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Sunday, January 07, 2018

President Donald Trump is requesting that Congress provide a whopping $18 billion to build a border wall as part of a $33 billion plan for border security. Democrats will need to decide whether obtaining security for immigrants who came as children -- known as Dreamers -- through a deal to preserve DACA is worth the high cost. President Trump, confident that he can make some sort of deal on immigration, said that he hopes "we can work out" an "arrangement with Democrats."

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Democrats need to agree on a strategy for how they will deal with a very conservative and very unstable President. With the midterm elections looming over everything that takes place between now and November, Democrats will have two basic choices on the table: make a deal or do their best to obstruct.

The obstruction route would take a page right out of the Tea Party playbook that worked pretty well for the GOP under President Barack Obama. This route, favored by progressive groups like Indivisible in battles such as health care, would have Democrats refuse to enter into any major negotiations over policy. President Trump's agenda would languish and deny him any legislative victories that Republicans can then run on in November.

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Let's see... Make a deal to get back something that was taken away? I don't think so! Republicans know the impact that the growing numbers of hispanics will have on the electoral process. Republicans alienate them at their peril.

Since repubs control the legislative and executive branches of government, dems should let them govern: don't pull them back to the center. Let republicans cater to the right wing of their party.

I'd call Trump's bluff regarding DACA. I think republicans will "try" to prevail on him to extend DACA. Otherwise, they run the risk of alienating hispanics even more.

Ten months is not to long to wait before dems have a chance to take over the House and maybe even the Senate. If any DACA recipient was deported and the dems are fortunate enough to win the House, they should pass legislation to allow the deported DACA recipients back into the country and dare the Senate / president not to sign it.

Let the American people see what it means to live with republican governance.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-07 06:41 AM | Reply

Dotard should forget this stupid crap. This is only popular among his idiot voters. He actually has one campaign promise that will be popular on a bipartisan level.

Even smart people agree with it. That is the infrastructure bill (which doesn't exist yet). Our infrastructure is crumbling and it is way overdue for repairs on a massive level. That includes bridges, our electric grid, security on crucial networks, schools, stuff like that.

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-07 06:57 AM | Reply

Democrats should do something, for Christ's sake. All they ever do now is piss and moan. I can deal with the moaning, but the other part requires too many Congressional janitors that just aren't in the budget.

#3 | Posted by cookfish at 2018-01-07 10:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Republicans know the impact that the growing numbers of hispanics will have on the electoral process.

True, but kinda sad .... heres why...

I have predicted with illegal immigration rate slowing ....
www.washingtontimes.com

African American unemployment would reach new lows ....
www.cnbc.com

Democrats don't really care about their special classes, they just want more people on the government programs so they get more voters ....

That is whats really sad ...

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-07 11:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

Regardless of what they do, Democrats need a shakeup in their leadership in both chambers of Congress. And they need to stop gloating about how the expansion of certain ethnic groups will supposedly help them win elections, since it backfired on them last time.

www.usatoday.com

Don't Republicans already have the votes to pass funding for the wall, with or without a provision to address those brought here as children?

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-07 12:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Total BS.

Short answer - NO!

#6 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-01-07 02:43 PM | Reply

I have predicted with illegal immigration rate slowing ....
African American unemployment would reach new lows ....

Absolutely. Because those Mexicans are taking all the jobs those Africans should be doing. Like picking crops in the fields.

It's fascinating reading subtle racists, such as Andreà, refer to white, European, Americans simply as "Americans". Yet use the term "African American" for Americans who are black. Just to remind them they're second class citizens. Black Americans aren't Americans, they're "African" Americans.

Andreà and the Republican Party. Racist as fük, and proud of it.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-07 03:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

It's fascinating reading subtle racists, such as Andreà, refer to white, European, Americans simply as "Americans". Yet use the term "African American" for Americans who are black. Just to remind them they're second class citizens. Black Americans aren't Americans, they're "African" Americans.
Andreà and the Republican Party. Racist as fük, and proud of it.
#7 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Stupidest thing I read today.

#8 | Posted by TXLIBERTARIAN at 2018-01-07 03:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

Stupidest thing I read today.
#8 | POSTED BY TXLIBERTARIAN

Oh look. This moron has an opinion.

When you figure out an actual reply to my statement, let me know.

Otherwise. Stay special, stupid.

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-07 03:42 PM | Reply

--Yet use the term "African American" for Americans who are black. Just to remind them they're second class citizens. Black Americans aren't Americans, they're "African" Americans.

Oh really? "African American" is no longer politically correct? It's hard to keep track. It was the black community and their leaders like Jesse Jackson that demanded the use of that description.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-07 03:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

black community and their leaders like Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson? When was he last relevant? 40 years ago?

But hey. I respect you showing up to defend your boyfriend.

Will Andy make you sign a prenup?

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-07 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Don't Republicans already have the votes to pass funding for the wall, with or without a provision to address those brought here as children?
#5 | POSTED BY SENTINEL"

They do.
So, why aren't they voting to pass funding for a wall?

You really don't know, do you?

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-07 06:33 PM | Reply

The Democrats would be crazy to reach a deal with Trump on his wall idiocy.

#13 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-07 10:39 PM | Reply

The Democrats would be crazy to reach a deal with Trump on his wall idiocy.

But they will.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-07 10:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

African American unemployment would reach new lows

The articles you cited don't show a cause and effect relationship between the drop in illegal immigration and the drop in black unemployment. There may be a causal relationship but the articles don't show it.

Here are two (somewhat dated) links that do show that relationship:

www.law.umaryland.edu
gps.ucsd.edu

I have felt for some time that blacks are not well served by democrats. But as bad as democrats are, republicans are even worse.

#15 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-08 05:23 AM | Reply

But they will.

They're not going to line up with the bigot just for DACA. No one supporting DACA is banging the drum for a deal that funds Trump's foolish anti-immigrant hate monument.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-08 07:06 AM | Reply

I hope the Democrats stay the course #Resistance. The wall is bad policy and DACA is bad policy (unconstitutional to boot).

I have no problem with Democrats knee-jerk opposition to anything Trump proposes. I just find it humorous that actions that are now seen as virtuous used to be decried as racist when Obama occupied the WH.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-08 10:46 AM | Reply

Trump still claims Mexico is going to pay for it. All he needs to do is prove how.

#18 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-01-08 02:36 PM | Reply

The Democrats would be crazy to reach a deal with Trump on his wall idiocy.

But they will.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter

click your heels together and say, "I believe!" "I believe!" "I believe!"

And it still ain't gonna happen.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-08 05:02 PM | Reply

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