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Still Clutching to Border Wall Demand, Trump's Reported Shutdown 'Compromise' Would Again Offer Immigrants as Bargaining Chips

Still Clutching to Border Wall Demand, Trump's Reported Shutdown 'Compromise' Would Again Offer Immigrants as Bargaining Chips

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

President Donald Trump stops to speak to reporters as he prepared to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

I beg to differ with the characterization of our migrant and asylum seeking brothers and sisters being used as “Bargaining chips”.

Name this atrocity for what it is: Trump and his cronies are using these people as human shields in his narcissistic business cum “political” interests, and in support of a black market in a totally corrupt, outsourced imprisonment concentration camp system. These are our brothers and sisters who are attempting to escape the subjugation to the clinically insane legacy of American imperialism, political manipulation for corporate interests and corruption in their home countries,


From Merriam-Webster:


  1. the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.

Trump is extorting the 800,000 federal workers affected by the shutdown, as well as their congressional representatives to get his useless, and ego-driven namesake legacy “The Trump Wall”.

So Americans can add the crime of extortion to the crime of kidnapping children from their asylum-seeking parents to Trump’s list of high crimes and misdemeanors.

How much longer will the “land of the free and home of the brave” tolerate this criminal as their leader and world representative?



Trump + Teleprompter = Soulless, Rusted Out Shell


There are now Cracks showing in Trump’s Fan Base as many are feeling the pain from their glorious leader putting them out of work. These Cult followers are getting hit in their wallets and don’t like it one bit, living paycheck to paycheck. There goes Trumps Booming Economy Lie as well…Pelosi’s Plan is brilliant: by not caving an inch, the Shutdown will continue as His people get more desperate and angrier by the day. This they will not forget when the election comes and Secret Agent Orange needs votes. Pelosi knows she must stay the course and shut Trump down as well!!!


Agreed. As much as I don’t trust Pelosi on many issues, I am happy to see that she is stepping up to the plate to prevent another trump “win”. Schumer doesn’t have the balls.


Chump sez:
“… walls are the opposite of immoral.”

Well, no. Moral is the word you’re looking for.

Except … you’ve never actually looked for it, have you?


No deals until the government is open and a Democratic-originated plan for returning ALL the children separated from their parents by the Trump administration (thousands). Then a revised and renewed DACA plan and Trump’s income tax returns next on the Democratic list. No State of the Union address by Trump. Maybe the Democrats should present one.


When will a Democratic leader come out and say in no uncertain terms…“We do not negotiate with terrorists”.


What will the Dreamers do if they got a reprieve? Will they finish college and then look for a job in the US? If they got lucky and got a reprieve, they should finish college, preferably graduate school, trying to excel as much as possible. But they should not even consider staying in the US when they finish.
If Dreamers get a proper education in the US, doors will open to them abroad, in places where their skills will be valued. What Dreamers should not do is dream of being part of the American Dream, because there is no such thing and believing in that nonsense will doom them to a life of disrespect and danger.
I fear the aspirations of youth, coupled with the deeply-ingrained fantasy of a great American future will confuse their young minds, especially since in most cases those young minds aren’t particularly bright.

Old goat, the mess the countries those immigrants come from are in isn’t just a legacy of American imperialism. Their cultures are prone to corruption and are not particularly inclined to progress (I refer to this as a “cultural DNA problem”). The ultimate source of the problem in Latin America is the combination of indigenous and Spanish cultures, which didn’t foster values of honest hard work and intellectual creativity. This is a complex subject and this isn’t the right place to elucidate it, but it really goes all the way back to Spain, its Catholic tradition, and the way the Spanish blended with the native populations.

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…obama needs to go to the White House and give lessons on how to cave properly…


A “nothing burger” speech from an empty shell of a man. What else is new?


And, contrary to the nonsense @Monckton posted, they are very hard working people.


Check this out folks…

Would there even be immigration problems if everyone’s needs were met? If we allowed democracy, which for the ruling crass is socialism, to flourish everywhere?


I’ve been wondering the same thing for some time.

Apparently, no Democrats have the nerve to do it.

DON’T NEGOTIATE UNTIL HE OPENS THE GOVERNMENT! The majority of people in this country voted against the wall in 2016 and again in 2018. Attach HR1 to the bill. ------Trump wants to do the State of Union speech. Democrats have the POWER-----USE IT!


Trump unilaterally shut down the government. Now he needs to open it up and restore it, no strings attached.

If they committed mass suicide to the last one then i would celebrate the event and take an annual holiday each year on that day for the rest of my life. Any pain or hardship they suffer gives me joy, and if they starve, burn, freeze, or drown, i am not dismayed. there is no calamity that can befall a NAZI and a NAZI supporter that concerns me, and even if there were, I’m too busy trying to survive NAZI excesses myself. The issue at hand is survival of the human species - they actively created this issue, (while our own apathy, ignorance and indifference enabled them), and now there is little chance that any of us will survive. Their demise would effectively enable our survival as a species.