Monday, January 21, 2019

A Laundry List to Nowhere
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“I am here to provide Congress with a pathway forward to end the government shutdown.”
- President Donald J. Trump in his most recent compromise proposal to House Democrats

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 4pm EST, President Donald J. Trump offered the Democrats yet another chance to end the partial government shutdown in exchange for the $5.7 billion he needs to build the wall. Basically offering the Democrats things they not only asked for and approved in the past yet are currently turning down, saw Nancy Pelosi issuing a statement rejecting Trump's newest compromise plan even before he went on air to present it.

But before we get into Trump's newest compromise to get both the wall built and the partial government shutdown reversed, let's review some recent developments that led up to what is basically the Democrats last stand. And let's start with the fact that last week was a very bad week for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with President Trump “trumping” her yet again...well...actually blindsiding her is more like it.

And so our favorite socialist leaning, illegal loving, queen of all things botox got everything she surely deserved as President Trump literally stopped her in her tracks...going to the airport tracks that denying both her and her accompanying congresspeople, literally at the very last minute, military aircraft for their seven-day photo-op trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan.

Payback can be a bitch now can't it.

And payback Nancy Pelosi got, and rightly so, for this is the very woman who had the unmitigated gall to demand that President Trump “delay” his upcoming January 29th, Constitutionally mandated, State of the Union Address..."delay" it until he reopens the government that is. Citing the still ongoing government shutdown...a shutdown of her doing as Pelosi vehemently refuses to compromise on any and everything “wall or wall related”... this better dressed Hillary Clinton clone also used her self-fabricated lie that said address, if given, raised serious security concerns. But, here too, Pelosi got her comeuppance what with the Secret Service publicly stating that they’re prepared to handle any and all security situations that might arise due to said speech.

And so as dear Nancy, her seven member congressional entourage, and 86 combined family members...who were all were traveling on our taxpayer dime...were en-route to the airport when she got word that a letter from President Trump had just arrived at her Congressional office stating in part that, “I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown. Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”

Here in its entirety is the letter President Trump sent to Pelosi and I think he was a bit too kind in addressing her as “honorable”...being the true obstructionist that she is.

Nancy Pelosi was now publicly shamed, and rightfully so, as she got caught by Donald Trump in her own lie...a lie that she gives a damn about those 800,000 federal workers now furloughed. How so...because Pelosi knew that if she left the country at this particular point in time that no negotiations on opening the 25% of the nonessential part of the government now closed...would take place...and that the next government pay period would land directly in the middle of the time frame she was away. Simply, Nancy Pelosi knew that by her going on this overseas trip she would basically guarantee that those same 800,000 federal workers would now not receive their second paycheck because no negotiations would take place while she was away thus assuring that no deal... compromise or otherwise...would then be reached. And without a deal in place the government stays closed and the workers don't get paid...but Pelosi knew well that she and her congressional cohorts most assuredly would be paid.

And with but a few simple words put to paper President Trump publicly shamed and called Nancy Pelosi to task for being the true hypocrite that she is. And while the majority of Democrats remain adamant in their belief that it's President Trump and the Republicans who are to blame for the government shutdown...the longest shutdown in government history with us being at day 30 as I write this...they still refuse to even consider the fact that the majority of "We the People" not just want heightened border security but that we demand heightened border security; that we demand a stop to both illegal immigration and chain migration; and that a wall itself must be built and built now.

And so this past Saturday President Trump took to the air to offer yet another compromise bill...compromise number three I he pointed out that in the past many Democrats have publicly stated, even before the shutdown began, that they did support additional border security but just not a physical concrete or metal barrier per se. But something he didn't say is that most of the Democrats in Congress today even voted for some sort of tangible barrier being built during the "Gang of Eight" days which sadly has me believing a truth few will dare say...a truth that what we are seeing now is not only partisan politics at its very worst but is a simple yet vengeful act of revenge for Trump being president and Hillary not...with America and American citizens be damned thrown in for good measure. And this proves once again that it's all about votes...or should I say votes a wall will stop Democrats from getting.

So what did President Trump propose in his speech that had Nancy Pelosi rejecting it even before he uttered a word...simply...a temporary solution and not a permanent one.

Starting his speech by saying the U.S. had a proud history of welcoming “migrants” but that the system had been “badly broken for a very long time,” President Trump again laid out his (rightful) reasons for building the wall while at the same time making it clear that the wall would not be one continuous structure but one of steel barriers in high-priority areas not already somewhat secured by mountains and water. Never wavering in his demand for $5.7 billion to fund said wall, what President Trump was basically offering the Democrats was three years of deportation protection for the roughly 700,000 DACA recipients (aka “dreamers”) who are currently in the Obama-era program and who have been in this country since at least 2011...thus allowing them continued access to work permits with others getting a “reprieve;” while also offering to extend for three years the temporary protection status (TPS) for some of the 300,000 immigrants from certain Latin American and African countries who are already allowed to work here under TPS...a fair exchange I think for ending the government shutdown and building the wall.

Also offered in the name of compromise by President Trump was $800 million in “urgent humanitarian assistance,” the hiring of 2,750 more border agents and security officials, and the appointing of 75 new immigration “judge teams.” Saying that his proposals were "reasonable with lots of compromise" and would "build trust and goodwill," what Trump actually did was use the Democrats own language and demands against them for he knows well that the Democrats will reject this proposal when it comes up for a floor vote as it directly cuts off at the pass, so to speak, the unchecked flow of illegals who Democrats count on for votes.

