No Sympathy for “Dreamers”–Tell Congress

Bankers are in an outrage and Paul Ryan is in a snit.

Something really good must have happended.

What it was was President Trump ended DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Mean Man Trump has replaced Nice Man Trump, the guy who held and kissed black babies in Houston last week.

Karl Denninger’s Market-Ticker

Spare Me The Outrage About DACA

Whether it comes from the left, right, CEOs (who love cheap labor damn the law to Hell) or others, just spare me the tears, ok?

I’m not swayed by the claim that the kids involved are blameless. That doesn’t matter; the fact is that they have accessed and consumed services in this nation to which they were not entitled over the previous years, and nobody is demanding that they pay the cost of said services back.

Theft by conversion is still theft. Yes, if you have no ability to reason at the time (because you’re a young child) then you cannot be held criminally liable for said theft, but the fact of the matter is that you still got the benefit and paid nothing for it.

That it was your parents that worked under the table (and thus evaded said taxes) or worse, stole someone’s identity (and thus committed both a criminal act and imposed direct cost on someone else) isn’t material. You were the beneficiary of that conduct — both directly in your home and indirectly in your access to schools, infrastructure, medical care and more that you wouldn’t have had. You’ve benefited greatly over these years.

May I remind you that President Obama, when he announced this program, admitted he had no legal authority to do so. Congress could have changed the law over the intervening time, and indeed prior to that time, but did not and has not.

Speaker Ryan’s mealy-mouthed nonsense is even worse, as the person who could have brought said bill to the floor of the House and hasn’t done so. He is the worst sort of hypocrite and jackass, in that he’s made a nice name for himself by claiming to be for the Rule of Law — right up until it is proposed to be enforced.

Then he turns into someone who condones said theft instead.

DACA is illegal folks. This is not about compassion, it’s about the rule of law. If someone manages to break into a bank every day and steal $20 without being caught for years or even decades that does not change the fundamental nature of their act, nor the fact that’s illegal. Getting away with an illegal act does not make it lawful; it just means, especially when it’s done openly and notoriously, that you managed to sufficiently bribe the cops.

The latter, may I remind you, is a second and more-serious offense, because corruption of the rule of law is usually considered more-serious than simply ignoring or breaking the law.

No, holding cute babies up to the camera won’t change my mind. Nor will appeals to my alleged “better side.” The fact of the matter is that our nation’s immigration laws are what they are and those who intentionally broke said laws and/or profited from same must not be rewarded for doing so by giving them the ability to stay, permanent residency or even worse, citizenship.

Nope, nope and nope. All of the DACA folks have a nation — but it’s not the United States. They’re citizens of some other country, to which they must return. Once they’ve done so if they so choose they may petition to enter the United States for the purpose of residency via the established and lawful basis, and should be expected to repay, with interest, all of their previously ill-gotten gains.

If they have acquired skills and education while here then on a score-based system they’d actually have an advantage in requesting legal status — from their nation of citizenship.

But not while here — while here they are illegal invaders, whether they knowingly broke the law or not, whether carried by their parent(s) or wildcatting on their own.

The law either must be applied evenly or it is meaningless. Congress neither has a right or an obligation to retroactively change these facts — only prospectively. The administration, for its part, has an obligation to enforce the law — not an option to do so or not, as President Obama asserted. That obligation stands as one of the primary pillars of our Constitution and in fact is an explicit component in the oath that the President, and those who serve in the executive or legislature where oaths are required, take before ascending to the office in question.

DACA must end and those who promote otherwise must be driven from public office and the boardrooms in which they sit. Those firms who profit from and advocate for the intentional violation of Federal immigration law must find the firm and all responsible executives charged under said law as accessories before and after the fact and their companies must have their charters revoked and be disbanded.

Enough.

NO amnesty. By delaying the repeal of DACA for six months, Trump has given Congress an opening to save it. I’m emailing Paul Ryan to tell him NO amnesty. He’s a POS who won’t pay attention unless we beat him over the head with his lies and flip flops. He must be defeated in 2018.

Little Bitch Paul Ryan’s Response to Charlottesville Demonizes GOP Base as Nazis

House Speaker Paul Ryan has a town hall meeting scheduled on CNN tonight that conflicts with President Trump’s address to the nation about American military operations in Afghanistan.

CNN is promoting him as the anti-Trump, which is easy to do, because he rides on every politically correct cuckservative position he can.

Today, apparently to curry favor with CNN, he insulted the GOP voter base by implying that Trump followers are Nazis.

Microchip, the author of the White House petition calling for the feds to declare the Antifa a terrorist group, calls Ryan’s words a passive-aggressive response to the petition. He also suggests that we understand what Ryan is up to.

