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Mr. Trump, don't abandon base

By CHRISTOPHER BUSKIRK In the Washington Post

This article was published January 22, 2018 at 2:06 a.m.

President Donald Trump faces a defining moment as he considers what to do about the DACA mess and the wall along the southern border that was the central promise of his campaign. Will the president make good on his repeated vows to establish a pro-citizen, pro-worker immigration policy, including a wall? Or will he accept the same old "amnesty now, enforcement later" bargain that has been on the table for years?

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hah406 says... January 22, 2018 at 7:59 a.m.

The Goodlatte bill isn't bad except for he wants the visa to be non-immigrant. Why? They have lived here their entire lives, since childhood. This is their home country. Why not a path to citizenship, other than GOP partisan fear.

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23cal says... January 22, 2018 at 8:57 a.m.

" It includes all the elements that are essential for both Republicans and Democrats. "
Let me see....the Donald gives back what he just took away, and gets everything he wants. What a deal. The right gets 4 big things, the left gets one little thing that was taken away.
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It seems Mr. Goodlatte and others have chosen to ignore that only the extremist base wants the overwhelmingly expensive and ineffective wall, and that most of the nation is against it. Trump is supposed to represent more than the extremist base. I suspect Mr. Goodlatte doesn't know that.
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Nearly nine in 10 Americans (87 percent) favor allowing young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children to remain in the U.S. – a policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is a view that spans partisan lines.
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Most Americans continue to oppose building a border wall. This and the above information is based on an SSRS poll for CBS news January 13-16, 2018. ht tp s://w ww.cbsnews.co m/news/most-americans-support-daca-but-oppose-border-wall-cbs-news-poll/
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About "We support the president's interest in finding a legislative solution to replace the unconstitutional executive action that President Barack Obama imposed with his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program." We DON'T support throwing them under the bus arbitrarily because congress and the president are inept and the conservatives have taken them hostage as negotiating chips which they are perfectly willing to lose because their extremist base will cheer if that happens.
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I note "Christopher Buskirk is editor and publisher of the website American Greatness." Virtually any time a website has liberty, freedom, American, or some such, you can bet your sweet bippy it is nestling in the farthest right fringe crazy swamp. This article illustrates that principle.

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WhododueDiligence says... January 22, 2018 at 9:34 a.m.

"Virtually any time a website has liberty, freedom, American, or some such, you can bet your sweet bippy it is nestling in the farthest right fringe crazy swamp."
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Yes, and they all complain their liberty, freedom, and American-ism is under conspiratorial attack. Christopher Buskirk reveals he's in the right fringe crazy swamp when he declares DACA unconstitutional, as if he's sitting on a pedestal perched upon some fringe swamp lily pad deciding what's constitutional and what's not. Fact checkers have found that no court has ever ruled DACA unconstitutional, but the fringe crazies continue to insist it is.

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Slak says... January 22, 2018 at 10:58 a.m.

Nice to know the proglibs will admit they think American liberty and freedom are from crazy town. Socialist bastards.

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23cal says... January 22, 2018 at 11:17 a.m.

As usual, Slak wallows in reading comprehension difficulties or purposely presents a straw man argument. No one said, as he claimed "they think American liberty and freedom are from crazy town." What was said was that the ones who typically hijack those terms for their website name are from the far right reaches of crazy town. There is a difference between the two, I'm pretty sure Slak is smart enough to figure that out, which means he is dishonest enough to purposely misrepresent it.
I don't think honest people without reading comprehension handicaps will have a problem with it unless their ideology requires it.

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3WorldState1 says... January 22, 2018 at 11:44 a.m.

It's what Slak does.
WSJ reporting that Dems gave 20 billion for the wall but Repubs turned the deal down. But why not 30 Billion or 100 Billion? Why are republicans so weak on the border? Dems should just come out with a 100 BILLION dollar wall bill and say the Repubs are pansies on the wall because they only want 20 B. That's basically what this whole deal is about anyway. BO was the greatest president in the history of deporting immigrants.

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Slak says... January 22, 2018 at 11:48 a.m.

LOL
Socialist Dog Whistles.
American Liberty. "Woof, woof."

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Slak says... January 22, 2018 at 11:49 a.m.

BO was a stooge for his Iranian handler, Valarie "Spymaster" Jarrett.

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