come out.
Go ahead and build the wall. It will make no difference to "national
security." If the children get to stay, the ridiculous wall is a small price
to pay. I just wish it wasn't my pesos paying for it, even
though I was "promised" otherwise.
@christop The morals of Christianity are being trounced upon by this
President. There is nothing in his personal actions that personify him as a
moral person. You may like his accomplishments that support your political
agenda but do not equate his actions as supporting Christianity. As for
the comment in the article suggesting to give the President his wall so that he
will then help the dreamers., sounds reminiscent of give the little boy a sucker
so he'll stop screaming. Both issues need to be dealt with on merit.
There can be a compromise within both, independent of the other.
Trump stuck to the script. That's all it takes for him to be lauded with
success. He is, however, still trump. Just like last time he stuck to the
script, a year ago, he has not changed. He's still as abrasive, divisive
and crass as ever. There's no unity to be had around him.
"I think the Democrats should give him the wall — it was his campaign
pledge from day one and the American people elected him president of the United
States."No. You intentionally omitted the big talking point.
Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall. We don't have the money
for a wall not that Trump rammed the tax giveaway down the throats of the Middle
Class and increased our debt by 1.5 Trillion dollars. "Thus, I
think Trump’s speech set the stage for a great national
compromise."I guess you missed the part where, just hours later,
Trump tweeted insults to Congressional Democrats. That's not setting the
stage for great national compromise. No one trusts Trump's word anymore and
no one works with people that continually call them names and hurl insults.
@Christoph "Christianity under attack, becomes a very united Christianity.
"But Trump's movement is in no way Christian, rather it is
fascist. This is evidenced by Trump's personal immorality, his lies, and
his racism. The religious right wing is being used. You are being used. Sure,
he will give you some things along the way, like conservative judges. But this
is only until he is firmly in control.Then you will see Trump's
fascism in full flower and it will be ugly.
I have an even better compromise we get the wall and the illegal aliens get the
We remember a speech by how we 'felt' during the speech, and we felt
hope and goodness into the future. The opposition party will not be unified in
coming years, and will fight among themselves. Christianity under attack,
becomes a very united Christianity. Even being a minority worldwide,
Christianity united is a power. Truth and goodness and community and honesty
and family will always prevail.