Few people want to be labeled Nazi, but if you identify the left as the true danger to America, then you are a Nazi. According to the little bitch Ryan.

CNN

Headlined “Let There Be No Confusion,” Ryan writes on Facebook:

“I still firmly believe this hate exists only on the fringes. But so long as it exists, we need to talk about it. We need to call it what it is. And so long as it is weaponized for fear and terror, we need to confront it and defeat it.

That is why we all need to make clear there is no moral relativism when it comes to neo-Nazis. We cannot allow the slightest ambiguity on such a fundamental question.”

Later, he adds: “This is a test of our moral clarity. The words we use and the attitudes we carry matter. Yes, this has been a disheartening setback in our fight to eliminate hate. But it is not the end of the story. We can and must do better.”

Now, Ryan — and/or Republican — haters will note that nowhere in that statement does the Speaker actually say the words “Donald Trump” or “President Trump.” And they will — and should! — point out that Ryan very publicly disavowed Trump in the wake of the “Access Hollywood” tape but has pushed the president’s agenda in Congress nonetheless.

All fair. And warranted.

But, it’s also important to note that politics abhors a vacuum. And that people will, inevitably, move to fill such a vacuum. And that is exactly what Ryan is doing here.

As I wrote at the time, Trump’s “on many sides” comments — and then his doubling down two days later — was not solely a political failure but also a moral one. It wasn’t about what we expect from a Republican. It was about what we expect from a leader in a moment of genuine outrage and anxiety. Trump’s cluelessness about what he needed to do in that moment — and his stubborn refusal to acknowledge that, maybe just maybe, he hadn’t handled it the right way, left a giant gaping leadership hole in the country and the party.

Ryan, in this statement, is moving to fill it — to show that he understands the stakes of events like Charlottesville and what it means to the country in a way Trump doesn’t or can’t.

Forget the CNN editorializing. This is huge on its own.

The man who is third in line to be president should something happen to Trump and Pence refuses to acknowledge the existence of the absolute disgusting hatred of white people, Christianity, and America by the violent left.

White House leaks are ‘threatening national security’, Jeff Sessions says as Paul Ryan Pushes Back

PAUL RYAN. NEEDS TO LEARN TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT.

On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce that the Department of Justice has tripled the number of investigations into leaks since he took office.

The meeting with reporters wasn’t very newsworthy, but it didn’t take long for the GOP’s Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, to put a negative spin on the words of Sessions. Not surprisingly, the ACLU weighed in, too.

Excerpt from Sky News

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has said the Trump administration is “taking a stand” against unauthorised leaks of classified information.

It follows a series of news reports concerning the White House and Mr Trump’s presidential campaign that relied on sensitive material.

The Justice Department has warned some of the information being leaked has the potential to threaten national security.

Mr Sessions told reporters that ‘the culture of leaking must stop’
Mr Sessions said the Trump administration is determined to tackle “the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country”.

He told reporters that the number of investigations into leaks of sensitive information has trebled since Mr Trump took office, and four people have already been charged.

Anger in the White House about leaks has been growing of late.

The Washington Post has published embarrassing transcripts of conversations the President held with the leaders of Mexico and Australia back in January.

Fair enough. The ability of Trump and other world leaders to be forthright with each other is compromised when their exact words are going to be broadcast to the world. This situation is unprecedented as far as I am aware.

But leave it to Trump’s nemesis Paul Ryan to put a negative spin on the effort to stop leaks.

Business Insider

House Speaker Paul Ryan criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ insinuation that the Justice Department could subpoena journalists in its investigations of information leaks.

Sessions made the suggestion in a Friday press conference in which he outlined steps being taken to reduce the volume of leaks that have frequently embarrassed President Donald Trump and his administration.

Ryan took issue with Sessions’ characterization of journalists’ roles in reporting stories that include leaked information. While speaking at an event in Muskego, Wisconsin, on Friday, Ryan said it’s “the problem of the leaker, not the journalist,” the Journal Sentinel reported Friday afternoon.

“Leaks are concerning because leaks can often compromise national security, but that’s the problem of the leaker not the journalist,” Ryan said.

Session said earlier Friday: “We respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance their role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding Americans.”

A number of press-advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), criticized Sessions’ remarks. The ACLU’s privacy, and technology director, Ben Wizner, said: “Americans should be concerned about the Trump administration’s threat to step up its efforts against whistleblowers and journalists.”

Citing the importance of a free and independent press, Wizner said, “leaders can’t be trusted to disclose vital information that reflects poorly on themselves.”