“The radical left can never control our borders, I will never allow it to happen,” Trump added while Nancy Pelosi outright dismissed his compromise proposal as both a “non-starter” and “not a good faith effort” believing it to be just a “compilation of several previously rejected initiatives each of which is unacceptable.” Now vowing that House Democrats would pass legislation this coming week to reopen the government because, “Trump is holding the American people hostage with this senseless shutdown,” what Pelosi doesn't get is that she has neither a chance of getting anything she proposes passed in the Republican held Senate or that President Trump will fund and reopen the government before any negotiations on border security is started.

And with that Pelosi is now proposing an amendment to the upcoming Disaster Relief package that would deny President Trump the right to use any and all funding that is hidden within this $12.1 billion package to build the wall. But she forgets that as president, Trump has every legal right to transfer funds from one area to another if he were to declare a “national emergency” (read about that in detail in my article A Speech, A Walkout, and Maybe Now A Wall), and that in the end it just might come to that if Democrats keep playing games with the wants of "We the American people."

But thankfully not all Democrats are siding with Pelosi, with a key one being Rep. Kendra Horn from Oklahoma, who said it best when she called for her fellow Democrats to “grow up and play ball” with Republicans on the wall as a means to reopen the government. Seems there's hope for a few Democrats yet.

So where do we stand now that a gauntlet of sorts has been thrown down by President Trump? First, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already announced that he would put Trump's compromise proposal on the Senate floor for vote sometime this week, and attach it to the above stated Disaster Relief package...which does include seven appropriations bills...thus putting pressure on Senate Democrats not to block President Trump's proposal even though they most likely will try to do just that.

Second, President Trump's proposal is quite similar in its structure to a previous bipartisan bill called the “Bridge Act” by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC)...which also put forward a three-year “renewal” of DACA-style protection for “dreamers” with the hope that in the intervening years a workable comprehensive and permanent immigration bill would be passed. And while that bill never came to fruition as the naysayers on both side of the aisle saw inherent flaws in it...with the Democrats fearing that the temporary halt to deportation protections would be started up again after the 3-years ran out, and with a number of Republicans seeing it as being akin to amnesty... these same fears are being raised again with President Trump getting expected flack from the Democrats but with a few Republicans, especially Republican media talking heads, chiming in as well.

Most Democrats...including now proven hypocrite Dick Durbin...are saying that Trump's newest offer is paramount to trading a permanent border wall for temporary protections for immigrants...I say invaders...that he could well reverse during a second term in office. And Nancy Pelosi, who lives in a mansion completely surrounded by a concrete and brick wall, reiterated her previous statement that she wouldn’t agree to fund such a structure even after the government is opened because, “The fact is, a wall is an’s not who we are as a nation.” On both accounts it's the same old, same old nonsense.

And some far right Republicans are saying that Trump's newest proposal is indeed just another form of amnesty which it is not as it offers no pathway to citizenship. But that fact didn't stop leading Republican pundit Ann Coulter from tweeting immediately after Trump's speech that, “Trump proposes amnesty. We voted for Trump and got Jeb!” However, and this is a pleasant and unexpected surprise, Utah Senator Mitt Romney also tweeted after the speech saying that, “@POTUS has put forth a reasonable, good faith proposal that will reopen the government and help secure the border. I look forward to voting for it and will work to encourage my Republican and Democratic colleagues to do the same." Hell just froze over a bit I guess.

And lastly, the bottom line is this, if this compromise proposal is killed by the Democrats as President Trump and many of us expect it to will prove what some of us have known all along...that the Democrats hatred of President Trump supersedes doing what's right not only for America but for “We the People” as well. And it will also be rightfully perceived by the public as being a slap in the face to all those who came to our country legally abiding by our immigration laws. And this above all else will be remembered in 2020 and so not serve the Democrats well especially with a new Pew Research study now showing that 51% of Hispanic immigrants legally in our country want the wall built and built now... and that number continues to grow by the day.

So while President Trump is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't by Democrats who still cannot accept that Hillary is not president and that their constantly replenished voting block is soon to go poof, in the end I feel all will turn out right for President Trump and that the wall will get built. Remember, the master of the “art of the deal” knows well how to play the Democrats game and divert blame not only for the shutdown but for the disaster that is our southern border back onto those who truly deserve it...Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and their assorted illegals over American citizens Democrat ilk.

Copyright @ 2019 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.

For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article The Sorry State of the Fourth Estate...Part 1.

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'WE WILL WIN BIG': With the partial government shutdown approaching the one-month mark, President Trump on Sunday night thanked federal workers facing another pay period without a paycheck and vowed to be victorious in the battle with Democrats over the border crisis ... "To all of the great people who are working so hard for your Country and not getting paid I say, THANK YOU - YOU ARE GREAT PATRIOTS!," Trump tweeted. "We must now work together, after decades of abuse, to finally fix the Humanitarian, Criminal & Drug Crisis at our Border. WE WILL WIN BIG!"
Both sides appear to be as far apart as ever on the battle for funding over the president's proposed border wall, despite Trump’s compromise offer Saturday. The president proposed temporarily extending protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for $5.7 billion for his border wall. But Democrats rejected the offer, saying it didn’t go nearly far enough. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring up legislation this week based on Trump's proposal. Democrats say there’s little chance the measure will reach the 60-vote threshold usually required to advance legislation in the Senate.