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BRUMMETT ONLINE: A mere yip of protest

By John Brummett

This article was published June 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

How serious a political problem for Republican incumbents in mildly competitive congressional districts is this moral disgrace by which the Trump administration is jerking children away from their detained asylum-seeking parents at the border?

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JakeTidmore says... June 20, 2018 at 3:42 a.m.

A little yappy lap dog who thrives on making noise to impress his owners with his bravery. The 2nd District can do much, much better and with luck shall do so this Fall.
Gig 'em, John! We may not be able to get rid of the Devil yet but certainly some of his imps can be given the boot.

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TimberTopper says... June 20, 2018 at 5:41 a.m.

Another good read John. Of course the haters will be after you in force on this as you have stated the truth about their fearless, bone spurred leader. And we all know the truth is not what they or their leader can deal with.

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RBear says... June 20, 2018 at 6:29 a.m.

Good summation, John. I saw Hill's statement yesterday and it was pretty lame. It also shows Hill feels he's in a competitive race or he would have come out a bit stronger supporting Trump. Then again, Hill could actually have a heart amid all that Republican kowtowing. The bottom line is that Hill really doesn't have a clue which way to stand on this issue and is waiting for the leadership to give him talking points. They should come out soon now that the Republican proposals with Trump's wall extortions included have been offered.
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Hill has shown how weak he is on issues and really is just a ceremonial congressman for the 2nd. He's show up at ceremonies, get you passes to the WH, and may even get you a flag from the Capitol. But substantial legislative action from him? Hardly. He usually gets his talking points from the ABA and Wall Street before putting them forth on the Hill.

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Rightside says... June 20, 2018 at 7:45 a.m.

If you don't want your family split up don't enter the United States illegally. In a White House press briefing Monday, Nielsen said, "DHS is not separating families legitimately seeking asylum at ports of entry." But she said DHS "will only separate a family if we cannot determine there is a familial relationship, if child is at risk with the parent or legal guardian, or if the parent or legal guardian is referred for prosecution."

Last month Democrats loved a porn star. This month they are all about family values.
If you believe abortion is morally okay you should probably sit out the whole separtating children from their parents is cruel debate.

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TimberTopper says... June 20, 2018 at 7:57 a.m.

Rightside, if you believe separating children from parents in a case like this you should consider sitting out of life.

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Jfish says... June 20, 2018 at 8:19 a.m.

Rightside, that was a low blow and an accurate one.

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BoudinMan says... June 20, 2018 at 8:23 a.m.

I called Hill's office recently. One of of the topics I broached was the corruption by Scott Pruitt. I then received a French letter. Hill told me that he was disturbed by actions taken by the EPA, under the Obama administration! No mention of Pruitt and his corruption. You cannot make this stuff up.

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DoubleBlind says... June 20, 2018 at 8:47 a.m.

Again, this is the 2nd article in the ARDG today re AR’s congressional delegation’s positions on this topic with no mention of Tom Cotton’s OUTRAGEOUS statements yesterday. On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Cotton said most of the child migrants are NOT the children of the adults; that most were either kidnapped or purchased from human traffickers. Why is no one calling him out on this?!?

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RBear says... June 20, 2018 at 8:47 a.m.

Thanks BM. Will keep that little tidbit for the upcoming election. Hill is so disconnected from reality it’s insane. He has been as ineffective a congressman as they come.

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hah406 says... June 20, 2018 at 8:52 a.m.

Rightside you conveniently ignore the fact that the previous four administrations referred family groups to immigration court under civil proceedings instead of criminal ones. Prosecutorial discretion is a key foundation of the law. This is a problem purely of Trump and Session's making. As for Hill, I called his office asking for a position statement on this yesterday and was told "one would be coming soon, but she couldn't comment on his exact position." Worthless.

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