Where was (((Wizner))) when it was vital for Americans to know that Obama was born in Kenya and used a fake birth certificate to become eligible to run for the presidency?

Draining the swamp is going to include getting rid of Ryan, an effort that will have to be undertaken at the local level. Meanwhile, the people need to do all we can to scare the hell out of Ryan. Trump has an army of loyal followers who have the ability to hound Ryan for the rest of his life, legally of course. That’s what we should be doing to him now.

Flashback: Paul Ryan Rules Out Cuts to Muslim Immigration–“That’s not who we are.”

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS HIS HIGHEST VALUE.

Paul “Open Borders” Ryan went on the record with Sean Hannity, as reported in this excerpt from a November 19, 2015 story.

Breitbart

House Speaker Paul Ryan is ruling out making any cuts to Muslim immigration.

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Ryan declared that considering an applicant’s religion would not be “appropriate” and would be fundamentally un-American— insisting “that’s not who we are.”

In his questioning of Ryan, Hannity cited populist thought leader Jeff Sessions, who chairs the Senate Immigration Subcommittee and whose office has put out a series of analyses in recent months detailing the enormous scope of immigration into the United States in general, as well as the vast scope Muslim immigration in particular.

Since 9/11, the U.S. has accepted more than 2 million immigrants, refugees and asylees from predominantly Muslim nations. Sessions has repeatedly called on Congress to reduce the number of green cards issued, including in an op-ed last week one day prior to the Paris attack.

“Eighty-three percent of voters want to see projected immigration growth reduced — which means Congress must take up and pass a bill to reduce the number of visas handed out each year,” Sessions wrote. “Congress should immediately begin to move popular immigration reforms that would be backed by overwhelming majorities of voters, including… blocking the president from using federal funds to unilaterally expand the costly refugee resettlement program.”

In his question, Hannity asked Ryan point blank about some of Sessions’ recent analysis. Hannity said:

We have resettled 1.5 million Muslim migrants in the United States. Senator Sessions had put out a piece where all these people that we took in to the country then come here and then get involved in terror activity. I put it up on my website, I urge you to take a look at it. And we take in 100,000 Muslim immigrants into the United States every year. Do we have to think about somebody who grows up under Sharia— believes that women can’t drive, can’t be seen in public without a male relative, four eyewitnesses for rape— do we have a clash of cultures we’ve got to consider? How do we know if they want to assimilate? How do we know if they want to bring terror into the United States? How will we ascertain that?

Ryan replied:

Well, first of all, I don’t think a religious test is appropriate. That’s not who we are. We believe in the first amendment of religious freedom. And I don’t think it’s the appropriate test because anybody can come under the guise of something else. It’s not hard for a person to claim that they are something that they’re not— like a Christian or something like that to get into the country. That is why we are calling for a security test. I think the test that maters is a security test because anybody can try and infiltrate this country by posing as something that they are not, so I don’t think that’s the proper test. I think a security test is the proper test.

Ryan’s view stands opposed to that of his Congressional colleagues Sen. Rand Paul, Reps. Cynthia Lummis, Brian Babin, Dave Brat, Randy Weber and Steve King, who—as Breitbart News recently reported—have all expressed support for a reduction or suspension of visa issuances to Muslim countries with jihadist movements.

Pathetic Weakling Paul Ryan Calls on Heroic Gianforte to Apologize for Beatdown of Jew Reporter

GREG GIANFORTE. BODY SLAMMING EXPERT.

NBC News

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday called on Republican Greg Gianforte to apologize after he was charged with assaulting a reporter, but said he will leave it up to Montana voters to decide whether they want him to serve in Congress.

“I do not think this is acceptable behavior, but the choice will be made by the people of Montana,” Ryan said during a press conference. “I think he should apologize.”

WEAKLING.

A Montana sheriff charged Gianforte with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs said the politician “body slammed” him at a campaign event in Bozeman while the reporter tried to ask a question.

The incident occurred hours before polls opened Thursday in the high-profile race between Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist for the state’s open House seat.

Democrats immediately demanded Gianforte withdraw from the race, while three of the state’s largest newspapers rescinded their endorsements of the GOP candidate.

Eyewitness account:

But a defiant Gianforte portrayed himself as the victim, with a spokesperson blaming the “aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist.”

Republicans for the most part stood by Gianforte, with several telling reporters he would be welcome on Capitol Hill.

“We all make mistakes,” said Ohio GOP Rep. Steve Stivers, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “From what I know of Greg Gianforte, this was totally out of character.”

Montana Sen. Steve Daines, one of Gianforte’s biggest supporters, called on the candidate to apologize and said he would leave it up to law enforcement. “I do not condone violence in any way,” he said.

A source close to the Gianforte campaign told NBC News they raised over $100,000 online in the 24 hours, with most of the donations coming after the incident.

Jacobs told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that he was trying to ask Gianforte about the Congressional Budget Office’s financial analysis of the Republican health care plan when “the next thing I know, I’m being body-slammed.”

WEASEL.

“He’s on top of me. My glasses are broken,” Jacobs said. “It’s the strangest moment that’s happened in my entire life reporting.”

Jacobs’ claims were supported by an audio recording of the event and an eyewitness account by a Fox News crew that happened to be in the same room.

Trump Tweet Said to Watch Judge Janine Who Then Said that Paul Ryan Needs to Step Down as Speaker of the House

Paul Ryan is garbage. An honorable man would step down as Speaker of the House. Judge Janine explains why.

news.com.au

PRESIDENT Donald Trump tweeted for his followers to watch a Fox News show. Its presenter called for a top Republican official to be sacked. Is this execution via Trump tweet?

President Trump had placed his faith in Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to build a workable replacement for ‘Obamacare’, the national health insurance plan that has been in Republican sights since its inception.

He had just one job to do.

And, as far as the president was concerned, it was a done deal.

The Trump-branded proposal, however, fell dead at the doors of Congress.

Despite having a clear majority, House Republican leaders failed to win enough support from their own members for the replacement legislation to even be put to a vote.

“He had been told that everything was under control, the leadership could deliver, he didn’t have to pay too much attention, come in at the very end and close the deal. And it got to be a total mess,” high profile Republican powerbroker Newt Gingrich told Sean Hannity on Fox News yesterday.

“I can guarantee you that if this had been one of his hotels, one of his buildings, one of his golf courses, there’d be a lot of personnel changes tonight. And I think what you’re gonna see is that he’s gonna rethink how he’s going to approach the Congress based on this outcome. Because it was so totally, utterly unacceptable.”

President Trump asked us to watch. Heh, heh. The master troll strikes again.

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

Excerpt from Reuters

The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out – at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress.

Only Trump himself was spared their wrath.

Many voters who elected him appeared largely willing to give him a pass on the collapse of his campaign promise to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, stressing his short time in office.

“Being a businessman, he’ll not take ‘no’ for an answer,” said Tony Nappi, a 71-year-old from Trinity, Florida, one of the many disappointed Republicans on his weekend softball team. “He’ll get the job done.”

Support for Trump appeared unflagging, from the playing fields of a Republican stronghold in central Florida to the small town diners of North Carolina, the suburbs of Arkansas and the streets of working-class Staten Island in New York City.

Rebellion among members of his own party sealed the failure of Trump’s effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act – known as Obamacare – the signature domestic policy achievement of Democratic former President Barack Obama.

Despite casting himself on the campaign trail as “the best dealmaker there is”, Trump could not save the healthcare bill yanked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives on Friday in an embarrassing turn of events for them and Trump. Objections among Republican moderates and the party’s most conservative lawmakers left leaders short of the votes needed for passage, with Democrats unified in opposition.

“He can’t wave a magic wand,” said Ramona Bourdo, 70, a retired nurse, eating breakfast at a McDonald’s in suburban Little Rock, Arkansas. “I’ve not lost confidence in him.”

Still, the barista at the Grind Cafe in Morganton, North Carolina, who cannot afford his own insurance and remains on his parents’ plan, felt Trump shared responsibility in the debacle.

“I think it’s partially his fault,” said Joel Martin, a 21-year-old Republican and Trump supporter. “I don’t think he has enough personal knowledge to do what he needs to do to get a healthcare bill through Congress.”

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His hometown, population 17,000, sits within the heavily rural congressional district of Representative Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican whose opposition as the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus helped sink the bill.

Sharing in the frustration of loyal Republicans was 82-year-old Jeanette Madison, a registered independent in the New York City borough of Staten Island, who voted for Trump.

“I blame the Democrats and Republicans in Congress. They are a bunch of bastards. I’m just fed up,” she said, apologizing for colorful language as she walked her dog down a city street.

LESSONS TO LEARN

In Florida’s Pasco County, where Trump’s stronger-than-expected showing helped to seal his victory in the largest U.S. battleground state, some fans seized on the silver lining.

Neighbors Patti Niehaus, a Democrat, and Margie Hahne, a Republican, agreed that Trump may have needed last week’s crash course in governing, having never before held elected office.

“You can’t just go and tell people what to do like he’s used to doing,” said Hahne, 74. “Trump’s got to learn a lot.”

Let Trump handle Ryan as he sees fit. The most effective tactic at our disposal is to create anger toward (((Chuck Schumer))) and Nancy Pelosi.